• Trek to Bali Pass

    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.

    Destination highlights

    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

    Activity Details




    52 kms

    26 hrs

    5 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1: Dehdradun to Sankri

    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.



    06:00 AM



    Day 2: Sankri to Seema (via Taluka)

    Day 3: Seema to Roiltia or Waterfall Camp

    Day 4: Roiltia to Ruinsara Lake

    Day 5: Rest at Ruinsara

    Day 6: Ruinsara Lake to Godari

    Day 7: Godari to upper Dhamni via Bali Pass

    Day 8: Upper Dhamni to Yamunotri to Hanumanchatti

    Day 9: Yamunotri or Hanumanchatti to Dehradun

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  • Cancellation policy

    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.

    Rules on trip

    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.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Participants will be required to sign an indemity form before the trek.

    The operator/supplier and their agents/guides take all necessary precautions, to minimise the risk and avoid any accidents and ensure safe participation in these adventure sports/activities and are not responsible for any mishaps that may occur while participating in these adventure sports/activities.
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    • Trekking Adventure Trek Bali Pass Uttarakhand
    • Trekking Adventure Trek Bali Pass Uttarakhand
    • Trekking Adventure Trek Bali Pass Uttarakhand
    • Trekking Adventure Trek Bali Pass Uttarakhand
    • Trekking Adventure Trek Bali Pass Uttarakhand
    • Trekking Adventure Trek Bali Pass Uttarakhand
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  • Includes / Excludes


    • Transport support throughout the trek

    • Experienced mountain guide and cook
    • Camping arrangements (tents, sleeping bag, camping mattresses, camping stool/chair, mess tents, first aid)
    • Forest entry charges payable at the forest check post
    • Meals as specified (please note that breakfast and dinner will be hot while lunch will be packed)
    • Jain food can be arranged on prior request
    • Porter/mule for carrying camping equipment and ration ( please note that personal luggage will not be carried by the porters)


    • Porter/mule to carry personal luggage (can be arranged at an additional cost of INR 300 per day, per bag of maximum 12 kgs)

    • Any meals while travelling from Dehradun to Sankri and from Janki Chatty to Haridwar via Gangotri
    • Guesthouse accommodation anywhere
    • Any tips, laundry, phone calls, medicines, personal expenses or any other meal or drinks
    • Personal porter support will be chargeable at Rs. 200 per bag per day. Weight of 1 bag should not be more than 12 kgs.
    • Rent for trekking shoes is Rs. 200 per trekking day. The charges once rented will be applicable irrespective of whether the shoes are worn or not during the trek. Availability of shoes needs to be confirmed with the supplier.
    • Rent for a walking stick is Rs. 50 per trekking day. The charges once rented are applicable irrespective if the stick is used or not.

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable trekking boots
    • Raincoat
    • Windproof jacket
    • Thermal inner wear
    • 2-3 t-shirt/shirt
    • 2 trousers/jeans
    • Woollen gloves
    • Warm fleece
    • Woolen cap
    • Woolen socks and regular socks
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Tents (triple sharing basis)
    • Sleeping Bag
    • Camping Mattresses
    • Camping Stool/Chair
    • Mess Tents
    • Technical equipment needed for the hike, if any.

    You need to get

    • Waterproof rucksack
    • Torch
    • Trekking pole
    • Sunglasses
    • Water bottle
    • Towel
    • Camera and phone (with full/extra batteries)
    • Identity cards
    • Slippers
    • Specific medication
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
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