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Dhumdharkandi Pass Trek

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

Day: (3°C to 8°C)

Night: (-2°C to -5°C)

DURATION

13 days (Dehradun to Dehradun)

LEVEL

Easy to Moderate

Damdar Kandi Pass Trek – One of the genuine adventurist in Garhwal Himalayas

James Baillie recognised Dhumdhar Kandi Pass in 1815

 

Dhumdhar Kandi Pass was first recognised by James Baillie in 1815 and a team from West Bengal scaled this pass. In ancient times this route was used by locals to reach the remote Tons valley. It connects Bhagirathi to tons valley which starts from Sian Gad’s confluence.

 

Things to Know

 

On this trek explore the Himalayan villages and go through different section of meadows and snowfields with extraordinary views of Swargarohini, Black Peak and Bandarpoonch. Glaciers which are present before the pass feeds Yamuna and Bhagirathi River. Descent to the ice fall of Black peak which meets Bandarpoonch glacier further at Dharali Ki Udari.

 

Charms of this Trek

 

  • The breathtaking views from Dhumdar Kandi Pass
  • Trekking through Himalayan villages, surpassing meadows and snow fields
  • Great campsites – “Kyarkoti” and “Bank of Ruinsara Lake”
  • Trek starts from Taluka, the last village of Tons valley and ends at another village Jhala.

Trek Information

Duration:- 13 days (Dehradun to Dehradun)

 

Best Season:- June – Sep

 

Level:- Easy to Moderate

 

Highest Altitude:- (5608 m)

 

Temperatures Day (3°C to 8°C) Night (-2°C to -5°C)

 

Started point Dehradun

 

Short Itinerary Dhumdar Kandi Pass

 

Day 01 –Dehradun to Sankri (1920 m) (210 km) (7/8 hours) overnight stay in a hotel

 

Day 02 – Drive from Sankri to Taluka (11 km) trek from Taluka to Seema (2700 m) (12 km) (4/5 hours) overnight stay in tents

 

Day 03-Seema to Devsu Bugyal (3000 m) (7 km) (3/4 hours) overnight stay in tents

 

Day 04-Devsu Bugyal to Ruinsara Lake (3500 m) (12 km) (6/7 hours) overnight stay in tents

 

Day 05 –Ruinsara Lake to Kyarkoti Advance Base Camp (3900) (7 km) (5/6 hours) overnight stay in tents

 

Day 06 –Kyarkoti Advance Base Camp to Dharon Odari (Camp 01) (4500 m) (6 km) (3/4 hours) overnight stay in tents

 

Day 07- Acclimatization at Camp 01

 

Day 08- Dharon Odari (Camp 01) to Camp 02 (5000 m) (4 km) overnight stay in tents

 

Day 09- Camp 02 to Dhumdhar Kandi Pass (5608 m) and Ratiya camp (6 km) (4/5 hours) overnight stay in tents

 

Day 10- Ratiya camp to Kyarkoti (9 km) (4/5 hours) overnight stay in tents

 

Day 11- Kyarkoti to Dharian Gharat (7 km) (4/5 hours) overnight stay in tents

 

Day 12- Dharian Gharat to Jhala (9 km) Drive to Uttarkashi (86 km) overnight stay in a hotel

 

Day 13- DUttarkashi to Dehradun

 

Dhumdar Kandi Pass Details Itinerary

 

Day 1 – Dehradun to Sankri (1920 m) (210 km) (7/8 hours) overnight stay in a hotel

 

Our pick up point is Dehradun Railway station or ISBT, meet us there and then drive is 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 through 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 glace of snow covered mountains, this place is pollution free, enjoy the invigorating climate. We own a hotel there named “Swargarohini”, relax for the night here.

 

Day 2 – Drive from Sankri to Taluka (11 km) trek from Taluka to Seema (2700 m) (12 km) (4/5 hours) overnight stay in tents

 

Have your breakfast and then leave for Taluka by taxi, it is 11 km 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 in 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 is common there and rare species of birds can be seen. 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, enjoy dinner and stay in tents.

 

Day 3 – Seema to Devsu Bugyal (3000 m) (7 km) (3/4 hours) overnight stay in tents

 

The trek today is 7 km long so carry packed lunch with you. Start heading towards Devsu Bugyal and while your ascent you can experience extremely beautiful views of snow cladded peaks, wide valleys and some cascading waterfalls.

 

Now, go through thick forest of Pines and Oaks, walk under the shade of trees with crumbling sound of leaves. This place has rich alpine vegetation and it is home to a number of Himalayan birds and animals which can be spotted on the way to campsite.

 

Reach Devsu Bugyal after a steep uphill trek, there you will witness the alluring greenery and undulating meadows all around. This is a great place for camping with amusing views of Kala Nag (Black Peak). Setup the tents and spend your night comfortably there.

 

Day 04- Devsu Bugyal to Ruinsara Lake (3500 m) (12 km) (6/7 hours) overnight stay in tents

 

Leave the campsite of Devsu Bugyal and head towards Ruinsara Lake, the trek is long so carry lunch to have in middle of the trek. After ascending you will be mesmerized by the close views of mountains covered in snow with cascading waterfalls.

 

The path is muddy and some parts are slippery, so be careful while heading forward, after this section you have to cross a bridge over Supin.

 

After a steep ascent reach this sacred Lake surrounded by peaks and it offers majestic views of pristine mountains – Black Peak, Swargarohini (I) (II) (III), Bandarpoonch and Ruinsara range. Pitch the tents at desired location here and after having salubrious food rest for the night.

 

Day 05- Ruinsara Lake to Kyarkoti Advance Base Camp (3900) (7 km) (5/6 hours) overnight stay in tents

 

Make a wish to Ruinsara Lake and head towards Kyarkoti. From here Black Peak is visible, the sight is enough to energize you for upcoming days.

 

Kyarkoti is a meadow amidst mountains and boulders, setup your tents and settle for the day.

 

Day 06 – Kyarkoti Advance Base Camp to Dharon Odari (Camp 01) (4500 m) (6 km) (3/4 hours) overnight stay in tents

 

Your campsite for today is Dharon Odari, it is your camp 01. Leave the grounds of Kyarkoti and head further. Altitude is gained and after a sheer ascent you can reach the destination. Pitch your tents and settle for the day.

 

Day 07 – Acclimatization at Camp 01

 

Acclimatization prevents High altitude sickness, go on a short hike today and rest for the day.

 

Day 08 – Dharon Odari (Camp 01) to Camp 02 (5000 m) (4 km) overnight stay in tents

 

Start the trek from Camp 01 to Camp 02, it is at a height of 5000 metres. After crossing steep ascents and tough trek reach the campsite. Setup the tents and sleep comfortably in tents.

 

Day 09 – Camp 02 to Dhumdhar Kandi Pass (5608 m) and Ratiya camp (6 km) (4/5 hours) overnight stay in tents

 

Analyse the conditions of weather and trail and without wasting any time head towards Dhumdhar Kandi Pass. Most of the part of today’s trek is gradual ascent but further you will be crossing humps and a steep climb.

 

Reach the top (5608 m) and get the surpassing views of Swargarohini, Black Peak and Bandarpoonch. After you spend good time at the pass plan the descent, it is steep and tough at first but further it gets easy.

 

The campsite for today is Ratiya camp reach there and set your camps in a safe place. Have salubrious food and rest for the night.

 

Day 10 – Ratiya camp to Kyarkoti (9 km) (4/5 hours) overnight stay in tents

 

Post breakfast descent towards Kyarkoti, which was your campsite on Day 5. The grasslands are perfect for camping, have pleasure of spending one more night there and rest for the night.

 

Day 11 – Kyarkoti to Dharian Gharat (7 km) (4/5 hours) overnight stay in tents

 

From Kyarkoti it is an easy descent to Dharian Gharat, today’s trek can be completed in 4 to 5 hours. Reach the campsite place your tents and settle for the day.

 

Day 12 – Dharian Gharat to Jhala (9 km) Drive to Uttarkashi (86 km) overnight stay in a hotel

 

Jhala is a mini village and ending point of this trek from here the drive is towards Sankri. Go to Swargarohini hotel and comfortably rest for the night.

 

Day 13 – Uttarkashi to Dehradun

 

After having breakfast at hotel leave for Dehradun.

ATM Point and Mobile Connectivity: – </b

 

b>ATM POINT – Purola is the last ATM point.

 

Mobile Connectivity

 

Your device will receive signals at Purola. At Sankri your device can receive BSNL and Vodafone signals but the connectivity is not good.  There will be no networks ahead so finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek.

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)

 

-Jacket

 

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.

 

-Thermals

 

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.

 

-Poncho/Raincoat

 

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 CARE FOR YOUR SAFETY AND IT IS OUR PRIORITY

 

  • 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.

 

 

PACKAGE INCLUDED AND NOT

  • 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

Rs. 35,000 Per Person

(Includes all costs of the trek Dehradun to Dehradun) (5% GST)

Note: – The cost is for minimum 5 people in a group and if the group size increases the price will decrease.

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Short Itinerary

Day 01 –Dehradun to Sankri (1920 m) (210 km) (7/8 hours) overnight stay in a hotel

 

Day 02 –Drive from Sankri to Taluka (11 km) trek from Taluka to Seema (2700 m) (12 km) (4/5 hours) overnight stay in tents

 

Day 03 –Seema to Devsu Bugyal (3000 m) (7 km) (3/4 hours) overnight stay in tents

 

Day 04- Devsu Bugyal to Ruinsara Lake (3500 m) (12 km) (6/7 hours) overnight stay in tents

 

Day 05-Ruinsara Lake to Kyarkoti Advance Base Camp (3900) (7 km) (5/6 hours) overnight stay in tents

 

Day 06 –Kyarkoti Advance Base Camp to Dharon Odari (Camp 01) (4500 m) (6 km) (3/4 hours) overnight stay in tents

 

Day 07 –Acclimatization at Camp 01

 

Day 08- Dharon Odari (Camp 01) to Camp 02 (5000 m) (4 km) overnight stay in tents

 

Day 09- Camp 02 to Dhumdhar Kandi Pass (5608 m) and Ratiya camp (6 km) (4/5 hours) overnight stay in tents

 

Day 10- Ratiya camp to Kyarkoti (9 km) (4/5 hours) overnight stay in tents

 

Day 11- Kyarkoti to Dharian Gharat (7 km) (4/5 hours) overnight stay in tents

 

Day 12- Dharian Gharat to Jhala (9 km) Drive to Uttarkashi (86 km) overnight stay in a hotel

 

Day 13- Uttarkashi to Dehradun

 

A KIND REQUEST TO ALL THE TREKKERS

 

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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