Dodital Trek

CHOPTA-DEORIATAL TREK


30°29′22″N 79°12′55″E

GRADE                                  Moderate
SEASON                                 All
LOCATION                             Uttarakhand

AREA                                      Uttarkashi

Who want to cut OFF their PHONES; SOCIAL MEDIA; NEWS CHANNELS; TAKE A BREAK from RAT RACE... and Head for the mountains.




HIGHLIGHTS:

Dodital is known as Dhundi Raj which means the birth place of lord Ganesha more than that its has amazing scenery as you enter in Assi Ganga valley and it has a huge high altitude lake full of the fishes called Brown Trout which has been brought up from Scotland in 1862 by Britishers.
Darwa top makes it even prettier.




Part 1 (Oct 12th to 13th) - OPTIONAL (1N1D)
Part 2 (Oct 13th to Oct 18th) - CORE TRIP (5N6D)
Part 3 (Oct 18th to Oct 19th) - OPTIONAL (1N1D)


Trip Part 1 (Oct 12th)

Oct 12th, 2019 - Transfer to Hotel in Rishikesh and Evening Walk on the Ghat; Ganga Aarti

Guidance / assistance will be given for transfers from Airport / Bus Stand / Rly Station to Hotel


Overnight Stay at Rishikesh



Trip Part 2 (Starts - Oct 13th, 2019).

Pick up at Sangamchatti (roadhead) or Uttarkashi.


Oct 13th Day 1- Rishikesh to Uttarkashi (1550m) 6hrs drive..


chance for optional Rafting in the morning...

Transfer to Uttarkashi in the valley of the Assi Ganga.(6-7 hr drive) Overnight Camping.

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Oct 14th Day 2- Uttarkashi to Agora/Bevra 5/7km.


Camp to Bevra (2400m) 4-5 hrs
Depart for Bevra – the walk is 8 kms (4-5 hrs) along the Assiganga stream. Bevra is a camping spot 1.5 kms ahead of Agoda village. A dip in the stream in Bevra is the best way to wash out the first day body aches.

Overnight Camping


Oct 15th Day 3-Agora/Bevra to Dodital 16/14km (3050)mtrs to (3310m) 6-7 hrs


Early morning breakfast. Commence trek to Dodital, 16 kms (6-7 hrs)  The walk is gradual. The Rhododendron and Oak trees mainly dot the trek with occasional Seabuck thorn bushes. There is no habitation beyond Bevra except for the Shepherd shelter in Majhi. Dodital at 10,000 ft is a fresh water lake amidst thick jungle. The brown trout in the lake adds to the beauty.


Oct 16th Day 4-Dodital to Darwa pass/top 6/8km; 4-5 hrs (4150) mtrs and back to Dodital for lunch.


Start very early in the morning with packed breakfasts for Darwa Pass. The walk to Darwa top is 5 kms (2-3 hrs). It is a pass at a height of 4150m. The entire walk is an uphill climb. It starts with the climb along the feeder to dodital breaking into a thick birch forest opening into the high meadows. A perfect setting for Himalayan wild flowers, Darwa top offers an amphi-theatre view of the Bandarpunch and Swargarohini range of peaks. Absorb the breathtaking views and start the downhill walk to reach the campsite for the hot lunch. One can also spend this day sipping tea, catching up with the local tales, walking around the lake sighting birds or just observing the clear waters of the lake with the trouts making the occasional appearances.


Oct 17th Day-5 Dodital to Bevra 14km.


Trek Dodital to camp  (1550m) 6-7 hrs

Carry on the downhill trek which at times is very steep to reach Uttarkashi (6-8 hrs). On reaching cleanse yourself with a hot water bath or take a dip in the nearby natural water pool. Dinner followed by bonfire.

Oct 18th Day 6- Bevra to Uttarkashi, 7km trek and 15km drive from Sangamchatti.


note: And one also can go to Hanumanchatti (Yamunotri) from Dodital via Darwa pass in the same time period.

Part 3: of Trip 

Oct 18th - Overnight Stay at Rishikesh 

Oct 19th - Travel towards Delhi / Dehradun for flight / Train....







Morning : Variety of Eggs / One Veg Dish / + Bread Butter Jam Dosa Variety + Corn flakes + Tea Coffee Milk Bournvita
Lunch : Indian roti/parantha + 01 Veggie sabzi + 01 Farsan ( baked or steam)  + 01 choice of Dal + jeera rice /pullav + papad + Salads + Sweet Dish
Dinner : Soup + Khhichadi kaadhi or Paratha bhaji + One Non veg dish + Hot Dessert
All meals served Hot:
During treks: Hydration with chocolates/tetra pack juices/Tang/lemon juice/Rohafzaa / fruits like banana /apple / orange similar
Portrage through out the trip for all guest gear upto 10 kilos each in Back pack or Duffle bag only
Crew Field Staff (professionals working in High Altitude )  + Guides + Experienced Offsite Facilitator who is experienced in Offsite; Adventure Events.
Extras
Tax will be applicable as extra.
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Checklist for things to carry:

·          Woolen cap
·          Peak cap
·          Thermal underwear
·          Warm sweater/ Woolen trousers / Thick track pants for Trekking
·          Woolen socks
·          Rain gear (Jacket, trousers/ Parkha)
·          Warm jacket
·          Woolen gloves
·          Torch
·          T – shirts/ shorts for rafting
·          Sun block lotion
·          Chap-stic (lip salve)
·          Good hiking shoes with ankle support
·          Floaters for rafting
·          Camera & films
·          One pair sport shoes for camp
·          One duffel bag for personal item ( To be carried by horse / pony)
·         One knapsack for item of daily use ( To be carried by you.
·         Personal sleeping bag (Recommended) 




More about Dodital Trek


Dodital, the lake with a lot of mythological history is a very happening trekking destination at the present age. Dodital is the birth place of Lord Ganesha and is said to have witnessed the beheading of the deity by Lord Shiva. Surrounded by lush greenery with crystal clear water makes this place as an ultimate destination for the travelers and sightseers. At an elevation of 3307 meters above mean sea level, in the north of Uttarakashi is a precise trekking destination and also holds potential for other adventure sports.
The lake is famous for its Himalayan trout, the exoticness rendered by surrounding forest and tranquility provided by the calm waters of the lake. This is an imposing destination with impeccable beauty and many a facts that are a lot adorable.
Dodital provides a lot of opportunity to travelers to hang around in the Asi Ganga valley. There are subsidiary treks transporting one from Asi Ganga valley to Bhagirathi Ganga valley and to the Yamuna valley and vice versa.
Apart from a display of natural beauty there is an array of diversity in culture and heritage for which India is known for ages. The array of culture can be seen by travelers during their voyage through remote Himalayan settelements.

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