KAGBUSHANDI TAL TREK
This is a small oblong lake with emerald green water. It is at an altitude of 5230 mts., near Kankul Pass(5230 mts.), and is almost a kilometer in length. Myriad blossoms decorate its banks during the season, a wildest profusion of colours make the trekker forget the hardships and the exhaustion of the trek. Set in the lap of Hathi Parvat (6730 mts.), the lake can be approached either from Bhiundhar village, near Ghangria, or from Vishnu Prayag. The trek from the former is a little easier in gradient, but is longer.
The trek from Bhiundhar passes through thick bear-infested, forests and stretches of stinging nettles. The only shelters here are the shepherd huts. This trek also involves walking long distances across glacial moraines and over slippery rocks. Two huge rocks on a spur of Hathi Parvat are described as a crow (Kaga) and an Eagle (Garuda). The locals believe that the crow is animatedly conversing with Garuda on the affairs of the universe. Another version has it that a learned Brahmin of Ayodhya once incurred the wrath of the sage Lomas who lived here and was changed into the form of crow by the sage.
Best time to visit:may to June, September to October
Type of trek: High altitude trek
Base: Govind Ghat
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
AREA COVERED : DELHI – RISHIKESH – GOVINDGHAT– BHYUNDAR VILLAGE – ROOPDHUNGI – SAMRATOLI – RAJ KHARK - KAGBHUSANDI - PANCH VINAYAK - PAINKA VILLAGE - BRAHMAKUND - BHAINS TAL - BRAHAMKUND - FARSWAN VINAYAK - PAKINKA - JOSHIMATH - RISHKESH - DELHI
DURATION: 09 NIGHTS/ 10 DAYS
Day 1: Delhi - Rishikesh
Day 2: Rishikesh - GovindGhat
Day 3: Govindghat - Bhyundar Village - RoopDhungi (12 Km.)
Day 4: RoopDhungi - Samartoli - Raj Kharak (14 km.)
Day 5: Raj Kharak - Kagbhusandi (6 km.)
Day 6: Kagbhusandi - Panch Vinayak - Brahmakund/ bhains tal (8 Km.
Day 7: Brahamkund - Farswan Vinayak - Painka (15 Km.)
Day 8: Painka village to Road Head (2.5 km.)- Joshimath
Day 9: Joshimath - Rishikesh Day
Day 10: Rishikesh - Delhi