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Dodital Trek is one of the largest lakes in Uttarakhand. Himalayas 

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 long. The Fish brought by an English trekker was released in 1971. This has now been thousands.

The most important thing about Dodital Trek is that it is considered the birthplace of God Ganesha. That’s why locals have been worshiping at this place for centuries. Here is the beautiful Temple which is situated opposite side of the Dodital Lake.

 Dodital Trek

The Dodital trek is a popular trekking destination in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, and it is known for its pristine lake and scenic beauty. Here’s a brief history of the Dodital trek:

  1. Historical and Mythological Significance: Dodital, which means “Dodi’s Lake,” is associated with Hindu mythology. It is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Ganesha, one of the most revered deities in Hinduism. The lake is considered sacred by locals and pilgrims who visit the area.
  2. Trekking as a Recreational Activity: The Dodital trek has been used for centuries by locals as a trade route and for pilgrimage purposes. However, it gained popularity as a trekking destination in the late 20th century when trekking and adventure tourism started to gain momentum in the Uttarakhand region. which was established in 1955 to protect the rich biodiversity of the region. The park is home to various species of flora and fauna, including the elusive Himalayan brown bear. Conservation efforts have been made to preserve the natural beauty and ecological balance of the area.
  3. Trekking Tourism: The Dodital trek started attracting trekkers and adventure enthusiasts due to its serene lake, lush meadows, and proximity to the Darwa Pass and Yamunotri temple. The trek takes you through dense forests, and remote villages, and offers panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks. Over the years, it has become a well-loved trekking destination, drawing trekkers from India and around the world.
  4. Infrastructure and Accessibility: In recent years, the Uttarakhand government and various trekking companies have improved the infrastructure and facilities for trekkers, making it more accessible and safe for tourists. However, it still retains its natural beauty and charm, making it a favorite among those seeking a trekking adventure.

Dodital Trek 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 Campsite

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.

Mountains view from the lake

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.

What should you keep in mind for the Dodital  trek?

Dodital trek is as good as it is said, you also need to be prepared., Dodital trek is a   moderate trek which starts from Uttarkashi, near Sangamchatti and ends after trek same point Uttarkashi, Sangamchatti Agora village,

So what are the special things to keep in mind before coming on this trek?

Dodital trek  is one such trek, which you can do this  trek all 12 months, winter, Summer, or Monsoon, this is very safe trek in uttarakhand himalayas

Winter Season

  1. In Dodital trek trek winter trek , you will need warm clothes a lot, for which you will need proper good uniform clothes
  2. Winters are always cold, so only warm clothes can keep you safe on trek
  3. Always take the information from the company with which you are booking the trek before going on the trek, what do we need to bring
  4. In the winter season, the temperature always drops day by day , so warm clothes will help you a lot.

Summer Season

  1. Summer trek to Dodital trek trek is very special, the view and the temperature are all favorable to you
  2. For summer trek, you have to bring only normal clothes, so that your trek can be good, there is no need for hot clothes, but in hiking it is also necessary to bring all the equipment which is necessary for you.
  3. It is necessary to have 3 pairs of clothes from trekking, especially the poncho, you will have to bring every season
  4. In the summer season, the temperature is always normal, so there is no need for hot clothes.

 Monsoon Season

  1. During the monsoon season, it rains occasionally during the Dodital trek, especially in the Uttarakhand Himalaya , so if you have dry clothes here, it is very good, even when wet, it dries quickly.
  2. At this time you have to bring at least 3 pairs of clothes, for monsoon trek you do not have to bring too warm clothes, at this time you, hiking pants and t-Sart, I can trek
  3. It’s only a little cold in the morning and evening and the day is a good temperature for you
  4. Before going on any trek, it will be easy for you to take information related to each season.
  5. Trekkers need to know about these, you can ask us anytime like, Dodital trek route, trek map, temperature, weather condition, difficulty level, trek starting point, end point, transport, view of the trek, best time to visit, How to reach, trek distance etc, Trek Location, keep this information before going

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Best Time to Do Dodital   Trek

Dodital trek  is a very beautiful and an moderate  trek in the District Uttarkashi Uttarakhand , The Dodital Trek is great for those people who have a great passion for mountaineering. Hills and consider it a special purpose in their life.

The Doidtal trek is a popular trekking destination in India, known for its scenic beauty and natural attractions. The best time to visit Doidtal trek largely depends on the weather and your preferences. Here are the ideal times to consider:

  1. Summer (May to June): This is the most popular time to trek in the Doidtal region. During these months, the weather is generally pleasant with daytime temperatures ranging from 10°C to 20°C. The trek offers lush green landscapes, and the high mountain passes are usually snow-free, making it easier to explore the area.
  2. Monsoon (July to September): Monsoon is not the best time for trekking in Doidtal, as heavy rainfall can lead to landslides and make the trails slippery and dangerous. It’s advisable to avoid trekking during the monsoon season.
  3. Autumn (October to November): Autumn is another great time to visit Doidtal. The weather is cool and comfortable with daytime temperatures ranging from 5°C to 15°C. The foliage changes to beautiful autumn colors, and the skies are often clear, providing stunning views of the surrounding landscapes.
  4. Winter (December to April): Winter is not the most popular time for trekking in Doidtal, as the region experiences heavy snowfall, and the temperatures can drop significantly. The trails can be covered in snow, making trekking more challenging. However, if you are an experienced trekker and interested in winter trekking, this period can offer a unique and serene experience.

The altitude we are going to cover in Dodital Trek

Bhebra  camp – 2400 Meter

Manji camp   – 2875 Meter

Dodital – 3024 Meter

Key Points of Dodital Trek

Duration: –   5 Nights 6 Days from Dehradun to Dehradun

Base camp: – Uttarkashi

Dodital Altitude: – 3024 Meters

Best Time – All year 

Trek Level: – Moderate

Trek distance: – On foot 42 Km – By taxi 312 km

Group Size: – Minimum 8 Trekkers   and max 20  Trekkers

Short Itinerary of Dodital Trek

Day 1- Pickup to you from Dehradun railway station – Drive to Agoda village by taxi  6/7 hours) overnight stay Home stay

Day 2 – Trek from Agoda village to Manji camp via bhebra camp  (11 km) (4/5 Hours) (2875 Meters)

Day 3- Trek from Manji Camp to Dodital Camp (5 km) (3/4 Hours) (3024 Meters)

Day 4 – Exploration Day Darwa top summit (4150 Meters) back to camp (6/7 Hours)

Day 5 –Trek from Dodital camp to Bhebra camp/Agoda village  (15 km) (7/8 Hours) (2400 Meters)

Day 6 – Trek from Bhebra Bhebra camp to Agoda village same day   Drive Dehradun by taxi (157 km) (7/8 Hours)

Dodital Trek Route Map

How to Reach Dodital Trek?

First of all, you people have to come to Dehradun Uttarakhand

From Dehradun itself, you will go with the Himalayan hikers for this Dodital trek.

In Dehradun, you will get our staff that will arrange transport for you. The contact no Transport coordinator or our office team will give you a  week ago to your departure

Train and flight are always available from where you will go to Dehradun.

Himalayan Hikers arranged for your transport from Dehradun railway station or Airport for Dodital trek

Your Travel Plan for Dodital Trek

If you are traveling from Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai, or Gujarat any other city, so you will have to come to Delhi, you will get a train from Delhi for Dehradun comfortably.

Option 01:- By Train

All trekkers booked your self the,

Nanda Devi Express to Dehradun (Train no is 12206 Departure 11:30 pm: – Reached Dehradun 5:45

Dehradun Express- to Dehradun (Train no is 12687 Departure -9:10 pm:- Reached Dehradun 5:00 am

Take both overnight trains Dehradun to from new Delhi- Dehradun Special A/C train from Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station the best option to you. The train reached at Dehradun railway station morning 5:45 to 6:30 am if you Meet to Our office Member – joining to our upcoming batches and Group.

Option 02:- By Air

Jolly Grant airport is the nearest airport in Dehradun which is 27 km away from Dehradun city. There are flights available to Dehradun from all states in India and you can go online and book your tickets. This is the very easy way for saving your time and there are taxis also available in the airport for Dehradun city at all time and the one cost of a taxi is around Rs. 1000. You can pay directly to the taxi driver.

Option 03:- By Bus

You can reach Dehradun from Delhi by a bus, board it from (Delhi) ISBT, Kashmiri Gate  it is good if you are booking the seats.

(Reach Dehradun Railway Station between 5:00 am to 6:00 am and the vehicle will be arranged from there.)

Reach Uttarkashi by yourself

 Take a bus from the Railway station of Dehradun, the first one leaves at 5:30 am, the other one at 8:30 am and the last bus leaves at 01:00 pm. So reach there on time.

You can also hire a taxi from Dehradun Railway Station, the fare is Rs 4000 to 4500 from Dehradun to Uttarkashi


Day 1 : Pick up from Dehradun Railway Station and Drive to Agoda village 

Total distance 158 km – 6/7 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi

Altitude – Agoda  – 2250 Meter

Night stay – home stay on twin share basis

Himalayan Hikers arrange vehicles for you from Dehradun Railway Station in the morning 06 am -07 am. You will go through Rajpur road or via Mussoorie, reach around 8 am here
Mussoorie hill station is one of the most visited hill station in Uttarakhand.

After 45 minutes you will reach Suwa Kholi take a breakfast stop in Suwa Kholi for 1 hour .After the Suwa Kholi beautiful peaks and villages like Almas, Rotu Ki Valley or Chinyali Saur will start looking. We will see Tehri Lake on the way.

Tehri Dam is the highest dams in Asia, with a staggering height of 260 meters.
We will reach after some time in Uttarkashi.

Uttarkashi – Uttarkashi District is a district of Garhwal division of the Uttarakhand state.
Uttarkashi district contains the source of both the Ganges from Gangotri and Yamuna from Yamunotri.
Kashi Vishwanaath Mandir is one the favorite place of lord Shiva.
The area of this District is 8,016sq km, Uttarkashi district is one of the notable place.



Day 2 : Trek from Agoda village  to Manji camp (11 km) (6/7 Hours) (2875 Meters)

Trek Distance 11 km – 6/7 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Manji camp – 2875 Meter

Night Stay – Our Camp site on twin share basis

Today After breakfast we will go from Bhebra camp to Manji camp it’s around 9 km trek, it take 5-6 hour to complete this trek

Manji camp is a forest camp site, thick forest are around that place. Here local people part time hut, the beautiful melodious sounds of birds are heard at this place. I love this camp site


Day 3 : Trek from Manji Camp to Dodital Camp (6 km) (2/3 Hours) (3024 Meters)

Trek Distance 06 – 3/4 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Dodital camp – 3024 Meter

Night Stay – Camp site on twin share basis

Today we will go from Manji to Dodital, It’s around 5-6 km
On the way of Dodital there is trail route, thick forest and adorable views which captivates everyone, we will reach Dodital, which is our destination.

The altitude of Dodital is 3024 meter above sea level. 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 Puranas it is said that whoever prays in this pond with a sincere heart whose wishes come true.


Day 4 : Exploration Day Darwa top summit

Trek Distance –10 km – 6/7 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Darwa top 4150 Meter

Night Stay – Camp – on twin share basis

Today is the exploring day, as usual we take breakfast, and our camp will remain same today.
We all trekkers go from Dodital to Darwa top, it is 4150m above sea level.

Darwa top is a beautiful ridge, where people go to Hanuman Chatti or Yamunotri. Darwa top is 4150m above sea level.

People see snow covered mountains like Swargarohini peak, Bandarpoonch, Kala Naag Dhauladhar Range, or Hanuman Chatti range from here.

Darwa top is situated on 360 degree, where people can see all around beauties and get satisfaction. Back to Dodital camp


Day 5 : Trek from Dodital camp to Bhebra camp (15 km) (7/8 Hours) (2400 Meters)

Total distance 15 km – 7/8 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Bhebra – 2400 Meter

Night Stay – on twin share basis

Have breakfast and trek downhill through the same path to reach Bhebra camp . The descent is easy. But carefully enjoy the last night at camp with us


Day 6 : Return : Trek from Bhebra camp to Agoda village  Road head same day Drive Dehradun by taxi (158 km) (7/8 Hours)

Mode of journey – On foot 8 km and by taxi 170 km

Today last breakfast with us – easy to reach Sangamchatti

Himalayan Hikers arranged to you transport from Sangamchatti to Dehradun via Mussoorie
End here our service

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 Dodital Trek

  1. Harshal Rander

    Had gone for the Dodital trek with Himalayan Hikers. Our experiance from pick up and drop was extremely good. We were provided with good guidence and outstanding food.

  2. Monika Sah

    I have done three treks with Himalayan hikers and it is always a fantastic and great experience. We have done Yamunotri, Gaumukh and Dodital with the team and will recommend and travel with H.H in future as well. I am glad that I travelled with the team to the most amazing places in Himalayas and the services and efficiency of the staff made the experience even more awesome. All the treks were well organized and the staff is efficient in whatever job they handle. Kuldeep our team leader is very efficient and always helpful and well informed about the area and its culture.
    The food was great the cook work very hard to prepare on time.

    1. We are so glad we did it and want to thank Kuldeep and staff for their excellent service and care.

    2. They got us safely back during June 2013 flashflood disaster. Well informed and trained team members. Very friendly and welcoming.

    3. We enthusiastically recommend .Himalayan hikers team in local Uttarakhand

  3. Ramesh Malapally

    We did the Dodital trek from Uttarkashi. Our guide, Pramod, was excellent and caring. The arrangements were superb. Food was good. The organizer, Mr. Kuldeep, was professional in approach and met all our needs. Will do further treks with Himalayan hikers.

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