Five kilometers from Kedarnath is the Vasuki Tal Lake that lies at a height of 4,135 metres. The melting waters from the snow-clad mountains nearby drain into this lake. Besides the Chor Bamak Glacier, it is also fed by the Vasuki Glacier. Icebergs float in its clear waters which reflect the peaks of the Kedarnath range. The Vasuki Ganga originates from this lake
There is no vegetation in this area and the lake freezes in winter. It is the shape of the lake that has led to it being called the Vasuki Tal, since it resembles the snake Vasuki coiled around the neck of Lord Shiva. An outstanding view of the Chaukhamba Peak can be seen from this lake.
HOW TO REACH
- Rudraprayag- Gaurikund : 78 km motorable
- Gaurikund- Kedarnath : 14 km trek
- Kedarnath- Basuki Tal : 8 km trek