Phulara Ridge trek is for all the adventure seekers; Phulara Ridge trek altitude is 12,127 Ft. it has everything from adventure to fun. Crazy Mountaineers are the dreamy destinations people would love to visit. Therefore, when it's primarily about trekking in Uttarakhand, the trekking hub, there is no doubt that trekking to Phulara Ridge is an over-worthy thing. Nestled in Uttarakhand, Phulara Ridge is the beautiful trek for beginners as well as experienced trekkers. You get to treat your eyes with great peaks such as Kedarkantha and many more along with the snow-capped mountains of the Himalayan range.
Phulara Ridge trek in Uttarakhand is the well-known trek amongst many India trekking destinations; it is also the most adventurous Crazy Mountaineers and Uttarakhand. The beauty that it consists of is thicker and dark denser forests of pine and Rhododendrons that look so creative. The meadows of Phulara are the eye-catching scenes.
Altitude: 6,397 Ft.
Time Taken: 8-10 hrs drive from Dehradun.
On your first day of the Phulara Ridge trek, you will head towards Sankri from Dehradun, a pretty small village in Uttarakhand with 250 around houses nearby. The village consists of small Dhabas and shops. The village is the base camp for many other treks, such as Kedarkantha, Har Ki Dun. The small village in the Lap of Himalayas is so stunning and offers the enchanting view of Swargarohini peak. As you drive to Sankri, you will cross Nainbagh, Naugaon, Purola, Jarmola, Mori Naitwari, and finally, Sankri. It is a total of 8 to 10 hrs drive towards Sankri from Dehradun. The village involves lots of adventure, along with that one can also experience the Zipline there known as Zip700. It will be a new experience in your adventure journal, so try the zip line too in Sankri base camp.
Altitude: 6,397 Ft. to 9,300 Ft.
Time Taken: 5 hours
Trek Gradient: Moderate. Ascending trail throughout.
Water sources: A small stream near the broken bridge, around 3.5-4 hrs into the trek.
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, later there will come some broken dhabas that you will strike, and after 30 min in the trek, you will reach the first place that is “Jainot Thatch.” Later, more than 10 min into the trek, you will need to ascent towards Marikoda, wherein you will be able to behold the beauty of Dhunda and a glimpse of the Phulara Ridge. As you have spent so much time in the trek, you later reach “Sikolta,” a nice meadow patch. Have rest in the tent, with dinner, and prepare yourself for the next trek tomorrow.
Altitude: 9,300 Ft. To 11,155 Ft.
Time taken: 4 hrs
Trek Gradient: Easy-Moderate. Ascending trail throughout.
Water sources: A stream near the bridge, around an hour into the trek.
On your 3rd day of the Phulara Ridge trek, you will head towards Bhoj Gadi from Sikolta, an ascent of 30 min through the forest. The forest will be dark and dense, and you witness some trees fallen on the trail, be careful during the walk and listen to your trek leader. Later you witness the bridge along the route; there will be a small descending bridge and then a sharp ascent.
A beautiful stream will be seen flowing near the bridge, where you can fill your water bottles. As you continue to ascent for around 15 min, you will reach Karasu Thatch. The place is full of greens and yellow looking mesmerizing flowers.
You will be able to witness the Kedarkantha peak and change in the surroundings, such as a decline in the tree lines, and from here, you will have a gradual ascent. As you walk further, you will have a 30 min gradual ascent. You will see Rhododendron and Bhoj trees on the trail. Stepping off a few more mins will open up the lush green meadows.
You will be able to see Dhunda Top, the highest point, and another 10 to 15 min trek will lead you towards your campsite, Bhoj Gadi. You can have rest and acclimatize yourself, and the most beautiful thing about the camp is you can behold the beauty of Kedarkantha peak, Swargarohini, and a few more.
Altitude: 11,115 Ft. to 9,500 Ft. via 12,127 Ft.
Time taken: 6 hrs
Trek Gradient: Ascend trail up to the ridge. A flat path at the ridge followed by the descent to the Pushtara.
Water sources: Carry at least two litres of water from Bhoj Gadi
Mindbowling sunrise can be like a morning treat to start a day; it takes 1 hr to be on top waiting for the bird century on the ridge. It almost seems that you are walking along with mountains right next to you & wherever you’ll go, they keep chasing you. Salt painted mountains spin the 360° view from the hilltop. The open-air ascending way will give you more options to see both sides, fortunately, and you’ll get eye-chapped mesmerizing snow-clad hill on both sides.
After 2.5 hrs walk, Pushtara will wipe out your stress of the hectic day. The trail will blend ascent and descent; you witness the pine trees standing tall and Purola valley. You will be able to see the clear glimpse of the peaks such as Hanuman Top, Sarutal Top, DKD, Bandarpoonch, Kalanag, Swargarohini, Hata Peak (HKD), Ranglana, Devkyara valley, Lekha Top, Vijay Top, Kedarkantha.
As you explore the Phulara Ridge, you will head towards Pushtara, a fantastic destination, and your campsite for the 4th day. Take rest after reaching, have your breakfast, and explore the beauty of this trek in Uttarakhand.
Altitude: 9,500 Ft. to 7,953 Ft.
Time taken: 5 hrs trek + 1 hrs drive to Sankri
Trek Gradient: Easy-moderate. Descending trail to Taluka.
Water sources: There is a stream just before you enter the forest, around 1.5 hrs into the trek.
Day 5 will starts with half an hour walk till Taluka, where you’ll get demolished huts of Gujjars on the way back to Sankri via Taluka.
Meadows resemble a fluffy sofa to sit on for way too long until someone pokes you to get in.
1 hrs journey will escape you from the grassland to mid of pine and oak forest, which is pretty enough to entertain your soul for still connecting with nature. Broken trees can be hurdles, be careful while crossing stems of the broken tree.
2 hrs later, when fumes of fire get into the nose and click the sign to be present, someone around you is about to reach Sankri, 40 more minutes’ walk, and you’ll be in the final destination at the lodge. Phulara Ridge trek will come to an end from this site, and the next day you will move towards Dehradun. Keep all the memories, and now you should explore Sankri, and it is a beautiful village in Uttarakhand. Many treks in Uttarakhand start from Sankri. You can look at it as the village is so charming in the lap of the Himalayas.
Time Taken: 8 to 9 hrs
On the 6th day of Phulara Ridge trek, you will say goodbye to this beautiful trek, and from Sankri you will drive back to Dehradun that will take 8 to 9 hrs to reach Dehradun.
|Back pack & rain cover||(50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps|
|Day pack + rain cover||20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)|
|Walking stick||Advisable (At least one)|
|Head torch||1 Nos.|
|Water bottle/Hydration pack||2 bottles of one litre each|
|People who use hydration pack|
|1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter|
|Carry at least one thermos flask|
|Snacks||Energy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors|
|Personal Medical Kit||Consult your doctor|
|Be comfy at Phulara Ridge Trek|
|T-shirts||2 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)|
|Fleece T-shirts||1 Nos.|
|Fleece jacket||1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)|
|Down feather / Hollofil jacket||1 Nos.|
|Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant)||1 Pair|
|Thermal inners (upper and lower)||1 Pair|
|Trek pants||2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)|
|Think about your head|
|Sun cap||1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)|
|Woolen cap||1 Nos.|
|Sunglasses||Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected.|
|People who wear spectacles-|
|(A)- Use contact lenses. (Not for Chadar trek)|
|(B)- Photo chromatic glasses.|
|Mind your step|
|Trekking shoes||1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)|
|Floaters/flip-flops||1 Pair (Optional)|
|Cotton socks||5 pairs|
|Woollen socks||3 pairs|
|Gaiters||1 Pair (The Crazy Mountaineers team will notify you if required)|
|Keep these handy|
|Waterproof gloves||1 Pair|
|Fleece/woollen gloves||1 Pair|
|Sunscreen cream||Hand sanitizer|
|Toilet Paper & wipes||Toothbrush and toothpaste|
|Lip balm||Quick dry towe|
Cancellations prior to 24 days from the start of the trek
Book any other trek till one year or get 95% refund (Note: If the trek charges are more, the balance needs to be paid by the trekker)
Cancellation between 24 days and 14 days to the start of the trek
Choose to go for the same trek, with any other batch, till year or get 70% refund
Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the trek
Choose to go on the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch or get 50% refund.
Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek
Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend. No cash refund.
The Crazy Mountaineer's trek leader Mr. Rohit is an awesome person who lead our trek for Phulara ridge trek. I want to give him a special thanks . It was very lovely trek because in this trek I met with some new people who are now my best friends.
This trek has given me so much memories and the nature's scenes . I felt so close with nature. Phulara ridge trek is full of the views of beautiful birds and the colorful creatures. And if you wake-up early there you will see Langoors also..
We stayed at Sankri village and this village offers ecstatic views of the Himalayan skyline and a plethora of mountain peaks, gazing at you from a distance. If you want the adventure in your trek then just go to phulara ridge trek.
Phulara Ridge the chain of mountains together is a totally unique trek if you like the thrill and adventure then just choose only Phulara ridge trek. This will be the best trek for you. The trail is through dense forest, the greenery is always soothing and it is pleasure to walk under the shade of trees with beautiful view of high mountains and the sound of birds make you feel so much alive.
I enjoyed this trek from the crazy mountaineers . Basically I am a thrill loving person So I enjoyed every moment of my trek . It was the 6 days trek and I was wishing that I could stay there more to enjoy my life's happy moments.
We visited Sankri village and it has very beautiful sceneries. You can never forget those views. Phulara ridge is awesome trek.