Overview

Region :- Uttarakhand
Duration :- 7 Days

Best Season :- November – April

Grade :- Easy To Moderate
Max Altitude :- 11,675 ft.
Approx Trekking Km :-47 Km.

Description

Tucked away within the bosom of Gharwal Himalayas, Har ki dun trek is one among the foremost sought off trek lately. Referred to as the hanging valley with an exotic beauty this trek takes you through a number of the foremost beautiful scenes.

Also, referred to as beginners trek you’ll encounter the luxurious greenery and therefore the verdant great thing about the mountains. Soak within the great thing about the region with the dense alpine forests and therefore the bird’s eye view of the mountains.

This moderate trek takes you to at least one of the smallest amount explored regions of Garhwal Himalayas where civilization has not affected the lifestyles of the straightforward hill folk here. The forests decorating the world are rich in wildlife and are a paradise for nature lovers also as bird watchers. This trek is often done both in summers and winters and is accessible through Govind park. Capture a number of your best shots while you head out for this trek.

Har Ki Dun Trekking Tour Highlights

  • Har ki dun trek is one among the foremost beautiful treks which can take you through a number of the foremost unknown and unexplored parts of Gharwal Himalayas.
  • During the trek, you’ll encounter the Swargarohini the snow peak which is claimed to bears bequest of the mythical stairway to heaven.
  • Visit the famous Duryodhana Temple while you’re at the tiny hamlet Osla.
  • You’ll even have the prospect to camp under the brilliant night sky which too with a bonfire.
  • Undergo the tiny streams and witness the grazing grounds of the horses and cows.
  • Stop for a short time and meet the friendly locals of villages and study their day to day life.
  • Get an opportunity to witness the majestic sunrise while you’re at Sankri.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 – Dehradun to Mothad Kotgaon (Sankri)

  • Dehradun to Sankri (205 km drive)
  • Altitude : 1,950m/6,400ft.
  • Last ATM- Purola.
  • Small shops available for trekking gears and miscellany.
  • BSNL network erratic.
  • Guest House Stay.
  • Breakfast and lunch excluded, dinner included.
  • Trekkers will be picked from Dehradun at 6:30am in a Tata Sumo or a similar vehicle.
  • Expected arrival time at Sankri – 5:00 pm.

Day 2 – Mothad Kotgaon (Sankri) to Pawani Garaat via Taluka

  • Sankri to Pauni Garaat via Taluka (12 km drive to Taluka, followed by 6 hours walk to Pauni Garaat)
  • Altitude of Taluka – 2,100m/7,000ft.
  • Taluka to Pauni Garaat.
  • Altitude – 2,500m/8,200ft.
  • Trek Distance – 10km.
  • Trek Time – 6 hours approx.
  • Trek Level – Easy level walk and gradual ascent in most parts.
  • Packed lunch.
  • Spring water points.
  • Riverside camping in Govind National Park forests.

Day 3 – Pawani Garaat to Kalkattiyadhaar

  • Pauni Garaat to Kalkattiyadhar (8 km walk that takes 6-7 hours)
  • Altitude – 2,950m/9,800ft.
  • Trek Distance – 8 km.
  • Trek Time – 6 hour.
  • Packed lunch.
  • Spring water points.
  • Trek Level – Steeper ascent than last day, but well distributed in level walks and inclines.
  • Camp stay in forest overlooking mountains near a food stall.

Day 4 – Kalkattiyadhar to Har Ki Doon & back to Kalkattiyadhar

  • Kalkattiyadhar to Har ki Dun and return to Kalkattiyadhar (10 km walk that takes 9 hours)
  • Altitude – 3,400m/11,800ft.
  • Trek Distance – 10 km.
  • Trek Time – 9 hour.
  • Packed lunch.
  • Spring water points.
  • Trek Level : Relaxed forest walk combined with boulder walk. Mixed gradient with gradual incline.
  • Camp stay in forest overlooking mountains near a food stall.
  • Snow Peaks in View : Swargarohini, Hata Peak, Black Peak etc.

Day 5 – Kalkattiyadhar to Pawani Garaat via Osla

  • Kalkattiyadhar to Pauni Garaat via Osla (8 km walk that takes 5 hours)
  • Altitude – 2,500m/8,200ft.
  • Trek Distance – 8 km.
  • Total Trek Time – 5 hour.
  • Packed lunch.
  • Spring water points.
  • Riverside camping in Govind National Park forests.

Day 6 – Pawani Garaat to Mothad Kotgaon (Sankri) via Taluka

  • Pauni Garaat to Sankri via Taluka (10 km trek, followed by an hour drive to homestay or guest house)
  • Altitude – 1,950m/6,400ft.
  • Trek Time – 5 hour.
  • Trek Distance – 10 km.
  • Packed Lunch.
  • Spring water points.
  • Drive from Taluka to Sankri – 12 km.
  • Driving Time – 1 hour.
  • Guest house stay.

Day 7 – Mothad Kotgaon (Sankri) to Dehradun

  • Sankri to Dehradun (205 km drive)
  • Sankri to Dehradun (2 km drive)
  • Distance – 220 km drive, approx 10 hours.
  • Driving Time – 10 hour.
  • Driving Time – 7 am-6 pm.
  • Breakfast and lunch excluded.
  • You will be dropped at Dehradun station in a Tata Sumo or a similar vehicle.

Who Can Go

  • First timer can apply, should have some interest in trekking and mountaineering.
  • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.
  • The climber should be able to carry a 10-15 kg backpack.
  • Heart problem, high blood pressure, asthma, and epilepsy cannot be reconciled on this mission. The climber must not have the conditions mentioned above.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 – Dehradun to Mothad Kotgaon (Sankri)

Reach Dehradun early within the morning and directly leave on a car journey to the small hamlet called Sankri, which is that the origin point of the Har Ki Dun trek.

During the drive, witness the magical great thing about the environment and also enjoy the stunning views of the towering mountains that entice trekkers from across the world.

A quick lunch on the way will keep you re-energised and at the top of 10 hours’ drive, you’ll finally reach the quaint little village of Sankri that’s located at a height of 1,950m.

After your arrival within the vicinity, check-in into one among the hotels/resorts and relax for the day; overnight stay are going to be in Sankri.

Day 2 -Mothad Kotgaon (Sankri) to Pawani Garaat via Taluka

After having breakfast in Sankri, prepare for your first day of Har Ki Doon trek. Before embarking on the trek, make sure that you’ve got enough of bottled beverage and energy bars to stay you going. By late afternoon and after your arrival in Taluka,

Along the way, traverse through the Siyan Gad by bridge to succeed in Dhatmir village and cross the Ton River also. Enjoy amazing views of sprawling wild orchids, and if lucky, encounter the wilderness of the Himalayas like muntjac, Bores, Leopards and therefore the likes.

Spend the night within the tents provided.check-in into a tent to spend the night under the star clad sky and luxuriate in the freshness.

Day 3 – Pawani Garaat to Kalkattiyadhaar via Osla
Pauni Garaat to Kalkattiyadhar is a distance of 7 km over 6 hours which we start the early morning at 6. The trail crosses 3 “garaat” or hydroelectricity run chaffing units which are used by the villagers for separating husks of millet and maize followed by grounding to flour. The idyllic vibe retained in the surrounding, the trek proceeds through harvest lands, cattle grazing, and slant-roofed huts used as granary and storages. Right between the forests of cashew nuts and walnuts lies the serene village Oslo. This village is said to be a preacher of Duryodhana of Mahabharata. Well, apart from the stories, the village is blissful having 2000 years old Temple and a few houses. The villagers are welcoming here. After a small chit-chat proceed further on the ascend.

On this incline, you will get fabulous viewpoints to steal glimpses of the Dhauladhar Range out front. Snaky trails to Borasu Pass and Baspa Valley can also be made out from here. The high trail winds further down reaching a tabletop green stretch—Kalkattiyadhar. This is the campsite for day 2.

Day 4 – Kalkattiyadhar to Har Ki Doon & back to Kalkattiyadhar
Today you will start early as compared to other days. However, mesmerizing the views were until today, get ready to encounter something more. The trail will go into the glacier basin having moraines and alpine meadows. Tall pine trees will be greeting you at every step.

The trail is mixed of steep and moderate ascend until the Har Ki Dun valley. Just as you rise high you can see snow patches and frozen waterfalls. In Winter these sections are covered with thick snow. A valley is a heavenly place displaying immense beauty in one sight. The huge peaks of Swargarohini, Hata Peak, Black Peak etc show their marvelling glimpses. The valley is an amazing amalgamation of meadows, frozen streams, coniferous forests, glacier moraines, the backdrop of huge peaks.

Try to engulf everything. After exploring the valley creating memories for a lifetime we return back to our last campsite at Kalkattiyadhar.

Day 5 – Kalkattiyadhar to Pawani Garaat via Osla
From today the trek is actually the return journey. Today we shall retrace the steps through the Oslo village to Pauni Garaat. Here’s another chance to relive the moments with the peaceful villagers. Say goodbye to them and the stunning sights around you.

Follow the same trail as of earlier and reach the campsite of Pauni Garaat. Enjoy your last few moments of nightlife in the mountains.

Day 6 – Pawani Garaat to Mothad Kotgaon (Sankri) via Taluka
A 5-hour trek to Taluka sets off this morning, climbing down by the familiar trail, stopping at familiar rest points. The car waits at the end of the dirt road to drive back base camp-wards. Pay special attention to descending tactic. Though climbing down accounts for lesser exhaustion, stressing out your soles with big steps is inadvisable. Sankri will arrive at the time for tea.

Day 7 – Mothad Kotgaon (Sankri) to Dehradun
The journey concludes with the 10-hour drive from Sankri to Dehradun. Breakfast and lunch will be on the way. Reaching time at Dehradun station will be 6 pm, suitable for an overnight journey to Delhi.

How To Reach Har Ki Dun Trek?

By Air:

Jolly Grant is the nearest airport. It’s a domestic airport and is 22 km southeast of Dehradun.

By Train:

Train station is situated within Dehradun. So you’ll use it.

By Road:

Volvo, AC buses and standard buses function from Dehradun to several places like Delhi ( Anand Vihar ISBT), Haridwar, Lucknow, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and lots of more. The buses directly take you to Dehradun ISBT.

  • DTHH’s Tata Sumo or similar vehicles will pick-up you from Dehradun Railway Station at 6:00am.
  • Pick-up is included in the cost of the trek
  • You will reach Sankri by 4:00 pm
  • Food from dehradun to Sankri is not included in the trek cost

Best Time for Har ki Dun Trek

Summer
The weather remains pleasant during the summer season. The sky remains clear with shiny days making the journey comfortable. The temperature might dip down to -1° C during nights, and make sure you carry warm clothes.

Monsoon
Avoid planning your expedition during monsoon season. The trail is prone to landslides, and roads remain blocked.

Winter
Winters at Har Ki Dun valley are immaculate. The region experiences snowfall during winters. However, the expedition gets tough as accommodation options are limited. Do carry warm clothes, jackets, raincoats, fleece jackets, thermals, etc. The temperature ranges between -15 °C to -10°C during this time.

Cost Terms

Inclusions :-
1. Transport: Dehradun to Sankri and Return.
2. Meals while on trek (Veg. + Egg).
3. All necessary entry fees and permits.
4. Accommodation:- Guest house, Home stay, camping during Trek.
5. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook and Support staff.
6. First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
7.Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required).
8. DTHH Staff Insurance.
9. Porters/mules to carry central equipment.

Exclusions :-
1. Any kind of personal expenses.
2. Food during the transit.
3. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
4. Insurance.
5. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges 6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

Note : Normally DTHH expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.
Charges of offloading backpack:-
INR 1500/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance
INR 1800/- if you inform us after reaching Sankri
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.

Paying the Trek /Tour fee:
The fee can be paid by online transfer/Check deposit/Cash deposit/Demand draft. Instruction for
payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email. When your transfer is done, please
e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.

Cancellation terms:
For the cancellation of services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, Dream of  The Holy Himalayas must
be notified of the same in writing at holyhimalayasdream@gmail.com. At the time we receive your
written cancellation, refunds based on the total fare are as follows.

 

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Day 1: Departure

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Day 7: Return