Basecamp Sankri

A Small Paradise Sankri

We are the locals of Sankri so nobody else can explain the beauty of this place in a better way than us.
Sankri is a small village with a few number of families and houses, it lies in “Govind wildlife Sanctuary” of Uttarkashi district. This place possesses inherent beauty and is steeped in mythology, Sankri in itself is a small paradise surrounded by the Himalayan ranges and is very famous as it is the Base Camp of more than 20 treks.

A Small Paradise SankriSankri Market view

The way to Sankri is 200 km and it takes 7-8 hours to reach there, the drive is picturesque because you go through some of the beauteous places. Our vehicle picks you up from Dehradun Railway Station or from ISBT and then the drive is through Mussoorie, Damta, Naugaon, Netwar and Purola. Mussoorie is a hill station and it is known as the “Queen of Hills” it is situated at the foothills of Greater Garhwal ranges and the aura of this place is aesthetic and the environment is soothing so it justifies its title.

We take a break at Kempty Fall which is a very famous picnic spot and tourists attraction. Have your breakfast there and then the drive continues and further you will see Yamuna River and Tons valley across the Yamuna Bridge, the river accompanies you all along the way and the water is crystal clear and it gives a refreshing feeling if you feel tired or if the boredom strikes.

Then you go through some villages like Naugao, Netwar and Purola, these are the villages where you can see people working in fields and you can have a glimpse of their lifestyle. In Devra Gaon there is a famous temple of “Karn Maharaj” spot it on your right side and then in Netwar spot the temple of “Poku Devta” on your left.

Sankri-VillageView at Sankri market –  Har Ki Dun Public School Sankri

Throughout your journey you will see a combination of light and dark greenery which is very captivating, this greenery, the river flowing aside and the blue sky makes the place picture perfect. Cross the entry gate of Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and further when the Baraadsar mountain range and other snow-capped mountains are visible then you will reach Sankri in 15-20 minutes.

Reach Sankri by the evening there is a famous mini market where you will get traditional and delicious food, it always remains busy because of trekkers. In the village you will see alluring wooden houses of the villagers which stay warm in winters and cool in summers.

Apple orchards can be seen here and the trees mostly found here are of Deodar, bamboo and Buras. Here you can come across the lifestyle of people living in mountains and a chance to explore their traditional values and their local culture. In Sankri people worship Someshwar Devta; manifestation of Lord Shiva and there is a famous temple of “Someshwar Devta” which is worshiped by the people of more than 60 villages. This place is related to mythology and it is believed that while the Pandas ascent to heaven Bheem threw a rock and this huge rock is present here which is known as Dhankeshwar Devta.

Swargarohini hotel SankriSwargarohini Hotel at Sankri

Sankri village seems like someone has painted an extremely beautiful aesthetic picture and has put it on frame, the Himalayan ranges surrounds this place and mountains can be clearly seen, they attract the visitor’s eye by glittering from a distance.

Don’t miss the enthralling sunset and sunrise from here, at that time the light reflects on the mountains and it changes their colour to orange but when it reflects on Swargarohini group of peaks the colour changes to golden and holds the complete attention of the viewer.

Here the environment is serene and invigorating, the soothing greenery; combination of light and green, blue sky and the view of snow covered mountain makes this place idyllic and divine. Being the Base Camp of many treks this place is trekkers’ destination with great scenic views and this village is a feast for the eyes.

Base Camp SankriBase Camp Office Sankri

ABOUT SANKRI MARKET

Sankri  is a small but beautiful market ,there is small shops in Sankri market There are beautiful wooden houses in Sankri.
Sankri being the base camp of more than 25+ treks.
Hotel Swargarohini Palace in sankri, is one of the beautiful hotel in Sankri, beautiful and adorable views looks from here,beautiful peaks captivates everyone.
The Har Ki Dun trek was very popular in 1990 when only foreigners came for the trek. Bengali trekkers used to come more often to trek high altitude.
The twinkling stars and the moon look very beautiful in the night.
In Sankri you feel  the sunrise over a wide open field, morning rain glistening on forests trees, and snow-covered mountaintop peaks.
Sankri people consider Someshwar Devta very much ,Someshwar Devta are worshiped by the Sankri’s people. Since tha local deity is Lord Someshwar, most of the temples are dedicated to him.

It looks very beautiful when there is snowfall in Sankri .Snow –capped mountains are seen all around

Trekkers come to roam a lot in winter, Old people told about their tradition.

The  culture of the local Sankri people is distinct from other hill people in Garhwal.  An important aspects of our culture  are dances like the folk dance named Taandi, Naati during all festive occasions.

One of the important aspects of architecture in the area is the wooden carvings and the slate laden gabled roofs.

Medicinal plants are found in Sankri.

Treks starts from Sankri  those who have been doing only Himalayan Hikers for 28 years

  1. Kedarkantha
  2. Har Ki Dun Valley trek
  3. Bali pass
  4. Borasu pass
  5. Fachu kandi pass trek –
  6. Ruinsara lake
  7. Sarutal trek
  8. Phulara ridge trek
  9. Maldaru lake trek
  10. Bainya top trek
  11. Dhumdhar kandi pass trek
  12. Rupin pass trek
  13. Rupin and supin trek
  14.  Baraadsar lake
  15.  Kanasar lake
  16.  Nalgan pass trek
  17. Vishphopri trek
  18. Khimloga pass trek
  19. Obra gad trek
  20. Debkiyara trek
  21. Chaainsheel bugyal trek
  22. Vijay top trek
  23. Kiyarkoti base camp trek
  24. Black peak bace camp trek
  25. Swargarohini base camp trek
  26. Estari gad trek spacilly bird watching trek

Main Expedition List

  1. Black peak expedition
  2. Swargarohini peak expedition
  3. bandarpunch expedition
  4. Khimloga peak expedition
  5. Ranglana peak expedition

Facilities available in Sankri

  1. Hotels and Home stay available
  2. Guides and poters available
  3. Shops available
  4. Food things available

Facilities not available in Sankri

  1. ATM not available
  2. Only BSNL and Vodafone network available ,which do not work well
  3. Bank not available

How to reach Sankri

  1. All trekkers have to come to dehradun , the treks starts from dehradun .Where you can come by Air, Train , Bus , etc.
  2. Transport facility is available from all the state to Dehradun.

Himalayan Hikers -Transport arranges for trekkers coming from our company

  1. Which cost per person is Rs. 1100/- ,You will pay directly to taxi driver.
  2. If you want to fully taxi booked then you will give – Rs. 5500/ – 5 people sharing .
  3. If you want to Tampo traveler booked . 13+D you will pay Rs. 9000/- one way

You can also come by Bus from Dehradun to Sankri

Bus timing

1st bus departure – 5:30 am – Reaching Sankri base camp evening 4:30 Pm

2nd bus departure – 7:00 am – Reaching Sankri base camp evening 5:45 Pm

3rd bus departure – 7:30 am   – Reaching Sankri base camp evening 5:30 Pm

Costs per person Rs. 350/- one way only

Note: – It will be your own responsibility to go by bus  –A lot of people go to the bus –  and there are chances of theft of goods. You can have many problems , It’s all your own responsibility.