Trail Safety: Yes - Kedarkantha Trek is very safe, but only when done under a responsible and alert guide. Or else, this trek can go wrong for many. A twisted ankle, fractured hand, wrist, leg, etc are something that ignorant and irresponsible trek guides have shown to us in the past. In fact, a trekker under the supervision of one of the most popular, the largest and pioneer trek companies in India have even died on this trek route. All thanks to the ignorant trek leader. Sometimes, even a few trek leaders have returned with a frostbitten leg on this trek. It is common to get lost in the jungle on this trek route. So this historical data does reflect that this trek is easy, but needs to be done under good supervision and a responsible trek company.
In the history of Himalayan High, we have not had a single case of even twisted ankle on any of our treks. All thanks to our well-planned adventure, strict discipline, and mountaineering principles. and most importantly - trained trek leaders who are mountaineers themselves.
Excessive Snowfall: It is typically very common in the month of February to receive excessive snowfall for continued days. Many times it snows bad when treks are still on. While you are in the tents, it is a possibility that the tent might break if you don't keep clearing the snow to pile on the top. We require a swift response at that time and hence the trekking company you chose to trek with matters a lot. With Himalayan High, you will be advised what to wear and our team is a professional and experienced team to handle these issues.
High Altitude and AMS: The Kedarkantha trek route is very safe from Altitude Sickness. If you are fit and have the desired stamina, you may even climb the peak in a matter of 2 days. all of the camps on this trek have natural oxygen from trees. The highest altitude of this trek is 3800 meters, which is not the sleeping altitude. The highest sleeping altitude is 3000 meters and below the tree line where natural trees give out fresh oxygen. However, on our managed treks, we carry oxygen cylinders with us as a precautionary safety measure and monitor the health of all the trekkers every day.
Emergency Exit: There is no alternative way out on this trek route apart from either trekking back to Sankri or bring an injured trekker down on the back of a horse. On reaching Sankri, cabs can be managed.
Water On Trek: Water is a very important element on any trek. Wrong water intake can cause you to withdraw from the trek and be hospitalized as well. On any Himalayan trek, natural water sources like lakes and streams are the only option. We serve stream water boiled, filtered, and then treated with oxidizing agents like chlorine or iodine. Till now we haven't had any bad experience with water.
Women Safety: It is typically very safe for women in the Himalayas. The locals respect them and treat them well. We haven't yet heard of any stories or incidents of bad treatment with women in this region. However, it must be noted that local culture and sentiments must be respected.