About Har Ki Dun Trek (Garhwal Himalayas)

- Trekking In Uttarakhand:

Cradle shaped hanging valley in Garhwal Himalayas is our trekking location Har Ki Doon Valley. Cover by snow peaks and alpine vegetation, the valley is above the sea level. It is connected to Bapsa Valley and is snow-covered from December to March. Our trek starts from Taluka village and passes through many other communities like Gangaad, Osala, and Seema. The site is a delight for trekkers, both in summer and winter and is accessible through Govind National Park. We will trek along the Thamsa River till we reach Har Ki Dun Valley. Since the trekking trail isn’t used, birds and animals thrive in this region. One can spot langoor families near Puani Garaat. Black bears, wild boars, and Barasingha are few of the other animals you can detect if you’re lucky. Golden eagles and massive Himalayan griffins also live here.

Fixed Departure Dates - Har ki Dun Valley Trek

 October 2019  November 2019 December 2019
12th - 19th Oct 14th - 21st Nov 14th - 21st Dec
26th Oct - 2nd Nov 30th Nov - 7th Dec 27th Dec - 3rd Jan

Basic Details of Har Ki Dun Valley Trek:

  • Location: Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand.
  • Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
  • Maximum altitude: Jaundhar Glacier (4300m / 14107 ft.)
  • Grade: Easy to Moderate
  • Cost: Rs. 12,000 + 5% GST. (Sankri to Sankri)

How to reach Har Ki Dun Valley Trek:

By Air

Dehradun brings the closest to our base location with the airport Jolly Grant. It is well connected to all the states and city with a daily flight from Delhi.

By Train

From Delhi - DDN NZM AC EXPRESS (2205)

From Kolkata - Doon Express (13009)

From Mumbai - Dehradun Express (19019)

From Chennai - Dehradun express (12687)

By Road

Dehradun is well connected by roads across the country with NH 72 connecting regions like Panchkula, Chandigarh, and Shimla. There are ample local and private buses to Dehradun.

Extra Cost

The transportation cost from Dehradun to Sankri and back will have to be borne by the trekkers, the total cost of transportation one way is (to be shared among 5-6 people, i.e INR 5,500/- approx INR 1,100/- per person one way) – to be paid directly to the driver.

Har Ki Doon Valley Trek Itinerary


Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri (1920m) 8 hrs Drive

The trip will start from Dehradun Railway Station with a morning pick up at 7.00 AM. We will drive to Sankri, via Mussoorie, alongside the Yamuna and Tons rivers. The drive also passes by beautiful pine forests. On reaching Sankri, we will explore the scenic hamlet to prepare for the trek that lies ahead and overnight stay at Sankri.


Day 2: Sankri base camp to Purani Garaat

After breakfast, a short drive to Taluka village will take us to the beginning of our trek. Trek path went through thick vegetation consisting of Oaks, Rhododendrons, Elms, & Deodars, amongst umpteen floras. We'll have our lunch on the way to our campsite. The trek is taxing today, but amidst the endless forest, crossing bridges and passing by villages. Overnight stay at Purani Garaat campsite.


Day 3: Purani Garaat to Kalkatiyadhaar

After early breakfast will start our trek towards Kalkatiyadhaar. Today's trek path will greet us with leveled and steep trails. Will pass through beautiful Osla village. Slowly, grass & weeds such as the Alpine Cat's Tail, Meadow grass & Horseweed (to name a few) appear in patches & then more frequently, & before you know it, you have reached a meadow. Catch your breath before you ascend farther to reach the campsite. You explore the nearby campsite. Overnight stay at Kalkatiyadhaar campsite.


Day 4: Kalkatiyadhaar to Har Ki Dun Valley

After breakfast, we will head out on the trek through the thick forests. The Har Ki Dun valley route will be a refreshing balance between steep climbs and leisure level walks. The route, often used by villagers to lead their cattle into grazing pastures, will embark us on an interesting journey through forests which will give us ample opportunities to spot birds and unique flowers. Overnight stay in tents at Har Ki Dun, the altitude of 3566 m.


Day 5: Explore Har Ki Dun

Today we can relax or go for any trails which are doable. Stay at Har Ki Dun in tents.


Day 6: Har Ki Dun to Purani Garaat

After breakfast, we'll start our return journey. There are two paths for Purani Garaat. Among that will take the route which goes through Chestnut, Himalayan Maples, Alders, Elms, Ash & Pine trees. Overnight stay at Purani Garaat campsite.


Day 7: Purani Garaat to Sankri base camp via Taluka

Early morning trek will take us to from Purani Garaat to Taluka. This trek back to Taluka will give us abundant opportunities to watch many birds such as Rosefinches, Warblers, Buntings, Bulbuls, Wagtails, Flycatchers & Bush Robins. Overnight stay in Sankri.


Day 8: Sankri to Dehradun (7-8 hrs Drive)

Post breakfast we will depart for Dehradun and arrive in Dehradun by around late afternoon. The glorious trip ends here.


Har ki Dun Trek - Travel Guide, Trekking Tips, Itinerary


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7 Nights 8 Days 26 Oct, 14 Nov, 30 Nov, and more
What we'll give/What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Accommodation during the trek (Camping)
  • All meals during trek - vegetarian
  • Camp Fire at Campsite (If Available)
  • Trekking permits and forest camping charges
  • Trekking equipment (Hiking Pole, Crampons, Gaiters, Tents, Sleeping Bags, Ice Axes, Ropes, etc.)
  • Safety equipment (First Aid, Medical Kit, Oxygen Cylinders, Stretcher, etc.)
  • Services of an expert trek leader (Qualified in Basic/Advanced Mountaineering Courses)
  • Services of an expert trek team (Guides, Cooks, Helpers)

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Travel insurance and other emergencies
  • Transport till Sankri and back
  • All Meals from Dehradun-Sankri & Sankri-Dehradun
  • Mules (A Hybrid Animal) to carry personal luggage
  • Single room accommodations
  • Photography accessories like cameras etc.
  • Extra meals
  • Any other which not mentioned in the inclusion list
  • GST
Things to Carry
Things to Carry
  • 1 Pair of Thermal
  • 3 Pair of Socks + 1 Pair of woolen socks
  • 2 Pair of Hand Gloves (Water Proof & Fleece material)
  • Sun Cap
  • Woolen Cap
  • Neck Warmer (Scarf/Buff)
  • 2 Quick Dry Full Sleeves (T-Shirt)
  • 1 Full sleeves Fleece
  • 1 Wind Proof Jacket (windcheater/Heavy Jacket)
  • 2 Track Pants (No Cotton or Jeans)
  • UV sunglasses
  • Sun scream, Lip balm, Moisturizer
  • Torch
  • Trek Pole
  • Trekking Shoes (No Sports shoes or Woodland shoes)
  • Poncho (The Gear used to protect from Rain)
  • Day pack (Small one)
  • Back Pack 60 liter (+ Rain cover)
  • 2 Water Bottles
  • Toilet Paper & Wet Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Antibacterial Powder
  • Tooth Brush
  • Quick Dry Towel


Medical Disclosures

  • Crocin (1Strip)
  • Disprine (1 Strip)
  • Lomotive (1 Strip)
  • Digene (1Strip)
  • Guaze
  • Dettol
  • Band Aid - Qty 5
  • Neusphorine Powder
  • Betadine Tube
  • Vomistop/Avomine (Motion Sickness Tablet)
Frequently Asked Questions

The FAQ on Har Ki Doon Valley Trek:

1.    How difficult is the Har ki doon valley trek?

Har ki doon valley trek in comparison is easy to moderate difficulty with another high altitude trek.

2.    How much distance do we have to trek each day?

On an average, we cover roughly 4-8kms between our camping stations.

3.    What will happen if a trek is extended?

Beyond our controllable reasons when the trek is extended, then additional charges tend to be applied.

4.    Who will be our lead guide person?

Lead guide person is certified & experienced personnel. These guides are locally sourced and have other team members including local guides, cook, helpers and porters.

5.    Is this trek safe for girls?

Our treks are planned with a male: female ratio. As an organizer, we make sure that their tents are shared only with other female trekkers.

6.    Many people in a tent?

Our tents are all three person tents.

7.    What is the level of fitness expected from the trekkers?

Good physical and mental fitness is expected to complete the Trek. Har ki doon valley trek is ideal for beginners to familiarize themselves with similar high altitude treks.

8. Typical Food menu during a trek?

We make sure that wholesome and nutritious breakfast, lunch and evening snacks are served. We believe and serve only vegetarian food as it is easy to digest and preferable in high altitudes.

9.    What if we encounter a medical emergency?

We are trained to manage emergencies in high altitudes. Our lead guide is professional and experienced. Our team do carry emergency first aid kits and oxygen cylinder.

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