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Overview

About the Destination:

Nestled amidst lush forests and the large spread of Himalayan Ranges is the pristine Dodital lake; inarguably one of the most beautiful sights in the entire country! Home to the rare species of the Himalayan Trout, this lake is at an altitude of 3,310m above the sea level and finds its origin in the natural springs of the Asi Ganga Rover, a tributary of the Ganges River.

The Darwa Pass, at an elevation of 4,150m takes you to the top of the world. With a challenging Dodital trekking trail that leads to it, this pass tests your endurance and dedication but rewards you with the most stunning and exotic views.

About Departure With Details:

Be amazed with Dodital trek that will acquaint you with Mother Nature in her various colours and forms. Right from the start of the trek, you will be treated to an array of sights that are exquisite and unmatched! Dense rhododendron forests; oak, pine and bamboo trees line your trail and make for a rejuvenating trek. Perched high above sea level, the Dodital Lake is so calm and pristine that you may never want to leave the site! The Darwa Pass at a staggering altitude of 4,150m provides stunning views of the world below. This is a trek that is a must-do for all nature lovers and adventure seekers!

Meal Types: Veg Meals with Eggs

Activities: Trekking.

Duration: 5N/6D

Total Trekking Distance: 25km

Maximum Altitude: 4,150m

Temperature Range: 

  • June: 14 to 22 degrees (Daytime), 0 to 8 Degrees (Evening)
  • September – November: 12 to 20 Degrees (Daytime), -2 to 8 Degrees (Evening)

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Drive from Dehradun – Uttarkashi – Sangam Chati (175km/6-7 Hours)

    Arrival in Sangam Chati

    On the first day of your trip, a pleasant drive from Dehradun will take you to Sangam Chati, the starting point of the Dodital trek. On the way, you will passing through Uttarkashi, and several breaks in between will allow you enough time to enjoy the pristine beauty of the surroundings; lunch will be done within these breaks. Arriving in Sangam Chati, get settled down in overnight camps and retire for the day.

  • Day 2 - Trek from Sangam Chatti to Bhebra (2,250m)

    3-4 Hours Trek, Steep Climb, Agoda, Camping

    Today is the day, you will begin your trek! After a sumptuous breakfast, head out on a trail that is rather steep and that lasts until you have reached the settlement of Agoda. Once you have made it here, the onward climb will be much more gradual and easier. The way forward will lead you to the village of Bhebra – a route that is studded with tea shacks and lodges. There is a very pretty rivulet and it makes for a stunning landscape; you will camping beside this rivulet.

  • Day 3 - Trek from Bhebra to Dodital (3,310m)

    5-6 Hours Trek, Asi Ganga, Majhi, Dodital Lake

    Starting with a post breakfast trek, today you will be ascending through a mixed range of forests above Asi Ganga. Hereafter, you will be trailing through the Gurjar settlements at Mahi and finally enter a valley that leads to Dodital; a small break along this part of the journey will allow you time for lunch and get re-fuelled.

    Hereafter, the trek will continue through thick and lush rhododendron, oak, bamboo and pine forests, and will finally take you to the pictorial Dodital Lake. Arriving at the lakeside, retire into the camps and enjoy the pristine ambience of the lake followed by an overnight stay.

  • Day 4 - Trek from Dodital – Darwa Pass (4,150m) – Dodital

    6-7 Hours Trek, Darwa Pass, Nanda Devi, Bandarpunch Peak, Swargarohini Peak

    Today, the purpose of your trek will be realised! You have the option of staying back at the lakeside and explore its neighbouring regions. Alternatively, you can make your way to the Darwa Pass – a trek that will require stamina, effort and time. An early beginning after breakfast would be ideal as this upward trek requires much time due to its steepness.

    The climb from Dhodital is beautiful, lined with rhododendron tress and meadows. The latter and final stage of the trail that leads to the Pass is rather steep, although the same does not last too long. Once you have made it to the very top, you will be rewarded with enchanting views of the Himalayan Range, Gangotri, Nanda Devi, Bandarpunch and Swargarohini peaks; astounding views of Har Ki Dun valley are also included. Post all these, start trekking back to the Dodital campsite for an overnight stay.

  • Day 5 - Trek from Dodital to Bhebra (2,250m)

    4-5 Hours Trek, Downhill Trail

    Today, an easy downward trail from Dodital will take you to Bhebra. Enjoy a trail through dense forest and witness the nature at its full glory. Arriving in Bhebra, settle down in the overnight camps.

  • Day 6 - Trek from Bhebra to Sangam Chatti, Drive from Sangam Chatti to Dehradun (175km/6-7 Hours)

    2-3 Hours Trek, Tour Ends Here

    After breakfast in the Bhebra camp, begin with the last leg of Dodital trek; start trekking towards Sangam Chatti through the picturesque village of Agoda. Arriving in Sangam Chatti, take a drive to Dehradun and mark the end of this astounding trek.               

Other Inclusions

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  • This Dodital trek cost includes all accommodations as mentioned in itinerary.
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  • Meals while on trek (Veg and Egg)
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  • Trek equipment and permits
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  • First aid kits and oxygen cylinder during the trek
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  • Experienced and qualified trek Leader, guides and support staffs
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  • To and fro transportation from Dehradun
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  • Porter charges during the tour

Things To Carry

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  • Comfortable clothes like shirts, t-shirts, trousers, track pants
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  • Woollen clothes like sweaters, jackets, full-sleeves, thermal inner wear and other similar
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  • Waterproof and windproof jackets, raincoats or poncho
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  • Woollen cap, scarf, mittens, woollen socks (additional pair is suggested)
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  • Good quality trekking/hiking shoes and rucksack (60-70L)
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  • Flashlights with extra pair of power cells and bulb
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  • Caps or hats, sunglasses and camera (if required)
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  • Sunscreen lotion or any other skin moisturisers
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  • Personal toiletries and basic medications (if any)
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  • A diary and a pen; books in case you love reading
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  • Insect repellent and an emergency first-aid kit

Advisory

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  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
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  • Pay heed to the guidelines given by trek leader or instructor in order to enjoy a safe and sound trekking experience.
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  • Consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicating products are prohibited during this trek.
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  • Avoid trekking during the nights.
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  • Consult with a physician if you are fit to undertake the trek.
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  • The trek takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.

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