Kagbhusandi Tal Trek is one of the most famous destinations and trekking sites in India, primarily because of its elevation. Towering 5,090 m above sea level, this location is found in the Gharwal Himalayas region.

The location also gives you a stunning view of Kagbhusandi Lake, which looks like an emerald green triangle. A mix of legend and history makes for an interesting story behind this lake. It is believed that the lake got its name from crows that died in this region. True enough, “kag” is the Sanskrit word for crow.

But what tourists like the most about Kagbhusandi is its wonderful blend of colors, thanks to the shining waters of the lake and the bright flowers that grow around it. The site is indeed perfect for nature lovers and photographers.

Altitude: 14300 Ft. 
Trek Length: 48 -53  Km. 
Duration: 07 Days 
Difficulty Level: Difficult
Base Camp: Joshimath
Best Season: May, June, and  September - October
Pick & Drop: Rishikesh To Rishikesh 

07 Days
Rishikesh to Rishikesh
INR 14,999 Per person + 5% GST


Tour Itinerary 

Day 01

Rishikesh to Govind Ghat

Govind Ghat is located in Uttarakhand. This serves as the starting point of your trek and is also the base camp for trekkers. To reach Govind Ghat, you can take the Rishikesh train near the Jolly Grant Airport. There are also local guides whom you can consult in the site.


Day 02

Bhyundar Village to Roop Dhungi

Take your breakfast at Govind Ghat and start the trek to Bhyundar Village. This village is the actual starting point of the trail to Kagbhusandi. However, the Byundar Village trek is a 12-kilometer stretch, with a gradual ascent during the first hour of the trek. Newbies won’t find this trail too difficult, though, especially once they have passed the steep areas. You can also catch views of glaciers, rivers, and rocks on your way to Roop Dhungi. Make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes as you will be walking on boulders and treading through dense, bear-infested forests.


Day 03

Roop Dhungi to Rajkharak

Brace yourself for a 14-kilometer trek. The trail is full of beautiful sceneries, and the trek consists of short visits to Kargil, Simartoli, Dang Khark, Bankbara, and other nearby areas. You can stop over at these campsites for a short rest, or briefly watch shepherds and the animals grazing the pasture.


Day 04

Rajkharak to Kagbhusandi Via Kunkun Khal Pass

You will be walking 8 kilometers from Rajkharak to reach the gorgeous Kagbhusandi Lake. The trail consists of lush meadows, an expanse of a green valley, and huge boulders. You will likewise see bears, snow-capped mountain peaks, and the valley of flowers.

The lake itself is a sight to behold. Considered sacred by Indians and Himalayans, Kagbhusandi Lake runs for 500 meters in a high altitude. The emerald waters are clear and refreshing.


Day 05

Kagbhusandi to Gounchha Udiyar

The panoramic view does not end in Kagbhusandi Lake; the green meadows and thick forests are a treat for nature lovers. Here, you’ll see tribal villagers in their best element, living their peaceful nomadic life. You can even have a small chat with them as you gather your strength. The place is also perfect for picture-taking because of the beauty of nature. Kagbhusandi shows the grandeur of the Himalayas, whether this is captured in the morning light, or beneath indigo skies.


Day 06

Painka to Govind ghat

From Gounchha Udiyar, you’ll walk towards Painka and head to Govind Ghat. The entire trek is a total of 17 kilometers. There are narrow and rocky paths along with a village in Garhwal Himalaya, plus a clear stream from the Barnal Mountains. You can stay here overnight before you take the trail back to Rishikesh.


Day 07 

Govind ghat to Rishikesh

Eat a hearty breakfast and prepare for the trek back to Rishikesh. If you’re too tired to walk, you can take a vehicle instead. Lunch will mostly be available at Rishikesh. This is the end of the Kagbhusandi Trek, so you can discuss with your group the highlights of the journey.

The Kagbhusandi Trek is an unforgettable experience for both local and foreign tourists. Although the trek takes a week, and would likely exhaust the newbie traveler, the effort and time is worth it. Get your plane ticket to Rishikesh now and book your trek.




  • Transportation during the journey from the pickup on day 01 to drop on day 07 till Rishikesh is covered.

  • Accommodations on sharing basis as per itinerary (Triple /Quad Occupancy).

  • Meal Plan: AP (Breakfast+ Lunch + Dinner, starting from Day 01 Dinner till Day 07 Morning Tea only)

  • The trip Lead will be present at all times during the tour.

  • Local Transportation Joshimath to Pulna and Return

  • A Local Guide will be present at all times during the tour.

  • All kinds of Permits

  • First Aid Kits

  • Oxygen Cylinders

  • Infrared Thermometer

  • Oximeter



  • Any expenses of personal nature.

  • Meals during transit.

  • Hot water Rs. 100 per bucket in Ghangaria.

  • Insurance of any kind.

  • Any fees and permits (for non-Indians).

  • Unscheduled delay due to a landslide.

  • Cost Escalation due to “Force Majeure and Evacuation charges”.

  • Anything not mentioned explicitly in the above program.

Cancellation Policy


The Trans Himalayan reserves the right to cancel trips. The Trans Himalayan is not responsible for additional expenses incurred by preparing for the trip (for example non-refundable advance purchase air tickets, clothing, equipment, visa fees, medical expenses, etc.).

  • If you cancel or leave a multi-day trip for any reason:

  • More than 60 days prior to the trip start date, we will grant you a full refund less a INR 2500 per person administrative fee.

  • Between 59 and 30 days prior to the trip start date, we will retain 25 percent of the trip cost

  • Between 29 and 15 days prior to the trip start date, we will retain 75 percent of the trip cost.

  • Less than 15 days prior to the trip start date, or once the trip has begun, there will be no refund.

  • Day Hike Cancellation Policy: 50% refund with 48 hours notice; no refund within 48 hours

Things To Pack

  • Thermals (Upper & Lower)

  • Down Jacket /Main Jacket

  • Clothes

  • Socks

  • Undergarments

  • Gloves

  • Slippers

  • Running Shoes/ Outdoor Shoes

  • Hats/Caps

  • Daypack

  • Medicines (Diamox – to reduce chances of AMS)

  • First Aid Kit

  • Documents – ID (Driver’s License, AADHAR Card, Voter ID :: Passport and Visa copy for Foreign Nationals)

  • Sun Glasses

  • Torch

  • Water Bottle

  • Power bank

  • Mobile Charger / Travel Charger

  • Raincoat

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Toiletries

  • Cold Cream

  • Lip Guard

  • Sunscreen Lotion

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