Har Ki Dun Trek - 7 Days

Trek Info

REGION Uttarakhand
Duration

7 Day

Start Point Dehradun
End Point Dehradun 
Highest Altitude

12,000 Ft.

Approx Trekking Km

35km

Grade

 Easy To Moderate

Har ki Doon / Valley of God is a cradle-shaped valley in the Garhwal region of the Himalaya . The valley is with snow from October to March and one would hardly find anything other than alpine vegetation growing in this region.

Harkidun trek Walking through beautiful alpine meadows, ridges, glacier basins and dense coniferous forests, we enter high alititude villages called Osla where you can seize an opportunity to experience a traditional lifestyle of villager and
valley has a very interesting culture, very different from any other region around in India Our guides ensure that we get a very up close experience of this culture as this is one of the highlights of this trek.

We have made a change in the traditional Har-ki-Dun itinerary by adding another stage which takes you to Hata Valley (3850m). This will add a contrasting element of high altitude scenery to the trek.

For people who love to see flowers there is a small stage possible on the day we explore Hata Valley. The meadows here are almost fully carpeted with alpine flowers and make a very pleasing sight. Contrary to the popular belief Har Ki Dun trek is not a very easy trek and has long walks on almost all days and is suitable for seasoned trekkers as well as fit beginners.

This trail is situated in the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park in Garhwal Himalayas. The next day we trek to KalkatiDhar and camp there for the night. From KalkattiDhar we hike up to Har-ki-Dun and land ourselves in a complete paradise. Har Ki Dun gives an opportunity to meet local people and get to appreciate the local architecture, we explore the region and trek back to the base camp of Kalkatidhar and then the next day to Taluka to finish what is surely going to be a memorable trek.

✅These points should not be avoided

– Proper conditioning & training of body required
– Proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperatures
– Shoes are the single most important equipment
– High altitude requires proper acclimatization
– Phones don’t work
– Travel light
– Weather is unpredictable so the itinerary is flexible.

✅ How to reach Dehradun?

BY AIR :

Take a flight to Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, Hire a cab to reach Dehradun City as the airport is 29 km away.

BY RAIL :

The Dehradun railway station is located in the centre of the city which is well connected to all the major cities of the country.

BY ROAD :

Dehradun is easily accessible from major cities of the country as it has an excellent road connectivity with other major cities and towns of North India. There are state-run and private buses that offer a regular service.

The altitude we are going to cover at Har Ki Dun Trek

Sankri – 1920 Meters


Cheludgad camp – 2600 Meters


Har Ki Dun Camp – 3645 Meters

Day 1
Dehradun – Sankri (180 Kms Drive Time approx 5hrs)

We meet up with fellow Wanderers at a central place in Dehradun, we then proceed to have an early lunch (at your own expense).himalayas griffon then drive to Sankri via Mussoorie, Kempty Fall, Yamuna Valley, Tons Valley across the Yamuna bridge, Nainbagh, Nowgaon, Purola & Jarmola. For the night we will stay in a hotels / GMVN

Day 2
Sankri – Osla

Sankri – Osla via taluka After Breakfast, we check out and proceed to the last village connected to the motor road. This picturesque village is about 13 Kms inside the Govind Wild Life Sanctuary (Sankri is the place where the check post is located). Sankri is the gateway to the almost untouched Har-ki- dun (3566m) with the Swargarohini Peak (6096m) towering above it in the backdrop. Sankari to Taluka by jeep if road is open. Our Trek starts from Taluka, we start walking along the glacial Supin river for the first part of the trek.

Taluka, a small hamlet nestled in the lap of nature, is also known for its beautiful “Pahari cottages” made out of an intricate wood , stone and mud ensemble – a must see, as it is considered earthquake proof, and contains the animal sheds on the ground floor, utilizing their body heat to warm the living area located directly above ! The village is located at an altitude of 1900 Mts, and has guest houses and a few shack shops providing daily provisions to the local inhabitants. Taluka, a small hamlet nestled in the lap of nature, is also known for it.

Day 3
Osla /Seema to Waterfall campside (2560 m / 8400 ft) (13 Kms/6-7 hrs)

The trail from Osla village initially descends and then continues gradually on the true left of the valley adjoining the river Supin. Later the trail winds upwards through beautiful forest full of Chestnut, Walnut and Willow trees, and continues to the village. Osla village at a distance on the true right of the valley. From this point, one continues to trek to Seema. The campsite is located opposite to the village of Osla and separated by a swift river. Overnight in tents. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 4
WaterFall To Har – Ki Dun (3566 m / 11700 ft)

decent down to Waterfall (12 Kms/6-7 hrs)The trail from Waterfall campside initially continues on the true left of the valley, goes past fields followed by crossing a hanging bridge over river Supin, to the right hand side of the valley. The trail now ascends, going past fields and pastures with local huts. The coniferous flora on the opposite side of the valley is awesome and is a photographer’s delight. The gradual ascent to Har ki dun offers excellent views of the snow covered mountains and lush green terraced mountain fields. The last steep climb of 200 m gets one to the famed meadows of Har ki Dun with the west face of Swargrohini overlooking the valley. The campsite is located by a small stream, with peaks of Har Ki Dun and Swargarohini towering above.

Same Day decsent down to Waterfall campside

Day 5
Waterfall To Osla village / Seema

One can see Kala nag, Bandar poonch, Ruinsara peaks and the majestic Swargarohini even before one reaches Har Ki Dun. A truly heavenly and peaceful place, for those wanting to spend some time by themselves feeling one with the vast expanse! You will want to go right towards Swargarohini and Jumnar glacier or left towards Borasu pass (Taking one to Chitkul in Himachal). The huge and picturesque valley is flanked by massive mountains on three sides, and the valley floor is covered in soft grassy patches. Overnight in tents. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6
Osla /Seema to sankri (5/6 hrs)

The trek back to the sankri vai to taluka of is an easy walk which gives a lot of opportunity to admire and photograph the beauty of the valley and the villages.

Day 7
Sankri – Dehradun (215 Kms, 7-8 hrs)

After an early breakfast we drive to Mori. Weather permitting we will do white water rafting. We then drive from Mori to Dehradun to board our train/ flight. Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Food as per menu on the trek ,
  • Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
  • Forest Camping charges
  • Safety Equipment ,Trek equipments : Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required) All necessary permits and entry fees
  • Trek guide, cook, helpers, and mules for carrying common luggage
  • Transportation if Specified in Itinerary,
  • Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook and Support staff

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Meals during road Journeys
  • Any king of Insurance
  • Any expense of personal Nature
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list
  • Carriage of personal laggage during the trek

BASIC ESSENTIALS
Back Pack & Rain Cover (50-60 liter)
Day Pack & Rain Cover (20-30 liter, If you hire mule or porter) Couple of water bottles (Avoid Bisleri Bottles)
Hiking Shoes (Should be water proof and ankle support) Torch (With extra batteries)
Glucose, Chocolates, biscuits and nuts
Personal Medical kit (If you required)
Original ID

✅CLOTHING ESSENTIALS

Trek Pants – 2 Nos. (Avoid Jeans, Shorts, Capri, Fitting Denims)
T-shirts – 3 Nos. (2 Full Sleeves, 2 Half Sleeves)
Sweater – 2 Nos. (1 Fleece, 1 Woolen)
Jacket – 2 Nos. (1 Fleece, 1 Down feather)
Thermal Wear – 1 Nos.
Gloves – 2 Nos. (1 Woolen, 1 Waterproof)
Socks – 5 Nos. (3 Cotton, 2 Woolen)
Warm Inner wears
Rain Coat / Poncho – 1 Nos.
Handkerchief/towels – 1 Nos.
Slippers – 1 Nos.
PROTECT YOUR HEAD
UV sunglasses – 1 Nos.
Caps – 2 Nos. (1 Sun Cap, 1 Woolen Cap)
Balaclava – 1 Nos

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Frequently asked Questions

Where is Har Ki Doon Trek is situated?

Har ki Doon trek is located in western Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. A little pahadi population live here. The location is close to the border of Uttarakhand and Himachal.​

What is length of Har ki Doon Trek?

The entire length of Har ki Doon trek is 54 kms. One side length of Har ki Doon trek is about 27 Kms.

What is the best time to do Har Ki Doon trek?

Har ki Doon trek is blessed with striking beauty of nature. Trekkers come to this place throughout the place. Every season has something different in Har ki Doon. Gushing rivers, full blooming valley of colorful flowers, lakes, snow capped mountains. Har ki Doon has everything.

How much time it takes to complete Har ki Doon trek?

As the total length of Har ki Doon trek is about 54 kms & it takes minimum 4 days to complete this trek. Most of the trekkers choose 12 kms of trekking per day but if you are a experienced trekker and want to do it in a hurry then you can travel as much as you can before the dusk.

What is the current condition of Har ki Doon trek?

Current condition of Har ki Doon trek is good. Last winter (Dec 2017 to March 2018) it was closed cause of avalanche but now trek is open and many trekkers has completed this trek till now.

Is there any risk of wild animals or avalanche on Har ki Doon trek?

Yes, as Har ki Doon trek is a part of Govind National Park which is well known for it variety of flora and fauna so it is advised to trek with your team and do not go far from your tent alone. At night it is advised to go out with one of your trek mate.

Is Har ki Doon trek is good for beginners?

Yes! It is. Har ki Doon is well known for beginners cause of its easy steep & path. If you are a first timer then you can choose this location as your trek without any doubt.

Is there any chances of snowfall in summers in Har ki Doon trek?

There is a very low chances of Snow fall in summers but it does not mean that is it not possible. Even in Badrinath, travelers witnessed snowfall in the month of May. Also in Himalayan region, weather changes time to time.

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Short Itinerary

DAY 1 : Dehradun – Sankri (180 Kms Drive Time approx 5hrs)

DAY 2 : Sankri – Osla

DAY 3 : Osla /Seema to Waterfall campside (2560 m / 8400 ft) (13 Kms/6-7 hrs)

DAY 4 : WaterFall To Har – Ki Dun (3566 m / 11700 ft)

DAY 5 : Waterfall To Osla village / Seema

DAY 6 : Osla /Seema to sankri (5/6 hrs)

DAY 7 : Sankri – Dehradun (215 Kms, 7-8 hrs)

TEMPERATURE

1°C to 5°C

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