Yamunotri Trek

State Uttarakhand
LOCATION Garhwal Himalayas
DISTANCE 80Km
DURATION 7 to 8 Days
GRADE Moderate to Difficult
ALTITUDE 3290 Meters
BEST TIME TO VISIT April to June, September to October

Yamunotri Dodital- This is one of the most popular Himalaya treks. Dodital is a freshwater lake situated in Uttarakhand situated at a height of 3024m. Some of the best places that you can visit during your Yamunotri trek are Sangam Chatti, a beautiful village market place and getting a sniff of Gujar settlement.

There is also a temple devoted to Lord Ganesha. As Lord Ganesha chose this place as his abode. One can approach Dodital trek from Hanuman Chatti which is in Yamnotri valley. Yamunotri is a source of the Yamuna river. The main attraction at Yamunotri is the thermal springs at Janki Chatti and Yamunotri temple. This temple is devoted to the Goddess Yamuna.

The trek is approx 80 km and the duration of the trek is 7-8 days. Dodital Yamunotri trek commences from the North region of Uttarkashi, a district in Uttarakhand. The main highlight of the trek is the high altitude lake Dodital which is surrounded by oak, pine and deodar trees.yamunotri trek (2)

Route

  • Haridwar-Kalyani
  • Kalyani-Dodital
  • Dodital- Seema (16 Km Trek)
  • Seema- Hanumanchatti (18 Km Trek)
  • Hanumanchatti- Yamunotri (14 Km)
  • Yamunotri- Hanumanchatti (14 Km Trek)
  • Hanumanchatti- Mussoorie

What To Pack

Here is your checklist for your treks. Make sure to pack these items.yamunotri trek 3

Trekking Gear:-

  •    A rucksack with rain cover
  •    A Hand/Head Torch with spare batteries
  •    UV Protection Sunglasses
  •    A trekking pole
  •    Warm Clothes / Thermals
  •    First Aid Kit

Footwear:-

  • Non-skid deep trod hiking shoes -1
  • Pair of lightweight Slipper/Sandals -1

yamunotri trek 4Miscellaneous:-

  • Camera (optional)
  • Personal medicine kit. Make sure you consult your doctor before the trek in case you have any special ailment.
  • Dry fruits, energy bars

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