Region :- Uttarakhand
Duration :- 9 Days
Grade :- Easy To Moderate
Max Altitude :- 13,500 Ft.
Approx Trekking Km :- 40 Kms.
Vishkhopri Trek is present at the confluence of Supin and Guggal Gad.
Vishkhopri Trek lies at an elevation of 3,600 meters present at the confluence of Supin and Guggal Gad. Starting and end point of this trek is Sankri. It is a great trek for beginners with mind boggling scenic beauty. Walk along the banks of River Supin and explore the undulating meadows and green fields.
Day 1: Drive from Dehradun to Sankri market overnight stay hotel
Our vehicle picks you up from Dehradun railway station then leaves for Sankri (210 km), it takes 7-8 hours to reach there. The drive to Sankri is a picturesque one and you will come across plethora of sceneries on the way.
The scenic beauty of valley attract the visitor’s eye. You will see Yamuna River and Tons valley across the Yamuna Bridge, the crystal clear water gives a very refreshing feeling if you feel tired on the way. Drive is through some splendid places i.e. Mussoorie, Damta, Nowgao, Netwar and Purola. These are the villages where you can see people working in fields and you can have a glimpse of their lifestyle. When you go through the forests, peep out of your window and look at the combination of dark and light greenery, it looks picture perfect.
We cross an entry gate of Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, Sankri lies there. When the Baraadsar mountain range and other snow-capped mountains are visible then you are about to reach Sankri, it will take 15-20 minutes more.
Sankri is a small village with less number of houses, there is a famous mini market of Sankri with few wooden huts serving traditional and delicious food. From here you can have a glance of some mountain ranges, it is surrounded by the mountains and the environment is pollution free, relish the beauty of Sankri. We own a hotel named “Swargarohini”, enjoy your dinner and relaxing stay there.
Day 2 : Trek from Sankri to Jakhol (19 km) (2200 m) Jakhol to Liwari via Baicha
Jakhol is 19 km away from Sankri, it is the last village of Supin valley at an altitude of 2200 metres. You can reach there in two hours.
Trek starts from Jakhol on along the left bank of River Supin, after you cross a bridge you will reach Baicha. From this point Obra Gad is visible and one can also go Devkiyara through this Gad. Now the trek is again along the Supin River from here you can have sight of Fithari village, there are fields and wooden huts visible.
Now the difficult climb starts and you will reach fields that are present on left bank of Supin. Trek through potato fields and after last ridge reach Liwari village (2,750 m). There is a temple of “Someshwar Devta” worshipped by the villagers. Setup your camps here and retire for the night.
Day 3 : Trek from Liwari to Surmola Thach
Wake up early and visit Someshwar Devta’s temple, bow down and ask everything to go well. When your trek starts the first section is through potato fields and Sural Dhar is visible from here.
The other section of the trek starts through forests, there are different variety of trees like Deodar, Walnut and Pine, trek for 1 km and reach a bridge over Supin. The area is landslide prone and the some paths have been damaged. Now to reach Surmola Thach trek is tough through ice bridges and boulder zone.
Surmola Thach have green pasturelands, it is at an altitude of 3460 metres. At ridge top is a Lake “Badasu” and as the belief of locals they say that this Lake is sacred and pure. Set your tents at this beautiful campsite and stay comfortably for the night in tents.
Day 4 : Trek from Surmola Thach to Vishkhopri thach
Bid goodbye to the alluring fields of Surmola Thach and follow the right bank of Supin to reach your destination Vishkhopri. Walk carefully through landslide prone region because the routes are washed away and some paths are damaged.
Climbing the ridge get because of the damage parts but when you reach the top there is a land which blooms, it becomes a relief to legs after ascending so hard. The scenic beauty is just heart-warming, there are colourful flowers and all green fields they together make a picturesque setting.
Start descent towards Supin to reach Vishkhopri it is present at the confluence of Supin and Guggal Gad.
Vishkhopri is a wide ground and you can see the colourful flowers blooming together making a bed of hundred flowers. It is feast for the eyes, spend time relishing the beauty of this place. Setup your camps here and spend rest of the time admiring the natural peace this place possesses.
Day 5 : Rest Day
Today spend time at Vishkhopri, relax or you can explore the surroundings.
Day 6 : Trek from Vishkhopri to Surmola Thach
Descent till you reach Surmola Thach, the downhill trek is going to be pleasant because you will go through the green fields and meadows with wildflowers.
Trek along the bank of River Supin and the green field “Surmola Thach” welcomes you again, you are going to follow the same path. Setup your tents here and retire for the night.
Day 7: Trek from Surmola Thach to Liwari village
Cross Supin over a bridge and go through forests, there are different variety of trees like Deodar, Walnut and Pine. You will reach the potato fields of villagers.
Liwari is a village which was you campsite on Day 2. Setup your tents here and retire for the night.
Day 8 : Trek from Liwari to baincha /Jakhol (8 km) (4/5 hours) and Drive to Sankri (19 km)
Bid goodbye to the villagers and head towards Jakhol, trek along the bank of Supin and reach Baicha. Form here after a short hike you can reach Jakhol. Retrace your steps.
Reach Jakhol and the vehicles will be arranged for you till Sankri. Overnight stay will be in Hotel Swargarohini.
Day 9: Drive from Sankri to Dehradun
You can reach Dehradun between 5:30-6:00pm if you start travelling by 8:00 am. Have your breakfast en route.
You can only find the nature at its best when it’s untouched, Vishkhopri Trek
This trek is not known by the people, but who want to go in peace with the beauty of untouched trails then Vishkhopri will be great for you.
The trekking trails are getting busy nowadays so it gets tough to go on the treks not crowded.
The beauty lies here in abundance and you can only find nature at its best when it’s untouched.
Himalayan Diversity in Vishkhopri Trek
This place is rich in Flora and Fauna, trek through the woods Rhododendrons and Oaks are common, spot variety of colorful birds.
Go through some picturesque meadows like Surmola Thach which bloom with wildflowers and you will also come across Himalayan villages like Liwari and there is a temple of lord Someshwar which is worshipped by the villagers.
Key Points of Vishkhopri Trek
Level is Moderate
Proper conditioning & training of body required
Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?
Shoes are the single most important equipment.
High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.
Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.
The backpack should not exceed 10kg
Must Read about Vishkhopri Trek
Duration –9 Days from Dehradun to Dehradun
Best Season – May, June, Sep and Oct
Level – Moderate
Highest Point – 3600 metres
Weather – Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.
Summer temperature (2°C to 10°C)
Starting point – Dehradun
Short Itinerary of Vishkhopri trek
Day 1 – Drive from Dehradun to Sankri (210 km) (7/8 hours) (1920 m)
Day 2 – Drive Sankri to baincha / Jakhol (19 km) (2200 m) to Same day drive to Liwari village via Baicha (8 km) (4/5 hours)
Day 3 –Trek from Liwari to Surmola Thach (10 km) (5/6 hours) (3460 m)
Day 4 – Trek from Surmola Thach to Vishkhopri (9 km) (5/6 hours) (3600 m)
Day 5 – Rest Day
Day 6 – Trek from Vishkhopri to Surmola Thach (9 km)(4/5 hours)
Day 7 – Trek from Surmola Thach to Liwari (10 km) (5/6 hours)
Day 8 – Trek from Liwari to Jakhol (8 km) (4/5 hours) and Drive to Sankri (19 km)
Day 9 – Drive from Sankri to Dehradun (210 km) (7/8 hours)