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Kagbhushandi Tal Trek

An unforgetable walk on the mystic and mythological route though beautiful lakes and crossing high altitude passes

Kagbhushandi Tal Trek - Quick Informations

  • 📅 Duration: 8 - 9
  • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 4800m
  • 🛑 Grade: Strenuous ( know trek grades )
  • 👍 Best Time: May End - June, Sep - Early October
  • 🏃 Activity Type: Trek
  • 🔄 Trail Type: Same Exit Entry Point
  • 🚩 Starts From: Joshimath
  • 🚩 Ends In: Joshimath
  • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
  • 🎌 Country: India
  • 🛪  Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehraoon, Uttrakhand
  • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Rishikesh, Uttrakhand

Kagbhushandi Tal Trek - Key Geographical Highlights

9 Popular Peaks:
Chaukhamba I ( 7138m ), Chaukhamba II ( 7058m ), Chaukhamba III ( 6974m ), Chaukhamba IV ( 6854m ), Gauri Parbat ( 6708m ), Hathi Parbat ( 6727m ), Kamet ( 7756m ), Mana Peak ( 7272m ), Nilkantha ( 6596m )
2 High Passes:
Barmai Pass ( 4600m ), Kankul Pass ( 4800m )
2 Serene Lakes:
Kagbhushandi Taal ( 4362m ), Hathi Tal ( 4000m )
1 Tranquil Rivers:
Alakananda
1 Beautiful Remote Villages:
Bhyunder
1 National Parks Or Forest Reserve:
Valley of Flowers National Park

Kagbhushandi Tal Trek - Elevation Profile & Itinerary Overview

Day 1
D1Rishikesh
Day 1
Karn Prayag
Day 1
Chamoli
Day 2
D2Joshimath
Day 2
Govind Ghat
Day 2
Pulna
Day 3
D3Bhyundar Village
Day 4
D4Samartoli
Day 4
Dang Kharak
Day 4
Raj Kharak
Day 4
Hathi Tal
Day 5
D5Raj Kharak
Day 5
KanKul Pass
Day 6
D6Kagbhushandi Tal
Day 6
Barmai Pass
Day 7
D7Upper Barmai Camp
Day 7
Farsawan Top
Day 8
D8Jabar Kharak
Day 8
Paika Roadhead
Day 9
D9Joshimath
Day 10
Rishikesh

Kagbhushandi Tal Trek Daywise Itinerary

Day 1Arrival In Joshimath

Overnight In: Joshimath (1850m )
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: All Meals
Cost Of Transport Included: No
Activity: Drive Day
Journey from Haridwar to Joshimath is a long one, but definitely not a boring one. As you swirl up, you come across the Prayags ( confluence of rivers) of Uttrakhand, coming down from the Himalayan Glaciers on the higher reaches of the Himalayan state. These rivers unite to form the mighty Ganga which flows down Haridwar to rest for India. Ganga is known as the lifeline of India, and Uttrakhand - The Dev Bhoomi ( God's Land) The streets are colorful too !! Travelling in mountain roads for 280 KMS can be really tiring. So take a good sleep in your hotel tonight.

Day 2From Joshimath To Bhyundar Village, Via - Govind Ghat , Pulna ( 35 Kms,5 hours )

Day 2
1850 - Joshimath
Day 2
1900 - Govind Ghat
Day 2
2200 - Pulna
Day 2
2600 - Bhyundar Village


35Km, 5hrs.

Activity: Drive, Trek Day
Overnight In: Bhyundar Village (2600m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals
Drive Joshimath to Govind Ghat (25km, 1900m, 1hr). Trek to Bhyundar Village

Day 3From Bhyundar Village To Samartoli ( 9 Kms,5 hours )

Day 3
2600 - Bhyundar Village
Day 3
3100 - Samartoli


9Km, 5hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Samartoli (3100m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals
Trek to Samartoli

Day 4From Samartoli To Raj Kharak, Via - Dang Kharak . Excursion to Hathi Tal ( 9 Kms,5 hours )

Day 4
3100 - Samartoli
Day 4
3400 - Dang Kharak
Day 4
3830 - Raj Kharak
Day 4
4200 - Hathi Tal
Day 4
3830 - Raj Kharak


9Km, 5hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Raj Kharak (3830m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals
Trek to Raj Kharak

Day 5From Raj Kharak To Kagbhushandi Tal, Via - KanKul Pass ( 9 Kms,7 - 8 hours )

Day 5
3830 - Raj Kharak
Day 5
4800 - KanKul Pass
Day 5
4400 - Kagbhushandi Tal


9Km, 7 - 8hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Kagbhushandi Tal (4400m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals
cross KanKul Pass to descend down to Kagabhushandi Tal

Day 6From Kagbhushandi Tal To Upper Barmai Camp, Via - Barmai Pass ( 7 Kms,5 hours )

Day 6
4400 - Kagbhushandi Tal
Day 6
4600 - Barmai Pass
Day 6
4200 - Upper Barmai Camp


7Km, 5hrs.

Activity: Trek, Pass Crossing Day
Overnight In: Upper Barmai Camp (4200m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals
cross Barmai Pass

Day 7From Upper Barmai Camp To Jabar Kharak , Via - Farsawan Top ( 14 Kms,6 hours )

Day 7
4200 - Upper Barmai Camp
Day 7
4135 - Farsawan Top
Day 7
2350 - Jabar Kharak


14Km, 6hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Jabar Kharak (2350m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals
cross Farshwan top and traverse to reach Jabbar Kharak

Day 8From Jabar Kharak To Joshimath , Via - Paika Roadhead ( 18 Kms,4 hours )

Day 8
2350 - Jabar Kharak
Day 8
1700 - Paika Roadhead
Day 8
1850 - Joshimath


18Km, 4hrs.

Activity: Trek, Drive Day
Overnight In: Joshimath (1850m )
Accommodation: Tent
Meals Included: All Meals
Trek Jabar Kharak to Paika Road Head and Drive to Joshimath

Day 9From Joshimath To Rishikesh ( 250 Kms,7 hours )

Day 9
1850 - Joshimath
Day 9
555 - Rishikesh


250Km, 7hrs.

Activity: Drive Day
Overnight In: Rishikesh (552m )
Accommodation: None
Meals Included: Breakfast
trek ends. drive back to Rishikesh

Kagbhushandi Tal Trek - - Why Its A Must-Do

  • Nar, Neelkanth, Hathi, Ghodi, Oti Ka Danda peaks, Chaukhamba
  • The village of Bhyundar and Pulna
  • Samertoli - a lovely meadow
  • Dang Kharak, a glacier between Hathi and Ghodi
  • Hathi taal, a lake below the Hathi Parvat. Little walk from Raj Kharak
  • Kankul Pass, the gateway to Kagbhushandi Lake
  • The Swarna Ganga, meaning golden Ganga, a tributary of Alakananda emerging from Kagbhushandi lake
  • Barmei Pass - the most challenging part of this trek
  • Great views from Pharsawan Top
  • Finally, the spiritual connect and mythological story of Kaga and Ramayana

Kagbhushandi Tal Trek - An Elaborate Description

Kagbhushandi tal trek is one picturesque trek near to Joshimath in Uttrakhand. Following up the same route as that of the more popular Valley Of Flowers Trek, this trek leaves behind the village of Bhyunder and then enters into the foreground of the Hathi Parvat.

A serene trail gets difficult at times in form of two passes standing as a barrier - the Kankul Pass and the Barmei Pass. In between these tow barriers lies the vista of the pristine lake of Kagbhushandi

As wisely said by someone, you don't get the view if you don't take the pain. The views offered by this trek are jawdropping, inspiring to praise the might of the himalayas to the next level. The route is also considered to be pious by the Hindu believes

If you are a offbeat trekker, and like the remoteness of the Himalayas, keen to challenge yourself, this trek is for you.

Route Details: Joshimath -- Govind Ghat -- Bhyunder -- Samertoli -- Dang Kharak -- Raj Kharak -- Kankul Pass -- Kagbhushandi Tal -- Barmei Pass -- Farsuwan Pass -- Jabar Kharak -- Paika -- Joshimath

Kagbhushandi Tal - KanKul Pass - Barmei Pass Trek details and departures

Kagbhushandi Tal Trek Package Cost Details

** click on the DayNumber to read detailed itinerary for the day

  • Day 1

    Drive

    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Joshimath (1850m )
    Overnight In: Joshimath (1850m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: All Meals
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
  • Day 2

    Drive, Trek

    From Joshimath (1850m ) To Bhyundar Village (2600m ), Via - Govind Ghat (1900m ), Pulna (2200m ). 5 Hrs. 35 Kms
    Overnight In: Bhyundar Village (2600m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 3

    Trek

    From Bhyundar Village (2600m ) To Samartoli (3100m ) . 5 Hrs. 9 Kms
    Overnight In: Samartoli (3100m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 4

    Trek

    From Samartoli (3100m ) To Raj Kharak (3830m ), Via - Dang Kharak (3400m ) . Excursion to Hathi Tal (4200m ). 5 Hrs. 9 Kms
    Overnight In: Raj Kharak (3830m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 5

    Trek

    From Raj Kharak (3830m ) To Kagbhushandi Tal (4400m ), Via - KanKul Pass (4800m ) . 7 - 8 Hrs. 9 Kms
    Overnight In: Kagbhushandi Tal (4400m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 6

    Trek, Pass Crossing

    From Kagbhushandi Tal (4400m ) To Upper Barmai Camp (4200m ), Via - Barmai Pass (4600m ) . 5 Hrs. 7 Kms
    Overnight In: Upper Barmai Camp (4200m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 7

    Trek

    From Upper Barmai Camp (4200m ) To Jabar Kharak (2350m ), Via - Farsawan Top (4135m ) . 6 Hrs. 14 Kms
    Overnight In: Jabar Kharak (2350m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 8

    Trek, Drive

    From Jabar Kharak (2350m ) To Joshimath (1850m ), Via - Paika Roadhead (1700m ) . 4 Hrs. 18 Kms
    Overnight In: Joshimath (1850m )
    Accommodation: Tent
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 9

    Drive

    From Joshimath (1850m ) To Rishikesh (552m ) . 7 Hrs. 250 Kms
    Overnight In: Rishikesh (552m )
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast
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We typically get booked about 2 - 5 months in advance. It is advisable to book this much in advance as you get early bird discounts and also your travel costs like flights/hotels/trains etc are much cheaper and confirmed if you book well in advance.


Rules Of Cancellation: 

If cancellation is done:

  1. Up to 30 days or more before the trek start date  - Full Refund of the total paid amount
  2. Between 30 days to 20 days before the trek start date - 50% refund of the invoiced amount. 30% of the invoice amount will be charged as the cancellation penalty.
  3. Between 20 days to 0 days before the trek start date - No refund. Free rescheduling or transfer of slot is allowed.
  4. Transfer Of Seat to Different Batch/ Trek: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 15 days before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  5. Transfer of Seat to Friend/ Family: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 5 days before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  6. Validity: This rule is only applicable for treks between 4000 to 6000 meters and graded as Challenging or Challenging+

 

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