Bali Pass Trek
high altitude pass
At an elevation of 4,950 metres, the Bali Pass Trek is located in the Western Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand. It links the Yamunotri valley with the Harkidun valley. The Bali pass trip is a little off the beaten path, but it's well worth the effort because to its breathtaking scenery and the opportunity to cross over from the Tonnes river valley to the Yamuna river valley. There are a lot of memorable moments along this walk. The distant and age-old Jaunsari settlements, which are tucked away deep inside the Supin river valley, nonetheless preserve their historic way of life as well as their cultural traditions. The thick conifer, rhododendron, and birch woods are a feast for any viewer's eyes. These forests also have breathtaking clearings as meadows, such as Devshu Thatch, as well as several gorgeous waterfalls. The alpine meadows of Ruinsara and Thanga provide a magnificent view of snow-covered mountains, including Swargarohini, Black Peak, Bandarpoonch, Dhaundar Kandi, and Yamuna Kantha. A exhilarating ascent to the top of the pass, followed by a descent that is just moderately challenging. The trip comes to a spiritual close with a visit to the sacred Yamunotri shrine, which is the last destination. The treacherous ridge hikes leading up to the Bali pass call for an exceptional level of prudence and mental fortitude, both of which must be maintained all the way down to the campground on the other side of the mountain. This journey, at any time of year, is only appropriate for very experienced high-altitude trekkers due to the high altitude of the trail and the difficulty of the terrain.
- Trek Distance: 60 kms
- Height: 16,207 Ft.
- Grade: Easy to Moderate
- Best Time: April to June, September to November
The beautiful village of Sankri serves as the departure point for the Kedarkantha Trek. The road trip from Dehradun to Sankri is about 200 km long and travels through mountainous terrain on twisting roads. If you reserve your transportation with us, our cars will pick you up at the Dehradun I.S.B.T. terminal at 7 in the morning. You should plan to get at Sankri about sunset time. During this incredible road trip, we will go via Mussoorie as well as many other charming towns, where we will be treated to a spectacular view of the lush vegetation and rolling hills. We are going to take a trip that follows the banks of the River Tonnes, which will ultimately morph into the River Supin farther downstream. By the time it becomes dark, we'll arrive in the Sankri. As a result of the several treks that are located in the surrounding region, Sankri has developed into a busy centre for hikers over the course of the last few years. There is a breathtaking panorama of the setting sun across the valley from where you will be staying, which is either a hotel or a guest home. Dinner will be given, and your trek guide will give you a comprehensive briefing on all of the aspects of the hike that you will be experiencing.
After finishing our breakfast, we will drive from Sankri to Taluka. The ride is a little rough in spots. The gravel route leading to the start of the walk is located in Taluka. The stroll is made more enjoyable by the sound of the Supin River crashing over rapids on each side of us, as well as the walnut, pine, and other trees that provide shade. On our route, we are often greeted by locals who are out and about. The trail goes through a several creeks, all of which eventually flow into Supin. After a couple of hours of hiking, the hamlet of Gangad can be seen to the left, located on the other side of the river. We go on with our trip, and after a little over an hour of walking, the picturesque town of Osla comes into view. Seema is a small community that may be found on the other side of the river from Osla. We either put up our tents here or make arrangements to stay in a hut with a local family.
After a hearty breakfast on our third day, we get an early start and continue along the same path until we reach the Seema bridge that crosses the Supin river. When we get to the other side of the bridge, we'll be in Harkidun, but first we have to turn right. As we continue down the path, there is a lovely waterfall on our right that originates in Maldaru lake and flows downstream. After a while, we make our way through a dense forest, and after a little while more, we begin the ascent that will bring us to the Devshu bugyal, a clearing located inside the forest. While you have your lunch here, you may see the hikers who are making their way up the Harkidun trail on the opposite side of the valley. After making your way for a while through the verdant carpet of Debshu thatch, you will start your steep drop towards the river below. We are going to continue heading south after crossing the river on a little wooden bridge. For the time being, we will keep the river on our right. We will arrive at our campground in Rainbasera after travelling for half an hour over a route that is almost entirely level. The location was given its name after a little hut made of cement that was constructed to provide cover for the shepherds when it rained. This is where we will set up camp for the night.
The fourth day of our journey is yet another thrilling day, as it marks the beginning of a new area for us to explore. We will continue trekking south along the river's left bank, which will take us through a birch and fir forest. During the first part of the hike, we are going to stroll below a waterfall and cross a few creeks. Following lunch, we will continue our walk through the alpine forest, which is characterised by birch trees and rhododendron plants. On the other bank of the river, you'll see that there are a number of impressive waterfalls and chasms that are rather deep. The beautiful meadow of Ruinsara, which sits right at the foothills of the Swargarohini peaks, will soon emerge from the jungle once some time has passed. The horizon is now adorned with peaks such as Bandarpoonch, Dhaundar Kandi, Yamuna Kantha, and Kalanag, while the valley is home to a stunning lake known as "Ruinsara Tal." As we set up camp here for the night, take in all of the breathtaking scenery that surrounds you.
Ruinsara tal calls for a day spent relaxing, getting used to the altitude, and exploring the area. The pure water, which is surrounded by reeds, as well as the warm sun, give the impression of being mesmerising. Explore this stunningly spectacular spot, which affords close-up views of the magnificent Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Dhumdhar Kandi, and the White Top. Today, we are going to embark on an adventure in Kyarkoti, where we will view some of the most beautiful meadows in all of the world. Sleep in tents for the night at Ruinsaratal.
At long last, our ascent to the summit of Bali Pass gets underway. The last portion of the trek is across a rugged terrain that is littered with rock fragments. Beginning in Bali Udiyari and continuing all the way up to Bali Pass, the grade will be quite high. We have trekked for a little over two hours now and have finally reached the Bali Pass. From this height, you can see the Swargarohini, Banderpooch, and Garhwal mountains, in addition to the Yamnotri valley that lies underneath them.
The momentous occasion has arrived. The day will be quite lengthy, which will make you tired, and it will be difficult. After a hearty breakfast, we will set off for the Bali pass heading in the direction of the southwest as early as 6 in the morning. The path leading up to the Bali pass is covered with snow the whole way. As we make our way up the mountain side, the grade of the ascent begins to increase gradually. And once again, as soon as we reach the top of the hill, a terrifying ridge immediately follows with a sheer drop on either side leading to the Bali pass. From there, we gained the opportunity to descend on the other side into the Yamunotri valley. A big party will have difficulty fitting through the pass due to the limited space available. Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, and Kalanag are just some of the mountains that can be seen from this vantage point, along with the Garhwal and Yamunotri ranges. After that, you will have to descend an almost vertical slope that is covered with stones and scree. As a result of the snowy circumstances, successfully handling the descent may provide a whole new set of challenges. There are many more passages like this one to descend, and all of them need a significant amount of patience from the climber. The last fall is the most terrifying of them all, and once it's through, we'll be in upper Dhamni. We receive a well-laid route leading to our camping at lower Dhamni when we leave from this location. We anticipate arriving to our camp before dark. After a satisfying meal, you should all go back to your tents to get some much-needed slumber.
Today we make the journey back to Dehradun. The Bali Pass Trekking Trip that we just completed has come to a conclusion. We had a great time hiking across the majestic Himalayan mountain range. The landscape was breathtaking. We will reach Dehradun by night.
Things to Carry
- Government ID Card and 2 Passport size photo
- Up to 60lts backpack with its waterproof cover
- Water bottle (temperature maintained one)
- Personal Medical Kit
- Snacking items
- Fleece T-shirt
- Fleece Jacket
- Trek pants
- Woolen gloves
- Toothbrush and paste
- Toilet papers
- Wet wipes and Tissues
- Lip balm
- Woolen Cap
- Trekking shoes
- Woolen Socks
- Quick dry towel
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