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Phulara Ridge and Pushtara Bugyal Trek - Uttarakhand

Updated: Jul 30, 2021

Did you know that Phulara Ridge is one of the best Ridge Trek in the country?

In-country like India, ridge treks are rarely found. But when someone asks you "What is the best ridge trek in India" then you can simply answer Phulara Ridge Trek. The Phulera Ridge Trek is located in Uttarakhand, and it is an ideal route for adventure lovers that provides an exciting as well as a fun experience throughout the adventure trekking in the great Himalayas.

Some of you might ask a question "What is a Ridge?"

Well, a ridge is a place where you will find two mountains meeting at one place. When you are walking on a ridge of the mountain you will find it as same as a knife-edge, where the sides of a mountain sloping downward on both sides.

The Phulara Ridge Trek is best in providing visitors with the ultimate adventure goal, which is also recognized as a dream destination that people want to see. After a couple of years, Phulara Ridge made its name in the list of best trekking destinations in Uttarakhand during summers, and we are happy that Walking the Himalayas is successfully providing trekking memories to adventure seekers.

This is to be noted that this trek is one of the most enchanting treks for the freak as it contains all the adventure elements in the lap of the Himalayas.

During your trek, the 250-degree panorama of snow-capped mountains stays with you! The view almost makes you realize that these mountains are walking side by side as you cross the ridge that makes its way across the landscape. When you look down you will find meadows down on both sides and this is what makes Phulera Ridge a unique experience.

Pushtara Bugyal via Phulara Ridge

Pushtara Bugyal is one of the unknown heavens in Uttarakhand. You will love camping near an overflowing river and enjoying the morning near lush green meadows. It is among the most comfortable and attractive camping spots on Phulara Ridge Trek.

Pushtara Bugyal Trek is located in Mori Tehsil of Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand at an altitude of 3530m above sea level. You will find many trekking destinations in the Uttarkashi district but when it comes to the beautiful landscape and unknown destinations, Pushtara Bugyal is best among Har Ki Doon, Kedarkantha and Bali Pass.

The best time you can visit Pushtara Bugyal is May and June as well as August and September.

Trekking Itinerary of Phulera Ridge

The Pustara Bugyal via Phulera Ridge Trek is one of the best ridge treks in India. This trek takes 6-day and it starts from Sankri village. While on the trek you will pass through dense cedar-scented forests, beautiful meadows, and on the trek you will camp in beautiful places such as the Juda ka Talab and the beautiful meadows. If you are lucky then you will also see Monal which is the state bird of Uttarakhand.

Day 1:-Dehradun to Sankri (200 km/ 7 hours drive)

You will start at Dehradun early in the morning so that you can reach Sankri by evening. It's a long ride and you will drive along the Yamuna river and tons river. In the evening you will reach Sankri which is located at an altitude of 6397 feet. Sankri is a small market where you can buy all the essentials. You can also rent trekking accessories as per your need.

Day 2:- Sankri to Silkota (4-5 hours/trek: 7-8 km)

Early in the morning, you will start your trek after having your breakfast in Sankri. Sankri is also a base camp for many popular treks like Kedarkantha, Bali Pass and Borasu Pass.

After a couple of clearings, you will start trekking to your destination for the day that is Silkota. It is a 5-6 hours trek and you will pass through a thick pine forest. Silkota is situated at an altitude of 9300 feet, surrounded by tall pine trees and dense oak forest.

Overnight camping at Silkota.

Day 3: Silkota to Bhoj Gadi (4-5 hours/trek: 3-4 km)

After breakfast, begin trekking through the dense forest to the banqueting train with a long trail. You will then approach the forest clearing, which opens to grasslands with yellow flowers. This walkthrough of the green bugyal will take you to the Bhoj Gadi. Bhoj Gadi is located at an altitude of 11,155 feet.

You will be staying in tents at the campsite in Bhoj Gadi.

Day 4: Bhoj Gadi to Pushtara via Phulara Ridge(5-6 hours/6km)

Today is the most adventurous trek as you will be walking along Phulara Ridge. Today you will walk for 3-4 hours on Phulera Ridge with the beautiful view of snow-capped Himalayan mountains. After crossing the ridge, you will enter into a dense forest and reach Pushtara Bugyal. Pushtara Bugyal is situated on the edge of a vast, rich plains mountain with spectacular views of the Himalayan peaks.

Overnight stay in a tent.

Day 5: Pushtara to Sankri (1920 m / 5 hours)

Today's trek is an easy one. You will start early in the morning and decent up to the village of Taluka. You will start descending into the green meadows, followed by a trek to the dense deodar forest. It will take around 5-hour to reach the village of Taluka.

From Taluka, you will drive to Sankri. Overnight stay in a tent or guesthouse in Sankri or Mori.

Day 6: Sankri to Dehradun

After breakfast, begin the journey to Dehradun.

Overview Pushtar Bugyal Trek

  • This trek starts from Sankri

  • It is a Moderate Trek

  • It will take 6 days to complete this trek

  • Pushtara Bugyal via Phulara Ridge is Located in Uttarkashi

  • The nearest railway station is Dehradun Railway Station and the nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun.

Things To Carry on Pushtara Bugyal Trek

  • Sturdy Backpack

  • Three warm layers, trek pants and collared shirts

  • A Pair of Trekking Shoes

  • Trekking pole

  • Synthetic hand gloves

  • Plastic Bags

  • Sunglasses

  • Sun cap

  • Toiletries

  • Indispensable Water Bottles


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