Darwa Pass Trek

7 Days - 6 Nights
  • Darwa Pass Trek


Darwa Pass Trek Amphitheater of Mountains

Darwa Pass Trek perched at a height of 4150 meters connects Ganga and Yamuna River valleys.

This pass offers excellent panorama views of Swargarohini peaks, Bandarpunch, Hanuman Ganga valley, Srikantha peaks, Draupadi Ka Danda and Deonli.

Explore Dodital, Darwa Pass and Yamunotri

This trek is a mixture of lush green forests, undulating meadows, lakes, high mountain ridges and pilgrimages.

Explore a serene Tal and Ganesha’s birthplace “Dodital” further move to Darwa Pass which offers extremely beautiful Panorama views and descent to reach Yamunotri, Hindu’s pilgrimage site and origin of River Yamuna.

Bliss in winters

This place is rich in Flora and Fauna with a large variety. This is one of the most preferred trek in Garhwal Himalayas.

It is a bliss in winters because the snow changes the green meadows into white and the snow covered mountain views turn feast for the eyes.

Key Points of Darwa Pass Trek

Level – Moderate

Proper conditioning & training of body required

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperatures?

Shoes are the single most important equipment

High altitude requires proper acclimatization

Beautiful landscape so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup

Travel light (Bag pack should not be more than 10kgs.)

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Duration – 7 Days from Dehradun to Dehradun)

Best Season – March to October

Level – Moderate

Highest Point – 4150 m

Weather- Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.

Summer temperature– (5°C to 15°C)

Winter temperature – (-3°C to -5°C) (-5°C to -10°C)

Starting point – Dehradun

Short Itinerary  of Darwa Pass Trek

Day 1 – Dehradun to Uttarkashi (1150 m) (178 km) (8/9 hours)

Day 2 – Uttarkashi to Sangam chatti (2400 m) (15 km) and trek to Manjhi (3000 m) via Agora and Bhebra

Day 3 – Manjhi to Dodital (3040 m) (6 km) (2.5 hours)

Day 4 – Dodital to Darwa Pass (4150 m) and descent to Seema (3415 m) (15 km) (10/11 hours)

Day 5 – Seema to Hanuman Chatti (2400 m) (13 km) (5/6 hours)

Day 6 – Hanuman Chatti to Yamunotri (3293 m) and descent to Jan Ki Chatti (2650 m)

Day 7 – Jan Ki Chatti to Dehradun (180 km) (6/7 hours)


Day 1 – Dehradun to Uttarkashi (1150 m) (178 km) (8/9 hours)

The Our vehicle picks you up from Dehradun then leaves for Uttarkashi through the route of Mussoorie, en route Tehri Lake is visible and you can reach Uttarkashi in 8 to 9 hours. Check in a hotel and retire for the night.


Day 2 : Uttarkashi to Sangam chatti (2400 m) (15 km) and trek to Manjhi (3000 m) via Agora and Bhebra

Have your breakfast in the Hotel and then drive 15 km to Sangam chatti, it will take 1 hour. Start your trek, the trail is steep and made up of stones.

As you go higher the view of snow covered mountains appear, then Agora village is also visible from a distance. Come across a waterfall just in front of the welcome board of Agora, a small village.

Further the trail becomes narrow and clean as villagers use this trail frequently. To reach Bhebra descent andcross a river with the help of rocks. Bhebra is surrounded by mountains from three sides. Climb a ridge and enjoy walking through the forested areas under the shades of trees.

After crossing the last ridge you come opposite to the Bakaria Top. Ahead when the huts are then you are about to reach Manjhi. These are 10-15shepherds huts lined up. Manjhi is a forest clearing and has good space for camping. Setup your camps, have dinner and retire for the night.


Day 3 : Manjhi to Dodital (3040 m) (6 km) (2.5 hours)

Today, to reach Dodital is 6 km away from Manjhi and the distance can be covered in 2.5/3 hours. The terrain is flat and wide.

Go through the forest of Oaks. In winters the snow makes trekking tough so the ice axe is needed. Reach Dodital a serene Lake and “Ganesha’s” birthplace which is surrounded by lofty mountains from three sides and is very spacious.

There are guest houses and temples beside Dodital, a stream flows just before this Tal. Explore the temples and at night have dinner and retire for the night.


Day 4 : Dodital to Darwa Pass (4150 m) and descent to Seema (3415 m) (15 km) (10/11 hours)

Darwa Pass offers splendid views Swargarohini peaks, Bandarpunch, Hanuman Ganga valley, Srikantha peaks, DraupadiKaDanda and Deonli; standing tall totally covered in snow. Start the ascent to and go through meadows with snow patches. The Rhododendron trees on the side looks beautiful.

Further the trail becomes steep, cross it and reach Darwa top and the 360 degree panorama view of Himalayan ranges will leave you speechless. Spend time there in the tranquil charm then descent to Seema which lies beside Hanuman Ganga.


Day 5 : Seema to Hanuman Chatti (2400 m) (13 km) (5/6 hours)

Today is a long but easy trek by passing through the lush green forests and meadows. The tail from bridge to Hanuman Chatti is used regularly so it is well maintained. Reach Hanuman Ganga’s tributary and ahead the main market.

Hanuman Chatti is the meeting point of Hanuman Ganga and Yamunotri River. The arrangements will be made in a guest house or hotel here.


Day 6 : Hanuman Chatti to Yamunotri (3293 m) and descent to Jan Ki Chatti (2650 m)

Today’s trek is an exciting one because the trail passes through lakes, tributaries, waterfalls, forests, meadows and much more. Yamunotri is a pilgrimage site and origin of River Yamuna. It is one of Char Dham, visit the holy shrine and get back to Hanuman Chatti.

From Hanuman Chatti to Jan Ki Chatti the distance is 7 km, the trail is memorable. The arrangements will be made in Jan Ki Chatti.


Day 7 : Jan Ki Chatti to Dehradun (180 km) (6/7 hours)

Vehicle will be arranged from Jan Ki Chatti, have breakfast and leave early for Dehradun to reach there on time.

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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What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility Dehradun To Dehradun

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags




Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table




Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

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

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