Phulara Ridge Trek

From

₹ 8,000 ₹9,500

Duration

5D/4N

Height

25,127ft

Distance

25kms

Pick Up & Drop

Dehradun

Overview

At an elevation of 25,127 feet, the Phulara Ridge Trek is a must-do for everyone who is looking for an exciting experience. This journey offers a wide range of activities, from exciting to enjoyable. People would want to go on a trek in India since it is one of the most dreamlike locations. Therefore, when it comes to hiking in Uttarakhand, which is known as the trekking centre, there is no question that walking to Phulara Ridge is an extremely valuable endeavour. Phulara Ridge, which is located in Uttarakhand, is a stunning walking trail that is suitable for both novice and expert hikers alike. In addition to the snow-capped mountains of the Himalayan range, you will have the opportunity to feast your eyes to magnificent peaks such as Kedarkantha, Swargrohini, and many more. The trip over the Phulara Ridge in Uttarakhand is not only the most adventurous trek in India and Uttarakhand, but it is also the most well-known trek among the various trekking locations in India. It is characterised by thicker and darker deeper woods of pine and Rhododendrons that have a very creative appearance. This is the beauty that it has. The most striking moments are those that take place in Pustara’s meadows.

Trek Plan

From Dehradun to Sankri

The first day of the Phulara Ridge trek will begin with you departing from Dehradun, a picturesque village in Uttarakhand that is surrounded by around 250 buildings, and heading in the direction of Sankri. There are a few stores and Dhabas scattered across the area. The town serves as the starting point for a variety of additional hikes, including Kedarkantha and Har Ki Dun as well. The little settlement that is located in the lap of the Himalayas is really breathtaking, and it provides a spectacular view of the Swargarohini mountain. Sankri is the last destination after passing via Nainbagh, Naugaon, Purola, Jarmola, Mori Naitwari, and finally Sankri on your way to Sankri. When travelling from Dehradun to Sankri, the journey takes a total of eight to ten hours. Along with the many exciting activities that can be found in the town, visitors also have the opportunity to ride the Zipline, which is known as Zip700. You could also check out the zip line at Sankri base camp since it will be a unique experience for you to record in your adventure notebook.

From Sankri to Sikolta

From Sankri base camp, you will make your way towards Sikolta on the second day of your Phulara Ridge trek. Along the way, you will traverse the beautiful pine forest, and after around one and a half hours of climbing, you will arrive at a little bridge that you will need to cross. After thirty minutes of hiking, you will arrive at the first location, which is known as “Jainot Thatch.” During the ascents, it is important to remember to take cautious steps. Following that, you will encounter several broken dhabas that you will have to hit. Sooner, after more than ten minutes into the walk, you will be required to climb towards Marikoda. Once you reach Marikoda, you will have the opportunity to take in the splendour of Dhunda and get a sight of the Phulara Ridge nearby. After spending a considerable amount of time on the journey, you eventually arrive at “Sikolta,” which is a pleasant meadow section. Take some time to relax in the tent as you eat supper, and get ready for the next journey that will take place tomorrow.

From Sikolta to Bhoj Gadi

On the third day of your Phulara Ridge trek, you will begin your journey from Sikolta and make your way towards Bhoj Gadi, which is a thirty-minute rise through the forest. It will be dark and gloomy in the forest, and you will see some trees that have fallen on the route; thus, you should be cautious when you are walking and pay attention to your trek leader. Later on, you will see the bridge that is located along the path; there will be a little bridge that descends, and then there will be a steep climbing bridge. In the vicinity of the bridge, you will be able to see a lovely stream that flows, through which you may fill your water bottles. As you continue to climb for around fifteen minutes, you will eventually arrive to Karasu Thatch. This location is brimming with flowers that have a yellowish appearance and a greenish hue. Beginning from this vantage point, you will have the opportunity to see the Kedarkantha peak as well as changes in the surrounding environment, such as a decrease in the tree lines. After that, you will begin a slow rise. Your rise will be steady for the next thirty minutes as you continue to walk. On the walk, you will come across Rhododendron trees as well as Bhoj trees. Once you step off for a few more minutes, the lush green meadows will become accessible. After around ten to fifteen minutes of hiking, you will arrive at your campground, which is called Bhoj Gadi. Along the way, you will be able to view Dhunda Top, which is the highest point. You will have the opportunity to relax and acclimatise yourself, and the most stunning aspect of the camp is that it will allow you to take in the breathtaking views of Kedarkantha peak, Swargarohini, and a few other mountains.

From Bhoj Gadi to Pushtara

It takes one hour to reach the top of the ridge and wait for the bird century for the mindbowling dawn, which can be likened as a morning treat to get the day started off well. It is almost as if you are walking beside mountains that are right next to you, and no matter where you go, they continue to pursue you. At the summit of the hill, the view is a 360-degree panorama of salt-painted mountains. The open-air rising approach will, thankfully, provide you with more opportunities to view both sides, and you will be able to see snow-covered hills on both sides, which will leave you astounded and mesmerised. After a stroll of two and a half hours, Pushtara will relieve you of the tension that you have been experiencing throughout the day. There will be a combination of elevation and descent along the path; you will see the Purola valley and the pine trees that are standing tall. You will get the opportunity to catch a view of the peaks, including Hanuman Top, Sarutal Top, DKD, Bandarpoonch, Kalanag, Swargarohini, Hata Peak (HKD), Ranglana, Devkyara valley, Lekha Top, Vijay Top, and Kedarkantha, among others. While you are exploring the Phulara Ridge, you will be heading in the direction of Pushtara, which is an amazing location and where you will be camping for the fourth day. Take some time to relax after you’ve arrived, have breakfast, and then go on an adventure to discover the splendour of this trip in Uttarakhand.

From Pushtara to Sankri to Dehradun

On day 5, you will begin your journey by trekking for half an hour till you reach Taluka. Along the trip back to Sankri via Taluka, you will come across Gujjar huts that have been destroyed. Meadows are like a plush couch that you may continue to sit on for an excessive amount of time until someone prods you to get in. Over the course of one hour, you will go from the grassland to the middle of the pine and oak forest, which is beautiful enough to captivate your spirit while yet allowing you to feel connected to nature. It is important to use caution while traversing the trunks of damaged trees since they might serve as obstacles. When the smoke from the fire enters your nose and you click the sign that says “be present,” it means that someone close to you is on the verge of reaching Sankri. If you continue walking for another forty minutes, you will arrive at the lodge, which is the ultimate objective. This is the point at which the Phulara Ridge hike will come to a conclusion, and the following day, you will continue on your journey towards Dehradun. You should save all of the memories, and now you should go to Sankri, which is a wonderful hamlet in Uttarakhand which you should visit. Sankri is the starting point for so many hikes in Uttarakhand. In the midst of the Himalayas, the hamlet is one of the most gorgeous places you could ever want to see. On the same day, you will say farewell to this breathtaking trek, and then you will travel back to Dehradun from Sankri. The journey to Dehradun will take you between eight and nine hours.

What’s Included

What’s Excluded

Things To Carry

When embarking on a trek with Global Events Travels, there are certain items you need to bring yourself. These are divided into five categories: Trekking Gear, Footwear, Clothing, Toiletries, Utensils, and Miscellaneous. All items listed are essential, unless marked as optional.

Trekking Gear

  • Rucksack with rain cover
  • Day pack bag, Recommended for treks with a summit day
  • Head torch with spare batteries
  • UV protection sunglasses
  • Water bottles: Two 1-liter bottles

Footwear

  • Non-skid, deep treaded, high-ankle trekking shoes: 1 pair
  • Lightweight slippers or sandals: 1 pair
    Clothing
  • Quick-dry warm lower or track pants: 2
  • Full-sleeve T-shirts/sweatshirts: 1 for every 2 days of trekking
  • Thick woolen socks: 1 pair for every 2 days of trekking
  • Thermal body warmer (upper & lower): 1 set
  • Undergarments: 1 for each day of trekking
  • Warm jacket (closed at wrist & neck): 1
  • Full-sleeve sweater: 1
  • Rainwear (jacket & pants): 1 set
  • Waterproof, warm gloves: 1 pair
  • Woolen cap**: 1
  • Sun-shielding hat: 1

Toiletries

  • Personal toiletries kit: Small towel, toilet paper, paper soap, bar soap, toothbrush,
    toothpaste, cold cream, etc.
  • Sunscreen lotion: Small pack
  • Lip balm: Small pack

Utensils

  • Small, lightweight, leak-proof lunch box: 1
  • Plate: 1
  • Spoon: 1
  • Tea/coffee mug (plastic): 1

Miscellaneous

  • Camera: (Optional)
  • Personal medicines: Bring plenty if needed; consult your doctor before the trek.
  • Dry fruits, nuts, chocolate bars (Optional)

FAQ's

The best time to do the Kedarkantha Trek is typically from December to April when the region experiences snowfall and the landscapes are beautifully covered in snow. However, the trek can also be done during the summer months, from April to June, when the weather is milder and the snow has melted.

The Kedarkantha Trek is considered to be of moderate difficulty. It involves trekking through varying terrain, including forests, meadows, and snow-covered trails. While it's suitable for beginners, some prior trekking experience and a reasonable level of fitness are recommended.

The Kedarkantha Trek typically takes around 5 days to complete. This includes trekking from Sankri village to the Kedarkantha summit and back, with overnight stays at various campsites along the way.

The summit of Kedarkantha Peak stands at an altitude of approximately 12,500 feet (3,800 meters) above sea level.

Accommodation during the Kedarkantha Trek typically consists of tents or guesthouses at various campsites along the route. Some operators also offer fixed tented camps with basic amenities like sleeping bags, mattresses, and meals.

Essential items to pack for the Kedarkantha Trek include appropriate clothing (layers for cold weather), trekking shoes, a sturdy backpack, water bottles, energy snacks, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, personal medications, and a first aid kit. It's also advisable to carry a trekking pole and a good quality sleeping bag.

While the altitude of Kedarkantha Peak is not extremely high, some trekkers may experience symptoms of altitude sickness, especially if ascending too quickly. It's important to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and listen to your body. If symptoms persist or worsen, it's advisable to descend to a lower altitude.

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