Har Ki Dun Trek
Located at an altitude of 12,000 ft., Har Ki Dun is one of the most mesmerizing valleys in the Garhwal Himalayas. It is also known by another name i.e., “The Valley of Gods”. The valley is beautifully surrounded by alpine vegetation and is extremely rich in Flora and Fauna.
This valley is connected to Baspa Valley through Borasu Pass and is the main source of the Yamuna River. People from around the globe go for this trek in order to experience spectacular views, attractive beauty, a calm environment as well as tempting greenery.In India, this trek is considered the finest river valley trail that has never fail to entice trekkers around the world. The exquisiteness of valley is the primary attraction. Changes of colors in every season often make this route a perfect choice for nature and trek lovers.
During your trek, you just cannot miss the wide lush valley, culture & hospitality of the people as well as remote communities en route. An appealing view of the Laundhar glacier, as well as the surrounding Swargarohini group of peaks, definitely makes your trek exciting and thrilling.
The state bird of Uttarakhand named Himalayan Monal and several other animals can be spotted in the forest region during the trek. Not only this, but valley also offers stunning views of Jaundhar Glacier, Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini Peaks I & II as well as the Black peak that are definitely a treat to your eyes.
Although, you can trek in both the season winter and summer but if you want to experience nature at its best then pre-monsoon and post monsoon is the best time for the trek because during winters you can find soothing greenery all around along with snow-covered mountains.
Trekkers from around the world come to this place because of the revitalizing climate that soothes your mind and soul at the same time. The trek is tremendously a beautiful place with striking picturesque views.
It is believed that there is a river that has yet not emerged and surprisingly people don’t know about it. While trekking, you will come across a popular temple dedicated to Lord Someshwar. People from around the globe come to this temple in order to worship because it is the heavenly Valley of Gods.
In order to reach HKD, you will go through different villages that offer an outstanding glimpse of the local life of villages along with their traditional values. Valley is definitely a delight for trekkers because it is one of the most charming and attractive valleys in the Western Himalayas.
If you are fond of trekking and exploring adventurous places then this trek; the God Shiva valley should be on your list.
Even if you are a beginner, you can think of trek because the trail is easy to moderate. But if it is your first trek then you need to be careful. It is also important for you to get prepared mentally and physically for the trek.
Before 3 to 5 months of the trek, you need to start the regular fitness routine and prepare your body accordingly for trek. It is necessary to understand that it is a traversed trek and with a little bit of hard work as well as dedication, you can complete this trek in a hassle-free manner.
During the trek, you will get the chance to camp under the bright night sky along with a bonfire. You are also going to pass through small streams and witness the grazing grounds of the cows & horses.
While trekking, stop for a while in order to meet the friendly locals of villages and know about their daily life that is quite different from yours. After reaching Sankri, don’t forget to witness the regal sunrise that will surely leave you speechless.
For all the adventure seekers and nature lovers, the trek is a paradise. Don’t forget to carry your camera during the trek in order to capture some beautiful shots that you will cherish throughout your life. Every morning before leaving for the trek, energize yourself with a hot cup of tea or coffee.
Something that you just cannot miss during your trek is mesmerizing sunrise and sunset. Early snow in the month of November and an abundant amount of residual snow during the spring season make this valley a captivating choice for trekking.
Also known as the hanging valley because trek takes you through some of the most gorgeous scenes that are beyond your expectations. It is also a beginner’s trek where you will come across the lush greenery as well as the eye-catchy beauty of the mountains.
If you are planning your trek then get ready to immerse in the attractiveness of the region with the dense alpine forests as well as the picturesque sight of the mountains.
If you are a nature lover and adventure hunter then the trek is definitely heaven for you. During the trekking, get ready to capture some beautiful pictures. Before you head for the trekking, make sure to revive yourself first with a cup of hot tea.
One of the best things about this trek is that it is accessible in the summer season as well as winter season. Trek is also called ‘The Valley of Gods’ because it is believed that Pandavas took this route only in the Mahabharata on their ascent to ecstasy.
The path takes you through ancient villages that are almost 2,000 years old, giving you an insight into the lives of residents located in the valley.
However, the biggest challenge of the trek apart from 6 long hours of trekking is fighting with recurrent rain.
Due to this reason, it is important for you to carry all the rain trekking essentials such as waterproof covers, water-resistant trekking boots, poncho, and most importantly, anti-diarrhea medicines before beginning the trek.
Therefore, this trek keeps on giving you vibes of visiting heaven, irrespective of the conditions of this trek.
Reason Why Har Ki Dun Trek Is Must
Although there are several reasons to go for the this trek, but some of the top reasons are mentioned below:
Har Ki Dun is considered one of the most fascinating valleys in the Garhwal Himalayan that is completely bounded by alpine vegetation and is rich in Flora and Fauna, which is quite hard to experience in any other trekking.
Uttarakhand’s hidden beauty, Trek is silently waiting for you to blow your mind with its enchanting views, snow-capped valleys, beautiful meadows, dense woods as well as stunning green patches. If you are a mountain lover then this trek is surely a delight for you.
The trek offers a panoramic view of Himalayan peaks that are just amazing. While trekking, you will come across beautiful lush green meadows & pastures, serene lakes, a rich variety of flora & fauna as well as gushing waterfalls. Not only this, but you can also get outstanding sights of Ruinsara Peak from the valley.
The valley is also called the Valley of Gods because several beliefs, legends, and myths are connected. People of valley worship Yudhistara and even a local temple is devoted to him. During your trek, you will also know about several other old-era stories & myths linked to this valley.
During the trek, you will pass by small villages and hamlets like Sankri that will offer you appealing views of the Himalayan skyline as well as mountains. Taluka which is considered the charming hamlet gives views of a varied range of flora & fauna as well as spouting river crossing.
Sankri is considered as an ideal basecamp among the ridges because right from the camp you can experience the gorgeous sun setting behind the Himalayas which is coupled with the sparkle of the Swargarohini peak.
If you are a birdwatcher then this trek valley is definitely a heaven for you. Nestled in the laps of Govind Pashu National Park, you can spot different Himalayan birds such as monal and animals like snow leopard, black bear, etc. while trekking for the valley.
If you are planning your trek during the spring season then it is the best time. Get ready to experience some eye-catchy sights of the flower-blooming meadows as well as valleys coupled with sprinkled snow, making your trip more exciting.
Not only this, but trek is also home to the fascinating Jaundhar glacier that definitely captivates every traveler with nature’s loveliness.
Trek offers you mesmerizing views of dense forests, appealing sights of the valley as well as snow-capped mountains at the same time during your stay at campsites.
When the odor of pine trees is combined with the sight of deodar trees will definitely entice your senses and at the same time, you will also track through terraced mountain fields, lush green plains as well as conifer woodlands.
Best Time to Visit Trek
Although, you can go trekking to Har Ki Doon round the year but except monsoon season. However, the best time to visit this valley starts right from March and continues till summer till late June.
It is important for you to know that monsoons are not good for trekking as the trail becomes slippery and muddy due to heavy rainfall. From the month of September, the trekking starts and continues till mid-January.
|Trekking distance:||44 KM|
|Maximum altitude:||12,000 Ft|
|Nearest airport:||Jolly Grant (Dehradun)|
|Nearest railway station:||Dehradun|
|Mode of transport from Dehradun:||by taxi from dehradun to Sankri|
|Best Time for Treks:||March-June/Sep-Dec|
Day 1: Arrival Day- Dehradun to Base Camp Sankri (210km drive)
- It will be a long drive of almost 10 hours for 210kms.
- Last ATM at Purola
- You can find several small shops on the way for trekking gears and collections.
- At night, you will be staying in a guest house.
- We will arrange a taxi for our trekkers to reach Sankri from Dehradun.
- By evening, you will reach Sankri.
Day 2: Sankri to Taluka (10km drive) Taluka to Seema (14km trek)
- You will reach Taluka from Sankri within one hour as it is a 12km drive.
- The altitude of Taluka is almost 7,000 ft/2,100m.
- The trek distance is 14km that will take 7-hour time.
- While trekking you will find several spring-water points.
- Served with packed lunch.
- The trek level is an easy level walk and then gradual ascent is a few parts.
- Night stay in camp along with delicious dinner.
Day 3: Seema- Har Ki Doon (12km trek)
- A long day of trekking as you will trek for 12km.
- Steeper ascent
- Witness beautiful meadows, waterfall & a variety of flora and fauna.
- You will be reaching Har Ki Doon Valley by evening.
- Packed lunch.
- Several spring water points.
- Camp stay with mesmerizing views of nature
Day 4: Stay at Har Ki Dun
- A memorable stay at valley of gods.
- You will be served with delectable breakfast, lunch as well as dinner
- Amazing views of mountains, meadows, and nature
- Night stay in the camp
Day 5: Har Ki Doon to Seema (12km trek)
- Trekking back to Seema early in the morning
- Breathtaking views of the landscape
- Packed lunch
Day 6: Seema to Taluka (14km trek) Taluka to Sankri base camp (10km drive)
- You will be trekking back to Taluka from Seema which is 14km
- Served with hot delicious food
- After reaching Taluka, we will drive to the Sankri base camp
- Taluka to Sankri is a 10km drive.
- Stay in a good guest house
Day 7: Departure from Sankri to Dehradun
- Driving back to Dehradun from Sankri which is 210km
- It is going to be a log drive of almost 10 hours, be prepared
- You will be reaching Dehradun by evening
- Get your bookings done accordingly in trains from Dehradun
Day Wise Detailed Itinary
Day 1: Arrival Day- Dehradun to Base Camp Sankri (210km drive)
Through the Yamuna and Tons valley, we will leave from Dehradun to base camp Sankri which is almost a 210km drive. On the way, you will come across the Yamuna bridge along with an attractive view of dense pine forests.
The drive to Sankri is definitely scenic because you will pass through the most attractive places in the Himalayas including Mussoorie, Nainbag, Damta, Newman, Mori, Purola as well as Netwar.
You need to know that Sankri lies in the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of the Uttarkashi district. It is a beautiful village with a mini market which is popular for wooden huts that serve lip-smacking food.
In the Sankri, you will also see apple orchards along with greenery all around. After reaching the base, you can enjoy a pollution-free environment along with spectacular views of snow-covered mountains.
By the evening, you will be reaching Sankri and witness the breathtaking sunset behind the mountain ranges. From the base camp, you can have an amazing view of all four peaks in the Swargarohini range.
Sankri is the base camp for this trek which is basically a small and pretty village with almost 250 houses. You can find a few dhabas as well as shops in Sankari. From this base camp, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the sun setting right behind the greater Himalayas. Not only this but the peaks of Swargarohini glitter in the evening sun standing high over the ridges beyond Sankri.
The night stay will be scheduled in camps at Sankri right under the clear sky covered with millions of stars. In the night, you will be served with a healthy and delicious dinner. We, at TrekUp India, will also arrange a taxi from the Sankri base camp to Dehradun.
Day 2: Sankri to Taluka (10km drive) and Taluka to Seema (14km trek)
After having breakfast, we will leave for Taluka. Drive from Sankri to Taluka, early in the morning. On the way to Taluka, you will pass across dense forests as well as beautiful water streams pouring down the roads.
You can hear the chirping of birds and rare species of birds that are found only in mountains. The state bird of Uttarakhand, “Himalayan Monal'' is also found in the area of Taluka.
Get ready to enjoy the stunning views of sprawling wild orchids and if you are lucky enough, you will also encounter the wilderness of the Himalayas such as Leopards, barking deer, bores, and many others.
You need to know that Taluka is a small yet beautiful village with traditional house structures and a few dhaba that serve simple and lip-smacking food. After reaching Taluka, all the trekkers will rest for some time and then finally start trekking for Seema which is 14km away from Taluka.
On the way, you will also encounter snow at patches where the sun does not get the chance to enter for a long time. It is important for you to know that Seema is not a village but only a shelter point for tourists.
During trekking, you will experience great adventure because at the time of trekking you will not only come across rocky surfaces but also traditional wooden bridges as well as green trails with the Supin river flowing on your left side.
You will also witness different animals and birds too while trekking that is often found only in mountains. During the trek, you will find several spots of water streams that offer fresh drinking water. By the evening, you will reach Seema via Gangar village.
Just before Seema, all the trekkers will camp on a small green field from where you can enjoy breathtaking views of nature.
Day 3: Seema to Har-Ki-Dun (12km trek)
It is going to be a long day of trekking as you need to trek for 12km and the ascent will be steeper, so prepare yourself accordingly. During your trek, you will witness wonderful sights of snow-capped mountains, beautiful waterfalls, a variety of flora & fauna as well as mesmerizing pastures.
The trail straight ahead goes to Ruinsara Tal and then further to Bali Pass or Dhumdhar kandi Pass. All the trekkers need to cross the Tamosa river and climb up in order to reach the trail that is going along the river upstream.
On the trail to valley, you will come across several small streams from where you can refill your water bottles. You will notice that snow-covered mountains are twinkling from a distance, attracting your eyes because the views are completely charming.
While trekking, you will be also crossing several striking wooden bridges. During the later part of the trail of trekking, you will get a stunning view of the complete Har Ki Doon valley. By the evening, you will be reaching Valley.
You need to know that valley is crowded with bird life and you can easily find mountain fiches, buntings as well as flycatchers. Not only this, but Blue Sheep and Himalayan Langur are quite common in valley.
Your night stay will be scheduled in the camp that will be located at the base of valley of gods peak, giving you enthralling views of nature. A delightful and hot dinner will be served at the camp itself.
The trekkers can even notice Swargarohini, Hata as well as other well-known Himalayan peaks in the background along with supin as well as Ruinsara Rivers flowing on both sides.
Day 4: Stay at Har Ki Dun.
On day 4, you will be staying at Har Ki Doon and experiencing nature as well as the valley at its best. Get ready to explore the exceptional exquisiteness of Valley along with mesmerizing sights of Swargarohini Range, Jumdhar Glacier as well as a wide diversity of Flora and Fauna. While trekking, beware of the snow leopards.
After reaching valley, you don’t want to leave the place because the mesmerizing beauty of this valley is sure to capture your eyes and heart. A stay at this valley is extremely important. You will see that the meadows here are full of alpine flowers. You can even explore the complete ground in an hour.
This valley looks heavenly with striking views as well as inherent prettiness. You can also enjoy fascinating views of mountains that are standing tall. It is important for you to know that Swargarohini from here looks most appealing. The complete atmosphere of this valley is peaceful and calming.
If you want then you can stay at Har Kin Dun camp only or even trek towards the lovely Morinda lake. valley is an ideal place for camping because you get the opportunity to spend a night in the most godly atmosphere.
If you love doing photography of nature then get ready with your camera because the trek will offer you stunning sights of mountains, meadows, glaciers as well as rivers that are beyond your expectations.
Day 5: Har Ki Dun to Seema (12km trek)
The valley is such an incredible place that it becomes very difficult for the trekkers to come back from this valley. Right after having breakfast, you will start trekking back to Seema early in the morning.
Night stay will be scheduled in the camp at Seema and all trekkers will be served with dinner in the camp itself only. Make sure to witness the sunset of mountains because this is something you cannot miss.
Day 6: Seema to Taluka (14km trek) and Taluka to Sankri base camp (10km drive)
Get ready to trek for the last time from Seema to Taluka via dense forests. By afternoon, you will be reaching Taluka and then drive back to Sankri base camp. The 14km trek from Seema to Taluka is going to give you an amazing experience with lots of memories so make sure to capture every moment.
Therefore, day 6 is going to be the last day of your camping and the stay will be scheduled at Sankri base camp.
Day 7: Departure from Sankri to Dehradun
You will be reaching Dehradun by early morning from Sankri by taxi. So, get your tickets done accordingly beforehand.
Trek Cost Inclusion
Transport charges from Dehradun to Sankri and Return
All the needed entry fees along with permits
First aid medical kits, oxygen cylinder as well as stretcher
Meals during the trek (vegetarian and egg)
During the trek, charges of accommodation in the guest house, homestay, and camping
Porters/mules in order to carry vital equipment
Hiking skilled and proficient trek leader, cook, guide, and support staff
Trek up India staff insurance
All the trek equipment will be included like a sleeping bag, kitchen & dining tent, utensils, mattress, tent, toilet tent, and crampon (if needed).
The food at the time of transit
All kinds of personal expenditures
Anything that we have not mentioned beforehand
Mules or porter to carry private baggage
Any kind of emergency evacuation charges
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How To Reach Har Ki Doon?
You can reach Dehradun easily from Delhi by bus, train, or air. We have mentioned the details below:
Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to reach Dehradun by flight that is located almost 25km away from the city. You can find regular flights from Delhi to Dehradun.
However, if you are planning to reach Dehradun by flight then it is better to come one day in advance.
In case, you want to reach Dehradun from Delhi by train then two express trains are quite convenient. With the train, it is an overnight journey. The two trains are mentioned below:
Nanda Devi Express: Train number: 12205; Departure-11:50 pm and Arrival-05:40 am.
Dehradun Express: Train number: 12687; Departure- 09:10 pm and Arrival- 05:00 am.
From Delhi, you can find a regular bus service for Dehradun. ISBT Kashmere Gate is the main bus station in Delhi from where you will find both ac and non-ac buses for Dehradun.
However, it is always better to take government buses from Kashmere Gate ISBT. The bus will drop you at Dehradun ISBT and then we will send our staff who will pick you up from Dehradun Railway Station, so you need to reach there.
- At 06:00 am, Bolero, travller or any other vehicle like this will only pick you from Dehradun Railway Station
- By 04:00 pm, you will be reaching Sankri
Things To Carry for the Har Ki Dun Trek?
Har Ki Dun Trek is an high altitude trek. The trekking gear you have to have for this particular trek differs from normal treks. Thus read this whole segment.
Trek Essentials: You can’t do the trek without these.
1. Trekking Shoes
Har Ki Doon needs sturdy trekking shoes and have good grip.
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A backpack 50-60 litres is required for a trek such as Har Ki Dun. Your backpack should have good hip support, shoulder support, and pockets should be accessiable quickly .
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Layering is the best way to protect yourself in the mountains. Layers provide maximum protection against all the elements. Layers are also great for protecting against the elements, especially when it changes rapidly in the mountains.
Base Layer: 3 - T-shirts
Carry 2 T-shirt, and wear 1. Wear full-sleeve, dry-fit T-shirts, preferably with collars. These will protect your neck and arms from sunburn. UV radiations can quickly burn you, especially in the high altitudes of the trek.
Dry-fit T-shirts dry quickly, dry quickly, and are quick drying in the event of rain. Collared T-shirts work better than those with rounded necks.Cotton or Synthetic?We Indians love cotton. It makes sense to wear cotton down in the plains, where the heat can reach 40 degrees Celsius. It takes a while to dry once it is wet. Synthetic is the best choice for mountains where temperatures are cooler. They are quick to wick sweat and dry quickly. They can smell fast so make sure to have a roll-on deodorant. Expert Tip: If you're more prone to colds, you can carry a pair of thermal inners. From the past experiences of ours, using 2 T shirts over other helps to prevent from cold.
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5. Insulation Layers in Winter.
The Har Ki Doon Trek can be done in winter. You will need at minimum 5 layers of warm clothing if you are going between December and March.
You will require1 - inner thermals, 2 - light fleece, 1 - light sweater, and 1 padded jacket. Don't buy your grandma's sweaters. They can be very heavy. You want fleece jackets and sweaters that fold easily.
A padded jacket is the best choice for your outer layer. Water resistant materials are not necessary. You do need an outer jacket with a padded lining that keeps out the cold and wind. Make sure your padded jacket includes a hood.
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6. Two - Trek Pants
This trek requires at least one pair of trekking pants and a maximum of two. One pair of pants should be worn and one additional for when it rains/snows. Trek pants with zip-off thighs at the thighs make them ideal for trekking. You should also choose quick-drying pants over cotton. Even in colder climates, they dry quickly.
TRack pants or trekking pants?Track pants can be used as a backup or double as thermal bottoms. Track pants aren't trek pants so they shouldn't be your main outerwear. They should be used as an emergency backup.
Compalsoury Accessories, without these you will not be equipped to perform the trek or not able to do Trek
These accessories are necessary to carry. These accessories are mandatory for anyone who travels to Har Ki Doon. Trekkers tend to delay borrowing or purchasing accessories. We recommend the opposite. These accessories should be gathered first.
Sunglasses are required to prevent snowblindness. Expect to be walking on snowy stretches during a winter trek such as Har Ki Dun. Snow blindness can be caused by a small amount of direct sunlight (around a half-hour's exposure). Because fallen snow acts like thousands upon thousands of mirrors, reflecting direct UV rays. You will need sunglasses that provide UV protection.
If the trekking day is sunny and bright (on meadows, open sections), you should wear sunglasses. You must not remove your sunglasses from a snowy section until it is fully crossed.
In case you use spectacles: You can buy oversized sunglasses for your glasses, which you can wear over your regular glasses (buy at Decathlon). Photochromic lenses are also available if you find this cumbersome.
Contact lens users: Contact lenses can be worn on the trek if you have them. The lens solution won't freeze. It will not be a problem to change your lens inside your tent. You will only need enough cleaning solution to clean your fingers. Your contact lenses can be covered with sunglasses.
Suncaps are mandatory. A sun cap is mandatory for trekking. It can cause headaches, sunstrokes, rapid dehydration, and a drop in performance.
Important Information: The Golden rule of the mountains is to always cover your head. A sun cap is a protective layer that protects you from the sun's harsh rays during the day. It also works well with naked UV rays. Sun caps keep your body's temperature in check. The reverse is true in the morning/evening. Your head quickly loses body heat. The woolen cap stops heat from escaping your head.
You will be handling snow quite a lot on a trek like Har Ki Doon. To grip things or hold onto snow, gloves are essential. The gloves should also keep you warm. You should get synthetic gloves with waterproofing on the exterior and a padded interior. Wear a tight-fitting fleece glove in your synthetic hand glove if you have difficulty obtaining the combination (not likely). This trek requires hand gloves.Rent Hand Gloves right here....
4. Woollen Cap or Balaclava.
These should cover your head. You lose the most heat in the cold mountains from your head and not your hands, feet, or other parts of your body. Protecting your head is important, especially in the evenings when the sun sets. Your woollen cap should be worn at all times, including early mornings and late evenings.
A woollen cap that covers your ears can protect your sensitive ears. Balaclavas are a modernized version of the woolen cap. The balaclava covers your ears, neck, and other parts of your face. A woolen cap that covers only your head will not be sufficient, such as a woolen cap, will require a neck warmer or scarf.Buy Wollen Cap right here....
5. Socks (3 sets).
You should also have three to four pairs each of socks for sports. You get warmth and cushioning from sports socks. The mantra here is to wear synthetic socks, or at the very least a synthetic blend. Cotton socks absorb sweat and water. These socks are difficult to dry.
Woollen socks are warm and cozy in the winter. Two sports socks are sufficient if you can't get woolen socks.
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6. Head Torch / Head Lamp
Many trekkers don't know if they should get a torch or a headlamp. A headlamp is essential because it allows you to use your hands for other activities. You'll need to use your hands for the Har Ki Dun Trek, including washing dishes, setting up tents, and holding your trekking poles.
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7. Trekking Pole / Trekking Stick
You can balance and stability with trekking poles. You can reduce your energy use by up to 40%. There are steep ascents, and descents on the Har Ki Doon Trek. A pair of trekking sticks can make the difference between a pleasant and strenuous trek. India uses a single trekking stick. Two trekking poles will give you more stability and balance. You can also walk faster with them.
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Weather can quickly change on a trek. In a matter of seconds, a bright sunny day can quickly turn into a torrential downpour. To combat this, you will need a poncho and a rain jacket. A poncho, a large rain cover that covers your arms and heads, is what you need. Because it covers you and part of your backpack, it is very effective. It is very light and weighs almost nothing.
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9. Rain cover for your Backpack .
Backpacks can save your life. Your backpack will hold all of your dry clothes and warm gear. Your backpack should be kept dry at all times. Most backpacks have rain-covers built in. If your backpack does not come with a rain-cover, you can either buy one or make a large sheet of plastic to fit the dimensions of your backpack. The plastic sheet can be wrapped around the backpack and held in place by a string or elastic.
10. Daypack (20-30 ltrs, optional).
Some trekkers choose to load their bags onto a mule or potores while on the Har Ki Dun Trek. Although we don't encourage it, if you do choose to offload, then a daypack is required. You will need to carry water bottles, rainwear and emergency medicines. The campsites are the only place you can find your main backpack, which contains most of your equipment.
One day backpack is a small version of backpack which is generally of 20 - 30 ltr capability.
Additional necessary Trek Essentials
1. A toilet kit.
Try keeping the toilet kit light. Have only the basic things-- toothbrush, a roll on deodorant, lip balm, a little moisturiser, toilet roll, tiny detergent along with toothpaste. You will not able to bath on the trek, therefore do not overload on shampoos and soaps.
Quick Information: Carry miniature sized products. You won't have greater than that. When you are travelling in a team, share 1 toothpaste for all.
Stay away from getting big toilet rolls. Probably The smallest size roll is much more than sufficient for a trek as Har Ki Doon Trek.
For females: If you're more likely to have the Periodes of yours on the trek day of yours, do not care about it. You are able to utilize the pads of yours, tampons or maybe menstrual cups on the trek. There'll be toilet tents in which you are able to change. Be sure you have ziplock bags to take back the menstrual waste of yours. Do not leave behind any misuse in the mountains
Will be provided by us like your plates and mugs etc.
3. Two one litre plastic bottles or even a two litre hydration pack:
Har Ki Dun Trek has many hiking days. You have to take two 1 litre water plastic bottles to help keep yourself hydrated. Carry light-weight thermos, it will help to assists you to save water that is warm on an extremely cool morning or even for late nights.
4. Presonal medi kit
Carry the medications with you, readily available at most occasions. Do not take any kind of medication unless you have consulted your trek leader.
1. Dolo 650 (5 tablet computers): This is paracetamol. It assists to take on high temperature, slight discomfort.
2. Avomine (4 tablet computers): Carry this specifically if you are prone to nausea. Pop one fifty per cent hr before the beginning of your roadway trek.
3.Combiflam (5 tablets): if you have pain in your legs, it will help you to get instant relief from pain. It also contains paracetamol.
4.Digene:If you think your food is undigested then you can take this med. Aslo tell your trek leader about it.
5.ORS (6 packs): Consume a pack of ORS water at least once a day, usually mid-day when you are in the middle of your trek.
6. Knee Brace (optional): Carry this if you are prone to knee injury or have recognized problems of knee discomfort.
Our trek leaders bring a high Altitude medical set with them which likewise contain Life-Saving Drugs, in emergency situations TrekupIndia Trek Leaders will handel the situation as our trek leaders are well trained for mountains. Before taking these medicines by yourself first tell your trek leaders about it.
Compulsory Documents to Carry.
These are files needed to be submitted at Forest Department before ypur trek. With no of these, you will not be permitted to trek .
Original and photocopy of government photo identity card. Carry Id's like adhaar, voter id, etc.
Food Provided by Us During the Har Ki Doon Trek
We provide only Indian vegetarian food and mainly your meal is going to contain Indian bread, vegetable, lentils and Rice along with delicious dessert. During your trek, we will serve three meals a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
In the evening, you will also be served tea & snacks and lip-smacking soup before dinner. If it will be a long day of trekking, you will be given a packed snack.
After doing a lot of research on the nutritional requirements for the trekkers, we prepare the menu. Before putting all the meals together, we also consider altitude gained and weather.
The meal served by us while trek is perfectly balanced with the right amounts of calories, carbohydrates, vitamins, protein, fiber, and minerals. You need to know that all our cooks have great expertise in cooking and have undergone thorough training. So, get ready to enjoy delectable and lip-smacking dishes during your trek.
You will be served with lemon tea in the tent in order to start your day with a refreshed feeling. Before leaving the campsite for trekking, you will be given a hot finger-licking breakfast like upma, egg bhurji, Maggie, omelet along with tea or coffee.
In case, your trek will be longer one then we also offer some fresh local fruits such as apples and even healthy drinks like Frootie or Maaza. In the afternoon, you will be served simple & healthy lunch, while at around 04:00 pm, you will be given tea and a light evening breakfast.
After you reach your campsite at night, you will be served a hot and delightful dinner. After reading this, you must have got the idea that with us, you don’t need to worry about food. Thus, we will definitely give you unforgettable experiences.
Safety During Har Ki Doon Trek
Trekking with us for Har Ki Dun is completely safe because we have a team of trek leaders who are qualified in Wilderness first-aid and also have complete information about the high-altitude glitches.
During Trek, we carry a complete first-aid kit that contains all the important medicines. Before trekking with us, you need to ensure that you are medically fit for the trek and if you are able to judge yourself then it is better to take advice from a professional.
For us, your medical fitness is very important than anything else.
Know About Us:- You need to know that our company TrekUp India has been in the field of Adventure Tourism for the last 23 years. Right from our inception, we have been involved in providing treks, voyage & hiking programs as well as high altitude expedition rafting.
We keep on organizing treks in Uttarakhand and Himachal, while being a part of the trekking community, we feature more than 75 Himalayan documented treks. Apart from other outdoor activities, our company also organizes trips for schools, colleges, and family.
We ensure complete technical safety in the mountain
Our company has a vast team of more than 100 guides, as well as trainers in order, serve in the mountain treks.
One of the best things about our team is that all the members are trained professionally from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Indian mountaineering foundation Delhi as well as Hanifle Center Outdoor Education Mussoorie.
Therefore, we never believe in compromising on the quality as well as services offered to our valuable customers.
For Us, Your Safety Is the Top Urgency
At Trekup India, you will find a team with local knowledge and fluency in English as well as Hindi. This helps in ensuring that you have an amazing trek and not only this, we also pay attention to your health as well as safety because this is something we cannot ignore.
All the team leaders involved in trekking have already undergone several professional courses in First Aid, Portable Altitude Chamber Training, CPR, Environmental Awareness Training as well as Advanced Wilderness Emergency Medicine.
We also carry a complete first aid medical kit not only on the trek but on each and every trip which is organized by us. Apart from the medical kit, we carry a portable altitude chamber and medical oxygen for all kinds of high-altitude treks .
Our company has great expertise in organizing all sorts of group adventure holidays for family groups, school & college groups as well as friend groups. When it comes to travel options, we have a wide range that suits different fitness levels as well as traveling styles.
Therefore, no matter who big the group size, we pay personal attention to each and every member present in the group.
How We Ensure That Your Trek Is Safe with Us
Right from our establishment, we at TrekUp India, are continuously involved in introducing new safety practices into Indian trekking in order to ensure the safety of voyagers.
For walking on snow, TrekUp India introduced Microspikes and also made emergency bottled oxygen mandatory for all kinds of treks.
In order to test pulse as well as oxygen saturation levels, pulse oxymeters are used. As a safety communication device, we at TrekupIndia introduced radio.
Though we have noticed that most of the organizations organizing treks do not follow these systems but with time several competing companies are adopting these practices and organizing great and safe treks.
Explore our New Safety Protocols
In order to ensure a perfect Trek, we have introduced some new safety checks that will assure more safety for our trekkers. Our On-trek safety checks include:
- Daily oxygen saturation along with pulse readings
- Stretchers team appointed on every trek
- Trained mountain staff and full safety
- Additional oxygen cylinders
- Special medical kit for high altitude treks
- Microspikes on all types of snow treks
- Experienced Trek leaders as well as safety
- Technical team on all snowy slopes
Highlights of Trek
Best Time For Har Ki Dun Trek?
The very best time to prepare your daring experience is throughout the summertime from March till June and also post-monsoon, in between September to November.
For a person curious about snowy routes, the winter is additionally a great time to opt for the Har Ki Dun trek, considered that you are gotten ready for unanticipated weather condition as well as obtain familiarized with the transforming elevations.
What will be the temperature of Trek?
Depending upon what time of the year you are preparing your Har Ki Dun Trek Guide, the temperature levels would certainly differ significantly. Usually, the summertime weather condition stays happily great however intense with temperature levels varying from 5 levels at the most affordable as well as 20 the greatest.
Post-monsoons and also gales vary in between 7 as well as 3 levels as the most affordable and also 20 to 13 levels at the highest possible. Winter seasons can have ice-cold temperature levels with the most affordable of -11 levels and also the greatest 4 levels.
What is the Har Ki Dun Trek problem degree? What type of fitness will be called for to do Har Ki Dun Trek?
Trek grade of trek is easy to moderate. It is a beautiful path that is excellent for novices along with skilled trekkers.
One does not require to have a certain degree of health and fitness or abilities. If you do not work out daily, all you require to do is integrate strolls and also some cardio a couple of weeks before the journey.
What is the trek path?
According to our trek guide, the task will certainly start from Dehradun as well as take a training course of 7 days to finish a circuit of 47 kilometres. A brief drive from Dehradun takes you to Sankri, which is the base camp for the trek.
The path that complies with - Sankri - Taluka - Puani Gharat / Chillur gad - Osla - Kalkati dhar - Har Ki Dun - Moninda lake - Juandhar glaciers - Swargarohini Basecamp - Osla - Sankri.
Exactly How is Har Ki Dun trek weather condition?
The Har Ki Dun Trek has pleasurable weather condition throughout the year. Around May, the temperature levels begin to increase as the weather condition shifts to brilliant summer seasons.
Downpours bring along hefty rainfalls in the reduced areas, adhered to by the loss period that sees a decrease in temperature levels.
What is the Trek Distance?
The Har Ki Dun Trek begins with Sankri Basecamp and also covers 47 kilometres to get to the hill pass. The whole task takes 7 days to finish, consisting of taking a trip, remain as well as the trek itself.
Is this Trek is a excellent trek for a first-timer?
The Trek Guide qualities the whole path as very easy to modest, making it best for first-timers and also amateur trekking fanatics. This is additionally an excellent year-long trek in which you reach see various side of the area with every advancing period. Some points to bear in mind-- pack properly, comply with the overview, as well as additionally preserve some degree of fitness a couple of weeks before the journey.
How should I plan for the Har Ki Dun trek?
Below is a Har Ki Dun Trek Guide with means to get ready for the task:
Begin working out with even more concentrate on cardio and also endurance. Walks, as well as runs, would certainly be an excellent way to prepare.Consuming healthy and balanced would certainly additionally assist construct resistance, assisting you in the greater elevations.
It is necessary to seek advice from your medical professional before joining the trek and also obtain a clinical exam for underlying wellness worries.
Because the trek is extensive, it is best to load light however mindfully, bring every needed thing.
Select the warmer months to choose the trek, by doing this you would certainly not need to fret about loading hefty wintertime wear or handle the cold climate.
It is best to go for a directed team excursion if you are a first-timer.
The Trek has a pleasurable climate throughout the year. Around May, the temperature levels begin to climb as the weather condition changes to intense summer seasons. The Trek Guide qualities the whole path as very easy to modest, making it ideal for first-timers as well as amateur trekking fanatics. This is additionally a fantastic year-long trek in which you obtain to see various side of the area with every advancing period. Some points to maintain in mind-- pack effectively, comply with the overview, as well as likewise preserve some degree of physical health and fitness a couple of weeks before the journey.
How To Reach Sankri From Dehradun?
The Harkidoon trek begins with the town of Taluka. The complete range from Dehradun to sankri is 190 km and then 10 km to Taluka. Right here's a brief overview to get to valley.
How to reach Har Ki Dun?
Dehradun to Sankri Public Buses or Private Buses or Shared Taxis Sankri to Taluka by Private Taxis
If you are a TrekupIndia Trekkers, transportation will certainly be arranged from Hotel Grand Legacy, Dehradun. The common taxi will certainly begin at 6.30 am as well as sets you back Rs.5,500 per Cab (shared amongst 6-7 trekkers).
Dehradun to Taluka through Sankri by Bus.
Dehradun to Sankri.
This is the very best as well as the most inexpensive method to reach Sankri.
There are 3 buses (2 exclusive as well as 1 state transportation bus) that leave from the Dehradun bus stand, alongside the train terminal.
The personal buses from Dehradun to Sankri (near Sankri) leave at 5.30 am as well as 6.30 am.
The state transportation bus from Dehradun to Sankri leaves at 8 am.
It is a 9 hr trip to Sankri and also will certainly cost you Rs.350 around.
What to look out for on the drive from Dehradun to Sankri.
The drive to Sankri takes you via Mussoorie, Nowgaon, Purola and also Mori before ultimately bringing you to Sankri. Trekkers require to specifically keep an eye out for the area after Purola up until the base camp, where the drive contours via a thick want woodland.
The aroma of ache engulfs you as you make your means in the direction of your base camp. After you drive via the size of the yearn woodland, you get in Mori. The Tons river begins maintaining your business right here, spurting silently along with.
It is not surprising that this is just one of the most gorgeous drives in the Indian Himalayas.
Sankri to Taluka.
By the time you come to Sankri, it may be late mid-day or very early night. You'll not locate a cab from Sankri to Taluka. Discovering a common taxi to Taluka at this hr of the day might be tough.
It is not recommended to make this trip in the last component of the day.
The drive from Sankri to Taluka will certainly be twisting with some hazardous contours. The roadway is landslide susceptible.
There aren't as several or as great alternatives to invest the evening at Taluka either.
Remain at Sankri for the evening. And also seek a common car to Taluka the following early morning. In this manner, you can begin your trek directly after you get to Taluka the following early morning.
You might decide to remain at Sankri, which is near Sankri.
There is a variety of bed and breakfast at Sankri.
Where To Stay At Sankri:
TrekUp India Homestay
You'll locate common taxis layering between 7 am and also 3 pm in between Sankri and also Taluka.
It's an hr's drive via a landslide vulnerable kaccha roadway and also will certainly set you back Rs.50. You'll have to wait up until the taxi is complete.
Or you can employ a whole taxi on your own yet it will certainly establish you back by Rs.1000.
Dehradun to Taluka through Sankri by common Taxis.
You'll discover common taxis to Sankri (near to Sankri) at the taxi stand alongside the Dehradun Railway terminal. You will certainly need to wait till the vehicle driver locates a minimum of 5 individuals to share the flight.
There could not be straight taxis to Sankri. In which situation, take a taxi going in the direction of Purola or Mori (can set you back about Rs.300). From Purola/ Mori, you'll locate common taxis to Sankri (around Rs.150).
The whole trip will certainly take around 7 hrs. Just if you do not have to wait for fellow guests. 9 hrs is closer to the truth.
When at Sankri, you can get to Taluka as explained below.
The return trip from Harkidoonto Dehradun.
After you complete the trek at Taluka, you can once more take a common taxi from Taluka back to Sankri.
By the time you're back at Sankri, it will certainly be about 2 pm. Remain the evening at Sankri as well as strategy for your return trip very early following early morning.
There are 4 personal buses from Sankri to Dehradun.
Timings of the buses from Sankri to Dehradun:
There is additionally a state transportation bus that leaves from Farfalla (3 kilometres walk from Sankri) at 7.00 am most likely to Dehradun.
Or you might obtain a common taxi from Sankri for your trip back to Dehradun. The path will certainly be turned around from what is defined over.
Anticipate the expense and also period of the trek to be like the trip from Dehradun to Valley of gods.
The overall range from Dehradun to Taluka is 200 kilometres. If you are a TrekupIndia Trekkers, transportation will certainly be arranged from Hotel Grand Legacy, Dehradun. You'll not locate buses from Sankri to Taluka. There may not be straight taxis to Sankri. From Purola/ Mori, you'll discover common taxis to Sankri (around Rs.150).
Is Har Ki Dun Trek Safe?
Har Ki Dun is a secure trek to do. Given you have actually done your study, ready well and also are fully equipped as well as bring the needed trekking equipment.
You do not require an overview to do the this trek. The path is well significant and also there is no possibility of obtaining a shed. Being a preferred trek, you'll constantly have firm on the path to ask for support.
The route is challenging or not unsafe in any type of area. You do not call for technological competence or advice to do the trek.
Food and also remain are simple on the trek as there are Homestays centres in the towns on the route.
Information on the trek is conveniently readily available, consisting of GPS data and also information of the path and also the regional knowledge. If you're trekking on your very own, make use of these to your benefit.
Having stated that numerous variables affect your security on a trek. We, at TrekupIndia, have actually noted those variables and also defined them in terrific information:
Safety And Security of Trek
Fortunately is that the Har Ki Dun does not have a lot of areas that posture an obstacle in regards to the surface. The cross countries covered on the trek may tire you, yet there aren't lots of complicated locations on the route that will certainly check you excessive.
Right here are the only areas where you'll require to be additional mindful:
Overhangs over Ruinsara Gad while trekking in the direction of Swarnadhara: There are numerous areas on the route from Rainbasera to Swarnadhara, where you have to pass through overhangs over the fast-flowing Ruinsara river. If you're trekking in a snowy period, you may have to browse over actions reduced throughout snow bridges.
Safety and security guidance: Tread thoroughly on these areas. Take short, strong actions to browse these areas. Preferably tip on snow bridges just where there grips.
River crossings with a rope and also wheel system (if bridges have actually been cleaned off): The whole Har Ki Dun route is set out along the size of the Tamsa river as well as the Ruinsara gad. There are minimal areas where you're not gone along with by a river/ stream.
This indicates you're continuously going across rivers and also streams on this trek. A lot of the moment, there are wood/ concrete bridges that aid you throughout.
It is not unusual to see wood bridges cleaned off by the river. In such instances, you might need to make clear the river with a rope and also sheave system.
Security suggestions: In these areas, very closely adhere to guidelines provided to you by the Technical Team. Do not do anything outside what the Technical group has actually asked of you.
Trekking with TrekupIndia? If there are no bridges throughout the river in essential areas, the TrekupIndia technological group will certainly establish a rope as well as a wheel system. Every trekker will certainly be seated in a harness, protected to a rope and also sent out throughout the river making use of a pulley-block system.|Keep in mind: It comes to be a predicament if you're passing on your own alone or with a group. In such an instance:
If there are areas to go across before or after they cleaned out bridges to go across the river,-- Firstly on your means right into the valley check. Otherwise, after that, it is much better to terminate your trek.
Secondly, while on your method, maintain a track of where you're going across to and fro in between the financial institutions of the river. Recording your trek on a path monitoring application like Gaia or Wikiloc is a wonderful means to do that. This will certainly aid you to backtrack your back to the beginning factor.
Finally, if you've made it right into the valley as well as ran into damaged bridges, after that trek a little bit more in advance or back as well as see if there are risk-free areas to go across. Normally slim locations with well put rocks to cross across are weak and also excellent circulation of water are excellent.
The time you are going across for actually very early in the early morning. At such times typically the circulation of the river is rather weak with hills tops which thaw to for these rivers as well as streams ice up in the evening.
Security of Trek
When it involves weather the trek is secure while it is open.
There are a couple of times when the weather condition does influence the nature of the route and also the surface.
If you're trekking to Har Ki Dun - in wintertime (December), as well as the year's winter months snow has actually currently been available in, anticipate to begin seeing snow as quickly as you get in the path (often also from Taluka).
When it comes to later months, considered that trek is a deep valley and also does not see much sunshine, it maintains snow completely till the completion of April, and also in some cases very early May. Anticipate seeing snow from Kalkatiyadhar onwards if you're trekking in the summer season months.
The snow makes the path unsafe. This can be taken care of with the appropriate equipment- particularly microspikes as well as gaiters.
Guarantee your microspikes are put on before you trek on snow. Difficult snow is exceptionally susceptible to slides.
Watch out for deep footings. Do not attempt to make brand-new courses of your very own. Stay clear of surpassing each other or angling out your cam for images.
At TrekupIndia, our Trek Leaders and Technical guides makes footings needed for trekkers to tip on.
As stated above you'll locate this snow area right after the Kalkatiyadhar camping areas. The route is lined with snow as well as needs care.
Generally, these slim areas do not call for ropes. If the snow is weak, the technological group does utilize ropes to take the group ahead.
Technical guides will certainly additionally be helped by the TrekupIndia Trek Leader.
Safety And Security of Har Ki Doon Trek
The Har Ki Doon trek begins at 6,900 feet as well as reaches 11,900 ft. You might really feel that the trek does not climb up extremely high.
You should not neglect the truth that you get to as high as 9,900 on the 2nd day of the trek at Kalkathiyadhar.
The trek likewise has far away to cover day-to-day making it a little bit strenuous for a person that is not sufficiently prepared.
This fast elevation gain and also exhaustion of strolling far away can make some individuals susceptible to establish AMS at the Kalkathiyadhar camping area. Look out for signs and symptoms like anorexia nervosa, queasiness, a moderate remaining migraine or lack of ability to rest during the night.
It is much better not to go better right into the trek if your signs and symptoms do not diminish on standard therapy for AMS as well as the remainder.
If you are trekking with TrekupIndia, at any type of factor in the trek, notify your trek leader concerning your problem quickly if you really feel any kind of signs and symptom of AMS. All TrekupIndia trek leaders are educated to care for your health and wellness throughout clinical emergency situations of any type of type.
When it comes to AMS, very early discovery and also therapy can guarantee your effective trek conclusion.
If you are trekking by yourself, the instant action to take would certainly be to begin on an alleviative training course of Diamox which is 250 mg every 12 hrs adhered to by enough remainder. The earlier you deal with these signs, the greater the opportunities of finishing the trek as well as recouping.
It is best to head down to Sankri instantly if the signs do not ease after therapy. If you have not gone across the pass), (. If any of the signs linger, do not proceed with the trek.
Exit points on the Har Ki Dun
In the situation of any type of emergency situation, it is very important to recognize just how to leave the path rapidly for Sankri
When it comes to the trek, the further you go right into the valley the extra challenging it is to make a fast departure to Sankri
trek has just one left which is backtracking your back to Taluka and also Sankri.
Which ways, in instance there is any kind of clinical emergency situations, you need to come down completely to Taluka and after that take an automobile to the closest clinical aid.
From Taluka, you can employ a jeep to Purola. The discharge might occupy 24 hrs given that you are deep in the valley as well as the roadways linking Sankri and also Purola are infamously negative.
Closest Hospital to Trek
For light clinical concerns, the closest clinical help can be located in Mori and after that in Purola. This consists of basic crack, strain, and so on
First Aid Treatment: Sankari
Govt. Ayurveda Hospital and Some Private Clinics Are Also There.
Main Health Center; Mori
For significant clinical emergency situations, the local medical facility is in Mussoorie or Dehradun-- which is practically 8-9 hrs away from the base camps of these treks.