Kagbhusandi is a Sacred Tal in Garhwal Himalayas
Nestled in Nanda Devi National Park of Garhwal Himalayas near Kankul Pass at a height of 5230 meters Kagbhusandi Tal is famous for being amid towering peaks and its emerald waters. It lies between Hathi Parvat which is a great high Himalayan peak, find different species of flowers blooming on its bank (Brahma Kamal, Phen Kamal and Myriad with many more other species of flowers).
The Panorama Views are a delight on this trek
Several tall Himalayan Peaks are visible from this region. On the way the famous peaks which can be clearly seen are Chaukhamba, Hathi peak, Neelkanth and Nar Narayan peaks.
Mythological stories about this Tal
Meaning of “Kag” in Sanskrit is crow. According to a legend this lake is named “Kagbhusandi” because crows come here to die and feathers of crows can be seen around this lake.
Another tale related to it is, a sage once cursed a Brahman and he turned into a crow here. Tow rocks present here resembles crow and an eagle which are visible on the way, many other stories are related to these rocks.
Key Points of Kagbhusandi Tal
- Level: Moderate to Difficult
- Proper conditioning & training of body required
- Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature
- Shoes are the single most important equipment.
- High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.
- Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.
- Travel light
- Backpack should not be more than 10 kg.
Must read about Kagbhusandi Tal Trek
Trek Fee: Rs.15000 Per Person (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Dehradun to Dehradun)
Duration: 7 Days
Best Time:May, June, Sep and Oct
Temperature:(-2°C to 15°C)
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- Vacation Style Holiday Type
- Activity Level
- Group Size Large Group
Day 1– Dehradun to Govindghat via Joshimath (315 km) (8/9 hours)
Day 2– Govindghat to Bhyundar village and Roop Dhungi (12 km) (6/7 hours)
Day 3– Roop Dhungi to Samartoli and Raj Kharak (14 km) (8 hours)
Day 4– Raj Kharak to Kagbhusandi Tal via Kankul Pass (8 km) (5/6 hours)
Day 5– Kagbhusandi Tal to Gouncha Udiyar (8 km) (4/5 hours)
Day 6– Gouncha Udiyar to Panika (10 km) and drive to Govindghat (7 km)
Day 7– Govindghat to Dehradun (315 km) (8/9 hours)
✅ Transport facility from Dehradun to Dehradun
✅ Forest Permit and entrance fee
✅ Accommodation in tents on twin share basis
✅ Accommodation in Hotel Yuksom
✅ All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner
✅ (All camping gears)
✅ High quality tents
✅ Sleeping bags
✅ Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
✅ Dining Tent
✅ Dining Table
✅ Kitchen team
✅ Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
✅ Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
✅ Medical Kit
✅ Oxygen Cylinders
✅ Crampons and Gaiters
❌ Personal Insurance
❌Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit
❌On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included
❌Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included
Full payment confirms your booking
We serve three meals a day including snacks and soup. A variety of delectable and healthy food is provided which includes; Indian, Chinese and other Western meals. They are nutritious and keeps you fit and healthy on your trek.
Dehradun to Govindghat via Joshimath (315 km) (8/9 hours)
Vehicle will be arranged from Dehradun, the drive is along Ganga, Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers. Get beautiful sight of hills through your window, witness the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi en route.
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.
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.
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.
Raj Kharak to Kagbhusandi Tal via Kankul Pass (4960 m) (8 km) (5/6 hours)
Today trek towards Kagbhusandi Tal 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 tal and its emerald water will make you stare at it and the mountain views looks stunning. Kagbhusandi Tal is related to mythology, explore the surroundings then setup your camps nearby and retire for the night.
Kagbhusandi Tal to Gouncha Udiyar (8 km) (4/5 hours)
Today the campsite is Gouncha Udiyar which lies 8 km away from Kagbhusandi Tal. 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.
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.
Govindghat to Dehradun via Joshimath (315 km) (8/9 hours)
Have your breakfast early and leave for Dehradun to reach there on time.
Please carry the documents given below
- Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, driving license, voters ID, etc.)
- Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker
- Risk Certificates
Trekkers must bring :
- Strongly built hiking shoes, if you do not own a pair you can rent it from Sankri.
- Sandals or slippers to wear in campsite
- Thick woollen socks, it will keep your feet warm
- Daily wear socks
- Thermals are very important
- 1 shirt, it should be long sleeved
- Shirts and pants for campsite, should be warm
- 1 raincoat or poncho
- Thick gloves
- Trek pants
- Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
- Sun glasses
- Sun tan lotion
- Lip balm
- Water bottle
- Personal toiletry items
ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:-
ATM POINT: Withdraw money before your journey, Joshimath is the last point where you will find ATM.
There will be no networks during the trek, only BSNL networks are available at Govindghat. Finish all your important calls and work before starting of the trek.
Trekking demands a good investment and this extremely expensive activity is the passion of many, so we have a great announcement to make which will be a great relief to your pockets. Now get your Trek Gear on Rent and all you have to do is make a special renting request while booking your trek. That’s it! We have kept it simple for you.
We carry first aid kits but it’s necessary to carry a personal medical kit.
(Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)
– Diamox – (prevents altitude sickness)
– Digene – (it cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)
– Crocin Advance – (cures fever and headache)
– Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)
– Disprin/Saradon – (cures headache)
– Avomine – (prevents motion sickness)
– Avil – (it treat allergies)
– Norflox TZ & Lomofrn – (prevents Diarrhoea)
– Ranitidine – (reduces the amount of acid in stomach)
– Volini/Moov spray – (for sprains)
– Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)
– Band aid
– Stretchable/elastic bandage
– Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor in case you face any problem in your trek, take advice from Professional guide before taking any medicine.
– Drinking water is necessary during your trek, keep 1 litre of water bottle filled and drink it on proper interval of time, it is very important while hiking.
- Make your booking one or two months prior in advance. If you cancel the trek due to any reason, it is mandatory to notify us. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we get your request to cancel the trek.
- If the trek gets cancelled from our side due to natural disaster,rainfall, heavy snowfall or any other reason then the refund will not be initiated but we will arrange another trek.
(Bank charges deducted are not Refundable)
- Up to 30 Days – 90% cost is Refundable
- Between 21 to 30 Days – 50% cost is Refundable
- Less than 20 Days – No Refund
(Refund is initiated within 7-8 business days)