Har ki Dun Trek
Har ki Dun Trek
Har Ki Doon or Har Ki Dun is a cradle-shaped hanging valley in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand, India. The region is surrounded with green Bugyals. It is surrounded by snow-covered peaks and alpine vegetation. It is connected to Baspa Valley by the Borasu Pass. Har Ki Dun trek, which is the most popular trek in Garhwal Himalayas. The height of Har Ki Dun trek is 3600 meters. It is start from Sankri – A Small Paradise and Taluka which are the last road point of this trek. Har ki Dun trek comes along this route in 4 Himalayan Villages, the first Dhatmir, Gangad, Panwani, and Osla village are the last villages of this area which Are called marginal villages, Har ki dun trek is a very popular trek not only in India but also in the world.
History of Har ki Dun Trek
Har Ki Doon (Valley of God) - also known as Har Ki Doon is a cradle shaped valley situated at an altitude of 3566 meters in the center of Govind Ballabh Pant National Park. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks and alpine vegetation, Har-ki-Doon is the most beautiful trekking destination that showcases the phenomenal natural beauty of Uttarakhand.
The name Har ki Dun is a beautiful fusion of Dun (valley) and Har ki (God's) and completely justifies the mythological history associated with it. According to mythology, Pandavas took their stairway to heavenly abode via Swargarohini peak, which is one of the main attractions of the trek.
Har Ki Dun Bird Watching and Animals
There are many Himalayans in the Har ki Doon Valley like chukar, Eurasian sparrow hawk, yellow billed chough, coal tit, western crowned warbler, Himalayan blue tail. Species have also been observed. Kanji pheasant, speckled wood pigeon, Himalayan woodpecker have been seen in Dayara area. At the same time, species like Borelli’s Eagle, Common Kingfisher, Himalayan Ruby throat, Crested Bunting, Himalayan Griffon etc. have also been seen.
Mountain ranges visible from Har ki Doon
Apart from the natural beauty, Har Ki Doon offers views of some of the major mountain ranges of the Himalayas, mainly Swargarohini 1, Swargarohini 2, Swargarohini 3, Swargarohini 4, Bandarpuch and Kala Nag (Black Peak) etc.
Why you should go for Har ki Doon Trek?
Har Ki Dun is one of the most rewarding treks in the Garhwal Himalayas which bestows trekkers with picture-postcard natural beauty in the form of cascading waterfalls, snow-clad mountains, and forests covered with pine and oak trees, gushing rivulets and rivers.
Har Ki Doon is also famous for its beautiful Himalayan scenery. The mountains surround the valley, and you can even see Hindu mythological sites along the way. The ruins of Lord Shomeshwar Mahadev temple and pandavas are located in the valley, and which is around 350 years old. According to locals Pandavas have also taken this path for the journey to heaven. Just think about trekking on the route taken by Pandavas.
The clothes of these villagers clearly demonstrate their ties to their ancestral roots along with their traditions and customs. The majority of the villagers make their living from bread and butter by farming. They cultivate Rajma, potatoes and rice to earn a living, while others knit their own cloth for coats and jackets. You can purchase their products directly, as it helps them earn more.
Har Ki Dun Trek the Majestic valley in Garhwal Himalayas
Har Ki Dun Situated in the charming Garhwal region of the Great Himalayas in Uttarakhand. It’s a large-sized valley that follows in the footsteps of Indian mythology and, till today, is known to be “Har Ki Dun.”
It has been present for more than 500 decades, no doubt famous as the “Valley of the Gods”. Har Ki Dun has the essence of history and mythology along with the natural beauty. There is the lush climate surrounded by the soothing greenery desired. So that’s the reason why Har Ki Dun is known as “Valley of Gods”.
Truth Behind The Myths
Many fables and tales of the era of Mahabharata are admired here. But, it is essential aware of the readers and trekkers about the real facts and myths.
Many trekking companies claim myths about the worship of Duryodhana in the temple of Yudhishthira. Local people believe that they reach heaven via Har Ki Dun Trek. The truth is none of this exists here as per accurate facts and research. On the contrary, the chronicle of Yudhishthir reaching heaven through the Har ki Dun trail never exists here.
Instead, the saga of reaching heaven was through the path of Badrinath towards Swargarohini peak at Narayan Parvat (mountain).
The locations elapsed are Laxmi van, Chakaratir, Sahastradhara, and Satopanth Lake.
Furthermore, there is no existence of any Duryodhana temple at the Mori district of Uttarkashi. Instead, the temple, which is claimed as Duryodhana Temple, is the Someshwar Mahadev temple, a chapel of Lord Shiva.
Thus, Har Ki Dun is also known as “The valley of Shiva.”
Weather conditions depend on the time of the year trekkers are travelling. Weather of Har Ki Dun trek always changes from time to time, so you can bring clothes for yourself according to the season in which you want to come. If possible, you can inform us about it
What should you keep in mind for the winter trek to Har Ki Dun Trek?
Har Ki Dun Trek is as good as it is said, you also need to be prepared., Har Ki Dun Trek is a moderate trek which starts from Sankri and ends after trek same point Sankri ,
So what are the special things to keep in mind before coming on this trek?
Har ki doon Trek is one such trek, which you can trek all 12 months in Uttarakhand
- In Har Ki Dun Trek Winter Trek, you will need warm clothes a lot, for which you will need proper good uniform clothes
- Winters are always cold, so only warm clothes can keep you safe on trek feet.
- Always take the information from the company with which you are booking the trek before going on the trek, what do we need to bring
- In the winter season, the temperature always drops day by day , so warm clothes will help you a lot.
- Summer trek to Har Ki Dun Trek is very special, the view and the temperature are all favorable to you
- For summer trek, you have to bring only normal clothes, so that your trek can be good, there is no need for hot clothes, but in hiking it is also necessary to bring all the equipment which is necessary for you.
- It is necessary to have 3 pairs of clothes from trekking, especially the poncho, you will have to bring every season
- In the summer season, the temperature is always normal, so there is no need for hot clothes.
- During the monsoon season, it rains occasionally during the Har Ki Dun Trek, especially in the Uttarakhand Himalayas , so if you have dry clothes here, it is very good, even when wet, it dries quickly.
- At this time you have to bring at least 3 pairs of clothes, for monsoon trek you do not have to bring too warm clothes, at this time you, hiking pants and t-Sart, I can trek
- It’s only a little cold in the morning and evening and the day is a good temperature for you
- Before going on any trek, it will be easy for you to take information related to each season.
- Trekkers need to know about these, you can ask us anytime like, trek route, trek map, temperature, weather condition, difficulty level, trek starting point, end point, transport, view of the trek, best time to visit, How to reach, trek distance etc, Trek Location, keep this information before going.
The altitude we are going to cover at Har Ki Dun Trek
Sankri – 1920 Meters
Cheludgad camp – 2600 Meters
Har Ki Dun Camp – 3645 Meters
Key Points of Har Ki Dun Trek
Duration: – 6 Nights 7 Days
Base camp: – Sankri
Summer Temperature: – Day (5°C to 15°C) Night (2° C to 8° C)
Winter Temperature: – Day (-2°C to -5° C) Night (-5°C to -12°C)
Har Ki Dun Altitude: – 3500 Meters
Best Time: – All year
Trek Level: – Moderate
Trek distance: – On foot 64 Km – By taxi 442 km
Group Size: – 20 people
Short Itinerary of Har Ki Dun Trek
Day 1 - pick up to you from Dehradun railway station - drive to sankri market -192km(8/9hours) (1920 meters)
Day 2 - Trek from sankri to taluka by taxi -11km same day Trek to cheludgad camp(12km) (4/5hours) (2610meters)
Day 3 - Trek from cheludgad camp to bhasal camp har ki dun (12.5km)(6/7hours)(3510 meters)
Day 4 - explore day (manida lake) (jaundhar glacier) har ki dun valley back to camp (4/5hours)
Day 5 - Trek from har ki dun to cheludgad via osla village (13km)(4/5hours)(2610meters)
Day 6 - Trek from cheludgad camp to taluka (12km)(4/5 hours) same day drive to sankri market 11km stay in home stay
Day 7 - sankri to dehradun by taxi ( 192km) (8/9 hours)
How to Reach Har Ki Dun Trek?
First of all, you people have to come to Dehradun, Uttarakhand
From Dehradun itself, you will go with The Hidden Himalayan for this Har Ki Dun trek.
In Dehradun, you will get our staff that will arrange transport for you. The contact no Transport coordinator or our office team will give you a week ago to your departure
Train and flight are always available from where you will go to Dehradun.
The Hidden Himalaya arranged for your transport from Dehradun railway station or Airport
Transport costs you can pay directly to your taxi driver both sides pick up and drop
Your Travel Plan for Har Ki Dun Trek
If you are traveling from Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai, or Gujarat any other city, so you will have to come to Delhi, you will get a train from Delhi for Dehradun comfortably.
Option 01:- By Train
All trekkers booked yourself the,
Nanda Devi Express to Dehradun (Train no is 12206 Departure 11:30 pm: – Reached Dehradun 5:45
Dehradun Express- to Dehradun (Train no is 12687 Departure -9:10 pm:- Reached Dehradun 5:00 am
Take both overnight trains Dehradun to from new Delhi- Dehradun Special A/C train from Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station the best option to you. The train reached at Dehradun railway station morning 5:45 to 6:30 am if you Meet to Our office Member – joining to our upcoming batches and Group.
Option 02:- By Air
Jolly Grant airport is the nearest airport in Dehradun which is 27 km away from Dehradun city. There are flights available to Dehradun from all states in India and you can go online and book your tickets. This is the very easy way for saving your time and there are taxis also available in the airport for Dehradun city at all time and the one cost of a taxi is around Rs. 800. You can pay directly to the taxi driver.
Option 03:- By Bus
You can reach Dehradun from Delhi by a bus, board it from (Delhi) ISBT, it is good if you are booking the seats.
(Reach Dehradun Railway Station between 5:00 am to 6:00 am and the vehicle will be arranged from there.)
- Forest Permit and entrance fee
- Accommodation in Hotel on twin share basis
- All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and Dinner
- Good Experience Local Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
- Medical Kit
- Oxygen Cylinders
- Personal Insurance
- Medical Certificate
- Personal toiletry Items
- Personal Medicine kit