A Guide To Kedarnath Trek

 

Introduction

In Uttarakhand, Kedarkantha Trek is an absolute delight for trekkers and is it is among the most frequent snow treks in India. The trek provides a breathtaking panorama of the stunning Himalayan mountains and provides incredible beauty, breathtaking views of beautiful meadows, villages as well as snow-covered paths. an impressive landscape that is dotted with gorgeous mountains, lakes, and serene rivers.

This article will serve as an online guide to help you learn all you can about this particular hike.

The trek’s details:

White clouds with dense white clouds, snow, and a panoramic view are three factors that make the Kedarkantha hike extremely enjoyable experiences one can ever experience. As among the top holy regions within Hindu Mythology, this place includes the temple of Lord Kedarkantha that is located on the top of the subsequent. There are millions of people who come to the mountain to pray and seek the blessings of the Hindu God each year. Legends in the area say that Lord Shiva ascended the avatar of Shiva’s bull to escape from the Pandavas and sat in the valleys in Kedar Kantha. Locals believe that it’s an aspect of the Trishul that is Lord Shiva who keeps the area secure from destruction. This was proved after the devastating flood in 2013 when the valley suffered huge losses however the temple was not damaged.

A brief overview of the trek

Best time to visit: This trek can be completed at any season, but is usually preferred during winter months i.e. between January and March. From January to March, the hike is covered in snow. You will also be able to view stunning views of snow that will cause you to feel captivated by the stunning beauty of the area. In the summer months between April and June, temperatures range between 3 and 8 degrees Celsius during the day and the area is open to visitors

Time needed: To complete the entire hike, it will take approximately four days

Distance to the trail and highest elevation The highest altitude reached on this trek is around 12500 feet high. The trekking distance is between 20 and 25 kilometers

The difficulty level is a moderate trail which is safe for those who are new to the sport. It is possible to complete the entire trail, provided you’ve read the required guidelines and adopted the necessary safety measures.

Itinerary for Kedarkantha Trek

Day 1

You will arrive at Sankri in the direction of Dehradun via bus or drive. You’ll need an entry permit for forest for entry into Sankri and must fill out the form with a copy of your ID. Once you arrive you will be able to get accommodation and choose an appropriate package to use based on your preferences and needs.

Day 2

Go up to Juda ka Talab and spend the night there. Juda ka Talab is at 9100 feet above sea level and will take approximately 3 hours to complete the trail. The trail can be a bit steep at times and eventually leads to the dense woods that are part of the Himalayas.

Day 3

Begin your journey from Juda ka Talab and reach Kedarkantha base camp late in the evening. You can take in the peace and tranquility of nature and sleep in the evening after eating dinner. The location is to a height of 11200 feet and the total trek is about 3-4 km.

Day 4

Travel for 6 kilometers to get there. Kedar Kantha starts from Kedar Kantha base camp and then returns to the Hargaon camp site. You will be required to reach the top which should take around 7 to 8 hours, depending on the level of fitness you have. The hike is not difficult when compared to beginning days, but as you approach to the finish it becomes apparent that it will more difficult. As you climb to the summit there is the small temple of the gods’ Lord Shiva and Parvati along with a small shrine to Lord Ganesha. Enjoy yourself in the splendor of nature which is hard to describe in words, and then head towards your Kedarkantha camp. After arriving there, walk down to the Hargaon campsite. Hargaon campsite.

Day 5

Journey to Hargaon from Hargaon to Sankri which is about 6 km away. From there, you could leave immediately to Dehradun by cab or other public transportation.

A few important things to remember

It is essential to carry a guidebook to this hike as the mountains are extremely rough and there is a good chance that you’ll get lost. In addition, having a guide on hand will make sure that you follow the route with the correct water sources you can’t afford to leave out since they’re not available in abundance.

If you go up to Sankri there are no networks to choose from. In Sankri the sole service provider is BSNL.

Crampons and gaiters must be brought along with the appropriate equipment for trekking if you’re planning a trek in the winter months.

Make sure you have a personal medical kit in your bag with medications for fever, headaches, and so on.

Take all entry permits with the necessary documents.

Take flashlights with you along with additional energy cells. Temperatures that are too low can cause batteries to fail, so it’s always best to stay on the safe side.

 

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