Dehradun To Sangam Chatti
We will all assemble at a convenient point in Dehradun early in the morning and from here start with the beautiful drive toward Uttarkashi and further on to Sangam Chati, which will take 30 minutes from Uttarkashi. This is a pleasant drive and we will stop a couple of times to take short breaks/lunch. We will reach Sangam Chatti by early evening and set up a camp. Sangam chatti is a small village market place and the starting point of our trek. In the evening GIO trek leader will brief the whole team on what to expect during the trek and how to keep safe all along. Overnight stay in tents.
Sangam Chatti To Bhebra
After a sumptuous breakfast and with lots of excitement we set out on this exciting trail. The initial climb for the day is steep to the settlement at Agoda. From here the trail is gradual up to Bhebra, which is marked with couple of tea shacks and lodges. We camp at a beautiful campsite above the rivulet. It’s a good warm up hike for the days to come. We will start getting snow from here on. Overnight in the tents.
Bhebra To Dodital
After breafkfast we set out on the trail which ascends gradually from Bhebra through a mix forest high above the Asi Ganga before entering a side valley leading to Dodital. There is a substantial Gujar settlement at Majhi (3150 m), about 5 kms before Dodital. We take a pit stop here and enjoy our packed lunch. From Majhi the hike is through rhododendron, oak, pine and bamboo forest. Also we will start getting lots of snow in this section which will make walking difficult but exciting. Late afternoon we will arrive at the beautiful lake. Tired bones and bodies will get rejuvenated by the serene beauty of this place. We will set campsite by the lake and soak in the natural beauty. Overnight in tents.
Dodital To Darwa Pass
Today group members will have the choice of either staying back at Dodital and exploring the lakeside areas or going on the climb to Darwa pass. For Darwa pass we will start early as the climb to the summit is going to take some time and effort. The initial climb from Dodital is pleasant through meadows currently under snow and lined up with rhododendron trees. The climb towards the end is steep but not very long. Once at the top one is rewarded with a magnificent view of the majestic Himalayas. The range of peaks stretch beyond Gangotri as far as Nanda Devi. To the north, the Bandarpunch peak dominates the upper part of the valley. To the North-West, Swargarohini I (6252 m) rises above the Har-ki-Dun valley. We will spend some time at the top and take pictures before retracing our steps towards Dodital. Get back to the camp and celebrate the successful summit of the pass with hot masala tea and some crispy pakodas. Overnight stay in the tents.
Dodital To Camp Kuflon
Trek Dodital to camp Kuflon (1550m) 6-7 hrs Carry on the downhill trek which at times is very steep to reach Kuflon Basics (6-8 hrs). On reaching Kuflon cleanse yourself with a hot water bath or take a dip in the nearby natural water pool. Dinner followed by bonfire and mountain stories.
Bhebra To Dehradun
After breakfast we will trek for about 2 hours to reach Sangam chatti. It’s a beautiful walk through the village of Agoda. On arrival we board our vehicle and drive down to Dehradun. We will reach Dehradun by about 6 p.m. The trip end here.