DODITAL BAMSARU KHAL PASS TREK

Uttarakhand Himalaya

18600/- /Person

Region
One of the less explored valleys in the Garhwal Himalayas, which is adjacent to the revered Ganga Valley and is known for its virgin meadows and full of wild flowers and showcasing beautiful views of
Altitude
3307 mts.
Duration
11 Nights & 12 Days
Season
Cold , Best Session : May – Oct
Grade
Moderate to Challenging
When to book
• Payment to be made by Bank Transfer/ Cheque /DD in favor of RAVERS EXPEDITIONS. Online through our payment gateway.
• Payment for this trip will not be adjusted against any future trips.
Cancellation Policy
• 45 Days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.).
• 30-45 Days: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.).
• 15-30 Days: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.).
• 15 Days: No refund

About DODITAL BAMSARU KHAL PASS TREK

This trek visits the remote Hanumanganga Valley and the base of the Bundarpunch massif - source of the Hanumanganga River and its confluence with the Yamuna River in Hanumanchatti. Plus Alpine forests of oak, rhododendron, bhojpatra, (the famous "paper tree"), juniper, and the stately deodar. The famous Chhaya Gidara & Dayara bugyals (Alpine meadows) with their spectacular views of the snow-capped high Himalaya peaks from Bamsaru pass and views of both the Hanumanganga valley and Dayara Gidara valley, There are vistas of dramatic peaks - Bandar Punchh, Black peak and the panoramic Gangotri range of mountains, etc. The Bamsaru-Khal trek is known for its flower-sprinkled meadows and unspoiled nature. Serene Dodi Tal (holy lake), forest bordered and mountain rimmed, is home to the famous sacred golden trout watched over by a solitary shadu from his lonely lake-side temple. From here it's up to the mountain top meadows for visits with hardy bakriwale (mountain headers) with their flocks of sheep & goats. There are frequent sightings of families of lithe & lively langoor (like a black-faced monkey) swinging through the tree canopy high above and chances to see ibex, snow fox, Himalayan belchers & eagles. And one can enjoy seasonal contacts with Gujars (generally handsome tribal Muslim mountain people) famous for their high speed mountain walking & their herds of buffalo, as well as visits to local picturesque mountain villages

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Day Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Delhi-Haridwar-Rishikesh
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    In the morning board Shatabdi Express for Haridwar at 0600 hrs. Arrive Haridwar at 1120 hrs and met ravers team tour Guide.
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    From here it's a drive of 45 minutes to Rishikesh. On arrival check into the hotel. Rishikesh is another religious town that is known for ashrams and temples. Overnight in the hotel.
  • Day 2
    Rishikesh - Uttarkashi (165 km/ 6-7 hrs)
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    From Rishikesh it's a drive of 7 hrs to Uttarkashi. The drive is gorgeous continues in the lower Himalayas along the Bhagirathi valley.
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    On arrival check into the hotel. Evening visit the town of Uttarkashi. Overnight in the hotel.
  • Day 3
    Uttarkashi - Sangam Chatti - Bhebra (8 km/2-3hrs)
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    In the morning drive to Sangam Chatti which is 14 kilometers and takes about half an hour. This is the starting point of the trek. From Sangam Chatti the trail is well distinctive and climbs to the true right of the valley and continues to the village of Agoda.
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    From here its another 2 kilometers trek to the settlement at Bhebra. Overnight in the tents.
  • Day 4
    Bhebra - Dodital (14 km/6hrs)
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    From Bhebra the trail climbs steeply for 4 kilometers towards Dharkot. From here it's a gradual climb to Dodital via the settlement at Manjhi which has cluster of houses and tea shacks.
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    Dodital is known for religious significance and is renowned tourist destination as well. Overnight in the tents.
  • Day 5
    Dodital
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    The day is for rest and relaxation.
  • Day 6
    Dodital - Darwa Top - Bingad (12 km/5-6 hrs)
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    The trail from Dodital ascends on the other side of the lake along the feeding stream. The trail initially continues in the forest and later leads to the open meadows.
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    The trail towards the pass becomes more steeper. From the pass the views of Bandarpunch and Gangotri group are stunning. From here one path goes to the Yamuna valley. The trail towards Bingad from the pass continues on a beautiful meadow.
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    On arrival camp near Bingad. Overnight in the tents.
  • Day 7
    Bingad - Kanatal- Deodamini (12 km/5-6hrs)
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    The trail continues in beautiful Bingad valley exploring our day towards Deodamini, a higher meadow closer to main summit of Bandarpunch. After exploring Deodamini return to the base camp at Kanatal. Overnight in the tents.
  • Day 8
    Kanatal- Bamsaru Khal- Bamsaru base (10 km/5-6hrs)
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    From Kanatal the trail ascends steeply towards Bamsaru Khal (4600m). From here a great range of Gangotri group of peaks can be viewed.
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    Now the trail descends steeply towards base of Bamsaru Khal. The potential campsite is by the stream. Overnight in the tents.
  • Day 9
    Base - Chupkantidhar - Songad
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    This day the trail ascends to a ridge top called Chupkantidhar. From here the trail descends to Songad a major stream that emerges from Chhaian bamak.
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    The another profiles of Banderpoonch and Kalanag Peaks can be viewed from here. Camp by the stream and overnight stay.
  • Day 10
    Songad - Sukki - Harsil
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    The day's final ascend on the outer ridge of Bandarpunch massif takes you finally to Bhagirathi valley. From the ridge it's descend to Sukhi village which is the road head.
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    From Sukhi drive 15km to Harsil and check into the hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight in the hotel.
  • Day 11
    Harsil - Rishikesh (230 km/ 9 - 10 hrs)
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    From Harsil it's a long drive to Rishikesh via Uttarkashi. On arrival check into the hotel . Overnight in the hotel.
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    Trip & Services Ends Here.

Cost Include


• 2 guides for the group of maximum 14 trekkers so 1 guide for 7 group members. This will ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek. All our guides are professionally trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.
• Accommodation (hotel or Guest house or home stay or camping).
• Good quality camping arrangements.
we believe that roughing it out necessarily doesn’t mean sleeping in smelly sleeping bags, compromising on safety by using low quality equipment and having unappetizing meals. We focus on your safety, basic comforts and the environment while camping. Keeping this is mind, the following equipment is provided on the trek.
• 3/4 season imported alpine tents ,sleeping bag , mattresses , Hot water bottles in the night (during the trek), Camping stools, Mess Tent, Toilet tents.
• All meals starting from dinner on Day 1 till breakfast on last day. A lot of emphasis is given to nutritional needs and a menu of vegetarian dishes is prepared accordingly. Tea/coffee will be served throughout.
• Porter/mule charges for carrying camping equipment & rations.
• Forest entry charges, permits & camping fee (if any).
• First aid kit (our guides are certified in handling first aid situations).
• Service Tax
• Transport



Cost Exclude


• Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag.
• Any meals/services not mentioned above.
• Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
• Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
• Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
• Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
• Insurance.
• OTHER OPTIONAL CHARGES.
• Charges for a porter/mule to carry personal bag throughout the trek (not more than 10 kgs.).