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: 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.
** MANDATORY DO NOT FORGET
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
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.
Yes, Indiahikes trekkers will be provided with tents and high altitude sleeping bags that can withstand temperatures as low as -10 ºC.
In summer, day time temperature will range from 13-18°C and night time from 0-6°C. Winter day time temperature will range from 8-15°C it can drop to -7°C at night.
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.
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 water proof, so you will stay dry inside.
Indiahikes will arrange pick – up vehicles/shared cabs from Dehradun and to Sankri, the base camp. This transport cost is to be borne by the trekkers and will amount to approximately Rs. 5,500 per vehicle. You will have to pay the driver directly. The drive to Sankri will take 8-10 hours.
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
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.
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