06 nights / 07 days
Jan - June & Sept - Dec
4150 mts/13612 ft
Highlighting elevated grassland that is bedded with snow during the winters, gurgling streams, dense alpine forest and rich variety of flowers, the Dodital Trek is one of the picturesque treks in the Garhwal Himalayan region. The trek originates from the Bhagirathi valley, which is nestled at an altitude of 1,350 meters, and passes through the mysterious forest and ascents gently to a lofty height of 4,150 meters, to Darwa Top. Dodital is often dubbed Ganesh-ka-tal and is considered as one of the sacred lakes in the Garhwal Himalayan region as it is believed that it is the birthplace of Lord Ganesha, one of the Hindu deities. Nonetheless, the captivating natural ambiance surrounding the silent lake is ideal for camping overnight. The vicinity provides a lot of opportunity to explore the Asi Ganga valley. There are subsidiary treks transporting one from Asi Ganga valley to Bhagirathi Ganga valley and to the Yamuna valley and vice versa.
The Dodital Trek, which is also one of the winter treks in the Indian Himalayan region starts from Sangamchatti and heads to Agoda village nestled at an altitude of 2,250 meters. The trail passes through the river Asi Ganga and is followed by gentle ascends and descends and passes through a secluded village, Bhebra. From Agoda, a 16 kilometers journey that passes through the beautiful forest of Rhododendron leads to Manjhi, which is tucked at a mighty height. It offers an eco-friendly environment that forms a haven for trekkers to camp overnight. The trek from Manjhi turns towards Dodital, which is approximately 6 kilometers away and is located at a height of 3,307 meters. The sprawling natural beauty, refreshing climate and tranquil water of the freshwater lake make camping here an absolute bliss. Further, a walk of 5 kilometers to Darwa Top that passes through narrow gorges, birch forest, rocky colonies, and involves a series of rivulet takes you to the stunning Bandarpunch peak and Swargarohini range.
The Dodital Trek, which is undertaken all throughout the year, is considered as one of the easy to moderate treks in the Garhwal Himalayan region that is located in Uttarakhand; the duration of the trail is approximately 7 - 8 days. During the winter season much of the trail has to be done over a thick bed of snow that expunged after crossing the village of Agoda.
In the morning take an AC Train/AC Volvo Coach for Haridwar at 06:55 hrs. Arrival at Haridwar by 11:25 hrs. On arrival met our representative and then drive to Uttarkashi. Arrival at Uttarkashi by evening and check in to hotel. Overnight stay in the hotel.
In the morning after breakfast drive to Sangamchatti and from here trek to Manjhi via Agoda Village & Bevra. Upon arrival at Manjhi set out camp for overnight stay. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
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.
Early in the morning trek up to Darwa Top with packed breakfasts. The walk to Darwa top is 5 kms (2-3 hrs). It is a pass at a height of 4150 mts. The entire walk is an uphill climb. It starts with the climb along the feeder to Dodital breaking into a thick birch forest opening into the high meadows. A perfect setting for Himalayan wild flowers, Darwa top offers an amphi-theatre view of the Bandarpunch and Swargarohini range of peaks. Absorb the breathtaking views and start the downhill walk to reach the campsite for the hot lunch. One can also spend this day sipping tea, catching up with the local tales, walking around the lake sighting birds or just observing the clear waters of the lake with the trout making an occasional appearance. After exploring the Darwa Top trek back to Dodital for dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast we will trek down till Agoda. It is a 17 Kms Trek, Overnight in camps at Agoda.
Morning after breakfast Trek down to Sangamchatti 04 Kms Trek, and from Sangamchatti drive down to Rishikesh 140 Km drive. On arrival check in at the hotel. Evening free at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Early in the morning transfer to Haridwar railway station to catch a train for Delhi. Arrival at Delhi by afternoon.