Seven Lakes Trek

Seven Lakes Trek

Arunachal Pradesh 12 Days

Difficult

77 KM

MAX 15

MAX ALTITUDE

3927 mts.


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Dibrugarh to Dibrugarh

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Brief Description

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.



Itinerary

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Day 1

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.


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Day 2

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.


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Day 3

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.


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Day 4

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.


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Day 5

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.


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Day 6

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.


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Day 7

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.


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Day 8

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.


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Day 9

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.


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Day 10

Anini to Roing - 230 km Drive

Today we drive down to Roing where you will spend the night.


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Day 11

Roing to Dibrugarh - 150 km Drive

Today we drive down to Dibrugarh. Expect to reach by evening.


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Day 12

Depart from Dibrugarh



Frequently Asked Questions

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Eligibility: Is this trek good for me?

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

Eligibility: Experience required

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.

Eligibility: Fitness benchmark

  1. 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) - You would be required to produce a screenshot from a fitness app testifying the same
  2. Hold your breath for 30-35 seconds

If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.

Eligibility: Requisite Skills

One should be familiar with the following:

  • Know campsite basics like how to use a sleeping bag, sleeping tent, toilet tent
  • Ascending & Descending technique for mountain trails
  • Basic mountain mannerisms
  • Ascending & Descending on snow
  • Basics of Mountain Sickness
  • Basics of Mountain Hazards
  • How to cross small water streams

About the activity: Why should I go for this trek?

Seven Lakes Trek

Being one of the most scenic treks in Arunachal Pradesh, the Seven Lakes Trek is meant for experienced trekkers who wish to explore the epic beauty of North-East. Taking you to seven breathtaking high altitude lakes hidden in the mystical valleys of Arunachal Pradesh, the Seven Lakes Trek gives you the glimpse and history of the centuries old hunting trail which is one of Arunachal's best kept secrets.

Best Season: What are the best months to visit this trek?

November to April are the best months to do the Seven Lakes Trek.

Packing List: What to pack



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Packing List: How should I pack my rucksack?

Packing List: How should I select my trekking shoe?

Connectivity: How to Reach the base of the trek & how to go back from the end point?

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.

Connectivity: What is the cellular network connectivity for this trek?

No cellular network beyond Anini.

Age limit: What is the minimum & maximum age limit?

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.

Accommodation: What will be the accommodation type in this trek?

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.

Equipment and facilities: What kind of tents and sleeping bags will be provided to us?

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.

Equipment and facilities: Are there any washroom/toilet facilities on the 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.

Equipment and facilities: If we trek in snow, what equipment will you provide?

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.

Equipment and facilities: What kind of food will be provided for the trek?

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.

Equipment and facilities: What equipment can I rent from you?

You can rent following items from us- Trekking Pole, Trekking Shoes, Fleece Jacket, Rucksack.

Weather conditions: When will there be snow on this trek?

You can expect snow in the months of December to March.

Weather conditions: What will the temperatures be like during this trek?

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.

Miscellaneous : Is there an option to offload my backpack?

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.

Miscellaneous : Who will lead us on the trek?

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.

Miscellaneous : Is the trekking pole necessary?

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.

Miscellaneous : Are there any local stores/shops from where I can shop trekking necessities?

Dibrugarh has stores for any last minute purchases. However, Please do not leave anything for last minute buying.

Miscellaneous : Is it safe for a solo woman traveller to trek in Fixed departures?

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.

Miscellaneous : Will you give certificates on completion of trek?

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.

Transport: In case we opt for the transport with you, where will you pick us from and where will you drop?

We will pick you up from your hotel in Dibrugarh. Drop off location remains the same, your hotel at Dibrugarh.

Transport: What time will you drop us at the end point on last day of the trek?

Expect to reach Dibrugarh by evening.

Mandatory documents: What are the mandatory documents required for the trek?

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.


Why Bikat

Learning Experience
  • We are an Adventure Learning Organisation first.
  • We want you to not just complete a trek safely but also pick up some basic trekking knowledge and skills along the way.
  • To achieve this we have integrated learning modules into our itineraries.
  • These modules will help you build the necessary skills to progress from trekking to mountaineering over time.
Loyality Programs

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.

  • Currently we have three levels:
  • Basic Membership
  • Summiteer Membership
  • Leader Membership
Personalized Attention
  • Our group sizes on treks don’t exceed 15 members in order to maintain a healthy Participants : Leader Ratio of 8:1.
  • Over time we have found this number to be optimum when it comes to ensuring personalised attention to every member of our group.
  • On mountaineering expeditions this number is even smaller. Our group sizes are capped at 12 members ensuring a Participants : HAP Ratio of 2:1.
Best Expedition Leaders
  • Our Expedition leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders.
  • Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
Eco-friendly Practices
  • Group sizes are capped at 15 people.
  • Batch sizes are capped at 250 people per trail per season.
  • We follow a rolling campsite model.
  • We are constantly exploring and introducing new trails to reduce the burden on existing ones.
Safety

For us, a successful summit is not about reaching the highest point of a mountain but about making it safely back to base.

  • To ensure this:
  • Every region of ours is mapped with an emergency evacuation plan.
  • The equipment we use is UIAA certified.
  • Our trek leaders are AMC certified with specialisation in rescue procedures.
  • Our support staffs are trained in first aid as well.

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What's Included

Whats Included

  • Food as per menu on the trek
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges, if any (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • Dome tents - on twin sharing basis, Sleeping bags, mats
  • Micro-spikes, Gaiters, Helmets, if required
  • Trek guide, cook, helpers, and porters for carrying common supplies
  • Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with First Aid certification along with special rescue course from NIM, Uttarkashi
  • Exhaustive First Aid kit including Oxygen cylinder

Whats Not Included?

  • Portage of personal bags during the trek
  • Cost of any kind of Travel Insurance.
  • Any Expense of personal nature.
  • Any Expense not specified in the inclusions list.
  • Meals during road journey

Cancellation Policy

Cash Refund

Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date
5% Deduction

Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure
50% deduction

Less than 15 days of departure
No Cash Refund

Voucher Refund

Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date
No Deduction

Cancellations less than 5 days prior to departure
No Refund

Please note
  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers.
  • This is only a brief of cancellation terms. For finer details please refer Detailed Cancellation Policy.

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