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Bali Pass Trek | A less trodden trek pass to Yamunotri from Sankri

Bali Pass Trek

Walking on an enchanting journey from Sankri to the holy Yamunotri under the shadows of Kaalanag, Bandarpoonch and Swargarohinis

A Himalayan High Experience
About The Bali Pass Trek
Rs. 22500/-
Batch Size:
25 - 40 <15

8 nights, 7 Trek Days, Sankri to Janaki Chatti. Extra cost of Rs. 4500 applicable for foreigners. Private Customized groups can be booked at extra cost

5% GST is applicable on all our costing.

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Must Read - Important Pre-Booking Information

  • Duration: 8 nights, 7 Trek Days, Sankri to Janaki Chatti
  • Highest Altitude: 4850m
  • Grade: Strenuous ( know trek grades )
  • Best Time: May, Jun, Sep, Oct
  • Terrain: Meadows, forest , snow field, rocky
  • Activity Type: Trek
  • Trail Type: Different Entry Exit Point
  • Starts At: Sankri
  • Ends At: Hanuman Chatti
  • Region: India - Uttrakhand
  • Country: India
  • Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, Uttrakhand
  • Nearest Rail Head: Dehradun, Uttrakhand
  • Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Sankri
  • Mobile Network: BSNL
  • Internet Option: None
  • Temperatures:
  • Is Cloak Room Available: No
  • Generic Food Menu: Indian, Garhwali

Whats So Special About This Journey?

  • Grand views and vistas of the peaks of Swargarohini, Banderpoonch and Kaalanag. They are just mind blowing
  • Ruinsara Taal - a holy lake in the middle of the mountains surrounded by lush green meadows looks just magnificent and serene
  • Devsu Bugyal is one of the finest of the bugyals in the Himalayas.
  • The local people, their tradition and culture adds an invaluable dimension to this trek.
  • You can add a rest day in Seema to visit Har Ki Dun or Jaundhar Glacier enroute.
  • The sense of satisfaction you feel once you reach the top of Bali Pass is really worth it. Its no joke as well and calls in for a good achievement sense.
  • Completing and walking on the old historical and religiously significant route to reach the Yamunotri valley

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Excellent: 364
Very Good: 32
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Average: 1
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Bali Pass Trek

Bali Pass is not just an ordinary trek. The value of the Bali Pass Trek comes from the ultimate experience it gives in form of not just classic mountain views, but also a spiritual satisfaction. It offers close views of the magnificent and majestic peaks of the Banderpoonch range and the Swargarohini group of peaks that can be seen closely. The mesmerizing views of the elegant Kalanaag, also known as Black Peak takes your heart away right from the point it shows itself in glimpses. Bandarpoonch stands tall to keep you inspiring by its might. So does the 4 thorny peaks of the Swargorighini group which can be seen right from Sankri and on this trek, you walk beside it.

However, if it was just for the views, they can even be got from the more popular and easier Har Ki Dun trek, or trekking a little beyond the Ruisara Tal. Its the sheer desire of crossing the historic high altitude pass and covering the ancient route of Hindu pilgrimage to reach Yamunotri either from Gangotri side via the challenging Dhumdhar Kandi Pass, or simply via the Har Ki Dun Valley. The satisfaction achieved by the crossing of a difficult pass, the feeling that comes by being on a soulful trek where only a few people and occasional shepherds venture..

Being curious about what the valley has to offer in terms of high exposure to the eye-opening and heartwarming local culture and traditions, the green meadows, deep forest, serpentine rivers and streams and lots of other aspects is why few trekkers get emotional about the Bali Pass Trek and opt to challenge the difficulties it puts forward. 

The Bali Pass Trek is a special one. You do it to challenge yourself and find peace. The continuous steep climb over snow, treacherous and tricky sections overlying or hidden boulders, and the sharp descend from the pass top to the Dhamni camp, makes this a terrific trek to be done during the months of May, June, July, September and October.  Its no easy trek and has to be done with a good and reputed trekking agency. We have been doing this trek for quite a few years now and our team is very well versed with this route and its difficulties.


Detailed Daywise Itinerary For Bali Pass Trek

Day 1
From Dehradoon To Sankri, Via - Purola, Mori

Drive Day

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Brief Details Of The Day:

The drive to Sankri is a very exciting one passing by the villages of Mori and Naitwar. At 1920 meters, Sankri is a hub for many treks and is a beautiful place to be in. With gorgeous views of Swargarohinni 1, 2, Banderpoonch and Kalanag makes the place very is very charming with its lovely people too !

Tonight we check in to our hotel and start preparing for our trek tomorrow. We meet before dinner, get introduced to the team and share a brief plan of the trek. arly dinner for an early rise tomorrow!

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Evening Snacks, Dinner

Day 2
From Sankri To Seema, Via - Taluka

Drive, Trek Day

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Brief Details Of The Day:

Early morning after breakfast, we take our thrilling drive to Taluka. It can be rated as one of the most thrilling and scenic drive in the Himalayas. In about an hour, we reach Taluka marked by few huts, shops and a GMVN bunglow. We board down, and meet out pack animal and rest of the team here.

We hit the trail and follow the Supin river upwards through forest and apple orchads to reach Seema. Seema has many small tea shops and a GMVN bunglow.

Accommodation: Tents

Meals: All Meals
  • day2 photo - the village of taluka on bali pass trek
  • day2 photo - near the village of seema on bali pass trek
  • day2 photo - white rhododendron on bali pass trek

Day 3
From Seema To Devsu Bugiyal

Trek Day

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A short but rigorous walk through the forest, and bouldery patch will bring you to a wide meadow. On your left you can see the Har Ki Dun Valley and behind you can see the villages of Osla and Puoni. With confluences of rivers, woods, meadows and mountains around, its a wonderful site to camp for the night and spend the rest of the day. 

You may also chose to go a little ahead to a waterfall site ( Roiltia) and camp there.

Accommodation: Tents

Meals: All Meals
  • day3 photo - helping hand for river crossing
  • day3 photo - enroute osla for bali pass trek
  • day3 photo - dev thach enroute bali pass trek

Day 4
From Devsu Bugiyal To Ruinsara Tal

Trek Day

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Today we are into the 3rd day into the trek, and as we leave the campsite to start the day's trek, we feel much energetic and motivated. Our campsite for the day is Ruinsara Taal. After initial descend and the we swirl through the forest, crossing few landslide and bolder patches, we come out to a lovely lake in an opening, surrounded by rhododendron bushes and lush green meadow all round.

The serenity of a holy lake, in the lush green surrounding of a Himalayan meadow, backed up by the mountains and peak of Kalanag, makes this a lovely experience for the day.

Accommodation: Tents

Meals: All Meals
  • day4 photo - hike to riunsara tal
  • day4 photo - riunsara tal on bali pass trek

Day 5
From Ruinsara Tal To Odari

Trek Day

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Today we climb steadily up to Odari. Pace out your trek slowly and rest as much as possible on the trek to acclimatize easily. It's a short walk, so do not hurry. Acclimatization is more important

The view is amazing and will be as if we have zoomed into the view we had from Sankri. The Swargarohini, Banderpoonch, and Kalanaag stand as if just there, in front of you. A tiring route with climbs, and climbs on snow. However, the views around you and the objective behind will continuously keep pushing you.

Accommodation: Tents

Meals: All Meals

Day 6
From Odari To Bali Pass High Camp

Trek Day

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Brief Details Of The Day: Today is the penultimate day of the trek. We trek till High Camp to make our pass crossing day easy and short. Basically, this way we break the difficulty if the trek to make it easier.
Accommodation: Tents

Meals: All Meals
  • day6 photo - a view from odari
  • day6 photo - approaching camp
  • day6 photo - campsite of odari at the base of balipass
  • day6 photo - final camp before summiting bali pass
  • day6 photo - into the heaven on bali pass trek

Day 7
Pass Crossing Day. From Bali Pass High Camp To Lower Dhamni, Via - Bali Pass

Pass Crossing Day

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Today is the ultimate day of this trek. We negotiate the Bali Pass today and cross it to reach the Yamunotri valley. Altitude and snow makes it tiring, but interesting at the same time. You understand that you are not here to do a mere trek. You are into a serious business of negotiating a treacherous pass which can be tricky at times. Guide's advice needs to be strictly followed, so is the importance here to have an able and knowledgeable guide.

As we start, we begin with climb and that ends once we reach the top. With decent speed, it takes us about 1 hour to reach the pass top climbing on the snow. September might see less snow or fresh snow. Once on top, enjoy grand views offered by the top. All the mountains nearby reveal itself - Swargorohini, Banderpoonch, and Kalanaag. You see both the sides of the valley from here. The pass top is spacious and weather permitting we do spend some good time here.

We now start our descend to the Yamunotri valley. Initial steps need to be taken carefully. You may require to fix rope here depending on the team's ability. The descend is steep until it reaches the forest area.

Accommodation: Tents

Meals: All Meals
  • day7 photo - climbing bali pass
  • day7 photo - bali pass crossing day
  • day7 photo - descending from bali pass
  • day7 photo - ridge walk on bali pass trek

Day 8
From Lower Dhamni To Dehradoon, Via - Janki Chatti

Trek, Drive Day

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We descend on a pilgrim trail to Janki Chatti today from where we board our jeep to Dehradun. A very beautiful, unique trek comes to an end here.

We drive back to Dehradun and reach by evening.
Accommodation: None

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Covid19 Safety Protocol For Himalayan Treks

We had started our treks from October 2020 and since then we have served many trekkers without any problems related to covid. Thanks to our safety protocol and SOW.

Read more on Safe trekking in the Himalayas during COVID-19

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+ Short Travel Itinerary

** click on the DayNumber to read detailed itinerary for the day

  • Day 1


    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Sankri (1920m ), Via - Purola (1550m ), Mori (1150m ). 7 - 8 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Sankri (1920m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: Evening Snacks, Dinner
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
  • Day 2

    Drive, Trek

    From Sankri (1920m ) To Seema (2560m ), Via - Taluka (1800m ) . 7 - 8 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Seema (2560m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 3


    From Seema (2560m ) To Devsu Bugiyal (2900m ) . 3 - 4 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Devsu Bugiyal (2900m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 4


    From Devsu Bugiyal (2900m ) To Ruinsara Tal (3350m ) . 4 - 5 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Ruinsara Tal (3350m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 5


    From Ruinsara Tal (3350m ) To Odari (4010m ) . 4 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Odari (4010m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 6


    From Odari (3350m ) To Bali Pass High Camp (4560m ) . 3 Hrs. 4 Kms
    Overnight In: Bali Pass High Camp (4560m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 7

    Pass Crossing Day.

    From Bali Pass High Camp (4560m ) To Lower Dhamni (3400m ), Via - Bali Pass (4870m ) . 7 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Lower Dhamni (3400m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 8

    Trek, Drive

    Departure Day
    From Lower Dhamni (3400m ) To Dehradoon (435m ), Via - Janki Chatti (2400m ) . 5 - 6 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Dehradoon (435m )
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
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  • Duration: 8 Days / 7 nights of trek cost Ex. Sankri
  • Accommodation In Base Village (Sankri): 1 night in Himalayan High managed homestay in Sankri with emphasis on local organic food and cultural exposure.
  • Accommodation On Trek: Spacious, sturdy and High-Quality Dome Tents will be provided on twin sharing basis.
  • Sleeping In Tents: Thick Waterproof Mattress complemented with Sub Zero Sleeping bags supported with Warm Fleece Sleeping Bag Inners For Extra Hygiene and Warmth will be provided by us
  • Dining On Trek: We will provide Dining and Kitchen Tents with camping stools and table for extra hygiene and confort.
  • Toilet On Treks: Dry eco-toilet will be set up with toilet tent and toilet seat.
  • Meals: All meals starting Evening Tea in Sankri on Day 1 till Lunch in Janaki Chatti on Day 8 morning. 3 meals (B,L,D) suited for high altitude with evening snacks, soup, hot drinks and extra energizers/juice for summit days
  • Trail Safety: Gaiters, Anti Slip Crampons and Ice Axe depending upon snow conditions.
  • Communication: For efficient management of the trek, the team will be communicating with each other and trek base with the help of long-range wireless sets.
  • Medical Safety: Oxygen cylinder, Pulse Oximeter, Thermal temperature scanner and  Emergency Medical Kit accompanied with a trek leader knowledgeable on high altitude medicine and physiology
  • Trek Leader and Guide: Experienced and Well Equipped English/ Hindi Speaking Trek Leader maintaining guide to trekker ratio of 1:6. That is 1 guide for every 6 trekkers.
  • Local Support Staffs: Expert and Knowledgeable local guide with cooks, helpers, porters, mules, etc
  • Permits: All required forest entry permits and camping fees as per the rules of Govind Vihar National Park
  • Transfers: One way transfers from Sankri to Taluka in 4X4 offroader for the trekking team and support crew.
  • Max Team Size: Small group of not more than 15 members. You can make any batch a private batch by paying a little extra over the base trek fees.
  • Personal Trek Equipments: 9 set of essential trek gears for complimentary use. ( read below)



Personal Trekking Equipment For Free Use:
(No Rent will be charged. Refundable security amount of Rs. 1000 need to be deposited )

  • Gaiters to protect snow from getting into your shoe (to be returned after use )
  • Microspikes / Ice Tracktion Crampons to grip well on slippery and hard snow on the trek (to be returned after use )
  • Poncho to protect you from snowfall (to be returned after use )
  • Trek Pole to protect you from falling and balancing on the trek (to be returned after use )
  • Rucksack to pack your trekking gears (to be returned after use )
  • Fleece Inner Gloves (to increase layering in your hand )
  • Neck Warmer: ( to protect your throat )
  • Waterproof Gloves: ( to protect your hands)
  • Fleece Sleeping Bag Inner to ensure personal sleeping hygiene.  (to be taken home )



Equipment Available On Rent At Extra Cost

  • High Ankle Waterproof Trekking Shoes (Quechua): Rs 765
  • -20 degrees Down Jackets: Rs. 765
  • Windproof/Waterproof Jackets: Rs. 383
  • Windproof/Waterproof pants: Rs. 383
  • Headlamps: 153
+ Package Cost Exclusions


  • BAGGAGE OFFLOAD: ( optional at extra cost at Rs. 400 per day)
  • TRANSPORT Ex Dehraoonl: Can be arranged on request
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Personal Purchases
  • Food Purchased Outside Our Menu
  • Personal Gears
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusion list
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Excellent: 364
Very Good: 32
Good: 5
Average: 1
Bad: 0

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+ Cancellation Policy

When Should You Book?

We typically get booked about 3 - 6 months in advance. It is advisable to book this much in advance as you get early bird discounts and also your travel costs like flights/hotels/trains etc are much cheaper and confirmed if you book well in advance.


(1st OCTOBER 2020 TILL 31st MARCH 2021 )

Considering the uncertainties during the COVID19 pandemic, we have eased our cancellation rules. 

  • Up to 3 days or more before the trek start date  - Full Refund of the total invoiced amount. No questions asked.
  • 2 days to 1 day before the trek start date - We will either issue you a trek voucher with a value of 100% of the trek fee or refund 85% of the trek fee if you want us to transfer the money back.
  • Transfer Of Seat to Different Batch/ Trek: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 1 day before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  • Transfer of Seat to Friend/ Family: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 1 day before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  • Validity Of The Covid19 Cancellation Policy: The above-listed cancellation rules apply only to bookings for which the trek start date falls between 1st October 2020 till 31st March 2021.

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