BARAADSAR LAKE TREK
8 Days - 7 Night
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BARAADSAR LAKE TREK
The Baraadsar Lake is a holy lake in the Western Garhwal Himalayas that lies on the border of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, tucked between the Rupin and Supin valleys. The trail to Baradsaar Lake winds through scenic meadows, brown oak and pine trees, large clearings with spectacular mountain views, and finally over a ridge that divides the Rupin and Supin valleys, providing excellent panoramic views. This bowl-shaped high-altitude Baraadsar Lake is tucked away within a huge cauldron, with high ridges converging from all sides, making it one of the least explored treks in the area. It’s a one-of-a-kind trek because the ultimate thrill is a satisfying summit drive to hit the pool. This trek is designed for hikers who have prior hiking experience. Due to a series of ascents, this moderate-level trek demands a decent level of fitness. Trek this off-the-beaten-path trail to see unimaginable vistas and breathtaking scenery.
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Day 1: Pick up to you from Dehradun railway station drive to Khanyasni camp
Arrival in the city of Sankri. If you want our transportation, we will meet at ISBT Dehradun at 7 a.m. and drive to Sankri. The Baraadsar Lake trek begins in this small quaint village. In Sankri, spend the night in a guesthouse or hotel.
Day 2: Trek from Khanyasni camp to Sarutal camp (05 km) (3/4 Hours)
Today’s trek takes you through some high-altitude villages; first, you must reach Himri, which requires crossing a ridge; the climb is steep, and your trek begins by passing through a pine forest; the climb is steep; take breaks and continue ascending. Since the trail is confusing, stay alert and follow your trek leader. There are no water streams along the way, so bring plenty of water. Bitri village is reached after 4 hours of ascent. This village is lovely, with wooden houses and welcoming villagers who welcome you with a smile. Bitri also has a school and a temple, the latter of which is constructed in the Kinnauri style and is the main attraction for tourists. Spend some time here exploring the village. After lunch, begin your journey towards Sarutal. Today’s campsite is Sarutal, a lake in the middle of a meadow. This location is relaxing, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Relax here, eat your dinner, and spend the night in tents.
Day 3: Trek from Sarutal camp to Badang camp (08 km) (5/6 Hours)
Badang is a beautiful meadow, and this is an ideal campsite with fascinating beauty. The hike today will be mild, with only ascents. After experiencing spectacular morning views from Sarutal, have breakfast and depart for Badang. The climb is steep at first, and the path is rocky, after 1 hour of climbing, you will come across a creek, which you must cross, the trail then levels out, and the ascent begins. Langoor families and Himalayan birds can be seen here, and the area is rich in flora and fauna. Arrive at Badang, a beautiful meadow surrounded by a Deodar tree & a flowing stream which is the source of the water.
Day 4: Trek from Badang camp to Dhaldhar camp (13 km) (6/7 Hours)
Breakfast in Badang before departing for Daldhar camp. As you progress, the peaks appear in front of you, and the scenery is breathtaking, you have a 180-degree view from here. Reach your campsite at Dhaldhar & relax here for today.
Day 5: Trek from Dhaldhar camp to Devbasa camp (5 km) (3/4 hours)
Start trekking after you’ve eaten your breakfast. It will take two hours to get to our campsite Devbasa from Dhal Dhar. This area is plain and rocky, and it is the point where two mountains meet. You can see the Rocky Mountains all around you, and this campsite is windy due to its high elevation and rocky terrain. The trail of Baraadsar can be seen from the Devbasa Gangotri range.
Day 6: Trek from Devbasa camp to Baraadsar lake (14 km) (7/8 hours)
Today’s trek is the longest on a rugged path, stretching from Dev Basa to the Baraadsar meadow; you can choose between two routes. The short one is steep and requires crossing a pass to get to your campsite; the long one requires taking a round of the mountain, and the campsite is 3 hours away from that point. Choose wisely based on your abilities.
The Baraadsar Lake is 8 hours away, but the trail is challenging and involves crossing some glaciated areas. You’ll come across snow patches along the way, and the trail is rocky, so be careful not to fall or twist your ankle due to the stones. Return to your Dev basa campsite & have your dinner and stay overnight in tents.!!
Day 7: Trek from Devbasa camp via lower sural to Kasla (15 km) (6/7 hours)
Wake up early in the morning & eat your breakfast. Start descending to Sural & then Kasla. After reaching Kasla we will head back to Sankri. Today we will stay in Sankri & enjoy the evening with our newly made friends.
Day 8: Sankri to Dehradun by taxi (210 km) (8/9 Hours)
Wake up early & say a final goodbye to your friends. You’ll arrive in Dehradun between 5:30 and 6:00 p.m.
Frequently asked question
- Footwear: The trekking boots which must be waterproof and snow proof, normal boots, floaters, and woolen socks.
- Backpack: (50 ltr), Daypack (20-30 ltr), Duffel bag.
- Clothes: Jacket and trousers that are both waterproof and breathable. Jacket (synthetic or down feather fleece), synthetic insulated trousers, poncho, sweatshirt, inner thermal (upper & lower), fleece, t-shirts, cotton trekking pants, shorts
- Season wise Clothes:
- Hand and head protection includes liner gloves, bandannas, sun hats, woollen caps, and face masks, among other things.
- Accessories: Sunglasses/goggles, anti-glare lenses, water bottle, hydra bag, and headlamp with spare bulb and extra batteries are all recommended.
- Trekking Gears: Toolkit for an emergency. Sunscreen, a toiletry pack, water purification pills, Ziploc packs, ear plugs, first-aid kit, and the necessary medications are all recommended.
- Camping Equipment: Sleeping bags of lining (extreme -5 to +5 Celsius if you have one), trekking sticks, and so on.
- Warm top/light micro fleece pullover/full sleeve T shirt – 2/3
- Water resistant/repellent trekking pants with an inner lining for added warmth- 2 High-quality windproof/water-resistant outer shell (jacket) with a proper hood
- Thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen Jumper, Down Jacket with at least 600 fill capacity Innerwear with a thermal component (upper and lower)
- Woolen hat, inner fleece gloves, and outer water-resistant gloves
- 4–5 pairs of thick woollen socks and standard socks, scarf/muffler (optional)
- Waterproof Trekking/Hiking shoes with a thick heel and high ankles that are comfortable to wear. Sneakers/sport shoes are ideal for camp.
- Poncho or raincoat. A small, light-weight towel
- A hydration pack and an insulated water bottle (optional)
- Sunglasses with UV cover and the potential to cut light, as well as a cap or floppy hat to shield the strong sun off your skin (important when traversing through snow)
- Trekking pole or sturdy walking stick Lip Balm, Sunscreen Lotion
- Flashlight / torch (with extra batteries) Medications, if any special prescription is needed Toiletries for personal use
- Carry a rain cover over your luggage • Day pack/small bag that you can carry on your back all day to keep your essentials in
- Keep a few poly bags or plastic containers in your bag to place your things in if you need to in case of heavy weather.
Personal Medical Kit (MANDATORY FOR ALL)
- 10 Diamox tablets (to prevent AMS)
- Nifedipine – 5 pills Dexamethasone – one strip
- 6 tablets of Crocin (fever)
- 4 tablets of avomine (motion sickness) 4 capsules of Avil 25mg (allergies)
- 4 tablets of Combiflam (Pain killer)
- 6 tablets each of Norflox TZ and Lomofen (diarrhea) 10 tablets of Digene (acidity)
- 10 Omez/Rantadine capsules (antacids) 3 to 5 metres of crepe bandage
- 1 tiny roll of gauze 10 strips of bandage 1 small roll of cotton 10 packets of ORS
- Moov spray Betadine or other antiseptic cream (aches, & sprains)
- If you're vulnerable to knee injuries, you should wear a knee cap. Powder with antifungal properties
- Cancellation: If a trek is cancelled at the last minute due to a natural disaster or unforeseeable circumstances (such as floods, earthquakes, landslides, attack, or bandh), Discoveryhike will have a trek voucher for the full number. The voucher can be used for the same or a different trek over the next year.
- In case you wish to cancel the trek, then please be aware of these things:
- Cancellations made within 30 days of the trek's launch date will include a complete refund.
- If you cancel within 30 and 20 days before the hike, you will get a 50% refund.
- There will be no refund if you cancel less than 20 days before the trek begins.
- Please keep in mind that if you get a refund, there will be a reduction of 4% (Cancellation charges) from the overall amount you pay. In addition, if you purchased trek insurance, you would not get a refund.
- Discoveryhike assumes no responsibility for any malfunction or injury to your clothes, supplies, or other belongings while on the trek. The trek fee covers all expenses associated with the trek from start to finish.