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Obra Gad Devkiyara Trek

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

Summer : Obra Valley base 3° C to 15° C

DURATION

08 Days Rishikesh to Rishikesh

LEVEL

The Trek Experience, Moderate

Welcome to you Obra gad Trek in Uttarakhand (India)

When it comes to trekking in our Garhwal Yamuna valley . in Uttarakhand Obara gad Trek is a classic Summer trek . The trek provides a great opportunity for trekkers to see the scenic beauty and experience the life of remote villages, Jakhol , liwari, fitari, rala, kasala villages of Garhwal Himalayas.

The Obra Gad valley runs parallel to the Harkidun Valley. Jakhol is located close to Obra Gad. Every year, with utmost reverence and reverie, villagers undertake a pilgrimage from Jakhol to the head of Obra Valley. The trail to the head of the valley initially goes through forest sections and later gives way to meadows. This is where you get to see the views of ridge lines and mountain ranges.

Trek Information

Duration – 8 Days DehraDun to DehraDun

 

Best Season – May, June, July, Sep, October November

 

Level – Moderate

 

Highest Points : – (3745 metre) Devkyara

 

Trekking distance (total) ( 48 km.)

 

Weather – The Obra base night be cold day temperatures are pleasant during the season

 

Winter temperatures – Obra Valley – 3°C to – 5° C – And Base Camp Devkyara / -5°C to – 10°C – winter December to Jan

 

Summer temperatures – Obra Valley base 3° C to 15° C

 

Location Chart –  Drive – Mussorie, Nowgaon, Purola, Netwar, Sankri, .Jakhol , Obra , Bhewa, Obragad, Devkyara

It is located in the northeaster part of uttarakhand starting from close to the Himachal border, heading east and then south

 

Obra gad valley Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up to You from Dehradun to Sankri Drive (210 km) (7/8 Hours) from Dehradun to Sankri/Saur (1920mt) Night stay Our Beautiful Hotel Swargarohini Palace harkidun Road Sankri
Note: – Breakfast point – Camptifall mussoorie ,, Lunch Purola Market on the way

 

Day 2: Sankri to Baincha Road head By taxi 31 km) Same Day trek to Obra Temple (09 Km) (2500 Meters ),(4/5 Hours ) .Overnight stay in tents

 

Day 3:- Obra teample to Bhawa camp by trek (08 Km) (5/6 hrs)( (3500mt.) overnight stay in tents

 

Day 4:- Bhawa camp to to Devkiyara Thach by trek (07 Km) (04 Hours) (4100 Metre) over night stay in tent

 

Day 5:- Rest Day Explore beautiful obra valley and Devkiyara bugyal this is biggest thach and here most important Sameswar dev Boomi 

 

Day 6:- Devkiyara thach to Obara Temple by trek (15km) (6/7 Hours) over night stay in tent

 

Day 7:- After breakfast from Obara temple to Jakhol Road head same day drive to Sankri overnight stay Swargarohini Hotel

 

Day 8:- After breakfast from sankri to Dehradun by taxi (210 Km) (7/8 Hours)
Our Service end here

You can not miss the sight of Ranglana (5400 Meters ), a shapely peak. As you gain height you reach Devkyari, which is a sprawling meadow close to 4 km long and wide by a couple of kilometres. Devkyari is surrounded by several peaks in all directions and is the key highlight of the trek. For trekkers looking out for more serious challenges there are opportunities to cross the ridge towards the east into Harkidun and also the ridge towards the west into Supin valley.

Obra Gad is a mountaineer's dream and delight as there is a litany of unclimbed and unnamed peaks of varying difficulty. The return trek to Jakhol can also be made through a high ridge route completing a visit into an area, which is seldom visited.

 

Why Obra gad trek?

This is a Beginners and moderate trek that takes you. You thought mountain Village Meadows and think forests towards the beautiful to devkeyara Meadows Around Obra Valley the Supin Valley and Obra Temple is very highlight area offers right side to Obra river and kimdara area Small Lake Kimdar !! Some amazing campsites Babra!!! There is a certain mystique Attached to high altitude Riged

Mountain tends to be anything Across a lake you are left wondering how it was formed. I was winding op a trek in western at a height of 4100, Meters. Between the Rupin and Supin valleys. This region is close to the Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh Border.!!

The trek start the from sankri market , Jalkhol ,the Obra Valley trek lies in the Govind Wild life Sanctuary and National Park in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. Himachal border The drive to Sankri ( From where the Dhumdarkandi pass trek. trek starts) is one of the most picturesque drives in the Himalayas through Dehradun, Mussoorie, Nainbag, Damta, Nawgano, Purola, Mori, Netwar, Sankri Taluka along the Tons River Osla Ruinsara lake, Kyarkoti base. But note that it’s a difficult and long trek.

 

Key Points about this trek:

– Level: Obra valley trek – Moderate
– Proper conditioning & training of body required
– Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperatures?
– Shoes are the single most important equipment
– High Altitude requires proper acclimatization
– Post monsoon or pre-monsoon is the best time. During rains the region is prone to landslides
– Phones don't work only Vodafone
– Beautiful landscape so carry good photo gear (I couldn't carry my best equipment)
– Travel light (my backpack was heavy at about 12 kg)
– Keep an extra day in your itinerary for crossing the pass to account for bad weather

 

ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:-

Sankri is the last point where you will receive mobile network. Only Vodaphone and BSNL so ensure you finish your important telephone calls here. Inform anxious family members about poor connectivity during the trek Dehradun City is also where you will find the last ATM in case you need to withdraw money before starting the trek Journey.

 

Getting to the base camp HPMA – office and Hotel Sankri

Take an overnight train to Dehradun from Delhi. New Delhi-Dehradun A/C special train from New Delhi station is the best option. The train reaches Dehradun at 5.40 am. If you Meet to our office member and drive to Sankri base camp office Har-ki-dun Road Sankri.

 

By Air

Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 25 km from the city. There
is a daily flight from Delhi to Dehradun
Note:- Bangalore to Dehradun Flight Available & Delhi to Dehradun.

 

By Train
1. Nandadevi Express – Train no: 12205 (Departure 11:50pm; Arrival – 5:40am)
2. Dehradun Express – Train no: 12687 (Departure – 9:10pm; Arrival – 5:00am)

PARTICIPANTS:-  What to take on the  Mountain

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the below documents.

  1. Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- ( Adhar Card, driving license, voters ID, etc.)
  2. Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
  3. Risk Certificates

Participants must bring:
Sturdy hiking boots:

preferably all leather upper as it provides better ankle support. If you do not own a pair yet, it is advisable that you buy one as soon as possible & wear it often so that they are well broken. This will help prevent blisters.

  1. Light weight tennis shoes/sandals: for wearing in camp.
  2. Wool socks: 2 pairs: preferably thick wool socks.
  3. Nylon socks: 2-3 Pairs, of the type you wear daily to be worm under the wool socks to prevent blister.
  4. Hiking shirt: 1 Preferably long sleeve
  5. Long John top: 1 also known as thermal underwear, preferably wool to be worm as first layer.
  6. Warm shirts & pants for camp: 1 each
  7. Rain cot 1 each
  8. Warm Jacket: 1
  9. Wool gloves: 1 pairs as thick as available in the market.
  10. Long John bottoms: Preferably wool to be worm as first layer.
  11. Under wear: 2-3 changes
  12. Hiking shorts / pants: 1
  13. Sun hat: Cotton or nylon.
  14. Sun Glasses:Preferably with an anchor
  15. Sun Protection Lotion: optional
  16. Lip balm/chap stick: optional
  17. Water bottle: 2 Bottles of 1 Liter capacity (Pepsi bottles work well) please insure that they do not leak.
  18. Head lamp / flashlight:  Preferably a headlamp as it leaves your hands free to work please bring extra batteries.
  19. Toilet articles: Tooth brush, Tooth Paste  etc
  20. Packet Knife : Optional

How HPMA- is making your trek safe in mountain and Our Team Experience:- 

Note: – Important:-   our trek leaders are certified in Wilderness first-aid” and be aware of high attitude problems, and we carry whole first-aid kit and necessary medicines with us. Make sure you are medically fit for a trek or take professional advice if you feel you are unable to judge yourself. This is very important for us nothing else! We are help you all time –

 

Specially H.P.M.A

We would like to introduce our company Harkidun Protection & Mountaineering Association  trekking Company  in uttarakhand ,Himachal , india that has been in the field of Adventure Tourism for the past 29 years. We provide treks, expeditions & mountaineering programs, and high altitude Expedition  rafting, s . Featuring More Than 100 + Himalayan  Documented Treks, .7 High Altitudes Expedition .  For Schools, family package and Colleges beside other outdoor activities. Only for Customized package

 

Technical Safety in the mountain:- 

We have a huge team of more than 100 guides and trainers to serve in the mountains and they are professionally trained from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. And Indian mountaineering foundation Delhi and Hanifle Center Outdoor Education Mussoorie , we have never compromised on the quality and the services provided to the customer.

 

“YOUR SAFETY IS OUR TOP MOST PRIORITY”

With our local knowledge and fluent hindi and English, we will ensure your trip runs smoothly and that your health and safety is our number one priority. All our team leaders have under gone professional courses in First Aid, Portable Altitude Chamber Training, Environmental Awareness Training, Advanced Wilderness Emergency Medicine and CPR. We carry a comprehensive first aid medical kit on all our trips as well as Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC Bag) and medical oxygen for all high altitude treks.

We specialize in all sorts of group adventure holidays – be it family groups, friends, or school groups. We have a wide range of travel options to suit all travelling styles and fitness level. We lay much emphasis on group size so that every individual gets personal attention

 

The team for last 29 years has been dedicated to achieve the following objectives:

  1. To promote sustainable eco-friendly aesthetic tourism and Customized trekking package , adventurous activities in the Himalayas, particularly in Uttarkashi, Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and National Parks.
  2. To facilitate adequate services for tourists, trekkers and mountaineers viz. reliable porters guides, instructors, equipments and management services.
  3. To provide emergency voluntary services to individual tourist or group through search and rescue operations, help to overcome adverse climatic conditions.
  4. To explore new trekking routes and tourists places and popularise them.
  5. To manage tourist and trekking activities free from environmental pollution.
  6. To organize awareness camps on issues related to education, health, environment, human rights and social justice.
  7. To facilitate strengthening and protection of local culture through organizing songs and dance competitions, mela (fete) showcasing woodcraft, local food preparations, costumes & soon.

PACKAGE INCLUDED AND EXCLUDED

  • Transport from Dehradun to DehradunYES
  • Breakfast, lunch, Evening Sneaks, Soup, Dinner, YES
  • GuideYES
  • Porters YES
  • Hotel Accommodation at, Joshimath, Ghangaria, Badarinath, YES
  • Uploading YES
  • Expert Guide YES
  • Personal InsuranceNOT
  • Personal Medicine kitNOT
  • Medical Certificate NOT

20000 Rs / Person

(Includes all costs of the trek from Dehradun to Dehradun) (5% GST Extra)

It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, andcancellation charges would be as follows.

Up to 24 Days: 95% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refund.

Between 14-24 Day: 70% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refund.

Between 14-10 Days: 50% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refunded.

Less than 10 Days:No refund

Backpack carrying:   

H.P.M.A expects all trekkers to carry their own backpacks. If for some reason a trekker is unable to carry his or her backpack, he/she can offload the backpack to the H.P.M.A office by paying a charge of Rs 300 per backpack per day. . This money has to be paid to H.P.M.A office … (last moment arrangements are difficult and expensive).

Fitness:   

An high altitude trek in the Himalayas requires considerable fitness. Your body needs to train itself to process more work with lower levels of oxygen. Therefore, on treks, cardiovascular training is critically important. You need to be able to jog a distance of 4.5 km in 30 mins before start of the trek. Unable to do so can make your trek difficult. In addition, preparation of trek needs to include strength and flexibility training. Trekkers who have not adequately prepared may be asked to discontinue the trek at any point.

H.P.M.A is not responsible for any loss/damage of any of your equipment on the trek.


Doctors: At H.P.M.A ,
   

Safety of a trek comes & respect to wildlife first. You will experience it first hand on the slope. Your team is accompanied by experienced trek leaders, safety gears, high end trek equipment, high altitude first aid kits and most importantly the right information. As an initiative in this regard we want to encourage doctor trekkers to function as team doctors..

Below is the Har Ki Dun Trek registration form. Please fill it out and click on the submit button. Please wait for an email confirmation of your position in the batch from our side (usually in less than 15 hours)..

Any Help to Call our head Office Dehradun (Uttarakhand)

Mr. Kuldeep Rawat , 09756197558,09760026325

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