If you are looking for an exciting short fun-filled adventure with a bonus of easy and comfortable trekking then “Kedarkantha” is your first and foremost choice.
It is easily can be said as the soul of all “Himalayan treks”. Recently I was wondering where to go for treks, but the daunting image of the scary Himalayas chilled my nerve. But Kedarkantha is one of the easy treks in the Himalayas where we can experience snow and also an incredible view from the top.
Kedarkantha is one of the best snow treks in the Indian Himalayas as it is situated between the Mighty Dhauladhar range and the great Himalayas where it gets a high. After March all the surrounding peaks and valleys are covered with white snow opening the lush green valleys with blooming flowers making it the best snow trek.
If we want to enjoy thrilling challenges then Kedarkantha Trek is an ideal destination for nature lovers to enjoy and experience the delightful and blissful moments of nature. The word “Kedarkantha” comes from the image of Lord Shiva sitting on the top of the Himalayas and giving blessings to the entire world. It is situated at an altitude of 12000 feet with a consolidated distance of 20 km.
Although the distance is not much and the trekking is neither very difficult which enables the first time trekkers to set on an adventure and enjoy the delightful 6 days of this trek.
Day 1 - After reaching our destination we checked our advanced booked hotel and set out to explore the Sankri village buying pieces of stuff from local shops.
Day 2 – We set out for our next location which is Juda Ka Talab Shepherd campsite.
Moving along the road of Kedarkantha we noticed that there are several bridges through dense forests along with boars, hares spotted in the region.
Continuing the path of rising sharp peaks we eventually reached the Juda ka Talab which can never be missed by any trekkers due to its scenic beauty.
Day 3 - Today we were to reach the KK base camp, and yes we did find a few patches of snow around.
On reaching the camp pretty early, we all geared up for snow fights and created snowman- To being kids again.
The next day was going to be the summit day so we went into our tents early after having a very delicious meal by the kitchen staff!
Also, they cooked a cake as it was one of the trekker's birthdays.
Day 4 - Today, was going to be a long day.
We started early at 3:45 am so that we could see the sunrise from the peak. We made our way in the dark, one step at a time. The last leg to the summit is draining since it is steep and the snow is deep. Our legs kept burring in the soft snow, and it was fun! But the moment you reach the top you can't stop smiling.
A group of us reached the summit first and had a little celebration on top, one of us had got Coconut water (powdered pack) to toast! We smacked all dry fruits we had, on the summit. Luckily we got clear skies and we could see all the snow-capped mountains around us in hues of blue.
Now, on the summit I climbed up a high rock to click pictures on my phone which I was using as a camera; and it rang! I wasn't planning to call, but I did call back home, as did everyone queued up to call.
Maybe it was the sheer joy to share having reached the summit.