Bali Pass Trek
Bali Pass is at high altitude (4,953 m) which has the most exhilarating trails, panoramic views and thrill is the main attraction of this trek. It is at high altitude that is 4953m.
Bali Pass Trek Fee: Rs. 17000 (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Dehradun to Dehradun)
Duration: 8 Days
Highest Points: (4975 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
Activity Level Strenuous
Group Size Medium Group
It is at high altitude that is 4953m 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, Yamunotri 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.
- Winter & Post monsoon or pre-monsoon is the best time. During rains the region is prone to landslides.
- Only BSNL networks are there.
- 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 Points – (4975 m)
Trekking distance (total) –(57 km)
Weather – The Bali Pass trek 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 )
Location Chart -Drive – Mussorie, Nowgaon, Purola, Netwar, Sankri, .Taluka, Seema/ Cheludgad, Ruinsara lake, Odari, Bali Pass, Damni , Jankichatti and Dehradun.
It is located in the north-eastern part of Uttarakhand starting near Himachal border, heading towards east and then south.
Starting point – Dehradun Railway Station
Day 1– Dehradun to Sankri (210 km) (7/8 hours) (1920 m)
Day 2– Sankri to Taluka (11 km) on same day to Chelugad/Seema (12 km) (2700 m) (3/4 hours)
Day 3– Seema to Devsu Bugyal (7km) (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 summit (4975 m) Upper Damnai camp (6 km) (7/8 hours) (4600 km)
Day 7– Damnai to Yamunotri temple and Jann ki Chatti (12km) (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 Hotel Sankri
- Accommodation in tents on twin share basis
- 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 Walky Talky for Communication
- Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
- Medical Kit
- Oxygen Cylinders
- Crampons and Gaiters
- 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
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.
Dehradun to Sankri (210 km) (7/8 hours) (1920 m)
Our vehicle picks you up from Dehradun railway station then en route towards Sankri (210 km). It takes 7-8 hours to reach there. The drive to Sankri is a picturesque one, you can see a variety of sceneries on the way.
The scenic beauty of valley attracts the visitor’s eye. You will see Yamuna River and Tons valley across the Yamuna Bridge, the crystal clear water gives a very refreshing feeling if you feel tired on the way. You get beautiful views of Mussoorie, Damta, Nowgao, Netwar and Purola on the way. These are the villages where you can see people working in fields and you can have a glimpse of their lifestyle, the combination of light and dark greenery is mesmerizing.
We cross an entry gate of Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, Sankri lies there. When the Baraadsar mountain range and other snow-capped mountains are visible then you are about to reach Sankri, it will take 15-20 minutes more
Sankri is a small village with less number of houses, there is a famous mini market of Sankri with few wooden huts serving traditional and delicious food. From here you can have a glance of some mountain ranges, it is surrounded by the mountains and the environment is pollution free, relish the beauty of Sankri. We own a hotel named “Swargarohini”, enjoy your dinner and night stay there.
Sankri to Taluka (11 km) on same day to Cheludgad / Seema (13 km) (2700 m) (4/5 hours)
Sankri to Taluka is a 1 hour drive by Taxi. There is a four-wheel-drive road that connects Sankri with Taluka. You can hire a jeep (locally) for this according to the conditions of the road. The route is landslide prone and often remains closed during the monsoon season. The trail to Taluka is almost fine and level.
On the way, there are three big streams which merge with Supin River. You will see different trees like bamboo, cedar, chestnut.
Seema (Cheludgad) to Devsu Bugyal (6 km) (3/4 hours) (3000 m)
Trek starts in the morning after breakfast and with packed lunch as it takes time to reach 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, the views are exotic.
There is thick dense forest and this area is home to a number of rare species of Himalayan bird’s animal and flowers, and is full of birch and spruce.
The trail becomes steep and after the last steep hike to Devsu Bugyal, when you reach there all you will see is the greenery, beauty of nature and open meadow which will be best for camping, you will get amazing views of Kala Nag and Black Peak from here there will be night stay and you’ll have your dinner there.
Devsu Bugyal to Ruinsara Lake (12 km) (6/7 hours) (3500 m)
Ruinsara Lake is 3500 meter. In the morning after breakfast and with packed lunch, trek starts to Ruinsara Lake on a gradual ascent that offers excellent views of the snow-covered mountains and vast valleys with huge waterfalls. The area is home to a number of rare species of Himalayan bird’s animal. The path is covered by stones and is very muddy, there are some slippery paths also, and you have to cross Supin River through a bridge.
Ruinsara taal is a natural freshwater lake near the base of Ruinsara peak which is all covered by meadows. The region is picturesque & lush green after the monsoon rains in June-August. So September-October is a good weather window to trek in this region. Other attractions of the region are the pristine Swargarohini peak (6252 m), Bandarpoonch & Kala Nag Mountains. And for the pious souls, there is the Yamunotri temple (one of the four important Hindu places of pilgrimage) & the river.
Trek by the side of river until you reach campsite and the campsite is by the side of river. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay in tents.
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.
Trek is 7 km long, it begins in the morning after breakfast and packed lunch through thick dense forest the trail isn’t difficult, walk along the river.
Reach campsite at Odari and enjoy the majestic views of Bandarpooch and Swargarohini peaks. The Odari campsite is beautiful, the views are really beauteous, and the aura of this place will revive your mind.
At night have dinner and spend your night in tents.
Odari to Bali Pass summit and then Damni camp (6 km) (7/8 hours) (4600 m)
Breakfast will be done early in the morning and trek will start with packed lunch to Bali Pass camp (4800 m). Today will be the most adventurous and challenging trek, the trail will be covered by snow, so it is important to start the trek early in the morning.
To reach Bali Pass you have to cross snow ridges which are steep. Some ridges are levelled and there will be snow all around continue your trek and follow the route. These are not much difficult but because of the long distance it is normal to feel tired here.
After crossing ridges, Bali Pass will be visible from there. The climb is steep and there will be a lot of snow so it’s important to be careful and use the equipment.
When you are about to reach Bali Pass from the ridge below you can see Yamunotri valley, continue your trek the last ridge is very steep, climb up and you can see 360 view. Bandar pooch and Kala Naag are visible from there. You will get 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 routes from which you can come down, when you come downwards Damni forest ridge are visible from there find the most safest route as the trails are tricky. Trek down and reach Damni. The dinner will be served there at camps and you can enjoy your night stay there.
From Damni to Yamunotri Temple and Jankichatti (12 km) (7/8 hours)
Trek begins after having breakfast at camps to Yamunotri, Yamuna is the daughter of sun (Surya). Visit the temple and hot spring at yamunotri then trek down to Janki chatti 12 km. (2575 m.) then check in to hotel.
Take the trail descending the Upper Damni /Lower damini forest. When you come downwards the trail is steep and it will connect to old Yamunotri trail. If you want to visit Yamunotri temple go left otherwise, take a right and follow the trail that connects with the new Yamunotri to Jan ki chatti pilgrim trail. You will get cemented trail and in two hours you can reach Jan ki chatti.
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:-
You can withdraw your money from Manali or Prini
You will receive network till Prini, there are no networks ahead so finish all your important work and calls before the trek.
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.
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.
- If the trek is cancelled by us due to any reason (heavy snowfall, rainfall, natural disaster etc.) then the refund would not be initiated but you can go on the same trek another year.
The cancellation charges are as follows –
(No bank charges deducted will be Refundable)
- Up to 30 Days – 90 precent cost is Refundable
- Between 21 to 30 Days – 50 precent cost is Refundable
- Less than 20 Days – No Refund
(Refunds are initiated in 7-8 business days)