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Har Ki Dun Trek, Uttarakhand (with transport)

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7 days 6 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

30 people


English, Hindi


Group of 5+ can customise dates

Har Ki Doon Valley is a cradle shaped hanging valley in the Garhwal Himalayas. This 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 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. One of the oldest Treks in the 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. The peak time of the year for this trek is not winter after a snowfall but in summer frequented by rain. Proceeding through green foliage’s dripping with pearls of rain is a beautiful experience but trekkers must be well equipped for it.

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  • Attractions of Har ki Dun Trek – villages of Sankri, Saud, Taluka, Osla and Seema and mountain peaks like Bandarpoonch, Kalanag, and Swargarohini.
  • Witness the culture & traditions of the village.
  • Verdant meadow with bhojpatra trees
  • Explore Jaundhar Glacier and Morinda Lake.
  • Camping opportunity
  • The scenic drive from Dehradun to Sankri


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Day 1 : Dehradun to Sankri (via Mussoorie) (220 km, 8-9 Hours by Road)
Day 1 : Dehradun to Sankri (via Mussoorie) (220 km, 8-9 Hours by Road)

  • 220 Km Drive to Sankri through the Mussoorie.

  • Visit the Kempty Falls, 15 km from Mussoorie.

  • Continue the drive towards Purola, which is located at a height of 6,398 ft

  • Situated in the thick of rich forest area and wildlife, especially the endangered snow leopard, it is also known as the ‘Gate to Har Ki Dun’.

  • Overnight stay at rest house/tent.

Day 2 : Trek from Sankri to Pauni Garaat via Taluka (7,000 ft)
Day 2 : Trek from Sankri to Pauni Garaat via Taluka (7,000 ft)

  • Sankari has awesome and spectacular views of the forest land and the valley

  • Start the Trek to Pauni Garaat along with the Rupin River.

  • Reach Pauni Garaat, a small village that sits at 7,000 ft, boasting of intoxicating wild roses, lush deodars and rich flora.

  • Overnight stay will be in rest house/tents, there is also provision of sacks
Day 3 : Trek from Pauni Garaat to Kalkattiyadhaar (5,000 ft)
Day 3 : Trek from Pauni Garaat to Kalkattiyadhaar (5,000 ft)

  • The Path from Pauni Garaat to Kalkattiyadhaar is great, with interesting downturns and climbs, finally straightening out on the left side of the valley, merging into some beautiful forest area. Enjoy poetic chestnut, willow and walnut trees, all the way up to Gangar Village.

  • Proceed towards the Kalkattiyadhaar campsite

  • Overnight stay in rest house/tents.

Day 4 : Trek from Kalkattiyadhar to Har Ki Dun and back to Kalkattiyadhar (11.768 ft)
Day 4 : Trek from Kalkattiyadhar to Har Ki Dun and back to Kalkattiyadhar (11.768 ft)

  • From Kalkattiyadhar, proceed to the valley, crossing a hanging bridge over Rupin River. Later, ascend through pictorial fields, lush coniferous plants and beautiful meadows till you reach Har ki Doon

  • A ridge that will give a vantage point to view Har ki Dun, you have to cross picturesque streams, meadows and serene valleys to reach the basecamp in Har Ki Dun.

  • While advancing towards the campsite, one can expect an initial gradual climb with steep stretches in between

  • overnight stay in the camp beside the stream.

Day 5 : Trek from Kalkattiyadhar to Pauni Garaat Via Osla Village
Day 5 : Trek from Kalkattiyadhar to Pauni Garaat Via Osla Village

  • 4 to 5 hours trek back to Kalkattiyadhar via Osla Village, the village where Duryodhana from the Mahabharatha was revered and worshipped.

  • Camping and overnight stay at Kalkattiyadhar.

  • Day 6 : Trek from Pauni Garaat to Sankri Via Taluka
    Day 6 : Trek from Pauni Garaat to Sankri Via Taluka

    • Start trekking back the Sankri settlement. Enjoy the stunning views and the untouched beauty of the nature on your course and arrive in Sankri

    • Overnight stay will be in a local hotel.

    Day 7 : Drive from Sankri to Dehradun (215 Km, 7-8 Hours by Road)
    Day 7 : Drive from Sankri to Dehradun (215 Km, 7-8 Hours by Road)

    • The astounding trekking in Har Ki Dun comes to and end at day 7.

    • After Breakfast drive back to Dehradun

    • Explore Dehradun at your own.


    • Group of 5+ can customise dates
    • Transport to and from Dehradhun
    • Safety equipment
    • First aid
    • Oxygen cylinders
    • Stay in Tents / Homestays / Lodges
    • Veg Meals only
    • Permits/ Forest fees
    • Experienced Trek Leader & Team
    • Meals during Dehardhun transport
    • Mules/Porter (₹350/day)
    • Personal expenses
    • Tips

    Additional information

    Things to Carry

      Trekking Gear

    • A rucksack with rain cover
    • A water bottle or a hydration pack
    • A Hand/Head Torch with spare batteries
    • UV protection Sunglasses
    • Clothing

    • Quick Dry Warm lower or Track Pants- 1
    • Full sleeves T-shirts/ Sweatshirts- 1 or max 2
    • Thermal Bodywarmer Upper & Lower- 1
    • Fleece jacket- 1
    • Full sleeves sweater- 1
    • Rainwear (Jacket & Pants) -1
    • Woolen sock - 1 pair
    • Cotton Socks- 1 or 2 pairs
    • Undergarments - 1 for every day of trekking
    • Pair of Warm Gloves - 1
    • Woolen cap - 1
    • Sun cap or Biker Scarf for protection from sun- 1
    • Footwear

    • Proper hiking shoes (Preferably ankle high) - 1 pair (no sport shoes)
    • Lightweight Slipper/Sandals - 1 pair
    • Toiletries

    • Sunscreen lotion, lip balm, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, toilet roll, cold cream, small towel.
    • Anti-fungal cream: Carry an antifungal cream if you are sensitive to sweating and prone to skin irritations around genitals or groin area due to lack of bathing.
    • For women

    • Tampons or sanitary napkins.
    • 2-3 zip pouches to dispose of non-biodegradable waste.
    • Vaginal wash to avoid any irritation due to lack of bathing.
    • Utensils

    • A small size, lightweight, leak-proof lunch box - preferably aluminum
    • A plate and a spoon
    • A mug - preferably aluminum
    • Miscellaneous

    • Camera (optional)
    • Personal medicine kit. Though our trek leaders carry a fully equipped first-aid kit, make sure you consult your doctor before the trek in case you have any special ailment.
    • Dry fruits, energy bars
    • Mobile charging powerbank

    ATM & Mobile Network

    • We recommend to either carry cash or withdraw at Dehradun as there are hardly any ATMs in Sankri or post that.
    • All major mobile networks are available till Uttarkashi.

    Cancellation & Refund Policy

    • Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek — full refund.
    • Cancellation between 30 days and 20 days to the start of the trek — 50% refund.
    • Cancellation less than 20 days and 10 days to the start of the trek — 25 % refund.
    • Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek :- No refund.

    Tour Advisory

    • All meals on the trek will be only veg. This is to avoid digestive issues due to stale meat at high altitudes.
    • People suffering from Bronchitis, Asthma, TB, Epilepsy & heart conditions are not eligible for the trek.
    • People with high blood pressure and higher BMI are also not eligible for the trek.
    • Children below 8 years are not allowed.


    Multi day




    How is the toilet facility at the trek?
  • Toilet facilities on all treks in Uttarakhand are dry toilet systems.

  • Process: Once you are inside the toilet tent, you find a pit. This will be very much similar to the Indian-Style of Toilets. You need to squat down and find peace. After you are done, wipe yourself with a tissue paper. Dispose of the tissue itself along with the waste and then cover all the waste with the loose mud, already available at your hands reach.
  • What About drinking water?
    The Himalayas are filled with streams and rivers. This is the main source of drinking water for the trek.
    Our kitchen staff use the same water for cooking purposes as well.
    The water is clean and is perfectly healthy to consume. In fact it is much better than the chlorinated water that you get in your cities.
    We do understand that you might have concerns with the water and want to be extra careful.
    Here is what you can do.
  • You can use chlorine tablets or water purification tablets in your bottle. You can find these tabs on Amazon. Try searching for water purification tablets.

  • You can also go for a slightly more expensive but more permanent option. You can buy the life-straw bottle which ensures clean water.
  • Is there mobile charging facility during trek?
    No, there will be no charging facility during trek. Advice you to carry powerbanks for phones/cameras.
    What is the best time to go for Har Ki Dun Trekking?
    Being the remotest place to visit, Har ki Doon valley is best during the summer months April-June and spring months late September and November. During monsoon months, July-August-September, the long trekking route may create problems though many trekkers love to challenge themselves during monsoon as the route is not difficult.
    What is the total trekking distance of Har Ki Dun Trek?
    Har Ki Dun trek distance is almost 47 KM long and requires one whole week to complete. Keeping aside the long-distance, this trek takes you to the bounties of nature where you can soothe your body and witness the paradisiacal displays. On the route, you can stroll along with the meadows or can walk lazily along with the orchid trails. Har Ki Dun trek is one of the best trekking expeditions that one must witness on a vacation.
    What will be the temperature at Har ki Doon?
    The average temperature in Har ki Doon region ranges from 10 degree Celsius to 15 degree Celsius during the day time. The temperature can also drop down to as low as 2 degree Celsius to 5 degrees Celsius at night. Keep in mind both the temperature and wind flow while packing your woolens.
    How is Har ki Doon trekking weather?
    While you are trekking to a high altitude the temperatures are sure to drop during the night. For this, it is advisable that you were at least 3 layers of clothes to keep you warm. Daytimes are mostly warm and you will also get the perfect view of the mountains if you are doing this trek in summer.
    What is the height of Har ki Doon trek?
    The highest point of Har ki Dun lies at a massive height of 11,657 ft. The trek begins at an elevation of about 1,950 m at the tiny village of Sankri and then increases gradually with the ascent.
    What is the distance between Dehradun to Har ki Doon?
    The distance between Dehradun to har ki dun is around 98.7 KM. After reaching Dehradun you will have to drive to Sankri which is the origin point of the Har ki dun trek. Once you reach Dehradun you will be picked up and then drove to Sankri and then to Taluka from where you will begin your trek.
    How much time does it take to complete Har Ki Dun Trekking?
    Har Ki Dun trek will require 6-7 days as it is quite a time consuming one and will require a trek of almost 5 hours each day to cover 47 KM. The entire route is arched with spellbinding views of glaciers and alpine forests that will add up to your trekking expedition. On the Har Ki Dun trek, make sure that you keep yourself hydrated as the trek is quite a long one.
    How should I prepare for Har ki Doon trekking?
    Preparing for the Har ki dun trek is really easy as you need not plan a lot before going for it. All you need to keep in mind is to have the proper gear for trekking and as the region receives an abundance of rainfall it is necessary to carry windcheaters along. Apart from that, another thing which you should not miss is your identity card as that will be needed at the checkpoints. Rest planning could be done by just preparing an apt itinerary according to the altitudes and climatic conditions or you can just book a package from the operators.
    Which type of shoes should I carry on Har ki Doon trek?
    Trekking shoes and snow boots are a must-have for the Har ki Dun trek. The terrain varies extremely so make sure you care about these.
    What clothing or equipment do we need to carry from our side during Har ki Doon trek?
    Any adventure enthusiast on this trek is likely to carry the following. Have a cross-check on your list too. Wardrobe essentials like heavy woolen and fleece clothes, rain-proof jackets, sunglasses, wind-proof jackets, thermal inner-wear.

    A sturdy backpack with a plastic or waterproof lining. Trekking shoes, snow boots, trekking poles. moisturizers, chapsticks. torch, water bottle, extra polythene bags for wet clothes, and a whistle.
    Is Har ki Doon trek easy?
    Yes, the Har ki Doon trek is easy in spite of being one of the longest treks as the route is almost 47 KM and it takes up to 6 to 7 days to complete the trek. The trek is easy as the terrains are not much elevated or rugged that makes it easy to trace. All you need for this trek is good stamina as it is quite a long trek with a few levels of difficulty. If you are a beginner and wish to start your trekking experience with a bang then this is the best choice for you.
    What kind of food will be provided during the Har ki Doon trekking? What about safe drinking water?
    All meals are provided on the Har ki Dun trek, veg dishes will be served and safe drinking water will be available.
    How much weight will I have to carry during Har ki Doon?
    It is advisable to carry a 6L backpack, the weight to be carried will depend on your requirements and capacity.
    What is Har ki Doon trek difficulty level? What kind physical fitness will be required to do Har Ki Doon trekking?
    One of the known treks in Garhwal Himalayas, Har Ki Dun trek is often a synonym for beginners to trekking. This trek paves you to the green valley of Har Ki Doon valley located at the base of Fateh Parvat at 3556 m and is the most visited trail for experiencing adventure in the Himalayas. Anyone with breathing disorders or physically injured individuals aren't advised to do the same. No special physical training except a good stamina level is required for this trek.
    Is this a good trek for a first-timer?
    Yes, Har ki dun trek is a perfectly good trek for first-timers and beginners. Each day you will be trekking for around 5/6 hours to prepare yourself physically. You will have some steep climb and descend every day.
    Can I do Har ki Doon trek solo?
    Well, the answer is absolute yes! One can hike up Har ki Doon trek solo as well. The trek is indeed a frequent one and one can meet new people and travel solo. While the trails showcase exceptional views traveling solo gives you a chance not only to rediscover yourself but to also get close to nature even more. But if you travel in a group the hike gets a little easier and you could also join a group if you are alone.
    Can I visit Har ki Doon trek in February?
    Yes, you can definitely visit Har Ki Doon trek in the month of February. It is one of the best times to enjoy the frequent snowfall and low temperatures. You will get to trek through the route filled with snow and also capture serene views of the mountain ranges covered in the carpet of snow.
    Can I go for the Har ki Doon trek in December?
    If you wish to enjoy Har Ki Doon trek at its best, then December would be a great time as it receives heavy to very heavy snowfall. The temperature of the region drops down to almost 0 - 5 degree celsius. If you are planning a trip in the month of December, then you should make sure that you carry enough woolen clothes to keep you protected.
    What is the distance between Delhi to Har ki Doon?
    Har Ki Doon is located at a distance of 450 km from Delhi which can be covered within 10 hours. You can take a direct flight to Dehradun and then cover the rest of the distance by road. You can also reach Har Ki Doon from Delhi by taking direct trains and buses.
    Can I have liquor or smoke while we're on the trek?
    Keeping in mind the policies and terms of the trek, consumption of alcohol, or any other intoxicant or smoking during the trek is strictly prohibited.
    Are there any dangerous wild animal at Har ki Doon trek or any other danger?
    Yes, there are dangerous wild animals at Har Ki Doon trek as it is a part of Govind National Park that is known for its wide array of flora and fauna. It is advised to always trek with your teammates and not go solo for this trek.

    Apart from this, one must ensure that they stay inside the tents and leave it only with a fellow trekking member. Speaking of avalanches, there is no harm to anyone with that as this region of the Garhwal Himalayas hardly faces any of them that makes them the perfect choices in all the seasons.
    Can I visit Har ki dun trek in august?
    Yes, you can visit Har Ki Doon trek in the month of August as it is the best month to enjoy trekking. If you are someone who loves to take up challenges then this is the time as you will find small challenges on the long trekking routes as the place experiences rainfall and this will surely increase the overall fun factor.
    Can I visit har ki dun trek in march?
    Yes, you can visit Har Ki Doon trek in the month of march when the region experiences summer season. The climatic condition would no longer be harsh and you will surely be able to escape the frigid climatic condition. It is definitely a great time to come over for trekking if you are a beginner and you don’t want to get into the tough conditions of monsoon season.


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