If you are planning some adventure in the mountains in the near future, then opting for Har ki Doon trek can be a great choice. A part of the Garhwal Himalayas, this place is a must visit for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers. It lies closer to the border between Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. This trek is considered an easy one and thus is recommended for first timers. However, a lot of excitement can be experienced on this trail that starts from the picturesque village of Sankri. From here, trekkers move towards another scenic village – Taluka, which is technically the starting point of this trekking adventure.
After admiring the scenic landscape of Taluka and staying here overnight, the following day the journey moves towards Osla, which is famous for rich vegetation with Himalayan peaks in the background. Next day, the group proceeds towards the foothills of Fateh Parvat, the location of Har ki Doon. Enjoy the scenic vistas of this place and click pictures of the untouched natural beauty.
The next destination on the trip is Jaundhar Glacier, which is known for its lush greenery and snow-capped mountains. On the following two days, descend back to Osla and Sankri. On the trek from Osla to Sankri, witness the exotic flora and fauna of the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary. The last day’s plan is the drive from Sankri to Dehradun, from where you proceed for your onward destination.
The Har ki Doon trek gives an opportunity to adventure enthusiasts to witness and admire the beauty of the Himalayan region, which since centuries has been a popular retreat for travellers from across the globe.
Day 01: DEHRADUN - SANKRI (2000M) (DRIVE / 200 KMS / 6 - 7 HRS)
Upon arrival at Dehradun Railway Station in the morning, drive towards Sankri – a beautiful village that lies in the district of Uttarkashi, about 162 km from Dehradun. This village serves as the gateway to the Har ki Doon, and it lies at an altitude of around 1950 metres above sea level. The village is located around 13 km inside the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary. Situated close by is Sond village, which serves as the base camp for Kedarnath trek.
The drive from Dehradun to Sankri will take approximately 10-11 hours. Stay overnight at the camp in Sankri.
Day 02: SANKRI (2000M) - TALUKA - SEEMA (2560M) (DRIVE / 30 MINS) (TREK / 4 - 5 HRS )
After breakfast, proceed towards Taluka village, which is the starting point of the the trek. The trek from here is not difficult and en route, you will see a lot of uninhabited villages. Taluka is famous for the wide variety of flowers grown here. Today, the trekking expedition will proceed towards Seema, a local market. A little ahead of Seema, in the beautiful fields along side the Supin river is where we shall camp. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 03: SEEMA (2560M) - HAR-KI-DUN (3566M) (TREK / 6 - 7 HRS)
Today after breakfast, we cross over to the other side of the Supin river and catch a delightful sight of two peaks, namely Bandarpoonch and Swargarohini. The route to Ruinsara valley is filled with expansive meadows and jungles. We can explore the wide variety of flora and fauna harboured in these jungles. There's also a waterfall and a few rivulets for it make even more exhilarating. If we move at a leisurely pace while taking in all the beauty the journey has to offer, we will easily reach Har Ki Dun in about 5-6 hours.
Har Ki Dun is a treat to behold. Upon reaching, one can explore the paradisiacal Har Ki Dun which houses an extensive variety of flowers along with a network of streams. There's also a healthy spread of mountains of different sizes all over. Overnight stay tents.
Day 04: CAMP NEAR KALKATTI DHAR - HAR KI DUN (EXPLORATION TO HATA VALLEY) (TREK / 3 - 4 HRS) ( 2 - 3 HRS OF EXPLORATION)
After breakfast, a beautiful view awaits you as you reach Hata Valley. Trek to Hata Valley to spend a while their admiring the gorgeous meadows. In the afternoon, head back to Har Ki Doon. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 05: HAR KI DUN - SEEMA( TREK / 3.5 - 4.5 HRS)
Rise up to a beautiful morning in Har Ki Doon. After breakfast, you can either trek to Hata Valley or you can stay back relaxing in Har Ki Dun until afternoon. Post lunch, start trekking from Har ki Doon to Seema. If we reach Seema early, we can go to a neaby temple in the village of Osla to visit and interact with the locals. Overnight in tents.
Day 06: SEEMA - TALUKA - SANKRI ( DRIVE/ 40 MINS) (TREK / 3- 4 HRS)
Today, descend from Seema to Sankri and on the way back, enjoy views of the fauna and flora of the region. Click pictures of the amazing view of the surrounding environs. You can also indulge yourself for a bath in the cold water streams on our way. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 07: SANKRI - DEHRADUN (DRIVE / 200 KMS / 6 - 7 HRS)
In the morning, embark on a journey towards Dehradun Railway Station to reach by afternoon, from where you will continue your onward trip.
Destination Covered- Dehradun-Taluka-Harkidoon-Gangad-Sankri-Dehradun
Altitude – 11,675 feet
Grade – Easy to Moderate
Best Time to go: April to June, September to October
Region - Uttarakhand
It was great fun and exciting, made some good friends and experienced some amazing views The entire crew was great and well organized, especially the catering staff with their wonderful meals. Just want to mention that we couldn't make it to the Glacier, we walked almost 3/4 of the way and had to come back!
I did Har Ki Dun trekking because this trek has everything! I booked this trek through Adventure Nation for June with two other friends. June-October is the best time to go on this one. Basically, the trek has everything you could ask for...it has waterfalls, beautiful flora and fauna in the Wildlife sanctuary, amazing views of Bandarpoonch and Swaragarohini and interacting with the local people all along the way. We even went to markets and bought a bunch of souvenirs! It was a wonderful experience. My best memory is from the day we trekked to Hata valley. Even though we hadn't trekked so much that day, I was mildly tired. But once we reached this place and saw the beauty that surrounded us, it was so incredibly refreshing, I couldn't believe my eyes!! Absolutely breathtaking!
Har Ki Dun trek has so much snow on it!! So, if you love snow like me, you must go on this trek on the right time. This trek is beautiful as it is, thanks to the natural scenic trail but it's made even more beautiful thanks to all the snow. Jaundhar glacier is definitely the best example of all the beauty I'm talking about. But truly you get to experience the best scenes when you get to camp by the riverside and enjoy all the views under the blanket of stars in a clear sky. This clear sky might sometimes rain so do not forget to take a raincoat with you for emergency times as rainfall is very common here. It would not ruin your experience, will make it a little more challenging but even more fun! Thanks, Adventure Nation for giving me the chance to have such an awesome experience.
Har Ki Dun trek in Uttarakhand is one of those trekking experiences you need to have in order to better understand how natural beauty can be so refreshing and rejuvenating. I had the best time on this trek with my friends. We booked through Adventure Nation months in advance and were constantly briefed about the process even after the payments were made. Their contact with the guide team was solid as we were greeted by the lot who came in with lots of preparation. I did fall a little sick after the first two days, perhaps failed to acclimatize too soon because it was my first trek. However, no sickness can actually stand the test of nature's refreshing charms. And with all the support from my fellow trek mates and the learned guides, I had a wonderful time. Thanks a lot!
Har Ki Dun trek in Uttarakhand is a special trek in many ways. You get to visit the local market places, interact with local people in villages as you pass by, you get to stay at a wildlife sanctuary, you get to observe the natural fauna and flora of the areas you pass through, you get to appreciate the beauty of Jaundhar Glacier! What more can you want from a single and such a simple trek. It is so much more than what you paid for it! Enjoy and have a blast. Make sure not to dirty your surroundings while you?re having a good time.
We started the Har ki Doon trek from this village called Sankri and then trekked to another Taluka. So, I like the fact that you get to interact with the locals scenes on this trek, not all of them allow this level of engagement. All of this is essential for making lifelong memories. Especially if you want to go on more treks. You won't get the kind of information you get from locals anywhere else. And this one is a pretty easy trek to undertake which at no point exhausts you so you can very easily go on this one without friends, you are sure to make new ones anyway!
Thanks, Adventure nation for the booking. I really enjoyed this trek. I was looking for something easy and doable. Your team really helped me decide accurately which trek I should go on and it was also put together beautifully. I made some new friends on the trek, definitely an experience I'm ready to have again soon in life. If you're a first timer like me you can still go. Enjoy and have fun on this beautiful trek full of uplifting scenery all along the way!
Har ki Doon trek came like a breath of fresh air for me. It was a much needed break that I had been wanting to take for the longest time. Har ki Doon and Hata valley were the perfect escape for me. It is the perfect blend of nature and thrill of trekking. Had so much fun with the awesome people that accompanied us and all the places we visited were all really beautiful!
This is a very easy trek. It is longer than a normal weekend getaway but it is as easy as that one. So go on this if you have a few more days than a regular weekend and are in need for some exceptional beauty. You will so much amazing flowers on this one. Truly fascinated by all the beauty our country has.