Kagbhushandi Lake Trek

Kagbhushandi Lake Trek


Kagbhushundi Tal is a small, beautiful triangular in shape lake (Tal) with clean greenish water in the lap of Himalaya at an elevation of 4345m above the sea level. Karakul Khal (Pass), 4630m above sea levels is the gateway for this lake. This holy lake is 500m long and 250m wide. So many huge peaks encircled it gracefully and increase its enchanting beauty. One can view Neelkanth, Hathi Peak, Chaukhamba, and Nar-Narayan Peaks while moving towards the Kagbhushundi Tal. This lake is decorated by a lot of beautiful, wild, high altitude flowers in the month of July to September, with enchanting beauty and with some of the wildest profusion of colours and make one forget the pain of the trek. There are two trek routes for this lake. Both the Treks are very popular and provide a panoramic view of the Garhwal Himalaya. One from near Vishnu Prayag via Pianka village and another from Govind Ghat via Bhyundar Village, in route to World Heritage site “The Valley of Flowers”. The trek bifurcates at Bhyundar Village and the left one creep towards The Valley of Flowers and the right one towards the Kagbhushundi Tal along with the right flank of river Karakul Ganga that originates from a glacier near to Raj Khark. There are so many beautiful meadows in route to Kagbhushundi from Bhyundar. Kargila, Sertoli, Bank barn, Dang Khark, and Raj Khark are the most beautiful campsites for shepherds and for the trekkers. As areas of the National Park do not allow now grazing in near, so the whole grazing activities are now shifted towards this Kagbhushundi valley. So, the livestock of nearby villages uses this area as pasturelands. Plz, inform for these treks.

Trip Facts:

Trip length: 8 Days
Grade: Moderate to challenging
Starts in: Joshimath
Ends in: Joshimath
Accommodation:Deluxe Hotel and Tents (on trekking days)
Transportation: Joshimath to Govindghat
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the Trekking
Maximum altitude: 4345 M
Trek length: 7 night / 8 days

Itinerary in Brief

  • 1

    Arrival Joshimath

  • 2

    Joshimath to Bhyundar village [ 10km trek ]

  • 3

    Bhyundar valley to Simartoli [ 6 km trek]

  • 4

    Simartoli to Rajkharg [ 5km trek]

  • 5

    Rajkharg to Kagbhushandi– Rajkharg [ 8km ]

  • 6

    Rajkharg to Bhyundar valley

  • 7

    Bhyundar to Joshimath

  • 8



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