Why plan Kedarkantha trek in August?

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Why plan Kedarkantha trek in August?

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Kedarkantha is part of the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand. It is one of the most sought-after trekking destinations in North India. This trek is open throughout the year and is suitable for seasoned as well as beginner trekkers. Kedarkantha trek in August is marked with plenty of rain. July and August make up for the monsoon season in Kedarkantha. During these months only experienced trekkers and nature lovers embark on this trek. Beginners are advised to select the winter or summer period to trek to Kedarkantha. If you’re interested in knowing more about Kedarkantha trek in August, you should keep reading.


How’s Kedarkantha Trek in August?


The months of July and August make up for the monsoon season in Kedarkantha. Hence, during these months you can expect quite a bit of rainfall. At times, it might start raining suddenly and unexpectedly. But if you are prepared to brave it out, and are fully equipped and clothed, you will certainly enjoy Kedarkantha trek during the month of August. 


During August, the streams on the trekking trail will be full to the brim and speeding downhill. The sound of water flowing along the hilly terrain will accompany you throughout the trek. At times, you might hear the stream, but not see it because of the thick growth of trees and plants. You will also come across a variety of Himalayan wildflowers, exotic plants, and animals.


Kedarkantha Trek in August


Talking about water bodies, while traversing the Kedarkantha trek distance of around 6000 ft or 10 km, you will come across the famous Juda Ka Talab. This is one of the most famous water bodies in Kedarkantha. It’s a beautiful lake that gets frozen during the winter months. During August, when the monsoon is at its peak, you will find this lake completely full. It will also be surrounded by birds of different colors and sizes.


It’s worth mentioning that the trekking trail is considered to be easy to moderate. The route is made up of gradual ascends and descends. It is only the last few 100 ft where you may face steep climbs. However, during August, the terrain becomes quite slippery. So if you’re planning a trek during the month of August, you should be prepared to handle the slippery slopes.


Some Precautions Need To Be Taken


Monsoon season comes with its own share of problems and challenges. Setting up camp during the rainy season can be a problem. It is better to travel with tour organizers who will be able to sort out all problems for you. You should also know that if it rains too much, you may have to face the risk of landslides. In such situations, you will have to stay put until the weather improves and the trekking route becomes suitable for moving forward. You also should carry insect repellants, since the monsoon season could see a big rise in the number of insects.


Kedarkantha trek in August can be a challenge. However, if you’re an avid trekker, you should head off to explore this destination. You will come across lush greenery and beautiful sites. Beginners interested in trekking during this month should go along with experienced trekkers. 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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