Har ki Dun is a cradle shaped valley set at an height of 3566 mts in the heart of Govind Ballabh Pant National Park. Har ki Dun Valley offers spectacular views of untouched valleys in the far off lands of Garhwal Himalayas. It is one of the most beautiful places in India offering numerous trekking excursions.
Silently waiting for the avid travellers to explore it to its core Har ki dun trek will definitely make you trekking expedition a memorable one. It’s a favorite summer trek for the trekkers and takes you through some of the most beautiful scenic views. Meadows, green patches with orchids, rhododendrons and dense jungle will be your friend during the trek. You will trek around 5 hours of trekking each day and cover a distance of 47 km. Perched at an altitude of 11,675ft this trek starts from Sankri basecamp.
You can enjoy the mesmerizing view of the evening sun while you are at the village. The drive from Sankri will take you through sprawling wild orchids and Himalayan wildlife like barking Deer, Bores and Leopards. Then you will start trekking to Osla another small hamlet which offering some scenic views. You gradual ascend to Har ki dun trek is adorned with wild orchid fields and from an elevation of 6,200m. Feast your eyes at the amazing view of the Swargarohini and Jaundhar glaciers.
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Day 01: Delhi – Dehradun – Mussoorie
AC train from New Delhi railway station will arrive at Dehradun by noon. On arrival, you will meet your travel guide, who will transfer you to the hotel in Mussoorie for an overnight stay. During the drive, you can enjoy the majestic beauty of Dehradun and Mussoorie.
Day 02: Mussoorie – Sankri (166 kms/ 5-6 hrs)
After breakfast, on the second day, you will drive to Sankri, which is starting point of our trek. On a journey to Sankri, you will pass through attractions like Kempty Falls, Purola and Mori. Before embarking on the trek, ensure that you have enough of bottled drinking water and energy bars to keep you going. After your arrival in the vicinity, you will check in a hotel or tourist rest house.
Day 03: Sankri – Taluka (1900 m/6232 ft) 14 kms/4-5 hrs
The day will start with healthy breakfast and then go for a drive to Taluka, which is 14 km/4-5 hours away from Sankri. During the drive, one can witness the magical beauty of the surroundings and also enjoy the stunning views of the towering mountains and dense forest. You will be transferred to a hotel, once you will arrive at Taluka. Taluka has guest houses and a few shack shops providing daily provisions to the local inhabitants. Overnight in tourist rest house/tent.
Day 04: Taluka – Osla (2560 m / 8400 ft) (13 kms/6-7 hrs)
Wake up in the morning, enjoy the breakfast and start your trekking expedition to the Osla Village, a tiny hamlet on one side of the Rupin River. Initially, the trail descends, further it will lead to left side of the valley, which later adjoins the Rupin River. After trekking for few kilometers, tourists will see the dense forest of Chestnut, Walnut and Willows trees. Further, the trail will take you to the Gangar village, and after crossing streams and climbing, you will reach a point from where they can enjoy the panoramic view of Oslo village. Next stopover point will be Seema Village, a small town on the opposite side of Osla village, separated by the swift river. Overnight in tourist rest house/tent.
Day 05: Osla – Har – Ki Dun (3566 m / 11700 ft) (12 kms/6-7 hrs)
The trekking trail to Har – Ki Dun from Oslo starts from the left side of the valley and further passes through the fields, followed by a bridge that crosses the Rupin River. Next stopover point is Kalkatti Dhar, from where one can enjoy the view of Har Ki Dun valley. Look out for Kalang (black peak) and Bandarpoonch ranges when you are close to Kalkatti Dhar. From Kalkatti Dhar, there is an uphill climb to Har KI Dun valley. After about 6 to 7 hours, finally arrive at Har Ki Dun valley; overnight stay in Har Ki Dun valley.
Day 06: Har Ki Dun
The sixth day is meant for relaxing. After the healthy breakfast, you can explore the valley, capture some magnificent views on the camera, or just chill at the campsite. Also, you can see the rarely found Brahma Kamal flower around Morinda Lake, a beautiful alpine lake that can be covered with a short trek from the campsite. If you are still up for exercise and stiff climbing, you head northeast up the valley 4 km to the Jaundar glacier. This may require technical skills and it may be better to walk up just a couple of kilometers there and back. Overnight in Har Ki Dun campsite.
Day 07: Har Ki Dun – Osla
Return the same way to civilization. Overnight stay in Osla village tourist rest house/ tent.
Day 08: Osla – Taluka (13 kms/3-4 hrs)
The eight-day is the second last day of the trek, covering a distance of 13 km through steeper terrains and stunning environs with sights of migratory birds disappearing in the snow-peaked mountains. Overnight stay at the guest house or hotel in Taluka.
Day 09: Taluka (13 kms/3-4 hrs) – Sankri – Dehradun (215 Kms, 6 hrs) – Delhi
The trek for the last day is relaxing and fun walk through the forest and on manmade roads. This day is highlighted by a back drive to Dehradun. Following your arrival in Dehradun; at about 05 pm, the adventure of the Har Ki Dun trekking comes to an end.