The mountains of Garhwal come with dramatic formations and diverse geographic regions. Streams of crystal-clear rivers formed by the melting of glaciers, lush green meadows, hamlets, pine forests and rugged terrain form the varied topography of this region. But it is perhaps the mythological aspect of the Har Ki Dun trek that makes this onerous journey more special. It would be a heavenly experience to trek along the 'Valley of Gods', and follow the track once beaten by Pandavas on their way to the heavens. So how closer you come to heavens is quite impossible to say, but the panorama of the gorgeous settings amid the snow-clad peaks would be no less than a divine experience. Har ki Dun exists as one of the most spiritual and ancient treks of all time. Being the most beautiful valley in the Garhwal region, this trek attracts a large number of tourists every year. It is agreed to be one of the top listed favourable summer treks for the trekkers that takes you through some of the most beautiful scenic views. You would find meadows covered in green patches with orchids, rhododendrons and dense jungle all around you during the trek. Har ki Dun is nested at a height of 11,675ft and still is granted as an Easy trek for the trekkers with little or no experience at all.
Quick Facts About Har Ki Dun Trek:
Har Ki Dun Temperature: 10 to 15 degrees in the morning and 2 to 5 degrees at night
Har Ki Dun Trek Distance: 47km
Har Ki Dun Altitude: 11,675ft
Har Ki Dun Trek Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate
Starting and Ending Point: The trek starts and ends at Sankri
Railway Station: Dehradun is the nearest railway station
Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
Base Camp: Sankri (10 hrs drive from Dehradun)
ATM: Purola has the last ATM point before your trek begins
• Transportation: Dehradun to Sankri to Dehradun
• Accommodation: 5 Nights Camping during trek(on sharing basis) & 1 Night at Guesthouse
• Trek equipment’s (Sleeping bag, Tent, mattress, Kitchen & Toilet tent, Crampons, Utensils)
• All Meals(Veg.) during Trek
• Any kind of personal expenses
• Any Personal Gears
• Meal during the transportation
• Mules or porter to carry personal luggage
• Any additional permit cost if charged over Rs. 500/-
• Anything not mentioned in inclusions
• Experience Trek Leader
• Assistant Trek Leader/Local Guide
• Porters/Mules(for equipment)
Support staff is very well familiar with local conditions, routes and mythological stories which are related to this whole trek.
SAFETY AND RESCUE:
• Mountaineering Course Qualified Trek Leader
• Local Support Team for Geographical Intelligence
• Crampons / Micro-spikes to the Trekkers (if Required)
• First-Aid Medical Kit with the Team
We expects you to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you don’t want to carry your backpack, you can give it to porter against advance notice with extra charges at INR 350/Day.
Things To Carry :
Small shoulder bag
Cotton full sleeves shirts / T Shirts
Well broken in shoes
Woolen socks & gloves
Pullovers & Jacket
Monkey Cap & Sun Cap
Light raincoat & Umbrella
Quick dry hand towel
Torch with spare battery
Personal medical kit (if any)
Payment Policy :
No refund for the booking amount shall be made on the cancellation within 10 days before the trip by the customer.
Reservation shall be confirmed on the payment of the advance amount by the customer.
Term & Condition :
Please Visit the Term & Condition Page on Official Website.
Day one is all about a hill drive along the mountains of the Himalayas. These are several modes of transport for reaching Dehradun from New Delhi. Running seven days a week, Nanda Devi Express leaves New Delhi railway station just before midnight and arrives at Dehradun at about 6 in the morning. This overnight journey would be quite comfortable as compared to a bus ride. To reach Sankri - the base camp - before dusk is quite important so that you may have ample time to relax and prepare yourself for the trek. So if you board a local cab at 7 am in the morning, you could expect to reach Sankri anytime between 6-7 in the evening. En route, you would pass local settlements at Nainbagh, Naugaon, Purola and Mori Naitwar. It would be important to equip yourself as per the requirements. The essentials include a pair of trek pants, basic medications, sunglasses, cap, woolen clothes, etc.(download checklist for trek essentials item from the section below). On reaching Sankri, a village at about 1950 meters, you could unwind yourself and leave extra luggage at the base camp here before you begin the main journey from the next day. Glance past the ridges along this village to get some spellbinding distant views of the peaks of Swargarohini.
The second day of the trek involves a 12 km drive to Taluka followed by a 10km trek to Chilurgad. The initial phase begins with an hour-long drive to Taluka. Since the route happens to be landslide prone, it may remain closed during rainy season. So you may opt for a trail that takes you past about a little less than a dozen mountain curves. You would come across streams of clear water bouncing down the hills and wildflowers, bamboo and deodar trees gracing your way. Taluka is an inhabited village with concrete houses and a government guest house. After an initial trek to a valley along River Supin, you follow a path that would be interspersed with forests and bridges. Another hour of the trek and you reach a bridge on a tributary of Supin river. You'll find a camping ground as you cross this bridge. After some more climbing, walking and crossing a few more bridges, you'd reach Gangaad, a hamlet with few inhabitants. Green vegetation, wild orchids and majestic views of the impressive peaks would highlight, and at the same time, soothe this arduous trek.
The primary leg of this day starts with a short journey along the waterway that takes you to Osla, a little town. At around 8500 ft, this town has a sanctuary devoted to Lord Shiva. You may have a short stop here in this town as you continue further. As you start your trip, you would discover steep landscape just as level grounds. You would need to cross two streams, with the subsequent one having a wooden extension for travelers to stroll over it. In this manner, as you continue in front of a mountain twist, a progression of fields would follow. A portion of these have been utilized for development sooner or later as expected. With slant expanding bit by bit, you would discover a few stones and plots of grass. Subsequent to intersection two additional glades, just underneath the valley over Supin, you'll locate a wooden extension that drives you to the fields of Dev Thach, Bali Pass, and Ruinsara Taal. In any case, on your trip to Har Ki Doon, you need not take this course. Strolling past the wheat fields, you move to the occupied regions as your path rises over the conversion of Ruinsara and Supin. Presently in this part of your Har ki Dun journey, you'll discover regions giving a portion of the superb perspectives on Kalanag and Bandarpoonch mountain tops. By the night, you would arrive at your campground Simantra at around 8950 ft.
Jaundhar Glacier or Maninda Taal are close enough journeys from Har Ki Dun. 6-7 Hours term. Outdoors in Simantra. Convenience and food in Tents. The excursion from Simantra is 5kms where you'd increase a rise of over 2,500ft. To your right side, you go over the fields of Dev Thach, exactly where the two waterways meet. Starting here, the valley bifurcates into two with Bali pass on the privilege and Har ki Doon to one side. On your way to the campground, you could now have a look at the pinnacle of Har ki Dun. The fields and pine woodlands would offer route to a little cascade, and starting here onwards, a precarious moving for quite a long time would lead you to level land, with patches of snow getting increasingly more conspicuous up and down your way. Some additionally climbing would take you to a backwoods stretch with a steady grade. En route, you'll locate some timberland visitor house hovels simply over a little edge. When you arrive at Har ki Dun subsequent to intersection a wooden scaffold, you'd see the valley separating into two by a creek. The one to one side would lead you to Jaundhar Glacier, on the off chance that you choose to attempt this laborious trip. On your way, the grand excellence of the Himalayas will continue charging you for this in a real sense tough assignment. This would incorporate the proximate perspectives on Swargarohini pinnacles and Jaundhar Glacier. Investigate Har ki Dun for an hour relies on the time you are coming to there and afterward return back to Simantra campground.
Beginning from Simantra camp, this downhill trek would involve descending about 3500 ft in 6-7 hrs. So better start early in the day as this 9km expedition would require you to take several stops. The mesmerizing beauty of the Himalayas would always be encouraging and you would find several vantage points to capture the eternal charm of the snow-clad peaks. The path to Chilurgad would pass through Kalkatiyadhar and Osla.
This section of your journey involves a 10 km downhill trek to Taluka followed by a 12 km drive to Sankri. As you climb down the mountains, you would find many bridges and level grounds to cross. Given the less strenuous affair as compared to the uphill trek, you would have a great deal of time and energy to admire the natural diversity in the form of various types of trees, birds, shrubs and other creatures. On your drive back to Sankri, you are well bound to be consumed by the exhaustion of this expedition. So have a rest soon as you reach there to rejuvenate yourself for the last leg of your journey.
Hire a shared cab,public transport from Sankri to Dehradun.Bus will start early at around 7 a.m and board around 7 p.m at Dehradun. Transportation is low on Sankri. We preffered for cab booking while book trek with us, and come with your booked seats and enjoy the rest travel.
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