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Har Ki Doon trek

 

Overview:


Har Ki Dun Valley is a cradle shaped hanging valley in the Garhwal region of the mighty Himalayas located at an altitude of approx. 3500m above mean sea level and is snow-covered from October to March. The valley is around 25 km from Taluka. Enclosed by mesmerizing snow-covered peaks and alpine vegetation this is a trail so steeped in mythology to justify the name 'Valley of Gods'. Harki Dun trek gives you the chance to follow the trail of Pandavas who supposedly took the very same route to mount to heaven via Swargarohini, the mountain that dominates the Har Ki Dun valley. Harki Dun valley is well known for its beautiful flowers and meadows. Here, you'll be trekking along the Tons river, and you'll be seeing delightful mountain villages like Giangad, Seema and Osla. The breathtaking mountain views you get on this trek are astonishing and you will take back some awesome memories from this trek for sure. Read More Harki Dun trek is not a difficult one and even beginners can enjoy this trek. The trek goes through some of the most isolated villages of India which are still untouched by modernity and civilization. The trekking path gradually ascends the side of the ridge across the river offering enchanting views of the mighty Himalayas. The tourist places you can visit whilst trek to Harki Dun are Jamdhar Glacier and MorindaTaal. The Jamdhar Glacier is visible by 4 km trek from Harki Dun towards the Swargarohini Peak, down the valley. The beautiful MorindaTaal is situated 3 km from Harki Dun. While coming back from trek you can also visit the temple dedicated to Duryodhana of Mahabharata at Osla Village.Read Less

Inclusion:

  • Accommodation costs (camping) sleeping bags, with roll on mattresses and the pantry/ kitchen and toilet facilities
  • Qualified and experienced trek leaders, Guide, support staff
  • First-aid treatment/facilities
  • All meals during the trek (veg and egg)
  • Any of the permit charges, forest entry fee and camping charges.
  • Trekking equipment (tents, sleeping bags, ropes etc

Exclusion:

  • Transport from Dehradun to Sankri and return
  • Meals during transit.
  • Mineral Water or any other personal expenses
  • Anything which is not a part of our inclusions.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Drive to Sankri 220km

Dehradun Railway station to Sankri via Mussoorie 220km 10hours.At first, you have to reach Dehradun station where the pickup for Sankri is at 6.30 AM. The distance between Dehradun and Sankri is 220 km and it will take around 10 hours to reach Sankri. The cost of cab per person is Rs 1000/-

Day 2: Drive from Sankri to Taluka and Trek to Osla

Then we will drive from Sankri to Taluka and will stay at night there in our guest house. In the morning after breakfast, we will start our trek towards Osla. You will trek through high Mountain ranges at 8400 ft above sea level. This place has rich vegetation and mountains covered with snow which are picturesque and you will able to witness nature at its best. There is an exclusive temple of Duryodhan of Mahabharatha in Osla which is a big tourist attraction here. We will linger here for a while just to marvel at the architecture of the village: the wooden houses of local villagers, stone roofs, the ornate carvings on their doors. At night, we will pitch a tent after reaching there and enjoy the pristine beauty of Garhwal Himalayas.

Day 3: Trek from Osla to Har Ki Dun

In the morning after breakfast, we will trek towards Harki Dun. On the trail we will cross bridges over Tons river, the lush green valley covered with wild orchids of Himalayas and if lucky then we may get to see the rich wildlife of the Himalayas like barking deer, Bharal, Blue Sheep, Bear or Leopard etc. We will pass through the outstanding and picturesque view 14 km ahead in order to reach Har Ki Doon. We will reach Har Ki Dun valley on a snowy trail. Then the trail climbs to the ridge locally named as KalkattiDhar, from where the trail traverses to give an awesome view of Har Ki Dun. From here initially the trail climbs gradually and later gets steep in times go past through beautiful meadows to the campsite at Har Ki Dun. Overnight in the tents.

Day 4: Exploration Day at Har Ki Dun

Today we will put our camps in Har Ki Dun and enjoy the natural beauty of the place. The cascading rivers flowing under the shadow of towering mountains and lush green forests can be a dream come true for many and it's for sure that you will enjoy it a lot. Harki Dun is a place that is famous for its enchanting silence and mesmerizing beauty. In the day we will explore and have fun in the mesmerizing place.

Day 5: Trek from Har Ki Dun to Osla

In the morning after breakfast, we will start our trek back towards Osla and because we are aware of the route it will be easy for us to trek back. After the trek, we will relax for some time and have our lunch. After that, we explore the area and witness its majestic beauty.

Day 6: Trek from Osla to Sankri

Post breakfast we will start our trek from Osla Village to Sankri and though it will be long but it will not be that tiring as the entire route is downhill. After that, we will reach our tent and relax there overnight. We will have a bonfire and have fun together.

Day 7: Drive from Sankri to Dehradun

After an early breakfast, we will start our journey from Sankri to Dehradun and will most probably reach Dehradun by 6 PM. The trip ends here. If you are planning to do an overnight travel to Delhi on the same day, it will be better if you book the tickets in advance.

Payment Details

A 25 % booking amount is required to book the slot on a non-refundable basis. Full payment to be done prior to 7 days of the start date

Trek Essentials & Equipments

Trek Essentials

  • Backpack 50 - 60 ltr
  • Head Torch with Extra Batteries
  • Trekking Pole
  • Sunglasses
  • First Aid Kit
  • Water Bottle

Clothing

  • Sun Cap
  • Poncho/Raincoat
  • Trek Pants (2 Pairs)
  • Fleece and Woolen gloves
  • Balaclava and Woolen Caps
  • Thermals ( 2 Pairs)
  • Waterproof Trekking Shoes
  • Cotton/Woolen Socks(3 Pairs)
  • Warm Hollow Fit Jacket
  • 1 Pair of slippers

Accessories

  • Water Bottle
  • Day Pack 20 ltr
  • Sunscreen
  • Toiletries
  • Quick Dry Towel

Terms and Conditions :


This trek is to be confirmed at least 10 days prior to trek date depending upon the availability. Making arrangements for trekking is tedious and it demands lot of efforts, so a little co-operation from your side is appreciated. The expenses occurring from the change in schedule due to natural disaster, weather conditions or personal health issues are to be borne by the participants only. The Trip Adventures will not be responsible for weather as well as health issues however a medical certificate and a personal observation by the guide will be Provided Read More In case a participant is not willing to complete the trek, no refund shall be provided and cost of evacuation shall be borne by the participant (required if any).
The Campsites as per the itinerary are subjected to change as per the weather conditions or resource availability and no prior intimation shall be announced to participants.
In case of bad weather, uncontrolled snowfall at Har Ki Doon trek, passing the cross will not be possible and trekkers will be coming back and the number of the tour days remains the same
We ensure you to have a memorable time with us!
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Cancellation Policy:


Planning is done well in advance. To make your trip hassle-free & smooth arrangements are made in prior.
Cancellation policy is as follows:

    A 25 % booking amount is required to book the slot on a non-refundable basis.Full payment to be done prior to 7 days of the start date.

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