What makes Kedarkantha a good trek for beginners?

What makes Kedarkantha a good trek for beginners?

Aug 31, 2021, 12:17:01 PM Business

24 kms 4 days. It is a beautiful area. From summit to peak

If you're a beginner, add a little courage, and it will all seem possible.

It can be scary to go on your first trek. It is easy to doubt your physical strength, mental strength, or ability to weather extremes. But, remember, every major journey starts with a single step.

"It's not the mountains ahead of you to climb that wears you out, it is the pebble in the shoe,"

A little adventure is good for the soul, and Kedarkantha is a beautiful winter trek that you can do as a beginner.

Here are the reasons.

1. It's a relaxed, easy-going trek.

Kedarkantha Trekking is fun and lighthearted. It's almost like a 4-day vacation. You can reach all the campsites in less than four hours. It gives you plenty of time to take in the sights, walk at a leisurely pace, and have fun in the snow. If the weather is bad and you are caught in a snowstorm, you can always turn around and return to Sankri in a matter of hours.

It does not mean you don't need to get up at 5 am every morning or walk uphill. In a moment, I'll get to the issues.

Take a look at the photos below. Do these trekkers appear to be on a mission, or are they exhausted or stressed?

2. The right balance of challenges

Treks can present a variety of challenges, and you will have to prove your strength. The Kedarkantha trek provides just the right amount of challenge, enough to make you feel like you can accomplish something you never dreamed possible.

How to deal with the cold

The cold is the first and most difficult challenge. It is very cold after sundown, and most of us don't like sub-zero temperatures. You might find it difficult to sleep at campsites because your hands and feet are never warm enough. Don't let this discourage you. Our bodies take time to adjust to changes. It isn't easy to take in too many things at once. It will be -15 outside, and you will be sleeping in a sleeping bag, on an inflatable mat, or inside a tent. It will feel uncomfortable at first.

Solution

Winter trekking requires you to bring the right clothing, including thermals, warm socks, and gloves, as well as waterproof shoes. It is a good idea to bring warm, water-resistant trekking pants as well as a down jacket. A hot water bottle can be carried along and kept next to your feet in your sleeping bag at night. It works like magic.

It is a strenuous climb to the summit.

The summit day is the most difficult day on the trek. It takes just 4 hours to reach the summit, but it is 4 hours of a steep climb in sub-zero temperatures. You start at 3 am. It's a blessing to start your trek at night because you don't know how steep it is or how far you have to go. Keep your feet on the ground, and you will soon be able to see the sun rising.

Solution

Keep an open mind and the determination to get there. It will be an unforgettable moment in your life to reach the summit. The sun is rising, your senses are energized, and you feel the warmth. It will be a thrilling walk back to the summit. Trekking is about teamwork, not racing. Don't be discouraged if you are slow. No one will rush you nor leave you behind. To celebrate, you can walk together and reach the summit.

3. Learn the things you will never know

The amount of information you can learn on Kedarkantha is amazing for beginners. However, you will be able to use the skills you have learned on Kedarkantha for your future treks, and you'll have some bragging rights.

It is what you'll do for the first time in your entire life.

Ascending in snow and descending:

Walking in snow is a different experience than walking in malls. The majority of Kedarkantha's route is easy because it has been open for you. But when it snows, all routes are gone. You don't know what to do? How will you walk in snow that is knee-deep? You will have to walk in deep snow as you climb up to the summit. Therefore, you must learn the proper techniques for walking the trail. Before you reach the summit, your trek leaders will show you how to find a slope that has fresh snow. It's not hard at all. It is a brand new experience for you.

How to pitch a tent

You will be able to pitch your tent like a boss if you ever plan to take a camping trip with Kedarkanth. Although it may seem unnecessary, you will always have someone pitch your tents on an organized trek. But trust me, it is a valuable skill. If I had to count how many times I have helped strangers pitch tents, especially men, I would run out of fingers. It encourages you to spend more time outdoors and go on your camping trips.

The basecamp will teach you how to pitch your tent. You will need to find a spot and thump your feet to smoothen the snow. Also, you will need to learn how to determine the direction of the wind. It's almost as if you were learning how to change your car's tires. It is very satisfying to be able to do it yourself.

Glissade in the snow

It is one of the most exciting things you can do on the trek. It brings out the child within all trekkers, and it also saves you lots of effort when you descend from the summit. You will have the opportunity to glide down the trail on many patches, but a guide or leader should always accompany you. These guides will show you how to control speed and when to stop. Do not roll down the slope and then fall off the edge. You can have all the fun you like, but safety is paramount.

 

4. The timing is perfect, too.

The mountains slow downtime; there are no distractions, meetings, chores, traffic, or stress. These are the main reasons it is so addictive. You will feel rejuvenated and full of energy after spending four days in the wilderness. It is also incredibly inspiring to be on such beautiful trekking trips. The trek is only four days long, making it easy for everyone to get away from work, have a bit of adventure, and then return to their lives.

These are just a few of the many reasons Kedarkantha is a wonderful trek for beginners. Register soon if you want to sign up, as the spots are limited. It would help if you also started to prepare for it. A minimum level of fitness is required before you can go on any treks.

Read up on how to prepare for a trek here.

You can let go of your worries and enjoy the mountain life. You will fall in love with the mountains, just like most people.

Happy trekking!

 


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