Dodital, the lake with a lot of fabulous history is a very happening trekking destination at the current age. Dodital trek is a short, simple to moderate trek, through dense forests, across small stream crossings, large meadows and wonderful Himalayan landscapes. Dodital is the birth place of Lord Ganesha and is said to have witnessed the beheading of the deity by Lord Shiva. There are few treks in India that can succeed as a true winter trek.
The Dodital is one of them. The snowy landscape is stupendous and camp sites are easily reachable. For those looking to travel around the Himalayas in winter and experience snow, nothing is better than the Dodital trek.
Day 01: Haridwar
Arrival Haridwar Our agent pick up You from Haridwar Railway Station at 7:30 pm respectively. Transfer to hotel for Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
Day 02: Haridwar - Uttarkashi ( 210 kms Drive)
The day starts with a beautiful drive towards Uttarkashi. The different colors of Himalayan attractiveness are displayed in different sects i.e. flora, landscape and local settlements. The drive takes you through the famous town of Narendranagar, goes past along the river Bhagirathi Ganga and continues to the holy town of Uttarkashi. Overnight stay at Hotel Uttarakashi.
Day 03: Uttarkashi - Sangamchatti ( Drive 14 kms ) - Agoda / Bevra (2250 mts/7380 ft) - (8.5 kms/ 4-5 hrs)
Early Morning pickup your Trekking Gears and Take Breakfast there after Drive to Sangamchatti, Arrive Sangamchatti You are introduced to the trekking team and see porters / pony men. The day starts with crossing over the river Asiganga on a well made bridge, which is followed by an ascend of 5 km to take you to the village of Agoda. The local inhabitants of the village could be seen going to and fro from Sangamchatti, some busy in the fields others involved in their daily activities. From here the trail is gradual for about 2 kilometers and continues to the village of Bhebra, which is marked with crossing over a side stream on a bridge and a couple of houses which serve as guest houses and hotels for the tourists. Beyond Bhebra the trail starts to climb until it reaches the top of the ridge marked with a sun shed. Lunch and Dinner Overnight in the tents.
Day 04: Agora / Bevra - Dodital (3307 10847 ft) (15 Kms/ 7 hrs) Dodital Trek
After Breakfast Trek to Dodital with Packed Lunch, The day's walk is relaxing and less challenging in comparison to the previous one. The trail passes through the forest of Rhododendron, involves a couple of side stream crossings goes over steep cliffs finally reaches the wonderful lake of Dodital. The Dodital is a gorgeous lake with the temple of Ganesha, couple of guest houses and excellent campsite by the lake. Dinner and Overnight in the tents.
Day 05: Dodital (3307 mts/10847 ft) - Darwa Top (4150 m) (5 kms/ 3 hrs)
After Breakfast Trek to Darwa Top with Packed Lunch, Though the day's walk is of 5 kilometers only still an early begin is suggested in order to have charming views on the pass. The daylight starts with the path winding up at the feeding end of the lake, passing through the narrow gorges, forest and involves a series of rivulet crossings leads to high meadows. Later the trail gets steep with a few switch backs finally takes you to the pass. The spectacular view of Bandar punch Peak and Swargarohini range is immaculate and most adorable. Later begin reverse trek towards Dodital.
The picturesque beauty of Dodital can compel any nature lover to camp here for days together. The lake has a surrounding pine forest with the Darwa meadow towering on one side and the open wide valley on the other is really awesome. Dinner and Overnight in the tents.
Day 06: Dodital - Agoda / Bevra (2250 mts/7380 ft) (17 kms/4-5 hrs)
After Breakfast Trek Back to Bevra with Packed Lunch The reverse trek to Agoda is long one but not a challenging one. It's really a beautiful walk cherishing the spirits. The views lower down the valley are equally admirable that insist the photography lovers. Dinner and Overnight in the tents.
Day 07: Agoda - Sangm Chatti (7 kms trek ) - Rishikesh (177 kms Drive)
After Breakfast trek through the settlements of Agoda village finally takes you to Sangam Chatti Board the vehicles and start driving towards Rishikesh. Lunch enroute . On arrival check into the Rafting Camp. Evening is free for relaxation. Dinner and Overnight in the Camp or Hotel.
Day 08: River Rafting Trip and Back to Haridwar
After breakfast, we start our encounter with mighty river Ganga from Marine Drive to Shivpuri (10 kms) include rapids like Black Money, Three Blind Mice, Cross Fire, Body Surfing, Rocky One. Drive back to the camp. After Lunch Rest for wile and Evening at leisure to enjoy Indoor game. Dinner at Haridwar, later Drop Haridwar Railway Station.