Bali Pass Trek



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Summary of Bali Pass Trek

Difficulty LevelModerate
Duration8 Days
Start PointSankri
End PointSankri
Bali Pass Altitude/ Bali Pass
⛰16240 ft / 60 Kms

Bali Pass 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 trek starts from Sankri village and Ends at  Jankichatti Yamunotri. Yamunotri temple is the best part of this 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 trek is moderately difficult one and not for beginners because the trail includes crossing through difficult terrains and steep ascents. Therefore, the trek 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 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?

  • The trail being of moderate level difficulty, it requires fitness but a perfect trek for adventure lovers who like to take challenges.
  • Trek to one of the Highest passes of Uttrakhand Himalayan range.
  • Get to wtiness panoramic view of the high Himalayan peaks, glacial lake “Ruinsara” and different varieties of Flora and Fauna.
  • Chance to trek through meadows, pine forest, trails beside a river.
  • The trek offers a complete 360 degree view of mighty Himalayan peaks. Mt. Bandarpoonch, Mt Black peak, Mt. Swargarohini.
  • Chance to cross a pass and visit Yamunotri Dham, One of the Char Dhams of Uttarakhand(Yamunotri, Gangotri,Kedarnath and Badrinath)

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri, 200 Kms Drive

  • Pick up from Dehradun Railway Station at 6:30 AM. Dehradun is well connected with Delhi through railway and road route. Overnight Buses and Trains are available.
  • A 200 km drive to Sankri Via Mussuorie, Kempty Falls, Netwar & Purola.
  • Arrival at Sankri village by evening, Check in Guest house/Hotel. Dinner and rest at the guesthouse/hotel. Quick introduction and briefing about the trek

Day 2: Sankri to Chilurgad via Taluka, 11 Kms Trek

  • Travel to Taluka village from Sankri after the breakfast.
  • A 11 km ascend trek to Chelurgad campsite of passing through pine forest and a river seen flowing beside the trail.
  • Arrival at the campsite, pitch your tents here.
  • An evening acclimatization walk
  • Evening refreshments and snacks post walk.
  • Overnight stay at the camps.

Day 3: Chilurgad to Devsu Bugyal, 7 Kms trek

  • A 7Kms Trek to Devsu Bugyal from the campsite after the breakfast.
  • Enjoy the view of snow clad mountain peaks and meadows.
  • Spent some quality time in the vastness of meadow.
  • Continue trek to reach the campsite and pitch your tents.
  • An evening walk around the campsite
  • Evening refreshments and snacks post walk.
  • Overnight stay at the camps.

Day 4: Devsu bugyal to Ruinsara lake, 12 Kms trek

  • After breakfast, start 12kms trek to Ruinsara lake.
  • Rest and packed lunch on they way to the Lake.
  • Reach the Ruinsara lake in the evening. Pitch your tents here.
  • Ruinsara Tal is a freshwater Lake that lies amidst the pristine peaks and is nestled on the foot of Mt. Kalanag.
  • An evening walk around the campsite followed by snacks.
  • Overnight stay at the camps.

Day 5: Ruinsara lake to Odari camp, 7 Kms trek

  • After breakfast, start 7 kms trek to Odari campsite.
  • Rest and packed lunch on they way to the campsite.
  • Walk along the river and Reach the Odari campsite in the evening. Pitch your tents here.
  • Odari is a rock cave; local shepherd stay here in monsoon season. Here enjoy the majestic views of Mt. Bandarpoonch and Mt. Swargarohini.

Day 6: Odari to Bali pass summit and down to upper Damni campsite, 12 Kms trek

  • Early in the morning after breakfast, start 12 kms trek to Damni campsite after the Bali Pass summit.
  • Today is the most challenging and adventurous trek as the trail is covered with snow, so as to start early(Safety is priority here).
  • Before reaching the summit there are some technical climbs that can be done with the help of our team.
  • From the summit of Bali pass, the view will surely leave you speechless. Thereafter trek down to Damni campsite.
  • Reach the campsite. Overnight stay here

Day 7: Damni campsite to Janki chatti, 12 Kms trek

  • After breakfast, start 12kms trek to Janki chatti via Yamunotri temple.
  • Rest and packed lunch on they way to the Janki chatti.
  • Visit Yamunotri temple on the way and take bathe in hot spring water here.
  • Thereafter trek down to Janki Chatti which is 5 kms from here
  • Reach Janki Chatti and overnight stay at the hotel here.

Day 8: Janki Chatti to Dehradun, 185 Kms drive

  • After breakfast, Travel towards Dehradun.
  • Reach Dehradun in the Evening.

Essentials to carry with you on this 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)
  • Being a high altitude trek, this 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
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