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Bali Pass Trek

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Explore the Majestic beauty of Bali Pass Trek

The Bali Pass Trek, situated at an altitude of 16,200ft, is a thrilling high mountain pass that serves as a vital link between Yamnotri and Har ki Dun Valley in the Garhwal Himalayas. With notable peaks like Bandarpoonch, Kala Nag, and Swargrohini dotting the horizon, this unusual journey provides outdoor enthusiasts and environment lovers with a chance to take in the spectacular majesty of the Himalayas.

A completely memorable adventure awaits you as you go on the Bali Pass Trek, which takes you through charming scenery like the scenic Ruinsara Valley, lush green meadows, and charming Himalayan hamlets like Osla and Gangad Village. The trek offers a constantly shifting view of beauty, with each step presenting fresh and breathtaking sights.

The Bali Pass Trek is undoubtedly difficult, requiring caution and previous hiking expertise due to its difficult sections and steep terrain. It is crucial to plan and prepare well since there is a limited window of opportunity to start on this amazing trip. However, the difficulties faced during the trek are generously rewarded once you cross the pass and are greeted by the raw glory of the Garhwal mountains, an experience that is unrivaled by any other Himalayan trek.

The Bali Pass Trek begins in Sankri, a tiny town in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi district, and provides a thrilling opportunity to explore the off-the-beaten-path routes of the Himalayas. The trail leads you through steep inclines and twisting paths, testing the fitness and endurance of all trekkers. It is recommended that you regularly exercise and prepare in order to make sure you are physically prepared for this amazing voyage.

One of the main highlights of the Bali Pass Trek is the chance to immerse yourself in the centuries-old Himalayan hamlets of Osla and Gangad Village. These villages boast a rich history dating back to the era of the Mahabharata, adding a touch of cultural significance to the adventure.

The Bali Pass Trek is the ideal option for anyone looking for an exciting adventure and a chance to stand in awe of nature's magnificence. The trail not only offers panoramic views of the majestic peaks but also showcases the pristine beauty of the region's landscapes, making it a trek worth every hardship endured to reach the summit.

If you are a thrill-seeker with a passion for exploration, consider embarking on the Bali Pass Trek. With its mesmerizing beauty, challenging terrain, and cultural treasures, this trek promises to be an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the Garhwal Himalayas.

For those interested in the Bali Pass Trek, we offer "Bali Tour Packages" and "Bali Trip Packages,"  providing comprehensive arrangements and support to ensure a safe and rewarding experience in this mesmerizing region. So, lace up your trekking boots, prepare yourself physically and mentally, and get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through the captivating world of the Himalayas via the Bali Pass Trek.

Trek Info

Trail Type : A cross over trail through passes

Rail Head : Dehradun Railway Station

Airport :Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

Base Camp :Sankri

Best Season :May , June & September , October

Service From :Sankri to Jankichatti

Meals :Meals while on trek( Veg, Egg)

Stay :Homestay/ Camping

Region :Uttarakhand

Duration :8 Days

Grade :Difficult

Maximum Altitude :16300 Ft

Approx Trekking KM :56 Km

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Itinerary

(Uttarakhand To Uttarakhand)
1
Day :1 Arrive in Sankri
    Arrive in Dehradun and meet with your trek leader and fellow trekkers. Drive from Dehradun to Sankri, a small village in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand (220 km, 10-11 hours). Stay overnight in a guesthouse or hotel in Sankri.
2
Day :2 Sankri (1920 M)- Taluka (2107 M) 12 Km by road and trek from Taluka – Seema (2560 M), 12 Km (6-7 Hours)
    Drive from Sankri to Taluka (12 km, 1 hour) by jeep or shared taxi. Begin the trek from Taluka to Seema (12 km, 6-7 hours) through dense forests and along the Supin River. Stay overnight in a guesthouse or camping site in Seema.
3
Day :3 Seema (2560 M) to Rainbasera (3086 M)
    Trek from Seema to Rainbasera (9 km, 4 hours) through meadows and grazing grounds. Enjoy the stunning views of the Swargarohini and Banderpunch mountain ranges. Stay overnight in a camping site in Rainbasera.
4
Day :4 Rainbasera (3086 M) to Ruinsara Tal (3565 M)
    Trek from Rainbasera to Ruinsara Tal (7.5 km, 4 hours) through alpine forests and meadows. Reach the beautiful Ruinsara Lake, which is surrounded by high peaks and glaciers. Stay overnight in a camping site near the lake.
5
Day :5 Ruinsara Tal (3565 M) to Odari (4008 M)
    Trek from Ruinsara Tal to Odari (4 km, 3 hours) through rocky terrain and high-altitude meadows. Get panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, including Kalanag and Swargarohini. Stay overnight in a camping site in Odari.
6
Day :6 Odari (4008 M) to Base Camp (4678 M)
    Trek from Odari to the base camp of Bali Pass (3.25 km, 3 hours) through steep slopes and rocky terrain. Reach the base camp, which is surrounded by snow-capped peaks and offers stunning views of the valley below. Stay overnight in a camping site at the base camp.
7
Day :7 Base Camp (4678 M) to Lower Dhamni (3415 M) via Bali Pass (4950 M)
    Begin the trek from the base camp to Bali Pass (4950 m), which is a steep ascent over rocky terrain (5-6 hours). Reach the top of the pass and enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and glaciers. Trek down to Lower Dhamni (10 km, 3-4 hours) through meadows and forests. Stay overnight in a camping site in Lower Dhamni.
8
Day :8 Lower Dhamni (3415 M) to Janki Chatti (2650 M) via Yamunotri (3293 M) to Dehradun
    Trek from Lower Dhamni to Yamunotri (9.5 km, 5-6 hours) through forests and along the Yamuna River. Visit the Yamunotri Temple, which is one of the four sacred shrines of the Hindu religion. Trek down to Janki Chatti (5 km, 2-3 hours) and drive to Dehradun (190 km, 8-9 hours).

Inclusions

1. Meals while on trek (Veg. + Egg).

2. All necessary entry fees and permits.

3. Accommodation: - Guest house, Home stay, camping during Trek.

4. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook and Support staff.

5. First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.

6.Trek equipment: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent, kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)

7. Staff Insurance.

8. Porters/mules to carry central equipment.

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Exclusions

1. Any kind of personal expenses.

2. Food during the transit.

3. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.

4. Insurance.

5. Transport

6. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges

7. 5% GST

8. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

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What to carry

  1. Trekking shoes: A good pair of trekking shoes is essential for a comfortable and safe trek. Look for shoes that are sturdy, provide good ankle support, and have a good grip on different types of terrain.
  2. Backpack with rain cover (50-60 ltr): A backpack is necessary to carry all your gear. Make sure it's the right size for your trek, and comes with a rain cover to keep your belongings dry in case of rain.
  3. Thermals (upper and lower): Thermals are lightweight and comfortable base layers that help regulate your body temperature in cold weather. Bring both upper and lower thermals to keep warm.
  4. 3 T-shirts (advisable quick dry): Choose quick-drying T-shirts made from breathable and moisture-wicking materials. This will help keep you cool and dry during your trek.
  5. 2 trek pants: Choose lightweight and comfortable trek pants that are easy to move in and can dry quickly if wet.
  6. Jacket (-10 degree): A warm jacket is essential for cold weather. Choose a jacket that is waterproof and windproof, and provides good insulation.
  7. Fleece or hood (2): Fleece jackets or hoodies are great mid-layer options to keep warm. Bring at least two, as they can also be used as an extra layer at night.
  8. Sunglasses (UV protected): Protect your eyes from the sun's harmful UV rays with sunglasses that are designed for outdoor activities.
  9. Sun cap: A sun cap or hat with a brim will protect your face and neck from the sun.
  10. Hand gloves: Bring a pair of lightweight gloves to keep your hands warm and protected from wind and sunburn.
  11. Woollen cap: A woollen cap will keep your head and ears warm at night or in cold weather.
  12. Socks (3 pairs min): Bring at least three pairs of good quality socks that are moisture-wicking and provide good cushioning and support for your feet.
  13. Headlamp: A headlamp will come in handy if you're hiking in low-light conditions or need to find your way in the dark.
  14. Trekking pole (if needed): Trekking poles can help reduce strain on your legs and provide additional support on steep terrain.
  15. Rain cover\poncho: A rain cover or poncho will keep you and your gear dry during unexpected rain showers.
  16. Day pack (if you plan to offload your bag): If you plan to offload your backpack during the trek, bring a smaller day pack to carry essentials like water, snacks, and a first aid kit.
  17. A toiletry kit: Bring a small kit with personal hygiene items, such as a toothbrush and toothpaste, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper.
  18. Lunchbox, cup, spoon: If you plan to bring your own food, bring a lunchbox, cup, and spoon to carry and eat your meals.
  19. 2 one-litter bottles: Staying hydrated is crucial, so bring at least two one-liter bottles to carry water.
  20. 2-3 plastic covers to keep your wet or used clothes: Plastic bags are useful for keeping wet or dirty clothes separate from the rest of your belongings. They can also be used to pack out any trash or waste you generate during the trek.
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How to reach

The base camp of Bali Pass trek is located in Sankri village in Uttarakhand, India. Here are the different modes of transportation you can use to reach Sankri:

By Air: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is about 210 km from Sankri. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Sankri.

By Train: The nearest railway station is Dehradun railway station, which is around 180 km from Sankri. From the railway station, you can take a taxi or a bus to reach Sankri.

By Road: Sankri is well-connected by road to major cities in Uttarakhand. You can take a bus or hire a taxi from Dehradun or other major cities in Uttarakhand to reach Sankri. The drive from Dehradun to Sankri takes around 8-9 hours.

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FAQs

Ques: 1 How difficult is the Bali Pass Trek?

Ans: 1 The Bali Pass Trek is considered a moderate to difficult level trek, suitable for experienced trekkers. The trek involves long hours of hiking on steep and rocky terrain, with several challenging sections, including a high-altitude pass crossing. Altitude sickness is also a concern as the trek involves climbing to a maximum altitude of 4950 meters. However, the trail is designed to give your body enough time to acclimate to the surroundings.

Ques: 2 How fit do I need to be for the Bali Pass Trek?

Ans: 2 To undertake the Bali Pass Trek, you need to be in good physical and mental health. You should have a reasonable level of fitness to endure long hours of hiking on steep, rugged terrain at high altitudes. A typical day on the Bali Pass Trek involves walking for 6-8 hours with several uphill and downhill sections. It is advisable to prepare for the trek by doing cardio exercises such as running, cycling, and swimming to increase your cardiovascular endurance. Strength training exercises such as squats, lunges, and leg presses can also help build lower body strength, which is essential for the trek. In addition to physical fitness, mental strength and determination are also crucial for successfully completing the Bali Pass Trek. The trek can be mentally challenging, especially during the high-altitude pass crossing, and it is important to have a positive mindset and determination to overcome any obstacles that may arise. Prior trekking experience, especially at high altitudes, is also recommended.

Ques: 3 What are the top attractions of Bali Pass trek?

Ans: 3 As you trek along, you’ll see really tall mountains like Black Peak (6,387 m), the big Swargarohini Massif, and the strong Bandarpunch Massif. You’ll be able to see towering peaks like Black Peak (6,387 m), the majestic Swargarohini Massif, and the imposing Bandarpunch Massif along the trek. In the heavily wooded areas between Osla and Ruinsara Lake, you may come across Black Bears. Further up, towards the Dhumdhar Kandi pass, you can find Brown Bears. Blue Sheep is another prominent species found in the area. The pass itself feels more like a summit than a low point of the trek. The last stretch to the pass offers incredible panoramic views as a reward.

Ques: 4 Is the Bali Pass trek suitable for beginners?

Ans: 4 The Bali Pass Trek is an advanced-level expedition not recommended for beginners. It demands robust physical fitness, endurance, and a spirit of adventure. The trail traverses dense forests and steep gradients, presenting challenges that may be overwhelming for novices.

Ques: 5 What's the meaning of Bali Pass trek?

Ans: 5 Bali Pass got its name from the ancient stories of the Mahabharata and Hindu scriptures. Bali, known as the king of monkeys, ruled over Kishkindha Mountain and is celebrated as the one who defeated Ravana.

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Cancellation policy

Life is unpredictable and we understand sometimes you have to cancel or change your trip dates and it is our endeavour to make it as easy possible for you. However, please understand we plan everything including guide fees, permits, accommodation and ration in advance. Therefore any cancellation means inconvenience and certain losses to the people involved in various stages of programme. Keeping that in mind, our cancellation charges are as below-

Cancellation prior to 30 days from start of the event: Get monetary refund with 15% of cancellation charges on trek fee.

Cancellation between 30 days and 15 days to the start of event: 50% on trek fee is non refundable and the remaining 50 % will be given as cash voucher which is valid for 1 year.

Cancellation less than 15 days to the start of event: No refund.

Please note cancellation will be only accepted by email.

Note: The Himalayan Daredevils reserves the right to cancel a programme before departure in the event of logistical problems arriving due to natural calamities, strikes, wars on any other circumstances that makes the event inadvisable. In this case, we will refund 50% of the event fees.

Itinerary changes & trip delays:

We plan itineraries based on the information at the time of planning and in rare circumstances, there are subject to change. In the event that the itinerary is changes or delayed due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, landslides etc. We will always aim to give you the best experience possible. However The Himalayan Daredevils are not be held responsible for the cost of delay or changes.

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