The three elements which make the Kedarkantha top are magnificent snow, dense white clouds, and a panoramic view you will never forget. Kedarkantha, which is located at 12,500 ft. above sea level and is a moderate to easy walk in terms of difficulty, the place meets all of the criteria of a wonderful winter trek. The view from the top of the is an amazing journey through the snow, which are two reasons why people want to walk upwards on the Kedarkantha trek.
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Kedarkantha got its name from a legendary historical tradition that says the Kedarnath temple was meant to be erected there first. people working on the Kedarnath sculptures heard a cow’s voice nearby and, believing it to be a bad omen according to Hindu mythology at the time, stopped working in the middle. They were able to sculpt up to the neck of Lord Shiva’s Sculpture, hence the mountain was given the name Kedarkantha. Aside from the historical mythology, Kedarkantha has a lot to offer, including one of the most beautiful sunsets/sunrises in the world. One of its unique features is that it is suitable for beginners, so if you always wanted to go on a trek but have never done so,
Kedarkantha is a good location to start.
- Start and Endpoint of the trek: Sankri village
- Duration: 5 days and 4 nights
- Cost: 4000-6000 INR
- Distance: 20-25 km
- Height: 12,500 feet
- Difficulty level: Easy to moderate
- Daytime temperatures range from 8 to 15 degrees Celsius. (-5°C to 3°C) during night.
- Best time: November to April
- Railway station: Dehradun
- Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
Best Kedarkantha Trek Time
The Kedarkantha trek is one of the the Indian Himalayas that may be done throughout the year. July and August are the exception months, the Kedarkantha trek is open for 10 months of the year. these are divided into four seasons —
- Winter – December to February
- Spring – March, and April
- Summer – May, and June
- Autumn – Mid September to November
In terms of terrain, difficulty, and weather, each season offers something unique.
Kedarkantha in December, January, and February
Kedarkantha is most well-known as a winter journey. Anyone can get weak in the knees by the gorgeous snow-covered environment and an exciting summit ascent, especially in the winter. In reality, India hikers discovered it, recorded it, and introduced it to Indian hiking as a winter trek. Kedarkantha is an excellent winter hike. it is the way to balance beauty with adventure in the correct proportions. trekking through deep, snow-covered woodlands.
Kedarkantha in March and April
In March, Kedarkantha has a lot of snow, especially in the upper campgrounds towards the summit. Rhododendrons and newly exposed grasses are also blossoming. This is particularly impressive when the splash of colors contrasts with the snow backdrop as you get higher. By April, the snow in Kedarkantha melts. In April, one should visit Kedarkantha to see the lovely scenery spring to life after its long winter sleep.
Kedarkantha in May and June
In May, Kedarkantha has the brilliant morning sun. at night the cold is not that severe as it is during the other months. during the month of June, there is some rain in Kedarkantha. Only in July, the monsoon arrives. The entire trek turns into a beautiful shade of green. In May and June, there are few people most of them have moved on to higher altitude hikes. Overall, you have to appreciate the walk-in more solitude, this is a perfect time to go.
Kedarkantha in September, October, and November
In September, right after the monsoon, the entire journey comes back to life. September and October, the meadows and woodlands are fresh, lively, and blooming. The air is fresh, and the upper Himalayan views are breathtaking. In November, the walk becomes increasingly frigid. In November, the sensation of freezing winter sets in. For the trekker, the sights, views, and terrain remain clear and attractive.
How To Reach To Kedarkantha Trek
The nearest airport in Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport, 25 kilometers from the city. Dehradun is served by a daily airplane from Delhi. To reach the base camp, you can use a cab or take public transportation after you landed in Dehradun.
From Delhi, take the train to Dehradun. There are frequent trains that go from Delhi to Dehradun, you may take an overnight train from Delhi to Dehradun and then take a private vehicle or bus to Sankri.
take a bus from Delhi to Dehradun which runs on a regular basis. There are Delhi government buses that run as well, thus it is recommended to take one from Delhi’s Kashmere gate to Dehradun. After arriving , you can take public transportation or rent a private vehicle to get to Sankri.
Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri
Day 2: Sankri to Juda Ka Taal
Day 3: Kedarkantha Base Camp to Juda Ka Taal
Day 4: Kedarkantha base camp to Kedarkantha
Day 5: Hargaon to Sankri to Dehradun
Things To Carry On Kedarkantha Trek:
documents to carry:
- Government photo identification card (original and photocopy)
- A passport and a visa are required for foreign visitors.
- Foreigners need a passport and a visa
- Medical certification
- Certificates of Declaration