Kedarkantha is a mountain peak of the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand. It lies in the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is one of the most popular winter treks in Uttarakhand. The overall trek is around 24 kilometers from Sankri, which is covered in a span of over 4 days. The trek takes you up to the summit of the Kedarkantha peak at 3,800 meters. The view from the top offers a spectacular panorama of the region and other lesser known peaks, valleys, and villages of the area. It provides a great opportunity for trekkers to see the scenic beauty and experience the life of remote villages of Garhwal Himalayas. From the top of the Kedarkantha Summit, you can also view the Dhauladhar range of Himachal Pradesh, The Rupin valley, Har Ki Doon valley and views that go down to the dense settlement of Purola.
This region gets early snow in the winters and soft white snow covers all the surrounding peaks after the snowfall by December, making it one of the best snow treks in Uttarakhand Himalayas. The Juda-Ka-Talab campground sits in a clearing encompassed by huge pine trees; the Kedarkantha Base campground is on an open glade with snow tops all around. This trek is an ideal destination for the nature lovers to bask in the prettiness of intact nature and enjoy wonderful and heavenly moments with exhilarating experiences.
Region – Gharwal (Uttarakhand)