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Har ki dun Trek

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

Winter : -3°C to -5° C
Summer : +5° C to +15° C

DURATION

8 Days DehraDun to DehraDun

LEVEL

The Trek Experience, Moderate

Har ki Dun Trek – Enchanting beauty trek to the valley of Gods

Valley of Gods

 

Har Ki Dun is a fascinating valley in the Garhwal Himalayas at an altitude of 3645 m, also known as “The Valley of Gods”. It is surrounded by alpine vegetation and is highly rich in Flora and Fauna. Borasu Pass connects Har Ki Dun to Baspa valley, it is the main source of Yamuna River and the river flows through the valley. Har ki Dun is known for its captivating beauty, alluring greenery, serene environment and breathtaking views.

 

This place has an invigorating climate which soothes the mind 

 

“Himalayan Monal” The state bird of Uttarakhand and many other animals can be spotted in the forest region. This valley offers the best views of Jaundhar Glacier, Swargarohini Peaks I II & III, Bandarpoonch and Black Peak, they are visible all together. Har Ki Dun Trek can be done in winters and summers both, it has different charm in different seasons, in winters there are all snow covered mountains and in summers there is soothing greenery all around. This place has an invigorating climate which soothes the mind.

 

Scenic views

 

This place is extremely beautiful with best scenic views. It is said that here is a river which has not emerged yet and people don’t know about it. Here are famous temples of Lord Someshwar, people come here to worship them as it is the divine Valley of Gods. To reach Har Ki Dun you have to go through some villages like Osla where you can have a glimpse of local life of villagers and their traditional values. At Osla there is Duryodhana’s temple. As this place is related to Hindu mythology and has the best scenic views so this trek becomes a delight for trekkers.

TREK INFORMATION

Duration: 8 days (Dehradun to Dehradun)

 

Best Season: Throughout the year

 

Level: Moderate

 

Highest Point: (3,645 m)

 

Trekking distance56 km

 

Weather:  Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.

 

Average Temperatures: (winters) (-3°C to -5°C) (-5°C to -10°C) (summers) (5°C to 15°C)

 

Location Chart: Dehradun, Mussoorie, Purola, Netwar, Sankri, 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: Drive from Sankri to Taluka (11 km) trek to Cheludgad/Seema (13 km) (2,700 m) (4/5 hours)

 

Day 3: Cheludgad to Seematra (7 km) (4/5 hours) (3400 m)

 

Day 4: Seematra to Har-ki-dun (7 km) (3/4 hours) (3645 m)

 

Day 5: Har-ki-dun campsite (3 km/9 km) (4/6 hours) (Manida lake) (Jaundhar Glacier)

 

Day 6: Har-ki-dun to Cheludgad to OSLA village (13 km) (5/6 hours)

 

Day 7: From Cheludgad to Taluka (13 km) (2400 m), on same day drive to Sankri by taxi (11 km) (5/6 hours)

 

Day 8:- Drive from Sankri to Dehradun by taxi (210 km) (7/8 hours)

 

Har-ki-dun Trek Details Trek, Itinerary

 

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri (210km) (7/8hours) (1920m)

 

Our pick up point is Dehradun Railway station or ISBT, meet us there and then drive towards Sankri you can have your breakfast at Kempty Fall which is a famous picnic spot and is famous for a waterfall. Have your lunch in middle of your journey at PurolaIt’s a picturesque drive to Sankri, you will get fetching views from your window and the drive will be through Dehradun, Mussoorie, Nainbagh, Damta, Newman, Purola, Mori, Netwar these are beautiful places in the Himalayas.

 

Sankri lies in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of Uttarkashi district, it is a village with a mini market famous for wooden huts which serve delectable food. You will see apple orchards here and greenery all around. Reach Sankri have a glace of snow covered mountains, this place is pollution free, enjoy the invigorating climate. We own a hotel there named “Swargarohini” Relax, have your meal and overnight stay in hotel.

 

Day 2: Drive from Sankri to Taluka (11km) trek to Cheludgad/Seema (13km) (2,700m) (4/5hours)

 

 Have your breakfast and then leave for Taluka by taxi, it is 11km away from Sankri when you reach there take a short break and start your trek towards Cheludgad, the trail takes you through dense pine forest, varieties of animals live in this region as it is rich in flora and fauna. The trail is rough and is not a very good condition.

 

When you trek through the dense forest, trees accompany you and langoor’s hanging from one tree to another can be spotted there. Chirping of birds can be heard and rare species of birds can be seen here. The “Himalayan Monal” state bird of Uttarakhand is found in this area.

 

If you lack time to reach Cheludgad camp then 2 km ahead Taluka there is a campsite near a stream which is water source for that campsite. Setup your tents and enjoy dinner and night stay in tents.

 

Day 3: Cheludgad to Seematra (7km) (4/5hours) (3400m)

 

Today’s trek is 7 km long and it can be done in 4-5 hours, have your breakfast early morning and packed lunch will be provided. Trek from Cheludgad to Seematra. You can know about the traditional values of people living here by talking to villagers, this place has got scenic views and is extremely beautiful. The greenery is eye pleasing and heartwarming and in the month of winters it remains covered by snow and looks alluring.

 

This place is related to mythology and you can know about many stories of Pandavas and Kauravas. Villagers here grow potato, Rajma and Red rice is very famous her. They have sheeps and the villagers use their wool to weave coats, folk dresses and jackets. Here is a very famous village named OSLA there is a temple of “Someshwar Mahadev” trek towards this village, the walk is easy along the side of river. Reach your campsite with beauty all around, enjoy food and stay at tents.

 

Day 4: Seematra to Har-ki-dun (7 km) (3/4 hours) (3645m)

 

Have your breakfast early at Seematra which is 7km away from here, start your trek with packed lunch to “Har ki Dun” valley or the “The Valley of Gods”. On the trail to Har ki Dun valley you will come across many stream from where you can fill your water bottles, ascend slowly there are number of pine trees on the way. From there the snow-capped mountains glimmer from a distance and attracts the eye of visitor, the views from there are fetching and captivating.

 

This area is home to a number of animals and birds, colorful flowers bloom making this place more beautiful, spotting Himalayan birds is a delight as they look adorable. Now, as you go further the climb gets steep when you cross this region you will see Har Ki Dun a field all covered by snow which is divided by Karmanasha stream.

 

This valley looks divine with exotic views and inherent beauty, from there you can have amazing views of mountains standing tall. Swargarohini from here looks the most beautiful. The environment of this place is soothing and peaceful, it is believed that Pandavas ascend to heaven was through this idyllic valley. Your campsite for today is this ideal place, spend your night in the divine aura and have your food in tents.

 

Day 5: Har-Ki-Dun campsite (3km/9km|) (4/6hours) (Manida lake) (Jaundhar Glacier)

 

Nothing can be better than a morning in “Har Ki Dun” valley, the views are inexplicable. The sounds of flowing water can be heard and the chirping of birds with first ray of sun on the mountains makes this place look like a scenery.  The reflection of sun rays enhances the beauty of “Himalayas” and the greenery is eye pleasing.

 

Have your breakfast and explore this idyllic place, it can be easily explored in 1-2 hours after that spend time in peace there creating memories away from your busy schedule.  You can explore Manida Lake which is 3km away from here, trek towards Hata Peak and the meadows with alpine flowers welcome you, and there you can find a rare flower “Brahma Kamal” which is not easily found.  

 

From there you can have majestic views of glaciers and if you want to go Jaundhar glacier then the trail is through ridges and it isn’t easy to reach there, the trail remains covered by snow but further becomes normal. Only after reaching the final ridge you can have sight of Jaundhar glacier and other peaks. Return to campsite, dinner will be served there in tents and have relaxing stay in tents.

 

Day 6: Har-Ki-Dun to Cheludgad and leave for OSLA village (13 km) (5/6 hours)

 

Today’s trek from Har Ki Dun to OSLA via Cheludgad is long one but descend is easy and you will reach your campsite in 5-6 hours. Start your trek and we will provide packed lunch, have it in middle of your trek. On the way Black Peak and Bali Pass are visible which looks bewitching, with the views of these great mountains mesmerizing landscapes and sights makes it picture perfect.

 

This downhill trek is easy with exotic views, continue trekking and you will reach OSLA village, there is a very famous temple of “Duryodhan”. The people here are away from cities, their lives are simple and in most of the houses goats and cows are there. Pollution free serene environment, traditional and religious values of this place will amaze you. Get back to Cheludgad campsite setup your tents there and spend your nights in peace away from city life.

 

Day 7: From Cheludgad to Taluka (13 km) (2400 m), on same day drive to Sankri by taxi (11 km) (5/6 hours)

 

This is the last day of your trek today you will get back to Sankri from where you started, bid goodbye to this place and start your trek towards Taluka. Descending is easy, have a glance of snow covered mountains and the greenery around you, it looks captivating. Have lunch in between of your journey. Reach Taluka take a break for some time then leave for Sankri by taxi, you will reach there in 2 hours. Enjoy your food and stay in “Swargarohini Palace”.

 

Day 8: Drive from Sankri to Dehradun by taxi (210 km) (7/8 hours)

 

Leave for Dehradun early so that you can reach by 6:00 pm.

The Best drive with Team HPMA-

Welcome to HPMA – Transport – Pick up to you from Dehradun Railway Sation Drive to .Swargarohini Hotel Main market Sankri  Trek lies in the Govind Wild life Sanctuary and National Park in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.

 

Har Ki Dun Valley, it is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Western Himalayas. This is god shiva valley A delight for trekkers, both in summer and winter, this valley is accessible through Govind National Park – known for its rich variety of flora and fauna. The trail through alpine meadows, moraine ridges, glacier basins, pine forests and ancient villages, gives you spectacular valley views and a chance to experience the wonderful slow-paced local lifestyle.

 

We are Per Day Climb Altitude for this trek

Note: – Level: The trek experience and moderate Har-ki-dun  trek valley  is  classified Trek .We are going about (2,000 feet) in altitude per day.

  • Dehradun -( 730Meters )
  •  Sankri – (1920, Meters )
  • Cheludgad  Camp site – (2648,Meters )
  • Halchain (3000,Meters )
  •  Har-ki-dun  (3645, Meters ) (11796feet)

Getting to the base camp HPMA – office and Hotel

Take an overnight train to Dehradun from Delhi. New Delhi-Dehradun A/C special train from New Delhi station is the best option. The train reaches Dehradun at 5.40 am. If you Meet to our office member and drive to Sankri base camp office Har-ki-dun  Road Sankri .

By Air

Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 25 km from the city. There is a daily flight from Delhi to Dehradun

Note:-  Bangalore to Dehradun Flight  Available &  Delhi to Dehradun

  1. Nandadevi Express – Train no: 12205 (Departure 11:50pm; Arrival – 5:40am)
  2. Dehradun Express – Train no: 12687 (Departure – 9:10pm; Arrival – 5:00am)

By Bus

There is regular bus service from Delhi to Dehradun, from Delhi, ISBT Kashmere Gate.

We would suggest you to take only government buses from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Private buses ply from outside ISBT and they are not trust worthiness.

Usually buses drop you at Dehradun ISBT. From there you have to come to Dehradun Railway Station meet us railway stion 6:30 Am.

PARTICIPANTS:-  What to take on the  Mountain

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the below documents.

  1. Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- ( Adhar Card, driving license, voters ID, etc.)
  2. Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
  3. Risk Certificates

Participants must bring:
Sturdy hiking boots:

preferably all leather upper as it provides better ankle support. If you do not own a pair yet, it is advisable that you buy one as soon as possible & wear it often so that they are well broken. This will help prevent blisters.

  1. Light weight tennis shoes/sandals: for wearing in camp.
  2. Wool socks: 2 pairs: preferably thick wool socks.
  3. Nylon socks: 2-3 Pairs, of the type you wear daily to be worm under the wool socks to prevent blister.
  4. Hiking shirt: 1 Preferably long sleeve
  5. Long John top: 1 also known as thermal underwear, preferably wool to be worm as first layer.
  6. Warm shirts & pants for camp: 1 each
  7. Rain cot 1 each
  8. Warm Jacket: 1
  9. Wool gloves: 1 pairs as thick as available in the market.
  10. Long John bottoms: Preferably wool to be worm as first layer.
  11. Under wear: 2-3 changes
  12. Hiking shorts / pants: 1
  13. Sun hat: Cotton or nylon.
  14. Sun Glasses:Preferably with an anchor
  15. Sun Protection Lotion: optional
  16. Lip balm/chap stick: optional
  17. Water bottle: 2 Bottles of 1 Liter capacity (Pepsi bottles work well) please insure that they do not leak.
  18. Head lamp / flashlight:  Preferably a headlamp as it leaves your hands free to work please bring extra batteries.
  19. Toilet articles: Tooth brush, Tooth Paste  etc
  20. Packet Knife : Optional

How HPMA- is making your trek safe in mountain and Our Team Experience:- 

Note: – Important:-   our trek leaders are certified in Wilderness first-aid” and be aware of high attitude problems, and we carry whole first-aid kit and necessary medicines with us. Make sure you are medically fit for a trek or take professional advice if you feel you are unable to judge yourself. This is very important for us nothing else! We are help you all time –

 

 

Specially H.P.M.A

We would like to introduce our company Harkidun Protection & Mountaineering Association  trekking Company  in uttarakhand ,Himachal , india that has been in the field of Adventure Tourism for the past 29 years. We provide treks, expeditions & mountaineering programs, and high altitude Expedition  rafting, s . Featuring More Than 100 + Himalayan  Documented Treks, .7 High Altitudes Expedition .  For Schools, family package and Colleges beside other outdoor activities. Only for Customized package

 

 

Technical Safety in the mountain:- 

We have a huge team of more than 100 guides and trainers to serve in the mountains and they are professionally trained from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. And Indian mountaineering foundation Delhi and Hanifle Center Outdoor Education Mussoorie , we have never compromised on the quality and the services provided to the customer.

 

“YOUR SAFETY IS OUR TOP MOST PRIORITY”

With our local knowledge and fluent hindi and English, we will ensure your trip runs smoothly and that your health and safety is our number one priority. All our team leaders have under gone professional courses in First Aid, Portable Altitude Chamber Training, Environmental Awareness Training, Advanced Wilderness Emergency Medicine and CPR. We carry a comprehensive first aid medical kit on all our trips as well as Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC Bag) and medical oxygen for all high altitude treks.

We specialize in all sorts of group adventure holidays – be it family groups, friends, or school groups. We have a wide range of travel options to suit all travelling styles and fitness level. We lay much emphasis on group size so that every individual gets personal attention

 

 

 

The team for last 29 years has been dedicated to achieve the following objectives:

  1. To promote sustainable eco-friendly aesthetic tourism and Customized trekking package , adventurous activities in the Himalayas, particularly in Uttarkashi, Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and National Parks.
  2. To facilitate adequate services for tourists, trekkers and mountaineers viz. reliable porters guides, instructors, equipments and management services.
  3. To provide emergency voluntary services to individual tourist or group through search and rescue operations, help to overcome adverse climatic conditions.
  4. To explore new trekking routes and tourists places and popularise them.
  5. To manage tourist and trekking activities free from environmental pollution.
  6. To organize awareness camps on issues related to education, health, environment, human rights and social justice.
  7. To facilitate strengthening and protection of local culture through organizing songs and dance competitions, mela (fete) showcasing woodcraft, local food preparations, costumes & soon.

PACKAGE INCLUDED AND NOT

  • Transport from Dehradun to DehradunYES
  • Forest Permit and entrance fee YES
  • Accommodation in HotelYES
  • Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking YES
  • All meals, Breakfast, Day Pack, Lunch, Pack Lunch, Tea, Coffee, Sneaks, Soup, Dinner YES
  • All camping gear including YES
  • Separate Tent, High qualityYES
  • Liner, Pillow, Separate Toilet tents, Dining Tent, ChairYES
  • Dining tableYES
  • your uploadingYES
  • Guide, Porters, cook, HelperYES
  • Mules, Kitchen teamYES
  • Good Experience local Trek Leader guideYES
  • Walkie Talkie, for contact each other’s YES
  • Gaiters YES
  • Micro crampons YES
  • Hiking PoleYES
  • Personal Toiletry ItemsNO
  • Personal Medical KitNO
  • Medical Certificate NO

Rs. 15,000 Per Person

(Includes all costs of the trek from Dehradun to Dehradun)(5% GST Extra)

It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons 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.

 

Up to 30 Days:  90% cost is refundable

Between 21–30 Days:  50% cost is refundable

Less than 20 –  No Refund

Booking is Available

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri (210 km) (7/8 Hrs) (1920 Meters).

 

Day 2: Sankri to Taluka by taxi (11 km). Same Day trek to Cheludgad  (13 km) (2700 Meters) (4/5 Hrs).

 

Day 3: Cheludgad to Seematra by trek (07 km) (4/5 hrs) (3400 Meters).

 

Day 4: Seematra to Har ki Dun By Trek (7 km) (3/4 hrs) (3645 mt).</.span>

 

Day 5: Explore Har-ki-dun campsite, Distance: 3 km / 9 km; Time taken: 4 hours / 6 hours; (Manida lake) (Jamdar Glacier).

 

Day 6: Har-ki-dun to Cheludgad By Trek Visit to OSLA Village (14 km) (5/6 hrs).

 

Day 7: Cheludgad to Taluka by trek (13 km) (2400 mt), Same day drive t o Sankri by taxi (11 km) (5/6 hrs).

 

Day 8:- Sankri to Dehradun by taxi (210 km) (7/8 hrs).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HPMA

We would like to introduce our company Harkidun Protection & Mountaineering Association in India that has been in the field of Adventure, Trekking, Tourism, Social Work, Trek in india , for the past 26 years.

Head Office Dehradun

  Team HPMA Head office, Chandrabani Choila near wildlife institute, ISBT Dehradun.

  +91-7579143813

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