Har Ki Dun Valley is a cradle shaped hanging valley in the Garhwal region of the mighty Himalayas located at an altitude of approx. 3500m above mean sea level and is snow-covered from October to March. The valley is around 25 km from Taluka. Enclosed by mesmerizing snow-covered peaks and alpine vegetation this is a trail so steeped in mythology to justify the name “Valley of Gods”. Har ki Dun trek gives you the chance to follow the trail of Pandavas who supposedly took the very same route to mount to heaven via Swargarohini, the mountain that dominates the Har Ki Dun valley. Har ki Dun valley is well known for its beautiful flowers and meadows. Here, you'll be trekking along the Tons river, and you'll be seeing delightful mountain villages like Giangad, Seema and Osla. The breathtaking mountain views you get on this trek are astonishing and you will take back some awesome memories from this trek for sure.
The trek from Hari ki Dun trek is not a difficult one and even beginners can enjoy this trek. The trek goes through some of the most isolated villages of India which are still untouched by modernity and civilization. The trekking path gradually ascends the side of the ridge across the river offering enchanting views of the mighty Himalayas. The tourist places you can visit whilst trek to Har ki Dun are Jamdhar Glacier and Morinda Taal. The Jamdhar Glacier is visible by 4 km trek from Har ki Dun towards the Swargarohini Peak, down the valley. The beautiful Morinda Taal is situated 3 km from Har ki Dun. While coming back from trek you can also visit the temple dedicated to Duryodhana of Mahabharata at Osla Village.
|Day 1||Arrive at Dehradun Railway station. The pickup for Sankri is at 6.30 am. You are expected to reach Sankri at 5 am. Cost of cab per person -Rs.1000/-|
|Day 2||Drive from Sankri to Taluka. Trek from taluka to Osla; 22km, 8 hours|
|Day 3||Trek from Osla to Har Ki Dun; 9 km, 3 hours|
|Day 4||Har Ki Dun camping for a day|
|Day 5||Trek from Har Ki dun to Osla 11 km, 5 hours|
|Day 6||Trek from Osla to Sankri, 25km, 8 hours.|
|Day 7||Depart from Sankri by 7 am. You are expected back in Dehradun by 6 pm.|
Day 1: Drive to Sankri 220km
Dehradun Railway station to Sankri via Mussoorie 220km 10hours.At first, you have to reach Dehradun station where the pickup for Sankri is at 6.30 AM. The distance between Dehradun and Sankri is 220 km and it will take around 10 hours to reach Sankri. The cost of cab per person is Rs 1000/-
Day 2: Drive from Sankri to Taluka and Trek to Osla
Then we will drive from Sankri to Taluka and will stay at night there in our guest house. In the morning after breakfast, we will start our trek towards Osla. You will trek through high Mountain ranges at 8400 ft above sea level. This place has rich vegetation and mountains covered with snow which are picturesque and you will able to witness nature at its best. There is an exclusive temple of Duryodhan of Mahabharatha in Osla which is a big tourist attraction here. We will linger here for a while just to marvel at the architecture of the village: the wooden houses of local villagers, stone roofs, the ornate carvings on their doors. At night, we will pitch a tent after reaching there and enjoy the pristine beauty of Garhwal Himalayas.
Day 3: Trek from Osla to Har Ki Dun
In the morning after breakfast, we will trek towards Har ki Dun. On the trail we will cross bridges over Tons river, the lush green valley covered with wild orchids of Himalayas and if lucky then we may get to see the rich wildlife of the Himalayas like barking deer, Bharal, Blue Sheep, Bear or Leopard etc. We will pass through the outstanding and picturesque view 14 km ahead in order to reach Har Ki Doon. We will reach Har Ki Dun valley on a snowy trail. Then the trail climbs to the ridge locally named as Kalkatti Dhar, from where the trail traverses to give an awesome view of Har Ki Dun. From here initially the trail climbs gradually and later gets steep in times go past through beautiful meadows to the campsite at Har Ki Dun. Overnight in the tents.
Day 4: Exploration Day at Har Ki Dun
Today we will put our camps in Har Ki Dun and enjoy the natural beauty of the place. The cascading rivers flowing under the shadow of towering mountains and lush green forests can be a dream come true for many and it’s for sure that you will enjoy it a lot. Har ki Dun is a place that is famous for its enchanting silence and mesmerizing beauty. In the day we will explore and have fun in the mesmerizing place.
Day 5: Trek from Har Ki Dun to Osla
In the morning after breakfast, we will start our trek back towards Osla and because we are aware of the route it will be easy for us to trek back. After the trek, we will relax for some time and have our lunch. After that, we explore the area and witness its majestic beauty.
Day 6: Trek from Osla to Sankri
Post breakfast we will start our trek from Osla Village to Sankri and though it will be long but it will not be that tiring as the entire route is downhill. After that, we will reach our tent and relax there overnight. We will have a bonfire and have fun together.
Day 7: Drive from Sankri to Dehradun
After an early breakfast, we will start our journey from Sankri to Dehradun and will most probably reach Dehradun by 6 PM. The trip ends here. If you are planning to do an overnight travel to Delhi on the same day, it will be better if you book the tickets in advance.
How to Reach
Dehradun’s airport is the Jolly Grant Airport, which is located 20 km away from the city Centre. Air India, Jet Airways, Jet Connect and Spice Jet have regular flights to Dehradun. Taxis, buses govt are available to Sankri the starting point of the trek.
Dehradun is connected by train services to cities Delhi, Lucknow, Allahabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ujjain, Chennai, and Varanasi. Dehradun is connected to the rest of the country by trains such as the Shatabdi Express, Jan Shatabdi Express, Dehradun AC Express, Doon Express, Bandra Express and the Amritsar-Dehradun Express among others.
Take an overnight train to Dehradun to reach Dehradun Railway station where there is a pick to Sankri at 7 am which will drop you at Sankri by evening.
You will find plenty of buses from Delhi Kashmere gate ISBT to Dehradun ISBT daily
Advisory for the Trek
- It is advisable to keep a buffer day for unpredictable weather /road conditions in the mountains.
- All transport will be arranged from Dehradun to Sankri and back with addition charges of 1000 each which will be paid to the transporter directly.
- Please do not litter and avoid bringing plastic bags for the trek.
- Please inform us in advance if you want porter for your personal baggage. Additional charges will be levied.
- Trekkers must exhibit kindness and sensitivity towards all animals that they stumble upon during the trek.
- During trek travel through the local villages and hamlets, respect towards the local cultural ethos must be adhered to.
Tariff and Details
COST / PERSON :- INR 8400 + 5% GST (Sankri Sankri)
- Accommodation costs (camping) sleeping bags, with roll on mattresses and the pantry/kitchen and toilet facilities.
- Qualified and experienced trek leaders, Guide, support staff
- First-aid treatment/facilities
- All meals during the trek (veg and egg)
- Any of the permit charges, forest entry fee and camping charges.
- Trekking equipment (tents, sleeping bags, ropes etc.)
What's not Included:
- 1.Transport from Dehradun to Sankri and return.
- 2.Meals during transit.
- 3.Mineral Water or any other personal expenses
- 5.Anything which is not a part of our inclusions.
- Day Sack for waterbottle, camera, personal clothing.
- Windcheater/waterproof jacket.
- Fleece innerwear.
- Sports/ hiking Shoes. Comfort is prerequisite (waterproof)
- Small torch
- Sunglasses, cap
- Light Jacket (woolen).
- Personal medicines if required.
- Rain Poncho or umbrella.
- Backpack with Rain Cover.
- Floaters or Sandals.
- Pairs of Quick Dry Tees and Track Pants.
- Two pair of Socks.
- One Heavy Jacket
- Light towel.
- Lip Balm.
- Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+) recommended
- Water Bottle 1 Lt.
Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek
You can either transfer the same trek to any of your friends/family or get a voucher for the same amount and register for any of our treks in future (validity 1 year) Or Get a refund of 90 %
(If the trek amount varies, the balance needs to be paid by the trekker)
Cancellation between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the trek
You can either choose to go for any other trek or other batches for the same trek depending on availability Or Get a refund of 75%
Cancellation between 15 days and 10 days to the start of the trek
You can choose to go on the same trek with other batches in the same season Or Get a refund of 50%
Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek
You can transfer your trek to your friend/family (same trek) No cash refund.
- In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements by Adventurescape.
- Change of batches depends on the availability in the trek.
- Adventurescape holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.
- You can cancel your trek by emailing us at email@example.com and subsequently calling at +919650520030 to confirm.
Why Book with us?
Our staff includes Mountaineering qualified trek leaders, local guides with in depth knowledge of routes and the ability to act appropriately in case of emergencies.
We provide all the services with quality at a very competitive price
Small groups mean more focus on individuals and better arrangements so that you can have a great trekking experience.
The food provided will be wholesome and of good quality during the trek.
With smaller groups we can focus on individuals and make your trek more memorable.
Our team is trained to keep you safe during the trek and evacuate in times of natural calamities.