Total Trekking Distance: 57 Kms Highest Altitude: 4300 mts
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Dharansi Pass gives you an opportunity to peek into the protected Nanda Devi Sanctuary.  The Nanda Devi Sanctuary is surrounded by some of the most beautiful mountains namely, Nanda Devi (7816mts) & Nanda Devi East (7430mts), Dunagiri (7066mts), Trishul (7120mts), Devisthan (6678mts), Bethartoli (6352mts) and more. 

Due to the restrictions on this trail, it is indeed one of the least visited and virgin trails that Garhwal Himalayas have to offer. This trek from Lata Village was banned for a long time but recently it was partially opened for a limited number for trekkers every year. 

The Area

This lies very close to the Badrinath in the Garhwal section of Uttrakhand.  The Char Dham lies in Uttarakhand and is thus called Dev Bhoomi (Gods abode).This area is a major Hindu and Sikh tourist/pilgrim destination. The native language is Garhwali and the people are often referred as Pahadi (Mountain folk).

Expected Weather 

July – August

  • Chances of Rain/Hail – Mild to moderate rain can be expected.
  • Snow on trail – Possible snowfall 
  • Temperatures – Afternoon upto 15 degrees , Nights around zero degrees at higher camps


  • Day 1: Drive from Rishikesh to Lata Road Head (2370 mts).
    Distance - 274 kms; Drive time - 11 hours.
    Overnight stay at homestay at Lata Road Head.

You are advised to leave early in the morning (6 am).
The picturesque drive takes you through Rishikesh, Dev Prayag (Confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda), Rudra prayag (Confluence of Mandakini and Alaknanda) and Karanprayag (Confluence of Pindar Ganga and Alaknanda).
After entering the Badrinath valley it takes you to Joshimath, passing towns like Gopeshwar in the process. You have lunch enroute.
You will reach homestay at Lata Road Head by 5 pm.

  • Day 2: Exploration Day to Niti Valley
    This is one of the most offbeat and remote areas in Uttrakhand and we would love to show you more about the unique cultural identity of the Bhutia people that inhabit these areas.

Today we drive to Niti village and check out this marvelous village. Take a walk around this iconic village and interact with the locals. The inhabitants of this village leave this village upon the onset of winters only to return back in the spring.
We return to the stay at Lata Village Road Head for lunch. After some rest in the afternoon, we go for a short walk around the stay, along the bedside of the river in the evening.

  • Day 3: Trek from Lata Road Head to Lata Kharak (3700 mts) via Lata Village
    Distance - 11.5 Kms, Trek Time - 7-8 hours
    Overnight stay in camps / trekker hut.

You start from the homestay after breakfast. It is a long walking day, with continuous ascends. You gain an altitude of approximately 1400mts in one day. The trail today takes you through a beautiful dense beautiful, with the last stretch opening up to panormaic views of mountain ranges.
You have packed lunch enroute and reach the campsite by evening snack time.

  • Day 4: Trek from Lata Kharak to Dharansi Pass Camp (4300 mts)
    Distance - 10 Kms trek, Trek Time - 7-8 hours
    Overnight stay in camps / trekker hut.

You start from the campsite after breakfast. Today too is a long walking day with steep ascends. You will pass through 7 steep ascends and descends. The trail today is entirely walking through mountain ranges, giving gorgeous panoramic views throughout. There are exposed regions as well on this trail, where the entire team (trekkers and guide) will be together to cross the exposed regions. We may use ropes as and when required.
You have packed lunch enroute and reach the campsite by evening snack time.

  • Day 5: Rest day at Dharansi Pass Camp
    Overnight stay in camps / trekker hut.

After two action-packed days, today we take a rest day at Dharansi Pass Camp.
Optional: Early morning hike along the ridge to watch the sunrise and see the alpine glow on Mt. Nanda Devi making for a spectacular sight.
Evening hike along the ridge to see the sunset.
All meals today are at the campsite.

  • Day 6: Trek from Dharansi Pass Camp to Lata Kharak
    Distance - 10 Kms trek, Trek Time - 5 hours
    Overnight stay in camps / trekker hut

You start from the campsite after breakfast and make your way back to Lata Khara on the same route and trail as Day 4. You traverse along the seven ascends and descends after which you stop enroute for lunch.
After this break, the trail is a descent through out, taking you to the Lata Kharak campsite by 03:00pm.

  • Day 7: Trek from Lata Kharak to Lata Road Head via Lata Village
    Trek Distance - 11.5 Km trek, Trek Time - 5 hours.
    Overnight stay at homestay at Lata Road Head.

You start from the campsite after breakfast. It is an all descend day today. You walk through the beautiful forest trail as you did on day 3 of the trek. The autumn colours of the forest are sure to leave you enchanted on your way down.
You reach the homestay at Lata Road Head in time for lunch.

  • Day 8: Drive back from Lata Road Head to Rishikesh.
    Distance - 274 kms; Drive time - 11 hours.
    You are expected to reach Rishikesh by 07:00pm/08:00pm.
    Trek ends on reaching Rishikesh


  • Transport from Rishikesh to Lata road head and back
  • Complete stay and accommodation during the entire trek.
  • All meals starting from snacks on the first day to breakfast on the last day.
  • Rentals for all common gear provided to you like tent, sleeping bags etc.
  • Forest Entry Permission charges.
  • Guide and expertise charges.


  • 5% GST
  • Meals or drinks purchased by participants during the travel or trek (example biscuits, fruits etc)
  • Rentals for personal gear (Refer things to get section)
  • Trek Insurance (Optional)
  • Flight/Train/Bus ticket till Dehradun
  • Backpack offloading charges. You are expected to carry your own backpack. Trekkers unable to do so can opt for a porterage service at ₹400/day.

A certified trek leader, a guide, cook & porters will accompany you during the trek

The common perception is that alcohol makes you feel warmer, however it also dehydrates you & dehydration can be fatal while trekking. Hence consumption of alcohol is prohibited. Smoking in camps is not allowed.

Wild animals do not frequent camps. They tend to stay away.

We’ve been organizing treks for over two years and have had many female trekkers trek with us. In fact, a lot of them come solo for treks. There has never been a complaint about the atmosphere of a trek, about other trekkers or our professionalism. They have all been kind enough to leave a review.

In all the camps where the accommodation is in guest houses/home stays, there will be proper toilets. On the day of camping, we will have toilet tents, the standard, most hygienic way of answering nature’s call. A deep pit will be dug in the ground and once you’re done, you will have to use a shovel & throw in some dirt from a mound of dirt kept nearby. These will be dry toilets with no water hence please carry tissue roll for the toilet tent (refrain from using wet wipes as they are not bio degradable), for the rest of the days, you can carry rolls as per your convenience.

Yes, you are ideally expected to carry your backpack. But you do have an option of offloading your bags on a mule for an additional cost. The cost will be 400/ per day per bag. One is expected to inform us about offloading 1 week prior to the trek

Yes, this trek is ideal for first timers.

A trekking pole is advised. It will help you balance better. However, it’s not compulsory. Gaitors and microspikes will be provided if the situation demands the same. A good padded jacket and trousers are a must if trek is in winter.