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Har Ki Dun Trek From Dehradun

 Dehradun    6 Nights/7 Days
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Duration
6 Nights/7 Days
Start Point
Dehradun
Finish Point
Dehradun
Experience Type
Group
Trip Code
O325A283
Group Size
2 to 12 people
Language
Hindi & English
Grade
Moderate

Overview

  • One of the most sort after treks in Uttarakhand
  • Actual trek commences from Taluka, which is just an hour away from Sankri.
  • You will reach Har Ki Dun at the end of the day-3 and you can use the entire day-4 for exploring Har Ki Dun.
  • A trek through villages more than 300 years’ old
  • Enjoy the view of the peaks like Swargarohini peak and the Har Ki dun peak itself.
  • Stays will be arranged in camps, guest houses or in the huts with the native people.
  • Enjoy local cuisine

Why book this?

  • Low batch requirement: Guaranteed departure for even 2-member group 
  • Small convenient batch size: The convenience of a small batch size for best service quality. Maximum of 12 members per group.
  • Tented accommodation: 2 people per tent throughout the trek.
  • Service of experience guide: There will 1 trek guide and 1 assistant guide for a batch of 12 trekkers.
  • International grade equipment quality: We use tents from international brand Vango for the treks.
  • Nutritious meals during the trek: All the participants will be served freshly cooked and nutritious vegetarian meals throughout the trek. Eggs, porridge, fruits, a sweet dish will be part of the meal.
  • Camping stools: Enjoy the beautiful camping spots, comfortably. One camping stool per trekker will be provided.
  • Road transportation: All road transportation after the reporting point is included in the cost. Trekking group travels together comfortably.
  • Toilet tents during the trek: A common toilet tent will be pitched for the participant at all camping sites.

Detailed Overview

In a seven-day trek to Har Ki Dun spend a day exploring the splendid gems of Har Ki Dun valley in Uttarakhand. And enjoy the magnificence of the ancient villages on the way.

Har Ki Dun, which means ‘Valley of Gods’ is situated deep inside Govind Pashu National park. During a trek to Har Ki Dun, we will be passing through ancient villages like Gangad and Osla, which are more than 300 years old. After you reach Har Ki Dun, you can a spend a day there exploring places like Jaundhar glacier, Hata or Marinda Tal.

For the trek to, we will drive from Dehradun to Sankri. And after spending a night there we will start the trek from Taluka, which is just an hour away from Sankri. From there, the trek winds up alongside the Tons River through the scenic villages of Gangad and Osla. Har-ki-dun has numerous camping places and one forest guesthouses. Some days you can even stay in huts along with native people.  

Itinerary

Day 1: Report in Dehradun by 8 am and drive to Sankri | 7-8 hrs drive

We will start early from Dehradun and reach the village of Sankri by evening. During the drive, we will be passing through the Govind Pashu National Park after we cross a check post at Netwar. After the journey, we will spend the rest of the night in a guest house or in camps.

Day 2: Sankri to Osla (2200 m) | 1 hr drive + 5-6 hrs trek

After breakfast, we will drive from Sankri to Taluka. It will be a one hour ride through some rough terrains. The trek commences from Taluka. Our trail will be beside the furious river Tons, and through the woods filled with walnut, pine and other trees. It will be a pleasant setting in a quaint village and beautiful views greeting you.

Our trek cross path over a few streams which merge with Tons. After a few hours of walk, you will be able to see the village of Gangad towards the left, across the river. From there, we continue our hike and after about an hour’s walk, you can see the village of Osla. Seema is a tiny settlement opposite to the river from Osla. We will set camp here or stay in a hut with a local family.

Day 3: Osla to Har-ki-Dun (3510 m) | 4-5 hrs trek

From Osla, our trail will gradually rise higher and pass through bushes of flowers like orchids, fleece and sunflowers. We will be climbing high above the confluence of Tons river and the river from Ruinsara valley.

After trekking higher up along the left side of Tons River, we will camp at a very good spot in Har Ki Dun, located at the foot of two valleys, one from Jaundhar glacier and the other from beyond the Hata glacier.

Day 4: Explore Har ki Dun

This day of our trek is dedicated to exploring the Har Ki Dun. You can choose whether to relax and soak in the environment or set out to places nearby like the following

1. You can explore the vast open meadows following the course of the Tons river. Further ahead of the meadows you can walk among the forests of Himalayan birch (Bhojpatra trees) or get a closer glimpse of the Jaundhar glacier and Swargarohini peak.

2. You can visit the Marinda Tal just 2km away from Har Ki Dun. It is a small glacial lake formed by a huge rock obstructing the river which flows down from the Borasu pass.

3. Another option is the less-known valley of Hata which lies in between the above two valleys. It also has a large meadow and an up-close view of the Hata glacier.

Day 5: Back to Osla | 3-4 hrs trek

The trek back to Osla will be easy. After reaching there, you can wander around in the village, interact with the locals and know more about the Garhwali culture. Here also, we can either set up a camp or stay with a local family.

Day 6: Osla to Sankri | 4-5 hrs trek + 1 hrs drive

We bid farewell to the villagers of Osla in the early morning and hike till Taluka. From Taluka, you will be transported back to Sankri, where we will spend the rest of the day in camps or guest house.

Day 7: Sankri to Dehradun | 8 hrs drive

This will be the last day of our trek. We will leave Sankri and reach Dehradun by late afternoon.

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Inclusions

  • Transportation as per the itinerary in shared vehicle
  • Transportation from Dehradun and back
  • Experience mountain guide & cook
  • Tented accommodation during the trek - twin sharing basis
  • Camping arrangement (tent, sleeping bag, camping mattress, mess tent and First Aid)
  • All meals (from dinner on day-1 to breakfast on day-7)
  • Porter/Mule for carrying camping equipment & ration
  • All permits and forest fees

Exclusions

  • Insurance of any kind
  • Porterage for personal luggage
  • Meals during road journey
  • Anything not specified in inclusions

Important Info

Total trekking distance: 64 km
Maximum altitude: 3600 m
Weather conditions:
 The nights will be cold. Temperature can rise up during the daytime but the air will be cool
Personal trekking equipment: Trekking shoes, 1-light jacket, 1-warm jacket and trekking poles (optional)

 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We keep our groups small for better over all experience. Typically our group size is between 6 to 10 trekkers. On few long weekends and holidays could see a group size of upto 15.

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We have twin sharing for couples and triple sharing for other groups. On request in advance we can provide twin sharing tents to all. Please mention your request in SPECIAL REQUEST section while making online booking.

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We serve delicious Indian vegetarian food and eggs during the trek.

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Ideally trekking shoes/boots with ankle support are needed for any trek in the Himalayan region. Quechua shoes available at Decathlon are a value for money option.

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Yes all published dates are final and departures are guaranteed. Even if that its just you, we will proceed with the trek.

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Toilet tents are set-up at the campsites. These are dry-pit temporary toilets and most hygienic as well as convenient way to answer nature’s call in the wild.

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You will receive good network up to the towns of Mussoorie, Rishikesh. Beyond these network is intermittent and quite weak. Please inform anxious family members in advance that you will be out of coverage area during this trek. There will be no electric charging points anywhere on the trek.

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