• TREK TO DODITAL & DARWA PASS

  • Region - Uttarakhand
  • Base Camp - Agoda
  • Duration 5 Days
  • Altitute 4150M
  • Stay Rooms/Tents
  • Difficulty Moderate+
Detail itinenary

You will start the beautiful drive from Dehradun to Uttarkashi and further on to Agoda. This is a pleasant drive and we will stop a couple of times to take short breaks/lunch. We will get down at Sangam Chatti & from here we will trek to Agoda village where we will be camping for the night. It’s a good warm up hike for the days to come. Overnight stay at Agoda

Wake up to the chirping of birds and enjoy a hot cuppa tea/coffee. After having breakfast, set out on the trail which ascends gradually from Agoda through a mix forest high above the Asi Ganga before entering a side valley leading to Dodital. There is a substantial Gujar settlement at Majhi (3150 m), about 5 kms before Dodital. We take a pit stop here and enjoy our packed lunch. From Manjhi the hike is through rhododendron, oak, pine and bamboo forest. Late afternoon we will arrive at the beautiful lake. Tired bones and bodies will get rejuvenated by the serene beauty of this place. We will set campsite by the lake and soak in the natural beauty. Overnight at Dodital

Today group members will have the choice of either staying back at Dodital and exploring the lakeside areas or going on the climb to Darwa pass. For Darwa pass we will start early as the climb to the summit is going to take some time and effort. The initial climb from Dodital is pleasant through meadows currently under snow and lined up with rhododendron trees. The climb towards the end is steep but not very long. Once at the top one is rewarded with a magnificent view of the majestic Himalayas. The range of peaks stretch beyond Gangotri as far as Nanda Devi. To the north, the Bandarpunch peak dominates the upper part of the valley. To the North-West, Swargarohini I (6252 m) rises above the Har-ki-Dun valley. We will spend some time at the top and take pictures before retracing our steps towards Dodital. Get back to the camp and celebrate the successful summit of the pass with hot masala tea and some crispy pakodas. Overnight at Dodital

Today we trek back towards Agoda village. It’s a relatively easy walk as the trail is mostly downhill. After reaching Agoda, one has an option of hiking to the village & interact with the villagers. Overnight stay at Agoda

After breakfast we will trek for about 2 hours to reach Sangam Chatti. It’s a beautiful walk through the village of Agoda. On arrival your board your vehicle and drive down to Dehradun. We will reach Dehradun by late evening. The trip end here.

ABOUT THE TREK

Dodital is a magnificent alpine lake, surrounded by a thick forest of oak, fir, and rhododendron. The lake is hexagonal in shape and is inhabited by golden trout. Reference to the Dodital lake is there in the Puranas, where it has been described as one of the holy lakes where Goddess use to bathe, the same place where she created Lord Ganesha. Set admits lofty heights and at an elevation of 3200 m, Dodital lake is like a shimmering emerald set in the crest of majestic mountains: mysterious, beckoning and divine. The dense forest of oak, pine, deodar, and rhododendron fringe the lake and the crystal clear waters are full of Himalayan golden trout. Trout was introduced here about a century ago, transforming Dodital into an angler’s paradise.

It is the source to about 80 rivulets which merge to form the Assi Ganga, due to which the valley is also called Assi Ganga valley (Assi means 80 in the local language ). The Assi Ganga meets the Bhagirathi at Gangotri. We would further trek beyond the Dodital lake, across Bakaria khaga pass ( also known as Darwa pass ) near the Darwa top. An extended trip to Darwa pass adds a thrilling challenge/experience which provides one an opportunity of scaling a 4200-meter pass high pass in the winters. There are thumping views of the great Himalayas including giants like Bandarpunch and Swargarohini peaks. This climb though tough in terms of the energies required will provide a tremendous sense of achievement

SKETCH ITINERARY

Day 01: Dehradun – Uttarkashi(900m) - Agoda(1900m) (Drive/ 5.5- 6hrs & Trek/2-3hrs)
Day 02: Agoda (1900m) - Dodital (3200m)(Trek/ 6 -7 Hrs)
Day 03: Dodital (3200m) - Darwa Pass(4150m) - Dodital(3200m) (Trek/ 7hrs)
Day 04: Dodital (3200m) - Agoda(1900m) (Trek/ 5-6 Hrs)
Day 05: Agoda(1900m) - Dehradun (Trek/2 Hrs & Drive 5.5 - 6 Hrs)

Detail itinenary

You will start the beautiful drive from Dehradun to Uttarkashi and further on to Agoda. This is a pleasant drive and we will stop a couple of times to take short breaks/lunch. We will get down at Sangam Chatti & from here we will trek to Agoda village where we will be camping for the night. It’s a good warm up hike for the days to come. Overnight stay at Agoda

Wake up to the chirping of birds and enjoy a hot cuppa tea/coffee. After having breakfast, set out on the trail which ascends gradually from Agoda through a mix forest high above the Asi Ganga before entering a side valley leading to Dodital. There is a substantial Gujar settlement at Majhi (3150 m), about 5 kms before Dodital. We take a pit stop here and enjoy our packed lunch. From Manjhi the hike is through rhododendron, oak, pine and bamboo forest. Late afternoon we will arrive at the beautiful lake. Tired bones and bodies will get rejuvenated by the serene beauty of this place. We will set campsite by the lake and soak in the natural beauty. Overnight at Dodital

Today group members will have the choice of either staying back at Dodital and exploring the lakeside areas or going on the climb to Darwa pass. For Darwa pass we will start early as the climb to the summit is going to take some time and effort. The initial climb from Dodital is pleasant through meadows currently under snow and lined up with rhododendron trees. The climb towards the end is steep but not very long. Once at the top one is rewarded with a magnificent view of the majestic Himalayas. The range of peaks stretch beyond Gangotri as far as Nanda Devi. To the north, the Bandarpunch peak dominates the upper part of the valley. To the North-West, Swargarohini I (6252 m) rises above the Har-ki-Dun valley. We will spend some time at the top and take pictures before retracing our steps towards Dodital. Get back to the camp and celebrate the successful summit of the pass with hot masala tea and some crispy pakodas. Overnight at Dodital

Today we trek back towards Agoda village. It’s a relatively easy walk as the trail is mostly downhill. After reaching Agoda, one has an option of hiking to the village & interact with the villagers. Overnight stay at Agoda

After breakfast we will trek for about 2 hours to reach Sangam Chatti. It’s a beautiful walk through the village of Agoda. On arrival your board your vehicle and drive down to Dehradun. We will reach Dehradun by late evening. The trip end here.

PRICE INCLUSIONS
  • Accommodation: On double sharing basis. In case of odd numbers, the person will share the base hotel/guesthouse/lodge on triple sharing
  • Day 01: Alpine tents in Agoda
  • Day 02: Alpine tents in Dodital
  • Day 03: Alpine tents in Dodital
  • Day 04: Alpine tents in Agoda
  • Meals: We provide simple, hygienic veg meals on all days of the trek
  • Day 1: Dinner
  • Day 2: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: Breakfast
  • Good Quality Camping Arrangements. The following equipment is provided on the trek
  • Good quality of alpine tents
  • Fresh & clean sleeping bags with inner lining/hot water bottle to keep you warm in cold winters
  • Comfortable camping mattresses
  • Camping stools
  • Mess Tent
  • 2 Toilet tents having portable toilet seat (1 for ladies & 1 for gents)
  • Professional guide(s) to ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek. All our guides are professionally trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.
  • Porter / Mule charges for carrying camping equipment & rations
  • Forest entry charges, permits & camping fee for Indian guest only
  • Basic first aid for the group
PRICE EXCLUSIONS
  • Any meals/services not mentioned above
  • Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, roadblocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Insurance
  • GST 5%
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