Obra Gad Trek

7 Days - 6 Nights
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Description

Obra Gad is amidst two pleasant valleys Rupin and Supin

Obra Gad is located amidst the pleasant valleys of Rupin and Supin and is parallel to Har Ki Dun.

Devkiyara is an ecstatic meadow which highlights Obra Gad, this meadow is the major attraction of this place which lies at an altitude of 4,100m.

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Experience Diversity and get overwhelmed by the Mountain Views

In this trek cultural and natural diversity can be experienced as the trail takes you through different Himalayan villages dense forests and the meadows. The magnificent mountain views will leave you spell bound.

The Rangnala looks the most beautiful amongst all which is at a height of (5,400m) the view of ridges and unnamed peaks.

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Devkyara Meadow and Obra Temple

Near Obra valley there are mesmerizing Devkyara meadow is approximately 4 km long; camping here is a bliss! Here are some of the perfect campsites like Bhawa.

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.

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Key points of Obra Gad Trek

Level: Easy to Moderate

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 10kgs.

Must Read about Obra Gad

Duration: 07 Days (Dehradun to Dehradun)

Best Season: May, June, July September and October

Level: Easy to Moderate

Highest Point: 4,100 meters

Trekking distance (total) – (46 km)

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

Winter temperature: (-3°C to -5° C)

Summer temperature: (5°C to 15°C)

Starting point: Dehradun

Short Itinerary of Obra Gad Trek

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri (210 km) (7/8 hours)

Day 2: Sankri to Jakhol (19 km) and trek to Obra (6 km) (4/5 hours) (2,500 m)

Day 3: Obra to Bhawa (8 km) (5/6 hours) (3,500 m)

Day 4: Bhawa to Devkiyara (5 km) (4/5 hours) (4,100m)

Day 5: Devkiyara to Obra (13 km) (8 hours) (3,500m)

Day 6: Obra to Jakhol (6 km) (4/5 hours) Jakhol to Sankri (19 km) (2 hours)

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

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Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri (210 km) (7/8 hours)

Our vehicle picks you up from Dehradun railway station then en route towards Sankri (210km). It takes 7/8 hours to reach there. The drive to Sankri is a picturesque one, you can see a variety of sceneries on the way.

The scenic beauty of valley attracts the visitor’s eye. You will see Yamuna River and Tons valley across the Yamuna Bridge, the crystal clear water gives a very refreshing feeling if you feel tired on the way. You get beautiful views of Mussoorie, Damta, Nowgao, Netwar and Purola on the way. These are the villages where you can see people working in fields and you can have a glimpse of their lifestyle, the combination of light and dark greenery is mesmerizing.

We cross an entry gate of Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, Sankri lies there. When the Baraadsar mountain range and other snow-capped mountains are visible then you are about to reach Sankri, it will take 15-20 minutes more.

Sankri 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.

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Day 2 : Sankri to Jakhol (19 km) and trek to Obra (6 km) (4/5 hours) (2,500 m)

Drive from Sankri to Jakhol is 19 km long and you can reach there in two hours, the greenery will accompany you all along your journey.
Jakhol is a village in Mori, from there your 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.

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Day 3 : Obra to Bhawa (8 km) (5/6 hours) (3,500 m)

Post breakfast and with packed lunch head towards Bhawa, the trek is 8 km long. Enter the dense forest and keep ascending 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.

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Day 4 : Bhawa to Devkiyara (5 km) (4/5 hours) (4,100 m)

Post breakfast start your trek with packed lunch, today’s trek is going to be the picturesque one, walk on the grassy slopes throughout the day.
Reach Devkiyara. It is a 4km 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.

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Day 5 : Devkiyara to Obra (13 km) (8 hours) (3,500 m)

Have breakfast and start your trek with packed lunch to Obra which lie sat 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.

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Day 6 : Obra to Jakhol (6 km) (4/5 hours) Jakhol to Sankri (19 km) (2 hours)

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 is a big temple of Lord Someshwar 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.

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

Post breakfast depart to Dehradun. Have your breakfast en route.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava

Sunglasses

Slippers

Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)

Sunscreen

Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (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 during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility Dehradun To Dehradun

Forest Permit and entrance fee

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 Include In This Trek?

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

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