Har Ki Dun Trek With Maninda Tal And Jaundhar Glacier

Har Ki Dun Trek With Maninda Tal and Jaundhar View Point

A journey of a lifetime in the Valley of Lord Shiva and Someshwar Devta. With Maninda Tal

Details Of The Har Ki Dun Trek

Rs. 10500/-
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Batch Size:
25 - 40 <12
Extra cost of Rs. 3000 applicable for foreigners for higher permit cost and other specific arrangements. International Trekkers need to go through manual invoicing upon remittance of the partial booking fees using PayPal, Transferwise, Western Union or Direct Wire Transfer. Remaining trek fees can be paid upon arrival in India and meeting our trek leader

Above cost is assumed for 4-5 people team. Actual Cost is subject to the actual team size joining the trek and requested customizations. Higher team size will lower the cost while lower team size will significantly increase the cost. Assummed Inclusions can be read on Cost Inclusions

Add Ons:
Single Tent Supplement: Rs.2500
Baggage Offloading: Rs.1500
Shared Cab Pooling - Dehradun - Sankri - Dehradun: Rs.2400

Must Read - Important Pre-Booking Information

Key Himalayan Geographical Offerings Of The Har Ki Dun Trek


9 Popular Peaks:
Bandarpunch West ( 6316m ), Kalanag ( 6387m ), Swargarohini 1 ( 6252m ), Swargarohini 2 ( 6240m ), Swargarohini 3 ( 6168m ), Swargarohini 4 ( 6000m ), Bandarpoonch East ( 6045m ), Har Ki Dun Peak ( 5620m ), Hata Peak ( 5838m )
2 Serene Lakes:
Morinda Tal ( 3797m ), Ruinsara Tal ( 3600m )
5 Tranquil Rivers:
Supin , Tons, Har Ki Dun Gad, Moninda Gad, Jaundhar Gad
6 Beautiful Remote Villages:
Sankri, Soud, Taluka, Dhatmir, Gangaad, Osla
1 National Parks Or Forest Reserve:
Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Sanctuary

Why Should You Do The Har Ki Dun Trek

  • Har Ki Dun is one of the best treks in the Himalayas. Its a very old trek route and owing to its beauty, it still continues to be one of the popular treks
  • The phrase Har Ki Dun translates to the Land Of Lord Shiva - God of Gods, as per the Hindu beliefs. As the legend goes, on a pious day, you can hear prayer bells ringing in this valley.
  • Har Ki Dun is a valley trek and is evergreen. It can be done anytime and offers a very engaging experience as it has lots of elements of Himalayas. Forest, Meadows, Multiple Streams, Multiple Waterfalls, Butterflies, Colourful Flowers, Wild Animals, Lakes, over 7 tall Snow Capped Peaks, Glaciers, Unique temples, rituals and beliefs, oldest villages and unique architecture and carpentry... wow.. there are so many elements of this trek!
  • The campsite of Har Ki Dun is very very picturesque as the giant Har Ki Dun peak and Hata Peak stands tall right in front. The tranquil streams of Maninda Gad and Hata Gad flow down silently right in the middle of the campsite, surrounded by coniferous trees and shorter mountains.
  • Maninda Tal and the beauty of its surrounding valley have always surprised the trekkers with its unbelievable beauty and peaceful ambience. The route goes on to one of the difficult Borasu Pass in Uttrakhand to cross over to Zupica Glacier and then onwards to Chitkul.
  • The trek towards the Jaundhar Glacier takes you to the bottom of the Swargarohinin massif which hosts 6 peaks, 4 of which are very prominent and can be seen right from Sankri. The beauty and feeling one goes through while on this trek is just indescribable. The vast meadow beneath the snow-capped peaks of the Swargarohinis and the Jaundhar Gad melting down from the Jaundhar glacier, silently curving its way to meet the Har Ki Dun river...  It is just amazing
  • The campsite of Kalkati Dhar should not be missed as one of the key highlights of this trek. Its a small meadow, right in the middle of the forest with the giant Har Ki Dun and Hata peak constantly hovering over the campsite.
  • 📅 Duration: 5 Days, 6 nights, Sankri to Sankri
  • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 3600m
  • 🛑 Grade: Moderate ( know trek grades )
  • 👍 Best Time: Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
  • 🌄 Terrain: Meadows, forest , snow
  • 🏃 Activity Type: Trek
  • 🔄 Trail Type: Same Exit Entry Point
  • 🚩 Starts From: Sankri
  • 🚩 Ends In: Sankri
  • 🌏 Region: India - Uttrakhand
  • 🎌 Country: India
  • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, Uttrakhand
  • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: Dehradun, Uttrakhand
  • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Sankri
  • 📶 Mobile Network: BSNL, Vodafone at Sankri, Jio at Mori
  • 🌐 Internet Option: 4G till Mori. No Internet at Sankri.
  • 🌞 Temperatures: -3 to 15 deg Celsius
  • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
  • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Garhwali, Himachali

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Har Ki Dun Trek Package - Daywise Detailed Itinerary

Day 1Arrival In Sankri ( 190 Kms,8 - 9 hours )

Drive Day

Brief Details Of The Day:

After a drive of some 7-8 hours from Dehradun, you will arrive in Sankri by evening. We must have already conveyed to you about the place to reach In Sankri. If you have booked the cab through us, or if you are arriving in a private cab, the cab will drop you right in front of our homestay. Upon reaching, one of our representatives will greet you and guide you to your room. Once you are settled and freshened up, we meet over for evening Tea and Snacks. That's where we get introduced to the Team, issue your personal equipment to be used on the trek for extra hygiene and safety, and share the latest updates for the Har Ki Dun trek in short. 

Our dinner gets ready by that time, and we get ready for a savory dinner cooked by our expert cook. Your trek leader and guide will share the timings for tomorrow.

Day 2From Sankri To Chillur Gad, Via - Taluka , Gangaad ( 10 Kms,5 - 6 hours )

Drive, Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

It's the best practice to wake up early in the morning in the mountains and start the trek as early as possible. The first day does take a little more time. Today after a wholesome breakfast, we board a cab and drive through one of the most thrilling drives in the region to reach Taluka. Mostly we arrange a 4X4 camper for this road as that's the best for this route. In about 45 minutes we reach Taluka, where we meet our mules-men. While our team loads the camping equipment on the mules and gets them ready, the trekking team advances and starts the trek to Chillurgad with our trek leader and guide. The trek follows the Supin river. The sound of the river is just so exciting. So is walking through the forest under tall conifers often crossing the river over bridges.

Our trail today is quite a simple one and is also used by the villagers. It gets lively as well when you keep interacting with passing locals and shop owners. We reach our campsite in Chilludgad after crossing the village of Gangaad. This campsite is just beneath the village of Puani and beside the Supin river. We can hear the gush of it throughout. It's a different kind of music.

Day 3From Chillur Gad To Kalkati Dhaar , Via - Osla, Halche ( 12 Kms,5 - 6 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

We resume our trek for the day after having our breakfast. Starting from Chillurgad, we walk towards the village of Seema. Its just about 1.5 kilometers to Seema and as you trek, you can constantly see the village of Osla hanging and hovering over you - An unimaginable sight. On reaching Seema, we take some rest as we get set to finally do some serious climbing for the day to reach Osla. We need to cross the bridge and then hit the sharp switchbacks. 

We keep entering the village of Osla for our return journey as today we have more climbing to do. We gain quite some height with the climb to Osla and as a result of that, the trail becomes gentle and gently climbs up further to Halche and Kalkatidhar. There is a steep section between Halche to Kalkatidhar which is for about 2 Kilometers. The trail is a very picturesque one as it swirls across rich pasture land overlooked by giant mountains. The shine on the local organic crop talks a lot about the hard-working villagers. We get lovely views of Bandarpoonch, White Peak, Black Peak or Kalanag, Ruinsara peaks and a peek into the opposite valley from Halche.

On reaching the campsite of Kalkatidhar you will forget the entire day's pain. It's a vast beautiful meadow with the Har Ki Dun and Hata peak standing tall right in front of you. On the other side, you can see the trail going down to the Ruinsara Tal route via Boslo. Har Ki Dun is just 3 Kilometers from here which we cover tomorrow.

Day 4Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day. Excursion to Har Ki Dun, Maninda Tal, Jaundhar Glacier View Point ( 14 Kms,6 hours )

Rest Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

Today is the best day for us and we try to stay as relaxed and in leisure as possible. However, we do need to start early, as soon as possible in the morning. We will be given packed lunch for today as we venture out to explore as much as possible.

Today there are no steep climbs. However, the altitude starts to show its effect and we naturally slow down a bit. The trail passes by a couple of lovely waterfalls and in about an hour and a half, we reach Har Ki Dun. The entire trek is beautiful and we take enough breaks to experience all of it, as much as possible. As we keep climbing up, the river gets narrower and gives an extreme joy to watch it amidst the forest of conifers, rhododendrons, and lots of colorful, small wildflowers. Many species of bird could be seen on this trail as it gets quieter. We walk by not disturbing the harmony and tranquility of the place.

As we near Har Ki Dun, the giant peak of Har Ki Dun and Hata peak greet us. It is probably one of the most beautiful places in the Himalayas. The stream of Maninda with the view of Har Ki Dun Peak and Hata Peak in the background is just one of the perfect frame in the mountains. Little beyond, the vast field of the Swargarohini valley is visible. Maninda Tal route is even better and it takes overall about 3 hours to reach Maninda Tal and be back to Har Ki Dun.

After coming back from the Maninda Tal, we have lunch and estimate if we have enough time to visit Jaundhar Glacier as well. Typically it takes about 5 hours from Kalkati Dhar to reach HarkiDun, visit Maninda Tal, and be back to HarKiDun again. To return to Kalkatidhar from HarKiDun, it takes about an hour. Hence starting our day early is very important today.

By the time we reach Har Ki Dun back from Maninda Tal, its time to have lunch. After lunch, we go towards the Jaundhar side and reach the base of Swagarohini peaks. We cant reach Jaundhar offcourse, but we can take ourselves to a beautiful place beneath the Swargarohini peaks. We need to watch the weather as well and return safely to Kalkati Dhar by the time its 2 PM.

Day 5From Kalkati Dhaar To Chillur Gad, Via - Osla ( 12 Kms,5 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
  • Kalkati Dhaar: 3200 meters / 10496 feet
  • Osla: 2800 meters / 9184 feet
  • Chillur Gad: 2500 meters / 8200 feet
Brief Details Of The Day:

Trek back to Chilludgad on the same route. On reaching Osla, we enter the village and visit the Someshwar Mahadev temple.

Day 6From Chillur Gad To Sankri, Via - Gangaad, Taluka ( 10 Kms,5 - 6 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
  • Chillur Gad: 2500 meters / 8200 feet
  • Gangaad: 2400 meters / 7872 feet
  • Taluka: 1800 meters / 5904 feet
  • Sankri: 1920 meters / 6298 feet
Brief Details Of The Day:

After having quick breakfast, we have to return to Taluka today via the same route and the drive back to Sankri. We can have a hot shower today after 5 days

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  • Day 1

    Drive

    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Sankri (1920m )
    Overnight In: Sankri (1920m )
    Accommodation: Homestay
    Meals Included: Evening Snacks, Dinner
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
  • Day 2

    Drive, Trek

    From Sankri (1920m ) To Chillur Gad (2500m ), Via - Taluka (1800m ), Gangaad (2400m ). 5 - 6 Hrs. 10 Kms
    Overnight In: Chillur Gad (2500m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 3

    Trek

    From Chillur Gad (2500m ) To Kalkati Dhaar (3200m ), Via - Osla (2800m ), Halche (2900m ). 5 - 6 Hrs. 12 Kms
    Overnight In: Kalkati Dhaar (3200m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 4

    Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

    Excursion to Har Ki Dun, Maninda Tal, Jaundhar Glacier View Point (3800m )6 Hrs. 14 Kms
    Overnight In: Kalkati Dhaar (3200m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 5

    Trek

    From Kalkati Dhaar (3200m ) To Chillur Gad (2500m ), Via - Osla (2800m ) . 5 Hrs. 12 Kms
    Overnight In: Chillur Gad (2500m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 6

    Trek

    From Chillur Gad (2500m ) To Sankri (1920m ), Via - Gangaad (2400m ), Taluka (1800m ). 5 - 6 Hrs. 10 Kms
    Overnight In: Sankri (1920m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
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WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Duration: 5 Days / 6 nights of the trek cost Ex. Sankri
  • Accommodation In Base Village (Sankri): 2 nights in Himalayan High managed homestay in Sankri with emphasis on local organic food and cultural exposure.
  • Accommodation On Trek: Spacious, sturdy, and High-Quality Dome Tents will be provided on twin sharing basis.
  • Sleeping In Tents: Thick Waterproof Mattress complemented with Sub Zero Sleeping bags supported with Warm Fleece Sleeping Bag Inners For Extra Hygiene and Warmth will be provided by us
  • Dining On Trek: We will provide Dining and Kitchen Tents with camping stools and tables for extra hygiene and comfort.
  • Toilet On Treks: Dry eco-toilet will be set up with a toilet tent and toilet seat.
  • Meals: All meals starting Evening Tea in Sankri on Day 1 till Breakfast in Sankri on Day 7 morning. 3 meals (B,L,D) suited for high altitude with evening snacks, soup, hot drinks, and extra energizers/juice for summit days
  • Trail Safety: Gaiters, Anti Slip Crampons, and Ice Axe depending upon snow conditions.
  • Communication: For efficient management of the trek, the team will be communicating with each other and trek base with the help of long-range wireless sets.
  • Medical Safety: Oxygen cylinder, Pulse Oximeter, Thermal temperature scanner, and  Emergency Medical Kit accompanied with a trek leader knowledgeable on high altitude medicine and physiology
  • Trek Leader and Guide: Experienced and Well Equipped English/ Hindi Speaking Trek Leader maintaining guide to trekker ratio of 1:6. That is 1 guide for every 6 trekkers.
  • Local Support Staffs: Expert and Knowledgeable local guide with cooks, helpers, porters, mules, etc
  • Permits: All required forest entry permits and camping fees as per the rules of Govind Vihar National Park
  • Transfers: Return transfers from Sankri to Taluka in 4X4 offroader for the trekking team and support crew.
  • Max Team Size: Small group of not more than 15 members. You can make any batch a private batch by paying a little extra over the base trek fees.
  • Personal Trek Equipments: 9 sets of essential trek gears for complimentary use. ( read below)

 

 

Personal Trekking Equipment For Free Use:
(No Rent will be charged. Refundable security amount of Rs. 1000 need to be deposited )

  • Gaiters to protect snow from getting into your shoe (to be returned after use )
  • Microspikes / Ice Tracktion Crampons to grip well on slippery and hard snow on the trek (to be returned after use )
  • Poncho to protect you from snowfall (to be returned after use )
  • Trek Pole to protect you from falling and balancing on the trek (to be returned after use )
  • Rucksack to pack your trekking gears from Sankri (to be returned after use )
  • Fleece Inner Gloves (to increase layering in your hand )
  • Neck Warmer: ( to protect your throat )
  • Waterproof Gloves: ( to protect your hands)
  • Fleece Sleeping Bag Inner to ensure personal sleeping hygiene. 

 

Equipment Available On Rent At Extra Cost

  • High Ankle Waterproof Trekking Shoes (Quechua): Rs 850
  • -20 degrees Down Jackets: Rs. 850
  • Windproof/Waterproof Jackets: Rs. 425
  • Windproof/Waterproof pants: Rs. 425
  • Headlamps: 170

 

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WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED 

  • BAGGAGE OFFLOAD: ( optional at extra cost of Rs.1500 per bag for the entire trek  )
  • TRANSPORT Ex Dehraoon, Sankri: ( Can be arranged on request )
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Personal Purchases
  • Food Purchased Outside Our Menu
  • Personal Gears
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusion list

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