Bali Pass Trek

Bali pass trek is an old trek, starts from the Tons river valley to the Yamuna waterway valley.

Bali pass trek is an old trek, starts from the Tons river valley to the Yamuna waterway valley. The beauty of Bali Pass Trek encourages trekkers during the storm season when the snow melts and the pass is easy to reach from both sides. The pass can be reach more comfortably from the Har-ki-Dun valley as the slope is not so hard and gives great time for the trekkers to adapt to the elevation. The trek begins from Sankri and goes through the Govind National Park, which is well known for its wild life. It additionally offers best chance to visit the lake at Ruinsara in transit and explore the less walked path over Yamunotri that goes to Yamunotri sanctuary. Bali pass trek itinerary provides you less hectic trek. The peaks close to the lake are a perfect spot to rest and explore the nearest pinnacles and passes. Another best part about this trek is it gives the experience of walking on the splendid landscape. The zone is encompassed by Banderpoonch range and another part shows well known pinnacles like Kalanag, Banderpoonch West and Ruinsara. This area was made famous by Jack Gibson, an educator at the Doon school in the late 1940s.

Trek Itinerary : Bali Pass Trek

Day 1 : Reach Sankri

Altitude : 6,455 Ft.

Time taken : 8 to 9 hrs drive

On our first day we will head from Dehradun to Sankri, and it takes 9 to 10 hrs to reach. We cross Mussoorie, Kempty Fall, Nain Bagh, Naugaon, Purola, Mori and Netwada. As we drive from Dehradun so we can take a halt in Mussoorie or Kempty fall for some snacks. Mussoorie is an eye pleasing hills station we cross, and Kampty fall is the another known destination to see. While we will take a halt for snacks, we can witness the view along with some pictures.

Day 2 :Sankri (1,920 m) to Seema (2,560 m) via Taluka (2,050 m).

Altitude : 6,299 Ft.

Time Taken : 5 to 6 hrs trek

Trek Gradient : Easy to Moderate.

Water sources : Carry your own water bottles.

On our 2nd day we will drive till Taluka and from where the trek to Seema camp will start. We have to walk upward in little patches that won’t be so hard but you need to be cautions, where the way is of sand, and big stones. We will walk along Supin River into pine, and walnut trees. We will be able to interact with villagers as well. We are going to cross couple of streams that merge with Supin River. Now we continue to trek for an hour or two then the village Osla opens up its perspective to you. Seema is a small place opposite to Osla where we are going to settle out camps to tonight

Day 3 : Seema (2,560 m) to Roiltia or Waterfall camp (3,350 m).

Altitude : 10,990 Ft.

Time Taken : 6 to 7 hrs trek

Trek Gradient : Moderate to Difficult.

Water sources : Carry your own water bottles.

On this day we trek from Seema to Roiltia or waterfall camp alongside the Tons River. The trail ascends and goes upon Ruinsara Gad. There will be a walk through the forest, the deep we walk in the forest, the most flabbergasted perspectives we witness. Another eye treating site will be the peak Kalanag, the view of kalanag peak in front of us is so pleasing and admirable. On this day we camp besides the waterfall after a long trek.

Day 4 : Waterfall to Ruinsara Lake (3,600 m).

Altitude : 11,811 Ft.

Time Taken : 2 hrs trek

Trek Gradient : Moderate to Difficult .

Water sources : Carry your own water bottles.

On this day we ascend into the Ruinsara Valley. The whole perspective of the valley is very different from the normal vegetation. We witness the Pine, Rhododendrons, and Birch there. The Ruinsara Lake is known to be the sacred lake for the locals of the valley; this beautiful lake will be our campsite for today. The whole trek will be of 2 to 3 hrs today with the forest view, and the serene vegetation.

Day 5 :Ruinsara Lake - rest and explore.

On this day we explore the whole Ruinsara Lake and other sight scenes. This day is an acclimatization day so that our body won’t get affected by the changing weather while walking till the pass. You can take a long walk; explore the glaciers, and valley. In the evening we come back to our camps by exploring or acclimatizing ourselves.

Day 6 : Ruinsara Lake to Odari (4,100 m).

Altitude :13,451 Ft.

Time Taken : 4hrs

Trek Gradient: Moderate to Difficult

Water Sources : Carry your own water bottles

On this day we trek to Odari from Ruinsara Lake and the trek starts early to reach Odari on time before afternoon. Today’s camp location is so mesmerizing along the glacial site. This is the best location with the best view. The trek today is of 4 to 5 hrs and it is a high elevation which is another different experience we going to have today.

Day 7 :Odari (4,100 m) to upper Dhamni (4,000 m) via Bali pass (4,900 m).

Altitude :16,076 Ft.

Time Taken : Difficult

Trek Gradient: Moderate to Difficult

Water Sources : Carry your own water bottles

On this day we start very early as we have to reach on time to catch the beautiful view. The trekking today is short but it’s all steep climb so it is going to be tiring a bit. You witness a lot of glacier views, and see many peaks one such is Banderpunch. If we trek very early so we can reach the pass by 8 to 9 am in the morning and take an advantage of witnessing the breathtaking view. After exploring the pass we now descend towards Upper Dhamni into the alpine zone.

Day 8 : Upper Dhamni to Yamunotri to JankiChatti (2,400 m).

Altitude :7,874 Ft.

Time Taken :7 to 8 hrs

Trek Gradient: Moderate to Difficult

Water Sources : Carry your own water bottles

On this day we finally trek back to Yamunotri from Upper Dhamni, after reaching Yamunotri we take a visit to sacred Yamunotri shrine and from there goes our ways down to Janki Chatti. Overnight stay in Janki Chatti

Day 9 : Departure from JankiChatti.

On this day we finally take a departure from Janki Chatti. This will be the end of the whole trip and the drive will be of 7 to 8 hrs straight.

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