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Things to do in Kedarkantha Trek

Kedarkantha

Is another famous destination and not to be confused with the popular Kedarnath Temple (not to be confused with the popular Temple Kedarnath) is a 6-day long trek. The trail goes through the Govind Pashu Vihar National Park from Dehradun in Uttarakhand. Kedarkantha Trek is easily one of the most popular treks in India as the level of difficulty is so easy that it is perfect for the beginners and most trekkers. It is open to the travellers and trekkers all throughout the year.

Himalayas

There are many reasons as to why it is a very popular trek to do in the Himalayas.  The most important of them is the summit climb and the ease of difficulty to climb. There are many picturesque views all around to offer. The Kedarkantha peak is clearly visible from the base camp and the summit climb is very rewarding. Early in the morning, begin your trek and as  you climb up the steep slope, you get to see the panoramic view of the entire world and get a heavenly feeling.

climb

Yet the climb is not that easy.  The entire trail way is steeper as you go up. It gets confusing as you get closer to the summit, the lofty mountains will accompany you unti; you reach your point of the summit. As you get closer to the summit, it becomes confusing. There is comparatively a sense of peace  and strong feeling of accomplishment.

It’s a worthy trek, of the very few treks and is quite adventurous; making it popular among the beginners for its finest climb of the summit.

One of the few treks where you can go for most  part of the year. It is accessible for 10 months of the year except for the month of July and August (owing to the peak rainy months in Uttarakhand).

The 10 months is covered in the four different seasons; each of which have something different in terms of the weather, the terrain, and the level of difficulty.

Kedarkantha in Winter 

Winter season is covered in December to February- Snowfalls, snow covered forests and grasslands, beautiful landscapes worthy of photography; mildly cold mornings and extremely cold after the sunset. An adventurous and difficult summit climb during the winters.

Kedarkantha in Spring

March and April is in the springtime when there is residual snow all around and there are Beautiful views with the colorful forests and lush green meadows. A comparatively easy summit climb; with warm mornings and  evenings are cold. Colorful dense forests with the lush green meadows makes up the  magnificent landscapes as you trek by.

Kedarkantha in Summer

May and June fall in summer when there is no snow at all but you can find the colorful forest and meadows turn golden as the sun shines bright, it makes a wonderful view all around. The level of difficulty of the climb is also easy with hot mornings and the cold evenings. There is also a little bit of rain by the end of May.

Kedarkantha in Autumn

September, October and November fall in  the autumn season. As no snow is found, it makes for a  beautiful summit  climb when you can get the crisp views of the summit. Mild mornings and cold evenings and rainfall continues yet in less amount until mid September. 

For your reference, this information can help you plan your trek better.

Let us look at some of the things we can do at Kedarkantha Trek-

Best Drives in the Himalayas

This trek route is a remote route; one of its kind and is one of the most beautiful drives in the Himalayan region. It offers you some picturesque views as a treat to the eyes and worth the trek. You have to pass through Mussoorie, Naitwar and Purola. It is to be watched out by the trekkers  especially after crossing Purola, the area to Sankri base camp.

Camping at Juda Ka Taal

In the Himalayas, this is one of the few treks in the Himalayas, to possess some prettiest campsites. Each of the campsites have their own unique beauty. Juda Ka Talab is set amidst the pine forests with the pine trees standing tall. The Kedarkantha Base camp is set up on an open meadow with the white snow peaks all around.

Skiing on the snow

You are never too old to play in the snow, skiing and sliding down the snow is one such thing.