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Har Ki Dun Trek | With Maninda Tal and Jaundhar Glacier

A journey of a lifetime in the Valley of Lord Shiva and Someshwar Devta. With Maninda Tal and Jaundhar Glacier
- Popular Names: Har Ki Dun

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Har Ki Dun Trek

A journey of a lifetime in the Valley of Lord Shiva and Someshwar Devta. With Maninda Tal and Jaundhar Glacier
- Popular Names: Har Ki Dun

A Himalayan High Experience
  • kaalanag standing in its might
  • kids playing around in osla
  • har ki dun in winter
  • beautiful peaks greet you on har ki dun trek
  • little girls on daily duty in the mountains
  • the peak of kalanag or black peak as seen on harkidun trek
  • beautiful har ki dun
  • the historical duryodhana temple of osla
  • a semi frozen river on har ki dun trek
  • kids playing around in osla
  • Duration: 7 days/ 6 nights, Dehradoon to Dehradoon
  • Highest Altitude: 3600m
  • Grade: Moderate ( learn more )
  • Best Time: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
  • Terrain: Meadows, forest , snow
  • Activity Type: Trek
  • Trail Type: Same Exit Entry Point
  • Starts At: Sankri
  • Ends At: Sankri
  • Region: India - Uttrakhand
  • Country: India
  • Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehraoon, Uttrakhand
  • Nearest Rail Head: Dehraoon, Uttrakhand
Introduction To The Har Ki Dun Trek
- Popular Names: Har Ki Dun

Har Ki Dun Trek is one of the best treks in Uttrakhand which starts from Sankri. After the wonderful drive following the Yamuna river and the Tons river, as soon as you reach Sankri for the Har Ki Doon trek, 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.

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 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 i the Himalayas. Though the beautiful green cover of the valleu is hidden and over done 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 middle of April. It makes a wonderful snow trek and since the trek is not that demanding, it makes a apt experience for the Beginners as well.

On our treks, we usually take our trekkers for side excursions on the rest and exploratory day in HJar ki Dun. A simple hike upto the Maninda Tal and till Sawan Beda can be taken which falls enroute the more difficult Borasu Pass Trek can also be taken or a hike upto the Jaundhar Glacier. Some of our teams have managed to visit both the places on the same trek. 3 of the difficult and high value pass-crossing treks has this route in common to them.

  1. Borasu Pass
  2. Bali Pass
  3. Dhumdhar Kandi Pass 

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We believe that a smaller group gives you the best of the Himalayan Experience and specialize in organizing customized groups for the Har Ki Dun Trek. Do get in touch with us if you want us to arrange this trek for you.

You can use the link - Customized Plan For Har Ki Dun Trek to drop us an email with your specific requirements and service required. We will get back to you with the detailed plan and quotation as per the group size and service requested.

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Rivers At Glance: Supin , Tons

Villages At Glance: Sankri, Soud, Taluka, Dhatmir, Gangaad, Osla

  • The Second 'Dun' - Platue of the Himalayas of Garhwal. Besides Dehradun, Har Ki Dun is the second dun in Uttrakhand
  • The pious and a very beautiful valley of Har Ki Dun. Har Ki Dun is a beautiful valley having religious importance for the Hindus.
  • The villages of Sankri, Soud, Taluka, Osla and Seema
  • An excellent trek to begin a multi day trek in the Himalayas. This trek is considered easy, though it involves longer walks. It gives you an apt platform to test your endurance which is required for a multi day Himalayan trek.
  • Local culture and villages. The valley hosts beautiful villages of Taluka and Osla. Witness the unique local culture during this trek

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1From Dehradoon To Sankri, Via - Purola, Mori

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Brief Details Of The Day:

Early morning board your vehicles to take one of the very picturesque Himalayan drive following the Yamuna and the Tons river. You may stop by at Mussurie for having a quick breakfast and at Kempty falls enroute to start with the fun game right away.

After a drive of some 7 hours, you will arrive in Sankri by evening. On reaching, one of our representative will greet you and guide you to your hotel room. Once you are settled and freshened up, we meet over for evening Tea and Snacks. That's where we get introduced with the Team, issue you personal equipments for extra hygiene and safety, and share latest updates for the Har Ki Dun trek in short. 

Our dinner gets ready by that time, and we get ready for a savoury dinner cooked by our expert cook hired locally.

Your trek leader and guide will share the timings for tomorrow.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Evening Snacks, Dinner

Photos From The Day:

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Day 2From Sankri To Chillur Gad, Via - Taluka , Gangaad

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Today after breakfast, we board our drive to Taluka. Its one of the most Exciting and thrilling roads in the Himalayas of Garhwal. A proper offroad drive in a bolero camper..  It takes us about an 45 minutes to reach Taluka, where we meet our mules and mulesmen. While our team loads our equipments are loaded on the mules, the trek team advances and start our trek to Chillurgad. We follow the Supin river ans start to enjoy the lovely trekking trail that it is.. the sound of the river is just so exciting to walk with through the forest with tall conifers. We often cross the river over bridges maing it excellent resting points on the trail and for somephotography sessios as well.

Our trail today is quite a simple and straight forward one and as the route is also used by the villagers, it gets lively as well interacting with the locals, from kids to old men and women. The route crosses the beautiful village of Gangaad and then stops little ahead of the village of Puoni Gad. The campsite is lovely beside the Supin river and we can hear the gush of it throughout. Its a different kind of a music. The lovely and famous village of Osla is visible from our campsite hanging on the mountain in front. Do keep an eye for unique creations by the villagers, their houses and temples.

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

  • the road through the woods
  • a typical house of the valley gangaad village
  • beautiful peaks greet you on har ki dun trek
  • the village of gangaad

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Day 3From Chillur Gad To Kalkati Dhaar , Via - Osla, Halche

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Today we resume our trek for the day after having our breakfast. Starting from Chillurgad, we walk towards Seema. Its about 1.5 kilometers to Seema and on the entire distance, the village of Osla hovers over you throughout. On Seema, we take some rest as we get set to finally do some climbing on the trek and reach Osla. We leave the route towards Devsu Thatch and Bali Pass, Ruinsara Lake and cross the bridge over Supin river to climb to Osla. 

We do not enter Osla and keep it for the return trek. We gain quite some height with this climb and the the trail again gentles up climbing graually. The trail ahead is one of the most picturesque one as it swirls across climbing gently while both the side is a rich pasture land. The shine on the local organic crop talks a lot about how hard working the local villagers are.. Walking further, we visit a small temple of Devi which the villagers consider very pious and respects a lot. Trekking further bring us to the campsite of Halche from where we get lovely views of Bandarpoonch, White Peak, Black Peak or Kalanag, Ruinsara peaks and  a peek into the opposite valley - the route towards Black Peak, Dhumdarkandi Pass which exits to Gangotri in Harshil and Bali Pass which exits to Yamunotri.

We move further ahead and cover another 2 kilometers to camp at Kalkati Dhar. It makes a lovely camp location. The elegant and fascinating peak of Hata and Har Ki Dun stands out tall on this campsite. This also eases our next day and allows us to explore Har Ki Dun more

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

  • black peak along with others glowing together
  • kids of osla
  • kids playing around in osla
  • the historical duryodhana temple of osla
  • little girls on daily duty in the mountains

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Day 4From Kalkati Dhaar To Har Ki Dun . Excursion to Maninda Tal

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Our trail for today involves very gradual ascends as we head towards the platue of Har Ki Dun. The trail is wonderful passing by a lovely waterfall. As we climb up, the river keeps on getting narrower and gives an extreme joy to watch amidst the forest of conifers, rhododendrons and lots of colourful and small wild flowers. Many species of bird could be seen on this trail as it gets peaceful. 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 greets us. It is probably one of the most beautiful places in the entire 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 views in the mountains. Little beyond, the vast field of the Swargarohini valley is visible. Its an unbelievable view going up till the Jaundhar Glacier.

We have early hot lunch today and leave to visit Maninda lake post lunch. It follows the stream and take a left towards the Borasu Pass route. It takes about 3.5 hours to go to Maninda and come back to Har Ki Dun. Rest of the day is spent experiencing the wonders of Har Ki Dun - its Lord Shiva's own land after all !! It ought to be special !!

During winter till early April, this place receives good amount of snowfall and make a wonderful place to visit. 

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

  • the peak of kalanag or black peak as seen on harkidun trek
  • swargarohini from har ki dun
  • har ki dun in winter
  • har ki dun
  • a semi frozen river on har ki dun trek

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Day 5From Har Ki Dun To Osla, Via - Kalkati Dhar, Halche. Excursion to Jaundhar Glacier

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Today we wake up early morning to catch the lovely sunrise on the surrounding peaks. After having quick breakfast, we leave to visit the Jaundhar glacier of Swargarohini and surrounding peaks in the early morning time. We come across a vast meadow with the peak of Swargarohini forming the background, and a stream passing by..  amazing view ! We head towards the glacier and try to go as much as we can. Since we have to return to Osla on other half of the day, we fix a turn around time. It usually takes about 4 hours to visit the Jaundhar glacier view point and return back to Har Ki Dun.

After we come back, we pack up quickly, have hot lunch and start our trek down to the village of Osla. We are expected to cover the straight forward easy trail to the village of Osla of some 8 Kms in about 3 hours.

Tonight we spend in a homestay and experience the rich and unique culture and hospitality of the Borasu villages, in Osla. Yes, we do not miss to visit the Duryodhan Temple or the temple of Someshwar Mahadev. 

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

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Day 6From Osla To Sankri, Via - Taluka

Quick Information:
  • Osla: 2800 meters / 9240 feets
  • Taluka: 1800 meters / 5940 feets
  • Sankri: 1920 meters / 6336 feets
  • Approximate Distance: 12 Km
  • Approximate Time: 5 hours
  • Day's Activity: Trek, Drive
Brief Details Of The Day:

Descend down the same route to reach Taluka where your vehicle will be waiting to transfer you to Sankri. After you reach, you checkin to your hotel. You may chose to have hot shower today.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

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Day 7From Sankri To Dehraoon

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  • Sankri: 1920 meters / 6336 feets
  • Dehraoon: 445 meters / 1469 feets
  • Approximate Time: 6 - 7 hours
  • Day's Activity: Drive
Brief Details Of The Day:

Our beautiful trek has come to an end. We will drive back to Dehradoon early morning

Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast

Photos From The Day:

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Fixed Departure Price
( per head cost)

INR 12500

From INR 7,850 | USD 115
To INR 9,400 | USD 138

Available Promocodes & Offers

  • HHGROUP15HD2018

    Applicable Price: 7850.00; Valid GroupSize: 15

    Valid Till: Apr 30 2019 12:01AM
    group discount for 15 or more
  • HHGROUP10HD2018

    Applicable Price: 8150.00; Valid GroupSize: 10

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    group discount for 10 or more
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    Applicable Price: 8350.00; Valid GroupSize: 6

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    group discount for 6 or more
  • HHGROUP04HD2018

    Applicable Price: 8600.00; Valid GroupSize: 4

    Valid Till: Dec 31 2019 12:00AM
    group discount for 4 or more
INTERNATIONAL GUESTS: Trek cost for foreigners is slightly higher than the cost for our Indian guests, mainly due to higher permit fee applicable for admission to National Parks or protected forest areas. Sometimes, it may be higher due to local crew wages and other specific arrangements we make to ensure a safe, comfortable and enriching travel experience in India. However, we absolutely DO NOT 'hyper-charge' our International guests ever and at the same time, ensure that we meet all the standards for highly qualified trek leaders and guides, safety, medical preparation, evacuation strategy, rescue arrangements, eco-sensitive travel, high value knowledge sharing about the area and customs of the locals.
Extra Cost Applicable For International Guests:

INR 1600 | USD 24 Per Head

PRIVATE GROUPS: We love to trek in smaller private groups as we believe that it gives the best ambience to experience the Himalayan spirituality, serenity, solitude and rawness. Small private groups are also eco friendly, safe, easy to manage and more caring towards each other. Most importantly, private groups are more focused towards their objective, specially for difficult treks above 6000 meters. They can be customized to suit your needs. On the other hand, they cost little more due to more dedicated resources. We specialize in arranging customized private groups catering to your specific needs. Contact us to request a private group for your team.
Extra Cost Applicable For Private Groups:

INR 6000 | USD 88 Per Head

5% Government Taxes Extra
GST Number: 19AADCH8833L1Z1

Free Gaiters, Ice Spikes & Trek Pole on rent. +15% off on all other personal gear rental

Our Batch Size:
25 - 30  2 - 15

WE OFFER GENEROUS GROUP DISCOUNTS. SO CONTACT US TODAY IF YOU ARE IN A GROUP OF MORE THAN 5 MEMBERS TO CLAIM YOUR SPECIAL PRICE !

CHECKOUT OUR EQUIPMENT RENTAL STORE IN SANKRI. NO NEED TO BUY EXPENSIVES GEARS ANYMORE !

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN PRICE

  • 8 Days / 7 nights of trek cost Ex. Sankri
  • 2 nights in standard hotel in Sankri
  • Accommodation in spacious tents on trek, 2man/ 3man tents
  • Sub Zero Sleeping bags supported with Warm Fleece Sleeping Bag Inners For Extra Hygiene and Warmth
  • All required camping gears with Separate Dining and Kitchen Tents and toilet tents for men and women
  • All meals starting Evening Tea in Sankri on Day 1 till Breakfast in Sankri on Day 8
  • 3 meals (B,L,D) suited for high altitude with evening snacks, soup, hot drinks and extra energizers/juice for summit days
  • All other equipment and safety gears required for trek like Gaiters, Anti Slip Crampons, ice axe, rope, helmets, etc etc
  • High Altitude Medical Kit
  • Experienced and Well Equipped English/ Hindi Speaking Trek Leader
  • Expert and Knowledgeable local guide with cooks, helpers, etc
  • All forest entry permits and camping fees
  • Return transfers from Sankri to Taluka for team and staffs

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED 

  • BAGGAGE OFFLOAD: ( optional at extra cost of Rs. 300 per day )
  • TRANSPORT Ex Dehraoon, Sankri: Can be arranged on request to be paid on actuals and shared by the group ( 5500 - 6000 Rs. one way fare )
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Personal Purchases
  • Food Purchased Outside Our Menu
  • Personal Gears
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusion list

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We had a great time with Himalayan high. We did the Har ki dun trek and it was extremely beautiful! The guides are knowledgeable and very helpful. Suman was also very helpful and kept in touch to make sure we were all well prepared. Would definitely do a trek again :)

Uma Desai, Private Service, Pune, Maharashtra


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My first experience of a trek in the Himalayas was with Himalayan High.. and it couldn't have been better! Right from the trek guide Montu Singh to the local guide Mr Rawat to all the staff who accompanied us made sure that we had a wonderful experience and were dedicated to serving us in the best possible way. Har ki dun as a trek is moderately difficult and very apt for beginners. However it involves long stretches of walking and that can be tiring however the guides were immensely motivating. The trek itself is very scenic and beautiful and it is indeed the Valley of the Gods. If you are thinking of trekking in the Himalayas, you should not miss out this beautiful trek. And if you wish to do it, there is no better way to do it than with Himalayan High. I will continue to go on such beautiful Himalayan treks with them. Thank you Himalayan High for making my first trekking experience a special memory.

Kishkindha Punday, Co-Founder / Partner at The Vow Story, Pune, Maharashtra


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Hey, our trek to HarKiDoon with you guys was just amazing. The guidance and the food and taking care of us, the tents and we very little thing was at its best. I would love to join this company for more treks and hope to see suman bhaiya and montu bhaiya soon !!! All the best !!

Hrithik Vachhani, Student, Valsad, Gujrat


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A group of 12 persons - 3 from Vadodara, 3 from Valsad , 6 from Pune made a trek to Harki Dun @ Gadhwal region Through Himalayan High from 5th April to 13th April. Trek started from Sankri through magnificent valleys, rivers, streams, falls, jungles and remote villages. Breath taking Himalayas peaks covered with snow had kept us speechless. The arrangements made by Himalayan High was excellent. Camping was wonderful, food was suiting the situation, trek leader Montu was excellent, guide Jyotsingh was true guide and the cook, helpers were care taking. The organizer Suman was and is very much knowledgeable and excellent commander working in back hand. We had enjoyed every second of our trek and had fun @ Har ki Dun area with full snow deep to about feet! No more words to describe the journey. Had any one got chance, do it with HH for sure.

Jayanti Vachhani, Managing Directors at ADI Artech Transducers Pvt. Ltd., Vadodara, Gujarat, India


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I have been to trek to Har ki Dun through Himalayan High. I have really loved the way, the tour has been arranged by Suman and his team. Despite being trek route in Himalaya and tent accommodation, they have arranged nice food, provided us clean warm sleeping bags and enough support staff to meet all our daily needs. I would love to do many more treks with Himalayan High in coming future. I wish all the best to Suman and his entire team. Regards Rohan Taware Managing Director Knots Forever

Rohan Taware, Managing Director at Knots Forever, Pune, Maharashtra


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