The Pushtar Ridge; PC: Karan

Pushtar trek goes via some rarely trodden routes. One gets to witness flower fields, Himalayan forests, vast meadows and numerous Himalayan peaks in the horizon. One can witness numerous wildflowers, pristine mountain streams, Garhwali villages, terrace farms on the way.

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  • valley of flowers

  • Day 4:

    Mammals

  • Langur
  • Wild Fox
  • Indian Crested Porcupine
  • Wild boar
  • Black bear
  • Leopard
  • Yellow Throated Marten

    Birds

  • Himalayan Swiftlet
  • Monal
  • Crested Goshawk
  • Besra
  • Long-legged Buzzard
  • Red-headed Vulture
  • Mountain Hawk Eagle
  • Common Kestrel
  • Golden Eagle
  • Lammergeier
  • Himalayan Griffon
  • Black Kite
  • Speckled Wood Pigeon
  • Snow Pigeon
  • Spotted Dove
  • Oriental Turtle Dove
  • Hill Partridge
  • Snow Partridge
  • Kalij Pheasant
  • Koklass Pheasant
  • Black-throated Tit
  • Bar-tailed Treecreeper
  • Rusty-flanked Treecreeper
  • Winter Wren
  • Hill Prinia
  • Striated Prinia
  • Large-billed Crow
  • Ashy Drongo
  • Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo
  • Eurasian Jay
  • Black-headed Jay
  • Maroon Oriole
  • Long-tailed Minivet
  • Yellow-bellied Fantail
  • Yellow-breasted Greenfinch
  • Common Rosefinch
  • Dark-breasted Rosefinch
  • Rock Bunting
  • Black-and-yellow Grosbeak
  • Red-headed Bullfinch
  • Asian House Martin
  • White-capped Water Redstart
  • Little Forktail
  • Verditer Flycatcher
  • Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher
  • Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush
  • Rusty-tailed Flycatcher
  • Blue Whistling Thrush
  • Rufous-bellied Niltava
  • Black Peak/Kalanag (6,387 m), Swargarohini I (6,252 m), II and III and Banderpoonch are visible from Kedarkantha top. Jaonli, Gangotri, Draupadi ka Danda and Jorkanden are visible in the trek. Swargarohini can be seen from Sankri and other points in the trail as well.
  • Yamuna during first and last day's drive.
  • Tons and Supin during first and last day's drive.

Transport support from and to Dehradun: starting from pickup on day 1 to drop on day 6.

Guide and cook fees.

Rent for camping equipment.

Forest entry charges.

Porter and mule support to carry camping equipment. Please note that personal luggage can be carried by mules and/or porters on chargeable basis.

All veg meals starting from day 1 dinner to day 6 breakfast.

Tented accommodation throughout the trek. Possible guest house accommodation on Day 5.

Transport to reach Dehradun from hometown.

Personal expenses like tips, personal medicines, phone calls etc.

Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above.

Accommodation in Dehradun.

Personal luggage with mass not exceeding 12 kg per bag per person can be carried by porters/mules @ Rs 300 per day per bag.

  • Trekking Boots: Waterproof, high ankle with good grip.
  • One Raincoat/Poncho
  • Windproof Jacket
  • Wind & waterproof pant
  • 2-3 t-shirts/shirts preferably quick dry
  • 2 trousers (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
  • Warm Fleece, Alternative: a woolen sweater
  • Extra pair of socks
  • Thermal inner wears
  • One pair of woolen socks
  • Waterproof thick gloves
  • Waterproof Rucksack or Rucksack with rain-cover
  • Water Bottle
  • Slippers/Sandals/Floaters: Non-slippery
  • Hat or sun protection cap
  • Woolen cap/scarf
  • Head Torch (hand torch would be an alternative)
  • Sunglasses (it should be UV protected.) or use Photo chromatic glasses.
  • Identitiy cards
  • Personal Toiletries (toothbrush,toothpaste etc)
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Wet and dry tissues
  • Toilet paper roll
  • Towel
  • Personal medical kit
  • Sunscreen cream, moisturizer, lip balm
  • Diamox - to prevent AMS
  • Crocin - fever
  • Avomine - (motion sickness)
  • Avil 25mg - (allergies)
  • Combiflam - (Pain killer)
  • Disprin - (headache)
  • Digene - (acidity)
  • Norflox TZ & Lomofen - (diarrhea)
  • ORS
  • Omez/ Rantadine - (antacids)
  • Crepe bandage - 3 to 5 meters
  • Gauze - 1 small roll
  • Band aids - different sizes
  • Cotton - 1 small roll
  • Betadine or any antiseptic cream
  • Moov/Volini spray (aches, & sprains)
  • Knee caps
  • Hot water bag in winter if needed

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