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Bali Pass Trek

A HIGH ALTITUDE PASS LOCATED AT 4950 MTRS

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Trek Duration

8 Days

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Trek Distance

61 Km.

Difficulty Level

Moderate

Altitude

16200 Ft.

Best Season

June & Sept-Oct

Trek Fees

₹ 21000 ₹19000

Sankri to Sankri

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StateUttarakhand
Difficulty LevelModerate to Difficult
Duration8 Days
Start PointSankri
End PointSankri
Highest Altitude16200 ft 
Day Temperature12 to 20 Deg
Night Temperature12 to -4 Deg 

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Bali Pass Trek Overview & Itinerary

Bali Pass trek is one of the few treks that have an unexploited beauty and natural terrain due to its moderate level difficulty and obscurity. It connects the Ha ki dun valley to Yamunotri valley, chance to visit Yamunotri temple as well. It lies at the height Altitude of 4953 Meters. The Bali Pass trek starts from Sankri village and Ends at  Jankichatti Yamunotri. 

Yamunotri temple is the best part of Bali Pass trek, with rich meadows, rivers beside the trails, mountain ridges, pine forests, glacial ranges, Ruinsara lake and jaw-dropping views of the Great Himalayas, peaks like Bandarpoonch, Black peak, Kalanag, Swargarohini – I, II, and III and many others peaks.

The Bali Pass trek is moderately difficult one and not for beginners because the trail includes crossing through difficult terrains and steep ascents. Follow us on Instagram. Therefore, the Bali Pass trekking involves associated challenges but is great for adventure seekers and avid trekkers. 

So you have to be fit physically as well as mentally. In addition to challenges and adventure, It is full of panoramic views of the Himalayas, astonishing beauty of mountains, serene environment, soothing green meadows. Therefore, Bali Pass Trek is a perfect offbeat destination for travel lovers who want to spend some quality time in the lap of nature.

What is special about Bali Pass trekking?

BALI PASS TREK ITINERARY

  • Pick up from prince chowk near railway station at 7:00 AM
  • Drive to Sankri 
  • Arrival at Sankri by evening
  • Welcome and team briefing followed by dinner
  • Overnight stay in guest house/homestay
  • Drive to Taluka road head after breakfast
  • Trek starts from Taluka. Trek through a forest cover and cross Supin River
  • Enough water sources on the way to refill your water bottles
  • Dinner followed by rest.
  • Overnight in camps 
  • Start your trek after breakast
  • Today’s trek is along the Ruinsara River, you will get to witness the confluence of Ruinsara and Har ki Dun river
  • Ample sources of water and packed lunch will be provided for the day
  • Dinner followed by rest
  • Overnight in camps
  • Today’s trail is of moderate ascend. Start your trek after breakfast
  • Packed lunch will be provided for the day
  • Get views of Black peak and bandarpoonch peak
  • Todays camp site is at a walking distance from Ruinsara lake
  • Overnight in camps
  • Leave the camp site after breakfast
  • Today you get to witness Swargarohini Peak
  • The trail today is steep
  • Reach camp site around lunch
  • Acclimatisation walk in evening 
  • Overnight in camps
  • Today is a thrilling day as you will be trekking on a mountain ridge with steep ascend
  • Carry enough water as no water source available today
  • Packed lunch will be provided
  • Overnight stay in tents
  • Today you will cross Bali pass
  • Steep descend after crossing the pass
  • Carry enough water from camp site
  • packed lunch on the way
  • overnight in camps
  • Easy and well defined trail
  • Today you visit Yamunotri Temple
  • From Yamunotri temple descend down to Janki Chatti and drive back to Dehradun
1. Medical Certificate and insurance is mandatory for this trek. You need to submit your Medical certificate, Trek Insurance and Aadhar card at least 15 days before the start date of your trek

Essentials to carry with you on Bali Pass Trek

  • Backpack/Ruck Sack (at least 55 Litres) and a small day bag ( upto 15 litres) for summit day
  • Poncho/Raincoat and Rain Cover for Ruck Sack
  • 2 Quick Dry T-shirts (preferably Full Sleeves) and Track Pants
  • Warm Jacket preferably a down jacket or an equivalent heavy jacket to protect from cold at night
  • Comfortable Shoes with a good grip and ankle support. We recommend Quechua Forclaz 100 or similar shoe
  • A pair of fleece jacket or fleece upper
  • Good Thermals for insulation at night
  • Lip Balm and Cold Cream
  • Sun Cap or Sunscreen (SPF 30+)
  • Dark Sunglasses. People who wear spectacle may use photochromatic lenses in their spects
  • 2 pair of warm socks and at least 2 pair of normal cotton socks
  • 1 Pair of slippers/Sandals
  • Woolen Cap and Gloves for night
  • Toiletries – Light Towel,Tooth brush, Tooth paste, Liquid soap, Hand Sanitizers, Slippers, Light Towel, Toilet Roll (Avoid wet tissues as they are not eco friendly)
  • Torch or Headlamp with extra pair of batteries
  • Personal Medical Kit
  • Water bottle 1 L or Hydration bag 2 L
  • Other personal accessories – Camera, Tripod, mobile charger, power banks(as there will be no electricity during the trek)

Note:

  • Being a high altitude trek, Bali Pass trek is suitable for climbers with good physical condition and stamina.
  • This is a tentative itinerary which may change as per weather conditions
  • We expect you to carry your rucksacks, in case if you want them to be carried by mules back pack offloading charge up to Rs. 300/bag/day is applicable
  • In case of any natural calamity the company will not be able to refund the trip charges, for more details check our cancellation policy

Journey Through Majestic Landscapes on Bali Pass Trek with the searching souls

The Bali Pass trek is a unique experience for those seeking the raw grandeur of the Himalayas. This exhilarating trail connects Har Ki Dun valley with Yamunotri, offering an almost exploratory journey. Along the way, trekkers will pass through the serene Ruinsara Valley and the lush meadows of Devsu Thach, where the undisturbed beauty of nature will captivate them.

As the Bali Pass trek progresses, the scenery transforms from verdant greenery to an alpine zone. At an altitude of 16,207 ft, the Bali Pass Trek presents a 360-degree panoramic view of the Bandarpoonch, Kalanag, and Swargarohini peaks. However, it’s important to note that this reward comes at a cost, as the trek is challenging and recommended for experienced trekkers only.

Is Bali pass trek for me? Here are all the reasons why you should plan you next trek to Bali pass:

  • The Bali Pass trek begins with a visit to the ancient villages of Gangad and Osla, where the Himachali architecture of the temples at Osla is particularly captivating.
  • The Bali Pass trek continues with a surprise at the alpine meadows of Devsu Thach in the middle of the Ruinsara Forest. The setting is picture-perfect, with tall trees and the peaks of Swargarohini and Kalanag in the background, making it an ideal spot for camping.
  • The trail from Devsu Thach to Ruinsara Lake is both beautiful and challenging, with a narrow valley and an array of alpine flowers across the riverbank.
  • The Ruinsara Lake itself is a special glacial lake, surrounded by the beautiful mountain ranges of Swargarohini. The meadows around the lake are pristine and peaceful.
  • The Bali Pass trek also includes a challenging approach to the pass, which is best done in either the pre- or post-monsoon seasons. Trekkers who enjoy high-altitude pass traverses will feel at home.

History has it…..

The Bali Pass Trek derives its name from Bali, the legendary monkey king who ruled over the Kishkindha mountain and triumphed over even the infamous demon Ravan, as celebrated in the Indian festival of Dusshera. Although Bali holds great significance in Hindu mythology, it is unclear why a pass in Uttarakhand, located in the north of India, bears his name since Kishkindha mountain is situated in south India, specifically Karnataka. 

Upon inquiry, we were informed that Bali had journeyed through these mountains and vanquished a demon at Odari, hence the pass was named after him.

Safety with TSS

The Searching Souls has always considered safety as the utmost priority in their treks. We Have a “Zero Negligence” approach toward safety. As a result, we have taken the following steps.

Medical Tents: TSS is the Only Company in the Country that Pitches dedicated Medical Tents to The Slopes at all their Campsites. The Medical Tents consist of a Stretcher, Oxygen Cylinder, First Aid Kits, Oxymeters, and a few other facilities depending on the Slope and the nature of The Terrain.

Qualified Trek leaders: All Our Trek Leaders are Qualified From the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering and have thorough knowledge and experience of the Mountains.

Emergency Planning: Team TSS always plans a step ahead in the Mountains as we believe anything at any time can happen in the Mountains, All Our trek leaders, Camp managers, and Cooks are aware of what should be the Course of Action in case of Medical Emergency and Natural Calamities.

TSS Support Team: Safety in the Mountains begins at Home, Proper Planning and preparation are Key in any Mountain Trek. TSS Support Team is always available and will help you prepare better for the Trek through their Expert Knowledge and Guidance.

TSS Jumbo Bags: For executive travelers seeking adventure, trekking is a popular way to explore unfamiliar terrain and find inner peace. However, selecting the right equipment can be crucial to ensure safety and comfort during the journey. TSS recognizes this and offers a solution with their MY JUMBO BAG – BUDDY, which includes all necessary gear for a high-altitude trek at an affordable price. 

The company also emphasizes the importance of quality equipment in ensuring a successful and memorable trek, while cautioning against overpriced or unnecessary items. With TSS, travelers can confidently embark on their trek, knowing they have a reliable companion in their trek bag. Are you tired of spending a fortune on expensive trekking equipment? Look no further than MY JUMBO BAG – BUDDY.

How to reach the base camp of Sankri?

Sankri, a charming village that boasts stunning views of Mt. Swargarohini, is an ideal destination for business travelers seeking to unwind amidst natural beauty. During the winter season from December to February, Sankri is covered in snow, adding to its allure.

The journey to Sankri commences from Dehradun, the capital of the region, which is located 197 km away and takes approximately 10 hours to reach, with an elevation gain of 1950 m. You can reach Dehradun by: 

Air: The nearest airport to Dehradun is the Jolly Grant Airport, which is located around 25 km away from the city center. It is well-connected to major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Kolkata. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Dehradun.

Train: Dehradun has its railway station which is well-connected to major cities in India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai. The Dehradun Shatabdi Express is a popular train that connects the city with Delhi. From the railway station, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach your destination in Dehradun.

Road: Dehradun is well-connected to major cities in North India through a network of roads. National Highway 7 and 72 pass through the city, which makes it easily accessible from nearby towns and cities. You can either take a bus or hire a taxi to reach Dehradun by road.

The last 22 km to Sankri is a highlight as it passes through the famous Govind National Park, which is home to a diverse range of exotic flora and fauna. The roads may be rough and bumpy in some sections, but the breathtaking views of the dense conifer forests, Tons river valley, and scattered apple orchards make up for it.

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