Activities in Sankri Village

Sankri is a village located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, perched at a height of 1,900 meters. While the village is probably better known as the base camp of various treks such as Kedarkantha and Har-ki Dun, Sankri is a destination in itself. 

Tucked away in the high reaches of Uttarakhand hills, the serenity and tranquility ever-present at this hamlet pervades your soul. Some 200 kms from Dehradun into the meandering valleys, Sankri is a backpacker’s paradise and offers a multitude of activities one could indulge himself or herself in.

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Trekking / Hiking in Sankri

Trekking to Kedarkantha Base camp with skies

Sankri is the base camp for quite a few popular trekking trails into the Himalayas such as Kedarkantha, Har-ki-Dun valley, Bali Pass, Borasu Pass, Ruinsara Tal, Rupin Pass, Swargarohini Parikarma Expedition from Sankri. While the Har-ki-Dun trek may be quite challenging for inexperienced folks, one could give Kedarkantha trek a go, since it is relatively less difficult and easily accessible. Apart from that, there are plenty of opportunities for hiking in the lush green vicinity of Sankri.

Sankri Village Tourism

Sankari Village, Uttarkashi - Sankari Village is the first halt in Har ki Doon Trek.

In the race for modernity, Sankri is one of the few villages that have managed to retain their old rustic charm. The typical wooden architecture prevalent in the region can also be seen at Sankri. The temples Sankri and nearby villages showcase a unique architectural style with intricate wooden carving and figurines related to their beliefs and faith.  Whether it is trying out the local attire, tasting the traditional cuisine or dancing to the tunes of folk music, the vibrant culture and customs at Sankri are quite an experience to have.

Bird Watching in Sankri Region

Glimpse of Flora & Fauna at Binsar bird sanctuary, Uttarakhand.

Since Sankri village is located inside the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, you could see why there are flora and fauna in abundance. With over 150 bird species present in the wildlife sanctuary, Sankri is also a birdwatcher’s paradise. Some of the rare and endangered bird species such as Himalayan Snow Cock, Bearded vulture, black eagle do make an appearance every now and then. Bulbuls, Cuckoos, Finches, Minivets, Owls, Parakeets, Thrushes and Warblers are other bird species prevalent in the region.

Highest Zipline in Uttarakhand in Sankri
Tourists enjoying Zipline in Sankri.

Now, you can enjoy the Uttarakhand's highest zipline in Sankri Village, which is 700 mts in length. Book Sankri Zipline here.

Art House in Sankri - Meraki Triangle
Meraki Triangl's art house and home stay at Sankri.

Meraki Triangle Sankri is a dreamy wooden house and the first art house in the Himalayas that promises to deliver warm hospitality, delicious meals and culturally rich experience to travelers of all age groups. With an aim to transform the sister villages of Sankri and Saur into art villages, Meraki Triangle also organizes artists meet up where artists from different creative backgrounds come under one roof to create, collaborate and contribute.  

Discover Sankri Market

Nestled in the lap of the picturesque Garhwal Himalayas, Sankri is not just a gateway to some of the most exhilarating trekking trails, but also a quaint village that encapsulates the essence of local life. Begin your exploration by discovering the vibrant Sankri Market, where a colorful tapestry of local culture unfolds.

Wander through the narrow lanes lined with traditional wooden houses, and peruse the stalls offering indigenous handicrafts, vibrant fabrics, and local produce. The market provides a glimpse into the daily life of the villagers, their customs, and the warmth of the mountain community.

Kedarkantha Trek from Sankri

For adventure enthusiasts, Sankri is the starting point for the exhilarating Kedarkantha trek, a journey that weaves through pristine snow-clad landscapes and dense pine forests. The trek unfolds like a storybook, each step leading to new heights and breathtaking panoramas.

The Kedarkantha summit stands as a vantage point, offering unparalleled views of the surrounding peaks, making this trek an unforgettable experience for those seeking both physical challenge and natural beauty.

Har ki Dun Trek from Sankri

Embark on the captivating Har ki Dun trek, commencing from the picturesque village of Sankri. This enchanting trail leads adventurers through ancient villages, alpine meadows, and dense forests, culminating in the breathtaking Har ki Dun valley. Known for its timeless beauty and cultural richness, the trek offers a unique blend of natural wonders and encounters with the local way of life.

As you traverse undulating terrains, the journey unfolds like a narrative, revealing the unparalleled charm of the Garhwal Himalayas. Har ki Dun trek from Sankri is not just a physical expedition but a cultural immersion, promising an unforgettable adventure amidst the serene landscapes of Uttarakhand.

Ruinsara Tal Trek from Sankri

Embark on an enchanting adventure with the Ruinsara Tal Trek from Sankri, a trail that leads to the serene Ruinsara Lake nestled in the Garhwal Himalayas. This trek offers a mesmerizing journey through undulating meadows, dense forests, and tranquil landscapes. The pristine beauty of Ruinsara Lake, surrounded by snow-capped peaks, serves as a tranquil oasis in the heart of the Himalayan wilderness.

As you traverse this off-the-beaten-path trail, the solitude and serenity of the region become the backdrop for a truly immersive trekking experience. Ruinsara Tal Trek is a visual symphony, captivating photographers and nature enthusiasts alike with its raw and unspoiled Himalayan charm.

Photography in Sankri

Nestled in the heart of the Garhwal Himalayas, the village of Sankri beckons photography enthusiasts with a promise of visual splendor and cultural richness. As the gateway to some of the most spectacular trekking trails, Sankri becomes more than just a starting point; it transforms into a canvas where every frame encapsulates the raw beauty and tranquility of the Himalayan region.

The vibrant hues of the local market, adorned with traditional wooden houses and animated by the pulse of daily life, provide a captivating subject for photographers seeking to capture the essence of mountain culture. The snow-capped peaks, ever-present on the horizon, become a majestic backdrop during treks, offering an unparalleled opportunity to frame the untouched grandeur of the Himalayas.

Some other things to do in Sankri

  1. Cycling in Sankri 
  2. Yoga and Meditation in Sankri
  3. Long Stay holiday home in Sankri
  4. Explore Home Stays in Sankri
  5. Enjoy meals in Meraki Cafe in Sankri

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Sankri Tour Packages

Sankri Village Tour with Zipline Activity
4 Days / 3 Nights
₹. 5,800.00
Kedarkantha Short Trek - 3 Nights Package
4 Days / 3 Nights
₹. 6,900.00

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