Trek to Har ki dun in Uttarakhand, India

About Har ki dun

Har ki dun which translates to Valley of Gods, is one of the least explored places in the Garhwal region. Har ki Dun valley lies at the base of Fateh Parvat at 3550m in Govind Wild Life Sanctuary and National Park in Uttarkashi, which is a stunning location in itself. The Har ki Dun valley trek is one of the best loved trekking routes in Uttarakhand, and attracts adventurers from around the world.

About Har ki dun trek

This moderate level Har ki dun valley trek is suitable for beginners and families with children as young as 9 years old. The terrain is not difficult nor are the gradients steep. The trek to Har ki dun valley is mix of peaceful walks, and adventurous ascents. However, there are long hours of walking each day, so you should be prepared for that. It starts from Sankri or Taluka village and passes through Gangaad, Osala, and Seema. The trail takes you through apple orchards, green valleys, wildflowers, and streams everywhere. The trek to Har ki dun also offers spectacular views of the other famous peaks in the region such as Banderpoonch, Swargarohini etc.

What you'll see on the Har ki Dun trek

After an enjoyable day of Har ki dun Valley trekking, walking through the protected habitat of Govind National Park, alpine meadows, pine forests and ancient villages that are over 3000 years old, you will be camping in open meadows with sweet grass under you. The crisp mountain air will sharpen your appetite as the team prepares delicious hot meals, and you’ll sleep like a baby in your tent every night.

Some itineraries include a climb on the Jaundhar Glacier. This becomes the highlight of the Har ki dun valley trek, as you get to walk on the glacier itself. At a height of 14,000 feet, you’re pretty close to the base of the Swargarohini peak towering above. Local legend has it that Yudhishthira (one of the Pandavas from the Mahabharata) scaled this peak on his way to Heaven. The glacier adds an edgy thrill to this family friendly trek.

When to go for the Har ki Dun trek

The Har ki dun valley trek can be done all year round, except during the monsoon. Temperatures vary from 10-15 degrees C in the day to 2-5 degrees C at night. In winter, from October to March, the valley is covered in snow. Har ki dun valley trek is a nature lover's delight, thanks to dense forests, green meadows, and views of craggy Himalayan peaks dusted with snow.

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Trek to Har-ki-Dun and Hata Valley
Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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Trek to the cradle-shaped valley enveloped with the most magnificent peaks in the Garhwal Himalayas. You’ll find yourself walking through green mountain meadows scented with wildflowers and trek to Hata Valley for scenic views of the Hata and Jeju peaks. These six days will be memorable, not just for the breathtaking landscape, but for the wholesome outdoorsy experience as well. The crisp mountain air sharpens your appetite for our delicious hot meals, and you’ll sleep like a baby in your tent every night.
    Inclusions
  • 2 guides for 15 trekkers
  • Accommodation on day 1 and day 6 in a hotel/lodge on twin sharing basis
  • Accommodation in alpine tents on twin sharing basis during the trek
  • Clean and fresh sleeping bags
  • Camping mattresses
  • Camping stools
  • Mess tents
  • 2 toilet tents separate for men and women travelers with portable seats
  • Meals from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 7
  • Forest entry charges, permits and camping fees
  • First-aid kit
  • Porter/mule charges for carrying camping equipment and rations
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag (can be arranged for INR 1800 per person, for a 10 kg bag)
  • Transport from Dehradun to Dehradun (can be arranged for INR 2700 per person)
  • Any airport/railway transfers
  • Upgrade to single occupancy for an additional cost of INR 3950
  • Any charges for video cameras or still cameras
  • Charges for alcohol or soft drinks or beverages
  • Personal expenses like tips or laundry or telephone calls
  • Any costs arising from unforeseen circumstances like landslides, bad weather or roadblocks, etc.
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Har-Ki-Dun Valley Trek
Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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Har ki Dun is one of the best loved trekking routes in Uttarakhand, and attracts adventurers from around the world. It offers trekkers a chance to walk through the protected habitat of Govind National Park, where dozens of species of flowers and trees abound. There are apple orchards, green valleys, wildflowers, and streams everywhere, and you'll be camping in open meadows with sweet grass under you. The trek to Har-Ki-Dun valley is mix of peaceful walks, and adventurous ascents. It offers stunning views of the surrounding peaks and glaciers in the Banderpoonch range.

IMPORTANT: A minimum group size of 4 pax is required to make the booking.
    Inclusions
  • Transport support throughout the trek starting from Dehradun Experienced mountain guide and cook
  • Camping arrangements (tents, sleeping bag, camping mattresses, camping stool/chair, mess tents, first aid)
  • Forest entry charges payable at the forest check post
  • Tent accommodation throughout the trek
  • Veg. meals from day 1 - dinner to day 7 - breakfast (please note that breakfast and dinner will be hot while lunch will be packed)
  • Porter/mule for carrying camping equipment and ration (please note that personal luggage will not be carried by the porters)
    Exclusions
  • Transport from hometown to Dehradun and back
  • Accommodation in Dehradun
  • Any meals while travelling to Giangad and back to Dehradun
  • Guesthouse accommodation anywhere
  • Any tips, laundry, phone calls, medicines, personal expenses or any other meal or drinks
  • Personal porter support will be chargeable at Rs. 200 per bag per day.
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Har-Ki-Dun Trek
Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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Har-Ki-Dun, which translates to Valley of Gods, is one of the least explored places in the Garhwal region. This moderate level trek is an absolute treat for every nature lover. Trekking along side rivers, crossing gorgeous meadows and forests, and camping at stunning locations are a few of the incentives that this trek offers. The views of the surrounding snow-clad peaks that this trek offers are simply unmatchable.
    Inclusions
  • Transport from Dehradun-Sankri-Dehradun
  • Accommodation during trek (camping/guest house)
  • Meals while on trek (veg)
  • Permits (except for foreign nationals)
  • First-aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced trek guide, and support staff
    Exclusions
  • Meals during transit
  • Personal expenses
  • Cost escalation due to any circumstances
  • Personal porters/cost for the services of mules for carrying personal luggage (approx. INR 250 per day per bag)
  • Anything which is not mentioned in ‘includes’
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Snow Trek to Har ki Dun
Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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The Har Ki Dun trail is one of the most gorgeous treks in the region. It winds upwards gently, taking you through dense pine forests, with greenery all around and distant mountain peaks that glitter in the snow.

During the winter, snow covers the landscape around, creating an icy paradise. This trek leads upwards and has challenging steep gradients in some sections, but is suitable for beginners as well as experienced trekkers looking for a snow trek.
    Inclusions
  • Meals during the trek
  • Forest permits/camping charges (if any)
  • Tents
  • Sleeping bags/mats
  • One night accomodation at a guesthouse in Sankri before trek begins
  • Safety equipment
  • Services of trek guide, cook, helpers
  • Porters or mules for carrying common supplies
  • Services of an experienced trek leader
  • Transport from Sankri-Taluka-Sankri
    Exclusions
  • Personal utensils
  • Transport from Dehradun-Sankri-Dehradun
  • Meals during road journeys
  • Overnight stay in Sankri on return
  • Personal porters for your bags
  • Any insurance
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusions list
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Snow Trek to Har-ki-Dun
Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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This 8-day trek takes you through one of the most scenic locations in the Garhwal Himalayas. You'll see sprawling meadows, alpine trees with branches weighed down with snow, and towering mountains all around. This trek will be memorable, not just for the breathtaking landscape, but for the wholesome outdoorsy experience as well. The crisp mountain air sharpens your appetite for your delicious hot meals, and you’ll sleep like a baby in your tent every night.
    Inclusions
  • 2 guides for the group
  • Accomodation in basic lodges/guest houses on double sharing
  • Camping on trekking days
  • Clean and fresh sleeping bags, camping mattresses, mess tents
  • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 8
  • Forest entry charges, permits and camping fees
  • First-aid kit
  • Porter/mule charges for carrying camping equipment and rations
  • Service tax
    Exclusions
  • Any airport/railway transfers
  • Transport from Dehradun and back as per itinerary
  • Any charges for video cameras or still cameras
  • Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag
  • Charges for alcohol or soft drinks or beverages
  • Personal expenses like tips or laundry or telephone calls
  • Any costs arising from unforeseen circumstances like landslides, bad weather or road blocks, etc.
  • Insurance
  • Any costs/services not mentioned in the inclusions.
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Trek to Har ki Dun
Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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The Har ki Dun trek is a great adventure for first-timers and novice trekkers, as it is one of the easier treks in this region. Har ki Dun, which means Valley of the Gods, takes you through gorgeous meadows, through pine forests, and along the banks of sparkling rivers. At night, you'll camp in open meadows with mountain views, and you'll fall asleep in warm sleeping bags in your tent, listening to the sounds of nature outside.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation on triple sharing basis
  • Meals on trek
  • Any trekking or safety gear, if needed
  • Sleeping bags, mattresses
  • Toilet tents
  • Kitchen and dining tents
  • All permits if needed
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced staff
  • Porters/mules to carry common equipment
  • Transport from Dehradun to Sankri and return
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Food during transit
  • Insurance
  • Mules/porter for personal backpack (can be arranged for an additional cost of 300/- per day)
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Trek to Har-Ki-Dun
Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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The trek from Hari ki Dun trek is not a difficult one, and is suitable for fit beginners and for experienced trekkers. While it isn't technical in nature, there are some days of long trekking hours, so you should be prepared for that. The Har ki Dun trek leads you through some of the most gorgeous scenery, and some of the most isolated villages of India.

The trail takes you over a ridge in a gradual ascent, offering you spectacular views that grow wider as you trek upwards. You'll camp in the Har ki Dun valley, and also get a full day to explore the best parts of this beautiful landscape.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation in tents on twin/triple sharing basis
  • Sleeping bags and mattresses for each trekker
  • Meals during the trek (only vegetarian)
  • Trekking permits and forest entry fees as required
  • Kitchen and dining tent with utensils
  • Toilet tents with toilet rolls and handwash
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified trek leader and support staff
  • Mules to carry central equipment
  • All taxes as applicable
    Exclusions
  • Transport from Dehradun-Sankri-Dehradun (can be arranged for INR 1000 per person)
  • Any personal expenses
  • Mules or porters for personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 1500 per person, for the entire trip)
  • Meals during the transit
  • Any expenses other than those mentioned in inclusions