Bali Pass Trek

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The Bali Pass trek is an exhilarating journey, bridging the Yamuna and Tons rivers. It unfolds through diverse landscapes, from the confluence of Tons and Ruinsara rivers to the serene Ruinsara Valley and lush Devsu Thach meadows. The trail boasts rocky paths, wooden bridges, glaciers, and verdant meadows, graced by white Rhododendrons.

This trek connects Himalayan icons: Yamunotri, Har ki Doon valley, Ruinsara Lake, and Osla village. Bali Pass, at 16,207 feet, offers a 360-degree view of Swargarohini, Banderpooch, and Garhwal peaks. It’s an adventure for those seeking unique paths, challenging your trekking skills through diverse terrains, narrow trails, and long hours of walking. With historical and religious significance, Bali Pass trek is unlike any other Himalayan adventure, a walk into the known and unknown.


  • The Bali Pass Trek is a challenging and adventurous trekking route in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India. It offers a wide range of stunning highlights for trekkers seeking a unique and rewarding experience. Here are some of the key highlights of the Bali Pass Trek:
  • 1. Scenic Beauty: The trek takes you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the Indian Himalayas. You'll encounter lush green meadows, dense forests, and alpine meadows adorned with vibrant wildflowers. The views of snow-capped peaks, including Swargarohini and Banderpoonch, are simply awe-inspiring.
  • 2. High-Altitude Pass: The Bali Pass itself is a significant highlight. It's situated at an altitude of approximately 16,207 feet (4,940 meters) above sea level. Reaching the pass is a challenging but immensely rewarding experience, and the panoramic views from the top are unforgettable.
  • 3. Glacier Crossing: During the trek, you'll come across the impressive Ruinsara Tal Glacier. Crossing this glacier is a thrilling adventure, offering an opportunity to learn basic glacier travel and navigation skills.
  • 4. Majestic Lakes: The trek includes visits to serene alpine lakes like Ruinsara Tal and Bali Tal. These shimmering lakes, surrounded by pristine wilderness, are perfect spots for relaxation and photography.
  • 5. Flora and Fauna: The Bali Pass region is rich in biodiversity. Keep an eye out for unique Himalayan flora and fauna, including various species of birds and sometimes even sightings of Himalayan wildlife like musk deer, Himalayan black bears, and snow leopards (rare).
  • 6. Cultural Encounters: Along the trekking route, you may encounter remote villages inhabited by the indigenous people of the region. This offers an opportunity to experience the local culture, interact with the villagers, and gain insight into their traditional way of life.
  • 7. Remote Wilderness: The Bali Pass Trek is less crowded compared to some other popular treks in the region. This means you can enjoy a more peaceful and authentic wilderness experience.
  • 8. Adventure Challenges: This trek involves some technical challenges, including steep ascents, river crossings, and navigating tricky terrain. It's ideal for experienced trekkers looking to test their skills and push their limits.
  • 9. Photography Opportunities: The stunning landscapes, pristine lakes, and dramatic mountain vistas provide numerous opportunities for photography. You'll want to capture these memories to cherish for a lifetime.
  • 10. Sense of Achievement: Completing the Bali Pass Trek is a significant accomplishment due to its rugged terrain and high-altitude challenges. It's a trek that leaves trekkers with a sense of pride and accomplishment.


  • Accommodation : Stay included from Day 1 to Day 7. A good quality cosy Homestay with attached Toilet included on sharing basis.
  • Meals : All meals after reporting at the base village sankri are included.
  • Camping charges : All camping gears are included.
  • Safety : A medical kit, oxygen cylinder and necessary items to counter worst case scenario.
  • Staff : A well trained and experienced Guide, Co-guide(if necessary) are included.
  • Permit : All the forest permission are included.
  • Transportation : NO
  • Emergency evacuation/ rescue cost (but arranged by us).
  • Any meals on road journeys.
  • Personal hiking gears.
  • Separate room for couples(charges apply if booked prior).
  • Porter or mules for carrying personal luggage's.
  • Any personal expenses on shops/Dhaba's.
  • Any unscheduled stay/departure out of the itinerary due to bad weather conditions, strike, govt ban, natural calamities, medical emergencies.


DEHRADUN is the closest Railhead and Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport for this trek. From Dehradoon/Airport drive to Sankri,230kms, 7/8 hrs.
You will be recieved by our Guide/ Trek Leader. Overnight stay in Cosy Homestay.
Altitude : Sankri village - 1950 meters/ 6 ft.

Meals: Evening - Tea & Pakodi, soup - Tomato, Dinner - Malka Dal Rice Roti Paneer achar papad, sweet - Gajar ka halwa

After breakfast 11kms drive by car via a offroad jungle route, 1 hrs. Then start trek for Chillurgad, 10Kms, 5/6 hrs. Expected to reach Chillurgad campsite by afternoon. Overnight stay at Chillurgad campsite.
Altitude : Chillirgad camp - 2700 meters/ 8910 ft.

Meals: Breakfast - Coffee/Tea milk cornflakes bread butter jam, Lunch - Pulao achar salad frooti, Evening - tea & pop corn, Soup - Manchao ,Dinner - Lauki+chana dal rice roti
bengan varta papad, sweet - Sewai

Timings will be same, we will start trek after breakfast to Boslo, 10kms, 6/7 hrs. Expected to reach Boslo by afternoon. Overnight stay at Boslo campsite. Altitude : Rain Basera camp - 3200 meters/ 13220 ft.

Meals: Breakfast - Coffee/Tea Poha Suji halwa, Lunch - Sandwitch salad boiled egg fruit tang juice, Evening - tea & kachri, Soup - Hot & Sour , Dinner - Moong dal rice roti gobi papad, sweet - jalebi

Same as yesterday, after breakfast start head towars the main and last point of the valley. 8kms, then take the ruinsara route and reach Rainbasera, 4kms, 7/8 hrs.
We will visit the valley, spend some memorable time, click some pictures and trek forward to Rainbasera campsite. Overnight stay at Ruinsara Lake campsite. Altitude : RuinSara Camp - 3500 meters/ 11550 ft.

Meals: Breakfast - Coffee/Tea Chole Bhature egg bhurji, Lunch - Muli Paratha achar salad fruit bar, Evening - tea & samosa, Soup - veg soup, Dinner - Kali Dal rice roti nuti+aloo,
sweet - gulab jamun

From Ruinsara Lake camp start early morning for Odari camp. The challenging trail starts today. 4kms, 3/4 hrs. Over night stay at Base camp. Altitude : Odari - 4008 meters / 13,100 ft.

Melas: Breakfast - Coffee/Tea Pan cake besan chilla ketchup honey, Lunch - Jeera rice nuti+aloo fry salad appy biscuit, Evening - Tea & matri, Dinner - Rajma dal rice roti gobi+aloo papad,
sweet - shahi tukda

Today we will trek through a the most exacting trail, so be carefull and follow your Trek Leader and Guide. No water source on the way. You may find snow trails today.
3.5kms, 3/4 hrs. Stay overnight at Base camp. Altitude : Base camp - 4678 meters / 15200 ft.

Meals: Breakfast - Tea/Coffee aloo paratha achar ketup, Lunch - Methi Paratha aloo dum salad, Evening - Tea & maggie, Dinner - Fried rice chilly chicken/veg manchurian egg chowmin ketchup,
sweet - fruit custard

The D-Day has come today, get ready and prepare to cross the Pass and enter The Yamunotri Valley. Steep and hard climb 1.5 kms to Bali Pass then descend down
to Lower Damini camp. Climb the toughest trail and descend down through a risky trail towards lower Damini Campsite.
14kms, 10/11 hrs. Overnight at camps. Altitude: Pass- 4950 meters & Lower Damini- 3400 meters / 11,100 ft.

Meals Breakfast-Coffee/Tea, Porridge, Ukama , Pack lunch (roti & allu jira)
Evening Tea & snakes , Dinner -Dal rice roti sabji & sweet

Trek to the Janki Chatti by following a easy and recognisable route. 8 kms, 4/5 hrs. Reach Janki Chatti by after noon. Depart for Dehradoon by cab. 170 kms, 7/8 hrs of drive. No meals included during road journeys.Altitude : Janki Chatti - 2600 meters / 8500 ft.

Meals: Breakfast - Coffee/Tea Puri aloo jhol.



Frequently asked questions

The Bali Pass Trek is a challenging high-altitude trek in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, specifically in the Garhwal region of the Himalayas. It is known for its rugged terrain, stunning alpine landscapes, and panoramic views of snow-capped peaks.

The Bali Pass Trek typically takes around 7 to 10 days to complete, depending on the specific route chosen and the pace of the trek.

The best time to undertake the Bali Pass Trek is during the late spring (May to June) and post-monsoon (September to October) seasons. During these periods, the weather is generally stable, and the trekking conditions are favorable.

No, the Bali Pass Trek is considered to be a challenging trek and is not recommended for beginners. It involves steep ascents, technical sections, and high-altitude terrain. Prior trekking experience and good physical fitness are essential.

The trek usually starts from a village called Sankri, which is well-connected to major cities in Uttarakhand. The trek typically ends in the village of Taluka.

Yes, permits are required to trek in the Bali Pass region. These permits can be obtained from the forest department or local authorities. It's essential to carry the permits with you during the trek.

The Bali Pass itself is situated at an altitude of approximately 16,207 feet (4,940 meters) above sea level. During the trek, you may reach even higher altitudes depending on your chosen route.

While it's not mandatory to hire a guide, it is highly recommended, especially for those who are not familiar with the region. An experienced guide can provide navigation assistance, ensure safety, and share valuable insights about the terrain.

Your packing list should include essentials like warm clothing, high-quality trekking gear, a good backpack, a rain jacket, a first aid kit, a water purification system, and high-energy snacks. Be sure to check with your trekking company or guide for a comprehensive packing list.

Trekking in the Bali Pass region involves risks associated with high-altitude trekking, challenging terrain, and changing weather conditions. Safety precautions are crucial. Trekking with a guide and being well-prepared is highly recommended.

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