Har Ki Dun Trek


Dehradun

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Duration
6 Days
Max Altitude
11,675 ft
Difficulty
Easy - Moderate
Low Temp
-5 to 7 ° C
High Temp
8 to 15 ° C

Overview

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.

Har 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


  INCLUSIONS:

  1. Accommodation costs (camping) sleeping bags, with roll on mattresses and the pantry/ kitchen and toilet facilities
  2. Qualified and experienced trek leaders, Guide, support staff
  3. First-aid treatment/facilities
  4. All meals during the trek (veg and egg)
  5. Any of the permit charges, forest entry fee and camping charges.
  6. Trekking equipment (tents, sleeping bags, ropes etc


  EXCLUSIONS

  1. Transport from Dehradun to Sankri and return
  2. Meals during transit.
  3. Mineral Water or any other personal expenses
  4. Anything which is not a part of our inclusions.


Brief Itinerary

Day1: 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/-

Day2: Drive from Sankri to Taluka. Trek from taluka to Osla; 22km, 8 hours

Day3: Trek from Osla to Har Ki Dun; 9 km, 3 hours

Day4: Har Ki Dun camping for a day

Day5: Trek from Har Ki dun to Osla 11 km, 5 hours

Day6: Trek from Osla to Sankri, 25km, 8 hours.


Itinerary

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.  

Things to carry


Necessities:

  1. Trekking shoes **: Trekking shoes with good grip and ankle support is compulsory for the trek. Please ensure that the trekking shoes are not new and used by the trekker prior to the trek. The trail is slippery and requires you to walk through rocks and boulders so good grip and water resistance shoe is necessary.  Do keep an extra floater in case of rain and for use in camps.
  2. Backpack (50-70 litres) **: A backpack with comfortable straps and a supporting frame is very important as you have to carry it on your own during the trek. Invest in a good backpack that is lightweight and comfortable to carry on long treks. 
  3. Daypack (20 litres): Keep a daypack incase you off load your backpack during the trek for your essential day items.
  4. Torch or Headlamp **: Please bring a torch or headlamp for all treks.
  5. Cutlery: Carry a spoon, mug and a lunch box. We insist on trekkers getting their own cutlery for hygiene reasons and for packed lunch.
  6. Sunglasses **: Invest in a good pair of sunglasses as you are going to be out in the sun for most of day. If you are trekking in snow it will be a mandatory as it protects you from snow blindness.
  7. Two water bottles **: 1 litre each for water during the trek. 


**    MANDATORY  DO NOT FORGET


Clothes and Other accessories


  1. Warm jacket and Sweater (couple of them if you feel more susceptible to cold) 
  2. Thermals: Carry thermals to keep yourself warm in the camp.Trek pants (2)  for daily use during the trek which are light and comfortable.
  3. Collared Shirts (3-4) Full sleeves and quick dry so that it prevents sunburn on the arms and neck area. 
  4. Poncho: Poncho is very important when you are trekking in monsoon season to protect you from the rain. You can rent one from us @ INR 50 per day.
  5. Cap: To protect your hair and face from the scorching sun carry a cap.
  6.  Synthetic gloves for your hands as it will protect your hands from water, snow and keep you dry and warm.
  7. Socks (2 pair) + Wollen socks(2 pair)  for keep you warm in the camps.
  8. Trekking pole: You should carry your own trekking poles for the steep uphills and downhills. You can carry them or rent one from us @ INR 50 per day
  9. Toiletries: Sunscreen **, moisturiser, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitiser, wet wipes and tissues. 
  10. Plastic covers: While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalise things and carry few extra plastic bags for wet clothes and to bring back your non biodegradable material back. Mountains are the source of water and life on this planet. Please try and keep it clean and healthy.




Mandatory Personal Medical Kit 


  1. Diamox – 5 tablets (to prevent AMS)
  2. Hyoscine (3 tablets)
  3. Amlodipine 5mg (5 tablet) With doctors prescription only
  4. Avomine – 2 tablets (motion sickness)
  5. Crocin – 3 tablets (fever)
  6. Avil 25mg – 2 tablets (allergies)
  7. Disprin – 3 tablets (headache)
  8. Norflox TZ & Lomofen– 3 tablets each (diarrhea)
  9. Digene – 5 tablets (acidity)
  10. Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
  11. Gauze – 1 small roll
  12. Band-aid – 5 strips
  13. Cotton – 1 small roll
  14. ORS – 105packets
  15. Betadine or any antiseptic cream
  16. Moov spray (aches, & sprains) 


How to prepare

How to prepare for an easy trek?


  • There is nothing more fulfilling than enjoying the nature's untouched beauty in the mountains. We are gifted with abilities to achieve any daunting tasks such as swimming and running. Just like these, trekking is an amazing experience for all. Challenging yourself to enjoy nature's gifts has always been a traveller's dream. Though trekking is an enthralling journey, it must be well prepared to enjoy it to the fullest.
    A common question is 'how challenging is a trek'? It depends on various factors like weather, challenges faced during the trek, and most importantly, your endurance level. It is possible to have a beautiful hiking as long as you are physically and mentally prepared for it. Whether you are planning for an easy, moderate, or a difficult trek, a pre-training is the must.
    If you are a beginner, you will be thrilled with the surprises that trekking offers throughout your journey. Besides mental endurance, an easy trek requires strength training and should be taken seriously.


    Cardiovascular exercises

  • Week

    Exercise

    Distance

    Duration

    Frequency

    1

    Running

    3 kilometres

    Within 30 minutes

    Run at least 3 days in a week

    2

    Running

    3 kilometres

    Within 30 minutes

    Run at least 3 days in a week

    3

    Running

    4 kilometres

    Within 30 minutes

    Run at least 3 days in a week

    4

    Running

    4 kilometres

    Within 30 minutes

    Run at least 3 days in a week







    Flexibility exercises


    Week

    Exercise

    Sets

    Duration

    Frequency

    1

    Squats, Sit Ups & Crunches

    2 sets of 10 counts each

    Less than 15 seconds for each set

    Each exercise once  in a week

    2

    Squats, Sit Ups & Crunches

    2 sets of 10 counts each

    Less than 15 seconds for each set

    Each exercise twice  in a week

    3

    Squats, Sit Ups & Crunches

    2 sets of 20 counts each

    Less than 30 seconds for each set

    Each exercise twice  in a week

    4

    Squats, Sit Ups & Crunches

    2 sets of 20 counts each

    Less than 30 seconds for each set

    Each exercise twice  in a week


    Breathing exercises


    Week

    Exercise

    Counts

    Duration

    Frequency

    1

    Abdominal Breathing

    10 counts

    Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

    At least once in a week

    2

    Abdominal Breathing

    20 counts

    Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

    At least once in a week

    3

    Abdominal Breathing

    30 counts

    Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

    At least once in a week

    4

    Abdominal Breathing

    40 counts

    Each count - Inhale for 3 seconds; exhale for 7 seconds.

    At least once in a week


    Easy treks require a certain amount of preparation and cannot be taken lightly. Follow these exercise schedules to make sure you are fit for the trek. The easiest way to know your fitness level is to check whether you can run 4 kilometres within 30 minutes at the end of fourth week. By following the flexibility and breathing exercises, you can walk through different terrains and while maintaining your stamina level. The more you are fit, the more you will enjoy your trek.


    Check your BMI to know your overall level of body  fitness.  

How to reach

BY AIR:-

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.



BY TRAIN:-

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.



BY BUS:-

You will find plenty of buses from Delhi Kashmere gate ISBT to Dehradun ISBT daily

FAQ

1. What is the style of accommodation in this trek?

Stay in Sankri on Day 1 and Day 7 will be in a guest house, where you will share room with fellow trekkers. The stay on all other days will be in tents. Each tent will accommodate three trekkers.



2. Will you provide us with tents and sleeping bags?

Trekkers will be provided with tents and high altitude sleeping bags that can withstand temperatures as low as -10 ºC.



3. What will the temperatures be like during this trek?

In summer, daytime temperature will range from 13-18°C and night time from 0-6°C. Winter daytime temperature will range from 8-15°C it can drop to -7°C at night.



4. Will there be snow on this trek?

You will find snow on this trek from December end, all the way till April. You are unlikely to find snow at any other time.



5. What will we do if it rains?

If it starts raining while you’re trekking, we will continue on the trail as planned. Your poncho should protect you from the rain. Carry a backpack cover for extra protection from rain for your belongings. When it rains at the campsite, we usually get together in the dining tent and play games. The tents that you will be staying in, the dining tent, kitchen and toilet tents are all waterproof, so you will stay dry inside.



6. How do we reach Sankri?

 Adventurescape will arrange to pick – up vehicles/shared cabs from Dehradun and to Sankri, the base camp. This transport cost is included in the cost of the trek. The drive to Sankri will take 8-10 hours.

Cancellation Policy

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.

Trek Fee Per Person

₹10200

GST 5% is applicable on the fee.

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Addons
  • Transportation Charge - ₹0
  • Porter Charge - ₹1500
  • Transport from Delhi to Dehradun and back will cost you INR 1700 in a shared cab. This is optional and if you wish to avail this please select this option while booking.
    Get a discount of 10% and more if you come in a group. Group size should be 5 and more.
    You can book this trek by paying INR 4000 advance now. Click BOOK NOW and proceed to payment.Then select the option to pay the advance amount on the booking page. You will receive a conformation mail therafter. Rest of the payment to be made 2 days prior to the trek.
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