Duration – 8 Days (Dehradun to Dehradun)
Best Season - May, June, September, October
Level – Moderate to Difficult
Summer temperatures – Bali PassTrek Camp base +5° C to +15° C
You'll Need to bring or rent
- Trekking Shoes
- Suitable Clothing
Region :- Uttarakhand
Duration :- 8 Days
Grade :- Moderate To Difficult
Max Altitude :- 16,240 Ft.
Approx Trekking :- 56 Kms.
Bali pass was an old trekking route from the Tons river valley to the Yamuna river valley. It continues to attract trekkers during the monsoon season when the snow melts and the pass is approachable from both sides.The pass is more approachable from the Har-ki-Dun valley as the gradient is small and gives good time for the trekkers to acclimatize to the altitude. The trek starts from Sankri and passes through the Govind National Park, which is famous for its wild flowers. It also gives one an opportunity to visit the sacred lake at Ruinsara on the way and to explore the less travelled path over Yamunotri pass to Yamunotri temple.
The meadows near the lake are an ideal place to rest and explore the nearby peaks and passes. Another highlight of this trek is that it gives one the experience of camping above 4,000 m. The area is surrounded by Banderpoonch range and some of the famous peaks are Kalanag, Banderpoonch West and Ruinsara. This region was made popular by Jack Gibson, a teacher at the Doon school in the late 1940s. The surrounding peaks and glaciers in the Our Hotel at Sankri Range and Banderpoonch range are a mountaineer's delight.
Bali Pass is a breathtaking high altitude pass at 5000 mts offering amphitheater views of Kala Nag, Banderpoonch & Our Hotel at Sankripeaks. The trek to Bali Pass offer mesmerizing Himalayan views that takes one through verdant meadows, lush green valleys, isolated and peculiar Jaunsari hamlets and deserted terrains to reach Bali Pass.
Wooden architecture of Jaunsar villages, surreal Ruinsara Lake and a visit to Yamunotri Temple makes Bali Pass a must do high altitude trek.
Why Bali Pass?
- A high altitude pass meant for all the trekkers who want to upgrade to expeditions.
- Variation in scenery considering the fact that it starts in Sankri & ends at Janki Chatti.
- A visit to Yamunotri Temple, source of Yamuna River.
- Jaunsar Villages are a beautiful mystery.
- Gets you up, close & personal with lofty Kala Nag, Banderpooch & Our Hotel at Sankri.
Region: Bali Pass located in Uttarkashi district and comes under Govind Ballabh Pant Wildlife Sanctuary.
Season: Bali Pass can be approached from Mid May to June End and early September to October Mid. The weather will be unpredictable during monsoon season and during winters the region will be exposed to heaps of snow.
Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri Drive (210km) (7/8 Hrs); Night stay at Hotel Sankri Paradise/GMVN. Transport will be arranged from Dehradun railwat station or ISBT Bus stand at 6:00AM
Day 2: After Breakfast from Sankri to Taluka By taxi (11km) Same Day trek to Cheludgad /seema (12 km) (2700 mt), (4/5 Hrs) Over night stay in tents
Day 3: After breakfast from Seema (Cheludgad) to Devsu Bugyal (7 km)(3/4 hrs) (3000 mt) Over night stay in tents
Day 4: After breakfast from Devsu Bugyal to Ruinsara Lake Trek (12 km) (6/7 hrs)(3500 mt) over night stay in tents
Day 5 : After Breakfast from Ruinsara Lake to Odari by trek (7 km) (5 hrs) (4100 mt) Over night stay in tents
Day 6 : After breakfast from Odari to Bali Pass Summit (4975 mt) and Upper Damnai camp by trek (6 km) (7/8 hrs)(4600 mt) over night stay in tents
Day 7 : After breakfast from Upper Damni camp to Yamunotri Temple And Jankichatti by trek (12 km) (7/8 hrs); over night stay in hotel/guest house
Day 8 : Jankichatti to Dehradun (180km - 6/7Hrs)
Note: - Breakfast point - Camptifall mussoorie, Lunch Purola Market on the way
Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri Drive (210km) (7/8 Hrs)
Through the Yamuna and Tons valleys across the Yamuna bridge, Nainbagh, Nowgaon, Purola, Jarmola (Jarmola is one of the biggest and most beautiful pine forests in Asia), Mori and Netwar. Trek to a tiny market in Sankri, a few wooden huts serve simple yet delicious food. Dinner and overnight stay at Our Hotel at Sankri !!
Day 2: After Breakfast from Sankri to Taluka By taxi (11km) Same Day trek to Cheludgad /seema (13 km) (2700 mt),(4/5 Hrs) .Over night stay in tents
After have breakfast start trek beautiful forest on the way and look like animals thrive in this region. One can spot langoor families near Puani Garaat. Black bears, wild boars and Barasingha are few of the other animals you can spot if you’re lucky. Golden eagles and massive Himalayan griffins also live here. The colourful Himalayan monal, the state bird of Uttarakhand, thrives in the forests here.
There is a four-wheel-drive road that connects Sankri with Taluka. You can hire a jeep (locally) for this, subject to the condition of the road. This is a landslide prone-route, and is often closed during the monsoons. The trail to Taluka is almost level, going through 10-11 mountain bends. On the way, there are three big streams, almost submerging sections of the road in water. The hike is scenic, going past a series of wild roses and irises; bamboo, chestnut and cedar (deodar) trees. Just 2 km before Taluka, there is a campsite beside a stream. You can camp here if there isn’t enough time to go to Puani Garaat, i.e if you’re.
Day 3: After breakfast from Seema (Cheludgad) to Devsu Bugyal (6km)(3/4hrs) (3000.Mt) Over night stay in tents
morning at breakfast and with hot lunch camp side Trek Start to Devsu Bugeyal 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 birds Animal and flowers, and is full of birch and spruce. After the last steep climb of Dinner and overnight Devsu Bugeyal camp side stay at tent !!
Day 4: After breakfast from Devsu Bugyal to Ruinsara Lake by Trek (12kmt) (6/7hrs)(3500.Mt) over night stay in tents
On Ruinsara lake (3500mt) morning at breakfast and with Pack lunch Trek Start 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 birds Animal and around area Bhojpatra Tree and Dinner and overnight Ruinsara lake camp side stay at tent!!
Bali Pass is a high altitude pass at 4953 m that connects the Har ki dun & Ruinsara valleys with the Yumnotri valley in the Uttarakhand region of Indian Himalayas. Rauinsara taal is a natural fresh water lake near the base of Ruinsara peak. 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 Our Hotel at Sankri (6252m), Bandar Poonch & Kala Nag mountains. And for the pious souls, there is the Yumnotri temple (one of the four important Hindu places of pilgrimage) & the river. For the atheists like me, who are in love with the beauty of the mountains, God is everywhere except the temples.
Day 5 : After Breakfast from Ruinsara Lake to Odari by trek (7kmt) (5/hrs) (3700.Mt) Over night stay in tents
Morning to breakfast camp side and start to trek with Pack Lunch after breakfast 8 k.m. trek to Odari (3700 mtrs.) foot of Bali pass. Enjoy the majestic view of, Bander Punch and Our Hotel at Sankri. Camping.and Dinner and overnight stay at Odari Camp side !!
Day 6 : After breakfast from Odari to Bali Pass Summit Damnai camp by trek (6 kmt) (7/8hrs)(4600.mt) over night stay in tents
Morning to breakfast camp side and start to trek with Pack Lunch to Bali Pass camp (4800mt). You could either opt for the steep climb of which is a path with beautiful views, after breakfast trek to Bali pass 4600 mtrs. You can see a magnificent view of Our Hotel at Sankri and below Ruinsara Gad, After then search our camp site (yamunotri pass) at 4000 mtrs. for camping. Mountain. Dinner and overnight stay at Pass Camp. !!
Day 7: After breakfast from Damni to Yamunotri Temple And Jankichatti by trek (12km) (7/8hrs) over night stay in hotel
after breakfast trek to Yamunotri, Yamuna is the daughter of sun ( Surya). Visit the temple and hot spring at yamunotri then trek down to Janki chatti 12 k.m. ( 2575 mtrs.) check in the hotel.
Take the trail descending the Upper Damini / Lower damini forest. The trail is well-defined and after 30 minutes of steep descent, you will connect with the old Yamunotri trail. Take a left if you want to detour and visit the Yamunotri temple. Otherwise, take a right and follow the trail that descends and connects with the new Yamunotri to Janakchatti pilgrim trail. The trail from here is cemented and one can reach Janakchatti in couple of hours. From Janakchatti, board a bus or a shared jeep to Dehradun.
Day 8: After breakfast drive from Jankichatti to Dehradun by taxi (180km)
Our Service end Here
1. Transport: Dehradun to Sankri and Return.
2. Meals while on trek (Veg. + Egg).
3. All necessary entry fees and permits.
4. Accommodation:- Guest house, Home stay, camping during Trek.
5. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook and Support staff.
6. First aid medical kits.
7. Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin / Triple sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required).
8. Porters/mules to carry central equipment.
1. Any kind of personal expenses.
2. Food during the transit.
3. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
5. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges
6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.
Note : Normally YAATRY INDIA (yaatry.com) expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.
Charges of offloading backpack:-
INR 1800/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance
INR 2100/- if you inform us after reaching Sankri
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.
It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows
The Refund of the amount would be processed as per deduction guidelines outlined below:
- Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date - 10% deduction
- Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure - 50% deduction
- Less than 15 days of departure - No Refund
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