Trek Details

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Dodital Trek

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.

Dodital during June

The Dodital Trek is a bird watchers paradise. Throughout the trek birds like the Himalayan Whistling Thrush, Himalayan Tree Pie, Himalayan Babbler, Bush Robin, Pink Finch, Brown Fronted Woodpecker, Grey Tit, Munia, Common Chiffchaff, Red-Billed Blue Magpie, Grey Shrike, Tailor Bird, Himalayan Monal (Impeyan Pheasant) are commonly seen.

Himalayan-Monal-on-Dodital-Trek

A Himalayan Monal on Dodital Trek

Dodital Trek Cost: Rs 7850 (Ex Uttarakashi) 

What’s Included:-

  • Accommodation during Trek (Camping)
  • Meals while on trek (Veg)
  • Permits
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced Guide and support staff.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Reach Uttarakashi and overnight stay in Uttarkashi
Day 2 Trekking from Sangamchatti to Bhevra (Bebra)
Day 3 Trekking from Bhevra (Bebra) to Dodital Lake
Day 4 Day excursion from Dodital Lake to Darwa Pass top and return
Day 5 Trek from Dodital Lake to Bhevra
Day 6 Trek from Bhevra (Bebra) to road head and drive back to Uttarkashi or Haridwar   

Dodital Trek Dates for 2015 :

Dodital Trek in April

13rd April to 18th April 2015 (open)

Dodital Trek in May 

4th May to 9th May 2015 (Close)

23rd – 28th May 2015 (Open)

Dodital Trek in November

7th – 12th November 2015

14th – 19th November 2015

21st – 26th November 2015

28th – 3rd December 2015

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

The very first day we will meet at the Haridwar railway station at 6:00 in the morning for our journey through the Shivalik Himalayas. Today’s journey from Haridwar to Sangamchatti  is about 175 kms long and will take us  around 7 hours. Enroute we will stop for breakfast and freshen up. In Sangamchatti we will stay in an authentic Garhwali village. You can roam around the village play with the cattle, check out the Hydro Powered atta chakki , spot the birds with our guide.

Day 2

After a few stretching exercises and a Yoga session have a sumptuous breakfast and get ready to trek to our campsite in a village called Bhevra. The initial trek is a gradual ascent through villages and paddy fields. Initially you will meet lot of villagers on the trail as this Dodital trek goes through various villages like Bhevra, Aghoda (Agoda) etc.  The Villagers we come across are extremely helpful and you can greet and talk to them  but avoid giving the children chocolates or toffees. On reaching Bhevra we will camp for the night  on a lovely campsite surrounded by oak trees.There is a lovely stream next to the campsite where you can take a dip to refresh yourself.

Board-on-Dodital-Trek

Board on Dodital Trek

 Distance Board at Bhevra

Day 3

We will follow the same routine of morning exercise, breakfast as we did yesterday After breakfast your  trek leader will brief you about today’s trek schedule. Today will trek for around 16 kms to Dodital Lake which should take us around 7 hours. The trek from Bhevra (Bebra) to Dodital is easy and there is a well laid path through Rhodendron, Pine and Oak trees. We will stop for our packed lunch at Manjhi a beautiful campsite.A few shops are open on this route to Dodital during the peak season of June. A further 2 hour trek from Manjhi will take us to our destination, the scenic lake called Dodital which is famous for its beauty and The Himalayan Trout fish. Dodital is a sacred lake and as per Hindu mythology this is the place where Lord Ganesh was born.The other name of this lake is Dhundital meaning Ganeshji’s Lake. Please note that fishing is not allowed in this lake but you can take a round of Dodital Lake and enjoy feeding the Himalayan trout fish.

Day 4

Dodital-during-summers

On Day 4  we will go trekking to Darwa Pass top(4150m) and have a packed breakfast on the way.We will trek to Darwa Pass with daypacks containing our packed lunch, a water bottle and Jackets. Darwa Pass top is around 5kms and takes around 3 hours to reach. Darwa pass trek starts beside the stream which feed’s Dodital lake. After few hours the route bifurcates into two, the left one leads to Darwa Pass top and the other one leads to basecamp of Bandarpunch Peak (Monkey’s Tail). From the Darwa Pass top one can get a breath-taking view of the Bandarpunch and Swargarohini ranges. After spending quality time at the Darwa Pass top absorbing the almost 360 degree view of Himalayan ranges we trek down and reach Dodital Lake where a scrumptious hot lunch awaits us.

Day 5

After having breakfast we trek downhill through the same route to Bhevra (Bebra) which takes around 6 hours. Enjoy the scrumptious dinner and savour local delicacies like Jhangora Ki Kheer or Gahat Rasmi Badi (Kofta).

Day 6

On our last day after breakfast we get ready for a small downhill trek and drive back to Haridwar which will take us around 7 hours. Reach Haridwar by late evening and take part in Ganga Aarti at Har ki Pauri and after that catch your train/bus to your destination. Our adventure ends here with a collection of beautiful memories to keep you company.

Book-trek

Book trek

Other Treks with Dodital

Dodital Lake & Dayara Bugyal Trek

Sunset-at-Barnala

Sunset at Barnala

  • Day 1 Haridwar to Barsu
  • Day 2  Barsu to Barnala
  • Day 3 Barnal to Dayara Bugayal
  • Day 4 Dayara Bugyal to Lambidhar
  • Day 5 Lambidhar to Dodital Lake
  • Day 6 Dodital Lake to Darwa Pass Top & return
  • Day 7 Dodital Lake to Bhevr (Bebra)
  • Day 8 Bhevra (Bebra) to Haridwar

Dodital Lake & Hanumanchatti Trek

  • Day 1 Haridwar to Sangamchatti
  • Day 2  Sangamchatti to Bhevra (Bebra)
  • Day 3 Bhevra (Bebra) to Dodital Lake
  • Day 4 Dodital – Day at leisure to explore and birding
  • Day 5 Dodital Lake to Seema Camp via Darwa Pass
  • Day 6 Seema Camp to Hanumanchatti
  • Day 7 Hanumanchatti to Haridwar

Dodital Lake & Gidara Bugyal Trek  

  • Day 1 Haridwar to Sangamchatti
  • Day 2  Sangamchatti to Bhevra (Bebra)
  • Day 3 Bhevra (Bebra) to Dodital Lake
  • Day 4 Dodital – Day at leisure to explore and birding
  • Day 5 Dodital Lake to Bingad Camp via Darwa Pass
  • Day 6 Bingad to Bamsarukhal Base
  • Day 7 Bamsarukhal Base- Gidara Bugyal via Bamsarukhal Pass
  • Day 8 Gidara Bugyal to Dayara Bugyal
  • Day 9 Dayara Bugyal to Gohi
  • Day 10 Gohi to Raithal and then drive to Haridwar