Baradar Lake Trek

Located at an altitude of about 4400 m above sea level between the rupin and supin valleys , the Baradsar lake is close to the border of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. This is one of the unexplored Himalyan terks in India and is becoming famous among the trekkers. The initial path is through a green valley and takes you to rocky surface which make it a bit difficult.

TREK INFO

Duration: 9 days
Trek grade: Moderate
Trekking distance: 63 KM
Maximum altitude: 4400 m
Nearest airport: Jollygrant (Dehradun)
Nearest railway station: Dehradun
Mode of transport from Dehradun: By taxi from dehradun to Himri.
Best Time for Treks: Round the Year except monsoon

Short Itinerary

DAY 1:DEHRADUN TO HIMRI

  • Pick Up Time- 6:00 am
  • Distance- 213 KM
  • Network Availability- Available till Purola

DAY 2: HIMRI-SARUTAL

  • Distance- 7 KM(Drive)
  • Hike- 6 km

DAY 3: KURLA THATCH RIKATI ODI.

  • Trek- 8 KM.
  • location- steeper ascent

DAY 4: RIKATI ODI- DEVBASA

  • Trek- 8 KM

DAY 5: DEVBASA- BARADSAR

  • Distance : 8 KM
  • Camping in baradsar
  • Early- breakfast

DAY 6: VISIT BARADSAR LAKE AND RETURN TO DEVBASA.

  • Distance- 12 KM
  • Hidden Lake

DAY 7: DEVBASA- SARAU FOREST

  • Distance- 6 KM DESCEND
  • Trek- 6 KM
  • Supin valley
  • Views of water streams

DAY 8: SARAU FOREST- BOINCHA

  • Trek- 8 KM DESCEND
  • Potato and rajma fields

DAY 9: BOINCHA- JAKHOL

  • 5 KM TREK
  • Day Wise Detailed Itinary

    DAY 1 - DEHRADUN TO HIMRI

    Drive from Dehradun to Himri through the Yamuna and Tons valleys across the Yamuna bridge and eye pleasing view of beautiful dense pine forests. The route gets extremely beautiful as you progress towards Himri via Nainbagh, Damta. Purola is the last city where you will get full network connectivity. Trekkers will reach Himri in the evening, which is the best time to look out for the sun setting behind the mountain ranges. Overnight camping at Himri under the clear sky covered with millions of stars. Participants are expected to arrive at himri base camp on their own with an additional cost.

    DAY 2 - HIMRI-SARUTAL

    Short drive to Bheetri, the last motorable village on the route with over 100 households. Sharkudeya Devta is the local diety of village Bheetri. Trek starts at Bheetri and after a short walk of 2 km, the route takes us to Sarutal, a beautiful lake at the edge of a cliff, overlooking the rupin valley below. We start our trek again from Sarutal through dense forests. We reach Kurla Thatch after a 6 km hike. One can easily spot cows, buffaloes and horses grazing in the grassy fields. We camp overnight at Kurla Thatch.

    DAY 3 - KURLA THATCH- RIKATI ODI

    After an early morning ascent we reach the top of mountain face leaving behind dense forests. We reach Rikati Odi, which is a connecting point of Rupin and Supin valley. Bheetri and Dhaula villages are on rupin side of the valley whereas, Kasla and Phitadi are on supin side of the valley. This area lacks vegetation as the altitude increases. We camp overnight at Rikati Odi.

    DAY 4 - RIKATI ODI- DEVBASA

    Explore the beauty of har-ki-doon valley with breathtaking views of swargarohini range, jumdhar glacier and great variety of flora and fauna. Beware of snow leoperds. One can either stay at har-ki-doon camp or can trek towards beautiful morinda lake. Har-ki-doon is a treat for Himalayan photographers as it gives you some amazing views of mountains, glaciers, rivers, meadows and much more.

    DAY 5 - DEVBASA- BARADSAR

    This climb is a steeper one as we have to move up towards Baradsar ridge, the highest point of this trek. The greenery of the trek is now replaced by rocky surface due to high altitude. Camp overnight at Baradsar.

    DAY 6 - VISIT BARADSAR LAKE AND RETURN TO DEVBASA

    Trekkers will be moving forward early morning to get a beautiful view of Baradsar lake. The lake is hidden behind beautiful towering cliffs. A stream flows down from the lake. After getting views of the lake, we get back to Devbasa and camp overnight. One can see Baradsar ridge from this campsite.

    DAY 7 - DEVBASA- SARAU FOREST

    From Devbasa we move towards Daldar and From Daldar, we move towards Supin valley this time. The supin valley gives you some of the best views of water streams. Camp overnight at Sarau forest. Rala village can be seen below.

    DAY 8 - SARAU FOREST- BOINCHA

    We cross Rala and Kasla villages on our way down to Boincha. The area is full of potato and rajma fields. We reach Phitadi village after covering a short distance after which, we take a sharp turn towards Boincha. Boincha gives a perfect view of Obra valley(Obra valley offers some great treks like Devkyara). We camp overnight at Boincha.

    DAY 9 - BOINCHA- JAKHOL AND DRIVE TO DEHRADUN

    Board a bus or taxi from Jakhol to Dehradun

    Trek Cost Inclusion

    Inclusions

    1. Microspikes and Gaitors for saftey of our trekkers

    2. All the needed entry fees along with permits

    3. First aid medical kits, oxygen cylinder as well as stretcher.

    4. Meals during the trek (vegetarian).

    5. During the trek, charges of accommodation in the guest house, homestay, and camping.

    6. Porters/mules in order to carry vital equipment

    7. Hiking skilled and proficient trek leader, cook, guide, and support staff

    8. Trek Up India Staff Insurance.

    9.All the trek equipment will be included like a sleeping bag, kitchen & dining tent, utensils, mattress, tent, toilet tent, and crampon (if needed).

    Exclusions

    1. Transport charges from dehradun to base camp and return.

    2. The food at the time of transit

    3. All kinds of personal expenditures

    4. Anything that we have not mentioned beforehand

    5. Mules or porter to carry private baggage

    6. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges

    Note

    It is always better for the trekkers to get their bookings done for the Rupin Pass Trek almost two months before to avoid any kind of problems. In case of an event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any kind of inevitable cause, you need to inform us in writing.

    You need to know that cancellation charges will become effective from the date on which we receive in writing. Our cancellation charges are mentioned below:

    • If you inform us before 30 days then we will return 90% cost of the trek/escapade program.
    • In case, informed between 21 to 30 days then 50% Trek/adventure/tour/travel/hotel program will be returned.
    • But if you inform us in less than 20 days then no refund will be initiated.

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    How To Reach Baraadsar?

    By Air:-Jolly Grant Airport serves Dehradun and is located approximately 48 km from Rishikesh. Flights from Delhi to Dehradun are daily. If you are flying, you can reach Rishikesh one day early.

    By Train:

    An excellent rail network links Haridwar/Dehradun with other important cities such as Delhi, Mussoorie, and Mumbai to Haridwar/Dehradun.

    Delhi -DDN NZM AC Express (2205)

    Kolkata- Doon Express (13009)

    Mumbai-Dehradun Express (19019)

    Chennai-Dehradun express (12687)

    Bus: Regular buses are from Delhi to Rishikesh you can take bus from Delhi ISBT Kashmire Gate.

    We recommend that you only take government buses from ISBT Kashmere gate. Private buses operate from outside ISBT and are not trustworthy.

    Things To Carry for the Baraadsar Lake Trek?

    Baraadsar Lake Trek is an high altitude trek. The trekking gear you have to have for this particular trek differs from normal treks. Thus read this whole segment.

    Trek Essentials: You can’t do the trek without these.

    1. Trekking Shoes

    Baraadsar needs sturdy trekking shoes that can withstand snow and have good grip.

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    2. Backpack

    A backpack 50-60 litres is required for a trek such as Baraadsar. Your backpack should have good hip support, shoulder support, and pockets should be accessiable quickly .

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    3. Clothing

    Layering is the best way to protect yourself in the mountains. Layers provide maximum protection against all the elements. Layers are also great for protecting against the elements, especially when it changes rapidly in the mountains.

    Base Layer: 3 - T-shirts

    Carry 2 T-shirt, and wear 1. Wear full-sleeve, dry-fit T-shirts, preferably with collars. These will protect your neck and arms from sunburn. UV radiations can quickly burn you, especially in the high altitudes of the trek.

    Dry-fit T-shirts dry quickly, dry quickly, and are quick drying in the event of rain. Collared T-shirts work better than those with rounded necks.

    Cotton or Synthetic?We Indians love cotton. It makes sense to wear cotton down in the plains, where the heat can reach 40 degrees Celsius. It takes a while to dry once it is wet. Synthetic is the best choice for mountains where temperatures are cooler. They are quick to wick sweat and dry quickly. They can smell fast so make sure to have a roll-on deodorant.

    Expert Tip: If you're more prone to colds, you can carry a pair of thermal inners. From the past experiences of ours, using 2 T shirts over other helps to prevent from cold.

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    5. Insulation Layers in Winter.

    The Baraadsar Lake Trek can be done in winter. You will need at minimum 5 layers of warm clothing if you are going between December and March.

    You will require1 - inner thermals, 2 - light fleece, 1 - light sweater, and 1 padded jacket. Don't buy your grandma's sweaters. They can be very heavy. You want fleece jackets and sweaters that fold easily.

    A padded jacket is the best choice for your outer layer. Water resistant materials are not necessary. You do need an outer jacket with a padded lining that keeps out the cold and wind. Make sure your padded jacket includes a hood.

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    6. Two - Trek Pants

    This trek requires at least one pair of trekking pants and a maximum of two. One pair of pants should be worn and one additional for when it rains/snows. Trek pants with zip-off thighs at the thighs make them ideal for trekking. You should also choose quick-drying pants over cotton. Even in colder climates, they dry quickly.

    TRack pants or trekking pants?Track pants can be used as a backup or double as thermal bottoms. Track pants aren't trek pants so they shouldn't be your main outerwear. They should be used as an emergency backup.

    Compalsoury Accessories, without these you will not be equipped to perform the trek or not able to do Trek

    These accessories are necessary to carry. These accessories are mandatory for anyone who travels to Baraadsar. Trekkers tend to delay borrowing or purchasing accessories. We recommend the opposite. These accessories should be gathered first.

    1. Sunglasses.

    Sunglasses are required to prevent snowblindness. Expect to be walking on snowy stretches during a winter trek such as Baraadsar. Snow blindness can be caused by a small amount of direct sunlight (around a half-hour's exposure). Because fallen snow acts like thousands upon thousands of mirrors, reflecting direct UV rays. You will need sunglasses that provide UV protection.

    If the trekking day is sunny and bright (on meadows, open sections), you should wear sunglasses. You must not remove your sunglasses from a snowy section until it is fully crossed.

    In case you use spectacles: You can buy oversized sunglasses for your glasses, which you can wear over your regular glasses (buy at Decathlon). Photochromic lenses are also available if you find this cumbersome.

    Contact lens users: Contact lenses can be worn on the trek if you have them. The lens solution won't freeze. It will not be a problem to change your lens inside your tent. You will only need enough cleaning solution to clean your fingers. Your contact lenses can be covered with sunglasses.

    2. Suncap.

    Suncaps are mandatory. A sun cap is mandatory for trekking. It can cause headaches, sunstrokes, rapid dehydration, and a drop in performance.

    Important Information: The Golden rule of the mountains is to always cover your head. A sun cap is a protective layer that protects you from the sun's harsh rays during the day. It also works well with naked UV rays. Sun caps keep your body's temperature in check. The reverse is true in the morning/evening. Your head quickly loses body heat. The woolen cap stops heat from escaping your head.

    3.Hand Gloves.

    You will be handling snow quite a lot on a trek like Baraadsar. To grip things or hold onto snow, gloves are essential. The gloves should also keep you warm. You should get synthetic gloves with waterproofing on the exterior and a padded interior. Wear a tight-fitting fleece glove in your synthetic hand glove if you have difficulty obtaining the combination (not likely). This trek requires hand gloves.

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    4. Woollen Cap or Balaclava.

    These should cover your head. You lose the most heat in the cold mountains from your head and not your hands, feet, or other parts of your body. Protecting your head is important, especially in the evenings when the sun sets. Your woollen cap should be worn at all times, including early mornings and late evenings.

    A woollen cap that covers your ears can protect your sensitive ears. Balaclavas are a modernized version of the woolen cap. The balaclava covers your ears, neck, and other parts of your face. A woolen cap that covers only your head will not be sufficient, such as a woolen cap, will require a neck warmer or scarf.

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    5. Socks (3 sets).

    You should also have three to four pairs each of socks for sports. You get warmth and cushioning from sports socks. The mantra here is to wear synthetic socks, or at the very least a synthetic blend. Cotton socks absorb sweat and water. These socks are difficult to dry.

    Woollen socks are warm and cozy in the winter. Two sports socks are sufficient if you can't get woolen socks.

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    6. Head Torch / Head Lamp

    Many trekkers don't know if they should get a torch or a headlamp. A headlamp is essential because it allows you to use your hands for other activities. You'll need to use your hands for the Baraadsar Lake Trek, including washing dishes, setting up tents, and holding your trekking poles.

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    7. Trekking Pole / Trekking Stick

    You can balance and stability with trekking poles. You can reduce your energy use by up to 40%. There are steep ascents, and descents on the Baraadsar Lake Trek. A pair of trekking sticks can make the difference between a pleasant and strenuous trek. India uses a single trekking stick. Two trekking poles will give you more stability and balance. You can also walk faster with them.

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    8. Rainwear.

    Weather can quickly change on a trek. In a matter of seconds, a bright sunny day can quickly turn into a torrential downpour. To combat this, you will need a poncho and a rain jacket. A poncho, a large rain cover that covers your arms and heads, is what you need. Because it covers you and part of your backpack, it is very effective. It is very light and weighs almost nothing.

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    9. Rain cover for your Backpack .

    Backpacks can save your life. Your backpack will hold all of your dry clothes and warm gear. Your backpack should be kept dry at all times. Most backpacks have rain-covers built in. If your backpack does not come with a rain-cover, you can either buy one or make a large sheet of plastic to fit the dimensions of your backpack. The plastic sheet can be wrapped around the backpack and held in place by a string or elastic.

    10. Daypack (20-30 ltrs, optional).

    Some trekkers choose to load their bags onto a mule or potores while on the Baraadsar Lake Trek. Although we don't encourage it, if you do choose to offload, then a daypack is required. You will need to carry water bottles, rainwear and emergency medicines. The campsites are the only place you can find your main backpack, which contains most of your equipment.

    One day backpack is a small version of backpack which is generally of 20 - 30 ltr capability.

    Additional necessary Trek Essentials

    1. A toilet kit.

    Try keeping the toilet kit light. Have only the basic things-- toothbrush, a roll on deodorant, lip balm, a little moisturiser, toilet roll, tiny detergent along with toothpaste. You will not able to bath on the trek, therefore do not overload on shampoos and soaps.

    Quick Information: Carry miniature sized products. You won't have greater than that. When you are travelling in a team, share 1 toothpaste for all.

    Stay away from getting big toilet rolls. Probably The smallest size roll is much more than sufficient for a trek as Baraadsar Lake Trek.

    For females: If you're more likely to have the Periodes of yours on the trek day of yours, do not care about it. You are able to utilize the pads of yours, tampons or maybe menstrual cups on the trek. There'll be toilet tents in which you are able to change. Be sure you have ziplock bags to take back the menstrual waste of yours. Do not leave behind any misuse in the mountains

    2. Cutlery:

    Will be provided by us like your plates and mugs etc.

    3. Two one litre plastic bottles or even a two litre hydration pack:

    Baraadsar Lake Trek has many hiking days. You have to take two 1 litre water plastic bottles to help keep yourself hydrated. Carry light-weight thermos, it will help to assists you to save water that is warm on an extremely cool morning or even for late nights.

    4. Presonal medi kit

    Carry the medications with you, readily available at most occasions. Do not take any kind of medication unless you have consulted your trek leader.

    1. Dolo 650 (5 tablet computers): This is paracetamol. It assists to take on high temperature, slight discomfort.

    2. Avomine (4 tablet computers): Carry this specifically if you are prone to nausea. Pop one fifty per cent hr before the beginning of your roadway trek.

    3.Combiflam (5 tablets): if you have pain in your legs, it will help you to get instant relief from pain. It also contains paracetamol.

    4.Digene:If you think your food is undigested then you can take this med. Aslo tell your trek leader about it.

    5.ORS (6 packs): Consume a pack of ORS water at least once a day, usually mid-day when you are in the middle of your trek.

    6. Knee Brace (optional): Carry this if you are prone to knee injury or have recognized problems of knee discomfort.

    Our trek leaders bring a high Altitude medical set with them which likewise contain Life-Saving Drugs, in emergency situations TrekupIndia Trek Leaders will handel the situation as our trek leaders are well trained for mountains. Before taking these medicines by yourself first tell your trek leaders about it.

    Compulsory Documents to Carry.

    These are files needed to be submitted at Forest Department before ypur trek. With no of these, you will not be permitted to trek .

    Original and photocopy of government photo identity card. Carry Id's like adhaar, voter id, etc.

    Food Provided by Us During the Baraadsar Trek

    We provide only Indian vegetarian food & egg and mainly your meal is going to contain Indian bread, vegetable, lentils and Rice along with delicious dessert. During your trek, we will serve three meals a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

    In the evening, you will also be served tea & snacks and lip-smacking soup before dinner. If it will be a long day of trekking, you will be given a packed snack.

    After doing a lot of research on the nutritional requirements for the trekkers, we prepare the menu. Before putting all the meals together, we also consider altitude gained and weather.

    The meal served by us while trek is perfectly balanced with the right amounts of calories, carbohydrates, vitamins, protein, fiber, and minerals. You need to know that all our cooks have great expertise in cooking and have undergone thorough training. So, get ready to enjoy delectable and lip-smacking dishes during your trek.

    You will be served with lemon tea in the tent in order to start your day with a refreshed feeling. Before leaving the campsite for trekking, you will be given a hot finger-licking breakfast like upma, egg bhurji, Maggie, omelet along with tea or coffee.

    In case, your trek will be longer one then we also offer some fresh local fruits such as apples and even healthy drinks like Frootie or Maaza. In the afternoon, you will be served simple & healthy lunch, while at around 04:00 pm, you will be given tea and a light evening breakfast.

    After you reach your campsite at night, you will be served a hot and delightful dinner. After reading this, you must have got the idea that with us, you don’t need to worry about food. Thus, we will definitely give you unforgettable experiences.

    Safety During Baraadsar Lake Trek

    Trekking with us for Baraadsar is completely safe because we have a team of trek leaders who are qualified in Wilderness first-aid and also have complete information about the high-altitude glitches.

    During Trek, we carry a complete first-aid kit that contains all the important medicines. Before trekking with us, you need to ensure that you are medically fit for the trek and if you are able to judge yourself then it is better to take advice from a professional.

    For us, your medical fitness is very important than anything else.

    Know About Us:- You need to know that our company TrekUp India has been in the field of Adventure Tourism for the last 23 years. Right from our inception, we have been involved in providing treks, voyage & hiking programs as well as high altitude expedition rafting.

    We keep on organizing treks in Uttarakhand and Himachal, while being a part of the trekking community, we feature more than 75 Himalayan documented treks. Apart from other outdoor activities, our company also organizes trips for schools, colleges, and family.

    We ensure complete technical safety in the mountain

    Our company has a vast team of more than 100 guides, as well as trainers in order, serve in the mountain treks.

    One of the best things about our team is that all the members are trained professionally from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Indian mountaineering foundation Delhi as well as Hanifle Center Outdoor Education Mussoorie.

    Therefore, we never believe in compromising on the quality as well as services offered to our valuable customers.

    For Us, Your Safety Is the Top Urgency

    At Trekup India, you will find a team with local knowledge and fluency in English as well as Hindi. This helps in ensuring that you have an amazing trek and not only this, we also pay attention to your health as well as safety because this is something we cannot ignore.

    All the team leaders involved in trekking have already undergone several professional courses in First Aid, Portable Altitude Chamber Training, CPR, Environmental Awareness Training as well as Advanced Wilderness Emergency Medicine.

    We also carry a complete first aid medical kit not only on the trek but on each and every trip which is organized by us. Apart from the medical kit, we carry a portable altitude chamber and medical oxygen for all kinds of high-altitude treks .

    Our company has great expertise in organizing all sorts of group adventure holidays for family groups, school & college groups as well as friend groups. When it comes to travel options, we have a wide range that suits different fitness levels as well as traveling styles.

    Therefore, no matter who big the group size, we pay personal attention to each and every member present in the group.

    How We Ensure That Your Trek Is Safe with Us

    Right from our establishment, we at TrekUp India, are continuously involved in introducing new safety practices into Indian trekking in order to ensure the safety of voyagers.

    For walking on snow, TrekUp India introduced Microspikes and also made emergency bottled oxygen mandatory for all kinds of treks.

    In order to test pulse as well as oxygen saturation levels, pulse oxymeters are used. As a safety communication device, we at TrekupIndia introduced radio.

    Though we have noticed that most of the organizations organizing treks do not follow these systems but with time several competing companies are adopting these practices and organizing great and safe treks.

    Explore our New Safety Protocols

    In order to ensure a perfect Trek, we have introduced some new safety checks that will assure more safety for our trekkers. Our On-trek safety checks include:

    • Daily oxygen saturation along with pulse readings
    • Stretchers team appointed on every trek
    • Radios
    • Trained mountain staff and full safety
    • Additional oxygen cylinders
    • Special medical kit for high altitude treks
    • Microspikes on all types of snow treks
    • Experienced Trek leaders as well as safety
    • Technical team on all snowy slopes

    Highlights of Trek