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Bali Pass Trek​

Most Adventrous Pass from Har Ki Dun Valley towards Yamunotri


₹ 18,850

₹ 16,900

Bali Pass Trek

The Bali Pass Trek is a challenging and exciting trekking adventure located in the Garhwal region of the Indian Himalayas. It is a high altitude trek that takes you through some of the most scenic and breathtaking landscapes, with snow-capped peaks, lush forests, and glacial lakes. This trek is not for the faint-hearted, as it requires good physical fitness, endurance, and a sense of adventure. Yamunotri and Har Ki Dun Valley links throug Bali Pass Trek. It’s rare to find a trek that offers you the opportunity to experience it pure grandeur of a crossing Himalayan Pass. It crosses the confluence between Tons and Ruinsara river, and enjoys the unspoilt serenity and lush meadows at Devsu Thach. Soon, the greenery will open up to alpine zones. The Pass, at 16,207 feet, offers 360° panoramic views of the Bandarpoonch and Kalanag peaks. This trek is not for beginners and it’s hard work. The Pass, at a staggering 5,000mtr elevation, is located in the Garhwal kernels. The stunning high altitude pass at offers breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayan peaks like Swargarohini, Kala Nag and Bandarpoonch.You will be able to relive your childhood memories with Bali Pass Trek. It is filled with adventures and beautiful views. The trek begins at Sankri and finishes at Jankichatti. This trek requires some trekking experience.

Highlights of Bali Pass Trek

1. You can travel back in time to the ancient villages of Osla or Gangad

Gangaad Village

Gangaad Village Gangaad Village Photo by Nilmani Parth

The unique folklore and village culture of Osla and Gangad are evident from day one. You will be captivated for hours by the captivating Himachali architecture of Osla’s ancient temples.

2. The Ruinsara Forest's alpine meadows, Devsu Thach, are a great surprise.

Dev Thach’s setting is stunning. The perfect setting is a thriving meadow with tall trees and Kalanag, Swargarohini, and Kalanag in the background. This is a great spot to camp.

3.The Ruinsara Trail, which runs from Devsu Thach up to Ruinsara Lake and continues to Ruinsara River.

ruinsra lake river

Ruinsara River, Black Peak, Bandar punch range in background| Photo by Rahul Chauhan

This stretch is beautiful but also quite tricky. It is narrow so it’s easy to compare it with Rishi Gorge. Nanda Devi Although it’s not as difficult as the former, sanctuary is possible. Amazing array of alpine flowers can be seen along the riverbank.

4. Ruinsara Lake, a unique glacial lake

ruinsara lake

Ruinsara Lake | Photo by Rahul Chauhan

The serene, tranquil lake lies among the beautiful mountains of Swaragrohini. The meadows are pristine and undeveloped. The lakeside is tranquil and one can feel the peace.

5. Bali Pass: The difficult approach

Bali Pass Summit Team Trekup India

Bali Pass Summit

It is possible to cross the Himalayan pass in either the pre- or post-monsoon season. The higher areas of the pass are snowy in the months of June and July. In the post monsoon seasons, it is drier and more rockier. Trekkers who love high-altitude pass traverses will feel right at home.

Day Wise Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri

  • 1,950m/6.400ft (Sankri)
  • Distance: 220 km – approximately 10 hours.
  • Pick-up time at Dehradun railway station parking lot.
  • Sankri is expected to arrive at 5:00 PM.
    Bring original and a copy of your ID proof with you to Sankri’s forest check point.
  • Available network BSNL (erratic).
  • Lunch and breakfast on the way are not included in the price
  • After Pulora keep a warm jacket handy.
  • There is a local market.
  • Pulora has an AMT that is fully functional
  • Sankari is at the end of the road to Govind Balabh Pant Wilderness Sanctuary.
  • Dinner at the guest house included in the price
    Double or triple occupancy in a Guest House

Sankri is the first stop before you start your Bali pass trek. This is a small village in Uttarkashi, which lies within Govind Wildlife Sanctuary. You will pass scenic spots like on the drive from Dehradun, to Sankri. Kempty waterfalls and Nainbagh, Mussoorie, etc. It is surrounded with the peaks of Swargrohini, and other Greater Himalayan summits. The evening sky rises up around Sankri, creating amazing scenes. This is a great way to get started on your trek. Here, you can stay in hotels or at home stay.

Day 02: Sankri to Seema via Taluka

  • Altitude: 2,600m/8.500ft (Seema), and 2,100m/6.700ft(Taluka).
  • Altitude difference: 650m/2,100ft.
  • Sankri to Taluka drive 12kms, 1 hour.
  • Taluka-Seema Trek 12km, 7-8 Hours
  • The majority of the trail is a gradual ascent.
  • Take a walk along the Supin River.
  • Trekking is done in the forest of Deodar, Bamboo, Wild Roses, Irises, and Chestnut.
  • Water on the road.
  • Osla village is located opposite Seema.
    Lunch packed on the way
  • Tent-stay .

Get up early to start the morning drive to Taluka. This is where we start our trekking. You will cross major streams, bamboo, and deodar trees to reach the driveway that is 12 km long. It is a joy to turn over many mountain bends. You can camp near Forest Rest House, and in some cases trekkers also camp there. Begin your walk from Taluka by following a stone-way, which descends to the river bed. From here, the path follows the Supin river. The path gradually ascends after crossing a couple of cement and wooden bridges. The path will open up to the left after about an hour. Many locals are busy at their jobs around here. They are happy to greet you. You can find stunning, undiscovered wooden architectures if you continue walking for 2 hours. This is Ghangad village. It takes another 20 minutes to reach the dhaba or water run mill.

Continue onwards for an additional hour to reach another campsite that is currently under construction. A wooden bridge will take you to Osla village. Osla, with its unique wooden houses, is a very popular tourist destination. Continue walking for 60 minutes under forest cover, next to Supin river, until you reach Seema. You will see Himalayan Monal if you keep your eyes open in the forest. Seema is a camping area, but you will find many trekkers there. You can stay in tents for the night and then relax.

Day 3: Seema to Rainbasera

  • Altitude: 3,100m/10,200ft.
  • Altitude difference: 500m/1,700ft.
  • Trekking: 10km in 6-7 hours.
  • Moderate to difficult ascents and descents
  • You can see the confluence between Har Ki Dun’s and Ruinsara Rivers.
  • A stunning view of Black Peak (Kalanag) from Debshu Bugyal
    Walk along the Ruinsara river.
  • Mixed scenery of meadows, forests, and boulders
    Water source sufficient.
  • Lunch packed for the day.
  • Stay in a tent

To reach Debshu Bugyal, our first major spot, you must start from scratch. Start by walking on the Supin river. Today’s trail climbs and becomes steeper as you reach Debshu Bugyal. There will be boulders along the route once you reach Ruinsara Valley. Keep climbing to see the famous Oslo village behind you.

Continue on for another 30 minutes and Debshu Bugyal will be here. You can take a break here, as the Bugyal is a huge 2km long pastureland. The meadows can be seen to the north and west of Kala Nag.

From here, the path drops abruptly until you reach river bed. It is slippery and filled with stones. Here you’ll cross another bridge. Admire the amazing sights all around you. The trail climbs steeply from this point. Rainbasera’s next campsite has one small hut. The gushing river is a beautiful sight to see in the evening. Trekkers often spend this peaceful moment right next to river bed boulders. Tents are a good option.

Day 4: Rainbasera to Ruinsara tal

  • Altitude: 3,600m/11,800ft (Ruinsara Tal).
  • Altitude difference: 500m/1,700ft.
    Trekking: 7km, 4-5 Hours
  • Moderate ascent
  • Ruinsara lake is surrounded with meadows, rhododendron bushes.
  • Mixed trail of boulders, meadows.
  • You can see the waterfall along the way.
  • Water source sufficient.
  • View from the camp site: Yamuna Kanta, Banderpooch Peak and Dhumdhar Kandi Black Peak. (Kala Nag).
  • Lunch on the road and light lunch on site
  • Camping close to the lake.

It’s an exciting day, as Ruinsara Lake is our next camping ground. It will be a similar trail to the one you saw yesterday. Continue walking for about 3-4 hours to reach the water body. The lake can be accessed by crossing streams, walking and other adventures. Camping today is a true dream. It is located between Ruinsara lake and Supin river, surrounded with meadows that are dotted by huge snow-capped mountains. The sky is dominated by the stunning Bandarpoonch range peaks like Kala Nag, Bandarpoonch and Dhumdhar Khai. Here you will also find a temple. You can simply walk around the area and take in the sights.

Day 05: Ruinsara Tal to Odari

  • Altitude: 4,000m/13,100ft.
  • Altitude difference: 400m/1,300ft.
  • Trekking: 4 km, 3-4 hours
    Peaks: Swargarohini.
  • Steep, gradual mixed ascent
  • Water source is limited
  • River crossing through making a human chain.
  • Odari is a natural-made rock cave.
  • It is believed that Bali (Hanuman’s brother) stayed for one night in Odari.
  • Hot lunch on the camp site.

Today’s walk will only take you 4km. It descends towards the Supin river. You will pass through forests and cross rivers. The path climbs again before reaching the next meadow. The higher peaks can be seen from the meadows. This is a preview of the things you have seen in the last few days. Surprisingly the vegetation becomes sparser in the future. Odari is within a kilometre. Near the campsite is a rock cave. Odari, which is a cave, was given the name. This cave is believed to have been the home of Bali, the brother of Lord Krishna. You can also see Swargrohini 1 and 2 clearly from this cave. Trek Leader will offer some training sessions after lunch that will help you as you climb higher.

Day 06: Odari to Bali col camp

  • Altitude: 4,600m/15,100ft.
  • Altitude difference: 600m/2,000ft.
  • Trekking: 5km, 6-7 Hours
  • Technical ascent and steep.
  • Walk on a mountain ridge.
  • There is no water source.
  • Lunch on the route and light lunch at camp.

Although it seems like a shorter day, it isn’t easy. It will be a steep climb up a 60 degree inclined path. This is a ridge-walk with loose rocks and scree. It is also difficult because of the stones that are scattered along the trail. You should get enough sleep and water. To avoid serious complications from height gain, you should take the necessary precautions. Nighttime temperatures tend to drop below zero degrees. Prepare for the cold. You can rest in tents after a long day.

Day 07: Bali Col cmap to Lower Dhamni via Bali Pass

  • Altitude: Bali Pass 4,950m/16.200ft, Lowar Dhamni 3400m/11.100ft
    Altitude difference: -1,200m/4,000ft.
  • Trekking: 14km, 10- 11 hours
  • A steep and technical ascent for approximately 1-1.5 hours to reach the Pass.
  • Summit View: Bandarpoonch (Black Peak), Kalanag (Black Peak), Ruinsara, Yamuntori, and Ruinsara side. This is the logical route to Saptarishikund.
  • Half of the trek begins after reaching Bali Pass.
  • Because the path after the pass can be confusing, it is important to stay with a Trek Leader or Guide.
  • Lunch packed on the way
  • Bring enough water to your camp site (Bali col).

This can be considered the summit day. Today, you’ll be crossing the Bali Pass in order to reach Lower Dhamni. You will need to eat enough for the long day. The path to Bali Pass is steep and covered in snow. Follow the route marked by your guides. You don’t need to rope up, but you can wear microspikes if necessary. The summit of the pass is reached after a steep climb lasting between 2 and 3 hours. It is just 10 feet wide by 30 feet wide. This is the highest point where you can feel like you are on top of a mountain. Enjoy the 360-degree views of Swargarohini and Banderpooch peaks. The Yamnotri Valley is visible to the right. Enjoy the view and take in the moment. Keep your eyes open for the descent, as the real thrill begins now.

You will climb down almost to 90 degrees, following a narrow path. Follow your guide and use proper techniques. The path from the lower Dhamni to the upper Dhamni is very difficult so take care. You may find it difficult due to the snow. Rest at Upper Dhamni after this difficult part. You will find the path from leg to Dhamni confusing. Follow your guide and make sure you are in a group. After some rest, we will begin our trek to Lower Dhamni. It is recommended to stick with your leader and team as the path can be confusing. From here, the trail will be flattened and easily visible. It runs for about 2 km through the forest. You can rest in your tents. You will be able to stay there for a long time.

Day 08: Lower Dhamni - Jaan ki Chatti & drive to Dehradun

  • Altitude: 2,600m/8,500ft. (Jaan ki Chatti)
    Altitude difference: 800m/2600ft.
  • Trekking: 8km, 4-5 Hours
  • A well-defined and easy trail.
  • Water source sufficient.
  • Packed Lunch for the Trek
  • 170km, 7hours drive.
  • In a Tata Sumo, or another similar vehicle, you will be dropped off at Dehradun station.
  • Drop to Dehradun included in the price
  • Lunch on the Way (Not Included in the Cost).
  • Due to heavy traffic, driving time to Dehradun could increase. Book your tickets after 10 P.M from Dehradun.

It is the last day of the trek. This day will be the easiest, with a lot more descends than ascends. It is a cement-paved pathway. The climb up to Yamunotri takes another 1-2 hours. To reach Dehradun, leave early from your campsite.

Trek Cost Inclusion

Stay is included on all days of the trek ( from Sankari to Lower Damni ). You will be staying in tents (3 per tent).

All meals from dinner at Sankari on Day 1 to lunch on Day 8 at Janki Chatti are included. Meals are simple, nutritious and vegetarian.

All the trek equipment will be included like a sleeping bag, kitchen & dining tent, utensils, mattress, tent, toilet tent, and crampon (if needed).

Note:- Tents and sleeping bags are custom made of Trekup India which are tested on high altitudes by our mountain expert trek team.

First aid medical kits, oxygen cylinder as well as stretcher.

Check our on trek safety protocol here.

All the needed forest entry fees along with permits.

Your trek will be led by a trainedexperienced professional guides and trek leaders with a solid guiding backgroundtimes of particular nature and trekking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking terrains.

Transport charges from Dehradun to Sankri and Return from Janki Chatti To Dehradun.

Trek Cost Exclusion

  • All kinds of personal expenditures are excluded.
  • Anything that we have not mentioned avobe.
  • The trek cost is not inclusive of meals bought during the journey on 1st day and last day. ( Food starts from dinner at base camp on day first till last day lunch ).
  • Mules or porter charges to carry private baggage (Offload Charges for bag 600 per day, per bag. Note: bag weight should not be more than 11 kg.
  • Any kind of emergency evacuation charges 

Trek Logistics

Pickup will be from Isbt Rishikesh and pickup time will be 6.30 A.M

Note: We will share exact pickup location and driver details on whatsapp group, apart from it our transport manager will be also present at the pickup point to assist you.

We will drop you off at Rishikesh Isbt by 6 P.M on the final day. We advice you to make your departure on next morning.

How To Reach Dehradun?

By Air:

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to reach Dehradun by flight that is located almost 25km away from the city. You can find regular flights from Delhi to Dehradun.

However, if you are planning to reach Dehradun by flight then it is better to come one day in advance.

By Train:

In case, you want to reach Dehradun from Delhi by train then two express trains are quite convenient. With the train, it is an overnight journey. The two trains are mentioned below:

  • Nandadevi Express – Train no: 12205 (Departure 11:50pm; Arrival – 5:40am)
  • Dehradun Express – Train no: 12687 (Departure – 9:10pm; Arrival – 5:00am)

By Bus:

From Delhi, you can find a regular bus service for Dehradun. ISBT Kashmere Gate is the main bus station in Delhi from where you will find both ac and non-ac buses for Dehradun.

However, it is always better to take government buses from Kashmere Gate ISBT. The bus will drop you at Dehradun ISBT and then we will send our staff who will pick you up from Dehradun Railway Station, so you need to reach there.

  • At 06:00 am, Travller, Bolero or any other vehicle like this will only pick you up from Dehradun Railway Station.
  • By 04:00 pm, you will be reaching Sankri.

Route Map, Temprature And Rain Fall Charts

Below is the route map of trek, we have mentioned below is the safest route. This route is from sankari side.

Bali Pass Trek Map And Route
Bali pass trek temprature and rain fall chart


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