Har Ki Dun Trek: Complete Trek details
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 which takes you to the one of the least explored places in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand and best suitable for first time trekkers in Himalayas and also who are experienced in other parts of Himalayas. Har Ki Dun Trek lies in the Govind Wild life Sanctuary and National Park and other famous trek nearby is Kedarkantha Peak Winter trek. Har Ki Dun trek gives you the magnificent views of famous peaks of Swargarohini, Bandar Poonch, Kala Nag or Black peak and Har Ki Dun peak itself. The drive from Dehradun to Taluka is a scenic one via Mussoorie, Barkot, Purola, Netwar, Motwat along the Tons River. The road conditions from Sankri to Taluka (Where Har Ki Dun Trek starts) are rough one.
Har Ki Dun Trek Itinerary
Har Ki Dun Trek Day 1 – Drive from Dehradun to Taluka via Mussoorie
Har Ki Dun Trek Day 2 – Trek from Sankri to Taluka
Har Ki Dun Trek Day 3 – Trek from Taluka to Osla
Har Ki Dun Trek Day 4 – Trek from Osla to Har Ki Dun
Har Ki Dun Trek Day 5 – Exploration Day at Har Ki Dun
Har Ki Dun Trek Day 6 – Trek from Har Ki Dun to Osla
Har Ki Dun Trek Day 7 – Trek from Osla to Sankri
Har Ki Dun Trek Day 8 – Drive from Sankri to Dehradun
Har Ki Dun Trek Itinerary (Detailed)
Day 1 Sankri
Drive from Dehradun to Sankri/Taluka via Mussoorie (220Kms 10 Hrs)
The very first day we will meet at Dehradun railway station at 6:00 in the morning for our journey through curvaceous roads of The Shivalik Himalayas. Today’s journey from Dehradun to Sankri/Taluka is about 220 Kms long and takes around 10 hours. Enroute we will stop for breakfast and also get fresh for the rest of the journey. Reach Sankri late in the evening and take full rest at the camp for the Har Ki Dun Trek.
Day 2 Taluka
Trek from Sankri to Taluka (12 Kms 5- 6 Hrs)
If road open we will drive from Sankri to Taluka which takes around one and half hours otherwise, After morning exercise and Yoga session we will have a sumptuous breakfast and get ready to trek to our today’s campsite Taluka. The initial trek is of gradual ascent through villages and paddy fields.
Day 3 Osla
Trek from Taluka Village to Osla Village (14Kms – 7 Hrs)
We will follow the same routine of morning exercise, breakfast and our trek leader will brief about today’s trek schedule. Today will trek for around 14 kms to Taluka campsite 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 wild life of 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 4 Har Ki Doon
Trek from Osla to Har Ki Dun (11Kms – 6 Hrs)
Today we will go trekking from Osla to Har Ki Doon to Har Ki Dun top 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. 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 trek in the Himalayas.
Day 5 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 rest can trek up to Jaundhar Glacier which is around 4 Kms 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 the today’s leg of Har Ki Dun trek the visit to Jaundhar Glacier. After spending few hours we will return to Har Ki Dun camp.
Day 6 Osla
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 they explore the area.
Day 7 Sankri
Trek from Osla to Sankri (25 Kms – 8 Hrs)
Be ready to trek down the entire leg of Har Ki Dun Trek from Osla Village to Sankri in one go, though it will be long but it will not be that tiring as the entire route is downhill. Reach camp and relax …now onwards no more trekking.
Day 8 Dehradun Railway Station
Trek from Har Ki Dun to Osla (11Kms – 4 Hrs)
Today will be the most complex day the 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 Dehradun Railway station to catch your train or flights for onward journey. Our trek ends here #HappyTrekking
Things to get for Har Ki Dun Trek
- Poncho, Rain Coat or Umbrella (Preferable) any one is must
- Backpack (Min 55 Ltrs) with Rain Cover
- Floaters or Sandals
- Trekking Shoes
- 3 Pairs of Quick Dry Tees and Track Pants
- 3 Pair of Socks
- Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket
- One Heavy Jacket (Down Feather preferable)
- Sun Cap
- One Scarf
- Light towel
- Lip Balm
- Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+)
- Water Bottle 1 Lt
- Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
- Personal Toilet Kit and toilet paper
- Personal Medicine Kit
- Dark Sunglasses
Kedarkantha Trek is another beautiful easy trek which starts from Sankri