Phulara Ridge Trek

In the beginning Ridge treks are incredibly rare in the United States. There are very few. When we explored the Phulara Ridge hike in April of 2018 we came across an ridge trek that's likely to be among the top!

A ridge is in which two sides of the mountain come together. Therefore, walking on an ridge is similar to the walk on a knife-edge in which there are only sides of the mountain that drop down each side. There are some ridge sections in a few Himalayan treks. But, having an entire day of trekking along a ridge is an experience that is unmatched.

If you've completed a climb to the summit you'll know that you're at the highest place for around 20-30 minutes. From this point, you have a stunning view of the surrounding mountains. While on this trek you're standing at a high altitude of 12,000 feet for the an entire day's trek(4-5 hours! ).

The stunning 250-degree view of mountains that are covered in snow will be all the way! It gives you the impression that the mountains are traveling with you when you travel along the ridge that cuts in the landscape. In front of you, the ground is swept down the opposite side, one of them into a meadow, the other into the valley. This is the thing that is unique about Phulara Ridge a unique experience.

Where is Phulara Ridge?

Phulara Ridge is located towards the north-east of Uttarakhand just 25 km from the border with Himachal Pradesh.

It's a high-altitude trek that has a maximum elevation of 12,171 feet above the MSL. It's located within the Govind Pashu Vihar National Park. It is close to other well-known treks such as Kedarkantha and Har Ki Du-Ruinsara Tal.

It is believed that the Phulara Ridge trek starts from and finishes at Sankari. The geographic place that lies on Phulara Ridge gives it an unjust advantages over others treks. It's located within the area's shadow, which means the sun's rays don't strike the area directly. This means that the snow on the trails lasts longer, and sometimes even into spring. This is not a common occurrence for a trail that is with a lower elevation than 13,000 feet.

What I like about Phulara Ridge

It is the Pushtara meadows

After you have walked down the ridge and you are within The Pushtara meadows. The sheer size of the meadows will awe you. The folds and folds of carpeted green hills extend to as far as your eyes can reach. Wildflowers bloom in all their splendor. There is a 360-degree view of mountains covered in snow. Then you realize that this is the place you'll be camping! We'd even go so in the direction of calling it our camp site during the whole year.

The forest

If you are only going for a short walk the forest that lie on Phulara Ridge is extremely dense. It is so dense that just streams of light coming through the forest's dark abyss will illuminate your way. In addition, due to the inactivity of the residents, you will find areas that aren't marked with trails. Because the forest isn't frequently walked upon and you're likely to be the only person walking the trail. Therefore, all the chirps, the chirps of birds, the rustles of trees they all become magnified by the silence. There are many varieties of trees, including pines, oaks and oaks. You can also see silver birches, dwarf rhododendrons and maples. Forest walks are an absolute delight to observe and Phulara is the most remote of them all.

The bird

The dense forest of Phulara will be awed by the abundance of wildlife and birds. Our explorers spotted 11 Himalayan monals! This bird of state of Uttarakhand is not easy to spot and is among the most colorful birds we've seen. It's a treat to see even one - not even 11. Our explorers also saw barbets, woodpeckers and Himalayan Whistling Thoroughfares and Drogos.

Best Time To Do The Phulara Ridge Trek

The best time to take this Phulara Ridge trek would be during the summer months between June and May. The gradual transformation of the path from snow to green is a sight to behold. The combination of the blossoming Rhododendrons, the chance of seeing the unique alpenglow phenomenon as well as the colorful meadows of Pushtara makes it one of the most ideal occasions to go on a trek.

Another time to take on Phulara Ridge is during the monsoon season. Phulara Ridge trek is in the monsoon postponement season, which runs from September through November. The trails are lush green in September freshly spruced up from monsoon rains. As you progress towards autumn, the landscape shifts hues, transforming into stunning shades of oranges and yellows. Also, you'll get some of the most spectacular views of mountains during this time of year.

TREK INFO

Duration: 6 days
Trek grade: Easy
Trek distance: 25 km
Maximum height: 12,171 ft
Nearest airport: Jollygrant (Dehradun)
Nearest railway station: Dehradun
Dehradun to Phulara Ridge distance: 207 kms
Best time for Phulara Ridge trek: april, may, june / sept, oct and nov

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Get to Sankari approximately 8-10 hours away from Dehradun.

Transport will be provided by TrekupIndia departing from Hotel Grand, Ghandhi Road, 2 km Walk from Dehradun Railway Station, Dehradun at 6.30 am. Cost - Rs. 6000 per vehicle that seats 5-6 people and for Tempo Travller Rs. 9000 per vehicle for 10-12 seats one-way and needs to be divided equally between those who trek in group.

Altitude: 6,397 ft (1,950 m)

Duration: Kotgaon is the camp that forms part of Kotgaon. It is accessible in between 8 and 10 minutes from Dehradun. Transportation will be provided starting from Haridwar Railway Station, Dehradun at 6.30 am.

Day 2: Sankari (6,397 feet) up to Sikolta (9,300 feet) 5 hours

  • altitude6,397 feet (1,950 m) up to 9,300 feet (2,835 m)
  • Time taken: 5 hours
  • Trek grade: Moderate. Ascending trail all the way.
  • The water sources are: A small stream close to the bridge that has been broken, about 3.5-4 hour into the hike

Day 3: Sikolta (9,300 ft) to Bhoj Gadi (11,155 ft); 4 hours

Day 4: Bhoj Gadi (11,155 ft) to Pushtara (9,500 ft) via Phulara ridge (12,127 ft); 6 hours

Day 5: Pushtara (9,500 ft) to Taluka (7,953 ft); 5 hours. Drive to Sankari

Day 6: Leave Sankari at 7.00 am. The time to return is Dehradun at 6.00 pm.

Transport will be arranged via TrekupIndia up to Dehradun. The cost of transportation by 7 seater cab is between the equivalent of Rs. 6000 and Rs. 9000 for a vehicle with 10-12 seats one-way and needs to be shared equally between the trekkers.

Day Wise Detailed Itinary

Day 1: Pickup From Dehradun and drive to Sankri

Kotgaon the base camp for the trek is tiny but beautiful village that has 250 homes. A handful of restaurants and shops comprise the retail activity in Kotgaon. In the peak time the place is typically full of trekking activity since it is the basecamp of numerous treks like Kedarkantha, Bali Pass and Borasu Pass. The village provides a stunning views of the setting sun behind the higher Himalayas. The Swargarohini mountains sparkle in the evening sunlight rising high over the ridges to the west of Kotgaon.

The route to Sankari will traverse Nainbagh, Naugaon, Purola, Jarmola, Mori Naitwar (a left-hand turn from Naitwar will take you to Dhaula which is the base camp for the Rupin Pass and Bharadsar lake trek then Sankari.

Day 2: Sankari to Sikolta

  • Altitude 6,397 ft (1.950 m), to 9,300ft (2.835 m),
  • Time taken: 5 hours
  • Trek gradient: Moderate. All along the ascending trail.
  • Water sources A small stream located near the broken bridge. This is approximately 3.5-4 hours into your trek
  • The first ascent takes you through the beautiful pine forest.
  • The trail is well-marked and wide.
  • After an hour and a half of climbing, you will cross a small bridge made of concrete.
  • As you see many birds during the trial, keep your ears and eyes wide open.
  • You will see drongos (barbets), treepies, woodpeckers, and many other birds.
  • You will cross a broken Dhaba later on the trail.
  • Continue on this trail for 30 minutes.
  • Here you will find the first clearing.
  • It is also known as "Jainol Thatch".
  • Continue climbing for another 10 minutes to reach the second clearing. This area is known as 'Marikoda. If you look to your left, you can see Dhunda's peak. From this point, you can also see the Phulara Ridge.
  • You will find two forks on the trail. You can follow the trail straight ahead to reach the Juda Ka Talab. Either follow the trail to JKT, then turn left at the lake, or you can explore the trail to your left from this fork. You will be passing through beautiful pine forests. As your legs feel the soft crunch of the forest floor, the Himalayan Cedar and Deodhar Cedar aromas fill the air. The forest floor will echo with the sound of tiny bees buzzing. After a pleasant half hour, you will reach the main trail. This is the trail that leads to JKT. Follow the forest trail to the left.
  • Surprised to see a ridge in the distance? Here, the sunlight cuts through the canopy beautifully. Now you can see snowcapped peaks to your left. A small bridge will be crossed. You will find a stream running down the hill, where you can refill your water bottles.
  • Continue climbing for 40 minutes from this point. You will find yellow marsh marigold and purple lilies along the trail. The Gecko Rock is a large, beautiful rock. It has the appearance of a lizard with its head up. The trail leads to clearing of Sikolta. This is a beautiful meadow with broken Gujjar houses. You can pitch your tents in another clearing. The water source is to the right. After monsoon, the streams will be flooded.
  • Landmarks:
  • A bridge that crosses the Ascent to Marikoda
  • Marikoda, the second clearing along the trail, is located at the end of the trail.
  • Broken bridges where water runs down.
  • Sikolta's meadow

Day 3: Sikolta to Bhoj Gadi

  • Altitude9300 ft (2.835 m), to 11.155 ft (3.400 m).
  • Time taken: 4 hours
  • Trek gradient: Easy-moderate. All along the ascending trail.
  • Water sources A stream located near the bridge about an hour into the hike.
  • It takes about 30 minutes to ascend from Sikolta through the forest patch.
  • The forest is dense and dark.
  • Pay attention to the few fallen trees along the trail.
  • A bridge can be seen at the end of the trail.
  • There is a short descent to the bridge, and then a steep ascent through a narrow section of the landslide terrain.
  • This section measures approximately 100 meters.
  • You can refill water by filling the stream that runs underneath the bridge.
  • The stream and bridge separate the valley.
  • Continue climbing for 15 minutes more to reach the larger clearing called 'Karsu Thatch.
  • The grass is full of yellow flowers.
  • You will see the Kedarkantha peak as you enter the big clearing. From here, you can see the gradual decline in the treeline. Keep to your left and continue the gradual ascent. For another 30 minutes, the ascent will be gradual. You can see the rhodo and some Bhoj trees on the trail. After the monsoon, the flowers begin to bloom. You will see the clearings open up, and then you can enter the lush green meadows. Walking on the green cover is a treat for your legs and eyes.
  • The highest point on this hill is the Dhunda Top. After a gentle climb of 15 minutes, and another trek for 10 minutes to the left, the trail leads you into a beautiful meadow. This is your campsite. The stream runs down the valley. This is your water source.
  • You can go for an excursion/acclimatization walk to the top of the hill. There is a long ridge that runs up to the top, which can lead you all the way down to Kedarkantha. You can see the Purola region, Swargarohini and Devkyara, Lekha Top, Vijay Top, and other peaks from here. This campsite is the perfect spot to catch beautiful sunsets, sunrises and sunrises.
  • The way to landmarks:
  • After the forest patch, bridge
  • Clearance at Karsu Thatch
  • Bhoj Gadi's green meadows

Day 4: Bhoj Gadi to Pushtara via Phulara ridge

  • Altitude11.115 ft (3.400 m), to 9.500 ft (2.896 m), via 12,127ft (3.696 m),
  • Time taken: 6 hours
  • Trek gradient: Easy-moderate. Follow the trail to the summit. Flat trail to the ridge, followed by a descent down to the Pushtara.
  • Water sources None At least 2 litres of water should be carried from Bhoj Gadi
  • From the campsite, you can see the top of the ridge.
  • The climb is pleasant to begin the day.
  • The climb to the summit of the ridge takes approximately 45 minutes.
  • This trail can be used to spot many Himalayan Monals.
  • On this day, I was able to see seven Monals as I approached the ridge.
  • It is a stunning view from the ridge. The 250-degree view of the snow-peaked mountains. The trail ends at the beautiful ridge. There are slight ascents that you can see. You can feel the snow-capped mountains moving with you as you trek.
  • After another hour of hiking, you reach the end of the trail. Here it turns right. You will feel as if you have a grand entrance to the magnificent view, with few stones along the way. From right to left, the peaks are Hanuman Top and Sarutal Top. From this point, take the right. At the top, you can catch an intermittent signal from Vodafone. There are many ascents and descents you can take. Cross the base of Sarutal.
  • You will be descending a little bit and then gradually ascending. The drop is to the right. The valley of Purola can be seen in the distance between the tall pines. Because of the snow, this section isn't possible to take during winter months. Also, this section does not have any water sources. It is difficult and tricky to cross the snow section in April. With snow, it took approximately an hour and fifty minutes. It would have taken about 30 minutes without snow to complete the Sarutal section. This section is home to Monals and wildflowers.

You will enter the right-hand side of the hill once you have crossed this valley. There are a few big mountains in front of your. Continue to your right as you descend. The vastness of Pushtara meadows will amaze you. It is a great spot to put up your camp.

Taloti is found in the valley if you cross it. The melting glaciers have created a beautiful lake of medium size. Pushtara is a large lake with a lot of water on its right side. The Gujjars have a small graveyard that gives the bones a chill. This is a great place to tell stories and spend the night.

Landmarks:

  • The summit of the ridge. Pathway with stones
  • Turn right towards the Sarutal valley

Day 5: Pushtara to Taluka. Drive to Kotgaon

  • Altitude 9,500ft (2.896 m), to 7,953ft (2.424 m),
  • Time taken5 hour trek + 1 hour drive to Kotgaon
  • Trek gradient: Easy-moderate. Continue to Taluka by ascending trail.
  • Water sources You will find a stream about 1.5 hours before entering the forest.

It would take you to Taluka. You will descend through the meadows for the first 30 minutes. Here you will see broken Gujjar huts. The trail is visible to the right coming from Taloti Valley. Continue to descend and follow this trail. Continue to descend and continue going towards the right. The tree line begins to rise. The floor is covered with yellow flowers. It's like a bed where you can just lay down.

Continue your descent for 30 minutes and you will reach the forest. There are good trails that lead into the forest. It is large and easy to lose your way if you wander off-trail. The cover is well lit and the trees are spread out. Later, you will be surrounded by huge pine trees. It seems like you are a tiny person trekking through the forest. Crossing trees that have fallen on the ground is necessary. During your trek, a group of curious langurs watches you and follows you as they leap effortlessly from one tree into the next.

You will see a small village to your right. Keep an eye on the right. This will not take you to the village, but it gives you the assurance of following the trail. This forest is a beautiful place to descend for approximately an hour and thirty minutes. You hear very few bells as you reach the last stretch of dense, uncut forest. A herd of goats and cows are grazing in the forest. There is also very little logging activity, which indicates that you are near civilization. You will see a path and a pipe that collects water from the stream if you continue on the same trail. You will see a large water tank, and wooden huts with stone roofing. This is Tumrikot. You will reach the end of your trek after walking for about 30 minutes through a beautiful village. A few shops can be found in the small village of Taluka. The Har Ki Dun trail can be clearly marked.

Landmarks:

  • Broken Gujjar huts
  • Logging timber
  • Water Tank, Tumrikot village

Trek Cost Inclusion

Inclusions

1. Microspikes and Gaitors for saftey of our trekkers

2. All the needed entry fees along with permits

3. First aid medical kits, oxygen cylinder as well as stretcher.

4. Meals during the trek only vegetarian.

5. During the trek, charges of accommodation in the guest house, homestay, and camping.

6. Porters/mules in order to carry vital equipment

7. Hiking skilled and proficient trek leader, cook, guide, and support staff

8. Trek Up India Staff Insurance.

9.All the trek equipment will be included like a sleeping bag, kitchen & dining tent, utensils, mattress, tent, toilet tent, and crampon (if needed).

Exclusions

1. Transport charges from Dehradun to Sankari and Return.

2. The food at the time of transit

3. All kinds of personal expenditures

4. Anything that we have not mentioned beforehand

5. Mules or porter to carry private baggage

6. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges

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Trek Route & Map

How To Reach Phulara Ridge?

You can reach Dehradun easily from Delhi by bus, train, or air. We have mentioned the details below:

By air

  • Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to reach Dehradun by flight that is located almost 25km away from the city. You can find regular flights from Delhi to Dehradun.
  • However, if you are planning to reach Dehradun by flight then it is better to come one day in advance.

By Train

In case, you want to reach Dehradun from Delhi by train then two express trains are quite convenient. With the train, it is an overnight journey. The two trains are mentioned below:

  • Nandadevi Express - Train no: 12205 (Departure 11:50pm; Arrival - 5:40am)
  • Dehradun Express - Train no: 12687 (Departure - 9:10pm; Arrival - 5:00am)

By Bus

From Delhi, you can find a regular bus service for Dehradun. ISBT Kashmere Gate is the main bus station in Delhi from where you will find both ac and non-ac buses for Dehradun.

However, it is always better to take government buses from Kashmere Gate ISBT. The bus will drop you at Dehradun ISBT and then we will send our staff who will pick you up from Dehradun Railway Station, so you need to reach there.

  • At 06:00 am, Tata Sumo or any other vehicle like this will only pick you from Dehradun Railway Station.
  • By 04:00 pm, you will be reaching Sankri.
  • In the trek cost, food from Dehradun to Sankri is included

Things To Carry for the Phulara Ridge Trek?

Phulara Ridge Trek is an high altitude trek. The trekking gear you have to have for this particular trek differs from normal treks. Thus read this whole segment.

Trek Essentials: You can’t do the trek without these.

1. Trekking Shoes

Phulara Ridge needs sturdy trekking shoes that can withstand snow and have good grip.

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2. Backpack

A backpack 50-60 litres is required for a trek such as Phulara Ridge. Your backpack should have good hip support, shoulder support, and pockets should be accessiable quickly .

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3. Clothing

Layering is the best way to protect yourself in the mountains. Layers provide maximum protection against all the elements. Layers are also great for protecting against the elements, especially when it changes rapidly in the mountains.

Base Layer: 3 - T-shirts

Carry 2 T-shirt, and wear 1. Wear full-sleeve, dry-fit T-shirts, preferably with collars. These will protect your neck and arms from sunburn. UV radiations can quickly burn you, especially in the high altitudes of the trek.

Dry-fit T-shirts dry quickly, dry quickly, and are quick drying in the event of rain. Collared T-shirts work better than those with rounded necks.

Cotton or Synthetic?We Indians love cotton. It makes sense to wear cotton down in the plains, where the heat can reach 40 degrees Celsius. It takes a while to dry once it is wet. Synthetic is the best choice for mountains where temperatures are cooler. They are quick to wick sweat and dry quickly. They can smell fast so make sure to have a roll-on deodorant.

Expert Tip: If you're more prone to colds, you can carry a pair of thermal inners. From the past experiences of ours, using 2 T shirts over other helps to prevent from cold.

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5. Insulation Layers in Winter.

The Phulara Ridge Trek can be done in winter. You will need at minimum 5 layers of warm clothing if you are going between December and March.

You will require1 - inner thermals, 2 - light fleece, 1 - light sweater, and 1 padded jacket. Don't buy your grandma's sweaters. They can be very heavy. You want fleece jackets and sweaters that fold easily.

A padded jacket is the best choice for your outer layer. Water resistant materials are not necessary. You do need an outer jacket with a padded lining that keeps out the cold and wind. Make sure your padded jacket includes a hood.

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6. Two - Trek Pants

This trek requires at least one pair of trekking pants and a maximum of two. One pair of pants should be worn and one additional for when it rains/snows. Trek pants with zip-off thighs at the thighs make them ideal for trekking. You should also choose quick-drying pants over cotton. Even in colder climates, they dry quickly.

TRack pants or trekking pants?Track pants can be used as a backup or double as thermal bottoms. Track pants aren't trek pants so they shouldn't be your main outerwear. They should be used as an emergency backup.

Compalsoury Accessories, without these you will not be equipped to perform the trek or not able to do Trek

These accessories are necessary to carry. These accessories are mandatory for anyone who travels to Phulara Ridge. Trekkers tend to delay borrowing or purchasing accessories. We recommend the opposite. These accessories should be gathered first.

1. Sunglasses.

Sunglasses are required to prevent snowblindness. Expect to be walking on snowy stretches during a winter trek such as Phulara Ridge. Snow blindness can be caused by a small amount of direct sunlight (around a half-hour's exposure). Because fallen snow acts like thousands upon thousands of mirrors, reflecting direct UV rays. You will need sunglasses that provide UV protection.

If the trekking day is sunny and bright (on meadows, open sections), you should wear sunglasses. You must not remove your sunglasses from a snowy section until it is fully crossed.

In case you use spectacles: You can buy oversized sunglasses for your glasses, which you can wear over your regular glasses (buy at Decathlon). Photochromic lenses are also available if you find this cumbersome.

Contact lens users: Contact lenses can be worn on the trek if you have them. The lens solution won't freeze. It will not be a problem to change your lens inside your tent. You will only need enough cleaning solution to clean your fingers. Your contact lenses can be covered with sunglasses.

2. Suncap.

Suncaps are mandatory. A sun cap is mandatory for trekking. It can cause headaches, sunstrokes, rapid dehydration, and a drop in performance.

Important Information: The Golden rule of the mountains is to always cover your head. A sun cap is a protective layer that protects you from the sun's harsh rays during the day. It also works well with naked UV rays. Sun caps keep your body's temperature in check. The reverse is true in the morning/evening. Your head quickly loses body heat. The woolen cap stops heat from escaping your head.

3.Hand Gloves.

You will be handling snow quite a lot on a trek like Phulara Ridge. To grip things or hold onto snow, gloves are essential. The gloves should also keep you warm. You should get synthetic gloves with waterproofing on the exterior and a padded interior. Wear a tight-fitting fleece glove in your synthetic hand glove if you have difficulty obtaining the combination (not likely). This trek requires hand gloves.

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4. Woollen Cap or Balaclava.

These should cover your head. You lose the most heat in the cold mountains from your head and not your hands, feet, or other parts of your body. Protecting your head is important, especially in the evenings when the sun sets. Your woollen cap should be worn at all times, including early mornings and late evenings.

A woollen cap that covers your ears can protect your sensitive ears. Balaclavas are a modernized version of the woolen cap. The balaclava covers your ears, neck, and other parts of your face. A woolen cap that covers only your head will not be sufficient, such as a woolen cap, will require a neck warmer or scarf.

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5. Socks (3 sets).

You should also have three to four pairs each of socks for sports. You get warmth and cushioning from sports socks. The mantra here is to wear synthetic socks, or at the very least a synthetic blend. Cotton socks absorb sweat and water. These socks are difficult to dry.

Woollen socks are warm and cozy in the winter. Two sports socks are sufficient if you can't get woolen socks.

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6. Head Torch / Head Lamp

Many trekkers don't know if they should get a torch or a headlamp. A headlamp is essential because it allows you to use your hands for other activities. You'll need to use your hands for the Phulara Ridge Trek, including washing dishes, setting up tents, and holding your trekking poles.

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7. Trekking Pole / Trekking Stick

You can balance and stability with trekking poles. You can reduce your energy use by up to 40%. There are steep ascents, and descents on the Phulara Ridge Trek. A pair of trekking sticks can make the difference between a pleasant and strenuous trek. India uses a single trekking stick. Two trekking poles will give you more stability and balance. You can also walk faster with them.

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8. Rainwear.

Weather can quickly change on a trek. In a matter of seconds, a bright sunny day can quickly turn into a torrential downpour. To combat this, you will need a poncho and a rain jacket. A poncho, a large rain cover that covers your arms and heads, is what you need. Because it covers you and part of your backpack, it is very effective. It is very light and weighs almost nothing.

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9. Rain cover for your Backpack .

Backpacks can save your life. Your backpack will hold all of your dry clothes and warm gear. Your backpack should be kept dry at all times. Most backpacks have rain-covers built in. If your backpack does not come with a rain-cover, you can either buy one or make a large sheet of plastic to fit the dimensions of your backpack. The plastic sheet can be wrapped around the backpack and held in place by a string or elastic.

10. Daypack (20-30 ltrs, optional).

Some trekkers choose to load their bags onto a mule or potores while on the Phulara Ridge Trek. Although we don't encourage it, if you do choose to offload, then a daypack is required. You will need to carry water bottles, rainwear and emergency medicines. The campsites are the only place you can find your main backpack, which contains most of your equipment.

One day backpack is a small version of backpack which is generally of 20 - 30 ltr capability.

Additional necessary Trek Essentials

1. A toilet kit.

Try keeping the toilet kit light. Have only the basic things-- toothbrush, a roll on deodorant, lip balm, a little moisturiser, toilet roll, tiny detergent along with toothpaste. You will not able to bath on the trek, therefore do not overload on shampoos and soaps.

Quick Information: Carry miniature sized products. You won't have greater than that. When you are travelling in a team, share 1 toothpaste for all.

Stay away from getting big toilet rolls. Probably The smallest size roll is much more than sufficient for a trek as Phulara Ridge Trek.

For females: If you're more likely to have the Periodes of yours on the trek day of yours, do not care about it. You are able to utilize the pads of yours, tampons or maybe menstrual cups on the trek. There'll be toilet tents in which you are able to change. Be sure you have ziplock bags to take back the menstrual waste of yours. Do not leave behind any misuse in the mountains

2. Cutlery:

Will be provided by us like your plates and mugs etc.

3. Two one litre plastic bottles or even a two litre hydration pack:

Phulara Ridge Trek has many hiking days. You have to take two 1 litre water plastic bottles to help keep yourself hydrated. Carry light-weight thermos, it will help to assists you to save water that is warm on an extremely cool morning or even for late nights.

4. Presonal medi kit

Carry the medications with you, readily available at most occasions. Do not take any kind of medication unless you have consulted your trek leader.

1. Dolo 650 (5 tablet computers): This is paracetamol. It assists to take on high temperature, slight discomfort.

2. Avomine (4 tablet computers): Carry this specifically if you are prone to nausea. Pop one fifty per cent hr before the beginning of your roadway trek.

3.Combiflam (5 tablets): if you have pain in your legs, it will help you to get instant relief from pain. It also contains paracetamol.

4.Digene:If you think your food is undigested then you can take this med. Aslo tell your trek leader about it.

5.ORS (6 packs): Consume a pack of ORS water at least once a day, usually mid-day when you are in the middle of your trek.

6. Knee Brace (optional): Carry this if you are prone to knee injury or have recognized problems of knee discomfort.

Our trek leaders bring a high Altitude medical set with them which likewise contain Life-Saving Drugs, in emergency situations TrekupIndia Trek Leaders will handel the situation as our trek leaders are well trained for mountains. Before taking these medicines by yourself first tell your trek leaders about it.

Compulsory Documents to Carry.

These are files needed to be submitted at Forest Department before ypur trek. With no of these, you will not be permitted to trek .

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card. Carry Id's like adhaar, voter id, etc.

Food Provided by Us During the Phulara Ridge Trek

We provide only Indian vegetarian food and mainly your meal is going to contain Indian bread, vegetable, lentils and Rice along with delicious dessert. During your trek, we will serve three meals a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

In the evening, you will also be served tea & snacks and lip-smacking soup before dinner. If it will be a long day of trekking, you will be given a packed snack.

After doing a lot of research on the nutritional requirements for the trekkers, we prepare the menu. Before putting all the meals together, we also consider altitude gained and weather.

The meal served by us while trek is perfectly balanced with the right amounts of calories, carbohydrates, vitamins, protein, fiber, and minerals. You need to know that all our cooks have great expertise in cooking and have undergone thorough training. So, get ready to enjoy delectable and lip-smacking dishes during your trek.

You will be served with lemon tea in the tent in order to start your day with a refreshed feeling. Before leaving the campsite for trekking, you will be given a hot finger-licking breakfast like upma, egg bhurji, Maggie, omelet along with tea or coffee.

In case, your trek will be longer one then we also offer some fresh local fruits such as apples and even healthy drinks like Frootie or Maaza. In the afternoon, you will be served simple & healthy lunch, while at around 04:00 pm, you will be given tea and a light evening breakfast.

After you reach your campsite at night, you will be served a hot and delightful dinner. After reading this, you must have got the idea that with us, you don’t need to worry about food. Thus, we will definitely give you unforgettable experiences.

Safety During Phulara Ridge Trek

Trekking with us for Phulara Ridge is completely safe because we have a team of trek leaders who are qualified in Wilderness first-aid and also have complete information about the high-altitude glitches.

During Trek, we carry a complete first-aid kit that contains all the important medicines. Before trekking with us, you need to ensure that you are medically fit for the trek and if you are able to judge yourself then it is better to take advice from a professional.

For us, your medical fitness is very important than anything else.

Know About Us:- You need to know that our company TrekUp India has been in the field of Adventure Tourism for the last 23 years. Right from our inception, we have been involved in providing treks, voyage & hiking programs as well as high altitude expedition rafting.

We keep on organizing treks in Uttarakhand and Himachal, while being a part of the trekking community, we feature more than 75 Himalayan documented treks. Apart from other outdoor activities, our company also organizes trips for schools, colleges, and family.

We ensure complete technical safety in the mountain

Our company has a vast team of more than 100 guides, as well as trainers in order, serve in the mountain treks.

One of the best things about our team is that all the members are trained professionally from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Indian mountaineering foundation Delhi as well as Hanifle Center Outdoor Education Mussoorie.

Therefore, we never believe in compromising on the quality as well as services offered to our valuable customers.

For Us, Your Safety Is the Top Urgency

At Trekup India, you will find a team with local knowledge and fluency in English as well as Hindi. This helps in ensuring that you have an amazing trek and not only this, we also pay attention to your health as well as safety because this is something we cannot ignore.

All the team leaders involved in trekking have already undergone several professional courses in First Aid, Portable Altitude Chamber Training, CPR, Environmental Awareness Training as well as Advanced Wilderness Emergency Medicine.

We also carry a complete first aid medical kit not only on the trek but on each and every trip which is organized by us. Apart from the medical kit, we carry a portable altitude chamber and medical oxygen for all kinds of high-altitude treks .

Our company has great expertise in organizing all sorts of group adventure holidays for family groups, school & college groups as well as friend groups. When it comes to travel options, we have a wide range that suits different fitness levels as well as traveling styles.

Therefore, no matter who big the group size, we pay personal attention to each and every member present in the group.

How We Ensure That Your Trek Is Safe with Us

Right from our establishment, we at TrekUp India, are continuously involved in introducing new safety practices into Indian trekking in order to ensure the safety of voyagers.

For walking on snow, TrekUp India introduced Microspikes and also made emergency bottled oxygen mandatory for all kinds of treks.

In order to test pulse as well as oxygen saturation levels, pulse oxymeters are used. As a safety communication device, we at TrekupIndia introduced radio.

Though we have noticed that most of the organizations organizing treks do not follow these systems but with time several competing companies are adopting these practices and organizing great and safe treks.

Explore our New Safety Protocols

In order to ensure a perfect Trek, we have introduced some new safety checks that will assure more safety for our trekkers. Our On-trek safety checks include:

  • Daily oxygen saturation along with pulse readings
  • Stretchers team appointed on every trek
  • Radios
  • Trained mountain staff and full safety
  • Additional oxygen cylinders
  • Special medical kit for high altitude treks
  • Microspikes on all types of snow treks
  • Experienced Trek leaders as well as safety
  • Technical team on all snowy slopes

Highlights of Trek

How Difficult Is Phulara Ridge?

It is believed that the Phulara Ridge trek is a moderate grade trek. This means that the trek is perfect for a beginner. The trek lasts for 4 days long. Each day, you'll trek for five hours.

The area of the ridge is a guarantee of lower temperatures than the surrounding regions. Thus, Phulara Ridge is one of the few treks with snow in spring at altitudes that is as low as 12,500 feet. The trek will be equipped with microspikes that will help you navigate these sections with ease.

But it's still a hike in the Himalayas that can be challenging due to conditions, temperature and terrain. So, it is essential to prepare for at least one month prior to embarking on this trek.