Bali Pass Trek
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Bali Pass Trek

Often considered a “virgin trek” in the Indian Himalayas. Bali Pass is one of the least explored treks that links Har Ki Dun valley to Yamunotri valley. The trek offers amphitheater views of Swargarohini peaks 1 & 2, Banderpooch and Kala Nag or Black Peak. The pass is situated at an altitude of 4950 m. Due to its high altitude the post monsoon period is considered best to trek. In pre monsoon season there is a plenty of snow that makes climbing to the pass more challenging and technical. The trekking route is challenging & is not recommended for beginners. The main attractions of this trek includes pine forests of Govind Pashu National Park, meadows of Debshu Bugyal, beautiful camp site of Rainbasera, alpine lake of Ruinsara, Yamnotri temple and much more.

1 Region Jaunsari, Uttarakhand
2 Difficulty Level Challenging
3 Maximum altitude 4950 M
4 Food Nutritious food suited for trekking / 3 meals a day.
5 Trek Starts From Taluka
6 Trek Ends In Janki Chatti
7 Totak Trek Distance Around 64 km
8 Duration 8 Days
9 Best Time To Visit September & October. From mid-November, winter arrives and that makes crossing the pass more difficult. Pre monsoon season is more challenging for this trek due to plenty of snow.
10 Mobile Connectivity Only BSNL network is available at Sankri and further from it there are no networks. After you cross the pass, you can get weak networks of Vodafone and BSNL at Lower Dhamni. All networks are available at Janki Chatti.
11 ATM Points The last ATM you can find is at Mori.
12 What Is Included In The Fee • Meals during the trek
• Forest Permits/Camping Charges, if any
• Tents, Sleeping bags, mats
• Safety & Technical Equipment
• Trek guide, cook, helpers, Mules or porters for carrying common supplies
• Services of a Mountaineering Certified Trek Leader
13 What Is Not Included In The Fee • Portage of personal bags during the trek.
• Cost of any kind of Travel Insurance.
• Any Expense of personal nature.
• Any Expense not specified in the inclusions list.
14 How To Reach Dehradun By Road You can check availability & book seats in Volvo or Ordinary buses between Delhi & Dehradun on Uttarakhand Roadways' Website alternatively you can also book this travel with us. In case you wish to do so please select this option while booking.
15 How To Reach Dehradun By Rail You can check availability & book seats in Trains between various stations & Dehradun on Indian Railways' Website
16 How To Reach Dehradun By Air The nearest airport to Dehradun is Jolly Grant Airport, which is well connected to all the major Indian cities.
17 How To Reach Sankri From Dehradun Sankri can be reached either by private taxi or bus. Buses to Sankri run daily at 6 AM that take around 8-10 hours to reach there. Shared jeeps are also available from outside the bus stand and railway station. The road to Sankri goes through Naugaon, Purola, Mori, Netwada and Govind Pashu national park. The drive is along the Tons river, which is formed by confluence of two rivers - Rupin and Supin. The road upto Netwad is good but after the checkpost it gets bad.
18 How To Reach Dehradun From Janki Chatti Janki Chaati is situated 5 km down from Yamunotri. There are two buses that leave at 5 and 6 AM and go directly to Dehradun. One can also opt for private taxi or shared one. The road from Janki Chatti passes through Hanuman Chatti, Barkot, Naugaon and Nainbagh.

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Sankri to Janki Chatti

GST @ 5% is applicable on the fee.


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Trek Dates

12-05-2018 - 19-05-2018(Open)
19-05-2018 - 26-05-2018(Open)
26-05-2018 - 02-06-2018(Open)
02-06-2018 - 09-06-2018(Open)
09-06-2018 - 16-06-2018(Open)
15-06-2018 - 22-06-2018(Open)
23-06-2018 - 30-06-2018(Open)
30-06-2018 - 07-07-2018(Open)


Day 1 : Arrive in Sankri

Report in Sankri by 5 PM. Sankri is a tiny but scenic town located in the region of Govind Pashu national park in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. It is around 195 km away from Dehradun. Private taxi takes around 6 hours to reach Sankri whereas bus takes around 8 hours to reach the same. Night stay & dinner will be provided by us. Stay will be in Guest house.

Day 2 : Sankri (1920 M) - Taluka (2107 M) 12 Kms by Road & Trek from Taluka - Seema (2560 M), 17 km (6-7 Hours)

Early morning drive from Sankri to Taluka in a Taxi. Road drive is about 1 hour. Taluka is the starting point of our trek. After Breakfast in Taluka, we will Start trekking with packed lunch for Seema Camp (2560 M) on an even surface through thick forests of chestnuts, walnuts, willows, chinars and a variety of conifer trees, with a few waterfalls on the way. You could either opt for the steep climb of Dhaatmeer village, or just trek along the Karmanasha stream. Both the routes meet at Gangaar village. Reach Seema Campsite by late afternoon. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 03 : Seema Camp (2560 M) to Rainbasera (3086 M) - 9 km trek (4 hours)

On this day also, the trek is along the Supin river. First milestone is Debshu Bugyal, from where we will get a magnificent view of Kala Nag or Black Peak. After crossing Debshu Bugyal, we will descend through the forest with loose stones and sandy path to the river. We will cross the Supin river through a bridge. After crossing the bridge, We will again ascend with the Supin river flowing on our right now. There are a couple of tricky sections with slippery path where we might have to take a diversion. Trek along the river until we reach our Campsite which is just by the side of River. Overnight in Camps.

Day 04 : Rainbasera (3086 M) to Ruinsara Tal (3565 M) – 7.5 km (4 hours)

This will be our last day when we walk along the Supin river. Today we will reach Ruinsara Tal by afternoon. Ruinsara is a lovely lake surrounded by meadows and rhododendron bushes. The trail is not much difficult but it is tiring. The campsite is beautiful and we will have an option to stay in a wooden hut situated there instead of camps. On one side of our camps is Tiny lake of Ruinsara & on the other side is Supin River. The view from the campsite is mesmerizing. From Ruinsara tal to the south-west is Yamuna Kanta, the pass which takes you to Yamunotri, and is rated as a difficult trek. To the east is the majestic Banderpooch Peak (6,387 m). The views of Dhumdhar Kandi (5,873 m) to the east, and Kala Nag (6,387m) and White Peak (6,102m) to the south-east are spectacular. Overnight camping near the lake.

Day 05 : Ruinsara Tal (3565 M) to Odari (4008 M) - 4 km (3 hours)

Today is a short and easy trek of about 4 km. Initially we descend down to Supin river through the dense vegetation. Crossing the river through a bridge, we will then ascend to a small meadow and then head south east along the river. After a trek of 3 kms or so the trail meanders towards south west. Walk about km from here brings us to our campsite Odari. Odari means a naturally made rock cave. According to folklore, it is believed that Bali (Hanuman's brother) slept in this cave for one night. From Odari onwards the vegetation ends. The views from the campsite are spectacular. From the camps, In the North East we will have the crystal clear view of mighty peaks of Swargarohini 1 & 2. In the later half of the day the learning sessions will be conducted for the participants on techniques that might be of use in the trek ahead.

Day 06 : Odari (4008 M) to Base Camp (4678 M) - 3.25 km trek (3 hours)

Today will be a short hike South West to base camp but this hike would not be easy. We will walk on a mountain ridge with a 60 degree incline full of loose stones. This day is critical as we will be camping pretty high at 4678 M. It is important to keep yourself active & hydrated to avoid chances of getting AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). The temperature is expected to will be subzero that makes difficult and takes little more time for one to get acclimatized. Overnight stay in camps.

Day 07 : Base Camp (4678 M) to Lower Dhamni (3415 M) via Bali Pass (4950 M) - 10 km (8-10 hours)

Today is the D-day because we will cross the Bali Pass (4950 m) and reach our next and also the last campsite called Lower Dhamni. We head south east toward the pass. Today's trek will be longer and the most challenging one of the whole trek. We will break camps & start trek in the early morning around 6 AM. The trail upto pass remains full of snow and we will use the techniques learned in learning sessions to ascend the pass. It will take around 2-3 hours to reach the pass from the base camp. Once we reach the pass, enjoy the 360 degree view of peaks such as Swargarohini, Banderpooch, Garhwal ranges and the Yamnotri valley. The most interesting as well as difficult part of the trek starts after crossing the Bali Pass. We will descend down through the nearly vertical path full of scree and big stones. After crossing this leg, we will come across the goat route. To cross this leg, we need to be mentally tough because we will walk on an irregular path which is 6 inches or less wide in some places. After this extremely challenging part, we will rest for a while at a site called upper Dhamni. After taking rest, we will resume our trek and reach Lower Dhamni. The route from Upper Dhamni to Lower Dhamni is well made but there are some sections where you can have confusion regarding the correct path. It is advised to stay with you trek leader and team.

Day 08: Lower Dhamni (3415 M) to Jaan ki Chatti (2650 M) via Yamunotri - 9.5 km trek

This will be our last day of trek. Initial trail is through forest which then merge into a cemented path. The trail is 4.5 km long with mild ascent upto Yamunotri. It will take around 1 hour 30 minutes to reach Yamunotri. After reaching Yamunotri, you may take a holy bath in the Sulphur hot water springs of Yamnotri. Bathing in the hot water springs will take away your pain in legs. From the shrine of Yamunotri we will take the regular pilgrims route to Jaan Ki Chatti which is around 5 km. Overnight stay in Jaan Ki Chatti guest House.