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Har Ki Dun Trek

7 Days
  • 11,811 ft
  • 64 km
  • Easy
  • Spring - April to June, Autumn - September to November, Winter - December to February
  • Able to run 5 km in under 38 mins before your trek.
  • Dehradun Railway station
  • Tata Sumo/Mahindra Bolero
  • Comfortable Camping tents with sleeping bags and mats/Guest house/Home stay
  • All meals during the trek
  • 10
  • 60

About Har Ki Dun Trek

The Har Ki Dun Trek is a mesmerizing and enchanting trekking expedition in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India. It takes you through picturesque valleys, dense forests, and charming villages, and offers breathtaking views of snow-capped Himalayan peaks.

The journey begins in Sankri village, which serves as the base camp for the trek. As you ascend, you’ll pass through beautiful meadows, sparkling streams, and ancient temples, immersing yourself in the serenity of nature. The highlight of the trek is reaching Har Ki Dun, a pristine hanging valley surrounded by towering mountains.

Har Ki Dun is known for its magnificent views of peaks like Swargarohini and Bandarpunch. The trek also provides opportunities to witness the vibrant local culture and interact with the warm-hearted villagers of the region.

The trek is of moderate difficulty, suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. It typically takes around 6-7 days to complete the round trip, covering a distance of approximately 50 kilometres.

Overall, the Har Ki Dun Trek is a captivating adventure that combines natural beauty, cultural experiences, and a sense of tranquillity, making it a must-visit destination for trekking enthusiasts.

Har Ki Dun Valley Trip Highlights

  • Marvel at the majestic peaks of Swargarohini and Bandarpunch.
  • Explore ancient temples and soak in the spiritual ambiance.
  • Picturesque valleys, dense forests, and sparkling streams create a scenic landscape.
  • Har Ki Dun, a pristine hanging valley, offers breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks.
  • Explore ancient temples and soak in the spiritual ambiance.
  • Encounter diverse flora and fauna along the trail.
  • Immerse yourself in the serenity and tranquility of the Himalayan wilderness.
  • Capture stunning photographs of the breathtaking landscapes.

Har Ki Dun Trek (Detailed Itinerary)

Altitude: 1,950 meters
Arrive in Sankri, the base camp for the Har Ki Dun Trek, and immerse yourself in the mountainous surroundings.
Get acclimatized to the altitude and take a stroll around the charming village.
Overnight stay in guesthouses or tents.

Distance: Approximately 12 km (Drive) + 9 km (Trek)
Duration: 1-2 hours (Drive) + 5-6 hours (Trek)
Altitude: 1,950 meters to 2,400 meters
Drive from Sankri to Taluka, the starting point of the trek.
Begin the trek towards Puani Garaat through a picturesque trail.
Pass through lush forests, cross bridges over rivers, and enjoy the natural beauty.
Reach Puani Garaat, a serene campsite amidst nature.

Distance: Approximately 6 km
Duration: 4-5 hours
Altitude: 2,400 meters to 2,850 meters
Trek to Kalkatiyadhar, a beautiful meadow adorned with vibrant flowers.
Ascend gradually through forests and enjoy panoramic views.
Set up camp at Kalkatiyadhar and spend the evening amidst the wilderness.

Distance: Approximately 6 km
Duration: 4-5 hours
Altitude: 2,850 meters to 3,566 meters
Trek through rhododendron and birch forests to enter the Har Ki Dun Valley.
Witness the majestic Swargarohini peak and other snow-capped mountains.
Camp in the beautiful valley, surrounded by stunning landscapes.

Altitude: 3,566 meters
Spend the day exploring the Har Ki Dun Valley.
Trek to the Jaundhar Glacier and marvel at the icy expanse.
Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas.
Return to the campsite in Har Ki Dun Valley for the night.

Distance: Approximately 6 km
Duration: 3-4 hours
Descend from Har Ki Dun Valley to Kalkatiyadhar.
Enjoy the serene meadows and lush landscapes one last time.
Reach Kalkatiyadhar and set up camp for the night.

Distance: Approximately 15 km
Duration: 5-6 hours
Descend back to Taluka from Kalkatiyadhar.
Drive back to Sankri, completing the trek circuit.
Reflect on the adventure and bid farewell to the mountains.

Physical Fitness

Who can participate

1. Age; 10 years.
2. First timer can apply; previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
3. The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without stress.
4.  The climber should be able to carry a 10-15 kg backpack.

Health Awareness

1 Pulse rate at rest must be between (60 to 90 beats per minute)
2. Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 75 – 85, SYSTOLIC 100 – 130 mm Hg)
3. The respiratory rate at rest must be between (12 to 20 breaths per minute)
4. Should not have Liver and kidney issues
5. Should not have Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Epilepsy, Heart problems, Very High blood pressure, etc
6.No pacemaker implant
7. People with Sinus issues please contact to trek coordinator before booking the trek
8. If your BMI is not normal, Please contact our Trek coordinator before Trek booking.

Note

1. Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have the company of a parent/guardian.
2. Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by a parent/guardian.

What's Covered and What's Not

The Cost Includes

  • 1. Pick-up or Drop-off service from Rishikesh to Joshimath (in our own vehicle)
  • 2. Food all along the trip (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and a cup of coffee or tea)
  • 3. Trek equipment (Sleeping bag, mattress, Kitchen & dining tent, crampon, utensils, tent)
  • 4. Accommodations during the trip in the lodge with a family environment
  • 5. First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise you to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • 6. All the required permits and paperwork and entry fees
  • 7. Dedicated customer support team is available 24/7 to assist clients with any issues or concerns that they may have during the Tour.

The Cost Excludes

  • 1. Porter/Mule charges for carrying personal luggage.
  • 2. Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • 3. Food during transit.
  • 4. Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, roadblocks, bad weather, etc.
  • 5. Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • 6. Your travel and medical insurance
  • 7. Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • 8. Airfare or train tickets to reach the starting point of the tour

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where is Har Ki Dun located?

Har Ki Dun is located in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India.

What is the duration of the Har Ki Dun trek?

The Har Ki Dun trek typically takes around 6-7 days to complete.

Is prior trekking experience necessary for Har Ki Dun?

No, prior trekking experience is not necessary as the trek is of moderate difficulty and suitable for beginners.

Are there any age restrictions for the Har Ki Dun trek?

There are no specific age restrictions, but participants should be in good physical health and able to handle moderate trekking.

Is it safe to trek to Har Ki Dun?

Yes, Har Ki Dun is generally considered safe, but it is always important to follow safety guidelines, trek with a guide, and be prepared for the challenges of the trail.

What permits are required for the Har Ki Dun trek?

Trekkers need to obtain the necessary permits from the Uttarakhand Forest Department before undertaking the Har Ki Dun trek.

Are there accommodation facilities available on the Har Ki Dun trek?

Accommodation during the trek is primarily in tents and basic guesthouses or homestays in some villages along the trail.

Is it possible to do the Har Ki Dun trek solo?

Yes, solo trekking is possible on the Har Ki Dun trek, but it is recommended to trek with a guide or join a trekking group for safety and support.

What kind of physical fitness is required for the Har Ki Dun trek?

Good cardiovascular fitness, stamina, and strength are recommended for the Har Ki Dun trek as it involves walking on uneven terrain and ascending and descending slopes.

Are there any ATM facilities available during the trek?

ATM facilities are not available on the trek route. It is advisable to carry sufficient cash from the starting point.

Are there any risks of altitude sickness on the Har Ki Dun trek?

While altitude sickness can occur during the trek, the gradual ascent and acclimatization days help minimize the risks. Proper hydration and following a steady pace are crucial.

What kind of clothing and equipment should I carry for the Har Ki Dun trek?

Essential items include trekking shoes, warm clothing, rain gear, a backpack, sleeping bag, trekking poles, and personal hygiene items.

Are there any food and water facilities available during the trek?

Basic meals are provided during the trek, but it is advisable to carry energy bars and water purification tablets for additional sustenance.

Is it possible to see wildlife during the Har Ki Dun trek?

The region is home to various wildlife species, but encounters are rare. However, you may come across birds, monkeys, and occasionally Himalayan black bears or musk deer.

Is there mobile network connectivity during the trek?

Mobile network connectivity is limited or nonexistent along most

Trek Policies and Guidelines

Why trekkers should take Trek  Insurance?

If someone falls or gets hurt during a trek, the appropriate course of action would depend on the severity of the injury and the location of the trek.

Note: – dbtrekker will not pay for any trekker’s rescue or medical expenses on trekking

All this cost will have to be paid by Trekkers or by whom you have got insurance done.

But we will do every measure to give safety or comfort to our trekkers, Himalayan Hikers team will help by calling the rescue team for trekkers and taking them to the main road head hospital

Guideline for Trekkers 

If the injury is minor, such as a cut or scrape, the trek can usually continue with basic first aid treatment. The injured person should clean and bandage the wound and take any necessary pain relief medication. If the injury is more serious, such as a sprain or broken bone, the trek may need to be paused, and the injured person may need to be evacuated to receive medical attention.
The responsibility for paying for any costs associated with a trekker’s injury or accident will depend on a number of factors, such as the terms of the trekking company’s insurance policy and the specific circumstances surrounding the incident. In some cases, the trekker may be responsible for their own medical expenses, while in others, the trekking company or insurance policy may cover some or all of the costs.
It’s important to carefully read and understand the terms and conditions of any trekking company or insurance policy you’re considering and to ask questions if anything is unclear. Additionally, taking steps to minimize the risk of injury, such as following safety guidelines and being prepared with appropriate gear and supplies, can help reduce the likelihood of needing to pay for medical expenses.

However, in general, it is important to have travel insurance that includes coverage for medical expenses and emergency evacuation in case of injury or illness during the trek. This is especially important when trekking in remote areas like the Himalayas. It is the responsibility of the trekker to ensure that they have adequate insurance coverage and to be aware of the risks involved in trekking at high altitudes

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Here is the Cancellation Policy of dbtrekker

Make your booking one or two months prior in advance. If you cancel the trek due to any reason, it is mandatory to notify us. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we get your request to cancel the trek.

If the trek gets canceled from our side due to any reason (heavy snowfall, rainfall, natural disaster, etc.) then the refund will not be initiated but we will arrange another trek.

The cancellation charges are as follows –(Bank charges deducted are not Refundable)

Up to 30 Days – 90% cost is Refundable

Between 21 to 30 Days – 50% cost is Refundable

Less than 20 Days – No Refund

(Refund is initiated within 7-8 business days)

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  • 11,811 ft
  • 64 km
  • Easy
  • Spring - April to June, Autumn - September to November, Winter - December to February
  • Able to run 5 km in under 38 mins before your trek.
  • Dehradun Railway station
  • Tata Sumo/Mahindra Bolero
  • Comfortable Camping tents with sleeping bags and mats/Guest house/Home stay
  • All meals during the trek
  • 10
  • 60