Dhumdar Kandi Pass Trek

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Dhumdar Kandi Pass Trek - The Snowy Delight

The Dhumdar Kandi Pass is accessible from the Uttarakashi district of Uttarakhand. It is located at an elevation of 5,604m in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand. The Dhumdhar Kandi Pass is also known as the Damdar kandi Pass and it connects the two Hindu pilgrimage sites, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The Damdar Kandi Pass is a 12-14 day moderate to challenging trek, depending on the route you choose. This trek will lead you on an exploration trip in the midst of the high altitudes and alluring topography of The Himalayas. The Dhumdar Kandi Pass Trek is a delight for all those adventure junkies who want to challenge their limits in every way. This trekking expedition begins from Gangotri and after you cross two high passes, snow draped peaks and splendid steep valleys, you will reach Yamunotri.

The Dhumdar Kandi Pass Trek might be a typical climb but the virgin beauty of the Garhwal Himalayas in this region is totally mesmerizing. Dense forests, beautiful alpine meadows stretched upto Kiyarkoti ‘The vast grazing land’, from where these meadows lead towards ecstatic landscapes, with the birch forest on top and at the bottom is the garden of boulders. This trail will further take you to the Dhumdhar Kandi Pass and here you will gaze at lofty mountains, grand glaciers and wonderful valleys.

Best Time to Travel to the Dhumdar Kandi Pass Trek

The Best Time to travel to the Dhumdar Kandi Pass Trek is during the months of May, June, September and October. The month of July is significantly wet and experiences rainfall. The area is green and gorgeous during all the other months with October bringing in the huge patches of snow and making the area look sparkling white.

Itinerary of Dhumdar Kandi Pass Trek

Day 1: Delhi to Dehradun
Distance: Depending on the medium of travelling
Reach till Dehradun from New Delhi or any other place in the country or outside. Arrive a day before your trek journey begins.

Day 2: Dehradun to Uttarkashi
Distance:143km/7 hrs
Travel from Dehradun to Uttarkashi via Mussoorie. You can stay at Uttarkashi and do some shopping, as Uttarkashi is the last town where you can shop for yourself. Stay overnight at Uttarkashi.

Day 3: Drive Uttarkashi to Jhala (2100m) and trek to Dorangatto (3400m)
Distance: Uttarkashi to Jhala 60km(2.5hrs) and trek to Dorangatto 3 to 4 hrs.
 Start the drive till Jhala from Uttarkashi on the road towards Gangotri a approx 2.5 hrs journey. Walk for half an hour upto Sian Gad, from there continue on a three hour hike through a lush green valley with the views of Mt Gangotri, Mt.Joanli in the background.

Day 4: Dorangatto to Kiarkoti (3525m)
Distance: 4 to 5 hrs trek
Start with a steep climb of about 45 min which becomes gradual after a while. Stay overnight in the midst of the green campus of Kiarkoti.

Day 5: Kiarkoti to Wodar (4051m)
Distane: 3 to 4 hrs trek
Walk through the boulders and patches of snow gullies. The terrain has a few steep sections in between but mostly a gradual hike.

Day 6: Wodar to Sirkey Thathar (4600m)
Distance: 5 hours trek
You will reach the glacier after an hour of walking through the boulder fields. It can be a long day, so rest nicely at camp.

Day 7: Cross Dhumdhar Kandi Pass (5490m) and descend to Dharali ki Udiari(4750m)
Distance: 9 to 10 hrs trek
Start by depending upon the snow condition, try to begin by dawn. The trail is gradual with very humps in the midst till the last leg below the pass. The pass is to be climbed by fixing ropes, a knife edged pass it is. Once you reach at the top you can see the Banderpooch massif, Kalanag and Swargarohini. The first section of the descent is steep after which it eases out.

Day 8: Dharali ki Udiari to Ruinsara Lake (3350m)
Continue your descend and walk through the vast snowfield till the end of the glacier. Set up your camp by the extremely beautiful Ruinsara Lake.

Day 9: Ruinsara Lake to Dev Thatch(3000m)
Move along the dense forest wonderful meadows and set up the camp at night.

Day 10: Dev Thatch to Bheduka (1815m)
Trek downhill through many mountain villages en route. You can stay overnight at these villages.

Day 11: Bheduka to Taluka & Drive to Sankri
Reach at Taluka where the trek ends, book a vehicle and move on to Sankri which is a drive of one hour.

Day 12: Sankri to Dehradun
Head on your way from Sankri to Dehradun and further travel back to New Delhi or any other place that you came from.

What is Dhumdar Kandi Pass Trek famous for?

Dhumdar Kandi Pass Trek is famous among tourist as This pass connects the two Hindu pilgrimage sites, Gangotri and Yamunotri..

Dhumdar Kandi Pass Trek is recommended destination for Corporates, Couples, Foreigners, Groups.

Dhumdar Kandi Pass Trek is popular destination for following activities/ interests - Adventure, Camping, Trekking.

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