Kedarkantha is a beautiful ridge mountain peak in the Tons River Valley, Uttarakhand, India. Because of its elevation of 12,500 feet, the summit offers stunning 360-degree views of some of the highest Himalayan peaks like Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, and Black Pearl in the Himalayas. On a trek to Kedarkantha, you will pass through the Govind Wildlife sanctuary and national park, so you can expect to see plenty of flora and fauna.
The Kedarkantha trek is a popular trekking route among adventurers because of the mountain’s easy accessibility throughout the year. The best time to visit is between December and March when the landscape turns from beautiful to spectacular. A snow trek to Kedarkantha will take you on a trail that is completely covered with thick, pure white snow and it’s so much fun! On the last day of the Kedarkantha trek, you'll get gorgeous views of the famous Har ki Dun valley.
The start point of the trek to Kedarkantha begins with a drive to Sankri and is a highlight by itself, taking you through Mussoorie and along the Tons river. You'll be camping at a vantage point on your second day, where you'll wake up at dawn to watch the sun drenched snow-capped peaks in golden light, after which you'll tuck back into your bags for a couple of hours of beauty sleep more!
The trek is absolutely stunning and goes through the Govind National Park and gives you ample time to explore the flora and fauna of this protected area. The Kedarkantha trek has some of the most stunning campsites from Juda-ka-Talab, a small pond amidst oak and pine forests that is frozen in winter.
Both summer treks and snow treks to Kedarkantha are moderately challenging, and can be enjoyed by fit first-time trekkers and trekking veterans alike. It is an ideal trek that offers beauty and adventure in equal measure.
On a snow trek to Kedarkantha, you can expect to trek through beautiful white meadows, and white forests on this scenic route. Enjoy unparalleled views of snow-capped Himalayan peaks and camp at picturesque locations in the lap of nature. This trek is an easy way to get the full snow trekking experience as it takes you camping next to a frozen lake, from where you can see the Himalayas in all their winter glory.
In summer, the trek to the summit takes you through green meadows, fragrant pine and oak forests, filled with birds and wildflowers. The trail is beautiful all year around with beautiful alpine forests to be enjoyed and streams of clear sparkling water flowing past. On the trek, look out for leopards, wild cats, birds, bear, boars and musk deer en route.