Har Ki Dun Trek is one of the best in the Indian state of Uttrakhand. It starts from the beautiful hamlet of Sankri in Jaunsar region of Uttrakhand. A wonderful drive following the Yamuna and the Tons river brings you to the beautiful village of Sankri from where your trek starts. We receive you in Sankri and your accommodation will be in a typical local homestay managed by Himalayan High. The peaks of Swargarohini, Kaalanag and Banderpoonch welcomes you to this wonderland. With each day on the trek, you just take yourself closer to these Himalayan mesmerizers.
Jaunsar falls in middle of Garhwal and Kinnaur and hence has its own amalgamated unique culture. The villages and locals of Sankri, Saud, Taluka, Osla, Seema add extra vividity to the trek making it a very different trek from the rest of the lot. Borasu villages as they are called regionally. There is a drastic difference between the local rituals and traditions of the villages of these part of Garhwal Himalayas. Bordering with the neighbor state of Himachal Pradesh these villages present a mixed breed of the culture which is unique in itself. The structure of their houses and religious practices are unique and are insightful to learn. The architecture of the temples are fascinating too. The Someshwar Mahadev temple of Osla, previously called the Duryodhan Temple, is related by legend to the ancient characters of the Hindu Epic - Mahabharata, and also as an incarnation of Lord Shiva, whose presence dominates the region.
The trek passes through the villages walking parallel to the Har Ki Dun Gad which originates from Maninda Tal and glaciers of Swargarohini and Borasu. It is a tributary of the mighty Supin river. The Supin river then meets its cousin Rupin in Naitwar from where it is called Tamsa or Tons. While during the Summer months of May, June this trek is lush green in nature, monsoons falls by July mid and continues till early September. During the monsoons, the trek is less frequently done as the views are blocked. As per our personal opinion, the trek and the nearby areas just look amazing with clouds playing magic over the mountains. However, when it rains here, it rains continuously.
Post monsoons, the trek reopens and greets the trekkers with fresh green carpet. Slowly by the months of November, the grass start to turn brownish and dry.. the ground prepares itself for the long snow cover, almost for 4 to 5 months.
Har Ki Dun Winter Trek is one of the best winter treks in the Himalayas. Though the beautiful green cover of the valley is hidden and covered by a fresh white carpet of soft snow, the trek becomes just more pretty. The region receives its first snowfall around the middle of December and the snow keeps on piling with each passing day. The snow cover here is good and stays till the beginning of April. It makes a wonderful snow trek and since the trek is not that demanding physically, it makes an apt experience for the Beginners as well.
We visit the unbelievably beautiful Maninda Tal enroute the more difficult Borasu Pass Trek and also Jaundhar Glacier View Point on our trek in this region.
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