Phulara Ridge Trek

6 DAYS - 5 NIGHTS
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Description

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

Phulara Ridge lies in the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary. As you would know 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 that 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 (bugyals). 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 evergreen valleys lie here and that is the main reason behind the growth of a 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 bugyal which is surrounded by the beautiful mountain peaks and that’s why it is said that ‘if the way is most difficult so, the 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 make 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 2003 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 offer this trek to them because this trek is full with plenty of joy and knowledge about the adaptation of Phulara Ridge.

Phulara Ridge

History of Base camp Sankri

In 1970 only foreigners used to visit here and the number exceeded 20 people per day.

At that Har ki Dun trek was the most famous one and it was highly visited by the people.

The number of Bengali trekkers was also high, they did many high altitude passes and visited Sankri frequently.

The Moon from Sankri base camp seems so close that touching it feels possible.

And, the sunrise from Sankri is extremely beautiful because the golden rays of the sun eagerly welcome and wake you up.

The sunset is beautiful too but a short while of darkness will surely make you smile afterward when the moon shines.

The lives in the mountains are different, here are risks and happiness too!

The trekkers told me if the office, airport everything was here, they would never leave the mountains.

My only answer was – if every facility was here then the mesmerizing beauty of the mountains would have lost somewhere!

The untouched beauty is the thing that provides peace and a spark to know about the mountains.

We are really lucky and happy to be “Pahadis”.

Phulara Ridge

The Attractions of this Trek

The trek starts from Sankri which is the base camp of more than 25 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, the summit offers exotic views of Swargarohini, Kala Nag, Devkyara,
Bandarpoonch, Rangnala, Hanuman Top, Top of Sarutal, Vijay Top and Kedarkantha.
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.

Altitude we are going to cover

Sankri (1920 Meters)

Sikolta (2900 Meters)

Bhoj Gadi (3470 Meters)

Phulara Ridge ( 3700 Meters )

Getting to Himalayan hikers Base Camp Office at Sankri

Take the night train from Delhi to Dehradun.
(Special A/C train from New Delhi would be best)
However, You can reach Dehradun Railway Station around 5:00 am to 7:00 am, vehicles will be arranged and there you can meet our office members.

Note: – Himalayan Hikers arrange vehicles for you from Dehradun Railway Station Pickup and Drop Tempo
Transport costs per person one way Rs. 1100/- Extra pay to Directly your taxi driver

Swargarohini Hotel

ATM Point & Mobile connectivity

ATM POINT: Withdraw money before your journey, Purola is the last point where you will find ATM.
(If you want to withdraw money then do it in Dehradun.)

Mobile Connectivity: There will be no networks during the trek, in Purola your device will receive the networks and at Sankri only Vodafone and BSNL signals are there but you cannot rely on the connectivity because the signal strength is not good.

So make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting the trek.

Key Points Lamkhaga Pass Trek

Duration: – 5 Nights 6 Days

Base camp: – Sankri

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

Altitude: – 3700 Meters

Best Time: – All year

Trek Level: – Moderate

Trek distance: –On foot 23 Km – By taxi 420 km
Group Size: –20 people

Short Itinerary Lamkhaga Pass Trek –

Day 1 :- Pickup to you from Dehradun railway station – Drive to Sankri Market – 210 Km (8/9 Hours (1920 Meters)

Day 2 :– Trek from Sankri to Sikolta (07 km) (4/5 Hours) (2900 Meters )

Day 3 :– Trek from Sikolta to Bhoj gadi camp (04km) (3/4 Hours) (3470 Meter )

Day 4:- Trek from Bhoj Gadi camp to Phulara ridge summit (3700 Meters) Pushtara thach 6 km) (5/6 Hours)

Day 5:- Trek from Pushtara thach to Taluka (8km) (4/5 Hours) same day Drive to Sankri Hotel

Day 6:- Sankri to Dehradun by taxi (210 km)(8/9 Hours)

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Day 1: Pick up from Dehradun Railway Station and Drive to Sankri

Total distance 210 km – 8/9 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi

Altitude – Sankri base camp – 1920 Meters

Night stay – Our Swargarohini Hotel – on twin share basis

Himalayan Hikers organizes transport for trekkers from Dehradun Railway Station in the morning which will leave for Sankri around 6:00 am to 7:00 am.
Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand and one of the most beautiful places in India.

The main attraction of this place is Rajpur road go through it and get a glimpse of Dehradun’s beauty. Reach Mussoorie after an hour which is also known as “Queen of Hills”.

People visit it heavily during vacations with their family and friends.

After half an hour, stop at kempty fall. Have breakfast there and witness people from different parts of the world.

The break will be of maximum 1 hour. Ahead the peaks are visible and further you will come close to holy Yamuna River.

If you want, then take a short break of 20 minutes and enjoy being around it.
Further, you will cross the small markets of Nainbagh, Damta, and Naugaon.

Reach Purola around 1:30 pm and take a break there for lunch. After having lunch proceed to Sankri via Jarmola. From there the back of Kedarkantha is visible.

Go through the picturesque zig-zag road amid the pine forest of Jarmola.
Reach Mori and after 1 hour you will come across a check post. They will ask for Aadhar cards and some other details.

Ahead lies Sankri, enjoy the drive and the wait is soon going to be over. Reach trekkers paradise and the main market of Sankri.
Go to hotel Swargarohini, freshen up and enjoy evening snacks in the open terrace with great views.

You will be provided some details after which you can go for an evening walk but be at the hotel for dinner. Enjoy delicious dinner and spend a comfortable night in the mountains.

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Day 2 : Trek from Sankri to Sikolta camp

Total distance 7 Km – 5/6 Hours Trek

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Sikolta camp – 2900 Meters

Night Stay – Camp in tents – on twin share basis
Today, the heartwarming morning is eagerly waiting for you to wake up. Feel the peace amid the mountains; no connectivity and no materialistic thing is here to disturb you, the only thing is peace.
Relish the hot cup of coffee/tea at 6:00 am and get ready for your breakfast at 7:30 am.

You have to strictly leave at 8:30 am after the instructions of your guide

The trek starts from Sankri to Sikolta which is 7 km away.

After a little walk from the main market witness Swargarohini peaks (I, II, III) bandarpunch peak, the black peak which will mesmerize you.
Ascent through dense pine forest and it is a 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 the 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.

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Day 3 : Trek from Sikolta to Bhoj Gadi camp

Trek Distance 03 Km – 3/4 Hours Trek

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Bhoj Gadi– 3470 Meters

Night Stay – Camp in tents – on twin share basis

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 leveled 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.

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Day 4 : Trek from Bhoj Gadi camp to Phulara ridge summit (3700 Meters) Pushtara thach

Trek Distance 06 Km – 5/6 Hours Trek

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – – Phulara Ridge trek – 3700 Meters

Night Stay – Camp in tents – on twin share basis
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 all together are a 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 reaches Pushtara Thach.
There are lavish wide meadows with abundant 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.

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Day 5 : Trek from Pushtara thach to Taluka (8km) (4/5 Hours) same day Drive to Sankri Hotel

Total distance 8 Km – 4/5 Hours Trek

Mode of a journey – On foot
Altitude –  Lamkhaga pass – 5381 Meter

Night Stay – Hotel – on a twin share basis
Descent till Taluka is easy but is careful while coming downhills 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.

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Day 6 : Sankri to Dehradun by taxi (210 km)(8/9 Hours)

Today – It is your last breakfast on this trek with the Himalayan Hikers team. The certificates will be given and after some beautiful photos we will bid you all a goodbye from Sankri.

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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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

Reviews (3)

3 reviews for Phulara Ridge Trek

  1. Haritha

    Phulara Ridge, a wonderful trek with good cheerful guides.
    Very well organized.
    Food was good, so was the stay in the tents .
    I can say that we were pampered.
    Thank you Himalayan Hikers for the amazing experience.

  2. Sunita Ravi

    We did phulara ridge with Himalayan hikers in April 2019. This is our 4th trek with them and we have always been supported by their excellent team, the Rawat brothers. For a 4days trek the views of the mountains were mesmerising., the meadows were filled with rhododendrons, buttercups and irises.,
    The camp sites were so pretty and the food served by them is always great. The ridge walk itself was like walking in the skies with the lofty mountains seeming like arms distance. The highlight was lunch and a nap in the lap of these magnificent views. Himalayan hikers are almost like family and their guides are amazing( special mention Mr Gangaram).
    I highly recommend them to anyone who wants to trek in the HIMALAYAS and looking forward for many more incredible journeys with them.

  3. manoj

    Phulara ridge trek (4th trek with them) Fantastic trip, extremely supportive folks, always so cheerful, even with 10inches of snow around; bringing hot pasta to your tent at 4pm and shaking the snow off your tent at 3am! They are totally reliable and safe, and help you feel totally confident in yourself and your own ability! Thank you team Himalayan Hikers. Shukriya

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