Har Ki Dun Trek

 

About Har Ki Dun Trek

Have you ever wondered about the reality of the song – “Stairway to Heaven”? That’s just right about our Har ki dun Trek to the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarkashi. Known as the Hanging valley, this trek is the most sought off trek by travellers and climbers. You will be absorbed in the captivating views of the Swargarohini peaks, Bandarpoonch and the BlackPeak. Ancient villages for over a century

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Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri, 200 Km approx.
Day 2: Sankri to Taluka via local vehicles and Taluka to Seema by trek, 12 Km approx.
Day 3: Seema to Kalkattiyadhaar via trek, 7 Km approx.
Day 4: Kalkattiyadhaar to Har Ki Dun valley via trek, 10 Km approx.
Day 5: Kalkattiyadhaar to Seema.
Day 6: Seema to Sankri via Taluka.
Day 7: Sankri to Dehradun by road.

day1

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri – 200Km approx.

(P.S. The mode of transport will be depending on the number of trekkers)

(We depart at 6:00 AM from the Dehradun Railway Station en route Mussoorie, O Naugaon, Purola, Mori to reach the final destination at Sankri by early evening. The total distance covered will be approximately 200 KM, taking around 9-10 hours. Accommodation will be arranged accordingly)

Day 1 of our journey begins early in the morning from Dehradun Railway Station which is the pickup location. Make sure to reach the prior location half an hour before the reporting time as we will depart at 6:00 AM sharp. Sankri is a small village but a famous base camp for trekking and it serves as a starting point of great Himalayan treks such as Kedarkantha, Phulera Ridge and Bali Pass. They add an extra oomph to your experience to Sankri, which is distanced 200 kilometres from Dehradun. The travelling time is around 9-10 hours and we reach our destination by 4/5:00 PM in the evening. We will quickly pull up at popular road stop restaurants for relishing grub and continue our trip via the road. Our journey will en route by road and so will we be exploring irresistible sites on the way. The road from Mussoorie keeps you engaged with its own expelling beauty. You will be admired by the captivating Himalayan Range and Yamuna River that streams alongside the route. On your arrival at Mussoorie, you can dive into the delights of Kempty Fall, which is an eminent sightseeing location. You will be allured with the divinity and purity that encompasses the atmosphere. Moving further, you will come across various small villages amongst which is O Naugaon and Purola. These villages are incorporated on the way and are inhabited by the local communities. Further afield, we reach Mori which is yet another small village and is distanced 33 KM from Purola. It is surrounded by enticing pine forests on either side and the Tons River engulfs the scenic beauty. Our arrival at Mori will soothe your exhaustion from travel with its hypnotizing aura and pleasing atmosphere. The twilight encloses the whole valley and makes your journey worth it. We finally reach Sankri, our assigned destination and no later, we will allocate rooms to you along with a relishing dinner for the night.
Ensure to keep all your essentials with you before leaving from Dehradun. In case of money withdrawal, you can do the same at Dehradun before the commencement of the journey.
The Sankri range is a popular destination for Bird watching, camping, offbeat, orchards and village tourism. It is the perfect destination for the ensuing personal interests of exploration. It is a route to the paradise of the Himalayas and a trekker’s delight. Thereby, Sankri will be our base camp for the further trekking to higher mountain ranges of Taluka, Kalkatiyadhaar and Har ki Dun. The altitude of the trekking point is 11,811 feet and there will be no mobile networks available, so don’t hesitate to let go of your stressful life in order to welcome a beguiling experience of trekking.

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Day 2: Sankri to Taluka via local vehicles and Taluka to Seema by trek, 12 Km approx.

(Next morning, we will begin our journey from Sankri to Taluka by road, distanced 12 kilometres approximately and from Taluka to Seema via trek of approximately 12 kilometres. The complete journey to reach the campsite will take around 5-6 hours.)

Our actual trek will commence from Taluka. The drive from Sankri to Taluka is rejuvenating as either side of the road are surrounded by pristine forests of pine trees. It will introduce us to the terrain of our trek closely. We meander through the breathtaking, twisting curves which makes the journey more exciting. You will experience the melodies of enchanting birds and animals. The River Supin that flows along the forests accompanies you throughout your drive to Taluka. This region is blessed with ancient traditions and unique cultures that have been preserved carefully. You will experience the bliss of these traditions alongside meeting locals from the nearby villages. The trail levels up through the forest of conifers until reaching the first cemented bridge to cross the river. You can refill your bottles here and besides, you will also find food shacks on the bank of river Supin, which makes it an ideal place to rest before moving further. These stores are packed with refreshments and beverages to add delight to your journey. We will find many such outlets on our way. On reaching Taluka, we will trek upto Seema crossing some small inhabited villages. The trail will be plain and rocky. On the way to Seema, You’ll come across beguiling streams with fresh water from the Himalayas and small bridges. Once we reach our destined point for the day, you can adore the intrinsic beauty of the mountains and relish the hospitality of the local communities. We will lodge in tents ahead of Seema in peaceful meadows by the riverside.

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Day 3: Seema to Kalkattiyadhaar via trek, 7 Km approx.

(Day 3 calls for what you have been waiting for since day 1. We will start trekking from Seema to Kalkattiyadhaar early in the morning after breakfast and the distance will be 7 kilometres. It will take around 3-4 hours to reach the next camping site.)

Post breakfast, we will commence our trek to Kalkattiyadhaar and the trail will go through meadows and pastures occupied with the imprints of nature. The trek further proceeds through harvested and cattle grazing fields accompanied by slant roof huts. The Osla village is yet another small village located in between the cashew and walnut forests. It has its own expelling and serene essence of beauty. Many ancient stories and temples lie in the heart of Osla village. Proceeding ahead on the inclined trail, you will be able to steal glimpses of soothing viewpoints. En route Seema to Kalkattiyadhaar comprises a combination of inclined and declined paths with numerous water streams and falls on the way. The lush green forests will leave you intrigued. Always ensure to fill your water bottles before or in between the trek from the nearest streams of freshwater since there is no source of water for nearly 2 kilometres on the way to Kalkattiyadhaar. On approaching the valley, you will come across hypnotizing views bifurcated by a brook, Maninda taal and Borasu pass towards the left. We will pitch in the camp here to further traverse the valley and stay overnight.

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Day 4: Kalkattiyadhaar to Har Ki Dun valley via trek, 10 Km approx.

(Day 4 initially appeals for our main trek to Har ki Dun. Our trek will begin early in the morning post breakfast. The Har ki Dun valley is distanced 10 kilometres from Kalkattiyadhaar and will take 6 hours to trek to the highest point of our journey which lies at an altitude of 8200 feet.)

The most awaited day of your trek approaches and on this day, we will start our trekking earlier than the usual time in order to capture every ounce of beauty. However, the days prior to this were captivating but there’s more to it that you will unveil on the way to Har ki Dun. The trail will lead us into the glacier basin with moraine and alpine meadows arousing in beauty. You’ll encounter tall pine trees accompanying you at every step. The trail is mixed of moderate and steep ascend up till Har ki Dun valley. On reaching higher levels of the trek, you’ll come across small ice patches, which are covered with heavy snow during winters. On our arrival at the highest peak of the trek in Har ki Dun, you’ll feel the joy of freshness surrounding the whole valley. You will be sight struck by the arresting beauty and glimpses of flower beds, meadows, coniferous forests, glacier moraines and frozen brooks. The valley is a paradise itself with an idyll utopia to curb your desires to explore. After exploring and engulfing the luring essence of the valley, we will head back to our previous campsite at Kalkattiyadhaar.

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Day 5: Kalkattiyadhaar to Seema.

(As usual, we will begin in the morning after breakfast and return back to Seema via Osla village)

Our trek will be reciprocated on Day 6. We will revisit the former places in order to return back to our pickup point. It will enable you to relive your memories by retracing the steps through the Osla village and the mesmerizing beauty surrounding it. We will follow the same trails as earlier to reach Seema and pitch in our camps. Don’t be upset, you will still have a chance to reconcile with the starry nightfall in the mountains.

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Day 6: Seema to Sankri via Taluka.

(We will head back from Seema to Taluka first and then reach Sankri by roadways.)

We will set off with 5 hours declining trek to Taluka, climbing down the trail leading us back to revitalizing beauty of the lower hills occupied with dense forests and perennial streams. The descending trek will not consume much time and we will reach Taluka soon to head forward to Sankri. It will also account for less exhaustion and you will feel lively while recollecting your memories on the way back to the campsite. We will stop at the familiar places to rest and continue the proceeding journey via road to reach Sankri. We will lodge in Sankri for the night.

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Day 7: Sankri to Dehradun by road.

Your trekking journey comes to a blissful end with departing from Sankri to Dehradun. It is a 10-hour drive that will conclude your trip to the Himalayas. The Co fellows will be dropped at the Dehradun Railway Station, from where the journey had begun and will demise too. You will be taking a ride back home loaded with beautiful moments and everlasting joy encountered throughout the trek of Har ki Dun.

 

Inclusion

  •  Accommodation (Guest house, Home stay).
  •  Meals while on trek (Veg. + Egg).
  •  All necessary entry fees and permits.
  •  First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
  •  Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook and support staff.
  •  Porters / mules to carry central equipment.

Exclusion

  •  Any kind of personal expenses.
  •  Food during the transit.
  •  Insurance.
  •  Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  •  Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Price Includes.
  •  Any kind of emergency evacuation charges.
Trek Essentials
Gears on Rent (*This price is for per day)

Basics Gear

Back pack & rain cover (50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack + rain cover 20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
Walking stick Advisable (At least one)
Head torch 1 Nos. (Hand torch would be an alternative)
Water bottle/Hydration pack 2 bottles of one litre each People who use hydration pack 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter
Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
Personal Medical Kit Consult your doctor

Think about your head

Sun cap 1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)
Woolen cap 1 Nos.
Woolen cap 1 Nos.
Balaclava 1 Nos.
Neck-gaiters 1 Nos.
Sunglasses Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected.
People who wear spectacles-
(A)- Use contact lenses. (Not for Chadar trek)
(B)- Photo chromatic glasses.

Be comfy at the trek

Trek pants 2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
T-shirts 2 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
Fleece T-shirts 1 Nos.
Fleece jacket 1 Nos. (Alternative: a woolen sweater)
Down feather / Hollofil jacket 1 Nos.
Wind & waterproof jacket & pant 1 Pair
Thermal inners 1 Pair
Poncho 1 Nos.

Mind your step

Trekking shoes 1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
Floaters/flip-flops 1 Pair (Optional)
Cotton socks 4 pairs
Woolen socks 2 pairs
Gaiters Raftaar Adventure team will notify you, if required
Gumboots Required only for Chadar trek

Personal Utilities

Sunscreen cream Hand sanitizer
Moisturiser Antibacterial powder
Lip balm Toothbrush and toothpaste
Toilet Paper & wipes Quick dry towel

Keep these handy

Waterproof gloves 1 Pair
Fleece/woolen gloves 1 Pair

Terms & Conditions

  •  Full payment to be made in advance at the time of booking the trek.
  •  Last Date of booking will be closed before 7 days prior.
  •  Team RAFTAAR ADVENTURE has right to change the itinerary and schedule without any notice.
  •  Payment to be made by Bank Transfer/Cheque/DD in favor of RAFTAAR ADVENTURE.
  •  Payment for this trip will not be adjusted against any future trips.
  •  Porters / mules to carry central equipment.

Cancellation Policy

  •  Before 30 days: 90% of total Land Package Cost is refundable.
  •  Between 21-30 days: 75% of total Land Package Cost is refundable.
  •  Between 11-20 days: 50% of total Land Package Cost is refundable.
  •  Less than 10 days: No refund.

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Trek Details

7 Days |

12,100ft |

44 Km

Start: Dehradun

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End: Dehradun

Moderate

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Uttarakhand

Fixed Departure Dates
02 September(Open)
03 September(Open)
04 September(Open)
09 September(Open)
10 September(Open)
11 September(Open)
23 September(Open)
24 September(Open)
25 September(Open)
30 September(Open)
01 October(Open)
02 October(Open)
07 October(Open)
08 October(Open)
09 October(Open)
21 October(Open)
22 October(Open)
23 October(Open)
28 October(Open)
29 October(Open)
30 October(Open)
Gears on Rent

*This price is for per day

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