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.