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       BALI PASS – RUINSARA TAL – YAMUNOTRI PASS TREK 


bali pass- yamunotri trek

This trekking trip for adventurous nature lovers, keen to explore a remote Himalayan valley, has all the classic attractions: ascending gentle trails through luxuriant oak and conifer forest and past traditional Hindu mountain villages to the alpine meadows where mountain peaks soar above Hari- Ki - Doon (the Valley of Gods). From the high Bali Pass, which is also being called as the Yamunotri Pass, the Ruinsara Tal-Yamunotri Pass Trek brings the camping bizarre by the side of the Ruinsara Tal (lake) for an outstanding experience. The valley is dominated by Swargarohini (6252 mtrs). Though less known than the famed Valley of Flowers in the Indian Himalaya, the Valley of Gods boasts richness in the variety of flora. Situated in the upper catchment basin of the Tons River, Hari-ki-dun is one of the most fascinating and least visited areas of the Garhwal Himalaya.

The region which is cloaked in mystery at an altitude of 3566 m brings a great challenge to the adventurers to the land of the Pandavas lying along the Fateh Parvat at the western part of Uttarkashi. The Har Ki Doon Mountain Trekking will take you to the source of the Karmanasha stream which meets the Obragaad stream below a village named Sankri or Saur, to form the supine river which unites with the Rupin River flowing from Himachal Pradesh, at Netwar, to become the Tons River – a major tributary of the Yamuna River.


Highlights

  • Ascend the 4800 m Bali Pass.

  • Trek in Govind National Park famous for its bird-life and flora.

  • Trek to the lovely Ruinsara Lake.

  • Mussoorie the Queen of Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand

  • Interact with local shepherds.

Quick itinerary

Day 01: Delhi – Haridwar – Dehradun – Mussoorie (Train/ drive 7 hrs.)

Day 02: Mussoorie - Sankari - Taluka (160 km. / Drive 8 hrs.)

Day 03: Taluka - Osla / Seema (2559 mt. / Trek 14 km./6 hrs.)

Day 04: Osla - Har Ki Doon(3506mt. /Trek 14 km./6 hrs.)

Day 05: Har Ki Dun - Borasu Pass - Har Ki Doon (6 km. / 4 hrs.)

Day 06: Har-ki-Dun - Dev Sach (14 km. /6 hrs.)

Day 07: Dev Sach - Ruinsara Lake (3500 mt. /Trek12 Km. /6 hrs.)

Day 09: Ruinsara Lake –Udiyari (3700mt. /Trek 10 km./ 6 hrs.)

Day 10: Udiyari –Bali Pass Base Camp (4500mt. /Trek 8 km./7 hrs. (IN SNOW)

Day 11: Bali Base - Bali Pass (4800 mt.) – Damini (3250 mt/Trek 15km. /7 hrs.)

Day 12: Damini – Yamunotri Temple – Jankichatti – Barkot (1650 mt./Trek18 km./drive 38 km./ 9 hrs.)

Day 13: Barkot – Mussoorie – Dehradun – Delhi ( Drive 198 km./train 250 km./10 hrs.)

 

Itinerary

 

BALI PASS -RUINSARA LAKE TREK

 

Day 01: DELHI – HARIDWAR – DEHRADUN - MUSSOORIE (Train/Drive 7hrs.)
On arrival Delhi pick- and transfer to Train station at New Delhi 05 hrs. Train to Dehradun 01 hrs. Drive to Mussoorie (the Queen of hill at Garhwal Himalayas – India).Free day in Mussoorie, visit & Explore with the company guide, Gun Hill by ropeway to have a panoramic view of Himalayan massif of Western Garhwal Himalayas regions and walk along the ridge. Overnight in Hotel & Dinner.

Day 02: MUSSOORIE – SANKARI – TALUKA (1945 mt./ Drive 173 km./Drive 8hrs.)
Today we drive from Mussoorie to Sankari- Taluka, which is our starting point of trek. The route from Mussoorie goes down to Yamuna Bridge at Yamuna river and further to Natwar at Tons valley. Natwar which is an doorway of The Govind Wildlife Sanctuary. It is located in Purola tehsil of Uttarakashi district of Garhwal- Himalayas. This wildlife sanctuary has a large number of mammal species: Snow leopard, Black bear, Brown bear and Musk deer etc. Overnight in Gust House or tents & Dinner.

Day 03: TALUKA – OSLA/SEEMA (2559 mt./Trek 14 km./6hrs.)
Taluka is the starting point of our trek. Start trekking with packed lunch to Seema (Osla 2260m) 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, which is a path with beautiful views, or just trek along the Karmanasha stream. Both the routes meet at Gangaar village.

Day 04: OSLA – HAR KI DOON (3506mt./Trek 12 km./6hrs.)
Early breakfast in the morning, today we will trek 12 km. to Har-ki-Doon on a gradual ascent that offers excellent views of the snow-covered mountains and vast valleys with huge waterfalls. The area is home to a number of rare species of Himalayan birds and flowers, and is full of birch and spruce. After the last steep climb of approximately 200mt, you have the grassy field of Har-ki-Doon divided by the clear and calm Karmanasha stream. The beautiful Swargarohini stands tall overlooking this Valley of God. Overnight in Tents & Dinner.

Day 05: HAR KI DUN – BORASU PASS – HAR KI DOON (6 km./4hrs.)
An ideal base for exploring the valley. Morning after breakfast trek ascend gradually towards Borasu Pass. Which divides Har Ki Doon with Sangla Valley in Himachal Pradesh. We wind our way high above the valley to pass and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Later afternoon we retrace down to campsite. Overnight Tents & Dinner.

Day 06: HAR KI DOON – DEV SACH (3000 mt./Trek 14 km./6hrs.)
From Hari-ki-Doon, we go back down the trail but then take the route to Dev Sach, a large meadow where local Gujjar shepherds graze their buffalo. Overnight in Tents & Dinner.

Day 07: DEV SACH – RUINSARA TAL (LAKE) (3500 mt./Trek 12 Km./6hrs.)
From Dev Sach we walk towards to Ruinsara Lake. The trail takes us through mixed forest and meadows of flowers as well as some beautiful waterfalls. It is a delightful walk through the pine, fir, and juniper to the Lake, considered sacred by the local villagers. Surrounded by rhododendrons and shadowed by the impressive Swargarohini range. Overnight in tents & Dinner.

Day 09: RUINSARA TAL – BALI UDIYARI (3700 mt./Trek 10 km./6hrs.)
This is again a beautiful day for walking. We descend a bit cross the river and then walk up through delightful grasslands to reach the spectacular meadows of Thangi. At Thangi we spend some time with the shepherds and savour the very impressive views. From here it’s a steep ascend to the campsite at Bali Udiyari.Overnight in Tents & Dinner.

Day 10: BALI UDIYARI – BALI PASS BASE CAMP (4500mt./Trek 8 km./7hrs. (IN SNOW)
Today we steadily climb to foot or base of Bali pass. A majestic trio of Kalanag, Bander Punch and Swargarohini peaks stands in front of base camp. Overnight in Tents & Dinner.

Day 11: BALI BASE CAMP – BALI PASS 4800 mt.) - DAMINI (3250 mt/Trek 15 km./7hrs.)
Today is a long tiring day. We negotiate the Bali Pass today and cross it to reach the Yamunotri valley. Altitude and snow makes it tiring, but interesting at the same time. Guide's advice needs to be strictly followed, so is the importance here to have an able and knowledgable guide.As we start, we begin with climb and that ends once we reach the top.. With decent speed, it takes us about 3 hours to reach the pass top climbing on the snow. Once on top, enjoy grand views offered by the top. All the mountains nearby reaveal itself - Swargarohini, Banderpoonch and Kalanaag. You see both the sides of the valley from here... The pass top is spacious and weather permitting, we do spend some good time here.

Day 12: DAMINI – YAMUNOTRI TEMPLE – JANKICHATTI – BARKOT (1650 mt./Trek18 km./Drive 38 km./9hrs.)
Take a short walk from Damini to the renowned Yamunotri temple, say your prayers and stroll down to Janki Chatti to catch the vehicle going to Barkot.

Day 13: BARKOT – MUSSOORIE – DEHRADUN – DELHI (Drive 198 km./train 250 km./10hrs.)
After Breckfast day explore the Mussoorie or Dehradun late evening the train departure to Delhi. Transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Hotel.


Trip Cost

         BALI PASS TREK

            

Required Persons

02 – 04

04 – 06

06- 10

Trip cost

 

 

 

  

 

  Cost Includes:

 

 

    • Transport from Delhi to Haridwar / Rishikesh & back by AC train coach.
    • Accommodation will be provided throughout the trip as mentioned in the itinerary on twin sharing basis     
    • Twin Share accommodation in tents with foam sleeping pads entire the trek.
    • Meals: As per itinerary, Tea /coffee, snacks & drinking boiled water during the trek. All meals would be vegetarian,the food would be a mix of Indian, Chinese & Local.
    • Entrance fees, Camping fees & Trekking Permit with all applicable taxes entire the trek.
    • All group climbing gear like ropes, anchors, slings etc. and individual climbing kit which would be hired  - e.g. climbing   boots, ice-axes, crampons and gaiters
    • All camping arrangements on the trek with a mess tent, tables & stools,toilet tent etc.
    • Experienced local mountain guide, cook and assistants .
    • Porters: For carrying rations, trekking equipments, personal gear of the clients (one bag not weighing more than 10 kgs).
    • Medical Kit.
    • Includes 4.2% of Service tax on total cost.

 

  Cost excludes:

   

    • Items of personal clothing.
    • Any arrangements in Delhi( Meal/Stay)
    • Air Fares, Visas, Insurance, Airport taxes, laundry, phone calls, beverages and bottled water, Souvenirs and other expenses of a personal nature.
    • Tips for guides, cooks & porters.
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control...

 

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