Obra Gad and Devkiyara lies between Rupin and Supin valley
Obra Gad is at a height of 3500 meters and is opposite to Har Ki Dun valley. Devkiyara’s height is 4100 meters and it is a wide 4 km grassland with extremely beautiful views and blossoming flowers, both of them are between valley of Rupin and Supin. On this trek explore two idyllic places of Garhwal Himalayas together.
– Get clear views of Rangnala Peaks, Daowdu, High Himalayan peaks, ridges and some unnamed mountains.
– En route go through Himalayan villages and explore their culture and traditions.
– Obra Temple is one of the major attraction of this place “Obra Temple” is of Someshwar Devta worshipped by people of different villages. The villagers carry a pilgrimage every year from Jakhol to this picturesque Obra valley.
– Devkiyara meadow is 4 km wide and offers delicious view of mountains. Camping there is a bliss for trekkers.
Duration – 7 Days Dehradun to Dehradun
Best Season – May, June, Sep and Oct
Level – Moderate
Highest Points : – (4100 m)
Weather – Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.
Winter temperatures – (-3°C to -5°C)
Summer temperatures – (5° C to 15° C)
Starting Point – Dehradun
Short Details for Obra Gad Devkiyara
Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri (1920 m) (210 km) (7/8 hours) overnight stay in a hotel
Day 2: Drive from Sankri to Jakhol (19 km) trek to Obra (2500 m) (6 km) (4/5 hours) overnight stay in camps
Day 3: Obra to Bhawa (3500 m) (8 km) (5/6 hours) overnight stay in camps
Day 4: Bhawa to Devkiyara (4100 m) (5 km) (4/5 hours) overnight stay in camps
Day 5: Devkiyara to Obra (3500 m) (13 km) (7/8 hours) overnight stay in camps
Day 6: Obra to Jakhol (6 km) (4/5 hours) Drive to Sankri (19 km) overnight stay in a hotel
Day 7: Sankri to Dehradun (210 km) (7/8 hours)
Obra Gad Devkiyara Trek Details Itinerary
Day 1- Dehradun to Sankri (1920 m) (210 km) (7/8 hours)
Our pick up point is Dehradun Railway station or ISBT, meet us there and then drive is towards Sankri. You can have your breakfast at Kempty Fall which is a famous picnic spot and is famous for a waterfall. Have your lunch in middle of your journey at Purola.
It’s a picturesque drive to Sankri, you will get fetching views through your window, and the drive will be through Dehradun, Mussoorie, Nainbagh, Damta, Newman, Purola, Mori, Netwar these are beautiful places in the Himalayas. Sankri lies in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi district, it is a village with a mini market famous for wooden huts which serve delectable food. You will see apple orchards here and greenery all around.
Reach Sankri have a glace of snow covered mountains, this place is pollution free, enjoy the invigorating climate. We own a hotel there named “Swargarohini”, relax for the night here.
Day 2- Drive from Sankri to Jakhol (19 km) trek to Obra (2500 m) (6 km) (4/5 hours)
Post breakfast drive is towards Jakhol, the starting point of this trek and a village in Mori. Start the journey and go through picturesque villages of Himalayas, you will be surprised by their simplicity and how they smile every time, no matter in what conditions they are living.
You will surely love the trek to Obra through meadows of Baincha and ahead lies an extremely beautiful temple with perfect architecture which is rare to find anywhere else. Setup the camps at Obra lying 1 km away from this point. It is a wide meadow having much space for camping.
Rest at the campsite after pitching the tents, wait for the delectable food to be served then sleep comfortably in your tents.
Day 3- Obra to Bhawa (3500 m) (8 km) (5/6 hours) overnight stay in camps
After breakfast trek towards Bhawa, the trail will take you through the dark forest, once this section is crossed a grassland will welcome you with amazing colourful wildflower lined aside.
Bhawa is your campsite for the day and it is at the ridge top which divides Obra valley. From this high point get good views of Devkiyara and Fithari village.
Setup your tents and feel the peaceful aura of this place. Have food and comfortably sleep in your tents.
Day 4- Bhawa to Devkiyara (4100 m) (5 km) (4/5 hours) overnight stay in camps
Today you will be trekking on the grassy meadows to reach Devkiyara and it is going to be very pleasant. On the trek get great mountain views and scenic beauty of the valley is just heart-warming.
Devkiyara is a long wide meadow and the high Himalayan peaks surrounds it. From here get the sight of Daowdu and Rangnala peaks with other towering ranges and villages.
Spend your night here at this pristine place with amusing views.
Day 5- Devkiyara to Obra (3500 m) (13 km) (7/8 hours) overnight stay in camps
Obra lies opposite to the valley of Har Ki Dun, you have to descent from Devkiyara through dense forests and series of meadows. Descent and reach Obra valley.
It is the most beautiful valley in Garhwal Himalayas, Obra River flows below and there is one “Obra Temple” it is the temple of Someshwar Devta worshipped by people of different villages. The villagers carry a pilgrimage every year from Jakhol to this picturesque Obra valley.
Setup your camps here in the serene environment and rest for the night.
Day 6- Obra to Jakhol (6 km) (4/5 hours) Drive to Sankri (19 km) overnight stay in a hotel
Today get back to Jakhol from where the trek started, reach Dhara after trekking through the undulating meadows and forests with variety of trees. There is also another route to reach Dhara, by crossing a high ridge.
En route come across a temple of Someshwar Devta on River Supin’s right. Further lies Jakhol, vehicles will be arranged from there till Sankri and the stay will be arranged in hotel Swargarohini.
Day 7- Sankri to Dehradun (210 km) (7/8 hours)
After breakfast leave for Dehradun early and have lunch on the way.
ATM Point and Mobile Connectivity: –
ATM POINT – Purola is the last ATM point.
Your device will receive signals at Purola. At Sankri your device can receive BSNL and Vodafone signals but the connectivity is not good. There will be no networks ahead so finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek.
About Obra Gad and Devkiyara
– Obra Gad is at a height of 3500 meters Devkiyara’s height is 4100 meters
– Devkiyara is an extremely beautiful 4 km long meadow.
– Both of them are between valley of Rupin and Supin.
– On this trek explore two idyllic places of Garhwal Himalayas together
Highlights of this Trek
Grand views of Rangnala Peaks, Daowdu, High Himalayan peaks, ridges and some unnamed mountains. Obra Temple is one of the major attraction of this place Someshwar Devta is worshipped by people of different villages.
What is the best time to go on this trek?
May, June, Sep and Oct
Is this trek for Beginners?
Beginners can do this trek
Altitude Covered Per Day
Sankri (1920 m)
Obra (2500 m)
Bhawa (3500 m)
Devkiyara (4100 m)
Obra Gad (3500 m)
These points should not be avoided
– Proper conditioning and training of body required
– Proper gear and clothing for sub-zero temperatures
– Sturdy hiking shoes are important
– High altitude requires proper acclimatization
– Intermittent or no signals
– Carry travel light
– Weather is unpredicted so the itinerary is flexible
The most common question asked is “What things to carry on a Trek?”
First of all trekkers must bring the documents mentioned below –
To reduce your expenses HPMA offer trekking items on rent at nominal prices. Make a special renting request before the trek to get trek gear on rent.
Things you can get on Rent
Clothes to Carry On A Trek
Carry clothes according to the season. In winters there is chilly cold and in summers the temperature remains cold. (Day and Night temperature varies)
Take at least 2 jackets with you, it should be warm enough to protect you against chilly cold.
You should have 2 – 3 trek pants on a week long trek and take more for longer treks.
At night the temperature lowers and to keep yourself warm and sleep comfortably wear thermals.
Keep enough woolen layers and fleece according to the season.
To avoid sunburns always carry full sleeved t shirts which dries easily and covers neck and arms properly.
They are useful during rain and snowfall.
(Toilet paper, Sunscreen, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Moisturizer, Lip balm, Face Wash, Sanitizer etc.)
(Avoid using wet wipes and sanitary napkins during your trek because they are not biodegradable and cause harm to the environment. If you use them in mountains make sure you bring them back with you.)
Medical Kit is Mandatory
(Use medicines only after prescribed by the doctor) (In case if any problem arises during the trek follow the instructions given by your trek leader because they are certified in First Aid Mountaineering courses.)
Carry These Medicines in Your Medical Kit
Har Ki Dun Protection and Mountaineering Association is Making Your Trek Safe
WE CARE FOR YOUR SAFETY AND IT IS OUR PRIORITY
(Includes all costs of the trek from Dehradun to Dehradun) (5% GST Extra)
Note: – The cost is for minimum 5 people in a group and if the group size increases the price will decrease.
This board by Forest Department is the appeal for trekkers to only go with local tour operators.
“Most of the people seek adventure and choose this great adventure sport Trekking, but the common mistake committed by the people is wrong choice of a company which further lead to accidents. Now, as you can see the board by Forest Department, they had made an appeal to go with the local tour operators on any trek of your choice because adventure is risky and to reduce these risks no other company can help you like the locals”.
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, and cancellation charges would be as follows.
Up to 30 Days: 90% cost is refundable
Between 21–30 Days: 50% cost is refundable
Less than 20 – No Refund