9 Days 8 Nights
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 on offers great views of the greater Himalaya – Swargarohini, Kalanag and Bandarpunch and scenic views of the Baraadsar Lake. Our ascent culminates at a point on the ridge at 4400m before we arrive at Baraadsar – our lake of dreams.
Arrive at Haridwar by the morning Shatabdi. Alternatively, you can fly in to the Jolly Grant Airport by 12 noon. Board waiting vehicles to be driven for 6 hours to reach Aquaterra’s Camp Bagi in the secluded Tons Valley. You can also come in a day early and enjoy rafting on the Tons River.
After early morning breakfast, leave Camp by 7:30am and drive 1 hour to Sankri. We walk 1.5 hours to Paincha village. We walk 4 more hours to reach Pithari village and camp right above the village in the Barathchar village. Dinner and overnight at camp.
Today is a four hour walk to Dhaldhar at 3500m.
We need to acclimatise as well so this short walk for the day is good. Besides its a pretty ridge walk all the way to Deobasa.
We walk 5 hours to the beautiful Baraadsar Lake and camp near its shore.
Rest, relax, read or take a short walk around camp.
We retrace our steps to head back to Rala for the night.
Today we walk back to roadhead at Sankri via Rala and Kasha (4-5 hrs). Drive To Camp Bagi for a hot shower and a big meal!
After breakfast drive all the way down to Dehradun to board the evening Shatabdi back to Delhi. Dinner on the train. Reach Delhi by midnight. Trip Ends!