Baraadsar Lake Trek
Baraadsar Lake, considered sacred by the local community, is one of the lesser known walks in this corner of the Himalaya. It is located at an altitude of 4300m on the cusp of the Rupin and Supin watersheds in Western Garhwal. According to local lore, a prayer to the Gods at the Baraadsar lake never goes unanswered!
Beginning our climb at Sankri, the climb to the Lake goes through villages and thick forest, eventually gaining the ridge separating the Rupin and Supin valleys. This walk offers great views of the greater Himalaya – Swaragrohini, Kalanag and Banderpunch and scenic views of the Baraadsar Lake. Our ascent culminates at a point on the ridge at approx. 4400m before we arrive at Baraadsar – our lake of dreams.
Overnight train from Delhi to Dehradun leaving at 2240 hrs. Overnight train.
Drive Dehradun to Sankri (1800m) 7hrs, walk 1.5 hrs to Paincha. Camp.Arrive at Dehradun 0745 hrs on board the overnight Mussoorie Express. You will board waiting vehicles and drive to Sankri.
Paincha walk 4-5 hrs to Barathachar meadow (above Phitari village)
Barathachar to Dhaldhar (3500 m) – 4hrs
Dhaldhar to Deobasa (3450m) (1.5-2 hrs) We need to acclimatise as well so this short walk for the day is good. Besides its a pretty ridge walk all the way.
Deobasa to Baraadsar (4300m) – 5- 6 hrs
At Baradsar. Rest, relax, read or take a short walk around camp.
Camp or head downhill to camp before Rala (6 hrs)
Today we walk back to roadhead at Sankri via Rala and Kasha (4-5 hrs). Drive to Dehradun to board the overnight train back to Delhi.
Arrive Delhi 0720 hrs.