This pass was an old trekking route from the tons river valley to the Yamuna river valley.The pass is more approachable from the har-ki-dun valley as the gradient is small and gives good time for the trekkers to acclimatize to the altitude. The trek starts from Sankri and passes through the Govind National Park, which is famous for its wild flowers. It also gives you an opportunity to visit the sacred lake at Ruinsara on the way and to explore the less travelled path over Yamunotri pass to yamunotri temple. The meadowsnear the lake are an ideal place to rest and explore the nearby peaks and passes. Another highlight of this trek is that it gives you the experience of camping above 4000m.The area is surrounded by Banderpoonch range and some of the famous peaks are kalanag, banderpoonch west and Ruinsara. This region was made popular by Jack Gibson, a teacher at the Doon school in the late 1940's.The surrounding peaks and glaciers in the swargarohini Range and Banderpoonch range are a mountaineer's delight.
Trip Highlight Duration: 9 Days | 8 Nights Trekking Days: 7 Days Best Season: May - Oct Level: Medium Total Distance: 99 km Maximum Elevation: Bali pass or Yamunotri Pass 4800m Weather: The pass and the nights can be cold, day temperatures are pleasant during the season Restrictions: None Getting from/To: Both Sankri and Hanuman Chatti are connected by road from Dehradun and are about 7 hours drive.