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6 Days
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Tour Details

The bountiful jungles covering the upper reaches of Shivalik Himalayas in Uttarakhand are home to a number of lakes teeming with diverse flora and fauna. As one climbs higher one comes upon serene water bodies nestled in the lap of the mountains. The high altitude lake of Dodital is one such destination that is blessed with nature’s bounty in the form of jungles of oak, fir, spruce and deodar and a variety of birds. It also has a small but neat temple dedicated to Ganesha for this location is considered to be his birth place. Add to this the chance to enjoy the hospitality of villages in Garhwal and feast on delicious local cuisine makes this a perfect outing for budding trekkers!

Departure & Return Location

Dehradun

Price Includes

  • Stay in tents during trek and home-stay/ guesthouse (max 2/3 person per room/tent depending upon place and availability of rooms). Toilet tent would be used
  • All meals during the trek (meals during travel not included). Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea (thrice a day). Meals would be vegetarian.
  • All permits like forest permission, camping fee, etc.
  • Services of trek leader, guide and helpers.
  • Equipment - Sleeping bag, liner for sleeping bag, camping mattress
  • High altitude medical kit (includes altitude sickness medicines)
  • Micro spikes if needed for the trek (while walking on snow/glacier)

Price Excludes

  • Rucksack, trekking shoes, jackets, poncho, rain coat, trekking pole and other personal use equipment etc.
  • Personal backpack offloading. Backpack can be offloaded (weight limit is maximum 8Kg) at an additional charge if required.
  • Transport (transport can be arranged if requested on additional charge)
  • Any optional activity (like paragliding etc.) outside trekking itinerary
  • Entry ticket to any other place before or after trekking
Highlights
  • Kashi of the north, Uttarkashi on the banks of Bhagrirathi is known for the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Nehru Institute of Mountaineering.
  • Panoramic Himalayan views of several major peaks in the Gangotri and Yamunotri region like Bandarpunch, Draupadi ka Danda.
  • Relax on the shores of the high altitude lake of Dodital situated above 3000m.
  • Sumptuous Gharwali cuisine prepared from locally sourced naturally grown ingredients.
  • An insight into the rich heritage and culture of the Garhwal Himalayas that has endured for thousands of years.
Itinerary

Day 1Dehradun - Uttarkashi | Drive-145km, 6hrs

Catch early morning bus or hire a taxi to reach Uttarkashi. One can visit Nehru Institute of Mountaineering and Vishwanath temple after lunch.

Day 2Uttarkashi - Sangam Chatti - Agoda | Drive-20km, 1hr; Trek-6km, 2-3hrs

Drive from Uttarkashi to Sangam Chatti. Some sections of the road is unmetalled. From Sangam Chatti it is easy and gradual climb till Agoda. One can roam around the village to experience pahadi life.

Day 3Agoda - Dodital | Trek-16km, 5-6hrs

Today is also easy but long trek till Dodital. Today one can feel real peace in the midst of spruce, deodar, rhododendron jungle. On the way we will pass by Bebra and Manjhi where there are some shops for serving trekkers. Phone signal comes till 1-2km from Bebra. From Manjhi, the trail to Dodital is almost levelled trek. At Dodital pay a visit to the temple and hear the story of association of the lake with Lord Ganesha from the priest. There is a path along the circumference of the lake. Take the route to click pictures of the lake from various angles.

Day 4(Optional): Dodital - Darwa Pass - Dodital | Trek-8-9km, 6-7hrs

Even though trek to Darwa pass is optional, we strongly recommend to do this trek as the views of Bandarpunch peak, valley leading to the peak and seemingly endless meadows from Darwa pass are amazing. This is steep trail and bit tough but the views makes it worthwhile.

Day 5 Dodital - Agoda | Trek-16km, 4-5hrs

This is downhill trek following the trail taken while coming.

Day 6 Agoda - Sangam Chatti - Uttarkashi - Dehradun | Trek-6km, 2hrs; Drive-165km, 7hrs

Trek from Agoda to Sangam Chatti which would be done in 2-3hrs and then drive to Uttarkashi and from there to Dehradun.

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