Painya Tal perched at an altitude of 4,400 metres is located in the unadulterated beauty of the tempting Himalayas of Uttarakhand. This undiscovered lake is like a hidden diamond in a coal mine. The lake is in proximity to Mayali Pass, a strenuous trek crossing the Khatling Glacier. The best time to visit this lake is in from May-June and September-October. The trek route to Painya Tal starts from Gaurikund, crossing Kedarnath valley, then Vasuki Tal, which further leads to Painya Tal.
The adrenaline pumping Painya Tal trek:
The arduous trek route to Painya Tal requires climbing on the steep cliffs. The trek is exhausting both mentally and physically until one reaches the lake, which charges the senses with its sheer beauty. Those who hike uphill often complain about the lack of oxygen which makes it slightly difficult to breathe. However, the trek requires walking for a short distance which makes it easily accessible.
How to Reach:
Painya Tal is located at a distance of 26 km from road-head. The nearest railhead is at Rishikesh about 212 km away from Gaurikund. Jolly Grant Airport at Dehradun about 299 km from Gaurikund is the nearest airport. Trek route to Painya Tal starts from Gaurikund which leads to Kedarnath then Vasuki Tal and then Painya Tal