Kedarkantha trek - Starts with a climb through pine forests
The ground is a brown carpet of fallen leaves crunching under your feet as you walk.
Amidst the pine forests were clearings and we lost no opportunity to relax in the sun.
Reached the Juda ka talab camp site. The sun went down by 3 p.m and the temperature down to 0 degrees
A pretty camping ground
The support staff pitch tents as we see them do it.
Juda ka talab was frozen. Some tried the stunts on walking on the frozen sheet of ice - a feat strictly advised against as any break of ice sheet could mean you are frozen to eternity.
The morning breakfast at JKT.
The climb to Kedarkantha base is steeper. Its a walk on the ridge through pine trees initially and had many huffing and puffing.
Entering the snow line
Sections of snow climb soon after we left the forests on the way to the base camp.
As we drew closer to the base camp, the snow got thicker.
Drink water ! A mantra on high altitude treks to avoid most problems.
The picture says it. The KK base campsite.
As the sun went down, temperature plummeted. -6.5 was the temperature at 6 p.m and we quickly hurried to the fire.
The next morning - as the sun rays hit the mountains, we hurried to the summit.
Climbing to the peak
Feels like the top of the world
The clouds - getting denser and in various patterns
Getting down from the Kedarkantha summit
Getting down to Har Gaon camp site.
A good place to feel one with nature.
We reached the last campsite at last.
We are blessed with sudden snowfall.
And it is greeted with lot of excitement !
The ridge walk down to Sankri
Sri with the little lamb
Back to buildings
There ends another lovely trek.