Dodital is a freshwater lake in uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand, India, situated at a height of 3,024 metres. Assi ganga rises from dodital and joins bhagirathi. The confluence is at Gangori.
Dodital and Darwa Top Trek
This is considered the birthplace of Lord Ganesha and home to the fresh water Himalayan Trout, the beauty of this lake matched by few others. While most people attempt this trek in April-June or September-November, like I did way back in 1999; winter adds a magical feather to this trek’s already beautiful cap. So we (four of my friends and I) decided to attempt this trek in December, precisely December 17th to 25th, 2009.
We were spared the troubles of haggling with trekking agencies thanks to a knowledgeable friend who recommended to us a local guide. At that time, I was not aware of online trekking communities such as Indiahikes. The offer we got from our guide was reasonable. The trek was amounting to approximately Rs. 6000 per person from Uttarkashi to Uttarkashi which I felt was damn cheap. Obviously one cannot get or will have difficulty in getting such a deal now, five years later. But why I am writing this article is for the winter charm of this trek.
|Visa requirements||Visa in not needed for Indian citizens. Everyone else need a visa.|
|Languages spoken||Hindi, English|
|Country name||India (Bharat)|