Phulara Ridge Trek

Phulara Ridge Trek

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About Phulara Ridge Trek

The Phulara Ridge trek route, located in Uttarakhand, is one of the most popular trekking destinations in India. This trek draws adventurers, families, and solo trekkers from all over the world for an exciting and delightful experience in the lap of the Great Himalayas. Counted among the most enthralling treks for trekkers in the country, the Phulara Ridge Trek delivers an excellent blend of adventure and scenery to all of its visitors at a high elevation of 12,127 feet. It allows trekkers to step out of their comfort zones and effectively navigate difficult terrain while admiring the majesty of peaks, woodlands, meadows, and other natural beauties. Phulara Ridge Trek in October enables trekkers to catch the most breathtaking views of famous peaks such as Kedarkantha and Swargrohini in addition to the snow-capped mountains of the Himalayan range. Considering the fitness condition of group members, trekkers can select a Phulara Ridge Trek package ranging from simple to moderately difficult. The Phulara Ridge trek package also includes comfortable and friendly lodging, meals, permit and camping fees. The entire trek is conducted under the supervision of a competent and trained leader who ensures utmost safety throughout the trek ensuring you have the most rewarding trekking experience ever.

Highlights of Phulara Ridge trek

Phulara Ridge Trek

Maximum altitude: 12,127 ft.

Grade: Easy to Moderate

Duration: 6 days, 5 nights

Trekking distance: 25 kms

Trail type: Round trail.

Rail head: Dehradun Railway Station

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

Snow Season: December to April

Service from: Dehradun to Dehradun (including transportation)

Base camp: Sankri base camp

Best season: Winter Season (November to March), Autumn season (September to November), Summer Season (May to July)

Region: Uttarakhand

Who can participate: Individuals over the age of seven. The trek is open to beginners, although prior experience is preferred. The trekker should be able to carry a backpack weighing 10 to 15 kg.

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Phulara Ridge Trek Itinerary

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5

Reach Sankri

Altitude: 6,397 ft.

Time Taken: 8 to 10 hours drive from Dehradun.

  • On the first day, you will drive from Dehradun to Sankri, a delightful tiny village in Uttarakhand.

  • While covering the 220 kilometres, you will pass through various cities, including Mussoorie, Naitwar, and Muri.

  • The last 22 kilometres of the road are even more enthralling as you enter the Govind National Park, famous for its diverse flora and fauna.

  • After settling into the accommodation and freshening up, you are free to explore the charming Sankri hamlet at your leisure.

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What to Pack for you trek

Phulara Ridge Trek

Essentials

  • Back pack (50-60l): Bring a backpack with comfortable shoulder straps and a rain cover.

  • Day pack (20-30l): Carry a lightweight day pack with a rain cover to keep all the items you'll need for the hike handy.

  • Walking Stick: Bring at least one walking stick for stability and ease of movement when trekking.

  • Water bottle: Carry at least two reusable water bottles of 1 litre each to keep you hydrated throughout the trek.

  • Medical Kit: For emergencies, it is advisable to bring a personal medical kit.

  • Hiking shoes: Wear a pair of high ankle hiking shoes that are comfortable, waterproof, and have a decent grip.

Other items

  • Thermal inners: Since temperatures at high elevations are low, thermal inners are recommended.

  • Caps: A sun cap and a woollen cap are advisable to keep as it will protect you from Sun and low temperatures.

  • Oxygen can (6 litres): For health and safety reasons, you may bring an oxygen can as the Phulera Ridge Trek is a high-altitude trek.

  • Binoculars: Carry a pair of binoculars to get close-up views of your surroundings.

  • Synthetic hand gloves: The synthetic hand gloves will let you grasp your trekking pole securely when hiking to Phulara Ridge.

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Know Before You Go

How to Reach
Trekking routes
Important Tips for trekkers

The Phulara Ridge Trek starts in Dehradun where the participants can travel via train, bus, or plane. Transportation services to and from Dehradun are included in the Phulara Ridge Trek package.

By train: Take an overnight train to Dehradun railway station and then rent a cab to the pickup location.

By bus: Catch a bus from your location to the pickup spot in Dehradun.

By air: Fly directly to Dehradun's Jolly Grant Airport from anywhere in the country.

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FAQs

How difficult is Phulara Ridge Trek?

The Phulara Ridge Trek is graded between simple and moderately difficult which means even beginners and novices can enjoy this trekking experience.

Which is the Best Ridge Trek in India?

The Phulara Ridge Trek package in Uttarakhand is one of the best and adventurous treks in India as it contains all the fun and adventure elements in the lap of Himalayas.

What is the Best Time to go for the Phulara Ridge Trek?

The Phulara Ridge Trek is best done in the summer months of May, June, and July, or in the winter months of September to December. The path is most picturesque during these months, and the temperatures are also excellent for an exciting trekking experience.

What is the highest altitude of Phulara Ridge Trek?

The highest altitude of Phulara Ridge trek is 12,127 ft.

Can I do the Phulara ridge trek in october?

Yes, you can go for Phulara Ridge Trek in October as the day during this month remains warm during the day and chilly during the night.

Is it possible to trek Phulara Ridge solo?

Yes, solo trekkers can enjoy Phulara Ridge trek provided they meet the basic fitness levels.