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Bali Pass Trek

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Duration

8 Days 7 Nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

15 people

English,Hindi

Languages

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Overview

The less frequented Bali Pass Trek connects Ruinsara-Har Ki Dun valley with Yamunotri valley. Perched at an altitude of 16,240 feet, the tricky Bali Pass trek demands that you have great physical stamina coupled with swift mental agility. A prior trekking experience will hold you in good stead as this challenging trek is meant for seasoned trekkers. The route to Bali Pass was popularised by Jack Gibson in the late 1940s, a teacher at Doon School.

Bali Pass trek is soaked in adventure and the raw terrain of this Himalayan pass declutters your mind and soul alike. Amazing hilly terrains, dense forests, lush meadows, colourful orchards enthrall you throughout the trek. As you journey along Tons, Yamuna and Supin rivers, the effervescence of these mountain rivers stirs your spirit. The sacred Ruinsara Lake and Yamunotri shrine are the calming spots of Bali pass Trek that soothe your religious sentiments. Splendid 360-degree views of the majestic trio of Kala Nag, Bandarpoonch and Swargarohini peaks stun you en route the Bali pass trek.

The trek that initially commences with an easy and gentle walk gradually transforms into a tricky and challenging walking experience ahead of Odari. The trek demands proper acclimatization, careful maneuvering of treacherous trails, smart negotiation of narrow paths and steep ascents and descents.

How to reach Bali Pass

  • By Rail- Take a train from Delhi to reach Dehradun and then head to Sankri by road (210 km, around 10 hours of drive).
  • By Road- Drive to Sankri from Delhi (460 km, around 9 hours of drive) or drive from Dehradun to Sankri (210 km, around 10 hours of drive).
  • By air- Reach Dehradun by air (Jolly Grant Airport) and drive to Sankri (210 km, around 10 hours of drive).
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy a natural stay in comfortable tents.
  • The kund remains frozen all round year, which is beauty itself.
  • The trek has true Himalayan beauty.
  • It is at high elevation enclosed from all sides with the mountain range.
  • The trek is guided by experienced leaders.
  • It is also known as skeleton lake with mystical beauty.
  • Fresh and delicious food is provided.

Itinerary

Day 1- Pick up to you from Dehradun railway station – Drive to Sankri Market – 210 Km (8/9 Hours (6336 Feet)
Day 1- Pick up to you from Dehradun railway station – Drive to Sankri Market – 210 Km (8/9 Hours (6336 Feet)

Rockclimber provides transport for trekkers from Dehradun Railway Station/ISBT early in the morning which will leave for Sankri around 6:00 am.

Enjoy breakfast and lunch on the way in beautiful environment. After the identification at Mori check post, travels will reach our base camp Sankri. It will be a night stay in the guest house after the dinner.

Short briefing about our next day trek will be conducted by the guides. We request our trekkers to understand those points for smooth journey without causing harm to ourselves and our mother nature.
Last ATM- Purola village.

Day 2 – Trek from Sankri to taluka by taxi – 11 km same day trek to Cheludgad camp (12 km) (4/5 Hours) ( 8580 Feet)
Day 2 – Trek from Sankri to taluka by taxi – 11 km same day trek to Cheludgad camp (12 km) (4/5 Hours) ( 8580 Feet)

After breakfast, ready to all trekkers we will drive towards Taluka on the way beautiful forest many species of tree, Taluka is a small village with concrete houses and you can easily find few shops and hotels there. Trek starts from Taluka and the sight of magnificent snow-clad mountains accompany you all along the way.

Go ahead, cross a bridge over a stream and follow the trail. Pass through dense forest and a Supin river on the way is visible flowing through the woods below. Continue trekking and a village named Dhatmir comes into right sight.

Ahead lies a lavish green meadow, which further leads to the forest section. The trail changes to the mixture of steep and leveled path and afterward to muddy.

After some hours of trekking, Supin River can be seen flowing through the woods.

Day 3 – Trek from Cheludgad camp to Devsu Bugyal (07 km) (3/4 Hours) (9537 Feet)
Day 3 – Trek from Cheludgad camp to Devsu Bugyal (07 km) (3/4 Hours) (9537 Feet)

After breakfast starts the trek the destination for today is Devsu Bugyal camp on a gradual ascent that offers excellent views of the snow-covered mountains and vast valleys with huge waterfalls.

Devsu Bugyal 2nd camp of malaria lake trek

Through dense forest and spot rare species of Himalayan birds, animal and exotic flowers.

The area is full of birch and spruce.

Ahead, the trail gets steep, cross the last steep ascent and reaches Devsu Bugyal. This is beg meadows, and grassland, There is greenery all over, enlivening nature and open wide meadows which are perfect for camping. From here spot magnificent Black Peak.

Pitch your tents and enjoying the beautiful mountain life with us

Day 4 – Trek from Devsu Bugyal to Ruinsara Tal (12 km) (5/6 Hours) (11550 Feet)
Day 4 – Trek from Devsu Bugyal to Ruinsara Tal (12 km) (5/6 Hours) (11550 Feet)

Today start trek to Ruinsara Lake is at an altitude of 3500 meters. In the morning after breakfast and with packed lunch, the trek starts to Ruinsara Lake and ascending again offers mesmerizing views of the snow-Covered mountains and wide valleys with cascading waterfalls. And enjoying one the way Ruinsara lake river

First, there was a steep descent of about 100 m to the Ruinsara River & then a steady ascent along a beautiful trail that was broken due to landslides at various places – where later during the day the ponies had a lot of difficulties.

Came to an idyllic spot for a nice halt for lunch under trees & over huge boulders.

Every long break is bound to have a photo session!

The area is home to a number of Himalayan birds and animals. Trek through the muddy path, cross the slippery areas carefully and further cross Ruinsara River over a bridge.

Day 5 – Trek from Ruinsara Lake to Odari camp (7 km) (4/5 Hours) (12590 Feet)
Day 5 – Trek from Ruinsara Lake to Odari camp (7 km) (4/5 Hours) (12590 Feet)

Odari is a rock cave; our local shepherd staying here monsoon season, Today’s trek is 6 km long which can be covered in 4/5 hours. It begins in the morning after breakfast with packed lunch through dense forests and difficult trail.

Walk along the river and reach the campsite Odari.

There enjoy the majestic views of Bandarpoonch peaks and Swargarohini peaks. Revive your mind in the beauteous aura of this place. At night we have dinner and relax in tents.

I am sure you like this rock cave campsite – at the night you can see full moonlights and all over star this is a good experience for life

Day 6 – Trek from Odari camp to Bali pass Summit(16240 Feet) – down to upper Damni (11 km) (12540 feet) (4/5 Hours)
Day 6 – Trek from Odari camp to Bali pass Summit(16240 Feet) – down to upper Damni (11 km) (12540 feet) (4/5 Hours)

Today woke up at 5:00 am early morning Trek will start with packed lunch to Bali Pass which lies at an altitude of 4,950 Meters. Today will be the most adventurous and challenging trek because the exhilarating trail remains covered in thick snow. So, it is important to start the day early and carry the equipment.

Note: – safety is very important so please follow your Guide and helpers team, reach Bali Pass, cross steep snow ridges. Continue your trek using an ice axe and follow the route.

The terrain is not very difficult but long distance is tiring.

After crossing the ridge section, Bali Pass comes into sight. Now, start the technical climb, some parts may get challenging but they can be traversed using the right skills and following the instruction of guides and Himalayan Hikers team.

Before reaching Bali Pass, get views of Yamunotri valley from the ridge.

The last ridge climb is tough which leads to this high Pass. Now, the panorama views will surely leave you speechless and staring at the high rising peaks. Bandarpoonch and Black peak look close and clear with full sight of Ruinsara and Yamunotri valleys.

Day 7 – Trek from Upper Damni to Yamunotri temple or Jankichatti (11km) (6/7 Hours)
Day 7 – Trek from Upper Damni to Yamunotri temple or Jankichatti (11km) (6/7 Hours)

After breakfast, head towards Yamunotri. The Yamuna is the daughter of the sun (Surya Dev) Visit the temple and hot spring present there and then trek down to Jan Ki Chatti which lies 5 km away.

Take the trail descending through the forest. The downward trail is steep and it will connect to the old Yamunotri trail. If you want to visit the Yamuna temple go left, Yamunotri is the source of the Yamuna River, about 3,293m above the sea level.

This temple was constructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. Yamunotri Dham is one of the Char Dham.

People come to visit this place, after visiting people go happily.

People also come from abroad for this beautiful trek, coming to this place brings peace of mind. Sometimes peoples who come from abroad say that you are so lucky that you live in such a beautiful place.

Char Dham is situated in the state of Uttarakhand that’s why Uttarakhand is known as Devbhoomi which literally means “The Land of Lord”.

Otherwise, take a right and follow the trail that connects with the new Yamunotri to Jan Ki Chatti.

Reach the cemented trail and in two hours come to Jan Ki Chatti.

Check-in a hotel and retire for the night here.

Day 8 – Drive from Jankichatti to Dehradun by taxi (185 km) (8/9 Hours)
Day 8 – Drive from Jankichatti to Dehradun by taxi (185 km) (8/9 Hours)

Distance – 185 km – 7/8 Hours journey

Mode of a journey – By Taxi

Our service end here

Today is the last breakfast with team Rockclimber the trekkers’ departures Day from Janki Chatti to Dehradun.

Included/Excluded

  • Mountain course certified and experienced Trek Leader.
  • Supporting staff.
  • All meals on scheduled time(Vegetarion and Delicious Only )
  • Quality equipments for Trekking.
  • Fully equipped medical kit and safety equipments.
  • All kind of permits and camping charges.
  • Personal expenses done by the trekkers while on the trek.
  • Food items purchased by trekkers during the trek at local canteens or during the drive.
  • Mules or porters to carry personal luggage.
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions.

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