Dehdradun is easily accessible by road, rail and air from Delhi and other major cities in India.
The Bali Pass was an old trekking route from the Tons river valley to the Yamuna river valley. The trek starts from Sankri and passes through the Govind National Park, which is famous for its wild flowers. It also gives you 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. This is a medium intensity trek that is perfect for trekkers who are up for a challenge, with the highlights being camping at 13000 feet above sea level, and enjoying breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.
IMPORTANT: This is not a fixed departure trip, so a minimum group size of 4 pax is required to make a booking. This will be a private trip, just for your group.
The Bali Pass trek attracts trekkers during the monsoon season when the snow melts and the pass is approachable from both sides. The pass is more approachable from the beautiful Har-ki-dun valley as the gradient is not too steep and allows trekkers to acclimatize to the altitude. The area is surrounded by the Banderpoonch range and some of the famous peaks that are visible along this line are Kalanag, Banderpoonch west and Ruinsara. The region was made popular by Jack Gibson, a teacher at the Doon school in the late 1940's.The surrounding peaks and glaciers in the Swargarohini Range and Banderpoonch range are a nature lover's delight.
Trek through forests of pine and fir giving way to meadows and rhododendron bushes | Enjoy a relaxed hike through apple orchards | Spot snow-capped Himalayan peaks and glaciers | Camp at a thrilling elevation of 13000 feet above sea level | Bali pass also provides easy access to the Banderpoonch glacier | Be surrounded by the Banderpoonch glaciers and the mighty Swargarohini range
The drive from Dehradun to Sankri passes through the beautiful town of Mussorie and the villages of Nainbagh, Damta,
Naugaon, Purola, Mori and Netwar. We enter Govind National Park after Netwar and the final 20 kms of the drive are
through the forest. The drive to Sankri is truly beautiful, winding through pine and deodar forests.
Overnight in guest houses in Sankri.
Stay in a cozy, comfortable guesthouse.
For cancellations made 0-15 days before the start of the Bali Pass trek: No refund. | For cancellations made 15-30 days before the start of the Bali Pass trek: 50% of the trek cost will be refunded. | For cancellations made 30 days or more before the start of the Bali Pass trek: Full refund minus any costs for booking already made by Himalaya Shelter. | No show: No refund. | No refunds will be made for any inclusions unused by the customer.
Participants need to handle the equipment provided to them with care.
The trip leader's decision is final.
Participants have to respect the local culture and should not litter or deface natural structures/monuments.