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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Leave for Dehradun early so that you can reach there around 6:00 pm.
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
Guide, Porters, cook, Helper
Mules, Kitchen team
Good Experience local Trek Leader guide
Walkie Talkie, for contact each other’s
Personal Toiletry Items
Personal Medical Kit