Vasuki Tal Trek – the Most Divine Lake in Himalayas
Vasuki Tal is a holy glacial lake that is perched in the remote region of Indian Himalayas at an altitude of 4,978 m.
It is formed by the melting waters of Mt. Vasuki and lies 5 km ahead from a famous Hindu pilgrimage site and abode of Lord Shiva “Kedarnath”.
The waters of this pristine lake are clear and the lake got its name “Vasuki Tal” because it resembles snake Vasuki curled around the neck of Lord Shiva.
It lies amidst glaciers and the trekking route is steep. Therefore, it is a great trek for adventure lovers.
Vasuki Tal Trek: Explore the Verdant Beauty of this Remote Region
No doubt, the Himalayas have enchanting beauty, bracing climate and desirable soothing green meadow.
So, what else can be better than spending some days here in the serenity!
About Vasuki Tal Trek
During the trek, pass through regions with rich vegetation and witness Himalayan Brahama Kamals and rare wildflowers growing around the lake.
According to the legend, Lord Vishnu took bath in it at the time of Rakshabandhan (Hindu festival) which purified this lake.
In addition to its divine beauty, get rewarded by extremely beautiful views of Chaukhamba Peaks and other majestic Himalayan ranges.
Therefore, the famous trekking destinations covered on this trek are – Gomukh, Tapovan and Nandanvan. Vasuki Tal and, further pass through the verdant forests of pine and cedar which ahead merges with the glaciated tracks.
Most importantly, come across the colorful beauty of Flora and Fauna while exploring this remote region.
It is home to a number of Himalayan animals and Bharals can be easily spotted here. But, do not miss to witness Sadhus meditating here who permanently live in caves.
Why to choose Vasuki Tal Trek?
Before heading towards the itinerary, it is really essential to perceive the reason behind choosing Vasuki Tal trek.
See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of by taxi 516 Km both side and on foot 68 km which is to be covered into 11 days. Dehradun to Dehradun
Vasuki Tal Trek is a high altitude mountain trek Altitudes is 4978 Meter
The Starting trail is moderate as compare to other treks this is difficult trek. So this trek is not for beginners
Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?
You got to see so many heavenly bodies at one place like the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges Gangotri, you can see pine forests, different variety of flora and fauna surpassing through bona fide Garhwali culture.
I think Do spare time in Interaction with our local’s team, and you will get to know about some of the ancient tales of Indian mythology and our local cultures, this is good ideas for trekkers
Beautiful landscapes so carry proper photo gear & Extra battery backup.
The backpack should not exceed 12 kg only
Altitude we are going to cover in Vasuki Tal Trek
Gangotri – 3415 Meter
Chirbasa – 3580 Meter
Bhojbasa – 3775 Meter
Gomukh – 4255 Meter
Tapovan – 4500 Meter
Nandanvan – 4810 Meter
Vasuki Tal – 4978 Meter
Key Points Vasuki Tal Trek
Duration: 10 Nights 11 Days – from Dehradun to Dehradun
Base camp: Gangotri
Summer Temperature: Day (5°C to 10°C) Night (-2° C to 6° C)
Vasuki Tal : Altitude: – 4978 Meter
Best Time: May, June, September, October
Trek Level: Difficult,
Trek distance: On foot 68 Km – By taxi 516 km
Group Size: 10 people
Short Itinerary Vasuki Tal Trek
Day 1 : Pickup to you from Dehradun railway station – Drive to Gangotri – 258 km) (10/11 Hours) (3415 Meter
Day 2 : Trek from Gangotri to Chirbasa camp (09 km) (5/6 Hours) (3580 Meter)
Day 3 : Trek from Chirbasa camp to Bhojbasa camp (5 km) (3/4 Hours) (3775 Meter)
Day 4: Trek from Bhojbasa camp to via Gomukh to Tapovan camp (09 km) (6/7 Hours) (4500 Meter)
Day 5: Exploration Day Nil Tal and Shivling base camp (4619 Meter) back to camp (4/5 Hours)
Day 6: Trek from Tapovan to Nandanvan camp (6 km) (3/4 Hours) (4810 Meter)
Day 7 : Trek from Nandanvan to Vasuki Tal (06 km) (4/5 Hours) (4978 Meter)
Day 8: Trek from Vasuki Tal to Nandanvan (06km) (4/5 Hours) (4810 Meter)
Day 9: Nandanvan to Bhojbasa camp (14 km) (5/6 Hours) (3775 Meter)
Day 10: Trek from Bhojbasa camp to Gangotri (14 km) (6/7 Hours) (3415 Meter)
Day 11: Drive from Gangotri to Dehradun by taxi (258 km) (10/ 11 Hours)