Masar Tal Lake

About Masar Tal Lake

The picturesque Masar Tal is cocooned in the Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. It is perched at an astounding elevation of 3000 metres above sea level. 

This lake is located below the Masar Top and on the left flank of Doodhganga Bamak (W), en route Mayali Pass.

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9 kms from from Budha Kedar4 kms Trek from Panswar Village

Masar Tal Lake in Budha Kedar

The rippling Bhilangna River is the vital source of Masar Tal. The lake is surrounded by dense woodlands, meandering meadows and the snowy Himalayan peaks. The known cities situated near this lake are Ghuttu and Ghansali. The best time to visit this lake is between June to September.

Trek To Masar Tal

Masar Tal is one of the most isolated lakes of Garhwal region. The eye captivating scenery around the ravishing Masar Tal makes it a popular trek. This lake is situated en-route to Sahastra Tal on Balganga Valley, which is made from two bowl-shaped lakes. 

The area around the lake has sprawling alpine green meadows also referred to as ‘Bugyal’ in the local language. These meadows are covered with varied wildflowers, on which walking with bare feet feels like drifting on the clouds.

Trek Distance: 4 Kms
*earlier it was 9 kms trek from Budha Kedar but with newly constructed road till Pinswar village, now the trekking is reduced to 4 kms only.

Note: Masar Tal is also written as Masartal, Mahsartal lake, Mahsar tal and is famous for its trekking route and religious importance among the locals.

Location & How to Reach Masar Tal Lake

The Tehri Garhwal region of Uttarakhand is well linked with motorable and metalled roads. The nearest railhead is at Rishikesh and the nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport at Dehradun. The hikers can start trekking to Masar Tal in Uttarakhand from Kalyani. A short drive from Uttarkashi to Kalyani or from Ghuttu will make you reach this pristine lake.

What is Masar Tal Lake famous for?

Masar Tal Lake is popular place for following activities/ interests - Adventure, Lakes, Trekking.

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