Sankri is a remote village in the foothills of the Himalayas. This small village is the base camp for the famous Kedarkantha Trek. Located inside the Govind wildlife sanctuary this village is at a height of 6400 feet above sea level. The distance between Dehradun and Sankri is approximately 198 kilometer.
The travel from Dehradun to Sankri is not an easy one as there are only a couple of local buses in the morning. Both buses are at 5 am and 7 am respectively from prince chowk opposite GP grand hotel. It takes around 10hours to reach Sankri from Dehradun. You can take the same buses from Vikasnagar at 6 am and 8 am.
If you miss the 5 am bus and don't want to wait you can take an indirect bus- Dehradun to Nogauh/Purola and from Purola to Sankri.
Shared taxis from Dehradun to Sankri is at 7.30am from Grand hotel which takes 8 hours time to reach Sankri. You will reach at 3.30 pm which will cost you around INR600 to INR700 approx.
You can also hire a personal vehicle at INR5500 to INR6000 for bolero INR7000 for Innova and INR9000 for tempo traveler
The route is Dehradun- Vikasnagar- Selaqui- Nougau- Purola- Netwar - Sankri
Sit back and enjoy the view of the lush green mountains along the way on the curvy roads with Tons river on the other
There are a few stay options with guest houses and hotels mainly Swargarohini hotel, hotel Orchid Inn, Rawat guest house, Himalayan Homestay.
The place is inside the Govind wildlife sanctuary so you will have to pay an additional INR 150 per day to the wildlife.
Sankri is a beautiful remote village and is an avid destination for trekkers and adventure lovers as this place is a route or base camp for trekking trails like Kedarkantha, Har ki Dun from Oslo, Bali pass trek and Rupin pass trek. You can also find an adventure center for Skiing and zip line 700 meters also.