Kushkalyani bugyal is a picturesque meadow idyllically located on the Gangotri-Kedarnath old bridle route. It is in the proximity of a tiny hamlet called ‘Belak’ and can be easily approached from Ghuttu, a motor-head in Tehri district. Panwali bugyal is another popular meadow in Uttarakhand which can be reached from Ghuttu.
Kushkalyani being an obscure meadow rests peacefully in its solitary disposition and serves as an ideal trekking destination for those seeking solitude. This gorgeous meadow is a home to a wide variety of alpine flowers including wild Himalayan flora.
Rishikesh to Ghuttu (154 km road)
Ghuttu to Kushkalyani (25 km trek)
The ideal time to visit Kushkalyani bugyal in Uttarakhand would be from May to June and September-October.
The extensive meadow of Kushkalyani bugyal is a part of the Khatling Sahastra Tal trek in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. An easy climb from Malla village, a few hours driveway from Uttarkashi will open up to the view of this dew-kissed meadow of Kushkalyani.
The pictorial meadow of Kushkalyani makes an ideal camping site for the trekkers. Tiny Himalayan blossoms can be seen decorating the pastures. Several birds and butterflies flock here to savour the sweet nectar of the flora. It is a peaceful place to relax and escape from the madhouse of the cities.
Kushkalyani Bugyal makes a perfect place for the nature lovers and those seeking peace and tranquility in the Himalayas. The trekkers can pitch their tents here before heading to Khatling Glacier and Sahastra Tal or Masar Tal. Its breathtaking beauty and chasm make Kushkalyani, one of the most scenic alpine meadows in Garhwal region.