Bali Pass trek: Complete details
Featured Treks on Bali Pass
From close to Ruinsara Lake to the summit of peak Swargarohini I, II, and III’s pass, the entire Southern Face is clearly visible.
The alpine meadows known as Debshu Bugyal add to the Bali Pass Trek’s beauty.
It is a well-liked location for bird watchers because of endangered bird species such the golden eagle, steppe eagle, black eagle, and bearded vulture.
On the way from Seema to the waterfall camp, Black Peak/Kalanag can be seen, and Banderpoonch can be seen from the pass’s highest point.
Bali Pass Trek Overview
The highlight of the Bali Pass trek is the variety of its scenery, which ranges from fir and pine forests to riverside camps to the bizarre villages of the Har Ki Dun valley to connections with the Yamunotri valley to lovely waterfalls to the alpine lake of Ruinsara to meadows overlooking the Swargarohini peak and Bandarpunch ranges to base camp and an exhilarating high altitude summit-like crossing. Monals, Himalayan ibex, and endangered brown bears are some of the animals that can be seen in the Uttarakhand Himalayas while trekking the Bali Pass. View Kalanag (Black Peak), a powerful peak, up close as well. Spend a full day next to the ice-covered Ruinsara Lake and take a stroll through the two enchantingly beautiful meadows of Devsu Thatch and Thanga.
Quick Information on the Bali Pass Trek:
- Bali Pass Trekking: 8 Nights and 9 Days
- Bali Pass Trek Altitude: 16076 ft.
Bali Pass Trekking Difficulty: Moderate
- Trekking distance: 60 km
- Temperature range: 20 °C to -2 °C
- May, June, mid-August to October are prime months for the Bali Pass Trek.
- Mussorie has ATMs.
- Dehradun is the starting and finishing point.
How to travel to Dehradun
Dehradun’s airport, Jolly Grant Airport, is around 25 kilometres away from the city. A daily flight connects Delhi with Dehradun.
Take the nighttime train from Delhi to Dehradun.
No. 12205 for the Nandadevi Express train (Departure 11:50pm; Arrival – 5:40am)
Train number 12687 for the Dehradun Express (Departure – 9:10pm; Arrival – 5:00am)
Regular bus service runs from Delhi’s ISBT Kashmere Gate to Dehradun.
Trekking the Bali Pass includes:
- Lodging – During the trek, you will share accommodations such as tents or guesthouses.
- Meals, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. On all days of the journey, we serve straightforward, wholesome vegetarian meals.
- Camping fees – The Bali Pass trek package includes all trekking permits and fees for in-forest camping.
- Quality tents and sleeping bags are provided in each camp for trekkers.
- Safety gear, including a first aid kit, oxygen cylinders, an oximeter, and other items, will be with the guide or trek leader and available at the campsite as well.
Day 1: 8-hour trip from Dehradun to Sankri via Mussoorie and Purola
Dehradun is a wonderful starting point for our excursion if you’re seeking for a hike close to Delhi. After travelling alongside the Tons River and passing through the Uttarakhand villages of Damta, Purola, Mori, and Netwar, we will reach the base camp Sankri. The absence of a network in this area allows us to observe the sun magnificently setting over the nearby Greater Himalayan peaks without any interruptions. Here, we’ll stay in hotels or host families.
Day 2 Sankri (1,920 m) to Seema (2,560 m): 1 hour of driving to Taluka, followed by a 5- to 6-hour walk to Seema
We will be driven to Taluka after a filling breakfast. This is the end of the motorable road in Govind Pashu National Park. The journey begins on a rocky route next to the raging Supin River. Additionally, we come across plantations of the cholai, or amaranth, a red-colored Himalayan crop. The stroll is as pleasant as the locals wishing us well along the road as we pass under the cover of walnut, pine, deodar, and maple trees.
We see the settlement of Gangad across the river on the left after a few hours and a few stream crossings. After about an hour, we continue our journey.
Day 3: 6-7 hour trek from Seema (2,560 m) to Roiltia or Waterfall camp (3,350 m)
We proceed to the true left of the valley following the river Supin after passing the final human hamlet. The greatest tributary of the Yamuna, Tons, is created when Supin and Rupin combine near the settlement of Netwar.
Devsu Thatch, a lovely meadow, is reached after a climb through deodar trees. The massive Swargarohini hills tower over this 1-kilometer stretch of green ground. Additionally, Kalanag (Black Peak) (6387m) is visible directly in front of us. The valley of Har Ki Dun is visible to our left. The Har Ki Dun and Ruinsara rivers meet at the bottom of the mountain.
We enter the valley of Ruinsara after leaving the meadow.