9 Days 8 Nights
Maldaru trek is a classic summer and do this trek May , June and September last week of October ,The trek provides a great opportunity for trekkers to see the scenic beauty and experience the life of remote villages of Garhwal Himalayas. Hrkidun trek lies in the Govind Wild life Sanctuary and National Park in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.
This is the only valley from where one can see Swargarohini – I, II, III, (6300mt) Bandarpoonch and Blackpeak (6387mt) , all together. One can also see the Ruinsara Lake (3400 mt) peaks from here.Seema and Osla are prominent villages on the trail to Harkidun in the Western Garhwal region. The village folk have a prominent temple in their village but more importantly what they consider sacred is the Maldaru Lake. Maldaru is located about 1500 M above their village towards east. But this route steep. If you wish to enjoy the views, it is the route from Taluka that captures the imagination of all trekkers. It has a gentle gradient but takes you through places that are pristine and views that are picturesque. On day two you camp at Vishkhopri, which is a massive meadow as big as a golf course. On day four, after walking on long meadow stretches, one can reach the base of the valley where Maldaru Lake is situated. A short walk from this point takes you to Maldaru Lake. Maldaru is glacial lake and about 300m long. You have an option of descending down the Ruinsara valley from where you get spectacular views of Swaragrohini. Also in view are Kalanag and Banderpunch. From the Ruinsara valley one can join the popular trail from Ruinsara Tal going back to Taluka and complete the trek.
Total distance 210 km (10 Hours journey) via mussoorie
Mode of journey – By taxi
Altitude – Sankri base camp – 1920 Meters
Night stay – In Guest Houses.
Last ATM- Purola village
Rockclimber provides transport for trekkers from Dehradun Railway Station/ISBT early in the morning which will leave for Sankri around 6:00 am.
Enjoy breakfast and lunch on the way in beautiful environment. After the identification at Mori check post, travels will reach our base camp Sankri. It will be a night stay in the guest house after the dinner.
Short briefing about our next day trek will be conducted by the guides. We request our trekkers to understand those points for smooth journey without causing harm to ourselves and our mother nature.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today – It is your last breakfast on this trek with Rockclimber team. The certificates will be given and we will bid you all a goodbye from Sankri.