Bali Pass Trek

Lesser known Bali Pass trek is the trail to cross the watershed between Yamuna and its main tributary Tons river. Bali pass at ~ 16000 ft connects the Ruinsara – Har Ki Dun area with Yamunotri valley. This one is a moderate but next level trek. If you have already been to moderate treks like Roopkund, Rupin Pass or Goecha La then this is the next step forward. Bali Pass trek route is a relatively shorter duration trek which requires walking of less than 60 Km trail. Although the pass itself at ~ 16000 ft offers the variety of elements and associated challenges.

The trek can be split into two portions. Initially the lovely and gentle walk along the river valley to a beautiful shallow lake called Ruinsara Tal at the base of Mt. Swargarohini. Initially from Taluka you will follow traditional route to Har Ki Dun up to Seema, following Tamosa/Har Ki Dun nala. The we keep going along the valley to enter into Ruinsara Nala gorge and valley.

DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 8:15 AM for a prompt departure at 8:30 AM.
RETURN TIME Approximately 6:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
Professional instructor Wild river rafting
1 hour of free time Transportation in mini-coach
Instructor gratuity

Trail ahead of Odari produces the challenge and experience of walking on moraine ridge and boulder, and finally on the glacier to the snow/ice bound Bali pass. We will set up the base camp on moraine/snow before the final push to the pass. Last stretch to the pass is quite steep and can be pretty tiring. The views from the pass include magnificent views of Swargarohini group of peaks, Bandarpunch, Kalanag (Black peak) and the host of peaks to the east of Gangotri valleys.


Drive to Sankri: 200 Km - 10/11 hours


Drive to Taluka: 1 hour; Trek to Seema: 14 Km - 6/7 hours


Trek to Mora Thatch: 10 Km - 5/6 hours


Trek to Ruinsara Tal: 7 Km - 3/4 hours


Trek to Odari: 4 Km - 3/4 hours


Trek to Bali Pass base: 3 Km - 3 hours


Cross Bali Pass and descend to lower Dhamni: 12 Km - 7/8 hours


Trek to Yamunotri and then to Janki Chatti: 8 Km - 3/4 hours

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