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:: HAR-KI-DUN TREK ::
 
 

Trip Highlights

Duration: 7 Days | 6 Nights 
Trekking Days: 7 Days
Best Season: Apr-Jun, Sep-Nov
Level: Medium
Total Distance: 64 km
Maximum Elevation: 3600m Har-ki Dun.
Weather: The nights can be cold. Day temperatures are pleasant during the season.
Restrictions: None
Getting from/To: Sankri is connected by road from Dehradun and are about 7 hours drive.
Equipment: None for walking

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Trip Details

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.

ITINERARY


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 ride.

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 Har-ki-dun. 

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 - 26kms
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.

ESSENTIALS

  • Waterproof Rucksack
  • Comfortable Trekking Boots
  • One Raincoat
  • Windproof Jacket
  • Thermal inner wear
  • 2-3 T-shirt/Shirt
  • 2 Trouser/Jeans
  • Tourch
  • Trekking Pole
  • Woollen Gloves
  • Sun Glasses
  • Thermal Inner-wears
  • Warm Fleece
  • Woolen Cap
  • Woolen Socks & Regular Socks
  • Water Bottle
  • Towel
  • Torch
  • Camera & Phone if you like (with full/Extra Batteries)
  • Identity Cards
  • Slippers
  • Specific Medication Medicine
  • Personal Toiletries

WEATHER

The nights can be cold (5-0C). Day temperatures are pleasant during the season.

 
 
 

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