• Trip introduction

    A challenging Himalayan crossover trek even for experienced trekkers, Bali Pass connects the Har ki Dun Valley to Yamunotri. At the altitude of 16,240 ft, Bali Pass lets you experience the rawness of Himalayan mountains through an exhilarating trail and incredible views of Bandarpoonch, Kalanag and Swargarohini peaks.

    You will hike alongside the Ruinsara river, explore the delightful Ruinsara Tal and Devsu meadows, and camp at locations with the spectacular setting of snow-capped Himalayan mountains. This trek is best done in May, June, September and October.

    Please note that the Bali Pass trek is not suitable for beginners. The entire has some difficult climbs and tricky descents and is a challenging for seasoned trekkers as well.


    Perched at 16,250 feet, Bali Pass offers panoramic views of Swargarohini, Kalanag and Bandarpooch peaks. The trip starts with a scenic drive from Dehradun to Taluka village, located at the altitude of 7000 feet. Apart from trekking along the Bali Pass, one of the highlights of this trek is camping beside Ruinsara Tal. The trail of this trek is a gorgeous blend of rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, quaint villages and snow-carpeted clearings. Trekking across the Bali Pass is absolutely spectacular in May, June, September and October, as the pass is covered with thick snow and trails are flourishing with wildflowers.

    Destination highlights

    Wade through the thick snow across the spectacular Bali Pass at the altitude of 16,250 ft. | Camp beside the magnificent Ruinsara Tal. | Enjoy the views of the snowy Bandarpoonch, Kalanag and Swargarohini peaks. | Take a dip in the holy spring waters at Yamunotri Temple.

    Activity Details




    62 km

    38-40 hours

    10.3 km

    Trip details
  • Bali Pass Trek Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri Drive

    Arrive at Dehradun railway station by 06:00 hours today and meet up with the operator. Board the vehicle to Sankri. It will be a 200 km long journey of 8-9 hours through the winding roads of the Shivalik Himalayas. On the way, you will halt for breakfast and lunch at restaurants. You will arrive at Sankri in the evening. Overnight at a guesthouse/hotel in Sankri.

    Overnight in a hotel/guesthouse at Sankri.

    Board the private vehicle from Dehradun railway station to Sankri by 06:00 hours. Today's meal package includes dinner only. Tonight You will be staying in staying at a hotel/guesthouse on triple/quad sharing basis.

    Day 1 Milestone



    06:00 AM



    Bali Pass Trek Day 2: Sankri to Taluka Drive, Trek to Seema
    Bali Pass Trek Day 3: Seema to Rainbasera Trek
    Bali Pass Trek Day 4: Rainbasera to Ruinsara Tal Trek
    Bali Pass Trek Day 5: Explore Ruinsara Tal
    Bali Pass Trek Day 6: Ruinsara Tal to Odari Trek
    Bali Pass Trek Day 7: Trek to Upper Dhamni via Bali Pass
    Bali Pass Trek Day 8: Trek to Janki Chatti via Yamunotri
    Bali Pass Trek Day 9: Janki Chatti to Dehradun Drive
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made on or more than 24 days before departure of the Bali Pass trek: 95% refund.

    For cancellations made between 14-23 days before departure of the Bali Pass trek: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made between 8-13 days before departure of the Bali Pass trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 8 days before departure of the Bali Pass trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Bali Pass.

    Consumption of any kind of intoxicants is prohibited during the trek.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Please note that our pick-up and drop-off is at Dehradun railway station and is not modifiable.

    The tour operator reserves the right to change or cancel the itinerary of this Bali Pass trek due to bad weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances to ensure maximum safety of travellers and staff. Travellers are required to bear any additional costs arising due to such a change in itinerary.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life during the Bali Pass trek.
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  • Includes / Excludes


    • Transfers from Dehradun to Dehradun in a shared private vehicle

    • Accommodation at a guesthouse/hotel in Sankri and Janki Chatti on triple/quad sharing basis
    • Accommodation in tents on twin/triple sharing basis during the trek
    • All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, etc.
    • Breakfast from Day 2 to Day 8
    • Lunch from Day 2 to Day 8
    • Dinner from Day 1 to Day 7
    • Tea/coffee with snacks
    • Services of experienced trek leader and camping crew
    • First aid kit and oxygen cylinder
    • All required fees and permits
    • All applicable taxes


    • Porter/mule can be arranged at the total cost of INR 3650. Please note that backpack should not weigh more than 10 kg. Suitcase/trolley bags are not allowed

    • Any meals not mentioned in the inclusions
    • Any kind of insurance
    • Personal expenses like tips to staff, additional meals or beverages, etc.
    • Any costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, natural calamities, etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Trekking shoes with ankle support (preferably waterproof)
    • Wind and waterproof jacket
    • Down jacket
    • Fleece jacket
    • Full sleeved shirt/t-shirt
    • Quick dry apparels
    • Trekking pants/shorts
    • Thermal inners
    • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Transfers from Dehradun to Dehradun in a shared private vehicle
    • Tent accommodation with all required equipment
    • First aid kit and oxygen cylinder

    You need to get

    • Government issued ID card
    • Backpack (50-60 litres) with raincover
    • Day-pack with raincover
    • Walking pole
    • Antibacterial powder
    • Sleeping bags
    • 2x Water bottle (1 litre)
    • Trekking shoes with ankle support (preferably waterproof)
    • Lunch box and spoons/forks
    • Flashlight/headlamp with spare batteries
    • Sun-cap
    • Sunglasses (with UV protection)
    • Towel
    • Camera with extra batteries
    • Raincoat/poncho
    • Gaiters
    • Personal medicines
    • Personal utilities like sunscreen cream, hand sanitizer, moisturiser, antibacterial powder, toilet paper and wet wipes, toothpaste, lip balm, quick dry towel, etc.
    • Woollen cap
    • Balaclava/neck gaiters
    • Spare sandals to use at the campsite
    • Cotton/woollen socks
    • Woollen gloves
    • Synthetic waterproof gloves

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.