Baraadsar Lake Trek
Baraadsar Lake, sacred to local communities, is a high altitude lake lying on the border of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, between the Rupin and Supin valleys in Western Garhwal. The trail starts out from the Rupin valley through various villages, forest and finally over the ridge separating Rupin and Supin valleys with excellent panoramic views. Tucked away inside a massive cauldron surrounded by virgin peaks, with difficult access and barely any information, it is one of the lesser known treks in the area.
Bara Bhangal is made only for experienced trekkers who want to test their limits. The challenges faced in the trek should not be underestimated. You should attempt this trek only If you have already done a trek that climbs to 4700-5000 metres. It is recommended not to opt this trek if you cannot get acclimatized in high altitudes. Besides you need to have a strong physical endurance to complete this trek. For details on trek difficulty level, please read on Bikat Rating Scale
A basic mountaineering course is recommended though not mandatory in case of highly experienced & skilled trekkers. At least 2-3 challenging treks along with 20 – 25 total trekking days in the Himalayas. Medical fitness certificate from CMO of a recognized hospital.
Jog/Run for 5 Kms in 25-30 mins Or Walk continuously for 10 kms (with 3-4 small breaks) on plain terrain (slight incline is better) and
Hold your breath for 40 seconds and
3 sets of Climbing 30 – 40 steps in one stretch and
Push Ups – 10 and
Lunges & Squats – 15 X 2 sets
If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.
How to use an Ice Axe
How to use Climbing boots & Crampons
How to rope up & follow queued climbing/descending
How to self-arrest using an ice axe
Knowledge of Basic First aid
Baraadsar Lake, sacred to local communities, is a high altitude lake lying on the border of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Remote and relatively unknown with difficult access, the route provides uninterrupted views of higher peaks like Kalanag and Swargarohini as almost two days involve walking on a high 3500 m - 4400 m ridge between the Rupin and Supin valleys.
Post monsoon - September to November
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Dehradun is connected to Delhi by road, rail and air. There are multiple buses and trains on a daily basis, both of which take 5-6 hours. There are also daily flights from Delhi to Jolly Grant Airport.
There is BSNL coverage till the roadhead.
Dehradun is the beautiful capital city of Uttrakhand with a number of attractions to visit. Sahastradhara, a ‘thousand fold water spring’ is a famous tourist spot in Dehradun. The waters of the spring are believed to have medicinal properties. Robber’s Cave or Guchhi Pani is a famous picnic spot for fun-loving enthusiasts. Visit the holy Tapkeshwar Temple on the bank of Asan River which is believed have one of the oldest Shivling. Enjoy the splash at much touted Kempty Falls in Mussoorie. The highest place in Mussoorie, Lal Tibba is where you can enjoy the panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains. Admire the Kumaon and Garhwal Art & Culture at SOHAM Heritage and Art Centre.