First recognized by James Baillie in 1815 as a pass which ‘is very lofty and wild range to the north of Banderpunch and along which there is a very alarming road leading to remote parts of Rawaeen(upper Tons Valley)’, the DhumdharKandi pass managed to keep its secrets till 1987 when a team from West Bengal crossed it successfully. The pass connects Bhagirathi and Tons Valleys. In ancient times it is believed that local villagers, traders and even invaders have used this pass as a shortcut to get into the remote Tons Valley. It is one of the unique treks where the glaciers on either side of the pass feed two different big rivers, the Bhagirathi and the Yamuna. The trek starts from the confluence of Sian Gad and Bhagirathi rivers near Jhala village on the road to Gangotri. From here, we follow the Sian Gad till the head of the Valley to the pass and cross over to descend into the Kalanag Icefall which later meets the Bandarpunch glacier at Dharali Ki Udari. We end the trek at Sankri beyond Ruinsara Tal in the Tons Valley. The trek takes you through beautiful mountain villages, by lush green meadows and through vast snow fields along with best views of Banderpunch, Kalanag, Swargrohini and Yellow Tooth and many more stunning mountains of Garhwal.

Day 01: Drive Uttarkashi to Purali Village(2.5 hrs) and trek to Dorangatto (3050m) 4-5 hrs
Day 02: Purali Village to Trek Dorangatto
Day 03:Dorangatto to Kiarkoti to (3525m) – 4-5 hours
Day 04: Acclimatization Trek Kiarkoti to Wodar (4051m) – 3 – 4 hours
Day 05: Trek Wodar to Sirkey Thathar (4600m) – 5 hours
Day 06: Cross DhumdharKhandi Pass (5490m) and descend to Dharali ki Udiari (4750m) – 9-10 hours
Day 07: Trek Dharali ki Udiari to Ruinsara Lake (3350m)
Day 08: Trek Ruinsara Lake to Dev Thatch (3000m)
Day 9: Trek Dev Thatch to Bheduka (1815m)
Day 10: Trek Bheduka to Taluka & Drive to Sankri
Day 11: Drive Sankri to Dehradun.Trip ends

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