Phulara Ridge Trek

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Phulara Ridge Trek - An unusual Himalyan Trek

  • Region : Sankri, Uttarakhand
  • Duration : 6 Days
  • Distance : 25 km
  • Altitude : 12,100 ft.
  • Grade : Modrate

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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.

By Air :- 
Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 25 km from the city. There is a daily flight from Delhi to Dehradun. Come one day early if planning to come by flight.
By Train:- 
Nandadevi Express - Train no: 12205 (Departure 11:50pm; Arrival - 5:40am)
Dehradun Express - Train no: 12687 (Departure - 9:10pm; Arrival - 5:00am)
By Bus:- 
There is regular bus service from Delhi to Dehradun, from Delhi ISBT Kashmere Gate. We would suggest you to take only government buses from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Private buses ply from outside ISBT and they are not trust worthiness.
Usually buses drop you at Dehradun ISBT. From there you have to come to Dehradun Railway Station
You will reach Sari village by 3:00 pm
  • Our Tata Sumo or similar vehicles will pick-up you from Dehradun Railway Station at 6:00am.
  • Pick-up is included in the cost of the trek
  • You will reach Sankri by 4:00 pm
Food from dehradun to Sankri is not included in the trek cost
Inclusions :-
  1. Accommodation. (Home stay, Camping)
  2. Meals while on trek (Veg.+ Egg)
  3. Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)
  4. All necessary permits and entry fees.
  5. First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
  6. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide and Support staff.
  7. Transport from Dehradun to Sankri and retorn (According to itinerary)
  8. Mules to carry the central luggage
Exclusions :-
  1. Any kind of personal expenses.
  2. Food during the transit.
  3. Insurance.
  4. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  5. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.
  6. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges.
Note : Normally THE CRAZY MOUNTAINEERSexpect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.
Charges of offloading backpack:-
INR 1200/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance
INR 1500/- if you inform us after reaching Sankri
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.
Basics Gear
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)
Poncho 1 Nos.
Think about your head
Sun cap 1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)
Woolen cap 1 Nos.
Balaclava 1 Nos.
Neck-gaiters 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
Personal Utilities
Sunscreen cream Hand sanitizer
Moisturiser Antibacterial powder
Toilet Paper & wipes Toothbrush and toothpaste
Lip balm Quick dry towe
In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows: -

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.


  1. Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch.
  2. In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by THE CRAZY MOUNTAINEERS.
  3. THE CRAZY MOUNTAINEERS holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.


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