Saptrishi Kund

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The actual source of the Yamuna is located at the very difficult-to-reach Saptrishi Kund. You must have a guide to go there. It is believed that seven great Rishi Kasyapa,  Atri,  Bhadravaj, Visvamitra, Autama, Jamadagni, and Vasistha performed austerities for millions of years here.

Saptrishi Kund is situated in the lap of the Bandarpunch Massif (6135m). The location of the Kund is amidst magnificent and enchanting surrounding of the lofty rock strewn glacier. The 8 km trek to Saptrishi Kund starts from Yamunotri temple. The whole trek passes through dense forests and rugged mountainous terrain.

It takes 16 hours to go up and back down. You have to deal with the high altitude, climbing up hills and over rock, ice, snow, and water. The Kund is about a half km in diameter, and its water is dark blue with slushy snow. Very few people come here, as it is a difficult place to reach.

Height: 6135m
Rail :- Nearest Railhead is Rishikesh.
Air :- Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant at Dehradun.
Best time: June To October

How to Reach Saptrishi Kund

From To Distance (Kms)
Delhi Saptrishi Kund
442
Starting Major City/Town/Stops
Delhi Roorkee 183
Roorkee Dehradun 71
Dehradun Mussoorie 35
Mussoorie Barkot 92
Barkot Hanuman Chatti 37
Hanuman Chatti Janaki Chatti 09
Janaki Chatti Saptrishi Kund 15 (Trek)