Har – Ki – Dun

Trek Duration: 9 Days

Trip Style: Active Adventure

Trekking Level: Easy-moderateThese treks involve half day walks, usually 3-6 hours over rugged terrain with regular ascents and descents. The maximum atlitude is 3500 m, so previous hill –walking experience and preparation would be beneficial.

Highest Alt: 3566m

Highest Camping Point: 3566m

Best Season : April-June & Sept-Nov

Overview

Har ki Dun, the hanging valley of gods is a treat for trekkers. The trek follows the Supin River, tributary of Tons river and passes through the beautiful villages of the Tons valley to reach the huge rolling meadows at Har ki Dun, one of the prettiest spot in the Garhwal Himalaya.

The archaeologists here found the ancient ‘Bhojpatras’ that was used to write manuscripts thousands of years ago. Har-Ki-Dun has a number of temples and shrines that the people of ancient days prayed in olden days. It is an ideal place for research botanists, nature lovers, trekkers and bird watchers.

Highlights & Itinerary

Highlights

  • This trek takes you to the pristine high valleys of Garhwal Himalayas
  • Find rare Himalayan birds such as the Paradise Fly Catcher, Fork Tail Fly Catcher and Monal.
  • Distinctly visible Himalayan Views Mt Banderpunch, Mt Shri kanth, Mt Thlaisagar, Dodital, Darwa Top

Itinerary

DAY 00: DELHI – DEHRADUN OVERNIGHT TRAIN 

Board overnight train in the evening, to reach Dehradun early in the morning.

Meal Plan: XXX


DAY 01: DEHRADUN – SANKRI (1450 M) DRIVE : 185 KMS/ 7-8 HRS

On arrival at Dehradun, board awaiting vehicle and drive to Sankri, a small hamlet nestled in the laps of nature via Mussoorie, Kempty falls, Purola and Mori.. Enroue stop at a restaurant for breakfast and freshen-up. Arrive at Sankri & Overnight stay in Alpine tents.

Meal Plan:   B/fast + Dinner


DAY 02: SANKRI – TALUKA ( 1900 M) TREK : 10 KMS / 4-5 HRS
Morning after breakfast  start the trek to Taluka,  Walking on the left banks of the Supin River, an approximate 4-hour walk on level dirt track gets us to the campsite of Taluka, which is approximately an hour away from the Taluka village.

Overnight stay in Alpine tents

Meal Plan:  B/fast + Lunch (packed) + Dinner


DAY 03: TALUKA – OSLA (2560 M ) TREK: 13 KMS  /6-7 HRS
Morning after breakfast start trekking on a gentle trail towards Osla. Today’s trek is through beautiful forests of Chestnut, Walnut and Willows. A gradual ascent brings us to the picturesque Osla village along the swift rivulet. On arrival, set campsite for overnight stay. Overnight stay in Alpine tents

Meal Plan:  B/fast + Lunch (packed) + Dinner1


DAY 04: OSLA – HAR – KI DUN (3566 M) TREK: 12 KMS/5-6 HRS

Morning after breakfast trek to Har Ki Dun. Initially the trek goes past some fields of beans & rice and also some isolated villages, where the life style is same as old, and the untouched one. The dress worn by the people is traditional. Their cheerful ness and innocence combined with their simple way of life make them very appealing. A common scene in the evenings is that of ruddy cheeked village belles returning home, carrying on their backs huge loads of pine needles & cones to be used as fuel. The trail steadily ascends the side of the ridge across the river and then veers left to the Har Ki Dun valley. Dense forests at this part give way to the meadows that are scattered with flowers and flowering herbs. Dinner and Overnight stay in tents.

Meal Plan:  B/fast + Lunch (packed) + Dinner


DAY 05: HAR-KI DUN

The day is for rest /exploration. On this day everyone does his own thing. One can go on an exploratory trek in the valley, capture some magnificent views on the camera, or just chill at the campsite. Overnight in tents.

Meal Plan:  B/fast + Lunch (packed) + Dinner


DAY 06: HAR –KI- DUN – OSLA TREK: 12 KMS/4-5 HRS

After breakfast start trekking back towards Osla (18 kms). This trek will take about 4-5 hours. Set up a camp by the Supin River. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Meal Plan:  B/fast + Lunch (packed) + Dinner


DAY 07: OSLA – TALUKA TREK: 13 KMS

After early breakfast trek for about 3-4 hours to reach Taluka . Upon arrival, overnight stay in Alpine tents.

Meal Plan:  B/fast + Lunch (packed) + Dinner


DAY 08: TALUKA – DEHRADUN – DELHI DRIVE: 185 KMS / OVERNIGHT TRAIN

Morning after breakfast drive back to Dehradun. Upon arrival, transfer to Railway station to board train back to Delhi.

Meal Plan:  B/fast Only

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Trip Notes

Our effort is to give a clear idea about various aspects of the trip to avoid any misunderstanding during the tour. We request you to please read all the information given herewith carefully.

On the Trek

Equipment

All camping equipment like carry mats, tents, will be provided by Freedom 2 Be. You’ll have to carry your own sleeping bags. In case somebody wants to hire sleeping bags, it can be arranged at an additional cost.Besides camping tents there will be a separate kitchen and dining tent with camping stools.

Dry pit toilet tents would be put up at the camping sites.

Luggage & Porters

Travel Light ! A Rucksack is what we suggest.  But even duffle bag will do….

But NO fancy trolley suitcases please!

Porters / Mules will carry all personal luggage up to a maximum of 15 kgs. Members will carry only a small Day sack for keeping water, packed lunch, camera, extra layer of clothing etc. while trekking. Please ensure that your sack has sturdy straps.

If the member wishes to hire a porter so that he can walk along with the guest and carry their Day sacks, then an extra porter can be arranged on the spot for which the guest must make the payment directly.

Food

A typical menu on the trek will be as follows,

Breakfast: Bread toast with jam,butter, marmalade, nutela, eggs (though its not permitted on this route, but we’ll try to carry them), porridge, cornflakes, juice.

Lunch: Mostly pack lunch. sandwich / puri-bhaji, Boiled egg / potatos, Fruity, one fruit, chocolate.

Evening tea & biscuits/ pakoras

Dinner: Soup, vegetables (as per season), dal, chapatti, rice, papad / pickle, sweet dish. Chinese and continental will also be served during the trek.

WHEN TO GO ?

April – June: These are the best months for this trek , after the snow melts . During this period you will get to see glaciers on the ways and at couple of places you’ll have to cross them also.

Sep – Nov: Another good three months after the monsoon to do this trek. You will experience lot of greenery around along with some lovely flowers till the tree line.

July – Aug: These months should be avoided due to the heavy monsoon influence in this area.

FITNESS

Most people in reasonably good health should not have any problems with most of the activities through the tour.  But good conditioning will allow you to enjoy the walks at high altitude without being totally fatigued.  We will be trekking for around 4-5 hours a day (on an average), where you’ll just be carrying your small day pack having necessary things.

Past experience in trekking:      Useful but not essential !

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

While on the trek the temperatures expected during the day are as high as 18º to 20º Celsius and average night temperatures expected are 4º to 6º Celsius. Except during bad weather when the temperature can go as low as sub – zero.

MEDICAL & FIRST AID

This trek is physically challenging & in remote region, where professional medical help may not be available. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in good health and physically & mentally fit to join the trip.

The tour leaders, though not qualified medically, are all competent to give first-aid if and when required. In case you have an existing medical condition or disability you must inform us before making a booking with us.

There will be basic Government hospitals available at Haridwar, Uttarkashi & Harsil.

DELAY & UNEXPECTED HINDRANCE

Delays are expected on account of roadblock & weather conditions. Our effort will be to continue with the trip as per the schedule & make you as comfortable as possible. But in such situations we may have to compromise on the campsite / hotels & adjust to these situations then & there.

ECO TOUR

Do’s

- Please get back all your non‐biodegradable waste like plastic etc.and deposit it in your own Hotel or at a plastic storage centre.

- While you trek, crush water bottles and used wrappers. Collect them in your rucksack or any bag and bring them back to your place of stay or at the plastic collection center.

Dont’s

- Don’t litter the mountains while travelling.

- Don’t leave any eatables along the road side for wild animals.

- Make sure that utensils are not washed in the stream but through collecting water in a bucket or a jerry can.

- Don’t spit in water stream while brushing.

- Don’t wash your clothes in water springs or streams.

- Don’t defecate or urinate near river banks and spring beds.

- Don’t dispose off one time used rain coats, chappals and shoes in the valley or mountain slopes. Collect them and dispose off in plastic collection centers.

This effort of your shall be a big contribution in keeping the meadows and valleys  clean and protected. You can definitely help in conserving the Environment!

You can do it !

KIDS

Children above the age of 8 with a sense of adventure are accepted on these hikes. These trips encourage children to understand the interconnectedness between humans and nature.

Children under 12 sharing their parents’ room receive a discounted price. There are no babysitting facilities along the route, but extra bedding and special dishes can be arranged with advance notice.

Best for:     08 years and above

Family friendly accommodation:       Extra Beds Available

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