Maldaru Tal Trek
6 Nights/7 Days
Maldaru Taal is very sacred to the villagers of OSLA. The locals consider it auspicious and worship its waters. However, its location and lovely approach translates it into a beautiful trek for youngsters and seasoned trekkers alike. The approach can be from the Supin valley or from the Tons river valley. The lake waters feed into the Tons river. The final climb to reach the lake is a bit strenuous but the views are rewarding. Along with Ruinsara Taal and Baraadsaar Taal this lake makes up the trio of easily accessible lakes in this region.
- Opportunity to walk through remote mountain villages and experience local culture,
- Walk through great Himalayan meadows.
- Thrilling views of Swaragrohini, Banderpunch, Kalanag and other Himalayan peaks.
Day 01: Pick up at Dehradun/Rishikesh/Haridwar and reach Mori after a 7-8 hour drive with amazing views.
Day 02: After Breakfast, start trekking from the next day and turn left from Netwar to enter the Rupin river valley. Night stay in tent
Day 03: Dharkot to Vishkupri by trek (7km) (2800mtr) night stay in tent
Day 04: Vishkupri to Maldaru by trek (13km) (4200mtr) night stay in tent
Day 05: Maldaru Lake to Odari by trek (6km. night stay in camp
Day 06: Odari to Devsu bugiyal by trek (8km) night stay tent
Day 07: Devsu Bugiyal to Cheludgad to Taluka by trek (17km) same day to Sankri by taxi (night stay our Hotel at Sankri. Trek ends. Next day depart for Dehradun/Rishikesh/Haridwar
- Guide and cook fees
- Rent for camping equipment
- Gorest entry charges
- Porter and mule support to carry camping equiptment. Please note that personal luggage will not be carried by mules and porters.
- All veg meals starting from day 1 dinner to day 7 breakfast. We provide hot breakfast and hot dinner. On trekking days packed lunch will be provided.
- Tented accommodation throughout the trek.
- Transport to reach Dehradun from hometown or Delhi
- Personal expenses like tips, medicines, phone calls etc
- Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above
- Personal porter support will be chargeable at 200 Rs per bag per day.Weight of 1 bag should not increase 12 kgs.
- Any meals during the travel journey to Gangotri and back to Dehradoon.
- Rent for trekking shoes is Rs 200 per trekking day. The charges are applicable irrespective if the shoes are worn or not during the trek. Availability of shoes need to be confirmed with us.
- Rent for walking stick is Rs 50 per trekking day. The charges are applicable irrespective if the stick is used or not.
- Accommodation in Dehradoon.
- Level: Medium
- Total Distance: 44 km
- Maximum Elevation: 3800m Maldaru Lake
- Weather: The higher areas and nights can be cold, day temperatures are pleasant during the season.
- Getting From/To: The nearest town, Mussoorie is a 7-hour drive
Essentials to carry:
- Waterproof Rucksack
- Comfortable Trekking Boots
- One Raincoat
- Windproof Jacket
- Thermal inner wear
- 2-3 T-shirt/Shirt
- 2 Trouser/Jeans
- Trekking Pole
- Woollen Gloves
- Sun Glasses
- Thermal Inner-wears
- Warm Fleece
- Woolen Cap
- Woolen Socks & Regular Socks
- Water Bottle
- Camera & Phone if you like (with full/Extra Batteries)
- Identity Cards
- Specific Medication Medicine
- Personal Toiletries
- 7+ Days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
- 7 Day Or Less: No refund
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
We keep our groups small for better over all experience. Typically our group size is between 6 to 10 trekkers. On few long weekends and holidays could see a group size of upto 15.
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Our tented accommodation is provided at twin sharing basis. The tents that we provide are best in class and are professional grade. You can read more about it here: http://www.vango.co.uk/gb/blog/15_vango-halo-300-technical-trekking-tent.html
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We serve delicious Indian vegetarian food and eggs during the trek.
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Ideally trekking shoes/boots with ankle support are needed for any trek in the Himalayan region. Quechua shoes available at Decathlon are a value for money option.
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Yes all published dates are final and departures are guaranteed. Even if that its just you, we will proceed with the trek.
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Toilet tents are set-up at the campsites. These are dry-pit temporary toilets and most hygienic as well as convenient way to answer nature’s call in the wild.
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You will receive good network up to the towns of Mussoorie, Rishikesh. Beyond these network is intermittent and quite weak. Please inform anxious family members in advance that you will be out of coverage area during this trek. There will be no electric charging points anywhere on the trek.