Baraadsar Lake, Photo: Chandar Rawat

Baraadsar Lake FAQs

Baraadsar Lake is famous as Adventure, Trekking, Lakes, Camping, OffBeat, . Nearest Airport from Baraadsar Lake is Dehradun, 245 kms and Nearest Railway Station is Dehradun, 229 Kms.

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Is Baraadsar Lake trek Safe?

Yes, the Baraadsar Lake Trek is safe. The level of difficulty for the Baraadsar Lake Trek is moderate, so the route is not very dangerous. Staying attentive while trekking ensures safety. However, always provides its trekkers with professional guidance and supervision. Your safety is our utmost priority.

Any experience required for the Baraadsar Lake trek?

Yes, the experience of at least 02 week long treks ranging from 3500-4500mts would come in handy to do a trek like Baraadsar Lake Trek.


What is the Fitness benchmark required for the Baraadsar Lake trek?

  • 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)
  • Hold your breath for 40 seconds
  • 3 sets of Climbing 30 – 40 steps in one stretch
  • Push Ups – 10
  • Lunges & Squats – 15 X 2 sets

What are the requisite skills to do this trek?

  • How to use an Ice Axe
  • How to use Climbing boots & Crampons
  • How to rope up & follow queued climbing/descending
  • How to self-arrest using an ice axe
  • Knowledge of Basic First aid
  • Understanding Acclimatization

Why should I go for the Baraadsar Lake trek?

Baraadsar Lake Trek is one of the most scenic treks in Uttarakhand. This trek is meant for seasoned trekkers only. Baraadsar Lake trek offers breathtaking views of the Bandarpoonch, Kalanag, and Swargarohini peaks. Trekkers often describe the experience of the entire trail as heavenly. The beauty and the grandeur found on the Baraadsar Lake trek are unmatched.

What are the best months to visit this trek?

May-June, September-October are the best months to visit Baraadsar Lake Trek.

I assume there will not be any reception/coverage in most places anyway?

Yes, there is poor or no network connectivity inside Govind Ballabh Pant National Park as it is a remote high altitude valley vastly accessible only. We ourselves rely on the walkie-talkie at times for communication during treks. On some vantage points, the BSNL network works and it also works in Sankri Village.

We are wondering about the food, do you have examples of the dishes? How many meals do we have during the day?

We serve a mix of Indian and continental meals during the trek and at our Homestay in Sankri.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Packed Lunch / Hot Lunch, Evening Tea OR Soup with a light snack. We also serve dessert on relaxed days.

What exactly is included in the equipment you provide? Are sleeping mats included? Pillow? Toilet paper? What is the comfort temperature of the sleeping bags? Are they 3-season sleeping bags or 2 or 5? What is the R-value for the sleeping mats?

Yes, we include all essential equipment needed for the trek like Tent, toilet tent, toilet paper, dining tent & stools are also included along with kitchen tent for staff.

Our sleeping bags can withstand around -10 to -12 degrees Celcius. During winter treks we provide it with a fleece liner. Our Mattresses are 8mm thick. We also provide gaiters and micro-spikes if the trek involves walking on snow.

I believe a walking stick is good to have, to spare our knees and gain balance. Should we go with Bamboo Stick or Trekking Pole?

You can either buy a bamboo stick or get a hiking pole for rent. You can also buy one online or from any outdoor gear store.

How does Bag Offloading work?

We provide Bag Offloading as an add-on service where your rucksack/backpack will be transferred on a mule or by the porter. That way you can travel light with just your day pack with essentials like a rain jacket, water bottle, camera, packed lunch, etc.

  • Bag Offloading on Mule costs Rs. 300 per bag per day
  • Bag Offloading on Porter costs Rs. 400-500 per bag per day (depending upon the severity of the trail)

What are the important things to carry for Baraadsar Lake Trek?

There are many important things to carry for high-altitude trekking in Uttarakhand. Check out the list here:-"Important Things To Carry For Trekking".

Hotels and Accommodations

Did you have any suggestions of where to put the rest of our belongings while we hike?

You can leave your luggage behind at our Homestay in Sankri. (Meraki Homestay in Sankri)

Do you use Dome or Alpine tents? How are the tents divided? What brands do you use?

We provide Dome Tents on Double or Triple Occupancy. A single Occupancy tent can be provided on request. We use tents like Marmot Catalyst, Quechua Quickhiker, The North Face, Foxhunter, etc.

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