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  • Trip introduction

    If there is a place that can be described as picture-perfect, Dodital is it. Dodital or Emerald Lake does total justice to its name as it reflects its lush surroundings, glowing green with specks of clouds from the sky.

    This trek is a bird watcher’s paradise as it winds through oak and pine forests that are home to a variety of birds. This section of the trail is a delight, with fresh clean air and birdsong all around.

    While the lake is a serene haven, the trek to the top is an adventurous one as you camp beside the riverside, walk through Himalayan villages and ascend to over 10,000 feet to capture magnificent views of the peaks around!

    Destination

    Dodital is a freshwater lake that is home to the rare Himalayan trout called Dodi, after which it is named. One of the most picturesque lakes in the Western Garhwal Himalayas, it is accessible from two sides - the Hanuman Chatti side and the Barsu side. On one corner of the lake is a temple dedicated to an Indian goddess while all around there are oak and rhododendron trees backed by imposing mountains making it the perfect place to capture stunning photographs. Darwa Top is a short hike away from the lake which provides enviable views on all sides of some famous peaks such as Draupadi ka Danda and Srikanth.

    Destination highlights

    Set up tents to camp by the Assi Ganga river at Bhewra village | Trek through forests of hundred year old oaks, pine and deodhar trees that are home to a collection of Himalayan birds | Capture the beauty of one of Northern India’s most beautiful lakes | Hike to Darwa Top to view the Himalayan peaks from a height of over 10,000 feet

    Activity Details

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    Trip details
  • Day 1: Haridwar to Bhewra

    The first day of the trip is a drive of 180 kms starting from Haridwar. You will wind through Narendranaar, Chamba, Dharasu, Uttarkashi and onwards to Sangam Chatti which is situated at an elevation of 4420 feet. From Sangam Chatti it is time to stretch those legs as you take a 2 hour trek to Bhewra village where the campsite is situated. This is where the real fun begins as you camp on the banks of the river Assi Ganga! Overnight at campsite.

    Camp in the Himalayan wilderness.

    Sleep in sturdy tents or comfortable rooms with basic facilities on sharing basis

    Day 1 Milestone

    Haridwar

    Bhewra

    06:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2: Bhewra to Dodital
    Day 3: Dodital to Darwa Top and back
    Day 4: Dodital to Bhewra
    Day 5: Bhewra to Haridwar
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 0-15 days before the start of the Dodital trek: No refund. | For cancellations made 15-30 days before the start of the Dodital trek: 50% of the trek cost will be refunded. | For cancellations made 30 days or more before the start of the Dodital 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 must handle the equipment provided to them with care.

    The trip leader's decision is final.

    Participants must respect local culture and should not litter or deface natural structures/monuments.

    Participants opting for additional service of mules must note that 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.

    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.

    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, but are not responsible for any mishaps that may occur while participating in these adventure sports/activities.
    • Dodital Trekking Uttarakhand Himalayas Adventure
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Fees for guide and cook for the duration of the trip

    • Rent for camping equipment including tents and sleeping bags
    • Entry charges
    • Porter charges for carrying camping equipment
    • All meals starting from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 5

    Excludes

    • Transport from Haridwar to the start point of the trek and back (Can be arranged at an additional cost of INR 2500)

    • Charges for still/video cameras
    • Personal expenses including telephone calls, laundry, tips, portage charges, etc.
    • Additional costs incurred due to weather or other unforeseen situations
    • Any costs or services not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Shirts/T-shirts – 2/3
    • Jeans/Trekking pants – 2
    • Windproof jacket of decent quality
    • Warm and thick fleece/full-sleeve woollen sweater
    • Thermal inner wear (upper and lower)
    • Woollen cap
    • Woollen gloves
    • Woollen and regular socks (2-3 pairs)
    • Scarf/Muffler (optional)
    • Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery and gadgets

    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
    • Raincoat
    • Sturdy water bottle
    • Trekking pole/walking stick
    • Torch/flashlight
    • Personal toiletries
    • Camera (if you like with batteries fully charged)
    • Sunglasses
    • Lightweight floaters/sandals

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.