Connecting Yamunotri and Har Ki Dun Valley Bali Pass trek at an altitude of 16240 ft. is a difficult trek meant for seasoned trekkers only. Bali Pass trek starts from Sankri village in Uttarakhand and ends at Janki Chatti. This trek offers splendid panoramic views of Bandarpoonch, Kalanag, and Swargarohini peaks. The alpine meadows of Dev Thach in the middle of the Ruinsara forest is something to look out for. The Ruinsara lake has unmatched beauty and grandeur with a mythological story associated with it.

The Bali Pass trek should be in the list of trekkers who wish to experience the nature at its best and push their limits. The best months to do Bali Pass trek are from May to June and from September to October. With challenging terrains, steep ascents and descents, exhilarating pass crossing, and narrow trails, one has to have a very good physical and mental endurance to undertake this trek successfully. Considered as one of the most unexplored trails in the Indian Himalayas, the Bali Pass Trek is for adventurists who wish to pursue offbeat treks. Stay on this page for everything you need to know about the Bali Pass trek including Bali pass route map, itinerary, temperature chart, photos, videos, and reviews. Scroll to the end to read Bali Pass trek blogs.

Why Choose Us

  • Learning Experience: We do not just focus on completing the trek but also help you develop basic trekking skills like:
    • Packing a rucksack
    • Morning Yoga & Evening stretching
    • How to pitch and dismantle a camping tent and properly use a sleeping bag
    • Ascend and Descend on a mountain trail
    • How to ensure camp safety and hygiene
    • Identify trail signs and signals
  • Loyalty Programs: Join Rockkers Adventures community and enjoy benefits of our vouchers and referral programs.
  • Personalized attention: We have small batch size (max. 15) and we maintain a healthy ratio of 8:1 (Participants: Leader) on all our batches to enable individual focus and monitoring.
  • Best Expedition Leaders: Our leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders. Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
  • Safety norms: We have mapped every region with an emergency evacuation plan and safety protocols maintaining a zero accident record so far. We carry an extensive first-aid kit including oxygen cylinders and high altitude medicines.
  • Safety equipment: Our trek leaders carry UIAA certified rescue equipment like static rope, ice ax, harness, carabiners, jumar, pulley, short and long slings.
DAY 1 : DEHRADUN (250M) – SANKRI (2000M) (DRIVE / 200 KMS / 6 – 7 HRS)
We will drive to Sankri via Mussoorie. En route, stop for lunch. This is an enjoyable drive initially along the Yamuna and towards the latter part along the beautiful Tons River. There are very beautiful pine forest sections along the drive today. Upon reaching Sankri, we will check into the scenically located hotel / tents and will rest for a while. In the evening, take a stroll in this beautiful hamlet and get your muscles charged for the next day trek. Overnight stay at the tents/hotel.
 
DAY 2 : SANKRI (2000M) – TALUKA – SEEMA (2560M) (DRIVE / 40 MINS) (TREK / 15 KMS / 5 – 6 HRS)
We start the day with a short, scenic & adventurous drive to Taluka, starting point of our trek. The hike today is through beautiful mixed forest sections and along the Supin River. The gradient is moderate throughout with an odd steep patch in between. This region is blessed with a very old & unique culture which thankfully is still preserved. You will get a very up close & personal experience of it today. On the trail you will meet locals from the nearby villages and get to see rare architectural beauty of local dwellings. We will cross a few villages en route to reach Seema, a small market place. We will camp ahead of Seema in the beautiful fields by the riverside. Overnight stay in tents.
 
DAY 3 : SEEMA TO RAINBASERA
Start fresh to reach our first big spot Debshu Bugyal. Begin by walking along the Supin river, again on the left. The trail ascends today and gets steep as you get close to Debshu Bugyal. Once you arrive in Ruinsara Valley there will be boulders on the route. As you keep climbing look behind to get views of the talked about Oslo village.

Another 30 minutes of flat walk and Debshu Bugyal begins. The Bugyal is huge pastureland of 2km length, you can rest here for a while. Kala Nag and Black Peak can be seen from the meadows.

The path from here suddenly drops until you reach the river bed. The path is filled with stones and is slippery. Again you will cross a bridge here. Observe the wonderful sights around you. To your dismay, the trail has a steep climb from here. The next campsite Rainbasera has only one small hut. Watch the evening sky beside the gushing river. Many trekkers spend the serene moment next to the river bed boulders. Stay in tents.

 
DAY 4 : RAINBASERA TO RUINSARA TAL
This is an exciting day because the most awaited Ruinsara Lake will be our next camping ground. The trail will be like somewhat day before’s. Keep walking for 3-4 hours until you reach the reflecting water body. You will see glaciers at a distance, cross streams and all kinds of adventures to reach the lake.
The camping place today will be like a dream come true in many terms. It is placed between Supin river and Ruinsara lake, surrounded by meadows with huge snow-capped mountains at the distance. The stunning peaks of Bandarpoonch range like Bandarpoonch, Kala Nag and Dhumdhar Khai and White peak dominate the skies. You can also find Yamontri temple here. Just walk around and explore the area.
 
DAY 5 : RUINSARA TAL TO ODARI
Rejoice a lot today as it will be a short day of only 4 km walk. The descends down towards Supin river. The trail goes through forests and river crossing. Before arriving at the next meadows the path gets steep again. From the meadows you can see the higher peaks. This path is like a trailer of what you witnessed in the past few days.

Surprisingly, the vegetation henceforth gets sparse ahead. In a kilometre, you will reach Odari. You can find a rock cave near the camping place. Therefore the name, Odari, which means cave. It is believed that Bali (brother of Lord Krishna) halted in this cave for a night. Swargrohini 1 & 2 can also be seen clearly from here. After lunch, Trek Leader will take some training sessions that will be useful as you move higher.

 
DAY 6 : ODARI TO BALI COL CAMP

Even though this day seems shorter, it is not easy. There will steep climb on 60 degrees inclined path. It is like a ridge walk with loose rocks and scree. The trail is also laden with stones making it more difficult. Make sure you take enough rest and drink water. The height gain is significant, therefore, take proper precautions to avoid AMS.

The temperatures at night tend to go below sub-zero degrees. It is recommended to be prepared for the cold. After the strainful, rest in tents.

 
DAY 7 : BALI COL CAMP TO LOWER DHAMNI VIA BALI PASS
You can consider this as the summit day. Today you will be crossing the Bali Pass to reach Lower Dhamni. Eat full for sufficient energy for the long day. The trail to Bali pass is steep and has lots of snow. There follow the path broken your guides only. There is no need for roping up but wear microspikes if required.

After a steep climb of 2-3 hours, you will reach the top of the pass. The pass is only 10 feet wide and 30 feet wide. The pass is the high point you will feel like standing on a mountain top. Relish the 360-degree view of Swargarohini, Banderpooch and Garhwal peaks. Enjoy the views of Yamnotri valley on the right. Make the most of the sights and the moment. Hold your breath for the descend, because the actual thrill will begin now.

The climbing down is almost at 90 degrees with a narrow path. Use proper techniques and follow your guide carefully. Even after the leg section, until upper Dhamni the path is extremely tricky so be careful. It may also be strainful due to snow. After this challenging part, rest at Upper Dhamni. The path from leg to Dhamni is confusing, like a maze therefore, make sure to be in a team and follow your guide.

After taking rest, we will resume our trek to Lower Dhamni. The path is a confusing one and therefore it is advised to stay with your trek leader and team. The trail from here will be flat and visible. The path is through the forest and 2-3 km long. Rest in your tents. This will last stay in tents.

 
DAY 8 : LOWER DHAMNI TO JAAN KI CHATTI AND DRIVE TO DEHRADUN

The last day of the trek has finally arrived. This will be easiest day filled a lot of descends and mild ascend. The trail is a well-paved cement pathway. There is a slight ascend up to Yamunotri which may take another 1-2 hours. Leave early from the campsite to reach Dehradun.

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Inclusions
  • Transport support from and to Dehradun: starting from pickup on day 1 to drop on day 2.
  • Guide and cook fees.

  • Rent for camping equipment.

  • Forest entry charges.

  • Porter and mule support to carry camping equipment. Please note that personal luggage can be carried by mules and/or porters on chargeable basis.

  • All veg meals starting from day 1 lunch to day 2 lunch.

  • Tented accommodation throughout the trek.

Exclusions
  • Transport to reach Dehradun from hometown.

  • Personal expenses like tips, personal medicines, phone calls etc.

  • Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above.

  • Accommodation in Dehradun.

  • Personal luggage with mass not exceeding 12 kg per bag per person can be carried by porters/mules @ Rs 300 per day per bag.

  • Trekking shoes with good grip
  • Backpack and rain cover for backpack(40-60litres)
  • Clothes: -Warm layers (fleece, woolen and one padded jacket ), trek pants, collared t shirt, thermals
  • Accessories: – sunglasses, suncap, synthetic hand gloves
  • Socks
  • Headlamp/ torch
  • Daypack
  • Toiletries: – sunscreen, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer
  • Cutlery: – lunch box, spoon
  • Water bottles
  • Personal medicines
  • Id proof: – (driving license, voters Id etc.)

Cost Per Head

– For Existing Group Departures

 Trek: 17,500/-

 Transport: 2,000/-

(Dehradun to Dehradun)

Service tax @ 5% applicable

– For Private/Customized Trek

Price on Request- varies based on group size, itinerary and amenities

Duration: 7 Nights, 8 Days
Maximum Group Size : 10-12

Short Itinerary

Day 1:  Pick up to You from Dehradun to Sankri Drive (210km) (7/8 Hrs) from Dehradun to Sankri/Saur (1920mt) Night stay located hotel / tents and will rest for a while
 
Day 2:  After Breakfast We start the day with a short, scenic & adventurous drive to Taluka, starting point of our trek.
 
Day 3:  Today we will set off for a hike to Ruinsaratal, a clear water lake nestled at the foot of Mt. Kalanag. Hike the captivating jungle trail to this natural wonder, the gradient being a gradual uphill.
 
Day 4:  A day of rest, acclimatization & exploration is a must at Ruinsaratal. The warm sun and the clear water fringed by reeds look absolutely mesmerizing.
 
Day 5 :  Today is a short & easy trek. Initially we will descend down to the Supin River through thick vegetation. Further we will cross the river through a bridge & ascend an extremely delightful small meadow.
 
Day 6 :  From Bali Udiyari, we set off for a hike to Bali Pass. This last stage of the trek features a challenging trail with boulder sections. Starting from Bali Udiyari till Bali Pass, the gradient will be steep. We trek for a couple of hours and reach the Bali Pass.
 
Day 7 :  After breakfast from Upper Damni camp to Yamunotri Temple And Jankichatti by trek (12 km) (7/8 hrs) Trip ends, depart for onward destination. – Same day drive to Dehradun.

Additional Information

Level: Difficult
Maximum Altitude:  4,900 meters – Bali Pass
Temperatures:  20°C Max/ -5°C Min

The basecamp/Odari camp is the coldest among all the campsites. Most parts of the trail receives a lot of sunlight and is pleasant during the day.

Road Head(s): Sankri , Janki Chatti
Best Months: 

May end to June

September to October

Quick Contact

Connecting Yamunotri and Har Ki Dun Valley Bali Pass trek at an altitude of 16240 ft. is a difficult trek meant for seasoned trekkers only. Bali Pass trek starts from Sankri village in Uttarakhand and ends at Janki Chatti. This trek offers splendid panoramic views of Bandarpoonch, Kalanag, and Swargarohini peaks. The alpine meadows of Dev Thach in the middle of the Ruinsara forest is something to look out for. The Ruinsara lake has unmatched beauty and grandeur with a mythological story associated with it.

The Bali Pass trek should be in the list of trekkers who wish to experience the nature at its best and push their limits. The best months to do Bali Pass trek are from May to June and from September to October. With challenging terrains, steep ascents and descents, exhilarating pass crossing, and narrow trails, one has to have a very good physical and mental endurance to undertake this trek successfully. Considered as one of the most unexplored trails in the Indian Himalayas, the Bali Pass Trek is for adventurists who wish to pursue offbeat treks. Stay on this page for everything you need to know about the Bali Pass trek including Bali pass route map, itinerary, temperature chart, photos, videos, and reviews. Scroll to the end to read Bali Pass trek blogs.

Why Choose Us

  • Learning Experience: We do not just focus on completing the trek but also help you develop basic trekking skills like:
    • Packing a rucksack
    • Morning Yoga & Evening stretching
    • How to pitch and dismantle a camping tent and properly use a sleeping bag
    • Ascend and Descend on a mountain trail
    • How to ensure camp safety and hygiene
    • Identify trail signs and signals
  • Loyalty Programs: Join Rockkers Adventures community and enjoy benefits of our vouchers and referral programs.
  • Personalized attention: We have small batch size (max. 15) and we maintain a healthy ratio of 8:1 (Participants: Leader) on all our batches to enable individual focus and monitoring.
  • Best Expedition Leaders: Our leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders. Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
  • Safety norms: We have mapped every region with an emergency evacuation plan and safety protocols maintaining a zero accident record so far. We carry an extensive first-aid kit including oxygen cylinders and high altitude medicines.
  • Safety equipment: Our trek leaders carry UIAA certified rescue equipment like static rope, ice ax, harness, carabiners, jumar, pulley, short and long slings.
DAY 1 : DEHRADUN (250M) – SANKRI (2000M) (DRIVE / 200 KMS / 6 – 7 HRS)
We will drive to Sankri via Mussoorie. En route, stop for lunch. This is an enjoyable drive initially along the Yamuna and towards the latter part along the beautiful Tons River. There are very beautiful pine forest sections along the drive today. Upon reaching Sankri, we will check into the scenically located hotel / tents and will rest for a while. In the evening, take a stroll in this beautiful hamlet and get your muscles charged for the next day trek. Overnight stay at the tents/hotel.
 
DAY 2 : SANKRI (2000M) – TALUKA – SEEMA (2560M) (DRIVE / 40 MINS) (TREK / 15 KMS / 5 – 6 HRS)
We start the day with a short, scenic & adventurous drive to Taluka, starting point of our trek. The hike today is through beautiful mixed forest sections and along the Supin River. The gradient is moderate throughout with an odd steep patch in between. This region is blessed with a very old & unique culture which thankfully is still preserved. You will get a very up close & personal experience of it today. On the trail you will meet locals from the nearby villages and get to see rare architectural beauty of local dwellings. We will cross a few villages en route to reach Seema, a small market place. We will camp ahead of Seema in the beautiful fields by the riverside. Overnight stay in tents.
 
DAY 3 : SEEMA TO RAINBASERA
Start fresh to reach our first big spot Debshu Bugyal. Begin by walking along the Supin river, again on the left. The trail ascends today and gets steep as you get close to Debshu Bugyal. Once you arrive in Ruinsara Valley there will be boulders on the route. As you keep climbing look behind to get views of the talked about Oslo village.

Another 30 minutes of flat walk and Debshu Bugyal begins. The Bugyal is huge pastureland of 2km length, you can rest here for a while. Kala Nag and Black Peak can be seen from the meadows.

The path from here suddenly drops until you reach the river bed. The path is filled with stones and is slippery. Again you will cross a bridge here. Observe the wonderful sights around you. To your dismay, the trail has a steep climb from here. The next campsite Rainbasera has only one small hut. Watch the evening sky beside the gushing river. Many trekkers spend the serene moment next to the river bed boulders. Stay in tents.

 
DAY 4 : RAINBASERA TO RUINSARA TAL
This is an exciting day because the most awaited Ruinsara Lake will be our next camping ground. The trail will be like somewhat day before’s. Keep walking for 3-4 hours until you reach the reflecting water body. You will see glaciers at a distance, cross streams and all kinds of adventures to reach the lake.
The camping place today will be like a dream come true in many terms. It is placed between Supin river and Ruinsara lake, surrounded by meadows with huge snow-capped mountains at the distance. The stunning peaks of Bandarpoonch range like Bandarpoonch, Kala Nag and Dhumdhar Khai and White peak dominate the skies. You can also find Yamontri temple here. Just walk around and explore the area.
 
DAY 5 : RUINSARA TAL TO ODARI
Rejoice a lot today as it will be a short day of only 4 km walk. The descends down towards Supin river. The trail goes through forests and river crossing. Before arriving at the next meadows the path gets steep again. From the meadows you can see the higher peaks. This path is like a trailer of what you witnessed in the past few days.

Surprisingly, the vegetation henceforth gets sparse ahead. In a kilometre, you will reach Odari. You can find a rock cave near the camping place. Therefore the name, Odari, which means cave. It is believed that Bali (brother of Lord Krishna) halted in this cave for a night. Swargrohini 1 & 2 can also be seen clearly from here. After lunch, Trek Leader will take some training sessions that will be useful as you move higher.

 
DAY 6 : ODARI TO BALI COL CAMP

Even though this day seems shorter, it is not easy. There will steep climb on 60 degrees inclined path. It is like a ridge walk with loose rocks and scree. The trail is also laden with stones making it more difficult. Make sure you take enough rest and drink water. The height gain is significant, therefore, take proper precautions to avoid AMS.

The temperatures at night tend to go below sub-zero degrees. It is recommended to be prepared for the cold. After the strainful, rest in tents.

 
DAY 7 : BALI COL CAMP TO LOWER DHAMNI VIA BALI PASS
You can consider this as the summit day. Today you will be crossing the Bali Pass to reach Lower Dhamni. Eat full for sufficient energy for the long day. The trail to Bali pass is steep and has lots of snow. There follow the path broken your guides only. There is no need for roping up but wear microspikes if required.

After a steep climb of 2-3 hours, you will reach the top of the pass. The pass is only 10 feet wide and 30 feet wide. The pass is the high point you will feel like standing on a mountain top. Relish the 360-degree view of Swargarohini, Banderpooch and Garhwal peaks. Enjoy the views of Yamnotri valley on the right. Make the most of the sights and the moment. Hold your breath for the descend, because the actual thrill will begin now.

The climbing down is almost at 90 degrees with a narrow path. Use proper techniques and follow your guide carefully. Even after the leg section, until upper Dhamni the path is extremely tricky so be careful. It may also be strainful due to snow. After this challenging part, rest at Upper Dhamni. The path from leg to Dhamni is confusing, like a maze therefore, make sure to be in a team and follow your guide.

After taking rest, we will resume our trek to Lower Dhamni. The path is a confusing one and therefore it is advised to stay with your trek leader and team. The trail from here will be flat and visible. The path is through the forest and 2-3 km long. Rest in your tents. This will last stay in tents.

 
DAY 8 : LOWER DHAMNI TO JAAN KI CHATTI AND DRIVE TO DEHRADUN

The last day of the trek has finally arrived. This will be easiest day filled a lot of descends and mild ascend. The trail is a well-paved cement pathway. There is a slight ascend up to Yamunotri which may take another 1-2 hours. Leave early from the campsite to reach Dehradun.

End

Inclusions
  • Transport support from and to Dehradun: starting from pickup on day 1 to drop on day 2.
  • Guide and cook fees.

  • Rent for camping equipment.

  • Forest entry charges.

  • Porter and mule support to carry camping equipment. Please note that personal luggage can be carried by mules and/or porters on chargeable basis.

  • All veg meals starting from day 1 lunch to day 2 lunch.

  • Tented accommodation throughout the trek.

Exclusions
  • Transport to reach Dehradun from hometown.

  • Personal expenses like tips, personal medicines, phone calls etc.

  • Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above.

  • Accommodation in Dehradun.

  • Personal luggage with mass not exceeding 12 kg per bag per person can be carried by porters/mules @ Rs 300 per day per bag.

  • Trekking shoes with good grip
  • Backpack and rain cover for backpack(40-60litres)
  • Clothes: -Warm layers (fleece, woolen and one padded jacket ), trek pants, collared t shirt, thermals
  • Accessories: – sunglasses, suncap, synthetic hand gloves
  • Socks
  • Headlamp/ torch
  • Daypack
  • Toiletries: – sunscreen, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer
  • Cutlery: – lunch box, spoon
  • Water bottles
  • Personal medicines
  • Id proof: – (driving license, voters Id etc.)

Cost Per Head

– For Existing Group Departures

 Trek: 17,500/-

 Transport: 2,000/-

(Dehradun to Dehradun)

Service tax @ 5% applicable

– For Private/Customized Trek

Price on Request- varies based on group size, itinerary and amenities

Duration: 7 Nights, 8 Days
Maximum Group Size : 10-12

Short Itinerary

Day 1:  Pick up to You from Dehradun to Sankri Drive (210km) (7/8 Hrs) from Dehradun to Sankri/Saur (1920mt) Night stay located hotel / tents and will rest for a while
 
Day 2:  After Breakfast We start the day with a short, scenic & adventurous drive to Taluka, starting point of our trek.
 
Day 3:  Today we will set off for a hike to Ruinsaratal, a clear water lake nestled at the foot of Mt. Kalanag. Hike the captivating jungle trail to this natural wonder, the gradient being a gradual uphill.
 
Day 4:  A day of rest, acclimatization & exploration is a must at Ruinsaratal. The warm sun and the clear water fringed by reeds look absolutely mesmerizing.
 
Day 5 :  Today is a short & easy trek. Initially we will descend down to the Supin River through thick vegetation. Further we will cross the river through a bridge & ascend an extremely delightful small meadow.
 
Day 6 :  From Bali Udiyari, we set off for a hike to Bali Pass. This last stage of the trek features a challenging trail with boulder sections. Starting from Bali Udiyari till Bali Pass, the gradient will be steep. We trek for a couple of hours and reach the Bali Pass.
 
Day 7 :  After breakfast from Upper Damni camp to Yamunotri Temple And Jankichatti by trek (12 km) (7/8 hrs) Trip ends, depart for onward destination. – Same day drive to Dehradun.

Additional Information

Level: Difficult
Maximum Altitude:  4,900 meters – Bali Pass
Temperatures:  20°C Max/ -5°C Min

The basecamp/Odari camp is the coldest among all the campsites. Most parts of the trail receives a lot of sunlight and is pleasant during the day.

Road Head(s): Sankri , Janki Chatti
Best Months: 

May end to June

September to October

Quick Contact