Dhumdhar Kandi Pass

12 Days - 11 Nights
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Dhumdhar Kandi Pass Trek was recognized in 1815 by James Baillie – Uttarakhand Himalayas 

Dhumdhar Kandi Pass Trek connects Bhagirathi and Tons Valley starting from the confluence of Sian Gad, in the old times the locals used this path to reach the remote Tons valley. It was recognized in 1815 by James Baillie and a West Bengal’s team traversed this pass successfully.

Dhumdhar kandi Pass trek lies at the height Altitude of 5608 Meters. The trek starts from Sankri base camp which is the base camp of more than twenty five treks and ends at trek Harsil, Gangotri valley, Uttarkashi.

Dhumdhar kandi pass trek is a pass perched between high mountains in India which divides two valley, Yamuna valley and Ganaga Valley in Uttarakhand. It was used as a trade route between Ruinsara Tal and Harsil valley.

Dhumdhar kandi pass Trek is an Enthralling valley in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand India, this trek come under Govind Wildlife Sanctuary National park .No doubt, the Himalayas have enchanting beauty, bracing climate and desirable soothing green meadow.

About Dhumdhar Kandi Pass Trek

Bhagirathi River and Yamuna River are fed by the glaciers on either side of the pass. This trek involves descending into Black Peak ice fall which at Dharali Ki Udari meets Bandarpoonch glacier. Go through beautiful mountain villages, surpassing meadows and through big snow fields with overwhelming views of Bandarpoonch, Black Peak and Swargarohini.

The 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 Uttarakhand Himalayas

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Best Time to do Dhumdhar Kandi Pass

So, the best time to do the trek is 2st 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 local team in Uttarakhand so we have more experienced team Himalayan Hikers

Why to Choose Dhumdhar Kandi Pass?

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

See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of by taxi 221 +231 Km and on foot 64 km which is to be covered into 8 days. . Dehradun to via Ruinsara Lake, kyarkoti, Black Peak, pass,

Dhumdhar kandi pass trek is a high altitude mountain trek Altitudes is 5608 Meters

The Starting trail is moderate as compare to other treks this is difficult trek. So this trek is not for beginners

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?

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 lake trek and bali pass on the way beautiful pine forests, different variety of flora and fauna surpassing through bona fide Garhwali heritage and culture.

I think Do spare time in Interaction with our locals’ team, and you will get to know about some of the ancient tales of Indian mythology and our local cultures, this is good ideas for trekkers

And, in summers, the Dhumdhar kandi pass trek turns totally different and amusing because of meadows, wildflowers and woods blooming in different colures.
Beautiful landscapes so carry proper photo gear & Extra battery backup.

The backpack should not exceed 10 to 12 kg only

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Altitude we are going to cover in Dhumdhar Kandi Pass

Sankri – 1920 Meters

Cheludgad camp – 2600 Meters

Devsu Bugyal Camp – 3000 Meters

Reinsure Tal – 3500 Meters

Kyarkoti – 3900 Meter

Dhorain Odari – 4500 Meter

Dhumdhar kandi pass – 5608 Meter

Swargarohini Hotel in the way of Dhumdhar Kandi Pass

Key Points Dhumdhar Kandi Pass trek

Duration: –11 Nights 12 Days from Dehradun to Dehradun

Base camp: – Sankri

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

Dhumdhar kandi pass – Altitude: – 5608 Meters

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

Trek Level: – Difficult

Trek distance: – On foot 80 Km – By taxi 441 km

Group Size: – minimum 5 people maximum 10 people

Short Itinerary of Dhumdhar Kandi Pass

Day 1- Pickup 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– Trak from Ruinsara Lake to Kyarkoti Advance Base Camp (7 km) (5/6 hours) (3900 Meter)

Day 6– Trek Kyarkoti Advance Base Camp to Camp 01 Dharon Odari (6 km) (4/5 hours) (4500 Meter)

Day 7– Rest + Acclimatization Day at Camp 01

Day 8– Trek from Dharon Odari (Camp 01) to Camp 02 (04 km) (3/4) (5000 Meter)

Day 9– Trek from Camp 02 to Dhumdhar Kandi Pass (5608 m) and Gantrara gad /Ratiya camp (6 km) (4/5 hours)

Day 10– Trek from Ratiya camp to Kyarkoti camp (9 km) (4/5 hours)

Day 11– Trek from Kyarkoti to Dhorian Gharat (7 km) (4/5 hours)

Day 12– Trek Dharian Gharat to Jhala Harshil (9 km) same day Drive to Dehradun via Uttarkashi (231 km)


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

Total distance – 210 km – 8/9 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi

Altitude – Sankri base camp – 1920 Meters

Night stay – Our Swargarohini Hotel – on 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 maximum 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.
Then Reach Purola Market around 1:30 pm and take a break there for lunch. After having lunch proceed to Sankri base camp

Reach check post Naitwar. 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 evening walk but be at the hotel for dinner.
Enjoy delicious dinner and spend 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 – Camp in tents – on 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.

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 camp site today, setup 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

Mode of journey – On foot – 07 km

Altitude – Devsu Bugyal camp – 2890 Meters

Night Stay – Camp site – on twin share basis

After breakfast start 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 malware lake trek.

The 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 beautiful mountain life with us


Day 4 : Trek from Devsu Bugyal to Ruinsara Lake

Trek Distance – 12 km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot – 12 km

Altitude – Ruinsara Lake – 3500 Meters

Night Stay – Camp site – on 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 beautiful trail that was broken due to landslides at various places – where later during the day the ponies had a lot of difficulty.

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 which 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.

Ruinsara Tal also beautiful lake surrounding mountain range Ruinsara lake camp site is more beautiful camping in the Himalayas.

Tonight you can see full moon light and star – on your tents.


Day 5 : Trak from Ruinsara Lake to Kyarkoti Advance Base Camp

Trek Distance – 07 km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot – 07 km

Altitude –Kyarkoti – 3900 Meters

Night Stay – our Camp – on twin share basis

Today you will be trekking towards Kyarkoti Base Camp and from there you can have a glance of Black Peak which will gear you up with enthusiasm. The campsite is Kyarkoti which is a grassland surrounded by mountains and boulders all around.

From here, you can relish magnificent views of Ruinsara Range, Mt. Kalanag, Bandarpoonch and Swargarohini (I) (II) (III). Base camp of kyarkoti

Set your camps here and make good plans for the journey ahead and overcoming challenges. After having food retire for the night.


Day 6 : Trek Kyarkoti Advance Base Camp to Camp 01 Dharon Odari

Trek Distance –06 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot – 06 km

Altitude – Dhorai Odari – 4500 Meters

Night Stay – our Camp – on twin/three share basis

Today start the trek from Kyarkoti Advance Base Camp to Dharon Odari which is your camp 01. The ascent is steep and you are going to gain altitude.

Reach the campsite setup the camps and retire for the night.


Day 7 : Rest + Acclimatization Day at Camp 01

Most trekkers go through Altitude Sickness and because of this health issue the government of Uttarakhand and forest department made a rule i.e. anyone who is going for Dhumdhar kandi pass Trek will spend one days in Camp 01 for proper Acclimatization.


Day 8: Trek from Dharon Odari (Camp 01) to Camp 02.

Distance – 04 km – 3/4 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot – 04 km

Altitude – Camp 2 – 5000 Meters

Night Stay – our Camp – on twin/three share basis

After spending two nights at Dharon Odari (Camp 01) leave for Camp 02 which is at an altitude of 5000 meters. After a sheer ascent and a hard trek reach the campsite.

Pitch your tents there and retire for the night.


Day 9 : Trek from Camp 02 to Dhumdhar Kandi Pass (5608 m) and Gantrara gad /Ratiya camp

Trek Distance –06 km – 6/7 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot – 06 km

Altitude – Gantrara gad– 5608 Meters

Night Stay – Our campsite – on twin share basis

Start the trek early and analyze the weather conditions. Go towards the pass and climb gradually all the way to reach Dhumdhar Kandi Pass – 5608 meter

You have to cross the humps and the last section is steep so you need ropes to traverse it. Reach the top and the rewards you get are the unmatched views of Bandarpoonch, Black peak and Swargarohini.

Do not spend much time on the top and start descending early because it is steep but further it eases. Reach Gantrara/Ratiya camp, choose the safest place and set your camps, have food and retire for the night.


Day 10: Trek from Ratiya camp to Kyarkoti camp

Distance – 09 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot – 09 km

Altitude – Kyarkoti camp– 5608 Meters

Night Stay – Our Hotel – on twin share basis

After breakfast, Leave Ratiya camp early and head towards the grasslands of Kyarkoti where you stayed on. Setup the camps there and retire for the night.


Day 11: Trek from Kyarkoti to Dhorian Gharat

Distance – 07 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey –On foot – 07 km

Night Stay – Camp site – on twin share basis

Descent from Kyarkoti to Dharian Gharat, the trek is 7 km long which can be covered in 4-5 hours. Setup the camps there, delectable food will be served then you can settle for the night.


Day 12: Trek Dharian Gharat to Jhala Harshil (9 km) same day Drive to Dehradun via Uttarkashi (231 km)

Distance – 09 km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of journey –On foot – 09 km and by taxi – 231 km

Start heading from Dharian Gharat to Jhala it is a small village and end point of this trek. From here vehicle will be arranged till via Uttarkashi to Dehradun.

Our service end here

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

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