Har Ki Dun Trek

Tucked away in the bosom of Gharwal Himalayas, Har ki dun trek is trek is one of the most sought off trek these days. Known as the hanging valley with an exotic beauty this trek takes you through some of the most beautiful scenes. Also, known as beginners trek you will come across the lush greenery and the verdant beauty of the mountains. Soak in the beauty of the region with the dense alpine forests and the panoramic view of the mountains.

This moderate trek takes you to one of the least explored regions of Garhwal Himalayas where civilization has not affected the lifestyles of the simple hill folk here. The forests decorating the area are rich in wildlife and are a paradise for nature lovers as well as bird watchers. This trek can be done both in summers and winters and is accessible through Govind National Park. The Har Ki dun trek takes you through verdant thickets, terraced fields, glaciers, fragrant orchids and sprawling meadows.

Get a chance to witness the various species of birds and mammals that thrive in this region. You can also spot a number of langoors near Puani Garaat. This cradle shaped valley is filled with ancient villages that are around 3000 years old. Also, not just witness the beauty of the region, get a chance to meet the local people and learn about their day to day life. While on the trek you will also see many horses and cows grazing at the meadows and river banks.

This trek is heaven for nature lovers, adventure seekers and also shutterbugs. Capture some of your best shots while you head out for this trek. Refresh yourself with some hot cup of tea every morning before you head out for the trek.

About The Trek

Silently waiting for the avid travellers to explore it to its core Har ki dun trek will definitely make you trekking expedition a memorable one. It’s a favourite summer trek for the trekkers and takes you through some of the most beautiful scenic views. Meadows, green patches with orchids, rhododendrons and dense jungle will be your friend during the trek. You will trek around 5 hours of trekking each day and cover a distance of 47 km. Perched at an altitude of 11,675ft this trek starts from Sankri basecamp.

You can enjoy the mesmerizing view of the evening sun while you are at the village. The drive from Sankri will take you through sprawling wild orchids and Himalayan wildlife like barking Deer, Bores and Leopards. Then you will start trekking to Osla another small hamlet which offering some scenic views. You gradual ascend to Har ki dun trek is adorned with wild orchid fields and from an elevation of 6,200m. Feast your eyes at the amazing view of the Swargarohini and Juandar glaciers.

While on the trek Har ki dun camp you will come across the picturesque views of the glaciers and the valley just right in front of you. The climb is steep but the beautiful landscape compensates for the struggle. You will reach your campsite on the fourth day. Also, you will come across many pine forest, rhododendron trees and alpine trees which include blue poppy. Get a chance to witness the verdant grazing grounds where you will see a lot of horses and cows grazing in the field.

You will trek back from Osla on your fifth day and spend the night in the rest house and the tents. On your seventh day you will trek back to Sankri and from there get ready for your return journey back home on the seventh day. Har ki dun trek package will definitely give you that perfect trekking expedition you have been long waiting for.

Har Ki Dun Trek Highlights:



  • Harki dun trek is one of the most beautiful treks which will take you through some of the most unknown and unexplored parts of Gharwal Himalayas.

  • During the trek, you will come across the Swargarohini the snow peak which is said to bears bequest of the mythical stairway to heaven.

  • Visit the famous Duryodhana Temple while you are at the small hamlet Osla.

  • You will also have the chance to camp under the brilliant night sky and that too with a bonfire.

  • Pass through the small streams and witness the grazing grounds of the horses and cows.

  • Stop for a while and meet the friendly locals of villages and learn about their day to day life.

  • Get a chance to witness the majestic sunrise while you are at Sankri.

  • Best time to visit Har Ki Dun Trek
    Dec    Apr    May    Jun   
    Trek Distance
    47 km

    Trek grade
    Easy To Moderate

    Trek duration
    7 days

    Altitude range
    11,675 ft

    How To Reach

    By Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 25 km from the city. There is a daily flight from Delhi to Dehradun. Come one day early if planning to come by flight.

    By Train: Take the overnight train to Dehradun from Delhi

  • Nandadevi Express - Train no: 12205 (Departure 11:50pm; Arrival - 5:40am)

  • Dehradun Express - Train no: 12687 (Departure - 9:10pm; Arrival - 5:00am)

  • By Road: There is regular bus service from Delhi to Dehradun, from Delhi’s ISBT Kashmere Gate.
    We would suggest you to take only government buses from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Private buses ply from outside ISBT and they are not trust worthiness. Usually buses drop you at Dehradun ISBT. From there you have to come to Dehradun Railway Station.

    Inclusions

    • Meals while on trek (Veg.) (Egg)n
    • Permits .
    • First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
    • Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff
    • Transport from Haridwar to Joshimath and return .

    Exclusions

    • Any kind of personal expenses.
    • Insurance.
    • Food during the transit.
    • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
    • Any Insurance
    • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Price Includes.

    Terms & Conditions

    Cancellation: If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc), Indiahikes will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. The voucher can be redeemed for the same trek or another trek in the next one year.
    In case, you wish to cancel your trek, please e-mail us at info@panchtattva.com Cancellation requests are not taken over phone.

    The cancellation charges are as under.
    Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek — full refund.
    Cancellation between 30 days and 20 days to the start of the trek — 50% refund.
    Cancellation less than 20 days to the start of the trek — no refund.
    Please note: In case of refund, there will be a deduction of 4% (bank charges) from the total fee you have paid.