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Bali Pass
Bali Pass Trek One of the least explored treks in the Indian Himalayan

TEMPERATURE

Day (5°C to 15°C) Night (-2°C to -5°C)

DURATION

8 Days 7 Nights
(Dehradun to Dehradun)

LEVEL

 Moderate
Altitute -  4953 m.

BEST SEASON

May, June, September and October

COST

18,000 ₹
(Include all taxes and Transportion)

Trek Highlights

An exhilarating getaway where from you can capture the majestic trio of Kalanag at 6,387 meters, Bander Punch 6,316 meters and Swargarohini group of peaks at a maximum elevation of 6,252 meters.

The trail crossing the Govind National Park, which houses several colourful orchards and species of animals and birds

Ruinsara is a lovely lake surrounded by meadows and rhododendron bushes.

You can also visit the Kyarkoti which is the base camp for Black peak (Kalanag) and Dumdar Kandi pass.

Once you will reach the top of Bali pass you will be surprised to see the scenic beauty of this peak.

Bali Pass Trek One of the least explored treks in the Indian Himalayan region that connects the Har Ki Dun Valley with Yamunotri, the Bali Pass Trek is a beautiful journey that one should try at least once in a lifetime. Bali Pass, which is set at an elevation of about 4,800 meters and located in the heights of Garhwal Himalayan region, is an exhilarating getaway where from you can capture the majestic trio of Kalanag at 6,387 meters, Bander Punch 6,316 meters and Swargarohini group of peaks at a maximum elevation of 6,252 meters.

 

Further, the trekking tour to Bali Pass that stretches for approximately 7-8 days ranges from an elevation of 1,900 meters to 4,800 meters, passing through the charming bed of Har Ki Dun valley simply recalls the legendary myth of the Pandavas. The trail crossing the Govind National Park, which houses several colourful orchards and species of animals and birds, pens and clicks the trekker's diary and lenses with enrapturing moments.

Another major attraction throughout the trail is the culture that is secluded within the Garhwal Himalayan portraiture. The Bali Pass Trek after crossing the Har Ki Dun valley moves through the Ruinsara Tal and thereafter becomes tricky. Hence the trek to Bali Pass is considered as one of the moderate treks in the Garhwal Himalayan region.

The Bali Pass trek, from Har Ki Dun Valley to Yamunotri via Ruinsara Tal, commences from Sankri, which is approximately 160 kilometers from Mussoorie. From Sankri the trail heads to Taluka at 1,900 meters and thereafter continues the following day towards Osla at 2,559 meters. The trail from Taluka to Osla follows a gradual climb and hence it takes about 6-7 hours to cover a distance of 13 kilometers.

 

From Osla the trek continues and snakes through Har Ki Dun at 3,506 meters and thereafter steps on to Debshu Bugyal at about 3,000 meters. En route through the lush green meadows the route turns to Ruinsara Tal after a gentle climb to an elevation of 3,350 meters. The trail hits the strenuous tracks when you maneuver towards Bali Udiyari at 3,850 meters and climbs up to Bali Pass at 4,800 meters. The Bali Pass Trek thereafter follows a steep descent to Yamunotri a 3,165 meters. Yamunotri is one of the popular Hindu pilgrimage sites and also one of the four sites in the Chota Char Dham pilgrimage circuit. The shrine that is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna is the major attraction.

Geographical Information:

Temperature: Day (5°C to 15°C) Night (-2°C to -5°C)

Trekking Distance:  57km

Maximum Altitude: 4953 m

Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 

Starting and Ending Point: The trek starts at Dehradun and ends at Yamunotri

Railway Station: Dehradun is the nearest railway station

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

Base Camp: Sankri (6-7 hrs drive from Dehradun)

Snowfall: December to April

ATM: Purola has the last ATM point before your trek begins.

Day 1: Drive from Dehradun to Sankri (200kms; 6-7 hours)

In the way of dehradun to sankri the first hill station we will reach at mussorie. Mussoorie is one of the most beautiful hill stations not only in Uttarakhand, but the whole of India. It is named after Mansoor, a shrub which is indigenous to this area. Popularly known as the 'Queen of hills' in India, the place seems like a 'virtual paradise' on earth. Lush green forests and lofty mountains adorn the scenic town.

After that we cross along with Kempty Falls Kempty Fall is one of the most beautiful water fall. Enveloped by high mountain cliffs and situated at an altitude of 4500 feet, the falls present an awe-inspiring view as the water falls down from a high altitude and then splits into five streams.

Final station of Day One is sankri which is banks of the River Tons. We know the excitement of the following day may just keep you keep, but tired eyes may not get you very far. So enjoy a scrumptious meal and tuck in before the adventure begins!


Day 2: Drive from Sankri to Taluka; And it begins from Taluka to Osla (14kms;5-6 hours) Altitude: 6,400ft – 8,700ft

The day starts with 2 hours’ drive through the dense forests and the streams cutting through the lushness of the forests towards Taluka village and from thereon we shall start our trek on the stony trail towards the beautiful village of Seema. Welcomed by the very gracious people of the mountains, Taluka has quite contrasting architectural structure as compared to its other neighboring villages. The trek begins with a small descent towards the banks of River Tons. A distinctly craved shepherd’s trail is visible along the banks of the river that leads to straight into the mixed forests. A few minutes into the forest of conifers and you will come across a cemented bridge.


Day 03: Osla(2,560 m) to Roiltia or Waterfall camp (3,350 m);6-7 hours hike: 13 km

On this day, you continue along the true right of the valley along the Tons river. The trail ascends through the fields and climbs high above the confluence of the Tons and Ruinsara gad. The walk through the forest is beautiful, with Kalanag (6387) visible straight ahead in the valley. You can put a camp near the waterfall and enjoy the cold breeze of water droplets in the air.


Day 04: Waterfall to Ruinsara lake (3,600 m);2 hours hike: 4 km

After camping near waterfall you will head towards Ruinsara lake. There is a stark difference in the vegetation with pine and fir giving way to birch and rhododendron.  Ruinsara is a lovely lake surrounded by meadows and rhododendron bushes. It is considered sacred by the locals. Overnight in camps near the lake.


Day 05: Ruinsara lake - rest and explore

On trekking from past 4 days, you can rest near the lake and spend the day exploring the nearby glaciers and valleys. This will help you to acclimatize before the next day's climb to the pass. You can also visit the Kyarkoti which is the base camp for Black peak (Kalanag) and Dumdar Kandi pass.


Day 06: Ruinsara lake to Odari (4,100 m);4h hike: 4 km

You have to start early form Ruinsara so that by evening you will be able to reach Godari. Along the glacier Moraine, there is a beautiful campsite place where you can easily spend your day exploring the beautiful miracle of nature.


Day 07:Odari (4,100 m) to upper Dhamni (4,000 m) via Bali pass (4,900 m);7 hours hike: 15 km

We start very early today. The trail heads down south, over the ridge. It is a fairly short but steep climb up to the Bali pass on the southern ridge. A lot of glacial peaks will be encountered here. Once you will reach the top of Bali pass you will be surprised to see the scenic beauty of this peak. Along with Bali pass top, it will embrace you with the picturesque view of Banderpunch peaks on a clear day. After exploring the Bali pass now you can start your return journey. You will descend to Alpine zone from Bali pass to the Camping grounds of Upper Dhamni.


Day 08: Upper Dhamni to Yamunotri to Janki Chatti (2,400 m);7-8 hours hike: 12 km

Today we continue with return journey from Bali pass and trek to forested areas heading towards Yamunotri. You can also visit the Shrine of Yamunotri during the return journey to Janki Chatti

Packing Refuge Based Keep it simple and minimal “A heavy pack is a pack filled with anxiety.” Freud.Keeping your pack weight to a minimum is the key to a successful trek. We recommend people joining any of our treks where you will be sleeping in gites (hostels) or refuges be equipped with the following:

 

Technical equipment Comfortable walking boots or shoes (3 or 4 season)

Walking poles (definitely two) Clothing suggestions

Fleece Waterproof jacket (or big plastic poncho)

Waterproof over trousers

Lightweight puffer jacket for evening comfort in the higher refuges

Warm gloves and hat (for early starts)

Sun hat or peaked cap

Sunglasses

One pair shorts

One pair lightweight walking trousers

Two T-shirts

Good quality walking socks

Other essential items

40 – 60 litre Rucksack

Light weight towel

Waterproof ruck sack cover or waterproof bags to keep your things dry

Sun block for face and lips (Factor 50)

Personal First Aid kit (plasters, Compeed for blisters, paracetamol)

Roll of toilet paper

Water bottle or Platypus type hydration system – 1.5 to 2 litres

Penknife

Head torch for use in refuges

Survival blanket (light foil blanket to keep injured people warm).

Optional items Change of clothing to include:

underwear, tracksuit bottoms, dry shirt, spare socks (think of things that you can wear to both dinner and bed so you don’t need to change)

Camera Paperback novel (light!)

Snack bars/dried fruit/chocolate

Waterproof map case

Ear plugs (there will inevitably be snorers in the refuge)

Buff – good for blocking out light and noise while sleeping, keeping your neck warm, holding your hair etc.

Additional items for Independent Groups

Compass, Altimeter, GPS or Mobile phone with GPS

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri - 8 h drive

Day 2: Sankri (1,920 m) to Seema (2,560 m) - 1 h drive + 5-6 h trek

Day 3: Seema (2,560 m) to Roiltia or Waterfall camp (3,350 m) - 6-7 h

Day 4: Roiltia to Ruinsara lake (3,600 m)- 2 h

Day 5: Rest day at Ruinsara lake

Day 6: Ruinsara lake to Odari (4,100 m)- 4-5 h

Day 7: Odari (4,100 m) to upper Dhamni (4,000 m) via Bali pass (4,900 m)- 7-8 h

Day 8: Upper Dhamni (4,000 m) to Yamunotri to Janki Chatti (2,400 m)- 7-8 h

INCLUDED

Food as per menu on the trek.

Forest Camping charges

Safety Equipment

Hiking Equipment

Trek guide,

cook,

helpers

mules for carrying common luggage

Transportation if Specified in Itinerary

Food as per menu on the trek.

Forest Camping charges

Safety Equipment

Hiking Equipment

Trek guide,

cook,

helpers

mules for carrying common luggage

Transportation if Specified in Itinerary

ACTIVITIES

Trekking

Camping

Village tour

NOT INCLUDED

Meals during road Journey

Any kind of Insurance

Any expense of personal Nature

Any expense not specified in the inclusion

list Carriage of personal luggage during the trek

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Cancellation Policy

If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees. If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees. If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.

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