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Bali Pass Trek

Walking on an enchanting journey from Uttarkashi to the holy Yamunotri under the shadows of Kaalanag, Bandarpoonch and Swargarohini Peaks
  • Uttarakhand
  • 8 Days
  • 56 KM
  • 16,241 FT
  • Moderate to Difficult
  • ₹ 18950
    $ 260*
    The price is for a group of 16 people. The charges will be different for a tailormade private trek. The charges in dollars are more as the permit fees are different for non-Indians.

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  • Best Time

    May-June, Sept-Oct

  • Base Camp

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    Sankri, Uttarakhand

  • Pickup Point

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    Railway Station - Dehradun

  • Minimum Age

    For this adventure, we only allow people above this age to ensure the safety of everyone joining this adventure.



  • Unmatched panoramic views of neighboring massifs like Bandarpoonch, Kalanag, and Swargarohini peaks. This offbeat trek with its magical views will surely leave you awestruck.
  • A thrilling experience of camping above 15,000 ft. You just need to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view.
  • Pure bliss and serenity near the glacial lake of Ruinsara. The glacial lake is one such place to offer you peacefulness and tranquillity. Surrounded by meadows and mountain ranges, this place will leave you captivated.


They say-trekkers are highly crazy people who climb so high to see a view from the summit. Not precisely wrong! You got to inflict that craziness within you to enjoy being in nature's tranquillity. People, who love walking on frozen lakes, want to experience the wilderness yet a soothing feeling of calmness, Himalayan treks are the ones you should opt for. For those, who want to combine great hiking with gaining a vision into how people have advanced culturally, there's a wide range of Himalayan treks offered by Trekmunk.

One of the less popular treks in India, though more exhilarating than most others, Bali pass bridges the picturesque valley of Har ki Doon to Yamunotri valley. It also boasts of the spectacular panoramic views of the adjoining Himalayan giants like Bandarpoonch, Kalanag, and Swargarohini, all of which seem to be within touching distance. The trails cut through verdant greenery before beautifully transforming into alpine terrain. The trek also takes you through the rustic base villages of Sankri and Osla, where a world of fascinating village cultures awaits you. The trail along the glacial Ruinsara river is lined with vibrant alpine flowers, and the water bears a striking reflection of the skies, leaving you speechless.

The maximum altitude of the trek is estimated to be around 16,241 ft. The trekking distance is roughly calculated to be 57kms. It will require 8 days to complete the trek comfortably with accommodation starting from Dehradun. The best months to go for the trek is between May-June (pre-monsoon) and again September-October (post-monsoon). The daytime temperature in summer hovers around 15 to 20 degrees, while nights see a drop to -2 to 5 degrees. Post monsoon, the temperatures will range from 12 to 20 degrees during the daytime, and -5 to 5 degrees at night. October will be a lot colder.

The best time to attempt for this trek is between September and October. This ensures the difficulty level to reduce a bit as there is lesser snow which unblocks your trails with no account of rain eventually keeping away the slippery terrains. Now for trekkers, who want a level up, can choose the pre-monsoon seasons as well. The vicious temperatures along with challenging roads will keep on the thrill and exhilaration of the trek.

The trek by foot commences from a village named Sankri. To reach Sankri, you have to arrive at Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand. The drive to the Sankri village is 6-7 hours from Dehradun covering some 197.2 km. The first landmark is the Debshu Bugyal from where you can see the marvelous views of lofty Kalanag. The much-awaited is the Bali pass base camp, which is a short but challenging one, as the 15,000 ft mark is crossed. The last campsite is the Lower Dhammi via Bali pass. The trek will be through thick snow. The last day of the trek will witness ascending all the way up to Yamunotri from where the pilgrim route will be taken to Jaan Ki Chatti. The participants depart for Dehradun the following day will some lifelong memories to cherish.

As the Bali pass trek is not beginner-friendly, and quite difficult, you need to possess a sufficient level of fitness to complete the entire trek. People having breathing problems and altitude sickness should not opt for this trek as you have to hike high altitudes here. An amazing bunch of wanderlusts are sure to accompany you during the trek and here at Trekmunk, we promise you will certainly descend with the promise to trace more peaks together in the future.

Trekmunk as a Bali Pass Trek Organizer will make sure that you get a wonderful experience for all the wanderlusts. As per the reviews of various trekkers, Trekmunk is the best trekking company in India that assures you a quality service and a friendly atmosphere. Bali Pass Trek cost starts from 18,950 INR which will cover all the inclusions like food, transport, and accommodation. Also, as far as the documents are concerned, we need to show some documents of identification for the trekkers to the department officials in order to get the Bali Pass Trek Permit. So, make sure that you carry the required documents that are asked of you. So what are you waiting for? Get ready with your backpack and book the amazing Bali Pass trek 2020 with us right now. Trek the Himalayas with Trekmunk and turn your dream into reality.


So, the best time to do the trek is the post-monsoon season during the months of September and October. During the pre-monsoon months of May and June, the trail remains covered in snow which also proves to be a good time to the adventure enthusiasts to unleash their love for the mountains.

Brief Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Report to Sanski village situated in the Govind Pashu National Park region. A drive of 6-7 hours will take you to Sankri from Dehradun covering a distance of 197.2 km. Amidst the journey, you will pass through the National Park which has wide ranges of flora and fauna. This will surely fascinate you and keep your tiredness away. The serenity and picturesque of the journey is something to look out for. So, make sure that you refrain yourself from dozing off during the drive to Sankri village.

As soon as you reach Sankri, you will be allotted rooms at the local guesthouse. Rejuvenate yourself after the tiring journey by exploring the local culture and traditions. Enjoy the local delicacies and return back to the guest house for overnight stay.
Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 8 - 10 hours
Altitude : 6,455 ft.
Distance : 198 km
Early morning drive from Sankri to Taluka. It’s an hour’s ride. You will be served delicious breakfast at Taluka, after which, we will start trekking towards the Seema Camp. During the trail, you will encounter dense forests of chestnuts, willows, and conifer trees. Also, you will come across some striking cascade of waterfalls as well. The trail is quite simple and even.
Further, it diverges, and either we choose the steep, shorter climb through the village of Dhatmeer or the one alongside Karmanasha stream. Both of which will land you at the Gangaar village. Trek further up to Seema campsite. This is the first place of the trek, where you will be staying in tents.

Enjoy your dinner under the night sky after which overnight stay will be arranged in tents. Fun activities will be organized depending upon the weather conditions.
Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 8 hours
Altitude : 8,858 ft.
Distance : 15 km
The next day starts early in the morning after having a delicious breakfast. We continue to trek further along the Supin river. Our first breakthrough is Debshu Bugyal with the lofty Kalanag visible ahead in the valley. The breathtaking views of Kalanag will be the answer to your climb.
Debshu Bugyal is a truly beautiful camping site. The lush green meadow will have a carpet cover of tiny blooming flowers with an array of dazzling colors in the month of September. During April-May, the green meadow will be surrounded by blooming Rhododendrons. It is also a great place for witnessing the birds. You can also spot, a couple of birds, such as Red-billed Blue Magpie, Blue whistling thrush, Rosefinches and many more.
The trail descends and the path is covered with loose gravel and sand. Then after we cross the bridge over the Supin river. After this, the trail ascends again, and now the Supin flows on the right. A few tricky sections lie ahead of us until we finally reach the campsite.

Dinner and overnight stay will be arranged in tents. The night sky is a treat to watch as you can see the Milky way covering the entire horizon.
Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 5 hours
Altitude : 10,124 ft.
Distance : 9 km
The trail gets separated from the Supin river and the trek ascends into the Ruinsara valley. The majestic peak of Ruinsara comes to view. We will be approaching 11,000 ft mark and in no time reach the Ruinsara Tal or the glacial lake. The glacial lake is surrounded by endless meadows and rhododendron bushes. You can try your hand at photography here. Overnight stay in wooden huts instead of tents.

The campsite offers some spectacular panoramas of the surrounding beauty. The south-west opens up to Yamuna Kanta, while the east is a doorway to the mighty Mt. Bandarpoonch, sitting at a staggering 21,000 ft in all its glory. Kalanag and White Peak also loom into view here.

Enjoy your dinner under the night sky after which overnight stay will be arranged in tents. Embrace the beauty lying forth you. You will hopefully get enough time to rest and be ready for the upcoming challenges that will come in the following days.
Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 4 hours
Altitude : 11,483 ft.
Distance : 8 km
The objective of the next day is to reach Odari. The trek is relatively short and easy. The distance is not much difficult except for the significant gain in altitude. We descend through the thick forests of Supin river and cross it through a bridge. We will continue towards south-east along the river. After a trek of a few kilometers, we take the south-west direction. The greenery will now change into a rugged rocky terrain, which will bring us to Odari, our next campsite. During the early summer, the sun is strong. To safeguard your eyes, you should wear ultraviolet protection sunglasses while hiking on snow.

Odari, an ancient rock cave is said to be Bali’s refuge in Hindu epic, Ramayana. You will gain an insight into the history and Indian culture and come to know more about Bali’s story and Ramayana. In the evening, we will conduct a practice session where a couple of techniques will be taught that will help you to proceed further in the next couple of days. Overnight stay in the tents will mark the end of the day.
Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 5 hours
Altitude : 13,452 ft.
Distance : 4 km
The trek proceeds further towards the Bali Pass Base Camp. You have to climb a series of ridges along the way, which is quite daunting and challenging. The ridges are quite sharp and steep as that of a knife. Glaciers covering one side of the ridge and rocky debris. The first ridge might seem to be a real deal. You should remember the trek rules and follow our trek guides properly.

The steep ridges are at a 60-70 degree inclination. You should move with small footsteps and keep following your trek leader. Also, you can use your ice axe to keep away the snow. The journey will let you explore the vastness and emptiness of the pass, surrounded only by a sea of clouds.
The trek is short and it is advisable to keep yourself active and hydrated to avoid AMS. We cross the 15000 ft mark during this trek and the temperatures drop drastically. It might snow too and that can cause some hindrance to the trek. The cold winds will surely give you chills. You need to layer yourself with proper clothing to avoid any kind of health disorder. After the dinner, we pack off early for tomorrow’s quest.
Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 3 hours
Altitude : 15,347 ft.
Distance : 4 km
Early morning will mark the beginning of the beautiful sunrise so close that it will leave you wondering for a moment. We continue towards crossing the Bali pass to reach our last campsite.

The day begins very early. Post breakfast, trek proceeds through the snowfields. We will use ice and rock techniques to advance further. Our trek guides will surely take care of you. The climb is strenuous as the stretch is steep. The bone-chilling temperatures and the snow trails are challenging and exciting at the same time.

We get to see the eye-catching views of the peaks in the vicinity. In some places, the path narrows down to less than 6 inches. We reach Upper Dhamni and take some rest before we advance further. After a while, we start trekking towards Lower Dhamni. The Lower Dhamni is an unusual forested area with steep slopes. Overnight stay in tents.
Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 10 hours
Altitude : 16,241 ft.
Distance : 10 km
This is the last day of the trek. You can get up early in the morning and breathe the fresh air for the last time, take some snaps as memories to look back and see the last sunrise from the campsite. You will be served breakfast and some activities will be held in groups as this will be the last day of the trek.

Then, the trail continues through a lush forest for an hour which quickly paves a way to a cemented trail, ascending all the way up to Yamunotri. You get to visit the popular shrine of Yamunotri here. You can also take a refreshing dip into the steaming hot water springs at Yamunotri to wash away the exhaustion. We further continue along the flowing Yamuna and take the pilgrims route to Jaan Ki Chatti, a small busy town, where we stay overnight in a guest house.

You will depart for Dehradun the next day which will mark the end of this unforgettable trek.
Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Guest House
Time Taken : 4 hours
Altitude : 8,694 ft.
Distance : 9.5 km

How To Reach

We can arrange a cab for you from the pickup point in Dehradun, the charges for the same are not included in the package. The cost of the cab can be shared among the trekkers joining the trek. For communications purposes, we will create a Whatsapp Group before the departure date of the trek and will share the details regarding the transportation. The drop at Dehradun after the trek will be arranged in a similar way.

How to reach Bali Pass Bas Camp ( Sankri ) :

By Air

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to Dehradun and is easily accessible, it is just 25 km away from the city. Daily flights from New Delhi are available to this airport.

By Train

Dehradun railway station. Overnight trains that hail from Delhi are Nandadevi Express and Dehradun Express. People often prefer railways over airways because with trains you get to see the landscape in its full glory, it is also cheaper and you will definitely enjoy your way till Dehradun.

By Road

Regular bus service is available from Delhi ISBT Kashmere Gate which plies government buses that are safe and you can rely on them more than the private buses.

Why Trek With Us ?

Twin Sharing Tents
Eco Friendly & Paperless
Finest Guides
Just Right Group Sizes
Commitment to Safety


  • Accommodations at Trek: All accommodations on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel will be in a budget hotel.
  • Trek Leader and Guides: An experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek. The team will have years of experience and well equipped for any emergency situation.
  • Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
  • Meals: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five-course meal plan.
  • Camping and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
  • Trek Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee, etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
  • A Life-Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life-changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one. 

Note: Prior to booking any adventure with Trekmunk, it will be mandatory to sign the waiver form and get a medical certificate from a doctor in due time, without these, you will not be allowed to start the trek. All this will be done online without using any paper.


  • GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They are subjected to change according to the government rules of India.
  • Accommodation and Food in Dehradun: Food and stay in Dehradun and during transit to Sankri and back are not included in the package. You can book your hotels or homestays in Dehradun, we can recommend a few good options.
  • Flights and Transportation to and fro base camp: Flights or other means of transport are not included in the package. Transportation from Dehradun to Sankri and Yamunotri to Dehradun is not included in the package. We can arrange a cab for you according to your requirements but you will be liable to pay for the same. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
  • Personal Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to the weather and difficulty of the trek.
  • Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason, if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures. You can buy insurance from us while booking the trek, it is optional.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (Laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, Snacks, Orders at tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides, Camera fees, etc) are not included in the package.
  • Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.

Cancellation Policy And More Information

Booking Terms:

1. Confirmation Policy:

Upon Booking, An invoice will be sent to your mail & within 12 to 24 hours the booking confirmation with additional details will be sent to your mail.

2. Cancellation Policy:

(a) 10 percent of the prices of our trips/treks/tours or product or service is your deposit and is not refundable, in any case.

(b) Cancellation received 45 days or more: 90% refund

(c) Cancellation received 30 - 44 days: 60% refund

(d) Cancellation received 30 - 15 days: 30% refund

(e) Cancellation less than 15 days: No refund

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3. Refund Policy:

Any refund applicable will be processed within 10 to 15 business days as per the company policy.

4. Postpone/Transfer of a booked trek:

1. You can postpone your booked trek for a period of two months (61 days) but we will charge a 20% processing fee. The last date for the postponement will be 15 days before the start of the trek. Failing to book the slot in 2 months (61 days) time, would be considered a cancellation with no refund of any kind. Postpone of a booked trek can only be done once. 

2. You can transfer your booked slot for the trek to any fit person till 15 days before the trek. You just have to mail us the request and rest we will handle. The new person has to get all the mandatory documents duly signed for the trek.

More Information: 

1. We Trek for a Cause: For overall development of the areas we run our operations in, we donate Rs 100/- per booking from our profits which are used for the upliftment of the local people and conserving nature. We have named this initiative as - Trek for a Cause. For more details, follow:

2. We are paperless: We are focusing on Sustainable Tourism and to do that we are trying all measures to convert our trek operations to be Eco-Friendly. Going Paperless is one step closer to our aim. 

3. Single-Use Plastic: Trekmunk does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We are ensuring that our team is working together to reduce the problem and educate those around them. We will send you instructions on how to go plastic-free on your adventures.

4. Preparing for your Holiday: Getting some additional exercise makes a lot of sense to spend time before coming on a trekking adventure. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. Hiking in the hill country is the best training but jogging, squash and swimming are also good for developing cardiovascular fitness and stamina. To read more on how to get fit, follow: 

5. Electricity Supply & Plug: You will get electricity supply till the starting point of the trek. If not Indian, We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at:

6. Currency: The unit of currency in India is the Indian Rupees.

7. Health & Vaccinations: 

Severe Allergies: If you have a severe allergy please inform the Trekmunk office before you travel. We will do all we can to help, but we cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment on trekmunk trips. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as 'adrenaline auto-injectors' are not carried as standard by our leaders and staff. You should inform your leader on the arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations: You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however, if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary. 

8. Passport & Visas/Identity Proofs: If foreigner, Validity for 6 months, should have blank pages, and should be kept with yourself all the time.

9. Water: If you are on a trekking or cycling holiday, water is supplied to fill up your individual bottles. This will be boiled or filtered. Additionally, you should take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a LifeStraw, Sawyer Filter) to treat your water when in towns or where water is not supplied. We do not encourage the purchasing of single-use plastic bottles.

10. Altitude: This adventure involves going to a very high altitude. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatize successfully. We will send you the information in your mailbox about Acute Mountain Sickness and trekking in high altitudes. On this trip, we carry bottled oxygen for use in emergencies.

11. Guidance on Tipping: Tipping is the accepted way of saying thank you for good service. Normally the guide and any other trek staff are given their tips at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. The main guide will make sure that the tip is appropriately distributed among all the staff members on the trek.

12. Spending/Emergency Money: Approximately Rs. 8000-10000/- (in Indian Currency)should be carried for miscellaneous expenses including porter and trek crew tips, drinks, soft drinks, etc. We recommend that you carry your travel money in the form of cash as the availability of ATM is less in these remote areas. This can also serve as your emergency spending money.

13. Travel Insurance: It is recommended to have travel insurance for these kinds of adventures. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary. We will ask for the Travel Insurance Details over a mail. Indians can buy insurance from us while booking the trek.


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