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Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

Pranav Harish

Last updated: 11-07-2019

Baraadsar Lake Photo Story

 

The Baraadsar Lake Trek can be rightly considered as one of the most thrilling treks in the Himalayas. The trek being recently put on the map by us for you, this trail is as untouched and impeccable as it can get. From epic campsites, vast meadows with unobstructed mountain views, a sensational ridge walk, an adventure packed summit climb, to the mystical Baraadsar Lake at the border of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, this trek has everything you can ask for plus no crowd at all.

 

Day 1: The picturesque Pithari Village and the inviting meadows of Barthatra Thatch 

The trek starts from the beautiful village of Pithari perched on top of a hill with a trail taking you to the vast meadow of Barthatra Thatch with fantastic vistas and the meandering Supin river at a distance,

After a gradual ascent from the village of Pithari the trail opens up to massive views of the Barthatch meadow which is layered like a cascade with the possibility of camping at multiple levels.

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

Pithari Village - The Sankri range of Uttarakhand has some of the most beautiful villages

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

Terrace farms en route to Barthatra Thatch

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

Lovely valley views from the trail

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

Entering the lovely meadows of Barthatch

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

The massive Barthatra Thatch meadow is such a delight for trekkers

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

Barthatch campsite with staggering views of the surrounding vistas

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

Supin river as seen from the Barthatch campsite

 


 

Day 2: Magnificent forest walk to reach the Dauldhar campsite perched at the edge of a ridge

Following the Barthatra Thatch campsite, the trail takes you on a steep ascent to the majestic Dauldhar campsite, one of kind that is at the edge of a ridge. The campsite also marks the start of what is going to be an exciting and adventure packed ridge walk all the way for the next three days.

Dauldhar campsite gives you unobstructed views of the mighty peaks of Swargarohini and Kalanag (Black Peak) and several other unnamed peaks that peek through the hovering clouds.

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

Splendid views from Rikateki Odi

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

Stunning snowcapped peaks reveal themselves as you gain height

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

Amazing views everywhere. Stop and embrace what this trek has to offer.

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

One of a kind Dauldhar campsite at the edge of a ridge

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

Glorious mountain views from the campsite

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

Mighty Swargarohini and Kalanag (Black Peak)

 


 

Day 3: The never-ending yet exhilarating ridge walk to the picture-perfect Devbasa campsite

Today marks the beginning of what is going to be a once in a lifetime experience of walking over a ridge blessed with astounding panoramic views. The ridge walk is the highlight of this trek that takes you all the way to the flower-laden pretty campsite of Devbasa with the majestic Baraadsar summit in front of you. A sight to behold.

The ridge separates the Rupin and Supin valleys and the magnanimity of the surroundings is simply incomprehensible.

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

Stunning ridge walk with the Baraadsar summit in the background

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

You will never get tired of what this ridge has to offer

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

You look behind once to notice the trail you had crossed and it is spectacular

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

It is impossible not to stop at every step and breathe in the views

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

Every single view is better than the one before

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

Alluring Devbasa campsite with ridges converging at the Baraadsar Summit (right)

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

Devbasa campsite with a flawless setting

 


 

Day 4: An adventure packed summit climb over a winding trail to reach the mystical Baraadsar Lake

The trail starts with a steep ascent to the Baraadsar summit with multiple vantage points for unparalleled views of the Sankri range to the right and the Kinnaur mountain range to the left.

The trail is across glaciers and challenges which seem to resemble a bit of a Col and a shoulder to reach the Baraadsar summit and eventually to the bowl-shaped Baraadsar Lake with ridges converging at the lake from all sides.

The lake is located right at the border of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh with a religious significance to the locals of both states.

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

The trail towards the Baraadsar Summit

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

Visually soothing and intriguing

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

A thrilling glacier traverse

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

The trail stretching all the way back

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

A challenging and technical cross to the Baraadsar summit (left)

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

The frozen Baraadsar Lake (distant center) seen from the Baraadsar Summit

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

The summit climb is scintillating and exciting - the ultimate reward

 


 

Day 5: The return journey on a different trail is filled with surprises

The trail from Devbasa deviates towards Vijay Top to reach Vasaped campsite. The trail takes you along a gradual ascend followed by a steep descent.

The journey allows you to see a completely different scenery towards the Rupin valley with plenty of surprises to keep you engaged. With some of the most mesmerizing views, this trail is a treat for adventurists.

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

Now you get to see everything that you missed out on when you were taking this trail in the days prior to this

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

Views worth stopping for

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

The pretty flower-laden trail to Vijay Top

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

Amazing Vijay Top - The final high of the trek

 


 

Day 6: The end of an amazing trekking journey on one of the most untouched trails

The trek ends with a forest walk from Vasaped to the stunning village of Bhitri close to the border of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

The vastness of Vaspaped campsite is awe-inspiring

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

Forest trail towards Bhitri village

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

The trail to Bhitri village takes you across numerous pretty hamlets in the distance

 

Baraadsar Lake Trek Photo Story

The quaint village of Bhitri - End of the trek

 

 

The Baraadsar Lake Trek is a mixture of ascents and descents, meadows and grasslands, ridges and viewpoints, glaciers and summit, and finally the lake itself. Taking you through one of the most untainted, pristine and raw trails in the Himalayas of India, the Baraadsar Lake trek in the Sankri range of Uttarakhand is the closest we have been to finding an alternative to the Roopkund trail.

The Baraadsar Lake Trek is the perfect moderately difficult trail for all trekking and adventure aficionados.

 

Pranav Harish

Hello! I'm an enthusiastic traveler and an avid trekker who found his calling in the Himalayas and i Read more

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