Short Details for Kanasar Lake Trek
Day 1: Dehradun to Himari (1554 m) (207 km) (7/8 hours)
Day 2: Himari to Sarutal (2000 m) (7 km) (4/5 hours)
Day 3: Sarutal to Badang (2600 m) (8 km) (4/5 hours)
Day 4: Badang to Masunda Dhar (Vijay Top) (3600 m) (9 km) (5/6 hours)
Day 5: Masunda Dhar to Devbasa (3650 m) via Dhaldhar (6 km) (4/5 hours)
Day 6: Devbasa to Baraadsar Ridge (4400 m) (7 km) (4/5 hours)
Day 7: Baraadsar Ridge to Kukurkandi (6 km) (4/5 hours)
Day 8: Kukurkandi to Manjiban (7 km) (4/5 hours)
Day 9: Manjiban to Kanasar Lake (4600 m) (3 km) trek to Vishkhopri (3600 m) (8 km)
Day 10: Vishkhopri to Liwari village (14 km)
Day 11: Liwari village to Jakhol (14 km) and trek to Sankri
Day 12: Sankri to Dehradun (210 km)
Kanasar Lake Trek Details 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.