Har Ki Doon Trek

Departure Date

04th, 11th, 18th, 25th of every month

Duration

7D/ 6N

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Maximum Seats

15

Why This Trek?

The Har Ki Doon means Valley of Gods is a treat for first time trekkers and nature lovers. Har Ki doon is a moderate trek which takes you to the one of the least explored places in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand and best suitable for first time trekkers in Himalayas and also who are experienced in other parts of Himalayas. Sankri serves as the base for Har Ki Doon Trek which is common to other treks like Kedarkantha Trek, Ruinsara Lake Trek etc.

  • DIFFICULTY : Easy – Moderate

  • MAX AlLTITUDE : 11,678 ft

  •  BASE CAMP : Sankri

  • DURATION : 7 Days & 6 Nights.

  • BEST SEASON: April – June

HAR KI DOON TREK

Rs. 10700

(GST 5%)

(Dehradun to Dehradun)
Early Bird Booking Price: Rs 9,850 + 5% GST
(Valid Till 30th April 2019)

 

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The Har Ki Doon means Valley of Gods is a treat for first-time trekkers and nature lovers. Har Ki doon is a moderate trek which takes you to the one of the least explored places in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand and best suitable for first-time trekkers in the Himalayas and also who are experienced in other parts of Himalayas. Har Ki Doon Trek lies in the Govind Wild life Sanctuary and National Park and other famous treks nearby are Kedarkantha Peak Winter trek. Har Ki Doon Trek gives you the magnificent views of famous peaks of Swargarohini, Bandar Poonch, Kala Nag or Black peak and Har Ki Doon peak itself.

Har ki Doon Trek Map

Destinations Covered in the Har Ki Doon Trek: Sankri, Govind Wild Life Sanctuary.

What’s Included:-

  • All veg meals from dinner on Day 1st to breakfast on Day 7th
  • 04 Nights Tented/Homestay/Guest House accommodations on triple sharing basis.
  • 02 Nights Guest house/ Homestay accommodations on triple/quad sharing basis.
  • All necessary fees and permits Indians are included.
  • Qualified and experienced Trek Leader and support staff.
  • Basic First aid medical kit with oxygen cylinder and oximeter
  • Trek equipment’s like: Sleeping bag, carrying mat, tent, kitchen and dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and microspikes (if needed on trek)
  • Surface transfer from Dehradun – Sankri – Dehradun Sumo/Max/ Bolero and Tempo Traveller depending upon the number of trekkers.

What’s not Included :

  • Any meals during transit.
  • Fees and permit for Non-Indian residence are excluded.
  • Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag.
  • Anything not mentioned explicitly in the above program.
  • Any expenses of personal nature.
  • Unscheduled stay due to a landslide.
  • Cost Escalation due to “Force Majeure” and evacuation charges

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Here’s a Brief Har Ki Doon Trek Itinerary:

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri (220Kms/ 10 hrs drive approx)
Day 2: Sankri to Taluka (12 kms/ 1hrs drive) Taluka to Pauni Garaat (10 Kms/ 7 hrs Trek)
Day 3: Pauni Garaat to Kalkattiyadhaar (7 kms/ 6 hrs trek)
Day 4: Kalkattiyadhar to Har Ki Doon & back to Kalkattiyadhar (10 kms/ 9 hrs trek)
Day 5: Kalkattiyadhar to Pauni Garaat via Osla (7 Kms/ 5 hrs  trek)
Day 6: Pauni Garaat to Taluka (10 Kms/ 5hrs trek) Taluka to Sankri (12 kms/ 1hrs drive)
Day 7: Sankri to Dehradun (220kms/ 10 hrs drive approx)

 

Detailed Har Ki Doon Trek itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Dehradun – Sankri (6,455 ft) (10-11 hrs)

The very first day we will meet at Dehradun railway station at 7:00 in the morning for our journey through curvaceous roads of the Shivalik Himalayas. Today’s journey from Dehradun to Sankri is about 200 kms long and takes around 10 hours. Enroute we will stop for breakfast and lunch before we reach our basecamp. Reach Sankri late in the evening and take full rest at the camp for the Har Ki Dun Trek.

Har Ki Doon Trek

Day 2: Sankri to Taluka (12 kms/ 1hrs drive) Taluka to Pauni Garaat (10 Kms/ 7 hrs Trek)

On day 2, we will begin our journey to Taluka right at 8 am after a hot and nourishing breakfast at Sankri. This short 1 hour drive through thick forests following small streams will introduce us to the terrain of our trek closely. Reaching Taluka, a small village, we will start our trek around 9 am. The first interval on today’s trek is a descent to the banks of the beautiful streams and then the trail enters thick forests which end upon reaching the first cemented bridge. Crossing a small river, the trek route leads up to a wooden bridge with a slight slope that goes down to the river. Here you can fill your bottle and move ahead. At around 2 in the afternoon, we reach the rest point for lunch by the Supin stream that we crossed before. Moving ahead, we encounter numerous harvest fields of potato, millet, and maize thoughout the way. We arrive at Pauni Garaat a little late in the afternoon as the Sun goes down—this our first campsite.

Har Ki Doon Trek

 Day 3:  Trek from Osla – Har Ki Doon (11674 ft.) (11 km’s) (5 to 6 hrs)

We will start our third day right at 7 in the morning in order to cover the distance from Pauni Garaat to Kalkattiyadhar of 7 km in about 6 hours. The trek route crosses 3 “garaat” or hydroelectricity units which are used by the locals for separating husks of millet and maize followed by grounding of the flour. The trek moves through harvest lands, cattles, and roofed huts. After crossing a small log bridge, there is a slight ascent. On this slope, you will get fabulous views of the Dhauladhar Range out front. Bendy trails to Borasu Pass and Baspa Valley can also be made out from here. The trek leads further down to a green stretch—Kalkattiyadhar, our campsite for day 2.

Har Ki Dun Trek

Day 4:Kalkattiyadhar to Har Ki Doon & back to Kalkattiyadhar (10 kms/ 9 hrs trek)

From Kalkattiyadhar, the valley divides itself into 2: one way leading towards Har ki Doon and other one towards Balli Pass, Yamunotri. Our day would start at 6:00 am with early morning tea followed by breakfast at 8 am. We will start our trek towards Har Ki Doon at 9 am. First 1.5 kms of the trek route is a bit steep and post that route descends for approximately 200 metres over 2 kms through the forests and the last 2.5 kms is a gradual ascent. The final section of the trek receives comparatively less sunshine, so one can expect a little snow just after winter season. You also might encounter some waterfalls which are completely frozen during winters. After exploring the beauty of Har ki Doon, we trek back to Kalkattiyadhar and replenish ourselves with hot dinner.

 

Har Ki Doon Trek

Day 5: Kalkattiyadhar to Pauni Garaat via Osla (7 Kms/ 5 hrs  trek)

Today will the easy part of the Har Ki Doon Trek but going downhill is always a tricky one. We will be trekking by the same route so you have an idea about the landscape. After a tiring day of trekking, we will stop at Osla for a sumptuous lunch and then explore the area while you can admire the village again, and take pictures of the beautiful views at Osla. After that, you head downwards to Pauni Garaat. You’ll camp overnight in tets , put to sleep by the sound of the river.

Har Ki Doon Trek

Day 6: Pauni Garaat to Taluka (10 Kms/ 5hrs trek) Taluka to Sankri (12 kms/ 1hrs drive)

A 5-hour trek to Taluka alongside River Supin will start in the morning after the morning tea; we will be climbing down by the same route. We expect to reach Taluka at 12:30 pm where shared cabs would be waiting for us at the end of the dirt road to drive back to Sankri. Sankri will be reached just in time for tea and snacks.

Har Ki Doon Trek

Day 7: Sankri to Dehradun (220kms/ 10 hrs drive approx)

Today, we will start our drive early in the morning so that we reach on time at Dehradun Railway station to catch your train or flights for onward journey. Our trek ends here #HappyTrekking

Har Ki Doon Trek

Fitness Required for Har Ki Doon Trek
At high altitude as the air gets thinner oxygen becomes less abundant.The percentage saturation of hemoglobin with oxygen determines the content of oxygen in our blood. After the human body reaches around 2,100 m (7,000 feet) above sea level, the level of  oxygen in our hemoglobin begins to plummet. However, the human body has both short-term and long-term adaptations to altitude that allow it to partially compensate for the lack of oxygen.

The Har Ki Doon Trek is a moderate trek suitable for first time trekker with basic to above average fitness

Trekking Experience: Prior trekking experience is helpful for this trek but not necessary.

Fitness Required: The Har Ki Doon Trek falls in the category of Moderate treks. The trail is fairly laid out path and has very few steep ascends or descends. Water is available through out the trail. But still if you are thinking of your first big Himalayan trekking experience its better to be prepared. Here is the training schedule to prepare for the trek.

Our treks are generally planned in a way that on an average you have to cover around 9 Kms in 6 hours although there may be slight variation depending on the terrain. This works out to roughly 1.5km per hour which is equivalent to walking in the plains at 6km per hour.

You can train yourself to run 3 kms in 30 minutes as per the schedule given below. Remember always start your training program with stretching and warm up exercises.

Follow this training schedule for trekking fitness required.
Week 1: Start with 10 minute of brisk walk and then jog for 10 minutes and finally 10minutes of easy walk.
Week 2: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 3: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 4: 5 minutes of brisk walk and jog for 25 min and cool down your body

Things to get for Har Ki Doon

  • Backpack (Min 55 Ltrs)
  • Floaters or Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes
  • 2 Quick Dry Tees
  • 2 Track Pants
  • 1 Pair of Thermals
  • 3 Pair of Cotton Socks
  • 1 Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket
  • 1 Poncho
  • 1 Wind Proof Jacket
  • 1 Heavy Jacket
  • 1 Pair Woolen socks
  • Woolen cap/monkey cap
  • Gloves
  • Sun Cap
  • 1 Scarf
  • Light towel
  • Lip Balm
  • Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+)
  • Water Bottle 1 Lt
  • Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
  • Personal Toilet Kit and toilet paper
  • Personal Medicine Kit
  • Dark Sunglasses
  • Trekking pole

CAMERA with huge memory card and fully charged with extra batteries !

What is the Har Ki Doon Trek?
Har Ki Doon Trek is a moderate high altitude trek done throughout the trek and is particularly enjoyable during winters. The trek is situated in the Uttrarkashi district of Uttarakhand on the Himachal Uttarakhand border.

When is the best time to go to for the Har Ki Doon Trek?
The best time for Kedarkantha Trek is during the  during the winter months of December,January,March, April and May. But this trek can be done and is enjoyable throughout the year.

How difficult is the Har Ki Doon Trek?
Har Ki Doon Trek is considered by comparison a moderate high altitude trek. But you need to have good physical fitness to complete this trek. Doing cardio vascular exercises is very helpful  for preparing for this trek.

What are the temperatures during the Har Ki Doon Trek?
During the Har Ki Doon Trek temperatures vary  between -15 to 10 degree celcius.There will be considerable variation between night and day and in the direct sun and shade, so it is important to plan accordingly.

 How much we have to trek each day?
Normally our trek are designed in such a way that we reach our camp by lunch time and on an average trekking distance is roughly 6 Kms each day and it takes around 6 hours by an average trekker to cover that distance.

What medicines should I carry during the trek?
Below is a list of basic medicines you should carry for a high altitude trek.
Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
Band aid – 10 stripsGauze cloth – 1 small role
Leukoplast – 1 small roll
Cotton – 1 small roll
ORS – 5 packets
Betadine cream
Moov spray

Tablets:
Crocin – 5 tablets
Avomine – 4 tablets
Avil 25mg – 4 tablets
Diamox – 15 tablets
Combiflam – 5 tablets
Disprin – 10 tablets
Norflox – 10 tablets
Digene – 10 tablets
Diamox – 10 tablets

Is Diamox advisable ?
Diamox help in acclimatization but we do not advise it please consult your Doctor before taking it.

Who will lead and who all will go along with us ?
All our treks are led by certified & Experienced Trek Leaders/Guides. We believe in sustainable adventure eco-tourism which in effect means that our teams are locally sourced. Other than a Trek lead we in our team we will have local Guides, Cook, Helpers and Porters.

How big are the groups ?
We make it a point not to have more than 15 people in a trekking group as we believe that the best way to enjoy adventure is in small sustainable groups.

What is the minimum number of Trekkers required for Fixed Departures ?
Our Fixed departures are guaranteed and a promise to our customer that even if there is a Single trekker we will proceed with the trek at a loss.

I am the only girl in a trek, is it safe ?
We generally have a ratio of Male:Female of about 2:1. Mountains on the whole are much safer than the plains. Lots of solo female trekkers join us and we make it a point that only female trekkers share the tent with other female trekkers.

What thing we need to Carry for the trek?
You can follow the list at things to carry

Can I offload my backpack on a mule/porter. What are the charges for the same.
When you are in the mountains you should be self-sufficient and  you should carry your own backpack. The charges to offload a backpack of roughly 9 kg or less is about 300 per day.

 Which type of shoes should I buy ?
Good trekking shoes are a must for the valley of flowers Trek. Read more at How to Buy Trekking Shoes

How many trekkers will be in one tent ?
We generally have 3-man tents  were we accommodate anywhere between 2-3 people.

What level of fitness is expected from the trekkers?
Good physical fitness as well as mental fitness is required for the Har Ki Doon Trek. This is an ideal trek for a beginner who wants to familiarize him/herself with high altitude treks.To get into  optimum level of fitness you can go through our article How to prepare for a high altitude trek.

Read More at : Acute Mountain Sickness, How To Dress in Layers

What is there in Food menu during a trek ?
We server wholesome and nutritious Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Evening Snacks. The food is vegetarian. Vegetarian food is preferable at high altitudes as it is easy to digest.

Is the water on the trek safe?
The advantage of trekking the Himalayas is that your trekking route is filled with fresh Himalayan streams. Your trek leader/guide will direct you to places where you can fill clean water from. We recommend this water but in case you are unsure you can carry water purifying tablets with you.

 What type of vehicles are used for transportation ?
We use Sumo/Xylo/Tempo for transportation.

What do you do if we encounter a medical emergency during the trek?
Our team at Renok is trained in handling high altitude emergencies. Apart from being trained mountaineers they bring a wealth of experience with dealing with high altitude illnesses. We carry First aid kits and oxygen cylinders with us and in case of other medical emergencies we rescue the trekker till the road head. If any additional cost of evacuation is incurred it is borne by the trekker. Also before the trek it’s your responsibility to get a medical fitness checkup by a doctor which certifies you are fit enough for this trek.

Can we change the itinerary?
Renok Adventures LLP reserves the right to change the itinerary depending upon the weather conditions and other factors. If extra cost is incurred due to rescheduling the trekker is informed beforehand and extra cost if any is borne by the trekker. Please note that we operate treks in some of the most remote regions and harshest conditions where unforeseen events may force us to change the itinerary. In such cases, we or your trek leader will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.

Can you customize the Har Ki Doon Trek?
Yes Har Ki Doon Trek can be customised, if you would like to travel independently, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time for any number of people. The Cost for private customized  trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style.

What if trek is cancelled at the last moment due to ‘force majeure’?
All the arrangements for the tour are pre-planned and prepaid.
We will offer you alternate trek options of similar value depending upon the weather conditions if a trek is cancelled due to ‘force majeure’. In case of non-completion of the tour due to any reason whatsoever there will not be any refund for any unutilized services.

What is your Cancellation Policy
Up to 24 Days :- 95% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-24 Day :- 70% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-08 Days :- 50% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Less than 7 Days :- No refund.

What is your Rescheduling  Policy ?
We will reschedule your trek without any extra charge if this is conveyed to us in writing ateast 1 month before the trek starting date.
Between 07-24 Days before start of the trek :- 30% of Trek/Tour cost  will be charged for rescheduling.
Less than 7 days:- 100% of Trek/Tour cost  will be charged for rescheduling.

Dehradun
Dehradun is the base location for our Har Ki Doon Trek. Our meeting point in Dehradun is the railway station. We will pick you up at 6:00 AM in the morning and start the drive to Sankri. The entire drive from Dehradun to Sankri takes around 8 Hours.

Reaching Dehradun by Flights
Jolly Grant Airport is the Airport in Dehradun and is situated on the outskirts of Dehradun. Taxis are easily available from Jolly Grant Airport to Dehradun.

Reaching by train
Dehradun is well connected by railway network with major destinations of India because it’s a major pilgrim centre.

Following is the list of useful trains to reach dehradun from Delhi:
12017 DEHRADUN SHTBDI
19565 UTTARANCHAL EXPRESS
22659 DEHRADUN EXPRESS
14309 UJJAINI EXPRESS
14317 IND DDN EXPRESS
12055 DDN JANSHTBDI
12687 DEHRADUN EXPRESS
14041 MUSSOORIE EXPRESS
12205 NANDA DEVI EXPRESS

For exact timings & Schedule of trains please check the Indian Railway official site.

Reaching Dehradun by Road (Bus)
Dehradun is well connected with comfortable Volvo buses run by government and private operators. You can catch luxury and normal buses to Dehradun which are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate and Anand Vihar.

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Here’s a short itinerary of Har Ki Doon Trek:

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri (220Kms/ 10 hrs drive approx)
Day 2: Sankri to Taluka (12 kms/ 1hrs drive) Taluka to Pauni Garaat (10 Kms/ 7 hrs Trek)
Day 3: Pauni Garaat to Kalkattiyadhaar (7 kms/ 6 hrs trek)
Day 4: Kalkattiyadhar to Har Ki Doon & back to Kalkattiyadhar (10 kms/ 9 hrs trek)
Day 5: Kalkattiyadhar to Pauni Garaat via Osla (7 Kms/ 5 hrs  trek)
Day 6: Pauni Garaat to Taluka (10 Kms/ 5hrs trek) Taluka to Sankri (12 kms/ 1hrs drive)
Day 7: Sankri to Dehradun (220kms/ 10 hrs drive approx)

It is advised that you keep a buffer day because the weather is unpredictable in the mountains.

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