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Dodital Lake Trek

6 Days
  • 13,615 ft
  • 24 km
  • Easy
  • Spring - April to June, Autumn - September to November
  • Able to run 5 km in under 38 mins before your trek.
  • Haridwar Railway Station
  • Tata Sumo/Mahindra Bolero
  • Comfortable Camping tents with sleeping bags and mats/Guest house/Home stayv
  • All meals during the trek
  • 10
  • 60

About Dodital Lake Trek

Dodital Lake, located in Uttarakhand, India, holds religious and historical significance. According to Hindu mythology, it is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed deity. It is said that Lord Ganesha was born here when Parvati, the goddess, created him from the dirt of her body while taking a bath in the lake.

Dodital Lake is also associated with the epic story of the Mahabharata. It is believed that the Pandavas, the heroes of the Mahabharata, visited this lake during their exile. It is said that the lake was formed by Lord Shiva when he threw his trident into the ground to quench the thirst of the Pandavas.

Apart from its religious significance, Dodital Lake is also known for its natural beauty and serene surroundings. Surrounded by dense forests and towering mountains, the lake offers a tranquil and picturesque setting. It is a popular trekking destination, attracting nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.

The historical and religious importance of Dodital Lake adds a unique charm to the trek, making it a significant pilgrimage site for Hindus and a must-visit destination for those seeking natural beauty and spirituality.

Dodital Darwa Pass Trip Highlights

  • Trekking through scenic trails surrounded by dense forests and picturesque landscapes.
  • Discovering the serene beauty of the emerald green Dodital Lake.
  • Visiting the ancient temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha on the lake's shores.
  • Marveling at the panoramic views of snow-capped peaks like Bandarpunch and Swargarohini.
  • Camping by the lakeside and enjoying peaceful nights under starry skies.
  • Exploring the rich biodiversity of the region, including a variety of flora and fauna.
  • Crossing charming wooden bridges and experiencing the thrill of mountain streams.
  • Interacting with local communities and experiencing their traditional way of life.

Dodital Lake Trek (Detailed Itinerary)

Distance: Approximately 11 km
Duration: 6-7 hours
Altitude: 1,350 meters to 2,100 meters
Arrive at Sangam Chatti, the trek's starting point, and get ready for an exciting journey.
Begin the trek to Agoda Village, a charming settlement surrounded by dense forests.
Traverse through lush landscapes, crossing streams, and embracing the tranquility of the surroundings.
Ascend from 1,350 meters to 2,100 meters as you reach Agoda Village.
Set up camp, enjoy a hearty meal, and relax by the campfire under the starlit sky.

Distance: Approximately 8 km
Duration: 5-6 hours
Altitude: 2,100 meters to 3,350 meters
Embark on a scenic trail through dense forests, gradually gaining altitude.
Pass through quaint Himalayan villages, witnessing local life and customs.
Meander through terraced fields and enjoy the evolving landscapes.
Reach Bebra, a captivating campsite nestled at an altitude of 3,350 meters.
Set up camp, unwind, and share stories around the campfire.

Distance: Approximately 8 km
Duration: 5-6 hours
Altitude: 3,350 meters to 3,024 meters
Trek through enchanting forests of oak and rhododendron trees.
As you ascend, the panoramic views become even more mesmerizing.
Arrive at the splendid Dodital Lake, located at 3,024 meters above sea level.
Gaze at the tranquil lake embraced by towering peaks and soak in nature's beauty.
Spend the afternoon exploring the surroundings, capturing photographs, and immersing yourself in the serenity.

Distance: Approximately 5 km (one way)
Duration: 6-7 hours (round trip)
Altitude: 3,024 meters to 4,150 meters (Darwa Top)
Start the day with a challenging hike to Darwa Top for panoramic views.
Trek along a steep path that rewards you with awe-inspiring vistas.
Reach the summit of Darwa Top at 4,150 meters and relish the Himalayan and Dodital views.
Descend to Dodital Lake, where you can spend a relaxed afternoon by the waterside.
Share stories and embrace the tranquility of the Himalayan landscape.

Distance: Approximately 14 km
Duration: 7-8 hours
Altitude: 3,024 meters to 2,200 meters
Begin the descent towards Seema, a picturesque village along the trek.
Trek through diverse terrain, from meadows to forests, as you gradually descend.
Reach Seema, situated at an altitude of 2,200 meters, and set up camp.
Reflect on your journey and enjoy the last night amidst the wilderness.

Distance: Approximately 14 km
Duration: 5-6 hours
Altitude: 2,200 meters to 1,350 meters
Begin the final day's descent back to Sangam Chatti.
Revisit the stunning landscapes you encountered on your way up.
Bid farewell to the mountains and reach Sangam Chatti to conclude your trek.
Depart with cherished memories and a profound connection to nature.
This comprehensive 6-day 5-night itinerary captures the essence of the Dodital Trek, allowing you to experience diverse landscapes, challenge yourself, and appreciate the beauty of the Himalayas.

Physical Fitness

Who can participate

1. Age; 10 years.
2. First timer can apply; previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
3. The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without stress.
4.  The climber should be able to carry a 10-15 kg backpack.

Health Awareness

1 Pulse rate at rest must be between (60 to 90 beats per minute)
2. Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 75 – 85, SYSTOLIC 100 – 130 mm Hg)
3. The respiratory rate at rest must be between (12 to 20 breaths per minute)
4. Should not have Liver and kidney issues
5. Should not have Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Epilepsy, Heart problems, Very High blood pressure, etc
6.No pacemaker implant
7. People with Sinus issues please contact to trek coordinator before booking the trek
8. If your BMI is not normal, Please contact our Trek coordinator before Trek booking.

Note

1. Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have the company of a parent/guardian.
2. Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by a parent/guardian.

What's Covered and What's Not

The Cost Includes

  • 1. Pick-up or Drop-off service (in our own vehicle)
  • 2. Food all along the trip (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and a cup of coffee or tea)
  • 3. Trek equipment (Sleeping bag, mattress, Kitchen & dining tent, crampon, utensils, tent)
  • 4. Accommodations during the trip in the lodge with a family environment
  • 5. First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise you to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • 6. All the required permits and paperwork and entry fees
  • 7. Dedicated customer support team is available 24/7 to assist clients with any issues or concerns that they may have during the Tour.

The Cost Excludes

  • 1. Porter/Mule charges for carrying personal luggage.
  • 2. Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • 3. Food during transit.
  • 4. Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, roadblocks, bad weather, etc.
  • 5. Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • 6. Your travel and medical insurance
  • 7. Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • 8. Airfare or train tickets to reach the starting point of the tour
What level of fitness is expected from me?

This trek is fairly easy. But it makes a lot of sense to spend some time before coming on a trekking holiday getting some additional exercise. The fitter you are, after all, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. For this trip you need to be aerobically fit and also comfortable with walking up to 7 hours on some days.

When is the best time do Dodital Trek?

The best time to do this trek is from April to November barring the monsoon(Except July & August) as there are chances of landslides on the way during those rainy months.

What all things I should carry for Dodital Trek?

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

– Trekking shoes

– Trainers or sandals for river crossings and camp use

– Walking socks (3 pairs)

– Spare laces

– Trekking trousers

– Waterproof overtrousers

– Underwear

– Thermal baselayer – leggings

– Baselayer shirts (short sleeve and 1 long sleeve)

– Shirts or T-shirts

– Fleece jacket or warm jumper

– Waterproof jacket

– Sunhat

– Warm hat

– Sunglasses

– Gloves or mittens

– Daypack 30 litres

– Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)

– Headtorch and spare batteries

– Water bottles 1 litre (x2)

– Sleeping bag (comfort rated -10ºC) (minus 15ºC for late November and December trips)*

– Washbag and toiletries Antibacterial handwash

– Small towel Basic

– First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).

– Small padlock.

What kind of shoes I should have for Dodital Trekking?

You should carry high-ankle trekking shoes. Different shoes are suitable for different kinds of treks, depending on the weather, trail condition as well as duration of the trek. For this particular trek, shoes with thick souls are recommended.

What will be the facility of food and water during the trek to Dodital?

There are proper meals with subsequent nutritional values planned for the people coming in for the trek. From dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 6, all meals will be provided. This would include nutritional vegetarian meals, a total of 6 in a day, with the addition of tea and coffee during breaks.

How to reach Uttarakashi? Where is Dodital Trek Located?

One can drive from Dehradun to Uttarkashi. Dodital, a fresh water lake at an elevation of 3085 meters is a popular trekking destination in Uttarakhand Himalayas. Located in the border district of Uttarkashi, the 30 Km trek through dense forested areas and deep valleys concludes at Darwa Top at an elevation of 4200 meters.

What will be the Dodital trek temparature?

The maximum temperature can go upto 20 degree Celsius and the lowest can touch about -2 degree celsius.

Is it a good trek for first timer?

This trek is begins easy but gets moderately difficult with every passing day. It makes a lot of sense to spend some time before coming on a trekking holiday getting some additional exercise. The fitter you are, after all, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. For this trip you need to be aerobically fit and also comfortable with walking up to 7 hours on some days.

Are there any wildlife sightings during the Dodital Lake Trek?

The Dodital Lake Trek offers opportunities to spot Himalayan wildlife such as birds, deer, and occasionally, bears.

Is altitude sickness a concern during the Dodital Lake Trek?

Altitude sickness is generally not a concern during the Dodital Lake Trek as the maximum altitude is not very high. However, it’s important to stay hydrated and acclimatize properly.

Where is the maximum elevation of this trek?

The maximum altitude we will trek to will be close to 4150mts.

Is mobile network connectivity available during the trek?

Mobile network connectivity is limited along most of the trek, with intermittent or no signal in remote areas.

How can I reach Dodital?

To reach Dodital, one has to start the journey by reaching Dehradun. This is required if you want to do Dodital Trekking. For people who don’t want to do a very long trek, you can reach Uttarkashi by bus, car, etc. and then walk it to Dodital.
From here there are plenty of new terrains available. If you don’t want to talk much then there is a short jeep ride available which takes you to the Sangam Chatti village and from here Dodital is about 21 km.

Is prior trekking experience necessary for the Dodital Lake Trek?

No, prior trekking experience is not necessary. The trek is suitable for beginners

Is camping equipment available for rent during the trek?

Yes, camping equipment such as tents and sleeping bags can be rented in nearby towns or obtained through trekking agencies.

Are there restroom facilities along the trek?

Restroom facilities are limited along the trail. Trekkers usually use natural surroundings while practicing Leave No Trace principles.

Can I do a Dodital trek solo?

It is best to not Trek to Dodital all alone. However, it is highly suggested that you keep your family members informed and take a guide with you. Dodital is located at a height of about 10,000 ft. The Himalayan terrain is not an easy one. You should make sure that you have all the required gear.

Also, there are plenty of groups traveling to the site. So you can be alone and yet be in a group so people are keeping track of your activities. With network issues at that height, it’s safer to avoid the risk unless you are an expert and have covered this route earlier.

What should be included in the packing list for the Dodital Lake Trek?

Essential items include trekking boots, warm clothing, a sleeping bag, a backpack, a water bottle, sunscreen, and a first aid kit.

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Trek Policies and Guidelines

Why trekkers should take Trek  Insurance?

If someone falls or gets hurt during a trek, the appropriate course of action would depend on the severity of the injury and the location of the trek.

Note: – dbtrekker will not pay for any trekker’s rescue or medical expenses on trekking

All this cost will have to be paid by Trekkers or by whom you have got insurance done.

But we will do every measure to give safety or comfort to our trekkers, Himalayan Hikers team will help by calling the rescue team for trekkers and taking them to the main road head hospital

Guideline for Trekkers 

If the injury is minor, such as a cut or scrape, the trek can usually continue with basic first aid treatment. The injured person should clean and bandage the wound and take any necessary pain relief medication. If the injury is more serious, such as a sprain or broken bone, the trek may need to be paused, and the injured person may need to be evacuated to receive medical attention.
The responsibility for paying for any costs associated with a trekker’s injury or accident will depend on a number of factors, such as the terms of the trekking company’s insurance policy and the specific circumstances surrounding the incident. In some cases, the trekker may be responsible for their own medical expenses, while in others, the trekking company or insurance policy may cover some or all of the costs.
It’s important to carefully read and understand the terms and conditions of any trekking company or insurance policy you’re considering and to ask questions if anything is unclear. Additionally, taking steps to minimize the risk of injury, such as following safety guidelines and being prepared with appropriate gear and supplies, can help reduce the likelihood of needing to pay for medical expenses.

However, in general, it is important to have travel insurance that includes coverage for medical expenses and emergency evacuation in case of injury or illness during the trek. This is especially important when trekking in remote areas like the Himalayas. It is the responsibility of the trekker to ensure that they have adequate insurance coverage and to be aware of the risks involved in trekking at high altitudes

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Here is the Cancellation Policy of dbtrekker

Make your booking one or two months prior in advance. If you cancel the trek due to any reason, it is mandatory to notify us. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we get your request to cancel the trek.

If the trek gets canceled from our side due to any reason (heavy snowfall, rainfall, natural disaster, etc.) then the refund will not be initiated but we will arrange another trek.

The cancellation charges are as follows –(Bank charges deducted are not Refundable)

Up to 30 Days – 90% cost is Refundable

Between 21 to 30 Days – 50% cost is Refundable

Less than 20 Days – No Refund

(Refund is initiated within 7-8 business days)

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  • 13,615 ft
  • 24 km
  • Easy
  • Spring - April to June, Autumn - September to November
  • Able to run 5 km in under 38 mins before your trek.
  • Haridwar Railway Station
  • Tata Sumo/Mahindra Bolero
  • Comfortable Camping tents with sleeping bags and mats/Guest house/Home stayv
  • All meals during the trek
  • 10
  • 60