KEDARNATH TREK TO VASUKI TAL

Kedarnath Trek To Vasuki Tal, Uttarakhand is full of beauties like lakes, temples even the environment. One of its other beauties is Vasuki Tal. This pure, clear water serves as a mirror by reflecting the surrounding Himalayas in it. Perched at a height of 14,200 feet above sea level the surroundings and the environment make it an epitome of beauty.

ETYMOLOGY

This popular lake was named as Vasuki Tal when Lord Vishnu bathed in this lake during the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.

TREK TO VASUKI TAL

The starting destination for Vasuki Tal is from Kedarnath. Once you reach Rishikesh you can hire cabs, taxis or travel by state-owned buses to reach here. The trek from Kedarnath is only 8 km away and not that difficult to travel. However, some adventurous trekkers like to travel from Gaurikund which is 24 km away from Vasuki Tal. From Gaurikund the next destination is Rambhara before finally reaching Kedarnath. After reaching Kedarnath you have to ascend uphill to reach to Vasuki top and descend downhill to reach to Vasuki Tal. The entire trek is covered with lush greenery and beauty as Kedarnath.

Kedarnath Trek
Kedarnath Trek

HOW TO REACH TO VASUKI TAL

Vasuki Tal can be easily reached from  Kedarnath and Gaurikund. The nearest railways station is of Rishikesh and the nearest airport is Jolly Grant airport of Dehradun. Local buses and private taxis are available till Gaurikund and Rishikesh from where the trekking journey starts.

POPULAR ATTRACTIONS OF VASUKI TAL

Vasuki Tal is famous for the lake. The lake has incomparable beauty. It reflects the beautiful peaks of Chaukhamba and other Himalayan ranges.  The scenic beauty and terraced meadows make this place more popular amongst tourists. Also, it is very popular for trekking. The trek route is not much difficult and perfect for amateurs.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit is during May and June or from October to November. Rest of the time the roads are difficult to access due to heavy snowfall and rain. Also during summers, the flowers blossom and the entire terrain look fresh.

OTHER POPULAR ATTRACTIONS OF VASUKI TAL

Apart from Vasuki Tal, there are many other tourist places which you would not like to miss. While starting from Kedarnath you would not like to miss Kedarnath temple. Other important places include Gaurikund temple, Gandhi Sarovar, Bhairav temple, Deoria Tal and many more.