Bali Pass Trek - Himalayan Hike Trip

Bali Pass Trek

A myth is a holy description explaining how long the world and the human race have been existing on this planet. Our childhood is made up of certain mythological stories, which build our faith and reliance in the timeless tales of Gods and heroes.

If you have been a curious person, all your life, the place will leave you astounded, and it may also give you answers to some of the questions you were always looking for.

India has a mine of such myths, sometimes evident, sometimes veiled, but some are believed unquestionably, some are dubious, but the assurance of their subsistence is yet not extinct.

We all want to have a journal, to pen down our wordless encounters and fanatical occurrences of life.

Bali Pass is surely that one trek, which can be challenging, but life changing, at one point.

India has a mine of such myths, sometimes evident, sometimes veiled, but some are believed unquestionably, some are dubious, but the assurance of their subsistence is yet not extinct.

Ramayana is considered to be one of the greatest literary masterpieces, and it’s our nation’s most treasured and lasting legend. All the proofs that confirm the presence of the epic, also signifies the religious connection of BALI PASS.

Joie de vivre or I should say, spring in your step, is calling your name loudly, you must respond.

Once entered the pleasing ambiance of Bali Pass, the air gets mysterious, and you are suddenly interested in all the folk stories.

Bali Pass has its own charismatic appearance, and no person ever return untouched of the magic

The pass cannot accommodate more than 30 people at one time, so precautionary measures need to be taken

The place is situated at 16,207ft and interlinks Har Ki Dun and Ruinsara valley to Yamunotri valley. The pass offers a panoramic view of Swargarohini, Banderpooch and Kala nag peaks..

The trek is apt for travel junkies, who want to explore the uncharted.

Historical Significance of BALI PASS TREK

According to Mahabharata epic, it is believed that Pandavas tried to ascend to Heaven from the Swargarohini peak which is literally called pathway to Heaven. This happened after they conquered the empire of Kauravas. Although only one of the brothers could make it to Heaven, but Bali pass traces its routes back to civilizations ago

According to Ramayan mythology, Bali pass is named after the king of monkeys, Bali.

Bali is believed to have journeyed through the Himalayan mountains and defeated a demon called Odari. To pay homage to the brave ruler, the place is known as Bali Pass.


Emphasize the main attractions of BALI PASS TREK-

  • Villages of PARVAT/JOUNSARI Often claimed as the descendants of Pandavas, Jaunsari himachali villages are popular for their cultures and beliefs. The wooden architecture made of Deodar-Pine-spruce trees and white-silvery mountain peaks, unique music, distinct songs and marvelous dance, altogether bring Jaunsari villages into one of the most ambiguous places of Uttarakhand. Every single detail about the place is delightful.
  • Rivers from mountains- Yamuna, Tons and Supin rivers cheer us up with concords and harmony.

The rivers deliver the beautiful message from nature to us.

“ In the eyes like oysters, dreams turn into pearls which are meant to be cherished.”

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri (210 km) (7/8 hours) (1920 m)

Our pick up point is Dehradun Railway station or ISBT, meet us there and then drive 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 the middle of your journey at Mori

It’s a picturesque drive to Sankri, you’ll get fetching views from your window, and therefore the drive is going to be through Dehradun, Mussoorie, Nainbagh, Damta, Newman, Purola, Mori, Netwar these are beautiful places within the Himalayas.

Reach Sankri have a glance of snow-covered mountains, this place is pollution-free, enjoy the invigorating climate. We own a hotel there named “Swargarohini” Relax, have your meal and overnight stay in the hotel..


Day 2: Sankri to Taluka (11 km)

Have your breakfast and then leave for Taluka by taxi, it is 11km 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 a very good condition.

When you trek through the dense forest, trees accompany you and languor’s hanging from one tree to another can be spotted there. The chirping of birds can be heard and rare species of birds can be seen here. The “Himalayan Monal” state bird of Uttarakhand is found in this area.


Day 3: Seema

Have breakfast and start your trek towards Devsu Bugyal (packed lunch will be provided). As soon as the trek starts and you ascend slowly then you get the amazing views of wide valleys and mountains covered in snow, these views are breathtaking, adding more beauty to them the sight of waterfalls can be caught.

Hike through a thick forest, rich in foliage and Flora, plenty of wildflowers grow here. The best thing about the forest is it is home to some rare species rarely seen anywhere else, the trail through this forest is a great part to spot different species of animals and birds.

Continue trekking and after crossing last steep climb you can reach Devsu Bugyal, camping here is a delight, this meadow is picturesque amidst Ruinsara forest with surpassing views of Mt. Kala Nag and Swargarohini. Camp here for the night and enjoy a relaxing stay in tents.


Day 4: Devsu Bugyal to Ruinsara Lake

Today is a long trek so carry enough water and have proper breakfast before starting your trek. Enjoy mesmerizing views offered by this place throughout your trek, you have to almost ascend till you reach Ruinsara Lake. You will find loose stones on the trail and the path is muddy and sometimes it becomes slippery, trek along the Supin River, this is the last day of trekking along this river.

Cross the Supin River through a bridge and you will reach Ruinsara Lake also known as “Ruinsara Taal” The undulating meadows surround it and it lies in the middle of Swargarohini mountain ranges.


Day 5: Ruinsara Lake to Odari

Bali Pass Trekking is through a forest along the river, it is pleasant to walk by the side of serene and freshwater in the places which are least explored. Time taken to reach Odari campsite is 5 hours, have your lunch in the middle of your trek. Rest for some time and leave for your campsite.

Odari is a cave made of rock in which “Bali” spent one night. (Hanuman’s brother). It is a beautiful campsite where you can enjoy the views in a divine setting, tomorrow your trek is to Bali Pass so have proper food and rest in your tents to have good energy saved for tomorrow.

Day 6: Odari to Bali Pass summit 

Snow makes the Bali pass trekking challenge, the distance seems too long and you may get tired here so take rest breaks and then climb to the last ridge is exhilarating, finding the right route is difficult because of the large amount of snow. When you reach on top the glimpse of Yamunotri valley can be seen below.

Now a connecting ridge is visible, it is a sharp ascend to Bali Pass which is steep but it is only 10 minutes away, after reaching the top the panoramic views will leave you spellbound. Yamunotri, Bandarpoonch, Ruinsara and Black peak, they glimmer all together.

Descend, you need to be very careful while descending, use your equipment and slide down. A lot of distance can be covered in less time by sliding down and it is fun too. When you come down you can see snowfields and there are many trails to descend after some time forest of Upper and Lower Damnai will be visible, it is tricky to reach there, so be careful while your descent.


Day 7: Upper Damnai camp to Yamunotri Temple and Jan ki Chatti

Today visit Yamunotri Temple which is one of the Char Dham’s, Yamunotri River is the source of River Ganga and “Yamuna” is the daughter of God “Surya”. This place is famous for a hot spring where people bath. Visit this holy place and leave for Jan Ki Chatti.

Descending is steep and the trail is connected to the old trail of Yamunotri, you go there and know about the values of people then leave for Jan Ki Chatti, the trail is well marked and built properly and two hours of trek will lead you there.


Day 8: jan ki Chatti to Dehradun 

From Jan Ki Chatti you can take a shared jeep or bus to Dehradun.

Inclusions :- 
1. Transport: Dehradun to Sankri and Return.
2. Meals while on trek (Veg. + Egg).
3. All necessary entry fees and permits.
4. Accommodation:- Guest house, Home stay, camping during Trek.
5. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook and Support staff.
6. First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
7. Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required).
8. AH Staff Insurance.
9. Porters/mules to carry central equipment.


Exclusions :-
1. Any kind of personal expenses.
2. Food during the transit.
3. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
4. Insurance.
5. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges 6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

Note : Normally AH expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.
Charges of offloading backpack:-
INR 1500/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance
INR 1800/- if you inform us after reaching Sankri
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.


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, andcancellation charges would be as follows

Up to 30 Days: – 90% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refund. 

Between 21 – 30 Days: – 50% of Trek/Adventure/Tour/Travel/Hotel program cost will be refund. 


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Per Person (Includes all costs of the from Dehradun to Dehradun) (5% GST)

Duration – 8 Days (Dehradun to Dehradun)
Best Season –  May, June, September, October, November
Level – Moderate


Summer temperatures – Bali PassTrek Camp base +5° C to +15° C

You’ll Need to bring or rent

  • Backpack
  • Trekking Shoes
  • Suitable Clothing


Day 1Dehradun to Sankri (210 km) (7/8 hours) (1920 m) Breakfast- Kempty Fall
Lunch- Purola

Day 2: Sankri to Taluka (11 km) and to Cheludgad /Seema (12 Km) (4/5 hours) (2700 m)

Day 3: Seema (Cheludgad) to Devsu Bugyal (7 Km) (3/4 hours) (3000 m)

Day 4: Devsu Bugyal to Ruinsara Lake(12 Km) (6/7 hours) (3500 m)

Day 5: Ruinsara Lake to Odari(7 Km) (5/6 hours) (4100 m)

Day 6: Odari to Bali Pass summit(4953 m) Upper Damnai camp (6 km) (7/8 hours) (4600 m)

Day 7: Upper Damni camp to Yamunotri Temple and Jankichatti (12km) (7/8 hours)

Day 8: Janki Chatti to Dehradun (178 km)

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