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Bali Pass Trek

6 Nights 7 days  Uttarakhand, India 

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Bali Pass Trek  6 Nights 7 days  Uttarakhand, India 

Bali Pass trek is a challenging trek in the Ruinsara Valley region of western Garhwal. The valleys of the western Garhwal, particularly Ruinsara are popular trekking destinations. The glaciers and peaks in these valleys are especially compelling. These trails were popularised by JTM Gibson and other teachers of Doon School, who taught their students the joys of being in nature. The treks in this region are a good option for beginner level trekkers who wish to climb small peaks.

Ruinsara Tal to Bali Pass trek is a must do snow trail if you want to explore an uncrowded & lesser know Himalayan trek. One has to be well equipped both physically & mentally to enjoy an adventure like Bali Pass trek.

Starting  17,750* per person 


Food +  Camp accommodation +  Trek Equipment

Who can do Bali Pass Trek ?

 Bali Pass trek should be undertaken by trekkers who have done some snow treks before. Ideally this is a trek for all age groups who want to explore the Himalayan mountain passes.

Best things about Bali Pass trek

• Camping at high altitude meadows
• Crossing the snow capped Bali Pass
• View breathtaking scenery
• Majestic views of Kalanag & Swargarohini peaks

 Day 1   Dehradun to Taluka

Altitude – 2,115 m

Road travel from Dehradun to Taluka via Sankri

Stay at Taluka in rest house. Food supplies available in local shops.

 Day 2   Taluka to Osla

Altitude – 2,769 m

Trek – 14 km

Time – 7 hours

A long walk along the Tons river on a broad trail.

 Day 3   Osla to Devsu Bugyal

Altitude – 3,000 m

Trek – 6 km

Time – 4 hours

Take a turn to Ruinsara Valley and slowly climb along the shepherd’s trail. You will catch amazing snow views here.

 Day 4   Devsu Bugyal to Ruinsara Lake

Altitude – 3,500 m

Trek – 14 km

Time – 6 hours

A long day, but a lovely walk with no steep climbs. Beautiful meadows and grasslands en route. Climb the valley for better views of Kalanag and Bandarpunch peaks. Bandarpunch glacier is further up in the valley The highlight of the valley is the five peaks named after the Pandavas, the so called heroes of the Mahabharata. Legend has it that they ascended to heaven from these peaks.

 Day 5   Campsite to Bali Pass 

Altitude – 4,880 m

Trek – 9 km

Time – 5 hours

Turn south into the wide valley; it was name ‘Ski Valley 2’ by Jack Gibson. Easy walk and slow climb to the foot of Bali Pass, which is at the head of the valley.

An easy climb to the pass. Brilliant view of Swargarohini peaks in the Ruinsara Valley. If snowbound, there would be some cornices to cross. Easy descent on the other side along grassy slopes.

 Day 6   Ruinsara Valley to Damini

Altitude – 3,900 m

Trek – 8 km

Time – 6 hours

Keep descending on the grassy slopes to the gorgeous campsite of Damini. It is also possible to avoid the campsite to reach Yamunotri directly.

 Day 7   Damini to Yamunotri / Janki Chatti

Altitude – 2,900 m

Trek – 14 km

Time – 8 hours

Easy walk down to the Yamunotri Valley; then on a pilgrim trail to Janaki Chatti or Hanuman Chatti for transport.

Trek Facts 

  Max Altitude –  4,880 m

  Level – Moderate

  Minimum Age – 12 years

   Duration – 7 days

   Location – Uttarakhand, India


all veg. meals & snacks on the trek
camp accomodation for 6 nights
camping & trek equipment
services of trek leaders, guides & cooks


any kind of road travel or transport
any kind of personal expenses on food or medicines
any kind or hotel / lodge stay during transit
any kind of travel / lodging / medical cost incurred in case a trekker decides to drop out of the trek due to sickness or injury

 17,750* per person

Group Tours (7-15 persons)

 32,750* per person

Custom Tours (3-5 persons)

( All cost from Sankri to Sankri )

5% GST applicable on trek charges

May / June 2018

Custom trek dates available for a group of 5 or above 

Day 1Accommodation will be in a guest house at Sankri

Day 2 to Day 6Camp accommodation on rest of the days (3 per camping tent)

Things To Carry

  1.  A medium size backpack (for carrying essentials) max. 35-40 Ltr
  2. rain jacket / poncho ( it can rain any day in Mountains )
  3. a small hand towel
  4. a spare T-shirt & lower ( just in case you wanna change )
  5. sunscreen ( in case its sunny)
  6. sunglasses
  7. a sun cap
  8. a personal torch (for camp tent)
  9.  a proper water bottle ( must . . we try to avoid using disposable bottles on trails)
  10.  a personal plate / spoon (must)
  11. a small poly bag for keeping all food/snack wrappers ( leave nothing on trails except your footprints) 🙂

Clothing suggestions for the trail :

Hiking up the mountain during day time / in the sun will be quite hot & sweaty so use light & comfortable clothing.

  1. a loose / comfy long sleeve cotton t-shirt ( use light colored one )
  2. a good track pant / sports lower
  3. a sun cap
  4.  sunglasses
  5. good hiking shoes ( Quechua / Salomon etc. ) or good sport shoe will do ( Nike / Addidas )


Clothing Suggestions for Evening/Night at Campsite :

  1. woollen sweater / sweatshirt
  2. proper winter jacket ( not a bulky one )
  3.  a warm woollen cap
  4. gloves ( optional )
  5. inner thermals ( keep them as you might feel cold at night)

Mountains get quite cold in the evening/night so be properly equipped

Dehradun to Sankri

Bus – Direct private buses are available from Dehradun to Sankri from near Dehradun railway station.

Bus departure timings : 6:00-6:30 am

Fare : INR 300 per person (approx)

Taxi – Direct taxis are available for Sankri at Doon Taxi Stand near Dehradun railway station.

Fare : INR 5,500 (approx.)

Nearest Road head : Sankri

Nearest Rail head : Dehradun

Nearest Airport : Jollygrant (24 km from Dehradun)

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