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Dodital Trek

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 12 people
Destination(s): India  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking   Ecotourism  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 799 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 999 US Dollar (USD)

This is a classic trek that begins in the beautiful Bhagirathi river valley, a major tributary of the Ganges. From the valley the trek takes us to the beautiful wilderness area of Dodital Lake and the surrounding Alpine meadows. We continue past the lake over the Darwa Pass (4150 m) to the Yamuna River watershed. Traditionally, this route is mainly used by the Gujjars (nomadic herdsmen) who graze their buffalo on the high meadows every summer. It is also frequented by Sadhus (Hindu pilgrims) on their way to the sacred shrine at Gangotri, the source of the Ganges. This trip reaches an altitude of 4150 m. On arrival to India you will be met at the international airport. Depending on your itinerary you will be transferred to the train station, or hotel.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in India

You will be meet at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Spend the afternoon and evening relaxing in your hotel room or taking in the sights of Delhi. Overnight Hotel.

Day 2: Delhi to Camp Kuflon (1550 m): 12hrs

After breakfast transfer to the station to board the train to Dehradun leaving Delhi at 6:55 a.m. Arrive into Dehradun and transfer to Camp Kuflon. Located on the banks of the Bhagirathi river, it is a beautiful fixed camp and a great fishing spot. Overnight Camp.

Day 3: Camp Kuflon to Bevra (2400 m): 4/5 hrs

After breakfast depart for Bevra. The walk is eight km over about five hours following the Assiganga stream. We pass through Agoda Village to camp at Bevra. A dip in the stream in Bevra is the best way to wash out the first day’s body aches.

Day 4: Bevra to Dodital (3310 m): 6/7 hrs

Early morning breakfast. Commence trek to Dodital, a 16 km gradual walk. Dodital is a fresh-water lake set amidst thick jungle, containing brown trout and many other species of fish. Rhododendron and Oak trees are dotted along the trail with occasional Seabuck thorn bushes. There is no habitation beyond Bevra except for the shepherd shelter in Majhi.

Day 5: Dodital to Darwa Pass (4150 m) to Kanasar (3900 m): 4/5 hrs

The day starts with an uphill climb breaking into thick birch forests before opening into the high meadows. The pass at 4150 m offers a spectacular view of the snow capped Bandarpunch Range. We proceed to camp at Kanasar (3900 m) which is just below the Darwa Pass. Overnight Camp.

Day 6: Kanasar to Kandoli (2800 m): 6/7 hrs

A long traverse in the meadow below the pass with impressive views of the Banderpunch peaks brings one to the beautiful grazing ground of Seema. After lunch we begin our descent through the forest to the campsite at Kandoli. Overnight Camp.

Day 7: Kandoli to Hunumanchatti (2400 m) to Delhi

Trek two hours to reach the road-head at Hanumanchatti. Drive six hours to Dehradun to board the overnight Mussoorie Express to Delhi. We travel by A/C sleeper train, the most comfortable way to travel overland in India. Overnight on board.

Day 8: Arrival Delhi. Early morning arrival (6:00 a.m.) into Delhi. Upon arrival to Delhi transfer from the train station international airport in time for your flight home. Trip ends.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

About This Supplier
Location: Ireland
Joined InfoHub: May 2008

M18129 is a tailor made adventure travel company specializing in the Indian Himalayas. We can tailor trips for small groups throughout the year. We offer trekking holidays from 5 to 16 days and multi-day rafting and kayaking river expeditions from 8 to 13 days. We also offer great wildlife trips as well as organizing...

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