Dodital – Hanumanchatti Trek

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A moderate trek which starts from the Bhagirathi valley, goes up to the lake of Dodital (wrapped in perfect wilderness) to the alpine meadows and crosses over at Darwa Pass (4150m) to the Yamuna watershed. Traditionally this trek has been continuously used by the Gujjars, the nomadic herdsmen who get their buffalos to the high meadows every summer and occasionally by the pilgrims / sadhus walking between Gangotri and Yamunotri.

Day 01: Delhi to Camp Kuflon (1550m)
Board Dehradun Shatabdi leaving Delhi at 6:55am. Arrive Haridwar at 11:20am. Transfer to Kuflon, near the road head for Dodital, 11 kms from Uttarkashi in the valley of the Assi Ganga.(5 hr drive) Overnight Kuflon.

Day 02: Camp Kuflon to Bevra (2400m) 4-5 hrs
Depart for Bevra – the walk is 8 kms (4-5 hrs) of which 2 kms is on the road 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.

Day 03: Bevra to Dodital (3310m) 6-7 hrs
Early morning breakfast. Commence trek to Dodital, 16 kms (6-7 hrs) with packed lunch. 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.

Day 04: Dodital to Darwa Pass (4150m) to Kanasar (3900m) 4-5 hrs
The walk to Darwa Pass is about 5 kms (2-3 hrs). 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. The pass at 4150m offers an ampi-theatre view of the Bandarpunch range of peaks. The more adventurous ones can go higher up to climb the Darwa Top and the rest can proceed to camp at Kanasar (3900m) just below the pass. Overnight Camp.

Day 05: Kanasar to Kandoli (2800m) 6-7 hrs
Long traverse in the meadow with impressive views of the Banderpunch range brings one to the beautiful grazing ground of Seema. After having lunch here we start our descent through the forest to our campsite at Kandoli, having a few summer houses. Overnight Camp.

Day 06: Kandoli to Hunumanchatti (2400m) to Delhi.
Trek 2 hrs to reach the roadhead at Hanumanchatti. Drive 6 hrs to Dehradun to board the Shatabdi Express reaching Delhi by 10:45pm.

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Trip Details

Location: Uttarakhand
Duration: 6 Days
Grading: Moderate
Departure: June 04 – 09, 2017

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