Har Ki Dun Trek

duration Duration 7 Days / 6 Nights
altitude Maximum Altitude 11,700 Ft
visit Best time to visit Apr - Jun, Sept - Nov
age Minimum Age 7+
Camp Base Camp Sankri
Camp Accommodation type Guest House

Har Ki Doon Trek for nature lovers and escapists

Har Ki Dun Trek is one of the most scenic treks amongst all the Uttarakhand treks. Especially famous for its massive open lush green valleys, Har Ki Dun Trekking offers a splendid leisure walk through the viridescent valley in the summers. Though the trek is offered all around the year except monsoon, summers are the ideal time to enjoy the more vibrant colors of the landscape.

Appears as a cradle-shaped valley, Har Ki Dun Trek Height of 11,700 ft. is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and alpine greenery. Moreover it lies in the centre of Govind Ballabh Pant National Park, making it the most stunning trekking locations. If you ask us, it’s the best exhibit of Uttarakhand exceptional natural beauty.

The breathtaking vistas on Har Ki Dun trek route map is a must visit spot for nature lovers and escapists. One of India's most picturesque locations, it offers a variety of trekking trips.

The Hanging Wonder of Har Ki Dun Trip

Har Ki Dun trip package covers the hanging village of Oslo that is famous for its Someshwar Devta temple (Lord Shiva)! The villagers of Oslo are always happy about two other things. One is that their village is in the Himalayas and the second, that they enjoy the facility of satellite phones. More towards the Chilurgad you pass from the famous spot of the confluence of Thamasa and Ruinsara River.

Har Ki Dun Valley Trek & Trekking

Trekking in Har Ki Dun connects to visit many mythological spots from Hindu mythology. Some connected to Mahabharata and the Pandava brothers seeking path to heaven. Some takes you to Duryodhan Temple, the villain of Mahabharata but God to the ancestors (as well as locals) of Oslo.

The Best of Har Ki Dun Tour Package

On the exploration day of Har Ki Dun Tour package, you can have an open view of the grounds below the Swargarohini peak. Not only this, Har Ki Dun valley offers a great view of untouched valleys in the far lands of Garhwal Himalayas. The vast green meadow of Har Ki Dun will amaze you with its beauty, you will be wishing not to go back from the spot. This will be the day of the trek where you will be willing more to stay, explore, and spend enough time with the magic of the valley with Moustache Escapes.

Har Ki Dun Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri

Altitude: 6,455 ft.

Drive: 6-7 hrs. (187 km)

Meals: Dinner

Stay: Stay at a guesthouse on a sharing basis.

Reach Sankri, taking a shared cab from Dehradun (8-9 am).

Ride by the Yamuna River (approx. 7 hrs), to reach Sankri. It’s the base camp for Kedarkantha Trek, Bali Pass Trek, etc.

Check in to Sankri guest house, rest, and explore nearby on your own.

Have your meal at 8.30 pm and retire for the day.

Day 2: Drive to Taluka and Trek to Ghanghad

Altitude: 6,455 ft. to 8,160 ft.

Drive: 12 km

Trek: 10 km

Meals: Breakfast - Lunch - Evening Snacks - Dinner

Stay: Stay in tents on a double / triple sharing basis.

Wake up for breakfast (around 8 am). Later, get transferred to Taluka- trek starting point.

A few km into the trek cross a small stream through a Cemented bridge, then another stream through a wooden bridge.

A couple of hours into the trek, take a halt at Someshwar Devta temple and start again.

The trail ascends, view the confluence of Thamasa & Ruinsara River, Few more meters to the campsite, and enjoy a view of the snow-capped Dhauladhar range.

Rest, have your evening snacks, have dinner and retire for the day.

Day 3: Ghanghad to Kalkatiyadhar

Altitude: 8,160 ft. to 9,922 ft.

Trek: 7 km

Meals: Breakfast - Lunch - Evening Snacks - Dinner

Stay: Stay in tents on a double / triple sharing basis.

Wake up, have breakfast and later trek towards the wooden bridge dividing the valley.

Have the first view of Har ki Dun and Hata Peak, once you cross pine & rhododendron forest, river streams and mountain bends.

Cross the boulder section and reach the campsite area near the Thamasa River.

Enjoy your evening with snacks followed by dinner and good sleep.

Day 4: Kalkatiyadhar to Har Ki Dun and back to Kalkatiyadhar

Altitude: 9,922 ft. to 11,700 ft. and back to 9,922 ft.

Trek: 6 km

Meals: Breakfast - Lunch - Evening Snacks - Dinner

Stay: Stay in tents on a double / triple sharing basis.

Today you’ll trek the Himalayas Har Ki Dun Valley. Pack essential only, leaving rest at campsite.

Bless your eyes with the vast view of the ground below Swargarohini peak.

After spending enough time at Har Ki Dun, retrace your way back to the campsite.

Enjoy your dinner and rest.

Day 5: Kalkatiyadhar to Ghanghad

Altitude: 9,922 ft. to 8,160 ft.

Trek: 7 km

Meals: Breakfast - Lunch - Evening Snacks - Dinner

Stay: Stay in tents on a double / triple sharing basis.

Head back to Ghanghad campsite, post breakfast.

Cross the steep boulders section, followed by meadows with pine, walnut, and cedar trees.

Reach campsite for evening snacks watching the sunset.

Have dinner and retire for the day.

Day 6: Ghanghad to Taluka and drive to Sankri

Altitude: 8,160 ft. to 6,455 ft.

Drive: 12 km

Trek: 10 km

Meals: Breakfast - Lunch - Evening Snacks - Dinner

Stay: Stay in guesthouses on a sharing basis

Have breakfast and trek to the start base point (Sankri).

Cross the same cemented and wooden bridge from Day 2 to reach Taluka.

Take the shared cab from Taluka to Sankri.

Have your meals & snacks at respective times and then rest.

Day 7: Sankri to Dehradun

Meal: Breakfast

Drive: 187 km (6-7 hrs.)

Wake up to a fresh morning, have your breakfast.

Ride back to Dehradun (reach around 6 pm).

With a heavy heart, bid goodbye to Har ki Dun Trek Uttarakhand.

How to Reach Har ki Dun Trek Base Camp

Air: Fly to Jolly Grant (Dehradun) airport. From there take a Shared / Private cab or local bus to reach Dehradun Railway station.

Road: Volvo transfers are available from Delhi to Dehradun, It takes around 6 hrs to reach Dehradun from Delhi.

Rail: Book a direct train to reach Dehradun. Else, reach Delhi via train and then switch to bus (or train) to arrive Dehradun.

NOTE: Before booking a cab or bus to or from Sankri, it is advisable to contact the trek operator first as they have the local transport facility running which usually borne and shared between the trekkers.

Things to Carry on Har ki Dun Trek Package

1. Shirts / T-shirts –2/3, Jeans / Trekking Pants -2

2. Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) preferably with a hood

3. Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater

4. Thermal inner wear (upper & lower), Scarf / muffler (optional)

5. Woollen cap, Woollen gloves, Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)

6. Comfortable Trekking / Hiking shoes (Waterproof shoes with a thick sole are recommended)

7. Lightweight floaters / sandals / slippers

8. Raincoat / Poncho, Small quick dry towel

9. Water bottle (sturdy ones, no empty Bisleri bottles!!)

10. Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face

11. Sun glasses (polarized / UV Protected), Walking stick / Trekking pole

12. Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm, Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)

13. Medicines, if requiring any specific medication

14. Personal toiletries

15. Day pack / small bag in case if you are planning to offload your regular backpack

16. Hand Sanitizer

17. Extra face masks.

Har ki Dun Trek Inclusions:-

1. You will be greeted by our trek team on your arrival to Sankri.

2. All stays included from Sankri to Sankri on sharing basis:

 (i) Guest house on day 1 to day 6

3. All meals included from Day 1 dinner to Day 7 breakfast. Vegetarian meals will be served throughout the trek.

4. Skilled local staff who have ample knowledge of the route

5. Hot water in buckets can be provided on request depending on availability, while staying at guest houses in Sankri only.

6. Kitchen, dining and toilet tents will be used during the trek.

7. Cooks/Helper for carrying common equipment like rations/tents/utensils/groceries.

8. All trek essentials included–

 (i) Accommodation - tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats etc.

 (ii) Safety equipment - microspikes, gaiters as per requirements and basic first aid kit with a portable oxygen cylinder.

 (iii) Permit - forest and camping fee included.

9. Covid Related Information

Har ki Dun Trek Exclusions:-

1. The above trek charges does not include the GST charges (5%).

2. Personal essentials -

(i) Equipment - Gumboots, trekking poles, etc.

(ii) Insurance - Personal and travel insurances.

(iii) Beverage - Mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages

(iv) Snacks - Chocolate, dry fruits, protein or nutrition bar.

(v) Entertainment - Camera or drone fees.

3. Transportation - The charges of transportation on day 1 and 7 are to be borne and shared between the trekkers.

4. In case if your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure" or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by you.

5. Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to travel/trek/COVID-19 will be borne by the Guest.

6. Anything which is not included in Inclusion.

7. Separate tents on request, will be charged extra (INR 1,500/- per Tent).

Har ki Dun Trek Cancellation Policies

1. If cancellations are made 26 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity, no cancellation fee will be charged.

2. If cancellations are made between 8-25 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity, 25% of the total package amount will be charged as cancellation fee.

3. If cancellations and rescheduling are made within 7 days from the start date of your trek/tour/activity, 100% of the total booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.

4. Guest can reschedule the tour/trek/activity between 8-25 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity (Depending on the availability), after this period no rescheduling can be done and no amount can be refunded.  

5. Rescheduling of the tour/trek/activity is applicable only once, after that if you want to cancel or reschedule the trek/tour/activity again, it will not be possible and no refund will be processed.

6. If you book the tour/trek/activity by making a partial payment of the total booking amount and fail to make the 100% payment before 26 days from the date of travel. In this case, your booking will get cancelled automatically and can only be reconfirmed once you make the full payment, depending on the availability of slots.

7. In case if your tour/trek/activity remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure", medical emergency, government policy changes, local strikes, or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get a refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain underutilized by you.

8. In case if your tour/trek/activity gets cancelled because of "force majeure", medical emergency, government policy changes, local strikes between 0-7 days from your date of travel, you will be eligible to reschedule the date of your trek/tour/activity or you can get a credit note of the amount paid, however no cash refund will be possible in this case.

9. Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

10. The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

Har ki Dun Trek FAQs

Q1. Which river originate from Har ki Dun?

From Har ki Doon, the river Tons flows downward amidst a lush green environment. One of the Yamuna's principal tributaries is this river.

Q2. What time of the year is considered Har Ki Dun trek best time?

The best time to trek Har Ki Dun is from March to June.

Q3. What is Har Ki Dun Trek Difficulty Level?

The trek comes under easy to moderate category. As the trail consists of gradual ascent and descent.

Q4. Where is Har ki Dun?

It is located on the western side of the Garhwal in the Uttarkashi district, offering beautiful views of Swargarohini peak set.

Q5. How to reach Har ki Dun?

To need to reach Uttarakhand first. For more on how to get to Har ki Dun read, how to reach Har Ki Dun Base Camp.

Q6. Can women trek Har ki Dun?

Yes. Completely safe for women hikers and assisted by well guided trek leader, the trek is doable for all those who’re opting for Har ki dun solo trek.

Q7. Is Har ki Dun trek in winter possible?

Popular as the best winter trek of Uttarakhand, Har ki Doon valley receives snowfall in December & January. Turning its look into a fairy tale trek and attracting hikers from everywhere around globe.

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