Most of the people are fond of going to the “Tirtha Yatra” especially the old age people which most of the times include all the Char Dham. But when it comes to the Kedarnath, very few of us are aware of the fact that the Kedarnath is not only meant for the pilgrimage. Though it’s true that Kedarnath is a pilgrimage but, it is also considered as the best place for trekking when it comes to the youngsters as well as the trekking fond people.
People go to the Kedarnath…But do you know that, for what Kedarnath is special?
The specialty of the place fundamentally relies on behind a reason for Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is worshipped as the “Lord of Kedar Khand” as Kedarnath. The historical name of the region is “Lord of Kedar Khand”. The temple of the place was built by the Pandavas as well as revived by Adi Shankaracharya. This is so because it is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas, which is the holiest Hindu shrines of Shiva. In addition to this, it is also one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams which was expounded in Tevaram.
Kedarnath is located in Uttarakhand, India and is the mountain peak of the Himalayas. The elevation of Kedarnath is 12,500 ft. which is situated at the Uttarkashi District in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary. The peak of climbing the Kedarnath mainly begins from a smaller village which is named as Sankri. However, very few of us might have known that there are total 13 peaks of the Himalayan ranges that are transparently visible from the peak of the Kedarnath.
Importance Behind Existence:
However, the trek of the Kedarnath has only gained much more important because of the Kedarnath temple. In addition to this, it is also considered as the most prominent picturesque trek in the lap of the Himalayas of Garhwal. Furthermore, the complete return trek is approximate of 24 kilometers from Sankri which hardly covers the time span of 4 days. While trekking to the Kedarnath, you may also take yourself to the summit of the Kedarkantha peak at 3800 meters.
Additionally, the top view of the place also renders the spectacular panorama including a plenty of other least known peaks, villages and valleys of each different place:
- The Dhauladhar range of Himachal
- Rupin valley
- Har Ki Dun valley
- Views going down to the dense settlement of Purola
are exceptionally visible at all, typically at an ease.
The most beautiful scenery would be when the snow and clouds surround the peaks while making all the sharp sightseeing points, as well as mountains, appear like that of the dominating high peaks. The place also speaks the seasonal specialty also. During the Summer and Autumn season, you will also see an eagle with a bird’s eye view. The trek is highly and exceptionally equipped with the beautification like:
- Lush Green Meadows
- Forest Cover
- Gentle Waving Water Of The Juda Ka Talab
and a lot more.
Snow, Snow, Snow!!!
On the other hand, if you want to see the snow, it would be much recommendable to go in winters because the Himalayas are found fully fledged occupancy with the snow. Oh my god!!! Imagining this makes people exciting then what will be the natural view and to be there.
The forest’s view seems to be entirely engaged with the snow and would definitely take your heart away throughout your journey. Though, the view of the mountains also serves the people with the most calming as well as the preliminary experience of the Kedarnath Trek.
The trek to Kedarkantha would be the best from December to April because it makes a beautiful and a terrific trek in virgin snow abreast with the pretty campsites.
Below mentioned are some reasons that why people prefer the trek to the Kedarkantha:
Snow till April
Very few people know that the snow which begins from December last till the 3rd week of April. You will come across the snow just by crossing the 10,000 ft mark amid pine trees. After reaching the meadows, a huge while blanket would surround you in each and every direction.
It also comprises the prettiest campsites in the Himalayas. The trek is fully boosted with the beauty of its own campsites. Each of its comprised campsites is highly unique in its beauty. The Akrotiri Thach campsite is occupied with the walnut and pine trees.
Best Himalayas drive
Here the trekkers are requested to specifically observe for the section when it comes to the base camp.
Snow peaks all around
The Kedarkantha Trekking serves you with the stunning 360-degree views of the most famous mountains.
So, just enjoy the trekking trip of the Kedarkantha specifically in the season, recommendable.