Bali Pass Trek is a cradle-shaped hanging valley in the Garhwal Himalayas. It is surrounded by snow-covered peaks and alpine vegetation. It is connected to Baspa Valley by the Borasu Pass. This valley is at an altitude of approx. 3500m above mean sea level and is snow-covered from October to March. The array of alpine flowers across the riverbank is astonishing. Bali Pass is a challenging trek, with a height of 16,076 feet.
Bali pass trek connects the Har ki dun valley to Ruinsara valley and is one of the highlights of the trek. You will get to experience the thrilling climb, alpine meadows, dense forest and alpine lakes along with a skyrocketed altitude. The difficulty of the trek makes people push the boundaries and wants to experience nature at its best.
Bali Pass Trek starts from Sankri Village in Uttarkashi District (Uttarakhand). It is an 8 days trek including travel from Dehradun. The total Bali Pass Trek distance is 64 km from Sankri Village to Janki Chatti.
Bali Pass is a moderate to difficult level trek. You need to be physically and mentally prepared for the trek and should stick to a proper fitness routine before coming on the trek. Read more – Fitness preparation for Himalayan trek.
Bali Pass Trek is best done between Mid-May to October.
The temperature at the Sankri basecamp in the daytime is pleasant between 15 to 20 degrees Celsius and at night it goes down to 0 to -5 Degree Celsius. During the trek, the day temperature will be 5 to 10 degrees and at night it goes down up to -10 degrees.
At Sankri trekkers will have to share the room on a triple and quad basis. The dormitory will also be there. During the trek, you will be provided with 3 person tent on a twin-sharing basis and 4 person tent on a triple-sharing basis. Female trekkers will share a room/tent with female trekkers only. Solo female trekkers will be provided with a separate tent.
Meals start from day 1 dinner to day 8 breakfast. On Day 8 early departure after breakfast. During the trek, you will be provided healthy hot meals, including breakfast, lunch, evening tea and snacks, hot soup, and dinner with daily different desserts. Hot drinking water will be provided daily at the campsite.
The lowest altitude will be 6,400 ft at Sankri and the highest at 16,268 ft. at Bali Pass Summit.
Route Via Dehradun
The nearest best railway station is Dehradun. From there 9-10hr journey takes us to Sankri via Dehradun, Nainbagh, Naugaon, Purola and Mori Naitwar. Dehradun to Sankri distance is around 187km and the distance from Delhi to Sankri via Dehradun is approx. 453 km.
We have fixed departures from Dehradun. The pickup point will be near Dehradun railway station.
May: 29, June 20th
By Train: The nearest best railway station is Dehradun. You can board Ddn Nzm Express(2205), Nanda Devi expresses or Dehradun Express from Delhi. People usually prefer trains over flights because it is more economical. Take a bus or cab to reach Rishikesh.
By Bus: There are regular buses from Delhi to Haridwar/Rishikesh, Delhi (ISBT Kashmiri Gate ). You can easily rely on government buses as they are also safe.
By Flight: Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant Airport – Dehradun. You can take a bus or local cab to reach Dehradun/Rishikesh. It just takes 30-40 min to reach Rishikesh from Dehradun Airport.
The key to staying comfortable while on an active trip is layering. To get maximum comfort with minimum weight, you need versatile layers that mix and match to create the right amount of insulation, ventilation, and weather protection. This gear list has been created to help you choose the proper equipment. Try to bring only what is necessary; this will help you and the field staff.
? Thermals – Tops and Bottoms
? Day Pack (20L-30L) and Rucksack 50-60L
? Bag Rain Cover
? Fleece pants
? Woollen gloves and woollen cap
? Fleece/Wool Jacket or Sweater
? Headlamp with Fresh Batteries
? Hiking Pants (Warm, Convertible, Quick-Dry, Lightweight)
? Woollen Socks (4-5 pairs)
? Insulated Jacket
? Long Sleeve Shirts (Synthetic, Lightweight)
? Sport Sunglasses and Sun cap
? Trekking shoes
? Sun Block and Lip Balm
? Water Bottles
✖ Camera and Accessories
✖ Ear Plugs
✖ Glacier Glasses
✖ Reading and Writing Materials
Our campsites are pitched near water sources. For your day’s trek, two liters of water should be enough. You will find water sources on the trek to refill your water bottles. Your trek leader will brief you about these before starting the day’s trek.
During the trek, toilet tents will be set up along each campsite. A toilet tent will have a deep pit, where one can answer nature’s call. There will be a mound of soil and a shovel to cover it up. These are dry toilets, where you’ll have to use toilet paper. This is the most hygienic and convenient way to answer nature’s call in the wild. Please use plain toilet paper and refrain from using wet wipes since these are not biodegradable.
If it starts raining while you’re trekking, we will continue on the trail as planned. Your poncho should protect you from the rain. Carry a backpack cover for extra protection from rain for your belongings.
Alcohol is dangerous in extreme cold, especially at high altitudes. Contrary to what people believe, alcohol does not make you warmer. Instead, it opens your pores, making your body colder. Moreover, it dehydrates you very quickly. Hence consumption of alcohol is absolutely prohibited on all Nomad Adventures treks. Anyone found with alcohol is quickly removed from the trek. Smoking, similarly, is not allowed on Nomad Adventures treks.
No, but there are shops on the base camp from where you can rent shoes, jackets and trek poles, headlights etc.
You don’t need special snowshoes. A good waterproof trekking shoe is sufficient for the trek. When there is snow, we provide micro spikes and gaiters.
A trekking pole gives you stability and balance and helps reduce fatigue.
The minimum age limit is 8 years. However, minors aged between 8 to 17 should be accompanied by their parents and guardians.
Bali Pass Trek is a moderate to difficult level trek and it requires trekkers to be physically fit. The minimum age eligibility is 8+ years. As a parent or guardian, if you feel that your child can adapt to the conditions of the mountains and would be able to walk every day as required, then indeed, yes!
The last electricity charging point would be in Sankri. You’ll get only the Bsnl/Airtel network over there. However, come prepared for the possibility of power cuts at Sankri. It is good to carry your power banks and extra batteries for your camera.
No, Female Trekkers share Room/Tent with female co-trekkers and the same applies to others.
All high-altitude treks come with their share of risks. We pay utmost importance to the safety of trekkers. While we do our bit to ensure a trekker is safe, we also expect any trekker who is enrolling with us to know what could go wrong, and if it does, how to tackle it.
We won't have a facility at the base camp for excess luggage. This is because you will be descending to Janaki chatti. Please carry all your belongings.
No, but in case you are having so please consult your doctor because there are lots of myths about Diamox.
If you want to offload your rucksack, you will have to inform us in advance so that the necessary arrangements are made. You will be charged per day for offloading your rucksack. If you decide on the spot then the charges are higher than the usual.