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KedarKantha or Brahmatal: Which is a better winter trek?

28-08-2023 | 186 days
Written by: Ridhima Kamal
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Brahmatal and Kedarkantha are the two most beautiful and glorious treks in India in the ranges of the Himalayas. Both of them are remarkable in their own ways and are the finest treks for the Winter season. We bring you the descriptive analysis so that you choose according to your preferences.

Why KedarKantha Trek?

  • Altitude– 12,500ft
  • Base– Sankri
  • Best season– Winters (November to April) All season
  • Days– 6
  • Difficulty level– Easy to moderate

Kedarkantha is considered to be one of the best winter treks as the snow persists till the month of April. Layers of snow resting at the bottom of the pine trees make it even more beautiful. The trek offers an amazing view of Dhauladhar ranges with landscapes of Gangotri, Yamunotri, Swargarohini, and Bandarpoonch summit. With the lavishly dense green meadows, sumptuous sceneries, and inflated white backdrop through the Govind national park, the trek opens door to the tiny arrangements of huts in small hamlets. The place proposes serendipity and tranquillity to the trekkers from across the world.

Sankri is regarded as the base camp of the trek and trekkers can also witness the prehistoric living methods of the villagers. The world is still very primordial for the folks residing in the local places, and it is a bliss to the eyes.

Juda ka Talab is a grand glacier lake, perched at the height of 2700 meters, captures the attention of the trekkers with the magnificence so heartfelt and divine. The folklore calls an old tale about the origination of the lake after the water droplet fell on the ground from Lord Shiva’s hair.

Kalanag, or the black peak, also shares its absolutely resplendent splendor through the peak of Kedarkantha.

The week-long trek covers all the aspects of the exquisiteness and delicacy in abundance.

 

Why Brahmatal Trek?

 

  • Altitude– 12,100ft
  • Base– Lohajung
  • Best time- Winters
  • Days– 6
  • Difficulty level– Easy to moderate