The Kedarkantha Trek is one of the very popular and best treks to be done in the Indian Himalayas. It is a peak which is v ery apt to be introduced to the Himalayas and climbing a Himalayan peak in snow. [ to be continued]
Introduction To Mountaineering in Climbing The Kedarkantha Peak of 3800 Meters
Not just the views, the Kedarkantha peak, the summit of which is above 3800 meters or 12550 feet, also offers you the ultimate experience of climbing a mountain peak. Considering the altitude and snow conditions of the Kedarkantha peak, the trek to its summit can well be considered as your introduction to mountaineering and learning the snow craft, which is one of the 3 pillars of a mountaineer. Our leaders train and provide lots of knowledge on snow techniques and safety which will be one of the greatest advantage of trekking with us.
Going by the standards of the Himalayas, its just the beginning though. We have villages and human settlements above 4000 meters in the remotest corners of Himalayas, totally secluded from the World and definitely the digital World and peak that are as high as 8850 Meters, but it can just be the beginning. The Himalayas are anyways proven to change the entire outlook of a person who has visited them.
Yes, coming back to the experience of a summit climb, we start the summit push to the just before dawn to perfectly time our reaching to the top of the Kedarkantha Peak at sunrise. You start with your headlamps on in the darkness, finishing your breakfast of hot porridge and egg boils very quickly, all excited. The sight of trekkers climbing the peak in the pitch darkness o the snow looks excellent!. The team makes a light trail on the mountain. It does require some energy, zeal and positivism to reach the summit, but once you reach the summit, you gift yourself one of the best ever experience of your lifetime.. a jaw dropping view all around and the charming magic of a Himalayan Sunrise. Snow just adds to the wonderful experience as it is white all around... Its just magical, and my vocabulary falls short.. The feeling of seeing the surrounding light up to the dawn from the summit can never be forgotten and becomes a lifelong cherishing moment.