Obra Gad

DEVKIYARA TREK

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DEVKIYARA –  THE TREK OF THE YEAR

Devkiyara Trek is an ecstatic meadow which highlights some majestic regions lke Obra Gad, Jakhol, Bhawa and many more. This meadow is the major attraction of the Himalayas which lies at an altitude of 4,100m. Yet, this meadow is unexplored and comes under unexplored treks of Himalayan region.
It lies between the twin valley i.e. Rupin and Supin and parallel to Har ki Dun valley as well. Therefore, the views and surroundings are quite similar to Har Ki Dun trek and yet the trail is quite easy as compared to Har Ki Dun. The trail is approximately 4 km long and goes through dense forest section and later giver way to meadows; camping here is a bliss!
The meadow offers magnificent view of the Rangnala peak, Bandarpunch, Kalanag and sight of high ridges and unnamed Himalayan peaks. Bestriding between Himachal and Uttarakhand mountains, this meadow has essence of Indian mythology as well.

Obra Gad

WHY IT IS ENTITLED AS “ TREK OF THE YEAR”?

Moreover, having so many popular treks like Kedarkantha, Har Ki Dun, any many more this trek is renowned as the trek of the year. According to Indian mythology, Devkiyara Trek  is the place of origin of Someshwar devta i.e. Lord Shiva and it considered to be sacred and divine. It also has essence of Lord Shiva and the meadows are truly spiritual and holy.

Undoubtedly, this trek is truly majestic which is quite underrated due to popularity of other treks. It comprise of everything be it forests to meadows to lovely flora and fauna, in a peaceful and solitude environment.
Furthermore, the trail of the trek takes through some primitive villages of Uttarakhand and you can peek-a-boo into the captivating lives of villagers. And being the least explored trek, it is away from hustle and bustle of the trekkers. Therefore, it’s bona fide trek for solitude explorers.
Obra Gad

TREKKING WITH HIMALAYAN HIKERS

As mentioned above, Devkiyara trek is not so famous as compared to other Himalayan treks. But due to its everlasting beauty and mythological aspects, this trek came into highlight by other travel companies as soon it got declared as “Trek of the year”.
We can surely claim that Himalayan Hikers is the only company that has been endeavouring this trek since 28 years and has professional and proper knowledge in terms of venture and experiences. Also, we provide authorized facts and figures related to the ancient mythology and treks, unlike other travel companies.
Moreover, we consider our team as family, whether it’s our trekkers or porters, everybody is kept safe and secure with a cheerful environment around.
Himalayan hikers

WELCOME TO THE TREKKER’S LAND : SANKRI

Not only Sankri is the basecamp for the Devkiyara trek but also for 20+ Himalayan treks. Thus, it always remains busy by cacophony of trekkers. This small village is truly picturesque because of its idyllic setting and serene aura.
There are quaint wooden houses made of Deodar wood. And, also some hotels and restaurants serving delicious local food. Their specialty is “Red Rice”. So, get to know the villagers and have a glimpse of their lifestyle. It is the best place to explore Himalayan culture and tradition.
You will also have some excellent views of lofty Swargarohini and Bandarpunch and yes, do not miss their glorifying sunrise and sunset views.

Sankri
Moreover, the nearest village to Sankri is “Saur”. The temple of Someshwar Devta there is highly worshiped by the villagers.
Therefore, the basecamp will leave you admiring with its exquisite beauty.

KEY POINTS OF THE TREK

  • This trek is good for beginners.
  • Train yourself and do proper conditioning.
  • Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature.
  • Choose the right shoes, as it is the single most important equipment.
  • High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.
  • Carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup for capturing the majestic views during the trek.
  • Travel light!! (very important)
  • The backpack should not exceed 12 kg.

MUST READ ABOUT DEVKIYARA TREK

Trek Fee: Rs.15,000 Per Person (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Sankri to Sankri)

Duration: 7 Days

Camp Basecamp: Sankri

temperatureSummer Temperature: Day (10°C to 15°C) Night (5°C to 10°C)

altitudeAltitude: (4100m)

Best Time:May to October

Level: Moderate

temperatureWinter Temperature: Day (-3°C to -5° C) Night (-5°C to -10°C)

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Overview

SHORT ITINERARY

Day 1– Pickup from Dehradun Railway Station and Drive to Sankri (base camp) by taxi
Altitude – 1,920 m/6,299 ft.

Distance – 210 km

Time taken – 7/8 hours

Night stay – Swargarohini Hotel

Day 2Drive from Sankri to Jakhol and trek to Obra

Altitude – 2,500 m/ 8202 ft

Distance – Drive (19 km) Trek (6 km)

Time taken – Drive (1 hour) Trek (4/5 hours)

Night stay – Camps

Day 3– Trek from Obra to Bhawa

Altitude – 3,500m/11,482 ft

Distance – 8 km

Time taken – 5/6 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 4 – Trek from Bhawa to Devkiyara

Altitude – 4,100 m/13,451 ft

Distance – 5 km

Time taken – 4/5 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 5– Trek from Devkiyara to Obra

Altitude – 3,500 m/11,482 ft

Distance – 13 km

Time taken – 7/8 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 6 – Trek from Obra to Jakhol and drive from Jakhol to Sankri

Distance – Trek (6km) Drive (19km)

Time taken – Trek (4/5 hours) Drive (1 hour)

Night stay – Swargarohini Hotel

Day 7– Return from Sankri to Dehradun

Distance – 210 km

Time taken – 7/8 hours

How to Reach the Basecamp Sankri?

– If you are coming from Bangalore and Ahmedabad then you can directly board flight to Dehradun.

Bangalore -> Dehradun-> Sankri

Ahmedabad -> Dehradun-> Sankri

– If you are coming from Delhi

Delhi -> Dehradun -> Sankri

BY TRAIN: –

Take the night train from Delhi to Dehradun.

We suggest:

– Nandadevi Express
– DDN Jan Shatabdi

BY BUS: –

You can reach Dehradun from Delhi by a bus, board it from (Delhi) ISBT, it is good if you pre book the seats.

(Reach Dehradun Railway Station between 5:00 am to 6:30 am and vehicle will be arranged from there.)

Reach Sankri by yourself

– Take a bus from Railway station of Dehradun, the first one leaves at 5:30 am, the other one at 6:30 am and the last bus leaves at 7:00 am. So reach there on time.

– You can also hire a taxi from Dehradun Railway Station, the fair is per person Rs 1100/- one way sharing   full taxi Rs.  5500 from Dehradun to Sankri (210 km)

The trek package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this package?Items that are included in the cost of trek price.

✅ Forest Permit and entrance fee
✅ Accommodation in Hotel Sankri
✅ Accommodation in tents on twin share basis
✅ All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner
✅ (All camping gears)
✅ High quality tents
✅ Sleeping bags
✅ Mattress
✅ Liner
✅ Pillow
✅ Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
✅ Dining Tent
✅ Dining Table
✅ Porters
✅ Helper
✅ Mules
✅ Kitchen team
✅ Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
✅ Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
✅ Medical Kit
✅ Oxygen Cylinders
✅ Crampons and Gaiters

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

❌ Personal Insurance
❌ Medical Certificate
❌ Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit
❌ On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included
❌ Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included
❌ Transport

NOTE :

Full payment confirms your booking

We serve three meals a day including snacks and soup. A variety of delectable and healthy food is provided which includes; Indian, Chinese and other Western meals. They are nutritious and keeps you fit and healthy on your trek.

  1. DAY1 Pickup from Dehradun Railway Station and Drive to Sankri (base camp) by taxi

    Altitude – 1,920 m/6,299 ft.

    Distance – 210 km

    Time taken – 7/8 hours

    Night stay – Swargarohini Hotel

    Welcoming you to the serene city of Dehradun by the team Himalayan hikers at the departure time i.e. 6:30 am. The accommodation is at Sankri, which is around 200 km. Thus, it will take 6-7 hours to reach there. The drive to Sankri is a picturesque one and you will come across plethora of sceneries on the way.

    The locations elapsed throughout the drive will be Mussoorie, Damta, Nowgao,Netwar and Purola.

    Have a little glimpse of the villagers working there and their lifestyle. When you go through the forests, peep out of your window and look at the combination of dark and light greenery, it looks picture perfect.

    En route Yamuna River and Tons valley across the Yamuna Bridge are visible.

    When we cross the entry gate of Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, afterwards the Baraadsar mountain range and other snow-capped mountains comes into sight, then you are about to reach Sankri.

    Sankri is a small village with less number of houses. There is a famous mini market with few wooden huts serving traditional and delicious food. From here you can have a glance of some high snow-capped mountain ranges.

    Reach the basecamp and relish the beauty of Sankri. We own a hotel there named “Swargarohini”. Arrangements will be made, enjoy your dinner and relax there.

  2. Day 2 Drive from Sankri to Jakhol and trek to Obra

    Altitude – 2,500 m/ 8202 ft

    Distance – Drive (19 km) Trek (6 km)

    Time taken – Drive (1 hour) Trek (4/5 hours)

    Night stay – Camps

    Distance from Sankri to Jakhol is 19 km and you can reach there in two hours. The greenery will accompany you all along your journey with lavish flora all around.

    An allurinf chapel in Mori, Jakhol is the starting point of our trek stars to Obra Gad which is 6 km away. We will provide packed lunch which you can have in middle of the day.

    The trail will take you through beautiful Himalayan villages where you can have a glimpse of their life in mountains. People living in mountains have a total different lifestyle and traditions, knowing about their traditional values and culture can change anyone as a person. So, do communicate with them on the way as they heartily welcome you.

    You will come across some fields at Baincha Thach, ahead is a small temple and the architecture is beautiful and rare. The campsite is 1 km further, it is a wide meadow with ample of space for camping. Set your tents at the place and retire for the night.

  3. DAY 3 Trek from Obra to Bhawa

    Altitude – 3,500m/11,482 ft

    Distance – 8 km

    Time taken 5/6 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    Post breakfast and with packed lunch head towards Bhawa.  The trek is 8 km long surrounded with dense forests. When you exit the forest area, the lush green land opens up in front of you with some wildflowers.

    This is Bhawa which is the ridge’s high point and divides the Obra valley. The views from here clear, to the north Fithari village is visible and towards right you can see Devkiyara. Setup your tents here and retire for the night.

  4. Day 4 Trek from Bhawa to Devkiyara

    Altitude – 4,100 m/13,451 ft

    Distance – 5 km

    Time taken – 4/5 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    Post breakfast start your trek with packed lunch. Today’s trek is going to be the picturesque one, walking on the grassy slopes throughout the day to reach Devkiyara. It is a 4 km long meadow surrounded by the peaks.

    From here Daowdu (5500 m) and Rangnala Peaks (6100 m) are visible. Some villages are visible behind, this is your campsite for today. Setup your tents here and retire for the night.

  5. Day 5 Trek from Devkiyara to Obra

    Altitude – 3,500 m/11,482 ft

    Distance – 13 km

    Time taken – 7/8 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    Have breakfast and start your trek with packed lunch to Obra which lie at an altitude of 3500 metres. From Devkiyara descend till Obra which is opposite to Har Ki Dun valley. Trek through beautiful meadows and dense forest sections.

    In Obra valley there is “Obra temple” which is made by the villagers and below flows Obra River, people from different villages visit this temple to worship Lord Someshwar and these people every year carry a pilgrimage from Jakhol to Obra valley.

  6. Day 6 Trek from Obra to Jakhol and drive from Jakhol to Sankri

    Distance – Trek (6km) Drive (19km)

    Time taken – Trek (4/5 hours) Drive (1 hour)

    Night stay – Swargarohini Hotel

    From Obra head towards Jakhol through meadows and dense forests and you will reach Dhara. You can also reach there by crossing a high ridge. On the way, a big temple of Lord Someshwar cross by which is to the right of Supin River.

    Ahead Dhara, keep trekking and you will reach Jakhol which is close to Obra Gad. Rest here and leave for Sankri. Have salubrious food there and enjoy the stay in hotel Swargarohini.

  7. Day 7 Return from Sankri to Dehradun

    Distance – 210 km

    Time taken – 7/8 hours

    Finally ending the voyage here. Post breakfast depart to Dehradun. Have your breakfast en route

Things To Take

Mandatory Documents Please carry the documents given below

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

Trekkers must bring :

  • Strongly built hiking shoes, if you do not own a pair you can rent it from Sankri.
  • Sandals or slippers to wear in campsite
  • Thick woollen socks, it will keep your feet warm
  • Daily wear socks
  • Thermals are very important
  • 1 shirt, it should be long sleeved
  • Shirts and pants for campsite, should be warm
  • 1 raincoat or poncho
  • Jacket
  • Thick gloves
  • Trek pants
  • Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun tan lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Personal toiletry items

ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:-

ATM Point: Withdraw money before your journey, Purola is the last point where you will find ATM.

Mobile Connectivity

There will be no networks during the trek. All the networks will be available at Purola and in Sankri has Vodafone and BSNL networks but the connectivity is intermittent. So make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek.

We Have a Money Saving Announcement for all the Trekkers.
Now You Can Get Your Trek Gear on Rent by Spending Less

Trekking demands a good investment and this extremely expensive activity is the passion of many, so we have a great announcement to make which will be a great relief to your pockets. Now get your Trek Gear on Rent and all you have to do is make a special renting request while booking your trek. That’s it! We have kept it simple for you.

 

Rent trekking equipment

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kitPersonal Insurance

We carry first aid kits but it’s necessary to carry a personal medical kit.

(Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

– Diamox – (prevents altitude sickness)

– Digene – (it cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

– Crocin Advance – (cures fever and headache)

– Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

– Disprin/Saradon – (cures headache)

– Avomine – (prevents motion sickness)

– Avil – (it treat allergies)

– Norflox TZ & Lomofrn – (prevents Diarrhoea)

– Ranitidine – (reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

– Volini/Moov spray – (for sprains)

– Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)

– ORS

– Band aid

– Cotton

– Stretchable/elastic bandage

– Gauze

Note-

– Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor in case you face any problem in your trek, take advice from Professional guide before taking any medicine.

– Drinking water is necessary during your trek, keep 1 litre of water bottle filled and drink it on proper interval of time, it is very important while hiking.

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Cancellation Policy?

- Make your booking one or two months prior in advance. If you cancel the trek due to any reason, it is mandatory to notify us. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we get your request to cancel the trek.

- If the trek gets cancelled from our side due to natural disaster,rainfall, heavy snowfall or any other reason then the refund will not be initiated but we will arrange another trek.

The cancellation charges are as follows –

(Bank charges deducted are not Refundable)

  • Up to 30 Days – 90% cost is Refundable
  • Between 21 to 30 Days – 50% cost is Refundable
  • Less than 20 Days – No Refund

(Refund is initiated within 7-8 business days)