Dodital Trek

Dodital Trek

Details Of The Dodital Trek

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Key Himalayan Geographical Offerings Of The Dodital Trek

5 Popular Peaks:
Bandarpunch West ( 6316m ), Gangotri I ( 6672m ), Jaonli ( 6632m ), Gangotri 2 ( 6590m ), Draupadi ka Danda ( 5622m )
1 Serene Lakes:
Dodital ( 3090m )
1 Tranquil Rivers:
Asi Ganga
2 Beautiful Remote Villages:
Aghora, Bevra

Why Should You Do The Dodital Trek

  • Can be considered one of the easiest treks in the Himalayas to get introduced to High Altitude Himalayan Treks.
  • The beautiful lake of Dodital which is also religiously considered a holy place by the Hindus
  • The villages and locals of the region gives an enriching experience of the Himalayas, its culture and life style 
  • 📅 Duration: 6 Days, Rishikesh to Rishikesh
  • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 3786m
  • 🛑 Grade: Easy ( know trek grades )
  • 👍 Best Time: Jan - June, Sep - Dec
  • 🌄 Terrain: forest, meadows, rocky, snow in winters
  • 🏃 Activity Type: Trek
  • 🔄 Trail Type: Same Exit Entry Point
  • 🚩 Starts From: Sangam Chatti
  • 🚩 Ends In: Sangam Chatti
  • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
  • 🎌 Country: India
  • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, Uttrakhand
  • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Rishikesh, Uttrakhand
  • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Sangam Chatti
  • 📶 Mobile Network: BNSL, sparsely
  • 🌐 Internet Option: No
  • 🌞 Temperatures:
  • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: No
  • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Garhwali

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Doidital - a peaceful looking lake amidst the forest surrounded by tall trees all round. Rare Himalayan trout fish swims in it with full elegance. The temple of Lord Ganesha adds a spiritual aspect to the site. Its a place sacred to the Hindus considering it as the birth place of Lord Ganesha, as per local legend.

The best part probably is that the trek till Dodital is one of the easier treks to do and it takes just couple of days to reach this site of pristine beauty and peace. This trek apart from boasting about the serene lake also has other fascinating elements of the Himalayas to talk about, including the green soft meadows, high remote villages, dwelling locals, faith in the religion and beliefs, deep forest of conifers and the snow cladded peaks of Banderpoonch. The trek to the top of Darwa Pass adds a little challenge to the trek and promises you a grand view of the mighty peaks of the region. From there, the Hanuman Ganga valley too is visible.

Darwa Pass is a high altitude Himalayan crossroad. You may climb down to the Hanuman Ganga and head left towards Yamunotri or walk right from the top towards Bamsaru Khal.

Starting from Sangam Chatti, which is a about an hour journey from Uttarkashi, this trek follows the Asi Ganga and takes you through the high Himalayan villages of Agoda and Bevra and winds up through the tall standing trees of Deodar and other conifers to the pristine lake of Dodi Tal.


Mythological Belief:

As per the legend, Dodital is the very place in Hindu mythology where the epic act of Lord Ganesha -  a very important Hindu God with the body of a human and head of an Elephant, was born. It is believed that Parvati, Ganesha's mother wanted to take bath and had ordered Ganesha, her son to guard the site. Ganesha was the son of Lord Shiva (The Hindu God of Destruction ) and Parvati, but Lord Shiva was unknown of the fact that Ganesha was his son, as he was born in his absence. When Parvati was taking bath, Lord Shiva returned from his yatra and was obstructed bravely and aggressively by Ganesha. This made Lord Shiva very angry and he cut off Ganesha's head. When Parvati saw this, she broke down and got angry with Lord Shiva, and wanted to destroy the entire creation. She wanted Lord Shiva to undo his act, which had become a very difficult problem to solve. Lord Brahma (Hindu God Of Creation ) intervened to rescue the crisis and suggested Parvati to reconsider her decision. Parvati had 2 wishes to be fulfilled - Firstly Ganesha be brought back to life and secondly Ganesha to be worshiped before offering puja to any other God. On this, Lord Shiva came out with a solution that any animal's head could be used to bring back life to Ganesha and he advised his soldiers to bring the head of the first animal they sighted, facing North. Soon his helpers started to look out for that animal and they returned with an Elephant's head which was fixed on Ganesha's torso and he came back to life.


Checkout other versions of this trek below:

Dodital - Yamunotri Trek

Dayara Bugiyal - Dodital Trek

Dodital Trek Package - Daywise Detailed Itinerary

Day 1Arrival In Sangam Chatti ( 190 Kms,7 - 8 hours )

Drive Day

Brief Details Of The Day:

Early morning take the scenic mountainous drive to Sangam Chatti via Uttarkashi. It takes about 8 hours to reach.

Once you reach, you will be greeted with one of our staff. Team introduction happens over a cup of coffee and snacks and with that, we will also share few details on the trek. We will issue the personal equipment to you to be used on the trek and returned at the end.

A hot tasty dinner and then our bed calls us. Tomorrow we will start our trek, and we need good rest today, specially for ouyr spinning head after the long drive.

Day 2From Sangam Chatti To Manjhi, Via - Aghora, Bevra ( 14 Kms,5 - 6 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

After having our breakfast, we pack our lunch and set out for the trek to Manjhi. Today is the starting day of our Dodital trek. We start in good time and it takes about 5 hours for us to reach. The trek passes by the village of Aghora and Bevra before starting to climb to Manjhi, 6 kilometers before reaching Dodital.

Manjhi is a beautiful campsite and the snowy peak of Banderpoonch is visible from here.

Day 3From Manjhi To Dodital ( 6 Kms,2.5 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

The tre from Manjhi to Dodital is a short one. The trail follows the Assi Gorge upstream and takes about 2 hours to reach. The trails is mostly under forest cover.

Once we reach, we are overtaken by the presence of the beautiful lake of Dodital. We trekked more last day to give ourselves enough time in this serene wonderland amidst the forest of conifers and mountains.

Do take time to visit the temple.

Day 4From Dodital To Darwa Top ( 6 Kms,6 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

Today we reach the highest point on our Dodital Trek. We trek to the top of the Darwa pass which takes trekkers to the other side of the valley - The Hanuman Ganga valley.

The climb is steep starting from the Dodital and takes an effort of 3 hours to reach the top. The trail is straight forward, but is steep and is a mixed terrain of small rocks and grasses.

From the top, we get great views of Banderpoonch and also see the Hanuman Ganga valley on the other side. For those who are on the Dodital Yamunotri trek, the cross over the pass and descend on the other side to the campsite of Seems. Another route from here goes to the Bamsaru Khal almost touching the base of Banderpoonch

After spending some good time here, we descend down to the campsite of Dodital. The evening is spend relaxing around the lake.


Day 5From Dodital To Bevra, Via - Manjhi ( 14 Kms,4 - 5 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

we have completed our trek to Dodital and are now returning from this beautiful place. We retrace our steps to reach the campsite of Bevra passing by Manjhi

Day 6From Bevra To Rishikesh, Via - Aghora, Sangam Chatti ( 6 Kms,2 hours )

Trek, Drive Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
  • Bevra: 2231 meters / 7318 feet
  • Aghora: 2142 meters / 7026 feet
  • Sangam Chatti: 1600 meters / 5248 feet
  • Rishikesh: 552 meters / 1811 feet
Brief Details Of The Day:

An easy trek followed by the drive to Rishikesh. We need to start early around 5:30 to reach Rishikesh by evening. The trek to Sangam Chatti is a short one and with a fresh body, it takes less than 2 hours to reach the road head.

Once we are there, we board the vehicle to take us to Rishikesh or Dehraoon

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  • Day 1


    Arrival Day
    From Rishikesh (552m ) To Sangam Chatti (1600m ), Via - Uttarkashi (1450m ) . 7 - 8 Hrs. 190 Kms
    Overnight In: Sangam Chatti (1600m )
    Accommodation: Hotel / Sangam Chatti
    Meals Included: Evening Snacks, Dinner
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
  • Day 2


    From Sangam Chatti (1600m ) To Manjhi (2942m ), Via - Aghora (2142m ), Bevra (2235m ). 5 - 6 Hrs. 14 Kms
    Overnight In: Manjhi (2942m )
    Accommodation: Tents / Manjhi
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 3


    From Manjhi (2942m ) To Dodital (3090m ) . 2.5 Hrs. 6 Kms
    Overnight In: Dodital (3090m )
    Accommodation: Tents / Dodital
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 4


    From Dodital (3090m ) To Darwa Top (3786m ) . 6 Hrs. 6 Kms
    Overnight In: Darwa Top (3786m )
    Accommodation: Tents / Dodital
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 5


    From Dodital (3090m ) To Bevra (2231m ), Via - Manjhi (2942m ) . 4 - 5 Hrs. 14 Kms
    Overnight In: Bevra (2231m )
    Accommodation: Tents / Bevra
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 6

    Trek, Drive

    From Bevra (2231m ) To Rishikesh (552m ), Via - Aghora (2142m ), Sangam Chatti (1600m ). 2 Hrs. 6 Kms
    Overnight In: Rishikesh (552m )
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast
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