Har ki doon is famous for trekking this beautiful trek located in Yamuna Valley of uttarkashi district uttrakhand.Har Ki Doon Valley is a cradle shaped . It is surrounded by snow-covered peaks and alpine vegetation. This valley is at an altitude of approx 3500m above mean sea level and is snow-covered during October to March. The valley is around 25 km from Taluka. The trek to the valley starts from Taluka village and passes through Gangaad, Osala, and Seema. It is a 2-day trek usually done in two stages. First stage is from Taluka to Seema/Osla, and second stage is from Seema/Osla to Har Ki Dun. Return route is the same.
It is also possible to complete return journey in a single day, however it can be physically demanding. There is a shop and a small restaurant at Taluka, where trekkers can buy eatables like biscuits and wafers etc.
HAR KI DOON VALLEY TOUR PACKAGE
DURATION: 08 NIGHT AND 09 DAYS
Day 01: Delhi – Haridwar (220 Kms) :
Morning pick up from Delhi railway station/ Airprot after drive to Haridwar. Lunch in route and check in at the hotel on arrival at Haridwar. Overnight stay at Haridwar.
Day 02: Haridwar - Sankri (265 kms/ 7-10 hrs):
After breakfast drive to Sankri, a small hamlet nestled in the laps of nature via Mussoorie, Kempty falls, Purola and Mori. This is starting point of our trek. Sankri is the last village connected to the motor road on this route. This picturesque village is about 13 Kms inside the Govind Wild Life Sanctuary (Netwair is the place where the check post is located). The village is the gateway to the almost untouched Har-ki-dun (3566m) valley with the Swargarohini Peak(6096m) towering above it serving as a backdrop. Overnight in tourist rest house (Dinner)
Day 03: Sankri -Taluka - Osla (2560 m / 8400 ft) (13 kms/6-7 hrs) :
The day starts with the gentle trail towards Osla. Today's trek is through beautiful forests of Chestnut, Walnut and Willows. A gradual ascent brings us to the picturesque Osla village along the swift rivulet. On arrival set campsite for overnight stay.
Day 04: Osla - Har - Ki Dun (3566 m / 11700 ft) (12 kms/6-7 hrs):
Morning after breakfast trek to Har Ki Dun. Initially the trek goes past some fields of beans & rice and also some isolated villages, where the life style is same as old, and the untouched one. The dress worn by the people is traditional. Their cheerful ness and innocence combined with their simple way of life make them very appealing. A common scene in the evenings is that of ruddy cheeked village belles returning home, carrying on their backs huge loads of pine needles & cones to be used as fuel. The trail steadily ascends the side of the ridge across the river and then veers left to the Har Ki Dun valley. Dense forests at this part give way to the meadows that are scattered with flowers and flowering herbs. Dinner and Overnight stay.
Day 05: Har Ki Doon:
Having a morning at ease one can explore Morinda lake in the first half of the day, as the entire day is reserved for relaxation and exploration. One can see mountains such as Kala nag, Bandar poonch, Ruinsara peaks and the majestic Swargarohini even before one reaches Har ki dun. A truly heavenly and peaceful place, for those wanting to spend some time by themselves! The deception of distances will prompt one to want to go right towards Swargarohini and Jumnar glacier or left towards Borasu pass (Taking one to Chitkul in Himachal), as everything looks within a stone’s throw! The huge and picturesque valley is flanked by massive mountains on three sides, and the valley floor is covered in soft grassy patches. Lunch and rest. Overnight in tents.
Day 06: Har Ki Dun - Osla:
Trekking back to the village of Osla is an easy affair and gives time to relax, stop and admire all of God’s wonderous sights giving a lot of opportunity to photograph the beauty of the valley and the villages. The easy downhill walk to Osla takes around 3-4 hrs. Overnight in tourist rest house/ tent
Day 07: Osla - Taluka (13 kms/3-4 hrs)
The walk towards Taluka village is equally easy as the previous day. Absorb the natural beauty while taking the relaxing descent down the breathtaking valley! Overnight in rest house.
Day 08: Taluka (13 kms/3-4 hrs) - Sankri - Haridwar (265 Kms, 7-10 hrs)
The trek for the day is more like a cake walk through the forest and on the well marked path. On arriving Sankri Board the vehicle and start driving towards Haridwar, (Breakfast)
Day 09): Haridwar – Delhi. (220 Kms)
Morning breakfast and check out from the hotel after drive to Delhi. Lunch in route after evening drop at delhi.
Tour ends with happy Journey