Damdar Kandi Pass Trek with Bali Pass is one of the most challenging and Difficult trek in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. The track connects the Tons to the Dhumarkandi Pass at an altitude of 5300 meters from the Bhagirathi…
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Damdar Kandi Pass Trek with Bali Pass is one of the most challenging and Difficult trek in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. The track connects the Tons to the Dhumarkandi Pass at an altitude of 5300 meters from the Bhagirathi valley, which is between Swargahramini (6252 m) and Bandarpanch (6320 m). The trek is known for its complex location and unpredictable weather. The pass is said to have been discovered in 1815 by James Bailey Fraser, a foreign national. His collected information suggests that this pass was popular among villagers in ancient times, reaching the remote parts of the Ravine Valley (upper parts of the Tons Valley) as a short cut to cross the Bhagirathi valley. In fact, the same route was used by merchants and invaders for years.
It is a spectacular and scenic spot that takes you towards the Ruinsara Lake before descending 5000 meters of Yamunotri. After this it is an easy soothing descent. On the way, you will find devotees returning from Yamunotri temple to fulfill their prayers. The path of lovely woodlands, wildflower meadows, alpine flowers, avian guests and various river crossings will take you along this route. Stones covered with stones, debris, peacocks and icy stones are visible all the way till reaching Dhumdhar.
If you are looking for a challenging trek in the Himalayas then Damdar Kandi Pass trek with Bali Pass is one of the best options for you. Damdar Kandi Pass can be accessed via Jhala or Via Sankari, Following the Sankari route will pass through Har ki Dun Valley and can see a glimpse of some Himalayan ancient villages like Seema, Osla, Taluka where we can find ancient culture and traditions. Har ki Doon trek is one of the famous trek in Uttarakashi every year thousands of Trekkers visit this valley.
Mostly adventure lovers combine Bali Pass Trek with Damdar Kandi Pass Trek which ends in Yamnotri & Hanumanchati and gets a chance to visit Yamnotri Temple and The Yamuna River.
Region : Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakashi District.
Duration : 13 Night /14 Days
Trek Grade : Challenging & Difficult
Best Time : May last week to Sep last week
Altitude : Dhumdhar Kandi Pass(5300m), Bali pass (4780m)
Nearest Railhead : Dehradun/Haridwar/Rishikesh
Nearest Airport : Jolly Gant, Dehradun.
Rishikesh – Uttarkashi : 180 km : 6-7 Hours
Uttarkashi - Jhala - Drive : 4 Hours
Jhala - Shepherd Camp – 8.5 Km – 3300 Meters - 7 Hours
Shepherd camp - Kyarkoti – 9.5 km kms- 3750 Meters – 8 h.
Kyarkoti - Guntu Nala : 7 Hours
Guntu Nala - Bugyal Camp : 6 hrs trek - 4650 Meters)
Bugyal Camp - Damdar Kandi Base : 5-6 hrs trek
Damdar Kandi Base - Damdar Pass (5490 M) - Kalanag Base Camp 1 : 6 h
Kalanag Base Camp 1 - Kalanag Base Camp : 6 Hours
Kalanag Base Camp - Ruinsara Tal : 5-6 Hours Trek
Ruinsara lake to Odari (4,100 m) : 5 Hours
Odari (4,100 m) to upper Dhamni (4,000 m) via Bali pass (4,900 m) : 13.5 km : 8 Hours
Upper Dhamni to Yamunotri to Janki Chatti (2,400m):15 km : 8h
Janki Chatti to Rishikesh/ Dehradun : 8-9 Hours
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