Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri
Distance covered: Drive 197 km
All enthusiastic trekkers collect at Dehradun, a city with its own charm. Along with our well-trained guides and everyone ready for the journey ahead, we start our journey and drive towards what shall be the starting point of our trek – Sankri. The journey is full of mesmerizing views of the mountains and we shall often witness the Tons river that will run parallel to us as we move towards our destination.
Sankri is located in the Govind Pasu Vihar National Park at an altitude of 1950mts. It surprises one with its picturesque beauty and quite well-to-do facilities. Thus, after a 10-11 hour long drive, amidst which we shall make a few stops for lunch and refreshment we finally arrive at the secluded and calm village of Sankri.
On reaching Sankri, we shall check into the pre-booked hotel/ resort. A delicious dinner shall be served and everyone can relax from the tiring full day journey, as well as prepare themselves for the trek that shall follow the next day. If one feels like it, they can explore the Sankri village and interact with the locals. They can take a short tour of the village and its small markets. They can explore the indigenous crafts, home-grown eatables, and other native things Sankri has to offer.
The trek leader briefs us about what the course of the journey shall be for the next day. After this, we can tuck ourselves in our cozy beds to rest and prepare for the exciting journey which shall follow.