Trek to Har ki Dun in Uttarakhand


Har – Ki – Doon trek one of the most famous trek in Garhwal Himlayas, Har-ki-Doon Valley is located at the base of Fateh Parvat, at an eleveation of 3556 mts. This is a moderate trek of medium difficulty, one has to physically fit for this trek.
Har-Ki-Doon Valley is surrounded by dense forests of pines and glittering mountain peaks, is a paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers.

Har – Ki – Doon trek one of the most famous trek in Garhwal Himlayas, Har-ki-Doon Valley is located at the base of Fateh Parvat, at an eleveation of 3556 mts. This is a moderate trek of medium difficulty, one has to physically fit for this trek.
Har-Ki-Doon Valley is surrounded by dense forests of pines and glittering mountain peaks, is a paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers.
The trek starts from Netwar to Osla is through dense forests of chestnuts, walnuts, willows and chinars. The trek from Osla to Har-ki-doon is through terraced mountain fields, lush green grassy land and conifer forests.
Har-Ki-Doon (The hanging valley of gods) is a paradise for trekkers. This moderate trek takes you to one of the least explored regions of Garhwal. As Har-KI-Doon falls within the Govind Pashu vihar , chances of seeing wildlife here are very bright. Here , you have a beautifully carved temple dedicated to Duryodhana , the Kaurava Prince. And if you are interested in glaciers then Jaundhar Glacier at 4300 mt. is just about five kilometers from Har-Ki- Doon.

Itinerary Har Ki Dun Trek

1st Day: Delhi

Upon arrival at Delhi airport meet our representative and then transfer to pre booked hotel. Overnight in the hotel.

2nd Day : Delhi – Dehradun – Mussoorie

Board the morning AC Train for Dehra Dun at 06:55 hrs. Arrival at Dehra Dun by noon. Upon arrival at Dehra Dun meet our representative and then transfer to Mussoorie by road – thereafter check in to hotel for overnight stay.

Mussoorie – christened “Queen of the hills” in its heydays with its green hills and varied flora & fauna, is a fascinating hill station! Commanding views of the snow bound mountain ranges to the north-east, and glittering views of the Doon Valley & Shivalik ranges in the south, the town presents a fairyland atmosphere to the tourists.

Its history dates back to 1827 when Captain Young, an adventurous military officer, explored the present site and laid the foundation of this holiday resort which now has few rivals. Mussoorie is famous for its scenic beauty and the hustle bustle of a hill resort. It provides many amusements for domestic and foreign tourists.

Mussoorie is conveniently connected to road by Delhi and major cities and is the ‘Gateway’ to Yamunotri and Gangotri Shrines of Northern India

03rd Day : Mussoorie – Sankri ((166 kms/ 5-6 hrs)

The narrow motor road follows a winding course plunging into the Yamuna valley via Mussoorie, and the famed Kempty falls, rising up rising up a dividing ridge and finally descending into the Tons river valley- crossing towns such as Sankri, Purola and Mori. Sankri is the last village connected to the motor road on this route. This picturesque village is about 13 Kms inside the Govind Wild Life Sanctuary (Netwair is the place where the check post is located). The village is the gateway to the almost untouched Har-ki-dun (3566m) valley with the Swargarohini Peak(6096m) towering above it serving as a backdrop. Overnight in tourist rest house/tent.

4th Day : Sankri – Taluka (1900 m/6232 ft) 14 kms/4-5 hrs

From Sankri the track is well marked and passes through a dense forest with breathtaking views of the valley sprawled below and the gushing river Rupin flowing in all its might. Taluka, a small hamlet lays on the banks of the river Supin, and is known for its beautiful “Pahari cottages” made out of an intricate wood , stone and mud ensemble – a must see, as it is considered earthquake proof, and contains the animal sheds on the ground floor, utilizing their body heat to warm the living area located directly above ! The village is located at an altitude of 1900 mts above MSL, and has guest houses and a few shack shops providing daily provisions to the local inhabitants. The campsite on this day is by theriver banks of the Supin. Overnight in tourist rest house/tent.

5th Day : Taluka – Osla (2560 m / 8400 ft) (13 kms/6-7 hrs)

The trail from Taluka village initially descends and then continues gradually to the left of the valley adjoining river Rupin. Later the trail winds upwards through beautiful forest full of Chestnut, Walnut and Willow trees, and continues to the village of Gangar. One has to cross a stream here and continue to climb to finally get a bird eye ‘s view of the settlement of picturesque Osla village at a distant on the true right of the valley. From this point, one continues to trek to Seema. The campsite is located opposite to the village of Osla and separated by the swift river. Seema is a small village with a few shops selling limited supplies of daily use! A Forest Rest House and Tourist Bungalow are available for the visitors. Overnight in tourist rest house/tent.

06th Day : Osla – Har – Ki Dun (3566 m / 11700 ft) (12 kms/6-7 hrs)

The trail from Seema initially continues on the left of the valley, goes past fields followed by crossing a hanging bridge strung across river Rupin. The trail now ascends, going past fields and pastures with occasional huts. The coniferous flora on the opposite side of the valley is awesome and is a photographer’s delight. The trail climbs to the ridge locally named – the Kalkatti Dhar, The gradual ascent to Har ki dun offers excellent views of the snow covered mountains and lush green terraced fields developed after generations of back breaking hard work of the locals. The last steep climb of 200 m gets one to the famed meadows of Har ki Dun with the west face of Swargrohini overlooking the valley. The campsite is located by a small stream, with peaks of Har Ki Dun and Swargarohini towering above. Overnight in tents.

7th Day : Har Ki Dun

Having a morning at ease one can explore Morinda lake in the first half of the day, as the entire day is reserved for relaxation and exploration. One can see mountains such as Kala nag, Bandar poonch, Ruinsara peaks and the majestic Swargarohini even before one reaches Har ki dun. A truly heavenly and peaceful place, for those wanting to spend some time by themselves! The deception of distances will prompt one to want to go right towards Swargarohini and Jumnar glacier or left towards Borasu pass (Taking one to Chitkul in Himachal), as everything looks within a stone’s throw! The huge and picturesque valley is flanked by massive mountains on three sides, and the valley floor is covered in soft grassy patches. Lunch and rest. Overnight in tents.

8th Day : Har Ki Dun – Osla

Trekking back to the village of Osla is an easy affair and gives time to relax, stop and admire all of God’s wonderous sights giving a lot of opportunity to photograph the beauty of the valley and the villages. The easy downhill walk to Osla takes around 3-4 hrs. Overnight in tourist rest house/ tent.

9th Day : Osla – Taluka (13 kms/3-4 hrs)

The walk towards Taluka village is equally easy as the previous day. Absorb the natural beauty while taking the relaxing descent down the breathtaking valley! Overnight in rest house/ hotel.

10th Day : Taluka (13 kms/3-4 hrs) – Sankri – Dehradun (215 Kms, 7-8 hrs)

The trek for the day is more like a cake walk through the forest and on the well marked path. On arriving Sankri bid adieu to the ponies/ porters. Board the vehicle and start driving towards Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand! Hotel check in. Take out time to visit places such as the Forest Research Institute, The Indian Military Academy, Malsi Deer Park, Robber’s cave, or a simple dekko of Paltan Bazaar, and do not forget to take a bag full of the best rice in the world – The aromatic Dehra Dun Basmati Rice ! Overnight in hotel.

11th Day : Dehradun – Delhi

In the morning board the AC train for Delhi at 05:10 hrs. Arrival at Delhi by 11:15 hrs. On arrival met our representative and then transfer to airport and from here catch your onwards destination flight.

Start Point: Dehradun

Nearest Railway Station: Dehradun Railway Station

Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport

Things to Carry:

Windproof jacket,
Warm and thick Fleece
Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
Thermal inner wear (upper & lower)
Woollen cap,
Woollen gloves,
Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)
Scarf/muffler (optional)
Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes
Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippersRaincoat / Poncho
Small light weight towel
Sturdy Water bottle,
Sun glasses
Walking stick
Lip Balm
Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
Personal medicationsPersonal toiletries

Pricing starts from
Package Includes:

Pick up from the Airport / Railway Station
Breakfasts, lunches and dinners
Airport transfers
Group medical kit
Good quality accommodation
Trek pack including sleeping bag, down or fiber filled jacket and insulated mat
Private transportation
All park entrance fees and trekking permits
Porters to carry all personal and group equipment.