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Har Ki Dun Trek | Lord Shiva's Own Land

A journey of a lifetime in the Valley of Lord Shiva and Someshwar Devta
- Popular Names: Har Ki Dun

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Extra Rs. 800/- off for Feb & Mar departures

Har Ki Dun Trek

A journey of a lifetime in the Valley of Lord Shiva and Someshwar Devta
- 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: 8 days/ 7 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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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 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

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 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 Puoni Garad, Via - Taluka

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day:

Today after breakfast, we board our drive to Taluka. Its one of the most Exciting and thrilling roads in the Himalayas of Garhwal. It takes us about an hour to reach Taluka, where we meet our crew and mules. Our stuffs are loaded and then we start our trek to Puoni Gad. The trails is beautified by the village as we walk the gorge of Supin river. 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 Puoni Garad To Kalkati Dhaar

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Brief Details Of The Day:

Today we resume our trek for the day after having our breakfast. We head towards Osla village which is famous for the Duryodhana Temple. The trail is beautified by the sight of some popular peaks of Garhwal Himalayas - Black Peak ( known as Kala Nag locally )  and Bandarpoonch. The trail climbs gradually as we cross the villages to reach Kalkati Dhaar.

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

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day:

Our trail for today is mostly ascents as we head towards Har Ki Dun platue. During winter, the place receives good amount of snowfall. Enjoy the magnificent view of the Himalayas as you walk. On reaching campsite, ease out for the day and get set to explore the place. You may chose to go towards Jaundhar Glacier, the other side of which is Himachal Pradesh or towards Borasu Pass.

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 5Extra Buffer / Reserved / Contingency Day . Excursion to Maninda Tal

Brief Details Of The Day: explore the beauty of Har Ki dun platue and Maninda Tal enroute Borasu Pass
Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals
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Photos From The Day:

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Day 6From Har Ki Dun To Puoni Garad

Quick Information:
  • Har Ki Dun: 3600 meters / 11880 feets
  • Puoni Garad: 2500 meters / 8250 feets
  • Approximate Time: 5 - 6 hours
  • Day's Activity: Trek
Brief Details Of The Day:

Descend down the same route to reach Puoni Gad.

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

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Day 7From Puoni Garad To Sankri, Via - Taluka

Quick Information:
  • Puoni Garad: 2500 meters / 8250 feets
  • Taluka: 1800 meters / 5940 feets
  • Sankri: 1920 meters / 6336 feets
  • Approximate Time: 6 - 7 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 8From Sankri To Dehraoon

Quick Information:
  • 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 10500

INR 10,500 | USD 159

Extra Rs. 800/- off for Feb & Mar departures

5% Government Taxes Extra
GST Number: 19AADCH8833L1Z1

Fixed Departure Dates For The Har Ki Dun Trek

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* price might be subject to minimum group size of 5

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Good: 5
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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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