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The Garhwal region of the Himalayas is home to some of the most breathtaking scenes and natural landscapes which the Himalayas have t offer. Being the hest mountain range above sea level in the world, the entire, map of the Himalayas is scattered with peaks and summits. The Har Ki Dun is another well known peak, which is famous amongst the trekking circles as it provides a very memorable experience to trek to. The peak has an absolutely stunning valley alongside in the Garhwal region, which is a hanging valley and looks almost like a cradle to the rich flora and fauna which resides the area.

 

The Har Ki Dun valley is mesmerizingly beautiful, with an alpine coverage in and around most of it’s covered area. The trekking and walking trail along it are covered with light snow in the winter months and is a delightful experience to walk down from. This is why the trek can be enjoyed throughout the year, enjoying the beautiful views of the river which meanders through the valley.  The Har Ki Dun valley trek has many local villages enroute it, such as Seema, Taluka and Osala , and this gives the approaching trekkers a chance to have a glimpse of a very simple and grounded style of living of the locals.

 

The Har Ki Dun Valley is in the lap of some towering Himalayan peaks in the background, which can be seen greeting you all through the trek. The most prominent one amongst these is the daunting ‘Swargarohini’ peak to the east, which has a special place in the Hindu scriptures and fables popular in the region. It is believed that the eldest of the five Pandav brothers in the Mahabharata – Yudhishthir had scaled this peak in his pursuit to reach heaven post the epic war had ended.

 

DAY 1 : Dehradun to Sankri - 198 km Drive


We will assemble early morning in Dehradun and drive towards Sankri. Overnight in guest house / hotel in Sankri.


DAY 2 : Sankri- Taluka (12 Kms by Road ), Taluka- Seema (12 kms trek)


Early morning drive from Sankri to Taluka in a Taxi. Taluka is the starting point of our trek. After breakfast in Taluka, we will start trekking with packed lunch to Seema (2260m) on an even surface through thick forests of chestnuts, walnuts, willows, chinars and a variety of conifer trees. You will come across a few waterfalls on your way. You could either opt for the steep climb of Dhaatmeer village or just trek along the Karmanasha stream. Both the routes meet at Gangaar village. Reach Seema Camps by late afternoon. Overnight stay in tents.


DAY 3 : Seema- Kalkattiyadhaar (7 kms trek)


The trail from Seema initially is on the left side of the valley and goes past fields. This is followed by crossing a ageing bridge over river Rupin, after which we start trekking to the right side of the valley. The trail now ascends through fields and pastures with huts. The coniferous trees on the other side of the valley are beautiful. Then the trail includes a climb to the ridge locally named as Kalkattiyadhar. After a short descent from the Kalkattiyadhar, we arrive at our campsite. Overnight stay in tents.


DAY 4 : Kalkattiyadhaar-Har ki Dun (7 kms trek)


As we move ahead from Kalkattiyadhaar camp, the trail gives an impressive view of Har Ki Dun valley. Initially there's a gradual climb which later gets steeper as it passes through beautiful meadows which opens into the campsite at Har Ki Dun. A small stream flows by the campsite, with peaks of Har Ki Dun and Swargarohini towering above. Overnight stay in the camps/guesthouse.


Day 5 : Har ki Dun - Seema (14 kms trek)


Spend some quality time appreciating the sunrise and enchanting view of Swargarohini Peaks from the campsite. During winters, the morning temperature can be quite cold ( around -2 degree) here. After an early breakfast, we head back to Seema. We start with crossing the Har ki Dun Bridge and then continue with a small walk along the river. Initially, there is a gradual climb upto Kalkattiyadhar and then it is a descend upto Seema. If time permits we will take a short halt at Osla village, where you can see the typical Gharhwali Houses. Like most mountain villages, the location of Osla is such that it gets Sunlight throughout the day. So you can just sit and relax for some time. After a short while we resume the descend to Seema where we stay for the night.


Day 6 : Seema- Taluka (12 kms trek), Taluka- Sankri (15 kms by road)


From here, there are two ways to get down. The first one is via Seema for which we have to descend to the river and cross it using the bridge. The second route which is shorter (but steeper) one goes via Puani. It meets the main trail at a point where there is a watermill. You can spend sometime here understanding how watermills work. From this point we enter the forest. The trail is now along the river. The last few minutes of trek is over cemented trail. We arrive in Taluka by afternoon. We board our vehicle and reach Sankri in about an hour or so. Check into the guest house. Celebrate the completion of the trek with you trek-mates.


Day 7 : Sankri - Dehradun (198 Kms by Road)

Check out after breakfast and board your vehicles for the drive back to Dehradun. We will reach Dehradun by late evening.

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