Har-ki-Doon Trek

WildBoots Adventure
INR11500
  • 7 days
    (Duration)
  • Easy
    (Difficulty)
  • 4.9
    (Rating)
  • Hilly
    (Terrain)

Situated in the shadow of the mighty Swargarohini peak, Har-ki-Doon is a cradle-shaped valley in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.


Description

The trek to Har-ki-Doon passes through alpine forests of pine, oak, deodar and Bhojpatra along with many varieties of fauna. It is a treat for nature lovers and bird watchers alike to explore this valley surrounded by Swargarohini, Jaundhar glacier and the BandarPunch massif. On the way, you will get to experience the lifestyle of the Garhwal shepherds and villagers in some of the remotest parts of Uttarakhand.

What to bring Please go through the list of the personal trekking gear you are expected to carry for the trek, high altitude trek preparation and more in the Information section.


Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Drive from Dehradun to Sankri (8 to 10 hours) The trek starts from Sankri which is an 8-10 hour drive from Dehradun. The long and winding journey takes us deep inside the Garhwal Himalayas. The last hour of the drive is a thrilling climb up from the Mori, on the banks of the Tons river to the cool climes of Sankri, nestled high up in the mountains. The long journey demands a good rest before we commence our trek the next day. A comfortable guest house is where we retire for the night.

  • Day 2:

    Drive from Sankri to Taluka village (45 minutes), Trek to Osla (5 to 6 hours) We start with a drive to Taluka which is 14 kms. from Sankri further ahead on the unpaved road. From Taluka, the trek starts with a descent on the left side of the valley adjoining the river. After crossing a small stream, we continue climbing up towards the village of Osla to end our trek at an altitude of about 2600m. We camp in tents today and soak in the natural beauty of the Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary.

  • Day 3:

    Trek from Osla to Har-ki-Doon (5 to 6 hours) The day's trek starts with hiking further up on the left side of the valley. After crossing a hanging bridge over the river, we move towards the right side of the valley and continue our ascent. We climb up to a ridge called Kalkatti Dhar and from here on, it is a gradual climb onto the meadows of Har-ki-Dun. The Swargarohini peak and the Jaundhar glacier are tantalizingly close and invite the trekkers to explore further, which is exactly on the cards for the next day.

  • Day 4:

    Trek from Osla to Har-ki-Doon (5 to 6 hours) The day's trek starts with hiking further up on the left side of the valley. After crossing a hanging bridge over the river, we move towards the right side of the valley and continue our ascent. We climb up to a ridge called Kalkatti Dhar and from here on, it is a gradual climb onto the meadows of Har-ki-Dun. The Swargarohini peak and the Jaundhar glacier are tantalizingly close and invite the trekkers to explore further, which is exactly on the cards for the next day.

  • Day 5:

    Trek from Har-ki-Doon to Gangahad (4 to 5 hours) The trek back is an easy walk back along the same trail towards the Gangahad village. A gentle descent towards the village is covered at an easy pace exploring and enjoying the beautiful sights within the Govind National Park.

  • Day 6:

    Trek from Gangahad to Taluka village, Drive to Sankri (4 to 5 hours) A relaxed trek back to Taluka, during which we enjoy crossing over the gentle slopes navigated a few days earlier. We drive back to Sankri and move into our guest house rooms. A leisurely evening awaits, to be spent in the company of fellow trekkers reminiscing vivid tales from the trek and the close encounter with an enchanting valley.

  • Day 7:

    Buffer/Rest Day Depart from Snakri to your home destination.


Cost Includes

  • Transfer by vehicle between Dehradun and Sankri
  • Good quality tents, sleeping bags, carry mats and crampons (if and where required). Tented accommodation will be on double / triple sharing basis.
  • Safety equipment – first aid kit, stretcher, pulsoximeter, portable oxygen cylinders (where required, for use in case of emergencies only)
  • All vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner on all trek days) for the trek duration (from Aru onwards till Sumbal)
  • WildBoots trek leader, guide, cook and camp helpers and horses / mules / porters as may be required for carrying the equipment
  • Guest house accommodation at Sankri Service taxes, permits, fees and other charges imposed by local authorities, national parks, etc.

Cost Excludes

  • Transport costs to reach the trek reporting location (Sankri)
  • Meals, snacks, mineral water, telephone, tips and other incidental expenses during travel to and from base camp of the trek
  • Transportation for sightseeing in and around Sankri before / after the trek. Transport can be arranged but will be charged separately as per cost incurred.
  • Trekkers are expected to trek carrying their own backpack. Those intending to trek without backpacks or carrying only a day-pack and offloading their backpacks onto the horses / mules will have to bear an additional cost.
  • Cost of doctors, medical officers. WildBoots trek leaders are trained in First Aid to assist in case of medical emergencies.
  • Emergency evacuation related costs owing to personal emergencies or external weather conditions.

Accomodation

As mentioned in the Itinerary


Transport

Transport shall be as per Itinerary


Location

Reporting at Dehradun, Uttarakhand


Refund Policy

  • Cancellation requested more than 30 days before the start date of the trek – 95% refund
  • Cancellation requested between 29 and 20 days before the start date of the trek – 75% refund
  • Cancellation requested between 19 and 10 days before the start date of the trek – 50% refund
  • Cancellation requested less than 10 days before the start date of the trek – no refund.

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