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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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Rs. 10500/-
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7 Days, 6 nights, Sankri to Sankri. Extra cost of Rs. 2500 applicable for foreigners. Private Customized groups can be booked at extra cost

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Single Tent Supplement: Rs.2500
Baggage Offloading: Rs.1500
2 Way Cab Pooling Between Dehradun and Sankri: Rs.2200

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About The Har Ki Dun Trek With Maninda Tal

The Har Ki Dun Trek is one of the best in the Indian state of Uttrakhand. It is one of the oldest treks in the Indian Himalayas and was always popular even amongst our ancestors for its beauty and soulfulness. It starts from the beautiful village of Sankri in the 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. On reaching Sankri, the 4 peaks of Swargarohini locally known as 'Char Sing' welcomes you to this wonderland. With each day on the Har Ki Dun Trek, you just take yourself closer to these elegant Himalayan mountains. The closer you go, the merrier you feel!

har Ki Dun Covered With Snow
Har Ki Dun Trek as experienced In April by team HH


The Jaunsar region falls in the 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. There is a drastic difference between the local rituals and traditions of the villages of these parts 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. The architecture of the temples is 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.

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Someshwar Mahadev also known as Duryodhan Temple In Osla


The Har Ki Dun trek passes through the villages walking parallel to the Har Ki Dun Stream which originates from Maninda Tal and glaciers of Swargarohini popularly known as the Jaundhar Glacier and that of the Borasu Pass region. 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 - a popular tributary of the Yamuna river.

The Har Ki Dun trek is one complete trek. There are so many elements of nature that you interact with on this trek that makes it quite a different trek from many others in the Himalayas. Since its a valley trek, it is always good to do this trek, be it any time of the year. There are villages, local people and kids, temples with historical legends, intrinsic and unique inherited culture, forest, rivers, birds, animals, coniferous trees, variety of flowers, giant beautiful snow-covered peaks, meadows, lakes...  the list does not just end.

someshwar mahadev temple harkidun
Sunset over the Black Peak, Ruinsara peak, White Needle and Bandarpoonch as seen from halche


Winter Trek to Har Ki Dun makes it to the list 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. Currently, the Govind Vihar National Park has declared the lower regions as Habitat Zone and remains closed during the months of January and February. Currently, the snow-covered Har Ki Dun can only be enjoyed in the months of March and early April.

We have been organizing the Har Ki Dun trek for a long time now. Join us to have one of the best experiences with the help of our expertise, local understanding, and the best of local guides working for us in this region. We promise you memories for a lifetime on our popular Har Ki Dun Trek. 

If you have just 2 more days, then we have to suggest a much better version of this trek. A complete valley trek of the Har Ki Dun with Ruinsara Tal. You may follow the link and check out HAR KI DUN AND RUINSARA TAL TREK.

Also Read, Why Shouldn't You Miss The Ruinsara Tal with Har Ki Dun Trek

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Trekking in Har Ki Dun valley

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The Grand Panorama Seen From The Har Ki Dun Trek

There is a reason why the Har Ki Dun trek was very popular even for our grandfathers and great grandfathers. It's for the immense beauty of this valley and a Godly appeal. Yes,  Har Ki Dun converts to Lord Shiva's Land, and rightly so. The giant Himalayan peaks surrounding you all-round makes you feel so! Locals believe and say that on a silent day if you meditate, you can hear the divine bells of worship in this valley.

While you are in Har Ki Dun, the Hata peak and Har Ki Dun peak stands tall, right in front of you. These peaks give you an illusion of Lord Shiva looking upon the valley. The silent stream swirls down the valley while a few pine trees stand tall in separation making it one of the most picturesque places to be visited by common people in the Himalayas. While you move your head towards the right-hand side, the jaw-dropping sight of the giant and elegant peaks of the Swagarohinis makes you feel out of this world. In between, there is a widespread meadow that could contain almost 2 cricket fields. The view goes uninterrupted for as long as you can see with your naked eyes. While the sheep grazes on the grasses of this meadow, you could just pass the entire day sitting by the stream and watching elements of nature interacting and playing with each other. I feel so nostalgic while I write this down. Even after doing this trek so many times, I still miss it and would want to go there anytime.

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the grand panorama as seen from har Ki Dun

someshwar mahadev temple harkidun
the grand panorama as seen from har Ki Dun



Covid19 Update: Is Har Ki Dun Trek Open?

 

The Uttarakhand Government has reopened all the tourist destinations and has removed all the obstacles to make it convenient and practical for the trekkers to come and do a trek in Uttarakhand. The local authorities in Sankri have decided to open up to the tourist and trekkers have been doing the Har Ki Dun trek from the last week of September. It is mandatory that we follow all Covid19 precautions like social distancing, wearing masks, and using sanitizers frequently. It is also advised that we do not venture into the villages and mix up with the core village people.


 

Har Ki Dun Trek On Different Weathers

 

Har Ki Dun Trek In The Spring Season

Classified Spring months are from March till the mid of May.

This region of the Himalayas is very popular for rhododendrons. They are so abundant that locals prepare juices out of it and then bottle it to sell in lower Himalayas. Spring season is the time when the rhododendrons bloom in plenty and turn the valley into bright red. After the end of February, the accumulated snow that had piled up in the winter months starts to melt slowly. Given the amount of snowfall this region receives, it takes almost a month for it to completely melt off. Fresh snowfall happens in March as well, which further adds to the problem. The melting of the piled snow opens up the wild fertile land and with it, innumerous flowers bloom in the surrounding areas making it a fairyland. Butterflies can be seen in numbers during the spring season. Fresh leaves of the grass start to grow which shines to perfection. The combination of colorful flowers, white snow-covered land with fresh shiny greens of the grass makes a perfect contrast in the foreground, while the snow-covered tall peaks and blue sky make it a perfect background. Anywhere you point, you have excellent photos to click!

. According to us, this is the best time to do this trek.

 

Har Ki Dun Trek In The Autumn Season

Classified Autumn months are from October till mid-December.

Post monsoon season on the Har Ki Dun trek is equally wonderful. While there would be no snow, the grasses would be at their best as the monsoon would have given them the best opportunity to grow to their best potential, most importantly no humans would have ventured in these land during the monsoons which makes it perfect for the grasses to grow to full size and lush green. October is typically the month when the grasses would be at their best. By the end of November, it starts to get drier and colder. The grasses start to dry up as the water starts to freeze in the night. nature prepares itself for the upcoming winter months. During this time, the skies remain clearer and views of the mountains are perfectly captured. Sometimes we don't even find a single cloud disturbing the view during this time of the year.

 

Har Ki Dun Trek In The Winters

Classified Winter months are from late December late till mid of March.

 It starts to snow in Har Ki Dun by the mid of December and it's about time when a sudden day there will be so much snowfall that it closes down the trek route. This belt of the Himalayas gets plenty of snowfall. The forest department closes down venturing into Har Ki Dun beyond the village of Osla for the month of January and February as wild animals come down in search of food and mate.

 


 

When Can We Enjoy Snow On The Har Ki Dun Trek?

 Snowfall happens on this trek by the mid of December. From then till the end of December, the trek is still open, and snow can be enjoyed on this trek, However, it is better to plan a little ahead of Christmas time as forest officials may close down the trek if it snows too much. On the other hand, in some years, it might not snow in the month of December as well. So it will be advised that in order to enjoy the snow on the Har Ki Dun trek, it is best to do this trek in the month of March and April. This is the time when snow can be assured.


 

Best Time To Do The Har Ki Dun Trek

 According to us, the first best time to do the Har Kui Dun Trek will be March and April and till the first half of May. This is the time when the spring makes all the elements of nature super active on this trek. The second best time to do this trek would be in the autumn month of October and November till the mid of December.


 

How Cold Is The Har Ki Dun Trek?

Post Winter: (March - April): During this time of the year, snow would be just starting to melt off, while fresh snowfall might still happen in the month of March and April. Melting snow causes the temperature to drop and add to the wind chill factor. Hence, during this time night temperature can go below zero degrees while days will be warm and comfortable with temperature ranging between 8 -14 degrees on a sunny day.

 

Pre Monsoon: (May - Jun): After the month of April, there is typically less chance of snowfall and the weather starts to warm up, making it comfortable for those who cannot tolerate extreme cold. However, during this time, it might rain occasionally bringing the temperatures down. Nighttime temperature in the months of May and June would range between 4 - 8 degrees, whereas daytime temperature can range between 12 - 18 degrees on a sunny day. Overcast days might be colder.

 

Post Monsoon (October - December): This time of the year, the temperature slowly starts to decrease with each passing week. While in the month of October, the weather would have become stable after the heavy downpour in the monsoons, the temperature typically ranges between 10 - 16 degrees in the day. Nighttime temperature can range between 4 - 6 degrees. The same at the beginning of December can be different. Water would start to freeze in the night as the temperature would start to go below zero degrees. Days will be warmer between 8 - 12 degrees.

 


 

Can Beginners Do The Har Ki Dun Trek?

 Har Ki Dun makes one of the best treks for any beginner trying to start his/her journey in the Wild Himalayas. The trek is easy paced and the route is not treacherous as well. The risk factor with respect to altitude and trail is almost nil. While to count the USPs of this trek, they are innumerous. As described earlier, har Ki Dun is a complete trek and there are very few treks in the Himalayas which would compare equally to it. The various elements of Mother Nature not just make you merrier, but also helps you grow as a human being and better person.

 

 


 

What Is The Fitness Level Required For Doing The Har Ki Dun Trek?

 The physical demands of the Har Ki Dun trek are not that high. Its a moderate trek and would require to be generally fit with no health problems, especially no cardiac problems. On any trek, you should bring a fit and well-hydrated body. You should love to walk and enjoy nature. You should possess a positive mind apart from good basic stamina. Basic exercises inside your house or nearby would train you for the Har Ki Dun trek. Exercises like pushups, chin-ups, staircase climbing, running, brisk walking, cycling, swimming, etc should help you prepare for your trek to Har Ki Dun

 


 

Is The Har Ki Dun Trek Safe?

 

Trail Safety: That trekking route of the Har Ki Dun is very safe. The route might be longer but is not treacherous or risky at all.

Excessive Snowfall: The trek remains closed in the months of January and February which gets the maximum snowfall. Sometimes even in the month of December, there is excessive snowfall which may disrupt the trek schedule. However, that very rare.

High Altitude and AMS: The Har Ki Dun trek route is very safe as far as mountain sickness is concerned. Our itinerary is well designed for it and takes care that we do not overexert or climb too high in a single day. We carry oxygen cylinders with us as a precautionary safety measure and monitor the health of all the trekkers every day.

Emergency Exit: The trekking route if Har Ki Dun is a one-way route. You exit the same way that you enter. This is an unmotorable route and in case of emergency, porters or horses become the only way of evacuation till Taluka. Once we reach Taluka, we may hire a taxi to get us to the nearest help.

Water On Trek: Water on this trek route is safe. It is sourced from natural streams and then filtered to be used. You should take precautions as per your own sensitivity and use water purification tablets or UV sterilized bottles like Steripen.

Women Safety: It is typically very safe for women in the Himalayas. The locals respect them and treat them well. We haven't yet heard of any stories or incidents of bad treatment with women in this region. However, it must be noted that local culture and sentiments must be respected.

 


 

What Should You Pack For The Har Ki Dun Trek?

General Item(s): 

  1. 3 T-Shirts ( dry-fit )
  2. 3 Light Weight Hiking Pants
  3. 4 Socks ( 2 cottons, 2 woolens)
  4. 3 Undergarments
  5. 1 Penknife or multi-tool knife
  6. 1 Thin Nylon Ropes for multipurpose use
  7. 1 Toilet Paper Roll
  8. 1 Small Towel
  9. 1 Soap Papers
  10. 1 Ruck Sack
  11. 1 Small Backpack/nap sack
  12. 1 Waterproof Hiking Shoes
  13. 1 Headlamp with extra batteries
  14. 2 Water Bottles (better if 1 is thermos)
  15. 1 Camp Cutlery Set 

Rain/Snowfall Protection:

  1. 1 Waterproof Upper & Lower ( also act as windproof )
  2. 1 Poncho
  3. 1 Waterproof Sack/Backpack Cover
  4. 1 Waterproof glove

Cold Protection: 

  1. 1 Skin Moisturizer
  2. 1 Lip Balm
  3. 2 Thermal Inner Wears ( upper + lower )
  4. 1 Woolen Cap
  5. 1 Fleece or double fleece jacket
  6. 2 Woolen Gloves with a pair of thin inner gloves

Sun Protection: 

  1. Sunscreen SPF 50 above
  2. Sunglasses( UV proof/ Polarizer)
  3. Sun Hat
  4. Scarf
  5. Balaclava /Face mask

Extra Food: 

  1. Dry fruit 
  2. Candies
  3. Chocolate/Energy Bars
  4. Gatorade/Glucose 

Medical Kit


 

Few Important Tips For The Har Ki Dun Trek:

ATM and Cash Points: There are no ATMs or rather any banks in Sankri. Purola - 70 Kms below Sankri is the last place which you can trust to withdraw some cash from ATM. Else, it is advisable you withdraw it from Dehradun or Mussurie.

Mobile and Internet Network In Sankri: The mobile network is very unreliable and is not consistent. It has mobile towers for BSNL and Vodafone. When it works, even on the trek route there are points including the summit from where you can make calls. However, it does not work most of the time. It is better to inform your family members accordingly so that they do not panic when you aren't reachable on phone. Also, while reaching Sankri, Purola is the last point where you get a reliable 4G network of Airtel, Jio along with BSNL and Vodafone. Once you leave Purola, Only BSNL and Vodafone is available. Jio will be up soon. Mori is the last point which is 36 KM before Sankri where you may get internet on BSNL 3g most of the time. After that do not expect the Internet on your mobile.

 


 

How To Reach Sankri

Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehraoon, Uttrakhand
Nearest Rail Head: Dehraoon, Uttrakhand
Route Hubs: Dehradoon - Vikasnagar - Nuagaon - Purola - Mori - Naitwar - Sankri
 

From Airport: Dehradun airport is outside Dehradun city and there are no buses or jeeps that go to Sankri from the airport itself. If you hire a taxi directly from Dehradun airport, we may help to pre-arrange it for you. It costs about 6000 - 6500 Rs and takes about 8 hours to reach Sankri. Alternatively, you may take an auto or a can to come till Dehradun and use public transport like shared jeeps or buses to reach Sankri. Read Below.

From Railway Station: All buses or shared Jeeps for Sankri leave near the Railway Station. There is only one Government bus which leaves from Sankri right beside the railway station exit. Its called the Mussurie Bus Stand. Other private buses and taxis leave from Purola Taxi Stand outside the railway station on the main road opposite to Grand Hotel.

By Bus: There are 3 buses which leave early morning at 530, 630, and 8 AM. Private buses to Sankri leave from the main road near the Grand Hotel. There is no stand. They just stand beside the road and start from there. There is a single Government Bus which leaves from Mussurie Bus Stand, beside Dehradun Railway station at 830 AM. Do enquire for a bus on the previous night before heading to the bus stand. Sometimes timings can change.

By Shared Jeeps: From Dehradoon, you will get shared jeeps to Purola. From there, Mori is the next hub which is 35 km away and takes about 1.5 hours. From Mori, you get the next shared jeep to Naitwar which is 11 km in distance. It takes about 30 minutes to reach Naitwar from Mori. From Naitwar, Sankri is 25 km and takes about an hour. However, the shared vehicles wait to get filled and it takes a lot of time to fill. Sometimes as long as 3 hours. You may hire a vehicle from Naitwar to Sankri which will cost you 600 Rs. Hiring a jeep from Mori will cost you about 1200 Rs. If you are late, hiring jeeps are your only choice for reaching Sankri. Or else, you will have to book a hotel and stay there itself. If you plan to stay in a hotel then Purola or Mori makes a good choice. Naitwar does not have any proper hotel to stay in. On the next day, you can take a direct bus or a shared jeep to Sankri from either Mori or Purola. The first bus in the morning to Sankri from Purola leaves at 530 AM and reaches Sankri at 10 AM.

Distance From Major Points:

Dehradun to Sankri: 211 kms
Dehradun to Purola: 140 kms
Purola to Mori: 35 km
Mori to Naitwar: 11 km
Naitwar to Sankri: 25 km


 

Equipment Rental For Har Ki Dun Trek

We have just made it super flexible for the Trekking Community looking to venture deeper and higher in the Sankri range in Uttrakhand for your treks to Kedarkantha, Har Ki Dun and many other treks and expeditions like Black Peak or Kaalanag Expedition, Swargarohini Expedition, etc. starting from Sankri. Now you can rent almost any trekking and mountaineering equipment from Sankri. From lightweight butane gas canisters to sleeping bags, tents, Kitchen tents, toilet tent, gaiters, crampons, ponchos, etc. Safety gears like oxygen cylinders, pulse oximeter, and many more. We've covered it all for you.

Just come down to Sankri, arrange your trek by yourself and get it done in Your style - Your way! That will definitely hone and nurture the Trek Leader in you. Only one thing - pre-book the rental equipment through our Online Trek Gear Booking System and carry your invoice to our Sankri Location.


 

DIY Har Ki Dun Trek - Hone The Trek Leader In You


 

Himalayan High - A Knowledgable and Experienced Trek Operator

Himalayan High Altitude Treks And Expeditions is a specialized service provider that deals specifically for Himalayan treks that are either known to be treacherous or go above 6000 Meters. We do organize only a few of the popular treks because we get a lot of enquiries for these treks. Amongst them is the Har Ki Dun trek. 

We have been organizing the Har Ki Dun trek for a long time now and in each of our batches that we executed, we learned something or the other to become an experienced and knowledgeable trek operator. We have never failed on delivering our promise and our trekkers have always rated us very highly. You may read our Google reviews to verify what they say about us. We are not like any other business out there working for money. We serve with full dedication and meet all the service commitments, most of the time exceeding the desired expectations. We give high regard to Safety, Ethics, and Moral values and would never compromise it for business. You may learn more about us on About Us page or read our reviews which are transparently kept on Google, unlike other providers who just showcase the positive reviews and hide the negative ones.

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team himalayan high on har Ki Dun

Detailed Daywise Itinerary For Har Ki Dun Trek With Maninda Tal

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

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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.

Accommodation: Homestay
Meals: Evening Snacks, Dinner

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

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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.

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals
  • 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

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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.

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals
  • 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

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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.

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals
  • 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 back to Chilludgad on the same route. On reaching Osla, we enter the village and visit the Someshwar Mahadev temple.

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

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 and the drive back to Sankri. We can have a hot shower today after 5 days

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

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 and a beautiful trek comes to an end.

Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast

Covid19 Safety Protocol For Himalayan Treks

Unnatural times call for an unusual response. We at Himalayan High are facing it with even more stringent safety measures to ensure our treks, trekkers, and the local support team are safe. The Covid19 Pandemic has completely changed the way we look at the World and do things. It has changed the way we trek as well. Here is a brief.

  • Small Groups of less than 15 members
  • No Fixed Camps at all. Use a single sleeping bag, mattress & sleeping bag inners throughout the trek without any mixup
  • Sanitized Transportation
  • Contactless Screening of Participants on arrival
  • Contactless Paperwork and Online Booking Procedure
  • Mandatory Sanitization Before Entry
  • Sanitized Accommodation, Linens, Sleeping Bags, etc
  • Sanitized and sun-dried Camping Equipment
  • Monitored Support Crew with extra protection of masks, gloves and frequent use of sanitizers
  • Social Distancing from other unmonitored groups
  • Daily evaluation of Health for Safe Mountain Health
  • Twin Sharing Accommodations on the trek
  • Single tent supplement available
  • Proper Dining Hygiene in Dining Tents
  • Dry Toilets in toilet tents.
  • Covid Hygiene Kit including personal Sleeping Bag Inner for free
  • Precautionary Quarantine Tents On Trek
  • Immunity-Boosting Food Menu and Drinks
  • Filtered, Boiled and Treated Drinking Water

Read more on the following link about our Covid19 safety measures to ensure a safe trek. Safe trekking in the Himalayas during COVID-19

With this protocol, we have resumed our Himalayan Treks.

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+ Quick Info
  • Duration: 7 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 At: Sankri
  • Ends At: Sankri
  • Region: India - Uttrakhand
  • Country: India
  • Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehraoon, Uttrakhand
  • Nearest Rail Head: Dehraoon, 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
+ Short Travel Itinerary

** click on the DayNumber to read detailed itinerary for the day

  • Day 1

    Drive

    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Sankri (1920m ), Via - Purola (1550m ), Mori (1150m ). 8 - 9 Hrs. 190 Kms
    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
  • Day 7

    Drive

    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
+ Fixed Departure Dates

* click on the month name to see the dates

MAR
APR
MAY
+ Package Cost Inclusions

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN PRICE

  • 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 on Day 6.
  • All meals suited for high altitude. Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks, Soup, Dinner, Dessert, and Hot Drinks. Extra energizers/juice for summit days
  • Oxygen Cylinders, High Altitude Medicine Kit, Stretchers, Pulse Oxymeters, Wireless Communication Sets, Rope, Ice Axe, etc
  • Experienced and Well Equipped English/ Hindi Speaking Trek Leader
  • All local resources including an Experienced & Knowledgeable local guide with cooks, helpers, etc
  • Govind Vihar National Park trek permits with entry and camping fees
  • Trek Completion Certificates
  • Guide to Trekker ratio of 1:6
  • Return transfers from Sankri to Taluka for team and staffs

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.  (to be taken home )
+ Package Cost Exclusions

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
+ Trek Highlights
  • 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.
+ Reviews & Testimonials

4.9 of 381 reviews


Excellent: 344
Very Good: 31
Good: 5
Average: 1
Bad: 0

You can read our reviews online on Himalayan High Google Verified Business Places Page


Read All Our Reviews Online

We keep our reviews gladly, transparently and boldly on Google unlike hiding it on our own website and showcasing only the positive ones. Heartful thanks and gratitude to all of our Trekkers who took the effort to review us after they completed their trek with us. We understand none is perfect, but with proper experience, intention and feedbacks, one can achieve perfection. Our reviews are a result of our hardwork and intention to serve with the best intentions.
+ Cancellation Policy

When Should You Book?

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.

 

SPECIAL CANCELLATION TERMS DURING COVID19:  
(1st OCTOBER 2020 TILL 31st MARCH 2021 )

Considering the uncertainties during the COVID19 pandemic, we have eased our cancellation rules. 

  • Up to 3 days or more before the trek start date  - Full Refund of the total invoiced amount. No questions asked.
  • 2 days to 1 day before the trek start date - We will either issue you a trek voucher with a value of 100% of the trek fee or refund 85% of the trek fee if you want us to transfer the money back.
  • 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 1 day before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  • Transfer of Seat to Friend/ Family: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 1 day before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  • Validity Of The Covid19 Cancellation Policy: The above-listed cancellation rules apply only to bookings for which the trek start date falls between 1st October 2020 till 31st March 2021.

Find detailed info on Cancellation & Refund Policy

+ Contact Information
 +91 8017 216 725
 +91 7999 711 073
 +91 9434 062 849

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