Trip Overview

Connecting Yamunotri and Har Ki Dun Valley Bali Pass trek at an altitude of 16240 ft. is a difficult trek meant for seasoned trekkers only. Bali Pass trek starts from Sankri village in Uttarakhand and ends at Janki Chatti. This trek offers splendid panoramic views of Bandarpoonch, Kalanag, and Swargarohini peaks.

The alpine meadows of Dev Thach in the middle of the Ruinsara forest is something to look out for. The Ruinsara lake has unmatched beauty and grandeur with a mythological story associated with it. The Bali Pass trek should be in the list of trekkers who wish to experience the nature at its best and push their limits.

The best months to do Bali Pass trek are from May to June and from September to October. With challenging terrains, steep ascents and descents, exhilarating pass crossing, and narrow trails, one has to have a very good physical and mental endurance to undertake this trek successfully.

Considered as one of the most unexplored trails in the Indian Himalayas, the Bali Pass Trek is for adventurists who wish to pursue offbeat treks.

Trip Itinerary

The trip which leads you to the Har Ki Dun Trek will start from Dehradun Railway Station with a morning pick up at 7.00 AM. We will drive to Sankri, via Mussourrie, alongside the Yamuna and Tons rivers.

The drive also passes by beautiful pine forests. On reaching Sankri, we will explore the scenic hamlet to prepare for the trek that lies ahead. That is it for the first day of Har ki Dun Trek. Over-night stay at Sankri.

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Early morning drive from Sankri to Taluka in a Taxi. The time taken for the drive is about 1 hour. Taluka is the starting point of our trek. After Breakfast at Taluka, we will start trekking with packed lunch for Seema Camp (2560 M) on an even surface through thick forests of chestnuts, walnuts, willows, chinars and a variety of conifer trees. You will find a few waterfalls on the way. You could either opt for the steep climb of Dhaatmeer village or just trek along the Karmanasha stream. Both the routes meet at Gangaar village. Reach Seema Campsite by late afternoon. Overnight stay in tents.

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Today also, the trek is along the Supin river. First milestone is Debshu Bugyal, from where we will get a magnificent view of Kala Nag or Black Peak. After crossing Debshu Bugyal, we will descend through the forest with loose stones and sandy path to the river. We will cross the Supin river through a bridge. After crossing the bridge, we will again ascend with the Supin river flowing now on our right. There are a couple of tricky sections with slippery path where we might have to take a diversion. Trek along the river until we reach our campsite, which is by the side of the river. Overnight stay in Camps.

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This will be our last day when we walk along the Supin river. Today we will reach Ruinsara Tal by afternoon. Ruinsara is a lovely lake surrounded by meadows and rhododendron bushes. The trail is not difficult but it is tiring. The campsite is beautiful and we will have a chance to stay in wooden huts instead of camps. On one side of our camps is tiny lake of Ruinsara and on the other side is Supin River. The view from the campsite is mesmerising. On the south-west of Ruinsara Tal is Yamuna Kanta, the pass which takes you to Yamunotri and is rated as a difficult trek. To the east is the majestic Banderpooch Peak (6,387 m). The views of Dhumdhar Kandi (5,873 m) to the east, and Kala Nag (6,387m) and White Peak (6,102m) to the south-east are spectacular.

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Today is a short and easy trek of about 4 km. Initially we descend down to Supin river through the dense vegetation. Crossing the river through a bridge, we will then ascend to a small meadow and then head south east along the river. After a trek of 3 kms or so the trail meanders towards south west. Walking for a kilometre from here brings us to our campsite Odari. Odari means a naturally made rock cave. According to folklore, it is believed that Bali (Hanuman’s brother) stayed in this cave for one night. The views from the campsite are spectacular. In the North East we will have the crystal clear view of mighty peaks of Swargarohini 1 & 2. In the later half of the day the learning sessions will be conducted for the participants on techniques that might be of use in the coming days.

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The day starts with a short hike south west to the base camp, but this hike would not be an easy one. We will have to walk on a mountain ridge with a 60 degree incline full of loose stones. This day is critical as we will be camping at a height of 4678 Metre. It is important to keep yourself active & hydrated to avoid chances of getting AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). The temperature will drop to subzero levels increasing the difficulty many folds. Acclimatisation also takes longer at such heights. Overnight stay in camps.

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Today is the day because we will cross the Bali Pass (4950 m) and reach our next and also the last campsite, Lower Dhamni. We head south east towards the pass. Today’s trek will be longer and the most challenging one. We will break camps and start trekking early in the morning at around 6 AM. The trail upto the pass remains full of snow which will require using the techniques learnt earlier. It will take around 2-3 hours to reach the pass from the base camp. Once we reach the pass, enjoy the 360 degree view of peaks such as Swargarohini, Banderpooch, Garhwal ranges and the Yamnotri valley. The most interesting as well as the difficult part of the trek starts after crossing the Bali Pass. We will descend down through a nearly vertical path full of scree and big stones. After crossing this leg, we will come across the goat route. To cross this leg, one needs to be mentally prepared because we will walk on an irregular path which is 6 inches or less wide in some places. After this extremely challenging part, we will rest for a while at a site called Upper Dhamni. After taking rest, we will resume our trek to Lower Dhamni. The path is a confusing one and therefore it is advised to stay with your trek leader and team.

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This will be our last day of trek. Initial trail is through forest which then merges into a cemented path. The trail is 4.5 km long with mild ascent upto Yamunotri. It will take around 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach Yamunotri. After reaching Yamunotri, you may take a dip in the Sulphur hot water springs of Yamnotri. Bathing in the hot water springs will take away the pain in your legs. From the shrine of Yamunotri we will take the regular pilgrims route to Jaan Ki Chatti which is around 5 km. We board the vehicle already waiting for us and drive to Dehradun. The Trip Ends Here.

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Trip Dates

Trip Price

USD 800 Per Person

*Add on USD 120 for Single Sharing Accommodation

Trip Details

What's Included
  • Personal Medicines, Sunscreen lotion, Lip balm, Glucose
  • Couple of water bottles
  • Chocolates, biscuits and nuts:
  • Other essentials: Paper soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb and toilet paper.
  • Jeans/pants
  • Shirts/t-shirts/sweatshirt
  • Sweater, Socks
  • Cap
  • Warm inner
  • Innerwear
  • Handkerchief/towels
  • Slippers
  • Chargers for all the gadgets, cameras and mobile
  • Spare camera batteries
  • Car charger or battery bank
  • 3 socket power strip
  • Enough memory cards to last you the entire trip
  • Torch
  • Registration Certificate (We will provide you)
  • Medical Insurance Card
  • Secondary ID
  • Map and itinerary (We will provide you)

Important Information

E-Visa for India

An e-visa is required for travel to India. Online applications have simplified and made this process easier to use. By going to the E-VISA APPLICATION PROCESS, the official website, you can apply for your e-visa. The application procedure is simple. During your application process, you will be required to enter the address of an Indian company in order to receive your e-visa. This is among the details required to handle your visa application. For the application process to go smoothly, it’s critical that you have all the necessary information and supporting documentation ready before beginning. It’s recommended to take care of your e-visa application well in advance of your travel dates because it’s an important step in organizing your trip to India. In this manner, you can anticipate your trip without worrying about unforeseen circumstances.

Three different types of visas are available for visitors to India through the e-Tourist Visa system, each with a different duration and purpose. Here’s a quick rundown:

1. One-Month e-Tourist Visa: Both individual and group travelers can use this type of visa. It was made available to tourists in groups starting on October 15, 2021, and to individuals starting on November 15, 2021. The 30-day or one-month validity period of the visa permits two entries. It’s crucial to remember that this visa cannot be renewed or changed into another kind.

2. One Year e-Tourist Visa: This visa is issued electronically and is valid for 365 days, or one year, from the date of the ETA award. It allows for several entry into India. For people who want to visit India multiple times in a year without having to renew for a visa, this is the best option.

3. Five Year e-Tourist Visa: This is the ideal choice for people who want to travel for extended periods of time or make several trips over a number of years. Multiple entries are permitted, and it is valid for five years from the date of ETA grant. One significant requirement for holders of the one-year and five-year e-Tourist Visas is that they cannot spend more than 180 days in India overall in any given calendar year.

These visa alternatives give travelers flexibility based on their itinerary, which facilitates the exploration of India’s rich cultural and historical legacy.

Booking Process:

1. Make an Enquiry through Call, Email or WhatsApp.

2. Chose your appropriate trip and travel dates.

3. Share the required doucments (Valid Passport)

4. Make the initial payment as per your trip.

5. Get the confirmation over an email with a voucher.

Conditions for reservations and payments:

When making a reservation, deposit of the trips advance required. The remaining of the total cost must be made prior two weeks of the trips departure.

FAQs

  • A. This trek is moderate and meant for everyone, right from fit/adventurous to seasoned hikers. Bali Pass trek is the best trek for beginners.
  • A. Best time to visit Bali Pass trek is from April to June & October to December month.
  • A. Bali Pass is the highest point of the Bali Pass Trek situated at the height of 4950m.
  • A. Dehradun is around 250km from Delhi by road. So many trains are well connected to Dehradun and as well Haridwar, which is 50km away from Dehradun. The nearest airport is Jolly Grand Airport.
  • A.For a small group of upto 5-6 people we provide Tata sumo or Mahindra Bolero and for a group of more than 10 people we provide 13 seater Tempo Traveller.
  • A. During winters Bali Pass Trek Dayt temperature will be around 8° to 12° and Bali Pass Trek Night it will fall down to -10°
  • A. Trekking shoes are not mandatory but, it will make the trek comfortable. Take a shoe with a good grip and high ankle support. It would be better if the shoes are waterproof.
  • A. During Bali Pass trek the stay will be in hiking tents so there is no provision for a bath on the trek.
  • A. In HBali Pass Trek group size would be around 5-15 people.
  • A. In Bali Pass trek there will be 2 experienced guides depending on the group size.
  • A. Yes, men and women will not be sharing tents, unless on their demand.
  • A. During the trek we provide food 4 times a day i.e. Breakfast, lunch, evening snacks, and dinner.
  • A. We suggest you to carry an original ID card and a photograph during the trek.
  • A. Yes, we do provide Toilet tents during Bali Pass Trek.
  • Yes, Sudden weather changes are expected, we suggest you to always carry a light raincoat or waterproof windcheater/poncho.
  • A. In Bali Pass Trek mobile networks are rarely available and it totally depends upon weather conditions. At Sankri you will get BSNL mobile network. During other locations, you won’t have any network.
  • A. During the trek, you will get electricity only in Sankri.
  • A. After Dehradun, the last ATM will be at Purola on the route, it is advised to keep required.
  • A. Yes, this Bali Pass Trek is full of surprises for shutterbugs. However, keep checking on the warning boards if it is not permitted at some places then avoid it.
  • A. The Bali Pass trek is the group activity and Trek leaders have the responsibility of the whole trek in place of individual one so customized menus will be difficult to be available. However you can ask for customization, if possible you can for it we will try to make it available.
  • A. The Distance between Delhi to Bali Pass Trek is around 450 km.
  • A. Yes, the Bali Pass trek is very safe for female solo travelers. Among all the Bali Pass Trek organisers, We have very proactive and responsible approach for all the trekkers, especially for female travelers.
  • A. Yes, you can join us as Solo Traveller. There are many solo male and female travellers join us for the trek.
  • A.Yes, you can carry your own tent but we do not suggest to carry your tent because it will increase the weight of your luggage.
  • A. Bali Pass trek is the part of Govind Ballabh National Park. It is a natural reserve for many Himalayan species.
  • A. Bali Pass trek is made for everyone. The minimum age required to do this trek is 10+ years.
  • A. Physical fitness is required for the Bali Pass trek, you should involve yourself in physical activities like running, skipping, and some yoga breathing exercises for Bali Pass Trek Preparation.
  • A. No, you do not need to take any permits. In our trek cost, we include Bali Pass Trek Permit from the forest department.
  • A. Yes, you can go for Bali Pass trek along with your family. The trek is easy however physical fitness is required.
Bali Pass Trek

Price $1000 $800 PP

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