Why should everyone try the Kedarkantha journey at least once in their lives?
This journey involves hiking to the top of Kedarkantha mountain which isft. in height. It’s one of Uttarakhand’s most popular journeys, which is located within the boundaries of Govind Pashu Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary which is a biodiversity hotspot and home to colorful foliage and fauna.
The name Kedarkantha means Shiva’s throat in Hindi. An old Hindu myth associated with the peak is that once the Pandavas came to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva. Shiva was trying to hide from Bhima by taking the form of a bull. Bhima honored him and directly went to look for his tail. The bull hid underground and when it came back to the ground, Shiva’s body got divided into different corridor. The neck fell then and this is the reason why the name is Kedarkantha. Snow- limited mountains, lush green meadows, demitasse clear aqueducts, altitudinous pine trees, the sun will make your trail in a golden gleam-this is what the Kedarkantha journey feels like, Magic.
While touring through the journey as a summer exertion, the number of people who are exploring the world of downtime trekking, or snow touring as some prefer to call it, is steadily rising. When you suppose of downtime journeys, Kedarkantha emerges as a clear favorite amongst adventure suckers. To start the journey you’ll need to reach Sankri, a remote vill which is about 200 km from Dehradun. From Sankri there are 15 different journeys one of which is the peak of Kedarkantha. It has gorgeous pine timbers and maple trees for which Kedarkantha is notorious, with stunning meadows and aqueducts lining the trail.
1. The Landscape
This journey offers a veritably wide geography and to add to its beauty are the girding peaks of Swargarohini and Black peak. As you go over, the position of snow keeps on adding and amidst the timber, you see the stirring view. The hike to the peak is a bit tiring but the view from the top is worth it.
2. Fluently accessible
Getting to this journey is the easiest. It’s a decent trip from Dehradun to Sankri but a lot of options are available which include both private and public transport. The roads are open throughout the time and upon reaching Sankri, there are innumerous place to stay. The journey starts right from Sankri and that makes it a veritably accessible option for downtime treks.
3. Juda ka Talab
About 4/ 5kms (approx) from the journey point, this place is a gem. This location will undoubtedly surprise you. A frozen pond out of nowhere. It gives you a hint of European lakes in the layoffs. This place is a real stunner and adds points to why Kedarkantha is one of the stylish downtime journeys.
4. Easy to moderate
This is an easy to moderate position journey and nearly everyone can do it. Young or old, Endured or not, Kedarkantha is there for all.
5. The people
The locals were extremely helpful and whether you’re with them or not, they’ll be there to help you out anyway.
6. Sankri Village
Along with the peak of Kedarkantha, the vill is getting relatively popular due to its fantastic culture and armature. The vill is said to be over 300 times old. It’s the campground for the journey and indeed has numerous homestay options where pedestrians get to live with the families of the locals and experience how they live
This vill is also the campground for numerous other journeys in the vicinity like
- Har ki Dun
- Ruinsara Tal
- Dev Kyara Bugyal
- Bali Pass
- Base camp for Black Peak or Kala Naag
- Borasu Pass
- Saru Tal
- Bharadsar Lake
- Nalgan Pass
7. A Trekker’s Paradise
This hike will guaranteed to give you immense joy- giving an elaborate view of the Himalayas. When one reaches atop the Summit of Kedarkantha one can view the amazing snow- limited Himalayan peaks of mountains Kala Naag or Black Peak, Bandarpoonch, and Swargarohi among others. Besides this, the sun rise over the Himalayan mountain ranges visible from then can make anyone weak at the knees.
During layoffs this part of the Himalayas gets snowfall fluently and the region gets blanketed with thick layers of snow. This converts the region into a downtime wonderland.
The final and the ultimate step is a journey from the base camp to the top of the Kedarkantha peak. This is surely the day you have been so eagerly staying for. Make sure you get up beforehand and do n’t miss the daylight. These mornings are going to be nothing like the mornings in a megacity. The loftiest point of the journey which is bases will be traced and your ideal will be fulfilled. You’ll have to pass through timbers and continue on the trail. A many hours into the trail, you’ll come across a small Shiva and Parvati tabernacle which is followed by a sanctum of Lord Ganesh. A many moments latterly, following the beautiful trail, eventually, after crossing the crest, you’ll taste the agreeableness conquering the might Kedarkantha peak. Then, you’ll be on your own, down from people and megacity life, each alone, being dissociated with no network connection or any other connection. That will be amazing and to be precise magical, To be lost in nature, and in mind, it’ll act as a sweet escape from the monotonous life.