About the Kedarkantha Trek
Kedarkantha trek distance: 23 kms Approx.
Kedarkantha is not just a trend starter but also one of the most popular and best winter treks of India. There are various reasons for this.
It has gained its popularity due to the views, terrain, flora, fauna and easy with which someone can complete it.
The word Kedarkantha is made of up two words Kedar + Kantha, literal meaning - 'Throat of Lord Shiva'. This trek has a whole lot of fascinating mythical stories attached to it.
Kedarkantha is not to be confused with Kedarnath, as these two are completely different.
Kedarkantha is a 6 days long trek in Govind PashuVihar National Park. As you begin your climb up the trek, you will be able to view peaks of Swargarohini, Bandarpunch, Kalanag, and Draupadi ka Danda around you on all days of your trek. The star studded sky in the night is one of the best that you will ever see.
On your way up, you will come across large clearings or open grounds that will provide you not just excellent view but also a sense of nature's beauty.
The place was initially just a grazing ground for shepherds and a temple for villagers. Over the period it has gained its popularity among trekkers and turned into a buzzing place for tourists.
Thanks to the thrill thirsty Indians!
One of the earliest discovered commercial winter treks in India, Kedarkantha peak has held mind and heart of millions of Indian trekkers throughout its history.
The sheer beauty it holds captivates your eyes and heart.
Trekking on Kedarkantha is much more than what it looks over a couple of photos on your screen. It gives you a sense of satisfaction and achievement.
Kedarkantha is an all-round year trek and however, the views you will get to see depends on the weather conditions.
The temperature during summer months varies from 10 - 20 degrees Celsius.
The warm weather and ample of sunshine results in lush green landscapes and trees filled with leaves and flowers.
One of the best things about Kedarkantha trek in summers is the flourishing trees and flowers. While trekking, you pass through several trails of stunning rhododendrons and gorgeous oak trees. As the temperature remains very moderate, the entire route becomes extraordinarily colourful too.