Dodital is one of the largest lake of Uttarakhand.
Dodital Trek is the most famous trek in Uttarakhand India and Many people come from abroad to visit this place.
This lake is around 1.5 km big. The Fish brought by an English trekker was released in 1971. This has now been thousands.
The most important thing of this place is that it is considered as the birth place of God Ganesha. That’s why locals have been worshiping at this place for centuries.
Here is beautiful Temple who is situated opposite side of the Dodital Lake.
According to the Purans it is said that whoever prays in this pond with a sincere heart whose wishes come true.
Sangamchati is the starting point of this trek; on this place we start this trek.
We can see beautiful views on the route of Dodital. A village comes after 4km short walk, whose name is Agoda village.
Agoda village is the last village of this area.
Dodital is a Birthplace of Ganesha
Dodital trek is to the sacred freshwater beg Lake lying at an altitude of 3024 Meters in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand and it is also known as “Dhundital”.
It is believed that this is Ganesha’s birthplace and because of the presence of Ganesha’s temple you can feel the spirituality in the environment.
Dodital Trek – Bliss for Trekkers
Dodital trek is one of the famous treks in the Garhwal Himalayas. The best time to do it is in winters because the snow magically changes the alluring green meadows totally into white making the trek little difficult.
However, the views are worth the climb! Moreover, spend your nights in perfect campsites and explore the Asi Ganga valley, Bhagirathi valley and the Yamuna valley.
And, during your trek come across a variety of colorful flowers, dense forests and small rivulets snaking their way through rich verdant meadows.
The trail further leads to Darwa Top
From Dodital further climb up to Darwa top (4,150 m) and get spell bind by the magnificent views of Swargarohini peaks, Bandar poonch peak (6300 Meters) and snow ridges of Dhauladhar range with other forested ridges towards Hanuman Chatti.
Get the real charm of Dodital trek and Darwa Pass in winters to witness it at its best.
WHY TO CHOOSE DODITAL TREK?
Before heading towards the itinerary, it is really essential to perceive the reason behind choosing Dodital trek.
See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of 56 km which is to be covered into 7 days. Yet, it comes under moderate level of easy to moderate because of the things that this trek has to offers. These are:
No high altitude mountain sickness due to forthcoming of forest region. And this is easy level trek
The trail is not that abrupt and sheer as compare to other treks. So, beginners can easily do this trek. And family
You got to see so many heavenly bodies at one place like the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges, meadows, lakes, pine forests, different variety of flora and fauna surpassing through bona fide Garhwali heritage and culture
During winter season, this fascinating Dodital lake remains covered in snow and the white sheet of snow makes it look like a magical wide frozen lake.
And, in summers, the valley turns totally different and amusing because of forest line, wildflowers and woods blooming in different colors.
Altitude we are going to cover
Uttarkashi – 1158 Meter
Bhebra camp – 2400 Meter
Manji camp – 2875 Meter
Dodital – 3024 Meter
Getting to Himalayan hikers Base Camp Uttarkashi
Take the night train from Delhi to Dehradun.
(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 member.
Note: – Himalayan Hikers arrange vehicles for you from Dehradun Railway Station Pickup and Drop Tempo and bolero taxi
Transport costs per person one way Rs. 1100/- Extra pay to directly your taxi driver
ATM Point & Mobile connectivity
ATM POINT: Withdraw money before your journey; Uttarkashi 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 Uttarkashi your device will receive the networks and at Agoda village only Idea and BSNL signals are there, So make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting of the Dodital trek.
Key Points Dodital Trek
Duration: – 6 Nights 7 Days
Base camp: – Uttarkashi
Summer Temperature: – Day (5°C to 15°C) Night (2° C to 8° C)
Winter Temperature: – Day (-2°C to -5° C) Night (-5°C to -10°C)
Dodital Altitude: – 3024 Meters
Best Time: – All year
Trek Level: – Moderate
Trek distance: – On foot 56 Km – By taxi 312 km
Group Size: – 20 people
Short Itinerary Dodital Trek –
Day 1- Pickup to you from Dehradun railway station – Drive to Uttarkashi – 145 Km (5/6 Hours (1158 Meters)
Day 2 – Drive from Uttarkashi to Sangamchati (12km) by taxi same day trek to Bhebra (08 km) (4/5 Hours) (2400 Meters)
Day 3 – Trek from Bhebra camp to Manji camp (9 km) (4/5 Hours) (2875 Meters)
Day 4- Trek from Manji Camp to Dodital Camp (6 km) (2/3 Hours) (3024 Meters)
Day 5 – Exploration Day Darwa top summit (4150 Meters) back to camp (6/7 Hours)
Day 6 –Trek from Dodital camp to Bhebra camp (15 km) (7/8 Hours) (2400 Meters)
Day 7 – Trek from Bhebra Bhebra camp to Sangamchatti Road head same day Drive Dehradun by taxi (157 km) (7/8 Hours)
Base camp: – Gangotri
Summer Temperature: – Day (5°C to 10°C) Night (2° C to 6° C)
Tapovan Altitude: – 4500 Meter
Best Time: – May, June, September, October
Trek Level: – Moderate
Trek distance: – On foot 46 Km – By taxi 516 km
Group Size: – 15 people