Baraadsar Lake Trek


Baraadsar Lake, considered sacred by the local community, is one of the lesser known walks in this corner of the Himalaya. It is located at an altitude of 4300m on the cusp of the Rupin and Supin watersheds in Western Garhwal. According to local lore, a prayer to the Gods at the Baraadsar lake never goes unanswered!

Beginning our climb at Sankri, the climb to the Lake goes through villages and thick forest, eventually gaining the ridge separating the Rupin and Supin valleys. This walk offers great views of the greater Himalaya – Swaragrohini, Kalanag and Banderpunch and scenic views of the Baraadsar Lake. Our ascent culminates at a point on the ridge at approx. 4400m before we arrive at Baraadsar – our lake of dreams.

Day 01:
Overnight train from Delhi to Dehradun leaving at 2240 hrs. Overnight train.

Day 02:
Drive Dehradun to Sankri (1800m) 7hrs, walk 1.5 hrs to Paincha. Camp.Arrive at Dehradun 0745 hrs on board the overnight Mussoorie Express. You will board waiting vehicles and drive to Sankri.

Day 03:
Paincha walk 4-5 hrs to Barathachar meadow (above Phitari village)

Day 04:
Barathachar to Dhaldhar (3500 m) – 4hrs

Day 05:
Dhaldhar to Deobasa (3450m) (1.5-2 hrs) We need to acclimatise as well so this short walk for the day is good. Besides its a pretty ridge walk all the way.

Day 06:
Deobasa to Baraadsar (4300m) – 5- 6 hrs

Day 07:
At Baradsar. Rest, relax, read or take a short walk around camp.

Day 08:
Camp or head downhill to camp before Rala (6 hrs)

Day 09:
Today we walk back to roadhead at Sankri via Rala and Kasha (4-5 hrs). Drive to Dehradun to board the overnight train back to Delhi.

Day 10:
Arrive Delhi 0720 hrs.

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Trip Details

Duration: 10 Days
Location: Uttarakhand
Grading: Moderate
Departure: May 26 – June 04, 2017


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