Vijay Top Trek
Vijay Top Trek
(Phitari to Khaniyashani)
Service Tax @ 5% (GST)
Region :- Uttarakhand
Duration :- 6 Days
Grade :– Moderate
Max Altitude :- 12,650 Ft..
Approx Trek Distance :- 36 Km.
Vijay Top lies at an elevation of 12,650 Ft. in the famous Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi district. It is not known much by people but this trek has all the qualities which Kedarkantha Trek possesses. But the only difference is, the trails are untouched and not traversed by many, if you want to be away from the cacophony of cities and other groups of trekkers on the trek routes, then this winter choose “Vijay Top”.
The real beauty of the magnificent mountains is revealed here, it remains engulfed by the snowfall in winters. A thick snow sheet covers this mighty peak making it pristine and in summers the scenery changes from white to all green which resembles the wonderland not traversed by many. This trek is hidden beauty among the Himalayan Mountains not known by the trekkers and can be called a true gem.
It starts from the village “Bhitri” which is the last on trail and you go through many Himalayan villages located uphill and the people with their smiling faces seems to be the happiest. The houses made of wood, well designed temples and food cultivation amidst the crude nature will ignite a craving to know them in close proximity.
Day 1: Pick up to you from Dehradun railway station drive to Khanyasni camp
Trek The Adventures organize transport for trekkers from Dehradun Railway Station in the morning which will leave for Khanyasni camp around 6:00 am to 7:00 am.
Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand and one of the most beautiful places in India. The main attraction of this place is Rajpur road go through it and get a glimpse of Dehradun’s beauty. Reach Mussoorie after an hour which is also known as “Queen of Hills”. People visit it heavily during vacations with their family and friends.
After half an hour, stop at kempty fall. Have breakfast there and witness people from different parts of the world. The break will be of maximum 1 hour. Ahead the peaks are visible and further you will come close to holy Yamuna River. If you want, then take a short break of 20 minutes and enjoy being around it.
Further you will cross the small markets of Nainbagh, Damta and Naugaon. Reach Purola around 1:30 pm and take a break there for lunch. After having lunch proceed to Sankri via Jarmola. From there the back of Kedarkantha is visible. Go through the picturesque zig zag road amid pine forest of Jarmola.
Reach Mori and after 1 hour you will come across a check post Naitwar, reaching the Khanyasni camp site you will enjoy the tea or snacks.
Day 2: Khanyasni camp to Sarutal camp
Post breakfast start your trek by following the right of river Rupin (1500 m) to Pujali and Bitri village. There are many apple orchards and fields at Bitri which lies at an altitude of 2000 m.
You can see traditional values and local life of the villagers. Wheat and cultivation of red rice is done here. Now, the trail takes you through dense pine forest from where Himachal Mountains will be visible and also Changsheel valley can be seen from the top of Bitri village. We will setup our camps a kilometer further at a wide meadow “Sarutal”. After setting up the camps and having food retire for the night.
Day 3: Trek from Sarutal camp to Badang camp
Have breakfast at the camp and then start you trek towards Badang camp . A high ridge divides the valley of Rupin and Supin valley which gives panorama views of the mountains. Towards the north you can see peaks of Himachal with amusing views of a unique mountain with 4 peaks Swargarohini. Go through dense forest sections and gradually gain height. Rupin and Supin River are visible on the meandering course, you will come across streams on the way where you can take breaks. Badang is a green wide meadow and a great camping spot. Setup your camps and retire for the night.
Day 4: Trek from Badang camp to via Vijay Top (3800 Meter) back to Badang camp
The trek is through forest, go through the trails which not many have seen and are hidden. You can spot animals traces because this is home to a number of species. As you go higher the mountain views get clearer and the first glance of the summit will push you to climb for more enthralling views.
The climb to the top is moderate but some parts are challenging because of steep ascent and snow on trail. But, once you finally climb up the first thing which your eyes would notice are the 360 degree views of Kedarkantha (3800 m), Bandarpoonch, Black Peak, Swargarohini (I) (II) (III), Baraadsar Range, Phulara Ridge, Rupin and Supin valley, Kanasar Lakeland Sarutal.
Spend some at the top and be at peace, then start descending towards the wide meadow “Badang” where you camped last night. Reach there and get a chance to stay there one more night.
Day 5: Trek from Badang camp to Bhitri village (8 km) (4/5 Hours) same day drive to Sankri (33 km) overnight stay hotel
Do not miss to see the rising sun in such serene environment, have a cup of tea and let all the hostile things flow out and be totally at peace watching the pristine beauty. You will again notice Swargarohini, the beautiful mountain amongst all is staring at you with magnificent eyes.
Bid a warm goodbye to this place and head for Sarutal, again you are going to Bhitri village here. The trek is going to be descending till you reach the Tal, go through the forest sections and wide and small meadows. The beautiful sights will accompany you until you reach the Bitari road head.
When you reach Bhitri village, same day drive to Sankri market, relish the beauty of nature. Explore nearby places and then wait for delicious food to be served. After having dinner sleep comfortably in hotel
Day 6: Drive from Sankri to Dehradun by taxi
Today – It is your last breakfast on this trek with Trektheadventures Team. The certificates will be given and after some beautiful photos, we will bid you all a goodbye from Sankri.
Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 25 km from the city. There is a daily flight from Delhi to Dehradun
Take the overnight train to Dehradun from Delhi
Nandadevi Express – Train no: 12205 (Departure 11:50pm; Arrival – 5:40am)
Dehradun Express – Train no: 12687 (Departure – 9:10pm; Arrival – 5:00am)
There is a regular bus service from Delhi to Dehradun, from Delhi ISBT Kashmere Gate.
We would suggest you take only government buses from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Private buses ply from outside ISBT and they are not trustworthiness.
Usually, buses drop you at Dehradun ISBT. From there you have to come to Dehradun Railway Station
• TTH’s Tata Sumo or similar vehicles will pick-up you from Dehradun Railway Station at 6:00 am.
• Pick-up is included in the cost of the trek.
• You will reach Gangotri by 5:00 pm.
• Backpack & Rain Cover (40-60 Litres)
• Trekking Shoes
• Trekking Pole
• LED Torch
• Bring a tiffin box
• One Water Bottle (one litre)
• Basic Medications (or prescribed if any)
• Trekking Jacket
• Three (Five in winter) Warm Layers
• Two trek pants (one Wear and one carry)
• Two collared t-shirts
• Sunscreeen Lotion (SPF 50/70)
• Lip Balm (SPF 30)
• Sun cap
• Synthetic hand gloves
• Two pair of Socks
• Daypack (20 litres), if you opt to offload your backpack
• Plastic cover (for wet clothes)
Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Passport, Aadhaar Card, Driving license or voters ID)
Cancellation requests are available to taken over the phone.
In case you wish to cancel your trek please e-mail us at :
1- Cancellations up to 21 days prior to departure date – 70% refund
2- Between 21 days to 14 days prior to departure – 50% refund
3- Between 14 days to 10 days prior to departure- 30% refund
4- Less than 10 days of departure – No refund or you can transfer your trek (same batch date & same trek) to your dear one.
a) Change of trek batch date is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch.
b) In case of transferring a trek to your dear one, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements lay down by Trekkaro.
c) Trek The Adventures holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.
The applicable refund amount will be processed within the 10 working days.
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(Phitari to Khaniyashani)
Service Tax @5% (GST)
ATM POINT AND MOBILE CONNECTIVITY
ATM POINT: Withdraw money before your journey, Purola is the last point where you will find ATM.
(If you want to withdraw money then do it in Dehradun.)
Mobile Connectivity: There will be no networks during the trek, in Purola your device will receive the networks, so make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek.
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