Bali Pass (4950m) is an old trekking route from the Tons river valley to the Yamuna river valley. This region was made popular by Jack Gibson, a teacher at The Doon School in the late 1940’s. It continues to attract trekkers during the post-monsoon season when the snow melts away. The pass is best approached from Har ki Dun Valley where the gradient is small thereby providing the necessary time to acclimatize to the altitude. The trek starts from Taluka and passes through the pine forest of Govind National Park. This trek gives the opportunity to experience camping above 4000m. The surrounding peaks and glaciers are a mountaineer’s delight.
Day 01: Dehradun to Sankri (1920m) 8hrs
Day 02: Trek to Khapu Thach (2500m) 3-4 hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Dev Thach (3000m)
Day 04: Trek to Ruinsara Lake (3630m)
Day 05: Trek to Odari Camp (4100m) 4hrs
Day 06: Climb up to Bali Pass (4900m) and back to Odari Camp 8-10 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Dev Thach (3000m) 5-6 hrs
Day 08: Trek to Taluka (7-8hrs) & drive 1 hr to Sankri
Day 9: Drive Sankri to Dehradun 8hrs, Trip ends!