Area: Garhwal Himalayas
Duration: 7 Days
Altitude: 4150 mts/13612 ft
Season: Jan - June & Sept - Dec
Dodital, means the Dodi Lake, it is located an elevation of 3024 m north of Uttarkashi. Crystal clear waters are surrounded by dense oak woods, pine, deodar and rhododendrons. The lake is full of fish and is known for some rare species like the Himalayan Golden Trout. The forest surrounding the lake is also full of wildlife. It provides an idyllic set up for rest and recreational activities like angling, boating and bird-watching. The trek from Dodital to Hanuma Chatti via Darwa Top takes two days, moves on to the upper reaches of the Garhwal Himalayas in Yamunotri; the place where the sacred river Yamuna originates from high up in the mountains is the Dodital lake- mysterious, alluring, and simply beautiful! The serene, tranquil surroundings, gurgling streams, crystal clear water, and dense alpine forests make for an ideal retreat. The trek from Dodital to Yamunotri takes you through high altitude grasslands and dense virgin forests.
Day 01: Delhi – Haridwar – Uttarkashi (200 Kms/6 hrs drive Approx)
In the morning take an AC Train/AC Volvo Coach for Haridwar at 06:55 hrs. Arrival at Haridwar by 11:25 hrs. On arrival met our representative and then drive to Uttarkashi. Arrival at Uttarkashi by evening and check in to hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 02: Uttarkashi – Sangamchatti – Manjhi (16 kms/6-7 hrs)
In the morning after breakfast drive to Sangamchatti and from here trek to Manjhi via Agoda Village & Bevra. Upon arrival at Manjhi set out camp for overnight stay. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 03: Manjhi – Dodital (3307 10847 ft) (6 Kms/ 3 – 4 hrs)
A gradual zigzag trek through beautiful landscape of thick forests and steep cliffs brings you the mysterious Dodital. Dinner and overnight stay in the tent.
Day 04: Dodital – Darwa Top (5 kms/ 3 hrs)
Early in the morning trek up to Darwa Top with packed breakfasts. The walk to Darwa top is 5 kms (2-3 hrs). It is a pass at a height of 4150 mts. The entire walk is an uphill climb. It starts with the climb along the feeder to Dodital breaking into a thick birch forest opening into the high meadows. A perfect setting for Himalayan wild flowers, Darwa top offers an amphi-theatre view of the Bandarpunch and Swargarohini range of peaks. Absorb the breathtaking views and start the downhill walk to reach the campsite for the hot lunch. One can also spend this day sipping tea, catching up with the local tales, walking around the lake sighting birds or just observing the clear waters of the lake with the trout making an occasional appearance. After exploring the Darwa Top trek back to Dodital for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 05: Dodital – Agoda (2250 mts/7380 ft) (17 kms/4-5 hrs)
After breakfast we will trek down till Agoda. It is a 17 Kms Trek, Overnight in camps at Agoda.
Day 06: Agoda – Rishikesh (4 kms trek + 140 kms Drive)
Morning after breakfast Trek down to Sangamchatti 04 Kms Trek, and from Sangamchatti drive down to Rishikesh 140 Km drive. On arrival check in at the hotel. Evening free at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 07: Rishikesh – Haridwar - Delhi
Early in the morning transfer to Haridwar railway station to catch a train for Delhi. Arrival at Delhi by afternoon.
Tour & services Ends.