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Maldaru Lake Trek

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

Summer Temperature :5°C to 15°C

DURATION

9 days (Dehradun to Dehradun)

LEVEL

Moderate

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

A Glacial Holy Lake

 

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

 

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

Trek Information

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.

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.

The most common question asked is “What things to 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

  • Strongly built Trekking Shoes
  • Backpack (50 to 60 liters)

 

To reduce your expenses HPMA offer trekking items on rent at nominal prices. Make a special renting request before the trek to get trek gear on rent.

 

Things you can get on Rent

  • Trekking shoes
  • Backpacks
  • Hiking Pole
  • Poncho

 

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 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 dries easily and covers neck and arms properly.

 

-Poncho/Raincoat

 

They are useful during rain and snowfall.

 

Necessary Items

  • Water Bottle
  • Gloves (Waterproof and woolen)
  • Cap
  • Socks (Regular and woolen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking Pole
  • Torch
  • 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 mountains make sure you bring them back with you.)

 

Medical Kit is Mandatory

 

(Use medicines only after prescribed by the doctor) (In case if 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

 

  • Avomine for treating motion sickness
  • Diamox for treating altitude sickness
  • Avil to treat allergies
  • Saradon to cure headache
  • Combiflam to relieve pain
  • Crocin for treating fever and headache
  • Digene to cure acidity
  • Norflox TZ and Lomofen to prevent Diarrhoea
  • Betadine (Antiseptic cream)
  • ORS
  • Moov/Volini spray for treating sprains
  • Band aid
  • Elastic bandage
  • Gauze

Har Ki Dun Protection and Mountaineering Association is Making Your Trek Safe

 

WE CARE FOR YOUR SAFETY AND IT IS OUR PRIORITY

 

  • 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.
  • 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 to some people, the risks are enormous but we minimize them by providing best quality equipment which are changed on 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 top most 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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PACKAGE INCLUDED AND EXCLUDED

  • Transport from Dehradun to DehradunYES
  • Forest Permit and entrance fee YES
  • Accommodation in HotelYES
  • Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking YES
  • All meals, Breakfast, Day Pack, Lunch, Pack Lunch, Tea, Coffee, Sneaks, Soup, Dinner YES
  • All camping gear including YES
  • Separate Tent, High qualityYES
  • Liner, Pillow, Separate Toilet tents, Dining Tent, ChairYES
  • Dining tableYES
  • your uploadingYES
  • Guide, Porters, cook, HelperYES
  • Mules, Kitchen teamYES
  • Good Experience local Trek Leader guideYES
  • Walkie Talkie, for contact each other’s YES
  • Gaiters YES
  • Micro crampons YES
  • Hiking PoleYES
  • Personal Toiletry ItemsNO
  • Personal Medical KitNO
  • Medical Certificate NO

Rs. 18,000 Per Person

(Includes all costs of the trek from Dehradun to Dehradun) (5% GST Extra)

Note: – The cost is for minimum 5 people in a group and if the group size increases the price will decrease.

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Short Itinerary

Day 1:- Dehradun to Sankri (210 km) (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)

 

A KIND REQUEST TO ALL THE TREKKERS

 

This board by Forest Department is the appeal for trekkers to only go with local tour operators.

“Most of the people seek adventure and choose this great adventure sport Trekking, but the common mistake committed by the people is wrong choice of a company which further lead to accidents. Now, as you can see the board by Forest Department, they had made an appeal to go with the local tour operators on any trek of your choice because adventure is risky and to reduce these risks no other company can help you like the locals”.

Cancellation Policy

 

It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows.

 

Up to 30 Days: 90% cost is refundable

Between 21–30 Days: 50% cost is refundable

Less than 20 – No Refund

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