Dharansi Pass Trek

8 Days - 7 Nights
  • Dharansi Pass Trek


Dharansi Pass Trek at a height of 4915m in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand state allows trekkers  a close to heaven ride of Nanda Devi National Park. Because of its restrictions, this pass is truly one of the “roads less travelled.” Its magnificent trails, surrounded by the alluring Himalayas, are a sight for trekkers long to see, but only a few are fortunate enough to do so. The authorities at Nanda Devi National Park only allow a limited number of visitors each year, so being one of the chosen members is a privilege in and of itself. 

The spectacular views of the many peaks in the central Himalayas such as Dunagiri, Devistna, Hanuman, Nanda Ghunti, Bethartoli, Ronti, Chaukhamba, Barmal and Haathi Ghori are just the tip of the iceberg of what this trek offers. As far as hiking goes, this is a trip to the stars. Nanda Devi National Park home to Himalayan Black Bears, spotted Leopards and the mysterious Snow Leopard amassed in spectacular flora are some of the other major highlights of this trek.

  • Experience the majestic views and local legends of these spectacular snow capped peaks.
  • Get a chance to explore the wild and exotic vegetation of central Himalayas.
  • Challenge yourself to explore the thrill of unknown
  • Enthralling view of golden peaks during the sunset and sunrise

Characteristics of Dharansi Pass Trek

Duration 7 Nights 8 Days from Dehradun/Rishikesh to Dehradun/Rishikesh

(please keep a day or two spare for the schedule considering, acclimatization and weather conditions)

Terrain Type Forest, Rocky
Altitude: 4915m.
Trek Weather Generally moderate but is subjected to changes anytime.
Best Time: May, June, September, October
Trek Level: Moderate to Difficult

Some of the Trek highlights of Dharansi Pass Trek

The trek to Dharansi officially begins in Joshimath, a town well-known for its cultural significance. Joshimath, also known as Jyotirmath, is a popular starting point for many Himalayan treks and is close to the pilgrimage site of ‘Badrinath’. Jyotirmath is thought to be one of the four cardinal institutions founded by the great Hindu philosopher Shri Adi Shankaracharya. Trekkers enjoy the leisure of learning many different cultural aspects of this city due to its high cultural significance.

Trekkers continuing on from Joshimath will eventually reach Lata village before progressing on to Lata Kharak and then to Dharansi Pass. Lata Kharak will provide an incredible view of various Himalayan peaks such as Nanda Ghuni, Dronagiri, Ranthi Peak, and many more. The ridge location of Malthuni Bethertholi will be the final point separating the inner and outer parts of Nanda Devi Sanctuary, after which trekkers will dispatch for a descent on their way back.

Things to Look out for-

  • The trek is certain to provide unrivalled feelings of accomplishment. 
  • Various villages with numerous holy sites are almost certain to keep trekkers wanting to learn more.
  • Explore the enthralling forest of rhododendrons, birch, and raga.
  • The morning mountains, snow-covered, with golden rays of dawn adorning their peaks, are worth every step of this journey.

The altitude covered in Dharansi Pass trek 

  • Dehradun/Rishikesh to Joshimath -640m-187m.
  • Lata village- 2370m
  • Bhelta- 2850m
  • Lata Karak- 3800m
  • Dharansi Pass Camp- 4300m.
  • Debrugheta- 3600m
  • Hitoli to Surai Thotha-

Best Time to Visit  Dharansi Pass Trek

Both the ascent and the descent of Dharansi Pass are moderately challenging. The best time to hike these paths is from May to October. Temperatures typically range from 12 to 20 degrees Celsius, with sub-zero temperatures in the winter.

Summers have generally mild weather with little to no precipitation, whereas monsoons have moderate to heavy rainfall.


1)Is it safe

2)Difficulty level

3)Weather conditions

4)Things to carry

5)Connectivity and transaction

6)includes and excludes

7)How to reach

8) Short Itinerary

Is it safe

Set amidst the high altitude ranges, concerns regarding Dharansi Pass trek safety are indeed very valid questions. We have all the possible probabilities calculated if anything goes off the schedule. 

At every stop point of the journey, trekkers will be going through a proper guided session informing them about the upcoming terrains. All our professionals strive their best to provide trekkers with the best experience possible.

Difficulty level in Dharansi Pass Trek

Because the top is relatively high in elevation, we recommend a reasonable level of physical fitness. We strongly advise trekkers to be physically and mentally prepared for the upcoming rocky terrain that this trek provides. Throughout the course, all groups will be guided by our experts for trekking equipment and any impending terrain.

Weather conditions in Dharansi Pass Trek

Weather conditions depend on the time of the year trekkers are travelling. Months from May to October experience moderate temperatures during the day with substantially colder nights.

Things to carry in Dharansi Pass Trek

1) Because nights at elevations tend to be considerably colder, we suggest having well-graded, warm and comfortable clothing along with good quality shoes.

2) Despite the fact that we handle medical crises, we urge individuals to keep their emergency kits at hand in any case of personal underlying illnesses.

3) Since the journey provides you with a picturesque view of many peaks, don’t forget to bring your camera along with extra batteries.

4) Our staff will consult with fellow trekkers about their luggage and, if lacking, will assist trekkers in obtaining any necessary equipment. Only the relevant luggage should be brought, as a result.

Other trekking Essentials-

Connectivity and Transactions

1) Because connectivity along the route is unpredictable, we urge people to do all of their work ahead of time.

 2) Trekkers will be provided with walkie- talkies beforehand in case of emergency

3) Last ATM transactions available will be at Joshimath but we recommend travelers to collect cash beforehand or while in Dehradun/Rishikesh as ATMs available at other places might not dispense cash at times.

How to Reach in Dharansi Pass Trek

If you are travelling from any metropolitan city in India or from outside India, getting to the capital city of Delhi may be the first and most important step. All major modes of transportation, such as air, road, and rail, can take you to Delhi.

Dehradun/Rishikesh is connected to all major cities in India via all major modes of transportation. Trekkers could perhaps conduct extensive research for their direct mode of transportation to ensure a much smoother arrival.

How to reach Dehradun/Rishikesh/Rishikesh from Delhi

By air– Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun is the nearest airport to Joshimath situated at a distance of 272 kms. It is well connected to Delhi and many chief cities with daily flights. 

By road-Delhi has no direct road routes to Joshimath. To reach Joshimath via road all the way from Delhi would include frequent stops. Trekkers will have to book either a bus or private cabs. Prior booking for cabs and buses are easily available at various sites.

  • Delhi> Dehradun/Rishikesh>Joshimath (via Rishikesh)
  • Delhi>Rishikesh>Joshimath
  • Delhi> Dehradun/Rishikesh/Rishikesh>Auli>Joshimath (via Auli-Joshimath ropeway)

By railway– Nearest Railway station to Joshimath will be Rishikesh Railway station. Since Rishikesh is connected to all major railway routes, trekkers can opt for a direct route or via Delhi.

Some important points to note-

  • We highly recommend trekkers to reach out to our teams for any queries. You can drop an email or call us for an initial guided session.
  • Our teams will be collecting trekkers at fixed points of airports, railway stations and bus stands.
  • It is recommended that unless any delay arrives, trekkers are advised to reach the destinations at least 2 hours prior.

Short itinerary of Dharansi Pass Trek

Note: – Our service will remain from Dehradun/Rishikesh to Dehradun/Rishikesh – for more details please check includes or excludes 

Day 1 Drive from Dehradun/Rishikesh to Joshimath
Day 2  Joshimath to Lata Village
Day 3 Lata Village to Lata Kharak
Day 4 Lata Kharak to Dharansi Pass camp
Day 5 Dharansi Pass Camp to Debrugheta and back to Dharansi Pass camp
Day 6 Dharansi Pass camp to Hitoli
Day 7 Hitoli to surai Thotha and then back to Joshimath
Day 8 Joshimath to Rishikesh and then back to Dehradun/Rishikesh

Things Himalayan Hikers Recommend

As previously stated, a camera, as well as spare batteries and memory cards, are recommended. We can assure and guarantee that you will be stopping frequently along the trail to observe the grandeur of the trekking experience.

We strongly recommend trekkers to prepare beforehand for the journey ahead. Regular practicing physical fitness and mental endurance will surely assist trekkers in great time.

After the trek, we strongly encourage trekkers to tag us on social media when they post any memories from the trip; this will not only prove invaluable to us with our work, but will also serve as a motivational example for all of our experts.

Why you should choose us

We’re here to give you the greatest experience possible through the eyes of highly skilled and qualified specialists who have a passion for adventure sports. We are community members attempting to promote our favorite adventure sports while also supporting local businesses. We, at Himalayan hikers, dedicate ourselves to providing you with an unforgettable experience.


Day 1: Drive from Dehradun/Rishikesh to Joshimath

Our vehicle will pick you up in Dehradun/Rishikesh and take you further up to Joshimath. The travel will be hours long hence we strongly recommend trekkers to rest for the night after settling themselves at a hotel.


Day 2 : Joshimath to Lata Village

Today the trek commences from Joshimath to Lata village through a moderately difficult trail. Upon reaching trekkers can find small accommodation houses and interact with the locals before retiring for the night. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the Famous Nanda Devi Temple.


Day 3 : Lata Village to Lata Kharak

After breakfast, the trek departs to Lata Kharak through Bhelta crossing across the pine and cedar trees. This uphill route will end at the Camping site of Lata Kharak. Relish the astounding view of peaks like Nanda Ghunti, Ronti and Hathi Parvat.


Day 4 : Lata Kharak to Dharansi Pass camp

 Today’s climb will be an uphill trek to Jhandidhar. Bid farewell to Lata Kharak campsite and begin your journey towards the Dharansi Pass camp. As the distance to Jhandi Dhar closes, trekkers will be able to enjoy the scenic panorama of clearly visible towering peaks. Peaks like Chaukhamba, Dronagiri and Hathi will be in their best view possible.
Trekkers will now take the route to Tolma village from where the final campsite of Dharansi Pass will stretch.


Day 5 : Dharansi Pass Camp to Debrugheta and back to Dharansi Pass camp

Starting early on the day teams will be exploring the Deburgheta route. Deburgheta marks the finishing standpoint of this trek after which lies the border to inner prohibited land of Nanda Devi Sanctuary.
Spend some time at the visit; capture the beauty of majestic Nanda Devi Peak, after which teams will trail back to Dharansi Pass campsite.


Day 6 : Dharansi Pass camp to Hitoli

Trek down to Jhandi Dhar, from where the teams will take the Hitoli campsite route. During the journey, you will come across some stunning Himalayan vegetation. This trek will stop at Hitoli campsite for the night before continuing on to Joshimath.


Day 7 : Hitoli to surai Thotha and then back to Joshimath

Trek down to Tolma village then further to Surai Thotha. Spend some time interacting with the locals while you wait for your vehicle accommodation. Drive from the village to Joshimath where trekkers can further extend their exploration.
Check in at a nearby hotel, and stroll the evening exploring the culturally significant site of Joshimath.


Day 8 : Joshimath to Rishikesh and then back to Dehradun/Rishikesh

Trekkers will dispatch for their nearest respective airports, Railway stations or Bus stands.
Note- reaching Dehradun/Rishikesh on the date decided is trekkers’ sole responsibility. We can only offer assistance after their arrival in Dehradun/Rishikesh.

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 from Rishikesh to Rishikesh

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in Hotel on twin share basis

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

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Local Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders


What is Not Include In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

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