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Trekking in Uttarakhand is always a pleasure to the mind as well as to the eye. One of the best places to trek during the winter is in the mountains of Uttarakhand. One gets to view some of the amazing scenic locations there. The most recommended trekking point in Uttarakhand is Har Ki Doon Trek, which is located at the base of fateh parvat. Considered as a paradise for trekkers, Har-Ki-Doon Trek is among one of the most popular treks of the Himalayas. This trek is an easy one and that's why it is suggested to the first time trekkers. If you are in a full mood to try out your first trekking experience, then definitely you should choose the Har Ki Doon trek as your trekking destination.

 

Situated at a height of 3556mts and surrounded by the pine forest from all the sides, Har Ki Doon is located in Garhwal; Himalayas. Har-Ki-Doon also known as the Valley of Gods is a beautiful place to watch, in the modern era where life is so busy and sound pollution is everywhere, you will found this place very peaceful and feel the beauty of the nature. While trekking towards Har-Ki-Doon you will get to explore many such regions of Garhwal which are very beautiful but still they are left undiscovered or one can say they have not received the amount of attention which they should have receive. While trekking in Uttarakhand, you can feel the nature and watch some of the most beautiful places of your life.

 

About the Trek 

This is a 8 days log trek, starting from Dehradun and ending at Dehradun as well, in between covering 5 beautiful places named Sankri, Taluka, Osla, Harkidoon and Jaundhar. The first stop Sankri is situated 1950 mts above the Sea level and it offers beautiful view of pristine white snow clad mountains which not only please the eyes of the trekkers but also gives them a feeling of being in some completely different part of the world. The second destination of the trek, Taluka is situated some 1900mts above the sea level and apart from some best scenic view, it also offers some of the fine flowers blossms. Definitely it's a place worth visiting for the nature and flora lovers. The third destination Osla is situated 2560kms above the sea level and its some 12 km trek from Taluka. The fourth place is the Harkidoon itself which lies in the valley of Swargrohini Peak and is best known for the snow clad mountains, pristine and crystal clear waterfalls and rich vegetation. From Taluka its some 14 km upside trek and some 2 km descend trek in order to rich harkidoon. The last and final destination of this trek is the Jaundhar glacier, which is just 2kms trek from harkidoon. The base of Swargarohini peak is very close to Jaundhar glacier, So, while on the trek you also gets to view the scenic beauty of this legendry peak. After completing the Jaundhar trek, the trek will get into the reverse trek and from Jaundhar you will get back to harkidoon, then Osla,Taluka, Sankri and finally back to Dehradun, ending the memorable trek.

 

It is impossible to describe the immense beauty of this majestic place in words. It can only be felt when one visit here and feel the natural beauty themselves.

 

We provide fixed Har ki Doon trek plans as well as customized trek, which you can fix as per your needs and requirements. With us, you not only get the best trekking experience but also you take back some of the best life time memories, Don't wait much to explore one of the finest beauties of nature.

 

Introduction 

Har-Ki-Doon, covered by glittery mountain peaks, snow, pine forest attracts tourists because of its beautiful look. This place is a paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers and that's it is paradise for trekkers. This moderate trek takes you to the smallest amount of unexplored regions of Garhwal chain. Being one amongst the remotest places, Har ki Doon trek offers pleasant beauty and is one amongst the foremost stunning places of India giving various trekking excursions. Har ki Doon lies in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand state, terribly near the border of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.This is amongst one of the most admired treks of the Himalayas.

 

This trek is very easy and enthralling that's why it is suggested to the first time trekkers to visit here. If you are in a full sway to enjoy your trek and trip then try out your first trek practice, then absolutely you should choose the Har Ki Doon trek as your trekking destination. The trekking path steady ascends the aspect of the ridge across the stream giving bewitching views of the majestic chain of mountains. This trek provides pleasure, enthusiasm to youngsters and makes trek very exciting, very easy to climb high, and basin is full of flowers and fauna.


Brief Itinerary

 

Day 1 : Dehradun to Sankri
 

  • 220 km drive by NH 507 - approx 10 hours.
  • Altitude: 6,400 feet.
  • Last ATM- Purola
  • Small shops available for trekking gears and miscellany
  • BSNL network erratic
  • Guest House Stay
  • Breakfast and lunch excluded, dinner included
  • Trekkers will be picked from Dehradun at 6:30am in a Tata Sumo or a similar vehicle.
  • Expected arrival time at Sankri – 5:00 pm


Day 2 : Sankri to Pauni Garaat via Taluka
 

  • Sankri to Taluka (Drive 12 km) (1 hour)
  • Altitude of Taluka- 7,000 ft
  • Taluka to Pauni Garaat
  • Altitude-8,200 ft
  • Trek Distance: 10km
  • Trek Time: 6 hours approx.
  • Trek Level: Easy level walk and gradual ascent in most parts
  • Packed lunch
  • Spring water points
  • Riverside camping in Govind National Park forests


Day 3 : Pauni Garaat to Kalkattiyadhaar
 

  • Altitude- 9,800 ft
  • Trek Distance: 7 km
  • Trek Time: 6 hour
  • Packed lunch
  • Spring water points
  • Trek Level: Steeper ascent than last day, but well distributed in level walks and inclines
  • Camp stay in meadows overlooking mountains near a food stall


Day 4 : Kalkattiyadhar to Har Ki Doon
 

  • Altitude: 11, 768 ft.
  • Trek Distance- 5 km
  • Trek Time- 3.5 hour
  • Hot lunch
  • Spring water points
  • Trek Level: Relaxed forest walk combined with boulder walk. Mixed gradient with gradual incline.
  • Riverside camping in the valley
  • Snow Peaks in View: Swargarohini, Hata Peak, Black Peak etc.


Day 5 : Har Ki Doon to Pauni Garaat via Osla
 

  • Trek Distance – 13.5 km
  • Total Trek Time- 8 hour
  • Har Ki Doon – Kalkattiyadhar: 5 km; Kalkattiyadhar – Osla: 5.5 km; Osla - Pauni Garaat: 1 ½ km
  • Packed lunch
  • Spring water points
  • Riverside camping in Govind National Park forests


Day 6 : Pauni Garaat to Sankri via Taluka
 

  • Trek Time-5 hour
  • Trek Distance-10 km;
  • Packed Lunch
  • Spring water points
  • Drive from Taluka to Sankri- 12 km
  • Driving Time- 1 hour
  • Guest house stay


Day 7 : Sankri to Dehradun
 

  • Distance: 220 km drive, approx 10 hours.
  • Driving Time-10 hour;
  • Driving Time- 7 am-6 pm
  • Breakfast and lunch excluded
  • You will be dropped at Dehradun station in a Tata Sumo or a similar vehicle
     

Note: On Day 7, you’ll reach Dehradun by 6 pm. You can book your travel any time after 8 pm.

 

Detailed Itinerary

 

Day 1 : Dehradun to Sankri
 

The first day begins with a 10 hour drive from Dehradun to Sankri. You are expected to reach Dehradun railway station by 6:30 in the morning. To reach on time, you can book an overnight bus ride from Delhi to Dehradun ISBT. 

Passing through Mussoorie- the “Queen of the Hills” on to Uttarkashi district, we will cross Naugaon, Purola, Mori, and Netwar before finally reaching village Sankri- the first stop on the trek. The road is through and through picturesque with pine tree forests starting on both sides of a road that catches up on a parallel to the course of the river Tons. Stopping at a favorable hour, we will have lunch somewhere by the road at an inn. Reaching Purola, you should get done with important calls and internet usage because hereafter, connection will get fuzzy. BSNL is the only efficient service available in this zone with limited providers. 

A short way before Sankri, we will cross the Govind National Park checkpoint and at about 6 in the evening, the drive will end at Sankri. After freshening up at the guest house, you will get sufficient time to explore the market close by. Trekking essentials, garments, and equipments are available at the bazaar in Sankri, in case you need last minute shopping for the venture ahead.


Day 2 : Sankri to Pauni Garaat 

 

On day 2, we start on our drive from Sankri to Taluka at 7 in the morning. This short drive through gradually thickening forests and streams cutting through the path over boulders will introduce us to the terrain of our trek closely.

Reaching Taluka, another village of the same lineage found on this trek, trekkers will be invited to collect refreshments before getting started on the hike. The first lapse is a descent to the banks of the beautiful Tons and keeping the river on the right, the trail enters a level walk through forests of conifers until reaching the first cemented bridge. 

Crossing the stream, the trail leads up to a wooden bridge where a gentle slope goes down to the waters. Here you can fill your bottle and move ahead. The whole way along the river is ideal for photo compositions and provides shade too. We approach the rest point for lunch by the Supin tributary that we crossed before at around 1 in the noon. At a rocky height from the banks of the rivulet is a food shack, one of the many that we are going to find on our trek to the valley. These stores are with packaged food and beverage along with delightful hot snacks. In addition to our packed lunch, this will add a different twang of delight to outdoor meals on the move.

Progressing ahead, harvest fields of potato, millet, and maize will fall on the way giving the whole stretch a ranch house feel. Pauni Garaat, a green clearing on the banks of Supin at its sprightly best is arrived at late in the afternoon as the Sun begins to dip—welcome to the first camp!

Day 3 : Pauni Garaat to Kalkattiyadhaar

 

Pauni Garaat to Kalkattiyadhar is a distance of 7 km over 6 hours which we start early morning at 6. The trail crosses 3 “garaat” or hydroelectricity run chaffing units which are used by the villagers for separating husks of millet and maize followed by grounding to flour. The idyllic vibe retained in the surrounding, the trek proceeds through harvest lands, cattle grazing, and slant roofed huts used as granary and storages. After crossing a log bridge, the trail turns for an ascent. On this incline, you will get fabulous viewpoints to steal glimpses of the Dhauladhar Range out front. Snaky trails to Borasu Pass and Baspa Valley can also be made out from here. The high trail winds further down reaching a tabletop green stretch - Kalkattiyadhar. This is the campsite for day 2. 

Day 4 : Kalkattiyadhar to Har Ki Doon

 

A shorter distance of 5 km is reserved for the summit day, spanning over 3.5 hour of trekking time. Moving through a thick forest of conifers—chestnut, bhojpatra or papyrus bark, pines, and cedar, the trail is an intense experience of nature. There are several log bridges to be crossed over cool flowing streams concluded by the final ascent lap. The last landmark on the stretch to the valley is a waterfall, after which the ascent is unrelenting till the destination is reached. 

About after 40 minutes on the uphill trail from the waterfall, you will reach the Valley cradled in greenery at the feet of the Har Ki Doon peak. The silvery waters of Supin streams through the heart of the valley and at the end of the vale there shows green roofed cottages of the forest department. The camps are made with a view of the majestic Swargarohini visible in front and the Hatha peak peeking from a corner. You will reach the valley in time to take a walk up to the cluster of green-roofed cottages. From here, you can treat your eyes to a different side of Swargarohini. A Shiva temple with a trident raised in the sky marks this glorious spot. 

 

Remember to keep your cameras on stand-by to capture that beautiful essence of alpine glow when the sun sets. 

Day 5 : Har Ki Doon to Pauni Garaat via Osla

 

On day 5, we start off with a packed lunch towards Osla via Kalkattiyadhar. Down by the same trail, we break towards the village after crossing a cemented bridge. The village is reached by afternoon to be greeted with a host of smiling faces. The exceptional architecture of Osla’s houses invokes a different time and a different world altogether, the most striking structure being the Durtodhana temple topped with a pair of carved peacocks. 

Multihued ethnic garments, bronze and silver hand whittled jewelry, and typical headgears define the cultural richness of the people here. After soaking in the rustic charm of Osla for an hour or two, wind down the narrow hilly lanes back to the expansive riverbed and followed by a few hours of mixed descent, you will reach Pauni Garaat camp by the gusty Supin flowing by. 

 

The hum of the river will keep you company through the night. 

Day 6 : Pauni Garaat to Sankri

 

A 5 hour trek to Taluka sets off this morning, climbing down by the familiar trail, stopping at familiar rest points. The car waits at the end of the dirt road to drive back base camp-wards. Pay special attention to descending tactic. Though climbing down accounts for lesser exhaustion, stressing out your soles with bold steps is unadvisable. 
 

Sankri will be reached just in time for tea. 

Day 7 : Sankri to Dehradun

 

The journey concludes with the 10 hour drive from Sankri to Dehradun. Breakfast and lunch will be on the way. Reaching time at Dehradun station will be 6pm, suitable for an overnight journey to Delhi.

 

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 Bus:- 
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

 
  • TTH’s Tata Sumo or similar vehicles will pick-up you from Dehradun Railway Station at 6:30am.
  • Pick-up is included in the cost of the trek
  • You will reach Sankri by 4:00 pm
  • Food from dehradun to Sankri is not included in the trek cost
Cost per person (INR)
Rs.11340
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