Nestled away in the heart of a cradle shaped valley, the trek to Har Ki Doon valley is known to be one of the most stunning and picturesque treks in Uttarakhand Embraced with scenic alpine meadows and striking greeneries, the beauty and splendour of this portion of the Garhwal Himalayas is credited by snow clad peaks, panoramic views of the Himalayan Range, gurgling rivulets and much more.
Locally known as the ‘Valley of Gods’, trekking through this eternal meadow is one of the best experiences and is rewarded with mesmerising views of the glaciers, mountain ridges, ancient temples, appealing caves and high altitude villages. According to the legends, Har Ki Doon valley shares its history with the age of the Mahabharata and holds an important place in the Hindu mythology.
Har ki Doon is a good trek for beginners. The trail gives you an all round Himalayan experience. It takes you through ancient villages where you can watch and understand their unique culture and lifestyle. A physically fit person above the age of 9 can do this trek.
People belonging to different age groups are completely smitten by the natural and scenic beauty of this trail. Because of its very strong and convenient road connectivity with Borasu Pass, it is also considered to be the base point for a number of mountaineers who travel to the other Himalayan peaks.
Inspite of being an extremely low altitude-valley, having maximum elevation of about 3,566 Meters, you would still be enchanted with the mesmerising range of bandarpunch in the South Eastern horizon.
Duration: 7 days
Max altitude: 11,700 ft
Average temperature: Day time: 8°C-15°C; Night time: -5°C-3°C
Day 1 -Drive from Dehradun to Sankri (200km/6 Hours)
Arriving in Dehradun, the capital city of Uttarakhand, a 6 hours drive through the stunning valleys of Mussoorie will take you to Sankri; en route, have lunch. Along this drive, you can witness the beauty of the Yamuna and Tons rivers.
Upon arrival in Sankri, check-in into a hotel and enjoy a leisure day. Come evening, take a stroll around the local sites and gasp the stunning views of the setting sun. Other delights for the day include the Himalayan Range and the Swargarohini Peak.
Day 2 -Drive from Sankri to Taluka (1 Hour), Trek from Taluka to Seema (2,560m)
Starting the day with a short yet captivating drive to Taluka, you will be starting with the Har Ki Dun and Jaundhar Glacier Trek. After reaching Taluka, start with an enthralling trek through scenic forests and moderate ridges till you reach Seema. The hike till here is attributed with rich and diverse wildlife, avifauna and other natural splendors.
Also, within Seema, you can witness a lively mixture of some of the ancient cultures, traditions and can also interact with the locals. Upon arrival in the village, check-in into the camps; dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 3 -Trek from Seema to Har Ki Dun (3,566m)
Following today’s breakfast, start the day by croossing the Supin River, after which a sharp climb will take you further. Along this climb, you can witness and enjoy the panoramic views of the Swargarohini and Bandarpoonch peaks. Gaining more heights here on wards, continue towards Har Ki Dhun and traverse through some of the stunning cascades, rivers and streams.
Here on wards, the walk will become pleasant and will take you through gradual terrains. Advancing forward, you will approach a wooden bridge over the Supin River, crossing which you can reach Dev Thach, Ruinsara Taal and Bali Pass. Trekking a bit further, you will finally be introduced to the mesmerising Dhauladhar Range, Kalanag and Bandarpoonch ranges.
Arriving in Har Ki Dun campsite, call it the end of the day and check-in into the camps; overnight stay and dinner in the camp.
Day 4 -Trek from Har Ki Dun – Jaundhar Glacier (4,300m) – Har Ki Dun
Today will be one of the most exciting days of this trek as you will be trekking towards the Jaundhar Glacier! After having breakfast in the camp, start hiking through the rugged and rocky terrains till you reach a spot that is totally contrasting to Har Ki Dun and is represented by rock formations clad in snow. The trek till here will gain a bit of height; around 150m, and offers stunning views of the surrounding glaciers. Witnessing the enchanting beauty of the glaciers, embark on the back trek to Har Ki Dhun and get settled down in the tents for an overnight stay.
Day 5 -Trek from Har Ki Dun to Seema
Following today’s breakfast, you can explore the camp surroundings and marvel at the natural wonders around. Post lunch, start with the back-trek to Seema; if time permits, you can also visit an ancient temple in a village called Osla and also interact with its inhabitants. This part of the trek offers a golden opportunity to have a glimpse of the local life, their cultures and traditions.
During the day, there is also an option to visit Haata, a scenic place where you can witness exotic species of alpine flowers. Continuing further, you can also enjoy splendid views of the Bandar Punch Mountain range. Upon arrival in Seema, check-in into the camp and relax for the day; overnight stay in tents.
Day 6 -Trek from Seema to Taluka, Drive from Taluka to Sankri (1 Hour)
After breakfast is served in the Seema camp, begin the day’s adventure with an enthralling trek to Taluka. Descending through the picturesque terrains, a trek of around 3 hours will take you to Taluka. Upon arrival in the hamlet, an hour’s drive will finally take you to Sankri, where you can check-in into a hotel for the overnight stay. In Sankri, you can also opt for a shower in any of the chilled streams within the vicinity.
Day 7 -Drive from Sankri to Dehradun (200km/6 Hours)
With the completion of today’s breakfast, this amazing and wonderful Har Ki Doon trek via Jaundhar Glacier will come to an end and you will be transferred to Dehradun via Mussoorie.
All Meals Included
Vegetarian Dishes with Eggs
All trek equipments and their charges
First aid/medical kit and oxygen cylinders during the trek
Trained trek guides, instructors and their charges
Porter charges during the trek
Transport can be availed at an extra cost
Things To Carry
Warm clothes like windproof jackets, fleece/full sleeve sweater, thermals, woollen cap and socks, mittens and scarf
Comfortable clothes like tee-shirts, trousers or tracks
Raincoat or poncho to avoid rains
Walking stick or trekking pole
Comfortable trekking or hiking shoes
Sunscreen lotion, lip balms, skin ointment and basic medications (or prescribed if any)
Torchlight or flashlights with extra number of cells and bulbs
Personal toiletries and towels
This package has two variations. The one with transport includes a pick and drop from Dehradun to Sankri and then back to Dehradun, Sankri is the start point of the trek. The one without transport, Trekker have to reach Sankri on his own .
Pay heed to the trek guides and instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound trek
Avoid consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek
Do not disturb the local life while trekking
Do not encourage trekking during the nights; this might lead to unforeseen mishaps
Avoid using earphones during the trek; this might hinder your audibility
Avoid using plastic bags and maintain the ecological balance of the destinations
In case, the trek needs to be cancelled, the authorities should be informed beforehand
This trip has two variants with transport and without transport.
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