Dodital TREK

Temperature

Winter : 3°C to – 10° C
Summer : +5° C to +15° C

Duration

7 Days | 6 Nights
Dehradun to Dehradun

Level

Moderate

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.

Beautiful Campsite

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,

Trek Highlights

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.

By Air

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

  1. Nandadevi Express – Train no: 12205 (Departure 11:50pm; Arrival – 5:40am)
  2. Dehradun Express – Train no: 12687 (Departure – 9:10pm; Arrival – 5:00am)

By Bus

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

Short Itinerary Dodital

Day 1:- Pick upto you from Dehradun Railway station to Uttarkashi by taxi .(145km) (1198 Mt) (5/6hrs) over night stay in hotel

Day 2:- After breakfast from Uttarkashi – to Sangam chatty by taxi (13km)( 2400, Meters ) same day trek to – Agoda – Bhebra camp. ( 08 by trek) over night stay in tents

Day 3:- After breakfast from Bhebra Camp- to Manji – Dodital (. 3500, Meters ) 15 km,(6/7hrs, by trek) over night stay in tents

Day 4:- After breakfast from Dodital to Day free Explore the area. ( Darawa top (5km) (3/4hras) 4150, Meters ) back to Camp , overnight stay in camp

Day 5:- After breakfast from Dodital to – Bhebra camp (2450 Meters . 15 kms.) over night stay in tents

Day 6:- After breakfast from Bhebra – to Sangam chatti by trek (08km) Drive to uttarkashi (13km) after lunch – N.i.m– Uttarkashi. 14 km drive)

Day 7:- After breakfast Uttarkashi to Mussoorie / Dehradun Taxi ( 148 kms.) (7hrs) over night stay in hotel/

Dodital Day by Day Details Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up to you from Dehradun Railway station to Uttarkashi by taxi .(145km) (1198 Meters ) (5/6hrs) over night stay in hotel

we start to Dehradun / . Drive to Uttarkashi Road side area looking by mussoorie , chinyali Sour, Their jhil , and Right side Ganga river and Tehri Dame and Beautiful Mountain, after break Drive 15 km To Uttarkashi on arrival check Hotel and lunch at the hotel after lunch Visit N.i.m and at evening visit the Holi temple city visit Lord Kashi Viswanath and Shakti temple, Kandar dev , dinner and Over night at the Hotel.

Day 02- AAfter breakfast from Uttarkashi – to Sangam chatty by taxi (13km)(1, hrs) same day trek to – Agoda – Bhebra camp. ( 08 by trek)(2400,Meters over night stay in tents

Today after Breakfast at the Hotel then drive 15 km for Sangam chatti 01 hrs. a few stretching exercises and a Yoga session . get ready to trek to our campsite in a village called Bhevra. The initial trek is a gradual ascent through villages and paddy fields. Initially you will meet lot of villagers on the trail as this Dodital trek goes through various villages like Bhevra, Aghoda (Agoda) etc. The Villagers we come across are extremely helpful and you can greet and talk to .reaching Bhevra we will camp for the night on a lovely campsite surrounded by oak trees.There is a lovely stream next to the campsite where you can take a dip to refresh yourself.The road head of Dodital trek.

Day 03- After breakfast from Bhebra Camp- to Manji – Dodital (. 3500,Meters ) 15 km, by trek) over night stay in tents

After breakfast start trek for Dodital 15 kms, the Trail gradually up passing through Dence forest nice bird watching. On Day 4 we will go trekking to Darwa Pass top(4150m) and have a packed breakfast on the way.We will trek to Darwa Pass with daypacks containing our packed lunch, a water bottle and Jackets. Darwa Pass top is around 5kms and takes around 3 hours to reach. Darwa pass trek starts beside the stream which feed’s Dodital lake. After few hours the route bifurcates into two, the left one leads to Darwa Pass top and the other one leads to basecamp of Bandarpunch Peak (Monkey’s Tail). From the Darwa Pass top one can get a breath-taking view of the Bandarpunch and Swargarohini ranges. After spending quality time at the Darwa Pass top absorbing the almost 360 degree view of Himalayan ranges we trek down and reach Dodital Lake where a scrumptious hot lunch awaits us.

Day 04- After breakfast from Dodital to Day free Explore the area. ( Darawa top (5km) (3/4hras) 4000Mtr.) back to Camp , over night stay in camp

Full days explore the Dodital valley surrounding the lake or height gain We will trek to Darwa Pass with daypacks containing our packed lunch, a water bottle and Jackets. Darwa Pass top is around 5kms and takes around 3 hours to reach. Darwa pass trek starts beside the stream which feed’s Dodital lake. After few hours the route bifurcates into two, the left one leads to Darwa Pass top and the other one leads to basecamp of Bandarpunch Peak (Monkey’s Tail). From the Darwa Pass top one can get a breath-taking view of the Bandarpunch and Swargarohini ranges. After spending quality time at the Darwa Pass top absorbing the almost 360 degree view of Himalayan ranges we trek down and reach Dodital Lake. The Darwa Top Today is our exploratory day, we start after breakfast and carry only our day bags with necessary items like water, packed lunches, ponchos, flash lights etc. Today we ascend the 4150 Meter high Dwara Pass Top, the top offers almost 360 Degree View of Himalayan Ranges which includes peaks like Swargarohini& Bandar Puchh. After having our packed lunches and spending some time at top we descend to the Dodital Campsite. Hot Lunch will be served, evening is to relax and explore the beautiful campsite. After dinner overnight at Dodital Campsite.pass H. 4000 mtr. Breakfast, lunch, Dinner & overnight at the camp.

Day 5 :-  After breakfast from Dodital to – Bhebra camp (H.2450 mtr. 15 kms.) over night stay in tents

Breakfast at late in camp and then Start trek we trek downhill through the same route to Bhevra (Bebra) which takes around 6 hours. back for Bhebra cam 05/06 hrs down trek on arrival check your camp Dinner & Overnight at the camp.

Day 6 :-  After breakfast from Bhebra – to Sangam chatti by trek (08km) Drive to uttarkashi (13km) after lunch – N.i.m– Uttarkashi. 14 kms drive)

Morning breakfast at the camp then 08 kms Down trek Sangamchatti 02/03 hrs to reach Road head points. Short rest to relax, after break Drive 15 kms.

DAY 07:- After breakfast Uttarkashi to Mussoorie / Dehradun Taxi ( 148 kms.) (7hrs) over night stay in the hotel .

What to carry on a Trek?

The most common question of all Trekkers is what we carry on a trek or what to carry on a trek so if you plan to go for trekking, so here is about what you should 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

1. Strongly built Trekking Shoes

2. Backpack (50 to 60 liters)

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 the 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 dry easily and covers neck and arms properly.

Poncho/Raincoat

They are useful during rain and snowfall.

Necessary Items

1. Water Bottle

2. Gloves (Waterproof and woolen), Cap

3. Socks (Regular and woolen

4. Sunglasses

5. Hiking Pole

6. Torch

7. 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 the mountains make sure you bring them back with you.)

Medical Kit is Mandatory

(Use medicines only after prescribed by the doctor) (In case of 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

01. Avomine for treating motion sickness

02. Diamox for treating altitude sickness

03. Avil to treat allergies

04. Saradon to cure headache

05. Combiflam to relieve pain

06. Crocin for treating fever and headache

07. Digene to cure acidity

08. Norflox TZ and Lomofen to prevent Diarrhoea

09. Betadine (Antiseptic cream)

10. ORS

11. Moov/Volini spray for treating sprains

12. Band-aid

13. Elastic bandage

14. Gauze

WE CARE FOR YOURSAFETY AND IT IS OUR PRIORITY

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.

Oxygen Cylinder for trekkers safety

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 for some people, the risks are enormous but we minimize them by providing the best quality equipment which is changed on a 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 topmost 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.

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Include & Exclude In This Trek

Transport from Dehradun to Dehradun

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in Hotel

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking.

All meals, Breakfast, Day Pack, Lunch, Pack Lunch, Tea,Coffee, Snacks, Soup, Dinner

All camping gear including

Separate Tent, High quality

Liner, Pillow, Separate Toilet tents, Dining Tent, Chair, Dining table

your uploading

Guide, Porters, cook, Helper

Mules, Kitchen team

Good Experience local Trek Leader guide

Walkie Talkie, for contact each other’s

Gaiters

Micro crampons

Hiking Pole

Personal Toiletry Items

Personal Medical Kit

Medical Certificate

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