About Harkidun Trek
A winter wonderland and a trekkers delight, the Har Ki Doon Trek is a stairway to heaven that will make you fall for its beauty. The thing that makes it an alluring trek is its accessibility both in summer as well as the winter season. Har Ki Dun valley is situated at the western flank of Garhwal in the Uttarkashi district is very popular to the trekkers as well as that to the climbers. It is a lovely walk to the Har Ki Dun valley with fascinating views of Jaundhar glacier and Swargarohini group of peaks. Har Ki Dun catchment area is a major source of Yamuna River System and the main source of the largest tributary of Yamuna.
It takes you through some of the most charismatic alpine meadows, glaciers and pine forests which is a treat to the eyes. During winters the snow-covered trails look mesmerising as and when the sun tries to peep behind the clouds. One of the oldest Treks in Himalayas, known as the ‘Valley of Gods’, some believe it’s the same route taken by the Pandavas in the Mahabharata on their ascent to heaven. Swargarohini—the snow peak, the vision of which dominates this trek bears a legacy of the mythical stairway to heaven.
It’s a delightful experience when you’re camping near the flowing river, the forest here is rich in flora and fauna which has an engaging vibe of its own. You are able to see Swargarohini – I, II, III, Bandarpoonch and Blackpeak from here. The Har Ki Dun trail takes you through some of the ancient villages that are 2,000 years old. It gives you an insight into the lives of the locals who are residing here in the valley. This trek is heaven for nature lovers, adventure seekers and also shutterbugs. You can even spot various species of birds that thrive in this region. Capture some thrilling pictures on the trail which will last a lifetime.
Other attractions include, the temple at Osla which is dedicated to Duryodhana, was built by the inhabitants of Saur. It is about 13km from Sankri which lies on the steep mountain trail to Har Ki Doon. It is a 5,000-year formation of wooden chambers that are carved elegantly.
The challenge of Har Ki Doon, besides the long hours of trekking for 6 long hours is coping up with frequent rain. The peak time of the year for this trek is not winter after a snowfall but in summer frequented by rain. Proceeding through green foliages dripping with pearls of rain is a beautiful experience but trekkers must be well equipped for it. Rain trekking essential like poncho, waterproof covers, anti-diarrhoea medicines, and water resistant trekking boots are a must before for this trek. Whatever the conditions are, this trek surely gives you vibes of visiting a wonderland.
Dehradun to Sankri
Sankri to Pauni Garaat
Pauni Garaat to Kalkattiyadhaar
Kalkattiyadhar to Har Ki Doon
Har Ki Doon to Pauni Garaat via Osla
Pauni Garaat to Sankri
Sankri to Dehradun
How to Reach
By Air :-
Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 25 km from the city. There is a daily flight from Delhi to Dehradun. Come one day early if planning to come by flight.
By Train :-
Take the overnight train to Dehradun from Delhi
- Nandadevi Express – Train no: 12205 (Departure 11:50pm; Arrival – 5:40am)
- Dehradun Express – Train no: 12687 (Departure – 9:10pm; Arrival – 5:00am)
There is regular bus service from Delhi to Dehradun, from Delhis ISBT Kashmere Gate.
We would suggest you to take only government buses from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Private buses ply from outside ISBT and they are not trust worthiness.
Usually buses drop you at Dehradun ISBT. From there you have to come to Dehradun Railway Station
- Mountsafar Tata Sumo or similar vehicles will pick-up you from Dehradun Railway Station at 6:00am.
- You will reach Sankri by 4:00 pm
Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
Meals while on trek (Veg.+ Egg)
Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)
All necessary permits and entry fees.
First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide and Support staff.
Transport from Delhi/Dehradun to Sankri and return (Add-on Option)
Mules to carry the central luggage
Any kind of personal expenses.
Food during the transit.
Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.
Any kind of emergency evacuation charges.
Note : Normally Mountsafar expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.
Charges of offloading backpack:-
INR 1500/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance
INR 1800/- if you inform us after reaching Sankri
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.
To book a Trek/ adventure program please use our online booking form or, alternatively, you can call us on the given for confirmation of tour you have to wire a deposit and initial deposit.
When to book:
t is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. However, if you want a good deal on your domestic/international flight, we recommend organizing your trip at least one month in advance. (Please contact us if you require a late booking)
In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows: –
Cancellations prior to 15 days from the start of the trek
Book any other trek till one year or get 100% refund
(Note: If the trek charges are more, the balance needs to be paid by the trekker)
Cancellation between 15 days and 7 days to the start of the trek
Choose to go for the same trek, with any other batch, till year or get 75% refund
Cancellation between 7 days and 3 days to the start of the trek
Choose to go on the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch or get 60% refund.
Cancellation less than 3 days to the start of the trek
Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend. No cash refund.
1)- Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch.
2)- In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by Mountsafar.
3)- Mountsafar holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.
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Meals During Trek
MEALS DURING THE TRANSIT
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