Pundrik Lake Trek

2 Days -1 Nights
  • Pundrik Lake Trek

Description

Pundrik Lake Trek a Lake dedicated to Rishi Pundrik

Pundrik Lake Trek is 400 m long at an altitude of 2100 m, here you will find lush long grass floating above water. Every year in the month of October it is visited to celebrate Sage Pundrik’s birth anniversary. Entering the water, drinking or non-vegetarian food is strictly prohibited here.

Pundrik Lake trek is a short weekend Trek in Himachal, great for family and friends to spend time together, rejuvenate themselves and break the monotony of life.

Pundrik Lake Trek a Rich Forest Trek in Himachal Pradesh

Pundrik Lake Trek’s region is wide expanse of green serenity spread all over. Pass through dense forests and witness wealthy vegetation – Rhododendrons, Deodar, Spruce and Fir trees are found in abundance here.

Enjoy crossing River Sainj many times over dams and ahead the valley opens up with extremely beautiful views of the lofty peaks of the Raktisar glacier and picturesque Sainj valley.

Highlights of Pundrik Lake Trek

A short weekend trek in Himachal

Wealthy Flora and Fauna of the region makes the surrounding exceptionally beautiful.

Jehar Devta’s temple ahead Sarahan village.

Passing through picturesque villages.

The temple made of Deodar wood, dedicated to Sage Pundrik.

Key Points of Pundrik Lake Trek

Level: Easy to Moderate

Proper conditioning & training of body required

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature

Shoes are the single most important equipment.

High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.

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

Travel light

The backpack should not exceed 10kgs.

Must Read about Pundrik Lake Trek

Duration – 2 days (Aut to Aut)

Best Season – Throughout the year

Level – Easy to Moderate

Highest point – 2100 m

Weather – Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.

Temperature – Day (12°C to 18°C) Night (0°C to 7°C)

Starting point – Aut

Short Itinerary  of Pundrik Lake Trek

Day 1 – Aut to Shangarh (2050 m) (25 km) (2 hours) and trek to Tindadhar (1950 m) (6 km) (4/5 hours)

Day 2 – Tindadhar (1950 m) to Pundrik Lake (2100 m), back to Ropa and drive to Aut

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Day 1 : Aut to Shangarh (2050 m) (25 km) (2 hours) and trek to Tindadhar (1950 m) (6 km) (4/5 hours)

The vehicle will be arranged from Aut, it is famous for Markandey Rishi temple present on the bank of the River Beas. The drive is till Shangarh and we can reach there in two hours by covering a distance of 25 km.

En route a lake is visible at the confluence of River Beas, Tirthan and Sainj. The trek starts from Ropa, ascend gradually and come across rich variety of Flora and Fauna. Witness wealthy vegetation – Rhododendrons, Deodar, Spruce and Fir trees are found in abundance in this region.

Cross a number of dams over Sainj River, ahead the valley welcomes you and offers exceptional views of lofty peaks of the Raktisar glacier and picturesque Sainj valley. Continue hiking and pass through small some villages before you reach Tindadhar.

After reaching your campsite, take a small halt and go uphill into the valley, cross a dense forest there lies a cascading waterfall named “Nuhada”. Spend some time there and get back to the campsite.

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Day 2 : Tindadhar (1950 m) to Pundrik Lake (2100 m), back to Ropa and drive to Aut

Post breakfast, follow the same trail you followed yesterday to reach “Nudhada waterfall”. Pass through the thick forest section for half an hour till you reach Sarahan village. Ahead is Jehar Devta’s temple worshipped by the villagers.

Enter a small forest clearing surrounded by deodar and pine trees and farms. Witness a number of colourful flowers and hear warming views. There is a temple dedicated to sage Pundrik, made of fine deodar wood and a government school is also present there for the local children.

After 20 minutes of hiking, reach another meadow, here you will find lush long grass floating above water, this is Pundrik Lake.

Pundrik Lake is 400 m long and the trail is alongside amidst pine and fir trees. Every year in the month of October it is visited to celebrate Sage Pundrik’s birth anniversary. Entering the water, drinking or non-vegetarian food is strictly prohibited here.

After spending good time there, retrace your steps and get back to Sarahan. From here, descend and follow the road trail to Ropa. Reach there in 2-3 hours, board a vehicle and get back to Aut.

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

Sunglasses

Slippers

Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)

Sunscreen

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)

ORS

Band aid

Cotton

Stretchable/Elastic bandage

Gauze

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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What is Included In This Trek?

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags

Mattress

Liner

Pillow

Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table

Porters

Helper

Mules

Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Transport Facility

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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