MALDARU LAKE TREK
8 Days - 7 Night
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MALDARU LAKE TREK
The Maldaru Lake Trek is a summer treat that will leave you speechless at the beauty of the massive Himalayan valley. Maldaru is a glacial lake with a length of around 300 meters. Maldaru Tal is thought to have auspicious waters by the citizens of Osla village. It is located in Uttarakhand’s Sankri range, in the Uttarkashi district.
The path to the lake is equally beautiful, with its woodland, ancient villages, and alpine settings. The Har Ki Dun-Ruinsara Valley trek is very similar to the Maldaru Lake trek. Read More
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Day 1: Taxi service from Dehradun Railway Station to Sankri (base camp).
Arrive at the railway station in Dehradun. Dehradun is the last stop before setting out on your trek to make some last-minute purchases. Make all of your purchases in your neighborhood, if possible.
The Discovery Hike team will arrange transportation for trekkers from Dehradun Railway Station in the morning, departing for Sankri between 6:00 and 7:00 a.m. and taking approximately 10 hours to reach Sankri.
Sankri is probably one of the most beautiful drives in the Indian Himalayas. Until Naugaon, the journey follows the Yamuna River’s course. Here, the road crosses the river and begins to follow the gently gushing river. Before reaching Sankri you reach Mori after traveling through a long stretch of pine forest. Mori is the final location where you can connect to the phone network and make calls. Here’s where you’ll find a good JIO network.
Day 2: Taxi ride from Sankri to Taluka & 11 km trek to Dharkot camp on the same day
After breakfast, we will drive to Reach Taluka, a small village with a few hotels and shops where the trek to Dhatmir village begins. The trail is lined with wildflowers, especially wild irises, and roses, as well as Deodar, Chestnut, and Bamboo trees.
Go ahead and cross a stream bridge before continuing on the trail. A Supin river can be seen flowing through the woods below as you pass through dense forest. As you continue trekking, you will come across the village of Dhatmir. There is an opportunity for an overnight stay in camp or a homestay at Dhatmir village / Dharkot camp trek of 11 km on the same day
Day 3: After breakfast trek starts from Dharkot to Vishkupri (2,800 m) (4-5 hr)
Today you will be trekking towards the large Vishkhupri meadow with an abundance of Deodar trees.
On today’s hike, you’ll pass through some beautiful scenery and get a glimpse of heart-warming views that will leave you speechless. Reach the campsite Vishkhopri, which is located at the bottom of the valley, where Maldaru Lake can be found.
Pitch your tents in the vast meadow and get lost in the scenery, then enjoy some delicious and nutritious food before retiring for the night.
Day 4: Trek from Vishkupri to Rashi (3,255 m) (5-6 hr)
Wander through the Batagor meadows, which are ablaze with geraniums, marigolds, and purple gentians. Because of its idyllic atmosphere, this section of the trek is the most picturesque.
The trail is fully green due to the vegetation and trees, and snow-capped mountains can be seen in the distance. Cross a frozen stream using temporary wooden logs.
After a short hike, you’ll arrive at your campsite Rashi, where the Manju Kanta Pass and the path you took will be clearly visible.
Set up the tents at Rashi, relax for a while, and sit outside admiring the scenery. After eating, retire to your tents for a restful night’s sleep.
Day 5: Rashi to Maldaru Lake (4,200 m) (5-6 hr)
Today’s trek will be the longest through the boulder area, and the path is steep, so keep your balance on the track. This trail will lead to Maldaru Lake if you steadily climb over the loose rocks.
The lake is 3-4 kilometers wide, and just seeing it is enough to leave you speechless. The species Brahma Kamal and Phen Kamal are abundant here; these species are uncommon and only found at high altitudes.
Himalayan peaks like Swargarohini peaks 1, 2, 3, Black Peak and Bandarpunch peak can be seen clearly here. Set up camp near this pristine lake and take in the scenic views, eat some healthy food, and retire for the night.
Day 6: Maldaru Tal to Seema (2,560 m) (4-5 hr)
Leave this Maldaru Lake campsite with the shining morning views of Bandarpunch and Swargarohini and head towards Seema. As you begin to descend, you will be accompanied by scenic views of snow-capped mountains.
Trek through the dense forest; the descent from this point will be steep, so proceed with caution. Seema is a big meadow where you will be camping today.
Reach Seema campsite and set up camp in the tranquility of the forest. Relax here, then retire for the night in tents after a delicious dinner.
Day 7: Back to Sankri from Seema (5-6 hr trek + 1 h drive )
Begin trekking down to Taluka from Seema/Cheludgad, where the trek began. Continue on the same path through lush woods, spotting birds and Langurs along the way.
When you arrive in Taluka, vehicles will be waiting for you, and you can then enjoy the 11-kilometer drive to Sankri.
Day 8: Sankri to Dehradun – 7 h drive
Leave from Sankri early in the morning & have your breakfast & lunch on the way. Reach Dehradun by the evening.
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.