Bali Pass

Bali Pass Trek

 17,000

A Connecting Pass in the Garhwal Himalayas

Bali Pass connects Har ki Dun and Ruinsara valley with the Yamunotri valley in Uttarakhand region. Bali Pass lies at the height of 4953m. The trek starts from Sankri village which is the basecamp of more than twenty treks and ends at Jan Ki Chatti.

During the trek explore a sacred glacial lake “Ruinsara” and further, pass through the route over Yamunotri pass to the holy pilgrimage site Yamunotri temple. Moreover, it is included in the list of virgin treks in Uttarakhand.

So, here are some attractions of this Trek – Ruinsara Lake, Govind Pashu National park, rich meadows of Devshu Bugyal and Yamunotri temple.

Adventurous trek to Bali Pass

Most importantly, the trek is a difficult one and not for beginners because the trail is exhilarating and includes crossing risky areas and steep ascents.

Therefore, the trek involves associated challenges but is great for adventure seekers and avid trekkers. In addition to the adventure and beauty, the marvelous panorama views of Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch and Black Peak are heartwarming.

Therefore, Bali Pass is a tremendous offbeat crossover trek in the Himalayas.

Bali Pass

Best Time

So, the best time to do The trek is post-monsoon season because in pre-monsoon the trail remains covered in snow and the climb gets tough.

Bali Pass

Critical Points of Bali Pass Trek

Level: Moderate

During the trek, proper conditioning & training of body required

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature

Shoes are the most critical equipment.

High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.

Beautiful landscapes so carry proper photo gear & Extra battery backup.

Travel light

The backpack should not exceed 10 kg.

Must read about Bali Pass Trek

Trek Fee: Rs.17,000 Per Person(Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Dehradun to Dehradun)

temperatureTemperature: Day (5°C to 10°C) and Night (-2°C to 5°C)

altitudeAltitude: (4,953 m)

Duration: 8 Days

Best Time: May, June, September, and October

Level: Moderate

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Overview

SHORT ITINERARY

Day 1– Pickup from Dehradun Railway Station and Drive to Sankri (base camp) by taxi 

Altitude – 1,920 m/6,299 ft

Distance – 210 km

Time taken – Drive – 7/8 hours

Night stay – Swargarohini Hotel

Day 2– Drive from Sankri to Taluka and trek to Cheludgad/Seema

Altitude – 2,700 m/8,858 ft

Distance – Drive (11 km) Trek (13 km)

Time taken – 4/5 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 3– Trek from Seema to Devsu Bugyal

Altitude – 3,000 m/9,843 ft

Distance – 7 km

Time taken – 3/4 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 4– Trek from Devsu Bugyal to Ruinsara Lake

Altitude – 3,500 m/11,483 ft

Distance – 12 km

Time taken – 6/7 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 5– Trek from Ruinsara Lake to Odari

Altitude – 4,100 m/13,452 ft

Distance – 7 km

Time taken – 5/6 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 6– Trek from Odari to Bali Pass and Upper Damnai camp 

Altitude – Bali Pass (4,953 m/16,250 ft) Upper Damnai camp (4,600 m/15,092 ft)

Distance – 6 km

Time taken – 7/8 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 7– Trek from Damnai to Yamunotri temple and Jann ki Chatti

Distance – 12 km

Time taken – 7/8 hours

Night stay – Hotel

Day 8– Drive from Jann ki chatti to Dehradun 

Distance – 178 km

Time taken – 6/7 hours

 

Bali Pass Temperature Chart

Temperature Chart of Bali Pass Trek

The trek package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this package?Items that are included in the cost of trek price.

✅ 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
✅ Mattress
✅ Liner
✅ Pillow
✅ Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
✅ Dining Tent
✅ Dining Table
✅ Porters
✅ Helper
✅ Mules
✅ Kitchen team
✅ Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
✅ Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
✅ Medical Kit
✅ Oxygen Cylinders
✅ Crampons and Gaiters

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

❌ Personal Insurance
❌Medical Certificate
❌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

NOTE :

Full payment confirms your booking

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.

Bali Pass FAQ’s

Vehicle will be arranged from Dehradun Railway Station and the departure time is 6:30 am.

On Day 1 and Day 7 in a hotel and rest of the days in tents.

We provide tents on twin share basis and 3 people can also accommodate.

We provide a variety of healthy and delicious food. Check the food menu here – Food Menu

Best time to do Bali Pass trek is May, June, September and October

Snow is there from the month of December to April. Light snowfall may occur before December.

The tents are waterproof and if it rains while trekking then use rain cover for your backpack and poncho will keep you dry.

No, this trek is great for experienced trekkers and not for beginners and children because of its moderate to difficult gradient.

Yes, you can rent jackets, trekking shoes, hiking pole and backpacks

If for some reason you are unable to carry your backpack then you can keep it at the office. Applicable charges are Rs 300 per Backpack for per day.

Purola is the last point where you will find ATM and ahead your device may receive BSNL and Vodafone signals at Sankri but the signal strength is intermittent.

At hotel in Sankri and Jann Ki Chatti there are concrete washrooms and during the trek we set up separate toilet tents for ladies and gents. There will be a deep pit, use it and cover it with help of a shovel. (Use toilet paper instead of wet wipes).

Bali Pass is not an easy level trek there are some risks and the climb is thrilling. But, it is safe to do with experienced leaders.

- Sankri (1,920 m/6,299 ft)

- Cheludgad/Seema (2,700 m/8,858 ft)

- Devsu Bugyal (3,000 m/9,843 ft)

- Ruinsara Lake (3,500 m/11,483 ft)

- Odari (4,100 m/13,452 ft)

- Bali Pass (4,953 m/16,250 ft)

  1. Day 1 Pickup from Dehradun Railway Station and Drive to Sankri (base camp) by taxi 

    Altitude – 1,920 m/6,299 ft

    Distance – 210 km

    Time taken – Drive – 7/8 hours

    Night stay – Swargarohini Hotel

    We can arrange vehicle from Dehradun railway station and it will leave for Sankri at 6:30 am.

    Note: The fare is directly payable to the driver (Rs 1100 per person)

    The journey is 7-8 hours long with plethora of sceneries. Yamuna River and Tons valley are visible across the Yamuna Bridge en route.

    Go through beautiful hilly areas i.e. Mussoorie, Damta, Nowgao, Netwar and Purola. In some of these villages you can see people working in fields and have a glimpse of their lifestyle. When you go through the forests, peep out of your window and look at the combination of dark and light greenery, it looks picture perfect.

    Ahead cross an entry gate of Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, Sankri lies there. When the Baraadsar mountain range and other snow-capped mountains comes into sight then in 15-20 minutes you can reach Sankri.

    Sankri is a small village with less number of houses, there is a famous mini market of with few wooden huts serving traditional and delicious food. From here some mountain ranges are visible. We own a hotel named “Swargarohini”, enjoy your dinner and relaxing stay there.

  2. Day 2 Drive from Sankri to Taluka and trek to Cheludgad/Seema

    Altitude – 2,700 m/8,858 ft

    Distance – Drive (11 km) Trek (13 km)

    Time taken – 4/5 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    Post breakfast, 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 Taluka and on the way the sight of magnificent snow clad mountains accompany you.

    Now, cross a bridge over a stream and follow the trail. Pass through dense forest and a river is visible flowing through the woods below. Continue trekking and you will see a village named Datmir.

    Ahead lies a green vast meadow, which will lead to the forest section. The trail changes to the mixture of steep and levelled path and afterwards it turns muddy.

    After some hours of trekking you can see Har ki Dun Ganga River flowing through the woods. Again cross the forest section and reach the green fields and a shop on the way.

    From here, cross a bridge and a little higher you are welcomed by the views towering peaks. To reach Seema cross one more bridge. And, after 1 hour of hike reach Seema.

    It is a small village and Osla is a bigger one, located on other side of the river.

    Setup your camps here and retire for the night.

  3. Day 3 Trek from Seema to Devsu Bugyal

    Altitude – 3,000 m/9,843 ft

    Distance – 7 km

    Time taken – 3/4 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    Post breakfast start the trek early with packed lunch. The destination for today is Devsu Bugyal on a gradual ascent that offers excellent views of the snow-covered mountains and vast valleys with huge waterfalls.

    Pass 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 reach Devsu Bugyal. 

    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 retire for the night.

  4. Day 4 Trek from Devsu Bugyal to Ruinsara Lake

    Altitude – 3,500 m/11,483 ft

    Distance – 12 km

    Time taken – 6/7 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    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-capped peaks and wide valleys with cascading waterfalls.

    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 Supin over a bridge.

    Ruinsara Taal is a freshwater Lake which lies amidst the pristine peaks and  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 relish magnificent views of Ruinsara Range, Mt. Kalanag, Banadarpoonch and Swargarohini (I) (II) (III).

    Locals of Har Ki Dun region believe that this Lake has some connections with Mahabharata. There is space for camping nearby, so pitch your tents and spend your night relaxing in camps.

  5. Day 5 Trek from Ruinsara Lake to Odari

    Altitude – 4,100 m/13,452 ft

    Distance – 7 km

    Time taken – 5/6 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    Odari is a rock cave, it is said that Bali (Hanuman’s brother) stayed here for a 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 forests and difficult trail.

    Walk along the river and reach the campsite ”Odari”. There enjoy the majestic views of Bandarpooch and Swargarohini peaks. Revive your mind in the beauteous aura of this place.

    At night have dinner and relax in tents.

  6. Day 6 Trek from Odari to Bali Pass and Upper Damnai camp 

    Altitude – Bali Pass (4,953 m/16,250 ft) Upper Damnai camp (4,600 m/15,092 ft)

    Distance – 6 km

    Time taken – 7/8 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    Trek will start with packed lunch to Bali Pass which lies at an altitude of 4,953 m.

    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.

    To reach Bali Pass, cross steep snow ridges. Continue your trek using ice axe and follow the route. The terrain is not very difficult but long distance is tiring.

    After crossing ridge section, Bali Pass comes into sight. Now, start the technical climb, some parts may get challenging but they can be traversed using right skills and following the instruction of guide. 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. Bandar pooch and Kala Naag look close and clear with full sight of Ruinsara and Yamunotri.

    Afterwards, while coming downwards take proper care and find the best route to descend. Come downwards and the Damnai forest ridge becomes visible.

    Find the most safest route as the trails are tricky. Get down and reach Damnai. The dinner will be served there at camps and you can enjoy your night in tents.

  7. Day 7 Trek from Damnai to Yamunotri temple and Jann ki Chatti

    Distance – 12 km

    Time taken – 7/8 hours

    Night stay – Hotel

    After breakfast, head 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 lies 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.

    Reach the cemented trail and in two hours come to Jan ki chatti.

    Check in a hotel and retire for the night.

  8. Day 8  Drive from Jann ki chatti to Dehradun

    Distance – 178 km

    Time taken – 6/7 hours

    Leave early morning from Jan Ki Chatti to Dehradun.

Things to Take

Mandatory Documents

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
  • Jacket
  • Thick gloves
  • Trek pants
  • Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun tan lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Personal toiletry items

ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:-

ATM POINT: 

The last ATM point of this trek is Purola.

Mobile Connectivity

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.

We Have a Money Saving Announcement for all the Trekkers.
Now You Can Get Your Trek Gear on Rent by Spending Less

Trekking demands a good investment and this extremely expensive activity is the passion of many, so we have a great announcement to make which will be a great relief to your pockets. Now get your Trek Gear on Rent and all you have to do is make a special renting request while booking your trek. That’s it! We have kept it simple for you.

Rent trekking equipmentRent Equipment

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kitPersonal Insurance

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)

– ORS

– Band aid

– Cotton

– Stretchable/elastic bandage

– Gauze

 

Note-

 

– 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 Policy?

- Make your booking one or two months prior in advance. If you cancel the trek due to any reason, it is mandatory to notify us. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we get your request to cancel the trek.

- If the trek gets cancelled from our side due to natural disaster,rainfall, heavy snowfall or any other reason then the refund will not be initiated but we will arrange another trek.

The cancellation charges are as follows –

(Bank charges deducted are not Refundable)

  • Up to 30 Days – 90% cost is Refundable
  • Between 21 to 30 Days – 50% cost is Refundable
  • Less than 20 Days – No Refund

(Refund is initiated within 7-8 business days)