Dodi Tal Trek
Region : Garhwal Himalayas
Base : Uttarkashi or Kalyani
Altitude : 3024 m above Sea Level
Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Haridwar - Klyani - Dodital - Darwa Dhar - Hanuman Chatti - Yamunotri - Mussoorie - Delhi
High up in the mountains is the Dodi tal 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 Yamnotri takes you through high altitude grasslands and dense virgin forests. The scenery en-route is really astounding !
The trek for Dodi Tal commences from Uttarkashi or Kalyani, which can be approached by motor. Kalyani to Agoda is a gradual climb through woods, fields and villages along· a mule track. The trek from Agoda to Dodi Tal is steep and through thick forests.
Day 01 : Delhi - Haridwar
Early morning arrival at Delhi. 0700 hrs departure by train to Haridwar. Day at leisure to explore this holy town. Visit the 'Aarti' (holy ceremony) performance at the river 'Ghat' at sunset. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 02 : Haridwar - Kalyani
Drive to the road-head at Kalyani. The drive takes you through the picturesque Garhwal mountains along the Ganges. Camp overnight by the side of river Asi Ganga. Overnight in Tents.
Day 03 : Kalyani - Dodital
A gradual uphill trek through beautiful landscape of thick forests and steep cliffs brings you to the mysterious Dodital Lake (3307 m) - surrounded by dense forests, it is an ideal place for the nature lover. Overnight in Fo rest Rest House / Tents.
Day 04 : Dodital
Day at leisure. The crystal clear lake and the surrounding dense forests create an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. Explore the surrounding areas. Campfire dinner at night. Overnight in Forest Rest House / Tents.
Day 05 : Dodital
Day at leisure. Overnight in Fo rest Rest House / Tents.
Day 06 : Dodital - Darwa Dhar
Begin the trek ascending the Darwa Dhar Ridge ( 4115 m ) - the watershed of the Ganga and Yamuna River valleys. Overnight in Tents.
Day 07 : Darwa Dhar-midway Camp
Descend towards the Yamuna Valley. Set up camp for the night in the forest. Overnight in Tents.
Day 08 : Camp-Hanuman Chatti
Continue to Hanuman Chatti ( 2400m ) located on the bamks of river Yamuna. Overnight in Forest Rest House.
Day 09 : Hanuman Chatti
Day for rest.
Day 10 : Hanuman Chatti-Yamnotri
Trek to the source of the river Yamuna; it is a gradual climb upto Yamnotri ( 3185m ). ( 10 Kms; 4-6 hrs of walking)
Day 11 : Yamnotri-Mussoorie
Trek down to the road-head and proceed by Jeep to the hill station Mussoorie- overlooking the Doon valley. En-route visit Lakhamandal- a site associated with the heroes of the epic 'Mahabharata'. There is an ancient temple and cave formations which are of interest. Farewell dinner. Overnight in Hotel at Mussoorie.( 10 Kms trek from Yamnotri to road-head; 3-4 hrs walking )
Day 12 : Mussoorie-Delhi
Day at leisure to explore the town. After lunch, proceed to Dehra Dun to board the 1700 hrs Train to Delhi. 2230 hrs arrival at Delhi; proceed to the Airport for onward flight back home.