7N/8D Bali Pass Trek
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The Bali Pass trek is a popular choice among travelers due to its diverse range of experiences. This 8-day trek offers stunning sights such as the Alpine Lake of Ruinsara, meadows that overlook Swargarohini peak and Bandarpunch ranges, snow-capped mountains, high altitude summits, and serene riverside camps. Additionally, the trek provides opportunities to encounter fascinating wildlife. Overall, this adventure promises to be a truly worthwhile experience.
- Enjoy walking through the dense forests of bamboo and deodar.
- Spend time in Debshu Bugyal, the alpine meadow which beautifies the Bali Pass Trek.
- Spot some endangered bird species like golden eagle and the black eagle on this trek.
- Witness unique and gorgeous Himalayan Monal in the forest.
- Soak in the beauty as you witness peaks of Kala Nag, Bandarpunch and Dhundhar Khai from Ruinsara Lake.
- Stay in Odari, a cave believed to have been the home of Bali.
- Witness beautiful views of Swargarohini 1 & 2 from Odari.
- Enjoy an adventurous trek from Odari to Bali Col Camp and Bali Pass.
- Enjoy the 360-degree view of the Swargarohini and Bandarpunch Peaks and also the Yamunotri Valley.
- After breakfast, leave from Dehradun by car. On your way to Sankri, you will cross places
like Musoorie, Kempty waterfalls and Nainbagh. Sankri is situated in the Govind Wildlife
Sanctuary and is surrounded by the peaks of Swargarohini. Enjoy your time in Sankri as
you witness the view of the sun setting behind the Greater Himalayas.
Overnight stay in Sankri.
- Wake up early in the morning and drive to Taluka while passing through the dense forests
of bamboo and deodar and beautiful water streams.
- Begin your walk from Taluka to Seema, a distance of 12 km, through a stone-way descending to the river bed. The path to Seema crosses through rocky surfaces, traditional wooden bridges and stunning lush trails. You will cross through Osla, known for its picturesque wooden houses. You will also spot Himalayan Monal bird, if you keep a lookout in the forest. Overnight stay in tents.
- After breakfast, walk on the Supin river. The trail climbs and gets steeper as you reach Debshu Bugyal. As you reach Debshu Bugyal, there will be boulders along the route. Take
a break here as Bugyal is a huge 2km long pastureland. You can see the meadows from
- Spend a relaxing night in tents at RainBasera. You can spend some time soaking in nature’s charm next to riverbed boulders.
- Get ready for an exciting day on your trek to Ruinsara Lake. Ruinsara Lake is an alpine tarn surrounded by lush Rhododendron trees with distinct pink blooms in the summers.
Ruinsara lake is one of the trio of lakes in the Garhwal region, the others being Marinda
and Maldaru. Enjoy the beautiful views of meadows and snow-capped mountains. The
beautiful range of peaks like Kala Nag, Bandarpunch and Dhundhar Khai will be a
- Spend overnight camping near the lake.
- After breakfast, start your trek to Odari. The trek descends towards the Supin river and
will pass through forests and rivers. Odari is a cave which is believed to have been the
home of Bali, Lord Krishna’s brother. From the cave, you can also see Swargarohini and
after lunch, Your trek leader will offer you some training sessions.
- Overnight stay in Odari.
- After breakfast, leave Odari for Bali col camp.
The trek from Odari to Bali Col Camp is 5 km and the camp is situated at an altitude of
15,100 ft. It is a short but steep climb up to the Pass where you also see a lot of glacial
debris and loose rocks. The trek is difficult as the stones get scattered along the trail. Take
necessary precautions to avoid complications due to altitude. Night-time temperatures
sometimes also drop below zero degrees.
- Overnight stay in a tent in Bali col camp
- This is considered as the summit day. Have a good breakfast and get ready for this long
day when you cross the Bali Pass to reach lower Dhamni. The path to Bali Pass is steep
and covered in snow You reach the summit after a steep climb for 2 to 3 hours. Upon
reaching the summit, take in the 360-degree view of the Swargarohini and Bandarpunch
peaks. You can also see the Yamunotri valley to the right. As the path of this trek can get
confusing, it is highly recommended to be with your Trek leader and follow all
instructions carefully. Because the path after the pass can be confusing, it is important to
stay with a Trek Leader or Guide.
- Upon reaching Lower Dhamni, rest in your tents. Overnight stay in Lower Dhamni.
- This is the last day of your trekking experience. This is the easiest of all, as there will be
mainly descending on the way. It is a cement paved pathway. Jankichatti is the starting
point of the famous Yamunotri Trek and is known for its hot water springs.
- Spend some time resting in your campsite and then leave for Dehradun.
- Veg Meals
- Expert Instructor
- Camping Tent
- Sleeping Bag / Mattresses
- Kitchen & Dining Tent
- Toilet Tent
- Crampon/ Microspikes/ Gaitors
- Permits & Fees
- First Aid Kits
- Oxygen Cylinder
- Cook/ Support Staff
- Transportation from Dehradun To Sankri
- Transportation from Sankri To Dehradun
- This trip covers locations based on high altitude and not recommended for people with asthma or other breathing concerns.
- The trek is not recommended for people below the age of 18 years.
- Keeping your safety first, if the weather is poor, the event may be delayed or postpone, and an alternative time slot will be suggested.
- Please carry an ID proof and passport size photo.
- Kindly read all sections in attachment to know more about the trip.
- Kindly pay full attention to the briefing provided and follow all guidelines as recommended.
- Trekking is to immerse oneself in nature, so please expect basic facilities.
- Electricity may be available only at a few locations.
- Package includes vegetarian meals only.
- Vendor details will be shared post booking. Please co-ordinate with vendor on reporting time & location.
- We will confirm your booking within 24 hours.
- In case of non-availability for the date, our team will contact you to work out the best possible dates. Kindly bear with us as this industry does not work with real-time inventory views from vendor partners.
- If you wish to cancel before receiving a confirmation, you will receive a 100% refund.
- Full Refund– If cancelled before 7 days of the scheduled date.
- No Refund– If cancelled within 7 days of the scheduled date.
- If participants are unable or refuse to go through with the experience at the site, no refund will be applicable.
- 100% at the time of booking.
Rescheduling is subject to availability.
Once the cancellation window ends, rescheduling cannot be done.
Each booking allows for a maximum of two rescheduling opportunities. After which, no further changes can be made to the booking.
Any price differences resulting from rescheduling, such as changes in seasonal rates or availability, will be applicable and will be communicated to the customer during the rescheduling process.
In the event that a customer requests a rescheduling but fails to attend the newly scheduled appointment, it will be considered a missed appointment, and our standard cancellation policy will apply
- The best time to go for this trek is from March to June and September to December. This is one of the few trails that offers you the delight of crossing a Himalayan Pass. You will be able to witness the confluence of Tons and Ruinsara River. This trek offers a 360-degree view of the Bandarpoonch and Kalanag peaks. You will also be able to gaze at the Alphine zones and experience the village culture of Osla and Gangad.
- The starting point for this trek is Dehradun. You can reach here directly by train or by flight. Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport situated in Dehradun. You can also take a bus to reach Dehradun.
- The maximum altitude of this trek is 16,200 ft.
- Please read the “What to carry” section on the product details page.
- The difficulty level for this trek is moderate, with the highest altitude reaching 16,200 ft and a total distance of 60 km. If you are not someone who exercises regularly, it is recommended that you begin working out at least a month before the trek to prevent any discomfort. If you can complete a 5-kilometer run within 30 minutes, your endurance should be considered satisfactory. Preparing yourself by running and engaging in cardio exercises can also be helpful.
- This is a moderate to hard trek. To prepare yourself physically, it’s advisable to start working out at least a month before the trek. Incorporate cardio and running exercises into your daily routine along with stretching to strengthen your muscles and increase flexibility. If you can jog 5 km in 30 minutes, it indicates that your stamina is good enough for the trek.
- The total trek distance is 60 kms and the time it will take you to complete the same is 7-8 hours a day.
- In case you are sick and not able to complete the trek, you will be sent down to the base camp depending on the circumstances. Kindly note that a refund or reschedule for the same is not applicable. Any extra expenses incurred during this transfer will be borne by the traveler.
- Full Refund– If cancelled before 7 days of scheduled date.
- No Refund– If cancelled within 7 days of scheduled date.
- If participants are unable to or refuse to go through with the experience at site, no refund will be applicable.
- The payment policy is 100% at the time of booking.
- Refunds are subjected to the cancellation policies . All refunds will be processed in 10 business days to the source account.
- In case of extreme bad weather, government restriction or political disturbance, if any activity is cancelled; then the operator will suggest the best possible alternative. However, a cash refund is not applicable. In case of a change in itinerary due to weather, any additional expenses will be borne by the traveler.