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Har Ki Doon Valley Trek
A Doorway to Ancient Himalayan Villages
Har Ki Dun is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Western Himalayas. It is nestled in the middle of a cradle-shaped vale below the Har Ki Dun peak. A delight for trekkers, both in summer and winter, this valley is accessible through Govind National Park – known for its rich variety of flora and fauna. The trail through alpine meadows, moraine ridges, glacier basins, pine forests and ancient villages, gives you spectacular valley views and a chance to experience the wonderful slow-paced local lifestyle.
Dates: 05th May to 17th May (13D/12N)
Trek Duration: 8 Days
Grade: Moderate To Difficult
Max Altitude: 11,700 ft.
Approx Trekking Km: 60 Kms
Age Group: 16+ Years
No other trek is so steeped in mythology to justify the title of “Valley of Gods”. Follow the trail of Pandavas who took the very same route to ascend to heaven via Swargarohini, the mountain that dominates the Har Ki Dun valley. The mountain views you get on this trek are unique. This is the only valley from where you can see Swargarohini – I, II, III, Bandarpoonch and Blackpeak, all together. You can also see the Ruinsara peaks from here.
This is a valley trek where you trek along the Supin River to Har Ki Dun valley. Since the trekking trail isn’t treaded upon too often, birds and animals thrive in this region. One can spot langoor families near Puani Garaat. Black bears, wild boars and Barasingha are few of the other animals you can spot if you’re lucky. Golden eagles and massive Himalayan griffins also live here. The colourful Himalayan monal, the state bird of Uttarakhand, thrives in the forests here.
The Har ki Dun trail takes you back in time. The cradle shaped valley is populated with ancient villages that are over 3,000 years old. This is also one of the few treks where one can come across the local lifestyle in close proximity. Most of the residents here grow rajma, potato and rice for living. They also weave their own wool and make jackets and coats. You can get an intimate look into lives of villagers as they pass you by.
High Altitude Trekking and Much More
Additional: (At Your Own Cost)
Mumbai – Dehradun – Sankri – Pauni Garaat – Kalkattiyadhaar – Har Ki Doon – Pauni Garaat – Taluka – Sankri – Dehradun – Rishikesh – Haridwar – Mumbai
Day 01: Mumbai to Dehradun: Depart from Mumbai to Dehradun by Train. O/n Train
Day 02: Dehradun: Reach Dehradun by evening. O/n Dehradun
Day 03: Dehradun to Sankri:
220 km drive by NH 507 - approx 10 hours.
Altitude: 6,400 feet.
Sankri, base camp for this trek, is a small but pretty village with 250 houses. A few dhabas and shops make up the commerce scene in Sankri. In peak season, it is usually bustling with trekking activity as it is the basecamp for many treks – Kedarkantha, Bali Pass and Borasu Pass. The village offers a beautiful view of the sun setting behind the greater Himalayas. The peaks of Swargarohini shimmer in the evening sun, standing tall over the ridges beyond Sankri.
The drive to Sankri will take you through Nainbagh, Naugaon, Purola, Jarmola, Mori Naitwar (a left turn from Naitwar will lead you to Dhaula, which is the base camp for Rupin Pass and Bharadsar lake trek), and finally Sankri.
Day 04: Sankri to Pauni Garaat via Taluka:
Altitude: 6,397ft (1,950 m) to 8,280ft (2.524 m)
Time taken: 8 hours. 12 km drive to Taluka + 13 km trek to Puani Garaat
Trek gradient: Easy. Easy walk for about 30 minutes followed by a 30 minute ascent, levelling off for about 45 minutes. Steep climb for 25 minutes followed by level walks and gradual ascents to Puani Garaat.
This is a landslide prone route, and is often closed during the monsoons. The trail to Taluka is almost level, going through 10-11 mountain bends. On the way, there are three big streams, almost submerging sections of the road in water. The hike is scenic, going past a series of wild roses and irises and bamboo, chestnut and cedar (deodar) trees. Just 2 km before Taluka, there is a campsite beside a stream.
Day 05: Puani Garaat to Kalkatiyadhar:
Altitude: 8,280 ft (2,524 m) to 8,956 ft (2,730 m)
Time taken: 6 hours, 7 km
Trek gradient: Easy. Initial 90 minutes of level walks and small steep sections followed by continuous ascent on a gradually increasing incline.
Start the day’s trek by heading to Osla village, which involves crossing the bridge and walking alongside the river till you reach Osla.
Osla is a small village, about 8,500 ft above sea level. It is famous for a Someshwar Temple. Some people say it is the temple of Someshwar Devta (an avatar of Lord Shiva). The architecture of this temple is a wonder in itself. The villagers of Osla are proud of two things – one, living in the Himalayas and two, their satellite phone. Spend some time here and explore the village before moving on.
The climb is steep but the beautiful landscape compensates for the struggle. As you reach this vantage point, look for Kalanag (Black Peak) and Bandarpooch ranges looming in the distance. You’ll soon reach a flat piece of land, which is your next campsite, Kalkatiyadhaar, at 8,956 ft.
Day 06: Kalkatiyadhaar to Har-ki-Doon:
Altitude: 8,956 ft (2,730 m) to 11,768 ft (3,587 m)
Time taken: 5 hours, 4 km
Trek gradient: Easy. Initial descent of 15 minutes followed by mostly level walk for about 90 minutes. Steep climb for 15 minutes followed by a level walk and boulder section finishing off with a gradually ascending trail.
The meadows of Dev Thach are clearly visible on your right, across the confluence of the two rivers. At this point, you have crossed 3,000 m altitude for the first time. The valley now separates into two, with Har-ki-dun on the left and Ruinsara Taal, Bali Pass on the right.
As you cross the mountain bend, you are greeted with the sight of the Har Ki Dun peak and Hata Peak, below which is Har-ki-Dun valley. The campsite is now only 4 km away through pine forests and meadows.
Walk for the final 10 minutes along the camping ground next to Supin and cross the last wooden bridge to reach Har-ki-dun. Look at the two valleys opening up in front, divided by a stream called Karmanasha. The valley towards your left is going to Maninda Taal and Borasu Pass and the other, to Jaundar Glacier.
Day 07: Har ki Doon:
Distance: 3km / 9km (Maninda Taal / Jaundar glacier)
Time taken: 4 hours / 6 hours
When you reach Har-ki-Dun, the sheer beauty of the valley will make you never want to leave the place. At Har-ki-Dun, one can see the vast grounds below Swaragrohini-1 peak. The meadows here are full of alpine flowers. You can explore the entire ground in about an hour or two.
Maninda Taal: Trek north towards Hata Peak, which goes across a beautiful alpine flower meadow. You will see the rare Brahma Kamal in abundance here. This is a rare cactus that blooms only at night. The logical route to Sangla valley (Chitkul, Himachal) via Borasu Pass is also visible from this vantage point.
Jaundar Glacier: The descent will take around 10 minutes. Walk ahead, with the snout of Jaundar on your right. Ahead, look for a series of six elevated ridges that need to be traversed to enter Jaundar Basin. The altitude gain is very marginal (only 150 metres); so the trek remains easy. The terrain is a mix of small boulders and snow. Jaundar Glacier, located in between two pillar-like peaks, is another 3 km away. Depending on the weather, you may plan to proceed ahead to the glacial basin. However, the spot you’re in is located below the Swaragrohini-1 peak, which is a wonderful to place to spend some time at.
Day 08: Har Ki Doon to Puani Garaat:
Altitude: 11,768 ft (3,587 m) to 8,280 ft (2,524 m)
Time taken: 6-7 hours, 11 km
Trek gradient: Easy. Trek back on the same route that you came by.
Start trekking early as you have a long distance to cover today. Head back towards Kalkatiyadhaar and then to Osla. Rest at Osla for a bit and move on to Puani Garaat. Camp at Puani Garaat.
Day 09: Puani Garaat to Sankri:
Altitude: 8,280 ft (2,524 m) to 7,953 ft (2,424 m) to 6,397 ft (1,950 m)
Time taken: 8 hours, 13 km trek + 12 km drive
Trek gradient: Easy. Trek back on the same route that you came by.
Trek 13 km to Taluka, followed by a 12 km drive from Taluka to Sankri. The way back to Sankri is an easy one with consistent descents and level walks all the way from Taluka. However, if you plan to trek all the way to Sankri in a single day, it is an exhausting trek, but a doable one.
Day 10: Sankri to Rishikesh:
Time taken: 10-11 hours
The trek concludes with the 10 hour drive from Sankri to Dehradun and further to Rishikesh. Breakfast and lunch will be on the way.
Day 11: Rishikesh: River Rafting at Rishikesh. Valley Crossing, Bungee Jumping and Giant Swing also available to do at your own cost.
Day 12: Rishikesh to Dehradun: Travel from Rishikesh to Dehradun and board the train from Dehradun for Mumbai.
Day 13: Reach Mumbai. The tour ends with happy memories to cherish lifetime.
Note: The above itinerary can be changed questionable to the climatic conditions.
Trek Charges: 22799/- per person
Cost Inclusive Of:
Accommodation in Tents and Hotel on Tripe Sharing Basis.
Sleeping Bags and Carry Mats
Guide, Cook and Camp Helpers
Basic First Aid
All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner (Pure Veg Only)
Rafting At Rishikesh
Cost Does Not Include Of:
Extra food & drinks ordered, Tips, Insurance, Phone calls, laundry, shopping, etc.
Adventure Activities at Rishikesh except Rafting
Personal expenses if any
Any Item not covered in Inclusions
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Participants will have to bear extra charges, if any, unavoidable expenses occurred due to change in program. Also, any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, roadblocks etc. is to be borne by the participant directly on the spot.
If any natural calamity happens or any accident, death, illness occurred, Organiser are not responsible for any loss of thing or human being.
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