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dodital trek

Dodital Trek

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  • 5 days
  • 7-10 persons
  • Camping based trek
  • Moderate-Tough
  • Sangam Chatti / Dehradun
  • Min Age: 15+

Set amidst lofty heights and an elevation of 3,310 m, Dodital is like a shimmering emerald set in the crest of majestic mountains : mysterious, beckoning, and divine. Dense woods of oak, pine, deodar and rhododendron fringe the lake and the crystal clear waters are full of spectacular fish like the Himalayan golden trout. Trout was introduced here about a century ago, transforming Dodital into an angler’s paradise. The trek leads through tranquil country, gurgling streams with crystal clear waters, and dense alpine forests, all blending together like a vast green sequinned robe.

TIP: Get fishing permits from Uttarkashi before heading out to Kalyani.

From Uttarkashi, it’s a 15 km drive along the curves of the Asi Ganga via the little settlement of Gangori to Kalyani (1,829m) and Sangam Chatti, where the trek starts. The river has been channelled to feed the Trout Hatchery, which breeds and releases not just trout, but various other fish into the stream. Kalyani to Agoda is a gradual climb through woods, fields, and villages, on a mule track, while the trek from Agoda to Dodital takes you through thick forests. The trail goes through a few passes, waterfalls, and meadows until you reach Dodital.

TIP: This trek can be done with older children who, if they get tired, have the option of hopping onto ponies, which may be hired at Kalyani.

Starting Point

Sangam Chatti (15 km / 45 mins from Uttarkashi)

Nearest Roadhead

Sangam Chatti

Nearest Railhead

Dehradun Railway Station

Nearest Airport

Jolly Grant near Dehradun

Price Inclusions

  • all veg snacks & meals during trek
  • camping equipment (tents, mats, sleeping bags etc.)
  • camp tent accommodation for 1 night (2-3 per tent)
  • forest camping & trek permits (INDIANS ONLY)
  • services of trek leaders, trek guides, cook, helpers

Price Exclusions

  • any kind of personal expense on food or medicines
  • any kind of travel, lodging or medical cost incurred in case a trekker decides to drop out of the trek
  • any kind of hotel or lodge stay
  • porter charges apply in case a trekker is unable to carry his / her backpack & wants to offload it on mule / porter (₹ 250-300 per backpack per day)
  • any thing which is not mentioned in the inclusions
Itinerary

Day 1 Sangam Chatti - AgodaDistance: 6 km Time: 3 hrs Level: Moderate

From Kalyani, either drive or walk a little further to Sangam Chatti (1,350m), the base of the trek. Cross the bridge over the small stream and begin your 6 km trek to Agoda, heading due north. The track climbs steeply, moving through forest. The last bit of climb can feel a little strenuous and the village huts visible at the top seem tantalisingly out of reach. At Agoda you can hear the faint gushing of the Asi Ganga down below. There are no dhabas or hotels at Agoda (2,250m) but the hospitable locals provide (at very nominal cost) food and campsites to pitch tents. Food is usually Pahari staple – brown rice, pahari rajma, delicious thick chapatis and saag pahari aloo. After letting the food to settle down a bit, you can go down to the river in the late afternoon. It’s a good 30-mins zigzag hike along the edges of step fields down to the river. Make sure you do the uphill climb back to Agoda while there is daylight so you can watch the sunset as you pitch tents for the night.

Day 2 Agoda - DoditalDistance: 16 km Time: 6-8 hrs Level: Moderate

From Agoda, it’s a long winding walk of 16 km due north-north-east to Dodital. The trail is broad, well defined and runs through forests on either side. Since the gradient is not very steep, it’s a fairly moderate walk, except towards the end. On the way you encounter villagers returning with herds of cattle and some Gujjar encampments. There are no villages in between but you can find a few tea stalls for the odd break. Sometimes, you can find pahari women carrying baskets of ripe pears, which you can trade for peanuts. A couple of pears and you’re all set for the next leg.

Now you enter a high country, and walk along grassy hillsides and cliffs with 500 ft drops, into forests of decidous oak, which blend into spruce forests along the ridges. At what was roughly the half-way mark, we came to a picturesque bridge to the right, a good place to stop for lunch. From the bridge, you turn right, cross Manghi and walk through rich forests of oak, deodar and rhododendrons until you go past the final incline to reach Dodital. There are couple of shacks to the left, and after crossing a small bridge, you come to the Forest Rest House set in a clearing. And then you see the lake. Set against a stunning backdrop of hills, from where a mountain stream feeds it, Dodital is crystal clear. You can actually see the famed trout swimming about in large numbers. It is after these trout( dodi in the local language), that the lake is called Dodital. It’s believed that Lord Ganesh was born here. You can find a small unattended temple, dedicated to him, on the left bank of the lake. The cement and tin shelters on the edge of the lake – the government’s gift to tourists – have all the charm of postal department inkblots on a beautiful picture-postcard.

Day 3Relax at Dodital

TrailHikers recommends that you should spend a day relaxing, enjoying & exploring at Dodital lake side. You can either camp out or opt for accomodation in the Forest Rest House.

Day 4 Dodital - AgodaTrail back

Retrace your steps to Agoda.

Day 5Agoda - Sangam Chatti - Uttarkashi

Trail back further to Sangam Chatti and if you wish you can return to Uttarkashi via jeep drive on the same evening.

Getting There & Out

FROM UTTARKASHI TO Sangam Chatti (Kalyani), it’s 15 km/ 45 mins by car or 1 1/4 hrs by bus.

Delhi to Haridwar is 203 km/5 hrs by road. It’s 4 1/2 hrs by rail (Shatabdi Exp.)

Haridwar to Uttarkashi is 173 km/6 hrs by taxi or 8 hrs by bus.

RETURN: Take a bus or shared jeep from Sangam Chatti to Uttarkashi from where you get a taxi or bus to Haridwar (which is well connected by road and rail to Delhi).

Dodital - Trek Map
FAQs

Is it necessary to hire a guide on this trek ?

Yes, it is absolutely essential to take a guide for this trek whether you are trekking solo or in a group.

What is the best season for this trek ?

The best season for Dodital trek is from July to mid October.

Is this trek suitable for kids ?

It is ideally recommended for 15+ age. Dodital trek is a high altitude trek which is not suitable for children below 15 years.

Is this trail safe for women & solo travelers ?

Yes, in fact all the Himalayan trails are quite safe for women & solo travelers. People of the region are very warm, caring & hospitable in nature.

What type of accommodation is available during this trek ?

Camping tent accommodation (2-3 per tent).

Do we have to give tip money to guides / porters ?

Guides & porters in the region will never demand any tip money from you. They just need their daily wages paid by the trek operator. However, it is always encouraging if one can give a little tip to them if they provide good services.

Which currency is accepted during transit or in nearby villages on this trek ?

Indian currency is accepted