dodital-trek

Dodital Yamunotri Trek

Area : Garhwal Himalayas

Duration : 8 Days (3 days travel/5 days trekking)

Best Season : Mid April to June – September to November

Grade :

Moderate
On these treks one does not require to trek for more than 5 - 6 hrs a day. Also the terrain is not too difficult. These treks are normally a week or so long. For these treks prior trekking experience is not necessary. Very rarely on these treks would one camp at altitudes higher than 3800m. These treks are great for first timers or for veterans wanting to go on a trail which is relatively less challenging.

Altitude : 4450 mts

Total Trekking : 80 K.M

About Dodital Yamunotri Trek

Dodital remains swarmed by the devotees from all around the India. It is nature's treasure house and hence is frequented by fervent nature admirers and adventure enthusiasts as well. The oak, deodar, rhododendron and pine forests around the Dodital Lake are filled with exquisite wilderness. This lake and forests offer a perfect platform for various recreational and adventure activities such as trekking, bird watching, nature walk, angling and boating.

Dodital Lake

It is an ideal trek for novice trekkers. Passing through Darwa Top, it is a two-day trek to Hanuman Chatti from Dodital. Darwa Top bestows the tourists the spellbinding vistas of majestic Garhwal Himalayas. The trek then incorporates a one-day trail to Yamunotri. Yamunotri is the originating point of holy Yamuna River. It is located at an elevation of about 10800 feet. A trail of around 1,000 meters from Yamunotri takes the tourists to the original source of Yamuna River. The major attraction of Dodital-Yamunotri Trek is the Yamunotri Temple. During this trek, one can also visit Ruinsara Lake. Summer season is the peak time to undertake this sanctified and enthralling trek.

Dodital Yamunotri Trekking Tour Highlights

  • Crystal clear Lake of Dodital and Ganesha Temple
  • Golden Himalayan Trout Fish
  • Stunning views from Darwa Top of Bandarpunch Peak
  • Yamunotri Temple (One of the Chardham)
  • The villages of remote Uttrakhand
  • Nights in Hotel/Guest House/Tent

Best Time to Visit

Best time to travel to Dodital Yamunotri Trek is in summers (Mid April – June) and Post Monsoon (September – October).

Summer: The weather of Dodital Yamunotri Trek remains salubrious and pleasing during summers. The Himalayas are distinctly visible and the cool breeze adds charm to the vacation. Carry woolens with you.

Post Monsoon: Serenity and solitude are at its best during post monsoon at Dodital Yamunotri Trek. The region is blessed with snowfall during winters and the accommodation options also remain few. But you can see the best of Dodital Yamunotri Trek during post monsoon as it looks like Heaven on earth.

Where is the Dodital Yamunotri Trek ?

Dodital Yamunotri Trek commences from the North region of Uttarkashi, a district in Uttrakhand. The main highlight of the trek is the high altitude lake, Dodital, which is surrounded by oak, pine, deodar and rhododendrons trees. One can see the traces of Dodital in my mythological books, thus, here one can see many pilgrimages around. According to some stories, Lord Ganesha chose this place as his abode. Apart from the lake, here one can see temple devoted to Lord Ganesh. Since the lake is located at a height of 3024 metres, from here one can see the view of many neighbouring mountains.

How to Reach?

By Airways: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, 160 km from Uttarkashi, is the nearest airport. Taxi and cars are easily available from the airport to reach Uttarkashi.

By Railways: Rishikesh Railway Station, situated at the distance of 143 km is the nearest rail station.

By Roadways: The Government well maintains roads leading to Uttarkashi. Buses and taxi (Government and Private Owned) are readily available from the nearby towns like Rishikesh (187 km), Dehradun (144 km), Chamba (106 km), Tehri (117 km) and Barkot (78.8 km).

Dodital Yamunotri Trek (Detailed Itinerary)

Day 01: Delhi – Haridwar - Rishikesh

In the morning transfer to Delhi railway station and take an AC train for Haridwar at 06:50 hrs. After arriving in Haridwar meet our guide and transfer to Rishikesh, check into your hotel. Evening time is free for leisure activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02: Rishikesh - Uttarkashi (1550 meters)

After breakfast, en route on a 5 to 6-hour drive to Uttarkashi. On arrival in Uttarkashi, you will be transferred to a hotel. Overnight stay in Uttarkashi hotel.

Day 03: Uttarkashi – Sangamchatti - Bevra (2400 meters, 4/5 hours)

Post breakfast, start trekking towards Bevra, along the water streams of Assiganga, till Sangamchatti. Further, climb hill for 7 km by passing through the deciduous forests to reach Agoda Village. Bevra is just 1.5 kms from Agoda. Overnight camp Bevra.

Day 04: Bevra – Manjhi - Dodital (3310 meters, 6/7 hrs)

Enjoy an early morning breakfast and start trekking towards Dodital, a high altitude lake. Magnificent view of snow capped peaks will accompany you throughout the journey.

Day 05: Dodital – Darwa top – Sema (14 Kms Trek, 8 hours)

After breakfast we will trek 5 kms up to reach Darwa top, Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Bandarpunch (Monkey Tail) Mountain and Gangotri Region, after spending some time here we will walk gradually 9 kms till reach towards Sema Meadows. Dinner and Overnight stay at Camps.

Day 06: Sema – Hanuman Chatti (9 kms trek)

In the morning after breakfast we will start our trek towards Hanuman Chatti through dense forest and local villages. In the late afternoon check into the guest house. Overnight at guest house.

Day 07: Hanuman Chatti – Yamunotri – Barkot (10 Kms Trek both side, 55 kms drive)

Morning after breakfast check out from the guest house and drive towards Janki Chatti, On arrival at Janki Chatti, we will start our 5 kms trek towards Yamunotri, On arrival at Yamunotri do worship at Temple and back trek towards Janki Chatti and drive towards Barkot. On arrival at Barkot check into the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08: Barkot – Haridwar - Delhi

Wake up early morning and transfer to Haridwar, from here catch AC train for Delhi at 06:10 hrs. Arrival at Delhi by 11:45 hrs.

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Things to Carry for Dodital Yamunotri Trek

  • Windproof jacket
  • Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve
  • Woolen sweater
  • Thermal inner wear (upper & lower)
  • Woolen cap, Woolen gloves
  • Woolen socks and regular socks (3-4 pairs)
  • Scarf/muffler (optional)
  • Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes
  • Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
  • Raincoat / Poncho
  • Small light weight towel
  • Sturdy Water bottle
  • Cap / Hat
  • Sun glasses
  • Walking stick / Trekking pole
  • Sunscreen Lotion
  • Lip Balm
  • Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Personal medications
  • Personal toiletries

Booking Terms and Conditions:

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When to book Dodital Yamunotri Trek ?

You should book Dodital Yamunotri Trek well in advance (at least 2 month prior) advance so that you get ample amount of time to prepare well for the trek.

Who will carry my backpack?

There will be pony/porter that will carry your backpack while on trek; you only need to carry your small knapsack.

What will be the weight of the backpack?

Once you book your trek with us we will give you a list of things to carry and the total weight should not cross 12 Kgs.

Where to meet you?

Our pick up and drop point for Dodital Yamunotri Trek is New Delhi train station at platform no. 16. We will send you the train ticket and you can board train from there to Haridwar. At Haridwar our guide will pick you from train station and then from there your tour will start.

How we run the trek?

We always have an experience trekking guide who leads the trek.

What is the batch size?

Our group size is minimum 4 people and maximum 12 people with mix of men and women.

What is minimum age required for Dodital Yamunotri Trek ?

odital Yamunotri Trek is a moderate trek with a maximum altitude of 14600ft (4450m) minimum age required is 12 years.

What will be the minimum temperature during Dodital Yamunotri Trek ?

In the month of May & June the temperature during the trek can go as low as 2 Degree Celsius during the night and September – Mid October also in minus by night and morning which will further decrease the temperature.

How long we trek during Dodital Yamunotri Trek ?

We plan our treks in such a way that after 6-8 hours of trekking we reach next camp in between 14:00 – 15:00 hrs time and normally trek a distance of 10-15 Kms a day.

What will happen if a trek is extended because of landslides or any other reasons?

Additional hotel stay and food charges may apply in case the trip extends due to unavoidable reasons.

Can I take the Diamox?

Diamox is indeed very helpful, but it's advisable to consult the doctor first.

Is it safe for girls to go on a trek?

Yes, it is a safe trek for girls.

What kind of shoes will be required?

Different shoes are suitable for different kinds of treks, depending on the weather, trail condition as well as duration of the trek. For warm and dry terrains, you can choose low-ankle hiking shoes. Trek boots are best for the rugged and cold condition. Trekking on the glaciers and extensive snow, on the other hand, will require trek boots with crampon-ready features. Any footwear brand that provides ankle support and comes with crampon-ready features is considered as the best for trekking.

What kind of food is served during the trek?

While trekking, we serve vegetarian food rich in protein, carbohydrates and highly nutritious. Sometimes, we surprise our trekkers with tasty treats like pakora, local food, etc.

Is it safe to drink water from the stream?

Yes, it's completely safe for drinking and even for cooking, but, to be on the safer side we always carry filters and chlorine tablets

Which vehicle do we use for transportations?

Vehicles like Mahindra Bolero, Tata Sumo, Scorpio, Max, and Tempo Traveller are suitable for a ride on damaged Himalayan roads.

Are your fixed departures dates are fixed?

We guarantee that even if that there will one trekker we will go on that date.

How do you deal with the emergency situation?

Trekking on high Himalayan altitudes is always a rewarding experience. However, it is important that you should keep your safety in mind. Emergencies, like illness, AMS, storms, missteps, landslides and even avalanches, are rare but can happen anytime during the trekking, so be prepared for any random goof-ups. To deal with any emergencies your guides, who are an expert mountaineers will be there for your rescue. Your tour guide will always carry a first aid kit to deal with any medical emergencies. In the case of some rescue operation, extra charges will be borne by the trekkers.

How to book the trek?

Register for the trek and we will send you the details about the booking procedure.

Fixed Departure with Dates 2016

2nd – 7th July 2016 3rd – 8th July 2016 9th – 14th July 2016

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