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Trek Name: Kedarkantha Trek
Duration: 6-7 days
Grade: Easy to moderate
Highest Point: 3,810m
Distance: 23 km
Base Camp: Sankri Village, Dehradun
Kedarkantha trek is one of the best Himalayan Trek. This high peak is perched at an elevation of 3,150m in the Garhwal Himalayas. The trek to Kedarkantha is an easy to moderate one. Kedarkantha Peak is dedicated to Lord Shiva and an old temple at the top is one of the highlight of the trek.
It is one of the famous snow trek which has its own charm. Kedarkantha is a popular trek and is on the bucket list of every trekker. Trekking in Uttarakhand will take you close to the Himalayas and will give you a soulful experience.
The amazing trek starts from Sankri village, which is a route to the paradise of Himalayas. The village serves as a basecamp to so many famous treks like Har ki Dun valley trek, Bali Pass trek, Rupin Pass, and many others.
The trek will take you from the blue pine forests, along with a sight of River Tons, and with the majestic beauty of the snow-clad mountains, lush green landscapes, frozen streams, and glacial pools. The beauty of the trek will motivate you to hike further. The top of the trek Kedarkantha Peak offer great views of 13 Himalayan Peaks including the Bandapooch, Swargarohini, and the Black Peak. you will also go through the Govind National Park which is home to rich flora & fauna, like snow leopards, musk deer, and if you are lucky enough you can also spot the Himalayan bird Monal.
The Top 5 reasons to do Kedarkantha Trek:
- The diverse majestic landscapes
For this amazing experience of Kedarkantha, you have to visit Dehradun. You will be driven from Dehradun to Sankri village. The road which takes you there offers great views of the lush green forests, views of the region from the top, & tranquil surroundings where you can hear the sound of your own breath. The picturesque route will take you to the base camp.
- Beautiful Campsites
The second highlight of this beautiful trek is the campsites. The first campsite of the Kedarkantha Trek is Juda ka Talab, which is nothing but twin lakes of fresh water. Pitching your tent near the lake surrounded by green pastures will give you an amazing camping experience.
The second and amazing campsite is the Kedarkantha Base, the campsite is all covered with ankle-deep snow, dense forests of deodars & pines, scenic landscapes. The temperature drops down in negatives and gives you chilly adventure. Further, you will move to the Kedarkantha summit.
After the summit, the trek starts to descend, Hargaon is the last serene campsite which is surrounded by tall trees and forests of pines & deodars. In winter, the area receives heavy snowfall and get covered with ankle-deep snow.
- A night under the sparkling sky
In urban cities, it is hard to find peace and stars. Kedarkantha trek will give you tranquil peace and you will experience the most beautiful and happening star-glanced nights on the trek. The sky is full of stars and sparkles likes a milky way. Imagine you are in the middle of snow and dense forests amid sting the most serene and alluring nights of your life.
Watching the sunrise from the top gives you inner peace.
- Great scenic views of 13 Peaks
Kedarkantha Peak is the only peak that offers great majestic views of the Himalayan peaks like Swaragrohini, Bandarpooch, and Black peak. Nothing is perfect than standing at the top and watching the mighty Himalayas.
- Serene Beauty
With lush meadows, dense forests of deodars & pines, beautiful lakes, gushing rivers, and all over snow the trek is a serene beauty trail that takes you to the top from the hustle-bustle of the chaotic life. Kedarkantha trek is one of the glamourous and challenging treks in Uttarakhand.
Best time to visit.
If you want to experience the lush greenery than the best time to visit Kedarkantha is from May to June and September to October. The trek is a paradise for snow lovers, the best to experience snow is in the months of December to March. It is advised to avoid trekking in monsoon season, as the area receives heavy rainfall.
In summers, you will see the trek is filled with vibrant flora & fauna, green meadows, and panoramic landscapes, and the refreshing wind.
The trek can be stopped or delayed due to harsh weather like heavy snowfall. It is good to get acclimatize before the trek. Because on higher altitudes the amount of oxygen decreases.
Prepare yourself properly with all the essentials and trekking gears which are required for the trek. Kedarkantha is an amazing adventure so, enjoy every inch of it. Try to learn and observe during the trek. You can explore Dehradun if you have a couple of days more apart from the trek.
Plan your next adventure trip and I assure you that these 5 reasons to do Kedarkantha are worth to chase this trek.
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