Vishkhopri Trek

Vishkhopri Trek

Uttarakhand 8 Days

Easy

54 KM

MAX 15

MAX ALTITUDE

3620 mts.


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Sankri to Sankri

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Brief Description

The Vishkhopri Trek takes you to one of the most beautiful meadows perched at a height of 3610 meters in the SUpin valley of the Western Garhwal region of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand. Deviating away from the crowded trails, the Vishkhopri trek is cloaked in mystery and quaint aura that has made it one of the best-kept secrets of this region. It is located at the confluence of Supin and Guggal Gad rivers. Acres of meadow blessed with a wide array of beautiful flowers surrounded by lofty mountains makes this trek straight out of a fairy tale. The trek takes you through dense forests with a variety of flora and fauna such as Pines, Oaks, Rhododendrons and Walnut and rare Himalayan birds. This trek is parallel to the trails of Dev Kyara Trek, which is another offbeat sensation. The Vishkhopri trek is an ideal trek for both beginners and experienced trekkers alike. The ideal time for Vishkhopri trek is in the months of May, June, September and October. Stay on this page for more information on VIshkhopri Trek.



Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrive in Sankri

Arrive in Sankri. If you opt for transportation from us then we will board a vehicle from Dehradun ISBT to Sankri. The pick up point will be Dehradun ISBT. The total journey of 210 km between Dehradun and Sankri will be completed in 7-8 hours. Spend the night at a hotel/guesthouse in Sankri.


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Day 2

Sankri to Jakhol (2200 m) - 19 km Drive. Jakhol to Liwari (2750 m) - 8 km Trek

Today we will drive from Sankri to the village of Jakhol, the last village of Supin Valley. We will then trek following the Supin River up to the village of Pithari with its pretty wooden houses and huts. Overnight in tents.


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Day 3

Liwari to Surmola Thach (3460 m) - 10 km

Today we trek from Liwwari across potato fields, pine, deodar trees and dense forest to reach a wide grassland called as Surmola Thatch. Overnight in tents.


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Day 4

Surmola Thach to Vishkhopri (3600 m) - 9 km

Today's trek starts with a steep ascent across green grasslands and flower-laden highlands followed by a descent to reach Vishkhopri which is present at the confluence of Supin and Guggal gad river. It is a wide meadow with beautiful flowers. Overnight in tents.


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Day 5

Vishkhopri to Surmola Thach - 9 km

We will retrace our steps to Surmola Thatch and camp here for the night.


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Day 6

Surmola Thatch to Liwari - 10 km

We retrace our steps to Liwari and camp overnight.


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Day 7

Liwari to Jakhol - 8 hrs Trek. Jakhol to Sankri - Dirve

We will make our way back to Jakhol where our vehicles will pick you up and drive to Sankri. Overnight in hotel/guesthouse.


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Day 8

Depart from Sankri

If you opt for transportation from us then we will start our drive to Dehradun before 8am. You will reach Dehradun by evening. So plan your further travel accordingly.



Frequently Asked Questions

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Eligibility: Is this trek good for me?

The Vishkhopri Trek is meant for beginners and experienced trekkers alike as it takes you to a maximum altitude of 3620 M. It is recommended to have a decent physical fitness to successfully undertake this trek. The Vishkhopri trek does not require one to have any previous trekking experience but it is advisable to be physically and mentally prepared. Any trekker would love to go on this trek for its unparalleled views of meadows, river, peaks. On Bikat scale Vishkhopri trek difficulty level is 3. For details on trek difficulty level, please read on Bikat Rating Scale

Eligibility: Experience required

One should have done an easy trek of 2-3 days upto 2500 M altitude. Those coming for the first time should prepare and read extensively about the trek. A basic knowledge of how to use a sleeping bag, toilet tents, sleeping tents, and mountain mannerisms will help.

Eligibility: Requisite Skills

1. How to choose a right rucksack: It is essential that you choose a right rucksack for the trek since you are going to carry it all the time while trekking. Make sure you don’t make these common mistakes while buying a rucksack.
2. How to pack a rucksack: Trekking in mountains become more fun when your rucksack is well-organized. It also makes it easier for you to carry without being much load on your shoulders. Follow the guidelines on how to pack a rucksack.

Eligibility: Fitness benchmark

1. Jog/Run for 4 Kms in 35-40 mins or Walk continuously for 8 Kms (with 3-4 small breaks) on plain terrain (slight incline is better)
2. Hold your breath for 25-30 seconds
If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.

About the activity: Why should I go for this trek?

Vishkopri Trek

Vishkhopri Trek is one of the most pristine and untouched trails in the Supin valley of Uttarakhand's Western Garhwal located at the confluence of Supin and Guggal Gad rivers. The trail is full of rare and diverse flora and fauna, a heaven for nature lovers. The trek takes you to a huge meadow full of colorful flowers at the midst of mighty peaks of the Sankri range. This is an ideal trek for beginners.

Best Season: What are the best months to visit this trek?

May - June and September - October are the best months to do this trek.

Connectivity: How to Reach the base of the trek & how to go back from the end point?

The start point of Vishkhopri Trek is Sankri. Sankri is a small village in Uttarakhand which is a base camp for many Uttrakhand treks. It is 180 km from Dehradun. There are indirect public buses and shared jeeps running between Dehradun and Sankri.
Dehradun is easily accessible through road, rail, and air transport.
By Road: There are no direct buses to Sankri from Delhi. There You can take overnight UKRTC buses and Volvos available from ISBT Kashmere Gate, Delhi to Dehradun. The distance from Delhi to Dehradun is about 247 km. You can also hire a taxi or outstation cab from Delhi to Dehradun.
By Rail: The nearest railway station to Sankri is 187 km away in Dehradun. There are a number of trains running between Delhi and Dehradun like Dehradun Express, Mussoorie Express, Nanda Devi Express. It is advisable to make your train bookings a month in advance.
By Air: The nearest airport from Sankri is Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun which is 213 km away from Sankri. You can reach Dehradun from New Delhi by flight.

Connectivity: What is the cellular network connectivity for this trek?

There is no mobile reception after Sankri. Even in Sankri, you get only BSNL network. There are a few landline booths in Sankri that can be used on paid basis.

Packing List: What to pack



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Packing List: How should I pack my rucksack?

Packing List: How should I select my trekking shoe?

Nearby attraction: What are the nearby attractions that I can explore?

Dehradun is the beautiful capital city of Uttrakhand with a number of attractions to visit. Sahastradhara, a ‘thousand fold water spring’ is a famous tourist spot in Dehradun. The waters of the spring are believed to have medicinal properties. Robber’s Cave or Guchhi Pani is a famous picnic spot for fun-loving enthusiasts. Visit the holy Tapkeshwar Temple on the bank of Asan River which is believed have one of the oldest Shivling. Enjoy the splash at much touted Kempty Falls in Mussoorie. The highest place in Mussoorie, Lal Tibba is where you can enjoy the panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains. Admire the Kumaon and Garhwal Art & Culture at SOHAM Heritage and Art Centre.

Age limit: What is the minimum & maximum age limit?

The minimum age limit is 9 years. However, minors aged between 9 to 17 should be accompanied with their parents or guardians. If you are above the age of 60, kindly carry a medical certificate from your doctor that deem you fit for adventure activities like trekking.

Accommodation type: What will be the accommodation type in this trek?

The stay at Sankri will be at guesthouse/homestay on twin/triple sharing basis. We will camp during the rest of the trek in tents on twin sharing basis.

Equipment and facilities: What kind of tents and sleeping bags will be provided to us?

We provide 4 seasons tents by Gipfel for higher altitudes which can easily withstand heavy snowfall and storms. They are spacious enough to accomodate 3 people at once with a vestibule to place the backpacks. Our sleeping bags are made up of Heatseeker Pro synthetic insulation that can provide you comfort in -10 degrees celsius. We also use additional fleece liners to have thermal efficiency even in the extreme temperatures of -17 degrees Celsius. If you carry your own sleeping bag, you will get a cashback reward provided that you inform us as soon as you have booked your trek.

Equipment and facilities: Are there any washroom/toilet facilities on the trek?

Toilet tents will be provided to you on the trek.These are portable toilets tents where a deep pit will be dug. A shovel will be provided inside the tent to cover the waste after you have made your business. You can take a toilet roll inside. Make sure you dig used toilet paper along with the waste. Though water is recommended in place of toilet paper. Please refrain from using wet wipes as they are non-biodegradable. There will be no facility for bathing on the trek. Go through our blog section for tips on how to maintain personal hygiene on treks.

Equipment and facilities: If we trek in snow, what equipment will you provide?

You will be provided with good quality of gaiters and microspikes from us depending upon the situation of the snow. Our trek leaders will also be carrying ropes and ice axe.

Equipment and facilities: What kind of food will be provided for the trek?

Vegetarian food will be served throughout the trek. The only non-vegetarian item served on our treks are eggs. Our kitchen staff follows a proper menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner which has been designed in order to fulfil the nutritional requirements of the participants. There will be milk, poha, eggs, muesli/corn flakes, bread and butter served for breakfast. Rice or simple roti sabzi will be packed for lunch. In dinner, you will have dal, egg curry or any other vegetarian dish along with rice, roti, and a dessert item. Packed lunch will be provided to you on the days you are trekking. You are requested to carry your own tiffin box and a mug to consume food. The meals consumed on journey and arrival day are not included in our cost.

Equipment and facilities: What equipment can I rent from you?

You can rent following items from us- Trekking Pole, Trekking Shoes, Fleece Jacket, Rucksack.

Weather conditions: What will the temperatures be like during this trek?

In the pre-monsoon months of April to June, the skies will be partially clear. The day temperature might range from 10 to 20 deg. celsius whereas at night the temperature might drop to zero or -1 deg celsius. In the post-monsoon months of September and October, the skies will be mostly clear with the day temperatures ranging from 7-10 deg celsius, whereas at night the temperature can be between 5 to -3 deg celsius.

Weather conditions: When will there be snow on this trek?

There will be snow on the upper reaches of the trail in the month of May.

Miscellaneous : Is there an option to offload my backpack?

If you want to offload your rucksack, you will have to make a request for offloading a few days prior the trek through an email so that arrangement can be made in advance. You will be charged per day for offloading your rucksack. In case you decide to offload on the spot, you may have to pay a higher price than usual. However offloading your rucksack is not recommended since it is not a safe practice.

Miscellaneous : Who will lead us on the trek?

A team of participant will be led by a course certified trek leader and a local guide. All participants are requested to abide by what their leader says. There will also be a team of kitchen staff and porters on the trek. We maintain 1:8 ratio of trek leader and participants. All our trek leaders and staff have a certified training in first-aid and rescue operation.

Miscellaneous : Who will lead us on the trek?

A team of participant will be led by a course certified trek leader and a local guide. All participants are requested to abide by what their leader says. There will also be a team of kitchen staff and porters on the trek. We maintain 1:8 ratio of trek leader and participants. All our trek leaders and staff have a certified training in first-aid and rescue operation.

Miscellaneous : Is the trekking pole necessary?

Yes, trekking pole is necessary. If you don’t want to buy one, you can rent it from us on minimal daily basis charges. You can request the renting link from us.

Miscellaneous : Are there any local stores/shops from where I can shop trekking necessities?

There are hardly any shops in Sankri from where you can buy. Please do not leave anything for last minute buying.

Miscellaneous : Is it safe for a solo woman traveller to trek in Fixed departures?

Yes, it is absolutely safe for solo woman to travel in fix departures. Women on the trek will be sharing tent with each other. In case you are the only woman on the trek, you will be given a separate tent.

Miscellaneous : Will you give certificates on completion of trek?

Yes, e-certificates will be given at the end of each trek provided that you completed it. It will bear your name, the trek, and the maximum altitude you achieved on the trek.

Transport: In case we opt for the transport with you, where will you pick us from and where will you drop?

The pickup will be from Dehradun ISBT to Sankri (the base village of the trek) and the drop will be at Dehradun ISBT.

Transport: What time will you drop us at the end point on last day of the trek?

Expect to reach Sankri by evening. So plan your further travels accordingly.

Mandatory documents: What are the mandatory documents required for the trek?

It is mandatory to carry ID Proof for the trek. (Soft Copy to be sent to us in Advance & original to be carried along)


Why Bikat

Learning Experience
  • We are an Adventure Learning Organisation first.
  • We want you to not just complete a trek safely but also pick up some basic trekking knowledge and skills along the way.
  • To achieve this we have integrated learning modules into our itineraries.
  • These modules will help you build the necessary skills to progress from trekking to mountaineering over time.
Loyality Programs

Our community is an integral part of us and we take pride in our trekkers and climbers. When you complete at least three days on any trek or expedition with us, you become eligible for our membership and referral programs.

  • Currently we have three levels:
  • Basic Membership
  • Summiteer Membership
  • Leader Membership
Personalized Attention
  • Our group sizes on treks don’t exceed 15 members in order to maintain a healthy Participants : Leader Ratio of 8:1.
  • Over time we have found this number to be optimum when it comes to ensuring personalised attention to every member of our group.
  • On mountaineering expeditions this number is even smaller. Our group sizes are capped at 12 members ensuring a Participants : HAP Ratio of 2:1.
Best Expedition Leaders
  • Our Expedition leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders.
  • Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
Eco-friendly Practices
  • Group sizes are capped at 15 people.
  • Batch sizes are capped at 250 people per trail per season.
  • We follow a rolling campsite model.
  • We are constantly exploring and introducing new trails to reduce the burden on existing ones.
Safety

For us, a successful summit is not about reaching the highest point of a mountain but about making it safely back to base.

  • To ensure this:
  • Every region of ours is mapped with an emergency evacuation plan.
  • The equipment we use is UIAA certified.
  • Our trek leaders are AMC certified with specialisation in rescue procedures.
  • Our support staffs are trained in first aid as well.

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What's Included

Whats Included

  • Food as per menu on the trekking days
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges, if any (upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • Tents, Sleeping bags, Sleeping mats as required
  • Safety Equipment includes static rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys
  • Trek guide, cook, helpers, and porters for carrying common supplies
  • Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with Wilderness Emergency Responder & Rescue. course from NIM Uttarkashi

Whats Not Included?

  • Portage of personal bags during the trek
  • Cost of any kind of Travel Insurance.
  • Any Expense of personal nature.
  • Any Expense not specified in the inclusions list
  • Meals during road journeys
  • Transportation from Dehradun to Sankri and back to Dehradun.

Cancellation Policy

Cash Refund

Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date
5% Deduction

Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure
50% deduction

Less than 15 days of departure
No Cash Refund

Voucher Refund

Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date
No Deduction

Cancellations less than 5 days prior to departure
No Refund

Please note
  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers.
  • This is only a brief of cancellation terms. For finer details please refer Detailed Cancellation Policy.

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