What’s Kedarkantha weather in December?

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What’s Kedarkantha weather in December?

Posted By : Dinkar Kamat/ 137 0

Kedarkantha stands at a height of 12,500 ft and is part of the Garhwal Himalayas. Winter in Kedarkantha is mesmerizing and the months starting December see plenty of snowfall. Winter lasts until the last few weeks of April. Owing to Kedarkantha weather in December you can enjoy trekking in virgin snow! Once you begin the trail, you will be able to trudge along snow that has just fallen, making the trekking expedition all the more thrilling. 

 

The great thing about Kedarkantha is that it is suitable for first-time trekkers. If you’re a beginner and have yet to experience trekking in the snow, you should go on Kedarkantha trek in December. However, winters can be harsh, so you should be well prepared for this expedition.

 

How’s Kedarkantha Weather in December?

 

During the month of December, the weather in Kedarkantha ranges between -3 to 5 degree Celsius. It’s worth mentioning that Kedarkantha stands at a height of 12,500 ft, so when you climb higher, you will have to endure serious dips in temperature. The trek begins from Sankri, which is at a height of 6,500 ft and is located at a distance of 10 km from the peak. Trekking in December will ensure that you see snow from the beginning of the trail.

 

Kedarkantha Weather in December

 

As you climb uphill, you will come across frozen streams and rivulets. In fact, the first campsite along the trail will be next to a lake which will begin to freeze during this month. This lake is known as Juda Ka Talab and is surrounded from one side by a forest of alpine trees. It’s worth noting that throughout your trek, everything that you see will be covered in a blanket of snow. Once you reach the Kedarkantha summit, you will be able to enjoy 360-degree views of the surrounding peaks.

 

The Best of Nature

 

Winter in Kedarkantha is perfect if you want to explore the stunning beauty and attractions of the region. You will get a chance to experience the force of nature as you trudge along the trekking route. However, you should know that winters can be harsh. The route has gradual ascends and descends, but is marked by wide-open meadows. When traversing through these meadows, you will experience very strong winds. Since the route will be covered in snow, you may experience a few slips. Nonetheless, Kedarkantha is one trek that even beginners can go on, so you shouldn’t worry about it too much. You should carry special jackets, warmers, thermals, socks, caps, and gloves so that you are well-prepared to handle the cold. 

 

How to Plan the Visit?

 

Now that you know a few things about Kedarkantha weather in December, you should be able to plan your trek better. Kedarkantha is famous for being a winter trek, so travelling during December will ensure you have an amazing time. Anyone under the age of sixty-five and above the age of five can go on this trek. If you’re looking for more information about Kedarkantha or want to discuss your requirements, please click here.

 

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Dinkar is a traveller with years of experience of travelling India and the World.

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