Har Ki Dun Trek
6 Nights/7 Days
1 to 12 people
Har ki Dun trek is a beautiful trek which go through the Govind National Park, which is famous for its wild flowers especially orchids. This area has some of the most beautiful forests. It was made popular by Jack Gibson, a teacher at the Doon school in the late 1940's.The surrounding peaks and glaciers in the Banderpoonch Range are a mountaineer's delight. The Har-ki-dun valley is famous for its flowers and meadows. The path follows the tons river from Netwar village up through the scenic villages of Gangad, Seema and Osla. Har-ki-dun has many camping places and also a forest guest house. A rest day is ideal to explore the nearby jamdar glacier or make a short excursion to Ruinsara Lake.
- Visit to remote villages like Sankri, Saud, Taluka, Osla and Seema.
- Experience the local and village culture.
- Relish a relaxed walk on the meadows around Morinda Lake
Day 1: Dehradoon to Giangad | 210 Kms - 8 Hours Drive
We start early from Dehradoon and reach Giangad village by evening. We spent the night in camps in Giangad. The final 22km are through the Govind National Park and is a very beautiful but bumpy ride.
Day 2: Giangad to Taluka/Datmir (2200m) | 15 Kms - 5 Hours Trek
Post breakfast we start from Sankri for Taluka. It is a lovely walk along the true left of the river, passing through forests, apple orchards and fields. There are many small tea shops on the way. We reach our campsite for the day near the village of TALUKA or up near the village of DATMIR.
Day 3: Taluka/Daatmir to Seema/Osla | 11 Kms - 5 Hours Trek
Post breakfast we start the day towards the village of SEEMA. The tons river is always on our left and it's a delightful walk beside it. At some places we have to cross over small streams which merge into the tons river. The village of Seema has a few small dhabas and a GMVN hotel. However the camping sites are better at OSLA, across the river, on the way to Har-ki-dun.
Day 4: Seema/Osla to Har-Ki-Dun (3510m) | 12 Kms Trek
We begin from our overnight camping site and cross the tons river from the stone bridge near Seema. The trail now rises higher and offers some beautiful views of the Ruinsara valley and the peaks in the banderpoonch range. The trail ascends through the fields and climbs high above the confluence of the tons and Ruinsara gad. The camp is at the meeting point of the two valleys from jamdar glacier and the views are excellent. In summer the route can get a bit busy.
Day 5: Har-Ki-Dun Explore and Back To Osla | 12 Kms Trek
We start the day with breakfast and spend some time to explore the nearby area. The campsite offers beautiful views of jamdar glacier, Hata peak and the swargarohini peak. According to Hindu mythology this is also the gateway to heaven. We return back to campsite and head back to Osla village.
Day 6: Osla to Giangad | 26 Kms Drive & Trek
Today is a long day and hence we start early. However it's an easy walk and once we reach Taluka village the final 12 km can also be covered in a shared jeep. We spent the evening strolling around GIANGAD village. Overnight is in camps.
Day 7: Giangad to Dehradoon | 210 Kms Drive
We leave GIANGAD and reach Dehradoon by late afternoon.
- Transport from Dehradun - Dehradun (optional add-on)
- Experience mountain guide & Cook
- Camping Arrangement (Tents + Sleeping Bag + Camping Mattresses + Camping Stool/Chair + Mess Tents + First Aid)
- Meals: dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on day 7
- Porter/Mule for Carrying camping equipment & ration
- Forest Entry
- Service tax
- Porter or mule charges for your personal bag
- Any service not mentioned above
Duration: 7 Days | 6 Nights
Best Season: Apr-Jun, Sep-Nov
Total Distance: 64 km
Maximum Elevation: 3600m Har-ki Dun
Weather: The nights can be cold. Day temperatures are pleasant during the season
Getting from/To: Sankri is connected by road from Dehradun and are about 7 hours drive.
Equipment: None for walking
- 7+ Days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
- 7 Day Or Less: No refund