SARU TAL TREK
8 Days - 7 Night
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SARU TAL TREK
The Saru Tal Trek leads to the holy water of the Sar Lake, which is situated at an elevation of 4200 meters in the Western Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi district. It is a mild 8-day trek that begins at Sankri, which serves as the base camp. The Saru Tal is situated in an area where the temperature is good during the day but cold at night. Sankri is the starting point for the trek, with Dehradun as the final destination. At the start of this journey, you will be able to see majestic meadows and the incomparable charm of the Himalayas will blow your mind.
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Day 1: Dehradun Railway Station pickup and a taxi ride to Sankri (base camp)
To begin with, Discovery Hike arranges transportation for trekkers from Dehradun Railway Station in the morning, departing for Sankri between 6:00 and 7:00 a.m. Stop at kempty dropping after half an hour. Get breakfast there and observe people from all over the world. Then, at about 1:30 p.m., arrive at Purola Market and stop for lunch. Proceed to Sankri base camp after lunch. Come to our campsite, freshen up, and enjoy some evening snacks on our open terrace with spectacular views. After receiving some details, you can go for an evening walk but must return to the hotel for dinner.
Day 2: Trek from Sankri to Kedarkantha Base Camp via Juda Ka Talab.
Today, a delightful morning is eagerly awaiting your arrival. Feel the calm in the mountains; there is no connectivity or materialistic thing to bother you; all you have is peace. At 6:00 a.m., enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea and get ready for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Following your guide’s directions, you must leave at 8:30 a.m. The trek begins in Sankri and ends at Kedarkantha base camp, which is 8 kilometers away. After a short walk from the main market, you will be mesmerized by the Swargarohini peaks (I, II, and III).
After a 20-minute walk, the beautiful Saur village will appear, with all of its houses made of wood. There are a number of homestays in the area that offer delicious organic local cuisine.
Goteka, Boiroka ligudiya, Posla, Jainola, Kuwamohli, and Juda Ka Talab are some of the local places. Also, get to the base camp of Kedarkantha. Continue on through the pine forest to your campsite, where the Kedarkantha peak stands tall and offers spectacular views! After that, have a hot lunch. Explore the area when enjoying evening tea/coffee, cookies, and soup. Dinner will be served, and then you can retire for the evening.
Day 3: Trek from Kedarkantha base to Kedarkantha Summit (3800 meters) and then to Dunda Thach via the right trail.
Today is the most important day of your trek, so get up at 4:30 a.m. to see the sunrise from the summit of Kedarkantha. Nothing compares to seeing the sunrise from the summit because the views are breathtaking. It mesmerizes everyone who watches it.
At 4:30 a.m., a light breakfast will be served before the trek begins. It’s important to use headlamps. Trekking in the dark is a lot of fun, but only if you go with a knowledgeable guide. You’ll soon be just below the summit of Kedarkantha.
The climb to the top is 1.5 kilometers long, but it is well worth the effort. Move forward with others, and the soft sun rays will bring joy to your side. As the sun begins to rise, climb to the summit (3800 m) and catch some of the most memorable moments of your life.
There is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Ganesha, where you can seek their blessings and be amazed by the panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks. Spend quality time with your group and then get ready to follow the Dunda Thach trail to the evening camp, where you can enjoy the night.
Day 4 : Trek from Dunda Thach – Taloti Thach (11 km /5-6 hrs)
Breakfast is served before departing for Taloti Thach. You’ll pass a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Parvat, and Ganesha along the way. The distance to be traveled is possibly 11 kilometers, with a few steep parts to cross before arriving at your campsite. Since Taloti Thach is a lush meadow with breathtaking views of Himalayan peaks and spectacular surroundings. So, pitch your tents and retire for the night after a delicious meal.
DAY 5 : Trek from Taloti Thach – Saru Tal (10 km/5-6 hrs)
The trek today consists of a combination of ascents and leveled walks. To get to the pristine Saru Tal, you’ll have to cross many meadows and ridges.
Above all, Saru Tal is a one-of-a-kind glacial lake nestled among meadows in a picturesque setting. From there, you can see the Black Mountain, Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini (I) (II) (III), Bali Pass Trail, and Dhaldhar Kandi Pass.
As a result, this trail continues to Fachu Kandi Pass. Set up camp near Sarutal Lake, take in the scenery, and unwind for the night.
DAY 6 : Trek from SaruTal – Taloti Thach (10 km/5-6 hrs)
Retrace your steps across meadows and ridges after breakfast. Arrive at Taloti camp and set up camp for the night.
DAY 7 : Trek from Taloti Thach to Talukaand then drive to Sankri
You’ll return to Sankri today, but via Taluka. The descent to Taluka is easy, but be careful coming downhills because most people twist their ankles. Consequently, We enter a dense forest, and the trails are very confusing, so pay attention to your guide. The Langoors can also be seen here, hanging from tree to tree. After a short trek, you’ll come across a village with cows and goats at every home. As a result, after half an hour, you can arrive at Taluka, a village with a few shops. From here, a vehicle will be arranged to take you to Sankri, where you will stay in a hotel.
DAY 8 : Drive from Sankri to Dehradun (210 km/8-9 hrs)
Finally, it’s your last breakfast with the Himalayan Hikers team on this trek. The certificates will be presented, and after some beautiful photographs, Sankri will bid you all farewell.
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.