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Har Ki Doon Trek

About Har Ki Doon Trek

Har ki Dun is a beautiful valley situated in Garhwal region on the base of Fateh Parvat. Har ki Dun is mesmerizing as above are azure blue skies, and on your sides, are dense forest of chestnut, deodar, and sycamore. The hills gave way to mountains, and the mountains to giants until the valley opens into the cupped palm of Har Ki Doon, the "Valley of God".

Har Ki Doon valley trek is the trek where you trek along the Thamsa River to Har Ki Dun valley. Since the trekking trail isn’t treaded upon too often, birds and animals thrive in this region. One can spot langoors near Puani Garaat. Black bears, wild boars and Barasingha are few of the other animals you can spot if you’re lucky. Golden eagles and massive Himalayan griffins also live here. The colourful Himalayan monal, the state bird of Uttarakhand, thrives in the forests here.

Har Ki Dun Trek is suitable for all the age groups, from childrens to elders are smitten by the natural beauty of uttarakhand. Har ki dun valley is also considered as the base point for several mountaineers who wish to travel to other Himalaya peaks. Despite being a low altitude valley, having a maximum elevation of 3,566 meters.

Why Har Ki Doon is famous?

  Har Ki Doon Trek is famous among tourists as valley and views.

  Har Ki Doon is recommended destination for Corporates, Family, and Foreigners.

  Har Ki Doon is famous destination of activities like trekking.

 Range : Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand

 Days : 7 Days

 Base Camp : Sankri Village

 Grade : Moderate

 Distance : Approx 78 kms

 Max Altitude : 11700 ft

Pick Location : Dehradun

Fitness Level for the trek?

All you need for a trek is the passion to do it and embrace the odds that come by and challenge yourself to achieve that sense of achievement.

Brahmatal is doable for the beginner Trekker as well, while the following basic fitness level is required to attempt Brahmatal Trek.

1. Able to cover 5km in 45 minutes without stress.

2. Able to carry 10kg weighing backpack.

3. The trekker should not have following problems a) Heart Problems b) Asthma or any breathing problem c) High Blood pressure d) Epilepsy e) Being Lazy: P It’s the biggest problem in a trek.

We Provide best trek experience by:

* Providing three meals a day snacks, tea, coffee, soup and in food we try to keep lot to healthy vegetables and fruits in Indian, Chinese and western meals.

* Dry fruits/Energy bars and Energy drinks for your trek.

* Accommodation in tents on 2/3 person sharing basis.

* Sleeping bags.

* Mattress.

* Liner.

* Toilet tents for ladies and gents separately.

* Dining Tent.

* Trekking equipment (if required).

* Expert Trek leaders.

* Photographer.

* Certificate.

* Support Staff.

* First Aid kit.

In Medical Kit:

* Diamox (10 tabs) to prevent AMS.

* Crocin (Fever.

* Avomine (4tabs).

* Avil 25g (4tabs).

* Combiflam (4tabs).

* Disprin (6tabs).

* Norflox TZ &Lomofen (6 tabs).

* Digene (10 tabs).

* Omez/Rantadine (10 tabs).

* Crape Bandage (3-5 m).

* Gauge (1 small).

* Bandage (10 strips).

* cotton (1 small roll).

* Ors (10 packts).

* Betadine or any antiseptic cream.

* Moov/Volini spray.

Things to carry?

* Waterproof over trousers and waterproof Jacket.

* Trekking Gaiters.

* Comfortable Backpack with good back support and accessibility (easy access).

* Backpack Rain cover.

* Hiking Pole.

* Good stretchable and Quick-dry Trek Pants.

* Light and warm base layer (Preferably Merino wool. It can be used over a long period of time and stinks less).

* Warm and waterproof Jacket (Preferably Down Jacket with one extra layer for waterproofing).

* Fleece for layer 2.

* Warm Socks (Preferably Merino wool. It can be used over a long period of time and stinks less).

* Trekking shoe with good grip, traction and a very good non-compressible mid-sole.

* Polarised Sunglasses.

* Gloves.

* Warm hat.

* Small Daypack.

* Energy bars.

* 2 water bottles 1 litre each.

Trek Essentials

Rs 12000 per person
Rs 10000 per person

(Base camp to Base camp + 5% GST)

  Inclusion :

     Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay).
     Meals while on trek (Veg. + Egg).
     All necessary entry fees and permits.
     First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
     Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook and Support staff.
     TTH Staff Insurance.
     Porters/mules to carry central equipment.

  Exclusion :

     Any kind of personal expenses.
     Food during the transit.
     Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
     Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Price Includes.
     Any kind of emergency evacuation charges.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 : Dehradun to Sankri; 10 hrs.

Day 2 : Sankri to Pauni Garaat; 7kms, 6 hrs.

Day 3 : Pauni Garaat to Kalkattiyadhaar; 7kms, 6 hrs.

Day 4 : Kalkattiyadhar to Har Ki Dun; 5kms, 3-5 hrs.

Day 5 : Har Ki Doon to Pauni Garaat via Osla.

Day 6 : Pauni Garaat to Sankri; 6kms, 5 hrs.

Day 7 : Sankri to Dehradun; 10 hrs.

Please note that you will be staying at a lodge in Sankri.The stay on all other days is in tents(3 per tent).

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : Dehradun to Sankri.

The first day begins with a 10 hour drive from Dehradun to Sankri. You are expected to reach Dehradun railway station by 6:30 in the morning. To reach on time, you can book an overnight bus ride from Delhi to Dehradun ISBT.

Passing through Mussoorie- the “Queen of the Hills” on to Uttarkashi district, we will cross Naugaon, Purola, Mori, and Netwar before finally reaching village Sankri- the first stop on the trek. The road is through and through picturesque with pine tree forests starting on both sides of a road that catches up on a parallel to the course of the river Tons. Stopping at a favorable hour, we will have lunch somewhere by the road at an inn. Reaching Purola, you should get done with important calls and internet usage because hereafter, connection will get fuzzy. BSNL is the only efficient service available in this zone with limited providers.

Duryodhana Temple

There is a village in Uttarakhand where Duryodhana has been worshiped as a deity. A Duryodhana Temple in Jakhol village in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand was built by the inhabitants of Saur, who worship Kauravas as their ancestors. Other temples dedicated to the antihero of Mahabharata can be seen at Osla, Kotegoan and Datmir.

It is believed that Duryodhana once traveled to Hanol in Jaunsar-Bawar region of Uttarakhand and fell in love with its pristine natural beauty. He requested the local deity Mahasu for a valley to be granted to him next to the Himalayas. Mahasu agrees and bestowed upon him this piece of land with a promise that Duryodhana will take care of the people in this region. Legend has it that local people wept so profusely over the defeat of Kauravas and the subsequent death of Duryodhana that their tears became a river named Tamas (literally means suffering) which is presently known as Tons and flows into the upper region of Western Garhwal.

Day 2 : Sankri to Pauni Garaat.

On day 2, we start on our drive from Sankri to Taluka at 7 in the morning. This short drive through gradually thickening forests and streams cutting through the path over boulders will introduce us to the terrain of our trek closely.

Reaching Taluka, another village of the same lineage found on this trek, trekkers will be invited to collect refreshments before getting started on the hike. The first lapse is a descent to the banks of the beautiful Tons and keeping the river on the right, the trail enters a level walk through forests of conifers until reaching the first cemented bridge.

Crossing the stream, the trail leads up to a wooden bridge where a gentle slope goes down to the waters. Here you can fill your bottle and move ahead. The whole way along the river is ideal for photo compositions and provides shade too. We approach the rest point for lunch by the Supin tributary that we crossed before at around 1 in the noon. At a rocky height from the banks of the rivulet is a food shack, one of the many that we are going to find on our trek to the valley. These stores are with packaged food and beverage along with delightful hot snacks. In addition to our packed lunch, this will add a different twang of delight to outdoor meals on the move.

Day 3 : Pauni Garaat to Kalkattiyadhaar.

Pauni Garaat to Kalkattiyadhar is a distance of 7 km over 6 hours which we start early morning at 6. The trail crosses 3 “garaat” or hydroelectricity run chaffing units which are used by the villagers for separating husks of millet and maize followed by grounding to flour. The idyllic vibe retained in the surrounding, the trek proceeds through harvest lands, cattle grazing, and slant roofed huts used as granary and storages. After crossing a log bridge, the trail turns for an ascent. On this incline, you will get fabulous viewpoints to steal glimpses of the Dhauladhar Range out front. Snaky trails to Borasu Pass and Baspa Valley can also be made out from here. The high trail winds further down reaching a tabletop green stretch—Kalkattiyadhar. This is the campsite for day 2.

Day 4 : Kalkattiyadhar to Har Ki Dun.

A shorter distance of 5 km is reserved for the summit day, spanning over 3.5 hour of trekking time. Moving through a thick forest of conifers—chestnut, bhojpatra or papyrus bark, pines, and cedar, the trail is an intense experience of nature. There are several log bridges to be crossed over cool flowing streams concluded by the final ascent lap. The last landmark on the stretch to the valley is a waterfall, after which the ascent is unrelenting till the destination is reached.

About after 40 minutes on the uphill trail from the waterfall, you will reach the Valley cradled in greenery at the feet of the Har Ki Doon peak. The silvery waters of Supin streams through the heart of the valley and at the end of the vale there shows green roofed cottages of the forest department. The camps are made with a view of the majestic Swargarohini visible in front and the Hatha peak peeking from a corner. You will reach the valley in time to take a walk up to the cluster of green-roofed cottages. From here, you can treat your eyes to a different side of Swargarohini. A Shiva temple with a trident raised in the sky marks this glorious spot.

Remember to keep your cameras on stand-by to capture that beautiful essence of alpine glow when the sun sets.

Day 5 : Har Ki Doon to Pauni Garaat via Osla.

Har ki dun valley is the route for Bali Pass, Borasu Pass, Rupin Pass and Black Peak Expidition.

On day 5, we start off with a packed lunch towards Osla via Kalkattiyadhar. Down by the same trail, we break towards the village after crossing a cemented bridge. The village is reached by afternoon to be greeted with a host of smiling faces. The exceptional architecture of Osla’s houses invokes a different time and a different world altogether, the most striking structure being the Durtodhana temple topped with a pair of carved peacocks.

Day 6 : Pauni Garaat to Sankri.

A 5 hour trek to Taluka sets off this morning, climbing down by the familiar trail, stopping at familiar rest points. The car waits at the end of the dirt road to drive back base camp-wards. Pay special attention to descending tactic. Though climbing down accounts for lesser exhaustion, stressing out your soles with bold steps is unadvisable.

Day 7 : Sankri to Dehradun.

The journey concludes with the 10 hour drive from Sankri to Dehradun. Breakfast and lunch will be on the way.

Transport options from Delhi to Dehradun

  Delhi to Dehradun by Car -

Hire a cab from Delhi to Dehradun, which takes around 4 hours. NH-72A from Chhutmalpur to Dehradun is the best route you may take. The cost of cab ranges from INR 9 to INR 97 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Ideal for families and groups.

  Delhi to Dehradun by Bus -

Take a direct bus from Delhi to Dehradun, which takes around 6 hours. Deluxe, Volvo, semi-deluxe and ordinary Uttarakhand State buses depart every hour from ISBT, Kashmere Gate in New Delhi. There is also an overnight deluxe A/C service run by Uttarakhand Tourism. Dehradun ISBT bus stand is located about 5 km from the centre of the city. Ideal for backpackers and single travellers.

  Delhi to Dehradun by Train -

Take a direct Jan Shatabdi train from Delhi NDLS station to Dehradun railway station that takes around 6 hours. Dehradun railway station is located in the city centre. Train is the most comfortable and cost effective mode to travel to Dehradun from Delhi. Ideal for groups and families.

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1. If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
2. If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
3. In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.


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