Kedarkantha Trek, a perfect snowy winter trek in the Himalayas is a popular winter trek, and is known as the “Queen of Winter Treks”. It is a centre of attraction amongst the trekkers due to its mesmerizing view from the top, the beautiful and easy trails and the snow waded land in the winters. It is comparatively easy for the beginners as the endurance level of the trek is quite easy and goes deep through the thick pine forests. It’s worth the climb at an altitude of 12,500 feet for the amazing views it has to offer.
This trek is all about to reach the Kedarkantha peak, the most beautiful peak, which is the most sought after trekking destination in India. A trek to Kedarkantha is open all throughout the year as the trail passes through meadows and dense forests. One get acclimated to the atmosphere as one gets to walk through the Govind National park on the way . It is a 20 km distant pathway and one can get the glimpses of the awestruck views that one can treat their eyes with. It is filled with the rich collection of delights- the verdant green landscapes, rich varieties of flora, snow-laden pools, the clear sky, the tranquil rivers, the sweet fragrant pine forests, the lush greenery all around all makes up the view of the mesmerizing peak.
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It is also associated with a lot of mythological interpretations worthy to know as it sets up the mind at peace and bliss. As its name itself has got a deep significance- Kedarkantha is the combination of two words Kedar + Kantha, literal meaning – ‘Throat of Lord Shiva’. There are a whole lot of fascinating mythical stories attached to it.
For all the thrill thirst travellers and trekkers, Kedarkantha should not be confused with Kedarnath, Kedarkantha is a must visit destination.
A duration of about 6 days and 5 nights long trek, where one gets an overview of the other peaks; like Swargarohini, Bandarpunch, Kalanag and Draupadi Ka Danda on all days of the trek. Not to forget, the diamond like starry night sky which is another best sight one can catch hold of the eyes and also deserves to capture as a photograph which will remain as memories forever. As one goes up, one can get immersed in the sense of the beauty of nature. Initially, all one could find here was a temple for villagers and the shepherds used the vast expanse of the land for grazing. Over the years, it has found its place as a popular tourist as well as a trekking destination. The ideal time to trek is during the winters to get the real excitement is December- April.
- Get to walk on the frozen lake of Juda Ka Talab( with guide’s permission)
- Get to stay at Sankri- Meraki Homestay and spend the nights
- Provision of food with experienced cook, certified guides and assistance
- First aid facilities
- Get to explore with small batch size say a 3-4 in numbers
- Premium tents share with two – four people
- Accomodation, meals, trek fees along with all the trekking equipments
- Entry fees, porter fees, permits, forest camp charges
Exclusive of any other personal expenses, GST charges and transportation allowance.
Arrival at Sankri and get to rest at the homestay, meet the guides and others who will assist on the trek, at Meraki Homestay. Get to explore and walk around the village of Sankri and get to spend a blissful evening. The cook will prepare dishes depending on the budget of the package as per instructions.
Juda- Ka- Talab – Kedarkantha Camp
Prepare for the first day of the trek. Walk for a couple of hundred meters towards the way to Taluka, the route to Kedarkantha gets a diversion to the right near a stream flowing by. Then there is a steep climb from there. The trail passes through the beautiful dense forests of oak, birch & deodar. The ears will be pleased by the sound of some minor streams flowing through the rocks. It just takes about 3 hours to reach Juda ka Talab; may also rise up to 4 hours if the trail is snow. After spending some time at Juda ka Talab, we will start walking towards the Kedarkantha base camp. After walking for an hour roughly, we will reach Lower Kedarkantha and then eventually to the upper Kedarkantha from where the summit of the Kedarkantha is visible.