Bali Pass Trek

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Bali Pass trek A Connecting Ruinsara valley to Yamunotri valley in the Garhwal Himalayas Uttarakhand

Bali Pass Trek lies at the height Altitude of 4953 Meters. The Bali Pass Trek starts from Sankri Base Camp, which is the base camp of more than twenty-five Treks In Uttarakhand and Ends at Trek Yamunotri Jankichatti.

The Bali Pass Trek comes under Govind Wildlife Sanctuary National park in Uttarkashi district Uttarakhand. No doubt, and the Himalayas have enchanting beauty, bracing climate, and desirable soothing green meadow.

So, what else can be better than spending some days here in the serenity!

Our Trekkers In Bali Pass Trek

Trekking to this enthralling Bali pass can be a spiritual experience for a lifetime. Bali Pass Trek comes in the category of epic historic adventure treks where you can find the essence of mythology Chardham.
Yamunotri temple is the best part of this trek, with rich meadows, grasslands, mountain ridges, pine forests, glacial ranges, and jaw-dropping views of the Great Himalayas.
In addition, this is the only valley from where you can have a glimpse of elevated peaks like Bandarpoonch Peak -6300 Meters), Black peak -6387 Meters, Kalanag, Ruinsara lake – 3500 Meters, Bali pass 4950 Meters, and Swargarohini – I, II, and III – 6300 Meters Many others peaks!

During the trek, explore a sacred glacial lake “Ruinsara Tal” and further, pass through the route over Yamunotri pass to the holy pilgrimage site Yamunotri temple. Moreover, it included in the list of virgin treks in Uttarakhand Himalayas.

So, here are some attractions of this Trek – Ruinsara Lake, Govind Pashu National Park, rich meadows of Devshu Bugyal and Damini, Odari Yamunotri temple.

Adventurous trek to Bali Pass

Most importantly, the trek is a difficult one and not for beginners because the trail is exhilarating and includes crossing risky areas and steep ascents.

Therefore, the trek involves associated challenges but is great for adventure seekers and avid trekkers. In addition to the adventure and beauty, the marvelous panorama views in the Himalayas Therefore, Bali Pass is a tremendous offbeat crossover trek in the Uttarakhand.

Bali Pass View

Yamunotri Dham part of Bali pass trek

Yamunotri Dham situated in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.

The Temple situated in the western region of Garhwal.

The Yamunotri is the source of the Yamuna River, about 3,293m above the sea level.

Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal constructed this temple. Yamunotri Dham is one of the Char Dham.

Therefore People come for a visit to this place, after visiting people go happily. People also come from abroad for this beautiful trek; coming to this place brings peace of mind. Sometimes peoples who come from overseas say that you are so lucky that you live in such a beautiful area.

Char Dham situated in the state of Uttarakhand. That’s why Uttarakhand is known as Devbhoomi, which means “The Land of Lord”.

Best Time to do this trek

So, the best time to do the trek is the 1st week of May to last week of November because, in pre-monsoon, the trail remains covered in snow, and the climb gets tough.

We are a local team in Uttarakhand so we have a more experienced team, Himalayan Hikers

Bali Pass


Before heading towards the itinerary, it is really essential to perceive the reason behind choosing Bali pass trek.

See, firstly, the trekking distance is a total of by taxi 425 Km and on foot 64 km, which is to cover into eight days. .

Bali pass is a high altitude mountain trek Altitudes is 4950 Meters

The Starting trail is not that abrupt and sheer as compared to other treks. So this trek is not for beginners

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?

Finally, You got to see so many heavenly bodies at one place like the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges, meadows, one of the beautiful Ruinsara lakes, pine forests, different varieties of flora and fauna surpassing through bona fide Garhwali heritage and culture.

Do spare time in Interaction with locals, and you will get to know about some of the ancient tales of Indian mythology.

And, in summers, the Bali pass valley turns different and amusing because of meadows, wildflowers, and woods blooming in different colors.

Beautiful landscapes so carry proper photo gear & Extra battery backup.

The backpack should not exceed 10 to 12 kg only

Bali Pass

Base camp Sankri

Base camp Sankri one of the most and beautiful markets this is only one base camp starting 25 + Himalayan treks. Thus, it always remains busy by the hustle and bustle of trekkers. This small market is truly picturesque because of its idyllic setting and serene aura.

There are quaint wooden houses made of Deodar wood. And also some hotels and restaurants serving delicious local food. Their specialty is “Red Rice”. So, get to know the villagers and have a glimpse of their lifestyle. It is the best place to explore the Himalayan culture and tradition.

Also, You will see some excellent views of lofty Swargarohini Peaks and Bandarpoonch. And yes, do not miss their glorifying sunrise and sunset views.

Moreover, the nearest village to Sankri is “Saur”. The temple of Someshwar Devta there is highly worshiped by the villagers.

Therefore, the base camp will leave you admiring with its exquisite beauty.

Swargarohini Hotel

Altitude we are going to cover

Sankri – 1920 Meters

Cheludgad camp – 2600 Meters

Devsu Bugyal Camp – 3000 Meters

Ruinsara Tal – 3500 Meters

Odari camp – 4100 Meters

Bali Pass – 4950 Meters

Getting to Himalayan hikers Base Camp Office at Sankri

Take the night train from Delhi to Dehradun.

(Therefore Special A/C train from New Delhi would be best)

You can reach Dehradun Railway Station around 5:00 am to 7:00 am, vehicles will be arranged and there you can meet our office members.

Note: Himalayan Hikers arrange vehicles for you from Dehradun Railway Station Pickup and Drop Tempo

ATM Point & Mobile connectivity

ATM POINT: Withdraw money before your journey, Purola is the last point where you will find ATM.

(If you want to withdraw money then do it in Dehradun.)

Mobile Connectivity: There will be no networks during the trek, in Purola your device will receive the networks and at Sankri only Vodafone and BSNL signals are there but you cannot rely on the connectivity because the signal strength is not good.

So make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting the trek.

Key Points Bali pass trek

Duration: – 7 Nights 8 Days

Base camp: – Sankri

Summer Temperature: – Day 5°C to 15°C = Night 2° C to 5° C

Bali Pass Trek Altitude: – 4950 Meters

Best Time: – May, June, September, October, November

Trek Level: – Difficult

Trek distance: – On foot 64 Km – By taxi 425 km
Group Size: – minimum of 5 people maximum of 15 people

Short Itinerary Bali Pass Trek

Day 1- Pick up to you from Dehradun railway station – Drive to Sankri Market – 210 Km (8/9 Hours (1920 Meters)

Day 2 – Trek from Sankri to taluka by taxi – 11 km same day trek to Cheludgad camp (12 km) (4/5 Hours) (2600 Meters)

Day 3 – Trek from Cheludgad camp to Devsu Bugyal (07 km) (3/4 Hours) (2890 Meters)

Day 4 – Trek from Devsu Bugyal to Ruinsara Tal (12 km) (5/6 Hours) (3500 Meters)

Day 5 – Trek from Ruinsara Lake to Odari camp (7 km) (4/5 Hours) (3815 Meters)

Day 6 – Trek from Odari camp to Bali pass Summit – down to upper Damni (11 km) (3800 Meters) (4/5 Hours)

Day 7 – Trek from Upper Damni to Yamunotri temple or Jankichatti (11km) (2650 Meters) (6/7 Hours)

Day 8 – Drive from Jankichatti to Dehradun by taxi (185 km) (8/9 Hours)


Day 1: Pick up from Dehradun Railway Station and Drive to Sankri (base camp) by taxi

Total distance 210 – – 8/9 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi

Altitude Sankri base camp – 1920 meters

Night stay – Our Swargarohini Hotel – on a twin share basis

Himalayan Hikers organizes transport for trekkers from Dehradun Railway Station in the morning which will leave for Sankri around 6:00 am to 7:00 am.

Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand and one of the most beautiful places in India. The main attraction of this place is Rajpur road go through it and get a glimpse of Dehradun’s beauty.

Reach Mussoorie after an hour which is also known as “Queen of Hills”. People visit it heavily during vacations with their family and friends. After half an hour, stop at kempty fall. Have breakfast there and witness people from different parts of the world. The break will be of a maximum of 1 hour. Ahead the peaks are visible and further you will come close to holy Yamuna River. If you want, then take a short break of 20 minutes and enjoy being around it.

Further, you will cross the small markets of Nainbagh, Damta, and Naugaon. Reach Purola around 1:30 pm and take a break there for lunch. After having lunch proceed to Sankri via Jarmola. From there the back of Kedarkantha is visible. Go through the picturesque zig-zag road amid the pine forest of Jarmola.

Reach Mori and after 1 hour you will come across a check post. They will ask for Aadhar cards and some other details. Ahead lies Sankri, enjoy the drive and the wait is soon going to be over. Reach trekkers paradise and the main market of Sankri.

Go to hotel Swargarohini, freshen up and enjoy evening snacks in the open terrace with great views. You will be provided some details after which you can go for an evening walk but be at the hotel for dinner.

Enjoy delicious dinner and spend a comfortable night in the mountains.


Day 2: Trek from Sankri to Taluka by taxi – 11 km same day trek to Cheludgad camp!

Total distance 23 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot – 12 km – By taxi 11 km

Altitude Cheludgad camp – 2600 Meters

Night Stay – Our Campsite – on a twin share basis

After breakfast, ready to all trekkers we will drive towards Taluka on the way beautiful forest many species of tree, Taluka is a small village with concrete houses and you can easily find few shops and hotels there. Trek starts from Taluka and the sight of magnificent snow-clad mountains accompany you all along the way.
Go ahead, cross a bridge over a stream and follow the trail. Pass through dense forest and a Supin river on the way is visible flowing through the woods below. Continue trekking and a village named Dhatmir comes into right sight.

Ahead lies a lavish green meadow, which further leads to the forest section. The trail changes to the mixture of steep and leveled path and afterward to muddy.
After some hours of trekking, Supin River can be seen flowing through the woods. Now, again cross the forest section and reach the green fields and a shop on the way.
From here, cross a bridge and a little higher you are welcomed by the surpassing views of towering peaks. To reach Cheludgad campsite today, set up your camps here and retire for the night. Enjoying the first camping night here.


Day 3: Trek from Cheludgad camp to Devsu Bugyal Camp

Trek Distance – 07 Km – 3/4 Hours journey /p>

Mode of journey – On foot 7 km

Altitude – Devsu Bugyal camp – 2890 Meters

Night Stay – Our Campsite – on a twin share basis

After breakfast starts the trek the destination for today is Devsu Bugyal camp on a gradual ascent that offers excellent views of the snow-covered mountains and vast valleys with huge waterfalls.

Devsu Bugyal 2nd camp of malaria lake trek
Through dense forest and spot rare species of Himalayan birds, animal and exotic flowers.

The area is full of birch and spruce.
Ahead, the trail gets steep, cross the last steep ascent and reaches Devsu Bugyal. This is beg meadows, and grassland, There is greenery all over, enlivening nature and open wide meadows which are perfect for camping. From here spot magnificent Black Peak.
Pitch your tents and enjoying the beautiful mountain life with us


Day 4: Trek from Devsu Bugyal to Ruinsara Lake

Trek Distance – 12km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of journey – on foot – 12 km

Altitude – Ruinsara lake camp – 3500 Meters

Night Stay – Campsite – on a twin share basis

Today start trek to Ruinsara Lake is at an altitude of 3500 meters. In the morning after breakfast and with packed lunch, the trek starts to Ruinsara Lake and ascending again offers mesmerizing views of the snow-Covered mountains and wide valleys with cascading waterfalls. And enjoying one the way Ruinsara lake river
First, there was a steep descent of about 100 m to the Ruinsara River & then a steady ascent along a beautiful trail that was broken due to landslides at various places – where later during the day the ponies had a lot of difficulties.
Came to an idyllic spot for a nice halt for lunch under trees & over huge boulders.

Every long break is bound to have a photo session!
The area is home to a number of Himalayan birds and animals. Trek through the muddy path, cross the slippery areas carefully and further cross Ruinsara River over a bridge.
Ruinsara Tal is a freshwater Lake that lies amidst the pristine peaks and is nestled on the foot of Mt. Kalanag. The region is idyllic and turns lush green after the rains of June and August.
From here, you can relish magnificent views of Ruinsara Range, Mt. Kalanag, Bandarpoonch and Swargarohini (I) (II) (III). The base camp of kyarkoti
Ruinsara Tal also beautiful lake surrounding mountain range Ruinsara lake campsite is more beautiful camping in the Himalayas
Tonight you can see full moonlight and star – on your tents


Day 5: Trek from Ruinsara Lake to Odari camp

Trek Distance 06 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot – 13 km

Altitude – Odari camp – 3815 Meters

Night Stay – on a twin share basis

Odari is a rock cave; our local shepherd staying here monsoon season, Today’s trek is 6 km long which can be covered in 4/5 hours. It begins in the morning after breakfast with packed lunch through dense forests and difficult trail.
Walk along the river and reach the campsite Odari.

There enjoy the majestic views of Bandarpoonch peaks and Swargarohini peaks. Revive your mind in the beauteous aura of this place. At night we have dinner and relax in tents.
I am sure you like this rock cave campsite – at the night you can see full moonlights and all over star this is a good experience for life


Day 6 : Trek from Odari camp to Bali pass summit 4950 Meters down to upper Damni camp

Trek Distance 06 km – 6/7 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot – 12 km

Altitude Upper Damni camp – 3800 Meters

Night Stay – on a twin share basis

Today woke up at 5:00 am early morning Trek will start with packed lunch to Bali Pass which lies at an altitude of 4,950 Meters. Today will be the most adventurous and challenging trek because the exhilarating trail remains covered in thick snow. So, it is important to start the day early and carry the equipment.
Note: – safety is very important so please follow your Guide and helpers team, reach Bali Pass, cross steep snow ridges. Continue your trek using an ice axe and follow the route.

The terrain is not very difficult but long distance is tiring.
After crossing the ridge section, Bali Pass comes into sight. Now, start the technical climb, some parts may get challenging but they can be traversed using the right skills and following the instruction of guides and Himalayan Hikers team.

Before reaching Bali Pass, get views of Yamunotri valley from the ridge.
The last ridge climb is tough which leads to this high Pass. Now, the panorama views will surely leave you speechless and staring at the high rising peaks. Bandarpoonch and Black peak look close and clear with full sight of Ruinsara and Yamunotri valleys.

Note: – This is our Group feedback

Descending on the other side of the pass proved to be an even bigger ordeal than climbing up the snow. About 80-90 m pitch immediately after the pass was so treacherous that each of us had to be taken down, hand-held by a porter.

so please without local team local help, not a possible this trek, Think Himalayan Hikers one of the best trekking team In India Mr. Manidar Kholi Ji film festival director IMF Delhi
Anywise afterward, while coming downwards take proper care and find the best route to descend. Come downwards and the upper Damni camp today is last night in the campsite


Day 7 : Trek from upper Damni camp to via Yamunotri temple to Jankichatti Hotel

Trek Distance 13 km – 6/7 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot – 13 km

Altitude Jankichatti altitude – 2650 Meters

Night Stay – on a twin share basis

After breakfast, head towards Yamunotri. The Yamuna is the daughter of the sun (Surya Dev) Visit the temple and hot spring present there and then trek down to Jan Ki Chatti which lies 5 km away.
Take the trail descending through the forest. The downward trail is steep and it will connect to the old Yamunotri trail. If you want to visit the Yamuna temple go left, Yamunotri is the source of the Yamuna River, about 3,293m above the sea level.

This temple was constructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. Yamunotri Dham is one of the Char Dham.
People come to visit this place, after visiting people go happily.

People also come from abroad for this beautiful trek, coming to this place brings peace of mind. Sometimes peoples who come from abroad say that you are so lucky that you live in such a beautiful place.
Char Dham is situated in the state of Uttarakhand that’s why Uttarakhand is known as Devbhoomi which literally means “The Land of Lord”.
Otherwise, take a right and follow the trail that connects with the new Yamunotri to Jan Ki Chatti.

Reach the cemented trail and in two hours come to Jan Ki Chatti.
Check-in a hotel and retire for the night here.


Day 8: Return – Trek from Ronti Gad to Sangla market (8,600 feet) via Sangla Kanda (11,427 feet)

Distance – 185 km – 7/8 Hours journey

Mode of a journey – By Taxi

Our service end here

Today is the last breakfast with team Himalayan hikers the trekkers’ departures Day from Janki Chatti to Dehradun.
Himalayan Hikers arranged to you transport Janki Chatti to Dehradun
Reached Dehradun evening 4 to 5 pm

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava



Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)


Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)


Band aid


Stretchable/Elastic bandage


Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

Reviews (3)

3 reviews for Bali Pass Trek

  1. Ritwik

    Last June I have done this offbeat virgin trek, Bali pass 4950. I always do my little bit of research about the place and the people. And my inquisitiveness lead me to Himalayan Hikers. I would like to thank the entire team of Himalayan Hikers for their hospitality and tenderness. The team left no stones unturned to make this trip most memorable experience of my life.
    Bali pass offered me everything… Beautiful landscape, green Meadows, adrenaline rush and snow white mountains. But the experience would not have been so rewarding without the appetizing food, meticulous guidelines from Himalayan Hikers. Gangaji and Mahendra ji made my Bali pass trek one journey worth cherishing life time.

    Forever indebted for this trek. Here’s wishing more journeys with Himalayan Hikers in future.

  2. Sakshar Sarkar

    One of the most beautiful Himalayan trek. It has many things to offer like walking through a snow capped ridge, multiple river crossing, camping upon a snow desert with the magnificent view of Mount Swargarohini. Along with this, The special touch and carings of Himalayan Hikers made it more beautiful and a lifetime journey. Arrangements are extremely good and Staffs are so much help full undoubtedly. I must recommend Himalayan Hikers for any of the Himalayan Treks in India.

  3. Trisha Saha

    Did Bali Pass trek with our old friend Kuldeep Rawat( Himalayan Hikers). Would like to thank the entire team of Himalayan Hikers for their hospitality and tenderness. The team left no stone unturned to ensure the trek becomes the most memorable experience of our lives.

    Awesome landscapes, beautiful meadows, adrenaline rush while walking on snow peaked mountain edges, etc is what Bali pass trek offered us. However, the experience would not have been so rewarding without the appetizing food, our guide Janak ji, other support staffs(Suresh,Kamlesh,Laksman,Arvind,Ganeshji) .These made our Bali Pass trek one kickass journey and something worth cherishing for lifetime!!

    Go with Himalayan Hikers if you want one hell of a trekking experience.

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