Dodital, the lake with a lot of mythological history is a very happening trekking place at the present age. Dodital is the birth place of Lord Ganesha and is said to have witnessed the beheading of the deity by Lord Shiva. Bounded with lush greenery with crystal clear water makes this place as an ultimate place for the travel lovers and sightseers. At a height of 3307 meters above mean sea level, in the north of Uttarakashi is a perfect trekking destination and also holds potential for other adventure sports.
Dodital Trek route is through broad forests of Deodar , Rhododendron, Fir and Oak. This high altitude lake is crystal clear, in the midst of broad forest at a height of about 3,030 meters. This deep lake is the starting point of several rivers in this region.
The lake is famous for its Himalayan trout, the exoticness rendered by surrounding forest and tranquility provided by the calm waters of the lake. This is an imposing destination with impeccable beauty and many a facts that are a lot adorable. Dodital provides a lot of opportunity to travelers to hang around in the Asi Ganga valley. There are subsidiary treks transporting one from Asi Ganga valley to Bhagirathi Ganga valley and to the Yamuna valley and vice versa. A part from a display of natural beauty there is an array of diversity in culture and heritage for which India is known for ages. The array of culture can be seen by travelers during their voyage through remote Himalayan settlements.
The trek from Dodital to Yamnotri takes you through high altitude grasslands and dense virgin forests. The scenery en-route is really astounding ! The trek for Dodi Tal commences from Uttarkashi or Kalyani, which can be approached by motor. Kalyani to Agoda is a gradual climb through woods, fields and villages along· a mule track. The trek from Agoda to Dodi Tal is steep and through thick forests.
Day 1 : Rishikesh to Uttrakashi to Garam Pani (1140Mt) 7-8 Hours Drive Overnight Guest HOuse :
Morning after breakfast drive to Uttrakashi. Lunch enroute, on the way stop at zero point to see the view of Tehri Jheel. Arrive Uttrakashi and transfer to the guest house. Remaining day to relax and to acclimatize. At evening visit to Vishwanath temple, Meals and overnight stay guest house.
Uttrakashi is the principle town in Garhwal region. Nehru Institute of Mountaineering is situated here. It is also the gateway to many Mountaineering and trekking expedition in Gangotri area.
Day 02: Utrakashi to Sangamchatti to Dewra Drive 1 Hour Trek 4-5 Hours Overnight Camp:
Morning after breakfast drive one hour to Sangam Chatti. Arrive and commence trek / pony to Agoda village(2250Mt), The entire trek today is gradual ascent till we reach Agoda. Today we camp little away from an Agoda village. Meals and overnight camp.
Day 03: Bewra to Dodital (3307Mt) Trek 5-6 Hours Overnight Camp:
Morning after breakfast trek to Dodital, The entire trek goes through Deodar, Oak, Rhododendron and pine forest. Arrive Dodital and camp. Enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the lake and surrounding dense forest. The scenic beauty of Dodital can compel any nature to camp here for days together, the lake, the surrounding pine forest, the towering Darwa Bugyal on one side and the valley on the other is serene and enticing. The walk around the lake is 1.5 km. A few streams coming from Darwa Bugyal feed the Lake .Meals and overnight camp.
Day 04 :Dodital to Darwa Top to Dodital Trek 6-7 Hours:
Morning after break fast trek to Darwa top. Enjoy the panoramic view of Great Himalayan peaks ,Mt Banderpunch, Mt Shri kanth, Mt Thlaisagar etc, Later trek down to Dodital. Evening tea pakora. Meals and overnight camp.
Day 5:Dodital to Bewra (2250mt) Trek 5-6 Hours:
Morning after breakfast trek down to Agoda/ Bewra village and camp. Meals and overnight camp.
Day 06:Bewra to Sangam Chatti to Rishikesh Drive 7-8 Hours:
After breakfast two and ½ hours trek down to Sangamchatti. Latter drive to Rishikesh. Trip End