Perched atop an altitude of 12,500 ft, Kedarkantha Peak Trek is one of the most popular winter treks and is known for its magnificent beauty. The easy endurance of the trail makes it suitable for both beginners and seasoned trekkers. The spellbinding views from the summit make the 12,500 ft climb totally worth it. Experience the enchanting beauty of the Himalayas, its lush meadows, towering peaks, snow-covered trails, frozen lakes, and a kaleidoscopic sky, in this wonderful winter trek.
The trek also consists of some of the most beautiful campsites, in the vicinity of pine covers and amidst the snow. You can witness stunning sunrises and sunsets from your campsites and bask in the tranquility of nature. The view from the summit is unlike anything youve ever seen. You can view the majestic Yamunotri and Gangotri peaks along with the Black peak, Bandarpoonch, and the Swargrohini group of peaks.
The best time to do the Kedarkantha trek is during the months of December-January and March-April as you will find an abundance of snow during the time, making for a magical experience. An ideal trek for both adventure and nature lovers, this beauty of the trek will leave you speechless.
The trek also showcases some of the best Himalayan flora. En route, you will cross stunning Rhododendron, Oak, Pine, Walnut, and Chestnut covers. The popular Red Rice is also homegrown in the Kedarkantha region. You also get to see the lives in remote villages during the winter months, which is a unique experience in itself. This trek holds the heart of many trekkers in the country.
The Kedarkantha peak also has some mythology attached to it. The locals say that Kedarkantha was supposed to be the site for Kedarnath. When Lord Shiva was hiding from the Pandavas and roaming around in his bull-form at Kedarkantha, the village dwellers disturbed his peace and thus he fled to where Kedarnath is today. Villagers in Sankri will tell you that the trident of the Shiva, erected in the Kedarkantha Peak protects the people and also nourishes the Himalayan Rivers.