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Har Ki Dun Trek - with Maninda Tal

Har Ki Dun Trek With Maninda Tal

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

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+ Quick Info
  • Duration: 7 Days, 6 nights, Sankri to Sankri
  • 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
  • Mobile Network: BSNL & Vodafone
  • Internet Option: 4G till Purola. 3g Till Mori. No Internet Sankri Onwards
  • Temperatures: -3 to 15 deg C
  • Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
  • Generic Food Menu: Indian, Garhwali, Himachali
+ Travel Description

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.


Join us to have one of the best experience of your lifetime.  

Our Safety practice on kedarkantha trek

Comfortable Camping Arrangements On kedarkantha trek

Cultural exposure on kedarkantha trek


Our Most Popular Homestay In Sankri Where We Keep Our Trekkers

Our Homestay In Sankrihimalayan high homestay in sankrihimalayan high homestay in sankri


Other Treks We Arrange In this Region:


  1. Kedarkantha Winter Trek
  2. Kedarkantha Hardcore 2 Day Trek
  3. Borasu Pass
  4. Bali Pass
  5. Dhumdhar Kandi Pass 

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Want Us To Help you Arrange For This Epic Journey ?

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

You can use the link - Request Customized Private Travel Plan and fill the form 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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Fixed Departure Price
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INR 12500

INR 10,500
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USD 167
(for Foreigners)

7 Days, 6 nights, Sankri to Sankri

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  • Day 1


    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Sankri (1920m ), Via - Purola (1550m ), Mori (1150m ). 8 - 9 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Sankri (1920m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    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


    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


    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


    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
  • Day 7


    Departure Day
    From Sankri (1920m ) To Dehradun (330m ) . 7 Hrs. 190 Kms
    Overnight In: Dehradun (330m )
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO

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+ Cost Inclusions


  • 7 Days / 6 nights of trek cost Ex. Sankri
  • 2 nights in Himalayan High managed homestay in Sankri with emphasis on local organic food and cultural exposure.
  • Accommodation in spacious tents on trek, 3man tents ( twin sharing can be purchased separately )
  • 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 7 morning
  • 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 with Oxygen cylinder and Pulse Oxymeter accompanied with a trek leader knowledgeable on high altitude medicine and physiology
  • 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
+ Cost Exclusions


  • BAGGAGE OFFLOAD: ( optional at extra cost of Rs.2000 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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+ Detailed Itinerary

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

Quick Information:
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 7-8 hours, you will arrive in Sankri by evening. On reaching, one of our representative 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 with the Team, issue you personal equipment 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 savory 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:

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

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day:

Today after breakfast, we drive through the rough raod to Taluka, mostly on a camper or other  4X4. Its a very Exciting and thrilling offroad drive. In 45 minutes we reach Taluka, where we meet our mules-men. While our team loads the camping equipment on the mules, the team advances and starts the trek to Chillurgad following 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 interacting with the locals - From kids to old men and women. 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 famous village of Osla is visible from our campsite hanging on the mountain in the front. 

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

  • day2 photo - the road through the woods
  • day2 photo - a typical house of the valley gangaad village
  • day2 photo - beautiful peaks greet you on har ki dun trek
  • day2 photo - the village of gangaad

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

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day:

W 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. On Seema, we take some rest as we get set to finally do some climbing on the trek and reach Osla. 

We do not enter Osla and keep it for the return trek. We gain quite some height with the climb to Osla and the the trail again gently climbs up further to Halche and Kalkatidhar. It is 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.

Our camp is another 2 kilometers from here. The elegant Hata and Har Ki Dun peak stands out tall on this campsite.

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

  • day3 photo - black peak along with others glowing together
  • day3 photo - kids of osla
  • day3 photo - kids playing around in osla
  • day3 photo - the historical duryodhana temple of osla
  • day3 photo - little girls on daily duty in the mountains

Day 4Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day. Excursion to Har Ki Dun, Maninda Tal, Jaundhar Glacier View Point

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day:

Our trail for today involves very gradual ascends as we head towards the plateau of Har Ki Dun. The trail is lovely passing by a lovely waterfall. As we climb up, the river gets narrower and gives an extreme joy to watch amidst the forest of conifers, rhododendrons and lots of colorful and small wildflowers. 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 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. Its an unbelievable view going up till the Jaundhar Glacier.

We trek up to Maninda Tal and return back to Kalkati Dhar by evening for the night

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

  • day4 photo - the peak of kalanag or black peak as seen on harkidun trek
  • day4 photo - swargarohini from har ki dun
  • day4 photo - har ki dun in winter
  • day4 photo - har ki dun
  • day4 photo - a semi frozen river on har ki dun trek

Day 5From Kalkati Dhaar To Chillur Gad, Via - Osla

Quick Information:
  • Kalkati Dhaar: 3200 meters / 10560 feets
  • Osla: 2800 meters / 9240 feets
  • Chillur Gad: 2500 meters / 8250 feets
  • Approximate Distance: 12 Km
  • Approximate Time: 5 hours
  • Day's Activity: Trek
Brief Details Of The Day: Trek to Chilludgad.
Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

Day 6From Chillur Gad To Sankri, Via - Gangaad, Taluka

Quick Information:
  • Chillur Gad: 2500 meters / 8250 feets
  • Gangaad: 2400 meters / 7920 feets
  • Taluka: 1800 meters / 5940 feets
  • Sankri: 1920 meters / 6336 feets
  • Approximate Distance: 10 Km
  • Approximate Time: 5 - 6 hours
  • Day's Activity: Trek
Brief Details Of The Day:

After having quick breakfast, we have to return to Taluka today via the same route

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

Day 7From Sankri To Dehradun

Quick Information:
  • Sankri: 1920 meters / 6336 feets
  • Dehradun: 330 meters / 1089 feets
  • Approximate Distance: 190 Km
  • Approximate Time: 7 hours
  • Day's Activity: Drive
Brief Details Of The Day:

Today we leave for Dehradun after breakfast

Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast

Photos From The Day:

+ Why Is This Special

Lakes At Glance: Ruinsara Tal ( 3600m )

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 with lush green meadow and grazing sheeps
  • The pious and a very beautiful valley of Har Ki Dun having religious importance for the Hindus. The name converts to the 'Land Of Lord Shiva'. Locals believe that if you are silent in this valley, you can hear God's music. if not so, we could hear Nature's music definitely.
  • The villages of Sankri, Soud, Taluka, Osla and Seema are very unique with their architecture and culture. The locals are just beautiful people and are very welcoming. Sharing experience or a simple conversation with them will add great value to your journey.
  • 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.
  • The rich flora and fauna of the Govind Vihar National Park adds the main importance to this trek with wide range of flowering plants, animals and birds to watch out for.
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We typically get booked about 3 - 6 months in advance. It is advisable to book this much in advance as you get early bird discounts and also your travel costs like flights/hotels/trains etc are much cheaper and confirmed if you book well in advance.


Cancellation Policy For Treks in India, Nepal, and Bhutan

  1. Up to 30 days from the trek start date  - Full Refund of the total invoiced amount
  2. 30th day to 21st day from the trek start date - 50% refund of the total invoiced amount
  3. 20 days and later - No Refund of the total invoiced amount
  4. Transfer Of Seat to Different Batch/ Trek: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 5 days from Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  5. Transfer of Seat to Friend/ Family: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 5 days from Trek Start Date by sending an email.

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