Fachu Kandi Pass
An Unknown Pass ahead Sarutal
Fachu Kandi Pass stands at a height of 4356 meters ahead a pristine Lake Sarutal in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. Explore the beauty of Garhwal Himalayas by trekking on the virgin trails leading to this pass. You may not have heard about it but it hides perfect adventure and is a great place to visit.
Go through Kedarkantha and Sarutal to reach this High Pass
Kedarkantha and Sarutal are two very famous trekking destinations among trekkers in Garhwal Himalayas. Before reaching Fachu Kandi Pass you need to cross these two popular places which is a great delight.
Trek through the dense forests rich in Flora and Fauna. En route are many beautiful meadows and small clearings with majestic view of the mountains. Cross streams on the way to go further ahead are high ridges and steep ascents.
Key Points of Fachu Kandi Pass
- Level is Moderate (this trek is good for beginners)
- Proper conditioning & training of body required
- Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature
- Shoes are the single most important equipment.
- High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.
- Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.
- Travel light
- The backpack should not exceed 10 kg.
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Trek Fee: Rs.15000 Per Person (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Dehradun to Dehradun)
Duration: 9 Days
Summer Temperature:(5° C to 15° C)
Altitude: (4356 m)
Best Time:May, June, Sep, Oct and Nov
Winter Temperature: (-2°C to -5° C) (-5°C to -10°C)
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- Vacation Style Holiday Type
- Activity Level
- Group Size Large Group
Day 1– Dehradun to Sankri (1920 m) (210 km) (7/8 hours)
Day 2– Sankri to Juda Ka Talab (2700 m) (4/5 hours) (5 km)
Day 3– Juda Ka Talab to Kedarkantha base (3400 m) (4 km) (3/4 hours)
Day 4– Kedarkantha base to Kedarkantha Summit (3800 m) (12 km) (6/7 hours) and trek to Dunda Thach/Bhujgadi (3200 m) (8 km)
Day 5– Dunda Thach to Pushtara Thach/Taloti camp (3500 m) (8 km) (4/5 hours)
Day 6– Taloti camp to Sarutal (3900 m) (9 km) (5/6 hours)
Day 7– Sarutal to Fachu Kandi Pass (4356 m) and trek to Kotara Chani Camp (2954 m) (7 km) (4/5 hours)
Day 8– Kotara Chani to Lekaa Dogari (2600 m) (4/5 hours)
Day 9– Lekaa Dogari to Hanuman Chatti (5 km) Drive to Dehradun
✅ Transport facility from Dehradun to Dehradun
✅ Forest Permit and entrance fee
✅ Accommodation in tents on twin share basis
✅ Accommodation in Hotel Sankri
✅ All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner
✅ (All camping gears)
✅ High quality tents
✅ Sleeping bags
✅ Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
✅ Dining Tent
✅ Dining Table
✅ Kitchen team
✅ Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
✅ Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
✅ Medical Kit
✅ Oxygen Cylinders
✅ Crampons and Gaiters
❌ Personal Insurance
❌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
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.
Dehradun to Sankri (1920 m) (210 km) (7/8 hours)
Our vehicle picks you up from Dehradun railway station then the drive is towards Sankri. The drive to Sankri is a picturesque one, you can see a variety of sceneries on the way.
You will see Yamuna River and Tons valley across the Yamuna Bridge on the way. Get beautiful views of Mussoorie, Damta, Nowgao, Netwar and Purola en route.
Cross an entry gate of Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, Sankri lies there. It is a small village with less number of houses, there is a famous mini market of Sankri with few wooden huts serving traditional and delicious food. From here you can have a glance of some mountain ranges, it is surrounded by the mountains and the environment is pollution free, relish the beauty of Sankri. We own a hotel named “Swargarohini”, enjoy your dinner and night stay there.
Sankri to Juda Ka Talab (2700 m) (4/5 hours) (5 km)
After having breakfast trek begin towards Juda ka Talab. The way is covered by thick forest alluring, quiet and peaceful, this place is rich in flora and fauna and different species of birds are present there. In this region mostly pine trees are found and the greenery accompanies you all along the way.
Sight of water streams and waterfalls makes the trail more beautiful, it is steep, take proper rest breaks and the beauty will motivate you to go higher. After having lunch and coming half your way to Juda ka Talab you will re-enter in a pine and maple dense forest, continue your trek and in 2-3 hours you will see Juda Ka Talab’s beautiful campsite, the place is perfect for camping this area is entirely in shadows in the dense pine forest.
Juda Ka Talab is in a meadow which is very captivating, it is a glass like lake, you can clearly see the picture of sky and trees on it and there is grass in middle of the lake which makes it different.
Relax yourself, sit and observe the beauty of nature, you can have some essence of peace. At night have dinner and spend your night in tents.
Juda Ka Talab to Kedarkantha base (3400 m) (4 km) (3/4 hours)
After the breakfast, trek is started towards Kedarkantha base Camp which is at an altitude of 3400 m. You can opt for little steep climb of Baniya Thach, which is a beautiful path with amazing views. Trail of Juda ka Talab is straight forward.
You have to trek through pine forest, go higher and after sometime the trail pops out at a ridge. On edge of the meadow you have to again go through oaks and after half an hour ridge opens up to other meadow continue your trek and you’ll see snow ranges surrounding the Kedarkantha summit, some snow-capped mountains and some green peaks, enjoy the picture perfect scenery and spend some time there relishing the beauty of places.
Walk over the snow and under dry oak trees and you will reach Kedarkantha base camp from there you can see all white snow covered peaks- Bandarpooch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag and Rangnala. When you get the views of these peaks you will not take your eyes off them, the glittering peaks are captivating.
It remains chilly there in winters but the beauty of the mountains and beautiful trail would give you the warmth of pleasure.
Kedarkantha base to Kedarkantha Summit (3800 m) (12 km) (6/7 hours) and trek to Dunda Thach/Bhujgadi (3200 m) (8 km)
Kedarkantha peak can be clearly seen from Kedarkantha base camp. After having breakfast the trek starts, there are many trails which take you to the top, and you can choose any one. Maronda thach the biggest bugyal, Pokhrola thach on a gradual ascent offers extraordinary views of snow-covered mountains and valleys with huge waterfalls.
The last climb to reach Kedarkantha Peak is a steep one, once you reach there enjoy the mesmerizing views of Swargarohini (1) (2) (3) Har Ki Dun valley also known as the “Valley of Gods”. Black Peak stands tall overlooking Kedarkantha. The summit gives you majestic 360 degree panorama views.
Now head towards your campsite that is Dunda Thach, it is a meadow great for camping setup your camps there and retire for the night.
Dunda Thach to Pushtara Thach/Taloti camp (3500 m) (8 km) (4/5 hours)
After breakfast, get ready for a beautiful trek today to Pushtara Thach or you can go to Taloti campsite. Packed lunch will be provided, have it in middle of the trek.
Go through dark forests and hear the birds chirping. Spot beautiful Himalayan birds and different variety of trees. En route see a temple with sculptures of Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati and their son Ganesha. Ascent starts which will not take more than 10 minutes.
Reach Pushtara Thach a long meadow with soothing views of high snow covered mountains or you can go to Taloti camp. Setup your tents there, delectable food will be served and then you can retire for the night.
Taloti camp to Sarutal (3900 m) (9 km) (5/6 hours)
The trek is going to be ascending and some levelled walks, you can reach Sarutal in 5 to 6 hours. There are several meadows on the way and today’s trek is mostly ridge and meadow walk. During your trek do not miss the exotic views of snow-capped mountains.
Sarutal is a unique lake between the meadows which was found by the shepherds, reach there and look at peaks visible from there. Enjoy the panorama views of Black Peak (Kala Nag), Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini and other mountain peaks are visible.
The trail further leads to Fachu Kandi Pass, setup the tents near this pristine lake in the soothing environment. Have dinner and comfortably sleep in your tents.
Sarutal to Fachu Kandi Pass (4356 m) and trek to Kotara Chani Camp (2954 m) (7 km) (4/5 hours)
Bid adieu to this pristine Sarutal Lake and after having breakfast start heading towards your destination Fachu Kandi Pass which is perched at a height of 4536 metres.
The trek is going to be challenging and the terrain is tricky so it is important to be careful while ascending. After trekking through the series of meadows cross high ridges to reach this high pass. The last climb is hardest but it is worth your efforts.
Reach the top and witness macrocosmic views from the top, get close views of high Himalayan peaks all around. Now, start the descent to Kotara Chani camp, setup your camps there and retire for the night.
Kotara Chani to Lekaa Dogari (2600 m) (4/5 hours)
Start the descent from Kotara Chani to Lekaa Dogari (2600 m), you can reach there in 4 to 5 hours. After a long descent reach there, setup your tents delectable food will be served then you can retire for the night.
Lekaa Dogari to Hanuman Chatti (5 km) Drive to Dehradun
This is the last day of your trek and today you will get back to Dehradun. Start the trek early from Lekaa Dogari to Hanuman Chatti which is in Chamoli district.
Get back from Yamunotri side, vehicles will be arranged from Hanuman Chatti to Dehradun
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
- Thick gloves
- Trek pants
- Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
- Sun glasses
- Sun tan lotion
- Lip balm
- Water bottle
- Personal toiletry items
ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:-
The last ATM point of this trek is Purola.
BSNL networks will be available at Purola and Sankri (BSNL and Vodafone) but you cannot rely on the connectivity, there are no other networks ahead, so make sure you finish all your important work and calls before the trek.
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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)
– Band aid
– Stretchable/elastic bandage
– 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.
- 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.
(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)