DODITAL TREK

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.

October 13th, 2019 - UTTARKASHI - DODITAL - DARWATOP TREK



30°29′22″N 79°12′55″E

GRADE                                  Moderate
SEASON                                 All
LOCATION                             Uttarakhand

AREA                                      Uttarkashi

SIGNUP WITH ONLY RS.2500/-

Part 0 - (Oct 12th noon to 13th morning) - OPTIONAL (1N1D)
Includes Overnight Stay at Rishikesh with breakfast on 13th morning and 12th evening walking tour of Ganga Aarti at Ghat.

Part 1 (Oct 13th 9:30 am reporting time to Oct 18th transfer to Dehradun) - CORE TRIP (5N6D)

Includes Dehradun to Basecamp transfer all stay 13th night to 18th morning in tents (double sharing) / all meals during treks; guide; permit; and return transfer from Basecamp to Dehradun after the trek on Oct 18th). 

Part 2 (Oct 18th noon to Oct 19th morning) - OPTIONAL (1N1D)
Includes Day trip Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi after Doditral Trek; Overnight stay at Uttarkashi in a hotel on 18th night; post breakfast on Oct 19th transfer from Uttarkashi to Dehradun.

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Trip Part 0 - (Oct 12th) - Saturday

Oct 12th, 2019 Saturday (Day 0)

Report to Hotel at Rishikesh where rooms are booked 

Evening Walk on the Ghat; Ganga Aarti

Overnight Stay at Rishikesh

(Note: I will be reaching Delhi on October 11th evening after 5 pm.

Boarding for Dehradun on October 12th early morning. And will be at Rishikesh by 12th noon)


Trip Part 1 (Starts - Oct 13th, 2019).

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


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

Overnight Stay in Lodge

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Oct 14th (Monday) Day 2- Uttarkashi to Agora/Bevra 5/7km Trek.


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


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.

Overnight Camping

Lodge Stay (Optional at additional cost)


Oct 16th (Wednesday) Day 4 -Dodital to Darwa pass/top 6/8km; 4-6 hrs Trek (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.

Overnight Camping / Lodge Stay


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


Trek Dodital to camp  (1550m) 6-7 hrs Trek

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. (Stay near Bevra)

Overnight Camping 

Oct 18th (Friday) Day 6 

Bevra to Uttarkashi, 7km trek and 15km drive to Sangamchatti and then further to Dehradoon via Uttarkashi


Part 2 (We have not yet worked out budget for Part 2)

Oct 18th (Friday) 


Day Road trip to Gangotri from Uttarkashi and Back


Overnight Stay at Uttarkashi in a Good Hotel



Oct 19th (Saturday) 

After Breakfast transfer to Dehradun 


End of Part 2









Morning : Variety of Eggs (If eggs are allowed as per UK govt policy) / One Veg Dish / + Bread Butter Jam 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.


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 exoticism 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 settlements.

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