Trek to Bali Pass
Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
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2019
Sat, 04 May, 2019
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Sat, 08 Jun, 2019
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    Group Size
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    years
Date
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2019
Sat, 04 May, 2019
10
Sun, 12 May, 2019
10
Sat, 08 Jun, 2019
10
Sun, 16 Jun, 2019
10
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Physical (3)

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Trekking
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  • Trip introduction

    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.

    Destination

    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

    Fine print

    Rules on the 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.

    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.

    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.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Dehradun railway station
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    Drop off point
    Dehradun railway station
    Mode of transport
    Tempo traveller
    Start point
    Sankri
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    End point
    Hanumanchatti
    Time of departure
    06:00 AM
    Time of return
    04:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    26 hrs
    Total distance covered
    52 kms
    Start point elevation
    10000 feet
    Maximum elevation
    15748 feet
    Minimum elevation
    6299 feet
    Average per day distance
    5 kms
  • 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.

    Day 2: Sankri to Seema (via Taluka)

    There is a motorable road connecting Sankri to Taluka, but the walk through the forest is also delightful. Taluka is a small village with some shops, dhabas and a government hotel. Participants cross Taluka and continue along the true left of the river, passing through forests, apple orchards and fields. There are many small tea shops on the way. The town of Seema has many dhabas as well and participants camp alongside the river or on the open grounds near the village.
    /Trekking Adventure Trek Bali Pass Uttarakhand Camp in open meadows or along a river.

    Day 3: Seema to Roiltia or Waterfall Camp

    Participants continue along the true right of the valley along the Tons river. The trail ascends through the fields and climbs high above the confluence of the Tons and Ruinsara gad. After crossing the meadow of Devsu bugyal participants reach Roiltia. With the village of Osla and Puoni in front, and the waterfall nearby, this is a perfect place to camp at night.
    /Trekking Adventure Trek Bali Pass Uttarakhand Relax and take a short break in Devsu bugyal.

    Day 4: Roiltia to Ruinsara Lake

    Participants ascend into the Ruinsara valley. There is a stark difference in the vegetation with pine and fir giving way to birch and rhododendron. Ruinsara is a lovely lake surrounded by meadows and rhododendron bushes, and is considered sacred by the locals. The walk through the forests is beautiful, with Kalanag peak (6387 m) visible straight ahead in the valley.

    Overnight in camps near the lake.
    /Trekking Adventure Trek Bali Pass Uttarakhand Feel one with nature at the serene and sacred Ruinsara lake, which is surrounded by meadows and rhododendron bushes.

    Day 5: Rest at Ruinsara

    Today participants rest near the lake and spend the day exploring glaciers and valleys nearby. This will help to acclimatize before the next day's climb to the pass. Participants also hike to reach Kyarkoti which is the base camp for black peak (Kalanag) and Dumdar Kandi pass, and make it back to camp by evening.

    Day 6: Ruinsara Lake to Godari

    The day begins early today so that participants can reach before afternoon. They camp below the pass along the glacial moraine. This is one of the best locations for a camp with the valley below and the pass behind. Camping at this altitude is a new experience which very few treks offer.
    /Trekking Adventure Trek Bali Pass Uttarakhand Unwind by some gorgeous mountain scenery and glacial streams en route.

    Day 7: Godari to upper Dhamni via Bali Pass

    Participants start very early today. The trail heads down south, over the ridge. It is a fairly short but steep climb up to the Bali pass on the southern ridge, and reach the top of the pass by 8 a.m. A lot of glacial scree will be encountered here. Participants can get a gorgeous view of various peaks, especially of the Panchachuli peaks on a clear day. From the pass, we descend into the alpine zone and reach the camping grounds of upper Dhamni.
    /Trekking Adventure Trek Bali Pass Uttarakhand The last leg of the route to Bali pass is steep but rewards participants with beautiful views.

    Day 8: Upper Dhamni to Yamunotri to Hanumanchatti

    Participants descend to the forested trail leading to Yamunotri. After a quick visit to the famous shrine of Yamunotri, they make their way down the conventional pilgrim trail to Hanumanchatti.

    Overnight in guesthouses in Yamunotri or in Hanumanchatti.
    /Trekking Adventure Trek Bali Pass Uttarakhand Visit the famous shrine of Yamunotri.

    Day 9: Yamunotri or Hanumanchatti to Dehradun

    This is the final day of the trip and participants make their way back to Dehradun.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Dehradun
    End point
    Sankri
    Day start time
    06:00 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Sankri
    End point
    Seema
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    12 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Seema
    End point
    Roiltia
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    4 kms
    Trekking time
    4 kms

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Roiltia
    End point
    Ruinsara Lake
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    9 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Ruinsara Lake
    End point
    Ruinsara Lake
    Day start time
    08:00 AM

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Ruinsara Lake
    End point
    Godari
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    4 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Godari
    End point
    Dhamni
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    15 kms
    Trekking time
    7 hrs

    Day 8 - Milestone

    Start point
    Dhamni
    End point
    Hanumanchatti
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    8 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 9 - Milestone

    Start point
    Hanumanchatti
    End point
    Dehradun
    Day start time
    08:00 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • 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)
      Excludes
    • 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
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery or watches

    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.
  • Day 1: Dehdradun to Sankri

    Guesthouse

    Stay in a cozy, comfortable guesthouse.

    /Trekking Adventure Trek Bali Pass Uttarakhand Camp in serene meadows in the lap of nature.

    Day 2: Sankri to Seema (via Taluka)

    Tents

    Camp in clean, comfortable tents in the lap of nature.

    Day 3: Seema to Roiltia or Waterfall Camp

    Tents

    Camp in clean, comfortable tents in the lap of nature.

    Day 4: Roiltia to Ruinsara Lake

    Tents

    Camp in clean, comfortable tents in the lap of nature.

    Day 5: Rest at Ruinsara

    Tents

    Camp in clean, comfortable tents in the lap of nature.

    Day 6: Ruinsara Lake to Godari

    Tents

    Camp in clean, comfortable tents in the lap of nature.

    Day 7: Godari to upper Dhamni via Bali Pass

    Tents

    Camp in clean, comfortable tents in the lap of nature.

    Day 8: Upper Dhamni to Yamunotri to Hanumanchatti

    Guesthouse

    Stay in a cozy, comfortable guesthouse.

    Day 9: Yamunotri or Hanumanchatti to Dehradun

    Trip ends before nightfall.

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