Bali Pass Trek
Offer Price – INR 17,499/- (DEHRADUN TO DEHRADUN)
Bali Pass Trek is among few treks which offer a variety of experience, yet not known by many. The trek route includes passes through one of the Char Dham Yatra of Hindus, Yamunotri. The trail will pass through the Har Ki Dun valley also traverse through the Ruinsara valley. The Bali Pass summit is one of the high altitudes summits as it ascends to an altitude of 16,207 ft.
Bali Pass is the pass for the people who wish to hike a little differently on the less-traveled paths. During the hike, you pass through the dense forest, cross a few streams, traverse through the wide meadows, walk over the wooden bridges, and finally after proper acclimatization head to the summit while walking over the huge boulder section and not to forget the dense ice you will be walking on.
The summit part is the most adventurous thing you’ll encounter on the Bali Pass trek distance. You will walk over 3kms long ridge with 40 to 60 degree incline ascent. Encounter massive snow field and even the ice section. Packed with action, you must pay attention to the guidance of the Trek guide by Moustache Escapes. As hiking over the dense snow will definitely going to be a tricky one. The scissor pattern will work, post reaching the Summit point you will be welcomed by a massive 360 view of the Snow-Capped Himalayan Peaks, the Ruinsara and Yumnotri, and the peaks of Bandarpoonch and Kalanag also the logical route of Saptarishi Kund.
Despite of all these highlights, it’s strange that this trek is still not covered by many. Lucky for you that you won’t find crowded trails and savour the views in peace.
The Bali Pass Trek package is perfect for trekkers who want to continue on the expeditions. Given that it begins in Sankri and ends in Janki Chatti, there will be a variety of scenic terrain changes. Pay a visit to Yamunotri Temple, which is the origin spot of the Yamuna River.The trail is well-known for its diverse flora and fauna, which includes Black Bears, Blue Sheep, and other significant species. The pass itself is more like a crest than a trough. The last hike to the pass resembles a mountain peak summit, rewarding you with spectacular panoramic views.
Altitude: 6,455 ft.
Drive: 6-7 hrs. (187 km)
Altitude: 8,160 ft.
Drive: 12 km
Trek: 10 km (4-5 hours)
Altitude: 10,016 ft.
Trek: 13 km (6-7 hours)
Altitude: 11,450 ft.
Trek: 4 km (2-3 hours)
Altitude: 11,450 ft.
Altitude: 15154 ft., via 13,287 ft.
Trek: 5 km (5-6 hours)
Altitude: 16,207 ft. and to 11,076 ft.
Trek: 14 km (9-10 Hours)
Altitude: 7,874 ft.
Trek: 16 km (7-8 hours)
Air: Take a flight to Jolly Grant (Dehradun) airport and from there take a Shared / Private cab or a local bus to reach Dehradun.
Road: Volvo transfers are available from Delhi to Dehradun, It takes around 6 hrs to reach Dehradun from Delhi.
Rail: Dehradun has a railway station so book a train to Dehradun railway station direct and if there is no direct train available from your city then book a train to Delhi and from there either you can book another train or take a bus to Dehradun.Before booking a cab or bus to or from Sankri, it is advisable to contact the trek operator first as they have the local transport facility running which usually borne and shared between the trekkers.
1. Shirts / T-shirts –2/3, Jeans / Trekking Pants -2
2. Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) preferably with a hood
3. Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
4. Thermal inner wear (upper & lower), Scarf/muffler (optional)
5. Woollen cap, Woollen gloves, Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)
6. Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (Waterproof shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
7. Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
8. Raincoat / Poncho, Small quick dry towel
9. Water bottle (sturdy ones, no empty Bisleri bottles!!)
10. Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
11. Sun glasses (polarized/UV Protected), Walking stick / Trekking pole
12. Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm, Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
13. Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
14. Personal toiletries
15. Day pack/small bag in case if you are planning to offload your regular backpack
16. Hand Sanitizer17. Extra face masks.
1. You will be greeted by our trek team on your arrival to Sankri.
2. All stays included from Sankri to Jaan Ki Chatti on sharing basis:
(i) Alpine / Dome tents from day 1 to 7
(ii) Guest house on day 8
3. All meals included from Day 1 dinner to Day 9 breakfast. Vegetarian meals will be served throughout the trek.
4. Skilled local staff who have ample knowledge of the route.
5. Kitchen, dining and toilet tents will be used during the trek.
7. Cooks/Helper for carrying common equipment like rations/tents/utensils/groceries.
8. All trek essentials included–
(i) Accommodation - tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats etc.
(ii) Safety equipment - microspikes, gaiters as per requirements and basic first aid kit with a portable oxygen cylinder.
(iii) Permit - forest and camping fee included.
9. Transportation from Dehradun to Sankri on day 1 and back to Dehradun on day 9.
1. The above trek charges do not include the GST charges (5%).
2. In case if your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure" or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by you.
3. Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to travel/trek/COVID-19 will be borne by the Guest.
4. Anything which is not included in Inclusion.
5. Separate tents on request, will be charged extra (INR 1,500 per tent).
1. If cancellations are made 26 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity, no cancellation fee will be charged.
2. If cancellations are made between 8-25 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity, 25% of the total package amount will be charged as cancellation fee.
3. If cancellations and rescheduling are made within 7 days from the start date of your trek/tour/activity, 100% of the total booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.
4. Guest can reschedule the tour/trek/activity between 8-25 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity (Depending on the availability), after this period no rescheduling can be done and no amount can be refunded.
5. Rescheduling of the tour/trek/activity is applicable only once, after that if you want to cancel or reschedule the trek/tour/activity again, it will not be possible and no refund will be processed.
6. If you book the tour/trek/activity by making a partial payment of the total booking amount and fail to make the 100% payment before 26 days from the date of travel. In this case, your booking will get cancelled automatically and can only be reconfirmed once you make the full payment, depending on the availability of slots.
7. In case if your tour/trek/activity remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure", medical emergency, government policy changes, local strikes, or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get a refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain underutilized by you.
8. In case if your tour/trek/activity gets cancelled because of "force majeure", medical emergency, government policy changes, local strikes between 0-7 days from your date of travel, you will be eligible to reschedule the date of your trek/tour/activity or you can get a credit note of the amount paid, however no cash refund will be possible in this case.
9. Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.10. The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.
Best time to travel to Bali Pass Trek is in summers (May – June) and post monsoon (September – October).
Considered to be moderately difficult, the Bali Pass trek requires you to have better physical fitness. If you are able to run for half an hour and can climb several stairs without panting, you can finally enjoy this trekking experience.
Bali Pass located in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, situated at an altitude of 16,076 Feet. The Bali Pass connects Yamunotri and Har Ki Dun Valley, and comes under Govind Ballabh Pant Wildlife Sanctuary. The trek to Bali Pass usually starts from Sankri Village and ends at Janki Chatti.
The Supin River meanders alongside the hiking trail through Har Ki Dun valley. Walking atop a jagged ridge to cross the Bali Pass is the most exciting portion of the hike.
The Bali Pass trail is not recommended for beginners because it is extremely challenging. It requires technical abilities that only an experienced trekker possesses because it includes some dangerously unsafe spots and incredibly small trails. The trek is easy up to Ruinsara Tal.
The highest point of the walk is at Bali Pass, which is located at a height of 16,200 feet. Lower Dhamni is situated at a height of 11,100 feet. The longest trekking day will last 10 to 11 hours and cover the 14 km distance between the top and Dhamni.
If you are an admirer of natural beauty, then you must go for Rupin Pass. However, Bali Pass trek is for all those who are looking for some adrenaline action, via Har Ki Dun valley and Yamunotri Valley.
During the daytime, the temperature will range from 10°C - 20°C and as you gain altitude the temperature will start dipping, especially at night. The lowest temperature will be from sub-zero to -10°C.
Tiger Falls, Tapkeshawar Temple, Tapovan, Lacchiwala, Mindrolling Monastery, Malsi Deer Park
Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (driving license, voters ID, etc.) – It is mandatory for trekkers to carry a copy of their photo id for entry at forest check posts on the trek. Since, Sankri will have limited facilities to photocopy, do not try to leave this till the end.
Yes, it is absolutely safe for solo women to go for Bali Pass trek in fix departures.
Since you will be travelling across the mountains, it is at all times advisable to wear layerable clothing.
One of the most scenic treks in Uttarakhand is the Bali Pass trek. This trek is meant for seasoned trekkers. Bali Pass trek offers you a breathtaking views of the Bandarpoonch, Kalanag and Swargarohini peaks. The beauty found on Bali Pass trek are unmatched.
Preferably select high ankle shoes. They prevent ankle injuries. They provide stability, durability and grip while walking on rocks or while descending.
The minimum age limit is 9 to 10 years and there’s no max. age limit but if you’re above 60 kindly carry a medical certificate.
Alpine / Dome tents
Yes Washroom & Toilet Facilities Available.
Safety and technical equipments - microspikes, gaiters as per requirements and basic first aid kit with a portable oxygen cylinder.
Vegetarian meals will be served throughout the trek.
One can expect BSNL network upto Sankri Village and some points beyond this village (but they are irregular and not very dependable)
Answer: The trail is well-known for its diverse flora and fauna, which includes Black Bears, Blue Sheep, and other significant species. The last hike to the pass resembles a mountain peak summit with spectacular panoramic views.
Answer: During the day, the temperature will range from 5-15 degrees Celsius and during the nights the temperature will range from to -2 to -5 degrees Celsius.
Answer: On Bali Pass trek you can expect snows in the first season i.e. May-June. It is difficult to expect snow post June and October is likely to receive fresh snowfall at higher altitudes if the climate is favourable.
Dehradun has a sufficiently large market. However, do not leave anything for last minute buying as there will be no time for shopping because of immediate bus to Sankri.
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