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Bali Pass and Ruinsara Tal Trek

Bali Pass and Ruinsara Tal Trek

Bali Pass is situated at an elevation of about 4,800 m in the Garhwal Himalayan region and was an old route from the Tons river valley to the Yamuna river valley. It continues to attract trekkers during the monsoon season when the snow melts and the pass is approachable. The pass is more approachable from the Har Ki Dun valley as the gradient is small. The Bali Pass trek commences from Sankri, which is approximately 153 km from Mussoorie and 130 km from Yamunotri by road. The trekking trail stretches for approximately 7-8 days with elevation ranging from 1,900 m to 4,800 m, passing through the charming Har Ki Dun valley. The trail runs through Govind National Park, which houses several colorful orchards, species of animals and birds. The Bali Pass Trek after crossing the Har Ki Dun valley moves through the Ruinsara Tal. The trek to Bali Pass is considered as one of the moderate treks in the Garhwal Himalayan region. The area is surrounded by Bandarpunch range and some of the famous peaks are Kalanag, Bandarpunch west and Ruinsara. This region was made popular by Jack Gibson, a teacher at the Doon school in the late 1940’s.



Total Trekking

60 Km




16,287 ft


8 Days

Minimum Age

15 Year


May — June (15C to 20C and night 7C to2C) Sept — Oct (15C to 10C and night 5C to -5C).

Best Season

Best time to travel to Bali Pass Trek is in Summers (May – June) and Post monsoon (September – October).


Day 1:- Dehradun to Sankri drive (7 hours' drive 187 km)

  • We start early from Dehradun and drive through the villages of Damta, Purola, Mori, Netwar and reach Sankri by evening. The final stretch is through the Govind Pashu National Park after we cross a check post at Netwar. We rest at night in a guest house or in camps.

Day 2 :- Sankri (1,920 m) to Seema (2,560 m)via Taluka (2,050 m) (1 hour drive 5 to 6 hours Trek: 14 km Trekking )

  • Post breakfast we are transported from Sankri to Taluka. The drive is a bit bumpy. The trek commences from Taluka on a stony path. With the river Supin gushing through rapids beside us, under the shade of walnut, pine and other trees, the walk is quite pleasant. Often the passing villagers greet us on the way. The path crosses over a few streams which merge with Supin. After a few hours of walk the village of Gangad can be seen towards the left, across the river. We continue our hike and after about an hour's walk, the quaint village of Osla unfolds itself. Seema is a tiny settlement opposite to the river from Osla. We set camp here or stay in a hut with a local family in the village.

Day 3:- Seema (2,560 m) to Roiltia or Waterfall camp (3,350 m) 6-7 hours 13 km Trek

  • On this day, we continue along the true right of the valley along the Tons river. The trail ascends through the fields and climbs high above the confluence of the Tons and Ruinsara gad. The walk through the forest is beautiful, with Kalanag (6387) visible straight ahead in the valley. We camp beside the stream and close to the waterfall.

Day 4 :- Waterfall to Ruinsara lake (3,600 m) (2 hours hike: 4 km Trek)

  • We ascend into the Ruinsara valley. There is a stark difference in the vegetation with pine and fir giving way to birch and rhododendron. Ruinsara lake is a lovely lake surrounded by meadows and rhododendron bushes. It is considered sacred by the locals. Overnight in camps near the lake.

Day 5:- Ruinsara lake to Odari (4,100 m) (4 Hrs to 5 Hrs: 4 km Trek)

  • We start the day early so as to reach before afternoon. We camp below the pass along the glacial moraine. This is the one of the best locations for a camp with the valley below and the pass behind you. Camping at this altitude is a new experience which very few treks offer.

Day 6 :- Odari (4,100 m) to upper Dhamni (4,000 m) via Bali pass (4,900 m) (7 Hrs to 8 Hrs: 15 km Trek)

  • We start very early today. The trail heads down south, over the ridge. It is a fairly short but steep climb up to the Bali pass on the southern ridge. A lot of glacial scree will be encountered here. We reach the top of the pass by 8 am. You get a gorgeous view of various peaks from here especially of the Banderpunch peaks on a clear day. From the pass, we descend down into the alpine zone and reach the camping grounds of upper Dhamni. This place has water nearby.

Day 7 :- Upper Dhamni to Yamunotri to Janki Chatti (2,400 m) 7 Hrs to 8 Hrs : 16 km Trek )

  • We descend to the forested trail leading to Yamunotri. After a quick visit to the famous shrine of Yamunotri, we make our way down the conventional pilgrim trail to Janki chatti. Overnight in guesthouses in Janki Chatti.

Day 8 :- Janki Chatti to Dehradun (8 Hrs drive: 180 km)

  • This is the final day of the trip and we drive back to Dehradun.
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Bali Pass and Ruinsara Tal Trek
4.9 rating based on 12,345 ratings
Overall rating: 4.9 out of 5 based on 15 reviews.

A Journey Beyond Words

The Bali Pass trek was a journey that words fail to capture adequately. From the moment we learned about it, the excitement was palpable, and the Garhwal region unfolded its grandeur. The trek presented a panorama of peaks, each with unique names and heights, creating a narrative that goes beyond words.
- Manisha Bhatt

A Tapestry of Peaks

The Bali Pass trek wove a beautiful tapestry of peaks into my life's journey. The initial joy and quick readiness to join this adventure were rewarded with the stunning beauty of the Garhwal region. The trek showcased numerous peaks, each with its own story told through names and heights.
- Lata kumari

A Pinnacle of Beauty

Participating in the Bali Pass trek was a decision I'll forever cherish.This journey is an indelible chapter in my life's adventure book.
- Daya singh

A Journey to Remember

Bali Pass trek was an experience beyond compare. The sheer joy and anticipation from the moment we learned about it stayed with us throughout the journey. The Garhwal region unfolded its beauty before our eyes, with a multitude of peaks, each telling its own story through names and heights.
- Bhuvan Kaviraj

Bali Pass - Beyond Expectations

Bali Pass trek exceeded all expectations. The anticipation and eagerness to be a part of this adventure were met with the awe-inspiring beauty of the Garhwal region. The trek unveiled numerous peaks, each with its unique identity in terms of names and heights. This journey surpassed every expectation, creating memories that will stay with me always.
- Jaya Karki

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Dehradun to Dehradun
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Departure Dates

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri - 8 h drive
Day 2: Sankri (1,920 m) to Seema (2,560 m) - 1 h drive + 5-6 h trek
Day 3: Seema (2,560 m) to Roiltia or Waterfall camp (3,350 m) - 6-7 h
Day 4: Roiltia to Ruinsara lake (3,600 m)- 2 h
Day 5: Ruinsara lake to Odari (4,100 m)- 4-5 h
Day 6: Odari (4,100 m) to upper Dhamni (4,000 m) via Bali pass (4,900 m)- 7-8 h
Day 7: Upper Dhamni (4,000 m) to Yamunotri to Janki Chatti (2,400 m)- 7-8 h
Day 8: Janki Chatti to Dehradun ( 7 Hrs to 8 Hrs Drive)

Reporting Information

Reporting Time
6.30 am To 7.30 am at Dehradun railway Station
On Last Day
You’ll reach Dehradun between 5 pm to 6 pm. You can book your travel any time after 8 pm.

Bali Pass Trek Highlights
  • Explore the Jaunsari Villages, a tiny hamlet known for its wooden houses.
  • Spend some time observing the lush green high altitude Dev Thach meadows.
  • Meet and greet the people of Gangad and Osla villages. Know about their local culture and folklores. Osla is known for interesting Himachali architecture that can keep you absorbed for a long time.
  • Seek the blessings of Lord Shiva at the Yamunotri temple, a part of Chota Char Dham route.
  • Relax on the lakeside of Ruinsara Lake, one of the glacial lake.


The weather of Bali Pass remains salubrious and pleasing during summers. The Himalayas are distinctly visible and the cool breeze adds charm to the vacation. Carry light woolens with you.
After Monsoon:
The greenery of Bali Pass welcomes the tourist to get lost into the wilderness of nature. Enjoy the sip of tea, gazing at the snow capped peaks at Bali Pass during monsoons. There are chances of getting roads blocked for a couple of hours due to landslides but the scenic beauty of Bali Pass during monsoons is worth taking the risk. Do carry raincoats.

Trek Notes

People with below conditions are not allowed:
  • People suffering from Bronchitis, Asthma, TB, Epilepsy(got faints)
  • High blood pressure or higher BMI.
Chilren should meet below requirements
  • Below 8 years are not allowed
Please note: If you had any medical history, please let us know.

Trek Inclusions/Exclusions


Transport to and from the base camp
The above trek cost includes transport to and from base camp.
Safety equipment
First aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretchers, Walkie-Talkie etc. will be available at campsite.
Stay is included from Day 1 to Last Day. Tents/Homestays/lodges will be provided. Tripple sharing Accomodation and seprate accomodation for girls/ladies will be povided
All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast at Last day are included. Veg food will be provided during the trek.
Permits/ Forest fees
UTT will arrange trekking permits and forest passes.
Experienced Trek Leader & Team
Qualified trek leaders haing in basic / advanced mountaineering courses certificates/ degrees will assiston trek.
Other staff member includes qualified cooks, helpers and porters.


Food during transit to and from the base camp
Food would not be provided during transit and trekkers have to bear the cost at their own.
Mule and Porter charges
Generally we expect trekkers to carry their bag-pack and luggage themselves. For those who wish to use Mule/Porter need to pay Rs 350 per day for same.
Personal Expense
Personal Expense of any kind. The trek cost does not include stay at any location on last day
*Anything apart from inclusions

ATM & Mobile Connectivity


Purola has the last ATM point before your trek begins. 

Mobile Connectivity

Purola and Sankri have BSNL mobile phone connections that work intermittently (both mobile and landline). Signal is intermittent in the mountains. Do not depend on it. Finish all your important calls at Purola.

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