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Minimum Age
Moderate
Difficulty
6N/7D
Duration
Uttarakhand
Location
7/10
Physicality

For those who haven’t explored Har Ki Dun valley yet, this place is no less than a hidden gem in Uttarakhand. Placed at a height of 3566 metres, Har Ki Dun valley is a perfect spot for nature lovers who want to be surrounded by snow-covered peaks and alpine forests. Being a not very famous tourist spot yet, Har Ki Dun valley remains untouched and unpolluted. Har Ki Dun is a cradle shaped valley in the Garhwal Himalayas. It is connected to Baspa valley by the Borasu Pass. There are many other picturesque locations sitting in the Mother Nature’s lap around Har Di Dun Valley, which makes this location an ideal place for a week-long trip. It is covered in snow during the winters from October to March. The trek to Har Ki Dun valley starts from Taluka Village and passes through Gangar, Osla and Seema. The trek is usually covered in many stages as a single day trek can cause exertion for you.

Har Ki Dun Valley: The Legend

The mythological aspect of Har Ki Dun valley makes it even more interesting. It is believed that the trail along the trek was once beaten by Pandavas on their way to heavens. Thus, one of the peaks is also known as Swargarohini. Due to its elevation, it is often known as the path to heavens. The panorama and the gorgeous cloudy view is the apt reason why people can relate this onerous journey to heaven.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Uttarakhand
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 10:00 AM
ALTITUDE 3,600 m (11,811 ft)
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
INCLUDED
Accommodation (Camping)
Meals while on trek (Veg + Eggs)
Trek equipments (Waterproof Good Quality Tents, Clean Sleeping bags, Ground Mattress, Kitchen Tent, Ration, Utensils, Toilet Tents)
All necessary permits and entry fees (Forest and Local)
First-Aid Medical kits
Mountaineering qualified and professional trek leader, local guide and support staff
NOT INCLUDED
Trekking shoes
Raincoat
Any kind of personal expenses
Meals and accommodation in Dehradun
Alcoholic/Aerated beverages/ bottled water
Mules or porter to carry personal luggage
Transport from Dehradun to Taluka and return

 

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Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri

You can reach Dehradun easily from New Delhi via train or bus. It takes around 7 hours to reach Dehradun by train. Shatabdi Express runs three days a week leaves New Delhi station early morning and arrives at Dehradun in the afternoon. You can board a local cab to arrive Sankri, which is going to be our base camp. It is advisable to keep some articles of basic necessities with you like trek pants, medications, sunglasses, cap, woollen clothes, etc. On reaching Sankri, you can leave your luggage at the base camp and begin your journey the following day after having a rest for the night.

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Day 2: Drive from Sankri to Taluka and trek to Chilurgad

The next day you will start early with an energetic breakfast. You will take a 12 km drive to Taluka after which you start your trek to Chilurgad which is spans around 10km. Your drive to Taluka will take somewhere around an hour since the route is landslide prone. You will begin your trek along the river Supin. There will be a number of bridges in your path to Chilurgad. After walking a bit, you will come to Gangaad, which is a sparsely populated hamlet.

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Day 3: Chilurgad to Simantra

The first part of the day 3 begins with a short trek along the river which will take you to Osla. There is an ancient Lord Shiva temple where you can stop for a while and offer your prayers. Throughout your journey to Har Ki Dun valley, you will find many wooden bridges and streams. You will also come across a series of grasslands which have been used for cultivation by the local population for some time. By the evening, you will reach our campsite in Simantra.

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Day 4: Simantra to Har Ki Dun and back to Simantra

From Simantra, you will begin your trek to Har Ki Dun valley. The journey is not very long but steep elevation will take some time. From your camping site, you can get a view of Har Ki Dun peak very clearly. On your way to the final peak, you will find many thatch huts above a small ridge. On reaching Har Ki Dun peak, you can explore the nearby area for few hours and then return back to Simantra campsite.

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Day 5: Simantra to Chilurgad

Now you will begin your downhill trek to Chilurgad. It will take 6-7 hours so it is advised that you have your breakfast properly. You will start early in the morning as the expedition will require you to stop at multiple points.

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Day 6: Chilurgad to Taluka and drive to Sankri

On your sixth day, you will begin your trek to Taluka which is consists of a 10 km downhill trek. You will follow the same trail full of bridges, streams and villages on your way to Taluka. It is less strenuous as compared to the uphill trek to Chilurgad. You can enjoy the natural diversity of the place as you have ample of time. On reaching Taluka, you will be taken back to Sankri via shared taxi.

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Day 7: Sankri to Dehradun

After resting overnight, you can begin your journey back to Dehradun via shared taxi. Your journey will start early morning at around 7 am. You will reach in 12 hours. It is advisable to book the taxi beforehand so that you can enjoy the rest of the trek accordingly.

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
November 8, 2019

Had a chance to trek out with Travel N Trek for Har Ki Dun, turned out to be the best choice have made. Got the best services out there be it food or gears. Food was simply awesome, hygeine was given as priority by them. Trek leader Kuldeep told us many folklore related to that place. Will plan and go with them again in future

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