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Of the most ravishing valleys in the Western Himalayas, the Har Ki Dun Trek takes you through enchanting forests of alpine with extraordinary views of the surrounding mountain pinnacles. Located at the base of the majestic peak of “Fateh Parvat”, it surmounts a height of 3556 meters in the Garhwal Himalayas. This cradle shaped hanging valley offers a variety of enchanting explorations ranging from nature’s compassion to bird viewing. Scattered with Himalayan flowers, the valley is also packed with thrilling wildlife. Plunge ahead through Osla with propitious encounters with deer and bores before you stroll to the euphoric Har Ki Dun Pass. Witness the frozen glaciers of Jaundhar and Swargarohini while charming landscapes of prairie and snowflakes garnish your scrutiny. You will be left awestruck after seeing those majestic glaciers and mountains surrounding you from all three sides!
As the bus passes through the Himalayan ghats, picturesque views of hills, valleys, gorges, and forests is a commonplace – it is a God sent opportunity for photography enthusiasts. No other Trek is so steeped in mythology to justify the title of “Valley of Gods”. Follow the trail of Pandavas who took the very same route to ascend to heaven via Swargarohini, the mountain that dominates the Har Ki Dun valley. The mountain views you get on this trek are so unique and special. This is the only valley from where you can see Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, and Blackpeak, all together. You can also see the Ruinsara peaks from here. And importantly, It is better that you join us with preparation for the campfire, as your participation will not only make yourself known to others but also gives you some refreshing energy in that chilling weather even if you are super tired from whole day’s trekking!
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|COST OF THE TRIP||
Rs. 10,200/- Per Person – Dehradun to Dehradun (Sharing Basis)
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Dehradun to Dehradun|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at Dehradun on 7 a.m.|
This adventurous journey to Garhwal region of Uttarakhand starts from the capital of Uttarakhand; Dehradun. It is one of the oldest cities in India and has a large number of tourists each year due to its picturesque landscapes and vibrant weather. It is nestled between the Ganges and the Yamuna. Various historical sites of architectural value can be found here with auspicious temples that are renowned. We will pick you up at 7.00 AM from the Dehradun Railway station and from then on we are the companions of the most awaited trip. We will drive to Sankri via the queen of hills i.e. Mussoorie. Ironically, popular tourist destinations don’t even deserve your attention when you’re on a bigger journey like this. Mussoorie is not just another hill station on the way but has a pretty rich history in itself. Ruskin Bond, Stephen Alter, and Bill Aitkin (to name a few) all call Mussoorie their home. The British architecture can still be spotted across the town. Snow-clad hills start to show up in the distance from Mussoorie onwards. We will also have the awesome views of “Kempty Falls” en-routing Sankri. Sankri is the basecamp of this exhilarating expedition and the entry point to the charismatic Har Ki Dun. It is a scenic village that is conveniently situated at the astounding pinnacle of 1950 meters, in the Tons Valley with elating views of the Himalayas. It is magically located 13 km inside the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary. The beautiful sun setting behind the Himalayas coupled with the shimmer of the Swargarohini peak makes Sankri an ideal base camp amidst the ridges. Reaching Sankri, we will explore the scenic hamlet to prepare for the trek that lays ahead and overnight stay at Sankri.
Good morning Sankri… So the first night that was so far away from home will be over but its sweet dreams won’t. After breakfast, a short drive to Taluka village will take us to the beginning of our 15 km trek through the forest trails of Gangar. Taluka (altitude of 2075 m), a small hamlet lays on the banks of the river Supin and is known for its beautiful “Pahari cottages” made out of an intricate wood, stone and mud ensemble – a must see, as it is considered earthquake proof. The trail from Taluka village initially descends and then continues gradually on the true left of the valley adjoining the river Rupin. Later the trail winds upwards through the beautiful forest full of Chestnut, Walnut and Willow trees, and continues to the village of Gangar. Osla (altitude of 2650 m) is a clandestine village in the Mori Tehsil of the Uttarkashi District. This beautiful abode offers extraordinary sceneries within the prominent mountain backdrops. The Temple of Duryodhan is sited here, which is believed to hold a significant historical significance by the locals. The tears shed by the locals are believed to have formed the River Tamas when the demise of Duryodhan occurred at the battle of Kurukshetra. Stay will be overnight in camps directly under the magnificent stars with refreshing Campfire.
Having healthy breakfast, we will head out on the 12 km trek through the thick forests of Govind National Park which is a pristine landscape with a wonderful mixture of flora & fauna. The Govind National Park (altitude ranges from 1,400 to 6,323 meters above sea level) is situated at the confluence of the Tons (or Supin and Rupin rivers). The main wild life species includes Snow leopard, Himalayan Black and Brown Bears, Tahr, Bharal, Musk deer, Serow, Mousedeer, Snow cock, Monal, Tragopan, Chir, Chiker, Koklas and Kaley pheasants. There are about fifteen species of large mammal in the sanctuary as well as about one hundred and fifty species of bird. The colourful Himalayan monal, the state bird of Uttarakhand, thrives in the forests here. The Har Ki Dun valley route will be a refreshing balance between steep climbs and leisure level walks. Har Ki Dun is a cradle shaped valley in the majestic Garhwal Himalayan region. It is situated on the foothills of Swargarohini Peak with scenic views of nature’s bounty. It is home to the enthralling Jaundhar glacier where nature’s exquisiteness engrosses every traveler. The Har Ki Dun is called the ‘hanging valley of gods’ with high chances of sighting wildlife. The smell of pine combined with the sight of deodar trees will entice your senses whilst you trail through terraced mountain fields, conifer forests, and lush green grasslands. The coniferous flora on the opposite side of the valley is awesome and is a photographer’s delight. The trail climbs to the ridge locally named as Kalkatti Dhar. Overnight stay will be at Har ki Dun (altitude of 3566m); above the clouds and closer to the sky!
And the most exciting dawn of our journey rises as today we will be trekking on completely white snow and grass patches, completely contrast to the grass we had been walking onto as we continue our trek to Juandhar glaciers (altitude of 4300 m). Including north and south glaciers of Jaundhar, the total range is about 55 kilometers fully covered with snow and some tiny little green grasses for which you will be coming for the trek in Uttarkashi. And according to the local folklore, where fairies congregate! In our religious scriptures (Granth), it is mentioned that Pandavas went to heaven (Swarga) through the Swargarohini. What a bliss it may, to sit there that is so so far away from your daily office and just soaking the feeling of the surrounding. We will descend back to Har ki Dun that day and again a bonfire snacks and maybe some folklore and spooky stories shall occupy you for the rest of the evening before you enjoy a nice and hot freshly cooked dinner before going into your sleeping cocoons with lots of unexplored dreams in your eyes.
Trace your steps back as we will mark our return journey to Osla and you can have the same path to reach the destination. While descending, you can have greater views of scenic landscapes and enjoy the natural beauty and fresh energy as much as you wish as we have already started journey heading towards home. Well, the downhill trek is fun and easy, covers 11 km and takes about 3-4 hours. The enjoyable night is pretty much guaranteed in the base camp as all the co-trekkers are your best companions now and will have their own idea to have some quality time together one last night by campfire and tents. Spend your night with peace and remove your hamstrings.
Starting from Osla village, the rays of rising Sun will pave our way to Seema and then to Taluka. The route lies straight by the side of Supin River as if we would get to the source of the river. The history of Seema Village reveals fascinating and often charming aspects of the culture and life of the people of the Village. Once you set foot in Seema Village, you will see the traces of the historical events that happened here. The best way to learn about the culture and lifestyle of the people of the Village is to get familiar with the enriching history of Seema Village. This trek back to Taluka will give us abundant opportunities to take a refreshing bath in tantalizing chilled water of the many streams we cross/pass by. This overnight won’t be the directly under the magnificent sky but certainly on the comforting Bed of a good hotel at Sankri!
|Shirts / T-shirts – 2/3, Jeans / Trekking Pants – 2|
|Windproof jacket of decent quality (preferably with a hood)|
|Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater|
|Thermal inner wear (upper & lower), Scarf/muffler (optional)|
|Woolen cap, Woollen gloves, Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)|
|Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)|
|Raincoat / Poncho, Small light weight towel|
|Water bottle (sturdy ones, no empty Bisleri bottles!!)|
|Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face|
|Sun glasses, Walking stick / Trekking pole|
|Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)|
|Medicines, if requiring any specific medication|
|Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm|
|Books, if you like reading|
|Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day|
|Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)|
September 09 to September 15 (OPEN)
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September 23 to September 29 (OPEN)
September 30 to October 06 (OPEN)
October 07 to October 13 (OPEN)
October 14 to October 20 (OPEN)
October 21 to October 27 (OPEN)
October 28 to November 03 (OPEN)
November 04 to November 10 (OPEN)
November 11 to November 17 (OPEN)
November 18 to November 24 (OPEN)
November 25 to December 01 (OPEN)
December 02 to December 08 (OPEN)
December 09 to December 15 (OPEN)
December 16 to December 22 (OPEN)
Rs. 10,200/- Per Person (Sharing Basis)
(Dehradun To Dehradun)
|Transport from Dehradun to Sankri & Return|
|Accommodation during the trek (Camping)|
|All meals – vegetarian|
|Trekking permits and forest camping charges|
|Trekking equipment (Hiking Pole, Crampons, Gaiters, Tents, Sleeping Bags, Mattresses, Ice Axes, Ropes, etc.)|
|Safety equipment (First Aid, Medical Kit, Oxygen Cylinders, Stretcher, etc.)|
|Services of an expert trek leader (Qualified in Basic/Advanced Mountaineering Courses)|
|Services of an expert trek team (Guides, Cooks, Helpers, Porters/Mules)|
|Memories of Life Time|
|Transport from your city to Dehradun and Return|
|Food during transport from Dehradun to Sankri and Return|
|Backpack offloading charges (Rs.250 Per Day/Per Bag)|
|Shoes Rent (Rs.250 Per Day)|
|Personal expenses of any kind|
|Anything apart from the inclusions|
Before 30 days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
Between 21-30 days: 75% of trip cost will be refunded
Between 11-20 days: 50% of trip cost will be refunded
Between 0-10 days: No refund
Q. What is the fitness level required for the Har ki Dun trek and how hard is the trek?
A. This trek is moderate and meant for everyone, right from fit/adventurous to seasoned hikers.
Q. Which is the best time for Har ki Dun Trek?
A. January-June & October-December
Q. What is the maximum altitude point of Har ki dun trek?
A. Jaundhar Glacier 3800m
Q. How can we reach Dehradun?
A. Dehradun is around 250km from Delhi by road. So many trains are well connected to Dehradun and as well Haridwar, which is 50km away from Dehradun. Nearest airport is Jolly Grand Airport.
Q. Which transport you provide from Dehradun to Sankri & Return?
A. Tempo Traveller / Tata Sumo / Mahindra Bolero
Q. What will be the daytime and night temperature?
A. During day time the temperature will be around 8° to 12° and during night it will fall down to -8°
Q. Are trekking shoes mandatory?
A. Trekking shoes are not mandatory but, it will make the trek comfortable. Take a shoe with a good grip and high ankle support. It would be better if the shoes are waterproof.
Q. Are there any provisions for taking bath?
A. There is no provision for bath on the trek.
Q. What is the size of trekking group?
A. 15-20 People
Q. How many guides are there in one group?
A. 2 guides
Q. Are accommodation for men and women separate?
A. Yes, men and women will not be sharing tents, unless they want.
Q. What kind of food you provide during the trek?
A. We provide food for 4 times in a day i.e. Breakfast, lunch, evening snacks and dinner.
Q. Do I need to carry any documents with me?
A. Carry an original ID card and a photograph.
Q. Do you provide toilet tents?
A. Yes we do provide Toilet tents.
Q. Can we expect rains/snowfall during the trek?
A. Yes, Sudden weather changes are expected, always carry a light rain coat or water proof windcheater/poncho.
Q. Is there any mobile network connectivity?
A. In Sankri you will get BSNL mobile network. In other locations you won’t have any network.
Q. Where can we get Electricity?
A. During the trek, you will get electricity only in Sankri.