About Har Ki Dun Valley

With gradual descends and easy ascends, Har Ki Dun Trek in the Garhwal Himalayas is an ideal pick for the beginners. Trek to Har Ki Dun, a valley situated at the base of Fateh Parvat and has mesmerizing views of azure blue skies and a dense forest of chestnut, deodar, and sycamore.

Har Ki Dun is one of the best treks in Uttarakhand that let’s you walk along sparkling, playful, flowering streams and waterfalls and even climb a gentle gradient. With each step, the landscape becomes more spectacular. The hills give way to mountains, and the mountains to giants until the valley opens into a cupped palm of Har Ki Doon.

Due to its good road connection via the Borasu Pass, Har Ki Dun Valley is also considered as the base point of many Himalayan peaks. The maximum elevation of Har Ki Dun Valley is 3566 m and the trekking trail offers the sight of beautiful Bandarpunch, Kalanag, and Swargarohini peaks.

The extravagant nine-day long Har-ki- Dun trek starts from Sankri, a tiny village in the Garhwal Himalayan Range. The trek further continues to Taluka and the side of Rupin River and Supin River, from where the views of the Indian Himalayas are stunning. From Taluka, the trekking trail moves to Osla and one can enjoy the breathtaking view of dense forest dotted with chestnut and walnut trees. From Osla, a steady ascend leads to Har ki Dun. Upon visiting Har Ki Dun Valley, one can explore Morinda Lake, Jaundhar Glacier, and Borasu Pass.

Har Ki Doon Valley Trip Highlights

  • Attractions of Har ki Dun Trek – villages of Sankri, Saud, Taluka, Osla and Seema and mountain peaks like Bandarpoonch, Kalanag, and Swargarohini.
  • Witness the culture & traditions of the village.
  • Explore Jaundhar Glacier and Morinda Lake.
  • Camping opportunity.

Best Time to Visit Har Ki Dun

Summer (April to June) & Post Monsoon (September to December) is an ideal time to do this trek. If you are interested in snow trekking then the best time to visit is winters. Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.

In Summer:

You can expect pleasing weather during the summer season. Usually, there is no fog and sky remains clear most of the time. If you are planning a trek in summer season then don’t forget to carry light woolen clothes as temperature remains low during the night.

Sankri: 5°C
Seema: 1 to 2°C
Har Ki Dun: (-1° C) to -2°C

In Monsoon:

During the monsoon, the trekking trails remain more prone to landslide. Roads remain blocked, but the scenic beauty is worth all the risk.

In Winter:

Serenity and solitude are at its best during winters at Har Ki Dun Valley. The region is blessed with snowfall during winters and the accommodation options also few. If travelling during the winter season then don’t forget to carry warm clothes, jackets, raincoats, fleece jackets and thermals.

Sankri: (-1) °C
Seema: (-3) °C
Har Ki Dun: (-15) °C to (-10) °C

Where is the Har Ki Dun Valley?

Har ki Dun is a cradle shape hanging valley nestled below the Har Ki Dun peak, towards the western side of the Garhwal Himalaya. At an elevation of 3556 meters, Har ki Dun valley is accessible through Govind National Park– known for its rich variety of flora and fauna. The trekking trail passes through dense forest sprinkled with chestnuts and walnuts trees along with willows and Chinar, glaciers basins, pine forest, spectacular ancient villages, and a chance to experience the wonderful slow-paced local lifestyle.

Har Ki Dun Trek (Detailed Itinerary)

Day 01

Delhi – Dehradun – Mussoorie

Other Benfits (On Arrival)
  • Breakfast
  • Transfers
  • Stay Included

AC train from New Delhi railway station will arrive at Dehradun by noon. On arrival, you will meet your travel guide, who will transfer you to the hotel in Mussoorie for an overnight stay. During the drive, you can enjoy the majestic beauty of Dehradun and Mussoorie.

Day 02

Mussoorie – Sankri (166 kms/ 5-6 hrs)

After breakfast, on the second day, you will drive to Sankri, which is starting point of our trek. On a journey to Sankri, you will pass through attractions like Kempty Falls, Purola and Mori. Before embarking on the trek, ensure that you have enough of bottled drinking water and energy bars to keep you going. After your arrival in the vicinity, you will check in a hotel or tourist rest house.

Day 03

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

The day will start with healthy breakfast and then go for a drive to Taluka, which is 14 km/4-5 hours away from Sankri. During the drive, one can witness the magical beauty of the surroundings and also enjoy the stunning views of the towering mountains and dense forest. You will be transferred to a hotel, once you will arrive at Taluka. Taluka has guest houses and a few shack shops providing daily provisions to the local inhabitants. Overnight in tourist rest house/tent.

Day 04

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

Wake up in the morning, enjoy the breakfast and start your trekking expedition to the Osla Village, a tiny hamlet on one side of the Rupin River. Initially, the trail descends, further it will lead to left side of the valley, which later adjoins the Rupin River. After trekking for few kilometers, tourists will see the dense forest of Chestnut, Walnut and Willows trees. Further, the trail will take you to the Gangar village, and after crossing streams and climbing, you will reach a point from where they can enjoy the panoramic view of Oslo village. Next stopover point will be Seema Village, a small town on the opposite side of Osla village, separated by the swift river. Overnight in tourist rest house/tent.

Day 05

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

The trekking trail to Har – Ki Dun from Oslo starts from the left side of the valley and further passes through the fields, followed by a bridge that crosses the Rupin River. Next stopover point is Kalkatti Dhar, from where one can enjoy the view of Har Ki Dun valley. Look out for Kalang (black peak) and Bandarpoonch ranges when you are close to Kalkatti Dhar. From Kalkatti Dhar, there is an uphill climb to Har KI Dun valley. After about 6 to 7 hours, finally arrive at Har Ki Dun valley; overnight stay in Har Ki Dun valley.

Day 06

Har Ki Dun

The sixth day is meant for relaxing. After the healthy breakfast, you can explore the valley, capture some magnificent views on the camera, or just chill at the campsite. Also, you can see the rarely found Brahma Kamal flower around Morinda Lake, a beautiful alpine lake that can be covered with a short trek from the campsite. If you are still up for exercise and stiff climbing, you head northeast up the valley 4 km to the Jaundar glacier. This may require technical skills and it may be better to walk up just a couple of kilometers there and back. Overnight in Har Ki Dun campsite.

Day 07

Har Ki Dun – Osla

Return the same way to civilization. Overnight stay in Osla village tourist rest house/ tent.

Day 08

Osla – Taluka (13 kms/3-4 hrs)

The eight-day is the second last day of the trek, covering a distance of 13 km through steeper terrains and stunning environs with sights of migratory birds disappearing in the snow-peaked mountains. Overnight stay at the guest house or hotel in Taluka.

Day 09

Taluka (13 kms/3-4 hrs) – Sankri – Dehradun (215 Kms, 6 hrs) – Delhi

The trek for the last day is relaxing and fun walk through the forest and on manmade roads. This day is highlighted by a back drive to Dehradun. Following your arrival in Dehradun; at about 05 pm, the adventure of the Har Ki Dun trekking comes to an end.

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