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Kedarkantha Trek: Complete Guide

Introduction

The Kedarkantha peak is made up of three elements: spectacular snow, dense white clouds, and an unforgettable perspective. Kedarkantha, at 12,500 feet above sea level and rated as a moderate to easy hike in terms of difficulty, fits all of the requirements for a fantastic winter trek. The beautiful journey through the snow and the view from the top of the mountain summit are two reasons why anyone would wish to travel uphill on the Kedarkantha trek. The name Kedarkantha comes from a legend that the Kedarnath temple was supposed to be built there initially.

The Best Time to Visit Kedarkantha

The Kedarkantha trek is one of the few that can be done all year in the Indian Himalayas. The Kedarkantha journey is open for 10 months of the year, except in July and August (the peak rainy months in Uttarakhand). The ten months are separated into four seasons: Winter (December to February) and Summer (March to May).

Autumn is from mid-September through the end of November. Each season has something different to offer in terms of topography, challenge, and weather. Let me summarise the minor changes you will see over the year. This should help you organize your expedition more effectively.

December, January, and February are Kedarkantha months

Kedarkantha is well known for its winter trek, and a good cause. The beautiful snow-covered surroundings and thrilling peak ascent can make anyone weak in the knees, especially in the winter. In truth, it was discovered, documented, and introduced to Indian hiking as a winter journey by Indiahikes. Kedarkantha is a great winter hike, especially for beginners. What makes it excellent is the way it strikes the right mix between beauty and adventure. You’ll be hiking through a deep, snow-covered forest. You’ll discover how to make camp in the middle of deep snowdrifts. 

March and April in Kedarkantha

In March, there is still a lot of snow on Kedarkantha, especially in the top campgrounds towards the summit. Rhododendrons and newly exposed grasses will be in full bloom as well. This is especially impressive when you climb higher and the flash of colors contrasts with the snowy backdrop. The snow at Kedarkantha had melted by April. In April, you must go to Kedarkantha to observe the beautiful scenery awaken from its long winter slumber.

May and June are Kedarkantha months

Kedarkantha is known for its beautiful morning sun in May. The cold isn’t as bad at night as it is during the rest of the year. Kedarkantha receives some rain in June. The monsoon does not arrive until July. The entire route changes color to a lovely shade of green. There are fewer people in May and June since most of them have moved on to higher altitude excursions. Overall, this is a great time to go if you want to experience the trek in more isolation.

September, October, and November

The entire voyage comes to life in September, immediately after the monsoon. The meadows and woodlands are fresh and alive throughout September and October. The air is crisp, and the views of the upper Himalayas are stunning. The stroll becomes increasingly chilly as November approaches. The feeling of oncoming winter sets in around November. The vistas and terrain remain clear and appealing to the trekker

How Do You Get To The Kedarkantha Trek?

The Kedarkantha hike is not particularly difficult. You may easily reach the base campsite utilizing local transportation after you arrive in Dehradun.

By Air: 

Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport, some 25 kilometers from the city, is the closest. A daily flight from Delhi flies to Dehradun. After arriving in Dehradun, take a cab or public transit to the base camp.

By Train

You can get to Dehradun by train from Delhi. Because trains run frequently between Delhi and Dehradun, you might take an overnight train from Delhi to Dehradun and then travel to Sankri by private vehicle or bus.

By Road

Regularly, buses go from Delhi to Dehradun. There are government buses that go from Delhi’s Kashmere gate to Dehradun, and it is recommended that you take one. To go to Sankri, take public transit or rent a private automobile after landing in Dehradun.

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