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Sankri

220 KM

7 Days | 6 Nights

11,800 FT

Moderate Trek

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  • Transport support from and to Dehradun: starting from a pickup on day 1 to drop on day
  • Guide and Cook Fees
  • Camps, sleeping bags and gaiters Forest Entery Charges
  • Porter and mule support to carry camping equipment. Please note that personal luggage can be carried by mules and/or porters on a chargeable basis
  • All veg meals starting from day 1 dinner to day 6 breakfast
  • Tent Accommodation Throughout the trek

Trek Exclusion

  • Transport to reach Dehradun from your hometown
  • Personal Expenses like tips, personal medicines, phone calls etc.
  • Any Transport Support during the trek apart from what is included above
  • Accommodation in Dehradun
  • Personal luggage with mass not exceeding 12kg per bag per person can be by porters/mules @ Rs. 300 per day per bag

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Overview

The Har ki Dun is one of the most beautiful summer treks of Garhwal Himalayas with enchanting views of mountains, lush meadows, orchids, rhododendrons and several different flora and fauna. The Har ki Dun valley is also habitat to Black bear, Langurs and wild boars. This Trek can be done in both summers and winters and is reachable through Govind National Park in the Supin Range of Uttarakhand. Har ki Dun valley is located at an altitude of 11,675ft and a distance of 44 km and takes 7 days to complete. This trek is perfect for both beginners
and experienced trekkers. Har ki Dun valley is also known as the Valley of Gods and it is filled with the mesmerizing view of the Swargarohini group of peaks.

The Har ki Dun Trek is filled with heavenly views of beautiful meadows and enchanting forests, sparkling river, forests filled with vivid flora and fauna, an exotic treat to your eyes. During the trek you will witness the most beautiful wonders of nature. The Swargarohini group of peaks, Bandarpoonch, and Blackpeak can be seen while camping, the trail will be through many ancient villages which are more than 2000 years old, vivid regional birds and flowing rivers. All this will definitely fill your adventure soul to the brim and you will take back some real unforgettable memories with you that will last a lifetime. During the trek, you will come across the temple at Osla, a 5000 year old wooden structure dedicated to Lord Duryodhana, it was built by the local inhabitants of Saur. The temple is located around 13 km from Sankri. Har ki Dun is mostly done during the summers but it also proves to be one of the wonderful winter treks of Uttarakhand as during the cold season it gives the enchanting views of snow covered trails, peaks and beautiful flora and fauna.

The trek is pure delight to the soul during the summers but you need to be careful of the frequent rains. Passing through the drizzle is quite an experience but you must be well prepared for it in advance.

All in all this trek is a heaven to nature lovers, adventure seekers and those who seek thrill in their lives every now and then. Seize some of your best shots while you are out on this trek. Immerse yourself in the captivating and dazzling beauty of the Himalayas. A road to pure wonderland. Essentials like a poncho, waterproof covers, anti-diarrhoea medicines, and water
resistant trekking boots are a must to keep before you embark on this thrill.

The legend of Har ki Dun Har ki Dun or Valley of Gods got its name when the Pandavas took this route of Har Ki Dun to the peak of Mt. Swargarohini to reach the gates of heaven to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva, thus the route is considered  sacred by the locals of the region.

The Journey
The trek takes 7 days to complete. It will start from Sankri, the route is filled with huge Garhwal Himalayas covered with snow, then head to Taluka, through the beautiful meadows of wild orchids and then reach the campsite in Osla which is 10-12 km from Taluka, Visit the famous Duryodhana Temple. After camping, ascend uphills to the foothills of Mt. Swargarohini to conquer the Har ki Doon.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Dehradun to Sankri  

    Trek Distance: 220 Kms Duration: 10 hours Elevation: 1200ft

    The first day of the trek will start from Dehradun. You will reach Sankri from Dehradun in around 10 hours. The journey will go through the beautiful Mussoorie, we will go through Naugaon, Purola, Mori, and Netwar before finally reaching village Sankri. You will get to see the beauty of tall pine trees and beautiful flowers and birds along the way. After covering a sufficient distance we will stop for lunch at a local dhaba. We will also cross the Govind National Park checkpoint on the way. In the evening, we will reach our first

    stop - Sankri. After freshening up, get ready to explore the Sankri Village, its market, cultural cuisines and local inhabitants. Stay the night in the hotel.

    • You will be picked from Dehradun at 6:30 am
    • Expected arrival time at Sankri – 5:00 pm
     
  • Day 2 Sankri to Taluka

    Trek Distance: 12 Kms Duration: 1 hours Elevation: 7000 feet 

    On the second day, our journey moved forward to Taluka early in the morning passing through thick forests and flowing streams. After reaching Taluka, get some refreshments and continue the trek further through more villages. The route is covered through walking by the Tons river entering the forest and finally reaching a bridge. After crossing the stream, the trail leads to a wooden bridge sloping down to the river. Walk beside the path to the river and click some amazing pictures while you are there. After walking quite a distance, we will stop for lunch by the Supin tributary. Moving further we will reach Pauni Garaat, lush fields on the banks of Supin. Set up camp here and stay the night.

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  • Day 3 Pauni Garaat to Kalkattiyadhaar 

    Trek Distance: 14 Kms Duration: 6 hours  Elevation: 9,800 feet.

    On day 3, we will start early in the morning to further trail to Kalkattiyadhaar which is at a distance of 7 km from Pauni Garaat and takes 6 hours to reach. The route will be through harvest lands, cattle grazing, and slant-roofed huts and just between the forests of cashew nuts and walnuts lies the village Oslo. The village Oslo is said to be a preacher of Duryodhana of Mahabharata. The village has a 2000 year old Temple and few inhabitants. Get some rest and then we move further, catching views of Dhauladhar Range and trails to Borasu Pass and Baspa Valley. Then further down reaching a lush green field comes Kalkattiyadhaar. Camps will be setup here and stay the night.

    • Today’s trek is on a ridge, under oak trees passing through some meadows
    • Stay in tents
     
  • Day 4 Kalkattiyadhar to Har Ki Doon then back to Kalkattiyadhar 

    Trek Distance: 10 Kms Duration: 9 hours  Elevation: 11,800feet. 

    Start a little early today and enjoy the mesmerizing views of the sunrise. Continue the trail through glacier basin of moraines and alpine meadows and pine tree forest. Moving up further, you can catch a glimpse of frozen waterfalls. The valley is filled with immense beauty - the huge peaks of Swargarohini, Hata Peak, Black Peak, lush meadows, frozen streams, coniferous forests, glacier moraines all these leaving you transfixed with its eternal beauty. After having all these unforgettable memories and capturing the magical moments, we return back to the campsite of Kalkattiyadhar.

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  • Day 5 Kalkattiyadhar to Pauni Garaat 

    Trek Distance: 8 Kms Duration: 5Hours Elevation: 8,900 feet to 8,200 feet 

    The next day, another descent to Sankri from 8900 feet to 6400 feet begins. The There distance is 6 km and will take about 4 hours or more at a moderate speed. After breakfast, pack your bags and start your journey further down. The path will be filled with little stones and will be well paved, filled with pine trees and you can even see streams flowing in the way. The route will also give you the beautiful view of Har ki Dun valley (Valley of Gods). The last  2500 feet are filled with dense pine trees. Reaching the camp, you can relax or explore Hargaon Village. will be local shops and dhabas, you can buy things and enjoy the local food there. There are also local fair or entertainment functions are organized having native songs and dance. Stay the night at the hotel.

    • Riverside camping in Govind National Park forests.
     
  • Day 6 Pauni Garaat to Sankri 

    Trek Distance: 10 Kms Duration: 5 Hours Elevation : 6400 feet

    Start early in the morning and begin trekking down by the same route reaching to Taluka in around 5 hours and then stopping at the same places during the way. The car will be waiting at the end of the trail to drive you back to the hotel. Stay equally careful while moving down and enjoy your evening in Sankri on day 6.

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  • Day 7 Sankri to Dehradun 

    Trek Distance: 220 Kms Duration: 10 Hours Elevation : 6400 feet

    The trek comes to an end with the drive back to Sankri from Dehradun. It is a 10 hour drive. Enjoy the route and have breakfast and lunch on the way. Get refreshed by views of natural marvels of Uttrakhand. You will be dropped at Dehradun railway station or airport as per your requirements.

    • You will be dropped at Dehradun station or airport as per your requirements.
     

Things to Carry

Things To Take Before Going on har ki dun trek

Kedarkantha Trek is a high altitude trek situated at the height of 12,500 feet. During winters, its temperature drops to negative and it becomes very difficult to handle such cold weather so, it is important to have enough and right clothing and accessories with you to resist such weather.

Har ki dun trek is perfect for those who are hungry for adventure and want to witness the untouched and of nature and seeking some real thrill in. Before going for such a thrill, you need to understand this trek and make yourself aware of the situations and necessary gear that you would need. The article below consists of all the important things that you may need to survive and make your trekking experience better and convenient and will let you enjoy this adventure to the fullest.

Trekking is both an adventurous and thrilling activity. You get to explore nature at its raw and bare level. This also makes you experience tough and vulnerable situations, though trekking is equally safe and worth doing. As it is quite raw, you need to keep in mind the safety requirements and rules when going for a trek. Precautions and measures are to be taken in advance before going for any kind of adventurous activity. For the first-timers, it is more crucial to understand the type of activity they are doing and take appropriate amounts of training and preventive measures to avoid or tackle any kind of injury or mishappening during the trekking journey. Safety comes first before anything so it is must-have yourself well prepared and fully motivated when taking such thrilling sport

this Section included all the things that are necessary to keep with you on a trekking journey.

personal medical kit

Trekking Shoes:

Trekking is all about walking, jumping, climbing so having the right shoes for the right activity is a must for you. Shoes play an important role while doing the trek so Choose sturdy trekking shoes, have a good grip, have ankle support and can handle snow and wetland. The weather during your journey will be unexpected, so you may have to trek on rocks, mud, snow or wetland so having the right shoes for such work. There is a lot of brands dealing specifically in Trekking shoes so do your research in advance when buying trekking shoes

Clothes:

Trekking can be done in different types of seasons like winter, summer, spring or rainy. But it is still preferred to keep different types of clothes that can handle the ever-changing weather quality of the trekking routes. So keep clothes which are warm, suitable for the rainy season. This will help you in tackling the weather during trekking as it will always surprise you so be ready in advance and enjoy the thrill.

Find below are the items of clothing that you need to take while trekking.

Infographic image of Essential Clothes and Items you may need during the trek

T-shirt:

These are the basics to keep in your packing. Keep at least 3 T-shirts. One a half sleeve which you’ll be wearing, then full sleeved ones and collared. Especially make sure the T-shirts are of cotton and dry fit as they easily soak sweat and get dry fast, so they are very useful during trekking. Keep extra T-shirts or inner-wear also in case they get wet or dirty during the journey.

The weather may get a bit rainy, so it must keep the T-shirts in extra numbers so, you don’t run out of clothes during the journey.

Winter Layers:

keep enough winter clothes like flannel jackets, sweaters, and jackets. The weather in the mountains is often chilly and windy so it is a must to have your winter clothes ready in your backpacks. The weather can get quite chilly in the evening and night so make sure to keep you warm enough to survive the night. Keep at least 2-3 winter layers with you. Also, make sure the layers you are keeping are not heavy and bulky as it may get difficult to store them and carry them with you. They would just be thick enough to keep you warm and survive the chilly weather.

Track Pants:

It is important to wear comfortable bottoms during the trekking journey. Your walking pace and speed should not be interrupted while trekking so having the right pair of trousers will make the journey comfortable, safe and all in all thrilling. Wear track pants as they are easy to carry and comfortable walking and climbing. Trek pants with zip cutoffs at the thighs are suitable for trekking routes and material should be dry fit and quite stretchable.

Accessories:

Apart from having the right clothes, it is equally important to have Trekking gets easy with these useful accessories which are quite useful and makes the journey a bit convenient. There is a list of accessories that you will need during trekking as they can make your journey very much easy and bearable. Below are the necessary accessories that you may need during your trekking journey. These accessories will help you in many ways and make your adventure more convenient and enjoyable.

Sunglasses:

They come very usefully during trekking under a scorching sun. You don’t want your eyes to be directly exposed to the sun or having a severe headache due to excessive heat so sunglasses play an important role in making the adventure under the sun.

Sun Cap:

A sun cap is very important. The sun heat will cause many problems like headaches, sunstrokes and dehydration so it is a must to have a sun cap while trekking. You can easily protect your eyes and head from the harmful UV rays of the sun with a sun cap.

Synthetic Gloves:

Trekking in the snow-covered areas will be quite slippery, so you need synthetic gloves to have a good grip that has waterproof on the outside and a padded lining on the inside. Hand gloves are Quite necessary while trekking and makes the activities like climbing and supporting yourself in rough terrain quite easy. Gloves great support and grip while trekking.

Socks:

At least keep a minimum of 4 pairs of socks that are woollen and thick with synthetic blend fabric. Avoid cotton socks as they absorb water and take time to dry. Keep multiple pairs in case they get dirty or wet during trekking journeys.

Handlamps:

Headlamps are an important accessory while trekking, with headlamps your hands are free to do activities like climbing, doing the washing, pitch tents. Trekkers get confused whether to get a headlamp or a head torch, you need to choose a headlamp. The headlamp is a must while being in the dark and doing your chores.

Wollen Cap:

The weather of the mountains has been often chilly and cold so it will get chilly at night, it is important to cover your head and ears from the chilly waves of the night. Keep a woollen cap to cover yourself. A thick woollen cap would be right to keep with you.

Raincover:

The weather will be unexpected during trekking so it is important to have your rain cover ready for facing such weather. Mountains can have rains anytime so Keep rain cover for your backpack and enough rainy clothes also. Raincover will make sure your backpack and essentials inside it don’t get wet as it is important to have your important things safe and intact and not wet or ruined.

Rainwear:

As well as rain cover, is important so is the rainwear, you need to keep enough rainwear to protect yourself from unexpected weather during the trekking journey. It is important to keep yourself dry as being wet can get you sick during the journey and the weather of the mountains are very unpredictable, so it is important to be well covered from the icy cold winds during the night.

Trekking Poles:

Trekking pole gives you support while trekking. During the ascents and descents, they help a lot in lessening the strain and increasing the speed of trekking. Trekking pole ultimately eases your walking and trekking strain and makes you cover your trek route easily and steadily.

In India, most people prefer having one trekking pole, but having 2 trekking poles for support from both hands is way better so we also recommend you to get 2 trekking poles for your trek journey.

 

Other important things to keep

Toiletry Kit:

keep your basic toilet items like sunscreen, lip balm, deodorant, moisturizeroil, etc. you will not be having a bath so don’t keep soaps and shampoos. Carry mini size items and share one toothpaste if you are trekking in a group. It is important to have your essentials ready with you in case you need them. The mountains do not provide these types of basic need materials so you need to bring them with you in advance.

For women:

If you get your period during the trek, you can carry sanitary pads and tampons. You will get tent toilets on the camp bases and you can change there. Also, make sure you keep zipped packages to dispose of the pads or tampons and not litter them in the nature area. It is our responsibility to keep our mother earth clean and pure so remember to avoid throwing any kind of waste around and in the mountains

Plastic cover:

keep plastic covers to keep your wet or dirty clothes or items. Plastic covers have many uses, it can be used to store items like wet socks, and extra things that may affect your packed stuff. Keep a few of them and also reuse them and avoid keeping too many plastic bags.

Cutlery Items:

keep your biodegradable cutlery items as you don't need to get cutlery in the base areas, keep them in advance. We prefer stainless steel or biodegradable cutlery. Mountains are not equipped with having these things available for the visitors so it is important to have your cutlery items brought with you.

Day Pack:

The day pack is the carry bag which will be having the basic needs items for you like water bottle, cutlery, toiletries, medicines, headlamp, warm clothes, rainwear and snacks. This bag will be carried with you throughout the trekking journey so it is important to fill it with all the important items that are necessary for the journey and survival.

Medical Kit:

personal Medical Kit

It is very important to have your medical kit as safety comes first. These are some important medicines you need to carry while on your trekking journey.

  • Paracetamol:  It is a Very Essential Medicine, can cure mild fever and pain so very necessary to Keep.
  • Avomine:  It is useful if you have Motion Sickness. Take one-half Hour Before Starting Your Trek
  • Combiflam: It is a Pain Reliever. Take a combiflam if you get the sudden twist of the leg or a muscle strain
  • Digene: It is useful When your food is undigested During trekking. Take it if you feel the food that You've taken is undigested
  • ORS: it is most likely that you may get dehydrated during the trekking journey so musk keeps ORS packets with you as it is important to have sufficient energy during the whole journey and not fall sick

Knee Braces:

It is important for those who are prone to having knee injury or knee pain during heavy walking or climbing. Knee braces provide you with great support and grip during climbing and trekking. If you face any serious health issue you can contact the trek leader and don’t consume any medicine without consulting the trek leader. The trek leader will also be having the life-saving medicines with him already so he will help you in any case of emergency

Mandatory Documents:

The original document of identity proof - driver’s license, Aadhar card, the passport will be fine. It is very important to have your identity proof with yourself while on a journey.

Disclaimer Documents:

It is a disclaimer document that you need to carefully read and sign and hand it to the trek leader. This document holds important caution and mandatory information that is necessary to be mentioned and informed in advance.

Medical Certificate:

This document in your health status will be mentioned as checked and approved by the doctor himself. Health is an important aspect when going for any adventurous activity so it is must-have you checked in advance by the physician and have it in written proof, so you can be sure that no health ailments have caught you and you can do the trek easily and enjoy it to the max

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