Dodital Trek – An entrancing winter trek located in the Himalayas
The Dodital lake with its serener tranquil Surroundings & crystal Clearwater is at elevation of 3500 Meters in the Garhwal Himalayas Dodital ideal beginners trek in the Garhwal Himalayas uttarakhand . The trek includes camping alongside the beautiful Dodital ( Dodi Lake) before traversing the Darwa Pass , darwa top . The pass affords impressive views Dodital trek goes through various villages like Bhevra, Aghoda Villages near by beautiful camp site (Agoda) etc.
Interesting Side Trips
The Villagers we come across are extremely helpful and you can greet and talk to them but avoid giving the children chocolates or toffees. of the mighty Bandarpunch(link) and the snowy ridges of the Dhaula Dhar as well as the forested ridges and meadows leading down to Hanuman Chatti a famous pilgrim town. There are interesting side trips,gets its from dodi which in cocal language means trout these fish are founds in large number in the lake According to legend Dodital means dodital which means lord Genesha it is forest area of lord genesha no wonder for its alluring my sterious dense forest it makes for ideal retreat the trek for.
Located in Gharwal Himalayas in the State of Uttrakhand, Dodital trek is a beginner’s delight. The trek takes you through dense forest and open meadows and eventually to the beautiful Dodital Lake and eventually to Dwara Pass Top at 4150 Meters offers mesmerising views of Dhauladhar and Greater Himalayan Ranges. At 3500 Meters Dodital Lake is a beautiful campsite surrounded by pine and oak trees the Lake is also home to Fresh Water Golden Masheer one of most famous trout fish in the Himalayas.
Beautiful Camp site Dodital
The Dodital trek campsite is great for birding and surrounded by beautiful snow peaks forest and nearby. Dodital top and darwa top bugyal makes for a terrific trek in virgin snow, with pretty campsites and astonishingly wide clearings in the forests
Dodital is a freshwater lake in uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand, India, situated at a height of 1198 metres. Assi ganga rises from dodital and joins bhagirathi.
It is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Western Himalayas. A delight for trekkers, both in summer and winter,
Duration:- 07 Days Dehradun to Dehradun
Best Season:- March, April, May , June, July, August, September, October and Winter
Level:- The trek experience, , Moderate
Highest Points, Altitude:- (4150 Mters ) Trek
Trekking distance:- ( 51 km.)
Weather:- The Dodital trek .base night be cold day temperatures are pleasant during the season
Winter temperatures:- Dodital and Darwa top – 3°C to – 10° C – And Base camp Dayara / -5°C to -10°C – winter December to Jan
Summer temperatures:- Dodital Trek .( Day time 5° C to 15° C
Location Chart:- Drive – Dehradun, Mussorie. Chinyali saur , Dharasu, Uttarakashi, Sangamchatti, Bhebara, Dodital
Started point :- Pick up to you Dehradun, .Railway Station and (I.S.B.T)
We are Per Day Climb Altitude for this trek
The trek experience and moderate Dodital is classified Trek .We are going about (1,000 Meters ) in altitude per day.
1. Dehradun -( 730, Meters )
2. Uttarkashi – (1198 , Meters )
3. Bhebra – (2400, Meters )
4. Dodital (3500, Meters )
5. Darwa top (4150, Meters )
Getting to the base camp, Uttarkashi
Take an overnight train to Dehradun from Delhi. New Delhi-Dehradun A/C special train from New Delhi station is the best option. The train reaches Dehradun at 5.40 am. If you Meet to our office member and drive to .Barsu camp .
We Arrange the transportation for you from Dehradun Railway station to Uttarkashi camp and the Drop To Dehradun. The transport is in Bolero, Inova , Tampo traveller.
Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 25 km from the city. There is a daily flight from Delhi to Dehradun
Note:- Bangalore to Dehradun Flight Available & Delhi to Dehradun
- Nandadevi Express – Train no: 12205 (Departure 11:50pm; Arrival – 5:40am)
- Dehradun Express – Train no: 12687 (Departure – 9:10pm; Arrival – 5:00am)
There is regular bus service from Delhi to Dehradun, from Delhi, ISBT Kashmere Gate
We would suggest you to take only government buses from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Private buses ply from outside ISBT and they are not trust worthiness.
Usually buses drop you at Dehradun ISBT. From there you have to come to Dehradun Railway Station meet us railway stion 6:30 Am.
Key Points about this trek
Level: Moderate (so first timers should avoid)
Proper conditioning & training of body required
Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperatures?
Shoes are the single most important equipment
High Altitude requires proper acclimatization
Post monsoon or pre-monsoon is the best time. During rains the region is prone to landslides
Phones don’t work
Beautiful landscape so carry good photo gear (I couldn’t carry my best equipment)
Travel light (my backpack was heavy at about 10 kg)
Keep an extra day in your itinerary for crossing the pass to account for bad weather