Gandhi Sarovar is a small lake holding crystal clear water. Gandhi Sarovar is also known as Chorabari Tal because it is situated on the mouth of Chorabari Bamak glacier.The lake presents an awesome scenario of nature, which would definitely mesmerize any visitor. The ice perched on the surface of this lovely lake makes an enthralling effect. Its tranquil ambiance coupled with the gentle cold breeze heals all the worldly worries. Chorabari would be a nice stop over for those who prefer to be in the lap of the mother nature in sheer solitude. The popular belief is that it was from here Yudhishthira endeavors his heavenly voyage.
Gandhi Sarovar lies on the foot of Kedarnath and Kirthi Stambh peak at an astounding altitude of 3,900mts above sea level. Gandhi Sarovar blesses the travelers with invigorating views of the imposing Himalayan peaks. It is advised to visit Gandhi Sarovar early in the morning, because the weather of this region changes rapidly.Tourists visiting this site can enjoy the surroundings along with the view of floating ice on the water.
The 14 km trek from Gaurikund to Kedarnath goes through virgin deodar and oak forest and picturesque waterfalls. The 3km trek commences from the iron bridge of Kedarnath and ends up at Gandhi Sarovar. The trek to Gandhi Sarovar is neatly paved for more than half the route. There is a breathtaking waterfall en route to Chorabari Tal. While traveling to Gandhi Sarovar do purify your soul by worshipping in the sacred temple of Lord Shiva, Kedarnath. There are no stalls or tea shops on the way so do carry your stuff.