Har Ki Dun is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Western Himalayas. It is nestled in the middle of a cradle-shaped vale below the Har Ki Dun peak. A delight for trekkers, both in summer and winter, this valley is accessible through Govind National Park – known for its rich variety of flora and fauna. The trail through alpine meadows, moraine ridges, glacier basins, pine forests and ancient villages, gives you spectacular valley views and a chance to experience the wonderful slow-paced local lifestyle. 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 unique. This is the only valley from where you can see Swargarohini – I, II, III, Bandarpoonch and Blackpeak, all together. You can also see the Ruinsara peaks from here.
8-10 hours drive from Dehradun. Transport will be organised from Dehradun Railway station at 6.30 am. Cost of cab – Rs.5,500 per vehicle.
Drive from Sankri (6,397 ft) to Taluka (8,694 ft). Trek from Taluka to Puani Garaat (8,280 ft); 8 hours, 13 km
Puani Garaat (8,280 ft) to Kalkatiyadhaar (8,956 ft); 6 hours, 7 km
Kalkatiyadhar (8,956 ft) to Har Ki Dun (11,768 ft); 5 hours, 4 km
Rest day at Hari Ki Dun
Har Ki dun (11,768 ft) to Puani Garaat (8,280 ft); 7 hours, 11 km
Puani Garaat (8,280 ft) to Taluka (8,694 ft), 8 hours, 13 km. Drive to Sankri
Depart from Sankri by 7 am. You are expected back in Dehradun by 6 pm.
Please note that you will be staying at a lodge in Sankri. The stay on all other days is in tents (3 per tent).
BDT 13,500 per person
Har ki Dun is a moderate trek. The terrain is not difficult and the gradients aren’t steep. What makes it moderate is the length. On the trek you cover an average of 9-10 km each day. There is also a steep portion on the trail leading up to Kalkatiyadhaar. This requires some you to be prepared and physically fit for the trek..
Har ki Dun is a good trek for beginners. The trail gives you an all round Himalayan experience. It takes you through ancient villages where you can watch and understand their unique culture and lifestyle. A physically fit person above the age of 9 can do this trek.
9 Sep to 16 Sep 17 (open)
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