SARU TAL TREK

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Proudly standing at an altitude of 4, 200 m (12, 500 ft), Sarutal is a pristine, heavenly blue lake that lies in the Govind Wild life Sanctuary and National Park in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand – Simply Heaven. Located at an idyllic setting, the trek to Sarutal has picturesque and panoramic vistas of the mountainous settings to offer. It is a summer trek as most of the trail is covered with snow during winter making it inaccessible during most of the year. It is visited annually by local village folk as it is considered sacred by them.

The nine-day Sarutal trek is two-in-one trek as it is a blend of two treks – a visit to the top of the Kedarkantha at a staggering 12,500 ft (3, 810 m) and to the ethereal lake of Sarutal at 13, 780 ft (4200 m).

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Dehradun 2, 130 ft (650 m) to Sankari 6, 455 ft (1, 920 m)

The motor route offers some breathtaking views of verdant pine forests on the way. The journey is marked by the meandering rivers on the left – first the Yamuna and later the Tons. On the route to Yamunotri, you take a detour via Naugaon to reach Purola, a small town bustling with activity. Later on the route, you come across Naitwar, which is a confluence of the Rupin and the Supin. Finally, we move towards Sankari (1,950 m) – a quaint, small hamlet. It houses approximately 250 families and is also the basecamp for other treks including Har-ki-Dun Trek, Bali Pass and Borasu Pass. The place offers a breathtaking view of Swargarohini.

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Sankari 6, 455 ft (1, 920 m) to Juda-ka-Talab 9, 100 ft (2, 773 m)


It is from here that the trek starts via a village named Saur. During the climb, it is a common sight to spot women and kids carrying bundles of wooden logs, wooden sticks for the fire. The verdant green meadows are a treat to watch. This picturesque trail takes you through dense forest and a thick carpet of maple, pine, and oak.
The sound of the burbling stream is mellifluous and offers natural music to your ears. Do observe two wooden bridges on the way. It is an indication that you have reached Posla, where one of the route takes a detour to Hargaon. You may also wait and enjoy tea at Jainole Thatch.
Finally, you spot a lake that is flanked by thick pine and oak forest. Yes, that’s Juda-ka-Talab. The spot is a beauty to behold and is a perfect place for campsite. On a full-moon day, the lake illuminates in all its resplendence because of the moonshine. The vision of the starry night is another cherry on the cake. In some cases, the campsite is stationed at Kuamoli, which is just 10 minutes from here.
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Juda-ka-Talab 9, 100 ft (2, 773 m) to Bujulla Thatch 11, 800 ft (3, 596 m)


The visible and almost leisure walk meanders through dense forest of pine and oak trees. It is not surprising to come across steep ridges. Do care to observe the shepherd huts in open meadows, which are redolent of an idyllic setting. The winding roads through these settings take you to the Kedarkantha Base Camp. The arc-shaped range of snow-capped mountains comprising of Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag and Ranglana are all a bliss to explore.
This exquisite location marks the night halt in the tents.
As the night grows darker and darker, it lends it a more Romantic setting as the dense network of stars and glistening peak of the mountain all conspire to create a memorable experience for all.

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Bujulla Thatch 11, 800 ft (3, 596 m) to Dunda Thatch 11, 820 ft (3, 602 m) via Kedarkantha Peak 12,500 ft (3, 810 )


The steep climb begins immediately after Bujulla Thatch and passes through Murunda Thatch. But the view one gets after this climb is awe-inspiring. You may enjoy some time at the summit and behold the mesmerizing views of Swargarohini Peaks 1, 2, 3, Har-ki -dun valley, and Black Peak. The quaint temples of Lord Shiva and Ganesh add to the tranquil ambience of the place. If you have ever dreamt of being an eagle in order to get an aerial view, then this is a place to be. As we behold this moment, we shall spend some time atop the peak. We shall then proceed to Dunda Thatch. This shall be our retiring place for the night and tents are set up here for the night halt.
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Dunda Thatch 11, 820 ft (3, 602 m) to Pushtara Thatch 12, 631 ft (3, 850 m)


As we leave Pushtara after breakfast, the wide meadow unfolds itself in full majesty. After a short while, the ascent begins present beholding vistas of the western Himalayas. This ascent is followed by a beautiful meadow, which is our campsite for the night – Pushtara Thatch. The surroundings and wide space is a blessing, spending night here is a bliss for trekkers. Pitch your tents here and look at the peaks visible from here. These are not just peaks but memories to take back.
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Pushtara Thatch 12, 631 ft (3, 850 m) to Sarutal 13, 780 ft (4200 m) and Back to Pushtara Thatch 12, 631 ft (3, 850 m)


The trek to Sarutal is marked by a blend of ascending and some levelled walks. The trail is marked by the views of some meadows on the way and on a most ridge and meadow walk.
Finally, you get a breathtaking view of Sarutal – a unique lake between the meadows. It was believed to be discovered by shepherds. Do look at the panoramic view of the surrounding peaks visible from here – Black Peak (Kala Nag), Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini and others. The heavenly blue lake is known for the mysterious origin of its water and it is widely believed that the water from here seeps into the Kedarganga, which is a tributary of the Yamuna. Do enjoy the serenity of a blissful site in the midst of an ethereal setting. If you follow the route further, it shall lead you to Fachu Kandi Pass.
This marks the final point of the trek and return to Pushtara Thatch. This passes through the same familiar route taken en route Sarutal.

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Pushtara Thatch 12, 631 ft (3, 850 m) to Dunda Thatch 11, 820 ft (3, 602 m)


As we leave Pushtara after breakfast, the wide meadow continues to bedazzle us through its verdant serenity.
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Dunda Thatch 11, 820 ft (3, 602 m) to Sankari 6, 455 ft (1, 920 m)


This is a short cut to Sankari. As you leave from Dunda Thatch, the trail passes through a rivulet after you reach Kharsuka. This passes through a verdant and dense sylvan forest. The silence of the forest is punctuated by the chirping of the birds. As you reach Shikolta, you encounter another rivulet. The confluence of these two rivulets is in Halara Khadd, which further meets the Supin. You must walk cautiously as this trail is slide-prone too. As you encounter two wooden bridges on the trail, it’s an indication that you have reached Posla, where the sound of the mellifluous stream fills your ears with music. You don’t realize until you have reached Sankari.

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Sankari 6, 455 ft (1, 920 m) to Dehradun 2, 130 ft (650 m)


The return journey passes through ascent and descent over the West Himalayas. It marks a descent till Mori, where you can view the ferious Tons river on the right. The route till Jarmola is an ascending one and passes through pine forest. It is not surprising then that you can observe a sharp decline in temperature here. If you begin to see some habitation, it is an indication that you are about to reach Purola. It is a small town that houses a Government Degree College too, the only one in the region. As you are about to reach Naugaon, you cross a metal bridge built over the Yamuna. The halt for lunch will be at Damta. We shall finally drop you back to Dehradun Railway Station. This marks the end of your journey with us.

Day 1: Dehradun 2, 130 ft (650 m) to Sankari 6, 455 ft (1, 920 m)

Day 2: Sankari 6, 455 ft (1, 920 m) to Juda-ka-Talab 9, 100 ft (2, 773 m)

Day 3: Juda-ka-Talab 9, 100 ft (2, 773 m) to Bujulla Thatch 11, 800 ft (3, 596 m)

Day 4: Bujulla Thatch 11, 800 ft (3, 596 m) to Dunda Thatch 11, 820 ft  ( 3, 602 m) via Kedarkantha Peak 12,500 ft (3, 810 )

Day 5: Dunda Thatch 11, 820 ft (3, 602 m) to Pushtara Thatch 12, 631 ft (3, 850 m)

Day 6: Pushtara Thatch 12, 631 ft (3, 850 m) to Sarutal 13, 780 ft (4200 m) and Back to Pushtara Thatch 12, 631 ft (3, 850 m)

Day 7: Pushtara Thatch 12, 631 ft (3, 850 m) to Dunda Thatch 11, 820 ft (3, 602 m)

Day 8: Dunda Thatch 11, 820 ft (3, 602 m) to Sankari 6, 455 ft (1, 920 m)

Day 9: Sankari 6, 455 ft (1, 920 m) to Dehradun 2, 130 ft (650 m)

INCLUDES

√ Accommodation (Guest house, Homestay, Camping)

√ Trek equipment: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dining tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)

√ Welcome refreshment

√ Three times meals (Veg+egg): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

√ All necessary permits and entry fees.

√ First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.

√ Mountaineering qualified & professional guide and Support staff.

.√ Transport from Dehradun to Sankri and return (According to itinerary)

√ Porter or mule charges for carrying camping equipment and rations

√ Morning Tea

√ Evening Tea with snacks

√ Guide Charges

√ Hot drinking water

√ Paradise-peak approved trek completion certificate

√ Dry fruits, chocolates, biscuits, toffees provided during the trek

EXCLUDES

√ Porter/mule for personal bags

√ Any meals or services not mentioned in inclusions

√ Any charges for video cameras or still cameras

√ Charges for soft drinks or any other beverage

√ Personal expenses such as tips, laundry or telephone calls

√ Any costs arising from unforeseen circumstances like landslides, bad weather or roadblocks, etc

√ Any kind of personal expenses.

√ Food during the transit.

✓ Insurance.

√ Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.

√ Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

√ Any kind of emergency evacuation charges.

Note: Normally paradise peak expects to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.

Charges of offloading a backpack

  • INR 1200/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance
  • INR 1500/- if you inform us after reaching Sankri

The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have a waterproof cover. Suitcases/strollers/ bags will not be allowed.

You need to get

  • Shirts/T-shirts – 2/3
  • Full sleeved T-shirts – 2
  • Trekking pants – 2
  • One full-sleeved sweater
  • Good quality windproof jacket – (optional)
  • Woolen socks – 1 pair, for the night only
  • Regular socks for trekking – 2 or 3 pairs
  • Scarf/muffler (optional)
  • Raincoat / Poncho
  • Small lightweight towel
  • Water bottle-2
  • Cap/hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
  • Sun glasses
  • Walking stick/trekking pole
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Torch/flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Day pack for essentials
  • Plastic/waterproof bags for belongs in case of rain
  • Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)

Note:- Due to of heavy traffic at Mussoori, the arrival time to Dehradun may get delayed so please make any further travel plan after 10:00 pm from Dehradun.

Who Can Go:-
First timer can apply, should have some interest in trekking and mountaineering.
The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 50 minutes without a stress.
The climber should be able to carry a 8 kg backpack.
Heart problem, high blood pressure, asthma, and epilepsy cannot be reconciled on this mission. The climber must not have the conditions mentioned above.

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