Yamunotri-Bali Pass to Ruinsara Tal/Har ki Dun

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Yamunotri-Bali Pass to Ruinsara Tal

Has anyone done this trek? I am looking to go to Yamunotri next weekend and wanted to make this trek. Is it straight forward, is it resonably non-technical, possible in 3 days, possible solo? These are my questions. Information on the Internet is vauge. Looking for personal experience with this trek. Thanks in advance for your help.

JP if I make it to Runisara Tal I will scope out Kalang a bit for you.
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Chris,

I havent done bali pass but was planning to do it as a combo trek along with Borasu pass sometime back. So collected some info during that time.

3 days ex gangotri to Ruinsara tal is too aggressive. Would advice u against doing it solo without a guide.

Also there is this section near pass where you have you descend around 100m on a razor thin ridge with steep drops on both the sides do a very deep valley. I have heard that is the most scary part of thsi trek.

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Hi
Wanted to know whether this trek is doable without equipments from the other side? I mean visiting Har ki Dun first, coming back to Ruinsara Tal and then crossing Yamunotri pass to reach this side. Which side has steeper descent? I'm planning to do this next summer(mid to late May 2008) as a part of series of treks.
Also wanted to know whether Yamunotri pass and Bali pass are the same? Lonely Planet shows just one pass in that region.
@Chris ... do post pics and some account after you complete the trek ... this region is hardly documented in the net.

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Bali Pass doable depends on snow conditions on top

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i've been up to Bali pass from Yamnotri . Detailed account at
http://footlooseinhimalayas.blogspot...l-gaumukh.html

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Bali Pass pics

Hi
You'll find pics of the route at VSK's website

http://himalayancamping.com/modules....howpage&pid=18

He's likely to be be better informed as he has been in tons valley from Dhumdhar Khandi and exiting thru Seema/ taluka , so he has atleast seen the route upto bali pass from the other side as well. Only trouble is he's in the mountains and outta reach , atleast for now

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@rvdh ... your blog was one of the first accounts of that area that I came across. Was a very entertaining and informative read indeed. Also VSK website is a gem.
Wanted to know one thing .... do you think its easier to go up to Bali pass from Yamunotri side or is it easier to come down? Especially taking into account of the "exposed ridge" that you mention. Any idea of the terrain on the Ruinsara Tal side?
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Bali Pass in Oct-Nov 2007

Three of us just finished Yamunotri-Bali Pass- Ruinsara- Seema- Taluka tr 10 days back. The toughness increased because of the sow challenge.

its easier to do the pass from the Ruinsara side and challenging the other way round. We used fixed ropes in 2 places to assist descent into Ruinsara side.

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Balipass in Octo Nov 2007

Hi Guys

Two accounts of the BaliPass traverse attempted can be found in the following blogs
http://snowscapes.blogspot.com
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http://riteshmittal.blogspot.com/200...pass-trek.html
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Trek to Har ki dun through Bali Pass

Hi...

Is it feasible to do a trek to Hari Ki Dun passing through Bali pass starting from yamunotri during the third week of march'08???
and our trek itinerary is
Yamunotri(3150m) Bali pass (4800m) Ruinsera Tal (Foot of Bali Pass ,3560m)- Dev Sach- Hari Ki Dun (3500m)-Osla (2260m) -Taluka (1900m)
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Originally Posted by jeyanthbk View Post Hi...

Is it feasible to do a trek to Hari Ki Dun passing through Bali pass starting from yamunotri during the third week of march'08???
and our trek itinerary is
Yamunotri(3150m) Bali pass (4800m) Ruinsera Tal (Foot of Bali Pass ,3560m)- Dev Sach- Hari Ki Dun (3500m)-Osla (2260m) -Taluka (1900m)
hi,
this trek in not possibal in march. cos lots of snow in bali pass, and also not possibal to cross "ruinsara gad"...
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ok, thankyou
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we have changed our plan....will be trekking to khera tal and dokriani glacier(ele 3800m) starting from uttarkashi....
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Hi,

Is it possible to go to Ruinsara Tal from Seema May?
can Ruinsara tal be reached from Seema in a day.

We are planning to visit Ruinsara Ral as part of Har-Ki-Doon trek route.

Also, what might be the temperatures in night over here. I have a coleman-tent that I use in Western ghats. I am not sure if I can pitch it in Ruinsara??

Also, whats the best way to rent the tents for this trek.

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@dilliwala

Thanks for the links.
I have PM ed couple of people about the information.

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