Har ki Dun Trek

  • Trip Code : TRP324
  • Location : Uttarakhand
  • Days : 7 Days
  • Level : Moderate
  • Season : Mar-Jun, Sep-Dec
  • Trip Start : Dehradun
  • Trip End : Dehradun
  • Trip Cost : Rs. 9600/-
  • Transport Charge : 2400/- Per Person
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Description

BRIEF ITINERARY

DAY 01 : PICK UP FROM DEHRADUN RAILWAY STATION/ DRIVE TO SANKRI (7-8 HOURS)
DAY 02 : SANKRI – TALUKA – OSLA (DRIVE 00:45 HRS | TREK 05-06 HRS)
DAY 03 : OSLA – HAR KI DUN (TREK 05-06 HRS)
DAY 04 : HAR KI DUN – JAUNDHAR GLACIER – HAR KI DUN (TREK 07-08 HRS)
DAY 05 : HAR KI DUN – OSLA (TREK 04 HRS)
DAY 06 : OSLA – TALUKA – SANKRI (TREK 04 HRS | DRIVE 00:45 HOURS)
DAY 07 : SANKRI – DEHRADUN (DRIVE 7-8 HOURS)

ABOUT TREK

Har Ki Dun is one of the India’s very best hiking trails and this trek happens to be on the bucket list of travellers and hikers all around the world. The phrase ‘Har Ki Dun’ literally translates to ‘Valley of Gods’ named after its beauty and ancient culture. This valley is a cradle shaped one sitting at about 12,000 feet over sea level in Garhwal Himalayas. It’s a two way trail starting from a small mountain village called Taluka at 7,000 feet and goes up towards Har Ki Dun passing through some of the very remote Himalayan villages that are rich in their ancient culture dating back to the Mahabharata era. Osla, the village where we will be staying the night on days three and five of our trip has one of the very few temples dedicated to Duryodhana from Mahabharata. The people was built by the people of this valley who still worship the Kauravas as their ancestors. It is believed that on the death of their king, Duryodhana, these people cried their eyes out and the river called ‘Tamas’ or ‘Karmanashini’ was formed out of their tears!

Wild Himalayan cannabis plants are found in abundance in and around Osla and one might see one of the local elders smoking cannabis using a traditional ‘Chillum’. This valley is blessed with several natural elements and every picture you click here is sure to look like a desktop wallpaper. At night, if the sky is clear, one can clearly see our Milky Way galaxy in all its glory and this might be a good time to get the tripod out to capture some stunning astro-photographs and night time-lapses.

Itinerary

DAY 1: Dehradun to Sankri (7-hour drive)

Early in the morning we start our drive from Dehradun to Sankri. It will take 7 hrs to reach Sankri at 6,300 feet, covered by a waft of clouds, gateway for your trekking journey. We will stay overnight in our hotel at Sankri.

DAY 2: Sankri to Taluka to Osla (Drive 00:45 hours | Trek 05-06 hours)

Today we leave early morning for Taluka, a small mountain village which about an hour’s drive from Sankri. This is where our actual trek begins. We’ll trek our way through evergreen Himalayan broadleaf forests along Tons river and we spend the night in Osla, another mountain village. Overnight in home stay/tents.

DAY 3: Osla to Har Ki Dun (Trek 5-6 hours)

We start trekking from Osla passing through endless meadows of alpine flowers that will literally go over our heights. As we near Har Ki Dun the views are guaranteed to get more and more magnificent. End of the day, we camp for the night under the stars in the Valley of Gods!

DAY 4: Har Ki Dun to Jaundhar glacier/Hata valley and back to Har Ki Dun

We have the option to trek towards Jaundhar glacier which will be in complete contrast to every landscape you’ve encountered during previous three days. Jaundhar at 14,200 feet altitude will add an element of high altitude mountain scenery to your trek. You catch some close-up views of the Swargarohini peak sitting over 20,000 feet that according to legends, the Pandavas scaled on their way to heaven. Jaundhar hike will be about 15 kilometers twoways and it will be a relatively difficult day hike. For members not wanting to go here, we have the option to explore around Hata valley, a beautiful valley nearby.

DAY 5: Har Ki Dun to Osla (Trek 4 hours)

We start our return journey from Har ki Dun back to Osla down the same trail. Overnight in home stay/ tents.

Day 6: Osla to Taluka to Sankri (Trek 4 hours | Drive 00:45 hours)

This will be the final trekking day of your journey as we hike back to Taluka from Osla and then drive our way upto Sankri. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 7: Sankri to Dehradun (Drive 7-8 hours)

Our services end as we drive back to Dehradun leaving after breakfast in Sankri.

Price

PRICE INCLUDES

  • AT LEAST 2 guides for the group of maximum 12 trekkers so 1 guide for 6 group members. This will ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek. All our guides are professionally trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.
  • Accommodation in Hotel Wild Orchid Inn in Sankri on single/double/triple occupancy basis.
  • High quality Camping arrangements
    We believe that roughing it out necessarily doesn’t mean sleeping in smelly sleeping bags, compromising on safety by using low quality equipment and having unappetising meals. We focus on your safety, basic comforts and the environment while camping. Keeping this is mind, the following equipment is provided on the trek:
    • 3/4 season imported alpine tents
    • Fresh and clean sleeping bags of very good quality
    • Good quality camping mattresses
    • Hot water in the night (during the trek)
    • Camping stools
    • Dining Tent
    • Toilet tents with portable toilet seats
    • First Aid / Medical kit
  • All meals starting from dinner on Day 1 till breakfast on Day 7. A lot of emphasis is given to nutritional needs and a menu of vegetarian dishes is prepared accordingly. Tea/coffee will be served throughout.
  • Porter/mule charges for carrying camping equipment & rations
  • Forest entry charges, permits & camping fee
  • First aid kit (our guides are certified in handling first aid situations)
  • Service Tax

PRICE EXCLUSIONS

  • Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag
  • Any meals/services not mentioned above
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Insurance

LIST OF ESSENTIALS

  • T-shirts
  • Trekking Pants
  • Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) preferably with a hood
  • Warm Fleece
  • Thermal inner wear
  • Woollen cap
  • Woollen gloves
  • muffler
  • Hiking shoes
  • Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
  • Poncho
  • Water bottle
  • Cap / Hat
  • Sun Glasses
  • Trekking pole
  • Torch

DISCLAIMER

Swargarohini Adventures takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However, in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, Swargarohini Adventures will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life. All participants would be required to sign an Indemnity Form before the start of the program, without which they would not be allowed to take part in the trip/program/activities.

Departure Dates

Aug : 12, 26
Sep : 2, 30           
Oct : 14, 28
Nov : 11, 25
Dec : 9, 23




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