Dodital Trek - 8 Days
Dodital is situated at the altitude of 3,307m. It is surrounded by a dense forest of oak, pine, deodar and rhododendrons. The crystal clear lake is home to rare species of fish and the Himalayan Golden Trout. It offers a lovely trek through the green fields and villages marked by mule tracks as you climb further into the thick forest to reach the lake. Dodital also has a prominent place in Hinduism. It is believed to be the birth place of Lord Ganesha (Elephant headed Hindu god) and the place is also said to have witnessed the beheading of the deity by Lord Shiva.
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• A lovely trek taking you through green fields and villages marked by mule tracks as you climb into the thick forest to reach the beautiful Lake of Dodital at 3,307m
Small Group Exploration – normally no more than 2-5 people.
|Trip Length:||8 Day(s) 7 Night(s)|
|Tour Departure Dates:||Every day|
May to September
|Type of Transportation:||Car,Train/ Bus,Trekking|
|Type of Accommodation:||Budget class hotel in standard room with private bathroom and camping in tents|
Child age: No special child rate, adult rate applicable for children aged 12 and above.
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Accommodation: Accommodation in budget hotels on Day 01, 02 and 07. Camping on rest of the days.
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• Visas, travel insurance (compulsory)
- Locations Visited:
- Delhi, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Uttarkashi, Sangam Chatti, Bevra, Dodital, Agoda
- Start City:
- End City:
Day 1: Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh
Early morning board the train to Haridwar. Arrive in Haridwar, where you will meet our driver to drive you to Rishikesh and drop to the hotel. Later, you will visit Lakshuman Jhula, a swing bridge, where you can cross over and take a walk through the lovely forest to arrive at Ram Jhula – the cross over point to the Right Bank. Later, time permitting, watch the religious ceremony at the Triveni ‘ghat’ (riverbank). Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Rishikesh - Uttarkashi
Today, you will take a shared cab to Uttarkashi, Upon arrival check in to your hotel. After lunch, you will visit the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM), one of the premier Institutes of India that imparts training in mountain climbing etc. Evening free to walk around the local market. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Uttarkashi - Sangam Chatti - Bevra
(Average trekking time: 4 - 5 hours) You have an early morning drive to Sangam Chatti (45 min; 1,350m), the starting point of your trek. The trail ascends through the deciduous to semi-tropical forest. Along the way you will cross the village of Agoda (2,250m). Bevra (2,500m) is a beautiful campsite with a stream nearby – a perfect place for a night’s stop! (L, D)
Day 4: Bevra - Dodital
(Average trekking time: 5 hours) After breakfast, you will follow the trail as it ascends through the forest to Majhi (3,150m), a nomadic settlement. There are beautiful views of the Bandar Poonch Mountain from Majhi. From here it’s a pleasant walk through rhododendron, oak, pine and bamboo forest around the hillside to arrive at the beautiful lake of Dodital (3,310m). (B,L,D)
Day 5: Dodital
The day is at your leisure today for enjoy the beauty and serenity of the lake. For anyone seeking a physical challenge, a climb atop the Darwa pass is very rewarding. You can see the magnificent Peaks of Bandar Poonch and Swargarohini. (B,L,D)
Day 6: Dodital - Agoda
Today after breakfast you make the return trek to the village of Agoda (Trek: 5 – 6 hours). (B,L,D)
Day 7: Agoda - Sangam Chatti - Uttarkashi
After breakfast you will have an easy walk to Sangam chatti (trek: 3 – 4 hours), where you board the shared cab/bus to Uttarkashi (Drive: 45 minutes). Over night in hotel (B)
Day 8: Uttarkashi - Rishikesh
After breakfast, drive to Rishikesh (drive: 4 hours). The 08 days trip ends here. From Rishikesh, you may carry on to Delhi by train/bus or spend a few days on your own in Rishikesh or join our 4 days rafting trip.
Key: B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner
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