How about climbing a snow summit this winter? Kedarkantha trek perched at a height of 12,500 ft lies in the Eastern fringes of Uttarakhand. Set amidst the most virgin views, Kedarkantha is a nearly pristine trek! The trek lies in the Govind Wild Life sanctuary & the National park in Uttarkashi. Celebrated for being a perfect winter campsite, Kedarkantha is an ideal spot for bird watching amidst the captivating views of some towering Himalayan peaks. The trek is also steeped in myth, for it is often referred to as the abode of Lord Shiva. Here’s a list of 5 compelling reasons why you should take up Kedarkantha winter trek
1.) A Perfect Trail for winters :Winter trails are usually harsh & challenging, BUT Kedarkantha is not harsh as far as a winter Trek is concerned. The trek though graded as Moderate +, is ideal for beginners in Trekking. This snow trek will add a feather to your cap, once you have hiked this winter trail as a beginner!
2.) Mountains Bathed in White: The winter landscape of Kedarkantha is sure to make you skip a beat! On the trek, catch up -close views of snow clad mountains of Swargrohini, Bandarpooch & Kalang Peak. The mountains make for the enchanting winter landscape & add to the glory of this Trek.
3.) Clear Sky Views during winters: Kedarkantha Trek offers a clear sky views even during winters. The trail of the trek is positioned in the west direction, making way for the breath-taking views, as the sun rays fall directly on the mountains on the other side. A sight must witness is the beautiful Swargrohini peak which lights up with the setting sun. The moon shedding silver light over the snow has a balmy effect after a tiresome day.
4.) Wildlife at its Best: Amidst the dense forests of maple, oak, & rhododendron covered in snow, one might catch glimpses of the wildlife of this area. The pictorial landscape, with its flora & fauna, makes the trek stand out. If you are lucky & patient enough you may spot wild animals like Langoor, Himalayan Thar, Leopards, Black bear, etc. The trek is ideal for the birdwatchers, with Himalayan birds like Monal, Woodpeckers (3 -4 species), Rosefinks, House martin & sparrows found in abundance here.
5: Discover the alluring Culture: With falling winter snow, Kedarkantha Trek will have moments to take back home! Right at the onset, the village of Sankri will give you glimpses of the culture of this region. The entire village has a rich culture and architecture. The ever welcoming locals are extremely enthusiastic to mingle. A dramatic backdrop and a perfect outdoor, no less than the setting of Chronicles of Narnia; Kedarkantha Trek is sure to grow on you!