Har Ki Dun

Har Ki Dun

 9,000

Har Ki Dun Trek; is a part of Govind Wildlife Sanctuary in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand. The enchanting beauty of the Himalayas, their bracing climate and the soothing green leaves nothing more to be desired.

Har Ki Dun Trek Fee:

Rs 9,000 (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Sankri to Sankri)

Duration: 8 Days

Highest Point: (3645 m)

Best Season: Throughout the year

Level: Moderate

Summer Temperature: (5° C to 15° C)

Winter Temperature: (-3°C to -5° C) (-5°C to -10°C)

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Why This Trek?

Enthralling valley in Garhwal Himalayas

Har Ki Dun Trek; is a part of Govind Wildlife Sanctuary in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand.

The enchanting beauty of the Himalayas, their bracing climate and the soothing green leaves nothing more to be desired. Nothing can be better than spending days here in the serenity.

The peaks and glaciers in the Bandarpoonch range are a mountaineer’s delight. The path follows the River Tons from Netwar village through the villages of Gangad, Seema and Osla.

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Valley of Gods

The scenic vistas and bracing climate of the hills are ravishing. This valley is also known as “The Valley of Gods. It has a mythological tale related to it. That is, The Pandavas from the epic Mahabharata took the route via Swargarohini while their ascent to heaven.

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Majestic Mountain Views with the Grandeur of Himalayan villages

From the highest point of the valley, the peaks visible are: Swargarohini (I) (II) (III) Bandarpoonch Black Peak and Ruinsara peaks are visible all together.

The Har Ki Dun trek lets you explore the quaint villages and old lifestyle of villagers. Here, the houses are made in old style and people still wear their traditional clothes made of sheep wool.

In this valley is the presence of “Duryodhan’s temple” which is worshiped by the villagers and it is believed that he lived here.

This “Duryodhan temple” is made in ancient architecture which makes it the main attraction of village Osla.

Perfect summer and winter trek

This fascinating valley remains covered in snow during winter season and the white sheet of snow makes it look a small snow-land.

The summers makes this valley look totally different because the meadows, wildflowers and woods bloom in different colours.

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Key Points of Har Ki Dun Trek

  • Level: Moderate (this trek is good for beginners)
  • Proper conditioning & training of body required
  • Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature.
  • Shoes are the single most important equipment.
  • High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.
  • Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.
  • Travel light
  • The backpack should not exceed 10 kg.

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Duration: 8 Days (Dehradun to Dehradun)

Best Season: Throughout the year

Level: Moderate

Highest Points: (3645 m)

Trekking distance (total) (56 km)

Weather: Temperature falls after sunset

Winter temperature: (-3°to -5°C) (-5°C to -10°C)

Summer temperature: (5°C to 15°C)

Short Itinerary Har-ki-Dun

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri (210 km) (7/8 hours) (1920 m)

Day 2: Sankri to Taluka (11 km) trek to Cheludgad/Seema (13 km) (2700 m) (4/5 hours)

Day 3: Cheludgad to Seematra (7 km) (4/5 hours) (3400 m)

Day 4: Seematra to Har-Ki-dun (7 km) (3/4 hours) (3645 m)

Day 5: Explore Har Ki Dun valley and its surroundings (3/9 km) (4/6 hours) (Manida lake) (Jaundhar Glacier)

Day 6: Har Ki Dun to Cheludgad and trek to OSLA Village (14 km) (5/6 hours)

Day 7: Cheludgad to Taluka (13 km) (2400 m) then Drive to Sankri

Day 8:-Drive from Sankri to Dehradun (210 km) (7/8 hours)

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The trek package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this package?Items that are included in the cost of trek price.

✅ Forest Permit and entrance fee
✅ Accommodation in Hotel Sankri
✅ Accommodation in tents on twin share basis
✅ All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner
✅ (All camping gears)
✅ High quality tents
✅ Sleeping bags
✅ Mattress
✅ Liner
✅ Pillow
✅ Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
✅ Dining Tent
✅ Dining Table
✅ Porters
✅ Helper
✅ Mules
✅ Kitchen team
✅ Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
✅ Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
✅ Medical Kit
✅ Oxygen Cylinders
✅ Crampons and Gaiters

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

❌ Personal Insurance
❌ Medical Certificate
❌ Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit
❌ On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included
❌ Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included
❌ Transport

NOTE :

Full payment confirms your booking

We serve three meals a day including snacks and soup. A variety of delectable and healthy food is provided which includes; Indian, Chinese and other Western meals. They are nutritious and keeps you fit and healthy on your trek.

Reviews of Happy Trekkers ☺

The experience of Har Ki Dun trek was really fantastic. Reaching Sankri and spending two days there; knowing about the villagers and exploring their culture taught me many lessons of life which I would have never learned in the cities. Those 10 days, I lived a totally different life! Living in camps away from luxuries and still enjoying everything to the fullest was something which I did not expect at all.

Greenery all around, birds chirping, clear blue sky and twinkling stars at night, Ahh, Paradise it is! ☺ I felt the peace in mountains and got to know so much about rich culture of Garhwali people. The experiences are just incredible! – Margriet Pousma, Germany

We were 7 friends in a group and planned a good vacation of 10 days. Our friends who trekked with Himalayan Hikers, highly praised and recommended this company, so we booked a trek with them. The leaders on the trek were Pradeep and Deshraj we called Deshraj, Deshu bhai 😀 Whoa! What a great experienced guides they are, Kudos to them and their energy!

Their knowledge of every peak which was visible during the trek, really impressed us all. The interest was doubled and we eagerly moved further. Whenever we got tired, they motivated and helped us every time. And yes, the mythological stories of Pandavas added taste to the adventure! This team has given us unforgettable memories to cherish ☺ since then I have done many treks with the team, but the first Har Ki Dun trek with Pradeep and Deshu bhai was lit. – Varun, Delhi

To describe har ki dun I only have these words – “WOW”. After witnessing nature at its best I lost my heart there. I had no idea that my first Himalayan trek would be so amazing. Everything went smooth on the trek because of good arrangements and execution. The facilities and services provided were outstanding and the adventure of this trek was perfect for us. After combining everything, I want to say that our group had a great experience. – Abhishek Bhargava, Mumbai

I have a keen interest in exploring and when I came to know about “the Valley of Gods” my interest just boosted and there was a curiosity to know about every tale and story related to it. The Pandavas roamed there and I too wanted to go. I think Har Ki Dun is one of the best trek in India. There are a number of places I’ve visited but there is something special about this one.

My expectations were not very high about the services because the aim was to just explore. But…. The way we were treated was heartwarming and they left great impressions. Now twice in a year my husband and I go on treks with them and share a very strong bond. Exploring with them is very safe and fun at the same time ^_^ – Meenakshi Sati, Bangalore

  1. Day 1 Dehradun to Sankri (210 km) (7/8 Hours) (1920 m)

    Elevation – 1920 m
    Distance – 210 km
    Time taken – 7/8 hours

    Meet the team at Dehradun Railway station and the departure time is 6:30 am, it takes 7-8 hours to reach there. The drive to Sankri is a picturesque one and you will come across plethora of sceneries on the way.

    Drive is through some splendid places i.e. Mussoorie, Damta, Nowgao, Netwar and Purola. These are the villages where you can see people working in fields and can have a little glimpse of their lifestyle. When you go through the forests, peep out of your window and look at the combination of dark and light greenery, it looks picture perfect.

    En route Yamuna River and Tons valley across the Yamuna Bridge are visible.

    We cross an entry gate of Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, Sankri lies there. When the Baraadsar mountain range and other snow-capped mountains comes into sight, then you are about to reach Sankri, it will take 15-20 minutes more.

    Sankri is a small village with less number of houses, there is a famous mini market with few wooden huts serving traditional and delicious food. From here you can have a glance of some high snow-capped mountain ranges.

    Reach the basecamp and relish the beauty of Sankri. We own a hotel there named “Swargarohini”. Arrangements will be made, enjoy your dinner and relax there.

  2. Day 2 Sankri to Taluka and trek to Cheludgad/Seema

    Elevation – 2700 m
    Distance – 13 km
    Time taken – 4/5 hours

    Post breakfast, we will drive towards Taluka. It is a small village with concrete houses and you can easily find few shops and hotels there. Trek starts from Taluka and on the way the sight of magnificent snow clad mountains accompany you.

    Now, cross a bridge over a stream and follow the trail. Pass through dense forest and a river is visible flowing through the woods below. Continue trekking and you will see a village named Datmir.

    Ahead lies a green vast meadow, which will lead to the forest section. The trail changes to the mixture of steep and levelled path and afterwards it turns muddy.

    After some hours of trekking you can see Har ki Dun Ganga River flowing through the woods. Again cross the forest section and reach the green fields and a shop on the way.

    From here, cross a bridge and a little higher you are welcomed by the views towering peaks. To reach Seema cross one more bridge. And, after 1 hour of hike reach Seema.

    It is a small village and Osla is a bigger one, located on other side of the river.

    Setup your camps here and retire for the night.

  3. Day 3 Cheludgad to Seematra

    Elevation – 3400 m
    Distance – 7 km
    Time taken – 4/5 hours

    Start your trek to Seematra, packed lunch will be provided. It is better if you opt for a steep climb because this route is a shorter one.

    The trail has extremely beautiful views, you can also trek along the Karmansha stream, and both the routes connect to the same place.

    The trail takes you through dense forest where you can easily notice fallen trees en route. This place is highly rich in flora and fauna, so enjoy spotting different variety of trees present there and animals living in this region.

    Cross flowing streams and trek along the river side. The meadows with delicious mountain views opens up but ahead the path changes to muddy.

    Reach your campsite setup your tents, have food and retire for the night.

  4. Day 4 Seematra to Har Ki dun (7 km) (3/4 hours) (3645 m)

    Elevation – 3645 m
    Distance – 7 km
    Time taken – 3/4 hours

    Trail of Har ki Dun further leads to Borasu Pass, after a steep climb today we will gain altitude. Packed lunch will be provided which you can have in middle of the day.

    Start the trek and cross bridges, after coming upwards, Seema and a waterfall will be visible. You will come across many streams on the way which you will be passing with the help of. Then the trail becomes steep and then gets levelled.

    Until you reach Har Ki Dun a river on the left will remain in sight. Take rest breaks and then continue hiking. The trail from muddy changes to rocky, covered by rocks and again becomes muddy which climbs and levels up.

    Then, a meadow unfolds and majestic views of snow covered mountains will be the feast for the eyes, as we climb high you can see lush green valleys and enjoy the views of Kala Nag and Bandar pooch.

    The trail is not levelled, it climbs up and downwards with a distant views of Seema. Come across wide meadows and after crossing ups and downs Har Ki Dun valley becomes visible at a distance. Now the trail takes you through thick forest of pine and after half an hour you can reach the picturesque valley of Har Ki Dun.

    It is divided by Karmanasha stream and from here, Swargarohini can be seen standing tall amongst all.

    You will be fascinated by the ecstatic views offered. Feel the divine aura and spirituality here in the “Valley Of Gods”. After spending some time there in peace, get back to your campsite, relax and retire for the night.

  5. Day 5 Explore Har Ki Dun valley and its surroundings. (Manida Lake) (Jaundhar Glacier)

    Distance – 3 to 9 km
    Time taken – 4/6 hours

    Wake up early and have a glance of Son and Supin River with the gushing water sounds. After breakfast, explore the prisitne Har Ki Dun valley, there are endemic alpine flowers covering the meadows with alpine vegetation.

    Manida Lake is 3 km away from the valley. Take left from the campsite then trek towards Hata peak and come across undulating meadows with many wildflowers. Reach the Lake, Brahma Kamal’s are found in abundance there and the glaciers and valley views are exotic.

    If you want to go to Jaundhar glacier, then you have to cross some ridges, the trail is not an easy one and remains covered in snow but ahead it eases.

    After reaching the final ridge you will see the Jaundhar Glacier and other towering peaks, then we’ll return back to the campsite and enjoy delicious lunch and overnight stay there.

  6. Day 6 Har Ki Dun to Cheludgad and trek to OSLA Village

    Distance – 14 km
    Time taken – 5/6 hours

    After breakfast with packed lunch, trek starts to village OSLA which lies 13 km away. Relish the beautiful sights and variety of landscapes on the way. Black Peak and Bali Pass sights will surprise you ahead.

    Getting back will be a bit long journey and may take some more time but this downhill trek is an easy one. Cheludgad is your campsite for today, where you stayed on Day 2.

    Start trekking to OSLA, it is a famous village rich in culture and there is a temple of “Duryodhan” built in ancient architecture. Villagers believe that he lived in this village and worship him.
    At this village spend time and return to your campsite Cheludgad. Enjoy your food and stay in tents there.

  7. Day 7 Cheludgad to Taluka (13 km) (2400 m) and Drive to Sankri

    Distance – 13 km
    Time taken – 4/5 hours

    Cheludgad to Taluka is an easy descent. On the way have glance of peaks standing strong and the green landscapes.

    Follow the same trail through rich forests. Spot birds and Langoors on the way. Reach Taluka, vehicles will be arranged from there and the arrangements will be made in Swargarohini hotel.

  8. Day 8 Drive from Sankri to Dehradun

    Distance – 210 km
    Time taken – 7/8 hours

    After breakfast leave for Dehradun, have lunch en route.

Things to Take

Mandatory Documents Please carry the documents given below

  • Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, driving license, voters ID, etc.)
  • Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
  • Risk Certificates

Trekkers must bring :

  • Strongly built hiking shoes, if you do not own a pair you can rent it from Sankri.
  • Sandals or slippers to wear in campsite
  • Thick woollen socks, it will keep your feet warm
  • Daily wear socks
  • Thermals are very important
  • 1 shirt, it should be long sleeved
  • Shirts and pants for campsite, should be warm
  • 1 raincoat or poncho
  • Jacket
  • Thick gloves
  • Trek pants
  • Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun tan lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Personal toiletry items

ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:-

ATM Point: Withdraw money before your journey, Purola is the last point where you will find ATM.

Mobile Connectivity

There will be no networks during the trek. All the networks will be available at Purola and in Sankri has Vodafone and BSNL networks but the connectivity is intermittent. So make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek.

We Have a Money Saving Announcement for all the Trekkers.
Now You Can Get Your Trek Gear on Rent by Spending Less

Trekking demands a good investment and this extremely expensive activity is the passion of many, so we have a great announcement to make which will be a great relief to your pockets. Now get your Trek Gear on Rent and all you have to do is make a special renting request while booking your trek. That’s it! We have kept it simple for you.

Rent Equipment

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kitPersonal Insurance

We carry first aid kits but it’s necessary to carry a personal medical kit.

(Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

– Diamox – (prevents altitude sickness)

– Digene – (it cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

– Crocin Advance – (cures fever and headache)

– Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

– Disprin/Saradon – (cures headache)

– Avomine – (prevents motion sickness)

– Avil – (it treat allergies)

– Norflox TZ & Lomofrn – (prevents Diarrhoea)

– Ranitidine – (reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

– Volini/Moov spray – (for sprains)

– Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)

– ORS

– Band aid

– Cotton

– Stretchable/elastic bandage

– Gauze

Note-

– Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor in case you face any problem in your trek, take advice from Professional guide before taking any medicine.

– Drinking water is necessary during your trek, keep 1 litre of water bottle filled and drink it on proper interval of time, it is very important while hiking.

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Cancellation Policy?It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows
- Cancellation up to 30 Days: You will get Refund of 90 Precent of Trek/adventure program cost.
- Cancellation between 21 to 30 days– You will get refund of 50 Precent of Trek/Adventure/Tour/Travel/Hotel program cost.
- Cancellation in less than 20 days – No refund
Note:-The cost is for minimum 5 people. But, if the group size decreases, then by increasing trek cost we can organize a customized package.