Here’s Why you Should Choose Bali Pass for your Next Himalayan Adventure!
Situated in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, the Bali Pass Trek offers a picturesque and demanding off-the-beaten-path experience. Amidst Uttarakhand’s many popular treks, Bali Pass stands out as a lesser-explored Himalayan gem. This trail connects the stunning Har ki Dun Valley with the Ruinsara Valley, passing through notable landmarks such as Har ki Dun Valley, Ruinsara Tal, the ancient Osla village, and the revered Yamunotri Dham. Throughout the journey, trekkers are treated to breathtaking views of towering Himalayan peaks like Bandarpoonch and Swargarohini. If you’re seeking an offbeat adventure and a genuine Himalayan challenge, Bali Pass is the perfect choice for you. Here, we’ll explore all the reasons that make Bali Pass one of Uttarakhand’s premier treks.
The base village of Sankri
The base village Sankri is an adventure hub in itself. Sankri is not just the base for Kedarkantha Trek but also 11 other Himalayan treks including popular treks like Kedarkantha, Har Ki Dun, Phulara Ridge, Chainsheel Bugyal, Sarutal, Borasu Pass, Dhumdhar Kandi and more. The village is bustling with adventurers most of the time, ready to embark on their chosen Himalayan adventure.
Devsu Bugyal meadows
The alpine meadows of Devsu Thatch are just perfect. The lush green meadows are surrounded by towering peaks like Swargrohini and Kalanag, making a picture-perfect spot to admire the fineries of nature. Treks in Uttarakhand are popular for their bugyals and Devsu Bugyal is a prime example of it. The lush meadows are lined with tall trees that enhance its beauty.
In the Bali Pass Trek itinerary, the campsites are carefully selected to show you the true beauty of the Himalayas. The campsites are strategically placed to give you the best view so that you can form a profound connection with nature and at the same time, they are often placed near a water source to make it more convenient for you. Every morning you wake up in the campsites, you will witness the sun’s rays casting a golden glow over the landscapes and the snow-covered mountains and the night sky paints brilliant pictures with a kaleidoscope of stars. The camping experience in Bali Pass is truly unique and gives you a great experience of trekking in the Himalayas.
Along the Bali Pass trek, you will cross the ancient villages of Gangad and Osla. The villages are believed to be centuries-old, as old as the times of Mahabharata. Chatting with the locals you will get to know many interesting tales. The architecture of the villages showcases the traditional Himalayan architecture. Osla temple is a remarkable example of this.
Picture yourself strolling through verdant meadows on the Bali Pass Trek, when suddenly you stumble upon the breathtaking Ruinsara Tal, a serene glacial lake. The lake region is circled around by Rhododendron trees, which burst into a kaleidoscope of colour during the summer months. Take a moment to sit beside its pristine waters, explore the enchanting surroundings, and immerse yourself in the tranquility and majesty of the Himalayas. The Ruinsara campsite itself is equally stunning, nestled between the tranquil lake and the flowing waters of the Supin River.
The climb to the Bali Pass
Trekking in Himalayas offers treks for different skill levels, ensuring there’s something for everyone. The Bali Pass Trek leans towards the more challenging end, featuring an exhilarating ascent to the pass on the summit day. The adventure intensifies as you embark on the midnight journey to the summit, guided solely by the glow of flashlights and headlamps. Standing at the summit, you get an unobstructed view of Bandarpoonch, and Kalanag as well as bird’s eye views of Ruinsara and Yamunotri valleys.
Visit Yamunotri Dham
On the final day of your trek, you have the opportunity to pay homage to the revered Yamunotri Dham, one of Uttarakhand’s Char Dham sites. Yamunotri is home to a sacred hot spring where weary trekkers can rejuvenate their feet after their journey.