Har ki Dun Trek 7N/8D
Har Ki Doon or Har Ki Dun is a cradle-shaped hanging valley in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand, India. Har ki Dun also means Valley of Gods, is situated deep inside Govind Pashu National park in Uttarakhand. The valley is Rich with in flora and fauna. the trails are quite often covered in different shades of orchids and other wild flowers.
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Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights
Price Per Person
Har ki Dun Trek
Har ki Dun also means Valley of Gods, is situated deep inside Govind Pashu National park in Uttarakhand. The valley is Rich with in flora and fauna. the trails are quite often covered in different shades of orchids and other wild flowers.
Day 1 : Dehradun to Sankri drive and Arrival at Sankari
Altitude : 6400 feet to 9100ft.
Trekkers will be picked up from Dehradun at 6:30 AM in an SUV/Tempo . Today’s total journey is 220 KM’s and it will take around 10 hours. Expected arrival time at Sankri – 5:00 PM. We reach Sankri by early evening. It is a small village with a central market lined with a few shops. The village has numerous apple orchards which are harvested starting from late summer. One can see the Swargarohini peak from here on a clear day. We rest at night in a guest house or in camps.
Day 2 : Sankri to Puani Garat (2,500 m)
Since, the journey is long, we start as early as we can in the morning. After breakfast we board an SUV and drive through a forest road. We will reach Taluka in about an hour. especially during periods with rather heavy spells of rain, the road to Taluka may be too dangerous for vehicles, as streams run across the road and thus one may be required to walk a stretch of around 8 km up to Taluka. The path crosses over a few streams which merge with Supin. After a few hours of walk the village of Gangad can be seen towards the left, across the river.
Day 3 : Puani Garat to Kalkatidhar (3,300 m)
Duration: 3 Hours and 5-6 KM’s
Today we start the day by heading up towards Osla village. Osla is the last village on the route to Har ki Dun. From Osla the trail gradually rises higher and the river can be seen far below. The ascending path climbs high above the confluence of Supin river and the river from Ruinsara valley. The journey today is rather short, which gives the opportunity to acclimatize to the high altitude and prepare for the next days journey.
Day 4 : Kalkatidhar to Har ki Dun & Marinda Tal, return to Kalkatidhar
Duration : 6-7 hours’ trek: 14 km
The days trek can be considered to be rather long as we today visit Har Ki Dun and Marinda Tal, a small lake formation due to the obstructing boulder across the river stream, which lies 2 KM further ahead of Har Ki Dun. After traversing higher up along the true right of the river, we enter the final stretch which is inside a forest. The forest opens up into the main camping area of Har ki Dun, right beside the gurgling stream. This is a very panoramic spot in Har ki Dun located at the junction of two valleys, one originating from Jaundhar glacier and the other from beyond Hata glacier.
The vast open meadows following the course of the Supin river can be explored. Further ahead of the meadows one can walk among the forests of Bhojpatra trees (Himalayan birch) or get a closer glimpse of the Jaundhar glacier and Swargarohini peak, for which we will have to head updwards the Har Ki Dun valley, towards the Swargaroini peak in the eastern direction.
We can choose to relax and soak in the environment for some time or we can continue our trek to Marinda Tal, in the north, just 2-3 km away from Har ki Dun. The trail is gradually ascending here. It is a small lake formed by a huge boulder obstructing the river which flows down from the base of the Borasu Pass. After our short visit to Marinda Tal we make our return journey back to Kalkatidhar.
Day 5 : Kalkatidhar to Puani Garat(2,500 m)
3 to 4 hours’ trek 10 km :
The journey back to Osla is an easy walk. On the route we come across a good view of the trail all the way to Osla and see the valley descend towards Taluka, around the curve of the ridge where the two streams coming from Har Ki Dun and Ruinsara respectively, converge. A little short of this intersection we can get a glimpse of a trail to our left marked by a sight of a bridge down over the stream. This trail goes to join the trail to Ruinsara lake and is rarely taken. After reaching Osla, one can roam around in the village, speak to locals and soak in the Garhwali culture. We continue our journey from here to our earlier campsite of Puani Garat where we can spend time basking in the sun.
Day 6 : Puani Garat to Sankri
4 to 5 hours’ trek: 12 km 1 hour drive
Early in the morning, we leave the village of Osla and trek till Taluka. The walk is downhill and hence takes lesser time than before. We walk to the true left of the River Supin until We finally arrive at Taluka, from where a vehicle takes us back to Sankri. We retire for the day in camp alongside the river or in a guest house in Sankri.
Day 7 : Sankri to Dehradun
8 hours drive
The trek to Har ki Dun concludes today as we leave Sankri and reach Dehradun by late afternoon.
- Transport support from and to Dehradun: starting from pickup on day 1 to drop on day 7.
- Guide and cook fees.
- Rent for camping equipment.
- Forest entry charges.
- Porter and mule support to carry camping equipment. Please note that personal luggage can be carried by mules and/or porters on chargeable basis.
- All veg meals starting from day 1 dinner to day 7 breakfast.
- Tented accommodation throughout the trek.
- Transport to reach Dehradun from hometown.
- Personal expenses like tips, personal medicines, phone calls etc.
- Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above.
- Accommodation in Dehradun.
- Personal luggage with mass not exceeding12 kg per bag per person can be carried by porters/mules @ Rs 400 per day per bag. This amounts to a total of Rs 1,800/- per bag for all trekking days.
- For a nominal charge of Rs 300 per person per night, we can arrange for Homestay in the village of Osla on request. The amount goes directly to the local family hosting us.