Bali Pass Trek Tour
11 Nights / 12 Days
Destination Covered : Yamunotri, Champawat, Gangotri, Alampur, Warangal, Belur, Aihole
The Bali Pass trek is a popular trek to Yamunotri. The trek is inside the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, an abode to the rich flora and fauna. The trek begins at Sankri. The trail continues along the Supin River and climbs gently to the village of Dhatamir and Osla. During the trail you cross the rivers Tons and Siyan Gad. The expedition continues to Har Ki Dun, which is a cradle shaped valley abundant with a variety of flowers, rare wildlife and scenic views of the surrounding peaks of the Himalayas. The route then continues to Ruinsara Tal through conifer forests and grasslands. A steady climb from Ruinsara takes you to the base of Bali Pass. After crossing the pass, the trail is downhill through the open forests and pastures to the Yamunotri Shrine. This place is good to halt and proffer an obeisance to the God. The route then continues to Janak Chatti and Hanuman Chatti.
Detailed Tour Itinerary
Welcome to Trek Destinations! Pick up from Dehradun transfer to Sankri, which is our starting point of trek. The route from Mussoorie goes down to Yamuna Bridge at Yamuna River and further to Naitwar at Tons valley. Driving continue to Naitwar which is a entrance of The Govind Wildlife Sanctuary. Is located in Purola Tehsil of Uttarkashi district of Garhwal. This wildlife sanctuary has a large number of mammal species like Snow leopard, Black bear, Brown bear, Musk deer, Bharal, Himalayan Thar. The endangered birds are Monal pheasant, Koklas pheasant, Western Tragopan, Himalayan Snow cock, Golden eagle, Bearded vulture. Cuckoos, owls & Bulbul etc.
Today we start trek to Taluka village along the Supin River. The trail is a fare weather jeep able road. An easy day trek for acclimatisation. As we go upstream it is more playful and clear water. The houses here are mainly two storied wood structures overlooking the streams or river. Overnight camp at Taluka. There are fairly 42 well populated villages in the area of sanctuary, some are at height of 2900 mts. The people are living a primitive life and still in many ways depend of forest for many of their basic needs. The villagers worship the Kauravas and Duryodhana of Mahabharata is the main deity. The temples have beautiful wood carvings.
Today we cross the Siyan Gad by bridge, further trail climbs to Dhatmir village. Later we cross the river towards right side of Ton river. The route is dotted with tea – shops and Dhabas. Osla has very dense forests of Walnut, Chestnut, Willows and Chinars. Overnight camp.
Today after Osla we continue trek to Har Ki Dun. The trail and surroundings is extremely picturesque. Which is 5/6 hrs walk. Little steams cross our path. As the trail climbs gradually through lush green terraced mountain fields and spotted with varied wild flowers. Har Ki dun has a back drop of snowy mountain peaks. Enroute we will have a wonderful view towards East of Ruinsara Gad: Kalanag Peak (6387 mts), (Bandar punch 6316 mts), Swargarohini (6252 mts), Juandhar glacier towards North and dense forests. It is one of the most picturesque spot in the Garhwal Hills. Thats why its called Dev Bhoomi (valley of Gods). Overnight camp.
An ideal base for exploring the valley. Morning after breakfast trek ascend gradually towards Borasu Pass. which divides Har Ki dun with Sangla Valley in Himachal Pradesh. We wind our way high above the valley to pass and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Later afternoon we retrace down to campsite.
Today we will trek 14 kms to reach Debshu Bugyal. It will take 4-5 hrs at leisure pace as the trail is generally downhill. Overnight in tents.
Today we start trekking early towards Ruinsara Tal. The Trek from Debshu Bugyal to Ruinsara Tal is through, terraced mountain fields, lush green grassy lands and conifer forests through extremely scenic landscape. The gradient of the trek is moderate and one will be able to complete the trek in 5 - 6 hrs on arrival at the lake set campsite. Overnight in tents.
One can explore the surroundings around the lake. The place is full of photographers delight. Dinner and overnight in stay in tents.
Today we steady climb to foot or base of Bali pass. A majestic trio of Kalanag, Bander Punch and Swargarohini peaks stands in front of base camp. Overnight camp.
An early morning starts trek for an exciting day for crossing the pass. Bali pass is about 4800m, and it is not a glaciated pass. However it is a rocky and scree filled pass. A pass between the Tons valley and the Yamunotri valleys. From pass a magnificent view of Swargarohini peak and below Ruinsara Gad. The route descends through open meadows and later through forests to lead near Yamunotri shrine. After crossing pass the trail is generally downhill to Yamunotri. The source of the river Yamuna, one of the four Dhams Shrines of Hindu pilgrims is dominated by Bander punch (6361 mts). Yamuna is also the daughter of Surya the Sun. According to legend the temple must be built every few years. There is a hot spring at Yamunotri in which pilgrims immerse potatoes and rice in a piece of cloth. The meal, which takes only a few minutes to cook is then offered to the deity & later distributed as Prasad. Overnight camp.
After breakfast, trek 14 kms with packed lunch along Yamuna river fairly downhill to Janakichatti (2575 mts) than further to Hanumanchatti (2400 mts). Hanumanchatti is the last motor point before heading to Uttarkashi. It is also a confluence of two holy rivers Yamuna and Hanuman Ganga. Dinner and overnight in camp/hotel.
After breakfast drive to Dehradun. Stopping for lunch en-route and continue till Dehradun. Arrive Dehradun in the evening and transfer to railway station/Airport.
- MAP (Room + Breakfast + Lunch/Dinner)
- Accommodation: While on trek we will provide you Dome/Alpine trekking tents, Kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, Camping mattresses, camping stool, table etc would be provided.
Transport: Pick Up from Dehradun to trek point and back.
Meals: while on trek all meal will be provided. All meals will be freshly prepared and will be a mix of Indian, Chinese & Continental.
Porters: For carrying camping equipment, rations, vegetables and some amount of personal gear of the clients (one bag not weighing more than 15 kgs).
Professional & Experienced English speaking local expedition guide who know the area and route very well and already done this trek many times.
Master Chef for cooking fresh meal & Kitchen helper would accompany the group.
All Entry & permit fees of the trek.
Fuel Charges, All state & toll taxes, Driver Allowances.
- * Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount
* Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
- * Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
* Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.