Maldaru Lake Trek

Temperature

Summer : 5°C to 15°C

Duration

09 Days | 08 Nights
Dehradun To Dehradun

Level

Moderate

Maldaru is a wide Glacial Holy Lake at an altitude of 4,500 m

Maldaru is a wide Lake at an altitude of 4,500 m in Uttarkashi district near Har Ki Dun valley also known as “Valley of Gods”. Villagers worship the pure waters of this holy Lake and it can be reached through both Tons and Supin valley.

History of Maldaru Lake Trek

In past when draught occurred at village OSLA, the villagers prayed to Maldaru Lake for the rains and their wish was fulfilled, then they started worshiping this Lake.

Attractions of this Trek

The surpassing views of Bandarpoonch, Black Peak and Swargarohini with many more peaks of Himalayas. Go through Himalayan villages and know about the culture and tradition of people living there. There are Phen Kamal and Brahma Kamal in abundance around this Lake. Camping at beautiful meadows Rashi and Vishkhopri

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 not good.  There will be no networks ahead so finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek.

Highlights of Maldaru Trek

Duration – 09 days (Dehradun to Dehradun)

Best Season –  May, June, Sep and Nov

Level –  Moderate

Highest Points – 4500 meters

Weather – Night are cold and day temperatures are pleasant during the season

Summer Temperature – (5°C to 15°C)

Starting point: – Dehradun

Maldaru Lake Trek Short Itinerary

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri (210km) (7/8 hours) (1920 m)

Day 2: Drive from Sankri to Taluka (11km) trek to Cheludgad/Seema (13 km) (2700 m) (4/5 hours)

Day 3: Dhatmir to Vishkhopri (2800 m) via Dharkot (7 km) (4/5 hours)

Day 4: Vishkhopri to Rashi (3255 m) (6 km) (4/5 hours)

Day 5 : Rashi to Maldaru Lake (4200 m) (8 km) (5/6 hours)

Day 6 : Maldaru to Odari (6 km) (3/4 hours)

Day 7 : Odari to Devsu Bugyal (12 km) (5/6 hours)

Day 8 : Devsu Bugyal to Taluka (18 km) (6/7 hours) Drive from Taluka to Sankri

Day 9 : Sankri to Dehradun (210 km) (7/8 hours)

Maldaru Lake Trek Details Itinerary

Day 1 – Dehradun to Sankri (1920 m) (210 km) (7/8 hours)

Our pick up point is Dehradun Railway station or ISBT, meet us there and then drive is towards Sankri. You can have your breakfast at Kempty Fall which is a famous picnic spot and is famous for a waterfall. Have your lunch in middle of your journey at Purola.

It’s a picturesque drive to Sankri, you will get fetching views through your window, and the drive will be through Dehradun, Mussoorie, Nainbagh, Damta, Newman, Purola, Mori, Netwar these are beautiful places in the Himalayas. Sankri lies in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi district, it is a village with a mini market famous for wooden huts which serve delectable food. You will see apple orchards here and greenery all around.

Reach Sankri have a glace of snow covered mountains, this place is pollution free, enjoy the invigorating climate. We own a hotel there named “Swargarohini”, relax for the night here.

Day 2 – Drive from Sankri to Taluka (11 km) trek from Taluka to Seema (2700 m) (12 km) (4/5 hours)

Have your breakfast and then leave for Taluka by taxi, it is 11 km away from Sankri when you reach there take a short break and start your trek towards Cheludgad, the trail takes you through dense pine forest, varieties of animals live in this region as it is rich in Flora and Fauna. The trail is rough and is not in a very good condition.

When you trek through the dense forest, trees accompany you and Langoor’s hanging from one tree to another can be spotted there. Chirping of birds is common there and rare species of birds can be seen. The “Himalayan Monal” state bird of Uttarakhand is found in this area.

If you lack time to reach Cheludgad camp then 2 km ahead Taluka there is a campsite near a stream which is water source for that campsite. Setup your tents, enjoy dinner and stay in tents.

Day 3 – Dhatmir to Vishkhopri (2800 m) via Dharkot (7 km) (4/5 hours)

Dharkot is the last village on trail and Vishkhopri is a meadow with abundant Deodar trees nearby. Start your trek from Dhamtir and follow the route through quaint last village.

On the way you will be pleased by the surpassing sow capped
mountain views. After ascending trek you will reach the base
Vishkhopri. Setup the tents and retire for the night.

Day 4 – Vishkhopri to Rashi (3255 m) (6 km) (4/5 hours)

Today’s trek is through the meadows of Batagor, wildflowers grow there, and it is the most beautiful part of this trek. Follow the trail and you can enjoy the view of snow covered mountains. Further cross streams with help of logs.

Ahead lies Rashi, your campsite for today, Manju Kanta Pass can be clearly seen from here. Relish the views and after pitching your tents retire for the night.

Day 5 – Rashi to Maldaru Lake (4200 m) (8 km) (5/6 hours)

From Rashi Maldaru Lake is 8 km far so start early, go through the boulder zone, it is steep so be careful while heading forward. The trail is full of loose rocks so ascent gradually.

Reach Maldaru Lake, it is 3-4 km long. Phen Kamal and Brahma Kamal are there abundantly. The views of Bandarpoonch, Black Peak and Swargarohini with many more peaks of Himalayas are overwhelming.

After exploring, setup your camps nearby and retire for the night.

Day 6 – Maldaru to Odari (6 km) (3/4 hours)

Leave the campsite and serene aura of this place. Now, descent to Odari which is a rock cave, it is believed that in this cave Lord
Hanuman’s brother spent one night.

Some views further will surprise you and on the way Swargarohini will be visible. Reach the campsite and again you will be awestruck by the views of Bandarpoonch and the massif Swargarohini. Setup the tents here and retire early.

Day 7 – Odari to Devsu Bugyal (12 km) (5/6 hours)

Do not miss the morning views, see the changing colors of
magnificent mountains. Post breakfast head towards Devsu Bugyal, start the descent accompanied by sight of snow covered mountains.

The descent is sheer through thick forests after which you can reach Devsu Bugyal. You can witness the alluring greenery and undulating meadows all around.

It is a great place for camping with amusing views of Kala Nag (Black Peak). Setup the tents and spend your night comfortably there.

Day 8 – Devsu Bugyal to Taluka (18 km) (6/7 hours) Drive from Taluka to Sankri

From Cheludgad start the descent to Taluka, descending is easy snow covered mountains will not leave your company all along the way to Taluka.

Reach there and take a small break. Vehicles will be arranged for you till Sankri. Go to hotel Swargarohini at Sankri, arrangements will be made there.

Day 9 – Sankri to Dehradun (210 km) (7/8 hours)

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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