Phulara Ridge Trek
Phulara Ridge trek route, lies in Uttarakhand, refers to an ideal route for adventure lovers which is capable to provide a peaceful as well as a fun experience though adventure trekking in India. The location is delivering ultimate adventure goals to the visitors which is also recognised as one of the dreamy addresses which people would wish to visit. Being a fundamental name in the list of trekking destinations in Uttarakhand, the Phulara Ridge has been successfully imparting trekking memories to the adventure seekers.
The Phulara ridge trek displays some of the most glorious sights in the Himalayas with a spectacular ridge walk almost throughout the trek. The panoramic views you get because of the ridge walk is awe-inspiring and makes you wanting for more and more. The eye-catching meadows of Pushtara are one of the many highlights of this trek.
The Phulara ridge trek is ideal for both beginners and experienced trekkers alike who wish to explore the unmatched beauty of the Sankri range and also enjoy a trek that stands out from all others. The best time for the trek are April - June and September to December. Stay on this page for more information of the Phulara Ridge trek.
The splendid vistas of famous peaks such as Kedarkantha, Swargrohini and many more along with the snow capped mountains of the Himalayan range will blow your mind, and you will be amazed by the view and will give you the ultimate natural beauty.
1st Day: Dehradun to Sankri (Drive 8 to 10 hours)
2nd Day: Sankri to Sikolta (9,300 FT)
3rd Day: Sikolta to Bhoj Gadi via Karsu Thatch
4th Day: Bhoj Gadi to Pushtara via Phulara ridge
5th Day: Pushtara to Taluka. Drive to Sankri
6th Day: Sankri to Dehradun
Itinerary (Dehradun to Dehradun)
1st Day : Dehradun to Sankri (Drive 8 to 10 hours)
On your first day of Phulara Ridge trek, you will head towards Sankri from Dheradun, a pretty small village in Uttarakhand with 250 around houses nearby.
The village consists of small Dhabas, and shops, like the village, is the base camp for many other treks as well such as Kedarkantha,
Har Ki Dun. The small village in the Lap of Himalayas is so stunning and offers the bewitching view of Swargarohini peak standing still. As you drive to Sankri, you going to cross Nainbagh, Naugaon, Purola, Jarmola, Mori Naitwari, and finally Sankri. It is a total 8 to 10 hrs drive towards Sankri from Dehradun
2nd Day : Sankri to Sikolta (9,300 FT)
On your 2nd day of Phulara Ridge trek, you will head towards Sikolta from Sankri base camp you will cross the lovely pine forest, and around 1.5 hrs in ascent you will reach a small bridge to cross.
While ascents keep in mind to take careful steps while rising, and later there will come some broken dhabas that you will cross, and after 30 min in the trek you will reach the first place that is “Jainot Thatch”.
Later another more 10 min in the trek you will need ascent towards Marikoda, wherein your left you will be able to behold the beauty of Dhunda, and also a glimpse of the Phulara Ridge.
You will be surprised in the whole Phulara ridge as you will get to see so much, as treks in Uttarakhand are already so popular and offers the stunning mountain vistas.
Therefore Phulara Ridge trek has everything in one that is so stunning and ultimate.
Snow-capped mountain peaks will be visible and look so attractive, along with the ridge your cross will offer you a lot of adventure at the same time.
3rd Day : Sikolta to Bhoj Gadi via Karsu Thatch
A good ascent from Sikolta for about 30 minutes through the forest patch. The forest is a bit dark and dense. Watch out for few trees fallen down on the trail. You spot a bridge at down along the trail. A small descend to the bridge and a sharp ascend through a small section of the landslide terrain. This section is just about 100 meters. A nice stream is flowing underneath the bridge where you can fill water.
The bridge and the stream separate the valley. Continue the ascend for another 15 minutes to reach a bigger clearing known as ‘Karsu Thatch’. The grass is filled with yellow flowers.
As you enter this big clearing, to the right you see the Kedarkantha peak. You see the decline in the tree line from here. You need to take the gradual ascent and keep to your left. The ascent is a gradual one for another 30 minutes. The rohdo type trees with some Bhoj trees are filled on the trail now. The flowers bloom after the monsoon. The clearings start to open up and you enter the lush green meadows.
A treat for your eyes and legs, one can enjoy walking on the green cover now.
4th Day : Bhoj Gadi to Pushtara via Phulara ridge
The top of the ridge can be seen from the campsite. To start the day, there is a nice ascent. It takes about 45 minutes to reach the top of the ridge. A lot of Himalayan Monals can be spotted on this trail. I saw seven Monals on this day and when approaching the ridge.
The view from the ridge is amazing. The view of the snow peaked mountains of 250 degrees. You can see the ridge going ahead with slight ascents to reach the end of this beautiful trail. As you are trekking, you feel the snow-capped mountains moving along with you.
Another hour of trekking, you come to the end of this trail where it takes a right turn. Few stones kept along the pathway, make you feel like you getting a grand entrance to view the majestic view. The peaks from right to left are Hanuman Top, Sarutal Top, DKD, Bandarpoonch, Kalanag, Swargarohini, Hata Peak(HKD), Ranglana, Devkyara valley, Lekha Top, Vijay Top, Kedarkantha.
Take the right from this point where the trail leads. An intermittent signal of Vodafone can be caught at the top. You can see multiple descents and ascents one has to take. The base of Sarutal is where you need to cross
5th Day : Pushtara to Taluka. Drive to Sankri
The trail would be a complete descent to the village of Thaluka. The first 30 minutes is the descent through the meadows. You see some broken Gujjar huts here. You see the trail coming from the Taloti valley to the right. Take the descent and join this trail. Keep descending and going towards the right. The tree line starts to increase. The floor is laden with beautiful yellow flowers. It feels like a bed to just lie down.
A descent for another 30 minutes, you enter the forest. Wide good trails entering the forest at first. The forest is a big one and is easy to get lost if you go off trail. Initially, trees are spaced with a good amount of light coming through the cover. Later big pine trees dawn over you. You seem like a tiny individual trekking in the big forest. You need to cross some trees which have fallen down on the ground.
A troop of curious langurs stares at your trekking technique while they jump effortlessly from one tree to another.
6th Day : Sankri to Dehradun
Have breakfast and leave early in the morning so you can reach Dehradun on time. You can have your lunch on the way.
Accommodation: Stay is included from day 1 to Day 5 – you will be staying at hotel and camps on all days of trekking.
Transportation: Dehradun to Dehradun
Meals: All Meals from day 1 dinner to day 6 breakfast are included. We provide simple nutritious vegetarian food on all days of the trek.
Camping Charges: All trekking permits and forest camping charges are included.
Trek Leader and Local Guide.
Trekking Equipment: You will be staying in high quality tents and sleeping bags in all the camps. We provide high altitude sleeping bags which can stand temperatures as low as - 10? c. We also provide ropes, micro spikes, gaiters etc. As required.
Safety Equipment: First aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, Stretchers etc. will be available at all campsites to deal with emergencies.
Meals during the journey
Any other meals apart from inclusions
Any personal expense
Extra Adventure Activities (unless stated)
Anything not mentioned in Inclusions
Any extra expense coming due to change in weather, unavoidable circumstances, road blockage or any natural calamity.
Any extra expense coming due to change of plans from the client-side
No cancellations will be taken over call or whatsapp msg. Please reply to the email of payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking.
Free Cancellation upto 45 days before the departure date
44 Days to 30 days of Departure date. 10% of total Trip cost along with the booking amount will be charged as cancellation fee.
29 Days to 20 Days of Departure date. 25% of the total trip cost along with the booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.
19 Days to 10 Days of Departure date. 50% of the total trip cost along with the booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.
10 Days to 6 Days of Departure date. 75% of the total trip cost will be charged as cancellation fee.
6 Days to Trip Departure date. 100% of the total trip cost will be charged as a cancellation fee.
No Show . No refund.
Incase of government orders, harsh weather conditions , protests , landslides or any other unforseen circumstances , we work out the best possible alternate plans or trips/treks. At times even even certain activities are cancelled , the organization provides the best alternate but no refunds are provided.
If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), JustWravel will issue a trek voucher for the full amount and if possible will provide an alternate trek. The voucher can be redeemed upto same amount for the same trek or another trek in the next 365 days from the trek departure date.
If a trek or trip cannot be completed due to natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.). No refund would be provided.
Any extra expense coming due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), Will be beared by customer. Company will not be liable.
Cancellations policy will differ during the peak season and popular places.
Things To Pack
Down Jacket (Main jacket)
Tshirt or Fleece
Extra pair of Socks
Trekking/ Hiking Shoes (Forclaz 100 and above or Arpenaz 100. Checkout in Decathlon stores)
Rucksack (At least 40L)
Mufflers/ Neck Warmer
Extra pair of Clothes
First Aid Kit
*Add extra thermal layers and sweater during the winter season
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