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Duration
06 Days 05 Nights
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Tour Type
Adventure Tour
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Group Size
10 People
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Tour Guide
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Kedarkantha Trek

Kedarkantha Trek

Introduction: Nestled in the lap of the Garhwal Himalayas, the Kedarkantha Trek is a winter wonderland adventure that promises trekkers breathtaking landscapes, snow-covered trails, and panoramic views of some of India’s most iconic peaks. This trek is an ideal choice for both beginners and experienced trekkers, offering a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural experiences, and the thrill of trekking through snow-clad forests and meadows.

Highlights:

  1. Snow-Covered Splendor: The Kedarkantha Trek stands out for its captivating winter landscapes. As trekkers ascend, they are greeted with scenes straight out of a postcard – dense pine forests and oak trees laden with snow, frozen streams, and meadows blanketed in white. The snow-covered trail provides a magical ambiance, creating a trekking experience unlike any other.
  2. Kedarkantha Summit: The pinnacle of the trek is reaching the Kedarkantha peak, standing tall at an altitude of approximately 12,500 feet (3,800 meters). The summit rewards trekkers with breathtaking 360-degree views of the surrounding peaks, including Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, and Black Peak. The sunrise from the summit is a sight to behold, with the first rays of light illuminating the snow-clad landscape.
  3. Juda Ka Talab: This picturesque frozen lake, also known as the “Lake of Saints,” is a popular camping site along the trail. Nestled amidst the snow-covered forest, the lake freezes during the winter months, adding to the enchantment of the trek. Trekkers get to experience the thrill of camping beside this serene frozen beauty.
  4. Local Culture and Villages: The Kedarkantha Trek provides trekkers with opportunities to interact with the local communities of the region. Passing through charming villages like Sankri, trekkers can experience the local way of life, culture, and traditions. The warm hospitality of the locals adds a unique touch to the journey.
  5. Flora and Fauna: Despite the cold, the Kedarkantha region is home to a variety of wildlife, including the Himalayan monal (the state bird of Uttarakhand) and other avian species. Trekkers might also spot foxes, deer, and other animals during their journey through the snow-laden forests.

Difficulty Level: The Kedarkantha Trek is considered a moderate trek, making it suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. While the trail involves some steep ascents, proper physical fitness and acclimatization are essential for a safe and enjoyable trek, especially during the winter months.

Best Time to Visit: The Kedarkantha Trek is primarily a winter trek, best experienced from December to April. During this period, the region is covered in snow, creating a surreal winter wonderland. The trek is closed during the monsoon season (July to September) due to the risk of landslides and difficult trail conditions.

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