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HAR KI DUN TREK | GIO
  • HAR KI DUN TREK

  • Region - Uttarakhand
  • Base Camp - Sankri
  • Duration 7 days
  • Altitute 3566M
  • Stay Rooms/Tents
  • Difficulty Moderate+
Detail itinenary

From Dehradun we will drive to Sankri via Mussoorie. 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 at Sankri

We start the day with a short, scenic & adventurous drive to Taluka, starting point of our trek. The hike today is through beautiful mixed forest sections and along the Supin river. The gradient is moderate throughout with an odd steep patch in between. This region is blessed with a very old and unique culture which thankfully is still preserved. You will get a very up close & personal experience of it today. The gradient is moderate throughout with odd steep patches in between. Overnight at Gangad.

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 at the base of Har Ki Dun

Post breakfast, we will explore the Har Ki Dun Valley and continue our hike till Hata Valley meadows. This open valley has been blessed with many natural elements that one is pleasantly surprised by its beauty. On this day we also trek to explore the magnificent 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 at the base of Har Ki Dun

Post breakfast, we will hike down to Gangad, taking the same trail. Depending on the time we can decide to visit the ancient temple at the village of Osla and also get a chance to interact with the locals and know more about their tradition & culture. Overnight at Gangad

Early morning, trek down from Gangad to Taluka and from here drive down to Sankri. There will be plenty of opportunities today for a refreshing bath in the super cool waters of the many streams we cross/pass by. Overnight at Sankri

Post breakfast, depart for Dehradun.

ABOUT THE TREK

At GIO we simply love this trek!! If you have seen the movie ‘Lord of the Rings’ and appreciated the landscape and always wanted to be there, then this is your opportunity. You don’t need to spend pot loads and go all the way to New Zealand, the trek to Har-ki-Dun will provide you with all the sights you are looking for and more! There are endless lush green meadows, wild alpine flower gardens, scraggy mountains, towering snow-capped peaks, glaciers and gushing streams & waterfalls that seem to spring from nowhere. To top it all it this valley has a very interesting, unique, old and time tested culture very different to any other mountain or plains region. Our guides ensure that we get a very up close experience of this culture as this is one of the highlights of this trek.

This trail is situated in the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park in Garhwal Himalayas. We drive from Dehradun to a beautiful village called Sankri where we spend the first night and from here a short 40 mins drive the next day gets us to Taluka, a small market place which is our starting point. From here we trek up to a place called Gangaad, walking through beautiful forests and interesting villages. We meet local people and get to appreciate the local architecture and way of life as we move up the trail. From Gangaad we hike up to Har-ki-Dun base camp the next day and land ourselves in a complete paradise. Camping on the meadows here is sheer pleasure. We do a day’s excursion from here to Jaundhar glacier reaching up to a height of around 4300m to get fantastically close to the base of Swargarohini peaks. High altitude terrain here is quite interesting. For people who love to see flowers there is a small stage possible on the day when we are at Har-ki-Dun to a place called Haata. The meadows here are almost fully carpeted with alpine flowers and make a very pleasing sight. Contrary to the popular belief it’s not a very easy trek and has long walks on almost all days and is suitable for seasoned trekkers as well as fit beginners. In the last stage of the trek we walk back to Gangaad and then to Taluka to finish what is surely going to be a memorable trek.

SKETCH ITINERARY

Day 01: Dehradun - Sankri (2000m) (Drive/6-7 Hrs)
Day 02: Sankri (2000m) - Taluka (2100m) - Gangad(2350m) (Drive/30 Mins & Trek/ 6-7 Hrs)
Day 03: Gangad(2350m) - Base Camp of Har-ki-dun (3450 M) (Trek/7-8 Hrs)
Day 04: Base Camp of Har-ki-dun (3450 M) - Har-ki-dun (3566m) - Hata Valley (3850m) - Base Camp of Har-ki-dun (Trek/5 Hrs)
Day 05: Base Camp of Har-ki-dun - Gangad (2350m) (Trek/5-6 Hrs)
Day 06: Gangad(2350m) - Taluka (2100m)– Sankri (2000m) (Trek/4-5 Hrs & Drive/30 Mins)
Day 07: Sankri - Dehradun (Drive/6-7 Hrs)

Detail itinenary

From Dehradun we will drive to Sankri via Mussoorie. 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 at Sankri

We start the day with a short, scenic & adventurous drive to Taluka, starting point of our trek. The hike today is through beautiful mixed forest sections and along the Supin river. The gradient is moderate throughout with an odd steep patch in between. This region is blessed with a very old and unique culture which thankfully is still preserved. You will get a very up close & personal experience of it today. The gradient is moderate throughout with odd steep patches in between. Overnight at Gangad.

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 at the base of Har Ki Dun

Post breakfast, we will explore the Har Ki Dun Valley and continue our hike till Hata Valley meadows. This open valley has been blessed with many natural elements that one is pleasantly surprised by its beauty. On this day we also trek to explore the magnificent 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 at the base of Har Ki Dun

Post breakfast, we will hike down to Gangad, taking the same trail. Depending on the time we can decide to visit the ancient temple at the village of Osla and also get a chance to interact with the locals and know more about their tradition & culture. Overnight at Gangad

Early morning, trek down from Gangad to Taluka and from here drive down to Sankri. There will be plenty of opportunities today for a refreshing bath in the super cool waters of the many streams we cross/pass by. Overnight at Sankri

Post breakfast, depart for Dehradun.

PRICE INCLUSIONS
  • Accommodation: On double sharing. In case of odd numbers, that person will share the base hotel/guesthouse/lodge on triple sharing
  • Day 01: Swiss tents with attached washroom in Sankri
  • Day 02: Swiss tents with dry pit washroom in Gangad
  • Day 03: Alpine Tents in Base Camp Har-ki-Dun
  • Day 04: Alpine Tents in Base Camp Har-ki-Dun
  • Day 05: Swiss tents with dry pit washroom in Gangad
  • Day 06: Swiss tents with attached washroom in Sankri
  • Meals: We provide simple, hygienic veg meals on all days of the trek
  • Day 01: Dinner
  • Day 02: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 03: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 04: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 05: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 06: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 07: Breakfast
  • Good Quality Camping Arrangements. The following equipment is provided on the trek
  • Good quality of alpine tents
  • Fresh & clean sleeping bags with inner lining/hot water bottle to keep you warm in cold winters
  • Comfortable camping mattresses
  • Camping stools
  • Mess Tent
  • 2 Toilet tents having portable toilet seat (1 for ladies & 1 for gents)
  • 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 entry charges, permits & camping fee for Indian guest only
  • Basic first aid for the group
PRICE EXCLUSIONS
  • Transport of any nature
  • Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag (can be arranged on extra cost of Rs. 1450 per person per bag of not more than 12 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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