Har Ki Dun

6 Days

The Har Ki Dun trek, also known as the Valley of Gods, is a breathtaking 43 km journey through Uttarakhand’s Garhwal Himalayas. Nestled at 3,500 meters, the valley offers stunning scenery year-round. Summer boasts vibrant wildflowers and diverse wildlife, while winter transforms the landscape into a snowy wonderland.

The trek starts from Sankri village and progresses alongside the Supin River, offering crossings over clear streams and glimpses of charming villages. The path winds through various landscapes, from meadows bursting with alpine flowers to dense coniferous forests. The highlight is the Har Ki Dun trek summit, rewarding trekkers with panoramic views of snow-capped peaks like Swargarohini, Hata, and Black Peak.

The moderate difficulty level makes this trek ideal for beginners seeking an introduction to Himalayan trekking. The gradual inclines and descents, along with the support of campsites like Pauni Garaat and Kalkattiyadhaar, create a manageable yet rewarding experience.

Overview

Embark on a pilgrimage through the “Valley of Gods” on the captivating Har Ki Dun trek. This 43-kilometer journey winds through the heart of Uttarakhand’s majestic Garhwal Himalayas, offering a breathtaking spectacle that transforms with the seasons. Lush meadows ablaze with vibrant wildflowers and diverse wildlife encounters paint the summer landscape. The Har Ki Dun trek promises an unforgettable communion with nature, leaving you breathless with its timeless charm.

Trek Schedule: 19th July to 25th July 2024

Trek Fees: INR 18500/- + GST (at actual)
(Ex- Dehradun)

Register yourself by paying booking amount Rs. 7,000 (Non-refundable)

Cancellation Policy:

  1. If cancellation is made one month or more prior to the trek, we will refund 100% of the paid amount
  2. If cancellation is made 15 to 30 days prior to the trek, we will refund 50% of the paid amount
  3. If the cancellation is made within 15 days prior to the trek, there will be no refund.

If the trek gets cancelled due to any any natural calamities like Uttarakhand floods, Nepal Earthquake, Covid-19 pandemic, we will refund the trek fees deducting actual expenses incurred depending on the stage of the trek.

Trek Highlights

  • Panoramic views of peaks from the top
  • Trek through beautiful isolated villages
  • Hike on the pathway of Heaven taken by Pandavas with local cultural experience
  • Gain altitude of 3500+ meters

Itinerary

Start your day by arriving in Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand. From Dehradun, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to Sankri, a small village located about 170 km away. The drive to Sankri takes approximately 6-7 hours. Upon reaching Sankri, check into your guesthouse and relax for the rest of the evening.

After breakfast, you will drive from Sankri to Taluka, a small village located about 12 km away.
From Taluka, you will start your trek to Pauni Garaat, a campsite located about 13 km away. The trek to Pauni Garaat is relatively easy and takes about 4-5 hours to complete. The trail passes through forests of pine, oak, and rhododendron. Along the way, you will also see some beautiful waterfalls and streams. Upon reaching Pauni Garaat, set up your camp and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

After breakfast, you will trek from Pauni Garaat to Kalkattiyadhaar, a campsite located about 8 km away. The trek to Kalkattiyadhaar is a bit more challenging than the previous day's trek and takes about 3-4 hours to complete. The trail climbs steadily through forests of birch and juniper. Along the way, you will also see some spectacular views of the Har Ki Dun valley. Upon reaching Kalkattiyadhaar, set up your camp and enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, including Swargarohini, Hata, and Black Peak.

After breakfast, you will embark on the most challenging part of the trek, the ascent to Har Ki Dun, a high mountain pass located at an altitude of 3,566 meters. The trek to Har Ki Dun takes about 6-7 hours to complete. The trail is steep and rocky, and you will need to use your hands and feet in some sections. However, the views from the summit are simply breathtaking.
After spending some time at the summit, you will descend back to Kalkattiyadhaar.

After breakfast, you will trek from Kalkattiyadhaar to Pauni Garaat, where you will spend the night.

After breakfast, you will trek from Pauni Garaat to Taluka, where you will have lunch. In the afternoon, you will drive from Taluka to Sankri.

After breakfast, you will drive from Sankri to Dehradun, where you can catch your flight or train back home.

Trek Cost: Rs. 18,500/- + GST (at actual)

Cost Includes

  • 1. Transport from Dehradun to Sankri (Day 1)
  • 2. Transport from Sankri to Dehradun
  • 3. Transport from Sankri to Taluka
  • 4. Meals from Sankri to Sankri
  • 5. Stay, food charges during the actual trek
  • 6. All permits, National Park fees
  • 7. Salaries for kitchen staff, local trek guides
  • 8. GAF's Qualified Mountaineer will accompany throughout the trek **(Provided the batch size is more than 10)

Cost Excludes

  • 1. Meals during travel
  • 2. All personal elements other than the Includes
  • 3. Any kind of beverages, food other than includes
  • 4. Personal porter charges (roughly around 350-400 per day per bag : Max. 10 kg) - (Optional) - You can carry your own sack during the trek.
  • 5. GST at Actual

Registration Process –

Step 1>> Booking Amount

Register yourself by paying booking amount Rs. 10,000 (Non-refundable)

Step 2>> Medical Form

Print and submit the Medical declaration Form Download

Step 3>>Indemnity Bond

FOR ADULTS – Print and submit the notarized indemnity bond Download

FOR MINORS – Print and submit the notarized indemnity bond Download

Step 4>> Balance Payment of your trek

Bank Transfer:

Account Name: GIRIPREMI ADVENTURE FOUNDATION
Bank Name:  HDFC Bank, FC Road Branch
A/c No. : 50200062745252
IFSC code: HDFC0000103

Google Pay
G-Pay Number: 8668548653
UPI: 8668548653@okbizaxis
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2 Months Training Module for High Altitude Treks – Download

Acclimatization at high altitude – Download

Suggested Kit list – Download

(For this trek, as the total trekking days is 4, you can consult GAF Team and pack the bag accordingly)

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Har Ki Dun
  • 18,500
  • Uttarakhand (Uttarkashi District)
  • 11600
  • Moderate
  • Campsite, Tents
  • 20
  • 14
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