Dharansi Pass Trek

Joshimath to joshimath

Rishikesh to Rishikesh

INR 32500/person

Dharansi Pass

The Dharansi Pass Trek is a scenic trekking route located in the Uttarakhand region of India. It is a popular trek that takes you through breathtaking landscapes, dense forests, meadows, and offers stunning views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks.

The trek usually starts from the village of Dhak, which is accessible from Joshimath. From there, you will trek through picturesque villages like Tolma and Bendi, immersing yourself in the local culture and traditions.

The trail continues through alpine meadows and rhododendron forests, providing opportunities to spot diverse flora and fauna. As you ascend, you will eventually reach Dharansi Pass, standing at an elevation of around 4,300 meters (14,107 feet). The pass rewards trekkers with mesmerizing panoramic views of Nanda Devi, Hathi Parvat, Ghori Parvat, and other peaks.

The trek usually takes around 6-7 days to complete and is of moderate difficulty. It is recommended for trekkers with some prior experience and a good level of fitness. The best time to embark on the Dharansi Pass Trek is during the summer months of May to June and the post-monsoon season of September to October.

As with any trek, it is crucial to be well-prepared with proper gear, clothing, and a knowledgeable guide to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience in this magnificent Himalayan region

Day 1

Rishikesh to Joshimath (253 Kms by Road)

Report at Rishikesh bus stand by 7 AM. Board a shared cab for Joshimath. Overnight stay at Joshimath in a hotel. The road journey is long, but scenic, passing via Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Karanprayag and Chamoli. Reach Joshimath by evening. Check into the hotel/Guest house rooms on twin sharing basis.

Day 2

Joshimath to Lata Road Head to Lata Village (25 Kms by Road,1.5 Kms Trek)

Today is easy day with altitude gain of 350 M. This is so to get proper acclamatization for the trek ahead. The trail to lata Village is cemented & passes through village farms. Apple, apricot and walnut orchards on the way are a treat for the eyes.

Day 3

Lata Village to Lata Kharak (9 Kms Trek)

Today is a steep ascent of about 1500 M. The walk usually takes about six to seven hours through constantly changing forests of deodar, chir and blue pines. Take the cemented trail that goes up from Lata Village towards Bhelta Village. We will have our first halt at Bhelta which is also a good camping site. After lunch head for lata Kharak which is 5 kms away from Bhelta. The camp/hut at Lata Kharak is situated on the height of 3700m approx. and is surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks. Overnight in camps.

Day 4

Lata Kharak to Dharansi Pass Camp (10 Kms Trek)

Wake up to the sound of chirping birds & views of peaks like Mount Bithartoli-Himal (6354 m), Nanda Ghunti (6309 m), Ranthi Peak (6003 m) Dronagiri (7066 m) , and visible in some distance are Kuwari pass, Auli, Urgam Valley and Lata Village. After breakfast trek begins with a steep climb. After walking for couple of hours there is a bifurcation on the trail. The trail to the left goes to Jhandi Dhar. From Jhandi Dhar Further trek up to Bagfyana pass. From Bagfyana the trail passes through a very narrow gorge of Satkula with steep ascents and descents and finally one arrive at the meadows of Dharansi pass where we camp near the water point. Overnight in camps.

Day 5

Dharansi Pass Camp to Debrugheta & back to campsite (14 Kms Trek)

Today you can leave your bags in the camp & carry a light daypack with you as we will be returning to the same camps. Start trek early in the morning & head for Debrugheta. Malthuni-Bethartoli ridge divides the Inner & outer boundary of Nanda Devi Sanctuary & it is the last point till where we are allowed to go. Debrugheta is at a lower altitude & one has to descend considerably to reach here. Start return trek early from Debrugheta as its going to be a tiring uphill.

Day 6

Dharansi Campsite to Hitoli (12 Kms Trek)

Descend down to Jhandi Dhar. The descent is long & tiring . The trail after this is through forest of rhododendron, birch and Raga fur with many water points which is a very refreshing experience. Camp in Hitoli for the night.

Day 7

Hitoli to Surai Thotha to Joshimath (8 Kms Trek, 30 Kms by Road)

Descent from Hitoli to village of Tomla by a picturesque deodar forest trail. Surai Thotha is another three kilometres below Tomla. The descent is steep again. From Roadhead board taxi for Joshimath.

Day 8

Joshimath to Rishikesh (253 Kms by Road)

For people who have booked Joshimath to Joshimath
Trip ends here. Checkout of the Hotel/Guest house before 11:00 AM.
For people who have booked Rishikesh to Rishikesh
The vehicle will be ready by 8 AM outside hotel. Board vehicle & Leave for Rishikesh. Reach Rishikesh Bus Stand by evening. Trip ends here.
For people who have booked Delhi to Delhi
Board the Volvo Bus from Rishikesh Bus Stand at 9 PM. Trip ends here.

Accommodation: 2 Nights in a Hotel / Homestay in Joshimath on a triple-sharing basis. 3 Nights Tented Accommodation on a triple sharing basis.

Transportation: Surface transfer from Rishikesh – Joshimath – Rishikesh by Sumo / Bolero / Tempo Traveler (Depending on the number of travelers).

Meals: All vegetarian meals from day 1st Dinner to day 6th Breakfast.

Snacks: Morning / Evening Tea / Coffee with light snacks and soup while on the trek.

Camping logistics: Tent, Sleeping bags, Mattresses, Dining tent. 

Trek Leader: Qualified and Experienced Trek leader and support staff.

Permits: All necessary fees and permits.

Trekking Equipment: Gaiters, Micro Spikes, and Rope if required.

Safety Equipment: Basic First Aid kit with Oximeter and Oxygen Cylinder.

Guide ratio: 1:10 


5% GST

Any expenses of personal nature.

Meals during transit.

Any insurance of any kind. 

Any fees and permits (for non-Indians).

Unscheduled delay due to landslide.

Cost Escalation due to “ Force Majeure and Evacuation charges”.

Anything not mentioned explicitly in the above program.

Note: You can apply for travel insurance before the trek.


For a Himalayan trek, consider packing the following essentials:

Warm clothing (thermal layers, fleece, down jacket) waterproof and windproof outer layers (jacket and pants) sturdy hiking boots with good ankle support Backpack with a rain cover
sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures Sleeping pad/mattress for insulation Hat, gloves, and scarf sunglasses and sunscreen for high-altitude protection
water bottles and water purification method (filters or tablets) high-energy snacks and food for the trek first aid kit with essential medications and blister care items
trekking poles for better stability and support Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries personal toiletries and wet wipes Multi-tool or pocket knife
camera and spare memory cards for capturing memories personal identification and necessary permits for the trek
remember to travel light but adequately prepared for the challenging conditions of a himalayan trek. Always check the specific requirements for the trek you are planning to undertake

Our Cancellation Policy-

Cancelling  prior 21 days from trek start date – 10% deduction charges, 90% is refunded.

Cancelling prior 15-20 days from trek start date – 30% deduction towards GST, Transaction, accommodation at Base, ration, etc.  70% is refunded.

Cancelling prior 7-14 days from trek dates – 50% deduction towards GST, Transaction, accommodation at Base, ration, Trekleaders, permits, equipment etc. 50% is refunded.

Cancelling prior 1-6 days from trek dates – 100% deduction As all arrangements are made by transhimalaya and we are set to take you on a trek.

Trek Voucher terms and Condition –

– The Voucher will be valid for 6 Months from date of issuance 

– The Voucher can be used in any trek with Trans Himalaya.

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