At a height of 12,500 ft, Kedarkantha is a mountain pinnacle of Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand in India. The 5day trek to Kedarkantha pinnacle should be possible all around the year however my pick was to endeavour it in winters. In winters, the course turns out to be supernaturally snow white and on second thought of runs of white on green, the scene turns stunning white with runs of green and blue.
The trek to Kedarkantha is an ideal starter for fledglings as the trek is reasonably difficult however studded with excellent landscape all through the course. On Kedarkantha trek you will be generally warm during the days however the temperature during evenings in winters drops down to freezing. I encountered less than 20 degree Celsius on the trek.
The drive to Sankri to – Kedarkantha trek starts from that point
Like my other itinerary items, the arrangement to endeavour Kedarkantha trek was imprudent as well . I flew from Bangalore to Delhi and joined my companion Rajiv on the train to Dehradun. I met Akanksha, a companion from school at Dehradun station and thought again on our not super great actual wellness. Be that as it may, the dive was taken and we were in support of it.
The group of Renok Adventures (a trek organisation with which I did my first winter trek) got us from Dehradun railroad station and we headed towards Sankri, the town from where Kedarkantha trek begins. Google maps gave a thought of a 7 hours drive to arrive at Sankri.
Trek to Juda Ka Talab, Kedarkantha
We were given a preparation of Do’s and Don’ts of trekking prior to hitting our agreeable beds that evening. The ideas like AMS, ice nibble, the right layers of apparel to be worn and substantially more were clarified exhaustively. In Fact the preparation gave me goosebumps and left me doubtful with regards to the trek however it’s great to know and afterward be ready for circumstances other than to be left visually impaired collapsed.
After a good breakfast the following morning, a lot of trekkers driven by a trek guide from Renok Adventures began strolling in our direction. The point was to arrive at the primary achievement of Kedrakantha trek i.e Juda ka Talab before sunset.
The carefully prepared trekkers were no place to be found in a couple of moments of our strolling on the path. The donkeys stacked with our backpacks were given away. Not many of us, the beginners including genuinely yours followed everyone while cautiously adjusting ourselves on the elusive frosty pathway. The underlying stretch was somewhat sloppy, minimally elusive yet simple enough to overcome. I was savouring each snapshot of my stroll as I had never seen such a lot of snow.
The last km of the 4kms till Juda ka Talab felt very strenuous yet the inspiration of companions moved me along. We would hang tight for one another to get up to speed. Akanksha and I were the last ones to arrive at the Juda ka Talab camp while Rajiv was caring to the point of pausing and directing us all through the trek.
From Juda Ka Talab, trek to Kedarkantha Campsite.
Next morning, I peeped out of the tent to observe 3 feet of snow in front of our tent. I was happy that we endured the friggin cold evening. We had the outright honour of hot tea and breakfast prior to going to the Kedarkantha headquarters. The snow fall had been insane, subsequently the discussions of getting back from the headquarters without trekking till the Kedarkantha top began doing the rounds.
We were unable to consider any path because the huge snowfall took care of the recently made path, in this manner the new path must be made. We followed the trek chief and attempted to follow the new path. It was very burdening to stroll in 3 feet of snow. I would frequently stagger down and fall in the snow. The 3 kms till Kedarkantha headquarters was overwhelming for me. From a good way, snow cover hoped to be spread till the skyline.
Tips for Beginners
-Actual wellness has very little to do with achieving the trek. In the event that you have the will to trek up a mountain, you definitely will actually want to. However, actual wellness certainly is a benefit.
-Practice a couple of days before the trek to have the option to finish the trek without a hitch.
-Right shoes can represent the moment of truth of your trek. Try not to consider saving money on the shoes, purchase the right ones.
-Be ready to be withdrawn from loved ones as you wont get signals on mountains. I’m happy at least the mountains are saved.
-Try not to expect extravagance while on a trek in conditions of tents and food. Fundamentals are extravagance in mountains, embrace it!