• HAR KI DUN TREK

  • Region - Uttarakhand
  • Base Camp - Sankri
  • Duration 7 Days
  • Altitute 2000m
  • Stay Rooms/Tents
  • Difficulty Moderate +
Har Ki Dun Trek

At GIO we simply love this trek! If you have seen 'Lord of the Rings' and been in awe of the landscape in it, then Harki Dun trek will blow your mind with the smorgasbord it has to offer. There are endless lush meadows, wild alpine flower gardens, scraggy mountains, towering snow-capped peaks, glaciers and gushing streams & waterfalls that seem to spring from nowhere. The valley also has a very interesting culture, very different from any other region around.

Our guides ensure that we get a very up close experience of this culture as this is one of the highlights of this trek. We have made a change in the traditional Har-ki-Dun itinerary by adding another stage which takes you to Hata Valley (3850m). This will add a contrasting element of high altitude scenery to the trek.

For people who love to see flowers there is a small stage possible on the day we explore Hata Valley. The meadows here are almost fully carpeted with alpine flowers and make a very pleasing sight. Contrary to the popular belief Har Ki Dun trek is not a very easy trek and has long walks on almost all days and is suitable for seasoned trekkers as well as fit beginners. This trail is situated in the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park in Garhwal Himalayas.

The next day we trek to KalkatiDhar and camp there for the night. From KalkattiDhar we hike up to Har-ki-Dun and land ourselves in a complete paradise. Har Ki Dun gives an opportunity to meet local people and get to appreciate the local architecture, we explore the region and trek back to the base camp of Kalkatidhar and then the next day to Taluka to finish what is surely going to be a memorable trek.

SKETCH ITINERARY

Day 01: Dehradun - Sankri (2000m) (Drive/200 kms/6-7 hrs)

Day 02: Sankri (2000m) – Taluka – Osla (2560m) (Drive/30 mins & Trek/4-5 hrs)

Day 03: Osla (2560m) - Base Camp Har-ki-Dun (3450 m) (Trek/5-6 hrs)

Day 04: Base Camp Har-ki-Dun – Har-ki-Dun (3566m) – Hata Valley (3850m) – Base Camp Har-ki-Dun (Trek/5 Hrs)

Day 05: Base Camp Har-ki-Dun – Osla (2560m) (Trek/4-5 hrs)

Day 06: Osla (2560m) – Taluka – Sankri (2000m) (Trek/4-5 hrs & Drive/30 mins)

Day 07: Sankri – Dehradun (Drive/200 kms/6-7 hrs

Detail itinenary

From Dehradun we will drive to Sankri via Mussorrie. We will stop for lunch en route. This is an enjoyable drive initially along the Yamuna and towards the latter part along the beautiful Tons river. There are very beautiful pine forest sections along the drive today. Upon reaching Sankri we will check into the scenically located Campsite. Sankri is paradise on earth and we will take an evening stroll in this beautiful hamlet to get our muscles charged for the trek to come. Overnight stay in the tents.

From Dehradun we will drive to Sankri via Mussorrie. We will stop for lunch en route. This is an enjoyable drive initially along the Yamuna and towards the latter part along the beautiful Tons river. There are very beautiful pine forest sections along the drive today. Upon reaching Sankri we will check into the scenically located Campsite. Sankri is paradise on earth and we will take an evening stroll in this beautiful hamlet to get our muscles charged for the trek to come. Overnight stay in the tents.

After breakfast we start our day on a well laid trail passing through village fields of Osla. Along the trail you will get an up close experience of the local lifestyle. It is a delightful day where you catch some fabulous views of the Bandarpoonch and Black Peak Peaks and also of meadows and jungles towards the Ruinsara valley. There are interesting forests en route with lots of opportunities to see variety of birds and meadows having wild flowers. Also to make it picture perfect there is an inviting waterfall and many small rivulets/streams. We reach Base Camp Har-ki-Dun in about 5-6 hrs moving at a leisurely pace and soaking in the beauty of the valley. Overnight in tents.

Post breakfast, we will explore the Har Ki Dun Valley and continue our hike till Hata Valley. meadows at Hata Valley. These are undulating meadows; the meadows provide amazing views of Hata peak. In the afternoon return back to Base Camp Har Ki Dun. Overnight in tents.

After a leisurely breakfast, we spend some time exploring this region and later start hiking towards Osla. Overnight in homestay / tents.

Early morning, trek down to Taluka and from here drive down to Sankri. Overnight in the tents.

Post breakfast, depart for Dehradun. You can also have a brief stopover at Mussoorie, one of India’s most popular hill stations. The drive from Mussoorie to Dehradun would take an hour, from where you could continue ahead towards your onward destination

Price Info

Accommodation on sharing basis as per the package taken

  • Day 1: Spacious Swiss Tents in Sankri
  • Day 2: Homestay / Tents in Osla
  • Day 3: Alpine Tents in Base Camp Har-ki-Dun
  • Day 4: Alpine Tents in Base Camp Har-ki-Dun
  • Day 5: Homestay / Tents in Osla
  • Day 6: Spacious Swiss Tents in Sankri 

Good Quality Of Camping Arrangements

  • Good quality alpine tents
  • Fresh & clean Sleeping bags of very good quality
  • Comfortable camping mattresses
  • There will be 2 toilet tents [separate for gents and ladies] having portable toilet seats
  • First Aid / Medical kit

Meals

  • Day 1: Dinner
  • Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7: Breakfast 
  • Professional guide(s) to ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek. All our guides are professionally trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.
  • Porter / Mule charges for carrying camping equipment & rations
  • Forest fees are only for Indian guest
  • Basic first aid for the group
  • Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag,  If you require a porter/mule to carry your personal bag on the trek, the cost would be Rs. 1750 per bag not weighing more than 10 kgs
  • Any meals/services not mentioned above
  • Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
  • Bottled water, alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Insurance
  • GST 5%
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