MALDARU LAKE TREK
Seema and Osla are prominent villages on the trail to Harkidun in the Western Garhwal region. The village folk have a prominent temple but what they consider sacred is the Maldaru Lake. Maldaru is located about 1500 M above their village towards the east.Rather than going up from Seema which is a steep climb we chose an alternative route from Taluka which not only has a lighter gradient but it traverses various untouched areas in the region. On day two we camped at Vishkhopri, which is a massive meadow. On day four in a long stretch we reached Maldaru lake which is a glacial lake about 300m long. From the lake we traversed to a spectacular viewing point at Baiycha 4000m which offered views of Swaragrohini and Kalanag before descending into the Ruinsara valley and later joining the Harkidun trail to Taluka and completing the trek.
May, June, September and October
Continue on to Ruinsara Tal
1. Opportunity to walk through remote mountain villages
2. Superb campsite location on large meadows
3. Exciting views of Swaragrohini, Kalanag and Banderpunch
4. Crossing an unfrequented pass to complete a circular trek