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  • Har ki Dun Trek

    About Har ki Dun

    Har ki Dun, which translates to ‘Valley of Gods’, lies in the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park. Thanks to the remote location of the valley, it is one of the least explored places in the Garhwal region, which is a stunning location in itself. The trail lies at the base of Fateh Parvat and offers views of Bandar Poonch, Swargarohini, and other peaks. Har ki Dun trek is considered as one of the most scenic treks in Uttarakhand.

    This 6-7 day trek gives you the complete Himalayan trekking experience. You’ll walk through pine forests and alpine meadows during the day, and camp in the open at night. The crisp mountain air will sharpen your appetite, and you’ll sleep like a baby in your tent every night.

    Har ki Dun trek difficulty level

    The Har ki Dun trek is considered to be moderately challenging. The terrain is not difficult nor are the gradients steep, but there are long hours of walking each day. There are also some steep ascents, although most of the trail is fairly easy to manage. It can be done by fit beginners, but only if they are prepared to walk for 5-6 hours a day.

    Uttarakhand has many other treks that are shorter and easier. You might be interested in these short treks in Uttarakhand, if you’re a beginner. If you’re heading to Uttarakhand, you should definitely consider these Top Things to Do in Uttarakhand.

    Route for Har ki Dun trek

    The trek starts from Sankri or Taluka and passes through the small villages of Gangad, Osla, and Seema. These villages are surrounded by pretty apple orchards and farms. You’ll soon leave them behind as you enter the lush wilderness of green valleys, dotted with wildflowers and streams everywhere. Some itineraries also include a visit to Jaundhar Glacier.

    Har ki Dun Trek Summary

    • State: Uttarakhand
    • Nearest city: Dehradun
    • Total days: 6-7 days
    • Grade: Moderate
    • Max altitude: 11,800 feet
    • Total trekking distance: 64 km
    • Season: Summer and winter
    • Avg. temperature: -10 to 20 degree Celsius
  • Har ki Dun Trek– 7 days

    Sketch Itinerary:

    Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri Drive

    • Pickup from Dehradun Bus Station/Dehradun Railway Station

    • Drive for about 8 hrs
    • Reach Sankri
    • Overnight in tents at Sankri

    Day 2: Sankri to Taluka Drive, Trek to Chilurgad

    • Drive to Taluka and start the trek to Chilurgad.
    • Trekking distance: 12 km
    • Trekking time: 5 hrs
    • Overnight in tents at Chilurgad

    Day 3: Chilurgad to Boslo Trek

    • Trek to Boslo
    • Trekking distance: 11 km
    • Trekking time: 5 hrs
    • Overnight in tents at Boslo

    Day 4: Boslo to Har ki Dun and Marinda Tal Trek

    • Trek to Har ki Dun and nearby Marinda Tal
    • Trekking distance: 12 km
    • Trekking time: 6 hrs
    • Trek back to Boslo
    • Overnight in tents at Boslo

    Day 5: Boslo to Chilurgad Trek

    • Trek back to Chilurgad
    • Trekking distance: 12 km
    • Trekking time: 6 hrs
    • Overnight in tents at Chilurgad

    Day 6: Chilurgad to Taluka Trek, Drive to Sankri

    • Trek back to Sankri
    • Trekking distance: 11 km
    • Trekking time: 5 hrs
    • Overnight in tents at Sankri

    Day 7: Sankri to Dehradun Drive

    • Drive back to Dehradun
    • Enjoy the views
    • End of the trip

    Detailed itinerary:

    Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri Drive

    Report to Dehradun Bus Station/Dehradun Railway Station early in the morning and meet the operator. Board the waiting vehicle to Sankri. The drive will be long, approximately 8 hrs, and it'll be extremely scenic.

    You'll reach Sankri by late evening and settle down at the campsite set up there. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure, watch the stars dot the sky and retire into your tents for the night.

    Day 2: Sankri to Taluka Drive, Trek to Chilurgad

    Today, you'll travel towards Taluka, which is about 12 km from Sankri. Your trek begins from here. The trail starts through a valley beside the Supin river and you will keep trekking onwards through bridges and forests.

    While on your trek, you'll walk past a few picturesque villages before reaching Chilurgad. This is where you'll spend the night. Overnight in tents at Chilurgad.

    Day 3: Chilurgad to Boslo Trek

    Today, you'll be treated to sweeping views of snow-clad mountain peaks as you trek through flourishing meadows to arrive at Boslo.

    Boslo is an open grassland located only about 2 km before the Har ki Dun valley. Overnight in tents at Boslo.

    Day 4: Boslo to Har ki Dun and Marinda Tal Trek

    Today is the most awaited day of your trek. You'll be trekking to Har ki Dun and also go to a nearby valley to visit Marinda Tal. You'll begin your trek by crossing a river over a stone bridge.

    After this, the trail rises higher and you'll get gorgeous views of the Ruinsara valley and the snowy peaks of the Bandarpoonch range. You'll spend some time exploring Har ki Dun and Marinda Tal, after which you'll make your way back via the same route to Boslo. Overnight in tents at Boslo.

    Day 5: Boslo to Chilurgad Trek

    You'll continue making your way back through the same route to Chilurgad. Watch out for slippery sections on your trail, as the trek is a full descent.

    You'll be mesmerised by the snow-topped mountains as you arrive at Chilurgad. Overnight in tents at Chilurgad.

    Day 6: Chilurgad to Taluka Trek, Drive to Sankri

    Today, you'll be trekking back to Sankri, the trek distance for which will be long. However, it's a downhill trek and you will cover this distance in about 7-8 hours. Once you arrive at Sankri, you can relax at the campsite. Overnight in tents at Sankri.

    Day 7: Sankri to Dehradun Drive

    Today, you'll wake up early for your 8-hour journey back to Dehradun. The trekking days are behind you now; you can kick back, relax and enjoy your drive to Dehradun, which will be filled with stunning views. Your trip ends here.

    Inclusions:

    You will be provided with transport support throughout the Har ki Dun trek, starting from Dehradun and back. You will enjoy the services of an experienced mountain guide and cook. 

    Throughout the trek, accommodation in tents and all camping equipment will be arranged, including the tents, sleeping bags, camping mattresses, camping stool/chair and mess tents. This package also includes forest entry charges payable at the forest check post.

    Meals and refreshments will be based on the type of package selected. Please check with the operator. The services of a porter/mule for carrying camping equipment and ration is included in the cost. A first aid kit will be made available on site. The Har ki Dun trek package cost is all-inclusive of applicable taxes.

    Exclusions:

    Transport from your hometown to Dehradun and back, along with accommodation in Dehradun will have to be arranged by you. You will not be provided with any meals while travelling to Giangad and back to Dehradun.

    Accommodation in guesthouses won't be provided anywhere while on the Har ki Dun trek. Personal expenses such as tips to staff, laundry, phone calls, medicines, extra meals or beverages will have to be borne by you. A porter/mule can be arranged to carry personal luggage at an approximate additional cost of INR 300 per day and per bag with a maximum weight of 12 kgs.

    Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, roadblocks, medical evacuation, etc. will also have to be borne by you.

  • Best time to go/Weather

    The Har ki Dun trek can be done year round, except during the monsoons. Temperatures vary from 10-15 degrees Celsius in the day to 2-5 degrees Celsius at night. During the summer, you’ll see blossoming flowers, sparkling streams, wild horses and you will enjoy pleasant temperatures in the day and nippy temperatures at night. In winter, from October to March, the valley is covered in snow, and offers a different beauty, with white-carpeted trails and chilly, semi-frozen streams.

    The best time to undertake the Har ki Dun trek is between the months of March to June, and September to December. After March, you might still find snow on your trails, but the valley is verdant, coming alive with numerous species of flora and fauna.

    The melting snow overfills the lake, feeding the grass and the kaleidoscopic wildflowers. You'll enjoy warm temperatures and pleasant walks.

    The rain heavy clouds are just parting ways after September so the valley stays lush and vibrant with flowers. The temperature; however, will have dropped a few degrees and expect it to drop lower as the months move on to November when the valley gets blanketed in a shimmering layer of snow.

  • Har ki Dun Trek - Route Map / Altitude Map

    • Check the trekking route map for the Har ki Dun trek in Uttarakhand.

    • Check maximum and minimum altitudes for every day of the Har ki Dun trek in Uttarakhand.

  • Har ki Dun Trek - Frequently Asked Questions

    What should I carry for the Har ki Dun trek?

    Your operator will provide you with a complete packing list for the trek. You should make sure you have enough warm wear for the trek. You should also have rain covers for your backpack and daypack so that your gear is always protected.

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  • Har ki Dun Trek Reviews

    Reviews

    • Rated : 5

      19-11-2020

      Did Har ki Dun trek with them. It was an amazing experience. I was in contact with Rohit from The great next, he provided great information about the place and requirements. He was easy to connect to and very helpful. It was with Himalaya Shelter. Rohit also got me in touch with the owner of the company so that I could clearly know what all services would be provided and the climatic conditions there. The great next guys really do great research before putting us forth. Rohit also gave me discount on booking and was at a great price. Loved the Himalayas. Looking forward to travel more with you. Thank you for making these arrangements.

    • Rated : 5

      11-06-2019

      Thank you team TGNA for making my trip a great success, as Har ki dun Trek was my first ever trek and that too solo.it was good experience by booking through you guys. Thank you team....

  • For the Har ki Dun trek, you will have to make your way to Dehradun. Your operator will arrange your transport from here onwards to the endpoint of the trek and back.

    How to reach Dehradun:

    By Air:

    Jolly Grant Airport is the airport that serves Dehradun. There are daily flights from Delhi and other major cities in India for Dehradun. From here, you can catch a taxi/cab to the mentioned pick-up point.

    By Train:

    Dehradun is connected to major cities in India like Mumbai, Delhi, Varanasi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Allahabad, Chennai by a strong rail network.  

    By Bus:

    Dehradun is well connected to most cities such as Delhi, Shimla, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Agra and Mussoorie by many private and government bus services.

    Dress in layers to keep yourself warm throughout the trek. Wear thermal inners under your t-shirt/shirt and trousers/jeans. Drape a farm fleece jacket over your clothes accompanied with woollen gloves, cap and socks.

    Wear comfortable trekking boots during your Har ki Dun trek and make sure they're well broken into, as you'll be walking for long hours most of the days. Make sure you keep a raincoat and windproof jacket handy. Avoid carrying expensive jewellery and gadgets.

    A few essentials for this trek include a waterproof rucksack, protected by a rain cover, trekking poles, water bottles, headlamp or torch with fresh and extra pair of batteries.

    Carry floaters or sandals for when you're not trekking, carry a light towel, toiletries, toilet paper and a personal medicine kit. Make sure you also carry cold cream, lip balm, sunscreen and sunglasses. Carry with you, a camera to document all that you will see.

    You will also be required to carry government-issued identity cards. An exhaustive packing list for the Har ki Dun trek will be provided to you by your operator, make sure you pack every item on that list.

    The Har ki Dun trek is not recommended for beginners. However, if they are fit and comfortable walking for long hours, this trek is perfect for them. It's best to spend some time building your stamina, starting from a few months prior to your trek. You can prepare by performing exercises like stair climbing, jogging, running, etc.