The Phulara Ridge trek is in full bloom!

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The Phulara Ridge trek is in full bloom!

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By Latika Payak

2023-09-25

Phulara Ridge trekkers are witnessing a brilliant blooming phase on the trek right now. The trail is filled with blooming wildflowers and mushrooms.

“I’ve never seen this many mushrooms in my life in a single trek!” exclaims Assistant Trek Leader Panchami, who has been on the trek twice since the beginning of September.

She also distinctly remembers the heady scend of pine while descending down from the Phulara Ridge into the forest section.

“This trek has a great mix of forest and meadows. The meadows on this trek are endless, filled with flowers, with shepherd huts popping up here and there,” she adds.

Till now, Panchami’s favourite experience on the Phulara Ridge trek has been camping at Bhoj Gadi. “We had a brilliant stargazing experience at night at Bhojgadi because the autumn skies were so clear,” she shares.

Phulara Ridge is a beautiful ridge trek of our country which takes you through dense forest, meadows and can boast of a 250 degree mountain view from the ridge walk. But witnessing so many flowers blooming on the trek is a rare experience.

“I have been on the Phulara Ridge trek in April. At that time, I saw quite a few flowers blooming on this trek, especially in the Pushtara meadows. But that wasn’t as many as these. This scale of blooming is expected post-monsoon, for a brief period. This blooming is the reason why we called the trek ‘phulara’,” shares Suhas Saya, who explored and coined the name of this trek in the spring of 2018.

This blooming season will barely last for a week more. After that, the landscape will start flaunting the autumn colours.

Soon, trekkers will witness the sharpest views of Hanuman Top, Sarutal Top, DKD, Bandarpoonch, Kalanag, Swargarohini, Hata Peak, Ranglana, Devkyara valley, Lekha Top, Vijay Top, Kedarkantha from the Phulara Ridge.

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Latika Payak

Senior Content Writer

About the author

Latika is a Senior Content Writer and one of the rare team members who has seen Indiahikes from its initial days. She was among the first few to begin creating content at Indiahikes, documenting treks around Maharasthra, interviewing trekkers and writing their stories.

Latika started trekking after joining Indiahikes and has trekked to Roopkund, Hampta Pass, Kedarkantha, Dayara Bugyal, Tarsar Marsar, and Har Ki Dun.

With a strong background in print media and have worked with several publications. Latika is always hunting for great stories hidden in the folds of the mountains. Horror stories from ancient routes and villages of the Himalayas are her favourite.

She is presently working on bringing out news from the remote trekking regions of our country.

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