Har ki Dun and Tapovan trek

Himalaya Shelter
  • 7 days
  • Moderate
  • 4.9
  • Hilly

This is a beautiful trek through the Govind National Park, which is famous for its wild flowers especially orchids. This area has some of the most beautiful forests.


Trip Highlight

Duration: 7 Days | 6 Nights

Level: Medium

Total Distance: 64 km

Maximum Elevation: 3600m Har-ki Dun

Weather: The nights can be cold. Day temperatures are pleasant during the season

Restrictions: None

Getting from/To: Sankri is connected by road from Dehradun and are about 7 hours drive.

Equipment: None for walking

It was made popular by Jack Gibson, a teacher at the Doon school in the late 1940's.The surrounding peaks and glaciers in the Banderpoonch Range are a mountaineer's delight. The Har-ki-dun valley is famous for its flowers and meadows. The path follows the tons river from Netwar village up through the scenic villages of Gangad, Seema and Osla. Har-ki-dun has many camping places and also a forest guest house. A rest day is ideal to explore the tnearby jamdar glacier or make a short excursion to Ruinsara Lake.


Group Discount

8+ pax: 5%


Fixed Departures

  • Mar - 4,9
  • Apr - 3,29


  • Day 1

    DEHRADOON TO SANJARI (210kms) - 8 hrs drive We start early from Dehradoon and reach Sankri by evening. We spent the night in guesthouses in Sankri. The final 22kms are through the Govind national park and is a very beautiful but bumpy ride

  • Day 2

    SANKRI TO TALUKA/DAATMIR (2200m) - 15km (5hrs) Post breakfast we start from Sankri to Taluka. It is a lovely walk along the true left of the river, passing through forests, apple orchards and fields. There are many small tea shops on the way. We reach our campsite for the day near the village of TALUKA or up near the village of DATMIR.

  • Day 3

    TALUKA/DAATMIR TO SEEMA/OSLA - 11kms (5hrs) Post breakfast we start the day towards the village of SEEMA. The tons river is always on our left and it's a delightful walk beside it. At some places we have to cross over small streams which merge into the tons river. The village of Seema has a few small dhabas and a GMVN hotel. However the camping sites are better at OSLA, across the river, on the way to Har-ki-dun.

  • Day 4

    SEEMA/OSLA TO HAR-KI-DUN (3510m) - 12 km We begin from our overnight camping site and cross the tons river from the stone bridge near Seema. The trail now rises higher and offers some beautiful views of the Ruinsara valley and the peaks in the banderpoonch range. The trail ascends through the fields and climbs high above the confluence of the tons and Ruinsara gad. The camp is at the meeting point of the two valleys from jamdar glacier and the views are excellent. In summer the route can get a bit busy.

  • Day 5

    HAR-KI-DUN EXPLORE AND BACK TO OSLA - 12 kms We start the day with breakfast and spend some time to explore the nearby area. The campsite offers beautiful views of jamdar glacier, Hata peak and the swargarohini peak. According to Hindu mythology this is also the gateway to heaven. We return back to campsite and head back to Osla village.

  • Day 6

    OSLA TO SANKRI - 26kms Today is a long day and hence we start early. However it's an easy walk and once we reach Taluka village the final 12 kms can also be covered in a shared jeep. We spent the evening strolling around Sankri village. Overnight is in guesthouses.

  • Day 7

    SANKRI TO DEHRADOON - 210 kms We leave Sankri and reach Dehradoon by late afternoon.

Cost Includes

  • forest entry fees
  • guide and cook fees
  • porter/mule support to carry camping gear
  • tents, carry mats, sleeping bags, dining tent , kitchen tent, toilet tent
  • all veg meals during trekking
  • dinner on day 1 and breakfast on last day
  • tented accomodation on all camping nights
  • accomodation in guesthouses in trek base village based on availibility

Cost Excludes

  • breakfast and lunch while travelling on 1st day
  • lunch and dinner on last day of trip while travelling
  • personal expenses on water, alcohol, tips, laundry, phone calls, non veg etc


Transport charges from Dehradun to Sankri and return Rs.2400 per person

Refund Policy

  • 7+ Days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
  • 7 Day Or Less: No refund


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