Bali Pass Trek
8 Days - 7 Night
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Bali Pass Trek
The Bali Pass, also known as the “virgin trek” in the Indian Himalayas, is the least visited and thus the most scenic. This strenuous trek is ideally suited for experienced hikers. This trail is unrivaled in terms of natural beauty and has all of the elements that wilderness enthusiasts explore. Since few people are aware of this trail, it remains largely unknown to the general public, with only shepherds frequenting the area. Bali Pass trek is a must-do for nature lovers, with an enchanting path to look forward to.
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The trek begins in Taluka, a picturesque hamlet that will serve as the trek’s starting point. Seema, the next stop on our trekking route, will be a delight for avid explorers. This location will provide a perfect opportunity to mingle with the locals by providing an up-close and personal view of local culture. If you continue on, you’ll reach Ruinsaratal, a natural wonder worth seeing. The trek will continue to Bali Udiyari, a natural cave shelter, after a wonderful day of rest, acclimatization, and exploration. The trek’s final leg will take you to the Bali Pass. Scaling the Bali Pass Summit, which features a tough trail, will be an unforgettable achievement. This trek will satiate your thirst for adventure while also providing you with a treasure trove of memories.
The trek begins in Taluka, a picturesque hamlet that will serve as the trek’s starting point. Seema, the next stop on our trekking route, will be a delight for avid explorers. This location will provide a perfect opportunity to mingle with the locals by providing an up-close and personal view of local culture.
If you continue on, you’ll reach Ruinsaratal, a natural wonder worth seeing. The trek will continue to Bali Udiyari, a natural cave shelter, after a wonderful day of rest, acclimatization, and exploration. The trek’s final leg will take you to the Bali Pass. Scaling the Bali Pass Summit, which features a tough trail, will be an unforgettable achievement. This trek will satiate your thirst for adventure while also providing you with a treasure trove of memories.
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DAY 1: Drive for 6 – 7 HRS from DEHRADUN – SANKRI
We’ll drive from Mussoorie to Sankri. Stop for lunch along the way. This is a fun drive that starts along the Yamuna River and ends along the beautiful Tons River. Today’s drive has some especially lovely pine forest parts. When we arrive in Sankri, we will check into a scenic hotel/tent and rest for a while. Take a stroll in this lovely hamlet in the evening to re-energize your muscles for the next day’s trek. Sankri is the place where you’ll spend the night.
DAY 2: Drive from Sankri – Taluka by road for 12km & then trek from Taluka – Seema (12 km)
We begin the day with a quick, scenic, and adventurous drive to Taluka, our trek’s starting point. Today’s hike takes you through lovely mixed forest and along the Supin River. The gradient is mild throughout, with an occasional steep patch thrown in for good measure. This area is blessed with a very old and distinct culture that has luckily been preserved. Today, you’ll get a really close and personal look at it. On the trail, you’ll meet locals from nearby villages and see some of the area’s unique architectural beauty. We’ll pass through a few villages on our way to Seema, a small market town. We’ll camp ahead of Seema in the lovely fields along the river & stay overnight here in the tents.
DAY 3: After breakfast, the trek starts from Seema to Rainbasira waterfall for (8km)
The trail follows the Supin river today as well. The first checkpoint is Debshu Bugyal, from which we can see Kala Nag, or Black Top, in all its glory. We’ll descend through the forest with loose stones and a sandy path to the river after crossing Debshu Bugyal. We’ll use a bridge to cross the Supin River. We’ll re-ascend after crossing the bridge, this time with the Supin river on our right. There are a few tricky parts with a slick route where we will need to take a detour. We’ll continue along the river until we arrive at our riverside campsite. where you can spend the night.
DAY 4: After breakfast, the trek starts from the Rainbasira waterfall to Thange camp via Ruinsara Lake (10km)
This is our last day of walking along the Supin River. By the afternoon, we’ll be in Ruinsara Tal. Ruinsara is a beautiful lake surrounded by rhododendron bushes and meadows. Although the trail is not challenging, it is exhausting. The campsite at Thange is lovely, and we’ll stay in tents. The view from the campground is stunning. Yamuna Kanta, the pass that leads to Yamunotri and is graded as a difficult trek, is located to the south-west of Ruinsara Tal. The magnificent Banderpooch Peak can be found to the east (6,387 m).
DAY 5: Thange camp acclimatization day
At Thange Camp, a day of rest, acclimatization, and exploration is a must. The clear water, fringed by reeds, and the warm sun look positively mesmerizing. Explore this breathtakingly beautiful location, which offers up-close views of the magnificent Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Dhumdhar Kandi, and the White Top. Today we’ll go exploring in Kyarkoti, where we’ll see the most beautiful meadows. We’ll spend the night in tents at Thange Camp.
DAY 6: After breakfast, Trek from Thange camp to Bali Pass summit camp for (6km)
We finally start our trek to Bali Pass Summit. The trek’s final stage involves a rough trail with boulder pieces. The gradient will be steep starting from Bali Udiyari and ending at Bali Pass. After a couple of hours of hiking, we arrive at the Bali Pass. Witness 360-degree views of the Swargarohini, Banderpooch, and Garhwal ranges, as well as the underlying Yamnotri valley, from this vantage point.
DAY 7: After breakfast, Trek from summit camp to Damini camp for (11Km)
After crossing the Bali Pass, the most exciting and challenging part of the trek begins. We’ll make our way down the nearly vertical road, which is riddled with scree and large stones. Following this leg, we will encounter the goat road, which will be a much more difficult trek. We will arrive at the camp after this incredibly difficult section. After this extremely challenging part of the trek, we will reach our campsite at Damni & stay in tents overnight.
DAY 8: After breakfast Damini to Jankichatti to Dehradun by taxi
We’ll begin hiking from Damini today in order to reach the Jankichatt road-head. We pause along the way to pay our respects to the divine Yamunotri shrine. After around 4-5 hours of hiking, you’ll arrive in Jankichatti. We’ll board a vehicle and be taken to Dehradun from here. The journey comes to an end, and you will leave for your next destination.
Frequently asked question
- Footwear: The trekking boots which must be waterproof and snow proof, normal boots, floaters, and woolen socks.
- Backpack: (50 ltr), Daypack (20-30 ltr), Duffel bag.
- Clothes: Jacket and trousers that are both waterproof and breathable. Jacket (synthetic or down feather fleece), synthetic insulated trousers, poncho, sweatshirt, inner thermal (upper & lower), fleece, t-shirts, cotton trekking pants, shorts
- Season wise Clothes:
- Hand and head protection includes liner gloves, bandannas, sun hats, woollen caps, and face masks, among other things.
- Accessories: Sunglasses/goggles, anti-glare lenses, water bottle, hydra bag, and headlamp with spare bulb and extra batteries are all recommended.
- Trekking Gears: Toolkit for an emergency. Sunscreen, a toiletry pack, water purification pills, Ziploc packs, ear plugs, first-aid kit, and the necessary medications are all recommended.
- Camping Equipment: Sleeping bags of lining (extreme -5 to +5 Celsius if you have one), trekking sticks, and so on.
- Warm top/light micro fleece pullover/full sleeve T shirt – 2/3
- Water resistant/repellent trekking pants with an inner lining for added warmth- 2 High-quality windproof/water-resistant outer shell (jacket) with a proper hood
- Thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen Jumper, Down Jacket with at least 600 fill capacity Innerwear with a thermal component (upper and lower)
- Woolen hat, inner fleece gloves, and outer water-resistant gloves
- 4–5 pairs of thick woollen socks and standard socks, scarf/muffler (optional)
- Waterproof Trekking/Hiking shoes with a thick heel and high ankles that are comfortable to wear. Sneakers/sport shoes are ideal for camp.
- Poncho or raincoat. A small, light-weight towel
- A hydration pack and an insulated water bottle (optional)
- Sunglasses with UV cover and the potential to cut light, as well as a cap or floppy hat to shield the strong sun off your skin (important when traversing through snow)
- Trekking pole or sturdy walking stick Lip Balm, Sunscreen Lotion
- Flashlight / torch (with extra batteries) Medications, if any special prescription is needed Toiletries for personal use
- Carry a rain cover over your luggage • Day pack/small bag that you can carry on your back all day to keep your essentials in
- Keep a few poly bags or plastic containers in your bag to place your things in if you need to in case of heavy weather.
Personal Medical Kit (MANDATORY FOR ALL)
- 10 Diamox tablets (to prevent AMS)
- Nifedipine – 5 pills Dexamethasone – one strip
- 6 tablets of Crocin (fever)
- 4 tablets of avomine (motion sickness) 4 capsules of Avil 25mg (allergies)
- 4 tablets of Combiflam (Pain killer)
- 6 tablets each of Norflox TZ and Lomofen (diarrhea) 10 tablets of Digene (acidity)
- 10 Omez/Rantadine capsules (antacids) 3 to 5 metres of crepe bandage
- 1 tiny roll of gauze 10 strips of bandage 1 small roll of cotton 10 packets of ORS
- Moov spray Betadine or other antiseptic cream (aches, & sprains)
- If you're vulnerable to knee injuries, you should wear a knee cap. Powder with antifungal properties
- Cancellation: If a trek is cancelled at the last minute due to a natural disaster or unforeseeable circumstances (such as floods, earthquakes, landslides, attack, or bandh), Discoveryhike will have a trek voucher for the full number. The voucher can be used for the same or a different trek over the next year.
- In case you wish to cancel the trek, then please be aware of these things:
- Cancellations made within 30 days of the trek's launch date will include a complete refund.
- If you cancel within 30 and 20 days before the hike, you will get a 50% refund.
- There will be no refund if you cancel less than 20 days before the trek begins.
- Please keep in mind that if you get a refund, there will be a reduction of 4% (Cancellation charges) from the overall amount you pay. In addition, if you purchased trek insurance, you would not get a refund.
- Discoveryhike assumes no responsibility for any malfunction or injury to your clothes, supplies, or other belongings while on the trek. The trek fee covers all expenses associated with the trek from start to finish.