Best Time to Visit Kedarnath

Featuring a cold climate mostly round the year, Kedarnath can best be visited in summers. May to June and September to October offers an ideal weather for visitors to explore this place. During this period, the climate of Kedarnath remains a lot pleasing and cool. Winters here are harsh, with sub-zero temperatures and heavy rainfall. Monsoon season characterizes heavy downpour, so one must carry few essentials while journeying to this pilgrimage place in the monsoons.

Kedarnath Temple
Kedarnath Temple

Summers

Summers of Kedarnath beginning from May and lasting till June, are pleasing with the temperature hovering around 17°C. It is the perfect weather to pay visit to the Kedarnath shrine and also to indulge in some sightseeing of famous spots in and around Kedarnath. The weather remains moderate during this time and hence, this season is the ideal time to travel to this place.

Trip Essentials

Don't forget to carry a day pack, a pair of trekking shoes/comfortable walking shoes along with trekking pants, windproof jacket, light weight woollen clothing, sun cap, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion, lip balm, torch/ flashlight with extra batteries, walking stick and personal toiletries. Carrying a water bottle is a must. Along with that you should also pocket some dry fruits, energy bars and energy drinks like electoral (ORS)/ Gatorade.

Monsoon

Monsoons hit Kedarnath starting from July and ending till August, with temperatures dropping down to 12°C. In this season Kedarnath is frequented with heavy rain falls and landslides hence visitors are advised to be prepared to overcome the difficulties. One must pack few essentials to save themselves from the heavy rains.

Trip Essentials

Don't miss to carry a day pack with rain cover, a pair of waterproof trekking/ hiking shoes, trekking pants, windproof/ water resistant jacket, thick fleece, woollen clothing, waterproof gloves, thick wollen socks, walking stick, raincoat/ poncho, torch/ flashlight with extra batteries and personal toiletries. Don't forget a water bottle along with few dry fruits to munch and energy drinks to avoid dehydration.

Kedarnath Uttarakhand
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Winter

Winters in Kedarnath begin in the month of November and last till April. This season is not a good time to go to this place as roads to Kedarnath get blocked due to heavy snowfall. Owing to this, the Kedarnath Temple remains closed during the winter months. Winters are chilly here featuring sub-zero temperatures. Kedarnath remains carpeted with snow at this time making this place inaccessible for a while.

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