Har Ki Doon Trek

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 long trek, starting from Dehradun and ending at Dehradun as well, in between covering 5 beautiful places named Sankri, Taluka, Osla, Harkidoon, and Jalandhar. The first stop Sankri is situated 1950 mts above Sea level and it offers a 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 sea level and apart from some best scenic view, it also offers some of the fine flowers blossoms. Definitely, it’s a place worth visiting for nature and flora lovers. The third destination Osla is situated 2560kms above sea level and it’s a 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, it’s 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 Jalandhar 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 forests attracts tourists because of its beautiful look. This place is a paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers and that’s it is a paradise for trekkers. This moderate trek takes you to the smallest amount of unexplored regions of the Garhwal chain. Being one of 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 the 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 steadily 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 the trek very exciting, very easy to climb high, and the basin is full of flowers and fauna.
Brief Itinerary

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 :- Pick up from Dehradun railway station at 6.30 am. Drive to Sankri (10-11 hrs).
Day 2 :- Sankri to Taluka – 12 km – 5 to 6 hrs
Day 3 :- Taluka to Osla – 14 km – 6 to 7 hrs
Day 4 :- Osla to Harkidoon – 11 km – 5 to 6 hrs
Day 5 :- Harkidoon to Jaundhar Glacier, Explore the area & back to camp 15 km – 7 hrs
Day 6 :- Harkidoon to Osla – 11 km – 3 hrs
Day 7 :- Osla to Sankri – 26 km – 7 to 8 hrs
Day 8 :- Drive back to Dehradun. Reach by 7-8 pm.
Detailed Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up from Dehradun railway station at 6.30 am. Drive to Sankri (10-11 hrs)

Arrive Dehradun Railway Station early morning and start Drive for Sankri. It is situated at distance of 220 kms from Dehradun in Uttarkashi District. This place is very beautiful situated 1950 mts above sea level and offers magical view of mountains which are eye catchy attracts to trekkers also make them very enthralling.

Day 2: Sankri to Taluka – 12 km – 5 to 6

After heavy breakfast leave for Taluka scenic view on the root of Har ki doon.This point is starting point for trekking, situated around 1950 mts high above sea level. This place attracts with their varieties of flowery garlands to flora lovers and they feel that they are in another world.

Day 3: Taluka to Osla – 14 km – 6 to 7 hrs

Next destination covered by trekkers is to Osla, after heavy breakfast move towards high mountain range 2560kms above sea level, this place covers vegetation, mountains covered by snow, trekkers feel very exciting top of the world.

Day 4: Osla to Harkidoon – 11 km – 5 to 6 hrs

After completing this part of trekking move towards the most prominent and scenic view 14 km upside trekking in order to reach Har Ki Doon. It is located on base of Fateh Parvat at on height of 3558mts.Valley is surrounded by snow, by high mountain peaks, birds murmuring, trees, it looks like a ecstasy which will make you fully clad to enjoy your auspicious moment with striking scenic view.

Day 5: Harkidoon to Jaundhar Glacier & back to camp 15 km – 7 hrs

After Visit of Har Ki Doon a gradient look of glaciers which look alike Himalaya’s valley, start for Jaundhar Glaciers which is divided in two parts north and south Glaciers. They range high 55km above which is surrounded by snow, tiny green grasses, which will enthrall your trek in trekking in Uttarkashi. The base of Swargarohini peak is very near to Jaundhar glacier.

Day 6: Harkidoon to Osla – 11 km – 3 hrs

After a long tiredness next day early morning will get reverse to Har Ki Doon to Osla which is 11 km away, after enjoying cladful atmosphere, completed nice trek, nice experience will make your first trek very amazing.

Day 7: Osla to Sankri – 26 km – 7 to 8 hrs

Next Destination from Osla to Sankri starts which will make you very happy while trekking you can enjoy view of sunset, birds chirping, snowy mountains will make your way more pleasant. You can enjoy sanctuary and parks views while moving .There ambiance gives pleasant combination to enjoy your journey.

Day 8: Drive back to Dehradun. Reach by 7-8 pm.

After reaching Sankri we have to move reverse back to Dehradun Station at afternoon time we have to reach there. It is very gigantic to describe sentiment of first trek an experience which is unforgettable and best part of lovely memories which will always be a part of our life.
How to Reach

How to Reach

By Train :-
Take the overnight train to Dehradun from Delhi

By Bus:-
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 Terms

Cost Terms

Inclusions :-
1. Transport: Dehradun to Sankri and Return.
2. Meals while on trek (Veg. + Egg).
3. All necessary entry fees and permits.
4. Accommodation:- Guest house, Home stay, camping during Trek.
5. Qualified & mountaineering certified trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
6. First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
7. Trek equipments and gear. (Sleeping Bag/Inner/Mattress Tents/Kitchen tent/dinning tent/toilet tent).
8. TTH Staff Insurance

Exclusions :-
1. Any kind of personal expenses.
2. Food during the transit.
3. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
4. Insurance.
5. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

Note : Normally TTH expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you don’t want to carry your backpack so you can give it to porter, but you have to informe us in advance and have to pay Rs. 300/- extra per day per bag. To book a Trek/ adventure program please use our online booking form or, alternatively, you can call us on the given for confirmation of tour you have to wire a deposit and initial deposit.

Paying the Trek/ Adventure activity fee: The fee can be paid by online transfer/check deposit/ demand draft. Instruction for payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email. When your transfer is done, please e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.

When to book: It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. However, if you want a good deal on your domestic/international flight, we recommend organising your trip at least five months in advance. (Please contact us if you require a late booking)

In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows: –

Cancellations prior to 24 days from the start of the trek
Book any other trek till one year or get 95% refund
(Note: If the trek charges are more, the balance needs to be paid by the trekker)

Cancellation between 24 days and 14 days to the start of the trek
Choose to go for the same trek, with any other batch, till year or get 70% refund

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the trek
Choose to go on the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch or get 50% refund.

Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek
Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend. No cash refund.
Note:-
1)- Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch.
2)- In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by TTH.
3)- TTH holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.

How difficult is Har Ki Dun Trek?

The difficulty level of the Har ki Dun trek is easy to moderate due to the fairly difficult trails and trek gradients. Furthermore, the long trekking duration of around 6 days adds to the level of difficulty of the trek as well.

How long is Har Ki Dun Trek?

The Har Ki Dun – Ruinsara Tal Trek is approximately 70 km long. you begin at Kotgaon, 6,455 ft (1,967 m), and head to Har Ki Dun, 11,700 ft (3,566 m). From there you progress on to Ruinsara Tal, 11,811 ft (3,600 m) which is that the max altitude you reach on this trek. The ascent through the trek is extremely gentle and gradual.

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