Dodi Tal is an emerald lake nestled amidst high mountains at an altitude of 3,310 mts above sea level. With its serene setting and tranquil environs, Dodi Tal is arguably one of the most beautiful high altitude lakes of North India. Dodi Tal is named after the rare Himalayan Trouts known as Dodi in local language. This lake is one of the very few water bodies where Himalayan Trouts are found.
On one corner of the lake a beautiful temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. According to mythology this is the place where Lord Ganesha was born. The circumference of the lake is 1.5kms with dense deodar trees all around it. Dodi Tal can be reached in two days by trekking 22kms from Sangam Chatti. The trekking to Dodi Tal is easy but the trail gets moderate if you trek towards Darwa Pass. A wide range imposing Himalayan range can be seen from Darwa Top.
Dodital is considered as one of the most beautiful lakes of India and it is extremely popular with nature lovers and trekking enthusiasts. The origin of this Tal is from the natural springs and the source of river 'Asi Ganga'.
Best time to visit Dodital TrekFeb Mar Apr Jun
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Dodital Trek is famous for
Lake and Ganesha Temple
Dehradun, 201 kms
Jolly Grant Airport, 207 kms
Day 1: Dehradun - Uttarkashi - Sangam Chatti - Bebra
The 5-6hrs drive passes through Mussoorie Bypass Road offering scenic views. You get to see the massive Tehri Dam Lake while driving towards Chilianisaur. You can buy all necessary items from Uttarkashi. Sangam Chatti is situated 15kms from Uttarkashi at 1,350mts above sea level. The trek to Dodi Tal starts from Sangam Chatti. Cross the bridge over a small stream and start the trek to reach Agoda Village. Bebra Gate is situated 2kms beyond Agoda Village. It takes around 4hrs to reach Bebra from Sangam Chatti.
Day 2: Bebra - Dodital
Start trekking early to reach Dodital around lunch. The trail to Dodital goes through dense forest of oak, deodar and rhododendron. You get to see deep gorges and wide valleys during the trek. After trekking for 9kms youâ€™ll reach Manjhi, another beautiful campsite with lots of shepherd huts. Dodi Tal is 5kms beyond Manjhi. It takes 6hrs to reach Dodital from Bebra.
Day 03: Dodi Tal - Darwa Top - Dodi Tal
Leave early in the morning to traverse the 5kms steep climb to Darwa Top. Situated at an altitude of 4150mts, Darwa Top offers splendid views of Himalayan horizon. Rhododendron tree line will start to fade away as you gain elevation while trekking to Darwa Pass. The Banderpoonch Massif is distinctly visible from Darwa Pass and Darwa Top along with several other named & unnamed peaks. While it might take 3-4 hours to reach Darwa Top, it will take around 2 hours to reach back to Dodital.
Day 04: Dodital - Agoda
Trek down to Agoda Village or Sangam Chatti.
Day 05: Bebra - Sangam Chatti - Uttarkashi - Dehradun
How To Reach
The 22 kms easy trek to Dodi Tal from Sangam Chatti ends up at Dodi Tal. But if you are planning a further visit to Darwa Top (high altitude pass) then be prepared for a moderate route. Sangam Chatti is connected by motorable roads with Uttarkashi.
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- First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
- Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff
- Transport from Haridwar to Joshimath and return .
- Any kind of personal expenses.
- Food during the transit.
- Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
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Terms & Conditions
Cancellation: If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc), Indiahikes will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. The voucher can be redeemed for the same trek or another trek in the next one year.
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The cancellation charges are as under.
Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek — full refund.
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Cancellation less than 20 days to the start of the trek — no refund.
Please note: In case of refund, there will be a deduction of 4% (bank charges) from the total fee you have paid.