Phulara Ridge trek

Temperature

Summer : 5° to 15° C
Winter : 5° to 15° C

Duration

06 Days | 05 Nights
Dehradun To Dehradun

Level

Easy

Phulara Ridge Trek – A phenomenal trek full of thrills

Phulara Ridge the chain of mountains together is a totally unique trek not traversed by many, the ridge top offers panoramic views of high mountains standing tall and the best thing is you get mountain views throughout your trek. It lies in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi district, this can be done in both winters and summers it has different charm in different seasons.

The beautiful forests, birds and animals

The trail is through dense forest, the greenery is always soothing and it is pleasure to walk under the shade of trees with beautiful view of high mountains. Here are a variety of birds which you can spot on the way, the colorful creatures are beautiful, and Langoors can be seen hanging on trees.

Camping in the middle of a meadow

Camping in the middle of a meadow is desire of many. In summers there is lush greenery and blooming flowers which makes this trek a colorful one, in winters the trail gets covered by snow and the panoramic views of snow covered peaks is a delight for trekkers.

The Base Camp of this trek is Sankri, a beautiful place and tourists’ attraction because it is base camp of more than 20 treks and then the trail takes you through picturesque places with stunning views. The walk is easy to Moderate and this is perfect for beginners.

Trek Highlights

Duration: 5 Nights and 6 Days (Dehradun to Dehradun)

Best Season: March, April, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov and Dec

Level: Easy

Highest Point- (3700 Meters) (12300 feet)

Trekking distance: 36 km.)

Weather: Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.

Location Chart: Dehradun, Mussoorie, Nowgaon, Purola, Netwar, Sankri

Short Details for Phulara Ridge Trek

Day 1- Dehradun to Sankri (210km) (7/8 Hours) (1950 Meters)

Day 2- Sankri to Sikolta (07 Km) (4/5 Hours) (2900 Meters)

Day 3-Sikolta to Bhoj Gadi camp (5 km) (2/3 hours) (3470 Meters)

Day 4- Bhoj Gadi Camp to Pushtara Thach via Phulara ridge (3700m) (5/6 hours)

Day 5- Pushtara thach to Taluka (8 Km) (5 Hours) then drive to Sankri

Day 6-Sankri to Dehradun (Drive to 210km) (7/8hrs)

Phulara Ridge Trek Details Itinerary

Day 1- Dehradun to Sankri (210km) (7/8 Hours) (1950 Meters)

Meet us at Dehradun Railway station or at ISBT and then drive 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 from 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, have your meal and overnight stay there.

Day 2- Sankri to Sikolta (07 Km) (4/5 Hours) (2900 Meters)

The trail takes you through the forest of pine; it is levelled and is an easy ascends. Walk under the shade of trees, you can spot colorful birds on the way and hear chirping sounds which makes the trek pleasant. Continue walking and when the forest ends you will see “Jainol Thatch”.

Go further and Dhunda peak will be visible from there you can also spot glimpse of Phulara Ridge from that point. Now, you can take any of the two trails one goes through Jud aka Talab and another goes through dense forest. You will across streams on the way where you can fill your water bottles and you can also hear the voice of flowing river on the way.

When you go ahead you get alluring views of snow-capped mountains and a ridge on your right would be visible. The mountains look beautiful when the sun shines on them and captures complete attention of the visitors. Ascend for another 50 minutes and you reach a meadow “Sikolta” this is your campsite for today, there are broken huts and water source is a stream. Enjoy your dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 3- Sikolta to Bhoj Gadi camp (5 km) (2/3 hours) (3470 Meters)

Have your breakfast at Sikolta campsite and leave for Bhoj Gadi, starting of a trek is through forest area, ascend is of not more than 30 minutes, the thick dense forest accompanies you. There is a bridge over a stream which separates the valley, further you will reach “Karsu Thatch” which is a forest clearing and you can see flowers blooming there adding beauty to nature.

Now, when you reach Karsu Thatch from here you can see the tree line starts receding and you get the fetching sight of Kedarkantha Peak. Continue ascending and after this forest clearing you will enter the meadows, it is delight to walk on the green grass, after your ascends walking here would be relaxing for your legs.

After half an hour of trek you will reach your campsite “Bhoj Gadi” which is a flat meadow and from where Kedarkantha top, Swargarohini, Devkyara, Vijay top and many more mountain peaks can be seen. You can go to Kedarkantha if you want it’s a long ridge walk. Have look at every mountain visible there, cherish the moments. dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 4- Bhoj Gadi Camp to Pushtara Thach via Phulara ridge (3700 m) (5/6 hours)

Phulara Ridge is visible from Bhoj Gadi campsite, start your trek and you can reach on the top in 45 minutes. Ascend and reach there, on the way you will see a variety of birds but the most beautiful you can spot is Himalayan Monal which is colorful, the state bird of Uttarakhand.

The views from the top are majestic and mesmerizing, the mountains look so beautiful that you would not take your eyes off them. You can get the best sights of Bandarpooch, Rangnala, Swargarohini, Kala Nag, Devkyara, Hanuman top, Sarutal top, Vijay Top and Kedarkantha they all glisten in front of your eyes.

The trails end after some ascend take right from there, now the trail is the mixture of ascends and descends. Now, to reach Pushtara Thach, you have to cross the Sarutal base when you cross this area you will reach other side of the hill after a short descend you will reach Pushtara Thach.

The Pushtara meadows are vast they look stammeringly beautiful, wildflowers grow there and this is a place with good surroundings which makes this place good for setting up our camps. Here is enough water as there are streams nearby, if you go further and cross the valley you can see a beautiful lake formed by melting of glaciers.

Day 5- Pushtara thach to Taluka (8 Km) (5 Hours) then drive to Sankri

From Pushtara Thach to Taluka is an easy descends, walk carefully and don’t get your ankle twisted while descending. Trek down through the meadows and you will see the increasing tree line, yellow flowers surround the area making it beautiful.

After half an hour of trek, you will enter a dense forest, the trail is confusing here so follow your guide and spot langoor families there hanging on trees. Then you will see a village on the way, keep following this trail when you go further you will see cows goats and sheep now you are about to reach Taluka and after trekking for about half an hour you will reach there.

Taluka is a village with some shops now we will leave for Sankri by a vehicle it will take 2 hours to reach there. When you reach there go to Swargarohini hotel freshen up, relax and then in the evening you can explore the mini-market of Sankri and know about the life of villagers as this is your last day of trek enjoy this to fullest watch sunset from there.

Day 6- Sankri to Dehradun (Drive to 210km) (7/8hrs)

Have breakfast and leave early in the morning so you can reach Dehradun on time. You can have your lunch on the way.

What to carry on a Trek?

The most common question of all Trekkers is what we carry on a trek or what to carry on a trek so if you plan to go for trekking, so here is about what you should carry on a trek ..!

First of all trekkers must bring the documents mentioned below

1. Government ID proof, carry original and a photocopy of any of these (Driving License, Adhar Card, Pan Card, Voter Id, etc.)

2. Medical certificate by a doctor

3. Risk certificates

Foremost Requirements

1. Strongly built Trekking Shoes

2. Backpack (50 to 60 liters)

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)

Jacket

Take at least 2 jackets with you, it should be warm enough to protect you against the chilly cold.

Trekking Pants

You should have 2 3 trek pants on a week-long trek and take more for longer treks.

Thermals

At night the temperature lowers and to keep yourself warm and sleep comfortably wear thermals.

Warm clothes

Keep enough woolen layers and fleece according to the season.

T-Shirts

To avoid sunburns always carry full-sleeved t-shirts which dry easily and covers neck and arms properly.

Poncho/Raincoat

They are useful during rain and snowfall.

Necessary Items

1. Water Bottle

2. Gloves (Waterproof and woolen), Cap

3. Socks (Regular and woolen

4. Sunglasses

5. Hiking Pole

6. Torch

7. Toiletry Items

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 the mountains make sure you bring them back with you.)

Medical Kit is Mandatory

(Use medicines only after prescribed by the doctor) (In case of 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

01. Avomine for treating motion sickness

02. Diamox for treating altitude sickness

03. Avil to treat allergies

04. Saradon to cure headache

05. Combiflam to relieve pain

06. Crocin for treating fever and headache

07. Digene to cure acidity

08. Norflox TZ and Lomofen to prevent Diarrhoea

09. Betadine (Antiseptic cream)

10. ORS

11. Moov/Volini spray for treating sprains

12. Band-aid

13. Elastic bandage

14. Gauze

WE CARE FOR YOURSAFETY AND IT IS OUR PRIORITY

Har Ki Dun Protection and Mountaineering Association is Making Your Trek Safe. We have a team of more than 80+ guides to serve in the mountains and they are professionally trained from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) Uttarkashi, Hanifle Centre; Mussoorie and Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) Delhi. We also have Kitchen staff to serve in the mountains and supporting staff goes along to manage the activities.

Oxygen Cylinder for trekkers safety

The trek leaders are certified in courses of Mountaineering. On every high altitude trek, we carry oxygen cylinders and First Aid kits. We take proper care of everything and make sure you feel safe and comfortable with us.

Getting to high altitude can be a problem for some people, the risks are enormous but we minimize them by providing the best quality equipment which is changed on a regular basis.

We do every possible thing to make your treks safe because if you trust and choose us then it becomes our responsibility to make your safety our topmost priority. The risk factor can never be abolished but it can be reduced and if you have a heart of mountaineer then this “risk factor” is the real pleasure and we can help you overcome every risk successfully without fear by taking proper care of your safety.

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Include & Exclude In This Trek

Transport from Dehradun to Dehradun

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in Hotel

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking.

All meals, Breakfast, Day Pack, Lunch, Pack Lunch, Tea,Coffee, Snacks, Soup, Dinner

All camping gear including

Separate Tent, High quality

Liner, Pillow, Separate Toilet tents, Dining Tent, Chair, Dining table

your uploading

Guide, Porters, cook, Helper

Mules, Kitchen team

Good Experience local Trek Leader guide

Walkie Talkie, for contact each other’s

Gaiters

Micro crampons

Hiking Pole

Personal Toiletry Items

Personal Medical Kit

Medical Certificate

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