Phulara Ridge Trek

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Explored by “Himalayan Hikers” in the late 90’s

Phulara Ridge lies in the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary. As you would be knowing there are many pristine treks in this sanctuary of Uttarkashi district, Phulara is one of them!

it is the rare ridge trek in Uttarakhand but unlike others it has not seen many footsteps which differentiates it from other places.

“Himalayan Hikers” took their first group 2003 –  of “Woodstock school” to this idyllic place since then not many people have known about this hidden gem in the Himalayas .

“The Phulara Ridge literally means ‘’the ridge of beautiful flowers’ ’. It is located in Govind wildlife sanctuary, Uttarakhand (India).it is a lower Himalayas -high altitude trek about “12,127 Feet”. Actually Phulara Ridge is a type of large spread forest (bughyal). Throughout the year this region is covered with greenery and beautiful flowers like Brahmakamal and Fankamal (many others species ).The high mountain chain and the wonderful ever green valleys lies here and that is the main reason behind the growing of maximum number of natural vegetation in this high altitude region.

In winter Phulara Ridge is mostly covered with snow and little fog and that makes it much more interesting for visiting the next view after every step that takes you along with it to the forward .The way of this forest begins from mid of the dense forest and ends to the bughyal which is surrounded by the beautiful mountain peaks and that’s why it is said that ‘if way is most difficult so, destination is also more beautiful’ this line always suit to “Phulara Ridge Trek ”

 

Phulara Ridge

 

Phulara Ridge Trek – Winter and Summer Delight

Therefore, a great thing about Phulara Ridge trek is, it has got different charm in different seasons. It can be seen at full bloom in summers; the wildflowers, foliage and the sun shining in the blue sky all together makes the scenery picture perfect.

But, in winters the snow covering the landscapes and the all-white beauty can leave anybody praising it.So, it is one of those treks which can be done throughout the year.

“From the year 2006 company “Himalayan Hikers” is organizing this trek and mostly we had organized treks with Wood Stock School mussoorie , Welham Boys School Dehradun ” and our customized groups, whenever comes we mainly offers this trek to them because this trek is full with plenty of joy and knowledge about the adaptation of Phulara Ridge.

 

Phulara Ridge

 

The Attractions of this Trek

  • The trek starts from Sankri which is the base camp of more than 20 treks.
  • During the trek pass through verdant forests extremely rich in Flora and Fauna.
  • Small clearings on the way are surprisingly beautiful.
  • Above all, panorama views of Himalayan peaks are the main attraction of Phulara Ridge trek.
  • Thus, summit offers exotic views of  Swargarohini, Kala Nag, Devkiyara, Bandarpoonch, Rangnala, Hanuman Top, Top of Sarutal, Vijay Top and Kedarkantha.

 

Phulara Ridge

Key Points of Phulara Ridge trek

  • Level: Easy to Moderate (this trek is good for beginners)
  • During the trek proper conditioning & training of body required
  • Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature
  • Shoes are the single most important equipment.
  • Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup
  • Travel light
  • The backpack should not exceed 12 kg.

Must read about Phulara Ridge Trek

Trek Fee: Rs.7200 Per Person (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Sankri to Sankri )

Duration: 6 Days from Dehradun to Dehradun

temperature Summer Temperature: Day (5° C to 15° C) Night (2°C to 5°C)

altitudeAltitude: (3700 m)

Best Time: All year

Level: Easy to Moderate

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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 – Drive – 7/8 hours

Night stay – Swargarohini Hotel

Day 2– Trek from Sankri to Sikolta

Altitude – 2,900 m/9,514 ft

Distance – 7 km

Time taken – 5/6 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 3– Trek from Sikolta to Bhoj Gadi 

Altitude – 3,470 m/11,384 ft

Distance – 4 km

Time taken – 4/5 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 4– Trek from Bhoj Gadi to Pushtara Thach via Phulara Ridge 

Altitude – 3,700 m/12,139 ft

Distance – 6 km

Time taken – 5/6 hours

Night stay – Camps

Day 5– Trek from Pushtara Thach to Taluka and Drive to Sankri

Altitude – 1,920 m/6,299 ft

Distance – Trek (8 km) Drive (13 km)

Time taken – 4/5 hours

Night stay – Swargarohini Hotel

Day 6– Drive from Sankri to Dehradun 

Distance – 210 km

Time taken – 7/8 hours

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.

✅ 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 gear)
✅ 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

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. 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 – Drive – 7/8 hours

    Night stay – Swargarohini Hotel

    The journey starts from Dehradun and passes through some beautiful places like Mussoorie, Damta, Naogaon, Netwar and Purola.

    Enter Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi and ahead get glimpses of picturesque snow covered mountains and Baraadsar range welcoming you.

    Reach Sankri, it is the basecamp of Phulara Ridge and 20 more Himalayan treks. There are few houses and a mini market with some hotels and wooden huts. This small village bustles with the presence of trekkers and attracts tourist every year.

    Today, your arrangements will be made in Swargarohini hotel.

     

  2. Day 2 Trek from Sankri to Sikolta

    Altitude – 2,900 m/9,514 ft

    Distance – 7 km

    Time taken – 5/6 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    Have breakfast at hotel and leave for Sikolta, walk on a well maintained cemented road for 15 minutes with Supin River on left.

    Ascent through dense pine forest and it is pleasure to walk under the shade of trees, there you can spot some rare species of Himalayan birds.

    At the ending you will reach Jaional Thach which offers views of Dhuda peak. Stand there and spot Phulara Ridge your destination.

    Now, the trail bifurcates, one goes through “Juda Ka Talab” and the other through dense forests. Ahead streams and splendid mountain views await you!

    Keep trekking for another 1 hour, take some rest breaks and reach your campsite. It is a wide and alluring meadow “Sikolta”. There are broken shepherd huts  and multiple streams flow nearby.

  3. Day 3 Trek from Sikolta to Bhoj Gadi 

    Altitude – 3,470 m/11,384 ft

    Distance – 4 km

    Time taken – 4/5 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    After having a salubrious breakfast leave Sikolta and head towards Bhoj Gadi.

    Climb through a forest for thirty minutes and you will reach a bridge which separates the valley. Ahead is a beautiful blooming small clearing named “Karsu Thach”.

    From this Thach you can clearly see the receding treeline and the surprising sight of Kedarkantha peak welcomes you. Now, enter a different section of undulating meadows, from this point campsite lies half an hour away.

    Reach “Bhoj Gadi” a levelled meadow with stunning views of Kedarkantha, Vijay Top, Devkiyaara and Swargarohini.

    Kedarkantha from this campsite is at a  long but walkable distance. It’s your wish to go there. Have your dinner and rest for the night.

  4. Day 4 Trek from Bhoj Gadi to Pushtara Thach via Phulara Ridge 

    Altitude – 3,700 m/12,139 ft

    Distance – 6 km

    Time taken – 5/6 hours

    Night stay – Camps

    Phulara Ridge is clearly visible from Bhoj Gadi campsite and you can reach the top in 45 minutes.

    Today, the climb will be a a pleasant one because of scenic vistas and rich Flora and Fauna, spot rare Himalayan birds on the way. After a steep ascent reach the ridge top and witness majestic panorama views of high Himalayan peaks.

    The peaks which can be clearly seen from the ridge top are – Swargarohini, Kala Nag, Devkiyara, Bandarpoonch, Rangnala, Hanuman Top, Top of Sarutal, Vijay Top and Kedarkantha. They altogether are feast for the eyes.

    Spend time there, relish such extraordinary sight and surrounding then leave for Pushtara Thach. The trail is a mixture of ascents and descents.

    Cross the base of Sarutal and reach the other side of the hill. After a short descent from here  reach Pushtara Thach.

    There are lavish wide meadows with abundant of wildflowers and foliage. Multiple streams flow around this Thach and it’s a great camping spot.

    Further is a beautiful Lake,  formed by the melting glaciers, go ahead and explore the Lake area or  rest in your tents.

  5. Day 5 Trek from Pushtara Thach to Taluka and Drive to Sankri

    Altitude – 1,920 m/6,299 ft

    Distance – Trek (8 km) Drive (13 km)

    Time taken – 4/5 hours

    Night stay – Swargarohini Hotel

    Today you will get back to Sankri but via Taluka.

    Descent till Taluka is easy but be careful while coming down hills because most of the people get their ankles twisted.

    Enter a thick forest, the trails are very confusing so follow your guide. The Langoors are easily spotted here hanging from trees to trees.

    After a short trek, come across a village and you can see there are cows and goats at every house.

    Reach Taluka after half an hour, it is a village with some shops. Vehicle will be arranged from here to reach Sankri and the arrangements will be made in a hotel there.

     

  6. Day 6 Drive from Sankri to Dehradun 

    Distance – 210 km

    Time taken – 7/8 hours

    Post breakfast, depart to Dehardun.

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, before Sari Ukhimath is the last point where you will find ATM.

Mobile Connectivity

There are no networks during the trek, in Sari the networks of BSNL, Vodafone and Airtel will be available, at Deoriatal the signals of BSNL and Airtel are available but the strength is weak. 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 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.