Har ki dun Trek
Har Ki Dun is a cradle shaped valley in Garhwal Himalayas also known as “The Valley of Gods”. Admire the bracing climate and soothing green in this paradise.
Har Ki Dun Trek Fee: Rs. 11,000 (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Dehradun to Dehradun)
Duration: 8 Days
Highest Points:(3645 m) (11650 feet)
Best Season: Throughout the year
Summer Temperature: (5° C to 15° C)
Winter Temperature: (-3°C to -5° C) (-5°C to -10°C)
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeTrekking
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
Enthralling valley in Garhwal Himalayas
It is a cradle shaped valley in Garhwal Himalayas. The enchanting beauty of the Himalayas their bracing climate and the soothing green leaves nothing more to be desired. The peaks and glaciers in the Bandarpoonch range are a mountaineer’s delight. The path follows the tons river from Netwar village through the villages of Gangad, Seema and Osla.
Valley of Gods
Scenery and climate of the hills are ravishing. There is a mythological story behind Har Ki Dun valley, in ancient times the Pandavas took the same route to ascend to heaven via Swaragarohini and this is also known as “Valley of Gods.”
Majestic mountain views
From top of Har Ki Dun valley Swargarohini (I) (II) (III) Bandarpoonch Black Peak and Ruinsara peaks are visible all together.
Perfect summer and winter trek
You’ll see snow covered mountains in winters and alluring greenery in summers. This place is rich in bio-diversity and variety of flora and fauna. Ancient villages are present here and you will be delighted by the local lifestyle of villagers.
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.
Must Read about Har Ki Dun trek
Duration: 8 Days from Dehradun to Dehradun
Best Season:Throughout the year
Highest Points:(3645 m) (11650 feet)
Trekking distance(total) (56 km.)
Weather:Nights are cold and Day temperatures are pleasant according to the Season.
Winter temperature:(-3°to -5°C) (-5°C to -10°C) in winters December to January.
Summer temperature:(5°C to 15°C)
Location Chart:Mussoorie, Nowgaon, Purola, Netwar, Sankri and Taluka.
It is located in the north-eastern part of Uttarakhand starting is near Himachal border, heading east and then south.
Short Itinerary Har-ki-Dun
Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri (210 km) (7/8 Hours) (1920 m)
Day 2: Sankri to Taluka (11 km) on same day trek to Cheludgad /Seema (13 km) (2700 m) (4/5 Hours)
Day 3: Cheludgad to Seematra (07 km) (4/5 hours) (3400 m)
Day 4:Seematra to Har-Ki-dun (7km) (3/4 hours) (3645 m)
Day 5:Explore the idyllic valley of Har Ki Dun (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 Sankri
Day 8:-Drive from Sankri to Dehradun (210 km) (7/8 hours)
- Transport facility from Dehradun to Dehradun
- 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
- Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
- Dining Tent
- Dining table
- Kitchen team
- Radio Walky Talky for Communication
- Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
- Medical Kit
- Oxygen Cylinders
- Crampons and Gaiters
- 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
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.
Reaching Sankri our Base Camp (210 km) (7/8 Hours) from Dehradun to Sankri/Saur (1920 m)
Our vehicle picks you up from Dehradun railway station and then en route towards Sankri (210 km). It takes 7-8 hours to reach there. The scenic beauty of valley attract the visitor’s eye. On the way you will see Yamuna River and Tons valley across the Yamuna Bridge. Nainbagh, Nowgaon, Purola, Jarmola (Jarmola is one of the biggest and most beautiful pine forests in Asia), Mori and Netwar. The beautiful views of Mussoorie, Damta, Naugaon and Purola will mesmerize you.
We cross an entry gate of Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, Sankri lies there. When the Bharadsar mountain range and other snow-capped mountains are visible then you are about to reach Sankri, it will take 15-20 minutes more. Then there is a famous mini marketof Sankri and there are few wooden huts serving traditional and delicious food. The village offers a beautiful view, relish the beauty of Sankri and you will be staying in a hotel there named Swargarohini.
Sankri to Taluka (11km) on same day trek to Cheludgad /Seema (13 km) (2700 m) (4/5 Hours)
After breakfast from Sankri head to Taluka by taxi and on same day trek starts towards Cheludgad camp- The trail is not in a very good condition. Trek through beautiful dense forest which is rich in Flora and Fauna and home of number of animals.
You can spot Langooor familiesnear Cheludgad. If you’re lucky, Golden eagles and massive Himalayan griffins also live here you will get to see them. The colourful Himalayan Monal, the state bird of Uttarakhand can be spotted in this region. You can see many other rare species which are not commonly find in any other areas.
If there is not enough time to go to Chelugad camp then 2 km before Taluka there is a campsite beside a stream where you can spend your night in tents and enjoy your meal there.
Cheludgad to Seematra (07 km) (4/5 hours) (3400 m)
After breakfast trek will begin with packed lunch. Trek from Cheludgad to Halchai, Seematra. This is also one of the few treks where one can come across the local lifestyle in close proximity and know about the traditional values and culture of the villagers, this place has unexplored inherent beauty.
Most of the locals here grow Rajma, potato and Red rice, Ramdana, for living. They also weave their own wool and make jackets and coats and it is believed by the villagers that their ancestors were Kauravas and Pandavas.
Today you will come across a number of streams on the way, wildflowers grow around these streams. Trek through beautiful forest of Rhododendrons, and the other trekking section is through undulating meadows. After crossing this section you reach a point with small waterfall start your climb which is steep.
Reach a camping ground after a gradual ascent of 10 minutes and cross a forest ridge to reach Seematra. Setup your tents and retire for day.
From Seematra to Har Ki Dun (7 km) (3/4 hours) (3645 m)
After breakfast with packed lunch trek starts to Har-Ki-Dun, it is known as ”The valley of Gods” the trail crosses multiple streams and there are no. of pine trees on a gradual ascent. It offers beautiful views of all snow-capped mountains, tall standing peaks, flowing streams and exotic waterfalls.
The area is home to a number of rare species of Himalayan birds and flowers. The last climb is steep of about 200 m, after that there is a green grassy field of Har Ki Dun which is divided by Karmanasha stream Swargarohini stands tallest amongst all the mountains. You will be fascinated by the views which this place offers and this place has got mythological stories related to it so you can feel the divine aura and spirituality here.
After spending some time there in peace, for relaxation come to your campsite and enjoy your dinner and stay comfortably in your tents.
Exploring Har-Ki-dun campsite (3 km/9 km) (4/6 hours) (Manida Lake) (Jaundhar Glacier)
Beauty of the Himalayas, invigorating climate and the soothing green leaves nothing more to be desired, in the morning have a glance of Son and Supin River and hear water sounds around your camps. After breakfast explore Har Ki Dun valley, all you will see is alpine flowers covering the meadows, you can explore the site in 1-2 hours.
After that explore Manida Lake from Har-Ki-dun campsite (3 km) to reach Manida Lake we will take a left from the campsite then trek towards Hata peak and come across alluring meadows blooming with alpine flowers. When you reachManida Lake, the Brahma Kamal (a rare flower found only at high altitude region) are found in great quantity and from there enjoy the sight of Glaciers and valley post.
If you want to go to Jaundhar glacier, then you will have to cross some ridges, the trails are not easy and are covered in snow, after sometime of hiking the trail gets easy, after reaching final ridge you will see the Jaundhar Glacier and other tall peaks, then we’ll return back to campsite and enjoy delicious lunch and at night we’ll stay in tents.
The logical route to borasu pass, Sangla valley (Chitkul, Himachal. Back to camp enjoy hot lunch at camp over night stay in tents.
Har Ki Dun to Cheludgad and visit OSLA (13 km) (5/6 hours)
After breakfast with packed lunch, trek starts to village OSLA – 13 km. Relish the beautiful sights and landscapes on the way, you can see the beautiful views of Black Peak and Bali Pass from here.
Getting back will be a bit long journey and may take some more time but this downhill trek is an easy one. Your campsite for today is Cheludgad, visit OSLA, it is a famous village rich in culture and here is a temple of ”Duryodhan”. He lived in the village of OSLA and people here worship him.
Know about the life of people, India is a country rich in cultural diversity, you have a chance here to explore the life of people living here. Then at village OSLA spend time and return to your campsite Cheludgad.
Enjoy your food and stay in tents.
Cheludgad to Taluka (13 km) (2400 m) on same day drive to Sankri by taxi (11 km) (5/6 hours)
After breakfast start trek with packed lunch from Cheludgad to Taluka this would be an easy one while trekking down, enjoy the beauty of nature.
Have sight of peaks standing strong and the beautiful green landscapes, then on same day drive to Sankri.
Now the trek is over relax at “Swargarohini Palace”have your dinner and enjoy relaxing stay there.
Drive from Sankri to Dehradun by taxi (210 km) (7/8 hours)
Our service ends here.
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
- Thick gloves
- Trek pants
- Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
- Sun glasses
- Sun tan lotion
- Lip balm
- Water bottle
- Personal toiletry items
ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:-
ATM POINT: Purola is the last points where you will find ATM, but withdraw cash before your journey.
There are no networks during the trek, in Purola all the networks are available and in Sankri only Vodafone and BSNL signals are there but the connectivity isn’t good. So make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek.
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.
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)
– Band aid
– Stretchable/elastic bandage
– 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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- If the trek is cancelled by us due to any reason (heavy snowfall, rainfall, natural disaster etc.) then the refund would not be initiated but you can go on the same trek another year.
The cancellation charges are as follows –
(No bank charges deducted will be Refundable)
- Up to 30 Days – 90 precent cost is Refundable
- Between 21 to 30 Days – 50 precent cost is Refundable
- Less than 20 Days – No Refund
(Refunds are initiated in 7-8 business days)