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30°43'33.9"N 78°48'30.9"E

Sahastra Tal Trek

Sahastra Tal is located on the western end of the stunning Khatling Glacier. It is a cluster of seven lakes near the glacier, about 30 kilometres away from Mala. The journey to these lakes passes through the panoramic Bhilangna River valley.
  • Uttarakhand
  • 9 Days
  • 75 KM
  • 15,100 FT
  • Moderate

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  • Event Type

    Trekking

  • Best Time

    June, Sept-Oct

  • Base Camp

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    Bhatwari, India

  • Pickup Point

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  • Minimum Age

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    For this trek, we only allow children above this age to ensure the safety of everyone joining this high altitude trek.

    12

Highlights

  • Chance to visit Rishikesh, Chamba, Dharasu.

  • Visit the evergreen forest.

  • Hike amidst oak forests.

Overview

Sahastra Tal lake trek is also known as "the lake of the gods" and the seven lake trek. It is situated in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. The trek is surrounded by beautiful valleys on the west and the east, on the west you will find the Bhagirathi valley and on the east, you will have the Bhilangana Valley. On the north of this lake, there is a high ridge called the Kush Kalyan Plateau which is surrounded by various other small lakes on both sides. The lake is situated at the top of this ridge. The lake is considered to be very auspicious by the locals and so they carry out an annual ritual by carrying their deity on their shoulders through this lake. Another local fable related to this lake is that once a king after performing a ritual in this lake, offered a thousand sahastra flowers to lord Vishnu. Trekking in Uttarakhand is a must go for any enthusiast trekker as this trek offers you a view of the beautiful green meadows, wild fauna, and flora along with the chance to view some great peaks like Jaonli, Srikanth and other high Himalayan ranges. This place is often isolated and not very frequently visited by tourists or trekkers.

Brief Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Our day one will begin with our drive from Haridwar to reach Bhatwari, at a height of 5000 ft. The total distance covered by us will be 220 km and the time taken to reach our destination would be somewhere around 10 hours. We will be crossing Rishikesh, Chamba, and Dharasu on our way. Bhatwari is also the local tehsil headquarters. Our journey will be alongside the Bhagirathi river. After reaching our destination we will be staying overnight at a lodge.

Meals : Dinner Only
Accommodation : Hotel/ Homestay
Time Taken : 10 hours
Altitude : 5000 ft.
Distance : 220 km

Our trek will begin with descending from Bhatwari to Malla following the Uttarkashi- Gangotri road for 45 mins. Malla is a tiny village and surrounds the Bhagirathi River on both sides. After we've crossed the bridge over the river we will reach the last village called Silla. After crossing the village we will climb up a trail passing through the evergreen mountain forest. After hiking for 4-5 hours, we will reach our campsite called Gairi, the only place having water after Silla and a cattle ground for farmers in monsoon and summers. We will be camping here for the night.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 5 hours
Distance : 8 km

We will begin our trek by climbing up in the jungle for an hour till we reach an opening with covered hut-like structures, providing an amazing view of the north. On crossing this opening we will be entering into Oak forests. The climb becomes steep from here. We will climb for 3 hours to reach Chuli La pass. After crossing the pass the path becomes tricky and descends down into the meadows. An important thing to be noticed is that there is no water source for a long stretch until we reach Kush Kalyan Plateau. The Kush Kalyan top is near our camping ground. The total trekking distance for this day is 12 km which can easily be covered in 6 hours.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 9 hours
Distance : 12 km

On our fourth day, as we will climb further up, the tree coverage area starts to reduce and the meadows become more prominent. We descend for a while and then climb till we reach Bhowani Bugyal, from this place our destination is just 2 hours away. After we have crossed the pass we will descend to reach our camping site. The distance covered by us is 12 km and will take around 6-7 hours. On reaching we will retire for the night to take a much-needed nap.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 9 hours
Distance : 12 km

Today's trek will be a short one. We will climb up to a trail which is above Kyarki campsite. In June you will start finding snow from this point and in monsoon, you will find this place covered with flowers, mainly Brahma kamal and Fen kamal. After passing this ridge we get into another ridge, which initially has a lot of bends but at later stages, it widens up to form a track called "chhe Phuti Path", meaning six-foot-wide path and was constructed during the British period. After a while, you will be able to see small and medium lakes starting to form like, Kokuli Tal and Lamb Tal. the total distance is around 6 km and can take somewhere around 4-5 hours. On reaching our destination for the day we will rest at our camps.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 5 hours
Distance : 6 km

On this day we will be undertaking a relatively challenging climb to Sahastra Tal. we will be beginning with a zigzag climb towards the ridge. The climb initially will be easy but would turn from easy to moderate at the later stages. In summers since there will be snow, trekking becomes even more time taking and challenging. The ridge is called Kokuli Dhar and the view from the top is amazing. The climb to the ridge will not be more than an hour, usually, we can clearly see the Sahastra peak from here but if it gets covered with clouds then the visibility of this peak becomes difficult. From this point, we move on to Dhoni Tal, which is a medium shaped lake. After this we climb the rocky trail to reach Sahastra Tal, the lake is huge and has crystal clear waters. After spending an hour or two we will be returning back to our camps. Total distance trekked by us would be 12 km and may take 7-8 hours.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 8 hours
Altitude : 15,100 ft.
Distance : 12 km

The distance that we will cover is 28km and the total time taken will be 7-8 hours. We will descend from Kyari Bugyal to Kyari Khal and then move towards our destination, Kush Kalyan.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 8 hours
Distance : 28 km

We will descend through the meadows initially and later enter the dense coniferous forests. While we are trekking we will be crossing a village called Pinswar. Distance covered will be around 10 kms and thus would take around 5-6 hours to reach the point from where our car takes us to Ghansali. The drive will be for 3-4 hours. Ghansali is a low altitude town and is as a result very congested. We will be reaching by evening and will thus stay in our lodge.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 10 hours
Distance : 10 km

We will be moving towards Haridwar from where we began our trip. The total distance is 150 km and should take 8 hours to reach.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Not Included
Time Taken : 8 hours
Distance : 150 km

How To Reach

The base camp is Bhatwari for this trek. You will have to reach Dehradun from where we will pick you up and take you to the base camp.


How to reach Shastra Tal Trek Pickup Point:

By Air

Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, it is just 40 km away from the city. Daily flights from New Delhi are available to this airport.


By Train

Dehradun railway station. Overnight trains hail from Delhi to Dehradun at regular intervals. People often prefer railways over airways because with trains you get to see the landscape in its full glory, it is also cheaper and you will definitely enjoy your way till Dehradun.


By Road

Regular bus service is available from Delhi ISBT Kashmere Gate which plies government buses that are safe and you can rely on them more than the private buses.

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We were a group of 12 friends and booked a trek to Kedartal with Trekmunk, it was an amazing experience..even though it was our first trek to the Himalayas and Kedartal being a difficult terrain trek we were guided excellently by the Trekmunk team. They served us nutritious food, took complete care of our safety and health and gave us the right advice to overcome AMS. Eagerly awaiting our next trek with them.

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I and my friends went to Markha Valley trek with Trekmunk and we all had a great time. Walking up and down the hill, coming across some beautiful sites was mesmerizing. Staying in tents was so much fun. And our guide had all the knowledge about the trek. Trekmunk is really good with its food and accommodation facilities. I highly recommend Trekmunk. Kudos to their Team.

I and my friends went to Markha Valley trek with Trekmunk and we all had a great time. Walking up and down the hill, coming across some beautiful sites was mesmerizing. Staying in tents was so much fun. And our guide had all the knowledge about the trek. Trekmunk is really good with its food and accommodation facilities. I highly recommend Trekmunk. Kudos to their Team.

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I chose (after a lot of research) Trekmunk for my first trek - The Hampta Pass and Chandratal Trek. And I am so really glad I did so. The trekker needs to only focus on the trek and the beautiful landscape around him/her. The rest of everything is taken care of by Trekmunk from day 1 till the end of the trek. Scrupulously managed logistics; no compromise on safety and security; experienced, intelligent and knowledgeable trek leaders; scrumptious meals; contingency and backup plans; etc. make Trekmunk an ideal choice to go trekking with. My trek was lead by Ashish Pathania, Prashant Reddy and Sanjay Thakur. The three are were thorough professionals. They were jolly, very helpful, experienced, knowledgeable, organized, and needless to say polite yet strict when needed. They played the most important roles in making sure our overall trekking experience was a wonderful one. Thank you Trekmunk for one of the most beautiful experiences I have had till date. Will see you guys soon.

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I had an amazing trek with Trekmunk to Sandakphu November and December 2019. From the first moment of inquiry about the trek and all my questions were answered clearly and on time thanks to Dheeraj who managed to facilitate the trek quite well with his communication. Our guide Arpan was very experienced, calm, patient and very helpful to each trekker's needs in the group. He facilitated to find and hire a porter for me once I needed one although we were in the middle of the trail. He also arranged emergency transportation when I had to cut the trek and go back home for an urgent matter. I really enjoyed their service and I would like to repeat the same trek or try other treks with them again.

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I had the most wonderful experience trekking through the ranges of Chandrashila with Trekmunk. The small moments of achievement were phenomenal. Chandrashila is the most astonishing peak that I've ever trekked through; I've never been so fascinated. I think I am going to go for another trek with Trekmunk soon enough! The kind of hospitality that is provided to us is worth appreciating. I made many new friends and have enjoyed each and every day of this trek to its fullest.

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