Trekking

Vasuki Tal Trek
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Vasuki Tal, 8Km from Kedarnath temple, in Rudraprayag district of Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand in India is the enchanting lake where lord Vishnu is believed to have bathed in ancient times.

Crystal clear water penetrating through the bottom of the lake reveling the rectangular rock stacks is amazing view in Vasuki tal.

Visitors get astonished whether those rocks were arranged by someone sometimes – may be in ancient times for lord Vishnu to take bath comfortably?Songanga, the tributary of Mandakini, originating from Vasuki tal is a catchy view.

Vasuki Tal Trek

Trekking enthusiasts who love to challenge themselves trek to Vasuki tal in group at least of six as the trekking route is very difficult. Trekking guide is must in Vasuki Tal trek. Trek begins from Gaurikund through Rambara, reaching upto Garur Chatti and finally making way through Kedarnath temple.

Trekkers are fascinated by the beauty of Mandakini river who flows downwards through the route to Kedarnath temple. Dense forests housing beautiful fauna, tall Himalayan ranges and enchanting waterfalls energize the trekkers. From Kedarnath to Vasuki top is grassy slope in the goat road. Trekkers may encounter shepherds with their sheep and goats. View of Chaukhamba hill and Mandakini valley is spectacular. From Vasuki hill top, Vasuki tal is 1Km downward trek.

A high altitude trekking destination, Vasuki tal has low temperature and demands fit and fine trekkers with guts.

Vasuki Tal Trek | Best Time to Visit

Vasuki tal can be best trekked during summer season keeping weather and trekking route in consideration. Due to high altitude, low temperature, extreme cold and snowfall Vasuki tal trek is not possible during winter season. It is best not to trek during monsoon as the difficult route gets more difficult during monsoon months due to heavy rainfall.

Weather in Vasuki Tal

  • Summer: Summer months May to mid-June is best time for Vasuki tal trek. Weather is pleasing with hot sun making the trekkers feel warm. Temperature falls down during the night time. Stuff yourself with warm clothes.
  • Monsoon: Heavy rainfall makes the trek almost impossible during monsoon season. The trekking route from Chorbari Bamak glacier to Vasuki tal becomes slippery and muddy checking further trek. It is best to avoid the monsoon months.
  • Spring: Spring months mid-September to mid-October are good time for trekking purpose to Vasuki tal. Tourists must be well equipped with warm clothes for the night time.
  • Winter: Trekking to Vasuki tal during winter is not possible due to extreme cold. The climatic condition does not favor the trekkers. It is recommended that you don’t plan a trip to Vasuki tal during winter season.

Vasuki Tal Trek | How to Reach ?

The answer to the trekking distance or route to Vasuki tal depends upon how long the trekkers want to trek through. One can sit on pony till Kedarnath and begin to trek from Kedarnath temple or begin trekking right from Gaurikund.

  • By air: Jolly Grant airport Dehradun is the nearest airport 229 from Gaurikund via Rishikesh, Devprayag, Rudraprayag.
  • By rail: Dehradun railway station is 253Km, Rishikesh railway station is212Km and Haridwar railway station is 236Km from Gaurikund.
  • By road: Gaurikund is well connected by motorable roads to rest part of Uttarakhand state. Dehradun ISBT is 256Km, Rishikesh is 215Km, Haridwar is 235Km, Uttarkashi is 226Km,Tehri is 181Km, Devprayag is 141km, Srinagar is 109Km, Rudraprayag is 74Km, from Gaurikund.

Route to Vasuki Tal

  • Dehradun – Rishikesh – Narendranagar – Chamba – Tehri – Ghansali – Chibitiga – Mayali – Tilwada – Agastyamuni – Kund – Guptakashi – Phata – Gaurikund – Kedarnath – Chorbari Bamak Glacier Vasuki Tal

Vasuki Tal Trek | Places Nearby

  • Guptakashi: 1,319 meters above sea level in Rudraprayag district of Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand, Guptakashi is a large village that houses Vishwanath temple dedicated to lord Shiva. Guptakashi, named after the Guptavash (hidden residency period) of Pandavas, the heroes of Hindu holy epic Mahabharata, enshrines a temple of Ardhanareshwar- half Shiva and half Parvati to form a single statue. Guptakashi is considered second most pious Hindu holy places that come after Kashi or Varanashi.
  • Gauri Kund: Gauri kund is believed to be the lake where goddess Parvati bathed. This is the very lake where she bathed before making Ganesh out of the material used to bath. Gauri Kund is a popular tourist destination for the natural beauty and is also a stop for the pilgrims and trekkers to Kedarnath temple and Vasuki Tal.
  • Few more near by places to Vasuki Tal Trek are — Rudraprayag  |  Chorbari Bamak Glacier  |  Kedarnath Temple