Trekking at Dodital, Uttarakhand

Ravers Expeditions
  • 6 days
    (Duration)
  • Easy
    (Difficulty)
  • 4.9
    (Rating)
  • Hilly
    (Terrain)

Dodital, the lake with a lot of mythological history is a very happening trekking destination at the present age.



Description

Region : Garhwal Himalayas

Altitude : 3307 mts / 10847 ft

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. 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.


Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Rishikesh - Sangamchatti Arrival at Rishikesh and then transfer to Sangamchatti via Uttarkashi. The drive takes you through the picturesque Garhwal Mountains along with the holy Ganges. Overnight stay at guest house/tent.

  • Day 2

    Sangamchatti –In the morning after breakfast trek to Manjhi via Agoda Village. Upon arrival at Manjhi set out camp for overnight stay. Dinner and overnight stay in tents. Agoda (2250 mts/7380 ft) – Manjhi (16 kms/6-7 hrs)

  • Day 3

    Manjhi – Dodital (3307 10847 ft) (6 Kms/ 3 – 4 hrs) A gradual zigzag trek through beautiful landscape of thick forests and steep cliffs brings you the mysterious Dodital. Dinner and overnight stay in the tent.

  • Day 4

    Dodital (3307 mts/10847 ft) Day free to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the Lake and surrounding dense forest. The scenic beauty of Dodital can compel any nature lover to camp here for days together, the lake, the surrounding pine forest, the towering Darwa Bugyal on one side and the valley on the other is serene and enticing. The parikrama around the lake is of 1.5 kms. A few streams coming from Darwa Bugyal feed the lake. Dinner and overnight stay in the camp.

  • Day 5

    Dodital – Agoda (2250 mts/7380 ft) (17 kms/4-5 hrs) After breakfast we will trek down till Agoda. It is a 17 Kms Trek. Overnight in camps at Agoda.

  • Day 6

    Agoda – Rishikesh (6 kms trek + 140 kms Drive) Morning after breakfast trek down to Sangamchatti and from here drive down to Rishikesh. On arrival at Haridwar transfer to Railway station to catch night train for Delhi.


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