Baraadsar Lake is located at a height of 4400m between the Rupin and Supin valleys. The lake is virtually on the border of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. This high altitude lake has recently become famous among trekkers. The path to the lake is initially through a green valley and later it is boulder strewn and a bit difficult.
|2||Difficulty Level||Moderate- Challenging|
|3||Maximum altitude||4400 M|
|5||Food||Nutritious food suited for trekking / 3 meals a day|
|6||Trip Starts from||Dehradun|
|7||Trip Ends in||Dehradun|
Reproting time is 4 AM at Dehradun ISBT . We board a vehicle from here & start our road journey to Himri. The route is via Nainbag and Damta & is extremely beautiful. From Purola we enter the Tons valley. As we reach Netwar we drive along the Rupin river. Reach Himri by late afternoon . For the night we camp by rupin river.
A short drive in Jeep from Himri to Bheetri . Bheetri (2500M) is the road head. Trek starts from here. As we start walking we reach Sarutaal, a beautiful water body at the edge of the cliff about 2 kms from Bheetri. The cliff overlook the Rupin valley below. Forest cover starts soon after. After a 4-5 hours hike we reach Kurla Thaach (2600m). Camp in Kurla Thatch.
Start trek from Kurta . After a few kms into the trek we leave the forest behind . We reach the spot called Simon Tee at the top of the mountain . This place offers great views of the surrounding mountain peaks. The trail from here is along the mountain tops. We cross a ridge and reach Rikatik Odi which is the connecting point between the Rupin and Supin valley. On the Rupin side of the ridge we have the Bheetri and Dhaula villages. On the Supin side of the ridge we have Kasla and Fitadi villages. Camp here for the night.
Todays trek is via Daldar, a place which is primarily occupied by the shephards . Enroute you will get excellent views of snow capped peaks of greater Himalayas. Kedar Kantha is visible from here .You can also spot the route to Bali Pass which is yet another lesser known trek starting from Sankri. Sewa village which is the starting point of the Rupin Pass trek is also visible from here. We reach Devbasa by late afternoon .It is a beautiful camping site. Water is available in plenty . Firewood is also not a problem here.
The climb to the top of the ridge which is at 4450 M takes about 5 hours from the Devbasa . As you get your first peek on what lay beyond the ridge you are mermerised by its beauty. The sight in the just amazing. It looks like a massive bowl shape. There are high peaks in all directions and in the middle of the bowl one can see the Baraadsar Lake. Return to the meadows below Devbasa . Camp here for the night.
We trek through Rehla & Phitari to Dhara ( 2000 M) , which is the confluence of Obra & Supin.
Start early .Trek from Dhara to jakhol . Drive from Jakhol to Netwar . From Netwar board vehicle for Dehradun . Reach Dehradun by night.