Bali Pass Trek


Summer temperature: (5°C to 15°C)
Winter temperature: (-5°C to -10°C)


8 Days Dehradun to Dehradun



Bali Pass – An exhilarating trek; explore the unexplored 

Connecting Pass


Bali Pass lies in Himalayas and it is at an altitude of 4953 m. It is a connecting pass which connects Har Ki Dun and Ruinsara valley to Yamunotri valley. This trek is not for everybody but for the real lovers of adventure, the thrill of this trek is much more than you can expect. The challenging trails of Bali Pass makes it one of the difficult treks.


Major attractions of Bali Pass


This place has some major attractions which constrain one’s mind to visit this place.

  • Picturesque meadow of Debshu Bugyal amidst Ruinsara forest with surpassing views of Mt. Kala Nag and Swargarohini, it is a bliss for trekkers to camp here.
  • The undulating meadows surround this unique Lake named “Ruinsara Lake” and it lies in the middle of Swargarohini mountain ranges.
  • The beautiful views of Govind pashu National Park and Ruinsara valley are captivating.


Challenging trails


In winters the trails are covered by snow which makes hiking difficult, and you will come across different challenges on the way. So the best time when you can visit this place is in post monsoons.


Panorama views


Majestic views of high peaks – Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini (I) (II), Black peak. Climbing this Himalayan pass is difficult but the views and some attractions of this place are worth watching.


Not for beginners


This trek is not recommended for beginners because of the difficulty level and high altitude. You must have prior experience of trekking to complete this pass successfully.


Duration:- 8 Days Dehradun to Dehradun


Best Season:- May, June, September and October


Level:- Moderate


Started point:- Dehradun, Railway Station


Highest Altitude:-  4953 Meters


Trekking distance:- 57 km


Weather:- Night temperature is cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season


Summer temperatures:- Day (5°C to 15°C) Night (-2°C to -5°C)


Location Chart:- Mussoorie, Nowgaon, Purola, Netwar, Sankri, Taluka, Seema/ Cheludgad, Ruinsara lake, Odari, Bali Pass, Damni, Jankichatti,Dehradun.



Short Itinerary Bali Pass Trek



Day 1:- Dehradun to Sankri (210 km) (7/8 hours) (1920 m)

Breakfast- Kempty Fall

Lunch- Purola


Day 2:- Sankri to Taluka (11 km) and to Cheludgad /Seema (12 Km) (4/5 hours) (2700 m)


Day 3:- Seema (Cheludgad) to Devsu Bugyal (7 Km) (3/4 hours) (3000 m)


Day 4:- Devsu Bugyal to Ruinsara Lake (12 Km) (6/7 hours) (3500 m)


Day 5:- Ruinsara Lake to Odari (7 Km) (5/6 hours) (4100 m)


Day 6:-  Odari to Bali Pass summit (4953 m) Upper Damnai camp (6 km) (7/8 hours) (4600 m)


Day 7:- Upper Damni camp to Yamunotri Temple and Jan ki chatti (12 km) (7/8 hours)


Day 8:-  Jan ki Chatti to Dehradun (178 km)



Bali Pass Trek Details Trek, Itinerary



Day 1- Dehradun to Sankri (210 km) (7/8 hours) (1920 m)


Our pick up point is Dehradun Railway station or ISBT, meet us there and then drive towards Sankri you can have your breakfast at Kempty Fall which is a famous picnic spot and is famous for a waterfall. Have your lunch in middle of your journey at Purola.


It’s a picturesque drive to Sankri, you will get fetching views from your window, and the drive will be through Dehradun, Mussoorie, Nainbagh, Damta, Newman, Purola, Mori, Netwar these are beautiful places in the Himalayas. Sankri lies in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi district, it is a village with a mini market famous for wooden huts which serve delectable food. You will see apple orchards here and greenery all around.


Reach Sankri have a glance of snow covered mountains, this place is pollution free, enjoy the invigorating climate. We own a hotel there named “Swargarohini” Relax, have your meal and overnight stay in hotel.


Day 02- Sankri to Taluka (11 km) and to Cheludgad /Seema (12 Km) (4/5 hours) (2700 m)


Have your breakfast and then leave for Taluka by taxi, it is 11km away from Sankri when you reach there take a short break and start your trek towards Cheludgad, the trail takes you through dense pine forest, varieties of animals live in this region as it is rich in flora and fauna. The trail is rough and is not a very good condition.


When you trek through the dense forest, trees accompany you and langoor’s hanging from one tree to another can be spotted there. Chirping of birds can be heard and rare species of birds can be seen here. The “Himalayan Monal” state bird of Uttarakhand is found in this area.


If you lack time to reach Cheludgad camp then 2 km ahead Taluka there is a campsite near a stream which is water source for that campsite. Setup your tents and enjoy dinner and night stay in tents.


Day 03- Seema (Cheludgad) to Devsu Bugyal (7 Km) (3/4 hours) (3000 m)


Have breakfast and start your trek towards Devsu Bugyal (packed lunch will be provided). As soon as the trek starts and you ascend slowly then you get the amazing views of wide valleys and mountains covered in snow, these views are breathtaking, adding more beauty to them the sight of waterfalls can be caught.


Hike through a thick forest, rich in foliage and Flora, plenty of wildflowers grow here. The best thing about the forest is it is home of some rare species rarely seen anywhere else, the trail through this forest is a great part to spot different species of animals and birds.


Continue trekking and after crossing last steep climb you can reach Devsu Bugyal, camping here is a delight, this meadow is picturesque amidst Ruinsara forest with surpassing views of Mt. Kala Nag and Swargarohini. Camp here for the night and enjoy relaxing stay in tents.


Day 04- Devsu Bugyal to Ruinsara Lake (12 Km) (6/7 hours) (3500 m)


Today is a long trek so carry enough water and have proper breakfast before starting your trek. Enjoy mesmerizing views offered by this place throughout your trek, you have to almost ascend till you reach Ruinsara Lake. You will find loose stones on the trail and the path is muddy and sometimes it becomes slippery, trek along the Supin River, this is the last day of trekking along this river.


Cross the Supin River through a bridge and you will reach Ruinsara Lake also known as “Ruinsara Taal” The undulating meadows surrounds it and it lies in the middle of Swargarohini mountain ranges.


Here is the temple of Yamunotri, one of the Char Dhams and Yamunotri River, which is source of Yamuna, the views of Bandarpoonch, Kala Nag and Swargarohini don’t leave your side. Trek along the river and you will reach your campsite where you can rest for the night.


Day 5- Ruinsara Lake to Odari (7 Km) (5 hours) (4100 m)


Today’s trekking distance is 7 km from Ruinsara Lake to Odari (packed lunch is provided which you can have in middle of the trek.)


The trail is through a forest along the river, it is pleasant to walk by the side of serene and fresh water in the places which are least explored. Time taken to reach Odari campsite is 5 hours, have your lunch in middle of your trek. Rest for some time and leave for your campsite.


Odari is a cave made of rock in which “Bali” spent one night. (Hanuman’s brother). It is a beautiful campsite where you can enjoy the views in divine setting, tomorrow your trek is to Bali Pass so have proper food and rest in your tents to have good energy saved for tomorrow.


Day 06- Odari to Bali Pass summit (4953 m) Upper Damnai camp (6 km) (7/8 hours) (4600 m)



Toughest day has come with enormous challenges, you have to defeat them and successfully complete your climb to the summit (4,953 m). Have your breakfast early in the morning with packed lunch so you can leave on time. The trail is covered by snow so carry proper trekking equipment, there are snow ridges which are steep and some are leveled.


Snow makes the trails challenging, the distance seems too long and you may get tired here so take rest breaks and then climb to the last ridge is exhilarating, finding the right route is difficult because of the large amount of snow. When you reach on top the glimpse of Yamunotri valley can be seen below.


Now a connecting ridge is visible, it is a sharp ascend to Bali Pass which is steep but it is only 10 minutes away, after reaching the top the panoramic views will leave you spell bound. Yamunotri, Bandarpoonch, Ruinsara and Black peak, they glimmer all together.


Descend, you need to be very careful while descending, use your equipment and slide down. A lot of distance can be covered in few time by sliding down and it is fun too. When you come down you can see snow fields and there are many trails to descend after some time forest of Upper and Lower Damnai will be visible, it is tricky to reach there, so be careful while your descent.


Your camping site is in the Upper Damnai region, it is a small spot for camping and a stream flows around it. Today was a hard day so have delicious food and relaxing stay in tents.


Day 07- Upper Damnai camp to Yamunotri Temple and Jan  ki Chatti (12km) (7/8 hours) (2,575 m)


Today visit Yamunotri Temple which is one of the Char Dham’s, Yamunotri River is the source of River Ganga and “Yamuna” is the daughter of God “Surya”. This place is famous for a hot spring where people bath. Visit this holy place and leave for Jan Ki Chatti.


Descending is steep and trail is connected to the old trail of Yamunotri, you go there and know about the values of people then leave for Jan Ki Chatti, the trail is well marked and built properly and two hours of trek will lead you there.


Day 08- Jan ki Chatti to Dehradun (178 km)


From Jan Ki Chatti you can take a shared jeep or bus to Dehradun.

There would be many questions in your mind. Don’t worry you can get your answers here.


About Bali Pass


– It connects Har Ki Dun and Ruinsara valley to Yamunotri valley.

– This trek is an exhilarating one and the trails are challenging.

– Panorama views of high peaks – Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini (I) (II), and Black peak.

– Major attractions of Bali Pass- Ruinsara Lake, Meadow of Debshu bugyal, Govind Pashu National Park.

– Yamnoutri Temple, one of the Char Dham’s.


Highlights of this Trek


This trek is for adventure and nature lovers and has some places which
captures the complete attention of people. The trail has associated
challenges but the summit views from the height of (6953 m) are breath


What is the best time to go for the thrill of this trek?


Post monsoon is the best season to experience the thrill of this place.
May, June, September and October.


Is this trek for beginners?


No, this is not for beginners because of the difficulty level and high altitude of this trek.


Altitude you are going to cover


– Sankri (1920 m)

– Cheludgad /Seema (2700 m)

– Devsu Bugyal (3000 m)

– Ruinsara Lake (3500 m)

– Odari (4100 m)

– Bali Pass summit (4953 m)


These points should not be avoided


 Proper conditioning & training of body required
 Proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperatures
 Shoes are the single most important equipment
 High altitude requires proper acclimatisation
 Phones don’t work
 Travel light
 Weather is unpredictable so the itinerary is flexible.

The most common question asked is “What things to carry on a Trek?”


First of all trekkers must bring the documents mentioned below –

  1. Government ID proof, carry original and a photocopy of any of these – (Driving License, Adhar Card, Pan Card, Voter Id etc.)
  2. Medical certificate by a doctor
  3. Risk certificates


Foremost Requirements

  • Strongly built Trekking Shoes
  • Backpack (50 to 60 liters)


To reduce your expenses HPMA offer trekking items on rent at nominal prices. Make a special renting request before the trek to get trek gear on rent.


Things you can get on Rent

  • Trekking shoes
  • Backpacks
  • Hiking Pole
  • Poncho


Clothes to Carry On A Trek


Carry clothes according to the season. In winters there is chilly cold and in summers the temperature remains cold. (Day and Night temperature varies)




Take at least 2 jackets with you, it should be warm enough to protect you against chilly cold.


-Trekking Pants


You should have 2 – 3 trek pants on a week long trek and take more for longer treks.




At night the temperature lowers and to keep yourself warm and sleep comfortably wear thermals.


-Warm clothes


Keep enough woolen layers and fleece according to the season.


-T- shirts


To avoid sunburns always carry full sleeved t shirts which dries easily and covers neck and arms properly.




They are useful during rain and snowfall.


Necessary Items

  • Water Bottle
  • Gloves (Waterproof and woolen)
  • Cap
  • Socks (Regular and woolen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking Pole
  • Torch
  • Toiletry Items

(Toilet paper, Sunscreen, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Moisturizer, Lip balm, Face Wash, Sanitizer etc.)


(Avoid using wet wipes and sanitary napkins during your trek because they are not biodegradable and cause harm to the environment. If you use them in mountains make sure you bring them back with you.)


Medical Kit is Mandatory


(Use medicines only after prescribed by the doctor) (In case if any problem arises during the trek follow the instructions given by your trek leader because they are certified in First Aid Mountaineering courses.)


Carry These Medicines in Your Medical Kit


  • Avomine for treating motion sickness
  • Diamox for treating altitude sickness
  • Avil to treat allergies
  • Saradon to cure headache
  • Combiflam to relieve pain
  • Crocin for treating fever and headache
  • Digene to cure acidity
  • Norflox TZ and Lomofen to prevent Diarrhoea
  • Betadine (Antiseptic cream)
  • ORS
  • Moov/Volini spray for treating sprains
  • Band aid
  • Elastic bandage
  • Gauze

Har Ki Dun Protection and Mountaineering Association is Making Your Trek Safe




  • We have a team of more than 80+ guides to serve in the mountains and they are professionally trained from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) Uttarkashi, Hanifle Centre; Mussoorie and Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) Delhi. We also have Kitchen staff to serve in the mountains and supporting staff goes along to manage the activities.
  • The trek leaders are certified in courses of Mountaineering. On every high altitude trek we carry oxygen cylinders and First Aid kits. We take proper care of everything and make sure you feel safe and comfortable with us.
  • Getting to high altitude can be a problem to some people, the risks are enormous but we minimize them by providing best quality equipment which are changed on regular basis.
  • We do every possible thing to make your treks safe because if you trust and choose us then it becomes our responsibility to make your safety our top most priority. The risk factor can never be abolished but it can be reduced and if you have a heart of mountaineer then this “risk factor” is the real pleasure and we can help you overcome every risk successfully without fear by taking proper care of your safety.




  • Transport from Dehradun to DehradunYES
  • Forest Permit and entrance fee YES
  • Accommodation in HotelYES
  • Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking YES
  • All meals, Breakfast, Day Pack, Lunch, Pack Lunch, Tea, Coffee, Sneaks, Soup, Dinner YES
  • All camping gear including YES
  • Separate Tent, High qualityYES
  • Liner, Pillow, Separate Toilet tents, Dining Tent, ChairYES
  • Dining tableYES
  • your uploadingYES
  • Guide, Porters, cook, HelperYES
  • Mules, Kitchen teamYES
  • Good Experience local Trek Leader guideYES
  • Walkie Talkie, for contact each other’s YES
  • Gaiters YES
  • Micro crampons YES
  • Hiking PoleYES
  • Personal Toiletry ItemsNO
  • Personal Medical KitNO
  • Medical Certificate NO

Note: – Cost of this trek depends on the group size.


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Short Itinerary


Day 1:- Dehradun to Sankri (210 km) (7/8 hours) (1920 m)
Breakfast- Kempty Fall
Lunch- Purola


Day 2:- Sankri to Taluka (11 km) and to Cheludgad /Seema (12 Km) (4/5 hours) (2700 m)


Day 3:- Seema (Cheludgad) to Devsu Bugyal (7 Km) (3/4 hours) (3000 m)


Day 4:- Devsu Bugyal to Ruinsara Lake (12 Km) (6/7 hours) (3500 m)


Day 5:- Ruinsara Lake to Odari (7 Km) (5/6 hours) (4100 m)


Day 6:-Odari to Bali Pass summit (4953 m) Upper Damnai camp (6 km) (7/8 hours) (4600 m)


Day 7:- Upper Damni camp to Yamunotri Temple and Jankichatti (12km) (7/8 hours)


Day 8:- Janki Chatti to Dehradun (178 km)




This board by Forest Department is the appeal for trekkers to only go with local tour operators.

“Most of the people seek adventure and choose this great adventure sport Trekking, but the common mistake committed by the people is wrong choice of a company which further lead to accidents. Now, as you can see the board by Forest Department, they had made an appeal to go with the local tour operators on any trek of your choice because adventure is risky and to reduce these risks no other company can help you like the locals”.

Cancellation Policy


It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows.


Up to 30 Days: 90% cost is refundable

Between 21–30 Days: 50% cost is refundable

Less than 20 – No Refund


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