Kagbhushandi Lake

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Kagkbhusandi Lake

Duration 7 Days/ 6 Nights
Starts From Rishikesh to Rishikesh

Trek Details

Treking distance- 60-65 Km

Difficulty level- Moderate to difficult

Best time to visit -June,July, September and October.

Highest altitude -5230m.

Cost of treking - ₹15000/

TRIP Inclusions




Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Forest permits

All types of forest permits

Tour guide

experienced tour guide support included


Kagbhushandi tal (tal is Lake in Hindi) is situated in midst of two gigantic mountains, it is an emerald lake which is at an altitude of 17,158 ft. The lake is located in the Himalayan Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India. It is always advisable to take a professional guide along who can also double up as an instructor to make your trek easier. Once you reach the top you can have a view of more famous mountains of the region namely, Chaukhamba, Nar- Narayan mounts, Bhrigupant, Taliya Sagar, and Neelkanth to name a few.

We had just arrived at the eerie village of Bhyundar Following a Yearlong trek at the Scenic Valley of Flowers and Hemkund in Uttarakhand to a September evening. With a group of five-star trekkers, I was eager and awaiting another adventurous conclusion --Kagbhusandi Tal--a less-trodden course in the region.

The fundamental Himalayan belt is known for exotic high altitude lakes. Some lesser-known kinds have been saved in distant corners therefore making it necessary for one to traverse great distances simply to get a glimpse.

There were several risks involved but we chose to do the trek anyway. We were warned by sailors regarding the terrain, flow, broken glaciers, crossing boulders, and high passes in unfavorable climate. However, our sole difficulty was getting helpful information who had a good sense of leadership, someone who could direct us through a not-so-well marked topography devastated by the previous year's flooding. (Ever since then the Forest department had been reluctant to grant a license to the distant lake as the road was washed away)

We finally succeeded in finding our guide, Raman Singh Negi, and few porters out of Joshimath, to get that trek.

Nevertheless, the weather reports cautioned of rain and dark clouds. A glance of the peak of Hathi Parbat (6727 m) at the daytime across the tree line while in the valley dismissed our souls. Having a diversion from Bhyundar, we crossed Laxman Ganga within a makeshift bridge. We then chose the road moving into the best, along Karnkul Ganga. As forewarned, the road was washed off.

A day later the heavens were clear showing the hills looming in the distance. A fast morning meal later, we began our journey. The valley later Samartoli enlarged and has been rugged flat. From a distance, we could see the denuded ridges of the Dang Kharak glacier.

By the time we realized that it had been late and was just starting to snow. The next morning the entire series of snow-clad peaks encircling the valley was shining from the sunrise. From the campsite, a tiny depression was observable since south during a bounding ridgeline. This was the first perspective of the Khal.

Thankfully the skies remained clear. In high spirits, the team layout. The road to Kankul khal has been confusing. Unlike other high altitude moves I had done, it was difficult to estimate the pass.Even the Kagbhusandi Lake or Even Khagbhusandi is a Tiny emerald green lake Located In a elevation of 5,230 metres nearby Kankul Pass (5,230 m) nearly a kilometers in length.

The immaculate Kagbhusandi Tal is located in the horn of Hathi Parvat in 6,730 metres over sea level. 2 The regional men and women think that the crow is profoundly pleased together with the eagle about the affairs of this world.

The snowball is adorned with diverse Himalayan flowers blossoming around the Banks throughout the spring, with vibrantly colored petals swaying from the Cool breeze. The very best time to see this location would be between July to September.

Short Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Rishikesh to Govindghat
  • Day 02 : Govindghat to Roopdhungi
  • Day 03 : Roopdhungi to Raj Kharak via Samartoli
  • Day 04 : Raj Kharak to Kagbhusandi Lake
  • Day 05 : Kagbhusandi to Brahmakund
  • Day 06 : Brahmakund to Painka
  • Day 07 : Painka to Rishikesh


  • Veg Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks and Dinner
  • Tents(Quad/Triple)
  • Gears: Micro Spikes and Gaiters according to the conditions
  • Convenience in Home stay/Hotels (Quad/Triple/)
  • Experienced and Qualified Guides
  • Forest permits
  • Clinical offices - First Aid Kits, Oxymeter, portable oxygen cylinders
  • Clean Camps and Hotels


Day 01 : Rishikesh to Govindghat

On the primary day of your trek, you’ll be riding from Rishikesh to Govindghat. The complete adventure takes you via the mountain side, with the river Ganges flowing beneath you. You additionally get to witness the confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi to shape river Ganges.

Day 02 : Govindghat to Roopdhungi

Start early and mark your manner closer to Bhyundar village, the place to begin of the trek to Kagbhusandi Lake. Though, there's steep hiking for the primary hour of the trek, however it's miles less complicated in gradient later on. You will come across rocky areas, glaciers, shrubs, rivers, and so on on the primary day of your trek. Enjoy the sounds of gushing water of River Alaknanda, at the same time as you circulate forward. The path after Bhyundar village passes via dense bear-infested rhododendron forests. It is right here that you’ll have a primary glimpse of Hathi Parvat at the same time as transferring closer to Roopdhungi. Overnight live in tents at Roopdhungi.

Day 03 : Roopdhungi to Raj Kharak via Samartoli

Post breakfast, we drive from Roop Dhungi to Samartoli and later to Raj Kharak. The entire route is stunning and soothing to the eyes. You can walk in a colorful direction, with the types of vegetation in full bloom and the snow-capped Himalayan peaks within the background. Passing through Kargil, Samartoli, Bankbara and Dang Kharak we camp at Raj Kharak for the day. All these are great campsites for trekkers.

Day 04 : Raj Kharak to Kagbhusandi Lake

This is the maximum thrilling day of our trek as we head to Kagbhusandi Tal from Raj Kharak. The preliminary direction to the lake is thru inexperienced valley and delightful meadows, later observed via way of means of mountaineering large boulders and strolling on slender paths. However, the immediate idea of the captivating lake will preserve you encouraged thru all of the difficult routes. On the way, you'll witness lovely perspectives of Neelkanth (6596 m.), Hathi Peak (6727 m.), Ghodi Parvat (6590 m.), Chaukhamba and Nar-Narayan Peaks. There is the huge type of vegetation and fauna withinside the valley. You can see Brahma kamal, Myriad, Fen kamal and lots of greater flowers. Once you attain the lake, you'll be awestruck via way of means of the splendor of nature. Overnight at Kagbhusandi.

Day 05 : Kagbhusandi to Brahmakund

One of the top moments of a Himalayan trek is when you trek to an alpine lake. Unfortunately, in winter, most alpine lakes on our treks are out of bounds. Yet, on the winter Brahmatal trek you not only trek to an alpine lake but also camp near it. Getting an opportunity to trek to such a lake in winter is what makes the Brahmatal trek special

Day 06 : Brahmakund to Painka

Put in your trekking boots and begin your adventure to the village of Penka, the closing day of our taking walks excursion of the trek. Penka is a small and exquisite village located withinside the lap of Garhwal Himalayas. The trek passes via rocky and slender paths with a few dense woodland area. You will even see the waterfall coming from Barmal Peak. The splendor of this region will amaze you and you may actually need to return back right here again. Check in on the visitor residence organized through us. Enjoy a warm dinner and experience the entire evening.

Day 07 : Painka to Rishikesh

It is the last day of our ride and the joy of hiking is unforgettable. We take some top memories and best moments again to have a good time for relaxation of our life. Drive to Rishikesh. Lunch on the way and the ride culminates in Rishikesh.


  • Anything not mention in inclusion
  • Food during Transportation
  • Any sort of personal Expenses
  • Unscheduled or extended stay due to road blockage and Landslides
  • Mule/porter charges (Personal), Back pack offloading Charges
  • Cost of Evacuation if there should arise situation of emergency

How to Reach

At first, you have to arrive at Rishikesh, after that THC crew will deal with your further itinerary.
1. Take Cab/Bus/Train to reach Rishikesh
2. We generally suggest going for the govt. transports over the private ones outside the bus stop as founded on the experience we have observed that there are exceptionally high possibilities of delay to reach destination and charges are a bit high . Likewise, govt. Transports are more trustworthy. Whichever transport you take, simply try to arrive at Rishikesh to at least by 05:30 am.
First you need to arrive at Rishikesh, after that THC will deal with your further itinerary.
3. Take flight to Dehradun air terminal (Jolly Grant Airport) and drive to Rishikesh (20 km, 30 min), In case you are coming by flight, come one day ahead of schedule.
After morning tea move further to Rishikesh (breakfast and lunch on the way) Reach Rishikesh by 6:30 pm Drop off point is Roadways Bus station Plan your further travel after 7:00 pm.



Cancellation and refund policy

Cancelling a trek/tour in himalayas is like a real pain when you have been planning of it since a long time. So to make it more convenient for the trekkers we introduce easy cancellation policy. This Policy is effective only as per your booking date.

1. If you are cancelling your trek prior 15 days from your trek date, then we provide you with the FULL REFUND.

2. If you are cancelling your trek within 15 days from your trek date, then there will be NO REFUND.

3. If you want to change the date of your trek, then it should only be done before 20 days from your trek date.

4. THC holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.

5. If we cancel/postpone our trek on the day of departure due to uncertain natural calamity or circumstances I( landslide, heavy rain ) in that case your total amount that you paid prior would be refunded within 3 working days.


The beautiful Kagbhusandi lake (Tal in Hindi) is on top of Hathi Parwat (Elephant Hill in English), it is surrounded by local Himalayan flowers which are grown only in the region, there are two massive rocks on either side of the mountain which is believed to be that of a crow (Kaga) and an eagle (Garuda). The locals believe as per the mythology, the eagle is advising the crow on how to lead a life, and so on the affairs of the universe.

In July and September, one can see the most colorful flowers blossoming and swaying in the cool Himalayan breeze. These three months July, August, and September are the most ideal for trekking.


The locals believe that old crows come flying to Kagbhushandi lake to die. The fact is no crow has been spotted dying there on the lake, even by the locals, only ruffled feathers were seen in large numbers which made the locals believe the crows come there to die.