Bali Pass Trek 2023 , May – Oct
The Bali Pass trek is the Gateway to Yamunotri from the Har Ki Dun valley in Uttarakhand. Traditionally this route is used to cross over and enter to the religious shrine of the Hindus – The Yamunotri. Mighty Kalanag and Bandarpunch Twin peaks guard the holy shrine of Yamunotri.
Bali Pass is a difficult trek with high altitude of 4,900 meters or 16,076 feet and connects the Har Ki Dun – Ruinsara Valley to Yamunotri The trek can be long and requires good fitness level in terms of strength and cardiovascular fitness and is for experienced trekkers only .
The trek runs through numerous heritage villages of Har Ki Dun valley like Osla, Gangaad, Taluka and ascends deep into the Govind National Park, multiple Waterfalls and Ruinsara Lake lie on the way to the pass. It gives panoramic view of the Bandarpunch, Kalanag and Swargarohini peaks.
Temples in Ancient Villages have unique Himachali architecture that keeps you occupied for quite a while. Most surprising part of the trek is meadows of Dev Thach in middle of Ruinsara Valley. With snow shrouded Swargarohini peaks in the background and tall trees in valley make it perfect location for camping. This track follows a narrow stretch through Ruinsara river. During the springs and summers, after the snow recedes, lots of colourful wildflowers grow here making it a spectacle experience to walk through it.
It is a demanding trek and involves sharp and tiring ridge walks in altitudes above 4000 meters. The descend on the other side is steep and hence requires a well-oriented and experienced trekker.