The minute you think of snow trekking in India, one of the most gorgeous treks that come to mind is the Kedarkantha summit trek. This trek is all about introducing you to a winter wonderland unlike any other. This trek is all about exploring the fun side of trekking and is a perfect fit for anyone who’s trying their hand at Himalayan trekking for the first time. This trek is easy and comfortable for a novice summiter and gives you every Nomad an opportunity to summit a snow-laden peak in Uttarakhand.
Perfect for a Beginner
The trek to Kedarkantha peaks is easy and just as breathtaking, the trail that this trek has is usually most meant for hardcore trekkers but Kedarkantha is an exception. With the Kedarkantha trek, you can experience an adventure like no other with a thrilling summit climb in a frozen fairyland.
You’ll Fall in Love With The Campsites
The best part about the Kedarkantha trek is that the summit is one of the highlights of the trek, other highlights include dramatic campsites with the best-known views in the entire Indian Himalayan region. You’ll see that the campsite is surrounded by a forest of snow-capped pine trees and abandoned huts of local shepherds. The sunset seen from the Kedarkantha base camp would be one of the best experiences of your life.
Mind-Bewitching View from the Kedarkantha Summit
It’s a known fact that any summit in any part of the world can be extremely rewarding, the Kedarkantha summit is no less. The trail may be extremely beautiful, but the view that you get after your climb to the top is unbelievable. You will notice that some of the mighty Himalayan peaks will be clearly seen from here. From Swargarohini to Black Peak and Bandar ki Poonch in the Gangotri and Yamunotri ranges to Har Ki Dun and glimpses of the Kinnaur Ranges from Himachal Pradesh, the view from the summit is fulfilling, gratifying and unforgettable.
The Legend of Kedarkantha
Another thing that pulls Nomads to trek to Kedarkantha peak is the deep-rooted mythology that makes this trek extremely mysterious and revered. Kedarkantha is also called “Kedar Khand” which loosely translates to “Section of Lord Shiva”, which also happens to be a historic name in the local community. The meaning of Kedarkantha however, is Throat of Lord Shiva. The mythology is that Kedarkantha was where Lord Shiva used to meditate before moving to Kedarnath.
The very famous and beautiful Juda Ka Talab is where the water droplets fallen from Kord Shiva’s hair turned into a small pond. The sighting the revered and sacred Swargarohini peak is one of the rewarding attractions of the trek. Swargarohini translates to “Stairway to Heaven” and is the same peak where the Yudhishthira, the eldest of the Pandavas along with his dog reached heaven from this godly peak.