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HAR KI DUN TREK
The Har Ki Dun means Valley of Gods is a treat for first-time trekkers and nature lovers. Har Ki dun is a moderate trek that takes you to one of the least explored places in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand and best suitable for first-time trekkers in the Himalayas and also who are experienced in other parts of the Himalayas. Har Ki Dun Trek lies in the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park and another famous trek nearby is Kedarkantha Peak Winter trek. Har Ki Dun trek gives you the magnificent views of the famous peaks of Swargarohini, Bandar Poonch, Kala Nag or Black peak and Har Ki Dun peak itself. The drive from Dehradun to Sankri is a scenic one via Mussoorie, Purola, Netwar, Motwat along the Tons River.
Day 1: Drive from Dehradun – Sankri (6,455 ft) (10-11 hrs)
The very first day we will meet at the Dehradun Railway Station at 6:00 in the morning for our journey through the curvaceous roads of The Shivalik Himalayas. Today’s journey from Dehradun to Sankri is about 220 km long and takes around 10 hours. En route, we will stop for breakfast and also get fresh for the rest of the journey. Reach Sankri late evening and take full rest at the camp for the Har Ki Dun Trek.
Day: 2 Sankri -Taluka (drive 1 hrs) – Trek from Taluka to Osla Village (14Kms – 7 Hrs)
After having a sumptuous breakfast we drive to Taluka. Our trek leader will brief about today’s trek schedule. Today will trek for around 14 km from Taluka to Osla Village. There is a unique temple of Duryodhan of Mahabharatha in Osla village situated at an altitude of 2650m. Along the trek route, you will cross bridges over Tons river, lush green valley covered with wild orchids of Himalayas and if you are lucky then you may encounter the rich wildlife of the Himalayas like barking deer, Bharal, Blue Sheep, Bear or Leopard too. Reach camp and immerse in the pristine beauty of Garhwal Himalayas. Pitch your tents and try your hand in Night Long exposure photography.
Day : 3 Trek from Osla to Har Ki Dun (11Kms – 6 Hrs)
After early breakfast, we start our trek to Har Ki and once you reach there you would not want to come back the beauty is such. The trek is rewarding through open meadows and views of snow-capped peaks. The trail ascends above the confluence of the Harki Dun and Ruinsara Rivers to a vantage point of the snow-capped ridges of the DhaulaDhar. After trekking for about 6 hours you will reach the camp relish on delicious lunch prepared by our team and enjoy the views of pristine trekking in the Himalayas.
Day : 4 Har Ki Dun Trek – Exploration Day
Today is our exploration day those who want to enjoy the most exotic book reading session can relax in the camp and the rest can trek up to Jalandhar Glacier, which is around 4 km and takes around 3 Hrs to reach but the view of the glacier is to die for. After our healthy breakfast and packed lunch, we will start today’s leg of Har Ki Dun trek the visit to Jalandhar Glacier. After spending a few hours we will return to Har Ki Dun camp.
Day: 5 Trek from Har Ki Dun to Osla (11Kms – 4 Hrs)
Today will the easy part of the Har Ki Dun Trek, but going downhill is always a tricky one. We will be trekking by the same route so you have an idea about the landscape. After a tiring day, relax for some time have your sumptuous lunch and then explore the area.
Day : 6 Trek from Osla to Taluka (14 Kms) – Sankri (drive 1 hrs)
Be ready to trek down the entire leg of Har Ki Dun Trek from Osla Village to Taluka in one go. Then we will take a jeep ride to Sankri. Reach camp and relax now onwards no more trekking.
Day : 7 Drive from Sankri to Dehradun (210Kms 8Hrs)
Today will be the most complex day on one side you will be happy that no more trekking, on the other hand, gloomy because the trek is going to end. We will start our drive early in the morning so that we reach on time at the Dehradun Railway station to catch your train or flights for onward journey.
• All veg meals from dinner on Day 1st to breakfast on Day 7th
• 04 Nights Tented/Homestay/Guest House accommodations on triple sharing basis.
• 02 Nights Guesthouse/ Homestay accommodations on triple/quad sharing basis.
• All necessary fees and permits Indians are included.
• Qualified and experienced Trek Leader and support staff.
• Basic First aid medical kit with oxygen cylinder and oximeter
• Trek equipment’s like: Sleeping bag, carrying mat, tent, kitchen and dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and microspikes (if needed on trek)
• Surface transfer from Dehradun – Sankri – Dehradun Sumo/Max/ Bolero and Tempo Traveller depending upon the number of trekkers.
• Any meals during transit.
• Fees and permit for Non-Indian residence are excluded.
• Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag.
• Anything not mentioned explicitly in the above program.
• Any expenses of personal nature.
• Unscheduled stay due to a landslide.
• Cost Escalation due to “Force Majeure” and evacuation charges