Why plan Kedarkantha trek in March?

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Dec
2018

Why plan Kedarkantha trek in March?

Posted By : Dinkar Kamat/ 178 0

Kedarkantha is considered to be one of the easiest trekking destinations, even during winters. It is also one of the few destinations in North India that is open all year round. If you’re interested in trekking in the snow, Kedarkantha trek in March is your best bet. Another great thing about trekking to Kedarkantha during March is that you can enjoy mesmerizing views of the surrounding peaks, minus the crowd.

 

Kedarkantha is situated at an altitude of 12,500 ft and is part of the Garhwal Himalayas. In order to reach the summit, you have to go through the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary. If you plan Kedarkantha trek in March, you should know that the entire trekking route will be covered in a blanket of snow. However, it is also worth mentioning that the trail is considered easy to moderate and is suitable for beginners and first-time trekkers.

 

How is Kedarkantha Trek in March?

 

Kedarkantha trek begins from Sankri, a small village at a distance of 220 km from Dehradun. If you plan this trek, you can take a bus or car from Dehradun and reach Sankri in around 6 hours. From Sankri, you have to climb uphill for about 10 km to reach the summit. 

 

This climb is quite intriguing. It is simple and easy in most parts and anybody who is fit and healthy can cover it. However, the last 1000 ft. can be steep and difficult for beginners. Expert trekkers will term it as moderately difficult but doable. If you plan Kedarkantha trek in March, ensure that you practice brisk walking to build stamina before starting.

 

Kedarkantha Trek in March

 

The entire trek route consists of gradual ascends and descends with some sharp climbs along the way. When trekking through wide-open meadows, you will have to brace yourself from the harsh winds. As you continue climbing uphill, you will be rewarded with the views of the surrounding peaks, including Kalanag, Bandarpoonch, and Swargarohini.

 

Why Winter Trekking is Mesmerizing?

 

There are many reasons as to why trekking in the month of March is considered to be just as good as December, January or February. For starters, you will trek in sub-zero temperatures while wearing snow boots and warm clothes. This may make trekking seem difficult but would help you if you’re starting out. 

 

The first few hours might be a bit difficult as you would just be starting out, but it gets easier. Only the last 100 ft or so may seem daunting, as the climb becomes steeper from Kedarkantha base camp to the summit. Nonetheless, anyone who is physically fit can reach the peak without much difficulty. Kedarkanta trekking route will take you through wide clearings with strong winds, thrilling ridges that you will have to cross, frozen streams and lakes and a lot more. 

 

To put it in a nutshell, there are innumerable takeaways as far as Kedarkantha trek in March is concerned. Since there is a big demand for Kedarkantha trek during the month of March, it is better that you complete your bookings in advance. 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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