The Kedarkantha Trek is one of the very popular and best treks to be done in the Indian Himalayas. It can be done all season. In this blog we present the changes that this trek goes through throughout the weather changes and its classified months.
During The Summers And Autumn:
Classified Summer Months: April, May, June
During Summer months in April, May and June, the Kedarkantha trek is a beauty in itself with a fresh and lush green cover on its meadows. April sees off the remaining snow cover of the winters and the ground reveals itself in wonderful greens and colourful flowers. Under the dense forest cover of Oak and Pine, the trek route gently winds up to bring you to the waving waters of the Juda ka Taalab Lake. However hot it may be in the lower plains of Dehraoon, or Delhi, here its always cool and serene. This trek in the summers gives you a grand view of the surrounding making you feel like a eagle, with a bird's eye view of the entire panorama. Temperature range during the summer months vary between 6 degree Celsius in the night to about 20 degrees on the mid day heat. Serious cold gears are really not required during these months.
Classified Monsoon Months: July, August
During the monsoon months of July and August, the region gets enough rainfall and its not ideal to trek, though not risky. You can definitely come and climb up this peak in the monsoons. The Kedarkantha trek will not disappoint you even in the monsoons as the mountains has its best friends - the white and gray clouds playing with it. Numerous waterfall emerge due to rains and it looks just pretty. Yes, only one problem is the rain and to keep oneself protected. You have lots of shepherd's hut on the trek route and can be used to take shelter rather than the tents, which might cause a problem. All other rain gears and cooking support can be rented from Sankri from our office. Another important reason to trek in the monsoons apart from seeking the beauty and adventure spirit is to give the locals some employment as it is a non-earning months for them. It really gets cold during the monsoons and be prepared with some water proof gears as well as warm clothes.
Classified Autumn Months: September, October, November
Post monsoon comes the Autumn season where the weather slowly prepares for the long winter months, to be covered by snow. Its is the transition state from Summers to the Winters. The leaves slowly start to turn dry and start to fall off. Few changes colours as well making it a dreamy land. The green grasses slowly starts to turn brown and the temperature starts to dip. During the autumn months it makes a great trek for the beginners not just to try and test their fitness, but also to taste the wonderful feeling of trekking in the Himalayas as during this time, the weather gods are generally kind and offers you a great views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. The temperature during the autumn months varies between minimum of 2 degrees to a maximum of 15 degrees Celsius during the day time.
Kedarkantha Trek In The Winters:
Classified Winter Months: December, January, February and March
The Kedarkantha trek is perhaps one of the best winter trek in the Himalayas and snow trek existing in the entire Himalayas. The entire trek route and surrounding is covered by a thick layer of fresh white snow. This region of the Himalayas gets early snow owing to the confluence of different Himalayan ranges and the quality of snow is very good. Its white powder making it a wonderful ski destination as well.
The view of a forest covered in snow is very dreamy and surreal. One of our trekker described it as a shooting set of a dreamy Hollywood movie... We thought may be a Russian movie !! :-) Right from the ground to the leaves, everything looks surreal and dreamy. The experience of spending few days on snow is on of the best take away from this trek. Its an experience which just takes your heart right away and keeps you excited throughout. The Kedarkantha trek gets really cold in the winters and temperature drops to as low as -10 degrees adding to more to the thrill of being on one of the best winter treks in the Himalayas. However, not to worry. The temperature inside the tent isn't that cold and the equipment and food that we provide perfectly takes care of your comfort.