DHUMDHAR KANDI PASS trek
12 Days - 11 Night
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dhumdharkandi pass Trek
Dhumdhar Kandi Pass, also known as the “Smoky Ridge Forest,” is a high-altitude pass in Uttarakhand that connects the holy pilgrimage sites of Gangotri and Yamunotri. It is 5490 meters / 18012 feet above sea level. The ancient route for villagers from Uttarkashi and Gangotri to enter the remote Tons Valley was through this mighty pass. The Kalanag (Black Peak) glacier, as well as the glaciers from Swargorohini and Bandarpoonch on either side of the Dhumdhar Kandi Pass, feed the two mighty rivers Bhagirathi and Yamuna, making this trek truly special. The pass is located at the base of two well-known Garhwal HimalayanRead More The Dhumdhar Kandi Pass trek is only for experienced trekkers who are familiar with using ice axes and microspikes, as well as possessing a high degree of physical and mental endurance. The Dhumdhar Kandi Pass trek is an adventurer’s dream, known for its unexplored trail and challenging topography.
The Dhumdhar Kandi Pass trek is only for experienced trekkers who are familiar with using ice axes and microspikes, as well as possessing a high degree of physical and mental endurance. The Dhumdhar Kandi Pass trek is an adventurer’s dream, known for its unexplored trail and challenging topography.
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Day 1: Pick up from Dehradun – Drive to Sankri ( 210 Km)
You will be picked up from Dehradun and driven to Sankri in one of our vehicles. By 3 p.m., report to Sankri. Sankri is a small but beautiful town in Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi district, near the Govind Pashu national park. Dehradun is about 195 kilometers away. We will have a night’s stay as well as dinner. A guest house/homestay will be planned for your stay.
Day 2: Sankri – Taluka – Cheludgad camp
After breakfast, take a taxi to Taluka, which is 11 km from Sankri. Once there, take a short break before beginning your trek to Cheludgad. The trail takes you through a thick pine forest, where a variety of animals live due to the region’s rich flora and fauna. The trail is difficult to follow and in poor shape.
Trees accompany you on your journey through the thick forest, and Langoors can be seen hanging from one tree to the next. Birds can be heard chirping and unusual species of birds can be seen. This is where Uttarakhand’s state bird, the “Himalayan Monal,” can be found.
Set up your tents in Cheludgad, eat dinner, and sleep under the stars.
Day 3: Trek from Cheludgad camp to Devsu Bugyal (07 km) (3/4 Hours)
Today’s hike is 7 kilometers long, so bring a packed lunch. Begin climbing towards Devsu Bugyal, where you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, vast valleys, and cascading waterfalls.
Now walk through a dense forest of Pines and Oaks, under the shade of trees with the sound of falling leaves. This location has abundant alpine vegetation and is home to a variety of Himalayan birds and animals that can be seen on the way to the campsite.
After a steep uphill climb, you’ll arrive at Devsu Bugyal, where you’ll be surrounded by lush greenery and undulating meadows. This is a fantastic camping spot with spectacular views of Kala Nag (Black Peak). Set up the tents and stay overnight there comfortably.
Day 4: Trek from Devsu Bugyal to Ruinsara Tal (12 km) (5/6 Hours)
Leave Devsu Bugyal’s campsite and head towards Ruinsara Lake; the trek is long, so bring a lunch to eat in the center. You will be mesmerized by the near views of snow-covered mountains with cascading waterfalls as you climb.
The path is muddy and some sections are slick, so proceed with caution; after this segment, you must cross a bridge over Supin.
This holy Lake is surrounded by peaks and provides breathtaking views of pristine mountains – Black Peak, Swargarohini (I) (II) (III), Bandarpoonch, and the Ruinsara range – after a steep climb. Pitch the tents in the perfect place and retire for the night after a delicious meal.
Day 5: Trek from Ruinsara Lake to Kyarkoti Advance Base Camp (7 km) (5/6 hours)
Make a wish for Ruinsara Lake and then travel to Kyarkoti. The sight of Black Peak from here is enough to energize you for the days ahead.
Set up your tents and settle in for the day at Kyarkoti, a meadow surrounded by mountains and boulders.
Day 6: Trek Kyarkoti Advance Base Camp to Camp 01 Dharon Odari (6 km) (4/5 hours)
Dharon Odari is your camp for today, and it’s number one. Leave Kyarkoti’s grounds and go on. After gaining altitude, you can reach your destination after a steep climb. Set up your tents and make yourself at home for the day.
Day 7: Rest + Acclimatization Day at Camp 01
Acclimatization helps to avoid high altitude sickness, so go for a quick walk today and then take it easy for the rest of the day.
Day 8: Trek from Dharon Odari (Camp 01) to Camp 02 (04 km) (3/4)
Begin your journey from Camp 01 to Camp 02, which is located at a height of 5000 meters. The campsite is reached after crossing steep ascents and a difficult trek. Set up the tents and sleep in them comfortably.
Day 9: Trek from Camp 02 to Dhumdhar Kandi Pass (5608 m) and Ratiya camp (6 km)
Analyze the weather and trail conditions and proceed to Dhumdhar Kandi Pass as soon as possible. The majority of today’s trek is a steady ascent, but you can experience humps and a steep climb later on.
Ascend to the summit (5608 m) for breathtaking views of Swargarohini, Black Peak, and Bandarpoonch. Plan the descent after you’ve spent some time at the pass; it’s steep and difficult at first, but it gets easier as you go.
Ratiya camp is the campsite for today, so get there and set up your camp in a secure place. Take good care of yourself and get some rest for the night.
Day 10: Trek from Ratiya camp to Kyarkoti camp (9 km) (4/5 hours)
After breakfast, make your way to Kyarkoti, where you camped on Day 5. The grasslands are great for camping; enjoy staying another night there and relaxing for the night.
Day 11: Trek from Kyarkoti to Dhorian Gharat (7 km) (4/5 hours)
The descent from Kyarkoti to Dharian Gharat is fast, and the trek today can be completed in 4 to 5 hours. Arrive at the campsite, set up your tents, and relax for the day.
Day 12: Trek Dharian Gharat to Jhala Harshil (9 km) same day Drive to Dehradun
Jhala is a small village that serves as the trail’s endpoint. From here, the drive to Dehradun begins.
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.