Har ki Dun

8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS
  • Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

Har ki dun valley is also considered as the base point for several mountaineers who wish to travel to other Himalaya peaks. Despite being a low altitude valley, having a maximum elevation of 3,566 meters, one can't help but get enchanted by the beautiful Bandarpunch range in the southeast horizon. The extravagant nine-day long Har-ki- dun trek flags off from Sankri, a tiny village in the Garhwal Himalayas range. The trek further continues to Taluka along the side of Rupin River and Supin river, from where the views of the Indian Himalaya are stunning. From Taluka, the trail moves to Osla and one can enjoy the breathtaking view of dense forest sprinkled with chestnut and walnut trees. Furthermore, from Osla a steady ascend leads to Har ki Dun. The pristine beauty of the Har-ki-doon Valley captures the imagination of every tourist. Upon visiting the Har Ki Dun valley, one can explore the Morinda Lake, Jaundhar glacier, Borasu pass. Also, the trek offers the mesmerizing view of the majestic peaks like Kalanag, Bandarpunch, and Swargarohini.

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Day 1 - Sankri – Taluka (1900 m/6232 ft) 14 kms/4-5 hrs

The day will start with healthy breakfast and then go for a drive to Taluka, which is 14 km/4-5 hours away from Sankri. During the drive, one can witness the magical beauty of the surroundings and also enjoy the stunning views of the towering mountains and dense forest. You will be transferred to a hotel, once you will arrive at Taluka. Taluka has guest houses and a few shack shops providing daily provisions to the local inhabitants. Overnight in tourist rest house/tent.

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Day 2 - Taluka – Osla (2560 m / 8400 ft) (13 kms/6-7 hrs)

Wake up in the morning, enjoy the breakfast and start your trekking expedition to the Osla Village, a tiny hamlet on one side of the Rupin River. Initially, the trail descends, further it will lead to left side of the valley, which later adjoins the Rupin River. After trekking for few kilometers, tourists will see the dense forest of Chestnut, Walnut and Willows trees. Further, the trail will take you to the Gangar village, and after crossing streams and climbing, you will reach a point from where they can enjoy the panoramic view of Oslo village. Next stopover point will be Seema Village, a small town on the opposite side of Osla village, separated by the swift river. Overnight in tourist rest house/tent.

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Day 3 - Osla – Har – Ki Dun (3566 m / 11700 ft) (12 kms/6-7 hrs)

The trekking trail to Har – Ki Dun from Oslo starts from the left side of the valley and further passes through the fields, followed by a bridge that crosses the Rupin River. Next stopover point is Kalkatti Dhar, from where one can enjoy the view of Har Ki Dun valley. Look out for Kalang (black peak) and Bandarpoonch ranges when you are close to Kalkatti Dhar. From Kalkatti Dhar, there is an uphill climb to Har KI Dun valley. After about 6 to 7 hours, finally arrive at Har Ki Dun valley; overnight stay in Har Ki Dun valley

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Day 4 -Osla – Har – Ki Dun (3566 m / 11700 ft) (12 kms/6-7 hrs)

The trekking trail to Har – Ki Dun from Oslo starts from the left side of the valley and further passes through the fields, followed by a bridge that crosses the Rupin River. Next stopover point is Kalkatti Dhar, from where one can enjoy the view of Har Ki Dun valley. Look out for Kalang (black peak) and Bandarpoonch ranges when you are close to Kalkatti Dhar. From Kalkatti Dhar, there is an uphill climb to Har KI Dun valley. After about 6 to 7 hours, finally arrive at Har Ki Dun valley; overnight stay in Har Ki Dun valley

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Day 5 - Har Ki Dun

day is meant for relaxing. After the healthy breakfast, you can explore the valley, capture some magnificent views on the camera, or just chill at the campsite. Also, you can see the rarely found Brahma Kamal flower around Morinda Lake, a beautiful alpine lake that can be covered with a short trek from the campsite. If you are still up for exercise and stiff climbing, you head northeast up the valley 4 km to the Jaundar glacier. This may require technical skills and it may be better to walk up just a couple of kilometers there and back. Overnight in Har Ki Dun campsite.

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Day 6 - Har Ki Dun – Osla

Return the same way to civilization. Overnight stay in Osla village tourist rest house/ tent.

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Day 7 - Osla – Taluka (13 kms/3-4 hrs)

The eight-day is the second last day of the trek, covering a distance of 13 km through steeper terrains and stunning environs with sights of migratory birds disappearing in the snow-peaked mountains. Overnight stay at the guest house or hotel in Taluka.

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Day 8 - Taluka (13 kms/3-4 hrs) – Sankri - Dehradun (215 Kms, 6 hrs)

The trek for the last day is relaxing and fun walk through the forest and on manmade roads. This day is highlighted by a back drive to Dehradun. Following your arrival in Dehradun; at about 05 pm, the adventure of the Har Ki Dun trekking comes to an end.

INCLUDED

What is Included

Transport

Accommodation

breakfast, lunch, dinner

NOT INCLUDED

What is Not Included

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit