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Dodital - Darwa Pass Trek

Dodital, a freshwater lake situated at a height of 3,024 meters is mostly a gentle trekking destination in Uttarakhand Himalayas.
  • Uttarakhand
  • 6 Days
  • 50 KM
  • 13,616 FT
  • Moderate
  • ₹ 12450
    $ 170*
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    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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  • Event Type

    Trekking

  • Best Time

    April-June, Sept-Nov

  • Base Camp

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    Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand

  • Pickup Point

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    Railway Station, Dehradun

  • Minimum Age

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

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Highlights

  • Dodital-Darwa is a delight for bird lovers. It's a paradise for photographers.
  • It consists of one of the most beautiful high altitude lakes in the world.
  • You can great amazing views of the Dhauladhar and Greater Himalayan Ranges.

Overview

Settled high up in the mountains at a height of 11,000 feet above sea level. Dodital trek is another must-do trek for you. Known as one of the most delightful treks in North India, this trek has been pulling in voyagers from great distances abroad. This trek is named after the uncommon Himalayan trout which is known as Dodi in the neighborhood language. You will begin your Dodital trek from Haridwar and afterward to Uttarkashi. From that point, you will arrive at the interesting little town Sangam Chati. From that point, you will proceed with your trek with an underlying steep trip that will take you to the Agoda settlement.


Keep trekking and your path will take you through a blended backwoods high over the Asi Ganga before entering a side valley prompting Dodital. On your third day, you will trek for around 6 hours and to a stature of 11,000 feet. Catch the brief look at the Gujar settlement and afterward clear your path through the rhododendron, oak, pine, and bamboo backwoods. Tune in to the clamor of the far off valleys and the flying creatures tweeting as you proceed with your trek. You additionally pass soak edge and long path and get an opportunity to observe the lofty Himalayas.


The Dodital Lake is a wonderful campground encompassed by pine and oak trees. Absorb the excellence of the locale and continue gazing for long at the lake. You can likewise appreciate some birding and go over an assortment of feathered creatures like Brown Fronted Woodpecker, Gray Tit, Himalayan Babbler, Red-Billed Blue Magpie, Gray Shrike, Bush Robin, Pink Finch, Munia, Common Chiffchaff, Himalayan Whistling Thrush, Himalayan Tree Pie, Tailor Bird, Himalayan Monal. This Dodital trek bundle will give you the best understanding of trekking while you head out for this trek.


Best Time to Visit

The best time to go on a Dodital-Darwa trek is April to June and then back from September to November. However, unquestionably, not during the Monsoon. There were floods and landslides during that time. Rainstorms start around July and therefore it's better to avoid that time for trekking.

Brief Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Report to the base camp as early as possible. The starting point is a 45 min drive from Uttarkashi, to a spot called Sangamchatti, lying next to the Assi Ganga River. The ascent is quite steep. You can see the Dayara Bugyal (12,300ft) and Bakra Top out yonder covered in a day off.

During the evening, a few activities will be arranged in order to increase the interaction between the trekkers. Trekking is a team activity and in order to reach the summit, it is very important to climb together. You will certainly light up in the hues of the place, welcoming strangers to become a part of your life. Dinner will be served at night. Overnight stay will be set up at Uttarkashi. This will mark the end of the first day of the trek.

Meals : Dinner Only
Accommodation : Hotel
Time Taken : 7 hours
Altitude : 3,800 ft.
Distance : 150 km

This will be the second day of the trek where we will trek from Sangamchatti to Bebra. Delve into a luscious breakfast and rigging up for the exciting path ahead. Babble starting steep ascent that will take you to Agoda settlement and imprint the start of the Dodital trekking and Darwa Pass. Post that, you will encounter a slow path to Bhebra that is spotted by some tea shacks and hotels.

Set up your shelter at the winsome campground over the creek. From here on, be set up for the day off. Dinner will be served and activities will be organized. After that, we will sleep in tents.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 5 hours
Altitude : 7.382 ft.
Distance : 8 km

This will be one of the most important days on the whole trek. We will trek to Bebra to Dodital. After having morning breakfast, we will emulate a path that goes up consistently from Bhebra through blend timberland high over the Asi Ganga before entering a side valley prompting Dodital.

Only 5 km away at Majhi, you will observe a Gujar settlement. From that point, you clear a path through rhododendron, oak, pine, and bamboo woodland. At this segment, expect a ton of snow that joins a few difficulties and fervor. By late evening, show up at the quiet lake. Set camp next to it and take in the excellence that proliferates.

Dinner will be served at night and overnight tents will be set up.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 9 hours
Altitude : 10,860 ft.
Distance : 15 km

This will be the D-Day of this trek. On this day we will trek from Dodital to Darwa top and then return back.

We need to start ahead of schedule to rise the summit that would require some vitality. The underlying piece of the trek is a magnificent one as you clear a path through glades bounded with rhododendron trees. Finally, you will have a walk on a precarious and long path. The upset to the top is compensating with shocking sights. Witness the magnificent Himalayas. Go trigger upbeat and retreat to Dodital.

Once back at the camp, taste on steaming hot masala tea and some fresh pakoras. Overnight stay will be set up in tents.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 3 hours
Altitude : 13,615 ft.
Distance : 4.5 km

This will be the penultimate day on this trek. We will retreat back to where we had started i.e. Sangamchatti and then to Uttarkashi. The distance from Dodital to Sangamchatti is around 22 kilometers. The distance is so large that we need to start off as early as possible. Make sure that you are sure-footed in this region as there is a high probability of twisting your ankles.

Roam around a bit. Explore the local culture and cuisine will the strangers turned friends. Dinner will be served and after refreshing the memories, we will go to sleep for the last time on this trek.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Hotel
Altitude : 3,800 ft.
Distance : 22 km

This will be the last day on this beautiful trek to Dodital-Darwa Pass. We will return back to Dehradun. On your drive back to Dehradun, refresh the memories of this wonderful 6-day trek along with the Trekmunk family. Once you reach Haridwar, you will be on our own. You can plan your further journey. There are a lot of places you can visit if you wanna stay back for a day or two.

Meals : Breakfast Only
Accommodation : Not Included
Time Taken : 7 hours
Distance : 150 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 Dodital Darwa Pass Trek Base Camp - Uttarkashi

The trek starts from the base at Uttarkashi. It is around 250 km from Dehradun. You can reach Dehradun in the following ways:


By Air

The nearest airport to reach Raithal is the Jolly Grant Airport of Dehradun, which is well connected to all major cities of India. There is a decent frequency of flights to Dehradun from around the country.


By Train

The nearest railhead to reach the base camp is Dehradun. The station is fairly well connected to all the major cities but might not be the best choice to reach Dehradun. Accordingly, if you're travelling from Delhi, try to book your seat in Mussoorie Express or Nanda Devi Express to reach Dehradun. If you're travelling from any other part of India, then it is advisable to take a train or flight to Delhi first, and then travel by either of the aforementioned trains to Dehradun.


By Bus

To reach Raithal through a bus, take a train or a flight to Delhi first. From Delhi, you can easily find frequent bus services for Dehradun from either ISBT Kashmiri Gate or Majnu Ka Tila. Although you can book the bus on the spot, it is advisable to book your bus in advance, to avoid any delays. Once you reach Dehradun, you can take a cab to reach the base.

Why Trek With Us ?

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

Inclusions

  • 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.

Exclusions

  • 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 Uttarkashi 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 Uttarkashi and Uttarkashi 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

For more details, go to https://www.trekmunk.com/cancellation-policy


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: https://www.trekmunk.com/trek-for-a-cause


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: https://www.trekmunk.com/get-fit-for-trek 


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: http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/


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.

Reviews

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