Often known as the valley of Gods, the trek to Har Ki Dun takes you through centuries old tales about mythology which you can easily encounter through the villages of Osla, Gangad and Seema, culturally rich and self-sustained. The way of life here is completely different from the outside world with centuries old traditions still being followed, houses and temples showcasing rare Himalayan wooden architecture and most of the food grown locally; makes it totally different from any other trek of the Western Himalayas.
Har Ki Dun is nestled in Govind National Park, this place exhibits numerous glacial streams, moraine ridges, rivers and enchanted views of the mighty Himalayas. The north face of Mt. Swargarohini (6,252mts) holding a special place in Hindu mythology is clearly visible from the valley.
Duration: 6 Nights/ 7 Days
Trek Grade: Moderate
TrekLength: 54 kms
Highest Altitude Gain: 11800 ft
Best Season: Mar-June, Sept-Dec
Starting and end point: Sankri/Dehradun
What is included in the tour
Accommodation: On triple/quad sharing basis ( double sharing only for couples on request )
Hotel/Guesthouse at Sankri and Taluka. Homestay at Gangad and tents at Kalkattiyadhar.
Meals: 23 meals starting from evening snacks on Day 01 to breakfast on Day 07. All meals will be nutritious, veg and a combination of both western and local cuisine.
Camping: Camping equipment like – tents, sleeping bags, toilet tents and mattress.
Morning and evening refreshments and refreshments during trek.
Professional guide(s) to ensure high level of safety and attention.
First Aid Kit and MedicalKit.
Forest Fees and all necessary permits ( additional charges for foreigners )
What is NOT included in the tour
Additional accommodation, food and Transport expenses if the tour gets delayed due to weather,health
or any other reason.
Anything not mentioned in the cost inclusions above.
Tips to staff, guides and support team.
Cost for service provided on a personal request
Things to carry:
- Poncho, Rain Coat or Umbrella any one is must
- Backpack (Min 55 Ltrs)
- Floaters or Sandals
- Trekking Shoes
- 2 Pairs of Quick Dry Tees and Track Pants
- 3 Pair of Socks
- 2 pairs of woolen socks
- 2 Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket
- One down feather Jacket
- Sun Cap
- One Scarf
- Light towel
- Lip Balm
- Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+)
- Water Bottle 1 Lt
- Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
- Personal Toilet Kit and toilet paper
- Personal Medicine Kit
- Dark Sunglasses
- Trekking Pole
Day 01: Dehradun – Sankri (Drive 8 - 9 hrs/ Distance 188kms)
Assemble at the meeting point ( Dehradun Railway station) by 6:30 in the morning. From this point the journey towards Sankri begins. Through the hill towns and the rivers we will reach Sankri in daylight. The road towards Sankri transverse through Mussoorie, Nainbagh, Naugaon, Purola, Mori Naitwa. Sankri, a small yet beautiful town serves as the heart of this vast valley with small shops, hotels, homestays, a few homes and a clear view of Swargarohini adds a charm to every seeker.
Day 02: Sankri to Gangad via Taluka (1 hr drive / 14 kms; 5 hrs trek / 8 kms)
After a morning warm up session, and briefing we begin our trek towards Gangad.Through the trails used by locals for commencing their travel we embark our journey through forests of pine, cedar and coniferous trees and reach Gangad by the day. At Gangad, you will visit the Someshwar Devta Temple and wander around Himalayan Wooden architecture and the local culture.Overnight home stay in Gangad.
Day 03: Gangad to Kalkattiyadhar (6 hrs trek / 11 kms)
After morning warm up and breakfast,we checkout to embark on a 11km journey. Pauni Garaat will be our first rest point of the day, a place used by villages to grind different crops such as maize and millets. Proceeding further, between the forests lies a well-hidden gem Osla, the last settlement upon the trail. This village has its mythology with a 2,000 years old temple where you can explore around for a while.Get ready for the final ascent, a steep climb of about 30 mins that will bring you to Kalkattiyadhar. Overnight stay in the camp.
Day 04: Kalkattiyadhar to Har Ki Dun and back. (9 hrs trek/ 10kms)
The final day is here, today we trek towards Har ki Dun. The trail today is a mix of steep and moderate ascends until you finally reach the flatlands of Har Ki Dun. This place offers magnificent views of Hata Peak, Swargarohini, Black Peak and few others to look for. Vast meadows alongside river Supin offer a true delight to the seeker. If time allots and you are capable of, one has also the option to visit Hata Valley or Marinda Tal. By noon we will depart back to Kalkattiyadhar to camp for the day.
Day 05: Kalkattiyadhar to Gangad (6 hrs trek / 11 kms)
Post breakfast, we checkout from the stay through the same route. Descend back towards Gangad, bidding goodbye to the locals of Osla and the beautiful scenery around.Overnight stay in homestay at Gangad.
Day 06: Gangad to Taluka (5 hrs trek / 8 kms)
Post breakfast and a morning warm up, check out from the stay and trek further towards Taluka. After a quick briefing session we start our trek, these moments to relive all this place has to offer for the last time. We reach Taluka by noon. Overnight stay
Day 07): Taluka – Dehradun (Drive 8 - 9 hrs/ Distance 188kms)
Morning, after breakfast it’s finally time to bid adieu to the valley of Gods. We will take local jeeps until the point where our group vehicle awaits for the departure towards Dehradun. We halt for lunch on the way to Dehradun by 6:00p.m. – 7:00 p.m. today.