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Why plan Kedarkantha trek in April?

Posted By : Dinkar Kamat/ 223 0

Kedarkantha is a popular trekking destination. Trekkers from all over the world travel to explore this beautiful destination. During the month of April, Kedarkantha is covered under a blanket of snow. What’s great about going on Kedarkantha trek in April is that it offers a combination of both winter and spring, making it a unique and different experience in more ways than one. With this blog, we will like to highlight the advantages that April offers to trekkers when compared to other months of the year.

 

You can reach Kedarkantha by first travelling to Dehradun, Uttarakhand’s capital. Once there, you can hire a shared cab or board a local bus to reach Sankri which is located at a distance of 200 km from Dehradun. The trek begins from Sankri, which is located at a height of 6,500 ft. In order to reach the summit, you will have to climb uphill covering a distance of 10 km. Trekking in the month of April can be difficult but is not impossible.

 

How’s Kedarkantha Trek in April?

 

It would be pertinent to mention that during the month of April most of the Kedarkantha trekking trail is covered with snow and is very similar to the good winter months. However, you can expect the weather to be slightly warmer but only very slightly. The minimum temperatures will still continue to be very low and even below freezing points on most days. To say the least, you will be able to see both snow and greenery. Alpine trees in the distant horizon will be completely white, whereas the trail would have patches of green. You would get the feeling that spring is beginning to break free.

 

Kedarkantha Trek in April

 

The Peak is Mesmerizing

 

The Kedarkantha Peak is situated at an elevation of around 12500 ft. and to reach the top you will have to climb around 6000 ft. If you’re a beginner, you should know that this is no easy climb during winter months as making your way through thick snow and slippery ice does require quite a bit of stamina. However, at the same time, those with reasonably good health should be able to cover the whole distance without too much trouble.

 

As you reach the summit covering the entire Kedarkantha trek distance you can enjoy 360-degree views of the Garhwal Himalayan Ranges. If the weather is good, as it usually is during April, you certainly will be able to see some of the fascinating mountain peaks including the crown of Garhwal Himalayas – Swargrohini. 

 

There is no doubt that Kedarkantha trek in April is different from all months, as it offers a lot of variety and can turn either way, predominantly winter or spring. 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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