Baraadsar Lake Trek
Uttrakhand | 8D/7N | 14,100 Ft.
May – October
(Above mentioned cost is for a fixed departure)
- Reviews 3934.9/5
- Vacation Style High Altitude Trek
- Activity Level Moderate
- Group Size Medium Group
All about the Baraadsar Lake Trek.
The local people here believe that prayers at the Baraadsar lake never go unanswered, which is why the local people worship this lake. You will climb to the lake through villages and thick forests. The trek will offer you breathtaking views of the greater Himalayas such as Swaragrohini, Kalanag, and Banderpunch. Baradsar lake is often referred to as the lake of dreams. The trek to Baraadsar Lake is a moderate one, which won’t put much pressure on your mind or body. The Baraadsar holy lake is in between two beguiling valleys of Rupin and Supin, which are very close to the border of Himachal Pradesh. The sight around the lake is splendid. You will get to see high ridges surrounding the lake. The trail is exhilarating and will escort you through alluring meadows and high ridges. You have to cross a ridge that separates Rupin and Supin and after that, the land becomes barren with huge rocks all around. This trek is very less known as it is surrounded by virgin peaks and has difficult access and also very less information. On your trek, you will notice the uniqueness of the Kinnauri architecture through the open air schools and the beautiful houses. You will have to pass through the Baraadsar meadow which is at 14,435 ft before reaching the lake. Standing at the lesser known Baraadsar Lake you will experience a spectacular panorama of the peaks like the Swaragarohini, Bandarpoonch, Kalanag towards the East and the peaks of Kinnaur and Supin towards the West. The lake generally stays frozen throughout the year as it is so high in altitude. The best time for this trek is during the month of June and September. You will find the weather pretty favorable during these months, also the snow covered on the surface will be very moderate, hence it will not make the trek hard to traverse.
Maximum Altitude: 14,107 ft
Duration: 8 days
- Easy to Moderate trek
- Beautiful landscapes
- Offers you great views of the greater Himalaya
Baraadsar Lake Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Drive from Dehradun to Sankri
Sankri is a remote yet very popular village in the foothills of the Himalayas, which is also the base camp for the famous Kedarkantha Trek. The village is 6,400 ft above sea level and is inside the Govind wildlife sanctuary. The distance between Dehradun and Sankri is about 198 km and will take you around 10 hours to reach. Sit back and enjoy the lovely view of the lush green mountains and the beautiful rivers along your way on the zigzag roads.
Day 2 : Trek from Sankri to Barathachar
The next day you will trek to the Barathachar meadow which is just above the Phitari Village, it will take you around 4-5 hours to reach. It is a very small village in Uttarakhand. On your way, you will come across the Sarutal lake which is in the middle of a meadow. It is a very soothing place to be at. Today’s trail only has ascend and will be pretty moderate. You will witness a large variety of flora and fauna on your way up.
Day 3 : Trek from Barathachar to Dhaldhar)
The trek to Barathachar to Dhaldhar will be extremely strenuous and long. You will be trekking through the Oak forest for 4 hours before reaching the Dhaldhar campsite which is perched in a narrow valley. You will be absolutely flabbergasted seeing the opposite hill totally covered with rhododendron bushes. There will be absolutely no water on the entire trail. Dhaldhar is at a height of 11,482 ft, so take care of yourself and keep yourself hydrated as AMS is easy to catch at this point.
Day 4 : Trek from Dhaldhar to Deobasa
Your body needs proper acclimatization before trekking too high as your body needs to get accustomed with the altitude (oxygen and air pressure). That is why you will trek short today to Deobasa which is at a height of 11, 975 ft and will take you about 2 hours to reach. Throughout the trail, you have to go from one mountain ridge to another, walk through meadows and again walk through ridges. The campsite at Deobasa is cold, rocky, windswept and is the place which joins two mountains. However, you will get to see the Gangotri range and the Baraadsar trail ahead of you. Camp overnight and comfort yourself with some hot dinner.
Day 5 : Trek from Deobasa to Baraadsar Lake
The trek from Deobasa to Baraadsar lake is undoubtedly the longest and the toughest amongst the entire trek. You can see the lake from a point well above the Baraadsar campsite. The lake is around a couple of hours away from the Baraadsar meadow camp. The entire trek consists of walking over rocks and pebbles, so you have to step very carefully on your way. The Baraadsar height is 14,107 ft and it will take you 5-6 hours to reach the lake. The weather here is very cold, so it is advised that you carry enough woolen clothes with you. The campsite will have no water source, you have to get water by melting the snow. Enjoy your dinner and camp overnight.
Day 6 : Stay at Baraadsar Lake
Today is your rest day at Baraadsar. Rest, relax or just walk around the camp and explore. Wake up in the lap of beautiful Himalayan mountains and get amazed by its beauty as you look out of your tent. It is a perfect time to think and resolve your past problems, also to get past the tiring monotony of life. Enjoy your dinner and have a wonderful sleep at your tent.
Day 7 : Trek from Baraadsar Lake to Rahla village
Leave early after having your breakfast. It will be a long day as you will cover quite some ground. Trek down through meadows and pine forests. When you cross the forest, you will come across fields of Rajma and Wheat which will indicate you that you have reached Rahla village. You will see people working in the fields and grazing sheep. Stay the night there.
Day 8 : Rahla village to Dehradun
Start your descend early after having breakfast at Rahla village, the trail till Jakhol is uphill and will take you around 1 hour to reach. From there you will find vehicles for Sankri. Drive down till Sankri which will take you about 4-5 hours. Sankri is a famous small village known for its mini market and also serves as the base camp for many treks. Relish the beauty of this place and enjoy a hot dinner as you stay the night there.
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
- Accommodation: All accommodation on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel (if mentioned in the itinerary and not mentioned in exclusions) will be in a 2-3 star accommodation unless mentioned otherwise.
- Trek Leader and Guides: A team of an experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek.
- Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
- Meals: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five meal plan including Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner. You will be provided with clean mountain water from the streams to drink. You can carry water purification tablets if you deem necessary but we advise otherwise.
- Trekking and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
- Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
- A Life Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one.
- GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They will be charged once you add the trek in your cart. They are subjected to change according to government rules of India.
- Accommodation and Food in Dehradun: Food and stay in Dehradun are not included in the package. You can book your hotels or homestays in Dehradun, we can recommend a few good options.
- Flights and Transportation: Flights or other means of transport is not included in the package. Transportation to and fro Sankri from Home city/Dehradun is not included in the package. We can arrange a cab for you according to your requirements but you will be liable to pay for the same. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
- Personal Trekking Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to that weather and difficulty of the trek.
- Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
- Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures.
- Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, snacks, orders tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides etc) are not included in the package.
- Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
- Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.
FAQs and Reviews
Is this trek difficult for me
This trek is not a very difficult one but you must not be taking it for lightly. You should attempt this trek only if you have climbed 13,000-14,000 ft before. It is advised not to attempt for this trek if you catch altitude sickness easily. You need to have a proper physical and endurance level for this trek.
What is the best time to go for this trek? What will be the temperature during this time?
The best seasons for this trek are during the month of June and September. The temperature will be cold at night (3-7 degrees) but will pleasant during the day time.
How to get safe drinking water on the mountain during the trek?
The Himalayan water is considered to be clean and mineral water. But for safety, boil the water before drinking or use chlorine tablets. Ask the trek leader for where to get safe drinking water and fill your water bottles.