Baraadsar Lake Trek
Trek to a phenomenal “Wish fulfilling Lake” “Baraadsar”. It lies amidst high ridges at an altitude of 4,300 meters and is worshiped by the people.
Baraadsar Lake Trek Fee:
Rs 18000 (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Dehradun to Dehradun)
Duration: 9 Days
Highest Points: (4400 m)
Best Season: April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
Summer Temperature: Day time (3°C to 13°C)
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Tough
Group Size Medium Group
Wishes here never go unfulfilled
Baraadsar is a High Altitude Lake at a height of 4,300m. It is one of the virgin treks not known by many but the local people of the area believe that this lake is sacred and possess some supernatural power of fulfilling wishes. It is between two beguiling valleys of Rupin and Supin which are close to the border of Himachal Pradesh.
Lake amidst high ridges
The sights are spectacular, high ridges surround this lake and is in lower middle part. The trail is exhilarating and it takes you through alluring meadows and high ridges this trek is not at all for beginners because it varies from moderate to difficult. The access is through the alluring valleys and further you have to cross a ridge that separates Rupin and Supin and then the area becomes barren with boulders all around. The views from summit are enthralling, you get panoramic views from there of snow covered peaks and they capture all the attention of visitors.
Baraadsar has very beautiful campsites, the trail is thrilling through dense forest, meadows with enchanted beauty and some steep ridges but the panorama views from the top cannot be described in words. Trek to this sacred lake is a difficult one but as the beliefs of people wishes are fulfilled here so it’s worth going there.
Key Points of Baraadsar Lake Trek
- Level is Moderate
- Proper conditioning & training of body required
- Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature
- Shoes are the single most important equipment.
- High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.
- Winter & Post monsoon or pre-monsoon is the best time. During rains the region is prone to landslides.
- Only BSNL networks are there.
- Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.
- Travel light
- The backpack should not exceed 10 kg.
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Duration – 09 Days (Dehradun to Dehradun)
Best Season – April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
Level – Moderate
Highest Points – (4400 m) Baraadsar Lake
Weather – Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season
Summer Temperature –Day time (3°C to 13°C)
Location Chart –Dehradun, Mussorie, Nowgaon, Purola, Netwar, Dhaula, Bitri, MasundhaDhar, Dhalka,Dhar, Dev Bhasa, Baraadsar Lake, Rahla ,Fhitari, Dhara, Jakhol, Sankri and Netwar.
It is located in the north-eastern part of Uttarakhand starting from close to Himachal border after that heading east and then south.
Starting point-Dehradun railway Station or ISBT
Day 1– Dehradun to Himari (207 km) (7/8 hours) (5,100 feet)
Day 2– Himari to Sarutal (7 km) (5/6 hours) (2000 m)
Day 3– Sarutal to Badang (8 km) (5/6 hours) (2600 m)
Day 4– Badang to Masunda Dhar (Vijay Top) (9 km) (4/5 hours) (3600 m)
Day 5– Masunda Dhar to Dhaldhar (Devbasa) (5/7 km) (4/5 hours) (3650 m
Day 6– Dev Basa to Baraadsar Ridge (7 km) (4/5 hours) (4,400 m)
Day 7– Baraadsar Ridge to Baraadsar Lake and back to Dev basa (13 km) (6/7 hours) (2,000 m)
Day 8– Dev Basa to Rahla Village (Fhitari Village) and drive to Sankri (11 km) (6/7 hours) (2,000 m)
Day 9– Sankri to Dehradun (210 km)
Transport facility from Manali to Manali
Forest Permit and entrance fee
Accommodation in Hotel Sankri
Accommodation in tents on twin share basis
All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner
(All camping gears)
High quality tents
Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
Radio Walky Talky for Communication
Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
Crampons and Gaiters
Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit
On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included
Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included
Full payment confirms your booking
We serve three meals a day including snacks and soup. A variety of delectable and healthy food is provided which includes; Indian, Chinese and other Western meals. They are nutritious and keeps you fit and healthy on your trek.
Dehradun to Dhaula (207 km) (7/8 hours) (5,100 feet)
Our vehicle picks you up from Dehradun railway station, have your breakfast and lunch on the way.
- Kempty fall – (Breakfast) around – 8:30 Am
- Purola – (Lunch) around – 1:30 Pm
The drive is through some of the picturesque places like Mussoorie, Nainbagh, Damta, Naugaon, Purola, Mori, Netwar these are some villages which you will cross to reach Dhaula. You gain altitude as you reach Dhaula by going through thick forest.
Himri is our base camp camp for Baraadsar Lake Trek it is 3-4 hours away from Dhaula. This place is surrounded by beautiful mountains, Himri is also base camp for Rupin Pass Trek amidst the lush green trees, highly rich in Flora and Fauna.
Himari to Sarutal (7 km) (5/6 hours) (2000 m)
Today trek is through some high altitude villages, first you have to reach Himri and to reach there you have to cross a ridge, the climb is steep and your trek starts by passing through pine forest, the climb is steep take breaks and continue your ascend.
The trail is confusing so be aware and follow your trek leader there are no water streams on the way so carry enough water with you. After 4 hours of ascend you reach Bitri village. This village is beautiful there are wooden houses and the villagers are warm, they welcome by greeting you, there is a school in Bitri and a temple there, the temple is in Kinnauri style which is the main attraction for people, spend some-time here exploring this place and lifestyle of people living here. After having lunch, now start your trek towards Sarutal.
Sarutal is a lake in middle of a meadow, this is your campsite today. This site is soothing; far from hustle and bustle of city. Relax here enjoy your meal and night-stay in tents.
Sarutal to Badang (8 km) (5/6 hours) (2600 m)
Badang is a picturesque meadow and this is a perfect desirable campsite with fascinating beauty. Today’s trek would be moderate and there are only ascends.
After witnessing great morning views from Sarutal have breakfast and leave for Badang, in the starting the climb is steep and the way is rocky after 1 hour of climb you will come across a stream from there pine forest starts which you have to cross, the trail gets levelled from there and after a level walk ascend starts.
You can spot Langoor families and Himalayan birds this place is rich in Flora and Fauna so animals live in this region. Reach Badang a splendid meadow which is surrounded by Deodar forest. The water source is a flowing stream near campsite. Enjoy your dinner there and overnight stay in tents.
Badang to Masunda Dhar (Vijay Top) (9 Km) (4/5 hours) (3600 m)
Have your breakfast at Badang and leave for Masunda Dhar, today’s trek is a long one, it is not very steep but is long so you may get tired. Carry enough water with you and refill your water bottles from water sources.
Start your trek by entering Oak forest it may take 3-4 hours to cross this forest and there will be some ascends after this the forest starts to get thin. As you go higher you gain altitude and Badang is 1000 feet down. This place is Vijay Top and after 1 km you will reach Masunda Dhar.
From here you will get the majestic view of peaks covering this place, the sight from here is mesmerising it is visitor’s attraction. This place is above the tree line and the top point of Supin valley. Vishkhopri and Khimloga Pass are visible from here. Head towards Masunda Dhar, it separates the two valleys Rupin and Supin, this campsite has some amusing view of peaks in all directions.
The sunrise from Masunda Dhar is very special as the peaks look orange.
Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Masunda Dhar to Devbasa via Daldhar (5/7 km) (4/5 hours) (3650 m)
The morning views from Masunda Dhar are gorgeous as the rising sun reflects orange light on peaks which adds beauty to them and they look beautiful as never before. Wake up early and don’t miss to witness the sunrise from this high point. Then have your breakfast in camps and leave for Devbasa, our next campsite and in 4-5 hours you will reach there.
Now, from Masunda Dhar you have to go from one mountain ridge to another, walk through meadows for 30 minutes and when you go further some amazing views of Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch andRalgan will welcome you. Continue walking on the ridge it will take more than four hours and you can see Rhododendrons growing there in abundance. The peaks are in front and the sight is scenic, you get 180 degree view from here.
Continue walking there are some descends but you have to cross one ridge than another after one hour you are going to reach Dhaldhar. From Dhal dhar it will take two hours to reach your campsite Devbasa, this area is plain and rocky and it is the place which joins two mountains. You can see Rocky Mountains around you and this campsite is windy because this is at high altitude and the area s rocky. From Devbasa Gangotri range and the trail of Baraadsar is visible.
Setup your tents here, relax in your tents as tomorrows trek will be a difficult one. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Dev Basa to Baraadsar Ridge (7 km) (4/5 hours) (4,400 m)
Today’s trek is the longest one on rough trail from Dev Basa to the meadow of Baraadsar, you can take any of the two routes. The short one is steep and you have to cross a pass to directly reach your campsite and the long one is by taking a round of the mountain and from that point campsite is 3 hours away. Choose according to your capability.
The trail is risky, there are rocks and big boulders, and you can see the path on the other side of ridge is made up of rocks which is dangerous. The weather here is extremely cold so carry enough woolen clothes. This campsite has no source of water and it will be chilling cold there, you get water there by melting the snow.
From Baraadsar ridge you can see Baraadsar Lake from a distance and the ridges surround you from three sides. Reach campsite set up tents, relax and warm yourself enjoy Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Baraadsar Ridge to Baraadsar Lake and back to Dev Basa (13 km) (6/7 hours) (2,000 m)
The Baraadsar Lake is 2 hours away from here but the trail is not easy and you have to cross some glaciated regions. You will find snow-patches on the way and the trail is rocky and be careful that you don’t get slipped or you don’t get your ankle twisted because of stones.
Reach Baraadsar Lake and you will see rocky ridges all around surrounding it, this lake is in the lower middle surface and it looks dark as the shadow of mountains can be seen on it. People believe that wishes here never go unfulfilled so when you reach here do make a wish and try once the power of this Lake.
Now, head back to Devbasa you can take the short trail, descent isn’t tough and if there is snow it will be easy for you to climb the ridge. While descending the trail gets slippery and is steep so you need to be careful, one mistake can be dangerous. Come back to your campsite of Dev basa. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Dev Basa to Rahla Village (Fhitari Village) and drive to Sankri (11 km) (6/7 hours) (2,000 m)
Have your breakfast and leave early, start your trek and first reach Daldhar, descend till here is steep, cross this section of your trek go further and there you will go through meadows and then you will enter pine forest, trek under the shadow of trees.
When this forest ends you come across fields of Rajma and Wheat now you have reached Rahla village you can see here people working in fields and herds of sheeps, they keep grazing. Take a break here have lunch and then trek towards Jakhol it is an easy descent and you will see many streams flowing.
The trail is uphill and it will take 1 hour to reach Jakhol. From Jakhol there is a vehicle till Sankri, it is a beautiful place famous for mini market and base camp of many treks. Relish the beauty of this place and enjoy dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Sankri to Dehradun (210 km)
Leave early and you’ll reach Dehradun between 5:30-6:00 pm
Please carry the documents given below
- Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, driving license, voters ID, etc.)
- Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
- Risk Certificates
Trekkers must bring :
- Strongly built hiking shoes, if you do not own a pair you can rent it from Sankri.
- Sandals or slippers to wear in campsite
- Thick woollen socks, it will keep your feet warm
- Daily wear socks
- Thermals are very important
- 1 shirt, it should be long sleeved
- Shirts and pants for campsite, should be warm
- 1 raincoat or poncho
- Thick gloves
- Trek pants
- Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
- Sun glasses
- Sun tan lotion
- Lip balm
- Water bottle
- Personal toiletry items
ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:-
ATM POINT: Withdraw money before your journey, Purola is the last point where you will find ATM.
There are no networks during the trek, in Purola all the networks are available and in Sankri only Vodafone and BSNL signals are there but the connectivity isn’t good. So make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek
Trekking demands a good investment and this extremely expensive activity is the passion of many, so we have a great announcement to make which will be a great relief to your pockets. Now get your Trek Gear on Rent and all you have to do is make a special renting request while booking your trek. That’s it! We have kept it simple for you.
We carry first aid kits but it’s necessary to carry a personal medical kit.
(Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)
– Diamox – (prevents altitude sickness)
– Digene – (it cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)
– Crocin Advance – (cures fever and headache)
– Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)
– Disprin/Saradon – (cures headache)
– Avomine – (prevents motion sickness)
– Avil – (it treat allergies)
– Norflox TZ & Lomofrn – (prevents Diarrhoea)
– Ranitidine – (reduces the amount of acid in stomach)
– Volini/Moov spray – (for sprains)
– Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)
– Band aid
– Stretchable/elastic bandage
– Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor in case you face any problem in your trek, take advice from Professional guide before taking any medicine.
– Drinking water is necessary during your trek, keep 1 litre of water bottle filled and drink it on proper interval of time, it is very important while hiking.
- If the trek is cancelled by us due to any reason (heavy snowfall, rainfall, natural disaster etc.) then the refund would not be initiated but you can go on the same trek another year.
The cancellation charges are as follows –
(No bank charges deducted will be Refundable)
- Up to 30 Days – 90 precent cost is Refundable
- Between 21 to 30 Days – 50 precent cost is Refundable
- Less than 20 Days – No Refund
(Refunds are initiated in 7-8 business days)