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12 Days 11 Nights
Dehradun
Dehradun
Max People : 200
Trek Overview

Kanasar Lake lies in Remote Region of Garhwal

Kanasar is a 1 km wide glacial Lake which is considered sacred by the villagers lying at an altitude of 4,600 meters amid Nalgan and Supin valley in the remote region of Garhwal. Shepherds found the trail and still people are unaware of this picturesque place and the trails are untouched.

Thrilling Trails in Kanasar Lake

Kanasar Lake remains inaccessible in winters due to heavy snow even in June a thin layer of ice covers it. The trail is difficult with sheer ascents through the remote region of Garhwal.

Beliefs of Kanasar Lake Trek

It is named “Kanasar” because this Lake resembles some spots in the eye of a blind person. Villagers every year carry a pilgrimage of their deity for a bath in this sacred lake during their festival.

ATM Point and Mobile Connectivity

ATM Point – Purola is the last ATM point.

Mobile Connectivity – Your device will receive signals at Purola. At Sankri your device can receive BSNL and Vodafone signals but the connectivity is intermittent. There will be no networks ahead so finish all your important work and calls before starting the trek.

About Kanasar Lake Trek

  • Kanasar is a 1 km wide glacial Lake which is considered sacred by the villagers lying ta an altitude of 4,600 meters.
  • It is between Nalgan and Supin valley in the remote region of Garhwal.
  • Kanasar Lake remains inaccessible in winters due to heavy snow even in June a thin layer of ice covers it.
  • Villagers every year carry a pilgrimage of their deity for bath in this sacred lake during their festival.

Highlights of this Trek

The trails are untouched and not many people know about this place. Routes of other treks remain crowded but here you will get the pleasure to explore the untouched part of Garhwal Region. Kanasar Lake is considered sacred and its pure water is worshipped.

  • Duration – 12 days (Dehradun to Dehradun)
  • Best Season – May, June, Sep, Oct and Nov
  • Level – Moderate
  • Highest Points – (4600 m)
  • Weather – Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.
  • Summer Temperature – (2°C to 10°C)
  • Starting Point – Dehradun

Altitude Covered Per Day

  • Himari (1554 m)
  • Sarutal (2000 m)
  • Badang (2600 m)
  • Masunda Dhar (Vijay Top) (3600 m)
  • Devbasa (3650 m)
  • Kanasar Lake (4600 m)
  • These points should not be avoided
    1. Proper conditioning and training of body required
  • 2. Proper gear and clothing for sub-zero temperatures
  • 3. Sturdy hiking shoes are important
  • 4. High altitude requires proper acclimatization
  • 5. Intermittent or no signals
  • 6. Carry travel light
  • 7. Weather is unpredicted so the itinerary is flexible
Itinerary

Day 01:- Dehradun to Himari (1554 m) (207 km) (7/8 hours)

Our pick up point is the Railway Station of Dehradun, the drive starts from there to Dhaula. Have your breakfast on the way at Kempty fall which is a famous picnic spot.

The drive is an interesting one through some of the beautiful places in Himalayas along the Tons River, the water of this river looks refreshing and crystal clear. Villages en route are Netwar, Damta, Nawgao, Purola and Mori.

Reach Himari your campsite for today, altitude is gained gradually after reaching Dhaula. Setup the tents, enjoy your food and sleep comfortably as your trek starts tomorrow.

Day 02:- Himari to Sarutal (2000 m) (7 km) (4/5 hours)

Today trek through some quaint villages lying at high altitude, pass through the forest of pines by ascending gradually. After a steep ascent of 2 hours you can reach Bhitri village.

The village has wooden houses, Deodar wood is used to make these houses. Come across a school and temple there, the temple is made in Kinnauri style and is captivating. From here head towards Sarutal, it is a Lake in a picturesque setting.

Sarutal is amid the meadows, setup your camps near this Lake in the tranquil environment. Setup your tents and after having delectable food, comfortably sleep in tents.

Day 03:- Sarutal to Badang (2600 m) (8 km) (4/5 hours)

Your campsite today is Badang which is a wide meadow and is a perfect place for camping. Post breakfast start the ascent towards Badang.

The climb is steep and on the way there are many rocks, cross a stream and go through the forests of pine. Few minutes after a levelled trek the ascent starts. There is a rich variety of Flora and Fauna, spot different species of birds and some animals.

Reach Badang meadow, deodar forest surrounds this area and there is stream which flows around and is the water source. Setup your tents and comfortably stay in tents.

Day 04:- Badang to Masunda Dhar (Vijay Top) (3600 m) (9 km) (5/6 hours)

Trek to Masunda Dhar is 9 km long but it is going to be a pleasing one. Go through the forests of Oaks and you can cross it in 3-4 hours. The forest starts to get thin after the altitude is gained and below 100 feet is the campsite of Badang.

This is Vijay Top and 1 km further is your campsite Masunda Dhar. You can have exotic view of high peaks from this place, see the receding treeline and reach Supin valley’s top. Have glance of Vishkhopri and Khimloga Pass from here.

Trek towards Masunda Dhar which separates Rupin and Supin valleys. This place is surrounded by towering peaks from all sides. Setup your camps and comfortably sleep in tents.

Day 05:- Masunda Dhar to Devbasa (3650 m) via Dhaldhar (6 km) (4/5 hours)

The towering peaks which surrounds Masunda Dhar looks totally different in the morning, the sunrise adds spark to their beauty making them look extremely beautiful.

After half an hour trek through the meadows cross high ridges and get alluring views of these majestic mountains – Rangnala, Bandarpoonch and Swargarohini. Now, crossing a ridge will take around 3 hours but the 180 degree views will please you.

After some descents to reach Dhaldhar again you will be crossing ridges and the campsite is still away. Come to Devbasa after trekking for two hours, it is a plain place joining two mountains. Wear enough warm clothes because the place is windy.

From here get delicious sight of Gangotri range and the trail leading to Baraadsar is also visible. Pitch your tents here and comfortably sleep in tents.

Day 06:- Devbasa to Baraadsar Ridge (4400 m) (7 km) (4/5 hours)

The trail to Baraadsar is exhilarating, two routes lead there. The short route is steep and you will be crossing a pass from where you can directly reach the campsite and the other one is long and not steep but from here the destination is reached after 3 hours of trek.

Go through the boulder zone today and the terrain is rocky. The trail visible on the opposite side of ridge is of rocks and difficult. Here are no water source and the only thing you can do is carry enough water or melt the snow and drink it.

There will be chilling cold so you need to be prepared. Baraadsar Lake is visible from the ridge. Setup your tents here and retire early for the night.

Day 07:- Baraadsar Ridge to Kukurkandi (6 km) (4/5 hours)

Post breakfast start your trek towards the meadow of Kukurkandi, the distance is 6 km which can be covered in 4 to 5 hours. This Thach has an idyllic setting and is extremely beautiful.

After tough ascent reach Kukurkandi, setup your tents and sit in the peaceful aura of this place. You can explore the surroundings or just rest in the tents. Have food then comfortably sleep in tents.

Day 08:- Kukurkandi to Manjiban (7 km) (4/5 hours)

Kukurkandi to Manjiban is not a very tough trek the distance is 7 km which you can cover in 4 to 5 hours. Leave the campsite and head towards another campsite.

From Manjiban you can see the High Himalayan peaks shining all together, it offers majestic mountain views. Relish the rare sight offered by this place. Setup your camps, wait for the delectable food and retire early.

Day 09:- Manjiban to Kanasar Lake (4600 m) (3 km) trek to Vishkhopri (3600 m) (8 km)

Today is the main day of your trek and it is through the remote region and rough terrain including difficult ascents. Kanasar is a glacial lake and it remains frozen most of the time, heavy snow makes this place inaccessible in winters.

After a hard climb and your efforts reach this serene place. It offers grand sight of Kinnaur Mountains and the surroundings are heavenly, it lies in the remote region of Himalayas so the environment is fresh and untouched.

Villagers every year carry a pilgrimage of their deity for bath in this sacred lake during their festival. Now, descent to Vishkhopri; campsite for the day.

It is a wide meadow with thousands of blossoming colourful flowers with a divine fragrance. Setup your camps at the magical ground of Vishkhopri and comfortably sleep in tents.

Day 10:- Vishkhopri to Liwari village (14 km)

It is time to leave the magical grounds of Vishkhopri and getting back. Start the descent to Liwari village through Surmola Thach, go through the green meadows with abundant wildflowers.

The trek is along River Supin’s bank. On the way from Surmola Thach to Liwari, cross a bridge over Supin and pass through the dense forests of Pine, Deodar and Walnut trees. Ahead reach the potato fields.

Reach Liwari village and again come across the temple. Setup your tents and comfortably sleep in tents.

Day 11:- Liwari village to Jakhol (14 km) and trek to Sankri

After waking up you can go to the villagers and talk, they are always happy to share their experiences and ask yours. Bid adieu to this beautiful village and kind villagers and start the trek to Jakhol.

Go through Baicha by following the bank of River Supin, short hike from here will lead you to Jakhol. This is the end point of this trek from here we will arrange a vehicle till Sankri. Arrangements will be made in Swargarohini hotel there.

Day 12:- Sankri to Dehradun (210 km)

Leave for Dehradun early so that you can reach there around 6:00 pm.

Include / Exclude

What is Included In this trek?

Transport from Dehradun to Dehradun

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in Hotel

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking.

All meals, Breakfast, Day Pack, Lunch, Pack Lunch, Tea,Coffee, Snacks, Soup, Dinner

All camping gear including

Separate Tent, High quality

Liner, Pillow, Separate Toilet tents, Dining Tent, Chair, Dining table

your uploading

Guide, Porters, cook, Helper

Mules, Kitchen team

Good Experience local Trek Leader guide

Walkie Talkie, for contact each other’s

Gaiters

Micro crampons

Hiking Pole

What is not included In this trek

Personal Toiletry Items

Personal Medical Kit

Medical Certificate

Map

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