Bali Pass Trek

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Details Bali Pass Trek

Bali pass trek is an old trek, starts from the Tons river valley to the Yamuna waterway valley. The beauty of Bali Pass Trek encourages trekkers during the storm season when the snow melts and the pass is easy to reach from both sides. The pass can be reach more comfortably from the Har-ki-Dun valley as the slope is not so hard and gives great time for the trekkers to adapt to the elevation. The trek begins from Sankri and goes through the Govind National Park, which is well known for its wild life. It additionally offers best chance to visit the lake at Ruinsara in transit and explore the less walked path over Yamunotri that goes to Yamunotri sanctuary. Bali pass trek itinerary provides you less hectic trek. The peaks close to the lake are a perfect spot to rest and explore the nearest pinnacles and passes. Another best part about this trek is it gives the experience of walking on the splendid landscape. The zone is encompassed by Banderpoonch range and another part shows well known pinnacles like Kalanag, Banderpoonch West and Ruinsara. This area was made famous by Jack Gibson, an educator at the Doon school in the late 1940s.

Difficulty Level : Bali Pass Trek

Bali Pass trek needs at least an experience of 7 to 8 days in Himalayas, and one who has an experience can do it quite quickly. The trek is not favorable for the beginners as taking a risk is not a wise option. Pathways have steeps with boulders; trekker should know the techniques and walk carefully. The steep and stony trail can create a problem for the beginners in the Bali pass trek.

Is it suitable for children’s?

Kids between 13 to 17 ages can trek to Bali pass but this is an age limit still we prefer not to take children’s as the trek is not favorable for them.

Is it a good option for the first time trekkers /or families?

This Himalayan trek is graded as difficult trek so it cannot be chosen to take the family, as the Bali Pass Trek have hard pathways along with big boulders

Highest altitude : Bali Pass Trek

The altitude of Bali Pass Trek is 16,207 Ft. one can attain the maximum altitude depends on the subject to his endurance, and other conditions such as a climate, temperature. The trek will open up the glimpse of Banderpunch Peak, Kalanag Peak. The important thing that one has to keep in mind is to take the proper medication with them at the higher altitude. Though we provide every possible thing but it is always better to keep your medicines. Hydration is the most important part when you trek to the higher altitude, so keep your body hydrated while trekking.

Season : Bali Pass Trek

The best time to visit Bali Pass trek is from May- June, September- October; the trek to this admirable destination can be planned between these months as the destination glows the most. Whereas in other months this glorious destination is always wrapped into the blanket of snow that in bulk and this scenario make it hard to trek.

Average Temperature : Bali Pass Trek

During the day, the temperature will range from 5-15 degrees Celsius. The nights will get cold dropping the temperature to -2 to -5 degrees Celsius. The higher the altitude you gain, the colder it gets.

What makes this trek different?

Bali Pass Trek is settled at an elevation of 16,207 Ft. Bali Pass Trek is the beautiful trek that offers the unusual mix of adventure and beauty. The entire trip of Bali Pass Trek does not just offer the mesmerizing experience, but it makes one feel free. Bali Pass Trek is a sublime trek among others when it's tied in with trekking in Uttarakhand that has bunches of goal for trekkers, and there is no Doubt that each one is thoroughly enchanting. The Himalayas are the shelter for India, like this trekking in India the best trek and the most exotic trek that opens up the perspective of valleys and magnificent peaks. Bali pass trek in Uttarakhand takes you through the massive mountains and the breathtaking view. All through the way it won't keep you quiet by any stretch of the imagination instead every vista towards the destination will energize you to achieve the goal.


Day 1 – Reach Sankri

Altitude : 6,455 Ft.

Time taken : 8 to 9 hrs drive

On our first day we will head from Dehradun to Sankri, and it takes 9 to 10 hrs to reach. We cross Mussoorie, Kempty Fall, Nain Bagh, Naugaon, Purola, Mori and Netwada. As we drive from Dehradun so we can take a halt in Mussoorie or Kempty fall for some snacks. Mussoorie is an eye pleasing hills station we cross, and Kampty fall is the another known destination to see. While we will take a halt for snacks, we can witness the view along with some pictures.


Day 2 : Sankri (1,920 m) to Seema (2,560 m) via Taluka (2,050 m)

Altitude : 6,299 Ft.

Time Taken : 5 to 6 hrs trek

Trek Gradient : Easy to Moderate.

Water sources : Carry your own water bottles.

On our 2nd day we will drive till Taluka and from where the trek to Seema camp will start. We have to walk upward in little patches that won’t be so hard but you need to be cautions, where the way is of sand, and big stones. We will walk along Supin River into pine, and walnut trees. We will be able to interact with villagers as well. We are going to cross couple of streams that merge with Supin River. Now we continue to trek for an hour or two then the village Osla opens up its perspective to you. Seema is a small place opposite to Osla where we are going to settle out camps to tonight


Day 3 : Seema (2,560 m) to Roiltia or Waterfall camp (3,350 m)

Altitude : 10,990 Ft.

Time Taken : 6 to 7 hrs trek

Trek Gradient : Moderate to Difficult.

Water sources : Carry your own water bottles.

On this day we trek from Seema to Roiltia or waterfall camp alongside the Tons River. The trail ascends and goes upon Ruinsara Gad. There will be a walk through the forest, the deep we walk in the forest, the most flabbergasted perspectives we witness. Another eye treating site will be the peak Kalanag, the view of kalanag peak in front of us is so pleasing and admirable. On this day we camp besides the waterfall after a long trek.


Day 4 : Waterfall to Ruinsara Lake (3,600 m)

Altitude : 11,811 Ft.

Time Taken : 2 hrs trek

Trek Gradient : Moderate to Difficult .

Water sources : Carry your own water bottles.

On this day we ascend into the Ruinsara Valley. The whole perspective of the valley is very different from the normal vegetation. We witness the Pine, Rhododendrons, and Birch there. The Ruinsara Lake is known to be the sacred lake for the locals of the valley; this beautiful lake will be our campsite for today. The whole trek will be of 2 to 3 hrs today with the forest view, and the serene vegetation.


Day 5 : Ruinsara Lake - rest and explore.

On this day we explore the whole Ruinsara Lake and other sight scenes. This day is an acclimatization day so that our body won’t get affected by the changing weather while walking till the pass. You can take a long walk; explore the glaciers, and valley. In the evening we come back to our camps by exploring or acclimatizing ourselves.


Day 6 : Ruinsara Lake to Odari (4,100 m)

Altitude :13,451 Ft.

Time Taken : 4hrs

Trek Gradient: Moderate to Difficult

Water Sources : Carry your own water bottles

On this day we trek to Odari from Ruinsara Lake and the trek starts early to reach Odari on time before afternoon. Today’s camp location is so mesmerizing along the glacial site. This is the best location with the best view. The trek today is of 4 to 5 hrs and it is a high elevation which is another different experience we going to have today.


Day 7 : Odari (4,100 m) to upper Dhamni (4,000 m) via Bali pass (4,900 m).

Altitude :16,076 Ft.

Time Taken : Difficult

Trek Gradient: Moderate to Difficult

Water Sources : Carry your own water bottles

On this day we start very early as we have to reach on time to catch the beautiful view. The trekking today is short but it’s all steep climb so it is going to be tiring a bit. You witness a lot of glacier views, and see many peaks one such is Banderpunch. If we trek very early so we can reach the pass by 8 to 9 am in the morning and take an advantage of witnessing the breathtaking view. After exploring the pass we now descend towards Upper Dhamni into the alpine zone.


Day 8: Upper Dhamni to Yamunotri to JankiChatti (2,400 m)

Altitude :7,874 Ft.

Time Taken :7 to 8 hrs

Trek Gradient: Moderate to Difficult

Water Sources : Carry your own water bottles

On this day we finally trek back to Yamunotri from Upper Dhamni, after reaching Yamunotri we take a visit to sacred Yamunotri shrine and from there goes our ways down to Janki Chatti. Overnight stay in Janki Chatti


Day 9 : Departure from JankiChatti

On this day we finally take a departure from Janki Chatti. This will be the end of the whole trip and the drive will be of 7 to 8 hrs straight.

Pick up Point Rishikesh 6 AM
Drop Point Rishikesh 4 PM

What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility Dehradun To Dehradun

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags




Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table




Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters


What is Not Included In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: – Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava



Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)


Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items – (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)


Band aid


Stretchable/Elastic bandage