Bali Pass FAQs

Bali Pass is famous as Adventure, Trekking, High Altitude Mountain Pass, . Nearest Airport from Bali Pass is Jolly Grant Airport, 270 kms and Nearest Railway Station is Dehradun, 241 kms.

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You mentioned that wireless phones are restricted, how come? I assume there will not be any reception/coverage in most places anyway.

Bali Pass is a remote high altitude pass and comes under Govind Ballabh Pant National Park, this region is vastly accessible only on foot hence no network coverage is in the region

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Does this mean that we cannot bring our iPhones? Is it possible to have it on flight mode and only use for photographing? Or just have them with us turned off?

You can use your phone for photographs, videos & flashlight by keeping them on flight mode for saving battery. Headlamps will still be highly recommended.

All of us have children at home and it will be hard for us not to get in contact with them during so many days. If I remember it correctly, there was a village on our route, is there cell coverage there?

There is Osla Village slightly off the trail where there used to be a satellite phone, but its no longer operational

What precautions/actions/medicines do you provide in the event of Altitude sickness and/or fatigue?

You can start the course of Diamox after you reach Rishikesh. Make sure to consult a doctor regarding this medicine if you are really concerned about the altitude gain.

How difficult is Bali Pass Trek?

Bagini Glacier Trek is a moderate-level trek that needs 60 km trekking trails. Rapid changes in weather may pose some challenges but once the sky gets clear and peaks reveal themselves, the views will be rewarding. It is a good trek to upgrade to if you’ve done a couple of treks in the Himalayan range.

Where is the Bali pass located?

Bali Pass located in Uttarkashi district and comes under Govind Ballabh Pant Wildlife Sanctuary.

Any experience required for this trek?

Yes, the experience of at least 02 week long treks ranging from 3500-4500mts would come in handy to do a trek like Bali Pass.

How do we prepare for such a Trek?

Here is a guide to prepare you for the trek.

Beginners trekking guide for high altitude treks

Why should I do the Bali Pass trek?

Bali Pass Trek offers the most scenic views of the Bandarpoonch, Kalanag, and Swargarohini peaks. The beauty and adventurous experience on the Bali Pass trek is unmatched.

What are the best months to visit this trek?

May-June, September-October are the best months to visit Bali Pass Trek.

What is the minimum & maximum age limit?

The minimum age limit is 16 years and the age of 16 to 17 should be accompanied by their parents or guardians. And there are no maximum age limits. But If you are above the age of 60, kindly carry a medical certificate from your doctor that shows you are fit for adventure activities like trekking.

What will the temperatures be like during this trek?

During the daytime, the temperature will range from 10-20 degrees Celsius and as you gain altitude the temperature will start dipping, especially at night. The lowest temperature will be from sub-zero to -10 degrees Celsius. 

When will there be snow on this trek?

May and June will have snow at Bali Pass and its Base Camp region, all the way to Odari will be covered in snow. There will be no snow in September but by October, fresh snowfall starts accumulating due to cold weather and remains on some stretches until October end (the last safe window to do the crossing).

How safe are group departures for solo women?

Treks are safe for woman traveling solo. We either provide them room / tent on sharing basis with other woman trekkers. We will provide you a tent on Single Occupancy at no extra cost if you are the only woman in the group. 

Travel (Trip Planning)

Did you have any suggestion of where to put the rest of our belongings while we hike?

So as per this trekking trail, we start from one region (Sankri Village) and end at other (JankiChatti) other part of Uttarakhand. Hence we can either book a cab from Sankri to get our luggage from Sankri to JankiChatti on last day.

We are wondering about the food, do you have examples of the dishes? How many meals do we have during a day?

We serve a mix of Indian, continental meals during the trek and at our Homestay in Sankri. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Packed Lunch / Hot Lunch, Evening Tea, Soup with a light / heavy snack.

What exactly is included in the equipment you provide? Are sleeping-mats included?Pillow? Toilet paper? What is the comfort temperature of the sleeping bags for women? Are they 3-season sleeping bags or 2 or 5? What is the R-value for the sleeping mats?

Yes, sleeping mats are included, toilet paper, toilet tent, dining tent & stools are also included along with kitchen tent for staff. Our sleeping bags can withstand around -10 to -12 degree celcius. It also comes with a fleece liner. Our Mattresses are 8mm thick. 

Hotels and Accommodations

There is one hotel stay according to the itinerary, what is the name of the hotel?

Meraki Triangle Homestay
Details of Property:
Meraki Homestay Reviews:

Meraki Homestay Videos - Art House in Sankri
Meraki Sankri:
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Planning your Journey

I believe a walking stick is good to have, to spare our knees and gain balance. I’m used to my wooden stick, but I cannot bring it to India, I therefore wonder if it is possible to find one of those in any forest we pass or if we could find a bamboo stick?

You can either buy a bamboo stick when in Rishikesh, (you can also find one in the forest), however hiking poles are easily available online and on Decathlon.

The water, I hope that we don’t carry ALL water with us? Since we need so many liters per day.. I guess there is water to be found on the way, from streams, snow and such?

Yes, to begin with the hike you can fill your bottles and hydration pack up, the guide will intimate you about the water filling points while on trek, and we will be camping around water sources.

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