Sarutal is a serene Lake amidst meadows at an altitude of 4,200 meters in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary
Sarutal Trek Fee:
Rs 15000 (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Dehradun to Dehradun)
Duration: 9 Days
Highest Point: (4200 m)
Best Season: May, June, Sep, Oct and Nov
Summer Temperature: (5° C to 15° C)
Winter Temperature: (-2°C to -5° C)
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Explored by Shepherds
Sarutal is a serene Lake amidst meadows at an altitude of 4,200 meters in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, like many treks Sarutal was also explored by the shepherds because they went to different places in search of grassy lands.
This Trek Gained Popularity
The base camp of Sarutal is Sankri, a famous village which is basecamp of more than 20 treks. The trail is through Kedarkantha which is a very famous winter trek and people love trekking there in winters but now the Kedarkantha routes has become busy so people choose to go Sarutal which lies further.
Thick Forests and Unparalleled Meadows
You must be aware of Kedarkantha’s alluring forests and beautiful forest clearings but ahead lies undulating meadows which hides this gem “Sarutal”. Rich diversity of Flora and Fauna and a chance to spot various species is a delight on this trek and it can turn great for the photographers.
The views are an important part of a trek and Sarutal is one of those trek which have the best views. The panorama views of Black Peak (Kala Nag), Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini and other mountain peaks are visible.
It is not a difficult trek but has got some challenges, it is mostly the trek on meadows and ridges but the rewards are phenomenal views. You will be surprised by the meadows after every forest ending and it is best to visit it during October and June because of the blooming beauty of this place and in winters the white carpet of snow covers the meadows and you will get to see snow laden forests but the snowfall may excessively occur so it’s good to visit it in these months May, June, Sep, Oct and Nov.
Key Points of Sarutal Trek
- Level is Moderate (this trek is good for beginners)
- 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.
- Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.
- Travel light
Must read about Sarutal Trek
Duration – 9 Days Dehradun to Dehradun
Best Season – May, June, Sep, Oct and Nov
Level – Moderate
Highest Point – (4200 m)
Weather – Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season
Winter temperature –(-2°C to -5°C)
Summer temperature –(5°C to 15°C)
Starting point – Dehradun
Day 1– Dehradun to Sankri (210 km) (7/8 hours) (1920 m)
Day 2– Sankri to Kedarkantha Base Camp via Juda Ka Talab (8 km) (4/5 hours) (3400 m)
Day 3– Kedarkantha Base Camp to Kedarkantha Summit (3800 m) and Dunda Thach
Day 4– Dunda Thach to Pushtara Thach (11 km) (5/6 hours) (3789 m)
Day 5– Pushtara Thach to Sarutal (10 km) (4/5 hours) (4200 m)
Day 6– Sarutal to Pushtara Thach (10 km) (4/5 hours) (3789 m)
Day 7– Pushtara Thach to Dunda Thach (11 km) (4/5 hours) (3200 m)
Day 8– Dunda Thach to Sankri (8 km) (3/4 hours)
Day 9– Sankri to Dehradun (210 km) (7/8 hours)
✅ Transport facility from Dehradun to Dehradun
✅ Forest Permit and entrance fee
✅ Accommodation in tents on twin share basis
✅ Accommodation in Hotel Sankri
✅ All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner
✅ (All camping gears)
✅ High quality tents
✅ Sleeping bags
✅ Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
✅ Dining Tent
✅ Dining Table
✅ Kitchen team
✅ Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
✅ Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
✅ Medical Kit
✅ Oxygen Cylinders
✅ Crampons and Gaiters
❌ Personal Insurance
❌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 Sankri (210 km) (7/8 hours) (1920 m)
Sankri is 210 km away from Dehradun, it takes 7-8 hours to reach there. The drive to Sankri is a picturesque one and you will come across plethora of sceneries on the way.
The scenic beauty of valley attract the visitor’s eye. You will see Yamuna River and Tons valley across the Yamuna Bridge, the crystal clear water gives a very refreshing feeling if you feel tired on the way. Drive is through some splendid places i.e. Mussoorie, Damta, Nowgao, Netwar and Purola.
These are the villages where you can see people working in fields and you can have a glimpse of their lifestyle. When you go through the forests, peep out of your window and look at the combination of dark and light greenery, it looks picture perfect.
We cross an entry gate of Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, Sankri lies there. When the Baraadsar mountain range and other snow-capped mountains are visible then you are about to reach Sankri, it will take 15-20 minutes more.
Sankri is a small village with less number of houses, there is a famous mini market of Sankri with few wooden huts serving traditional and delicious food. From here you can have a glance of some mountain ranges, it is surrounded by the mountains and the environment is pollution free, relish the beauty of Sankri. We own a hotel named “Swargarohini”, enjoy your dinner and relaxing stay there.
Sankri to Kedarkantha Base Camp via Juda Ka Talab (8 km) (4/5 hours) (3400 m)
Post breakfast head towards Juda ka Talab. Trek through thick forest alluring, quiet and peaceful, this place is rich in flora and fauna and there are different species of birds are present there. In this region mostly pine trees are found and the greenery accompanies you all along the way.
Sight of water streams and waterfalls makes the trail more beautiful, it is steep, so you should take proper rest breaks and the beauty will motivate you to go higher. Before reaching Juda ka Talab you will re-enter in a pine and maple dense forest, continue your trek and in 2-3 hours can reach there. This is a famous campsite for Kedarkantha’s trek. This glacial lake freezes in winter on other times the reflection of sky and trees can be clearly seen on it.
After some rest here leave for Kedarkantha base Camp which is at an altitude of 3400m. Trek through pine forest, go higher and after sometime the trail pops out at a ridge, further you’ll see snow ranges surrounding the Kedarkantha summit, some snow-capped mountains and some green peaks. Enjoy the picture perfect scenery and spend some time there relishing the beauty of places.
Reach Kedarkantha base camp from there you can see all white snow covered peaks, from this campsite – Bandarpooch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag and Rangnala are visible. It is the most beautiful campsite you will ever see, but in winters it remains chilly but the beauty will give you the warmth of pleasure.
Kedarkantha Base Camp to Kedarkantha Summit (3800 m) and Dunda Thach
Waking up in the morning and witnessing the sunrise will brighten up your day. Kedarkantha peak can be clearly seen from Kedarkantha base camp.
There are many trails which lead to the top, and you can choose any one. The last climb to reach Kedarkantha Peak is a steep one, once you reach there enjoy the mesmerizing views of Swargarohini Peaks 1, 2, 3, Har -ki -dun valley also known as the “Valley of Gods” and Black Peak stands tall overlooking Kedarkantha. The summit gives you majestic 360 degree panorama views.
Visit the temple of Lord Shiva and Ganesh, you can feel the serene environment of the place is very relaxing. After spending good time there head to Dunda Thach, you can reach there in the evening. Setup you tents at this splendid meadow and retire for the night.
Dunda Thach to Pushtara Thach (11 km) (5/6 hours) (3789 m)
Post breakfast leave for Pushtara Thach a wide meadow with plenty of space for camping. En route see a temple with sculptures of Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati and their son Ganesha. Ascend starts which will not take more than 10 minutes.
After this ascend you will reach your campsite “Pushtara Thach”. The surroundings and wide space is a blessing, spending night here is a bliss for trekkers.
Pitch your tents here and look at the peaks visible from here. Wait for food to be served and retire for the night.
Pushtara Thach to Sarutal (10 km) (4/5 hours) (4200 m)
The trek is going to be ascending and some levelled walks, you can reach Sarutal in 4 to 5 hours. There are several meadows on the way and today’s trek is mostly ridge and meadow walk. During your trek do not miss the exotic views of snow-capped mountains.
Sarutal is a unique lake between the meadows which was found by shepherds, reach there and look at the surroundings the peaks visible from here are the panorama views of Black Peak (Kala Nag), Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini and other mountain peaks are visible.
The trail further leads to Fachu Kandi Pass, setup the tents near this pristine lake in the soothing environment. Have dinner and comfortably sleep in your tents.
Sarutal to Pushtara Thach (10 km) (4/5 hours) (3789 m)
Wake up early and do look at this lake in the morning, it looks very clear and people from different places visit Sarutal because it is known for its picturesque setting and alluring beauty.
Campsite for today is Pustara Thach, follow the same route through the meadows and ridges. Ascending takes more time than descending so you can reach early today but be careful of the loose rocks on the route.
The views will still be visible and not leave your company. Reach there and again camp at Pustara Thach, salubrious food will be served and then retire for the night.
Pushtara Thach to Dunda Thach (11 km) (4/5 hours) (3200 m)
After some minutes of steep descent reach the temple of Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati and Ganesha, it the same path which you followed from Dunda Thach to Pustara Thach.
The routes may look alike but they are not same so you should follow the guide, descend for 4 to 5 hours and reach Dunda Thach which was your campsite on day 3.
Pitch the tents at this wide meadow and retire for the night.
Dunda Thach to Sankri (8 km) (3/4 hours)
Enjoy trekking on the last day of your trek under the shade of trees and cross flowing streams on the way. A meadow will surprise you ahead.
The trek is easy but long there are some steep descends and the mountain views get visible from a forest clearing. After you see some villages then you are about to reach Sankri. Walk on the cemented road for few minutes and reach base camp of this trek Sankri.
Go to hotel Swargarohini, have delicious food and spend you night there.
Sankri to Dehradun (210 km) (7/8 hours)
Post breakfast leave for Dehradun, have your lunch en route. Start travelling early so that you can reach Dehradun between 6:00 to 6:30 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
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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.
- Cancellation up to 30 Days: You will get Refund of 90 Precent of Trek/adventure program cost.
- Cancellation between 21 to 30 days– You will get refund of 50 Precent of Trek/Adventure/Tour/Travel/Hotel program cost.
- Cancellation in less than 20 days – No refund