Maldaru Lake Trek

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Maldaru Lake is considered sacred by the villagers

Maldaru Lake is a high altitude holy Lake located near Osla village in Har Ki Dun valley. It is considered as “Abode of Gods” and is worshiped by the villagers.

Maldaru Lake is 3 to 4 Km long glacial lake at an altitude of 4,200 meters located southeast of this trek come under Govind Wildlife Sanctuary National park in Uttarkashi district Uttarakhand .No doubt, the Himalayas have enchanting beauty, bracing climate and desirable soothing green meadow. So, what else can be better than spending some days here in the serenity!

It is considered sacred by the villagers and they worship its ecstatic waters. This Lake is accessible through both Supin and Tons valley and the lake water feeds Tons River.

Maldaru Lake Trek

About Maldaru Lake Trek

The Maldaru Lake is beautiful on the rocky banks of this lake wild plants grow, it is considered sacred and people worship the waters of Maldaru Lake, the prayers are fulfilled here. In the history when the villagers of Osla Faced a draught and they prayed to this holy Lake, in return the village received rains.

Highlights Maldaru Lake Trek

Trek through some quaint Himalayan villages, Vishkhopri and Rashi’s alpine meadows with various colorful wild flowers blooming and through dense pine forests.

Borahma Kamal and Phen Kamal are fund here in abundance.

The trail is exhilarating because of the challenges but the ridges offer delicious views of tall standing peaks and lofty mountains.

Swargarohini peak, or Black Peak and Bandarpunch can be clearly seen with other Himalayan peaks.

Maldaru Lake Trek

Why to choose Maldaru Lake Trek?

Before heading towards the itinerary, it is really essential to perceive the reason behind choosing Maldaru lake trek.

See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of by taxi 440 Km and on foot 64 km which is to be covered into 8 days. .

Maldaru lake is a high altitude mountain trek Altitudes is 4200 Meters

The Starting trail is not that abrupt and sheer as compare to other treks. So this trek is not for beginners

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?

You got to see so many heavenly bodies at one place like the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges, meadows, pine forests, wildlife animals, different variety of flora and fauna surpassing through bona fide Garhwali heritage and culture.

Do spare time in Interaction with locals, and you will get to know about some of the ancient tales of Indian mythology.

And, in summers, the Bali Pass Valley turns totally different and amusing because of meadows, wildflowers and woods blooming in different colors.

Beautiful landscapes so carry proper photo gear & Extra battery backup.

The backpack should not exceed 10 to 12 kg only

Maldaru Lake Trek

Altitude we are going to cover in Maldaru Lake Trek

Sankri – 1920 Meters

Dharkot – 2500 Meters

Vishkhpori – 2800 Meters

Maldaru lake -4200 Meters

Devsu Bugyal Camp – 3000 Meters

Maldaru Lake Trek

Key Points Maldaru lake trek

Duration: –   7 Nights 8 Days

Base camp: – Sankri

Summer Temperature: – Day 5°C to 15°C   = Night 2° C to 5° C

Maldaru lake Trek Altitude: – 4200 Meters

Best Time: – May, June, September, October, November

Trek Level: – Moderate

Trek distance: – On foot 64 Km – By taxi 425 km

Group Size: – minimum 5 people maximum 15 people

Short Itinerary Maldaru Lake Trek –

Day 1- Pickup from Dehradun railway station – Drive to Sankri Market – 210 Km (8/9 Hours (1920 Meters)

Day 2 – Trek from Sankri to taluka by taxi – 11 km same day trek to Dhatmir village / Dharkot camp  (09 km) (4/5 Hours) (2500 Meters)

Day 3 – Trek from Dharkot camp to Vishkhopri via Dharkot (7 km) (4/5 hours) (2800 Meter)

Day 4 –Trek from Vishkhopri to Rashi camp (8 km) (4/5 hours) (3255 m)

Day 5 –Trek from Rashi Camp to Odari Maldaru Lake (12 km) (6/7 Hours) (4200 Meter)

Day 6 –Trek from Maldaru Lake/ odari  to Devsu bugyal  (12 km) (6/7 hours)

Day 7 – Trek from Devsu Bugyal to Taluka via Cheludgad / (16 km) (7/8 Hours) Same day drive to Sankri overnight stay hotel

Day 8 – Drive from Sankri to Dehradun (210 km) (8/9 Hours)


Day 1: Pickup from Dehradun Railway Station and Drive to Sankri (base camp) by taxi 

Total distance 210 km8/9 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi

Altitude  Sankri base camp1920 Meters

Night stay – Our Swargarohini Hotel – on twin share basis

Himalayan Hikers organizes transport for trekkers from Dehradun Railway Station in the morning which will leave for Sankri around 6:00 am to 7:00 am.

Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand and one of the most beautiful places in India. The main attraction of this place is Rajpur road go through it and get a glimpse of Dehradun’s beauty. Reach Mussoorie after an hour which is also known as “Queen of Hills”. People visit it heavily during vacations with their family and friends.

After half an hour, stop at kempty fall. Have breakfast there and witness people from different parts of the world. The break will be of maximum 1 hour. Ahead the peaks are visible and further you will come close to holy Yamuna River. If you want, then take a short break of 20 minutes and enjoy being around it.

Reached hotel Swargarohini sankri , freshen up and enjoy evening snacks in the open terrace with great views. You will be porvided some details after which you can go for evening walk but be at the hotel for dinner.

Enjoy delicious dinner and spend comfortable night in the mountains.


Day 2 : Trek from Sankri to Taluka by taxi – 11 km same day trek to Dhatmir village / Dharkot camp 

Trek Distance – 20 km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot – 09 km – By taxi 11 km

Altitude – Dhatmir village – 2500 Meters

Night Stay – Camp – on twin share basis

After breakfast, ready to all trekkers we will drive towards Reach Taluka it is a small village with some hotels and shops, the trek to Dhatmir village starts from here. The trail is surrounded by wildflowers especially wild irises and roses, trees present there are Deodar, Chestnut and Bamboos.

Go ahead, cross a bridge over a stream and follow the trail. Pass through dense forest and a Supin river on the way is visible flowing through the woods below. Continue trekking and a village named Dhatmir comes into right sight. Overnight stay in camp / home stay option available.


Day 3 :Trek from Dharkot/ Dhatmir village to Vishkhopri

Trek Distance – 07 km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Vishkhopri – 2800 Meters

Night Stay – Camp – on twin share basis

Today you will be trekking towards the last village of the trail, Dharkot and a wide meadow of Vishkhopri with abundance of Deodar.

On today’s trek go through some divine picturesque places and have a glance of heart-warming views leaving you awe struck. Reach the campsite Vishkhopri, it is base of the valley where Maldaru Lake is situated.

Pitch your tents at the massive meadow and feel lost amidst the beauty, have tasty and healthy food then retire for the night.


Day 4 : Trek from Vishkhopri to Rashi camp

Trek Distance – 08 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Rashi camp – 3235 Meters

Night Stay – Camp – on twin share basis

Trek through the Batagor meadows which blooms with colorful flowers of geraniums, marigold and purple gentians. This part of the trek is the most picturesque on because of its idyllic setting.

The trail is all green because of the foliage and trees, the snow-capped mountains are visible, cross an icy stream with a help of temporary wooden logs.

After a short hike you will reach your campsite Rashi from where Manju Kanta Pass and the route which you took will also be clearly visible from here.

Setup the tents at Rashi, relax for some time and sit outside praising the beauty of this place. After having food have comfortable stay in the tents.


Day 5 : Trek from Rashi Camp to  Odari camp / Maldaru Lake

Trek Distance –12 km – 8/9 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Maldaru Lake – 4200 Meters

Night Stay – Our campsite – on twin share basis

Today the trek is going to be the longest through boulder region and the path is steep so balance yourself properly on the trail. Ascend gradually over the loose rocks this trail will lead to Maldaru Lake.

The Lake is wide (3-4 km) and only one sight of this sacred lake is enough to leave you speechless. Brahma Kamal and Phen Kamal are found here in abundance, these species are rare to find and are only found at high altitude places.

Swargarohini peak 1, 2, 3, Black Peak and Bandarpunch peak can be clearly seen with other Himalayan peaks. Set your camp near this pristine lake and enjoy the scenic views offered by this place, have salubrious food and retire for the night.


Day 6 : Trek from Maldaru Lake / odari  to  Devsu Bugyal

Trek Distance –12 km – 6/7 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On Foot.

Altitude Devsu bugyal – 2890 Meters

Night Stay – Our camp – on twin share basis

With the shining morning views of Bandarpunch  and Swargarohini, leave this campsite Odari and head towards Devsu Bugyal. Start descending and the scenic views of snow covered mountains will accompany you.

Trek through the dense forest and from this section, descend is going to be steep so be very careful. Devsu Bugyal is a wide meadow which is your campsite for today.

Reach this Bugyal (meadow) and pitch your tents in serenity of this place. Relax here, after having food retire for the night in tents.


Day 7 : Trek from Devsu Bugyal to Taluka via Cheludgad  / (18 km)  Same day drive to Sankri  over night stay hotel

Trek Distance 18 km – 8/9 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On Foot.

AltitudeSankri  – 1920  Meters

Night Stay – Our camp – on twin share basis

From Devsu Bugyal descend all the way to reach Seema/Cheludgad then start trekking down to Taluka from where the trek started. Follow the same trail through rich forests and spot birds and Langurs on the way.

Reach Taluka, vehicles will be arranged for you and then enjoy the 11 km drive to Sankri.


Day 8: Return : Drive from Sankri to Dehradun

Distance –210 km – 8/9 Hours journey

Mode of journey –By Taxi

Post breakfast leave for Dehradun and you can have lunch en route. Reach evening dehradun 6:00 pm.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava



Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)


Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)


Band aid


Stretchable/Elastic bandage


Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

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