Dodital is nature's treasure house and hence is frequently visited by fervent nature admirers and adventure enthusiasts. The oak, deodar, rhododendron and pine forests aroundDodital Lake fills it with exquisite wilderness. This lake and forests offer a perfect platform for various recreational and adventure activities such as trekking, bird watching, nature walk and angling.
It is an ideal trek for novice trekkers. Passing through Darwa Top, it is a two-day trek to Hanuman Chatti from Dodital. Darwa Top bestows the tourists with spellbinding vistas of majestic Garhwal Himalayas. The trek then incorporates a one-day trail to Yamunotri. Yamunotri is the originating point of holy Yamuna River.A trail of around 1,000 meters from Yamunotri takes the tourists to the original source of Yamuna River.
The day will include to relish and bathe in Gangnani kund along with enjoying moments on the shore of yamuna. The day will also include fishing acitivity if someone has interest in the same.
The Yamuna, like the Ganges, has been elevated to the status of a divine mother. Close to the temple are hot water springs gushing out from the mountain. Surya Kund is the most important kund. Near the Surya Kund there is a shila called Divya Shila, which is worshipped before puja is offered to the deity. Devotees prepare rice and potatoes, tied in muslin cloth, to offer at the shrine by dipping them in these hot water springs. Rice so cooked is taken back home as prasadam. The pujaris of Yamunotri come from the village of Kharsali near Janki Chatti. They are the administrators of the sacred place and perform religious rites.
The Yamunotri temple opens every year on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritya and closes on the sacred day of Diwali, the rest of the time the valley is gripped in no-man silence and covered with a white sheet of snow. With the melting of the snow next summer, the temple re-opens.
A 4-5 km uphill track which will provide great experience to be in the lap of nature. It is a spectacular trek that offers incredible view of Himalayan peaks. The best part about this trek is that it is one of the virgin treks which will be life-time experience for the trekkers.