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“Bali Pass Trek” A Delight For The Avid Explorers

Uttarakhand is actually called Dev Bhoomi. With a beauty deeply rooted in divine and spiritual mythology, Uttarakhand is a trekker’s delight. The interesting topography of the area gives you an unforgettable trekking experience; The mighty Himalaya overwhelms you with such an irresistible charm that you want to come back again to ask for more.

Bali Pass is a high-altitude trek that attracts trekkers with a different view of the landscape of Uttarakhand and offers all that a trekker’s dream can be.

  • Area – Garhwal Himalayas
  • Trek Duration – 7 days
  • Trekking Grade – Difficult
  • Altitude- 4950 m.
  • Trek Length – 60 km


About The Bali Pass Trek

The Bali Pass trek is the most scenic and least searched trek and is also known as a virgin trek in the Indian Himalayas. Located at an elevation of 4950 meters perfect for experienced trekkers, this trek is a strenuous one. Blessed with scenic natural beauty, the trail is covered with no trace and has all the elements a forest seeker seeks. Many people do not know about this trail, so it is still the most hidden, and only this area is often seen by shepherds. It is a pleasure for nature lovers, the Bali Pass trek has an enchanting trail for which one should look forward.

The trek begins at the taluka, a natural habitat, which will serve as the starting point of the trek. A delight for avid explorers, the border will be the next stop on our trekking route. Offering an up-close and personal experience of local culture, the place will provide a great chance to mingle with the locals. Moving on, this trek will take Ruinsara Tal, a natural wonder worth seeing. After a wonderful day of relaxation, uplift, and exploration, the trek will continue to Bali Udayari, a natural cave shelter. The last leg of the trek will pass the Bali Pass. Featuring a challenging trail, hiking up the Bali Pass summit, would be a truly unforgettable achievement. This trek is sure to extinguish your thrust for adventure and will present you with a bundle of rare memories.

The breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks namely Swargarohini, Kalanag, and Bandarpoonch, along with the Bali Valley trek as well as spectacular views of the Alpine Valley and a holy dip in the sacred Ruinsara Lake and a visit to the Yamunotri Temple are an added bonus. The best season to enjoy this trek is May to October. Popular among trekkers are Mussoorie, Kempty Falls, Naugaon, Purola, Mori, and Netwar via Dehradun to Sankri. The actual trekking starts from Sankari to pass through Govind National Park (beautiful wildflowers in the pine and cedar forest cannot be missed); Taluka; Seema; Roiltia Waterfall Camp; Ruinsara Lake; Godri Camp; Upper Dhamani via Bali Pass; Yamunotri and Hanumanchatti.

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Bali Pass Trek

Through this trek, one can see the adventurous part of the religious Yamunotri valley. The route goes through the villages which do the wasteful work of the life of the old village. The true beauty of Ghangad and Osla villages gives a perfect insight into the ancient Himalayan lifestyle. After this comes Debsu Bugyal. Like any alpine meadow, this Bali pass enhances the beauty of the trek. It also completes the trek in all words. Ruinsara Tal is like the cherry on the cake of this trek. It is a great source of beauty that reflects everything around it with a filter of grandeur. The climax is the summit ascent to the Bali Pass which is always full of snow and does not go close to the cake-walk. If climbing is not enough, descending will blow your mind and satisfy every insane of yours.


Bali Pass Trek Route

Dehradun – Sankri – Taluka – Seema – Dev Thatch – Ruinsara Tal – Bali Pass Base Camp – Bali Pass

Difficulty Level of Bali Pass Trek

The Bali Pass trek requires at least 7 to 8 days of experience in the Himalayas, and anyone with experience can do it very quickly. The trek is not favorable for beginners as taking a risk is not a wise option. The paths have rock formations; Trekkers should know the techniques and tread carefully. Beginners in the Bali Pass trek and the stony path can cause problems for beginners.

Things To Carry For Bali Pass Trek

  • Waterproof rucksack
  • Comfortable trekking shoes
  • One raincoat/poncho
  • Windproof jacket
  • Thermal Innerwear
  • 2-3 T-shirt/Shirt
  • 2 Trouser/Jeans
  • Torch/headlamp
  • Trekking pole
  • Woolen gloves
  • UV sunglasses
  • Warm fleece jacket
  • Woolen cap (optional)
  • Pair of woolen/ cotton socks
  • Water bottle/hydration pack
  • Towel
  • Camera (with extra batteries)
  • Photo ID card
  • 1 pair floppers/slippers
  • Personal medical kit
  • Personal toiletries
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Best Time to Visit Bali Pass Trek

The best time to visit the Bali Pass trek is the summer months of May – June and after the monsoon months of September – October.

In Summers: The Bali Pass season is mild and pleasant during summers. The Himalayas are clearly visible and the cool breeze adds charm to the holiday.

Post-monsoon: The greenery of Bali Pass welcomes tourists to get lost in the forest of nature. Enjoy a sip of tea on the snow-capped peaks at the Bali Pass during the monsoon. Due to landslides roads are likely to be blocked for a few hours but the natural beauty of Bali Pass during monsoon is worth taking the risk. Carry raincoat is advised.

Weather at Bali Pass Trek

During the day, the temperature will be up to 5 to 15 ° C. Temperatures will be cooler from -2 to -5 ° C on nights. The higher you gain height, the colder it gets.

How To Reach Bali Pass Trek

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport of Dehradun is the nearest airport to reach basecamp Sankri for this trek.

By Train: Dehradun is the nearest railway station. The railway station at Haridwar is also one of the other options nearby.

By Road: Sankari is well connected by roads with Uttarkashi (170 km), Mussoorie (180 km), and Dehradun (190 km).

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