Kanasar Lake

Temperature

Summer : 2°C to 10°C

Duration

12 Days | 11 Nights
Dehradun To Dehradun

Level

Moderate

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

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.

What to carry on a Trek?

The most common question of all Trekkers is what we carry on a trek or what to carry on a trek so if you plan to go for trekking, so here is about what you should carry on a trek ..!

First of all trekkers must bring the documents mentioned below

1. Government ID proof, carry original and a photocopy of any of these (Driving License, Adhar Card, Pan Card, Voter Id, etc.)

2. Medical certificate by a doctor

3. Risk certificates

Foremost Requirements

1. Strongly built Trekking Shoes

2. Backpack (50 to 60 liters)

Clothes to Carry On A Trek

Carry clothes according to the season. In winters there is chilly cold and in summers the temperature remains cold. (Day and Night temperature varies)

Jacket

Take at least 2 jackets with you, it should be warm enough to protect you against the chilly cold.

Trekking Pants

You should have 2 3 trek pants on a week-long trek and take more for longer treks.

Thermals

At night the temperature lowers and to keep yourself warm and sleep comfortably wear thermals.

Warm clothes

Keep enough woolen layers and fleece according to the season.

T-Shirts

To avoid sunburns always carry full-sleeved t-shirts which dry easily and covers neck and arms properly.

Poncho/Raincoat

They are useful during rain and snowfall.

Necessary Items

1. Water Bottle

2. Gloves (Waterproof and woolen), Cap

3. Socks (Regular and woolen

4. Sunglasses

5. Hiking Pole

6. Torch

7. Toiletry Items

Toilet paper, Sunscreen, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Moisturizer, Lip balm, Face Wash, Sanitizer, etc.

(Avoid using wet wipes and sanitary napkins during your trek because they are not biodegradable and cause harm to the environment. If you use them in the mountains make sure you bring them back with you.)

Medical Kit is Mandatory

(Use medicines only after prescribed by the doctor) (In case of any problem arises during the trek follow the instructions given by your trek leader because they are certified in First Aid Mountaineering courses.)

Carry These Medicines in Your Medical Kit

01. Avomine for treating motion sickness

02. Diamox for treating altitude sickness

03. Avil to treat allergies

04. Saradon to cure headache

05. Combiflam to relieve pain

06. Crocin for treating fever and headache

07. Digene to cure acidity

08. Norflox TZ and Lomofen to prevent Diarrhoea

09. Betadine (Antiseptic cream)

10. ORS

11. Moov/Volini spray for treating sprains

12. Band-aid

13. Elastic bandage

14. Gauze

WE CARE FOR YOURSAFETY AND IT IS OUR PRIORITY

Har Ki Dun Protection and Mountaineering Association is Making Your Trek Safe. We have a team of more than 80+ guides to serve in the mountains and they are professionally trained from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) Uttarkashi, Hanifle Centre; Mussoorie and Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) Delhi. We also have Kitchen staff to serve in the mountains and supporting staff goes along to manage the activities.

Oxygen Cylinder for trekkers safety

The trek leaders are certified in courses of Mountaineering. On every high altitude trek, we carry oxygen cylinders and First Aid kits. We take proper care of everything and make sure you feel safe and comfortable with us.

Getting to high altitude can be a problem for some people, the risks are enormous but we minimize them by providing the best quality equipment which is changed on a regular basis.

We do every possible thing to make your treks safe because if you trust and choose us then it becomes our responsibility to make your safety our topmost priority. The risk factor can never be abolished but it can be reduced and if you have a heart of mountaineer then this “risk factor” is the real pleasure and we can help you overcome every risk successfully without fear by taking proper care of your safety.

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Include & Exclude 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

Personal Toiletry Items

Personal Medical Kit

Medical Certificate

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