Har Ki Dun Trek

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The Har Ki Dun means Valley of Gods is a treat for first-time trekkers and nature lovers. Har Ki dun is a moderate trek which takes you to the one of the least explored places in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand and best suitable for first-time trekkers in the Himalayas and also who are experienced in other parts of the Himalayas. Har Ki Dun Trek lies in the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park and other famous treks nearby are Kedarkantha Peak Winter trek. Har Ki Dun trek gives you the magnificent views of the famous peaks of Swargarohini, Bandar Poonch, Kala Nag or Black peak and Har Ki Dun peak itself. The drive from Dehradun to Sankri is a scenic one via Mussoorie, Purola, Netwar, Motwat along the Tons River.

Short itinerary:

• Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri

 Day 2: Sankri to Pauni Garaat via Taluka

 Day 3: Pauni Garaat to Kalkattiyadhaar

 Day 4: Kalkattiyadhar to Har Ki Doon & Back to Kalkattiyadhar

 Day 5: Kalkattiyadhar to Pauni Garaat via Osla

 Day 6: Pauni Garaat to Sankri via Taluka

 Day 7: Sankri to Dehradun

 

Detailed itinerary:

 

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 - Dehradun to Sankri

  • 220 km drive by NH 507 - approx 10 hours
  • Altitude : 1,950m/6,400ft
  • Last ATM- Purola
  • Guest House Stay (Small shops available for trekking gears and miscellany, BSNL network erratic)
  • Breakfast and lunch excluded, dinner included
  • Trekkers will be picked from Dehradun at 6:30 am in a Tata Sumo or a similar vehicle
  • Expected arrival time at Sankri – 5:00 pm

 

Day 2 - Sankri to Pauni Garaat via Taluka

  • Sankri to Taluka - Drive 12 km, 1 hour (Altitude of Taluka - 2,100m/7,000ft)
  • Taluka to Pauni Garaat Trek Distance 10 km, Trek Time - 6 hours approx, Trek Level - Easy level walk and gradual ascent in most parts (Altitude - 2,500m/8,200ft)
  • Packed Lunch, Spring Water Points
  • Riverside camping in Govind National Park forests

 

Day 3 - Pauni Garaat to Kalkattiyadhaar

  • 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 the forest overlooking mountains near a food stall

 

Day 4 - Kalkattiyadhar to Har Ki Doon & Back to Kalkattiyadhar

  • 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 a gradual incline
  • Camp stay in the forest overlooking mountains near a food stall
  • Snow Peaks in View: Swargarohini, Hata Peak, Black Peak, etc.

 

Day 5 - Kalkattiyadhar to Pauni Garaat via Osla

  • 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 - Pauni Garaat to Sankri via Taluka

  • 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
  • Guesthouse stay

 

Day 7 - Sankri to Dehradun

  • 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
  • You’ll reach Dehradun by 6 pm. You can book your travel any time after 8 pm
 
Detailed Itinerary
 

Day 1: Dehradun To Sankri

It’s a 10-hour long drive to Sankri. We will expect you to reach Dehradun by 6:30 in the early morning. In order to reach on-time, you can book yourself an overnight train/bus right there from Delhi. You will be making your way to Sankri from Dehradun via Mussoorie. It's also called "Queen Of Hills." Before you reach Sankri, you can expect to cross Purola, Naugaon, Netwar and Mori. You will come across pine forests, Yamuna and Tons river. The place is absolutely beautiful, and you will be left stunned on your way to Sankri. You will have your lunch on the road at a favourable time of the day. Your phone won't be able to connect to the network operators after Purola. The internet, as well as the network, is expected to be poor. So, we will advise you to make your important calls and get your work done by the time we reach Purola. The most efficient service available at the place is BSNL. On our way, you'll be coming across Govind National Park. By 6 in the evening, you can expect to reach your destination. After you freshen up at the guest house, you can go shopping in the local market. You can buy yourself trekking garments, equipment and some essentials.

 

Day 2: Sankri To Pauni Garaat via Taluka

During your second day, you’ll be starting your day at 7 in the morning. You can expect to cross thick forests as well as streams on your way to your destination. After you reach Taluka, you’ll be called to have your refreshments before you start with the hike. You’ll be coming across descent to the banks of the Tons river. The trail will make you cross through conifer forests. The forests will continue until you reach the first bridge. After you cross the stream, the trail will lead up to a wooden bridge where you can expect a gentle slope to go down to the waters. You can fill your water bottles here. The whole way is beautiful enough to capture some memories in your smartphones. After we reach Supin territory, you can have your lunch. By the time we reach Supin territory, you can expect the time to be 1 in the noon. You can expect a food shack to be located at some height from the banks. You'll find many of these on your way. You can find some hot snacks on these food shacks. Along with packed lunch, you can have these in order to feel the warmth of an outdoor meal in your mouth. When you have had your lunch, you’ll be moving on to your destination. You can expect to make your way through maize, millet and potato harvest fields. And in some time, you’ll be reaching your first destination.

 

Day 3: Pauni Garrat To Kalkattiyadhaar via Osla

It's a distance of 7kms, and you can expect to cross it in 6 hours. You’ll be starting early in the morning. You will come across three hydroelectricity shafts or “Garrat” used by the villagers in order to separate husks of maize and millet which is followed by grounding to flour. You will proceed and observe cattle-grazing, harvest lands, slanted roofed huts that are used for storages or granary.  You will come across village Oslo that lies between forests of walnuts and pine nuts. It’s also called as Duryodhana’s preacher in Mahabharata. The village is filled with a few houses and a temple that’s 2000 years old. You’ll find the villagers to be welcoming. You can spend a little time with them and then expect to move your way to your destination. During this incline journey, you will be observing mesmerizing viewpoints of the Dhauladhar Range. Snaky trails to Baspa Valley and Borasu Pass can also quite be made here. The high trail winds will be leading you to Kalkattiyadhar (tabletop green stretch.) You’ll be spending your night at this campsite.

 

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

You’ll be waking up early on day IV. If you thought that the previous moves were mesmerizing, then you can expect to be ready for some of the most amazing moments of your life. The trail will lead you to glacier basin holding alpine meadows and moraines. Watching the tall pine trees will be worth your time. You can expect the trail to be steep until you reach Har Ki Dun Valley. As you are rising high, you will be coming across frozen waterfalls and snow patches. If you visit this place in winter, you can observe these sections to be covered by thick snow. Hata Peak, Swargarohini as well as Black Peak will leave you absolutely stunned. The valley is filled with frozen streams, meadows, glacier moraines, coniferous forests as well as the backdrop of huge peaks. You’ll be believing that you are actually in heaven. At last, after you have clicked some quality pictures and clicked some quality time in the valley, we’ll be making our way to the last campsite Kalkattiyadahar.

 

Day 5 - Kalkattiyadhar to Pauni Garaat via Osla

Now it’s time for the return journey to begin. Now, we will be making our way through Oslo Village and later Pauni Garrat. You can relive back the moments and spend some quality time with the villagers again. You can say your peaceful “BYE” to the villagers and enjoy the stunning sights around you.

Follow the previous trail, and you will be reaching Pauni Garrat. You can enjoy your last few days in the mountains.

 

Day 6: Pauni Garaat to Sankri via Taluka

You will be starting in the morning and can expect it to be a five-hour trek. You can take certain breaks and move through the same way you came up. A car will be waiting for you at the end. You must be cautious while you move through descending road. In some time, you'll reach Sankri and can have your favourite beverage.

 

Day 7: Sankri to Dehradun

A 10-hour drive will be concluding the journey. You can have your breakfast as well as lunch on the way. You can expect to reach Dehradun station by 6 in the evening. Afterwards, you can decide whether to stay in Dehradun and book yourself a hotel or simply go back to your native place. The choice is yours.

 

Inclusion:

 All veg meals from day 1st dinner to till day 7th breakfast.

• 04 Nights Tented accommodation on a triple share basis.

 02 Nights Guest House / Homestay / Hotel / Tented accommodation in Sankri on Triple /quad sharing.

 All necessary fees and permits Indians are included.

 Qualified and experienced Trek Leader and support staff.

 Basic First Aid Medical Kit with Oxygen cylinder and Oximeter.

Exclusion:

 Any Meals During Transit.

 Fees and permit for Non-Indian Residence are excluded.

 Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag.

 Anything not mentioned explicitly in the above program.

 Any expenses of personal nature.

 Cost Escalation due to "Force Majeure" and evacuation charges.

• Surface Transfer from Dehradun – Sankri – Dehradun.

Activities Options

8,500 per person

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Cancellation Policy

1. We would love to host you, but in case you are unable to travel as planned and need to cancel your booking, do not worry. Our simple cancellation process makes sure you receive a quick confirmation and fast refunds.

2. Cancellation made before 30 Days – 70% Refund

3. Cancellation made within 30 to 15 Days – 50% Refund

4. Cancellation made after within 15 Days – No Refund

5. Rescheduling dates within the same trek – 20% of trek charges subject to availability

6. The applicable refund amount will be credited to you within 30 days after the trek completion date