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Har Ki Dun Trek - The Stairway to Heaven

  • Region : Sankri, Uttarakhand
  • Duration : 7 Days
  • Distance : 54 km
  • Altitude : 11,200 ft.
  • Grade : Easy - Moderate

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Har Ki Dun Trek - Overview

Har Ki Dun literally stands for the Valley of Lord Shiva, Har (Shiva) & Dun (Valley). Amidst of this beautiful valley, lies the 3000 year old Har ki dun village which attracts people towards itself because of the ancient temples and villages. These isolated villages located in this peaceful valley of Har ki dun are still untouched by modern civilization.

Located in the Garhwal Himalayas of the Uttarakhand state in India, the har ki dun trek captivates the eyes of its visitors because of the tall snow clad peaks and alpine vegetation. Once you reach the destination, you will be able to catch the glimpse of the beautiful Swargarohini peak.

The legend says that Yudhistir - one of the 5 brothers of the pandavas from the mahabharata climbed this peak on his way to heaven. Har ki Dun Trek is one of the oldest treks in the valley of gods and starts from Taluka and is a week long trek.

During the trek the soothing gurgling sound of the flowing river, the chirping of birds, the green trees & the beautiful mountains will make you fall in love with nature all over again. The frequent accents & descents keeps the har ki dun adventurous and on a clear night, the stars in the sky will make you feel like you are roaming around in the galaxy and it's a fabulous experience to be there that you don’t want to miss.

Har ki Dun Trek is great for beginners as well as intermediate level trekkers, the valley remains covered with snow from December to March, generally people go for this trek during summers but it’s a multi-seasonal trek & can be done in the winters as well.

Your first day of the Har ki Dun trek will start with a 10-hour drive from Dehradun to Sankri Village. You need to reach the Dehradun Railway Station or ISBT by 8:00 am. To reach Dehradun on time, you can book an overnight bus or cab from Delhi to Dehradun.

Passing through Mussoorie- the Queen of the Hills on to Uttarkashi district, you will cross Naugaon, Purola, Mori, and Netwar before finally reaching village Sankri- the first stop on the trek. The route is picturesque with pine trees and the road runs parallel to the mighty Tons river. We would stop on the way to have lunch somewhere.

After reaching Purola, you should make all your important phone calls as after that the signal becomes weak and only BSNL network is available with limited connectivity. Upon reaching Sankri, you can freshen up at the Crazy Mountaineer’s homestay & you will get ample of time to explore nearby places and markets.

In-case you need last-minute shopping for your trek, trekking essentials, garments & equipment are available at the Sankri market,

Brief overview of the day:

  • 220 km drive by NH 507
  • Altitude: 6,400 feet.
  • Last ATM- Purola
  • Small shops available for trekking gears
  • BSNL network with limited connectivity
  • Crazy Mountaineers Homestay at Sankri
  • Breakfast and lunch excluded, dinner included
  • Trekkers will be picked from Dehradun at 8:00 am
  • Expected arrival time at Sankri – 4:00 pm .

On the second day we will drive from Sankri to Taluka in the morning. It will be a short drive of 12 km and takes about one hour. On reaching Taluka village, the trekkers will be given refreshments for the hike. You will start your descent to the banks of river Tons and the trail will enter a level walkthrough conifers forest until you reach the first cemented bridge.

After crossing the river by the bridge, the trail then leads up to a wooden bridge where you can fill your water bottles & move further. The trail provides a beautiful setting for clicking photographs. By lunchtime, we will approach the rest point.

Moving ahead, the fields of potato, maize, and millets will fall on the way and soon we will be nearing our first campsite as the sun begins to dip at Chillurgad which is a green clearing at the banks of super.

Breif Overview of the Day

  • Sankri to Taluka - 12 km drive of about an hour
  • Taluka Altitude - 7,000 ft
  • Taluka to Chillurgad
  • Altitude-8,200 ft
  • Trek Distance: 10km
  • Trek Time 6 hours approx
  • Trek Level: Easy level walk and gradual ascent in most parts
  • Riverside camping in Govind National Park forests

From Chillurgad to Simantra is about a distance of 9 Km and takes around 8 hours. On the trail you will cross hydroelectricity run chafing units. These are used by the local villagers for processing millets and maize by removing husk from them and grinding them to obtain flour.

As you move forward you will find beautiful views of harvested lands and wooden huts that are used for storage purposes by the locals. The trail then turns for an ascent from where you can get breathtaking views of the Dhauladhar Range right in front of you.

Soon we will be reaching a green stretch of Simantra which will be our campsite for day 2.

Brief overview of the Day

  • Altitude- 9,800 ft
  • Trek Distance: 9 km
  • Trek Time: 8 hour
  • Spring water points
  • Trek Level: Steeper ascent along with well distributed in level walks and inclines
  • Camping in meadows overlooking mountains

On Day 4 we will push for Har ki Dun Village, on reaching the Har ki Dun, you can view the famous Swargarohini peak (The stairway to heaven). After spending some time at the village, we would head back to Simantra.

  • Altitude: 11,768ft.
  • Trek Distance will be around 10 km
  • Trek Time will be about 9 hours
  • Spring water points
  • Level trek with forest walk combined with gradual inclines
  • Riverside camp stay in the valley
  • Snow Peaks in View: Swargarohini, Hata Peak, Black Peak etc

On day 5 we would go back from Simantra To Chillurgad Via Osla walking on the same trail we came from.

  • Trek Distance will be about 9 km
  • Total Trek Time will be around 8 hours
  • Spring water points
  • Riverside camping at Govind National Park forests

A 5 hour trek to Taluka will start in the morning, climbing down by the familiar trail, stopping at familiar rest points. The car waits at the end of the dirt road to drive back base camp-wards. Climbing down is generally easier but, stressing out with quick steps is not advised. On reaching Sankri, we will have tea and dinner at the Crazy Mountaineer Homestay.

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Trek Time around 5 hours
  • Trek Distance about 10 km;
  • Spring water points
  • Drive from Taluka to Sankri- 12 km
  • Driving Time around an hour
  • Stay at The Crazy Mountaineers Homestay

The journey will end with a 10 hour drive from Sankri to Dehradun. Breakfast will be provided in the morning

Brief Overview of the Day

  • Distance around 220 km drive will take approximately 10 hours
  • Breakfast is included
  • Drop at Dehradun Railway Station or ISBT
By Air :- 

You can board a flight for Jolly Grant Airport (Dehradun) from New Delhi. Jolly Grant Airport is around 25 Km from the Dehradun City. You will have to come a day before if you are planning to come by flight.

By Train:- 

You can board the following two trains from Delhi to Dehradun

Nandadevi Express - Train no: 12205 (Departure 11:50pm; Arrival - 5:40am)

Dehradun Express - Train no: 12687 (Departure - 9:10pm; Arrival - 5:00am)

We will provide you pickup from Dehradun Railway Station.

By Bus:- 

There is regular bus service from Delhi to Dehradun you can board a bus from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. We would suggest you to take only government buses from ISBT Kashmiri

The bus would drop you at Dehradun ISBT. From there you will be picked up by us.

You will reach Sankari village around 4:00 pm

  • Our Tata Sumo or similar vehicles will pick-up you from Dehradun Railway Station or Dehradun ISBT at 8:00am.
  • Pick-up is included in the cost of the trek
  • You will reach Sankri by 4:00 pm

Food from Dehradun to Sankri is not included in the trek cost

A rough route of Har Ki Dun Trek, not to scale
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Inclusions :-

  1. Meals while on trek (Veg. + Egg).
  2. All necessary entry fees and permits.
  3. Accommodation:- Guest house, Home stay, camping during Trek.
  4. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook and Support staff.
  5. First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
  6. Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required).
  7. TCMountaineer Staff Insurance.
  8. Porters/mules to carry central equipment.

Exclusions

  1. Any kind of personal expenses.
  2. Food during the transit.
  3. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  4. Insurance.
  5. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges 6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

Note : Normally The Crazy Mountaineers expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule. 

Charges of offloading backpack:-

INR 1500/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance 

INR 1800/- if you inform us after reaching Sankri 

The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed. 

In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows: -

Cancellations prior to 24 days from the start of the trek

Book any other trek till one year or get 95% refund (Note: If the trek charges are more, the balance needs to be paid by the trekker)

Cancellation between 24 days and 14 days to the start of the trek

Choose to go for the same trek, with any other batch, till year or get 70% refund

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the trek

Choose to go on the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch or get 50% refund.

Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek

Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend. No cash refund.

Note:-

  1. Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch.
  2. In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by THE CRAZY MOUNTAINEERS.
  3. THE CRAZY MOUNTAINEERS holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.

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