Bali Pass Trek

9 days / 8 nights -

Ex Dehradun


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Trek Difficulty

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Trek Duration

9 days / 8 nights

Highest Altitude

16,207 ft

Trek Distance

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The Bali Pass is an exhilarating trail. It traverses the confluence of Tons and Ruinsara rivers, the undisturbed serenity of the Ruinsara Valley and the lush meadows of Devsu Thach. It goes along the famous places of the Himalayas. The first one being Yamunotri, the Dhaam of the Chaar Dhaam yatra. Followed by it is Har ki Doon valley then Ruinsara lake and Osla village. Known for direct spectacles of Swargrohini and Bandarpoonch peaks, this trek is literally a stairway to heaven. Not many know that this pass connects Har ki Doon and Ruinsara valley. As high as 16,207 ft this pass is a difficult trek offering the raw adventures. Not only that summit itself is small that can fit only 20-30 people. The pass offers a 360-degree view of Swargarohini, Banderpooch and Garhwal peaks.
Bali pass is for those who wish to hike to different and less travelled paths. Even though it is difficult it’s every step is worth it. It challenges us in every way through drastically changing terrains, narrow paths, dangerous descend, long hours of walking. Of historic, religious, mountaineering, importance bali pass is nothing like any other Himalayan trek. It is a walk into the unknown of the known.

Quick Look

  • Day 1 – Dehradun to Sankri
  • Day 2 – Sankri to Seema via Taluka
  • Day 3 – Seema to Rainbasera
  • Day 4 – Rainbasera to Ruinsara Tal
  • Day 5 – Ruinsara Tal to Odari
  • Day 6 – Odari to Bali Col camp
  • Day 7 – Bali Col Camp to Lower Dhamni via Bali Pass
  • Day 8 – Lower Dhamni to Janki Chatti and Drive to Dehradun

Day 1

Dehradun to Sankri

The drive from Dehradun to Sankri will take you through scenic places like Kempty waterfalls, Nainbagh, Mussoorie etc. It is surrounded by peaks of Swargrohini and other Greater Himalayan peaks. By the time you reach Sankri the evening skies rise up forming amazing sceneries. A wonderful kickstart for the upcoming trek. Stay in a Guesthouse here.

Meal - Dinner

Day 2

Sankri to Seema via Taluka

Have your breakfast and get started for the early morning drive to Taluka. It is where our actual trekking starts. The driveway of 12 km goes by crossing major streams, bamboo and deodar trees. Start walking from Taluka on a stone-way that descend to down to river bed. Here onwards the path is along with the Supin river. After crossing 2-3 bridges both wooden and cement the path becomes ascending gradually. After about an hour open grounds will be seen on the left. You can find many locals busy in their work around here. They greet with happy faces. Another 2 hours walk and you will find beautiful unseen wooden architectures. That is Ghangad village. Another 20 minutes walk to reach the dhaba and water run mill. We continue from here for another hour to reach another camping ground. Seema is only a camping place, where you can find many trekkers. Stay in tents and relax for the night.

Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 3

Seema to Rainbasera

Start early in the morning, taking the trail going ahead from the campsite. Take the trail going down, with River Supin on your left as you by-pass the bridge. Ensure you do not take the trail ascending from here. Note that from here onwards, the trail gradually ascends as you near the entry point of Ruinsara Valley. Another 30 minutes of flat walk and Debshu Bugyal begins. The Bugyal is huge pastureland of 2km length; you can rest here for a while. Kala Nag and Black Peak can be seen from the meadows. The path from here suddenly drops until you reach the river bed. The path is filled with stones and is slippery. Again you will cross a bridge here. Observe the wonderful sights around you. To your dismay, the trail has a steep climb from here. On your left, observe Har Ki Dun Valley, below which is the confluence of Har Ki Dun and Ruinsara rivers. Walk for another 15 minutes till you reach the last section of the pasture land. Watch the evening sky beside the gushing river. Many trekkers spend the serene moment next to the river bed boulders. Stay in tents.

Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 4

Rainbasera to Ruinsara Tal

This is an exciting day because the most awaited Ruinsara Lake will be our next camping ground. The trail will be like somewhat day before's. Keep walking for 3-4 hours until you reach the reflecting water body. You will see glaciers at a distance, cross streams and all kinds of adventures to reach the lake. The camping place today will be like a dream come true in many terms. It is placed between Supin river and Ruinsara lake, surrounded by meadows with huge snow-capped mountains at the distance. The stunning big mountains range like Bandarpoonch, Kala Nag and Dhumdhar Khai and White peak dominate the skies. You can also find Yamontri temple here. Just walk around and explore the area.

Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 5

Ruinsara Tal to Odari

The day starts with a 10 minute descent to reach the riverbed. Once at the river cross it by making human chain. Mind you, the water would be ice cold. Have some water while gazing at the mountains full of rhododendrons to you right. While the river, you crossed earlier gushes down. Also look out for some more view of Swargarohini 2 and 3. In a kilometre, you will reach Odari. You can find a rock cave near the camping place. Therefore the name is Odari, which means cave. It is believed that Bali (brother of Lord Krishna) halted in this Cave for a night.

Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 6

Odari to Bali Col camp

Even though this day seems shorter, it is not easy. There will be steep climb on 60 degrees inclined path. It is like a ridge walk with loose rocks and scree. The trail is also laden with stones making it more difficult. Make sure you take enough rest and drink water. The height gain is significant; therefore, take proper precautions to avoid AMS. Treat yourself to the beautiful Swargarohini ranges that are completely visible for the first time. The route to Odari swerves to the right. You now enter a funnel valley. In an hour or two (depending upon the pace of the ascent), you will reach the top of the first ridge. From here, you can see a small snow ridge. Behind that ridge are the ice fields of Odari. The temperatures at night tend to go below sub-zero degrees. It is recommended to be prepared for the cold. After the strainful, rest in tents.

Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 7

Bali Col Camp to Lower Dhamni via Bali Pass

You can consider this as the summit day. Today you will be crossing the Bali Pass to reach Lower Dhamni. Eat full for sufficient energy for the long day. The trail to Bali pass is steep and has lots of snow. There follow the path broken your guides only. There is no need for roping up but wear microspikes if required. The climb can take anything from 45 minutes to one and a half hours. As you reach the top of the mountain col, you will be able to see the Yamunotri side of the valley for the first time. The Bali Pass summit is another 10 minutes of ascent towards the connecting ridge on your left. The last climb is again steep, but doable. The pass is only 10 feet wide and 30 feet wide. The pass is the high point you will feel like standing on a mountain top. The climbing down is almost at 90 degrees with a narrow path. Use proper techniques and follow your guide carefully. After this challenging part, rest at Upper Dhamni. The path from leg to Dhamni is confusing, like a maze therefore, make sure to be in a team and follow your guide. 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. The trail from here will be flat and visible. The path is through the forest and 2-3 km long. Rest in your tents. This will last stay in tents.

Meal - Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 8

Lower Dhamni to Janki Chatti and Drive to Dehradun

The last day of the trek has finally arrived. This will be easiest day filled a lot of descends and mild ascend. The trail is a well-paved cement pathway. There is a slight ascend up to Yamunotri which may take another 1-2 hours. Enjoy the road journey from Janki Chatti to Dehradun, it is 6-7hrs road journey.

Meal - Breakfast

  • All Veg meals as indicated above in the itinerary
  • Tented accommodation on triple sharing basis
  • Guest House in Sankri on sharing basis
  • Morning and Evening tea with light snacks during the trek
  • All necessary fees and permits
  • Trekking equipment (tents, sleeping bags, ice axes, ropes, Gaiters, Crampons etc.)
  • Medical First Aid Kit
  • Services of an expert trek leader
  • Services of an expert trek team (guides, cooks, helpers, porters/mules)
  • Transport from Dehradun to Dehradun
  • All permits of the trek.
  • Backpack Offloading charges
  • Personal expenses of any kind
  • Any expenses for optional activities
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything apart from the inclusions
  • Trekking Shoes
  • Backpack(40-60 litres)
  • Daypack(10 litres)
  • Plastic Bags
  • Personal medication Kit
  • Two warm layers
  • Two trek pants
  • Two collared t-shirts
  • Thermals
  • Jackets
  • Dark Sunglasses
  • Cap
  • Power Bank
  • Toiletries
  • Water bottles
  • Rain covers /
  • Umbrella
  • Fitness: A high altitude trek in the Himalayas requires considerable fitness. Your body needs to train itself to process more work with lower levels of oxygen. Therefore, on treks, cardiovascular training is critically important. You need to be able to jog a distance of 4 km in 40 mins before the start of the trek. Unable to do so can make your trek difficult. In addition, preparation of trek needs to include strength and flexibility training. Registering for the trek is an understanding that you will undertake the mandated fitness training.
  • Backpack carrying: Tripsaa expects all trekkers to carry their own backpacks. All common gear will be carried by the support team. If for some reason a trekker is unable to carry his or her backpack, he/she can offload the same by paying an additional charge before they start the trek. No suitcases/trolleys will be allowed.
  • Drop out during trek: If for any reason a participant has to drop out from the trek on any day then Tripsaa will help the trekker to reach the nearest road head. A support staff will accompany the participant to the nearest road head.
  • Non-liability: Tripsaa is not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/ equipment or other belongings on the trek.
  • Payment: You may make this payment by Cash, Cheque, Online, DD or NEFT. Once you done the payment kindly provide us the payment detail through an email. (Go through payment procedure also.)
  • Payment procedure: To confirm your registration you need to pay at least 30% of trek fee as an advance and the balance payment has to be cleared before your pickup.
  • Cancellation: If the trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, earthquake, landslides, strike etc), Tripsaa will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. The voucher can be redeemed for the same trek or another trek in the next one year.The cancellation charges are as under:
    • Cancellations prior before 30 days from the start of the trek – Full Refund.
    • Cancellations prior to 29-15 days from the start of the trek – 80% Refund or Trek Voucher worth paid amount (Trek Voucher is valid 12 Months).
    • Cancellation prior to 7-14 days from the start of the trek — 50% refund or Trek Voucher worth paid amount (Trek Voucher is valid 12 Months).
    • Cancellation prior to 7 days from the start of the trek — no refund or Trek Voucher worth paid amount (Trek Voucher is valid 12 Months).
  • Drinking and smoking during the trek are strictly prohibited. If found flouting the rules, your participation on the trek will be canceled with immediate effect.
  • Route changes, postponement, delay or finishing the trek a day earlier: Under some extraordinary circumstance, your trek may end a day earlier or start a day later. This may become necessary due to inclement weather, snow and ice conditions, political restrictions or any other cause. In the event of a change, postponement or delay, participants have no right to refund of the trek (in whole or in part) or other compensation for any injury, loss or damage. Trek fee is not charged broken down in terms of days but is a composite fee for the whole trek.
  • Carry a valid govt. issued I’d. (Original and photocopy both)

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