The Dodital Trek, situated in the northern state ofUttarakhand, India, which trekkers adore , is regarded as one of the moderatelyeasy treks in the Garhwal Himalayan region that is located in Uttarakhand.Situated amidst the Garhwal Himalayas is this trek, a simple-to-doadventure possible for almost all. Adorned with foliage-covered trees and lushgreen meadows, the track takes one towards which open up to take one to the bewitchingDodital lake.
Perched at an altitude of 1,350 meters, the trek passes throughdense woods, and has a track that elevates to an altitude of 4,150 meters toDarwa Top, begins in Bhagirati valley. Dodital is often called Ganesh-ka-Tal. Inthe Garhwal Himalayan region, it is believed to be the birthplace of the Hindugod Lord Ganesha.
This is the nomenclature explanation. The captivating naturalambience surrounding the peaceful lake is ideal for setting up camp. The Dodital Lake is a mesmerizingly awesome viewpoint and awonderful place to pitch tents at as it is surrounded by coniferous trees andthere is also the fact that the Lake is a home to the Fresh Water GoldenMasheer, one of the most famous trout fish in the Himalayas. Snow-capped in theheart of th winter season and almost Savannah-like with its tall grasses and thegushing rivulets, dense alpine forests bursting with foliage and splendidlyplenty quantity of flora, the Dodital Trek is one of the most picturesque treksin the Garhwal Himalayan region. And this then goes onto the Dwara Pass Top. Thisis at 4150 m and the trekker can enjoy beautiful visuals of excellent naturalbeauty.
This includes views of the Dhauladhar and Greater Himalayan Ranges. Just like the Kalindi Khal trek, this trek is also amoderate-difficulty level one. The Dodital Trek, which is also one of the winter treks inthe Indian Himalayan region starts at Sangamchatti and goes towards Agodavillage situated at an altitude of 2,250 meters. The trail tracks the route ofthe river Asi Ganga and is followed by gentle ascents and descent and passesthrough a quite village, Bhebra. From Agoda, a 16 km journey that passesthrough the beautiful forest of Rhododendrons leads to Manjhi, which is perchedat a great height. It offers such an environment that forms a haven fortrekkers to camp overnight.
The trek from Manjhi turns towards Dodital, whichis approximately 6 kilometers away and is located at a height of 3,307 meters.The sprawling natural beauty, refreshing climate and tranquil water of thefreshwater lake make camping here an absolute bliss. Further, a walk of 5kilometers to Darwa Top that passes through narrow gorges, birch forest, rockycolonies, and involves a number of rivulets which take you to the stunningBandarpunch peak and Swargarohini range. Venturesome and enthusiastic trekkerscan go out to explore the Asi Ganga valley. There are several treks connectingone from Asi Ganga to Bhagirathi Ganga valley and to the Yamuna valley andthence. In the period of winter, most of the trail has to becompleted over a thick bed of snow that expunges after crossing the village ofAgoda.
Full of abundant surprises anf a tasty fulfilment of yourescapist desires, the dodital trek is an one true getaway which is worth everypenny. Enjoy the chance to tread along wintry cool landscapes. At an altitudeof 3085 m along with the bonus of a freshwater lake, this trek is a win-win forall. Legend has it that Lord Ganesha chose this place as his abode and there isa temple dedicated to him here. Known as The Land of Gods, one comes acrossdramatic terrain with beautiful lakes, peace-dweller rivers and mountains andhigh-up-there Himalayan peaks in this high-altitude land.
The Dodital trek andDarwa Pass trek does not stand alone as there are several touristy things to dowhich include a visit to Sangam Chatti, an idyllic village and rifling throughthe history of the Gujar settlement. Trudge along meadows decorated withsnow, lined with pine trees and bask in the beauty of the awe-inspiringHimalayas. Ascension to the Dodital has a route which passes throughdeep, interconnected woods, as you are bewitched by the beauty of the greeneryaround that falls delightfully upon the eye. As you continue trekking you willcome across the high mountain peaks and the distant valleys. The denseforests, clearings and the wide grasslands offer an array of good sights to thetrekker. The beautiful Dodital Lake and eventually the Dwara Pass Top at 4150Meters offers mesmerizing views of Dhauladhar and Greater Himalayan Ranges, asmentioned above.
Also, during the trek, you will come across some of the bestcampsites surrounded by coniferous coverage. This trek is also very popularamong the trekker, nature-philiacs and the photography enthusiasts. This trekis haven especially for the camers-wielding public. Invest your time in gettingacquainted with mother nature that you have around you and bask in the glory,the beauty and the mesmerizing characteristics of all the wonderful things thatthis trek has to offer.
As mentioned above, this lake is also home to the freshWater Golden Masheer one of most famous trout fish in the Himalayas. The trekis also famous among the birdwatchers as well.