Kagbhusandi Lake Trek

Starting from 18,000
16,500 per Adult
23% Off

01-12-2021 to 06-12-2023 (Available)
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Kagbhusandi Lake Trek

  • Start Point/End Point: Rishikesh
  • Duration: : 5 Nights, 6 Days
  • Best time to visit : June, July, September, October
  • Temparature : Maximum 20C to Min –10C

About Kagbhusandi Lake Trek

The Kagbhusandi Lake or Khagbhusandi is a small emerald green lake situated at an altitude of 5,230 metres near Kankul Pass (5,230 m) almost a km in length. This lake is cocooned in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand state. It is a paradise for the nature lovers as they can admire the beauty of the sublime Neelkanth, Chaukhamba, Thailya Sagar, Brigupanth and Nar-Narayan Peaks during the trek.

Nestled in Nanda Devi National Park of Garhwal Himalayas near Kankul Pass at a height of 5230 meters Kagbhusandi Lake is famous for being amid towering peaks and its emerald waters. It lies between Hathi Parvat which is a great high Himalayan peak, finds different species of flowers blooming on its bank (Brahma Kamal, Phen Kamal and Myriad with many more other species of flowers).

Day 1: Govindghat via Joshimath

Govindghat lies in Chamoli and it is basecamp of many famous treks i.e. Valley of flowers, Pangarchulla and Kuari Pass. Arrangements will be made in a hotel at Govindghat.

Day 2: Govindghat to Bhyundar village and Roop Dhungi (12 km) (6/7 hours)

Post breakfast leave early for Bhyundar village, the initial trek is a steep ascent but afterwards it becomes gradual. The water sounds of gushing Alaknanda can be heard as you move forward. Pass through the dense forests with blooming Rhododendrons, spot Himalayan wildlife in this region. The campsite for today is Roopdhungi, pitch your tents there and settle for the day.

Day 3: Roop Dhungi to Samartoli and Raj Kharak (14 km) (8 hours)

Have healthy breakfast, head towards Simartoli and continue trekking to Raj Kharak. Today the trail is picturesque and the great Himalayan peaks are clearly visible looming in the backdrop. The campsite is Raj Kharak, to reach there hike through Bankbara and Dangkharak. Setup your camps, have delicious food and sleep comfortably in tents.

Day 4: Raj Kharak to Kagbhusandi Lake via Kankul Pass (4960 m) (8 km) (5/6 hours)

Today trek towards Kagbhusandi Lake which lies at an altitude of 5230 meters. It is 5 km away from Raj Kharak and the distance can be covered in 4 to 5 hours. The terrain is a changing one with amusing sight of blooming meadows, green valleys and further it changes to narrow trails and big boulders. Cross Kankul Pass and get views of Hathi peak, Chaukhamba peaks, Nar Narayan and Neelkanth peaks will amaze you. Watch thousands of flowers blooming like Brahma Kamal, Phen Kamal and Myriad with many species of flowers. Reach this sacred lake and its emerald water will make you stare at it and the mountain views looks stunning. Kagbhusandi Lake is related to mythology, explore the surroundings then setup your camps nearby and retire for the night.

Day 5: Kagbhusandi Lake to Gouncha Udiyar (8 km) (4/5 hours)

Today the campsite is Gouncha Udiyar which lies 8 km away from Kagbhusandi Lake. The panorama views of snow clad mountains, small rivulets, dense forests and undulating meadows makes the trail interesting with its inherent beauty. Reach Goucha Udiyar there lies some villages, talk to the villagers and explore their culture and traditions. Enjoy the overnight stay in Gouncha Udiyar.

Day 6: Gouncha Udiyar to Panika (10 km) and drive to Govindghat (7 km)

Head towards Panika and start the descent early. Panika is a small village with few wooden houses reach there and the journey continues till Govindghat. Arrangements will be made in a hotel there.

Day 7: Govindghat to Rishikesh

Have your breakfast early and leave for Rishikesh to reach there on time.

How to Reach Kagbhusandi Lake Trek

At first you have to reach Rishikesh, after that we will take care of your further travel plan.

Options to reach Rishikesh:

1. Take overnight train/bus to Rishikesh.

2. Take overnight train/bus to Haridwar and drive to Rishikesh (35 min drive with normal traffic).

3. Take the flight to Dehradun airport (Jolly Grant Airport) and drive to Rishikesh (20 km, 30 min), if coming by flight then come one day early.

Kagbhusandi Lake Trek Location

Thing's to carry

You need to get :-

  • Shirts/T-shirts – 2/3
  • Full sleeves T-shirts/ Sweatshirts. 1 for every 2 days of trekking
  • Trekking pants – 2
  • One full-sleeved sweater
  • Good quality windproof jacket – (optional)
  • Woolen socks – 1 pair, for the night only
  • Regular socks for trekking – 2 or 3 pairs
  • Scarf/muffler (optional)
  • Raincoat / Poncho
  • Small lightweight towel
  • Water bottle-2
  • Cap/hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
  • Sun glasses
  • Walking stick/trekking pole
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Torch/flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Day pack for essentials
  • Rain cover for your bags
  • Plastic/waterproof bags for belongs in case of rain
  • Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

1What about the weather conditions in the mountain region?

Weather in mountains is completely unpredictable and hence one must remain prepared for all of its kind. Usually, nights are cold in comparison to days and hence travelers are suggested to take their extra warm clothes with them. Also, it depends on seasons too.

2 Are mobile networks affected during the trek?

It totally depends upon the kind of place you are at. In the intensely remote areas, you may not find networks or interrupted networks but in most of the areas, networks are available.

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