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Bali Pass Trek

Explore Rare Adventures with Bali Pass Trek

Offer Price – INR 17,499/- (DEHRADUN TO DEHRADUN)

Bali Pass Trek is among few treks which offer a variety of experience, yet not known by many. The trek route includes passes through one of the Char Dham Yatra of Hindus, Yamunotri. The trail will pass through the Har Ki Dun valley also traverse through the Ruinsara valley. The Bali Pass summit is one of the high altitudes summits as it ascends to an altitude of 16,207 ft.

Bali Pass is the pass for the people who wish to hike a little differently on the less-traveled paths. During the hike, you pass through the dense forest, cross a few streams, traverse through the wide meadows, walk over the wooden bridges, and finally after proper acclimatization head to the summit while walking over the huge boulder section and not to forget the dense ice you will be walking on.

The STAR of Bali Pass Trek Package

The summit part is the most adventurous thing you’ll encounter on the Bali Pass trek distance. You will walk over 3kms long ridge with 40 to 60 degree incline ascent. Encounter massive snow field and even the ice section. Packed with action, you must pay attention to the guidance of the Trek guide by Moustache Escapes. As hiking over the dense snow will definitely going to be a tricky one. The scissor pattern will work, post reaching the Summit point you will be welcomed by a massive 360 view of the Snow-Capped Himalayan Peaks, the Ruinsara and Yumnotri, and the peaks of Bandarpoonch and Kalanag also the logical route of Saptarishi Kund.

Despite of all these highlights, it’s strange that this trek is still not covered by many. Lucky for you that you won’t find crowded trails and savour the views in peace.

Why one should pick Bali Pass Trekking?

The Bali Pass Trek package is perfect for trekkers who want to continue on the expeditions. Given that it begins in Sankri and ends in Janki Chatti, there will be a variety of scenic terrain changes. Pay a visit to Yamunotri Temple, which is the origin spot of the Yamuna River.

The trail is well-known for its diverse flora and fauna, which includes Black Bears, Blue Sheep, and other significant species. The pass itself is more like a crest than a trough. The last hike to the pass resembles a mountain peak summit, rewarding you with spectacular panoramic views.

Bali Pass Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri

Altitude: 6,455 ft.

Drive: 6-7 hrs. (187 km)

  • Meals Included: Dinner
  • Stay type: Stay at guesthouse on a double /triple sharing basis.
  • Take a shared cab from Dehradun and reach Sankri.
  • Enjoy the ride crossing pine forest section alongside river Yamuna.
  • Reach Sankri, freshen up and step out of the guest house to explore the village on your own.

Day 2: Drive to Taluka and trek to Seema

Altitude: 8,160 ft.

Drive: 12 km

Trek: 10 km (4-5 hours)

  • Meals Included: Breakfast – Lunch – Evening Snacks – Dinner
  • Stay type: Stay in tents on a double /triple sharing basis.
  • Wake up for breakfast and get transferred to Taluka via cab.
  • Start your trek to Bhida ka Thach, descending through a series of forest. Around 15 min into the trek, spot the first cemented bridge over a small stream.
  • Another 15 min cross the second bridge over the stream, a wooden one. You can fill your water bottles from here.
  • Continue trek and you’ll enter the landslide-prone area with river Thamsa running by your side.
  • Keep trekking to reach Osla village, famous for the Someshwar Devta temple (an avatar of Lord Shiva). Have some rest and start again.
  • The trek ascends over the confluence of Thamasa and Ruinsara Rivers, giving view of snowy Dhauladhar range.

Day 3: Seema to Roiltia or waterfall camp

Altitude: 10,016 ft.

Trek: 13 km (6-7 hours)

  • Meals Included: Breakfast – Lunch – Evening Snacks – Dinner
  • Stay type: Stay in tents on a double /triple sharing basis.
  • Enjoy breakfast, listening the symphony of Tamsa River.
  • After half an hour into the trek you’ll see a wooden bridge. From this point the valley divides into two, where one goes for the Ruinsara Lake, Bali Pass on the right, and Har Ki Dun on your left. Take the right.
  • After 40 min of trekking through boulder section, you’ll enter Ruinsara forest. The trail ascends in a sharp manner from here.
  • Spot Har Ki Dun valley down below your point, another 20 min of walk to the plane surface.
  • Pitch the tents near the stream and rest for the day.

Day 4: Waterfall to Ruinsara Tal

Altitude: 11,450 ft.

Trek: 4 km (2-3 hours)

  • Meals Included: Breakfast – Lunch – Evening Snacks – Dinner
  • Stay type: Stay in tents on a double /triple sharing basis.
  • Wake up for breakfast in the meadows of Devsu Thatch.
  • Trek the forest that descends to the wooden bridge across Ruinsara River. You can have the Ruinsara Valley towards your right.
  • Post the wooden bridge the trail ascends and levels, you walk over the green pastures.
  • A few more km into the valley, you enter the dense Birch trees towards the Ruinsara Tal. Cross the boulder section and traverse more.
  • You can have the Ruinsara Lake towards the left. The lake is surrounded by meadows aka your campsite with Swargarohini Peaks backdrop.
  • Have your hot meals at the campsite and retire for the day.

Day 5: Acclimatization at Ruinsara Lake

Altitude: 11,450 ft.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast – Lunch – Evening Snacks – Dinner
  • Stay type: Stay in tents on a double /triple sharing basis.
  • Wake up, freshen up and have breakfast.
  • Stroll nearby meadows and have a view of Black Peak (Kalanag).
  • After the acclimatization walk, head back to the campsite and rest.

Day 6: Ruinsara Lake to Odari

Altitude: 15154 ft., via 13,287 ft.

Trek: 5 km (5-6 hours)

  • Meals Included: Breakfast – Lunch – Evening Snacks – Dinner
  • Stay type: Stay in tents on a double /triple sharing basis.
  • Wake up to a chilly morning. Freshen up and have your breakfast.
  • The trail today will offer great views of the Ruinsara and Kyarkoti Valley. You walk through the landslide-prone area on your left.
  • Start early as it becomes easy to cross the river on the way. Keep walking straight towards the snow moraine while keeping the Ruinsara Lake on the left.
  • The view of Kyarkoti on the left and the Swargarohini peaks behind you are majestic, from this point the campsite is a 30 km walk over the slippery snow patch.
  • Arrive at campsite, have food and rest.

Day 7: Odari to Upper Dhamni via Bali Pass

Altitude: 16,207 ft. and to 11,076 ft.

Trek: 14 km (9-10 Hours)

  • Meals Included: Breakfast – Lunch – Evening Snacks – Dinner
  • Stay type: Stay in tents on a double /triple sharing basis.
  • Wake up, have breakfast, and start the trek.
  • Trek around 45 to 90 min, to cover the Bali pass trek height.
  • At the Summit point, get 360 view of Ruinsara, Yamunotri, and the massive view of Bandarpoonch (White Peak) and Kalanag (Black Peak).
  • Post the Summit session, look down onto the Yamunotri side for a connecting ridge, the point from where you will descend. The first 70 m section of descending will be done with the help of a rope, the second section of descending can be done with sliding.
  • Cross the boulder section and descend down towards the base camp. Please pay attention to the trek guide and move cautiously.
  • Enter the forest of the Upper Dhamini and join the steep descent to the lower Damini.
  • After reaching the Upper Dhamini campsite, have your meals and retire for the day.

Day 8: Upper Dhamini to Yumnotri to Jaan Ki Chatti

Altitude: 7,874 ft.

Trek: 16 km (7-8 hours)

  • Meal Included: Breakfast
  • Stay Type: Stay in a guest house on a sharing basis
  • Wake up for breakfast and continue trekking for easy descent to Jaan Ki Chatti.
  • Make a quick visit to the famous shrine of Yamunotri.
  • Later, follow the conventional pilgrim trail to Janki Chatti.
  • Overnight stay in guesthouses in Janki Chatti.

Day 9: Back to Dehradun

  • Meal Included: Breakfast
  • Post breakfast, board your return cab to Dehradun.
  • The trek ends here.

Things to Carry on Bali Pass Trek

1. Shirts / T-shirts –2/3, Jeans / Trekking Pants -2

2. Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) preferably with a hood

3. Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater

4. Thermal inner wear (upper & lower), Scarf/muffler (optional)

5. Woollen cap, Woollen gloves, Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)

6. Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (Waterproof shoes with a thick sole are recommended)

7. Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers

8. Raincoat / Poncho, Small quick dry towel

9. Water bottle (sturdy ones, no empty Bisleri bottles!!)

10. Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face

11. Sun glasses (polarized/UV Protected), Walking stick / Trekking pole

12. Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm, Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)

13. Medicines, if requiring any specific medication

14. Personal toiletries

15. Day pack/small bag in case if you are planning to offload your regular backpack

16. Hand Sanitizer17. Extra face masks.

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