Bali Pass is a mountain pass that is slightly short of 5000 meters mark, and connects the Har Ki Dun - Ruinsara Valley to Yamunotri and vice-versa. The trek runs through numerous heritage Villages of Har Ki Dun valley such as Osla, Gangaad, Taluka and ascends deep into the Govind National Park. On the route we come across the beautiful Ruinsara Lake. Multiple waterfalls lie on the way to the pass. Bali Pass trek distance is 66 KM from Taluka to Janki Chatti. The trek is on the difficult end as Bali Pass trek altitude is more than 16,000 feet and has long walking days, with steeps ascents and descends. If one plans to attempt Bali Pass trek solo, it is highly advised to trek along with a local guide, as the trek route can be misjudged while descending or ascending the pass, with steep sections which can cause mishaps.

Duration: 8N/9D
Difficulty: Moderate - Difficult
Max Altitude: 16,200 ft
Trek Distance: 66 km approx.

Important Note:

  • We recommend trekkers to reach Dehradun 1 day prior to the departure so they can rest well before the journey/trek.
  • Similarly on last day you can book your flight for the next day, as mountain roads are unpredictable, so being safe is always suggested by Mountainfit.
  • Accommodation in Dehradun can be arranged at extra cost.
8 Nights 9 Days Available on request Bali Pass, Uttarakhand
What makes this tour special
  • A trek that takes you through the famous locations of Ruinsara Tal and the holy Yamunotri Dham.
  • An adventurous trek that takes you through alpine meadows and lakes.
  • A trek that connects the Har Ki Dun valley to Ruinsara valley.
  • A trek that offers majestic 360-degree views of the mountain peaks such as Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini and Kalanag in the Garhwal Himalayas.
  • A trek that takes you through enchanted forests covered with Oak and Rhododendron trees.
Dates and Rates
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  • Itinerary

    Day 1: Drive from Dehradun to Sankri

    Drive: 190 km, 8-9 hours

    Departure from Prince Chowk, near Dehradun railway station at 7.00 am. Driving alongside the Tons River, and passing villages in Uttarakhand like Damta, Purola, Mori, and Netwar, we will reach the base camp Sankri. We will be accommodated in hotels or homestays here.

    Day 2: Sankri to Seema via Taluka

    Drive: 10 km, 30 mins | Trek: 14 km, 5-6 hrs

    After a hearty breakfast, we will be transported to Taluka by car. The motorable road in Govind Pashu National Park ends here. The trek commences on a stony path alongside the gushing river Supin.  Seema is a tiny settlement opposite Osla on the other side of the river. We set camp here or stay in a hut with a local family in the village.

    Day 3: Seema to Roiltia or Waterfall camp

    Trek:13 km, 6 hrs

    Leaving the last of human settlements behind, we continue along the true left of the valley along the river Supin. An ascend through deodar trees leads us to a beautiful meadow – Devsu Thatch. This 1km expanse of green land is set against the looming Swargarohini ranges. At the end of today’s trek, we camp beside the stream close to the waterfall locally known as Roiltigad or Roiltia.

    Day 4: Waterfall to Ruinsara Lake 

    Trek: 4 km, 2 hrs

    Today’s journey is going to take in under 2 hours even at a slow pace. We then reach one of the highlights of the trek — Ruinsara Tal. We will be camping overnight near the lake.

    Day 5: Ruinsara Lake - rest and explore or Trek to Thanga, 

    Trek: 3 km, 1.5 hrs

    Lying at an elevation of about 3500 m, Ruinsara Lake is a good place to acclimatize ourselves before reaching Bali Pass base camp the next day.

    Day 6: Ruinsara Lake/Thanga to Bali Pass Basecamp 

    Trek: 8 km, 6-7 hrs

    We start the day early to reach our destination before the afternoon. We camp below Bali Pass along a glacial moraine. This is one of the best locations for a camp, with the valley below and the Pass behind us. The temperatures at night tend to go to sub-zero degrees.

    Day 7: Bali Pass Basecamp to Lower Dhamni via Bali pass 

    Trek: 12 km, 8-9 hrs

    This day of crossing Bali Pass too begins very early. We strive to reach the summit by 8 a.m. The time taken to reach the top ranges from 45 minutes to one and a half hours. Once we reach the top, we behold the Yamunotri Valley for the first time. The view is breathtaking. We then descend carefully via a connecting ridge and reach the camping grounds of Upper Dhamni.

    Day 8: Lower Dhamni to Yamunotri to Janki Chatti 

    Trek: 12 km, 6 hrs

    The trek from Lower Dhamni to Yamunotri and then to Janki Chatti offers a captivating journey through Uttarakhand's scenic landscapes. From Lower Dhamni, the trail meanders through forests and villages to reach Yamunotri, known for its revered temple and hot springs. Continuing to Janki Chatti, trekkers encounter serene paths amidst Himalayan vistas, culminating in a tranquil mountain village. It's a brief yet enchanting exploration of nature's beauty and spiritual heritage. Overnight stay in guest house.

    Day 9: Janki Chatti to Dehradun:

    Today will not be physically strenuous so much, but it might be emotionally challenging, as it marks the last day of this incredible journey. Hold on to as many beautiful memories as you can in your heart and bid farewell to the trails with gratitude and fondness. We will arrive back in Dehradun in the evening.


    What is included in the tour

    • Transport support from Dehradun to Dehradun
      • Starting from pickup on Day 1 to drop on the last day.
      • Note: Pick-up and Drop at Prince Chowk, Near Railway Station, Dehradun
      • Airport and Rishikesh Pick and Drop will be at additional cost.
    • All vegetarian meals starting from Dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on the last day.
    • Professional trek leader, guide, cook, and support staff.
      • Rent for camping equipment
      • Clean sleeping bags and foam mattress
      • Camping Stools
      • Good quality ‘A’ shaped or dome tents
      • Kitchen tents, common tents, toilet tents with portable toilet seats
      • Crampons and gaiters if required
    • Forest entry charges for Indian nationals
      • Additional charges will be applicable for international tourists
    • Porter and mule support to carry camping equipment and NOT personal luggage.
    • Tented accommodation throughout the trek.
      • Guesthouse accommodation on the first and last day on a triple-sharing basis.
      • INR 5000 per person extra for single sharing throughout the trek.

    What is NOT included in the tour

    • Porter/Mule charges to carry personal luggage
      • Can be arranged at an additional cost of approx. INR 500 per bag per day (Weighing up to 12kg)
    • Meals during transit from Dehradun to Base Camp and back.
    • Medical expenses (apart from first aid).
    • Accommodation in Dehradun.
    • Any kind of shopping, mineral water, optional sight-seeing, and any other expenses of personal nature.
    • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay / cancellation / hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities or any emergency evacuation expenses.
    • Clothing of personal nature like trek shoes, kit bags, day packs, down jackets and other special clothing etc. (You can rent out from us)
    • Any other item not mentioned in the cost include section.
    • Trek Insurance
    Pickup point
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    Things to carry

    Essential items to pack for a successful trekking adventure

    Gear : 

    ▪ Trekking Backpack with raincover (40 – 55 L). 
    ▪ Day pack / Summit Pack (15-20 Ltrs) (Required when you offload bag)
    ▪ Good quality waterproof trekking shoes 
    ▪ Trekking pole (optional)
    ▪ LED Torch with extra set of cells (head lamps preferable).
    ▪ Poncho or raincoat (if it rains)
    ▪Tiffin Box (For Pack lunch) 

    What to Wear :
    ▪ Trekking Pants - 2 to 3 
    ▪ 3 Full/Half sleeve T – shirts.
    ▪ 2 full sleeve sweaters. A fleece jacket would be an alternative. 
    ▪ A full sleeve thick jacket or down feather jacket.
    ▪ 4 pairs of undergarments.
    ▪ 1 pair of good quality thermal inners.
    ▪ 3 pairs of sports socks. 2 pairs of woolen socks.
    ▪ Woolen monkey cap and balaclava that cover the ear.
    ▪ Buff
    ▪ Woolen hand gloves + synthetic glove (water proof). If you don’t have synthetic gloves, get two pairs of woolen gloves.
    ▪ A woolen head-scarf or muffler.

    ▪ Light towel (should be thin, quick drying kind).
    ▪ Lip balm, Cold cream and sun screen lotion (SPF 40+).
    ▪ Minimum 1 Water bottle (1 L ). The insulated water bottles are required to store hot water(optional). 
    ▪ Sun glasses
    ▪ Personal toilet kit (minimal) and toilet paper.
    ▪ Personal Medicines if any.
    ▪ Camera(optional)
    ▪ Notebook and Pen