Dodital Trek – (33Km)

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The Dodital Trek, nestled in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, India, is a captivating journey that combines natural beauty with cultural exploration. The trek’s centerpiece is the serene Dodital Lake, cradled at an altitude of about 3,310 meters amidst lush alpine landscapes. A trek to Dodital treats adventurers to panoramic vistas of Himalayan peaks like Bandarpoonch and Swargarohini. This trek also offers encounters with diverse flora and fauna, including the chance to spot Himalayan birds and experience the tranquility of dense oak and rhododendron forests. While embracing the natural splendor, trekkers can interact with local villagers, immersing themselves in the rich culture of the region. With its ethereal lake, stunning scenery, and cultural touchpoints, the Dodital Trek promises an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Himalayas.


  • Mesmerizing Sunrise: Witness the breathtaking sunrise over the Himalayas from the Dodital viewpoint, creating a surreal and unforgettable experience.
  • Natural Beauty: Immerse yourself in the pristine beauty of nature with walks through dense forests and lush meadows.
  • Photography Opportunities: Capture stunning photographs of the awe-inspiring landscapes and mesmerizing vistas during the trek.
  • Rewarding Achievement: Feel a sense of accomplishment upon reaching the Dodital summit and being rewarded with stunning views.
  • Cozy Bonfire Evenings: Enjoy evenings around the bonfire, sharing stories and creating cherished memories with fellow campers.
  • Cultural Program: Engage in a cultural program, providing insights into the local traditions and adding a touch of authenticity to the camping experience.
  • Optional Activities: Participate in optional activities like birdwatching or visiting nearby villages, allowing further exploration of the region's charm.
  • Comfortable Camping: Stay in cozy tents with basic amenities, ensuring a close-to-nature yet comfortable accommodation.
  • Expert Guided: Be guided by experienced experts who ensure safety and enhance the trekking experience with their knowledge of the area.


  • Nature Walk: Take a short nature walk on the first day to explore the nearby areas and get accustomed to the surroundings.
  • Bonfire Gathering: Enjoy an evening around the bonfire, where you can share stories, indulge in local snacks, and bond with fellow campers.
  • Sunrise Viewing: Witness the mesmerizing sunrise over the Garhwal Himalayas, providing a serene and breathtaking experience.
  • Cultural Program: Enjoy a cultural program in the evening, offering insights into the local culture and traditions.
  • Optional Activities: Engage in optional activities like birdwatching or a village visit to further explore the region's charm.
  • Meals: All meals during the camping duration, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, are included to ensure a satisfying culinary experience.
  • Comfortable Tents: Stay in comfortable tents with basic amenities, providing a cozy and close-to-nature accommodation.
  • Experienced Guides: Expert guides accompany you on treks, ensuring safety and enriching the experience with their knowledge of the area.
  • Any meals on road journeys.
  • Personal hiking gears.
  • Separate room for couples(charges apply if booked prior).
  • Porter or mules for carrying personal luggages.
  • Any personal expenses on shops/dhabas.
  • Any unscheduled stay/departure out of the itinerary due to bad weather conditions, strike, govt ban, natural calamities, medical emergencies.


  • Start your journey from Dehradun to Hanumanchatti, which takes approximately 7-8 hours by road.
  • Overnight Stay in Hanumanchatti Yamunotri.

  • Begin your trek from Hanumanchatti to Seemathach.
  • The trek to Seemathach typically takes about 6-7 hours.
  • Camp overnight in the Seemathach .

  • Trek from Seemathach to Dodital, enjoying the beauty of rhododendron forests along the way.
  • Camp for the night at Dodital.

  • Spend the day exploring the area around Dodital.
  • You can take short hikes to nearby viewpoints or simply relax by the lake.
  • Dodital is known for its clear waters and the chance to spot Himalayan trout swimming in the lake.
  • Overnight camping by the lakeside.

  • After a peaceful morning by the lake, start your descent back to Agoda/Uttarkashi.
  • Enjoy the trek down through the enchanting forests and villages.
  • Reach Hanumanchatti by late afternoon or early evening.
  • Check into a guesthouse or homestay for a comfortable night's rest.

  • Have breakfast and bid farewell to Agoda/Uttarkashi.
  • Drive back to Dehradun, concluding your Dodital Trek.
  • You can opt to explore Dehradun or catch your onward transportation.



Frequently asked questions

Dodital is located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, India. The trek typically starts from the village of Sangam Chatti.

The Dodital Trek is considered to be of moderate difficulty, making it suitable for both novice and experienced trekkers. The trail involves a gradual ascent through forests and meadows.

The best times for the Dodital Trek are during the months of May to June and September to October when the weather is pleasant, and the trail is usually snow-free.

The trek typically spans 5 to 6 days, covering a distance of approximately 54 kilometers (round trip), depending on the specific route chosen.

Yes, trekkers need to obtain permits for this trek. These permits can usually be obtained from the forest department in Uttarkashi or Sangam Chatti. Ensure you adhere to local regulations.

Highlights include the serene Dodital Lake, stunning views of Himalayan peaks, lush oak and rhododendron forests, and interactions with local villagers.

While it's possible to trek independently, hiring a local guide is advisable, especially for those unfamiliar with the area. Guides can provide insights, navigate the trail, and enhance the experience.

Accommodation options include camping in tents or staying in basic guesthouses and homestays in the villages along the route. Many trekkers prefer camping by the lakeside for a unique experience.

Dodital Lake is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Ganesha according to Hindu mythology. It is a sacred and serene alpine lake surrounded by natural beauty.

Dehradun is the nearest major town with connectivity to Sangam Chatti. You can reach Sangam Chatti from Dehradun by road, which serves as the base camp for the Dodital Trek.

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