Highest Point
65 KM
Trail Length

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

Kedarkantha and Sarutal are two very famous trekking destinations among trekkers in Garhwal Himalayas.

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?

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.




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  • DAY 1

    From Dehradun to Sankri

  • DAY 2

    From Sankri to Juda ka Talab

  • DAY 3

    From Juda ka Talab to Bhoj Gadi

  • DAY 4

    From Bhoj Gadi to Pushtar Meadows via Phulara Ridge

  • DAY 5

    From Pushtar Meadows to Rateri

  • DAY 6

    From Rateri to Sarutal

  • DAY 7

    From Sarutal to Leka Dogri via Fachu Kandi Pass trek

  • DAY 8

    From Leka Dogri to Hanuman Chati Trek and drive to Dehradun

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Mandatory Documents

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)
 Declaration Certificates

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

carry on a trek

 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.

 Hiking Pole

 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.)

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What is Included In This Trek?

 Transport Facility

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

 Sleeping bags




 Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

 Dining Tent

 Dining Table




 Kitchen team

 Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

 Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

 Medical Kit

 Oxygen Cylinders

 Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

 Personal Insurance

 Medical Certificate

 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

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 8 reviews
January 7, 2024

Green valley Himalayas is rare and good mix of thorough professionalism and personal care and attention. I did kedarkantha trek with Arjun the young and agile guide from 24 Dec to 26 Dec 2023. It was a memorable trek. He ensured we reached summit and returned safely. Thanks to his perfect guidance. GVH took care every possible details with welcome flexibility.
I loved their hospitality even at base camp in village sankari.
I definitely recommend doing treks with GVH.
Full marks to the company and Arjun, the guide and his team, including each and every member.
Wish them great success in times to come.

December 14, 2023

It was first trek of life and I am glad I chose GreenValleyHimalayas for it. They not only made my trek so adventureous but made it look so easy. They made my first trek a very special memory of my life. All the treks we did were done with all safety measures, keeping in mind of all indivuals health & capabilities. I think thats the most important part of a trek. I forget to mention about Arjun,Muki & all members of our trek team were so generous & the hospitality they provided us was remarkable. Thank you guys for making so much effort just to make us feel like home! All the best & i will surely meet you guys again!

November 9, 2023

Good trek. Tiring at times. Very well arranged by Arjun and his team. Best part was the dinner which was always a pleasent surprise.

November 11, 2023

thank you so much sir for a best review and hope to see you soon next trek

November 6, 2023

It was a great experience.
Really enjoyed.
Thanks to Arjun and his team

November 11, 2023

thank you so much sir for a best review and hope to see you soon next trek

November 6, 2023

It was a great trek.
Very well organised by Green Valley Himalayas – Arjun and his team.

At times it was a test for our endurance but lots of fun at the same time .
Cheers .

November 11, 2023

thank you so much mem for a best review and hope to see you soon next trek

November 5, 2023

Great people to trek with

November 11, 2023

thank you so much sir for a best review and hope to see you soon next trek

September 25, 2023

Before to start my journey actually Solo 🥰, I was so nervous, how I’ll manage everything, but green valley himalayas has managed well, team was so supportive, food was beyond my expectations….I Love to explore more with GVH…Thanks to helping me on my first trek…we enjoyed, we explored, we had a delicious.

September 16, 2023

i didi FACHU KANDI PASD & SARU tal trek with green valley himalayas 3 to 11 sep 2023
good hospitality and very caring people . good food and best equipment, tent, sleeping bag pillow foam mattress
GREEN VALLEY HIMALAYAS local trekking organisation in sankri har ki dun valley
thanks to GBH