Phulara Ridge is a trekking route known for its scenic views of the Garhwal Himalayas, including peaks like Bandarpoonch and Kalanag. It offers a beautiful landscape with meadows and forests. Pushtara Meadows via Phulara Ridge is one of the lesser known but an amazing trek. Govind Pashu Vihar National Park is home to many trekking routes. Sankri, situated within the park, acts as a base camp for treks such as Har Ki Dun, Bali Pass, and Kedarkantha. The trek is very unique due to the landscape and nature of its trail. Ridges are uncommon in the Indian Himalayas. But this trail takes you on a walk atop a ridge that lasts for almost 2 hours! Given that this is one of a kind trek in the Uttarakhand Himalayas, it is slowly earning its well-deserved fame in the trekking world.


Trek Fees:

Dehradun to Dehradun - INR 16,500/- per person

Delhi to Delhi - INR 18,500/- per person

7 Nights 8 Days Available on request Bandiyar, Uttarakhand
What makes this tour special
  • Panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks are the main attraction of Phulara Ridge trek.
  • The trek passes through verdant forests extremely rich in Flora and Fauna.
  • Captivating views of some prominent peaks namely Kedarkantha, Swargarohini, and others.
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  • Itinerary

    Day 1 – Delhi to Dehradun

    • Reporting at New Delhi Railway Station at 02.30 pm and proceed to Dehradun by train.
    • Reach Dehradun by 09.00 pm and check in at Hotel.
    • Overnight stay in hotel at Dehradun.

    Day 2 - Dehradun to Sankri

    • Drive Distance - 187 KM in 7 to 8 hours
    • It is easiest to get to Sankri from Dehradun or Mussourie.
    • The journey of 7-8 hours by road will not feel tiresome, though. With the river Tons singing you a lullaby for most of the part, pass the bustle of touristy hill stations. Allow quaint little towns of the Uttarkashi district like Purola to calm you down.
    • Ultimately, give in to the mountains and one of its quiet, network-less settlements – Sankri. Sankri is a homely and welcoming village, the windows of which open to the Swargarohini ranges. The sunrise and sunset here is a sight to behold.

    Day 3 - Sankri to Sikolta

    • Trek Distance - 11 KM in 5 hours
    • The trek commences with a slight ascend through a dense forest of towering pine trees. It is tempting to play hide-and-seek among them, but leaves crunching below your feet give you away!
    • The forest makes way for an enchanting clearing where you will encounter the only dhaba on this trek.
    • If you are lucky, you will find a villager welcoming you with his melodious flute.
    • On reaching Sikolta, set your bags down and take an excursion to Juda ka Talab, a well-known lake among the trekking community.

    Day 4 - Sikolta to Bhoj Gadi

    • Trek Distance - 10 KM in 5 to 6 hours
    • The day begins with an ascent through a forest, again. This time, it leads to a wooden bridge. Cross this bridge with a cascading brook flowing underneath it, conquer a short patch of steep ascent and you will be rewarded with the picturesque opening of Karsu thatch. You will also find wooden house – like abandoned but intriguing structures.
    • The walk through islands of rhododendrons opens to a meadow of plain green grass of Bhoj Gadi. Set against a backdrop of purple-grey hued and snow-capped mountains, this is one of the most beautiful campsites on any Himalayan trail you will witness. Roam around the area, pose with a fascinating arrangement of stones and a log, or just sit and let serenity and meditativeness wash over you.

    Day 5 - Bhoj Gadi to Pushtara via Phulara Ridge

    • Trek Distance - 6 KM in 4 hours.
    • This day is the highlight of the trek. About an hour from Bhoj Gadi, we descend to the iconic ridge – the Phulara Ridge. A ridge is a chain of mountains that form a continuous crest for some distance. Its narrow edges drop into valleys on either side.
    • This grants you an unobstructed view of some of the most majestic Garhwal Himalayan mountain ranges – including Swargarohini and Bandarpoonch, in 3 directions. You would be awestruck, to say the least.
    • Once the ridge ends, you descend into the vast, undulating Pushtara bugyal i.e. Pushtara meadows. Post the exhilaration of the ridge walk, you feel a sense of liberation as you marvel at the expanse around you.
    • To add to the range of emotions, is the charm of the countless variety of flowers, including the brahmakamal and fankamal, that bloom during summer. The ridge has been named “Phulara” for good reason. Also feel the excitement at spotting the rare monal pheasant, the state bird of Uttarakhand. There is a greater probability of spotting them on today’s trail.

    Day 6: Pushtara to Taluka to Sankri

    • Trek Distance - 5 KM in 3 hours
    • Drive Distance - 10 KM in 1 hour.
    • A full day of descent to civilization. We continuously descend along the trail today, as you make your way towards Taluka. After crossing the grasslands we enter the dense untouched forests and continue across them for rest of the trail.
    • As you descend towards Taluka, you will find increasing number of trees. You will be greeted by little yellow flowers, which to some extent help you ease the sadness of reaching the end, and make you realize the worth of the treasure you have gathered in the last few days. Descending through dense forest, you will observe bands of langoors on trees. We start to come across scattered settlements, eventually reaching the quaint village where you will be greeted by curious and warm villagers and their children asking for candies.
    • You will appreciate the architecture and smile at the simple domesticity of village life in the remote Himalayas.
    • A vehicle will take you to Sankri from Taluka. We take a vehicle back to Sankri for the hour long drive.

    Day 7: Sankri to Dehradun

    • Drive Distance - 187 KM in 7 to 8 hours
    • We start the journey back to Dehradun and arrive by late afternoon or early evening.
    • Overnight stay in hotel at Dehradun.

    Day 8 - Time to Say Good Bye and cherish unforgettable memories of trek. 

    • Departure for Delhi at 05.00 am by train and reach New Delhi railway station by approximately 12.30 pm.
    • You can book your onward journey anytime after 15.00 pm on this day.
    • There is an option to book flight directly from Jolly Grant Airport located near Dehradun and fly back home. 



    What is included in the tour

    • Transportation from Delhi to Delhi.
    • Accommodation on Triple Sharing basis. Day 1 & Day 7 in Hotel, Guest house and Tents.
    • Meals starts from Day 2 Dinner to Day 7 Breakfast.
    • Certified Guide, Cook & Other Support Staff.
    • Forest Permits & Association Permits.
    • Camping, Dining equipment with stools at campsite & dining tables with appropriate cutlery.
    • Gaiters, crampons included.

    What is NOT included in the tour

    • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
    • Insurance.
    • Any expenses incurred on anything beyond the above inclusions, such as tips, extra accommodation in Dehradun etc.
    • Any meals/services not mentioned in the inclusions.
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
    • Personal luggage with mass not exceeding 12 kg per bag per person can be carried by porters/mules @ Rs 400 per day per bag.
    • Taxes Extra.
    Pickup point
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    Things to carry

    Basic Gear :

    Back pack & rain cover

    (40 - 50 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps) (can be rented from Mountainfit)

    Day pack + rain cover

    10 - 20 ltr (If you hire a mule or porter and also for Summit day)

    Walking stick

    Advisable (At least one) ) (can be rented from Mountainfit)

    Head torch

    1 Nos. ) (can be rented from Mountainfit)

    Water bottle/Hydration pack

    2 bottles of one litre each



    Energy bars, dry fruits, electoral/ORS

    Personal Medical Kit

    Consult your doctor


    Clothing :


    2 to 3 (Dry Fit Preferred)

    Full T-shirts

    1 Nos.

    Fleece jacket

    1 Nos. (Alternative: a woolen sweater)

    Down feather / Hollow fill jacket

    1 Nos.  (can be rented from Mountainfit)

    Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant)

    1 Pair

    Thermal inners (upper and lower)

    1 Pair

    Trek pants

    2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)

    Poncho (Rain Protection)

    1 Nos. ) (can be rented from Mountainfit)

    Personal Utilities :

    Sunscreen cream

    Hand sanitizer


    Antibacterial powder

    Toilet Paper & wipes

    Toothbrush and toothpaste

    Lip balm

    Quick dry towel

    Sun cap

    1 Nos.

    Woolen cap

    1 Nos.

    Buff / Bandana

    1 Nos.


    U/V protected advisable.

    Protect your feet :

    Trekking shoes

    1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)


    1 Pair (Very useful to roam around camp).

    Cotton socks

    4 pairs

    Woolen socks

    2 pairs

    Gaiters and Crampons

    1 Pair (MountainFit team will notify you if required)


    Protect your hands :

    Waterproof gloves

    1 Pair

    Fleece/woolen gloves

    1 Pair



    Important Notes
    • Dress in layers: Carry at least 3 layers at the trek.  Weather is quite unpredictable so we need to keep ourselves warm. Keep it simple, but warm enough. Pack your backpack as per provided trek essential list.
    • Thermos Flask (1ltr) is very important on winter trek as water in normal bottle freezes due to severe temperature.
    • Do not carry any precious items like jewellery at the trek. Mountainfit Team will not be responsible for loss of damage of such items.
    • Carry extra plastic bags for wet clothes/garbage/etc. “DO NOT LITTER THE TRAIL, KEEP IT CLEAN”
    • Drone and satellite phone is not allowed so please don’t bring any.