Trekking in HImalayas - Dodital Trek
Region: Garhwal Himalayas
Duration: 09 Nights 10 Days
Destination covered: Rishikesh - Uttarkashi - Agoda - Dodital -Rishieksh
Altitude: 3024 m above sea level
Grade: Easy Trek
Best Time: January to December 12 month
Dodital, the lake with a lot of mythological history is a very happening trekking place 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. Bounded with lush greenery with crystal clear water makes this place as an ultimate place for the travel lovers and sightseers. At a height of 3307 meters above mean sea level, in the north of Uttarakashi is a perfect trekking destination and also holds potential for other adventure sports.
Dodital Trek route is through broad forests of Deodar , Rhododendron, Fir and Oak. This high altitude lake is crystal clear, in the midst of broad forest at a height of about 3,030 meters. This deep lake is the starting point of several rivers in this region.
The lake is famous for its Himalayan trout, the exoticness 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. A part 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.
The trek from Dodital to Yamnotri takes you through high altitude grasslands and dense virgin forests. The scenery en-route is really astounding ! The trek for Dodi Tal commences from Uttarkashi or Kalyani, which can be approached by motor. Kalyani to Agoda is a gradual climb through woods, fields and villages along· a mule track. The trek from Agoda to Dodi Tal is steep and through thick forests.
Dodital Trek Itinerary
Day 01: Rishikesh - Uttarkashi 182 kms drive 6 -7 hrs
Morning after breakfast drives further 182 kms to reach Uttarkashi. Check in Hotel dinner and o/n hotel
Day 02: Uttarkashi - Kalyani - Agoda - Bhewra
Morning after breakfast drive (11 kms) to Road Head at Kalyani (1550 mt). Start your first day's trek to Bhewra (2160 mt) few km after Agoda (2050 mt) by covering approx. 17 kms (4/5 hrs). The trek passes through dense forest. Arrive Bhewra and set-up camp near water fall for overnight stay in Camp.
Day 03: Bhewra - Majhi - Dodital
After breakfast start the trek to Majhi. Stop here for lunch. Majhi has few Shephard hut and it offers very beautiful view of Darwa Top After lunch continue Trek to Dodital (3024m), (13 kms- 4-5 hrs). Arrive and overnight stay in Camp.
Day 04: Dodital
Day at leisure at Dodital. The forest surrounding the lake at Dodital is full of wildlife. It provides an idyllic set up for rest and recreational Activities like nature watch and bird watching. Overnight stay in camp.
Day 05: Dodital - Agoda - Kalyani
After breakfast trek down to Kalyani Dinner & Overnight Camp.
Day 06: Kalyani - Uttarkashi
After breakfast trek to Kalyani and drive to Uttarkashi after lunch we visit Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Vishwanath temple (this temple is devoted to Lord Shiva. The main attraction of this temple is the Shivling which is 60 cm high & 90 cm circumference). Campfire dinner and overnight at hotel
Day 07: Uttarkashi - Rihikesh
Morning after breakfast drive back to Rishikesh.Trip End.