Best Time To Do The Kedarkantha Trek
Kedarkantha is one of the few treks in the Indian Himalayas that you can walk most of the year. Trekking in Kedarkantha is open 10 months a year except for July and August (the peak rainy months in Uttarakhand).
Four different seasons in 10 months –
Winter – from December through February
Spring – April and March
Summer – Between September and November
Each season has something very different to offer in terms of terrain, difficulty and weather.
Let me tell you, in short, about the subtle distinctions you will see in the various seasons of the year. This should help you plan your journey more effectively.
Kedarkantha in December, January, and February
As a winter hike, Kedarkantha is most popular, and rightly so. In particularly in winter, the beautiful snowy landscape and an adventurous top climb make everybody weak. Indeed, Indian trekkings as a winter trek have been discovered, documented, and brought out.
For beginners in particular, Kedarkantha is a winter walk. What makes it perfect is how beauty and adventure are properly combined. You can walk through dense, snow-capped forests. You are going to learn to camp on snow mounds in clearings.
The peak climb will kick your adrenaline throughout the summit with the thick snow blanket. This makes the walk a memorable experience in winter even for experienced hikers.
Kedarkantha in March and April
In March, Kedarkantha still brings a lot of snow – in particular, the higher campsites to the top. The Rhododendrons and the newly uncovered grasslands are still thriving, as you can see. This is particularly a sight when you see the flush of colors as you go higher up in contrast to the snow background.
In Kedarkantha, snow melts away in April. After a long winter hibernation, Kedarkantha is a must experience of the beautiful landscape alive in April. The weather is very pleasant for walking and camping and spring is full. A riot of colors is going on throughout.
Weather On The Kedarkantha Trek
Kedarkantha in Winter
Typical of wintertime are new snowfalls, high snowfalls, cold days, and very cold nights. The snowfall usually starts in late December and lasts until mid-February.
The average daily temperatures between 8 and 10°C and the night temperatures below freezing may be predicted. It’s still under -5°C some days. This season, especially in higher campgrounds, you will find it very cold. But with the right tools, you can make a winter trek. You have high odds of taking a stroll through the winter snow with extra layering from top to bottom.
Now is the time to schedule your trek for those involved in snow. Mid-January and February are not that busy except in winter. Plan your trip between Jan and February, if you want peace on your journey.
Kedarkantha in Spring
The flowers compete with the melted snow on top and the moulded wilderness and trees on bottom altitudes. Spring is all about flowers. The sun will rise, the days will get longer, and the nights will get even colder. New snowfall isn’t going to happen.
The temperature during the day is about 15-18 °C, and at night it is about 0-5 °C.
Choose this time if you want a nice combination of snow and foliage.
Kedarkantha in Summer
Warm and mild cool days are celebrated throughout the summer. Thus, it’s the best time to hike through comfortable temperatures.
Daily weather is around 18-24°C, and at night we normally have around 3-8°C.
Before the end of summer, anticipate light rain. Rain typically begins at night and ends at night.
Kedarkantha in Monsoon
The season of Monsoon is a tough time to walk since it is the time for the possibility of constant sunshine and rain.
We advise you to miss this walk during the mountain. If you want to walk between July and mid-September, check out our mountain treks. That is when Kashmir and Himachal are unveiled, which they are sure to bring in to another land (Hampta Pass, Bhrigu Lake, Beas Kund, Pin Bhaba Pass). Tarsar Marsar, Cashmir, is the next day.
How Difficult Is Kedarkantha?
Kedarkantha is rated as a mild and simple trek. At Indiahikes, if we satisfy the following conditions, we define a journey as straightforward and modest:
- The climb is radical and evening.
- The hiking takes five or six days.
- The sea level is 14,000 m.
- The walk has many simple points of escape
All this is well aligned with Kedarkantha. Within 3 days in Kedarkantha, you climb 5,500-6,000 metres above sea level. The increase is progressive and gradual. Of course some steep sections are spaced out, but if well trained, they are easy to handle.
In the end, as described earlier, the Kedarkantha is an independent summit. This trek offers numerous routes to the summit. This route is mainly because it contains a variety of escape routes that make it a safe journey. If you want to be alone, this is extremely important.
Kedarkantha continues outside the terrain as a mild and quick stroll during the year, too. If there is high snow (as can be predicted later in December, January and February), the hike leads to a mild hike, although that is not always the case.
How Safe Is Kedarkantha?
It is a safe trek to go to Kedarkantha. At Indiahikes, we assess protection on a range of criteria, including landscape, height, and temperature.
Kedarkantha can be regarded as extremely protected when it comes to the terrain. The whole path is marked by
- Well signposted trails
- Routes well stumbled
- Little by little ascents
- Campsites well-positioned (important when considering AMS)
Many and simple escape points
There are barely any parts that need technical support and are demanding. The only difficult section is the ridge nearest to the top. However, technical assistance is not required even for this segment.
Safety of Kedarkantha
In the first three days of this hike, you ascend about 6.300 feet and achieve a height of 12.500 ft. You can inevitably get struck with AMS.
Was the trip to minimize AMS in just a few facets?
- The campsites have a standard position for every day. The probability of AMS is lower at a constant pace.
- The second day saw a shorter increase in length and height. This helps you relax and settle down until the long day of the top.
- On the third day, you lose a lot of height. Most symptoms of AMS on the day of the summit help me to recover
The symptoms will begin on day 1 of this trek. Many trekkers have the initial signs of AMS – usually headache or exhaustion along with a lack of sleep or appetite. The next step will be to start with a soothing course of 250 mg Diamox, followed by sufficient rest, every 12 hours.
How To Reach Kedarkantha?
A trip from Dehradun to Gaichawan Gaon is one of the most beautiful trips you will make in the Himalayas. Everything like the Purola segment. In the Netherlands.
What you have to watch for:
– After passing the checkpoint in Jarmila, the pine forest begins. This segment is unique because of the density of the forest and its road comparison. The winds gently lift the charm into the trees as you still wind this stretch.
–Enjoy local cuisine at Har Ki Dun restaurant right following Purola. Our trek leaders suggest trying Red rice, Bichu Ghas ki sabzi, and Mandwa ka roti. Uttarakhand cries this out and you won’t taste it if you’re invited to go anywhere. Don’t miss this chance to explore local cuisine.
– Taste local dishes at Har Ki Dun Restaurant right after Purola. Our trek guides recommend trying Bichu Ghas ki sabzi, Red rice, and Mandwa ka roti. That’s what Uttarakhand shouts, and if invited to go anywhere you won’t taste it. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience local produce.
Other Information To Know About The Trek
Mori is the last ATM on the way to base camp. Mori is connected to an SBI bank with an ATM. In such a scenario, you can go to the cash withdrawal facility approved by the SBI. The person serving the desk is able to swipe your card and get cash. Two buildings to the right of SBI are situated at this center on the first floor.
The last points electrically linked are Sankri/Gaichawan Gaon/Kotgaon. The power, though, is highly erratic and much of the day is absent during winter and late summer (when the monsoon starts to set in).
We therefore urge you to carry your cameras and a power plant with more than 10,000 mAh of batteries.
Cloak room facility at Kedarkantha
You will have the chance to drop your baggage for the remainder of your hike in Kedarkantha at the base camp.
The cloakroom things will be returned to you at the conclusion of the trek.
Please check that in our cloakroom you don’t leave valuables. If you do, tell our workers so they can take the steps required to ensure that it stays secure.