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Chaten Gill


Nature is so mysterious and hauntingly beautiful. The landscapes seem to whisper a thousand words into my ears, even in silence. I went along with my e...


Rahul Kocchar


Thank God we had packed in enough woolens before starting for this place. There were small spells of rain during the trek so the following days were ch...

Dodital Trek Overview

Location : Uttarkashi

Start Point | End Point : Sangam Chatti

Start Time | End Time : The Trek starts at 10:00 AM on Day 1 and ends around 06:00 PM on Day 6

Departure Dates : On Weekend (Except July & August)

About the Dodital Trek:

Nestled high up in the mountains at an altitude of 3310 mts above sea level Dodital trek is another must  trek. Known as one of the most beautiful treks in North India this trek has been attracting travelers from far and wide. This trek is named after the rare Himalayan trout which is known as Dodi in the local language. Start the journey from Dehradun, drive till  the quaint little village- Sangam chati from Uttarkashi,start the initial trek and see Agoda settlement. 

Enjoy camping near the winsome campsite above the rivulet at Bhebra. Continue trekking through a mixed forest high above the Asi Ganga before entering a side valley leading to Dodital. On the third day trek will be around 6 hours and to a height of 3310m. Catch the glimpse of the Gujar settlement and then make your way through the rhododendron, oak, pine and bamboo forest. Listen to the noise of the distant valleys and the birds chirping during the trek. 

The Dodital Lake is a beautiful campsite surrounded by pine and oak trees. Soak in the beauty of the region and keep staring for long at the lake.Enjoy some birding experience come across a variety of birds like Brown Fronted Woodpecker, Grey Tit, Himalayan Babbler, Red-Billed Blue Magpie, Grey Shrike, Bush Robin, Pink Finch, Munia, Common Chiffchaff, Himalayan Whistling Thrush, Himalayan Tree Pie, Tailor Bird, Himalayan Monal during the trek. This Dodital trek package will definitely provide the best experience of trekking.

About the Destination:

Escape to a fairy tale world of trekking tours in India with The Dodital trek & Darwa Pass that opens up many pleasant surprises along the way. Get to unravel a snowy and varied landscape. A freshwater lake in Uttarakhand, trek perched at 3085 meters is a feast for the eyes. Legend has it that Lord Ganesha chose this place as his abode and there is a temple dedicated to him here. Known as The Land of Gods, Uttarakhand presents a dramatic terrain with beautiful lakes, serene rivers and mountains and rising Himalayan peaks. The many delights of the Dodital trek and Darwa Pass include a visit to Sangam Chatti, a quaint village marketplace and getting a whiff of Gujar settlement. 

Make way along meadows dusted with snow, laced with pine trees and witness the awe-inspiring Himalayas.Trek through some of the most beautiful sights of the region come across the high mountain peak and distant valley. Trek through the dense forest and open meadows as one slowly takes the curves and turns. The beautiful Dodital Lake and eventually to Dwara Pass Top at 4150 Meters offers mesmerizing views of Dhauladhar and Greater Himalayan Ranges. Come across the beautiful campsite surrounded by pine and oak trees.

This trek is also very popular among the trekker, shutterbugs and the nature lovers. Spend some time close to nature and witness the beauty of surroundings. The lake is also home to freshWater Golden Mahseer, one of most famous trout fish in the Himalayas. 

Dodital Trek Highlights :

Dodital trek is one of the most sought off treks in the world towering at a height of 3310 m and is known as the most beautiful lake in the world.

This trek will take one through some unknown parts of the region which is less discovered by people.

Get a chance to witness the beautiful temple which is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and which is also believed to be the birthplace of Ganesha.

During the trek catch the glimpse of the mesmerizing views of Dhauladhar and Greater Himalayan Ranges.

Get a chance to camp under the clear night sky and that too at a high summit surrounded by the mountains enjoy watching the sky.

For the bird lovers, it's a  perfect shot for the camera of Grey Shrike, Bush Robin, Pink Finch, Munia, Common Chiffchaff, Himalayan Whistling Thrush, Himalayan Tree Pie, Tailor Bird and Himalayan Monal.

Quick Facts About Dodital Trek:

Temperature: -2°C to 20°C

Dodital Trekking Distance: 54km

Maximum Altitude: 13,600 ft

Dodital Trekking Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate

Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport

Nearest Railway Station: Dehradun

Dodital Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Sangam Chatti Acclimatization Day

    Delight in the pleasant drive of 7 hours to Uttarkashi along the narrow Ganga and Bhagirathi valley.

    En route stop for lunch and short breaks. The road passes through the confluence of the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi river at Devprayag.

    By early evening, reach Sangam Chatti, a quaint village market place that will be the starting point of your trek.

    Get briefed by the trek leader on what to keep in mind regarding the trek.

    Have your stay for the Day 1 in Sangam Chatti only.

    Bonfire along with Dinner will be there at the campsite only.

    Get briefed by the trek leader on what to keep in mind regarding the trek.

    Stay at Camps only.

  • Day 2 - Trek from Sangam Chatti to Bhebra (3-4 Hours)

    Wake up with the mesmerizing view of mountains

    Dig into a delectable breakfast and gear up for the thrilling trail ahead.

    Ramble on initial steep climb that will take you to Agoda settlement and mark the beginning of the Dodital trekking and Darwa Pass.

    Post that, you will experience a gradual trail to Bhebra that is dotted by some tea shacks and lodges. Pitch your tent at the winsome campsite above the rivulet.

    From here on, be prepared for snow.

    Dinner will be served to you at the campsite only.

    Overnight stay in tents.

  • Day 3 - Trek From Bhebra to Dodital (5-6 Hours)

    Wake up in the lapse of mountains and relish the morning breakfast.

    Gear up to get venture on a trail that goes up steadily from Bhebra through a mix forest high above the Asi Ganga before entering a side valley leading to Dodital.

    Just 5 km away at Majhi, you will witness a Gujar settlement.

    Take a break here and dig into packed lunch. From there, make a way through rhododendron, oak, pine and bamboo forest.

    At this section, expect a lot of snow that comes along with some challenges and excitement.

    By late afternoon, arrive at the serene lake.

    Set camp beside it and take in the beauty that abounds.

    Dinner will be served at the campsite only.

    Overnight will be spent in tents.

  • Day 4 - Dodital to Darwa Pass and back to Dodital (6-7 Hours)

    Wake up in the Morning followed by breakfast.

    Start early to ascend the summit that would require some energy.

    The initial part of the trek is a delightful one as you make way through meadows dusted with snow and laced with rhododendron trees.

    At the last leg you will have trudge on a steep and long trail.

    The coup to the top is a rewarding with stunning sights. Witness the majestic Himalayas. Go trigger happy and retreat to Dodital.

    Once back at the camp, sip on piping hot masala tea and some crispy pakodas.

    Dinner will be at the Campsite.

    Overnight stay in tents.

  • Day 5 - Trek from Dodital to Bhebra (4-5 Hours)

    Wake under the mesmerizing scenic beauty around.

    Have breakfast and gear up to descent

    This day is fairly easy as you trek back to Bhebra that will mostly comprise a downhill trail.

    After reaching destination set camps and rest followed by dinner.

    Overnight in tents.

  • Day 6 - Trek From Bhebra to Sangam Chatti | End of Trek

    Wake up early to get the view at the last day in Mountains.

    Have Breakfast at the campsite.

    Afterwards decend down to Sangam Chatti this trek is of around 2 hours to reach Sangam Chatti.

    Savour the charming walk through Agoda hamelt.

    Once you reached, board a vehicle to drive down which drops you aroud 6:00PM at Dehradun.

    This ends your amazing Trekking experience here with some long lasting memories.

    End of Trip.


  • Accommodation in Camps/ Village Huts with 2 common washrooms on twin/ triple sharing basis.


  • Day 1- Dinner
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  • Day 2- Breakfast and Dinner
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  • Day 3- Breakfast and Dinner
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  • Day 4- Breakfast and Dinner
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  • Day 5- Breakfast and Dinner
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  • Day 6- Breakfast


  • Trekking
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  • Camping
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  • Sightseeing

Other Inclusions

  • Professional Guide
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  • Forest entry charges, permits & camping fee (if any)
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  • First Aid Kit (our guides are certified in handling first aid situations)

Things To Carry

  • Windproof jacket, Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
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  • Thermal inner wear (upper and lower)
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  • Woollen cap, Woollen gloves, Woollen socks and regular socks (3-4 pairs)
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  • Scarf/muffler (optional)
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  • Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes
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  • Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
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  • Raincoat/ Poncho
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  • Small light weight towel
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  • Sturdy Water bottle, Avoid empty Bisleri bottles
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  • Cap/ Hat, Sun glasses
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  • Walking stick/ Trekking pole
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  • Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm
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  • Torch/ Flashlight (with extra batteries)
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  • Personal medications
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  • Personal toiletries


  • Person below 14 years of age not be allowed for the Trek.
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  • No Transport is included in the Pakcage.
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  • This place restricts smoking & drinking. Thrillophilia may not monitor the activities on site.
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  • Camping is very basic in nature. One must not expect luxuries.
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  • Backpack for a weekend trek should weigh between 8 and 10 kg for a smooth journey.
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  • Mobile & laptop charging points are available on campsites at a common point.
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  • Listen to the instructions given by the tour organizers
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  • Do not litter.
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  • There are dustbins everywhere to throw stuff as the place is very strict about cleanliness and travelers littering may be fined.
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  • GST is applicable to the tour cost
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  • Rescheduling is possible before 3 days of starting date at 30% reschedule charge.
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  • Any personal expenses or items of personal nature will not be in part of the deal
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  • The management reserves all the right to modify the trek during any emergencies or natural calamities.
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  • The trekkers must abide by the advice and instructions of the trek leaders.
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  • Any no show or changes in the trek due to extreme climatic conditions, the package will not qualify for any refund policy

Tour Type

  • This is a group tour

Dodital Trek: Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Dodital Trek: Refund Policy

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Dodital Trek: Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.
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    People Shared their Stories
    Story by Chaten Gill

     Rated : 4.0

    Nature is so mysterious and hauntingly beautiful. The landscapes seem to whisper a thousand words into my ears, even in silence. I went along with my entire college gang and was caught in a hailstorm! WOW! We could not believe our own eyes! The whole trip felt as if it was a fantastic dream. Now we can’t wait to plan our next trekking adventure. Hoping to get lucky again.

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    Story by Rahul Kocchar

     Rated : 4.0

    Thank God we had packed in enough woolens before starting for this place. There were small spells of rain during the trek so the following days were chilly cold. The evening was spent singing songs by the fireplace. Though its not that difficult but A wonderful trek!

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    Story by Neha Jain

     Rated : 5.0

    Trekking at 3085 feet was like a dream come true epxerieince for me. Trek to Darwa Pass was the most fascinating experience I had so far in my life. Lookinf forward to some other astounding treks with Thrillophilia.

    Story by Praveen Garg

     Rated : 5.0

    Trekking at a place where the temperature might be somewhere between 12 to -8 degrees was an amazing and memorable journey for me. The challenges, snowy terrains and the awesome views were the main catch of this trek. I enjoyed a lot and m sure everyone will like it.

    Story by Bhavani Varman

     Rated : 5.0

    I always feel at home whenever I come on a trekking trip to the Dodital Lake. There is something really magical about this place. When I get married, this place will surely be my honeymoon destination!

    Story by Aagam Panicker

     Rated : 4.0


    It was our first trek in Uttarakhand and we are really impressed by the views we got during trekking here. The variety of views on this trek can not be compared to any other trek. A must visit trek in Uttarakhand.

    Story by Dhanpati Gill

     Rated : 4.0

    The trek was thrilling and the experience of the trip was as expected from us

    Story by Anjushri Bhattathiri

     Rated : 4.0

    Trekking in the forests and gaining height was a challenge for the first time trekkers like us. Family members enjoyed the whole journey a lot. Though they were tired but they were happy. Good place for tourists who want a small trekking experience. The hotels were average but the food was relishing despite of scarce resources. Thumbs up.

    Story by Gandharv Jain

     Rated : 4.0

    The trekking staff who hosted the whole trip was very nice and skilled. He knows what he does. Management of the activities was good. Kids as well as adults had fun. The facilities and fooding arrangements were good too.

    Story by Bhilangana Pillai

     Rated : 4.0

    It is a very beautiful place not overcrowded. Peaceful in all aspects. The trekking experience was breath taking. But the hotels were not professional. The services and housekeeping was sloppy. This type of situation cannot be managed with families.


    People Also Ask About Dodital Trek

    1. When is the best time do Dodital Trek?

      The best time to do this trek is from April to November barring the monsoon(Except July & August) as there are chances of landslides on the way during those rainy months.

    2. What level of fitness is expected from me?

      This trek is fairly easy. But it makes a lot of sense to spend some time before coming on a trekking holiday getting some additional exercise. The fitter you are, after all, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. For this trip you need to be aerobically fit and also comfortable with walking up to 7 hours on some days.

    3. What all things I should carry for Dodital Trek?

      The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

      - Trekking shoes
      - Trainers or sandals for river crossings and camp use
      - Walking socks (3 pairs)
      - Spare laces
      - Trekking trousers
      - Waterproof overtrousers
      - Underwear
      - Thermal baselayer - leggings
      - Baselayer shirts (short sleeve and 1 long sleeve)
      - Shirts or T-shirts
      - Fleece jacket or warm jumper
      - Waterproof jacket
      - Sunhat
      - Warm hat
      - Sunglasses
      - Gloves or mittens
      - Daypack 30 litres
      - Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
      - Headtorch and spare batteries
      - Water bottles 1 litre (x2)
      - Sleeping bag (comfort rated -10ºC) (minus 15ºC for late November and December trips)*
      - Washbag and toiletries Antibacterial handwash
      - Small towel Basic
      - First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).
      - Small padlock.

    4. What kind of shoes I should have for Dodital Trekking?

      You should carry high-ankle trekking shoes. Different shoes are suitable for different kinds of treks, depending on the weather, trail condition as well as duration of the trek. For this particular trek, shoes with thick souls are recommended.

    5. What will be the facility of food and water during the trek to Dodital?

      There are proper meals with subsequent nutritional values planned for the people coming in for the trek. From dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 6, all meals will be provided. This would include nutritional vegetarian meals, a total of 6 in a day, with the addition of tea and coffee during breaks.

    6. What all medicines I should carry? Can I take diamox?

      Carrying medicines is important while trekking anywhere in the world. Your first-aid should have anti-diarrhea medicine such as loperamide but make sure that you don't take it unless getting to a toilet isn't an option.

      During the Dodital trekking you may not have access to pharmacies. So it’s better to have medications ready. Yes, you can carry diamox and can be taken too if having sickness/nausea

    7. Will there be mobile connectivity?

      Indian mobile networks do not work for most part of this trek. Best is to carry a BSNL sim.

    8. How to reach Uttarakashi? Where is Dodital Trek Located?

      One can drive from Dehradun to Uttarkashi. Dodital, a fresh water lake at an elevation of 3085 meters is a popular trekking destination in Uttarakhand Himalayas. Located in the border district of Uttarkashi, the 30 Km trek through dense forested areas and deep valleys concludes at Darwa Top at an elevation of 4200 meters.

    9. What will be the Dodital trek temparature?

      The maximum temperature can go upto 20 degree Celsius and the lowest can touch about -2 degree celsius.

    10. Is it a good trek for first timer?

      This trek is begins easy but gets moderately difficult with every passing day. It makes a lot of sense to spend some time before coming on a trekking holiday getting some additional exercise. The fitter you are, after all, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. For this trip you need to be aerobically fit and also comfortable with walking up to 7 hours on some days.

    11. How much do we have to trek each day?

      We will cover anywhere between 8-15kms a day barring the days left out for sightseeing, travelling and other tourist activities.

    12. What are nearby tourist places to Dodital?

      Dodital in Uttarkashi is a relatively religious place. There are a couple of temples you can visit when not trekking like Shakti and Vishwanath temple. There is another lake by the name of Nachiketa Lake that you can visit.

    13. Where is the maximum elevation of this trek?

      The maximum altitude we will trek to will be close to 4150mts.

    14. Where does Dodital trek start?

      Dodital trek usually starts from Dehradun and then you head towards Uttarkashi. This beautiful trek takes you through some of the most scenic routes as Dodital is nestled high up in the mountains. It is located at a height of 3310 Mts above sea level.

      The Dodital trek is highly suggested for people who enjoy scenic views and want to explore new horizons. The trek has been named after a very rarely found Himalayan trout called Dodi. After this you will head to a little village named Sangam Chati and finally to the Agoda settlement.

    15. How can I reach Dodital?

      To reach Dodital, one has to start the journey by reaching Dehradun. This is required if you want to do Dodital Trekking. For people who don’t want to do a very long trek, you can reach Uttarkashi by bus, car, etc. and then walk it to Dodital.

      From here there are plenty of new terrains available. If you don’t want to talk much then there is a short jeep ride available which takes you to the Sangam Chatti village and from here Dodital is about 21 km.

    16. How long does it take to trek to Dodital?

      The time taken for Dodital Trekking depends on the route you prefer and the kind of trek you chose. For example, the usual trek from Dehradun takes about 6 days. This is done to ensure that the trekkers are not overtired or exhausted.

      This includes the time taken to reach Dodital and then come back to the basecamp via a car or other vehicle. Some can take a shorter trek and start from Uttarkashi or even the Sangam Chatti village.

    17. How much does Dodital trek costs?

      Dodital Trekking cost starts from INR 9,000/per adult. This also includes quality camping arrangements, guides, porter/mule charges for carrying camping equipment & rations, forest entry charges, permits & camping fee (if any) first aid kit and other taxes.

    18. What is the height of Dodital trek?

      Dodital is located at 3085 meters and is known for its beautiful, fresh water lake. This famous trekking destination is situated in the state of Uttarakhand and one can get the mesmerising views of the Himalayas. The trekking area is located in the proximity of the district of Uttarkashi.

      It includes going through dense forested regions along with very deep valleys. Dodital Trekking usually extends to the Darwa Top, which is located at an elevation of 4200 meters.

    19. Is it safe to do a Dodital trek?

      Dodital Trekking is rather safe. However, like all other kinds of Himalayan treks, it is suggested that you take an experienced guide with you or connect with an agent who has relevant knowledge of the same. Often, weather conditions do change very drastically and the experienced guides will know what to do.

      It is suggested that you keep family members informed on the same and areas you would be visiting. Cloudburst is a potential risk in the rainy seasons. But on the whole, the trek is safe.

    20. Can I do a Dodital trek solo?

      It is best to not Trek to Dodital all alone. However, it is highly suggested that you keep your family members informed and take a guide with you. Dodital is located at a height of about 10,000 ft. The Himalayan terrain is not an easy one. You should make sure that you have all the required gear.

      Also, there are plenty of groups traveling to the site. So you can be alone and yet be in a group so people are keeping track of your activities. With network issues at that height, it’s safer to avoid the risk unless you are an expert and have covered this route earlier.

    21. What is the difficulty of Dodital Trek?

      Yes the trek is a little challenging. If you are going trekking for the first time, it will be a little too much for you. So it is suggested that you consult the travel agency or your group before heading off.

      An option is to not start at Dehradun but may be from Uttarkashi or even the Sangam Chatti village.

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