HAR KI DUN trek
7 Days - 6 Nights
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HAR KI DUN Trek
This trek is one of our favorites at Discovery Hike!! If you enjoyed the scenery in the film “Lord of the Rings” and have always wanted to visit, now is your chance. You don’t need to invest a fortune or travel all the way to New Zealand to see all the sights; the trek to Har-ki-Dun will provide you with all of them and more! There are almost endless lush green meadows, wild alpine flower gardens, scraggy mountains, majestic snow-capped peaks, glaciers, and gushing streams and waterfalls. To top it off, this valley has a culture that is unlike any other mountain or plains area. It is fascinating, ancient, old, and time-tested.
Our guides make sure that we get a closer look at this culture, as it is one of the trek’s highlights. The Govind Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park is located in the Garhwal Himalayas. We drive from Dehradun to Sankri, a lovely village where we spend the first night, and then a quick 40-minute drive the next day takes us to Taluka, a small market town where we begin our journey.
Our guides make sure that we get a closer look at this culture, as it is one of the trek’s highlights.
The Govind Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park is located in the Garhwal Himalayas. We drive from Dehradun to Sankri, a lovely village where we spend the first night, and then a quick 40-minute drive the next day takes us to Taluka, a small market town where we begin our journey.
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DAY 1: Dehradun to Sankri (7-10 hr drive) (220Km Drive)
We’ll travel to Sankri via Mussoorie from Dehradun. On the way, we’ll stop for lunch. This is a pleasant drive along the Yamuna River at first, and then along the beautiful Tons River at the end. Today’s drive has some especially lovely pine forest parts. When we arrive in Sankri, we’ll check into the picturesque Campsite. Sankri is a slice of heaven on earth, and we’ll take an evening stroll through this lovely hamlet to re-energize our muscles for the upcoming trek. Sankri is where you’ll spend the night.
DAY 2: Sankri to Puwani Garaat via Taluka (12.5km trek) (12Km Drive)
We begin the day with a quick, scenic, and adventurous drive to Taluka, our trek’s starting point. Today’s hike takes you through lovely mixed forest and along the Supin River. The gradient is mild throughout, with an occasional steep patch thrown in for good measure. This place has a very old and distinct culture that is luckily still preserved. Today, you’ll get a really close and personal look at it. The gradient is mild throughout, with a few steep patches thrown in for good measure. Puwani Garaat is where you’ll spend the night.
DAY 3: Puwani Ghat to Kalkatiyadhaar (6km trek)
The day starts with a hike to Osala Village. To do so, we’d simply cross the bridge ahead and walk along the Supin River until we reached Osala. It is a small hamlet located at an elevation of 8.5K feet above sea level. Before moving on, we’ll stop here for a while.
The walk from here is very fun because it is relatively flat. For a while, it may be a little steep, but the breathtaking sight that awaits you can make up for it. In a 30-minute stroll, we’ll cross two lakes. The second one is crossed by a wooden bridge. We’ll be facing a series of meadows in the front after crossing the bridge and traversing around the mountain curve.
From here, we have a 90-minute walk ahead of us, which will take us on a thrilling hike through mountain bends, cultivated lands, and vast fields of boulders and knolls. A temporary wooden bridge can be found ahead, and the Supin valley can be seen above it.
Though the scenery is spectacular, the ascent will become increasingly difficult from here. Our next campsite will be at 8,956 feet in Kalkatiyadhaar. Kalkatiyadhaar is where you’ll spend the night
DAY 4: kalkatiyadhaar to Har ki Dun (5km trek)
In comparison to other days, you will begin earlier today. However, as captivating as the views were until today, prepare to be wowed once more. The trail will lead to moraines and alpine meadows in the glacier basin. Every step you take will be greeted by tall pine trees.
Until you reach the Har Ki Dun valley, the trail is a combination of steep and moderate ascents. Snow patches and frozen waterfalls can be seen as you climb higher. Over the winter, these areas are blanketed with snow. A valley is a heavenly place that exudes immense beauty in a single glance. The massive peaks of Swargarohini, Hata Mountain, Black Peak, and others have breathtaking views. Also, the same day you will return to Kalkatiyadhaar and spend the night there.
Day 5: Back to Puwani Garaat from kalkatiyadhaar(6km Trek)
From today onwards, the trek is simply a return trip. We’ll retrace our steps via Oslo village to Puwani Garaat today. Here’s another opportunity to relive the happy villagers’ moments. Tell your goodbyes to them and the lovely sights that surround you.
Return to the Puwani Garaat campsite by taking the same direction as before. Take advantage of the last few hours of nightlife in the mountains.
Day 6: Puwani Garaat to Sankri (12.5 trek) (12km Drive)
This morning, a 5-hour trek to Taluka begins, climbing down the familiar trail and stopping at familiar rest stops. The car sits at the end of the dirt lane, ready to return to base camp. Pay close attention to the descending strategy. While climbing down causes less fatigue, stressing your soles with large steps is not recommended. Sankri will show up at the appointed time for tea.
Day 7: Back to Dehradun
This is the last day of your trek. This day you will say goodby to your new friends, our team and lovely memories. We will arrange transport for you from Sankri to Dehradun.
Frequently asked question
- Footwear: The trekking boots which must be waterproof and snow proof, normal boots, floaters, and woolen socks.
- Backpack: (50 ltr), Daypack (20-30 ltr), Duffel bag.
- Clothes: Jacket and trousers that are both waterproof and breathable. Jacket (synthetic or down feather fleece), synthetic insulated trousers, poncho, sweatshirt, inner thermal (upper & lower), fleece, t-shirts, cotton trekking pants, shorts
- Season wise Clothes:
- Hand and head protection includes liner gloves, bandannas, sun hats, woollen caps, and face masks, among other things.
- Accessories: Sunglasses/goggles, anti-glare lenses, water bottle, hydra bag, and headlamp with spare bulb and extra batteries are all recommended.
- Trekking Gears: Toolkit for an emergency. Sunscreen, a toiletry pack, water purification pills, Ziploc packs, ear plugs, first-aid kit, and the necessary medications are all recommended.
- Camping Equipment: Sleeping bags of lining (extreme -5 to +5 Celsius if you have one), trekking sticks, and so on.
- Warm top/light micro fleece pullover/full sleeve T shirt – 2/3
- Water resistant/repellent trekking pants with an inner lining for added warmth- 2 High-quality windproof/water-resistant outer shell (jacket) with a proper hood
- Thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen Jumper, Down Jacket with at least 600 fill capacity Innerwear with a thermal component (upper and lower)
- Woolen hat, inner fleece gloves, and outer water-resistant gloves
- 4–5 pairs of thick woollen socks and standard socks, scarf/muffler (optional)
- Waterproof Trekking/Hiking shoes with a thick heel and high ankles that are comfortable to wear. Sneakers/sport shoes are ideal for camp.
- Poncho or raincoat. A small, light-weight towel
- A hydration pack and an insulated water bottle (optional)
- Sunglasses with UV cover and the potential to cut light, as well as a cap or floppy hat to shield the strong sun off your skin (important when traversing through snow)
- Trekking pole or sturdy walking stick Lip Balm, Sunscreen Lotion
- Flashlight / torch (with extra batteries) Medications, if any special prescription is needed Toiletries for personal use
- Carry a rain cover over your luggage • Day pack/small bag that you can carry on your back all day to keep your essentials in
- Keep a few poly bags or plastic containers in your bag to place your things in if you need to in case of heavy weather.
Personal Medical Kit (MANDATORY FOR ALL)
- 10 Diamox tablets (to prevent AMS)
- Nifedipine – 5 pills Dexamethasone – one strip
- 6 tablets of Crocin (fever)
- 4 tablets of avomine (motion sickness) 4 capsules of Avil 25mg (allergies)
- 4 tablets of Combiflam (Pain killer)
- 6 tablets each of Norflox TZ and Lomofen (diarrhea) 10 tablets of Digene (acidity)
- 10 Omez/Rantadine capsules (antacids) 3 to 5 metres of crepe bandage
- 1 tiny roll of gauze 10 strips of bandage 1 small roll of cotton 10 packets of ORS
- Moov spray Betadine or other antiseptic cream (aches, & sprains)
- If you're vulnerable to knee injuries, you should wear a knee cap. Powder with antifungal properties
- Cancellation: If a trek is cancelled at the last minute due to a natural disaster or unforeseeable circumstances (such as floods, earthquakes, landslides, attack, or bandh), Discoveryhike will have a trek voucher for the full number. The voucher can be used for the same or a different trek over the next year.
- In case you wish to cancel the trek, then please be aware of these things:
- Cancellations made within 30 days of the trek's launch date will include a complete refund.
- If you cancel within 30 and 20 days before the hike, you will get a 50% refund.
- There will be no refund if you cancel less than 20 days before the trek begins.
- Please keep in mind that if you get a refund, there will be a reduction of 4% (Cancellation charges) from the overall amount you pay. In addition, if you purchased trek insurance, you would not get a refund.
- Discoveryhike assumes no responsibility for any malfunction or injury to your clothes, supplies, or other belongings while on the trek. The trek fee covers all expenses associated with the trek from start to finish.