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Bali Pass Ruinsara Lake Trek - Trek with the thrill of an expedition

Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Many of us dream of a trek with the thrill of an expedition, right? If you want to enjoy this version of the trek then Bali Pass Trek is the right choice for you. Bali Pass Trek will leave you speechless with its mesmerizing landscape with a touch of flora and fauna.

Bali Pass Trek connects Yamunotri with Har Ki Dun Valley and it is located at an altitude of 16240 ft. Bali Pass Trek is a difficult trek so if you are a beginner then this trek is not recommended for you. Bali Pass Trek starts from Taluka village which is 12 km ahead of Sankri village and it is connected by road. This is a crossover trek and it ends at Janki Chatti in Yamonitri Valley.

Bali Pass Trek will offer you its beautiful panoramic views of Kalanag Parvat, Bandarpoonch Peak and Swargarohini Peak. On the way, you will pass through the alpine meadows of Dev Thach and through the dense Ruinsara forest.

The journey of Ruinsara Tal Trek is a scenic journey and this area comes under Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, famous for its wildflowers. On the way, you will pass through the beautiful villages of Gangad, Seema and Osla.

Bali Pass Camping
Bali Pass Camping

So, if you want to push yourself to limits and experience the best of nature, you must do Bali Pass Trek. June to October are the best months to trek Bali Pass. You will pass through challenging terrain, and have to do steep climbs and descents, on the way you will also find exciting pass crossings on the ridge. To do Bali Pass Trek one must be physically fit to undertake this trek successfully.

Bali Pass Camping
Bali Pass Camping

Bali Pass is considered an unexplored destination in the Indian Himalayas and is especially recommended for adventurers who want to pursue offbeat treks.

  • Bali Pass Trek Difficulty Level- Difficult

  • Region- Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand

  • Duration- 8 days

  • Maximum Altitude- 16,240 feet

  • Bali Pass Trek Distance- 64 km

  • End Point- Janki Chatti

  • Start Point- Sankri

  • Best Season- May to June and September to October

  • Temperatures in these months- Plus 25 degrees maximum to -10 degrees minimum

Mobile Network: Jio is available till Mori and Netwar side. (New tower will so be installed in Sankri). Airtel is available till Purola. BSNL is available in Sankri and you will get BSNL signals on the trekking route also in some places.

Itinerary of Bali Pass Trek

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri

Today your journey will begin from Dehradun, you will board taxis provided to you by Walking The Himalayas. Transportation is not included in the package since the price changes every month. You will be driving along the largest tributary of Yamuna "Tons River". You will be passing by the various important towns on the way like Uttarakhand like Purola, Mori, and Netwar and after having a tiring journey you will reach the base camp of Bali Pass, Sankri.

Sankri is located at an altitude of 1920 m above sea level and covered with snow during winters. You will be staying in Homestay or Guesthouse as per the availability.

Stay: In Homestay or Guest House.

Height: 1920 m

Distance Covered: 200 km approx by taxi.

Day 2: Sankri (1920 M) - Taluka (2107 M) 12 Kms by Road & Trek from Taluka - Seema (2560 M), 12 km (6-7 Hours)

Your day will start with a healthy breakfast and then you will board the jeep provided by Walking The Himalayas. Transportation is included in the package from Sankri to Taluka. There is a motorable road under construction till Osla but right now it ends here in Taluka located in Govind Pashu National Park. You can buy essentials from the nearby shops and begin your trek through a rocky path along the Supin River. The route is covered with walnut, pine, deodar and maple trees and this will continue till Osla.

Stay: In Homestay or Camp.

Height: 2560 m

Distance Covered: 12 km approx trek.

Day 3: Seema Camp (2560 M) to Rainbasera (3086 M) - 9 km trek (4 hours)

Your day will start after having delicious early morning breakfast. Trek will go along Supin River, after that you will reach Devshu Bugyal. The dazzling alpine meadow enthrals you with magnificent views of Kala Nag Peak which is also known as Black Peak. After reaching Devshu Bugyal, you will descend and pass through a forest path and a sandy gravelled path.

Now you will reach a river crossing which you will cross by a bridge. This place is full of snow during winters. Next, you do some difficult climbs along the Supin River to reach your campsite. The beautiful campsite of Rainbasera on the banks of the river takes your breath away. You stay overnight in the camps.

Stay: You will stay in Camp.

Height: 3086 m

Distance Covered: 9 km approx trek.

Day 4: Rainbasera (3086 M) to Ruinsara Tal (3565 M) – 7.5 km (4 hours)

You will start your day with a delicious breakfast and a magnificent view of nature. Supin River will be going along your way. You can't stop yourself from clicking some beautiful clicks here. Trek will be moderate but before reaching the campsite you will get tired. Bandar Poonch Peak will attract you towards its self and Kala Nag Peak and White Peak will not get you offsite.

Stay: You will stay in Camp.

Height: 3565 m

Distance Covered: 8 km approx trek.

Day 5: Ruinsara Tal (3565 M) to Odari (4008 M) - 4 km (3 hours)

Today you will start your day around 4-5 am in morning so that you can reach the destination before the afternoon. The trail going down to the small lake, and a cross over to reach a beautiful alpine meadow – known as Thanga Bugyal. From here you can see beautiful views of the Swargarohini ranges. On the left, you will see Kyarkoti valley.

Camping at such a high altitude will provide you with an experience that no other trek gives.

Stay: You will stay in Camp.

Height: 4000 m

Distance Covered: 4 km approx trek.

Day 6: Odari (4008 M) to Base Camp Bali Col (4678 M) - 3.25 km trek (3 hours)

Today's trek is still challenging and you will cover a distance of 3.5 km. The incline today is around 60 degrees and you need to be very careful while trekking. Today you will be camping at an altitude of 15,348 ft. At this height, you can experience Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and that's why we will recommend you to be hydrated on the trek.

Stay: You will stay in Camp.

Height: 4678 m

Distance Covered: 3.5 km approx trek.

Day 7: Base Camp (4678 M) to Lower Dhamni (3415 M) via Bali Pass (4950 M) - 10 km (8-10 hours)

You will have the most exciting day of the entire trek and you will cover the maximum distance today in the Bali Pass trekking itinerary. You will cross Bali Pass today which is situated at an altitude of 4950 m.

Bali Pass
Bali Pass Trek

You will reach Lower Dhamani which is a base camp located at an altitude of 3415 m. You can get confused today while trekking from Upper Dhamani to Lower Dhamani since there are many short routes in the way. That's why Walking The Himalayas is there for you.

Stay: You will stay in Camp.

Height: 4950 m

Distance Covered:10 km approx trek.

Day 8: Lower Dhamni (3415 M) to Jaan ki Chatti (2650 M) via Yamunotri - 9.5 km trek

Your trek to Bali Pass Trek ends today. It will take you around 1 to 2 hours for covering 4.5 km to Yamunotri. Trek to Yamunotri from lower Dhamni pass through dense forest and you will reach the paved path.


Stay: You will stay in Homestay.

Height: 2650 m

Distance Covered:10 km approx trek.

Day 9: Janki Ki Chatti to Dehradun

Today you will drive back to Dehradun. Travel cost is not included in the package since these costs vary on monthly basis. But we will arrange a taxi for you till Dehradun.

Things to know before you visit Bali Pass Trek.

  • Carry enough warm clothes and a pair of shoes for the trek.

  • Don't use earphones while trekking; since you might not able to hear nearby sounds and another person.

  • Please don't use plastic bags in mountains and try to maintain a balance with nature.

  • The trek takes place through an eco-friendly zone, and you are advised not to litter else you will be fined.

  • Try to save as much water as you can since it is a very precious thing, so conservation is appreciated.

  • You need to follow all the guidelines issued by the State-Government. Social distancing to be maintained. Frequent hand sanitization and use of mask recommended.

  • You need to carry a valid ID and provide it at the time of check-in.