Kagbhusandi Lake

7 Days - 6 Nights
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  • Kagbhusandi Lake Trek
  • Kagbhusandi Lake Trek


Kagbhusandi Lake Trek is a Sacred Lake in Garhwali Himalayas

Nestled in Nanda Devi National Park of Garhwal Himalayas near Kankul Pass at a height of 5230 meters Kagbhusandi Lake is famous for being amid towering peaks and its emerald waters. It lies between Hathi Parvat which is a great high Himalayan peak, finds different species of flowers blooming on its bank (Brahma Kamal, Phen Kamal and Myriad with many more other species of flowers).

Kagbhusandi Lake

The Panorama Views are a delight in Kagbhusandi Lake

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.

Beautiful mountains view in Kagbhusandi Lake Trek

Mythological stories about Kagbhusandi Lake

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 Brahmin 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.

Beautiful village in Kagbhusandi Lake Trek

Key Points of Kagbhusandi Lake Trek

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

The backpack should not exceed 10kgs.

Beautiful river in Kagbhusandi Lake Trek

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Duration: 7 days

Best Season: May, June, Sep and Oct

Level: Moderate to Difficult

Highest Point: 5230 m

Weather: Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.

Temperature: (-2°C to 15°C)

Starting point – Dehradun

Short Itinerary of Kagbhusandi Lake

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 Lake via Kankul Pass (8 km) (5/6 hours)

Day 5 – Kagbhusandi Lake 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)


Day 1 :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.


Day 2 : 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.


Day 3: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.


Day 4 :Raj Kharak to Kagbhusandi Lake via Kankul Pass (4960 m) (8 km) (5/6 hours)

Today trek towards Kagbhusandi Lake 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 lake and its emerald water will make you stare at it and the mountain views looks stunning. Kagbhusandi Lake is related to mythology, explore the surroundings then setup your camps nearby and retire for the night.


Day 5 : Kagbhusandi Lake to Gouncha Udiyar (8 km) (4/5 hours)

Today the campsite is Gouncha Udiyar which lies 8 km away from Kagbhusandi Lake. 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.


Day 6: 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.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava



Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)


Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)


Band aid


Stretchable/Elastic bandage


Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

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

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Transport Facility

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

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

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