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Kagbhushandi Tal - KanKul Pass - Barmei Pass Trek

Kagbhushandi Tal - KanKul Pass - Barmei Pass Trek

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About The Kagbhushandi Tal - KanKul Pass - Barmei Pass Trek

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

Detailed Daywise Itinerary For Kagbhushandi Tal - KanKul Pass - Barmei Pass Trek

Day 1From Rishikesh To Joshimath, Via - Karn Prayag, Chamoli

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The 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.
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: All Meals

Day 2From Joshimath To Bhyundar Village, Via - Govind Ghat , Pulna

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day: Drive Joshimath to Govind Ghat (25km, 1900m, 1hr). Trek to Bhyundar Village
Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Day 3From Bhyundar Village To Samartoli

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day: Trek to Samartoli
Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Day 4From Samartoli To Raj Kharak, Via - Dang Kharak . Excursion to Hathi Tal

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day: Trek to Raj Kharak
Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Day 5From Raj Kharak To Kagbhushandi Tal, Via - KanKul Pass

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day: cross KanKul Pass to descend down to Kagabhushandi Tal
Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Day 6From Kagbhushandi Tal To Upper Barmai Camp, Via - Barmai Pass

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day: cross Barmai Pass
Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Day 7From Upper Barmai Camp To Jabar Kharak , Via - Farsawan Top

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day: cross Farshwan top and traverse to reach Jabbar Kharak
Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Day 8From Jabar Kharak To Joshimath , Via - Paika Roadhead

Quick Information:
  • Jabar Kharak: 2350 meters / 7755 feets
  • Paika Roadhead: 1700 meters / 5610 feets
  • Joshimath : 1850 meters / 6105 feets
  • Approximate Distance: 18 Km
  • Approximate Time: 4 hours
  • Day's Activity: Trek, Drive
Brief Details Of The Day: Trek Jabar Kharak to Paika Road Head and Drive to Joshimath
Accommodation: Tent
Meals: All Meals

Day 9From Joshimath To Rishikesh

Quick Information:
  • Joshimath: 1850 meters / 6105 feets
  • Rishikesh: 552 meters / 1822 feets
  • Approximate Distance: 250 Km
  • Approximate Time: 7 hours
  • Day's Activity: Drive
Brief Details Of The Day: trek ends. drive back to Rishikesh
Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast

Covid19 Safety Protocol For Himalayan Treks

Unnatural times call for an unusual response. We at Himalayan High are facing it with even more stringent safety measures to ensure our treks, trekkers, and the local support team are safe. The Covid19 Pandemic has completely changed the way we look at the World and do things. It has changed the way we trek as well. Here is a brief.

  • Small Groups of less than 15 members
  • No Fixed Camps at all. Use a single sleeping bag, mattress & sleeping bag inners throughout the trek without any mixup
  • Sanitized Transportation
  • Contactless Screening of Participants on arrival
  • Contactless Paperwork and Online Booking Procedure
  • Mandatory Sanitization Before Entry
  • Sanitized Accommodation, Linens, Sleeping Bags, etc
  • Sanitized and sun-dried Camping Equipment
  • Monitored Support Crew with extra protection of masks, gloves and frequent use of sanitizers
  • Social Distancing from other unmonitored groups
  • Daily evaluation of Health for Safe Mountain Health
  • Twin Sharing Accommodations on the trek
  • Single tent supplement available
  • Proper Dining Hygiene in Dining Tents
  • Dry Toilets in toilet tents.
  • Covid Hygiene Kit including personal Sleeping Bag Inner for free
  • Precautionary Quarantine Tents On Trek
  • Immunity-Boosting Food Menu and Drinks
  • Filtered, Boiled and Treated Drinking Water

Read more on the following link about our Covid19 safety measures to ensure a safe trek. Safe trekking in the Himalayas during COVID-19

With this protocol, we have resumed our Himalayan Treks.

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+ Quick Info
  • Duration: 8 - 9 Days, Rishikesh to Rishikesh
  • Highest Altitude: 4800m
  • Grade: Strenuous ( know trek grades )
  • Best Time: May End - June, Sep - Early October
  • Terrain: Rhododendron forest, alpine meadows, rocky, crevasse, snow field, glacial moraines
  • Activity Type: Trek
  • Trail Type: Same Exit Entry Point
  • Starts At: Joshimath
  • Ends At: Joshimath
  • Region: India - Uttrakhand
  • Country: India
  • Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehraoon, Uttrakhand
  • Nearest Rail Head: Rishikesh, Uttrakhand
  • Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Joshimath
  • Mobile Network:
  • Internet Option:
  • Temperatures:
  • Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
  • Generic Food Menu: Indian Menu
+ Short Travel Itinerary

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

  • Day 1

    Drive

    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Joshimath (1850m ), Via - Karn Prayag (1450m ), Chamoli (1400m ). 8 - 9 Hrs. 250 Kms
    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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+ Trek Highlights
  • 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
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+ Cancellation Policy

When Should You Book?

We typically get booked about 3 - 6 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.

 

SPECIAL CANCELLATION TERMS DURING COVID19:  
(1st OCTOBER 2020 TILL 31st MARCH 2021 )

Considering the uncertainties during the COVID19 pandemic, we have eased our cancellation rules. 

  • Up to 3 days or more before the trek start date  - Full Refund of the total invoiced amount. No questions asked.
  • 2 days to 1 day before the trek start date - We will either issue you a trek voucher with a value of 100% of the trek fee or refund 85% of the trek fee if you want us to transfer the money back.
  • 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 1 day before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  • Transfer of Seat to Friend/ Family: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 1 day before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  • Validity Of The Covid19 Cancellation Policy: The above-listed cancellation rules apply only to bookings for which the trek start date falls between 1st October 2020 till 31st March 2021.

Find detailed info on Cancellation & Refund Policy

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