Sankri is a small village and the last road head to Govind Ballabh Pant Wildlife Sanctuary. It takes around 7-8 hours from Dehradun to reach there. It is located in Yamuna Valley, near Mori town in Uttarkashi district. There is a GMVN Guest House and some hotels in Sankri along with a couple of Village Home stay where you can stay. This village is also known as gateway for trekking journey.
This place is a base camp village for many treks points like Bali Pass - Ruinsara Tal Trek, Kedarkantha Trek, and Har Ki Doon trek. You should reach here before starting your trekking trip. Here you can enjoy the first view of the gigantic mountain ranges and sunset and sunrise. This village is almost 1950 meters above the sea level. It gives a magical view of the mountains which attracts many trekkers. After reaching here, you can start your adventure trekking trip next day morning after having breakfast.
Treks Start from Sankri
Har ki Doon
Har Ki Doon is a cradle shaped valley set an elevation of 3,566 mts above sea level. It is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Western Himalayas. This Valley is surrounded by dense forests of pines and dazzling mountain peaks, is a paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers. The trek starts from Netwar to Osla is through dense forests of chestnuts, walnuts, willows and chinars. This trek gives you spectacular valley views and a chance to experience the wonderful slow-paced local lifestyle.
Bali Pass is a high altitude pass located at a breathtaking altitude of 4950mts with lofty Kala Nag, Banderpoonch & Swargarohini peaks well within reach. It is one of the most scenic and popular treks in the Garhwal Himalayas providing an experience of dense forests, bugyals (grasslands), rocky terrain and abundant snow. The trek passes from Har ki Dun and Tons valley to the only pass connecting them with Yamnotri, the source of the Yamuna. The trek starts from Sankri village close to Uttarkashi and culminates at Yamnotri.
The trek begins from Sankri village. It is located near to the famous Har ki dun valley. The mighty Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Kala Nag and Ranglana peaks await your arrival at Kedarkantha. The people of the region are friendly and follow a unique culture. This place offers charming villages, vast stretches of meadows, snow paths and magnificent views of the great Himalayas. In winter or spring, the trail remains covered with fresh snow. Snow patches amidst giant pine forest and snow covered meadows, in this altitude even in late April, makes this trek a unique one.
How to reach in Sankri Village
One can take a train from Delhi to Dehradun. Taxis and buses are available from Dehradun. It takes about 6 hours to reach Uttarkashi. Then you can take early morning bus to Sankri that leaves at around 6 am from Mussoorie Bus Stand near Dehradun Railway Station.
Places to Visit during Drive: Dehradun â€“ Mussoorie â€“ Kempty Falls â€“ Naugaon â€“ Purola â€“ Mori â€“ Netwar â€“ Sankri.