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Phulara Ridge Trek, Uttarakhand

Explore the best ridge trek in the country at an altitude of 12,127 ft

Phulara Ridge Trek, Uttarakhand

Duration

6 Days/5 Nights

Pickup Point

Dehradun

Minimum Age

12+

Maximum Altitude

12,127 ft

Best time to visit

Summer, Spring, Autumn

Difficulty level

Easy, Moderate

Accomodation

Tent, Home Stay

Overview

Nestled in the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarakhand at a soaring altitude of 12,127 ft, Phulara Ridge trek is one of the most beautiful treks in India. Very well known for its scenic landscapes, the trek starts from the small village of Sankri which is the basecamp for many other treks such as Kedarkantha, Har ki Dun and Bali Pass.

Pass through the dense forests which are extremely rich in flora and fauna on your trek to Phulara Ridge. One can easily spot the eye catching vistas of great Himalayan peaks such as Kedarkantha, Swargrohini, and many more, along with the snow-capped mountains of the Garhwal range on this trekking trail. It is a beautiful trek which is a perfect experienec for beginners as well as experienced trekkers.

Phulara Ridge trek quick info:-
Phulara Ridge trek distance: 25 km
Phulara Ridge difficulty level: Easy to moderate
Phulara Ridge temperature: 8°C to 15°C in daytime and -5°C to -3°C in nighttime
Phulara Ridge height: 12,127 ft
Phulara Ridge best time to visit: March to June, Sep to Dec.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri
Drive distance: 220 km, drive time: approx 10 hours
Altitude: 1,410 ft to 6,400 ft
Meals: Dinner
Stay: Guest house/homestay

Day 2: Sankri to Juda ka Tal
Distance- 3 km, Time- 3-4 hours
Altitude- 6400 ft to 8900 ft
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Stay: Tents

Day 3: Juda ka Tal to Dunda Thatch
Trek distance: 6 km, trek time: 4-5 hours
Altitude: 8,900 ft to 11,105 ft
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Stay: Tents

Day 4: Dunda Thatch to Pushtara via Phulara Ridge
Trek distance: 8 km, trek time: 6-7 hours
Altitude: 11,105 ft to 12,127 ft to 9,500 ft
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Stay: Tents

Day 5: Pushtara to Taluka | Drive to Sankri
Trek distance: 8 km, trek time: 5-6 hours
Drive distance: 11 km, drive time: 45 mins
Altitude: 9,500 ft to 7,953 ft
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Stay: Guest house/homestay

Day 6: Departure
Drive distance: 220 km, drive time: approx 10 hours
Meals: Breakfast

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri

  • Upon arrival in Dehradun, start your onward journey to Sankri for your Phulara Ridge trek.
  • Drive on the road covered by pine forest along Yamuna and Tons river.
  • Reach Sankri by evening and checkin to the homestay.
  • Dinner and overnight at Sankri.

Day 2: Sankri to Juda ka Tal

  • Post breakfast, get briefed from your guide and meet your co-trekkers.
  • Start your trek to your first campsite- Juda ka Tal
  • Pass through the dense forest as your trail is covered with oak forests and maple leaves.
  • It takes around 3 hours to reach Juda ka Tal covering a distance of 3 km.
  • Get mesmerized by the scenic views all around. 
  • Upon arrival, check in to the camps and have evening snacks.
  • Spend sometime by the lakeside and hear interesting facts about it from your trek guide.
  • Later have dinner and retire for the night.

Day 3: Juda ka Tal to Dunda Thatch

  • Get up in the middle of mountains and enjoy your breakfast.
  • Start your trek towards Dunda Thatch.
  • Walk through the dense forests which open into beautiful meadows.
  • Kedarkantha peak is visible from here. Enchant your soul with mesmerizing views of snow capped mountains.
  • The campsite is the perfect spot to catch beautiful sunset and sunrise and many peaks such as Purola region, Swargarohini and Devkyara, Lekha Top can be spotted from here.
  • Later in the night after exploring the beautiful surroundings, have dinner and retire for the day.

Day 4: Dunda Thatch to Pushtara via Phulara Ridge

  • Wake up early and catch the sunrise from behind the snow capped peaks.
  • After a scrumptious breakfast, you will start your trek to Phulara Ridge.
  • Today on the trail, you can feel the snow-capped mountains moving with you as you trek.
  • With a smearing view of the snow-capped Himalayas, reach Phulara Ridge.
  • Get to know about all the peaks visible from your guide.
  • Later after spending some leisure time soaking the beautiful views of all around and with a heart full of memories, start your trek towards the campsite.
  • Reach Pushtara, check into the camps and freshen up.
  • Enjoy the dinner. There will be an overnight stay in camps.

Day 5: Pushtara to Taluka | Drive to Sankri

  • Enjoy the delicious breakfast at the campsite. Start your descent to Taluka village.
  • On the trail, admire the views of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas.
  • Come across streams of crystal clear water and trees of wildflowers, bamboo and deodar gracing your way.
  • On reaching Taluka, explore the village and later board a vehicle to Sankri.
  • Upon reaching Sankri, check in to the guesthouse/homestay and freshen up.
  • Explore the local area in the evening and enjoy evening snacks.
  • Have dinner and retire for the night.

Day 6: Departure

  • After breakfast, board the vehicle and start driving back towards Dehradun.
  • Arrival in Dehradun by the evening.
  • Phulara Ridge trek ends here with beautiful memories.

How to reach?

By Air: Dehradun’s airport is the Jolly Grant Airport, which is located 20 km away from the city centre. Air India, Jet Airways, Jet Konnect and Spice Jet have regular flights to Dehradun. You can hire a taxi from the airport to reach the city, which should take you 40 to 45 minutes depending upon traffic.

By Train: Dehradun is connected by regular train services to cities Delhi, Lucknow, Allahabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ujjain, Chennai and Varanasi. The Dehradun Railway Station is located 1-2 kilometers away from the city centre and should take you only ten minutes, depending on traffic. Dehradun is connected to the rest of the country by trains such as the Shatabdi Express, Jan Shatabdi Express, Dehradun AC Express, Doon Express, Bandra Express and the Amritsar-Dehradun Express among others.

By Road: Dehradun is well connected to most cities such as Delhi, Shimla, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Agra and Mussoorie by Volvo, Deluxe, semi-deluxe and Uttarakhand State Transport buses. These buses arrive and depart from the Dehradun Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT) near Clement Town. Buses depart from here every 15 minutes to one hour. Other bus terminals in Dehradun are the Mussoorie Bus Station, located at the Dehradun Railway Station which has regular bus services to Mussoorie and other nearby cities. Another interstate bus terminal in Dehradun is the Delhi Bus Stand on Gandhi Road.

Inclusion

  • Transportation during the journey from the pickup on day 01 to drop on day 06 is covered.
  • Accommodation- Stay is included from Day 1 to Day 5 (Sankri to Sankri). Accommodation will be shared with fellow trekkers.
  • Meals- Dinner at Sankri on Day 1 to breakfast at Sankri on Day 6 are included. We provide simple vegetarian food on all days of the trek
  • Experienced local guide/trek guide
  • Basic first aid kit

Exclusion

  • Any additional expenses such as personal nature/medical emergency.
  • Additional accommodation/food costs incurred due to any delayed travel.
  • Any other meals not mentioned in package inclusions.
  • Any airfare/rail fare other than what is mentioned in “inclusions” or any type of transportation from which is outside the itinerary.
  • Parking and monument entry fees during sightseeing.
  • Additional costs due to flight cancellations, landslides, roadblocks, and other natural calamities or delays.
  • Any other services not specified above in inclusions.

Advisory

  • Rent gear: You can reduce your hassle of buying gear like trek pants, jackets, shoes and rent them for the trek at additional cost. (Pricing will be updated soon)
  • Guests must be vaccinated with both doses of Covid vaccine.
  • The organization reserves the rights to modify the trek during any emergencies or natural calamities.

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellation are made 30 days before the date of travel then 25.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 15 days to 30 days before the date of travel then 50.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 0 days to 15 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

Frequently Asked Questions

The trek route for Phulara Ridge is as follows: Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri Day 2: Sankri to Juda ka Tal Day 3: Juda ka Tal to Dunda Thatch Day 4: Dunda Thatch to Pushtara via Phulara Ridge Day 5: Pushtara to Taluka. Drive to Sankri Day 6: Sankri to Dehradun
The duration of your trek will be 5 nights/6 days which is inclusive of all necessities from Dehradun to Dehradun.
Yes, definitely. This trek route is considered to be easy to moderate which means it is suitable for beginners.
The best time to go for this trek is in the months of March, to June and Sep to Dec. Phulara Ridge trekking during the months of monsoon is not advised as this is not a safe time to trek to the ridge.
The accommodation on the first and fifth day of the trek will be in guest house or homestay in Sankri. On the remaining days, the accommodation will be in tents. All accommodation will be on sharing basis with you co-trekkers.
Healthy vegetarian Indian food is served during the trek making sure that you have enough energy to continue your trek.
The altitude of your trek at Phulara Ridge is 12,127 ft and covers a distance of 25 km.
No. Female trekkers share tents with female co-trekkers. If you are the only girl on the trek, you get a separate tent for yourself.
The age group for the trek is 8 to 60 years. Although, the trek is a perfect option for beginners, you will need to maintain a basic fitness level to opt for this trek.
The best suited shoes for the Phulara Ridge route are the ones that are breathable and light in weight. Also, ankle support is also a very important thing to take care of while buying the perfect pair of shoes. You can go for brands like- Decathlon, Wildcraft, Quechua, etc. In the winters, you’ll require gators or gumboots which you can rent from the base village.
The journey from Dehradun to Sankri and back is covered by vehicles such as sumo, tempo travelers or similar for a comfortable journey from Dehradun to Dehradun.
The total distance we will be covering on this trek is 25 km which will be covered by you in four days. The average trekking distance will be 6 km. The guides will be available on your route to assist you.
The average Phulara Ridge temperature is between 8 degrees to 15 degrees Celsius during the day time. During the night, one can experience the drop in temperature between -5 degrees and 3 degrees Celsius. It is advised to carry at least one winter jacket that can be used at night and in early morning.
The trek starts from the small village of Sankri, located at a distance of 220 km from Dehradun. It takes around 10 hours to reach one place from another.
Wardrobe essentials like heavy woolen and fleece clothes, rain-proof jackets, sunglasses, wind-proof jackets, thermal inner-wear. A sturdy backpack with a plastic or waterproof lining. Trekking shoes, snow boots, trekking poles. moisturizers, chapsticks. torch, water bottle, extra polythene bags for wet clothes, and a whistle.
You can find limited mobile connectivity till the base of Phulara Ridge which is Sankri. During the trek at the campsites, you will be able to find any network so it's advised to be prepared accordingly.
Phulara Ridge temperature is quite pleasing and vibrant in the month of October. The temperature ranges from 4 to 14-degree Celsius. Hence nights are cold whereas days are warm enough for trekking to Phulara Ridge.

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