The Seven Lakes Trek is one of the best-kept secrets of Arunachal Pradesh that takes you to seven mystical high altitude lakes hidden deep in its fantastic valleys. Starting from lush green valleys the trek takes you to a maximum altitude of 4000 M to these lakes that are fed by glaciers all throughout the year. The trail involves steep ascents and descents which requires a good physical fitness and thus is meant for trekkers with prior trekking experience. Trekkers will embark on lush valleys, high mountains and breathtaking scenery all of which are centuries-old hunting routes of the local tribes. It can't get any more offbeat and rare and pure as the Seven Lakes trek. Truly a once in a lifetime chance to explore some of the Himalayas most lavish trails. The best time to do the trek is between October to April. Stay on this page for more information on the seven lakes trek.
Arrival in Dibrugarh
Arrive in Dibrugarh, the second largest city in North-East. You will be received by our team. Post-lunch there will be an introduction and briefing session where you will meet the trek leader and others. Enjoy the evening exploring the city. Overnight in hotel/guesthouse.
Dibrugarh to Roing - 150 km Drive
Today we drive through the scenic tea gardens of upper Assam and reach Roing in Arunachal Pradesh. The best part is that there will be a lovely ferry ride across the Lohit river to reach Roing where you will spend the night in camps.
Roing to Anini - 230 km Drive
Today we drive from Roing to Anini which will be a long journey through the Debang Valley across the Mayodia pass.
Anini to Imungu to Jungle Camp 1 (2500 M)
Today we drive 25km to reach the village of Imungu. The trek starts from here though an initial ascent of a hill with lush green carpets. We cross fern fields and reach our campsite for the night.
Jungle Camp 1 (2500 M) to Jungle Camp 2 (3400 M)
Today's trek starts with a trail through the dense forest of Mishimi hills. You get to witness diverse vegetation throughout the trek. We reach a relatively flat patch of clearing which will be our campsite for the night.
Jungle Camp 2 (3400 M) to Lake Kamo Uyea (3730 M)
Today we leave behind the alpine forests and continue along the mountain ridge to reach the lake known as Kamo Uyea and camp here for the night.
Camp Lake Kamo Uyea
Today will be a relaxing day as we take a short trek to explore the remaining six lakes - Emu Uyea, Chenni Uyea, Dinni Uyea, Huhu Uyea, Assy Uyea and Achanga Uyea. These lakes are untouched that lie hidden in the hills of Far East Himalayas.
Lake Kamo Uyea (3730 M) to Inguli (1550 M)
Today we will follow the old hunting trails of Idu Mishmi tribe through a steep descending trail through cliffs, pine ridges and river crossings. Spend the night at a traditional Idu Mishmi Tribe house.
Inguli to Mele to Anini
Today's trek is a short one to reach the village of Mele where our vehicles will pick you up and we drive down to Anini where we spend the night.
Anini to Roing - 230 km Drive
Today we drive down to Roing where you will spend the night.
Roing to Dibrugarh - 150 km Drive
Today we drive down to Dibrugarh. Expect to reach by evening.
Depart from Dibrugarh
The Seven Lakes Trek is a moderate plus trek i.e. it requires more strength and endurance than moderate level treks. It is a high altitude trek climbing to a height of 4000 meters. Therefore, it is recommended that you first gain experience of trekking to altitudes of 3500 meters and learn about campsite basics, ascending descending on mountain trails, basics of high altitude acclimatization process and then move up a notch with Seven Lakes Trek. On the Bikat scale, the Seven Lakes Trek trek difficulty level is 4. For details on trek difficulty level, please read on Bikat Rating Scale
One should have at least 5-7 trek days in the Himalayas in his/her kitty. Seven Lakes trek is more than 4000 meters, a person must have prior experience of trekking at altitudes of or more than 3500 meters.
If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.
One should be familiar with the following:
November to April are the best months to do the Seven Lakes Trek.
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The base of the trek is Dibrugarh – the second largest city in Northeast India. The city has an airport and is also well connected via railways and roads. So you can directly fly in here or take a train/bus from Guwahati or anywhere you are traveling from.
No cellular network beyond Anini.
The minimum age limit is 13 years. However, minors aged between 13 to 17 should be accompanied by their parents or guardians. If you are above the age of 60, kindly carry a medical certificate from your doctor that deem you fit for adventure activities like trekking.
The accommodation will be a mix of hotel/guesthouse stays and camping. On trekking days, all the trekkers will be accommodated in twin or triple sharing tents. Along with this, there will be also be a toilet tent and a dining tent installed at every campsite as we roll.
We provide 4 seasons tents by Gipfel for higher altitudes which can easily withstand heavy snowfall and storms. They are spacious enough to accomodate 3 people at once with a vestibule to place the backpacks. Our sleeping bags are made up of Heatseeker Pro synthetic insulation that can provide you comfort in -10 degrees celsius. We also use additional fleece liners to have thermal efficiency even in the extreme temperatures of -17 degrees Celsius. If you carry your own sleeping bag, you will get a cashback reward provided that you inform us as soon as you have booked your trek.
Toilet tents will be provided to you on the trek.These are portable toilets tents where a deep pit will be dug. A shovel will be provided inside the tent to cover the waste after you have made your business. You can take a toilet roll inside. Make sure you dig used toilet paper along with the waste. Though water is recommended in place of toilet paper. Please refrain from using wet wipes as they are non-biodegradable. There will be no facility for bathing on the trek. Go through our blog section for tips on how to maintain personal hygiene on treks.
You will be provided with good quality of gaiters and microspikes from us depending upon the situation of the snow. Our trek leaders will also be carrying ropes and ice axe.
Vegetarian food will be served throughout the trek. The only non-vegetarian item served on our treks are eggs. Our kitchen staff follows a proper menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner which has been designed in order to fulfil the nutritional requirements of the participants. There will be milk, poha, eggs, muesli/corn flakes, bread and butter served for breakfast. Rice or simple roti sabzi will be packed for lunch. In dinner, you will have dal, egg curry or any other vegetarian dish along with rice, roti, and a dessert item. Packed lunch will be provided to you on the days you are trekking. You are requested to carry your own tiffin box and a mug to consume food. The meals consumed on journey and arrival day are not included in our cost.
You can rent following items from us- Trekking Pole, Trekking Shoes, Fleece Jacket, Rucksack.
You can expect snow in the months of December to March.
On Seven Lakes Trek - during the day, the temperature will range from 13-18 degrees Celsius. The nights will get cold dropping the temperature to 0 to -5 degrees Celsius. The higher the altitude you gain, the colder it gets.
If you want to offload your rucksack, you will have to make a request for offloading a few days prior the trek through an email so that arrangement can be made in advance. You will be charged per day for offloading your rucksack. In case you decide to offload on the spot, you may have to pay a higher price than usual. However offloading your rucksack is not recommended since it is not a safe practice.
A team of participant will be led by a course certified trek leader and a local guide. All participants are requested to abide by what their leader says. There will also be a team of kitchen staff and porters on the trek. We maintain 1:8 ratio of trek leader and participants. All our trek leaders and staff have a certified training in first-aid and rescue operation.
Yes, trekking pole is necessary. If you don’t want to buy one, you can rent it from us on minimal daily basis charges. You can request the renting link from us.
Dibrugarh has stores for any last minute purchases. However, Please do not leave anything for last minute buying.
Yes, it is absolutely safe for solo woman to travel in fix departures. Women on the trek will be sharing tent with each other. In case you are the only woman on the trek, you will be given a separate tent.
Yes, e-certificates will be given at the end of each trek provided that you completed it. It will bear your name, the trek, and the maximum altitude you achieved on the trek.
We will pick you up from your hotel in Dibrugarh. Drop off location remains the same, your hotel at Dibrugarh.
Expect to reach Dibrugarh by evening.
ID Proof (Soft Copy to be sent to us in Advance & original to be carried) and Medical Certificate (Soft Copy to be sent to us & original to be carried) are the mandatory documents required for this trek.
Our community is an integral part of us and we take pride in our trekkers and climbers. When you complete at least three days on any trek or expedition with us, you become eligible for our membership and referral programs.
For us, a successful summit is not about reaching the highest point of a mountain but about making it safely back to base.
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