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.
- A trek through villages which are 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 7 AM and drive to Sankri | 7-8 hours drive
- You will be starting early from Dehradun and reach the village of Sankri by evening.
- During the drive, you will be passing through the Govind Pashu National Park after you cross a check post at Netwar.
- After the journey, you will spend the rest of the night in a guest house or in camps.
Day 2: Sankri to Taluka to Osla (2,300 m) | 1-hour drive + 3-4 hours trek
- After breakfast, you will drive from Sankri to Taluka. It will be a one hour ride through some rough terrains.
- The trek commences from Taluka. Your 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, you continue your hike and after about an hour’s walk, you can see the village of Osla. Seema is a tiny settlement opposite the river from Osla. You will set camp there or stay in a hut with a local family.
Day 3: Osla/Chilurgad to Boslo (3510 m) | 4-5 hours trek
- Osla is the last village on the route to Har ki Dun. From Osla the trail gradually rises higher and the river can be seen far below.
- The ascending path climbs high above the confluence of the Supin river and the river from Ruinsara valley. From near this confluence, you get a view of the snow-clad peaks of Ruinsara valley including Black Peak, the highest peak in the region.
- A hidden and roaring waterfall is encountered a little ahead of this point after a short descend. There is a small tea shop beside the waterfall.
- After traversing higher up along the true right of the river, you enter the final stretch which is inside a forest. The forest opens up into the main camping area of Har ki Dun, right beside the gurgling stream.
- This is a very panoramic spot in Har ki Dun located at the junction of two valleys, one originating from Jaundhar glacier and the other from beyond Hata glacier.
- The Har ki Dun peak stands tall right in front of you behind the Forest Rest House. Towards its left, Hata peak which is usually snow-covered can be seen.
- The minor ridge to our right, lined with a few scattered Himalayan birch trees Bhojpatra separates us from the massive Har Ki Dun valley that goes up all the way to the base of Swargarohini Peak.
Day 4: Boslo to Har Ki Dun (3,510 m) & Marinda Tal (3,794 m)m and back to Boslo | 4 Hours Trekl
- You can choose to relax and soak in the environment or you have several trails as options.
- The vast open meadows following the course of the Supin river can be explored. Further ahead of the meadows one can walk among the forests of Bhojpatra trees (Himalayan birch) or get a closer glimpse of the Jalandhar glacier and Swargarohini peak, for which we will have to head upwards the Har Ki Dun valley, towards the Swargaroini peak in the eastern direction.
- It is also possible to walk till the base of the Swargarohini peak. Being a long journey for the day, it would require to carry along sufficient food supplies, water, and some cloths to aid against an abrupt weather change.
- The first rays of the sun can be seen falling atop the Swargarohini peak.
- One can visit the Marinda Tal, in the north, just 2-3 km away from Har ki Dun. The trail is gradually ascending here. It is a small lake formed by a huge boulder obstructing the river which flows down from the base of the Borasu Pass.
- The little-known valley of Hata can be explored which lies in between the above two valleys in the North-East direction. It also has some large meadows and a close view of the Hata glacier and Hata peak.
Day 5: Back to Osla/Chilurgad | 3-4 hours 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, you can either set up a camp or stay with a local family.
Day 6: Osla/Chilurgad to Sankri | 4-5 hours trek + 1-hour drive
- You will 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 you 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 your trek. You will leave Sankri and reach Dehradun by late afternoon.
Osla is the last village on the route to Har ki Dun. From Osla the trail gradually rises higher and the river can be seen far below. We come across a temple some distance below the trail towards the right. We pass through bushes of flowers like orchids, fleece flowers and sunflowers. The ascending path climbs high above the confluence of Supin river and the river from Ruinsara valley. From near this confluence, we get a view of the snow-clad peaks of Ruinsara valley including Black Peak, the highest peak in the region. A hidden and roaring waterfall is encountered a little ahead of this point after a short descend. There is a small tea shop beside the waterfall.
After traversing higher up along the true right of the river, we enter the final stretch which is inside a forest. The forest opens up into the main camping area of Har ki Dun, right beside the gurgling stream. This is a very panoramic spot in Har ki Dun located at the junction of two valleys, one originating from Jaundhar glacier and the other from beyond Hata glacier. Higher up towards the North we can spot the Forest Rest House, while the wood crafted GMVN guest house lies further up in the distance. The Har ki Dun peak stands tall right in front of us behind the Forest Rest House. Towards its left, Hata peak which is usually snow-covered can be seen. The minor ridge to our right, lined with a few scattered Himalayan birch trees Bhojpatra separates us from the massive Har Ki Dun valley that goes up all the way to the base of Swargarohini Peak. The paper-like bark of these trees was used in ancient times to write religious scriptures. If time permits, we can go for a short walk to near the guest house for a glimpse of the vast meadows and the Swargarohini peak.
- Transportation as per the itinerary in a shared vehicle
- Transportation from Dehradun and back
- Service of experienced mountain guide & helper staff
- Tented accommodation during the trek - triple 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
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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.
We serve delicious Indian vegetarian food and eggs during the trek.
Yes all published dates are final and departures are guaranteed. Even if that its just you, we will proceed with the trek.
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.
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.
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.
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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