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Har Ki Dun Trek

Har Ki Dun known as the Valley of Shiva, is popular for its jaw-dropping views
  • Uttarakhand
  • 7 Days
  • 67 KM
  • 11,800 FT
  • Easy to Moderate
  • ₹ 9750
    $ 140*
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    The price is for a group of 16 people. The charges will be different for a tailormade private trek. The charges in dollars are more as the permit fees are different for non-Indians.

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  • Event Type

    Trekking

  • Best Time

    March-May, Oct-Dec

  • Base Camp

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    Sankri, Uttarakhand

  • Pickup Point

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    Railway Station, Dehradun

  • Minimum Age

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    For this adventure, we only allow people above this age to ensure the safety of everyone joining this adventure.

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Highlights


  •  It seems to be one of the most popular and wanted treks of the region in winters and summers both.

Overview

Har Ki Dun trek is situated in the foothills of Garhwal Himalayas and lies in Har Ki Dun valley. Har ki dun trek is accessible through the famous Govind National Park which is known for its tremendous variety of flora and fauna. The trail will cover alpine meadows, glacier basins, moraine ridges, old villages, and dense pine forests.


Har ki dun Trek Height

Har Ki Dun Trek's Height is at a toppling altitude of 12,000 ft and Har-Ki Dun Trek distance is about 56 km which is covered in approximately a span of 7 to 9 days.


Har Ki Dun Trek Difficulty Level

It is easy to moderate; therefore, you can think of doing this even if you are a beginner. But if you choose this to be your first trek, then there might be some problems for you on the trek, so you need to be mentally and physically prepared for it. You can start a regular fitness routine 3 to 5 months prior to your trek and start preparing your body for the trek. This is a widely traversed trek and with a little hard work and dedication, you will be able to complete this trek.


Har ki doon Weather

If you want to trek in the season of spring and be able to experience the rhododendrons and other flowers of the region and you can opt for the months of October and November. If you are looking for a snow trek, which will be a bigger challenge worth taking if you want a more adventurous and thrilling journey to Har Ki Dun to choose to trek this between March to April. Har Ki Dun temperature goes from about 15 degrees Celsius in the morning to 2 degrees Celsius at night. In winters, The temperatures in Har Ki Dun Trek range from 2-degree celsius to -2 degree celsius in the months of December and mid-January, and -5 degrees Celsius to -10 degrees Celsius in February. In summer between the months of May and June, the day temperature is 25 to 30 degree Celsius and at night the temperature is 10 to 5-degree celsius.


Best time to visit Har ki doon

The Best time to do Har Ki Dun Trek is from March to May. It is widely toured in summer as well as winter. It is toured around the year leaving the monsoon season when this trek is not accessible. You can try alternate treks for monsoon season. If you are looking for trekking in the snow then the months of March to April are ideal. During summers this area is prone to light showers, therefore it is advisable to carry rain protection gear like a poncho, raincoat, rain cover for the bag, etc.



Brief Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Note: Trekmunk arranges transport from Dehradun Railway station at 7.00 am on Day 1 of the trek. The cost of this transport (Rs.6,500 per cab) will have to be shared by trekkers. You can pay the driver directly. The cost might go up, depending on the availability and other unforeseen factors.


The nearest city to Sankri is Dehradun which is a 10-hour drive till Sankri. You can reach Dehradun the earliest at 6:30 through train on the Dehradun Railway Station in the morning. You could also book an overnight bus/taxi from Delhi to Dehradun ISBT if you want to travel on the road.

You will pass many beautiful towns of Mussoorie on to Uttarkashi, you cross Naugaon, Mori, Purola, and Netwar and then you finally reach the very first destination of your trek. The roadways are opted by many tourists since the scenic view which runs past your eyes are not to be missed when traveling to Dehradun, the dense pine forests on either side of the road makes gives your journey a film like appeal, soon your journey will run parallel to rivers which makes you feel like you’re in a movie. A brief halt is taken to have delicious lunch on your way to Sankri, you can choose from a wide variety of places, restaurants, cafes or dhabas, all kinds of places are available. While reaching Purola you should make sure you’ve attended to all the important calls and internet related work, because once you move on from Purola, you will only find BSNL network, so if you are not a BSNL user, it will be a total internet and call detox for you.

Only a few miles from reaching Sankri, you will come across a checkpoint near the Govind National Park around 6 to 7 pm, which will mean you have reached your destination. Once you reach Sankri you will get a chance to energize yourself, taking a refreshing break in the guest house, you will get an opportunity to explore the local market and you can buy any last-minute items which you missed while packing like poncho, socks, caps, gloves or other items like toiletries.

Meals : Dinner
Accommodation : Homestay/ Guest House
Time Taken : 10 hours
Altitude : 6,455 ft.
Distance : 198 km
On this day, you start from Sankri to Taluka around 7 in the morning. It is a short drive through forests that gradually thicken and many freshwater streams cutting paths through rocks, this will introduce you to your trekking terrain which will be mostly rock, with forests along the way and small streams accompanying you through the trail. After reaching Taluka you will come across a small village settlement where you can take a short break, have some refreshments before getting on with your big journey to Har ki dun. The trek begins with a descent to the bank of Tons, the river will accompany you to the right, soon the trails will change its terrain and you will find yourself entering a canopy of conifer forest followed by a bridge built of cement which you will easily be able to spot in the wilderness.

After crossing the bridge, you will head on to find a wooden bridge where a smooth slope will take you down the water. People who’ve already emptied their water bottles can refill this freshwater, but it is always better to use a purifier or filter of some sort. The scenery around the trail from here is worth capturing on your camera, the shade and lighting are perfect for a swooning shot of the massif. The trek is full of flowers like irises, roses, bamboo, chestnut, cedar (deodar) trees.

By lunchtime you will be halting at the edge of Supin Tributary, a small food shack can be seen from here, these shacks are common throughout the trek, people tend to eat and drink tea/coffee a lot, these shacks can also provide you with bottled water. If you want to eat something other than the packed lunch you can taste the local dishes and snacks available here, you can also buy some for the way ahead.

On your way forward there are wide agricultural fields filled with crops such as millet, potato, and maize and it seems like you are on a much lower terrain. You will see a green clearing at the end of river Supin which is without a doubt Pauni Garaat your base camp for the night, the best time to arrive is during dusk, when the sun is low and the colours of the sky is mild, you can then take out your cameras and capture nature’s magic.

The usual trek will take you to the Village of Sankri, Osla and Gangad, these villages are very old almost about 300 years old, from here the trek moves on to Bhida Ka Thach from Taluka. The trail will next descend on to the river valley of Thamsa and you will continue to a forest and the river Thamsa will be your constant companion. There is a long slope which ends to a level walk followed by a wooden bridge, you will also find a drinking water spot here, so don’t forget to fill your bottles. Move on with the trail and after 15 to 20 minutes you will see a clearing, here emergency camp can be set in case you want to halt for the night or for a few hours rest. Next stop is Dhatmir village which you will pass on in the trail moving on towards Gangaad which is a 30 to 4- minute trek from Puani Graat. You will find a dhaba on the way where you can eat or pack food for later. Osla village has a famous Someshwar temple whose architecture is one to admire. The villagers are extremely proud of the temple and worship it with love and devotion.
Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 6 hours
Altitude : 8,200 ft.
Distance : 12 km drive, 10 km trek
The distance of the trek is about 7 km which is covered in 7 hours so it is better to start the trek in the early morning. You will cross at least 3 hydroelectric run chafing units which are widely used by the villagers for separating millet, maize followed by grounding to flour. The trek proceeds through harvest lands, cattle grazing and slant roofed huts used as storages.

As you ascend higher you will start to see beautiful Himlayan ranges which are lit with the rays of the sun, the view is breathtaking. Here you will find yourself standing in Simatra when you will camp for the night. As you put tents to make sure they are sturdy, properly assembled and will not fall if strong gushes of wind started blowing. A temporary bathroom is set and food is also heated out on a stove. The night sky from here is something you will cherish forever, with beautiful stars visible away from pollution and dust which would otherwise fill the sky with smoke.
It is a great opportunity to practice astrophotography and capture the stars when they are at their best. You can also get up early in the morning to click mesmerizing photos of the sunrise.
Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 6 hours
Altitude : 9,800 ft.
Distance : 11 km
This is the day all of your hard work adds up to reaching the destination. The trek is filled with alpine meadows, glaciers, and views that will leave you spellbound. The forests on the way are covered with overshadowing pine trees which will go on for a while.

The ascent and descent are mixed up here, you will find an irregularity in slopes and therefore need to have all the stamina and energy to catch up with time and finally reach Har Ki Dun. During winters the trek can be seen covered in deep snow. Once you reach the higher ground you will begin to see patches of a frozen waterfall. The peaks of Swargarohini, Black Peak, Hata Peak, etc are visible from this point and beautifully emerge from all the directions and the light of the sun plays with the peak’s natural carvings. The valley has it all, meadows, coniferous forests, glacier moraines and Himalayan peaks surrounding this small haven. Here you will complete your journey of Har Ki Dun peak trek and now prepare to trace your journey back home.
Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 8 hours
Altitude : 11,800 ft. and back to 9,800 ft
Distance : 12 km
Today’s trek will take you through ancient Indian Villages who have been withstanding time and people for centuries. The forests thick with chir pine and needle pine along with ferns filling the way and trees with small flowers, beautify the way along the trail. trail. If you look towards your side, you will see trekkers traveling towards Har Ki Dun as the trails to go up and come back down run parallel to each other.

Both of these trails have a common mid-point, the Seema bridge which brings you back on the route to Chilurgaad which is just 2 km away from the bridge, from there you descend further and reach Gangaad village, which will be your campsite for the night. The village will give you an opportunity to mingle with the local people residing there for generations who have been a guiding hand to many trekkers, you can learn about the culture, the food and the lifestyle of these people and how their traditions have shaped them over the years. You can visit the temples to get a sense of spiritual healing and get your blessing from the deities these people believe in so much. Remember to draw a line somewhere and don’t be too intruding, be very respectful and humble while speaking to them, because if they get offended by you it could be a problem for all the trekkers who ever set foot. You are on their soil, sharing their food, be thankful to them.
Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents/ Homestay
Time Taken : 5 hours
Altitude : 8,200 ft.
Distance : 7 km
The trek will mostly be full of gradual descends as you move towards Taluka, be careful because the mountains can be slippery when climbing down and you don’t want to hurt yourself, better safe than sorry. You should use the help of a trekking pole for better support. We strictly advise our trekkers to carry a trekking pole. Carrying a trekking pole does not, in any case, mean that you are not fit enough. It makes the trek easier and safer for you.

Once you bid farewell to the friendly villagers of Gungaad you start your trek to Taluka, the route is exactly the same as when you ascended the slope. If you maintain an average pace you will reach Taluka within 3 to 4 hours and once you reach Taluka you will take a taxi from Taluka to Sankri because the road is motorable and well-maintained roadways is preferred, it will also save time and you reach Taluka around 3 to 3:30 in the afternoon. You can then go for a shopping spree and buy local goods like Wool, Honey, Herbs, Organic Rajma, Rice etcetera. Other than that, handmade goodies are a good option to buy in the form of souvenirs and can later be used as gifts or you could simply take one for yourself to remind you of this pleasant journey.

You will then stay the night at Sankri in a guest house and gave a good rest as next you will have to head on to Dehradun and then head back to your home, you can take a refreshing bath and have the local tea along with some snacks, those who want to spend more time enjoying their stay can have a short walk in the local market at night, when everything looks ten times brighter and charming. Some great photos of the locals can be clicked here in action and you can gather more memories out of this place in the process.
Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Homestay/ Guest House
Time Taken : 5 hours
Altitude : 6,455 ft.
Distance : 10 km trek, 12 km drive
So the next day you will start early if you want to reach Dehradun on time, it is advisable to not book tickets for departure in advance because you may never know if a road gets blocked on the way to Dehradun, so keep in mind that you can book a guest house for the night so then you can go in peace the next day.

However, once you start from Sankri it is a long 10-hour drive to Dehradun and breakfast and lunch served on the way, you can choose from a dhaba to a restaurant to a café, all are available. If the journey goes on the time you will reach Dehradun at sharp 6 in the evening and can then board your train or plane. But in case you’ve been cautious and are spending the night in Dehradun, this can be a great chance for you to explore the place, the people, the culture and the market all is wonderful here, you can do loads of shopping or simply just roam around in the nice weather, all in all, you will remember this trip for the rest of your life, that’s how good it’ll be.

Har Ki Doon Trek’s Height is at a toppling altitude of 12,000 ft and Distance is about 56 km which is covered in approximately a span of 7 to 9 days.
Meals : Breakfast
Accommodation : Not Included
Time Taken : 10 hours
Altitude : 1,640 ft.
Distance : 198 km

How To Reach

We can arrange a cab for you from the pickup point in Dehradun, the charges for the same are not included in the package. The cost of the cab can be shared among the trekkers joining the trek. For communications purposes, we will create a Whatsapp Group before the departure date of the trek and will share the details regarding the transportation. The drop at Dehradun after the trek will be arranged in a similar way.


How to reach Har ki dun Trek Base camp (Sankri) :

By Air

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to Dehradun and is easily accessible, it is just 25 km away from the city. Daily flights from New Delhi are available to this airport.


By Train

Dehradun railway station. Overnight trains that hail from Delhi are Nandadevi Express and Dehradun Express. People often prefer railways over airways because with trains you get to see the landscape in its full glory, it is also cheaper and you will definitely enjoy your way till Dehradun.


By Road

Regular bus service is available from Delhi ISBT Kashmere Gate which plies government buses that are safe and you can rely on them more than the private buses.

Why Trek With Us ?

Twin Sharing Tents
Eco Friendly & Paperless
Finest Guides
Just Right Group Sizes
Commitment to Safety

Inclusions

  • Accommodations at Trek: All accommodations on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel will be in a budget hotel.
  • Trek Leader and Guides: An experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek. The team will have years of experience and well equipped for any emergency situation.
  • 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-course meal plan.
  • Camping 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.
  • Trek 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. 


Note: Prior to booking any adventure with Trekmunk, it will be mandatory to sign the waiver form and get a medical certificate from a doctor in due time, without these, you will not be allowed to start the trek. All this will be done online without using any paper.

Exclusions

  • GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They are subjected to change according to the government rules of India.
  • Accommodation and Food in Dehradun: Food and stay in Dehradun and during transit to Sankri and back 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 to and fro base camp: Flights or other means of transport are not included in the package. Transportation from Dehradun to Sankri and Sankri to 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 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 the 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. You can buy insurance from us while booking the trek, it is optional.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (Laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, Snacks, Orders at tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides, Camera fees, 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.

Cancellation Policy And More Information

Booking Terms:


1. Confirmation Policy:

Upon Booking, An invoice will be sent to your mail & within 12 to 24 hours the booking confirmation with additional details will be sent to your mail.


2. Cancellation Policy:

(a) 10 percent of the prices of our trips/treks/tours or product or service is your deposit and is not refundable, in any case.

(b) Cancellation received 45 days or more: 90% refund

(c) Cancellation received 30 - 44 days: 60% refund

(d) Cancellation received 30 - 15 days: 30% refund

(e) Cancellation less than 15 days: No refund

For more details, go to https://www.trekmunk.com/cancellation-policy


3. Refund Policy:

Any refund applicable will be processed within 10 to 15 business days as per the company policy.


4. Postpone/Transfer of a booked trek:

1. You can postpone your booked trek for a period of two months (61 days) but we will charge a 20% processing fee. The last date for the postponement will be 15 days before the start of the trek. Failing to book the slot in 2 months (61 days) time, would be considered a cancellation with no refund of any kind. Postpone of a booked trek can only be done once. 

2. You can transfer your booked slot for the trek to any fit person till 15 days before the trek. You just have to mail us the request and rest we will handle. The new person has to get all the mandatory documents duly signed for the trek.


More Information: 

1. We Trek for a Cause: For overall development of the areas we run our operations in, we donate Rs 100/- per booking from our profits which are used for the upliftment of the local people and conserving nature. We have named this initiative as - Trek for a Cause. For more details, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/trek-for-a-cause


2. We are paperless: We are focusing on Sustainable Tourism and to do that we are trying all measures to convert our trek operations to be Eco-Friendly. Going Paperless is one step closer to our aim. 


3. Single-Use Plastic: Trekmunk does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We are ensuring that our team is working together to reduce the problem and educate those around them. We will send you instructions on how to go plastic-free on your adventures.


4. Preparing for your Holiday: Getting some additional exercise makes a lot of sense to spend time before coming on a trekking adventure. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. Hiking in the hill country is the best training but jogging, squash and swimming are also good for developing cardiovascular fitness and stamina. To read more on how to get fit, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/get-fit-for-trek 


5. Electricity Supply & Plug: You will get electricity supply till the starting point of the trek. If not Indian, We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at: http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/


6. Currency: The unit of currency in India is the Indian Rupees.


7. Health & Vaccinations: 

Severe Allergies: If you have a severe allergy please inform the Trekmunk office before you travel. We will do all we can to help, but we cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment on trekmunk trips. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as 'adrenaline auto-injectors' are not carried as standard by our leaders and staff. You should inform your leader on the arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations: You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however, if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary. 


8. Passport & Visas/Identity Proofs: If foreigner, Validity for 6 months, should have blank pages, and should be kept with yourself all the time.


9. Water: If you are on a trekking or cycling holiday, water is supplied to fill up your individual bottles. This will be boiled or filtered. Additionally, you should take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a LifeStraw, Sawyer Filter) to treat your water when in towns or where water is not supplied. We do not encourage the purchasing of single-use plastic bottles.


10. Altitude: This adventure involves going to a very high altitude. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatize successfully. We will send you the information in your mailbox about Acute Mountain Sickness and trekking in high altitudes. On this trip, we carry bottled oxygen for use in emergencies.


11. Guidance on Tipping: Tipping is the accepted way of saying thank you for good service. Normally the guide and any other trek staff are given their tips at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. The main guide will make sure that the tip is appropriately distributed among all the staff members on the trek.


12. Spending/Emergency Money: Approximately Rs. 8000-10000/- (in Indian Currency)should be carried for miscellaneous expenses including porter and trek crew tips, drinks, soft drinks, etc. We recommend that you carry your travel money in the form of cash as the availability of ATM is less in these remote areas. This can also serve as your emergency spending money.


13. Travel Insurance: It is recommended to have travel insurance for these kinds of adventures. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary. We will ask for the Travel Insurance Details over a mail. Indians can buy insurance from us while booking the trek.

Reviews

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