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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.
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.
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.
The Best drive with HPMA
Welcome to HPMA – Transport – Pick up to you from Dehradun Railway Station 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.
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. Hal chain (3000, Meters )
5. Har-ki-dun (3645, Meters ) (11796feet)
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.
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)
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.
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.
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 languor’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.
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 sheep’s 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.
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.
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.
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 “Duryodhana”. 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.
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”.
Leave for Dehradun early so that you can reach by 6:00 pm.
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
Guide, Porters, cook, Helper
Mules, Kitchen team
Good Experience local Trek Leader guide
Walkie Talkie, for contact each other’s
Personal Toiletry Items
Personal Medical Kit