Har ki Dun

8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS
Category:
  • Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

Har Ki Dun Trekking Tour Itinerary

Region : Uttarkashi uttarakhand

Duration : 9 Days

Level : Moderate

Trekking distance : 64 Kms

Max Altitude : 3600 Meters

Pickup Point :Dehradun

Drop Point :Dehradun

Best Season :Round of the Year

Har Ki Dun Trek in Garhwal region is an ideal pick for the beginners. Trek to the Har ki Dun, a valley situated on the base of Fateh Parvat, is mesmerizing as above are azure blue skies, and on your sides, are a dense forest of chestnut, deodar, and sycamore. You will also walk along sparkling, playful, flowering streams and waterfalls. And even climb a gentle gradient. With each step, the landscapes become more spectacular. The hills gave way to mountains, and the mountains to giants until the valley opens into the cupped palm of Har Ki Doon, the "Valley of God."

Har ki dun valley is also considered as the base point for several mountaineers who wish to travel to other Himalaya peaks. Despite being a low altitude valley, having a maximum elevation of 3,566 meters, one can't help but get enchanted by the beautiful Bandarpunch range in the southeast horizon. The extravagant nine-day long Har-ki- dun trek flags off from Sankri, a tiny village in the Garhwal Himalayas range. The trek further continues to Taluka along the side of Rupin River and Supin river, from where the views of the Indian Himalaya are stunning. From Taluka, the trail moves to Osla and one can enjoy the breathtaking view of dense forest sprinkled with chestnut and walnut trees. Furthermore, from Osla a steady ascend leads to Har ki Dun. The pristine beauty of the Har-ki-doon Valley captures the imagination of every tourist. Upon visiting the Har Ki Dun valley, one can explore the Morinda Lake, Jaundhar glacier, Borasu pass. Also, the trek offers the mesmerizing view of the majestic peaks like Kalanag, Bandarpunch, and Swargarohini.

Highest altitude : Har Ki Dun Trek

The altitude of Har Ki Dun Trek is 11,700 Ft. one can attain the maximum altitude depends on the subject to his endurance, and other conditions such as a climate, temperature, The trek will open up the valley view and on the higher altitude, everything will look so mesmerizing.

The things that one has to keep in mind is to take a proper medication with them at the higher altitude, though we provide every possible thing it is always better to keep your medicine according to your health, Hydration is the most important when you will trek to the higher altitude, so keep your body hydrated while trekking.

Season : Har Ki Dun Trek

The best season for Har Ki Dun trek is from April to November; a trek to this admirable destination can be planned between these months as the destination glows the most.

The Destination offers the splendid view; the landscape is beyond imagination, the gigantic mountains wrapped with snow looks mesmerizing. Enriched by the glory of nature Trekking in Uttarakhand can be the best experience in all seasons, where this trekking destination Har Ki Dun is no doubt a delightful one.

Average Temperature : Har Ki Dun Trek

During the daytime temperatures will range from 10 to 15 degrees in the morning and 2 to 5 degrees.

One should bring enough pair of clothes and better quality trekking boots so that a trekker can be covered thoroughly and does not face any difficulty during the stay at this temperature.

There is a vast difference in the mountain temperature, and when it about the trek to Har Ki Dun trek, so it might be possible that one can encounter a little difficulty during acclimatization. It is essential to bring all warm clothes, and that may not even affect the backpack too much.

Duration : Har Ki Dun Trek

The trek lasts for 8 days including pickup and return, if it is booked with us.


What Makes this Trek different?

This is a valley trek where you trek along the Supin River to Har Ki Dun trek in Himalayas, since the trekking trail isn’t treaded upon too often, birds and animals thrive in this region.

One can spot langoor families near Puani Garaat. Black bears, wild boars, and Barasingha are few of the other animals you can spot if you’re lucky. Golden eagles and massive Himalayan griffins also live here.

The colorful Himalayan Monal, the state bird of Uttarakhand, thrives in the forests here. The Har ki Dun trail takes you back in time.

The cradle shaped valley is populated with ancient villages that are over 3,000 years old. This is also one of the few treks where one can come across the local lifestyle in close proximity. Most of the residents here grow rajma, potato, and rice for a living.

They also weave their own wool and make jackets and coats. You can get an intimate look into the lives of villagers as they pass you by. The Har Ki Dun trail assumes a different complexion during the months of October and November.

Here is a gallery of its lush, green landscape. You will spot horses and cows grazing in the meadows and on the sprawling river banks makes Har ki dun one of the best treks in India.

The valley does not just have the essence of an amazing trek but the valley according to Hindu mythology is another way that Pandavas took while walking towards the heaven via Swargarohini.

A mountain massif in the Saraswati range of the Garhwal Himalaya. It lies in the Uttarkashi District of the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand.

Har ki dun valley gives you the panoramic view of the Mother Nature; the cradle shaped valley signifies peace and serene beauty and describes Nature in an ultimate way, each step you take while trekking in the magnificent valley allows you to get the feeling of paradise in the lap of Himalayas specially in summers cause Har ki dun trek best time is April to Nov.

Har ki dun valley is the only valley from where one can witness the Swargrohini 1, 2, 3, Bandar Poonch, black peak and Ruinsara peak from here Nature never skip the chance to amaze the humanity as the best time for Har Ki Dun trek is between April to Nov so plan a trip accordingly.

The indigenous native of the Har ki dun trek in Himalayas is an example of how beautifully they are taking care of nature and ironically how city life is destroying nature at the same time.

Har ki dun valley is populated with the ancient villages that are over 3,000 years old; locals of Har ki dun valley mainly worship Duryodhana as it is believed that the valley was the home of the worrier Bhog Dat who was a Kaurava supporter and that is why it is among few places where people worship Duryodhana.

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Day 1 - Sankri – Taluka (1900 m/6232 ft) 14 kms/4-5 hrs

The day will start with healthy breakfast and then go for a drive to Taluka, which is 14 km/4-5 hours away from Sankri. During the drive, one can witness the magical beauty of the surroundings and also enjoy the stunning views of the towering mountains and dense forest. You will be transferred to a hotel, once you will arrive at Taluka. Taluka has guest houses and a few shack shops providing daily provisions to the local inhabitants. Overnight in tourist rest house/tent.

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Day 2 - Taluka – Osla (2560 m / 8400 ft) (13 kms/6-7 hrs)

Wake up in the morning, enjoy the breakfast and start your trekking expedition to the Osla Village, a tiny hamlet on one side of the Rupin River. Initially, the trail descends, further it will lead to left side of the valley, which later adjoins the Rupin River. After trekking for few kilometers, tourists will see the dense forest of Chestnut, Walnut and Willows trees. Further, the trail will take you to the Gangar village, and after crossing streams and climbing, you will reach a point from where they can enjoy the panoramic view of Oslo village. Next stopover point will be Seema Village, a small town on the opposite side of Osla village, separated by the swift river. Overnight in tourist rest house/tent.

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Day 3 - Osla – Har – Ki Dun (3566 m / 11700 ft) (12 kms/6-7 hrs)

The trekking trail to Har – Ki Dun from Oslo starts from the left side of the valley and further passes through the fields, followed by a bridge that crosses the Rupin River. Next stopover point is Kalkatti Dhar, from where one can enjoy the view of Har Ki Dun valley. Look out for Kalang (black peak) and Bandarpoonch ranges when you are close to Kalkatti Dhar. From Kalkatti Dhar, there is an uphill climb to Har KI Dun valley. After about 6 to 7 hours, finally arrive at Har Ki Dun valley; overnight stay in Har Ki Dun valley

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Day 4 -Osla – Har – Ki Dun (3566 m / 11700 ft) (12 kms/6-7 hrs)

The trekking trail to Har – Ki Dun from Oslo starts from the left side of the valley and further passes through the fields, followed by a bridge that crosses the Rupin River. Next stopover point is Kalkatti Dhar, from where one can enjoy the view of Har Ki Dun valley. Look out for Kalang (black peak) and Bandarpoonch ranges when you are close to Kalkatti Dhar. From Kalkatti Dhar, there is an uphill climb to Har KI Dun valley. After about 6 to 7 hours, finally arrive at Har Ki Dun valley; overnight stay in Har Ki Dun valley

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Day 5 - Har Ki Dun

day is meant for relaxing. After the healthy breakfast, you can explore the valley, capture some magnificent views on the camera, or just chill at the campsite. Also, you can see the rarely found Brahma Kamal flower around Morinda Lake, a beautiful alpine lake that can be covered with a short trek from the campsite. If you are still up for exercise and stiff climbing, you head northeast up the valley 4 km to the Jaundar glacier. This may require technical skills and it may be better to walk up just a couple of kilometers there and back. Overnight in Har Ki Dun campsite.

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Day 6 - Har Ki Dun – Osla

Return the same way to civilization. Overnight stay in Osla village tourist rest house/ tent.

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Day 7 - Osla – Taluka (13 kms/3-4 hrs)

The eight-day is the second last day of the trek, covering a distance of 13 km through steeper terrains and stunning environs with sights of migratory birds disappearing in the snow-peaked mountains. Overnight stay at the guest house or hotel in Taluka.

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Day 8 - Taluka (13 kms/3-4 hrs) – Sankri - Dehradun (215 Kms, 6 hrs)

The trek for the last day is relaxing and fun walk through the forest and on manmade roads. This day is highlighted by a back drive to Dehradun. Following your arrival in Dehradun; at about 05 pm, the adventure of the Har Ki Dun trekking comes to an end.

INCLUDED

What is Included In This Trek?

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents and Lodge on share basis

All meals: breakfast,lunch, tea, dinner

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Crampons and Gaiters

NOT INCLUDED

What is Not Included In This Trek?

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

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: – Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

  • Photo ID Proof.
  • Rucksack/Backpack (40 to 50 Litre) & Rucksack cover (Waterproof).
  • Daypack- one small day pack (15-20 L) with you during the walk.
  • Trekking Shoe- A good quality rubber sole shoe..
  • T-shirt Dry fit/Quick dry type.
  • Warm Jacket-Warm Fleece Jacket/Synthetic fill.
  • Windproof Jacket/Wind Cheater.
  • Thermal wear.
  • Trek pants.
  • Raincoat/Poncho
  • Woolen cap
  • Hat/Bandanna
  • Under garments/Inner wear.
  • Warm Socks.
  • Woolen gloves.
  • Waterproof gloves.
  • Walking Sticks/Trekking Poles.
  • Water bottle/Hydration pack.
  • Sunglasses -UV protected.
  • Torch/Head Lamp with extra batteries.
  • Sunscreen lotion.
  • Sanitizer
  • Wet tissue paper.
  • Small Towel
  • Camera with extra cells
  • Medications and a first-aid kit
  • Carry Personal Medical Kit

    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 – (Cures headache)

    Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

    Avil – (It treat allergies)

    Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (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 during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

    Advisory:- follow covid-19 guidelines

    Terms And Conditions

    Payments: For all the services contracted, certain advance payment should be made to hold the booking, on confirmed basis & the balance amount can be paid either before your departure from your country or upon arrival in INDIA but definitely before the commencement of the services. Management personnels hold the right to decide upon the amount to be paid as advance payment, based on the nature of the service & the time left for the commencement of the service.

    Apart from above in some cases like Special Train Journeys, hotels or resorts bookings during the peak season (X-Mas, New Year), full payment is required to be sent in advance.

    Mode of Payment: Overseas advance payment can be made through Wire Transfer to our bank.

    Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellation of tour / travel services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reason/s 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:

    • 45 days prior to arrival: 15% of the Tour / service cost
    • 15 days prior to arrival: 50% of the Tour / service cost
    • 07 days prior to arrival: 75% of the Tour / service cost
    • 48 hours prior to arrival OR No Show: No Refund

    Note: Written cancellation will accept on all working days, except Sunday, Any cancellation sent on Sunday's will be considered on next working day (Monday).

    For the X-mas and new year period from 20 Dec to 05 Jan the payment is non-refundable.

    In case you cancel the trip after commencement, refund would be restricted to a limited amount only which too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers/ contractors we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation & missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.

    Trekking, Tour and adventure actives in Himalayan region carry an inherent risk to life and goods. The natural calamities may cause injury and loss of life, which is beyond any control. Tour Uttarakhand does its best to minimize all types of risks, discomfort and hazard to the best of their ability, yet there are chances of accidents, mishaps and deficiency in service.




    Advisory:

    • Any delay from the customer’s side will lead to cancellation of trek/ tour/ adventure activities.
    • Trekking Tour Adventure maybe cancelled due to some unavoidable circumstances i.e- weather condition, govt. notification, land sliding or any other natural calamity.
    • Trekking in Uttrakhand reserves the right to discontinue, modify any trek, tour & adventure activities without assigning any reasons or without any prior intimation whatsoever.
    • Anybody found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs medically or physically unfit (any serious ailment, weak heart conditions, epilepsy, asthma, expecting mothers etc.) unfit for any reasons in the wisdom of the trek leader/guide/instructor will not be allowed for trekking /tour/ adventure activities. Request for a refund or a discount in such situation will not be entertained. Decision of the trek lead/guide/management in this regard would be final.
    • Total decided package cost will not be affected if there is any reduction in the number of persons
    • Minimum required 50% of amount to get confirmed the trek/tour/adventure activities.