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Must read about Fachu Kandi Pass
- Upcoming group fixed departures to fachu kandi pass trek starting on 26th April , 14 may, 7 june :- 2024
- Private/customised treks for your own group/family is open as per your preferred date.
- Duration – 07 nights 8 Days from Dehradun to Dehradun
- Best Season – May, June, Sep, Oct, and Nov
- Level – Moderate
- Highest Point – 4356 Meters
- Weather – Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.
- Temperature –night 5°C to 8° C) (5°C to 15°C)
- Starting point – Dehradun
Fachu Kandi Pass Overview
Fachu kandi pass, is a mountain pass that connects Sankri, a base for many treks in Uttarkashi, to the Yamunotri Valley, concluding at Hanuman Chatti. The pass compares to the likes of Hampta Pass or Sar Pass in terms of altitude, which is relatively low at 4,275 meters, but make no mistake, for this is both a scarcely trekked route, with virgin meadows along the way and unparalled beauty of the Himalayas in its full glory. The trek starts from Sankri village following the route of Kedarkantha almost upto Juda ka Talab, The trek takes us to the rare ridge section of Phulara ridge, which in itself is a beloved trek within the trekkers community. We get to camp on the peripheries of Pushtara Meadows and even visit a glacial lake, Saru Tal before we finally crossover the pass into the Yamunotri valley. The fachu kandi pass trek combines the thrill of these 3 treks, namely – Phulara ridge trek, Saru Tal trek and finally the pass, rising just above 14,000 feet. Furthermore if one has enough time, Kedarkantha summit can be added to the itinerary as well, making this very unqiue as you have the possibility of having been through 4 unique trekking routes in under 7-8 trekking days.
Crossing a Stream in the autumn month on day 2 of the Fachu Kandi trek
Go through Phulara Ridge and Sarutal to reach Fachu Kandi Pass
Before reaching Fachu Kandi Pass you need to cross these two popular places which is a great delight.
Trail Type in Fachu Kandi Pass
Trek through the dense forests rich in Flora and Fauna. En route are many beautiful meadows and small clearings with majestic views of the mountains.
Cross streams on the way to go further ahead are high ridges and steep ascents.
Key Points of Fachu Kandi Pass
- Levels Moderate (this trek is good for beginners)
- Proper conditioning & training of the body required
- Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperatures?
- Shoes are the single most important piece of equipment.
- High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.
- Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.
- Travel light
- The backpack should not exceed 10 kg.
How to reach Sankri for the Fachu Kandi Pass trek?
- Arrive in Dehradun: Dehradun is the nearest major city to Sankri and serves as the gateway to the region. You can reach Dehradun by air, train, or road, depending on your location.
- Travel from Dehradun to Sankri: From Dehradun, you need to travel to Sankri, which is approximately 200 kilometers away. Here are the options for reaching Sankri:
- By Bus: Take a state transport bus or a private bus from Dehradun’s ISBT (Inter-State Bus Terminal) to Sankri. Buses generally leave in the morning and take around 8-10 hours to reach Sankri, depending on the road conditions. It is advisable to check the bus schedule and availability beforehand.
- By Shared Taxi/Jeep: Shared taxis or jeeps are a common mode of transportation in this region. You can find shared taxis or hire one from Dehradun to Sankri. Shared taxis depart from Dehradun early in the morning and take around 8-10 hours to reach Sankri, depending on the road conditions. Make sure to inquire about the schedule and fares in advance.
- By Private Vehicle: If you have your own vehicle or plan to hire a private taxi, you can drive from Dehradun to Sankri. The route generally involves driving through Mussoorie, Purola, and Netwar. It is advisable to have a sturdy vehicle and check the road conditions before embarking on the journey.
- Trek from Sankri to Fachu Kandi Pass: Once you reach Sankri, you can start the trek to Fachu Kandi Pass. Ensure you have the necessary permits, camping equipment, and a guide if required. The trail involves moderate to difficult trekking, and it is advisable to be physically fit and acclimatized before attempting the trek. The exact route and duration of the trek can vary depending on the time of year and the conditions.
From Dehradun to Sankri
From Sankri to Juda ka Talab
From Juda ka Talab to Bhoj Gadi
From Bhoj Gadi to Pushtar Meadows via Phulara Ridge
From Pushtar Meadows to Rateri
From Rateri to Sarutal
From Sarutal to Leka Dogri via Fachu Kandi Pass trek
From Leka Dogri to Hanuman Chati Trek and drive to Dehradun
Please carry the documents given below
Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Note: – Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.
Necessary Items for trekkers
Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)
Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.
The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.
Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.
Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.
Layers of warm Clothing
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.
Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.
T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.
Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.
Water Bottle 2
Cap or Balaclava
Woolen and Waterproof Gloves
Socks (Woolen and Regular)
Torch head light
Personal Toiletry Items – (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)
What is Included In This Trek?
Forest Permit and entrance fee
Accommodation in tents on twin share basis
All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner
(All camping gears)
High quality tents
Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
Crampons and Gaiters
What is Not Include In This Trek?
Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit
On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included
Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included