Dodital

Dodital, which lies at an altitude of 3024 m, is one of the loveliest lakes in Garhwal. It is surrounded by a thick forest of oaks, conifers, and rhododendrons. A forest bungalow on the shores provides relative comfort while the lake itself has Himalayan trout. The lake setting could not have been better chosen.

The amazing variety of flora changing from dense oaks and rhododendrons to stately firs and deodars on most of the trek bends around ridges and mountain spots is as unique as it is rich. The deodars and pines act as guardians for the numerous wildflowers.

The area around Dodital is still full of wildlife and species such as black bears, snow leopards, musk deer and a variety of the Himalayan pheasants can often be seen as the animals come to the lake shores to drink water early in the mornings and late in the evenings.

Above Dodital is a ridge (one crosses this on the route from Yamunotri). Going up the left bank of the stream affords the best view of the Bander Punch.

From Dodital the trek leads through the wilderness to the Dayara Bugyal with flowers and views of snow-covered peaks.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: (1st May)

Arrive early morning at Haridwar. Transfer by jeeps to Sangam Chatti the road head via Uttarkashi. Trek 6 km easy to Agoda village (2286 m). Overnight at tent/resthouses.

Day 2: (2nd May)

Trek 16 km to Dodital. Camp out on the lakeside.

Day 3: (3rd May)

Exploration of Dodital and surroundings.

Day 4: (4th May)

Dodital to Hanuman Chatti via Darwa top (12 km).

Day 5: (5th May)

Drive from Hanuman Chatti to Haridwar to catch the overnight train.

Cost:

Rs. 17,000/- per adult + GST @ 5%

+ Rs, 14,000/- For a jeep  from Haridwar to Haridwar ( shared by 7 pax ) arranged by Wildrift.

Includes:
  • Facilitation of the trek as per itinerary.
  • All meals during trek, stay at camp and journey.
  • Guides, porters, mules and all equipment like sleeping bags, tents etc.
Dose not Include:
  • Pick and drop from Haridwar to Haridwar.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Train Ticket from Delhi – Haridwar – Delhi.