Area : Garhwal Himalayas
Trip Duration : 5 nights / 6 days
Trip Grade : Moderate
Highest Point : 4450 mts ( Darwa Top)
Highest Camping Point : 3310 mts
Best Time To Go :- Mid April to June – September to November
Dodital is a lake situated at a height of about (3307 10847 ft). This lake is surrounded by dense forests. The Himalayan Golden Trout, a type of fish, can be found aplenty in the clear crystal water of Dodital Lake. The best time to go on this trek is from mid March to October because this is the time when lush green meadows of the region are at its blossom due to the receding monsoons. In addition to this, the magnificent view of Himalayas is simply out of this world during these months. However you can also go on this trek any time of the year.
The high mountains, beautiful valleys and steep roads make Dodital, a mesmerizing experience for trekking lovers all over the globe. Some of the places of interest are Sangamchatti - Agoda, Dodital - Darwa Top, Agoda - Rishikesh and many more.
Dodital Trek Itenary
Day 01:- Drive Rishikesh to Uttarkashi(1550mts)
After breakfast we drive to Uttarkashi for approximately 5-6 hours. We stop for lunch enroute. On arrival check in the hotel. Evening is to explore the town. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02:- Trek Uttarkashi to Bevra(2400mts, 4/5 hrs.)
We now start the trek to Bevra with a 2kms stretch on the road along the banks of the gurgling Assiganga stream uptoSangamchatti, the roadhead. From Sangamchatti it is a steady uphill climb for the next 4 to 5 kms, as the trail passes through deciduous forests to Agoda Village. Bevra is just 1.5 kms from Agoda. Overnight camp Bevra.
Day 03:- Trek Bevra to Dodital(3310mts, 6/7 hrs)
The well shaded trail take us ever upwards through beautiful forests of Himalayan Oak and Rhododendron. There is no permanent habitation beyond Bevra, only a few sheperds huts at Majhi, which are occasionally used by pilgrims travelling between Gangotri and Yamunotri. The views on the way are magnificient, with snow-capped mountains peeping out. Another hour and half walk bring us to the serene fresh waters of Dodital Lake. Overnight camp Dodital.
Day 04:- Trek Dodital to Darwa Pass (4150mts) to Darwa Top (4450mts) to Kanasar(3,900mts) 5/6 hours.
The trail goes steadily uphill, crossing several small streams that feed Dodital, and gets quite steep as we reach the open alpine meadow just below the Darwa Pass. From the pass we will ascend further 300 mts to Darwa Top just an hour away. The top offers stunning 360 degrees view of the snowcapped Himalayan ranges. Overnight camp Kanasar.
Day 05:- Trek Kanasar to Kandoli(2800mts, 6/7 hours)
The trail to Hanumaanchatti is all downhill. Fortunately it is mostly downhill and the trail take us across verdant alpine meadows, with brilliant, close up views of the Banderpunch range all day long. After Seema we make the final descent to our campsite at Kandoli through lush forests of Himalayan Oak and Rhododendron. Overnight camp Kandoli.
Day 06:- Trek Kandoli to Hanumaanchatti and Drive to Rishikesh.
From Kandoli we descend quickly along a thicky forested path for about 2 hours before we encounter signs of civilization, and finally reach the roadhead at Hanumaanchatti. We then have a long 6 hours' drive to reach Rishikesh with the sweet memories of the trip. On arrival in Rishikesh Trip ends.