Dodital Trek

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Description

Dodital is one of the largest lake of Uttarakhand.

Dodital Trek is the most famous trek in Uttarakhand India and Many people come from abroad to visit this place.

This lake is around 1.5 km big. The Fish brought by an English trekker was released in 1971. This has now been thousands.

The most important thing of this place is that it is considered as the birth place of God Ganesha. That’s why locals have been worshiping at this place for centuries.

Here is beautiful Temple who is situated opposite side of the Dodital Lake.

According to the Purans it is said that whoever prays in this pond with a sincere heart whose wishes come true.

Sangamchati is the starting point of this trek; on this place we start this trek.

We can see beautiful views on the route of Dodital. A village comes after 4km short walk, whose name is Agoda village.

Agoda village is the last village of this area.

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Dodital is a Birthplace of Ganesha

Dodital trek is to the sacred freshwater beg Lake lying at an altitude of 3024 Meters  in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand and it is also known as “Dhundital”.

It is believed that this is Ganesha’s birthplace and because of the presence of Ganesha’s temple you can feel the spirituality in the environment.

Dodital Trek – Bliss for Trekkers

Dodital trek is one of the famous treks in the Garhwal Himalayas. The best time to do it is in winters because the snow magically changes the alluring green meadows totally into white making the trek little difficult.

However, the views are worth the climb! Moreover, spend your nights in perfect campsites and explore the Asi Ganga valley, Bhagirathi valley and the Yamuna valley.

And, during your trek come across a variety of colorful flowers, dense forests and small rivulets snaking their way through rich verdant meadows.

The trail further leads to Darwa Top

From Dodital further climb up to Darwa top (4,150 m) and get spell bind by the magnificent views of Swargarohini peaks, Bandar poonch peak (6300 Meters) and snow ridges of Dhauladhar range with other forested ridges towards Hanuman Chatti.

Get the real charm of Dodital trek and Darwa Pass in winters to witness it at its best.

Dodital

WHY TO CHOOSE DODITAL TREK?

Before heading towards the itinerary, it is really essential to perceive the reason behind choosing Dodital   trek.

See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of 56 km which is to be covered into 7 days. Yet, it comes under moderate level of easy to moderate because of the things that this trek has to offers. These are:

No high altitude mountain sickness due to forthcoming of forest region. And this is easy level trek

The trail is not that abrupt and sheer as compare to other treks. So, beginners can easily do this trek. And family

You got to see so many heavenly bodies at one place like the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges, meadows, lakes, pine forests, different variety of flora and fauna surpassing through bona fide Garhwali heritage and culture

During winter season, this fascinating Dodital lake remains covered in snow and the white sheet of snow makes it look like a magical wide frozen lake.

And, in summers, the valley turns totally different and amusing because of forest line, wildflowers and woods blooming in different colors.

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Altitude we are going to cover

Uttarkashi   – 1158 Meter

Bhebra  camp – 2400 Meter

Manji camp   – 2875 Meter

Dodital – 3024 Meter

Getting to Himalayan hikers Base Camp Uttarkashi

Take the night train from Delhi to Dehradun.

(Special A/C train from New Delhi would be best)

You can reach Dehradun Railway Station around 5:00 am to 7:00 am, vehicles will be arranged and there you can meet our office member.

Note: – Himalayan Hikers arrange vehicles for you from Dehradun Railway Station Pickup and Drop Tempo and bolero taxi

Transport costs per person one way Rs. 1100/- Extra pay to directly your taxi driver

ATM Point & Mobile connectivity

ATM POINT: Withdraw money before your journey; Uttarkashi is the last point where you will find ATM.

(If you want to withdraw money then do it in Dehradun.)

Mobile Connectivity: There will be no networks during the trek, in Uttarkashi your device will receive the networks and at Agoda village   only Idea and BSNL signals are there, So make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting of the Dodital trek.

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Key Points Dodital Trek

Duration: –   6 Nights 7 Days

Base camp: – Uttarkashi

Summer Temperature: – Day (5°C to 15°C)   Night (2° C to 8° C)

Winter Temperature: – Day (-2°C to -5° C) Night (-5°C to -10°C)

Dodital Altitude: – 3024 Meters

Best Time: – All year

Trek Level: – Moderate

Trek distance: – On foot 56 Km – By taxi 312 km

Group Size: – 20 people

Short Itinerary Dodital Trek –

Day 1- Pickup to you from Dehradun railway station – Drive to Uttarkashi   – 145 Km (5/6 Hours (1158 Meters)

Day 2 – Drive from Uttarkashi   to Sangamchati (12km) by taxi same day trek to Bhebra  (08 km) (4/5 Hours) (2400 Meters)

Day 3 – Trek from Bhebra camp to Manji camp (9 km) (4/5 Hours) (2875 Meters)

Day 4- Trek from Manji Camp to Dodital Camp (6 km) (2/3 Hours) (3024 Meters)

Day 5 – Exploration Day Darwa top summit (4150 Meters) back to camp (6/7 Hours)

Day 6 –Trek from Dodital camp to Bhebra camp (15 km) (7/8 Hours) (2400 Meters)

Day 7 – Trek from Bhebra Bhebra camp to Sangamchatti Road head same day Drive Dehradun by taxi (157 km) (7/8 Hours)

Base camp: – Gangotri

Summer Temperature: – Day (5°C to 10°C) Night (2° C to 6° C)

Tapovan Altitude: – 4500 Meter

Best Time: – May, June, September, October

Trek Level: – Moderate

Trek distance: – On foot 46 Km – By taxi 516 km

Group Size: – 15 people

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Day 1 : Pick up from Dehradun Railway Station and Drive to Uttarkashi

Total distance 158 km – 6/7 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi

Altitude – Uttarkashi – 1158 Meter

Night stay – Hotel on twin share basis

Himalayan Hikers arrange vehicles for you from Dehradun Railway Station in the morning 06 am -07 am. You will go through Rajpur road or via Mussoorie, reach around 8 am here
Mussoorie hill station is one of the most visited hill station in Uttarakhand.

After 45 minutes you will reach Suwa Kholi take a breakfast stop in Suwa Kholi for 1 hour .After the Suwa Kholi beautiful peaks and villages like Almas, Rotu Ki Valley or Chinyali Saur will start looking. We will see Tehri Lake on the way.

Tehri Dam is the highest dams in Asia, with a staggering height of 260 meters.
We will reach after some time in Uttarkashi.

Uttarkashi – Uttarkashi District is a district of Garhwal division of the Uttarakhand state.
Uttarkashi district contains the source of both the Ganges from Gangotri and Yamuna from Yamunotri.
Kashi Vishwanaath Mandir is one the favorite place of lord Shiva.
The area of this District is 8,016sq km, Uttarkashi district is one of the notable place.

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Day 2 : Drive from Uttarkashi to Sangamchati by taxi (12km) same day trek to Bhebra Camp

Total distance 08 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Bhebra camp – 2400 Meter

Night Stay – Our Campsite – on twin share basis

After having breakfast 12 km taxis from Uttarkashi to Sangamchatti

Sangamchatti is a beautiful place, Asi Ganga flows in Sangamchatti

Sangamchatti is the starting point of Dodital Trek, There is a Trek of about 8 km from here which will reach first camp Bhebra via Agora village, and it take around 4-5 hours to complete this trek.

On the way we see beautiful views like forest, species of many plants like pine and rhododendron etc. We enjoy the first camp site Bhebra.

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Day 3 : Trek from Bhebra camp to Manji camp (9 km) (4/5 Hours) (2875 Meters)

Trek Distance 09 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Manji camp – 2875 Meter

Night Stay – Our Camp site on twin share basis

Today After breakfast we will go from Bhebra camp to Manji camp it’s around 9 km trek, it take 5-6 hour to complete this trek

Manji camp is a forest camp site, thick forest are around that place. Here local people part time hut, the beautiful melodious sounds of birds are heard at this place. I love this camp site

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Day 4 : Trek from Manji Camp to Dodital Camp (6 km) (2/3 Hours) (3024 Meters)

Trek Distance 06 – 2/3 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Dodital camp – 3024 Meter

Night Stay – Camp site on twin share basis

Today we will go from Manji to Dodital, It’s around 5-6 km
On the way of Dodital there is trail route, thick forest and adorable views which captivates everyone, we will reach Dodital, which is our destination.

The altitude of Dodital is 3024 meter above sea level. This lake is around 1.5 km big. The Fish brought by an English trekker was released in 1971. This has now been thousands.

The most important thing of this place is that it is considered as the birth place of God Ganesha. That’s why locals have been worshiping at this place for centuries.

Here is beautiful Temple who is situated opposite side of the Dodital Lake.

According to the Puranas it is said that whoever prays in this pond with a sincere heart whose wishes come true.

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Day 5 : Exploration Day Darwa top summit

Trek Distance –10 km – 6/7 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Darwa top 4150 Meter

Night Stay – Our GMVN – on twin share basis

Today is the exploring day, as usual we take breakfast, and our camp will remain same today.
We all trekkers go from Dodital to Darwa top, it is 4150m above sea level.

Darwa top is a beautiful ridge, where people go to Hanuman Chatti or Yamunotri. Darwa top is 4150m above sea level.

People see snow covered mountains like Swargarohini peak, Bandarpoonch, Kala Naag Dhauladhar Range, or Hanuman Chatti range from here.

Darwa top is situated on 360 degree, where people can see all around beauties and get satisfaction. Back to Dodital camp

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Day 6 : Trek from Dodital camp to Bhebra camp (15 km) (7/8 Hours) (2400 Meters)

Total distance 15 km – 7/8 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Bhebra – 2400 Meter

Night Stay – on twin share basis

Have breakfast and trek downhill through the same path to reach Bhebra camp . The descent is easy. But carefully enjoy the last night at camp with us

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Day 7 : Return : Trek from Bhebra camp to Sangamchati Road head same day Drive Dehradun by taxi (158 km) (7/8 Hours)

Trek Distance  08 km – 3/4 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot 8 km and by taxi 170 km

Today last breakfast with us – easy to reach Sangamchatti

Himalayan Hikers arranged to you transport from Sangamchatti to Dehradun via Mussoorie
End here our service

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava

Sunglasses

Slippers

Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)

Sunscreen

Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (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 during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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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

Reviews (1)

1 review for Dodital Trek

  1. Ramesh Malapally

    We did the Dodital trek from Uttarkashi. Our guide, Pramod, was excellent and caring. The arrangements were superb. Food was good. The organizer, Mr. Kuldeep, was professional in approach and met all our needs. Will do further treks with Himalayan hikers.

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