Dodital Trek

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The pursuit of the Rainbow Trout, the quest to reach Ganesha’s far-flung birthplace, a high-altitude lake and a hike along a spiritual superhighway. The Dodital Trek offers the high of lifetime. Set amidst lofty heights and at an elevation of 3024m, Dodital is like a shimmering emerald set in the crest of majestic mountains: mysterious, beckoning and divine. Dense woods of oak its origins in several natural springs, its crystal clear waters are surrounded by dense woods of oak, and pine, deodar and rhododendrons.
Dodital into an angler’s paradise.  The trek leads through tranquil country, gurgling streams with crystal clear waters, and dense alpine forest, all blending together like a vast green sequinned robe.

The lake is full of fish including the rare Himalayan Golden Trout. The forest surrounding the lake is full of wild life. The lake provides an idyllic setting for rest and recreation such as angling, boating and bird-watching.

Permit for fishing can be had from the Divisional Forest Officer, Uttarkashi.

Rail :- Nearest Railway  Stations Rishikesh.

Air :– Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant.
Best Time: This trek is open thought-out the Year. Through in winters it is quite cold. For summers a round trek or possible form Hanuman chatti to Uttarkashi Via Dodi Tal.

Altitude: 3024 meters
Total Trek distance: 38 Km from Sangam chatti-Dodital-Sangam chatti
Difficulty: Easy to Medium difficult. The trek is mostly straightforward with gentle ascents. In winter the snow increases walking time.
Trail Type: A circular trail to Dodital and back.

Best Season:

There are 3 seasons to do this trek and get distinct views.
Summer: from April to June end. Mules can be hired during this time.
Post monsoon: September to November. Again mules can go.
Winter: from December end to February where trails are full of snow. You will need porters to carry load.