Har Ki Doon Trek

Uttarakhand is the best place for trekking in India. Apart from providing some stunning locations, this region contains the best natural beauty one can only imagine. Snow clad high mountains, calmly flowing rivers with cold water, rich flora and fauna, darkest forests, deep valleys and walking on the narrow path between mountain and the valley is the best part of the trekking in this Himalayan region. Har ki Doon is one such amazing trek that has been attracting trekkers from decade worldwide. Having all the beauty of Garhwal area, this trek is the simplest trek for the first time trekkers. Situated at the base of Fatheh Parvat, Har ki Doon is the most visited trail for experiencing the adventure of mountains.

About the Trek

Sankri is the first destination of your eight day trek. Located at the altitude of good 1950 mt, this point embraces some magnificent views of Garhwal Mountains. These mighty mountains covered with snow offer a glimpse of exploration that has just begun. From here, you have to walk on the plain for next 5-6 hours to reach Taluka. Taluka lies at the foothills of Himalaya and is a vast meadow. If you visit in the spring season, you will find this pasture filled with wild, aromatic flowers. Walking in between the beautiful flowers while inhaling their intoxicated fragrance is the worth coming on this trip. Next morning, undulated walk for 10-12 km will take you towards the next destination, Osla. All the year you will find this land filled with wild beautiful orchids.

Har ki Doon is an ascending climb for 14 km from Osla. It is situated at the foothills of Swargrohini Peak and bestow its trekkers some amazing scenic views of the nature. Walk 2 km ahead and you will reach at Jaundhar glacier lies at the base of Swargarohini Mountain. This place is must visit for its natural exquisiteness that mostly engrossed everyone. Reverse your trek and again you will be at your home enjoying a cup of tea with cherished memories of the journey with your friends and family.

If you are interested in trekking and do not possess adequate knowledge about the same, you can contact us anytime. We are the famous company in planning your trekking schedules according to your requirements and budget. We encompass highly trained persons of the trekking industry in our team. They are available to support you, make your expedition as per your desire in very convenient and tension free manner. You can simply leave all your apprehensions on us as we take care of everything.

Besides planning your schedule, we arrange comfortable accommodation, luxurious local travelling, delicious yet healthiest local food, sturdy porters to carry you luggage, best tents for your easy stay in between mountains and above all we take utmost care and precaution to keep you safe. We know that weather on mountains can tremendously change with a blink of the eye, so our guides are experts in analyzing these conditions and are able to take prompt decision that are best suited according to the situations.

So, to avail our services at ultra reasonable cost, call us today. Grab an opportunity of your lifetime that will be remain with you….forever…!!
Brief Itinerary

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri
220 km drive by NH 507 – approx 10 hours.
Altitude: 6,400 feet.
Last ATM- Purola
Small shops available for trekking gears and miscellany
BSNL network erratic
Guest House Stay
Breakfast and lunch excluded, dinner included
Trekkers will be picked from Dehradun at 6:30am in a Tata Sumo or a similar vehicle.
Expected arrival time at Sankri – 5:00 pm .

Day 2: Sankri to Pauni Garaat via Taluka
Sankri to Taluka (Drive 12 km) (1 hour)
Altitude of Taluka- 7,000 ft
Taluka to Pauni Garaat
Altitude-8,200 ft
Trek Distance: 10km
Trek Time: 6 hours approx.
Trek Level: Easy level walk and gradual ascent in most parts
Packed lunch
Spring water points
Riverside camping in Govind National Park forests

Day 3: Pauni Garaat to Kalkattiyadhaar
Altitude- 9,800 ft
Trek Distance: 7 km
Trek Time: 6 hour
Packed lunch
Spring water points
Trek Level: Steeper ascent than last day, but well distributed in level walks and inclines
Camp stay in meadows overlooking mountains near a food stall

Day 4: Kalkattiyadhar to Har Ki Doon
Altitude: 11, 768 ft.
Trek Distance- 5 km
Trek Time- 3.5 hour
Hot lunch
Spring water points
Trek Level: Relaxed forest walk combined with boulder walk. Mixed gradient with gradual incline.
Riverside camping in the valley
Snow Peaks in View: Swargarohini, Hata Peak, Black Peak etc.

Day 5: Har Ki Doon to Pauni Garaat via Osla
Trek Distance – 13.5 km
Total Trek Time- 8 hour
Har Ki Doon – Kalkattiyadhar: 5 km; Kalkattiyadhar – Osla: 7 km; Osla – Pauni Garaat: 1 ½ km
Packed lunch
Spring water points
Riverside camping in Govind National Park forests

Day 6: Pauni Garaat to Sankri via Taluka
Trek Time-5 hour
Trek Distance-10 km;
Packed Lunch
Spring water points
Drive from Taluka to Sankri- 12 km
Driving Time- 1 hour
Guest house stay

Day 7: Sankri to Dehradun
Distance: 220 km drive, approx 10 hours.
Driving Time-10 hour;
Driving Time- 7 am-6 pm
Breakfast and lunch excluded
You will be dropped at Dehradun station in a Tata Sumo or a similar vehicle
Note: On Day 7, you’ll reach Dehradun by 6 pm. You can book your travel any time after 8 pm.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri

Pickup at 6:30 from Dehradun Railway Station
Drive from Dehradun to Sankri- 10 hour, arrival at 5 pm
Maximun Altitude- 6, 397 ft

Sankri, a picturesque pine topped village nestling in the depths of Uttarkashi district is your first destination, situated 220kms away from Dehradun. You will be collected from Dehradun railway station at around 6:30 am and a winding ride of 10 hours will follow. The road will slowly take you through a forest of gorgeous conifers and at one point enter the rocky basin of the Supin. A little way before reaching Sankri, you will be ushered through a check post into the Govind National Park.

For breakfast and lunch, we would be stopping at convenient roadside inns.

You can buy or rent most of the trek essentials from Sankri, including trekking boots and down jackets, but Availability of all trekking equipment is not grunted.

Network availability is troubled in the village, the best being that of BSNL.

Day 2: Sankri to Pauni Garaat

Drive from Sankri to Taluka (7,000 ft)- 12 km, 1 hour
Trek from Taluka to Pauni Garaat- 6 hour, 10 km
Maximum Altitude- 8, 200 ft

After a well rested night of sleep you will be ready for the first day of trekking. The short drive from Sankri to Taluka will introduce you closely to the thick pine forested terrain that is to be your habitat for the coming days. On reaching the village and after a shot of hot tea, the trek will begin. The trail is a breezy jaunt with smooth ascents and descents. Here you will be meeting the river again, offering pretty points for beautiful photographic compositions. On summer months, flowers of orchid, rhododendron, and lush silken vegetation will greet the trekkers.

Keeping the river on the right, the path will continue in a level walk till the first cemented bridge, to be followed by a log bridge. The entire trail leading to Har Ki Doon is punctuated with several “Maggi Points” where hot snacks—noodles, friend eggs, and toasted bread is available. Crossing over the stream at the first cemented bridge, we will be stopping for lunch at one such inn. You can also go down the bridge to the river for a memorable lunch and fill up your water supply too.

After this stoppage, the track gets mud filled, especially if you are trekking in monsoon. In the vegetation along the way, wild spinach is found in abundance. Tilled patches of farmland growing millet and potatoes will line at both sides with cattle and mules grazing in the grassy zones. Small ranch houses and crop storages too could be spotted along this trail every now and then.

By late afternoon you will reach the first campsite Pauni Garaat—a green clearing by the Supin. At this point, the river is severely choppy. To watch the sun set at the far end of the river over tea time conversations with your campmates will set the mood beautifully.

Day 3: Pauni Garaat to Kalkattiyadhaar

Trek- 6 hour, 7 km
Maximum Altitude- 9, 8000 ft

The day starts early around 6 in the morning. The way to Kalkattiyadhar passes through the cool shadowy zone of the forest in most parts. On this day, the ascent is more in comparison to the first. The steepness will get testing as you proceed, though the idyllic sceneries in passing remain unmatched in beauty. You will be crossing 2 to 3 hydroelectric wheat chaffing points here which run on power drawn from the mighty Supin. Keeping the river to the right, our trail finds the Seema village at the base of the snow covered Seema Range. By this trail we will be bypassing Osla- a village known for its beautifully quaint wooden architecture.

The path will run straight and high from the first wooden bridge rest point. But the testing upward bend will be greatly rewarding after you reach the high point from where the magnificent Dhauladhar ranges will come to vision. You can actually see the serpentine trail to the Borasu high pass, etched across the mountains in front of this path.

Soon after, the second campsite will be reached—a flat tabletop land with a snack point at one corner.

Day 4: Kalkattiyadhar to Har Ki Doon

Trek- 3.5 hour, 5 km
Maximum Altitude: 11, 768 ft

Deserving of relief after a hard trek of Day 2 and Day 3, you can take it easy on the summit day climb. Though a mixed ascent, the relatively smaller distance of the summit trail takes off the stress. The cultivation lands ebb away making way for a thickening coniferous forest full of pine, cedar, and chestnut. A bubbling waterfall before a food shack marks the point for ascent. The climb gets heftier but at the same time enjoyable with the cool shadow of the conifers sheltering you. After a 40 minutes steep ascent from here you will be entering the vale of Har Ki Doon.

The green stretch spread out at the feet of the square peak of Har Ki Doon at both side of the Supin rivulet is a splendid welcoming site for camp. Swargarohini Peak, the legendary stairway to heaven which the Pandavas took will stand in alpine glow of the late sun when you finally reach the valley.

Beyond the camping zone there is a rocky pass leading to green roofed forest department bungalows. Near to this, there is a Shiva temple on a gigantic rock. Walk your way to this site before the sun sets to get a view of the Swargarohini from a different vantage point.

Day 5: Har Ki Doon to Pauni Garaat via Osla

Har Ki Doon to Kalkattiyadhaar- 5 km
Kalkattiyadhaar to Osla- 7 km
Osla to Pauni Garaat- 1 ½ km

The descent from the Valley will be a breezy affair with none of the stress of the ascending climb. Starting early in the morning, Kalkattiyadhaar will be reached by midday with a stop for lunch. We will turn further down where the cemented bridge marks the way towards Osla.

This olden Himalayan village on the cliffs is full of rustic charms. The women are studded from head to toe with interesting bronze jewelry and colorful ethnic wear. The faces of the old and ancient are like river maps with a hundred folds and creases. Here, life comes across as simple but remorseless. Make sure to spare some time exploring the village culture here. The most interesting structure in the village is doubtlessly the Lord Shiva temple. See through the eye of your camera to capture the beautiful blue peacocks carved on top of this slant-roofed worship house. After a speedy descent down Osla’s narrow mountainous lanes, we will be reaching Pauni Garaath well before sundown.

Day 6: Pauni Garaat to Sankri

Pauni Garaat to Sankri via Taluka- 25 km Trek to Taluka- 10 km, 5 hour Drive to Sankri- 12 km, 1 hour The trek from Pauni Garaat to Taluka remains on level tracks and need not be hurried. Dividing the time between rest points and inns, we can relax and enjoy the way back. You will find many familiar faces and warm farewell greetings as you pass by. Reaching Taluka, you will find your ride to Sankri waiting on the motor roads. Sankri will be reached in time for tea.

Day 7: Sankri to Dehradun

Drive to Dehradun- 220 km, 10 hour
Time- 7 am-6 pm
The way back through the pine tree lined roads will be filled with wistfulness. Since it is a descent, the time taken is lesser. To avoid sickness on this drive on a hot day, be careful about your food and drink plenty of water. Dehradun will be reached by 6 pm. You can book your travel any time after 8 pm.

How to Reach

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 DelhiNandadevi Express – Train no: 12205 (Departure 11:50pm; Arrival – 5:40am)Dehradun Express – Train no: 12687 (Departure – 9:10pm; Arrival – 5:00am)

By Bus:-
Usually buses drop you at Dehradun ISBT. From there you have to come to Dehradun Railway Station

  • TTH’s Tata Sumo or similar vehicles will pick-up you from Dehradun Railway Station at 6:30am.
  • Pick-up is included in the cost of the trek
  • You will reach Sankri by 4:00 pm
  • Food from dehradun to Sankri is not included in the trek cost

Cost Terms

Inclusions :-
1. Transport: Dehradun to Sankri and Return.
2. Meals while on trek (Veg. + Egg).
3. All necessary entry fees and permits.
4. Accommodation:- Guest house, Home stay, camping during Trek.
5. Qualified & mountaineering certified trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
6. First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
7. Trek equipments and gear. (Sleeping Bag/Inner/Mattress Tents/Kitchen tent/dinning tent/toilet tent).
8. TTH Staff Insurance

Exclusions :-
1. Any kind of personal expenses.
2. Food during the transit.
3. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
4. Insurance.
5. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

Note : Normally TTH expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you don’t want to carry your backpack so you can give it to porter, but you have to informe us in advance and have to pay Rs. 300/- extra per day per bag. 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.

Paying the Trek/ Adventure activity fee: The fee can be paid by online transfer/check deposit/ demand draft. Instruction for payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email. When your transfer is done, please e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.

When to book: It 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 organising your trip at least five months 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 24 days from the start of the trek
Book any other trek till one year or get 95% refund
(Note: If the trek charges are more, the balance needs to be paid by the trekker)

Cancellation between 24 days and 14 days to the start of the trek
Choose to go for the same trek, with any other batch, till year or get 70% refund

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the trek
Choose to go on the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch or get 50% refund.

Cancellation less than 10 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 TTH.
3)- TTH holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.

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