Package Cost Rs 12,200 per person
(Dehradun to Dehradun)
Departure on 10 Sep to 16 Sep 2016
This is a beautiful trek through the Govind National Park,
which is famous for its wild flowers especially orchids.
This area has some of the most beautiful forests. It was
made popular by Jack Gibson, a teacher at the Doon school
in the late 1940's.The surrounding peaks and glaciers in
the Banderpoonch Range are a mountaineer's delight. The
Har-ki-dun valley is famous for its flowers and meadows.
The path follows the tons river from Netwar village up
through the scenic villages of Gangad, Seema and Osla.
Har-ki-dun has many camping places and also a forest guest
house. A rest day is ideal to explore the nearby jamdar
glacier or make a short excursion to Ruinsara Lake.
Day 01 :
DEHRADOON TO SANJARI (210kms) - 8 hrs drive
We start early from Dehradoon
and reach Sankri by evening. We spent the night in
guesthouses in Sankri. The final 22kms are through the
Govind national park and is a very beautiful but bumpy
Day 02 : SANKRI TO
TALUKA/DAATMIR (2200m) - 15km (5hrs)
Post breakfast we start from
Sankri to Taluka. It is a lovely walk along the true left
of the river, passing through forests, apple orchards and
fields. There are many small tea shops on the way. We
reach our campsite for the day near the village of TALUKA
or up near the village of DATMIR.
Day 03 : TALUKA/DAATMIR
TO SEEMA/OSLA - 11kms (5hrs)
Post breakfast we start the day
towards the village of SEEMA. The tons river is always on
our left and it's a delightful walk beside it. At some
places we have to cross over small streams which merge
into the tons river. The village of Seema has a few small
dhabas and a GMVN hotel. However the camping sites are
better at OSLA, across the river, on the way to
Day 04 : SEEMA/OSLA TO HAR-KI-DUN (3510m) - 12 km
We begin from our overnight
camping site and cross the tons river from the stone
bridge near Seema. The trail now rises higher and offers
some beautiful views of the Ruinsara valley and the peaks
in the banderpoonch range. The trail ascends through the
fields and climbs high above the confluence of the tons
and Ruinsara gad. The camp is at the meeting point of the
two valleys from jamdar glacier and the views are
excellent. In summer the route can get a bit busy.
Day 05 : HAR-KI-DUN
EXPLORE AND BACK TO OSLA - 12 kms
We start the day with breakfast
and spend some time to explore the nearby area. The
campsite offers beautiful views of jamdar glacier, Hata
peak and the swargarohini peak. According to Hindu
mythology this is also the gateway to heaven. We return
back to campsite and head back to Osla village.
Day 06 : OSLA TO SANKRI
Today is a long day and hence
we start early. However it's an easy walk and once we
reach Taluka village the final 12 kms can also be covered
in a shared jeep. We spent the evening strolling around
Sankri village. Overnight is in guesthouses.
Day 07 : SANKRI TO DEHRADOON - 210 kms
We leave Sankri and reach
Dehradoon by late afternoon.
Thermal inner wear
Woolen Socks & Regular
Camera & Phone if you
like (with full/Extra Batteries)
The nights can be cold (5-0°C). Day temperatures are
pleasant during the season.