Trek to Har-ki-Dun and Jhaundhar Glacier
Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
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2017
Sat, 16 Sep, 2017
15
Sat, 30 Sep, 2017
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  • 7
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  • 15
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Date
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2017
Sat, 16 Sep, 2017
15
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15
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  • Trip introduction

    Ever walked on a glacier before? If you like a dose of adrenaline mixed with your trek, this is the one for you! One day you’ll find yourself walking through green mountain meadows scented with wildflowers, and the next, you’ll be scrambling over scree to cross an impressive glacier. 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.

    Destination

    This trail runs through the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park in the Garhwal Himalayas, making it a nature lover's delight, thanks to mixed forests, green meadows, and views of craggy Himalayan peaks dusted with snow.

    The highlight of the trek is definitely your day on Jaundhar Glacier. At a height of 14000 feet, you’re pretty close to the base of the Swargarohini peak towering above. The glacier adds an edgy thrill to a trek that is moderately challenging and suitable for even fit newbies.

    Destination highlights

    • Hike through lush, green meadows
    • Enjoy spectacular views of snow-capped Himalayan peaks
    • Interact with the locals and learn more about the local culture
    • Photograph the high-altitude Jaundhar glacier and the surrounding views
    • Capture breathtaking views of the Himalayan ranges from 14000 feet.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    GIO has a set of guidelines that all participants must adhere to based on the tenets of ‘Leave No Trace’ and ‘Tread Light’ policies. These guidelines are very simple and prioritise travelling in small groups, better planning, understanding impact of camping, proper waste disposal, respecting local cultures, sensitivity towards wildlife and so on.

    The trip leader's decision is final.

    Participants have to respect the local culture and should not litter or deface natural structures/monuments.

    Cancellation policy

    If you cancel 45 days before departure: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

    If you cancel 30-45 days before departure: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

    If you cancel 15-30 days before departure: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

    If you cancel 15 days or less before departure: No refund

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life.

    All participants would be required to sign an Indemnity Form before the start of the program, without which they will not be allowed to take part in the trip/program/activities.

    If due to bad weather, sickness, any natural calamity or any other personal reason the itinerary is changed, the extra charges arising due to it will be borne by the guests. Also if days are cut short on the trek for any of the above reasons GIO will not be liable to make hotel arrangements at the base for the guests.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Dehradun
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    Drop off point
    Dehradun
    Mode of transport
    Tempo Traveller/Xylo
    Start point
    Taluka, Uttarakhand
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    End point
    Taluka, Uttarakhand
    Time of departure
    07:00 AM
    Time of return
    04:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    36 hrs
    Total distance covered
    72 kms
    Start point elevation
    11482 feet
    Maximum elevation
    14000 feet
    Minimum elevation
    6561 feet
    Average per day distance
    12 km
  • Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri

    From Dehradun, you will board vehicles to drive to Sankri via Mussorrie, stopping for lunch en route. The drive takes you along the Yamuna and the Tons river, and through fragrant pine forests. At Sankri, you'll check in to the scenically located Hotel Wild Orchid. Sankri is very beautiful, and is a fitting start point for a trek through spectacular landscape. In the evening you can take a stroll to get your muscles working. Go to sleep on time because tomorrow your trek begins. Overnight stay in the hotel
    /Trekking Har Ki Dun Dehradun Uttarakhand Himalayas Adventure Trek on undulating meadows covered with wild colourful flowers.

    Day 2: Sankri-Taluka-Seema

    Today your trek begins! You'll have a short drivet to Taluka, the start point of the trek. You'll be glad to start your trek on a gradual slope upwards, through small hamlets and mixed forest sections. There are a couple of steep patches along the trek, but nothing that you can't manage. Another highlight of this trek will be the chance to meet locals and see their lifestyles. This region has a very old and unique culture, and it is still preserved today. Your end point for the day is Seema, a small market place, but the group will trek just ahead of the crowsds, in beautiful fields by the riverside. Overnight in tents.
    /Trekking Har Ki Dun Dehradun Uttarakhand Himalayas Adventure Dip your feet in crystal clear Himalayan streams.

    Day 3: Seema to Har ki Dun

    After breakfast, you cross the Supin river to negotiate a steep climb. At the top, you'll find fabulous views of the Bandarpoonch and Swargarohini peaks and also of meadows and jungles towards the Ruinsara valley. Your trek takes you through forests filled with birds, meadows carpeted with wildflowers, and past a waterfall and multiple rivulets. You'll arrive at Har-ki-Dun in about 5-7 hrs, which is absolute paradise. This open valley is criss-crossed with streams, blossoming flowers, and a fascinating landscape. You'll never want to leave, so it's a good thing you're camping here for a couple of nights. Overnight in tents.
    /Trekking Har Ki Dun Dehradun Uttarakhand Himalayas Adventure Capture spectacular views of towering Himalayan peaks.

    Day 4: Har ki Dun to Jaundhar glacier

    A visit to Jaundhar Glacier adds an element of high mountain thrill to this trek. With its scree-covered terrain glaciers all around, and tricky patches of moraine to negotiate, this day is a complete contrast to the leisurely treks through greenery. It's a long walk and the route will be challenging in some places, but it'll be worth your effort. At the top you'll see magnificent views all around. The group spends some time here before heading back to the campsite in Har ki Dun. Overnight in tents.
    /Trekking Har Ki Dun Dehradun Uttarakhand Himalayas Adventure Walk on moraines and screes and get close views of the famous Swargarohini peaks.

    Day 5: Har ki Dun to Seema

    Today you have a tough choice after breakfast - will you spend the day in the beautiful environs of Har ki Dun, or will you trek for 2-3 hours (round trip) to the equally beautiful Haata meadows? However you choose to spend your morning, after lunch, you will have to depart to Seema. If you reach in time, you can visit the ancient temple in the nearby Osla village. Overnight in tents.
    /Trekking Har Ki Dun Dehradun Uttarakhand Himalayas Adventure Take in magnificent views of endless mountains covered with snow.

    Day 6: Seema to Sankri

    Today is your last day of trekking. You'll depart early to make the trek down to Taluka, where vehicles are waiting for you. Along your route, you'll have time to take a dip in the cool waters of the streams we pass, or just dip your tired feet in. Overnight in the hotel.
    /Trekking Har Ki Dun Dehradun Uttarakhand Himalayas Adventure Set up camps at picturesque locations offering sweeping views of the Himalayas.

    Day 7: Sankri to Dehradun

    Post breakfast, you'll depart for Dehradun. You can also have a brief stopover at Mussoorie, one of India's most popular hill stations. The drive from Mussoorie to Dehradun would take an hour, from where you could continue ahead towards your onward destination. Trip ends in Dehradun.
    /Trekking Har Ki Dun Dehradun Uttarakhand Himalayas Adventure Enjoy beautiful views of the Himalayan valley.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Dehradun
    End point
    Sankri
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    14 kms
    Trekking time
    7 hrs

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Sankri
    End point
    Seema
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    12 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Seema
    End point
    Har-Ki-Dun
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    14 kms
    Trekking time
    7 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Har-Ki-Dun
    End point
    Har-Ki-Dun
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    16 kms
    Trekking time
    8 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Har-Ki-Dun
    End point
    Seema
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    08 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Seema
    End point
    Taluka
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    08 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Taluka
    End point
    Dehradun
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • 2 guides for the group
    • Accommodation on day 1 and day 6 in a hotel/lodge on triple sharing basis
    • Clean and fresh sleeping bags, camping mattresses, toilet tents while camping
    • All meals as specified
    • Forest entry charges, permits and camping fees
    • First-aid kit
    • Porter/mule charges for carrying camping equipment and rations
    • Service tax
    • Accommodation on twin sharing basis while camping.
      Excludes
    • Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag - Additional cost INR 1900
    • Transport from Dehradun and back as per itinerary. (Additional cost - INR 2725 per person)
    • Any airport/railway transfers
    • You may book for twin sharing accommodation on day 1 and day 6 on an additional payment of INR 1000.
    • 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 road blocks, etc.
    • Insurance
    • Any costs/services not mentioned in the inclusions.

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Shirts/t-shirts – 2/3
    • Jeans/trekking pants – 2
    • Windproof jacket preferably with a hood
    • Warm and thick fleece/full-sleeve woollen sweater
    • Thermal inner wear (upper and lower)
    • Woollen cap
    • Woollen gloves
    • Woollen socks and regular socks (3-4 pairs)
    • Scarf/muffler (optional)
    • Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
    • Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
    • Raincoat/poncho
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery or electronic gadgets.

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Accommodation in 3/4 season alpine tents
    • Fresh, clean sleeping bags
    • Camping mattresses
    • Toilet tent for women
    • First-aid or medical kit
      You need to get
    • Small lightweight towel
    • Water bottle
    • Cap/hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
    • Sun glasses
    • Walking stick/trekking pole
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Lip balm
    • Torch/flashlight (with extra batteries)
    • Personal toiletries
    • Books, if you like reading
    • Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in it
    • Carry rain cover for your bags
    • Keep a few poly bags or waterproof bags in your bag in which if required you can put your belongings in case of heavy rain
    • Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication only.
  • Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri

    Hotel accommodation.

    Sleep in clean and comfortable rooms on triple sharing basis.

    Day 2: Sankri-Taluka-Seema

    Camping

    Camp under starry skies surrounded by nature on twin sharing tents.

    Day 3: Seema to Har ki Dun

    Camping

    Camp under starry skies surrounded by nature on twin sharing tents.

    Day 4: Har ki Dun to Jaundhar glacier

    Camping

    Camp under starry skies surrounded by nature on twin sharing tents.

    Day 5: Har ki Dun to Seema

    Camping

    Camp under starry skies surrounded by nature on twin sharing tents.

    Day 6: Seema to Sankri

    Hotel accommodation.

    Sleep in clean and comfortable rooms on triple sharing basis.

    Day 7: Sankri to Dehradun

    Trip ends before nightfall.

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