Har Ki Dun translates to “Valley of Gods” quite literally. There isn’t a better way to soak in the essence of Garhwal Himalayas, than to walk through this paradise called the Har Ki Dun. Mighty mountain slopes covered with greenery, ice-cold streams and little hamlets with wooden houses add character to the valley. Har Ki Dun is one of the most recommended treks for fit beginners who want to kick start their Himalayan trekking experience. The sight of Jaundhar Glacier in the end will make sure your efforts don’t go in vain. Trust nature and you’ll be generously rewarded with a picturesque panorama, exhilarating experience of trekking in the Garhwal Himalayas and camping memories of a lifetime!
- Stunning panoramic views of Garhwal Himalayas at every step
- Spot number of snow clad peaks like Swargarohini, Black peak, Bandarpunch
- Camping in the lush green meadows
- Bonfire fun and games
- Trek up till Jaundhar Glacier
- Road trip with breathtaking views along Tons river
- Enjoy lip smacking local food
- Explore local culture and learn about their way of living
- Plenty of opportunities for photography enthusiasts
About Har Ki Dun
Legend has it that the Pandavas walked this path to get to heaven! It is also said that the civilisation in this cradle-shaped valley is more than 3000 years old and still remains untouched. Har Ki Dun trek gives you a sneak peek into one of the ancient village settlements of Himalayas. The Jaundhar Bamak or glacier is a high altitude point in this trek which will take you past the 4000m mark!
Sankri is a beautiful village that marks the start of many local treks. Sirgi, another village that you can spot on your northwest has been built in a way to receive sunlight early in the day to maximise their harvest.
Day 1-Sunday, 20th November
(Dehradun to Sankri- 8hrs drive)
Meet Travel Trikon team at Dehradun station at 8:00 AM SHARP. Leave for base village in private bus after a quick introduction round. We will stop en route for breakfast and lunch. Reach Sankri before nightfall and check-in to hotel to freshen up for dinner. Our experts will brief you and address your queries about the trek post dinner.
Day 2-Monday, 21st November
(Sankri to Taluka to Seema-45 mins drive followed by 5-6 hrs trek)
Gear up for the first day of trek! We will drive up till Taluka village for short distance to catch the trail to Har Ki Dun. We will cover a long patch till afternoon through alpine forest and green meadows. The first night in the mountains will be a memorable one with bonfire and some folklore.
Day 3-Tuesday, 22nd November
(Seema to Har ki Dun- 6-7 hrs trek)
We move deeper into the valley, trekking all the way to Har Ki Dun which will be out pit stop for two nights. Since this is a sanctuary, keep your eyes peeled for sightings of barking deer, bore, leopards etc. We guarantee you that by now you would have lost the track of time and date…Such is the magic of Himalayas! Our destination is still way ahead, a little steeper than before but you will make it till the end, no matter what. You will find yourself in the heart of the valley by the end of the day.
Day 4: Thursday, 24th November
(Har Ki Dun to Jaundhar Glacier and back-15kms in 7 hrs)
Finally…its the day you’ve been waiting for! We will trek to get a close view of the Jaundhar glacier. The sight is to die for. After exploring the area near the glacier, we will head back to the camp at Har Ki Dun and take some well-deserved rest.
Day 5: Friday, 25th November
(Har Ki Dun to Seema- 5hrs trek)
Today we start tracing our way back to where we came from. A familiar trail downhill will leave more time for relaxation at the campsite.
Day 6: Saturday, 26th November
(Seema to Taluka to Sankri-5 hrs trek and 45 mins drive)
This is the last leg of the trek. Your last day on foot in the mighty Himalayas! Cherish each and every moment with lots of clicks and unforgettable experience as we end the trek at Sankri. Overnight in hotel.
Day 7: Sunday, 27th November
(Sankri to Dehradun-8hrs drive)
After one full week of thrill and adventure, it’s time to say goodbye to this beautiful national park. We leave for Dehradun via private bus and make our way to the railway station to catch the train back to New Delhi.
Travel Trikon recommends the following transit between New Delhi-Dehradun:
Delhi to Dehradun: Train no. 12205; Nanda Devi Express
Dep: 11:55 pm from New Delhi station; Arr: 05:40 am at Dehradun station.
Dehradun to Delhi: Train no. 12206; Nanda Devi Express
Dep: 11:30 pm from Dehradun station; Arr: 05:20 am at New Delhi station.
If you need any assistance in booking train tickets from New Delhi or Mumbai to Dehradun and back, we will be happy to arrange for the same. Please let us know in advance.
➔ Transport from Dehradun to Dehradun
➔ Veg Meals from dinner on Day-1 to breakfast on Day-7
➔ Hotel accommodation at Sankri on double occupancy
➔ Professionally trained & experienced guides
➔ Equipment during the trek including sleeping bags, tents, kitchen and dining tents, utensils)
➔ All necessary fees and permits
➔ First aid and medical kits
➔ Food during bus journey
➔ Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.
➔ Mules or porter charges to carry personal luggage
➔ Anything other than above mentioned inclusion
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For any other information, please drop us an email with your name and phone number at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write the subject of the mail as ‘Trikon #150 Har Ki Dun Trek’
Please expect a delay in response for any queries on Saturday & Sunday as Travel Trikon Team will be travelling to some or the other event. Thanks for your understanding & co-operation.
Things to Carry
Please bear in mind that there is possibility of snow in November and temperature tends to run as low as minus 2 to 8 degrees during nights. Hence, carry warm clothes accordingly. You can follow a quick check list:
What to wear:
➔ 2-3 collared T-shirts
➔ 2-3 trekking pants
➔ 2 Full sleeve woolens
➔ Pair of thermal inner wear
➔ 3 pairs of socks
➔ Woolen cap, sun cap, gloves
➔ Scarf or muffler
➔ Thick jacket
➔ Windproof jacket of good quality with a hood
➔ Raincoat or a poncho
➔ Small towel or napkins
➔ Good quality trekking shoes with thick sole
➔ Light sandals or floaters to use on campsite
Gear and other essentials:
➔ 2 water bottles of 1 litre capacity each
➔ Personal medicines if any
➔ Torch with extra batteries
➔ Lip balm, sunscreen lotion will come handy for sure
➔ Sun glasses
➔ Walking stick or trekking pole
➔ Few polythene bags
➔ Haversack or Backpack (No sling bags please). You can bring a smaller day-pack to carry just essentials like water, camera, cap etc. A mule porter can be hired at extra cost to carry rest of your luggage. Please inform in advance if you need one.
➔ Camera with fully charged batteries (optional)
➔ Hand Sanitizer
➔ Identity Card