Har Ki Dun Trek
Uttrakhand | 7D/6N | 12,500 Ft.
November – January and March – May
(Above mentioned cost is for a fixed departure)
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- Vacation Style High Altitude Trek
- Activity Level Easy
- Group Size Medium Group
All about the Har Ki Dun Trek.
Har ki Dun literally translates to the valley of gods. Numerous local beliefs and myths suggest that this is the valley through which pandavas made their way to heaven. This cradle shaped valley offers a panoramic view of the surrounding mountain peaks, peaks so high that they make you doubt your existence in the world. Running through fragrant orchids, sprawling meadows and a dense alpine forest, the valley remains covered with snow for a good number of months. This moderate trek takes you to one of the least explored regions of Garhwal himalayas where civilization has not yet affected the lifestyle of the simple village folk living here. The trail runs alongside rhododendron trees, rivers, villages and flowers at different parts on the way up providing you with views so beautiful, no poetry would serve.
Day 1 Reaching the base
Arrive at Dehradun Railway station and reach Sankri. 200km, 8 hrs.
Day 2 Drive from Sankri to Taluka. Trek from taluka to Gangaad/Chilurgad
Taluka is the starting point of our trek. After Breakfast, we will Start trekking with packed lunch on an even surface through thick forests of chestnuts, walnuts, willows, chinars and a variety of conifer trees, with a few waterfalls on the way. You could either opt for the steep climb of Dhatmir village or just trek along the Karmanasha stream. Both the routes meet at Gangaad. We will stay in Gangaad/Chillurgad on this day.
Day 3 Trek from Gangaad/Chillurgad to Simatara
The trail from Gangaad/Chillurgad initially continues on the true right of the valley, goes past fields followed by crossing a hanging bridge over river Rupin, to the true left of the valley. The trail now ascends, go past through fields and pastures with huts. The coniferous flora on the opposite side of the valley is awesome and much adorable. Camp at night in Simatara Campsite.
Day 4 Trek from Simatara campsite to Har ki Dun Valley and back to campsite.
This is the exploration. We start trekking from campsite to Har ki dun valley, explore the valley and then descend back to the campsite. The total trek is almost 7 km long and can take up to 8 hours to complete. We spend the night in Simatara campsite on this day.
Day 5 Trek from Simatara to Gangaad/Chillurgad
This day we trek towards Gangaad as it is mostly downhill. We stay at camp for the night and enjoy the last night on the trek.
Day 6 Trek from Gangaad/Chillurgad to Taluka, Drive to Sankri
After breakfast, we start our journey towards Taluka and finish our trek. By cab, we will go to Sankri to our hotels. Spend the night in Sankri.
Day 7 Depart back to your cities
Depart from Sankri by 7 am for Dheradun and onward journey to your sweet homes.
- Accommodation: All accommodation on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel (if mentioned in the itinerary and not mentioned in exclusions) will be in a 2-3 star accommodation unless mentioned otherwise.
- Trek Leader and Guides: A team of an experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek.
- Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
- Meals: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five meal plan including Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner. You will be provided with clean mountain water from the streams to drink. You can carry water purification tablets if you deem necessary but we advise otherwise.
- Trekking and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
- Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
- A Life Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one.
- GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They will be charged once you add the trek in your cart. They are subjected to change according to government rules of India.
- Accommodation and Food in Dehradun: Food and stay in Dehradun are not included in the package. You can book your hotels or homestays in Dehradun, we can recommend a few good options.
- Flights and Transportation: Flights or other means of transport is not included in the package. Transportation to and fro Sankri from Home city/Dehradun is not included in the package. We can arrange a cab for you according to your requirements but you will be liable to pay for the same. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
- Personal Trekking Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to that weather and difficulty of the trek.
- Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
- Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures.
- Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, snacks, orders tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides etc) are not included in the package.
- Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
- Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.
Who is this trek meant for?
This trek is considered easy to moderate. It is well suited for beginners as well as regular treks. This trek is a valley trek, you trek in the valley of gods.
The best season for the trek?
There are two seasons : November – January and March – April. This trek is worth doing in both the seasons. In pre monsoon, the valley is mostly white and you see snow fall too but in post monsoon season, valley goes green and more beautiful.
Any Phone connections?
There will be no network during the trek but you will find a satellite phone in an ancient village on our way. But do you really need your network when you are in the valley of gods.
What this trek gives you?
Har Ki Dun is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Western Himalayas. The mountain viewsyou get on this trek are unique. This is the only valley from where you can see Swargarohini – I, II, III, Bandarpoonch and Blackpeak, all together. You trek alongside river for most of the trek and camp just below the har ki dun peak with a corridor made by river just outside your tent. You just keep looking as the valley is so beautiful you can’t get enough of it, no matter what.
What things are needed to be carried?
Rucksack, high ankle trekking shoes, one fleece jacket, one down feather / hollofil jacket, 3 pairs of quick dry T-shirts and trek pants, 5-6 pairs of socks, balaclava, a daypack, sunscreen SPF 50+, scarf, towel, lip balm, headlamp / torch, 2 water bottles of 1 litre, and personal medicines. For a complete checklist, download the checklist from the footer.