Har ki dun Trek

Temperature

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

Duration

8 Days | 7 Nights | Dehradun to Dehradun

Level

Moderate

Har ki Dun Trek – Enchanting beauty trek to the 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.

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Har Ki Dun 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 altogether. Har Ki Dun Trek can be done in winters and summers both, it has a 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 that soothes the mind.

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Scenic views In Har Ki Dun Trek

This place is extremely beautiful with the best scenic views. It is said that there 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 the local life of villagers and their traditional values. At Osla there is Duryodhana’s temple. This place is related to Hindu mythology and has the best scenic views so this trek becomes a delight for trekkers.

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The Best drive with HPMA

Welcome to HPMA – Transport – Pick up to you from Dehradun Railway Sation Drive to Sankri. Sankri is the starting point of many treks and here is our Hotel Swargarohini Palace and our HPMA Office.

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.

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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.

1. Dehradun -( 730Meters )

2. Sankri – (1920, Meters )

3. Cheludgad Campsite – (2648, Meters )

4. Halchain (3000, Meters )

5. Har-ki-dun (3645, Meters ) (11796feet)

Trek Highlights

Duration : 8 days (Dehradun to Dehradun)

Best Season : Throughout the year

Level : Moderate

Highest Point : (3,645 m)

Trekking distance : 56 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 the Himachal border, heading east and then south.

Getting to the Base Camp and HPMA Office Sankri

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

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

By Bus

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

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

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

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 Purola. It’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.

What to carry on a Trek?

The most common question of all Trekkers is what we carry on a trek or what to carry on a trek so if you plan to go for trekking, so here is about what you should carry on a trek ..!

First of all trekkers must bring the documents mentioned below

1. Government ID proof, carry original and a photocopy of any of these (Driving License, Adhar Card, Pan Card, Voter Id, etc.)

2. Medical certificate by a doctor

3. Risk certificates

Foremost Requirements

1. Strongly built Trekking Shoes

2. Backpack (50 to 60 liters)

Clothes to Carry On A Trek

Carry clothes according to the season. In winters there is chilly cold and in summers the temperature remains cold. (Day and Night temperature varies)

Jacket

Take at least 2 jackets with you, it should be warm enough to protect you against the chilly cold.

Trekking Pants

You should have 2 3 trek pants on a week-long trek and take more for longer treks.

Thermals

At night the temperature lowers and to keep yourself warm and sleep comfortably wear thermals.

Warm clothes

Keep enough woolen layers and fleece according to the season.

T-Shirts

To avoid sunburns always carry full-sleeved t-shirts which dry easily and covers neck and arms properly.

Poncho/Raincoat

They are useful during rain and snowfall.

Necessary Items

1. Water Bottle

2. Gloves (Waterproof and woolen), Cap

3. Socks (Regular and woolen

4. Sunglasses

5. Hiking Pole

6. Torch

7. Toiletry Items

Toilet paper, Sunscreen, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Moisturizer, Lip balm, Face Wash, Sanitizer, etc.

(Avoid using wet wipes and sanitary napkins during your trek because they are not biodegradable and cause harm to the environment. If you use them in the mountains make sure you bring them back with you.)

Medical Kit is Mandatory

(Use medicines only after prescribed by the doctor) (In case of any problem arises during the trek follow the instructions given by your trek leader because they are certified in First Aid Mountaineering courses.)

Carry These Medicines in Your Medical Kit

01. Avomine for treating motion sickness

02. Diamox for treating altitude sickness

03. Avil to treat allergies

04. Saradon to cure headache

05. Combiflam to relieve pain

06. Crocin for treating fever and headache

07. Digene to cure acidity

08. Norflox TZ and Lomofen to prevent Diarrhoea

09. Betadine (Antiseptic cream)

10. ORS

11. Moov/Volini spray for treating sprains

12. Band-aid

13. Elastic bandage

14. Gauze

WE CARE FOR YOURSAFETY AND IT IS OUR PRIORITY

Har Ki Dun Protection and Mountaineering Association is Making Your Trek Safe. We have a team of more than 80+ guides to serve in the mountains and they are professionally trained from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) Uttarkashi, Hanifle Centre; Mussoorie and Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) Delhi. We also have Kitchen staff to serve in the mountains and supporting staff goes along to manage the activities.

Oxygen Cylinder for trekkers safety

The trek leaders are certified in courses of Mountaineering. On every high altitude trek, we carry oxygen cylinders and First Aid kits. We take proper care of everything and make sure you feel safe and comfortable with us.

Getting to high altitude can be a problem for some people, the risks are enormous but we minimize them by providing the best quality equipment which is changed on a regular basis.

We do every possible thing to make your treks safe because if you trust and choose us then it becomes our responsibility to make your safety our topmost priority. The risk factor can never be abolished but it can be reduced and if you have a heart of mountaineer then this “risk factor” is the real pleasure and we can help you overcome every risk successfully without fear by taking proper care of your safety.

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Include & Exclude In This Trek

Transport from Dehradun to Dehradun

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in Hotel

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking.

All meals, Breakfast, Day Pack, Lunch, Pack Lunch, Tea,Coffee, Snacks, Soup, Dinner

All camping gear including

Separate Tent, High quality

Liner, Pillow, Separate Toilet tents, Dining Tent, Chair, Dining table

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Guide, Porters, cook, Helper

Mules, Kitchen team

Good Experience local Trek Leader guide

Walkie Talkie, for contact each other’s

Gaiters

Micro crampons

Hiking Pole

Personal Toiletry Items

Personal Medical Kit

Medical Certificate

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