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AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

Summer Temperature: - (2°C to 10°C)

DURATION

9 days (Dehradun to Dehradun)

LEVEL

Easy to Moderate

Vishkhopri Trek – Untouched Nature

Trekking to Vishkhopri is a Magical Experience

 

Vishkhopri is a wide meadow perched at 3,600 metres, present at Supin’s and Guggal Gad’s confluence. It is a wide meadow with thousands of blossoming colourful flowers with a divine fragrance. It is all picturesque and seems like a wallpaper, the beauty there is in abundance which makes you doubt if the scenario is real or some dream.

 

Untouched Nature

 

Not many people know about “Vishkhopri” so the trek is not chosen by many. Everybody is busy exploring the fable places but there are some hidden gems in the Himalayas which remain unseen. Explore the places untouched and away from the crowd.

 

Attractions

 

– This trek has enough Flora and Fauna, trek through the forests with varied trees – Pines, Oaks, Rhododendrons and Walnut. On the way you can see many Himalayan birds with different colours.
– Camping at beautiful meadows like Surmola Thach and Vishkhopri.
– Witnessing thousands of blossoming flowers.
– Talk to the villagers and know about their lifestyle and experiences.

PITCH FACILITIES

Duration:- 09 Days from Dehradun to Dehradun

 

Best Season:- March, June, Sep and Oct

 

Level:-Easy to Moderate

 

Highest Points:-3600 m

 

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

 

Summer temperatures:- (2°C to 10°C)

 

Starting Point:- Dehradun

 

Short Itinerary Vishkhopri Trek

 

Day 1:- Dehradun to Sankri (1920 m) (210 km) (7/8 hours) overnight stay in a hotel

 

Day 2:-Drive from Sankri to Jakhol (2200 m) (19 km) Jakhol to Liwari via Baicha (8 km) (4/5 hours) overnight stay in camps

 

Day 3:- Drive from Sankri to Jakhol (2200 m) (19 km) Jakhol to Liwari via Baicha (8 km) (4/5 hours) overnight stay in camps

 

Day 4:-Surmola Thach to Vishkhopri (3600 m) (9 km) (5/6 hours) overnight stay in camps

 

Day 5:-Exploration Day

 

Day 6:- Vishkhopri to Surmola Thach (9 km) (4/5 hours) overnight stay in camps

 

Day 7:- Surmola Thach to Liwari (10 km) (5/6 hours) overnight stay in camps

 

Day 8:-Liwari to Jakhol (8 km) (4/5 hours) Drive to Sankri (19 km) overnight stay in a hotel

 

Day 9:-Sankri to Dehradun (210 km) (7/8 hours)

 


Vishkhopri Trek Details Itinerary

 

Day 1:- Dehradun to Sankri (1920 m) (210 km) (7/8 hours) overnight stay in a hotel

 

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 (2200 m) (19 km) Jakhol to Liwari (2750 m) via Baicha (8 km) (4/5 hours) overnight stay in camps

 

Jakhol is Supin valley’s last village at a height of 2200 m. After having breakfast the drive is towards this village. Trek starts from here, follow Supin’s leftbank and after crossing a bridge you will reach Baicha.

 

From Baicha have a glance of Obra Gad a scenic place, from this Gad one can also reach Devkiyara. Keep following River Supin and further Fithari village will come into sight with its quaint wooden houses and small huts.

 

To reach Liwari village, the climb is difficult it leads you to the fields on Supin’s left bank. Go through these fields and after the last ridge climb come to the village. You can visit Someshwar Devta’s temple there which is worshipped by the villagers.

 

Setup your camps and sleep comfortably in tents.

 

Day 3:- Liwari to Surmola Thach (3460 m) (10 km) (5/6 hours) overnight stay in camps

 

Early morning you can go to the temple and after bowing down to Lord Someshwar head towards Surmola Thach. Initial trek is through the potato fields from where you can have glance of “Sural Dhar”.

 

Enter a forest section with varied trees i.e. Pine, Deodar and Walnut. After 1 km you will reach a bridge, further you will trek through the landslide prone area which has many boulders.

 

Reach Surmola Thach a green wide grassland and at the top of the ridge there is a holy lake “Badasu” it is considered pure and sacred by the villagers. Pitch your tents and retire for the night.

 

Day 4:- Surmola Thach to Vishkhopri (3600 m) (9 km) (5/6 hours) overnight stay in camps

 

Today is the main day and the trek is towards Vishkhopri, leave the pristine grounds of Surmola Thach and start heading towards your destination. Follow River Supin’s right bank and be very careful while walking through the landslide zone.

 

Some parts are damaged which makes today’s trek a little difficult. Reach the blooming top after a sheer ascent. There are green grassy fields and the colourful flowers bloom all together which are feast for the eyes. Now, a descent will take you to reach Vishkhopri, it is present at Supin’s and Guggal Gad’s confluence.

 

It is a wide meadow with thousands of blossoming colourful flowers with a divine fragrance. It is all picturesque and seems like a wallpaper, the beauty there is in abundance which makes you doubt if the scenario is real or some dream. Setup your camps at the magical ground of Vishkhopri and after exploring retire for the night.

 

Day 5:- Exploration Day

 

Today the day is reserved for exploring the surroundings.

 

Day 6:- Vishkhopri to Surmola Thach (9 km) (4/5 hours) overnight stay in camps

 

It is time to leave the magical grounds of Vishkhopri and getting back. Start the descent to Surmola Thach, you will get pleasure to go downhill by trekking through the green meadows with abundant wildflowers.

 

The trek is along River Supin’s bank. Surmola Thach was your campsite on Day 3 and today also you are going to stay there in the serenity. Reach there place your tents and settle for the day.

 

Day 7:- Surmola Thach to Liwari (10 km) (5/6 hours) overnight stay in camps

 

On the way from Surmola Thach to Liwari, cross a bridge over Supin and trek through dense forests of Pine, Deodar and Walnut trees. Ahead reach the potato fields.

 

Reach Liwari village and again come across the temple. Setup your tents there and rest for the day.

 

Day 8:- Liwari to Jakhol (8 km) (4/5 hours) Drive to Sankri (19 km) overnight stay in a hotel

 

After waking up you can go to the villagers and talk, they are always happy to share their experiences and ask yours. Bid adieu to this beautiful village and kind villagers and start the trek to Jakhol.

 

Go through Baicha by following the bank of River Supin, short hike from here will lead you to Jakhol. This is the end point of this trek from here we will arrange a vehicle till Sankri. Arrangements will be made in Swargarohini hotel there.

 

Day 9:- Sankri to Dehradun (210 km) (7/8 hours)

 

Leave for Dehradun early so that you can reach there around 6:00 pm.

ATM Point and Mobile Connectivity: –

 

ATM POINT –

 

Purola is the last ATM point.

 

Mobile Connectivity

 

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.

The most common question asked is “What things to 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

  • Strongly built Trekking Shoes
  • Backpack (50 to 60 liters)

 

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

  • Trekking shoes
  • Backpacks
  • Hiking Pole
  • Poncho

 

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 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 dries easily and covers neck and arms properly.

 

-Poncho/Raincoat

 

They are useful during rain and snowfall.

 

Necessary Items

  • Water Bottle
  • Gloves (Waterproof and woolen)
  • Cap
  • Socks (Regular and woolen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking Pole
  • Torch
  • 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 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

 

  • Avomine for treating motion sickness
  • Diamox for treating altitude sickness
  • Avil to treat allergies
  • Saradon to cure headache
  • Combiflam to relieve pain
  • Crocin for treating fever and headache
  • Digene to cure acidity
  • Norflox TZ and Lomofen to prevent Diarrhoea
  • Betadine (Antiseptic cream)
  • ORS
  • Moov/Volini spray for treating sprains
  • Band aid
  • Elastic bandage
  • Gauze

Har Ki Dun Protection and Mountaineering Association is Making Your Trek Safe

 

WE CARE FOR YOUR SAFETY AND IT IS OUR PRIORITY

 

  • 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.
  • 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 to some people, the risks are enormous but we minimize them by providing best quality equipment which are changed on 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 top most 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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PACKAGE INCLUDED AND NOT

  • Transport from Dehradun to DehradunYES
  • Forest Permit and entrance fee YES
  • Accommodation in HotelYES
  • Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking YES
  • All meals, Breakfast, Day Pack, Lunch, Pack Lunch, Tea, Coffee, Sneaks, Soup, Dinner YES
  • All camping gear including YES
  • Separate Tent, High qualityYES
  • Liner, Pillow, Separate Toilet tents, Dining Tent, ChairYES
  • Dining tableYES
  • your uploadingYES
  • Guide, Porters, cook, HelperYES
  • Mules, Kitchen teamYES
  • Good Experience local Trek Leader guideYES
  • Walkie Talkie, for contact each other’s YES
  • Gaiters YES
  • Micro crampons YES
  • Hiking PoleYES
  • Personal Toiletry ItemsNO
  • Personal Medical KitNO
  • Medical Certificate NO

Rs. 18,000 Per Person

(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.

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Short Itinerary

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri (1920 m) (210 km) (7/8 hours) overnight stay in a hotel

 

Day 2: Dehradun to Sankri (1920 m) (210 km) (7/8 hours) overnight stay in a hotel

 

Day 3: Liwari to Surmola Thach (3460 m) (10 km) (5/6 hours) overnight stay in camps

 

Day 4: Surmola Thach to Vishkhopri (3600 m) (9 km) (5/6 hours) overnight stay in camps

 

Day 5: Exploration Day

 

Day 6: Vishkhopri to Surmola Thach (9 km) (4/5 hours) overnight stay in camps

 

Day 7: Surmola Thach to Liwari (10 km) (5/6 hours) overnight stay in camps

 

Day 8: Liwari to Jakhol (8 km) (4/5 hours) Drive to Sankri (19 km) overnight stay in a hotel

 

Day 9: Sankri to Dehradun (210 km) (7/8 hours)

 

A KIND REQUEST TO ALL THE TREKKERS

 

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”.

Cancellation Policy

 

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

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