Baraadsar Tal Lake Trek
Baraadsar Tal Lake Trek
(Sankri to Sankri)
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The Baraadsar Lake is a sacred lake that lies on the border of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh tucked between the Rupin and Supin valleys in the Western Garhwal Himalayas. The trail to Baradsaar Lake takes you through picturesque meadows, brown oak and pine forests, massive clearings with breathtaking mountain views, and finally over a ridge that separates the Rupin and Supin valleys with excellent panoramic views. Tucked away inside a massive cauldron, this bowl-shaped high altitude Baraadsar Lake has high ridges converging from all sides making it one of the least explored treks in the area. The ultimate thrill is a rewarding summit push to reach the lake which makes it a unique trek. This trek is meant for trekkers with previous trekking experience. This moderate level trek involves a good fitness level due to a series of ascents. Trek this offbeat trail to enjoy unimaginable vistas and stunning sceneries. Pre-monsoon months of mid-May and June and the post-monsoon months of September and October is the best time to do this trek. Stay on this page for more information on the Baraadsar Lake Trek – Itinerary, Photos, Reviews, FAQs, and more.
Day 1: Arrival in Sankri
Arrival in Sankri. If you opt for transportation from us then we will assemble early morning at ISBT Dehradun by 7 AM and drive towards Sankri. This small quaint village is the base for Baraadsar Lake trek. Overnight stay at guesthouse/hotel in Sankri.
Day 2: Sankri to Pithari (8084 ft) – 3 hrs drive. Trek from Pithari to Barthatra thatch (9485 ft) – 2.6 km, 3 hrs. Trek.
The day starts with a 3 hrs drive from the Sankri village to the starting point of this trek, a very beautiful village named Pithari. It is one of the oldest villages in that region where the houses are wonderfully crafted by pine wood, this ancient village represents the rich and colorful culture of this part of the country. The trail cuts through small bushes on a slope with spectacular views of the massive open valley to the right till you reach the first campsite named Barthatra Thatch. The first day of the trek is pretty decent in terms of difficulty, there are no steep ascends. But the major highlight of the day is the Barthatra campsite. Thatch is the local language for clearings of open grounds surrounded by forest. The campsite is a meadow, meaning huge grasslands which are especially famous in this region of the Himalayas. The campsite is surrounded by oak trees in the upper side of the slope. This is a wonderful campsite to explore around. Post Monsoon there is a spot which forms a small Lake surrounded by oak trees making very pretty. Retire for the night in tents.
Day 3: Barthatra Thatch (9845 ft) to Dhaldhar Meadows (11,916 ft) – 4.17 km, 5 hrs
Today’s trail is a continuous ascent of 2000 feet till you enter a clearing which is almost the half of the trek. The initial part of the trail takes you through the open fields with mesmerizing views of the other side of the valley. The initial portion of the trail which takes you through a sudden Oak forest which stays for a good amount of time with the trail cutting through in a zigzag way. With a couple of clearings in the middle of the forest is a visual treat since you get to see the unobstructed views of the snowcapped mountains. This view comes off as a pleasant surprise, it will keep you craving for more and all the exhaustion of continuous ascend will go away. When the oak forest ends, it opens up so huge that one can get first glimpses of the Baraadsar peak along with the snow-capped peaks from the left. One can spot Swargarohini massif, Black Peak, many more unnamed peaks. With the last portion of the trails to Dhaldhar Meadows the ascent is filled with small rhododendron trees on both sides of the trail, if the season is right you will get to see white, violet color flowers bloomed in full form which makes it an enchanting experience altogether. The glorious campsite of Dhaldhar is basically on flat ground at the edge of a ridge. The campsite is a giant meadow to the right of which with a carpet of grass layered on waves of land. Rest for the night as the upcoming days will be filled with wonders that await you on the trail. Overnight in tents.
Day 4: Dhaldhar Meadows (11,916 ft) to Devbasa (12,267 ft) – 6km, 5 hrs.
This particular day the major highlight of this trek is the neverending ridge walk. Once you leave the Dhaldhar campsite after a brief walk you are straight away greeted with wonders of walking on a little narrow ridge which stays all the way you reach your next campsite which is Devbasa. It is pretty decent in terms of difficulty but as you will be walking over 3500M the Altitude gain factor should not be taken easy. The views are spectacular as one side you can see the snowcapped mountains and on the other, you can see the giant valleys covered with lush green meadows. You can spot the trail which leads to the giant Baraadsar Peak. There are some sections in which you have to make sure to not get carried away with spectacular views, the trails are pretty narrow on ridges. The magnificent campsite of Devbasa is undoubtedly the best among all the campsites in this trek. The Baraadsar peak is right In front of you standing strong as it gives you the hint of the challenge which lies ahead, one can notice the summit trail from the campsite itself so it will be an awe-inspiring view right In front of you. Make sure you sleep early as you will have to wake up early to attempt the thrilling summit push that awaits for the next day. Overnight in tents.
Day 5: Devbasa (12,267 ft) to Baraadsar Lake (14,764 ft) via Baraadsar Summit (15,092 ft) and back to Devbasa. – 7.7 km, 10 hrs
This is the day you have been waiting for all this while in the trek, witnessing the wonder of Baraadsar Lake. So, wake up early around midway in the night and gear up for the summit push. The trail is a steep ascend to the summit. When the daylight starts hitting the land you will get the glorious views of the first rays of Sun falling on the peaks which will be visible as you gain altitude. Within a few hours you will be gaining over 800 meters which is not a matter of joke at all but the more you gain, the more you get rewarded with views and the surroundings. Towards the summit first comes bit of a col which is not huge, secondly, there is a small section which resembles a bit like a shoulder which are the biggest highlights of this trek. Just before you reach the Baraadsar top you will have to trace a steep gully which is extremely adventurous. The summit reveals a trail to the Baraadsar pass. During pre – Monsoon months one must have technical knowledge or assistant to reach the final Baraadsar ridge which will eventually take you to the enchanting lake. Spend some time beside the lake, it is a giant one and the colour will mesmerise you all the way. By late afternoon come back to camp and it is advisable to take rest in this camp itself and not to descend. Overnight in the tent.
Day 6: Devbasa (12,267 ft) to Vasaped (10,076 ft) – 11 km, 7 hrs.
Distance-wise it is the longest day among all, but hold on if you think you had enough of this trek. This whole trek is basically Y shaped, means there is a crossing point where you get down to the opposite side of the slope/ridge. Till the time you reach the merging point where the trail deviates to another point, there are some gradual ascends but not steep. The trail deviates from a grass-covered dome-shaped hill. The gradual ascend ends at a point named Vijay top, a good resting point with a wonderful view of the forest which you are about to enter after you are finally done with the meadows. Halfway of the trek, you will be entering a thick section of oak forest with a complete descend till the next campsite. The forest is pretty dense and there are some sections which can be tricky because some portions are completely covered under dry oak leaves. With a steep descent, you will reach the last campsite, Vasaped which is a clearing but different than the very first campsite. Retire for the night. Overnight in tents.
Day 7: Vasaped (10,076 ft) to Bhitri (7743 ft) via Saaru Taal – 8.2 km, 5 hrs
The very last day of the trek goes through a very quiet forest which is a combination of oak and pine, for bird lovers this section will be paradise. One can witness some very recognizable birds of the Himalayan region like Long tail Magpie, Himalayan Thrush and many more. Right after you come out of the forest for halfway through the trek, you are suddenly greeted with some very small Hamlets where the villagers are engaged in their farms for farming. At the far end, the Baraadsar peak will be visible wishing you a happy farewell before it vanishes in the horizon. Just before you reach your end point of the trek you will come across a small yet very charming Lake named Saaru Taal. You can spend some time here and reflect on the humongous journey you had for the past 5 days. The trail ends at Bhitri where the road head starts. Don’t miss out on the chance to visit the village temple. Spend the night in homestays.
Day 8: Bhitri to Dehradun – 200 km Drive
Today you start early and drive to Dehradun. The drop point will be Dehradun ISBT. Expect to reach Dehradun by late evening.
Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun is the nearest airport from Sankri but it is about 200 kms far from base camp. After your landing at Dehradun, you can travel the further journey with your trekking company by road.
Like the airport, Dehradun is also the closest metal road to this trek. Further distance will have to be covered by the road to reach Bhradsar lake.
After reaching Dehradun, you can catch a direct bus to Sankri from Massoorie bus stand which is just adjacent to the Dehradun railway station but before 8 am. However, you can also book the taxi to Sankri village or you can contact your trekking company to assist you.
• Backpack & Rain Cover (40-60 Litres)
• Trekking Shoes
• Trekking Pole
• LED Torch
• Bring a tiffin box
• One Water Bottle (one litre)
• Basic Medications (or prescribed if any)
• Trekking Jacket
• Three (Five in winter) Warm Layers
• Two trek pants (one Wear and one carry)
• Two collared t-shirts
• Sunscreeen Lotion (SPF 50/70)
• Lip Balm (SPF 30)
• Sun cap
• Synthetic hand gloves
• Two pair of Socks
• Daypack (20 litres), if you opt to offload your backpack
• Plastic cover (for wet clothes)
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ATM POINT AND MOBILE CONNECTIVITY
Purola has the last ATM point before you reach Sankri (Basecamp) if you need to withdraw money.
Purola is the last place before you reach Sankri (Basecamp) where you’re likely to get a stable mobile signal and at Mori, you’re likely to get Jio Network only. This is about 2 hours before Sankri, the base camp. Finish all your important phone calls here and inform anxious family members about limited phone connectivity.
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