Kagbhushandi Tal Trek - Kankul Pass | Barmei Pass | Best Trek Of Uttrakhand

Kagbhushandi Tal Trek With KanKul and Barmei Pass

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

Details Of The Kagbhushandi Tal Trek

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Key Himalayan Geographical Offerings Of The Kagbhushandi Tal Trek


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

Why Should You Do The Kagbhushandi Tal Trek

  • 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
  • 📅 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 From: Joshimath
  • 🚩 Ends In: 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:
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  • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
  • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian Menu

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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 - Daywise Detailed Itinerary

Day 1Arrival In Joshimath ( 250 Kms,8 - 9 hours )

Drive Day

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.

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

Drive, Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day: Drive Joshimath to Govind Ghat (25km, 1900m, 1hr). Trek to Bhyundar Village

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

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day: Trek to Samartoli

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

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day: Trek to Raj Kharak

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

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day: cross KanKul Pass to descend down to Kagabhushandi Tal

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

Trek, Pass Crossing Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day: cross Barmai Pass

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

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day: cross Farshwan top and traverse to reach Jabbar Kharak

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

Trek, Drive Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
  • Jabar Kharak: 2350 meters / 7708 feet
  • Paika Roadhead: 1700 meters / 5576 feet
  • Joshimath : 1850 meters / 6068 feet
Brief Details Of The Day: Trek Jabar Kharak to Paika Road Head and Drive to Joshimath

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

Drive Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
  • Joshimath: 1850 meters / 6068 feet
  • Rishikesh: 552 meters / 1811 feet
Brief Details Of The Day: trek ends. drive back to Rishikesh

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  • Day 1

    Drive

    Arrival Day
    From Rishikesh (552m ) To 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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