Vasuki Tal is an enchanting lake situated near Kedarnath at an altitude of 4135 meters in the beautiful hills of Uttarakhand. It is also a famous place among Uttarakhand Treks. It is located at a distance of 8 km from Kedarnath in Rudraprayag District of state Uttarakhand, India.
Vasuki Tal is surrounded by beautiful Himalayan mountains, which provide a beautiful view. It is one of the greatest sights in Kedarnath due to its crystal clear waters. During winter the lake gets completely frozen.
According to the Hindu mythology this is the lake where Lord Vishnu used to take bath in ancient times. This beautiful lake provides a charming view of the neighboring Chaukhamba peaks. You can find beautiful, colorful flowers around the lake. The most famous and beautiful flower is Brahma Kamal.
Vasuki Tal Trek :
Vasuki Tal trek is quite large in size. Trekking is little bit difficult than other treks. The trek from Kedarnath to Vasuki Tal is a continuous trek along a narrow path. One has to cross the Chaturangi Glacier and Vasuki Glacier to get to the lake. These glaciers are filled with ravines and crossing them demands stamina and confidence. The total distance of this trek is about 8 km from Kedarnath. Trekking enthusiasts usually form a group and start the trek. We would recommend a trekking guide in this trek.
Best Time To Visit :
From May to October, the weather is mild and pleasant in Vasuki Tal. Thus it is the great time to visit. In winters the lake gets frozen and crossing the glaciers becomes risky.