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Har Ki Dun Trek

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Trek Duration

7 Days

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Trek Distance

44 Km.

Difficulty Level

Moderate

Altitude

12000 Ft.

Best Season

Apr-June & Sept-Oct

Trek Fees

₹ 11500 ₹9000

Sankri to Sankri

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SUMMARY HAR KI DUN

StateUttarakhand
Difficulty LevelEasy To Moderate
Duration7 Days
Start PointSankri
End PointSankri
Altitude / Trek Distance12,000 ft /51 kms
Day Temperature15 to 20 Deg
Night Temperature02 to -8 Deg 

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Har Ki Dun Trek overview & Itinerary

Har Ki Dun Trek is a beautiful trek which go through the Govind National Park, which is famous for its wild flowers especially orchids. This area has some of the most beautiful forests. It was made popular by Jack Gibson, a teacher at the Doon school in the late 1940’s.The surrounding peaks and glaciers in the Banderpoonch Range are a mountaineer’s delight. 

The Har-ki-dun valley is famous for its flowers and meadows. The path follows the tons river from Netwar village up through the scenic villages of Gangad, Seema and Osla. Har-ki-dun has many camping places and also a forest guest house. A rest day is ideal to explore the nearby jamdar glacier or make a short excursion to Ruinsara Lake.

A winter wonderland and a trekker’s delight, the Har Ki Dun Trek is a stairway to heaven that will make you fall for its beauty. The thing that makes it an alluring trek is its accessibility both in summer as well as the winter season. Har Ki Dun valley is situated at the western flank of Garhwal in the Uttarkashi district is very popular to the trekkers as well as that to the climbers. 

It is a lovely walk to the Har Ki Dun valley with fascinating views of Jaundhar glacier and Swargarohini group of peaks. Har Ki Dun Trek catchment area is a major source of Yamuna River System and the main source of the largest tributary of Yamuna.

It takes you through some of the most charismatic alpine meadows, glaciers and pine forests which is a treat to the eyes. During winters the snow-covered trails look mesmerising as and when the sun tries to peep behind the clouds. One of the oldest Treks In Himalayas, known as the ‘Valley of Gods’, some believe it’s the same route taken by the Pandavas in the Mahabharata on their ascent to heaven. Swargarohini—the snow peak, the vision of which dominates this trek bears a legacy of the mythical stairway to heaven.

It’s a delightful experience when you’re camping near the flowing river, the forest here is rich in flora and fauna which has an engaging vibe of its own. You are able to see Swargarohini – I, II, III, Bandarpoonch and Blackpeak from here. The Har Ki Dun trail takes you through some of the ancient villages that are 2,000 years old. It gives you an insight into the lives of the locals who are residing here in the valley. 

Har Ki Dun Trek is heaven for nature lovers, adventure seekers and also shutterbugs. You can even spot various species of birds that thrive in this region. Capture some thrilling pictures on the trail which will last a lifetime.

Other attractions include, the temple at Osla which is dedicated to Duryodhana, was built by the inhabitants of Saur. It is about 13km from Sankri which lies on the steep mountain trail to Har Ki Doon. Follow us on Instagram. It is a 5,000-year formation of wooden chambers that are carved elegantly.

The challenge of Har Ki Doon, besides the long hours of trekking for 6 long hours is coping up with frequent rain. The peak time of the year for this trek is not winter after a snowfall but in summer frequented by rain. Proceeding through green foliages dripping with pearls of rain is a beautiful experience but trekkers must be well equipped for it. 

Rain trekking essential like poncho, waterproof covers, anti-diarrhoea medicines, and water resistant trekking boots are a must before for this trek. Whatever the conditions are, this trek surely gives you vibes of visiting a wonderland.

Har ki Dun Trek Map

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What is special about Har ki Dun trekking?

  • An easy to moderate grade trek which is perfect for beginners as well as experienced trekkers
  • One of the most beautiful valley treks of India
  • It is said that the Pandavas followed this trail it has many mythological stories associated with it
  • One gets to witness some remotest villages and explore the culture and lifestyle in these villages
  • A very picturesque View of Mt. Swargarohini Peak

HAR KI DUN ITINERARY

  • The Travellers will be picked up from Dehradun and then travel to Sankri Village in Uttarkashi District. The drive is a picturesque one through the Yamuna and Tons valley across the Yamuna Bridge.
  • You also go through some beautiful villages like Nainbagh, Nowgaon, Purola, Jarmola, Mori and Netwar. Have a glimpse of local life of villagers, see their beautiful small houses and people working in fields.
  • Reach Sankri by evening. Check in Hotel.
  • Stay and dinner in hotel in Sankri
  • Drive from Sankri to Taluka after breakfast.
  • Reaching Taluka, we will start hiking beside the ever-flowing Tons River.
  • You get to encounter beautiful scenery, so enjoy the view while hiking to the campsite.
  • Lunch on the way
  • We will reach the campsite in the late afternoon.
  • Relax at the campsite and enjoy the vicinity of the campsite
  • Evening walk/Evening snacks.
  • Dinner followed by rest.
  • Wake up early in the morning and freshen up for the day ahead.
  • Start trek after breakfast. 
  • Reach the campsite for lunch.
  • Take rest at the campsite.
  • Evening walk/evening snacks.
  • Dinner followed by rest.
  • Wake up early in the morning and freshen up for the day ahead.
  • Start trek after breakfast to Har ki Dun  and jaundhar Glacier
  • Return to Camp site by evening
  • Dinner and Rest at Camp site
  • Wake up early in the morning and freshen up for the day ahead.
  • Start trek after breakfast. 
  • Packed lunch on the way.
  • Relaxed forest walk combined with boulder walk
  • Riverside camping in the valley
  • Evening walk/evening snacks.
  • Dinner followed by rest.
  • Wake up early in the morning and freshen up for the day ahead.
  • Trek after breakfast. 
  • Reach Taluka in the afternoon then drive to Sankri.
  • Rest in the hotel in Sankri.
  • Dinner followed by rest
  • Leave Sankri after breakfast 
  • Arrival at Dehradun by 6:00 PM

Trek Essentials

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  • Backpack/Ruck Sack (at least 55 Litres) and a small day bag ( upto 15 litres) for summit day
  • Poncho/Raincoat and Rain Cover for Ruck Sack
  • 2 Quick Dry T-shirts (preferably Full Sleeves) and Track Pants
  • Warm Jacket preferably a down jacket or an equivalent heavy jacket to protect from cold at night
  • Comfortable Shoes with a good grip and ankle support. We recommend Quechua Forclaz 100 or similar shoe
  • A pair of fleece jacket or fleece upper
  • Good Thermals for insulation at night
  • Lip Balm and Cold Cream
  • Sun Cap or Sunscreen (SPF 30+)
  • Dark Sunglasses. People who wear spectacle may use photochromatic lenses in their spects
  • 2 pair of warm socks and at least 2 pair of normal cotton socks
  • 1 Pair of slippers/Sandals
  • Woolen Cap and Gloves for night
  • Toiletries – Tooth brush, Tooth paste, Liquid soap, Hand Sanitizers, Slippers, Light Towel, Toilet Roll (Avoid wet tissues as they are not eco friendly)
  • Torch or Headlamp with extra pair of batteries
  • Personal Medical Kit: Crocin-Fever, Avomine-Motion Sickness, Avil 25mg – Allergies, Combiflam, Disprin-headache, Norflox TZ & Lomofen-diarrhea, digene-acidity, omez/rantadine  antacid, crepe bandages, band aids, ORS, betadiene or antiseptic cream, moov spray/volini, cotton, gauze.
  • Water bottle 1 L or Hydration bag 2 L
  • Other personal accessories – Camera, Tripod, mobile charger, power banks(as there will be no electricity during the trek)

Note:

  • Note: AC doesnt run on hills in fixed departure batches. Standard Non AC vehicles are provided for transportation
  • Being a high altitude trek, this trek is suitable for climbers with good physical condition and stamina.
  • This is a tentative itinerary which may change as per weather conditions
  • We expect you to carry your rucksacks, in case if you want them to be carried by mules back pack offloading charge up to Rs. 300/bag/day is applicable
  • In case of any natural calamity the company will not be able to refund the trip charges, for more details check our cancellation policy

FAQ's for Har Ki Dun Trek

The difficulty level of Har ki Dun Trek is easy to moderate. 

Har Ki Dun Trek cost varies from Rs. 9500 to Rs. 12000 depending on the group size and the time of the year you are planning to do it. Being a very popular trek there are many companies which sell this trek online but only few companies are service providers.

This trek can be done throughout the year except monsoons. In Peak winters its not accessible due to too much snow

Yes a beginner can do Har ki dun trek. If you are a beginner and planning this trek you should have three things in mind.

  1. Physical fitness : You don’t have to be a fitness freak to do a trek it is just that basic fitness should be maintained. You should not be obese and should not have any medical ailments.
  2. Mental fitness : You should come with an open mindset and be ready for the harsh conditions winters have to offer.
  3. Gear : Being a Monsoon trek good gear is extremely essential.

Har Ki Dun Trek is a easy to moderate level trek with only few difficult sections.

You can keep extra luggage in the base village for any particular trek. There are no cloak roo charges applicable. Its free of cost

If you are going on a trek don’t expect mobile signals. There are few spots on the trails of few treks where you might find a single tower or something but it always depends if that is enough to make a call or not.

As there are no permanent toilets on the trek, we carry toilet tents which are dry toilets so you need to carry wet tissues/tissue wipes with you.

Yes, TSS team can organize private batches for individual groups, but the cost of the trek may vary according to the number of members in your group. You can talk to our trek coordinator via whatsapp/call to get the customized group rates.

It’s a strict no. If you fall sick during the trek due to alcohol consumption TheSearchingSouls has the right to cancel your trek and send you back to base village. No expenses shall be refunded in that case and you will have to pay additional for stay at base village.

Start running/walking at least 3-4 Kms everyday.

If it’s a snow trek a good trekking shoe is mandatory. If you buy a new shoe do walk for few days so that it fits you well and doesn’t leave you with blisters while you trek. If it is a summer trek or post monsoon trek a shoe with good grip and ankle support will do.

We provide 3 Veg meals and evening Snacks. There will be no non veg served during the trek. Eggs may or may not be served depending on the trek.

We will provide sleeping bags, inner liners,
sleeping mats, tents. You just need to carry
your personal gear.
List of personal Gear is in our website
under Trek Essentials.

Himalaya Journeys Treks &Expedition prides itself on being prepared for any emergency situation. Our guides are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that occur during a trek. Every camp site has basic first aid and oxygen cylinders But if a serious emergency occurs, we will evacuate you to the base village and nearest hospital but the expenses of that has to be borne by the individual

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Safety with TSS

The Searching Souls have always taken Safety as the utmost Priority in their Treks. We Have a “Zero Negligence” approach toward Safety. As a result, we have taken the Following Steps.

Medical Tents: TSS is the Only Company in the Country that Pitches dedicated Medical Tents to The Slopes at all their Campsites. The Medical Tents consist of a Stretcher, Oxygen Cylinder, First Aid Kits, Oxymeters, and a few other facilities depending on the Slope and the nature of kedarkanta trek. 

Qualified Trek leaders: All Our Trek Leaders are Qualified From the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering and have thorough knowledge and experience of the Mountains.

Emergency Planning: Team TSS always plans a step ahead in the Mountains as we believe anything at any time can happen in the Mountains, All Our trek leaders, Camp managers, and Cooks are aware of what should be the Course of Action in case of Medical emergency and Natural Calamities in the kedarkantha trekking package. 

TSS Support Team: Safety in the Mountains begins at Home, Proper Planning and preparation are Key in any Mountain Trek. TSS Support Team is always available and will help you prepare better for the Trek through their Expert Knowledge and Guidance.

TSS Jumbo Bags: For executive travelers seeking adventure, trekking is a popular way to explore unfamiliar terrain and find inner peace. However, selecting the right equipment can be crucial to ensure safety and comfort during the journey. TSS recognizes this and offers a solution with their MY JUMBO BAG – BUDDY, which includes all necessary gear for a high-altitude trek at an affordable price. The company also emphasizes the importance of quality equipment in ensuring a successful and memorable trek, while cautioning against overpriced or unnecessary items. With TSS, travelers can confidently embark on their trek, knowing they have a reliable companion in their trek bag.

Are you tired of spending a fortune on expensive trekking equipment? Look no further than MY JUMBO BAG – BUDDY. 

Why Experience the wilderness of Har ki Dun trek with The Searching Souls?

Expertise: The Searching Souls is a team of experienced trek leaders who are passionate about sharing their love for the outdoors with others. They have extensive knowledge of Kashmir Treks and the surrounding areas, ensuring that you have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Personalized attention: The Searching Souls focuses on adequate group sizes, allowing them to provide personalized attention to each trekker. They take the time to understand your individual needs and interests and customize the trek to ensure that you have the best experience possible.

Safety: Safety is a top priority for The Searching Souls. They provide all necessary safety equipment, including first aid kits and emergency communication devices, and their trek leaders are trained in wilderness first aid.

Responsible tourism: The Searching Souls is committed to responsible tourism practices. They follow Leave No Trace principles, minimizing their impact on the environment, and also support local communities by using local guides and porters.

Memorable experience: The Har ki Dun trek with The searching Souls is not just a trek, but an experience. From the stunning views to the warmth of the local hospitality, the trek is sure to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

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