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Har ki Dun Trek – Exploring the Enchanting Valley of Gods

7 Days

The Har ki Dun Trek, nestled in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India, is a captivating journey into the heart of the Himalayas. Known as the Valley of Gods, this trek offers breathtaking views, diverse landscapes, and a rich cultural experience.

The Har Ki Dun Trek, nestled in the Sankari Range of Uttarakhand, offers a captivating journey through lush forests, alpine meadows, and snow-capped peaks. This moderate-level trek is perfect for both beginners and experienced trekkers.

The Har Ki Dun Trek is approximately 48 to 55 kilometers (30 to 34 miles) long, depending on the specific route taken and any side trips or detours along the way. This distance is typically covered over a span of 7 to 8 days, allowing for a moderate pace and ample time to soak in the breathtaking scenery and cultural experiences along the route.

Quick Facts – Har Ki Dun Trek

  • Region: Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Altitude: 3,566 meters (11,700 feet)
  • Duration: 6-7 days
  • Distance: 48 to 55 kilometers
  • Best Season: May-June (summer) or September-October (post-monsoon)
  • Highlights: Panoramic mountain views, diverse flora and fauna, cultural experiences, serenity of the valley

Brief Description – Har Ki Dun Trek

Har ki Dun, translating to “Valley of Gods,” is a hidden gem in the Garhwal Himalayas. The trek takes you through dense forests, charming villages, and alpine meadows, offering a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural richness. The highlight of the trek is the mesmerizing Swargarohini Peak, believed to be the path taken by the Pandavas to ascend to heaven.

The Har ki Dun Trek is a soul-stirring journey that begins in Sankri village. The trail meanders through Govind National Park, home to diverse flora and fauna. Along the way, trekkers encounter the quaint Osla village, with its wooden houses and ancient temples. The trek reaches its pinnacle at Har ki Dun, surrounded by snow-capped peaks and lush greenery.

Highlights – Har Ki Dun

  • Scenic Beauty: The week-long trek takes you through dense forests, quaint villages, and lush green meadows. The valley remains snow-covered from December to March, creating a magical landscape .
  • Mighty Himalayan Peaks: Prepare to be awestruck by jaw-dropping views of majestic peaks, including:
  • Swargarohini Group of Peaks , Kala Nag (Black Peak) , Bandarpoonch and more.
  • Jaundhar Glacier: Explore the beautiful glacier near the Har Ki Dun Valley. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks, it offers stunning vistas of the surrounding landscape.
  • Morinda Tal: Discover this serene high-altitude lake nestled amidst lush meadows. It’s a peaceful spot to soak in the natural beauty of the region.
  • Camping Opportunities: Har Ki Dun boasts picturesque camping grounds, especially at Har ki Dun itself.

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Short Itinerary – Har Ki Dun Trek

Day 1: Arrival in Sankri
Day 2: Sankri to Taluka (Drive) | Taluka to Seema (Trek)
Day 3: Seema to Har Ki Dun
Day 4: Har Ki Dun to Jaundhar Glacier and back
Day 5: Har Ki Dun to Seema
Day 6: Seema to Sankri
Day 7: Departure from Sankri

Why Har Ki Doon Is A Must-Do Trek

  • Natural Beauty: The trek offers captivating vistas of the Swargarohini group of peaks, lush alpine meadows, and dense pine forests. Each step reveals breathtaking landscapes that leave trekkers in awe.
  • Year-Round Access: Unlike some treks that are limited to specific seasons, Har Ki Dun welcomes adventurers throughout the year. Whether you visit in summer or winter, the valley’s allure remains intact.
  • Cultural Significance: Known as the Valley of Gods, Har Ki Dun is steeped in mythology. Legends suggest that this was the same route taken by the Pandavas during their ascent to heaven in the Mahabharata.
  • Legacy of Swargarohini: The snow-clad Swargarohini Peak dominates the horizon, carrying the legacy of a mythical stairway to heaven. As you trek, you connect with ancient stories and the timeless beauty of the Himalayas.
  • Land of Uttarakhand: Uttarakhand, where Har Ki Dun is nestled, is often called the land of Gods. Its pristine landscapes and spiritual aura make this trek a soul-stirring experience.

Preparation for Har Ki Dun Trek

  Proper preparation is essential for a successful and enjoyable Har Ki Dun Trek

  1. Physical Fitness:
    • Cardiovascular Endurance: The trek involves long walks, so focus on improving your cardiovascular fitness. Start with brisk walks and gradually increase the distance and pace.
    • Strength Training: Strengthen your leg muscles, especially quadriceps and calves, as they’ll be heavily used during the trek.
  2. Hiking Gear:
    • Footwear: Invest in good-quality trekking shoes with ankle support. Make sure they are well broken-in before the trek.
    • Clothing: Layering is key. Carry moisture-wicking base layers, insulating mid-layers, and waterproof outer layers. Don’t forget warm socks, gloves, and a hat.
    • Backpack: Get a comfortable backpack with padded shoulder straps. It should have enough capacity to carry your essentials.
  3. Acclimatization:
    • Spend a day or two in Sankri (the base camp) to acclimatize to the altitude. This helps prevent altitude sickness.
    • Stay hydrated and avoid alcohol during acclimatization.
  4. Packing Essentials:
    • Sleeping Bag: A good-quality sleeping bag suitable for cold weather.
    • Trekking Poles: These provide stability and reduce strain on your knees.
    • Headlamp or Torch: Essential for night treks and early mornings.
    • Water Bottle and Purification Tablets: Hydration is crucial.
  5. Nutrition and Hydration:
    • Carry high-energy snacks like nuts, energy bars, and chocolates.
    • Stay hydrated by drinking water regularly. Dehydration can affect your performance.
  6. Mental Preparation:
    • Trekking involves physical challenges, but mental strength is equally important. Stay positive and motivated.
    • Enjoy the journey, connect with fellow trekkers, and embrace the beauty of nature.

How to Book This Tour Package?

To confirm your booking, please deposit 30% of the total package cost as a final confirmation.
You can do NEFT/IMPS/Cash/Cheque Deposit in the below account.

Bank Account Details

  • ✅ UPI : supertrekkers@yespay
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Embark on the adventure of a lifetime and uncover the hidden treasures of the Himalayas with the Har Ki Dun Trek. Book your journey today and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Har Ki Dun Trek - Inclusion/ Exclusion

Inclusion - Har Ki Dun Trek

  • Transport Included | Dehardun To Dehradun
  • Tented accommodation throughout the trek for 4 nights.
  • Guesthouse/Hotel stay for 2 nights.
  • All vegetarian meals during camping.
  • Camping gear including sleeping bags, tents, thick mattresses, separate kitchen, dining tent & utensils.
  • Forest entry charges for Indian Nationals only.
  • Porter and mule support to carry camping equipment.
  • Personal luggage can be carried by mules and/or porters on a chargeable basis.
  • First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.

Exclusion - Har Ki Dun Trek

  • Personal expenses like tips, personal
  • medicines, phone calls, etc.
  • Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above.
  • Accommodation in Dehradun.
  • Porter to carry personal luggage.
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From ₹12,499 ₹9,500
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  • Professional Local Guide
  • Customized itineraries to suit your preferences
  • Constant hand-holding prior, during, and post-trek
  • Sankri
  • Camping/Guesthouses
  • Dehardun To Dehradun
  • Vegetarian
  • 48 to 55 kilometers
  • Camping & Trekking
  • 3600 m /12000 ft
  • Spring (May to June) and Autumn (September to November).

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