Bodpathri Lakes Trek

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Bodpathri Lakes Trek

Bodpathri Lakes Trek is one of the treks in Kashmir which is less explored than the other treks like Tarsar Marsar and Kashmir Great Lakes Trek. You will be trekking at an altitude of 13,100 Ft, and the total distance will be fifty kilometers. You will be able to enjoy the trail more as the hike is not visited by many, and the untouched beauty of Kashmir will be like it is known for. Doodhpatri, one of the camping sites, has the scenery of such majestic coniferous, tall trees. This trek passes through various green carpeted hills with some alpine lakes on the trail, with Pir Panjal and other peaks rising around. These areas are home to Golden Oriole birds, which may be seen if you are lucky enough.

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Shivam | Mountain Expert



Shivam was born and brought up in the Dehradun. Coming from a tradtional family bussniess background and be the 4th genration in the bussnies, he decided to take a another path. Working in the US based firm and sepding some couple of years expreinces. One day he decided to go on a solo trek and from there things got change. After resign his well establish career he decided to persue his career in the adventure and as well as mountain background.He has done various challenging treks in Himalayan region like Kedarkantha, valley of flower, Buran Ghati and list go on. And his love for mountains and adventure is never-ending. Make sure to get detailed help related to the Himalayan trek from him.

Why You Should Do Bodpathri Lakes Trek?

1:You will walk on the trail passing through huge coniferous trees.

The coniferous trees are so tall that you won’t see the top, and walking through them is an experience.

2. Bodsar Lake, the biggest lake at an altitude of 13,000 ft.

It’s almost impossible not to be enchanted by the calm blue-turquoise lake.

3. Tosamaidan, which has never ending meadows spread.

It is the last stop on the trek and the perfect way to end a trip filled with awe-inspiring views.

4. From Ashtar Valley, you will see the snow-covered cliffs of Tatakuti Peak.

Tatakuti Peak offers a picture-perfect view, which is spectacular.

Best Time For Bodpathri Lakes Trek

The Ideal time to do this trek is in the monsoon month between July and September when the rest of India experiences rain. The Pir Panjal range blocks monsoon rains coming from Uttarakhand because it falls under a rain shadow area. As the month progresses, the colors of the region also change color. In July, the snow melts, flowers bloom, and the mountains get green with meadows and trees. In August, the rain stops at the end of the month, and the rain stops, and the weather becomes colder. And in September, snow starts falling, which makes it enjoyable at the beginning of the month.

Day Wise Detailed Itinerary Of Bodpathri Lakes Trek

Day 1: Srinagar to Doodhpathri by Road

  • Stay: Overnight stay at the campsite.
  • Meal: Lunch and Dinner.
  • Trek Distance: 54 km, time-time Taken: approx. 2 hrs.
  • Altitude: Srinagar (5200 ft / 1585 meter.), Doodhpathri (8957 ft / 2730 meter.)
  • Altitude gain: 3757 ft / 1145 meters.
  • Trek Grade: by road

The journey will start from Srinagar by road, and you will reach the camping site Doodhpathri within 2 hours. On the road, you will enjoy the pine tree-covered hills with a tranquil blue river flowing through the boulders and rocks.

Day 2: Doodhpathri to Ashtaar Valley by Trek

  • Stay: Overnight stay at the campsite
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Trek Distance: 10 km, time-time Taken: approx. 7 hrs.
  • Altitude: Doodhpathri (8910 ft / 2716 mtr.), Ashtaar Valley (11,535 ft / 3516 mtr.)
  • Altitude gain: 2625 ft / 800 meters.
  • Trek Grade: Gradual – Moderate

Start your morning with a warm breakfast. Your trek from Doodhpathri will be through the pine forest. The trail through the forest is zigzag, after which you will cross the Afsaar River. After gradually ascending the mountain ridge, you reach the top. Once you have reached the top, you will be amazed by the beautiful sights. You will see the Ashtaar Valley, surrounded by boulders spread all around. When you come down close to the boulders, you will cross the river, where you can see Shepherd huts; after that lies the Ashtaar Valley campsite.

Day 3: Ashtaar Valley to Gurwansar by Trek

  • Stay: Overnight stay at the campsite.
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Trek Distance: 7 km, time-time Taken: approx. 6 hrs.
  • Altitude: Ashtaar Valley (11,535 ft / 3516 mtr.), Gurwansar (12,500 ft / 3810 mtr.)
  • Altitude gain: 965 ft / 294 meters.
  • Trek Grade: Gradual – Moderate

Having hot tea while sitting on the grass ground is just an amazing site with a clear sky above. The trek will be relatively easy today, as it is a gradual climb up to the top. The trail will pass through meadows and densely covered pine forests. On the way, you will be passing through shepherds herding their sheep and goats. You will pass through boulders on the trail and see huge grassland spreading as far as your eyes can see. After walking through the grassland for a while, your trek will start ascending, and upon reaching the top, you will reach the campsite at Gurwansar.

Day 4: Ashtaar Valley to Gurwansar by Trek

  • Stay: Overnight stay at the campsite
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Trek Distance: 9 km, Time Taken: approx. 7 hrs.
  • Altitude: Gurwansar (12,500 ft / 3810 meters.), Pamsar Lake (13,050 ft / 3978 meters.), Duriem (12610 ft / 3844)
  • Altitude difference: Gurwansar to Pamsar Lake (550 ft / 160 meters), Pamsar Lake to Duriem (440 ft / 134 meters.)
  • Trek Grade: Moderate – Difficult

The trek today will be challenging as you pass through rough terrain. The trail will begin with walking through grassland for a while; you will reach the section with boulders. You would have to go through here carefully. The route will slowly ascend till you reach Pamsar Lake. After taking in the vast lake, you will start trekking again, passing through boulders and crossing some streams until you come to the following camping site, Duriem.

Day 5: Duriem to Gadtar via Bodsar Lake, Trastar Lake, Navkansar I, II & Damasar Lake

  • Stay: Overnight stay at the campsite; meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Trek Distance: 10 km, Time Taken: approx. 8 hrs.
  • Altitude: Duriem (12610 ft / 3844), Bodsar Lake (13,000 ft / 3962 meters.), Gadtar (12,530 ft / 3819 meter.)
  • Altitude difference: Duriem to Bodsar Lake (390 ft / 118 meters.), Bodsar Lake to Gadtar Lake (470 ft / 143 meters.)
  • Trek Grade: Moderate – Difficult

Today’s trek is going to take a long time to complete. The trek will climb slowly for almost 2.5 km until you reach the first of many lakes on the way, Bodsar Lake. From the Bodsar Lake viewpoint, you start hiking until you reach Tratsar Lake, also known as Lokutsar Lake. Now you walk through the boulder section and climb up the ridge, and once you have reached the top, you will start coming down towards Damasar Lake. You will see another lake, Navkansar I & II, and as you descend from there, you will arrive at the next campground, Gadtar.

Day 6: Gadtar to Tosamaidan by Trek and From Tosamaidan to Srinagar by Road

  • Stay: No stay, Meal: Lunch and Dinner.
  • Trek Distance: Gadtar to Tosamaidam by Trek – 9 km, Tosamaidan to Srinagar by road – 80 km, Time Taken: Gadtar to Tosamaidam by Trek – approx. 5 hrs, Tosamaidan to Srinagar by road – approx. 3 hrs
  • Altitude: Gadtar (12,530 ft / 3819 meters.), Tosamaidan (10,070 ft / 3069 meters.), Srinagar (5200 ft / 1585 meters.)
  • Altitude difference: Gadtar to Tosamaidan by trek (2460 ft / 750 meters.), Tosamaidan to Srinagar by road (4870 ft / 1484 meters.)
  • Trek Grade: Gradual to Moderate by Trek

Today is the end of the trek. You will be walking on the trail one last Time. From Gadtar campsite, you will cross rivers and ascend on grasslands. You will cross two more streams alternating between ascending and descending the ridge. There will be a small ascend before reaching Tosa Maidan after the descent. Once you have reached Tosamaiden, you will be taken by the vehicle and dropped off at Srinagar. From there on, you will depart separately from the trekking team.

Food Provided by Us During Bodpathri Lakes Trek

We provide only Indian vegetarian food 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, Aallu Prantha, Besan Chilla, Poha, Daliya,  Corn flakes, Maggie, 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 about the food provided by us on trek, you don’t need to worry about food. Many trekkers trek with us again and again because of the food we provide. Thus, we will definitely give you unforgettable experiences.

Safety During Bodpathri Lakes Trek

Trekking with us for Bodpathri Lakes Trek 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, Kashmir, Sikkim 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 Priority

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, Trekpp 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 includes:

  • 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

What should you pack for the Bodpathri Lakes Trek

Being an trekking, adventure & travel company, we get many questions from our trekkers and most common question that arises is what to carry or what should we pack for the trek? Sometime it becomes difficult to explain in details and therefore below we have prepared the detailed packing list, helpful for all trekkers coming to the Himalayas. Whenever we go on trek or start packing things one should remember the packing pattern i.e. either you start from head to foot or foot to head, this way there will be rare chance that you will forget the items to pack, so go step by step.

  1. Backpack

Make sure your backpack should be comfortable neither too big nor to small and for a week trek 60-70 liters of backpack should be enough to hold all your belongings. Ensure that your backpack has good hip & Shoulder support and pockets should be accessible quickly.

  1. Daypack

All trekkers should keep in mind that daypack is very important, this will be a great help to you while on trek, also every single day you won’t be carrying you backpack therefore for day excursion , shorter hikers, sightseeing you can carry your stuff in it.

  1. Footwear
  • Trekking shoes: Preferably water proof, ankle support.
  • Walking / Hiking sandals: This can be used off trek i.e. in the morning and evening hours, basically to get your feet rest from heavy boots, sometime used for crossing streams and rivers, it’s more comfortable and safe than crossing barefoot or wetting your boots.
  • Sneakers (Optional): For normal driving days or can use  around the camp
  • Socks (3-4 Pairs) – Make sure to choose material wisely, it should be quick drying, warm and comfortable.
  1. Clothing’s
  • Hiking / trekking jacket: Carry good quality layer jackets
  • Hiking pants: Check some kind of long nylon blend, light and quick drying pants. Warm covers ups like fleece-lined tracksuit pants or ski pant.
  • Undergarments as per your habitual requirement
  • T-Shirts and Shorts (3-4 Warm comfortable)
  • Ordinary Shirt / T-shirt – Just in case everything gets wet this will help for roaming around.
  • Long Sleeve shirt – can be used as a base layer on colder days
  • Socks – at least 4-5 pairs
  • Leggings – Can be used specially chilling morning and evening , to keep your body warm
  • Thermals – get 2 pairs of thermals, this will be great need a body to keep it warm.
  • Buff / Balaclava – This is a must to carry to cover your neck and this item is an ideal solution to keep your neck / throat warm.
  • Beanie Cap- Very helpful item for colder and windy days should carry 1, also sometime when its freezing cold you can use it a night as well.
  • Hiking Hat- this will basically help during the day time specially from the sun rays, make sure it has a strip so that wind does not below is far from your headJ..
  • Gloves – 01 pair will be enough to keep your hand warm and nice.
  1. Rain wears
  • Rain Coat and Pant – Carry a pair of it to protect you from the rain OR
  • Rain Poncho – during long rains, the waterproof jackets starts leaking but poncho does get work in keeping you dry, so choose accordingly.
  • Rain covers: Some small water proof to cover your backpack and daypack as well for your gadgets.
  1. Gadgets and Electronic
  • Trekking Poles
  • Mobile phone
  • Camera
  • Spare batteries for phone and camera, powerbank
  • Light weight flash light or headlight
  • Waterproof bag made up of plastic for camera
  • Music system / Bluetooth
  • Plug/converter for electrical items
  • Sunglasses
  • 1 liter water bottle
  • Journal with pen would be good idea to keep your notes.
  • Some book of your interest for ideal time
  • Get into habit of keeping Map and guide book of the region.
  1. Hygiene & Personal toiletry
  • Sunscreen with UV protection
  • 1 or 2 small quick-drying towels
  • Toilet paper/tissues/wet-wipes
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste/ mouth freshener
  • Deodorant / Talcum powder
  • Shampoo
  • Lip-gloss/salve
  • Sanitary pads/tampons (For female traveler)
  • Bio gradable Soap
  • Nail clipper
  • Your other personal items that you use on daily basis
  1. Personal First aid Kit and Energy – below are some common medicine generally required / used during your adventure trip, however please consult your doctors prior.
  • Antiseptic towel or water syringe (to clean the wound)
  • Butterfly bandage for small cut
  • Cotton and elastic bandages and sterile gauze pad for larger wounds
  • Latex gloves used when its wound bleeds
  • Medicine for Diarrhea (Upset stomach)
  • Medicine for cold, flue / fever headache
  • Some pain killers
  • ORS pouches
  • Quick pain relief spray (External use)
  • Any personal medicine prescribed by your doctor
  • Dimox / Similar for high altitude sickness
  • Bug Repellent
  • Carry some nutria / energy bars and drinks (non-alcoholic)

Note: Kindly consult your doctor before purchasing or taking any medicine.

9.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.

Important note: You can book rent gears, what you can rent & buy from us and what you need to get from your home town, make your bagpack easy not heavy.

Click the link: https://rent.trekupindia.com/

Now you are all set for your Adventure trip with Trekup India!!

Trek Cost Inclusion

Stay: 1 Night stay accommodation in deluxe Swiss camps in Chopta,1 Night stay accommodation in a homestay in Saari village. 

Meals: Trekup India provided cooked meals as specified in the itinerary (2 Breakfasts, 1 Packed Lunch, and 2 Dinners Veg.)

Transport: Transport Ex-Rishikesh and Ex-Delhi at additional cost as specified in the quotation

Trek Equipment:  Sleeping bag, Sleeping tents, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, Toilet Tent.

Amenities: All utensils, sleeping mattresses (Black form mats), Crampons, and Gaiters for snow.    

Health & Safety:  First Aid Box, Oxygen Cylinders, Stretchers, Oxi meters, BP Machines, health.

Permits: Forest Permits and Camping Permission Fee 

Trek Crew: High Altitude Chef, Helpers, Trek Leader & Guides, and other support teams.

Potters & Mules: Potters and Mules to carry all trek equipment, ration, and vegetables.

Certificate: Trek Completion

Trek Cost Exclusion

GST 5% (it is Mandatory)
Any insurance (Trekup India recommends each trekker get insurance)
Any Meals/accommodation beside the itinerary or not mentioned in the program.
Any Bus / Airfare to/from trek start/end point.
Personal Medical expenses, do carry your medication.
Any personal services such as Laundry, phone calls, liquors, mineral water, etc.
Any still / video camera fee
Any Entrance fee Monuments, Monasteries, Museums, Temples – Pay directly on the spot.
Mules or porter charges to carry personal baggage (Offload Charges for bag 500 per day, per bag. Note: Bag weight should not be more than 10 kg.
Any emergency evacuation charges
Any services that are not mentioned in the cost inclusion section.
Satellite phone, Gamow/PAC HAPO Bag (Portable Hyperbaric Bag), and AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators).
If any additional cost occurs due to Government Guidelines related to travel/trek/COVID-19, the guest will bear it.

How To Reach Srinagar?

By Air:- Most air carriers such as Indian Airlines (www. Indian airlines.nic.in) Jet Airways (www.jetairways.com ) have regular flights to Srinagar. Getting to Srinagar by flight from New Delhi is considered the most conceivable.

By Train:- Jammu may be the closest railway station to Srinagar, which is at a distance of 290 km. Jammu railway station is nicely attached to other main towns in India by rail. Direct Rails are available from Delhi, Trivandrum, Bangalore and also Chennai.

By Bus:-Srinagar is connected through the National Highway 1A to all over the country. J & K transportation has regular comfy buses from Jammu. The Journey captures approximately ten hrs to arrive at Srinagar.

Trek Route

Day 1: Srinagar to Doodhpathri by Road

Day 2: Doodhpathri to Ashtaar Valley by Trek

Day 3: Ashtaar Valley to Gurwansar by Trek

Day 4: Gurwansar to Duriem via Pamsar Lake by Trek

Day 5: Duriem to Gadtar via Bodsar Lake, Trastar Lake, Navkansar I, II & Damasar Lake

Day 6: Gadtar to Tosamaidan by Trek and From Tosamaidan to Srinagar by Road

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