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Phulara Ridge Trek

Phulara Ridge Trek
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calendar6 Daysmountains12,127 ft.distance25 Kms


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flagsStart : SankriflagsEnd : Sankri

Add-ons

Transport ( +INR 2500)
Rental Gear (+INR 0 (Not Available) )
BackPack Offloading ( +INR 1600)
Zipline ( +INR 1650/-)

Trek Highlights
  • Enjoy a natural stay in comfortable tents.
  • The kund remains frozen all round year, which is beauty itself.
  • The trek has true Himalayan beauty.
  • It is at high elevation enclosed from all sides with the mountain range.
  • The trek is guided by experienced leaders.
  • Fresh and delicious food is provided.
Inclusion/Exclusion
Inclusion in cost during the trek:
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Permit & Camping Charges
  • Trekking Gears
  • Safety Equipment
  • Specialist Trek Leader/Team
Exclusion in cost during the trek:
  • Transport to and from the base camp
  • Anything separated from considerations
Short Itinerary

Day 1: Reach Sankri

Day 2: Sankri to Sikolta

Day 3: Sikolta to Bhoj Gadi via Karsu Thatch

Day 4: Bhoj Gadi to Pushtara via Phulara ridge

Day 5: Pushtara to Taluka. Drive to Sankri

Day 6: Departure from Sankri

You will be staying in a geust house at Sankri. Accommodation on all other days will be in tents (2-3 per tent).

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Phulara Ridge Trek

Phulara Ridge trek is for all the adventure seekers it has everything from adventure to fun, though trekking in India is well known to everybody and the treks in India are the dreamy destinations people would love to visit therefore when it's primarily about trekking in Uttarakhand the hub of trekking then there is no doubt that trekking to Phulara Ridge is an over worthy thing, nestled in Uttarakhand is the beautiful trek for the trekkers as it has all the adventure in the lap of Himalayas.

The trek offers the ultimate experience of the mountains ranges, forests, grasslands and the high elevation adventure; the Phulara Ridge trek is the blend of many exotic surroundings and tricky patches with thrilling ridges in each step.

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 vista that will be so contrasting and will give you the ultimate natural beauty.

Phulara Ridge trek in Uttarakhand is the well-known trek amongst many India's trekking destinations; it is also the most adventurous trek in India and Uttarakhand Trekking destinations as the Ridges crossing offers the ultimate feeling.

The beauty that it consists is thicker and dark denser forests of pine and Rhododendrons that looks so creative, and art itself, the Silent beauty seems so soothing and the sharp edges at high altitude, the snow-clad peaks all around seems so mesmerizing.

Phulara Ridge trek altitude is 12,127 Ft. and it is the most spine-tingling trek, and Phulara Ridge trek package is worth picking.

The flabbergasting view of Phulara ridge nestled at a higher altitude will give you the fantastic view, and it would look amazing, Believe it or not but Phulara Ridge trek package can be a terrific choice in March, April, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec as it is the Phulara Ridge trek best time to visit.


Difficulty Level : Phulara Ridge Trek

Phulara Ridge trek could be the most sublime and incredible journey for the trekkers amongst all the treks in Uttarakhand, though could be challenging a bit the pathway will be fantastic as well as tricky, and high altitude of 12,127 Ft. climb can make it whole adventurous trekkers.

One who has an experience of trekking can do it quite quickly, but can be a tricky little trek for the beginners as the pathway has ascent and descent; trekker should know some techniques a bit.

The patches will create little hurdles for beginners to trek towards Phulara Ridge, but one can do it with the organized itinerary of Phulara Ridge trek without being tired.

Is it suitable for children's?

Yes, the trek is favourable for children's who are up to 15 years old as the difficulty level will be there.

Is it a good option for the first time trekkers /or families?

This Himalayan trek is graded as Easy to Moderate, so can be a choice for a family but depends on the fitness level, as the Phulara Ridge trek has tricky little patches, but a well-planned Phulara Ridge itinerary will make it less tiring for the trekkers.

Altitude : Phulara Ridge Trek

The altitude of Phulara Ridge trek is 12,127 Ft. one can attain the maximum altitude depends on the subject to his endurance, and other conditions such as a climate, temperature.

The trek will open up the glimpse of the Kedarkantha peak with many other renowned peaks, and on the higher altitude, you will be able to admire the beauty in everything.

The thing that one has to keep in mind is to take the proper medication with them at the higher altitude, though we provide every possible thing it is always better to keep your medicines.

According to your health as this trek is Easy to moderate so Hydration is the most important thing when you will trek to the higher altitude, so keep your body hydrated while trekking.

Season : Phulara Ridge Trek

Phulara Ridge best time is March, April, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec; the trek to this admirable destination can be planned between these months as the goal glows the most.

In these months one can behold the beauty in abundance, the destination offers the splendid view.

The landscape is beyond imagination; the gigantic mountains wrapped with snow looks mesmerizing.

Enriched by the glory of nature trekking in Uttarakhand can be the best experience in all seasons, where this trekking destination Phulara Ridge is no doubt a delightful one.

Average Temperature : Phulara Ridge Trek

The average temperature in the Day time: 8°C-15°C; Night time: -5°C-3°C.

One should bring enough pair of clothes and better quality trekking boots so that the trekker can be covered thoroughly and does not face any difficulty during the stay at this temperature.

There is a vast difference in the mountain temperature, and when it's about the trek to Phulara Ridge trek, so it might be possible that one can encounter a little difficulty during acclimatization.

Therefore it is essential to bring all warm clothes, and that may not even affect the backpack too much.

What Makes this Trek different?

Phulara Ridge altitude is 12,127 Ft. Phulara Ridge trek is the most beautiful trek that offers the unusual mix of breathtaking adventure and fun along with the tranquil in each step you count.

The entire journey of Phulara Ridge trek doesn't just a mesmerizing experience, but it makes one forget all the fear in them and give strength to conquer the difficulties as it makes one spiritual and the essence of spirituality makes one stronger.

Phulara Ridge trek is a sublime trek among others when it's tied in with trekking in Uttarakhand, as Uttarakhand has bunches of goal for trekking and there is no Doubt that each one is thoroughly entrancing.

The Himalayas are the shelter for India, like this trekking in India is famous for its adventure.

The most exotic trek that opens up the perspective of very enchanting mountain peaks, Where Phulara Ridge trek in Uttarakhand takes you through the massive mountains and the breathtaking view all through the way it won't keep you quiet by any stretch of the imagination, and every vista towards Phulara Ridge will energize you to achieve the goal.

Trek Itinerary : Phulara Ridge Trek

Day 1 : Reach Sankri

Altitude: 6,397 Ft.

Time Taken: 8-10 hrs drive from Dehradun.

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.

As Sankri is base camp too many treks, so it 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 journal of adventure so try the zip line too in Sankri base camp.

Day 2 : Sankri to Sikolta

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 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.

As so much time in the trek, you will invest so later your destination will be in front of you “Sikolta” a nice meadow patch.

Have rest in the tent, with dinner and prepare yourself for the next trek tomorrow.

Day 3 : Sikolta to Bhoj Gadi via Karsu Thatch

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 Phulara Ridge trek, you will head towards Bhoj Gadi from Sikolta that will be 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 walking and listen to your trek leader.

Later you witness the bridge along the trail, there will be a small descend towards the 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 the ascend for around 15 min you will reach to Karsu Thatch, the place is full of greens and yellow looks mesmerizing.

You will be able to witness the Kedarkantha peak as well, also change in the surroundings such as a decline in the tree lines, and from here you will have a gradual ascent.

Phulara Ridge trek is one of the beautiful treks amongst other treks in Uttarakhand, and it gives you the glance of many beautiful surroundings.

Now as you walk further you will have a 30 min gradual ascent, you will see Rhododendron and Bhoj tress on the trail.

Walking off a few more mins will open up the lush green meadows, and this will so soothing to walk barefoot into the 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 campsite is you can behold the beauty of Kedarkantha peak, Swargarohini and few more.

Day 4 : Bhoj Gadi to Pushtara via Phulara ridge

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

Mindboggling sunrise can be like a morning treat for start a day; it takes 1 hr to be on top waiting for 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.

Open air ascending way will give you more option to see both of the sides & fortunately 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, and after a bit.

The trail will be a blend of 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 reach Phulara ridge it would be an enjoyable experience, you will feel stunning beauty in the mountains, this is not it, but you will be able to witness a lot more than that.

Trekking is so popular in India and treks in India aren’t just fun but a lifetime experience for the trekkers.

The Phulara Ridge trek will also be the most beautiful trek for any trekker.

As you explore the Phulara Ridge, you will head towards Pushtara that would be 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.

Day 5 : Pushtara to Taluka. Drive to Sankri

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 like a fluffy sofa to sit on for way 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 and be like ingle on the way, 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 presence 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 as well as it is a beautiful village in Uttarakhand.

Many treks in Uttarakhand starts from Sankri you can have a look upon it as the village is so charming in the lap of Himalayas.

Day 6 : Departure from Sankri

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.

Why Phulara Ridge trek

Phulara Ridge trek in Uttarakhand is a stunning trek for treks to visit, Trekking in Uttarakhand is a lifetime feeling, and Phulara Ridge trek is amongst the one in Uttarakhand that offers the blend of adventure, and fun to the fullest.

Phulara Ridge trek is one of the most fun treks that is graded as easy to moderate and recommended to all the beginners as well as experienced one.

It is amongst the most adventurous and fun trek in India and Uttarakhand Phulara Ridge best time is between March, April, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec.

Treks in Uttarakhand are a great opportunity, and in its kit of many treks, and trails, Uttarakhand has this beautiful trekking destination Phulara Ridge trek in Uttarakhand.

On the way, the Phulara Ridge that treats the eye of trekkers with soothing green all around seems magnificent beyond your imagination. Heading towards along the way vibrant green follow you with all the enthusiasm of the destination makes your day in the lap of Himalayas with lots of love and integrity.

In Phulara Ridge the primary point of interest in famous high peaks, which is always ready to offer the ultimate view and tranquil essence, and fun crossing the high altitude Ridges, rugged path.

As nothing comes with instructions, the saying is applied in it, therefore, take care of you and listen to your trek leaders.

The long crossing pathways, the rugged path will not leave you till the end, but along with that, you will have all the fun in the whole voyage.

There will be no way you will feel waste by picking up the Phulara Ridge trek package as it is an amalgamation of bliss, and adventure all around in your voyage.

The stunning scenery will make you behold the beauty peacefully, the peak that will be seen is so mesmerizing that it will give the pleasure of being there in each step, the blend of steep slopes, and gradual climbs, snow-clad peaks, and rugged passes will be so thrilling, and loved.

The whole trail starts from Sankri towards Sikolta from where you head towards Phulara Ridge alongside the astonishing Landscape that crossing the ultimate landscapes.

Everything is not be something less than a dream of playing in the vast green grounds, and the area also enables you to spot some of the most regular species of birds coming to visit the region.

An adventurous destination will be so mesmerizing, and the best choice to keep.

Phulara Ridge Trek: Essentials

Trekking on Phulara Ridge Trek, no doubt, is one of the most thrilling adventure one could ever have in his/her life. With an elegance of nature and unmatchable experience of the pristine mountain ranges, trekking stands out among all the adventures across the world, but nothing comes free, there are certain aspects of the trekking which one needs to consider while he/she is making up his/her mind for trekking. Here’s a list of some basic requirements which one would need during his/her camp trekking. Let’s pay some heed to these requirements for trekking.

Trekveda Pretrip-Checklist

Trek Essentials to Carry with Yourself.

Things You Can’t Afford Missing On Trek

1. A Sturdy Backpack

A high-quality backpack with an ease of carrying facility with durable and stern straps is one of the important things that you’d need during the entire trekking. The easier it’s to carry, the more fun you can have during your trek.

2. A Pair of Trekking Shoes

Your regular sports shoes can be a mess during the trek and one of the most regretting things that might take away the joy of trekking. To prevent yourself from slippery patches through the streams, a pair of trekking shoes with good grip would do a great work for you and reciprocate your experience of trekking to the manifolds.


Clothing

Clothing is one of the most important aspects of trekking but that doesn’t imply the “what if situation”, hence carry the clothes that you’d need normally. Carrying more and more clothes will only add the weight, thus the problems. Once on the trek, you’d not generally need to change the clothes every now and then, provided if you maintain your hygiene properly.

Three warm layers: On high altitude treks Phulara Ridge, temperature after the sunset drops to the considerable degrees. So, during these campsites, you might need an additional layer along with the padded jacket coupled up with a fleece and a warmer.

Three trek pants: Please don’t go for jeans/ denim for the substitute for the trek pants since they are not comforting to your stay at the campsites. Wear one pair and carry the remaining two.

Three collared Shirts: It’s advised to wear full sleeved shirts instead of the t-shirts in order to prevent ourselves from the sunburn. Carrying a dry-fit t-shirt or two can be a wise idea if you’re trekking during the rainy season. Regardless of the cold weather, trekkers’ bodies tend to sweat and to prevent yourself from falling ill, you’re advised to change your clothes at campsites.

Warmers: Warmers or thermals can be used on personal choice depending upon the physical and weather conditions.


Accessories

Sun glasses: Sun Glasses will help to protect you from snow blindness, you should carry one on High altitude trek.

Sun cap: The sun feels brighter and nearer at high altitude treks like Phulara Ridge. Used sun caps to save your neck and face from sun Burns, Especially if you are trekking at the end of the day.

Headlamp/LED burn: Mandatory for each trek.

Synthetic hand gloves: Bring one set of Woolen and one Waterproof hand gloves to save your hands from cold.

Socks (2 sets): Carry 2 pair of sports socks and a pair of woollen socks as they’d spare you from the dripping temperature at night.

Trekking pole: Having a trekking pole in your hand during the trek is your own choice, although at times it may bother you as an unnecessary article but at times it proves out most handy during the submit as it curbs your effort of straight inclinations of the high altitudes which often turns out tiring.


Other Essentials to Carry

An Additional Pack: This is one of the best practices you can do on one-day submits or treks where you need to get back to your campsite by the end of the day. Here you can pack your essentials like a water bottle, medical aids and snacks. This keeps you away from carrying the unnecessary weight.

Toiletries: Be wise while choosing your cosmetic needs and daily use products. Refrain from using the non-biodegradable products, if you do so then make sure that you leave residue on the mountains. Always carry a zip bag to put such piece of stuff after use. Sanitary napkins also needs to be treated in the same manner.

Indispensable Water Bottles: To keep your body hydrated during the trek, you are advised to carry your own water bottles during the treks since leaving plastic and its product is not advised on the mountains since they are not suitable for the environment of the altitudes.

Plastic Bags: To keep everything organized, you should compartmentalize the stuff into plastic zip bags and also carry a few in spare for wet clothes and other by-products.


Mandatory Personal Medical Kit

Diamox – 10 tablets (to prevent AMS)

Dexamethasone – 1 strip

Nifedipine – 5 tablets


Mandatory Documentation

There are certain rules and laws that you need to follow while going for the treks, however, Trekveda takes care of all such kind paper works which are inclusive in the package. Certain registration fees and document verification along with some permissions are required in order to protect the nature and its evergreen heritage for future. In addition to this, if you need to avail a guide, you can also hire a guide with some bucks and a nominal paperwork.

Please carry the documents mentioned below. Documents two and three need to be downloaded (PDF), filled in, signed and handed over to the trek leader at the base camp.

  • 1 passport size photos and an original + copy of government photo ID document – required for Sanctuary registration and TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System)
  • Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
  • Disclaimer form (to be filled by the trekker)

Measures Taken by Trekveda to Ensure the Security of Trekkers

Trekking on Phulara Ridge is a different kind of adventure where you required to be physically and mentally prepared for the best and worse, at the same time. While high altitudes treks making it tough to breathe, the beauty of those pristine mountains leaves you speechless so that you forget to breathe for a moment or two. In addition to the physical and mental preparation, there is a certain aspect of the health that is needed to be considered on the first hand when you make up your mind about the trekking at Phulara Ridge.

Trekveda, by efforts of its team, leaves no stone unturned to provide you with the best trekking experience while ensuring your safety as its priority. Here are some vital aspects that Trekveda includes in its checklist to ensure the safety of its trekkers.

Criteria for Fitness Analysis

Trekking at Phulara Ridge demands endurance and fitness and those who suffer any kind of physical or physiological ailments are advised not to go for high altitude treks in the beginning. To get assurance about the trekker’s fitness, we comply with certain aspects of the being fit such as BMI (Body Mass Index) along with the fitness proof since we can’t put the trekkers into the risk.

Monitoring the health is one thing that is conducted regularly during the Phulara Ridge trek by the trek leaders which includes the monitoring of your blood pressure, oxygen level and pulse rate. Details of your health during the trek is maintained in the health card on the regular basis. Health card can be collected from the trek leader at the end of the trek.

Medical Kit for High Range Trekking

An ideal medical kit that’s developed for the trekking on Phulara Ridge has Blood Pressure Monitor/checker, Stature, Oxygen checker and Oxygen Cylinder coupled up with certain must have medicines, in case of medical emergency:

  • Diamox
  • Dexamethasone
  • Nifidipine
  • Asthalin Inhaler
  • Syringes

Trekking Equipment for Phulara Ridge Trek

Trekveda provides you all the necessary equipment for trekking at Phulara Ridge from tents to ropes. In addition to that, our trek leaders also ensure the safety by various safeguards they take from time to time for your safety. Microspikes are provided to attach to your shoes which help you to keep the traction on the snow and make it easier to climb. An additional gaiter is provided to cover the snows which prevent the entering of snow into the shoes. Customized tents are provided to the trekkers which ensure the warmth and temperature 10 degrees higher than the outside coupled up with high-quality sleeping bags which can endure the temperature up to 15 degree Celsius below the freezing point.

Nutrition and Hydration

Trekveda, keep all your nutritional and hydration requirements on its checklist, our trek leaders will guide you to keep your body hydrated on the high altitudes Kedarkantha trek as de-hydration can attract to the severe medical emergencies while trekking.

We provide the highly nutritious meal to energize your body for the trek, however before certain long trails we ensure your nutritional requirements to be fulfilled with some high energy snacks or packaged lunch.

Make sure you keep up with your hydration and nutritional part as this can lead to some fatal consequences for your health.

In case of any symptoms you feel during the trek, don’t ignore or avoid them, immediately inform the trek leader.


What Trekveda has to offer in case of medical emergency like AMS, HAPE or HACE?

In case of medical emergencies, Trek leaders bear the responsibility to get you back to your wellbeing with their training and techniques. Suspecting any physiological disturbance in your body, immediately report to your trek leader as they are trained to face such problems.

Problems like Acute Mountain Sickness can prove fatal at Kedarkantha if not taken into consideration seriously on time. If you face any of the symptoms such as a persistent headache, fatigue or weakness, nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite, difficulty in sleeping, you shouldn’t let it go or treat it by your own either just inform your trek leader.

Acute mountain sickness is one of the most common yet the fatal problem trekkers face due to a number of reasons, if the problem continues to persist, then you’re advised to come down to the base camp and then to visit the doctor immediately.

People with AMS are treated with a number of medicines such Diamox, Nifedipine etc. coupled up with methods like Triple One Test- where one disprin is given with a litre of water along with the rest for an hour.

While AMS is most common at the high altitudes yet it can’t be risked taken casually as it leads to severe fatal conditions like HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema) or HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema) which, if not treated on time can lead to a number of serious chronic disorders. These conditions need to not to comply with AMS, they can occur without AMS.

It’s suggested to take every single illness into the consideration while you’re on the trek.

However, Trekveda is capable of handling all the medical emergencies with its trained professionals yet there are several things that you need to consider, especially the intake of medicines and the knowledge about their advantages and side-effects. Don’t take medicine yourself if you’re trekking through us, always seek help from the trek leaders, they are trained for such purposes, while in case of being a solo trekker, you should know about the medicines.

Keeping yourself hydrated and nutritionally fulfilled curbs the chances of AMS.


Risk and Response

Difficult treks are more adventurous than easy ones. But going on some High-altitude trek like Phulara Ridge without calculating its risk is utter stupidity. Safety of our trekkers is on our highest priority list and we do everything to ensure the safe and enjoyable trek.

But:

Sometimes Due to some unfavourable conditions, Trekkers have to face some problems.

So, here we are talking about some risk involve while trekking and their appropriate response.

People always respond as they have learned. Here you will learn to respond on treks while facing unreliable situations. We listed some “What If situation” and their answers best on years on trekking experience we have.

Risk: Altitude

On high altitude trek, there is a risk of Acute mountain sicknesses like Nausea, Headache and general discomfort. It will not affect everyone but sometimes the new trekker will face HAPE and HACE, which is a part of AMS.

Response: If you feel any of symptoms of AMS or any other discomfort, Inform your trek leader As soon as possible. All the trek leader is trained, they will give you proper measure to ensure your safety on the trek. All the campsite has Oxygen mask, Stretcher and fully equip the first Kid to address the situation like this.

Risk: Weather

Weather is unpredictable in mountains, no one can predict about the weather situation you will face while trekking. So, we always begin trek in favourable trekking conditions.

Response: All the trek leaders are mountaineers, they are the best person to decide if it’s safe to trek further or not. The decision of trek leader will final in bad weather condition.

Risk: Injuries

Treks are not straight as roads do. Your route will be zigzag or up or down. Small Injuries like bruises or leg Sprain are common but serious injuries like major cuts or fracture is rare.

Response: We only work with certified Wilderness as trek leaders. They are trained to handle emergencies and can treat small injuries easily. If any trek member faces serious injuries then they will be taken to the nearest hospital available at that time.

Risk: Lack of Communication Device

We sometimes face network problems in Big cities, Facing the same issue on treks is undustable Still, we do our best to connect you with your loved ones.

Response: We use walkie-talkies and sometimes runner to communicate between the campsite and Basecamp. You guardian can send a message on base camp and the base manager will convey your message towards you.

Phulara Ridge Trek Route

The trek to the Phulara Ridge begins at Sankri where you can reach via Dehradun which is the main station. You’ll shared cabs from Dehradun to Sankri with fellow trekkers. You need to bear the cost of this taxi, which will be 5,500/- INR for 4-5 setter.

The Dehradun station is one of the principle stations in the area and it is an old station. It has great availability to numerous spots and these incorporate Lucknow, Delhi, and Howrah. Tickets from Delhi to Dehradun via train cost around Rs. 150 for an inferior sleeper ticket and Rs. 400 for a third A/C sleeper ticket.

Via Train

There are 19 different trains available between Delhi to Dehradun.

Nanda Devi, Jan Shatabdi, mussoorie express and Dehradun express are the best options among them.

By Bus

Normal transports employ from Kashmiri gate Delhi to Dehradun.

Via Flight

You can get a flight between new Delhi to Jolly Grant.

Distance between the Jolly Grant to Dehradun is 28 Km.

It will take half hour drive to reach Dehradun.

Other transportation

Would recommend you to take just government transports from Kashmiri gate Delhi. Private transports handle from outside ISBT and they are not confiding in value.

Shared Taxis or comparable vehicles will get you from Dehradun Railway Station at 6:00am.

Pre-Trek Preparations

Phulara Ridge is moderate type trek which is suitable for beginners if they have at least 2 months physical and mental conditioning. However, even being a moderate type trek, proper study of the trek must be made.

Trekking at Phulara Ridge, for its ever-lasting memories and experience, demands just a few things which involve physical endurance with physiological wellness. Not just the one who’s physically fit would do the magic in trekking but one also needs to be mentally fit as well in order to cope up with the adversities one might have to face during the treks such natural calamities, rains or other unforeseen conditions.

To keep up with such requirements of trekking here are a few things you can do to get yourself physically fit.

Getting to the Phulara Ridge trek without proper preparation is something you should never do.


Cardiovascular Exercise

Cardiovascular exercise is one of the most sought-after methods which provides not just the physical endurance but also the strength to withstand any unavoidable circumstances sternly. Trekking at Phulara Ridge demands the high endurance which you can develop in a month or two where you need to begin with the jogging or running (only if you could do). This practice needs to be combined with the speed and distance targets. You need to keep on increasing both with the time.

Begin with the small chunks of the targets and gradually increase for the bigger one. For instance,

Begin with a target of completing a distance of 5km in 45 minutes and then gradually increase it to 7 km in the same time and remain stick to this practice until you are able to cover 10 km in 80-90 minutes without fail, at a stretch.


Strength Building Exercise

Another vital area of improvement, you need to work upon. Before you head to the Phulara Ridge trek, you need to have the physical strength in order to carry backpacks on the uneven terrains. Considering everything under the sun, you ought to prepare yourself for the core strength. A strength would be making you suffer less than others who don’t prepare before it.


Flexibility

Flexibility in the body is what the trekking demands the most. Carrying the backpacks without flexibility can prove out to be fatal. More the muscles relaxed, easier would be your trekking experience. Carrying a backpack, however light in weight can bring you the unnecessary pain which may spoil your entire trek.


Concentration

To pacify yourself or any other companion, yoga and meditation are the keys. These practices not only give you the mental peace but also provide you with a placid inner conscience which is extremely important in order to withstand the cons during the Phulara Ridge trek.

This also improves your decision-making ability in the stressful situations, during the trek.


Fitness routine overview

  • Try to cover 5 KM in 45 minutes, When you start preparing.
  • Slowly increase your distance to 7 KM at the same time (45 Minutes). After some time you will get the stamina to run longer. Continue this until you can reach 10 KM in 80 -90 Minute, Then stick to Routine till Trek date.
  • If you are older than 45 years and prefer to walk then Jogging. Then Work on completing 10 KM in 90 Minutes. If Jogging in fine for you then try to cover 5 KM in 40 Minutes, gradually increase you Jogging distance in the same duration.
  • Cycling is fine too for increasing stamina. If you are the one who prefers cycling over Jogging then your target should be to cover 22 KM in 60 minutes.

All the above said exercises will help you stay in good condition to enjoy the trek.

What you need to know about the trek expense

The trek expense of Rs. 7300.00 + 5% GST takes care of all expenses of the trek from Sankri to Sankri.

Here is what the trek fee includes:

  • Accommodation – Stay is included from Day 1 to the last day of the trek. You will be staying in the guest houses of the respective locations & camping on remaining days of the trek.
  • Meals – All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast till last day of the trek 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.
  • Trekking Equipment – You will stay in high quality tents and sleeping bags in all the camps. Our high-altitude sleeping bags can withstand temperatures as low as -10 ºC. We provide ice axes, roped, 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.
  • Services of an expert Trek Leader – All our trek leaders are qualified in basic / advanced mountaineering courses.
  • Services of an expert Trek Team – The mountain staff on this trek consists of well-trained guides, cooks, helpers and porters.

Here is what the trek fee excludes:

  • Transport to and from the base camp – Trekveda will offer the taxi services from and to the base camp.
  • Food during transit to and from the base camp – The trek fee does not include meals purchased during the journey to and from the basecamp.
  • Backpack offloading charges - If you wish to offload your backpack, there will be an additional charge of Rs. 1600 + 5% GST. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kgs. Suitcases/strollers/duffel bags will not be allowed. Please note that charges will vary for last minute offloading in case you decide to offload your bag after reaching the basecamp (Rs. 1800 + 5% GST). Online offloading in advance is possible up to two days prior to the trek start date.
  • Stay at hill station on the last day.
  • Personal expenses of any kind.
  • Anything apart from inclusions.
  • Buffer day – It is mandatory to have this extra day as any bad weather or rain will delay your pass crossing. If buffer day is utilized, you will need to pay Rs. 1,500 + 5% GST. This amount is to be handed over to your trek leader.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Cancellation: In case of trek cancellation due to any natural hazard or any other reason (like rain, strike etc.) Trekveda will undertake the whole responsibility of the amount as per its refund policy. Trekveda will provide its clients with a voucher which can be redeemed for any trek in the next one year.

    Or if you wish to call off the trek voluntarily at the last moment, in this case the mail requests at cancel@trekveda.com or contact at +91 7078701964 will be entertained.

    While making a cancellation request, kindly brief the reason in the mail. Cancellation charges will vary as per the request period, which is as follows

    • Prior cancellation 40 days from the start of the trek is 90% refundable.
    • Cancellation between 40 to 20 days from the start of the trek is 45% refundable.
    • Cancellation between 20 to 10 days from the start of the trek is 10% refundable.
    • Cancellation within 10 days from the start of the trek is non-refundable.

    Please Note: In case of refund, there will be a deduction of 4% (bank charges) from the total fee you have paid. Also, if you have opted for a trek insurance, the amount will not be refunded. In the process of refunding the amount, the full amount will not be refunded in the first phase. It will take 15 working days to repay the half and another 15 working days for another half of the amount calculated according to the company's cancellation policy.

    Note:

    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 Trekveda.
    3. Trekveda holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.
    4. The cancellation policy will be same whether you are cancelling your trek just after booking the trek.
  2. The trek fee includes all costs of the trek from the start at the base camp to the end.
  3. Emergency during trek: In case of medical emergency, the trekker will be taken care at the primary stage since we don’t accompany the doctors during the trek, however our trek leaders are trained for the first-aid treatment. Post the first-aid Trekveda will take the liability to send down the trekker to the nearest basecamp or road head.
  4. Fitness: Before you head to plan a Chadar trek, your body fitness needs to be maintained for the high-altitude Himalayan treks since level of oxygen is considerably low at high ranges, thus proper cardiovascular training is a vital component of pre-trek preparation.
  5. Non-liability: Trekveda is not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/equipment or other belongings on the trek.
  6. Payment: Payment for the trek can be done online through credit/debit card or net banking. Cheque/draft or cash is not accepted.
  7. Drinking and Smoking during the trek is strictly prohibited. If found flouting the rules, your participation on the trek will be cancelled with immediate effect.

The temperature of Phulara Ridge trek in winter remains – 2°C to – 5° C.

So it’s usually cold there throughout the year. Hence in order to get yourself not bothered with the temperature all you need is to keep yourself tuned up with the changing temperate. However our trek leaders are the trained professionals who would let you know about the precautions, but packing woolen cloth accordingly is your responsibility.

Phulara Ridge offers the gorgeous pine forests and maple trees for which this trek is famous, with stunning meadows and ridge trail will surprise you with its beauty.

The Phulara Ridge height varies with every phase you pass as your approach the Phulara Ridge trek, you will acclaim a height of around 12,127 ft.

Yes, we will provide you the tents and Sleeping bags.

Bring Poncho (Rain cover) for your backpack and your own. We will continue on the trail as planned. In the camp sites you will stay under the camps and play games. All the camps are water proof so you will remain dry.

No, these are not available for the rent. You need to carry or purchase them before you head for the trekking. Raincoats and backpacks are a few of the most important things you’d need during the trek provided you are trekking in the rainy seasons.

Trekveda makes its basecamp at Sankri. This is one of the most beautiful places that leads to you to the pristine areas while letting your relish the vibrancy of nature.

Our basecamp would be at Sankri.

Post your arrival at Dehradun and you will be travel in a cab from here to Sankri with fellow Trekkers, planning a trip as per the comfort would make your trek easier and you’d not be exhausted before the real thrill.

Your accommodation at Sankri in the beginning and the end at the guest houses where you’d be sharing the rooms with the fellow Trekkers. Food and stay cost is include in your trekking package in Guest house. The stay on the other days will be in the tents which will be provided by the Trekveda. Each tent will be shared by three fellow trekkers however special arrangements can be made on request. A separate tent will be assigned as the toilet room at each campsite. Any additional baggage (without valuables) can be left behind at the Sankri.

Yes, you can take your child on Phulara Ridge trek, but the age limit is above 10.

Certified and experience trek leader, assistant trek leader, Certified guides, High altitude porter, co-guide, cook, assistant cook, mules, mule’s men.

We provide highly nutritious food during the trek. No, it’s generally not advised to carry your own food during the trek but you can carry nuts and dry fruits if required.

The best season to see the snow on Phulara Ridge trek is the November and December where you can see a lot of snow-clad you can also witness the fresh snowfall at heights if the climate is favorable but if you’re planning to see the snow at large then the Last week of December and first week of January is best.

There would be a separate tent for the toilet at each campsite. However, there would be no facility to bath during the treks and you need to change the clothes at definite intervals in order to keep up with the hygiene. Maintaining hygiene is extremely necessary during the trek as this may lead to the several fatal problems such as AMS, HAPE and HACE.

Trekking pole is one of the key components as well as companion during the trek. It helps you in balancing through the sloppy treks and slippery streams. Carrying a trekking pole may sound irritating but it’s of major use at the high altitudes.

No, Alcohol and smoking is strictly prohibited during the trek under any circumstances. Dizziness and other issues may arise due to alcohol, which may attract number of fatal outcomes that would not be good for your health and would affect the trek experience as well.

Mobile network on this trek will be until Basecamp which is Sankri. After that, there is no network coverage.

You need to do at least 3 layers. Wearing a warmer along with the jacket would protect you from the cold.

Yes, we ensure safety of trekker by providing require medicine and regular health checkup. In addition to this, our trek leaders are the trained professionals which are made to defy all the odds during the trek.

The distance of each day would vary as per the campsite location, however, there’s a rough figure of 4-6 Km you need to cover each day during the trek.

Phulara Ridge trek is considered as Moderate to Difficult trek which can be done by anyone, who is fit to trek.

We provide 6 meals a day. Breakfast, Lunch, dinner, Brunch, evening snacks and supper. The meals will be nutritious in nature and would give you energy for the trek.

Your basecamp Sankri will be your starting point and ending point will be same. You will get this details while booking of every treks respectively.

Trekking Shoes, trekking poles, water bottle, sun glasses, poncho, poncho for back packs, Tiffin (Don’t use silver foil).

The sloppy ice treks on Phulara Ridge trek make it difficult to walk. You can’t risk taking the preparation for physical strength prior to trek for granted as it may cost you losing your best trek experience.

You can book this trek via either ways i.e., directly through our websites or you can mail us your queries and dates for the trek. However booking directly through the website will grant you an added advantage of getting all the information about the trek in detail while on mail your knowledge about the trek will be confined to your level of query about the trek. In addition to this, you can also explore other treks of your choice where you’d love to trek later.

Yes, Trekking shoes is must for this trek. The trekking shoes give you the needful grip while climbing or crossing the water streams. However on the snow, we would provide you with detachable spikes which will help you to stiffen your grip on the icy slopes during the trek. You need to return these micro spikes attached to your shoes to the trek leaders at the end of the trek at the basecamp or prior to that.

We provide you with the vegetarian food that’s full of nutrition that would fulfil all your energy requirements during the trek. We avoid serving junk during the trek as it may lead to gastro-intestinal issues in the trekkers.

Yes, please bring these documents.

Parental disclaimer, Medical disclaimer and identity proof (Aadhaar card, Voter ID card, driving license etc.)

No, But certified trek leader will look after your health. Our trek leaders are professionally trained to fight against any medical complications at the primary level.

Yes, you can but we shall not liable be for any of your costly equipment. However, carrying your belongings along with you sounds wiser as you don’t know what demand may arise during the trek and if you don’t want to drag the additional weight while trekking you may opt either of the one. You can opt for offloading which will be charged accordingly.

A batch or group generally consists of 15-18 people. However, there might be the change in numbers as per the availability and due to other reasons.

If you want to offload your backpack, you will have to make a request for offloading a few days before the trek through an email so that arrangement can be made in advance. You will be charged per day for offloading of your backpack. In case you decide to offload on the spot, you may have to pay a higher price than usual.

No, there is no acclimatization day on this trek.

The minimum age limit for this trek is 8 years old.

However certain implications are considered by our professionals before accepting the trekkers of age above 50 such as their physical strength and stamina coupled up with any medical condition that may become fatal during the course of trek.

Yes, But you need to be physically fit to trek and have stamina to trek 4-6 Km a day.

Yes, a separate tent will work as toilet. However you’re advised to maintain the hygiene by using the biodegradable disposable toiletries and keeping the sanitary napkins and other stuffs in separate zipped bags.

No, due to number of unavoidable circumstances we do not arrange any facilities for bathing.

It depends on the trek location and your network providers. However, at some treks, it possible to connect to the people while others are left abandoned by the telecom companies.

No, we don’t entertain such facilities. Only the essential gears are provided to the trekkers during the trek by Trekveda, rest they have to purchase all the needful equipment by their own.

But you can get trekking Shoes and other equipment on rent directly from the marking in Sankri.

Returning to the home with the mystical memories would probably be the best feeling after the trek. Your Trek will end at Sankri in our guest house, to return you will take a cab from Sankri to Dehradun.

Water source is natural streams, rivers and water springs in the mountains and it is safe to drink.

Yes, trekking pole is necessary for high altitude treks. Trekking poles provide an additional edge while climbing and support you as an aided limb.

A tent will be shared among the maximum of three people, however a number may vary as per demand or the availability of the treks.

Yes, keeping the privacy as the priority we keep the accommodation for both genders separated. Special cases may be taken into the consideration.

Sudden showers are normal, bring a light rain coat or poncho. This will help you to keep you and your belongings dry which is most important at the higher altitudes.

The total expenses of the trek will be INR 7,300 per person. In addition to that an additional of 5% of the GST will be levied on the total cost.


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