We are Trek The Himalayas, India’s leading Himalayan trekking company founded in 2010. With over a decade of experience we expertise in trek leading, mountaineering expeditions, cycling tours and other adventure activities. We organise trekking and peak climbing expeditions in Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Sikkim. Our qualified and experienced team of local guides, trek/expedition leaders and cooks are known for their dedicated work in the mountains. We have been organizing treks, and mountaineering. We are the local leader for Himalayan trips throughout the entire India Himalayas.
From the greenest beginner to the sharpest professional adventure travellers, we can get you where you want to go and assure you our best trip.
Trip Terms & Conditions
A. Booking Terms
1. If booked more than 15 days before the trip start date, advance of 10% of the total booking value is payable at the time of booking. Balance amount shall be paid no later than 15 days before the trip start date.
2. If booked less than 15 days prior to the trip start date, the full booking value is due at the time of booking.
3. If the due amounts are not paid as per the payment schedule, bookings shall stand cancelled.
B. Cancellation Policy
1. If cancelled more than 15 days before the trip start date, the advance shall be refunded net of a 5% transaction fee.
2. If cancelled after full payment between 15 to 10 days before the trip start date, 25% cancellation fee of the total booking value.
3. If cancelled less than 10 days prior to the trip start date, the booking amount shall not be refundable.
In the event you opt for Refundable Booking, click here to read the terms and conditions for claiming a refund.
C. Changes to and / or cancellation of trips
Itineraries shown are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. The operators reserve the right to change expedition / trek / package dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which the operator or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. The operator reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.
The Bali Pass Trek has several convincing reasons for you to set foot on this adventure. Camp in the picture-perfect setting of the Devsu Thach- a sprawling meadow surrounded by tall trees and the looming figures of Mount Swargarohini and Kalnag in the background. The wide array of alpine flowers blooming across the narrow trail from Devsu Thach to the Ruinsara Tal (Ruinsara Lake), following the meandering course of the Ruinsara river, is definitely going to amaze you. You can even take a detour and visit the Yamunotri glacier and temple- the source of the Yamuna river.
Though the Bali Pass Trek itinerary includes visits to adventurous and mystical hamlets of yore, nestled within the Himalayas, you should be utterly careful before embarking on this voyage. The Trek itself is graded as challenging to strenuous. Spanning over eight days and covering an approximate distance of 60 kilometers, the Bali Pass Trek takes you to an elevation of 16240 feet or 4950 meters roughly. Hence, it is meant for experienced trekkers and seasoned hikers who have quite a number of high-altitude Himalayan expeditions in their portfolio. The difficulty level of the Bali Pass makes it strictly advisable for adventurers and travelers who have considerable experience of trekking above 4000 meters.
Even if you are a seasoned trekker and have successfully completed several high-altitude expeditions, you should take special preparation before participating in the Bali Pass Trek. You can devise a custom training regime that includes strength conditioning, regular cardiovascular training (swimming, running, jogging, cycling, etc.). Staircase jumping and endurance training. The latter you can do within the confines of your gym. Alternatively, you can set out for short-day hikes across challenging and undulating terrain with a daypack. Try to introduce this fitness program within your regular regime for a couple of days per week, slowly increasing the pace of your hikes and the weight of your daypacks. You might not be needing the fitness of an athlete or an international soccer player, but continuing this fitness regime for four to six months should get you in proper shape to conquer the Bali Pass.
The best time for the Bali Pass Trek is similar to other high-altitude Himalayan expeditions. You can either trek the Bali Pass during the summers, spanning from mid-May to the end of June. But since the pass is located in the upper kernels of the Garhwal, this season is characterized by hazy skies that might result in a downpour. After all, you can never predict the weather conditions of the upper altitudes of the Himalayas. On the other hand, the post-monsoon/autumn season that spans from early September to early November is marked by clear, blue skies that offer unobstructed views of specific sublime Himalayan peaks. Hence, it is one of the best times to travel.
The adventure quotient of the Bali Pass Trek increases with the higher regions covered in snow during the monsoons while it flaunts a dry, rocky approach post-monsoons. Thus, thrill-seekers and experienced adventure junkies can venture on this trek during these seasons.
The list of essentials that you need for the Bali Pass trek is quite exhausting. Apart from well-made, sturdy shoes with excellent ankle support and good grip, you need durable and long-lasting hiking poles. Try to pack light but cover for all eventualities. Carry a backpack of 50 to 60 liters with waterproof lining and comfortable backstraps. If you consider offloading, carry waterproof daypacks with a capacity of 20 to 30 liters. Always have your own water bottles and hydration packs to avoid creating a negative impact on the Himalayan ecology with disposable plastic.
Your clothing list should contain thermal inners, full-sleeved, quick-dry t-shirts, fleece jackets, and woolen sweaters as insulation layers, heavy down jackets, waterproof windcheaters, ponchos, quick-dry track pants for hiking, extra pairs of underwear, sports bra, woolen and synthetic gloves, different pairs of socks, suncap, woolen cap or balaclava, neck gaiters, and sunglasses. Among the range of electronic essentials, spare batteries for your headlamp and camera are essential. Carry extra memory cards to capture breathtaking views. Power banks could also come in handy when your devices run out of juice.
A first-aid kit and essential medicines will keep you covered against adverse situations in the mountains and AMS. You should also be carrying basic toiletries like excess toilet paper and wet wipes, biodegradable soaps, sunscreen, moisturizers, lip balm, quick-dry towels, etc. You can carry plastic bags for wet clothes and scraps or rejects and carry them back to the plains without dumping them in the hills.