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The Sarutal Trek is most beautiful trek in the Himalayas
Sarutal Trek is a hidden gem in the Himalayas because it is a serene Lake hiding amid meadows at a height of 4,200 meters in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi like many other treks. Sarutal was also explored by the shepherds in search of grasslands and it is located amid meadows surrounded by high peaks. Therefore, its picturesque setting and surroundings attract many trekkers every year.
From here get astounding views of (Black Peak – 6387 Meter), (Bandarpoonch peak 6300 Meter), (Ranglana, Peak 5896 Meter) (Swargarohini (I) (II) (III) 6200 Meter) and other snow-covered mountains.
Base camp of Sarutal Trek
So, The base camp of Sarutal trek is Sankri. First of all, It is a famous Market which is also the base camp of more than 25 treks.
During Sarutal trek, pass through the dense forests and undulating meadows, cross some narrow streams on the way and spot wealthy Flora and Fauna of the region.
You must have heard of the famous Kedarkantha trek in the Himalayas. Further, pass through the Kedarkantha summit which offers panoramic views of the lofty peaks standing together in glory. While the Kedarkantha route has become busy so people choose to go Sarutal which lies further.
WHY TO CHOOSE Sarutal TREK?
Before heading towards the itinerary, it is really essential to perceive the reason behind choosing Sarutal trek.
See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of by taxi 420 Km and on foot 62.5 km which is to be covered into 8 nights 9 days. Dehradun to Mussoorie, Sankri, Kedarkantha, Dunda Thach Pustara, Sarutal
The Sarutal trek is a low altitude mountain trek Altitudes is 4200 Meters
Starting trail is moderate as compared to other treks this is an easy and moderate trek. So this is the best option for first-time trekkers, family, School
Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?
Also, You got to see so many heavenly bodies at one place like the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges, you can see pine forests, different variety of flora and fauna surpassing through bona fide Garhwali heritage and culture.
I think Do spare time in Interaction with our local’s team, and you will get to know about some of the ancient tales of Indian mythology and our local cultures, this is good ideas for trekkers
Beautiful landscapes so carry proper photo gear & Extra battery backup.
The backpack should not exceed 10 to 12 kg only
Altitude we are going to cover in Sarutal Trek
Sankri (1920 Meters)
Juda Ka Talab (2700 Meters)
Kedarkantha base camp (3200 Meters)
Kedarkantha summit (3800 Meters)
Dunda Thach – 3200 Meter
Taloti – 3789 Meter
Sarutal – 4200 Meter
Key Points Sarutal Trek
Duration: – 7 Nights 8 Days
Base camp: – Sankri Market
Summer Temperature: – Day (5°C to 15°C) Night (2° C to 5° C)
Altitude- Sarutal- 4200 Meters
Best Time: – May, June, July, Sep, Oct
Trek Level: – Moderate
Trek distance: – On foot 62.5 Km – By taxi 420 km
Group Size: – 10 – 18 people in a group
Short Itinerary Sarutal Trek
Day 1– Pick up to you from Dehradun to Sankri (1920 Meter) (210 km) (8/9 hours)
Day 2– Trek from Sankri to Kedarkantha base (3400 Meter) via Juda Ka Talab (8 km) (6/7 hours)
Day 3– Trek from Kedarkantha base to Kedarkantha Summit (3800 Meter) (3.4 km) and Dunda Thach (07 km) (3200 Meter) (6/7 hours)
Day 4– Trek from Dunda Thach to Taloti Thach (3789 m) (11 km) (5/6 hours)
Day 5– Trek from Taloti to Sarutal (4200 Meter ) (10 km) (5/6 hours)
Day 6– Trek from Sarutal to Taloti Thach (3789 Meter) (10 km) (5/6 hours)
Day 7– Trek from Taloti Thach to Taluka market (13 km) (6/7 Hours) same day Drive to Sankri (11 km) (1/2 Hours)
Day 8– Drive from Sankri to Dehradun (210 km) (8/9 hours)
Transport facility from Dehradun to Dehradun
Forest Permit and entrance fee including camping charges
Accommodation in Hotel; Gangotri
Accommodation in tents on twin share basis
All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner
Expertise Trek Leader, fluent in English and Hindi certified in basic and advance, Search & Rescue , Method of Instructions mountaineering courses from NIM, IMF or Hanifl Centre outdoor Education
Experienced local guide and Sherpa, permanent technical guide
High quality camping tents, sleeping bags, mattress liner etc
Gaiters, Koflach Climbing shoes
Ice Axe, Screw gate
Carabineers, rock pitons, ice pitons, snow stakes
Rescue Ropes, Climbing Ropes, Snow bar
Harness, Descended, Ascender, figure of 8, Ice Screw
Radio Willkie Talkie for Communication
Items that is not included in the cost of tour price.
Personal toiletry Items
Trekker carry your Photo ID , Adhar card , Passport , Visa , Medical certificate , Declaration from for entry at forest check posts on the trek it is very important
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Day 1 : Pickup from Dehradun Railway Station and Drive to Sankri (base camp) by taxi
Total distance – 210 km – 8/9 Hours journey
Mode of journey – By taxi
Altitude – Sankri base camp – 1920 Meters
Night stay – Our home stay – on twin share basis
First of all, green valley himalayas organizes transport for trekkers from Dehradun Railway Station in the morning which will leave for Sankri around 6:00 am to 7:00 am.
Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand and one of the most beautiful places in India. The main attraction of this place is Rajpur road go through it and get a glimpse of Dehradun’s beauty. Reach Mussoorie after an hour which is also known as “Queen of Hills”. People visit it heavily during vacations with their family and friends.
After half an hour, stop at kempty fall. Have breakfast there and witness people from different parts of the world. The break will be of maximum 1 hour. Ahead the peaks are visible and further you will come close to holy Yamuna River. If you want, then take a short break of 20 minutes and enjoy being around it.
Then Reach Purola Market around 1:30 pm and take a break there for lunch. After having lunch proceed to Sankri base camp
Reach check post Naitwar. They will ask for Aadhar cards and some other details. Ahead lies Sankri, enjoy the drive and the wait is soon going to be over. Reach trekkers paradise and the main market of Sankri.
Go to home stay, freshen up and enjoy evening snacks in the open terrace with great views. You will be provided some details after which you can go for evening walk but be at the home stay for dinner.
Enjoy delicious dinner and spend comfortable night in the mountains.
Day 2 : Trek from Sankri to via Juda Ka Talab to Kedarkantha Base Camp
Total distance – 8 Km – 6/7 Hours Trek
Mode of journey – On foot
Altitude – Kedarkantha base camp – 3200 Meters
Night Stay – Camp in tents – on twin share basis
Today, the heartwarming morning is eagerly waiting for you to wake up. Feel the peace amid the mountains; no connectivity and no materialistic thing is here to disturb you, the only thing is peace.
Relish the hot cup of coffee/tea at 6:00 am and get ready for your breakfast at 7:30 am. You have to strictly leave at 8:30 am after the instructions of your guide.
The trek starts from Sankri to Kedarkantha base camp which is 8 km away. After a little walk from the main market witness Swargarohini peaks (I, II, III) which will mesmerize you.
After 20 minutes of hike the beautiful Saur village will come into sight, all the houses there are made of wood. Here are home stays which serve delicious organic local food.
Some names of the local places are – Goteka, Boiroka ligudiya, Posla, Jainola, Kuwamohli and then Juda Ka Talab. And Reach Kedarkantha base camp
Move further through pine forest and reach your campsite from where the Kedarkantha peak shines tall and relish the great views! Afterwards enjoy hot lunch.
Have evening tea/coffee, snacks, soup and explore the area. Dinner will be served after which you can rest for the night.
Day 3 :Trek from Kedarkantha base to Kedarkantha Summit (3800 Meters) and follow to right trail to Dunda Thach
Trek Distance – 10.5 Km – 6/7 Hours Trek
Mode of journey – On foot
Altitude – Dunda Thach – 3200 Meters
Night Stay – Our Camp site – on twin share basis
Today is the main day of your trek, so be ready at 4:30 am in the morning to witness sunrise from Kedarkantha summit. Nothing can be better than watching rising sun from the summit because then the views are jaw dropping. Whoever watches it gets mesmerized.
Light breakfast will be served at 4:30 am then the trek with start. It is important to use headlamps. Trekking in dark is really fun but only with professional guides. Soon you will reach just below the Kedarkantha summit.
The ascent to top is 1.5 km long but the efforts will be worth. Move ahead with everyone and the soft sunrays will fill your heart with joy. When the sun is about to rise, reach the top (3800 m) and capture some of the best moments of your life.
There is the temple of Lord Shiva and Ganesha, seek their blessings and get awe struck by the panorama views of stunning Himalayan peaks. Spend good time with your group and after an hour get ready for the follow Dunda Thach trail reach evening camp enjoying the nigh here.
Day 4 : Trek from Dunda Thach to Taloti Thach.
Trek Distance – 11 Km – 5/6 Hours Trek
Mode of journey – On foot
Altitude – Taloti – 3789 Meters
Night Stay – Camp site – on twin share basis
Have breakfast and head to Taloti Thach. On the way, you will come across a temple of Lord Shiva, Parvat and Ganesha. The distance to be covered is probably 11 km, there are few steep sections cross them and reach your campsite.
Because Taloti Thach is a lavish meadow with beautiful surroundings and amazing views of Himalayan peaks.
So, Set up your camps and after having delicious food retire for the night.
Day 5 : Trek from Taloti to Saru Tal camp
Trek Distance – 10 Km – 5/6 Hours Trek
Mode of journey – On foot
Altitude – Saru Tal – 4200 Meters
Night Stay – our Camp – on twin share basis
Today, the trek is a mixture of ascents and leveled walks. Cross several meadows and ridges to reach the pristine Saru Tal.
Above all Saru Tal is a unique glacial lake amidst meadows in the picturesque surroundings. The Black Peak, Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini (I) (II) (III), Bali pass Trail, Dhaldhar kandi pass are clearly visible from there.
So This trail further goes to Fachu Kandi Pass. Set up your camps near Sarutal Lake, enjoy the panorama views and relax for the night.
Day 6 : Trek from Sarutal to Taloti Thach
Trek Distance –10 Km – 5/6 Hours Trek
Mode of journey – On foot
Altitude – Taloti Thach – 3789 Meters
Night Stay – our Camp – on twin/three share basis
Post breakfast; retrace your steps through meadows and ridges. Reach Taloti camp and retire for the night.
Day 7 : Taloti Thach to Taluka market (13 km) (6/7 Hours) same day Drive to Sankri (11 km) (1/2 Hours)
Total distance – 13 Km – 6/7 Hours Trek
Mode of journey – – On foot – 13 km – By taxi 112 km
Altitude – Sankri – 1920 Meters
Night Stay – Hotel – on twin share basis
Today you will get back to Sankri but via Taluka.
Descent till Taluka is easy but is careful while coming downhills because most of the people get their ankles twisted.
Hence We Enter in a thick forest the trails are very confusing so follow your guide.
Also, The Langoors are easily spotted here hanging from trees to trees. After a short trek, come across a village and you can see there are cows and goats at every house.
Therefore Reach Taluka after half an hour, it is a village with some shops. The vehicle will be arranged from here to reach Sankri and the arrangements will be made in a hotel there.
Day 8: Drive from Sankri to Dehradun Bay Taxi
Distance – 210 Km – 8/9 Hours Trek
Mode of journey – Bay taxi
Finally, It’s your last breakfast on this trek with the GVH team. The certificates will be given and after some beautiful photos, we will bid you all a goodbye from Sankri.