Dodital, a fresh water lake at an elevation of 3085 meters is a popular trekking destination in Uttarakhand Himalayas. Located in the border district of Uttarkashi, the 30 Km trek through dense forested areas and deep valleys concludes at Darwa Top at an elevation of 4200 meters. The trek to Dodital is covered in two days with midway camp at Bebra or Manjhi. After camping at Dodital, the trekkers attempt to reach the highest point of Darwa top on a days hike.
|3||Maximum Elevation achieved & where||4150 mtrs / Darwa Top|
|4||Best Season||April to November ( Except Monsoon)|
|5||Total Distance||35 Kms Approx|
|6||What is included in the fee|| Meals
Forest Permits/Camping Charges , if any
Tents, Sleeping bags, mats
Trek guide, cook, helpers.
Mules or Porters for carrying common luggage
Services of a Trek Leader
Transportation from Uttarkashi to Uttarkashi
|7||What is not included in the fee||Meals during road journeys
Carriage of Personal Bags during the trek
Any kind of Insurance
Any expense of personal nature
Any expense not specified in the inclusion list.
Report at Uttarkashi Taxi stand at 12 noon. From here a short drive ahead to Sangam Chatti would take another hour. Once we reach, Sangam Chatti, put on your backpacks to move ahead towards Agoda. We will reach Agoda after a short trek of around 6 kms which should not take more than 3 hrs. No steep climb here. Enjoy the camping at Agoda and rest well.
Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Dodital via Manghi. Take a right turn at manghi which is also the right place to have lunch for the day. Post lunch, head straight towards Dodital. You will be amazed by the crystal clear water at Dodital and the beauty of the lake. You might also be surprised to know that Dodital is supposed to be the birthplace of Lord Ganesha as per Hindu mythology. Night camping here is pleasing and enjoyable. Early arrival ( at around 2 pm ) will ensure a lot of nice time besides the lake.
Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Darwa Top. Trek to Darwa top is actually a bit steep. View from the top is amazing and you would be able to see significant peaks like Gangotri group, Baderpoonch, Chaukhamba, etc. from the top. Relax at the top for some time and start back towards Bevra via Dodital. If the climb was steep, fun part is the way back . Have fun tonight around the tents and sleep well.
Morning after breakfast start your journey for the day to Sangamchatti. Comfortable day this will be. Enjoy the picturesque view while coming back. Your Taxi would be waiting here for you to travel back to Dehradun. One may choose to take a Volvo bus on the same night from Dehradun to Delhi.