Dodi Tal lake in Garhwal Himalayas - mysterious, alluring, and simply beautiful ! It is at an elevation of 3024 meters above mean sea level, north of Uttarakashi. Crystal clear waters are surrounded by dense Oak Woods, Pine, Deodar and Rhododendrons. The lake is full of fishes and is known for some of the rare species like the Himalayan Golden Trout.
The trek from Dodital to Yamnotri takes you through high altitude grasslands and dense virgin forests. The scenery en-route is really astounding ! The trek for Dodi Tal commences from Uttarkashi or Kalyani, which can be approached by motor. Kalyani to Agoda is a gradual climb through woods, fields and villages along· a mule track. The trek from Agoda to Dodi Tal is steep and through thick forests.
Dodital Trek Itinerary:
Day 1 : RISHIKESH / UTTRAKASHI / GARAM PANI (1140Mt) 7-8 HOURS DRIVE OVERNIGHT GUEST HOUSE :
Morning after breakfast drive to Uttrakashi. Lunch enroute, on the way stop at zero point to see the view of Tehri Jheel. Arrive Uttrakashi and transfer to the guest house. Remaining day to relax and to acclimatize. At evening visit to Vishwanath temple, Meals and overnight stay guest house.
Uttrakashi is the principle town in Garhwal region. Nehru Institute of Mountaineering is situated here. It is also the gateway to many Mountaineering and trekking expedition in Gangotri area.
Day 02: UTTRAKASHI /SANGAMCHATTI/ BEWRA DRIVE 1 HOURS TREK 4-5 HOURS OVERNIGHT CAMP :
Morning after breakfast drive one hour to Sangam Chatti. Arrive and commence trek / pony to Agoda village(2250Mt), The entire trek today is gradual ascent till we reach Agoda. Today we camp little away from an Agoda village. Meals and overnight camp.
Day 03: BEWRA / DODITAL (3307Mt) TREK 5-6 HOURS OVERNIGHT CAMP:
Morning after breakfast trek to Dodital, The entire trek goes through Deodar, Oak, Rhododendron and pine forest. Arrive Dodital and camp. Enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the lake and surrounding dense forest. The scenic beauty of Dodital can compel any nature to camp here for days together, the lake, the surrounding pine forest, the towering Darwa Bugyal on one side and the valley on the other is serene and enticing. The walk around the lake is 1.5 km. A few streams coming from Darwa Bugyal feed the Lake .Meals and overnight camp.
Day 04 :DODITAL / DARWA TOP / DODITAL TREK 6-7 HOURS:
Morning after break fast trek to Darwa top. Enjoy the panoramic view of Great Himalayan peaks ,Mt Banderpunch, Mt Shri kanth, Mt Thlaisagar etc, Later trek down to Dodital. Evening tea pakora. Meals and overnight camp.
Day 5:DODITAL / BEWRA (2250mt) TREK 5-6 HOUR :
Morning after breakfast trek down to Agoda/ Bewra village and camp. Meals and overnight camp.
Day 06:BEWRA / SANGAM CHATTI / RISHIKESH DRIVE 7-8 HOURS :
After breakfast two and ½ hours trek down to Sangamchatti. Latter drive to Rishikesh. Lunch enroute. Arrive Rishikesh and tour terminates upon arrivel at Rishikesh.