A must-see photo story about Kedarkantha

It’s been a while since we saw such drop-dead gorgeous pictures of the Kedarkantha trek. This is a must-see blogpost written by Jai Pandya. It’s a five minute read, but you might spend hours just ogling at the moonlit pictures. Jai trekked with us to Kedarkantha in the second week of March 2016.

Oh how we could do this trek a hundred times over and never get tired!

KK - Jai Pandya
Juda Ka Talab in all its glory. Picture courtesy – Jai Pandya

 

Here’s an excerpt:

“Himalayas are famous for being unpredictable in nature, and so we were prepared for it, but no one had expected this amount of downpour. This could potentially fail our summit attempt. Would we make it?”

Read the entire blog here.

 

 

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Swathi Chatrapathy

Swathi Chatrapathy

Swathi Chatrapathy is a journalist from Bangalore. She heads the content team at Indiahikes and runs a video show called Trek With Swathi. Writing, reading and trekking are up there on her list of favourite things!

8 thoughts on “A must-see photo story about Kedarkantha

  1. Hi Swati,
    I will be travelling to Dehradhun in the first week of April and was looking for trekking in one of our wonderful landscapes. Here i come across a blog on Kedarkantha trek. I am thrilled to do this. However i have queries if you could help me out with this:
    1. what is the extent of snow that i can expect in the first week of April. Would i still get to experience the trek on powder snow
    2. can the trek be shortened to 3 days as i plan to visit Rishikesh as well
    3. Can you suggest some amazing treks that i can possibly do in the first week of April

    Hoping to hear back from you 🙂

    1. Hi Shrutika,
      Here are answers to your questions –
      1. You will find snow till mid April at altitudes above 11,000 ft on the Kedarkantha trek. This is unlikely to be powdery snow unless there is fresh snow fall that time.
      2. We do not customise treks to shorten the duration. However, it is possible to do the Kedarkantha trek in 3 days (excluding travel) on your own.
      3. Har ki Dun, Deoriatal-Chandrashila, Kuari Pass are some of the other treks that you can do in the first week of April in Uttarakhand. If you are okay with going to the Eastern Himalayas, Sandakphu is also an option.

  2. What kind of shoes are required for the trek? Will normal sports shoes work? Is there any renting facility available at the base camp?

    1. Hi Ajit,
      We do not recommend sports shoes for this trek. You will need shoes with ankle support and tough soles to provide you with a good grip. We do have rentals available on the Kedarkantha trek. You can get the details here.

  3. Hi
    We are planning a trek around April last week or May first week. Can u suggest some treks where I can experience snow during this time.

    1. Hi Mani,
      There won’t be any snow at Kedarkantha in September. The meadows and clearings will all be green. You will star seeing shades of brown closer to the summit.

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