Phulara Ridge trekkers hit by unexpected snowfall!

Phulara Ridge trekkers hit by unexpected snowfall!

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By Latika Payak


Oct 20, 12.00 p.m.: The recent team of Phulara Ridge that started trekking on Oct 15, was hit by unexpected heavy snowfall on their trek.

“It snowed continuously for 6-7 hours on the trek at Bhoj Gadi. The entire landscape was covered in a heavy blanket of snow. We were expecting the weather to be bad, but so much snowfall was unexpected,” shares Trek Leader Zonal N.

Next day, the team got a small window of good weather. So they decided to push for the highest point on the trek at 12,345 ft.

“Crossing the ridge and descending to Pushtara wasn’t an option. Fresh snow had made the trail risky. But we wanted to trek to the highest point of the ridge at least,” Zonal shares.

Heavy, unexpected snowfall increased the difficulty level of the trek. While all team members were not able to make it, 8 out of 19 trekkers, along with the Indiahikes Team trekked to the highest point and came back the same route.

All trekkers enjoyed the challenges of this particular Phulara Ridge trek. They came back with deep learning and gratitude for the small luxuries and conveniences of life. They felt triumphant for successfully braving the challenges that the weather threw at them.

No one has seen Phulara Ridge buried under so much snow. But this spirited group witnessed this unexpected yet spectacular sight. It’s left them with memories of a lifetime!

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Latika Payak

Senior Content Writer

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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.