Har Ki Dun Trek From Dehradun
Known as the "Valley Of Gods", Har Ki Dun is considered one of the most alluring valleys in the Western Himalayas. Famous for its rich flora and fauna, Har Ki Dun sure is a delight to the eyes and the soul.
- 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 Choose This?
- No Hidden Charges: All inclusive price with no hassle of paying on multiple occasions during the trip.
- Fixed Departures: All available dates on the calendar are bookable.
- Low Batch Requirement: Guaranteed departure for even a 2-member group.
- Small Convenient Batch size: The convenience of a small batch size for best service quality. Maximum of 12 members per group.
- Road Transportation: All road transportation after the reporting point is included in the cost. Trekking group travels together comfortably.
- Tented Accommodation: 2 people per tent throughout the trek. We use tents from international brand Vango Halo 300, weather tested beyond the European standard EN5912.
Har Ki Dun 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, 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. You could even stay in huts along with native people.
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 crosses paths 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 there 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 2 km 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.
- Transportation as per the itinerary in shared vehicle
- Transportation from Dehradun and back
- Serivce of experienced mountain guide & helper staff
- Tented accommodation during the trek - twin sharing basis
- Camping arrangement (tent, sleeping bag, camping mattress,camping stools, mess tent, toilet 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
- Insurance of any kind
- Porterage for personal luggage
- Meals during road journey
- Anything not specified in inclusions
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)
- 75% refund if cancelled before 15 days
- 50% refund if cancelled before 7 days
- No refund after that
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 serve delicious Indian vegetarian food and eggs during the trek.
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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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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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Our tented accommodation is provided at twin sharing basis. The tents that we provide are best in class and are professional grade. You can read more about it here: http://www.vango.co.uk/gb/blog/15_vango-halo-300-technical-trekking-tent.html
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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point:
Dehradun Railway Station
₹ 10800 Per Person