The Mountain Getaway At Har Ki Doon
The Har-Ki-Doon trek is one of the most famous treks in the Garhwal Himalayas. The valley of Har-ki-Doon is located at the base of Fateh Parvat, at an elevation of 3556 metres. Har-Ki-Doon Valley is surrounded by dense Pine forests of and offers views of glittering mountain peaks. Owing to its isolation, the area is a paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers. This is a place where you can find Trees of Bhojpatra flower Bramhakamal. Swargarohini and Jaundar Glacier are in the south-east of Har-ki-dun. Towards the west, you can see Bandar Punch peak. Given to its beauty & moderate difficulty level, this is an ideal trek for experienced as well as beginner.
Arrive in Sankri
Sankri is the reporting point, which is 185 Kms away from Dehradun. You can get a shared taxi or public transportaion for Sankri early in the morning from Dehradun bus stand. It will take 7-9 hours for you to reach Sankri from Dehradun. Report at Sankri by 5 PM. Night stay in Hotel / Guest house.
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, with a few waterfalls on the 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.
Seema-Har ki Dun (14 Kms trek)
The trail from Seema initially continues on the true left of the valley, goes past fields followed by crossing a hanging bridge over river Rupin, to the true right of the valley. The trail now ascends, go past through fields and pastures with huts. The coniferous flora on the opposite side of the valley is awesome and much adorable. The trail climbs to the ridge locally named as Kalkatti Dhar, from where the trail traverses to give you an awesome view of Har Ki Dun. From here initially, the trail climbs gradually and later gets steep in times go past through beautiful meadows to the campsite at Har Ki Dun. The campsite is by the small stream, with peaks of Har Ki Dun and Swargarohini towering above. Overnight in the tents.
Har Ki Dun - Jaundhar Glacier - Har ki Dun (15 Kms Trek)
Today we will go up to Jaundhar glacier and come back to the camps.
Har ki Dun - Seema (14 kms trek)
Return trek upto Seema and stay in Camps/Guest house
Seema- Taluka (12 kms trek), Taluka- Sankri (15 kms by road).
After breakfast, we will start trek to Taluka with Packed Lunch & reach by afternoon. We will board our vehicle from Taluka for Sankri. Reach Sankri by 2 PM Approx. The trip ends here.
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The vehicle will leave from Sankri after you arrive here. It will take 7-9 hours to reach Dehradun. We will reach Dehradun by 10 PM Approx. The trip ends here. If you are planing to do an overnight travel to Delhi on the same day, please book it after 11 PM in the night.
Tents, sleeping bags and mats
Trek guide, cook, helpers, porters & mules for carrying common luggage
Services of a Trek Leader
Transportation if specified in Itinerary
Meals during hotel/guest house stay
Carriage of Personal Bags during the trek
Any kind of Insurance
Any expense of personal nature
Any expense not specified in the inclusion list.
Yes, first-time trekkers can also do this trek. The trek although is easy but is long so you need to be physically fit.
How to reach?
For travel to Dehradun and back one can choose between air, rail & road. For air travel, the closest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport (at Dehradun) and is well connected to Delhi and other parts of the country. Train travel is highly recommended with enough options being there. There are frequent Public Transport buses including Volvos available from Delhi to Dehradun that cost about Rs. 200-500 per person. These buses depart from Delhi ISBT every 30 mins. or so and take about 7 hrs to cover the distance. The same is also applicable on the return journey.
What are the temperatures at the Har - Ki - Doon?
The days are sunny with temperatures hovering around (12-20 °C) and the evenings start getting cold with the onset of October and nights are comparatively colder (-2 to 8 °C).Please keep in mind that the above information is not exact and does not account for sudden changes.
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2 Jeans or Trekking Pants
Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) preferably with a hood
Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
Thermal inner wear (upper & lower)
Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)
Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
Raincoat / Poncho
Small lightweight towel
Water bottle (sturdy ones, no empty Bisleri bottles!!)
Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
Walking stick / Trekking pole
Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
Books, if you like reading
Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in it
Carry rain cover for your bags
Keep a few poly bags or waterproof bags in your bag in which if required you can put your belongings in case of heavy rain
Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)
Har Ki Doon
Har ki Doon, Sankari Range, Uttarakhand