Dodital Trek

Departure Date

01th of every month

Duration

5D/ 4N

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Maximum Seats

15

Why This Trek?

Dodital Trek – An ideal beginners trek in the Garhwal Himalayas. The trek includes camping alongside the beautiful Dodital ( Dodi Lake) before traversing the Darwa Pass. The pass affords impressive views of the mighty Bandarpunch(link) and the snowy ridges of the Dhaula Dhar as well as the forested ridges and meadows leading down to  Hanuman Chatti a famous pilgrim town. There are interesting side trips, including a foray to Yamunotri and the the Bandarpunch Base Camp from this trek.

  • DIFFICULTY : Easy – Moderate.

  • MAX AlLTITUDE : 9921 Feet.

  •  BASE CAMP : Dayara Bugyal.

  • DURATION : 5 Days 4 nights.

  • BEST SEASON : Pre & Post Monsoon.

TREK FEE PER PERSON

Rs. 8200

Dodital Trek Cost: Rs 8200 + 9% Service Tax

 

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Dodital is situated at an elevation of 3050 metres surrounded by oak woods, pine, and rhodendron forests. The lake is home to the famous Himalayan Golden Mahseer fish.

Dodital Trek Map

Destinations Covered in the Dodital Trek : .Uttarkashi,- Shangam Chatti – Agoda – Dodital – Darwa Top

What’s Included :

  • Accommodation during Trek (Camping)
  • Meals while on trek (1st Day Lunch – 5th Breakfast)
  • All Fees and Permits for Indians.
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced Guide and support staff.
  • Surface Transfer from Uttarkashi – Uttarkashi

What’s Excluded :

  • Any meal during transit.
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag.
  • Cost escalation due to natural reason.

 

More Information On Uttarkashi:

Here’s a short Dodital Trek Itinerary :

Day 1: Arrival At Uttarkashi. Trek from Sangamchatti to Bhevra (Bebra)
Day 2: Trekking from Bhevra (Bebra) to Dodital Lake
Day 3: Day excursion from Dodital Lake to Darwa Pass top and return.
Day 4: Trek from Dodital Lake to Bhevra.
Day 5: Trek from Bhevra (Bebra) to road head and drive back to Uttarkashi or Haridwar

Detailed Dodital Trek Itinerary

Day1: Arrive at Uttarkashi. Trek from Sangamchatti to Bhevra (Bebra)

The very first day we will meet at Uttarkashi in the morning and leave for our journey to Sangamchatti. Today’s journey from Uttarkashi to Sangamchatti  is about 16 kms long and will take us around 2 hours. In Sangamchatti you can roam around the village play with the cattle, check out the Hydro Powered atta chakki , spot the birds with our guide. The initial trek to Bevra is a gradual ascent through villages and paddy fields. Initially you will meet lot of villagers on the trail as this Dodital trek goes through various villages like Bhevra, Aghoda (Agoda) etc.  The Villagers we come across are extremely helpful and you can greet and talk to them  but avoid giving the children chocolates or toffees. On reaching Bhevra we will camp for the night  on a lovely campsite surrounded by oak trees.There is a lovely stream next to the campsite where you can take a dip to refresh yourself.

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Beutiful Dodital Lake

Day 2: Trekking from Bhevra (Bebra) to Dodital Lake

After a few stretching exercises and a Yoga session have a sumptuous breakfast and get ready. After breakfast your  trek leader will brief you about today’s trek schedule. Today will trek for around 16 kms to Dodital Lake which should take us around 7 hours. The trek from Bhevra (Bebra) to Dodital is easy and there is a well laid path through Rhodendron, Pine and Oak trees. We will stop for our packed lunch at Manjhi a beautiful campsite.A few shops are open on this route to Dodital during the peak season of June. A further 2 hour trek from Manjhi will take us to our destination, the scenic lake called Dodital which is famous for its beauty and The Himalayan Trout fish. Dodital is a sacred lake and as per Hindu mythology this is the place where Lord Ganesh was born.The other name of this lake is Dhundital meaning Ganeshji’s Lake. Please note that fishing is not allowed in this lake but you can take a round of Dodital Lake and enjoy feeding the Himalayan trout fish.

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Day 3: Day excursion from Dodital Lake to Darwa Pass top and return

On Day 4  we will go trekking to Darwa Pass top(4150m) and have a packed breakfast on the way.We will trek to Darwa Pass with daypacks containing our packed lunch, a water bottle and Jackets. Darwa Pass top is around 5kms and takes around 3 hours to reach. Darwa pass trek starts beside the stream which feed’s Dodital lake. After few hours the route bifurcates into two, the left one leads to Darwa Pass top and the other one leads to basecamp of Bandarpunch Peak (Monkey’s Tail). From the Darwa Pass top one can get a breath-taking view of the Bandarpunch and Swargarohini ranges. After spending quality time at the Darwa Pass top absorbing the almost 360 degree view of Himalayan ranges we trek down and reach Dodital Lake where a scrumptious hot lunch awaits us.

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Day 4: Trek from Dodital Lake to Bhevra

After having breakfast we trek downhill through the same route to Bhevra (Bebra) which takes around 6 hours. Enjoy the scrumptious dinner and savour local delicacies like Jhangora Ki Kheer or Gahat Rasmi Badi (Kofta).

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Day 5: Trek from Bhevra (Bebra) to road head and drive back to Uttarkashi or Haridwar 

On our last day after breakfast we get ready for a small downhill trek and drive back to Uttarkashi which will take us around 2 hours. Our adventure ends here with a collection of beautiful memories to keep you company.

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Fitness Required for Dodital Trek
At high altitude as the air gets thinner oxygen becomes less abundant.The percentage saturation of hemoglobin with oxygen determines the content of oxygen in our blood. After the human body reaches around 2,100 m (7,000 feet) above sea level, the level of  oxygen in our hemoglobin begins to plummet. However, the human body has both short-term and long-term adaptations to altitude that allow it to partially compensate for the lack of oxygen.The Dodital Trek is an easy trek suitable for first time trekker with basic fitnessTrekking Experience: Ideal trek for a beginner.Fitness Required: The Dodital Trek falls in the category of easy treks. The trail is fairly laid out path and has very few steep ascends or descends. Water is available through out the trail. But still if you are thinking of your first big Himalayan trekking experience its better to be prepared. Here is the training schedule to prepare for the trek.

Our treks are generally planned in a way that on an average you have to cover around 9 Kms in 6 hours although there may be slight variation depending on the terrain. This works out to roughly 1.5km per hour which is equivalent to walking in the plains at 6km per hour.

You can train yourself to run 3 kms in 30 minutes as per the schedule given below. Remember always start your training program with stretching and warm up exercises.

Follow this training schedule for trekking fitness required.
Week 1: Start with 10 minute of brisk walk and then jog for 10 minutes and finally 10minutes of easy walk.
Week 2: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 3: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 4: 5 minutes of brisk walk and jog for 25 min and cool down your body

Things to get for Dodital Trek

Poncho, Rain Coat or Umbrella any one is must
Backpack (Min 55 Ltrs)
Floaters or Sandals
Trekking Shoes
2 Pairs of Quick Dry Tees and Track Pants
3 Pair of Socks
2 pairs of woolen socks
2 Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket
One down feather Jacket
Sun Cap
One Scarf
Light towel
Lip Balm
Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+)
Water Bottle 1 Lt
Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
Personal Toilet Kit and toilet paper
Personal Medicine Kit
Dark Sunglasses
Gloves
Trekking Pole
CAMERA with huge memory card and fully charged with extra batteries !

Haridwar
Haridwar is the base location for our Dodital Trek. Our meeting point in Haridwar is railway station. We will pick you up at 6:00 AM in the morning and start the drive to Uttarkashi. The entire drive from Haridwar to Uttarkashi takes around 8 Hours.

Reaching Haridwar by Flights
Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Haridwar and is situated 36 Kms from Haridwar. Taxis are easily available from Jolly Grant Airport to Haridwar.

Reaching by train
Haridwar is well connected by railway network with major destinations of India because it’s a major pilgrim centre.

Following is the list of useful trains to reach Haridwar from Delhi:
12017  DEHRADUN SHTBDI
19565  UTTARANCHAL EXPRESS
22659  DEHRADUN EXPRESS
14309  UJJAINI EXPRESS
14317  IND DDN EXPRESS
12055  DDN JANSHTBDI
12687  DEHRADUN EXPRESS
14041  MUSSOORIE EXPRESS
12205  NANDA DEVI EXPRESS

For exact timings & Schedule of trains please check the Indian Railway official site.

Reaching Haridwar by Road (Bus)
Haridwar is well connected with comfortable Volvo buses run by government and private operators. You can catch luxury and normal buses to Haridwar which are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate.

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Here’s a short itinerary of Dodital Trek:

Day 1: Arrival at Uttarkashi.Trekking from Sangamchatti to Bhevra (Bebra)
Day 2: Trekking from Bhevra (Bebra) to Dodital Lake
Day 3: Day excursion from Dodital Lake to Darwa Pass top and return.
Day 4: Trek from Dodital Lake to Bhevra.
Day 5: Trek from Bhevra (Bebra) to road head and drive back to Uttarkashi

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  • Amir Khan
    March 6, 2017

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