Kedarkantha – The Best Winter Trek
What Makes Kedarkantha the Best Winter Trek in Garhwal Himalayas?
This winter if you are looking for an extraordinary trek then you must go for “Kedarkantha”.
It lies at an altitude of 3,800 meters in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi District.
- Heavy Snowfall
In winter this place receives good amount of heavy snowfall which is delight for trekkers and it is the main attraction of this place. The snowfall starts in the month of December and remains till April, people from different countries visit this place to witness the inherent beauty.
- Can be done Throughout the year but is an extraordinary “Winter Trek”
This trek has got different charms in different seasons, trekking is done here throughout the year but it’s a prominent winter trek because it gets covered in snow and trekking here becomes adventurous.
In winter the gigantic mountains turn totally white, covered in snow making spectacular sights and the gorgeous wide meadows remain covered with the white sheet of snow.
Only few treks can be done throughout the year it is one of them with mesmerizing scenic views.
- Spectacular sights
The lofty mountains welcome you by their majestic sights and they all glimmer from a distance. The 360 degree view of snow covered peaks are mind boggling and they will leave you speechless. This easy to moderate trek has got splendid sights which a nature lover should not miss.
The peaks visible all together are – Swargarohini – (I), (II), (III) (6300 meter) Bandarpoonch peak (6316 meter), Black peak (6387 meter), Rupin & Supin valley, Baraadsar range, Kanasar Lake, Phulara ridge, Bali Pass and Sarutal.
- Perfect forest clearings and undulating meadows
The forest clearings and meadows cannot be found on every trek but in Kedarkantha they are marvelous and are perfect for camping. The meadows are wide and the forest clearings will amaze you.
“Juda Ka Talab” is a beautiful campsite amidst woods and here are some other picturesque campsite which are desired by people.
- Reviving climate
The fresh air and soothing climate are just enough to choose this trek. In winters the trail and surroundings get covered in snow, it makes them look more beautiful. The snow makes trekking in winter adventurous and full of thrills
- No risk
This Trek is the safest one as here are very few risk factors. This trek doesn’t include river crossing or going through any landslide prone areas which reduces the risks.
This makes it the best trek with less risk and great adventure.