Har ki dun Trek

From

₹ 12,999 ₹14,500

Duration

7D/6N

Height

12,000Ft

Distance

46kms

Pick Up & Drop

Dehradun

Overview

One of the most appealing valleys in the Western Himalayas is Har Ki Dun, also referred to as the Valley of the Gods. Har Ki Dun Trek is unquestionably a heaven for newbie hikers looking to satiate their need for daring outdoor action, making it the ideal place for novice hikers to travel. A trekking excursion to Har ki Dun Trek may be simply planned by anyone searching for extended weekend vacations. Deep inside Govind Pashu National Park lies a valley with a cradle-like form called Har Ki Dun. Trekking in Har Ki Dun is an adventurer and nature lover’s paradise. Meadows of Debshu Bugyal, a pine forest in Govind Peshu National Park, embraces the splendour of the pathways in the Har ki Dun valley.

Highlights of Har Ki Dun Trek

Trek Plan

From Dehradun to Sankri

Pickup (6-8am) from Dehradun in the morning for a 240 km (10 hours) lengthy but beautiful trip to Sankri through Mussoorie, Barkot, Purola, Mori, and Netwar along the Tons River. Located in the Uttarkashi district, on the slopes of the Himalayas, lies the peaceful village- Sankri. In addition to several other well-known treks, like the Kedarkantha Trek, Har ki Dun, Rupin Pass, Bali Pass, and countless more, this modest community serves as the base camp for these renowned treks. At an elevation of 6,400 feet above sea level, this community is situated within the Govind wildlife sanctuary. It is an ideal spot for those seeking a serene mountain vacation or those who are adventurous. This location has a breathtaking view of the Himalayas and a wealth of cultural heritage, thanks to its wooden construction. Spend the night in Sankri and have dinner there.

From Sankri to Gangarh Village to Osla (homestay/campsite)

We will move from Sankri to Gangarh Village for 16kms drive after breakfast. The 4kms trek begins from Gangarh village to Osla village. The trek will last about 3-4 hours. Today’s trek will take you into a Himalayan region filled in wild orchids. Starting out in the valley next to the river Rupin’s true left, the route from Taluka village progressively drops before rising again. Later, the route passes through dense stands of chestnut, walnut, willow, chinar, and a variety of conifer trees. There are also a few waterfalls along the way. Osla village is eventually reached in the late afternoon. The Durtodhana temple, which is capped with a pair of intricately carved peacocks, is the most outstanding building in Osla Village’s reputation for great design. You will experience the beauty of taluka and dhatmeer village in the midway. Stay in the night at a homestay or campsite in Osla village.

Trek from Osla to Kalkatiyadhar trek (8kms trek)

You will reach the first in a succession of cleared lands after a 15-minute trek. To reach a lookout point, the route climbs over the meeting of the Supin and Ruinsara rivers. Look at the Kala Nag (Black Peak) and Bandarpooch mountains as you approach this vantage point. Your next campground, Kalkatiyadhaar, is soon accessible; it is located at an elevation of 8,956 feet.

Trek from Kalkatiyadhaar to Har-ki-dun trek & back 

On your right, you can plainly see the Dev Thach meadows. The valley now divides into two halves, with Har-ki-dun on the left and Ruinsara Taal, Bali Pass on the right. As you round the bend in the mountain, the Har Ki Dun peak and Hata Peak, with the Har-ki-Dun valley below, meet you. The path then crosses several creeks after that. There are a good number of rhododendron trees in the pine forest. Along the route, there is a magnificent stream that cascades down and has a variety of Himalayan alpine flowers growing along its edges. You leave the meadows behind when you arrive at a little waterfall after another 20 minutes. You must make a difficult ascent of roughly 15 minutes from this location. Now In front of you, two valleys can be seen that are separated by the Karmanasha stream. Maninda Taal and Borasu Pass are located in the valley to your left, while Jaundar Glacier is located in the opposite valley. In Kalkatiyadhaar, we’ll set up camp.

From Kalkatiyadhaar to Osla trek

We’ll take the same path back to the osla, and today’s track is simple and downward. Arrive at the Osla campground, where you will spend the night.

From Osla to Sankri 

Early breakfast followed by the start of our descent. Going back the way you came makes the journey simple now. We will descend 8kms to Dhatmeer village, then Gangarh village at river side and then to Sankri. Here you will board the vehicle for Sankri.

From Sankri to Dehraudn

oday is the last day of your Har Ki Dun Trekking journey. Say goodbye to mountains and new friends, take best memories to home. Board the vehicle after breakfast for journey towards Dehradun.

What’s Included

What’s Excluded

Things To Carry

When embarking on a trek with Global Events Travels, there are certain items you need to bring yourself. These are divided into five categories: Trekking Gear, Footwear, Clothing, Toiletries,
Utensils, and Miscellaneous. All items listed are essential, unless marked as optional.

Trekking Gear

  • Rucksack with rain cover
  • Day pack bag, Recommended for treks with a summit day
  • Head torch with spare batteries
  • UV protection sunglasses
  • Water bottles: Two 1-liter bottles

Footwear

  • Non-skid, deep treaded, high-ankle trekking shoes: 1 pair
  • Lightweight slippers or sandals: 1 pair
    Clothing
  • Quick-dry warm lower or track pants: 2
  • Full-sleeve T-shirts/sweatshirts: 1 for every 2 days of trekking
  • Thick woolen socks: 1 pair for every 2 days of trekking
  • Thermal body warmer (upper & lower): 1 set
  • Undergarments: 1 for each day of trekking
  • Warm jacket (closed at wrist & neck): 1
  • Full-sleeve sweater: 1
  • Rainwear (jacket & pants): 1 set
  • Waterproof, warm gloves: 1 pair
  • Woolen cap**: 1
  • Sun-shielding hat: 1

Toiletries

  • Personal toiletries kit: Small towel, toilet paper, paper soap, bar soap, toothbrush,
    toothpaste, cold cream, etc.
  • Sunscreen lotion: Small pack
  • Lip balm: Small pack

Utensils

  • Small, lightweight, leak-proof lunch box: 1
  • Plate: 1
  • Spoon: 1
  • Tea/coffee mug (plastic): 1

Miscellaneous

  • Camera: (Optional)
  • Personal medicines: Bring plenty if needed; consult your doctor before the trek.
  • Dry fruits, nuts, chocolate bars (Optional)

FAQ's

The best time to undertake the Har Ki Dun Trek is typically from April to June and then from September to November. During these months, the weather is relatively stable, and the trail is usually clear of snow, offering optimal trekking conditions.

The Har Ki Dun Trek is considered to be of moderate difficulty. The trail involves gradual ascents and descents, with some steep sections and uneven terrain. While prior trekking experience is not mandatory, a reasonable level of fitness and stamina is recommended.

The Har Ki Dun Trek usually takes around 7 days to complete. This includes trekking from Sankri village to Har Ki Dun Valley and back, with overnight stays at various campsites along the route.

The Har Ki Dun Valley is situated at an altitude of approximately 11,700 feet (3,566 meters) above sea level.

Accommodation during the Har Ki Dun Trek typically consists of tents at various campsites along the route. Some operators also offer fixed tented camps with basic amenities like sleeping bags, mattresses, and meals.

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Essential items to pack for the Har Ki Dun Trek include appropriate clothing (layers for cold weather), sturdy trekking shoes, a backpack, water bottles, energy snacks, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, personal medications, and a first aid kit. It's also advisable to carry a trekking pole and a good quality sleeping bag.

While the altitude of Har Ki Dun Valley is moderate compared to some other treks in the region, altitude sickness can still be a concern for some trekkers, especially if ascending too quickly. It's important to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and listen to your body.

Yes, permits are required for the Har Ki Dun Trek as it passes through Govind National Park, a protected area. These permits can be obtained from the Forest Department office or the local administration office in Sankri or Taluka, the starting points of the trek. But our trekkers have no need to worry; we will do all the tasks related to this. You have to provide identification documents.

Sankri, the base village for the Har Ki Dun Trek, might have one or two ATMs, but they could be unreliable in terms of cash availability. It's recommended to carry sufficient cash before arriving in Sankri, as there might not be ATM facilities available along the trekking route.

Cloakroom facilities might not be available at the starting points of the trek or along the trail.

Trekkers are advised to leave any unnecessary belongings securely at their accommodations in Sankri or Taluka before beginning the trek. It's also essential to carry only essential items during the trek to minimize the load.

Yes, offloading/porter services are usually available for trekkers who prefer to lighten their load during the trek. Trekkers can hire porters or mules at the base village of Sankri or Taluka to carry their backpacks or any additional luggage. It's advisable to arrange for porter services in advance through us

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