Bali Pass Trek
Bali Pass is at high altitude of 4,953 m above the sea level with most exhilarating trails and extraordinary panoramic views. Thrill is the main attraction of this trek.
Bali Pass Trek Fee:
Rs 17000 (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Dehradun to Dehradun)
Duration: 8 Days
Highest Point: (4953 m)
Best Season: May, June, September and October
Summer Temperature: Night (2°C to 5°C) (5°C to 15°C )
Winter Temperature: (5°C to 10°C)
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Group Size Medium Group
It is at high altitude that is 4953 m it connects Har ki Dun valley and Ruinsara valley with the Yamunotri valley in Uttarakhand region of Indian Himalayas.
Major attraction and panorama views.
Here are some attractions of this place like Ruinsara Lake, Govind pashu National park, meadows of Debshu Bugyal, Yamnotri temple etc. This trek is a difficult one and not recommended for beginners, Trail of Bali Pass is a thrilling one, this place has its own beauty it is one of the least explored treks.
People who love adventure, this trek would be great for you because of variety of elements and associated challenges. It gives you 360 degree panorama view of Swargarohini 1 and 2, Bandar pooch and Black Peak from a touching distance, you cannot get this touching distance view from any other trek.
Post monsoon is the best season to visit Bali Pass as in Pre monsoon the trail is totally covered by snow and makes harder to climb the mountain so it is good to visit it in the post monsoon season.
Key Points of Bali Pass Trek
- Level is Moderate (this trek is good for beginners)
- Proper conditioning & training of body required
- Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature
- Shoes are the single most important equipment.
- High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.
- Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.
- Travel light
- The backpack should not exceed 10 kg.
Must read about Bali Pass Trek
Duration – 8 Days (Dehradun to Dehradun)
Best Season – May, June, September and October
Level – Moderate
Highest Point – (4953 m)
Trekking distance (total) – (57 km)
Weather – Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season
Winter temperature –(5°C to 10°C)
Summer temperature –Night (2°C to 5°C) (5°C to 15°C )
Starting point – Dehradun
Day 1– Dehradun to Sankri (210 km) (7/8 hours) (1920 m)
Day 2– Sankri to Taluka (11 km) trek to Chelugad/Seema (12 km) (2700 m) (3/4 hours)
Day 3– Seema to Devsu Bugyal (7 km) (3/4 hours) (3000 m)
Day 4– Devsu Bugyal to Ruinsara Lake (12 km) (6/7 hours) (3500 m)
Day 5– Ruinsara Lake to Odari (7 km) (5 hours) (4100 m)
Day 6– Odari to Bali Pass (4953 m) and Upper Damnai camp (6 km) (7/8 hours) (4600 km)
Day 7– Damnai to Yamunotri temple and Jann ki Chatti (12 km) (7/8 hours)
Day 8– Jann ki chatti to Dehradun (178 km)
✅ Transport facility from Dehradun to Dehradun
✅ Forest Permit and entrance fee
✅ Accommodation in tents on twin share basis
✅ Accommodation in Hotel Sankri
✅ All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner
✅ (All camping gears)
✅ High quality tents
✅ Sleeping bags
✅ Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
✅ Dining Tent
✅ Dining Table
✅ Kitchen team
✅ Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
✅ Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
✅ Medical Kit
✅ Oxygen Cylinders
✅ Crampons and Gaiters
❌ Personal Insurance
❌Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit
❌On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included
❌Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included
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We serve three meals a day including snacks and soup. A variety of delectable and healthy food is provided which includes; Indian, Chinese and other Western meals. They are nutritious and keeps you fit and healthy on your trek.
Dehradun to Sankri (210 km) (7/8 hours) (1920 m)
On first day our vehicle picks you up from Dehradun railway station in the morning at 6:30 am then leave for Sankri. The drive is a picturesque one through the Yamuna and Tons valley across the Yamuna Bridge.
You also go through some beautiful villages like Nainbagh, Nowgaon, Purola, Jarmola, Mori and Netwar. Have a glimpse of local life of villagers, see their beautiful small houses and people working in fields.
Reach Sankri, this village has a mini market and wooden huts which are very famous for serving delicious food, one thing which you will absolutely love about Sankri is the local food.
At night your stay and dinner will be in our hotel “Swargarohini”.
Sankri to Taluka (11 km) trek to Cheludgad / Seema (13 km) (2700 m) (4/5 hours)
Post breakfast from Sankri we will drive towards Taluka. It is a small village with concrete houses and you can easily find few shops and hotels there. Trek starts from here and on the way you can have views of magnificent snow clad mountains, cross a bridge over a stream and follow the trail.
Now go through beautiful dense forest and a river is visible flowing through the woods below. Continue trekking and you will see a village named Datmir, ahead reach a green vast meadow which will take you to the thick forest section. The trail changes to the mixture of steep and leveled path after some time it turns muddy.
After some hours of trekking you can see Har ki Dun Ganga River flowing through the woods. From here again go through the forest and afterwards you will come across green fields and a shop on the way.
Cross a bridge and higher you will be welcomed by the views of some snow covered peaks. To reach Seema cross one more bridge. After 1 hour of hike, you reach Seema, it is a small village and Osla is a big one located on other side of the river.
Setup your camps and overnight stay will be in tents.
Seema (Cheludgad) to Devsu Bugyal (6 km) (3/4 hours) (3000 m)
Trek starts in the morning after breakfast with packed lunch because the trek is long and it will take time to reach the destination, trek starts to Devsu Bugyal on a gradual ascent that offers excellent views of the snow-covered mountains and vast valleys with huge waterfalls and the sights will leave you awestruck.
There is thick dense forest and this area is home to a number of rare species of Himalayan birds, animal and flowers, and is full of birch and spruce.
The trail becomes steep and after the last steep ascent to Devsu Bugyal, when you reach there all you will see is the greenery, enlivening nature and open wide meadows which are perfect for camping. This place offers heartwarming views of Black Peak, pitch your tents and retire for the night.
Devsu Bugyal to Ruinsara Lake (12 km) (6/7 hours) (3500 m)
Ruinsara Lake is at a height of 3500 meters. In the morning after breakfast and with packed lunch, trek starts to Ruinsara Lake and ascending again offers mesmerizing views of the snow-capped peaks and wide valleys with huge waterfalls.
The area is home to a number of rare species of Himalayan birds and animals. Trek through the muddy path, there are some slippery areas so you have to be careful, further cross Supin over a bridge.
Ruinsara Taal is a freshwater Lake which lies amidst the pristine peaks and it is nestled on the foot of Mt. Kalanag. The region is idyllic and turns lush green after the rains of June and August. From here you can have magnificent views of Ruinsara Range, Mt. Kalanaa, Banadarpoonch and Swargarohini (I) (II) (III).
Locals of Har Ki Dun region believe that this Lake is sacred because it has stories connected to Mahabharata. There is space for camping near Lake so pitch your tents and spend your nights relaxing in camps.
Ruinsara Lake to Odari (7 km) (5/6 hours) (3700 m)
Odari is a rock cave, it is said that Bali (Hanuman’s brother) stayed here for one night. Today’s trek is 7 km long which can be covered in 5/6 hours. It begins in the morning after breakfast with packed lunch through dense forest on the difficult trail.
Walk along the river and reach campsite at Odari. There enjoy the majestic views of Bandarpooch and Swargarohini peaks. This campsite is beautiful, the views are really beauteous, and the aura of will surely revive your mind.
At night have dinner and relax in tents.
Odari to Bali Pass (4953 m) and Upper Damnai camp (6 km) (7/8 hours) (4600 m)
Trek will start with packed lunch to Bali Pass which lies at an altitude of 4,975 m. Today will be the most adventurous and challenging trek, the trail will be covered by thick snow, so it is important to start the trek early in the morning and carry all the equipment.
To reach Bali Pass you have to cross steep snow ridges. There will be snow all around, continue your trek using ice axe and follow the route. These are not much difficult but because of the long distance it is normal to feel tired here.
After crossing ridge section, Bali Pass comes into sight. Technically start climbing by using right skills and knowledge, some parts may get challenging but they can be traversed. When you are about to reach Bali Pass from the ridge below you can see Yamunotri valley.
The last ridge climb is tough, climb up and reach the Pass, now the panorama views will leave you speechless. Bandar pooch and Kala Naag look clear and great with full views of Ruinsara and Yamunotri.
Now, while coming downwards proper care should be taken, find the best route to come down as there are many, when you come downwards Damnai forest ridge are visible from there find the most safest route as the trails are tricky. Trek down and reach Damnai. The dinner will be served there at camps and you can enjoy your night in tents.
Damnai to Yamunotri Temple and Jan ki chatti (12 km) (7/8 hours)
After bidding goodbye to this place and pass trek towards Yamunotri. Yamuna is the daughter of sun (Surya) Visit the temple and hot spring present there and then trek down to Jan ki chatti which is 12 km away.
Take the trail descending through the forest. The downward trail is steep and it will connect to old Yamunotri trail. If you want to visit the temple go left, otherwise take a right and follow the trail that connects with the new Yamunotri to Jan ki chatti. You will get cemented trail and in two hours you can reach Jankichatti.
Check in a hotel and retire for the night.
Drive from Jan ki chatti to Dehradun (178 km)
Leave early morning from Jan Ki Chatti to Dehradun.
Please carry the documents given below
- Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, driving license, voters ID, etc.)
- Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
- Risk Certificates
Trekkers must bring :
- Strongly built hiking shoes, if you do not own a pair you can rent it from Sankri.
- Sandals or slippers to wear in campsite
- Thick woollen socks, it will keep your feet warm
- Daily wear socks
- Thermals are very important
- 1 shirt, it should be long sleeved
- Shirts and pants for campsite, should be warm
- 1 raincoat or poncho
- Thick gloves
- Trek pants
- Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
- Sun glasses
- Sun tan lotion
- Lip balm
- Water bottle
- Personal toiletry items
ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:-
The last ATM point of this trek is Purola.
BSNL networks will be available at Purola and Sankri (BSNL and Vodafone) but you cannot rely on the connectivity, there are no other networks ahead, so make sure you finish all your important work and calls before the trek.
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We carry first aid kits but it’s necessary to carry a personal medical kit.
(Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)
– Diamox – (prevents altitude sickness)
– Digene – (it cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)
– Crocin Advance – (cures fever and headache)
– Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)
– Disprin/Saradon – (cures headache)
– Avomine – (prevents motion sickness)
– Avil – (it treat allergies)
– Norflox TZ & Lomofrn – (prevents Diarrhoea)
– Ranitidine – (reduces the amount of acid in stomach)
– Volini/Moov spray – (for sprains)
– Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)
– Band aid
– Stretchable/elastic bandage
– Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor in case you face any problem in your trek, take advice from Professional guide before taking any medicine.
– Drinking water is necessary during your trek, keep 1 litre of water bottle filled and drink it on proper interval of time, it is very important while hiking.
- Cancellation up to 30 Days: You will get Refund of 90 Precent of Trek/adventure program cost.
- Cancellation between 21 to 30 days– You will get refund of 50 Precent of Trek/Adventure/Tour/Travel/Hotel program cost.
- Cancellation in less than 20 days – No refund