Saptarshi Kund is a paradise for trekkers. The route to the kund is a rather hard for trekking with non-existent paths, glaciers and streams. The route has several flora including many medicinal plants and many exotic birds and glaciers on the way. The trek is said to be fairly difficult and it is good if one takes a guide along with them. The place is a perfect place for mountaineers, nature lovers, devotees and photographers. You can click some of the best pictures near the lake with snow of the glaciers all around.
It is believed that seven great Rishis Kasyapa, Atri, Bharadwaj, Viswamitra, Gautama, Jamadagni and Vasistha performed penance at the Saptrishi kund and this is from where the Kund got its name.
A trekking distance of about 10 kilometres from Yamunotri temple can take one to the Saptrishi Kund. There is no other way to reach the kund.