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.
- Borasu Pass
- Bali Pass
- Dhumdhar Kandi Pass
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