Kagbhusandi Trek Highlights
- Witness the Kinner Kailash range while you trek towards the Kedar Kantha Summit at 3800 m
- Camp near Juda ka Talab and grasp the breathtaking view of starry-sky and majestic mountains.
- Experience huge snow blankets around you in every direction after crossing the mark of 10,000 ft
- The kedarkantha remote route is one of the most exquisite drives in Indian Himalayas.
Kagbhusandi Trek Overview Trek Overview
Kagbhushandi Lake trek- undoubtedly a trek which is as difficult as the pronunciation of its name. A 35kms long trek in the upper Himalayan region of Uttarakhand is a spiritual trek and considered one of the toughest ones. This trek falls in the category of moderate to tough and it is highly suggested to cover it under the guidance of a guide.
WHAT MAKES IT A PERFECT TOURIST SPOT?
A pilgrimage trek not just for us but for the crows as well. The trek location and route is still virgin and untouched in the remote corners of Uttarakhand. The trek initiates from Govindghat via the captivating Bhyundar village or Vishnuprayag. The trek is almost a week-long with a steep climb and there is no paved path to go along the trail. You have to trek along the rivers, dense forest covers and rough patches, engrossed in witnessing the natural scenic beauty of the region. Brahmkamals would be welcoming you all since they are mostly found in the high-altitude regions of Uttarakhand.
WHY SHOULD YOU VISIT KAGBHUSANDI TREK?
The trek path via Bhyundar valley can be a little long but you can locate the Hathi Parvat from there. The two huge rocks on the top of it are believed to be a crow and an eagle having an intense discussion regarding the universe. Trekking along with Bhyundar village, roop dhungi will be your campsite for the day. The next day you will trek for about 14kms covering Simartoli and then will reach up to Rajkharak to camp overnight over there. The next day will be the day for you to reach directly up to Kakbhushandi, which will be the toughest stretch so far. From there, if you wish to continue then you can move ahead to trek for Gounchha Udiyar, which is another mystical lake in Nanda Devi Biosphere reserve and another 8kms of the trek. And then you can head down towards Painka village and further to Govind ghat only. Now that you know a trek location so raw and away from the hustle-bustle of city life and that too with a spiritual significance of its own, so let no hindrance bound you from covering it. Just make this happen and discover more about this quaint location.
The trek holds its significance because it was here only where Kakbhushandi, who was a famous sage from Ayodhya and a great devotee of Lord Ram had narrated the Ramayana to Garun. He was the first one to have narrated the Ramayana, even though he had been transformed into a crow by Sage Lomas in his final incarnation. It is still believed that the crows while counting their last breaths still come here to die. As per Hindu mythology, crows are considered as an incarnation of our ancestors, so the trek holds a lot of importance during the months of Pitr Paksh(shraadh).
Day 1: On your first day start your journey from Govindghat towards Bhyundar village to reach Roopdhungi. It’s a journey of 12 kms. Stay the night at Roopdhungi.
Day 2: On your second day move towards Samartoli to reach Raj Kharak from Roopdhungi. You’ll cover a distance of about 14 km.
Day 3: On your third day, start from Raj Kharak to reach Kagbhusandi lake which will be at a distance of 6 km. You can come down the same route but it is recommended to take a different route from Kagbhusandi via Painka village to get some majestic scenic views.
The most suitable time to cover this trek is during the months of May-June and post-monsoon months i.e., September and October. The trek demands a high fitness level of the trekkers since most of the trek groups can’t even get halfway through it and return from mid-way.