Dodital Snow Trekking

Dodital Snow Trek

Dodital winter trekking

Garhwal and its peaks, temples, lakes, etc are full of colorful legends from different Hindu mythologies. Dodital Lake is one such place, associated with the Lord Ganesha, thus also referred to as Ganesha Lake. Being an altitude lake, it is automatically understood that the area around the water body must be surrounded by sceneries unlike found around the lakes of plains, more when it is surrounded by snow during winters. The easy-going characteristic of Dodital trekking only enhances the cadence of mountain beauty matching with the rhythm of the footsteps.

The journey gets started from Delhi, even though the trekking begins only from the Sangamchatti which is reached from Haridwar which takes to the next destination- Uttarkashi. After crossing few small villages in the scenic mountain exquisiteness, trekkers are reached to Manjhi which finally leads to Dodital. The lake trekking is accomplished here unless one plans to go Dwara Top and Agoda Village, 5 Km and 17 Km respectively up the trail from Dodital walking on the same snow path. The mountains and their glimpse in the lake is vista one would like to capture in his eyes forever.

In winter, Dodital Lake assumes apparently bijou elegance due to the surrounding snow. Some bridges, pine and oak foliage, grass huts, water points and not to forget, snow will a constant company on the trek.

Get ready an experience at more than 10,000 ft in the month of December to February and for white Nature to welcome you on Dodital trek!

ITINERARY

Delhi - Haridwar - Uttarkashi Sightseeing Day 1   Delhi - Haridwar - Uttarkashi (200 Kms/6 hrs drive Approx)
In the morning take an AC Train for Haridwar at 06:55 hrs. Arrival at Haridwar by 11:25 hrs. On arrival met our representative and then drive to Uttarkashi. Arrival at Uttarkashi by evening and check in to hotel. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 2  Uttarkashi - Sangamchatti - Manjhi (16 kms/6-7 hrs)
In the morning after breakfast drive to Sangamchatti and from here trek to Manjhi via Agoda Village & Bevra. Upon arrival at Manjhi set out camp for overnight stay. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 3   Manjhi - Dodital (3307mts/10847 ft) (6 Kms/ 3 - 4 hrs)
A gradual zigzag trek through beautiful landscape of thick forests and steep cliffs brings you the mysterious Dodital. Dinner and overnight stay in the tent

Dodital - Darwa Top SightseeingDay 4  Dodital - Darwa Top (5 kms/ 3 hrs)
Early in the morning trek up to Darwa Top with packed breakfasts. The walk to Darwa top is 5 kms (2-3 hrs). It is a pass at a height of 4150 mts. 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 trout making an occasional appearance. After exploring the Darwa Top trek back to Dodital for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5   Dodital - Agoda (2250 mts/7380 ft) (17 kms/4-5 hrs)
After breakfast we will trek down till Agoda. It is a 17 Kms Trek, Overnight in camps at Agoda.

Day 6  Agoda - Rishikesh (4 kms trek + 140 kms Drive)
Morning after breakfast Trek down to Sangamchatti 04 Kms Trek, and from Sangamchatti drive down to Rishikesh 140 Km drive. On arrival check in at the hotel. Evening free at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 7   Rishikesh - Haridwar - Delhi
Early in the morning transfer to Haridwar railway station to catch a train for Delhi. Arrival at Delhi by afternoon. Trip & Services Ends Here

Cost Includes
• Train: 3rd AC Train from Delhi to Haridwar & back
• Accommodation: Hotel in Uttarkashi & Rishikesh with bed & breakfast basis. While on the trek accommodation will be provided in tents on double sharing and single basis. Our tents are 4 season dome tents with lots of space for personal luggage. We will be putting up a dining tent and a toilet tent to make your camping comfortable.
• Meals: In Uttarkashi & Rishikesh only breakfast will serve. While on trek all meals will be provided. The meal will be mix of Indian, Chinese and continental.
• Professional and experienced English speaking local trekking guide
• Mules/Porters: For carrying camping equipment like tents, carry mat, camping stool, rations, vegetables and some amount of personal gear of the clients (one bag not weighing more than 15 kgs).
• Transport: Mahindra Max car from Haridwar to Sangamchatti & back to Haridwar.
• Kitchen staff would accompany the group
• Entry fee for the park
• Trekking & Camping Fees
 

Cost does not include
• Air fare
• Enroute meal
• Any charges for carrying still/video cameras etc.
• Alcohol, soft drinks, bottled water, beverages, etc.
• Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
• Any meals/services not mentioned above
• Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
• Travel insurance

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Dodital Snow Trek
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