The Har Ki Dun valley is also known as the Valley of the Gods and the Hanging Valley, located on a height of 3,558 m in the Himalayan Mountains. A word about the exciting beauty of Uttarakhand spreads wide and wide and makes this tour worldwide popular. Har ki dun trek is one of the best trekking spots in India or The Har Ki Doon Trek.
This Har Ki Doon Trek is approximately 47 km away. The ground is largely steadily sloping or decreasing. During the day there is a maximum of 26 km of the trail! The trek is therefore considered a moderate challenge. At Sankri, at 11,675 ft., will be the base camp for this trek. You spend your days crossing forests full of mystic Alpine flora and thrilling mountain fauna and mountainsides, basking in all Himalayan glory, during this adventure. Himalayan hikers can take part in a thrilling and exhilarating adventure at Har Ki Doon trek! Make sure you use your next vacation to satisfy your hiking pleasure!
Himalayan hikers can take part in a thrilling and exhilarating adventure at Har Ki Doon Valley! Make sure you use your next vacation to satisfy your hiking pleasure!
At Sankri, we will leave you with choices, whether you want to stay in a guesthouse or live in a home. Other nights you will experience camping under the stars, sharing a tent, and dressing in your sleeping bags! In those evenings, you will sit down and talk deep into the night around a campfire. The Har Ki Dun is one of the best treks to go for if you want to walk the Himalayas. Har ki Dun Trek has a magnificent view of the powerful Himalayan peaks, such as Swargarohini I, II, and III, Bandarpooch, and Black peaks.
The characters from Mahabharata influence the valley of Har ki Dun greatly is another interesting fact about the valley. Pandavas is thought to have taken this path and Swargarohini Parvat has been going to heaven. There is a temple dedicated to Duryodhana in the village of Osla. The highlights of this temple are the wooden sculptures and the unique architecture that captures the attention of everyone in one view. Get the opportunity to revive history by hearing the villagers’ mysterious stories. Har ki Dun trek, which lies in the heart of the Govind Ballabh National Park, is truly a paradise for bird watchers and animals.
With a wide variety of flora & fauna, also see birds like Himalayan monal, rosefinch, redstart, bearded vulture, and animals like musk deer, brown bear, koalas, snow leopard, and many more. In the Har Ki Dun valley, many medicinal plants are found such as Guchi, Nagchitra, etc. The valley is also visible to the Bhojpatra tree and Brahmakamal.
This adventure trekking tour offers a choice of travelling from Dehradun to Sankri at the cost of the trek. The journey begins in Dehradun, Uttarakhand in this case. The nearest train station – Dehradun junction, which is connected well with every major city in northern India, especially New Delhi – allows you to reach Dehradun. Jolly Grant Airport provides service to Dehradun from Delhi & Mumbai on regular flights from Germany. Also from and to Dehradun, there are regular bus services. Alternatively from Dehradun, you can rent a private cab or take an overnight bus to Sankri. The Har Ki Dun Trek is one of Dehradun’s best treks!
Quick insider tips:
# Don’t forget to pack your Moutain Sickness medicine! Prevention is however better than cure, so we advise all hikers, simply acclimatizing better, to avoid the onset of the disease. Take sufficient breaks as you go up to pass Har Ki Dun trek!
# Because this is a wilderness foray, proper trekking equipment, and hiking equipment must be provided to you. Make sure you get the best trekking shoes, hiking backpack, trekking pole, snow-guide and any other equipment you need!
# You will cover long distances on a stretch on this excursion in the har ki dun trek. It is therefore advisable to bring with you enough energy, high sugar content. Candies keep your throat dry, energy bars, and chikki keep you going!
# Make sure you are fit for the trip – that means receiving a fitness certificate from a doctor at least two months before the trip, following a workout routine! Make sure you also have a healthy diet chart and eat healthy, regular food!
# The Har Ki Dun takes part in one of India’s heaviest trekking courses, so you should plan ahead and maintain an extra one or two days of vacation, as unforeseeable weather conditions can sometimes lead to time delays!
# During the Har Ki Dun trek, the Internet and network connectivity will become extremely unreliable. By the time you even reach the base camp in Sankri it is almost nonexistent. It is therefore best to prepare for these situations and to inform close friends and family of your plans to travel to Uttarakhand in advance.
It’s an easy trail without much hassle. The trail from Rain Basera to Ruinsara takes you to the Ruinsara lake. It is a beautiful Alpine lake covered with snow patches. The Devsu thatch is to look forward to. The large clearing is mesmerizing and takes a while to complete.
Best time to trek.
It can be done throughout eight months in a year.
From March, you can trek till summer ends then it closes for Monsoon.
It reopens in September and continues till mid-January and closes due to heavy snowing after that.
Facts about Har ki Dun
– The Har Ki Dun – The Ruinsara Tal which is a 70 km trek can be hiked over a period of 7 days in the Himalayas.
– The trail in Uttarakhand can take you to some of the purest parts of Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Sanctuary.
– Sankri acts as the base camp of the whole trek. It takes 10 hours to travel . Sankri is also acting as a base camp for many treks like Kedarkantha, Phulara Ridge, and Bali Pass
– If you’re a beginner , Har Ki Dun is a good choice. It is good for people who want to trek solo too.
Reasons to love Har ki Dun- Ruinsara
- The Taluka to Gangad trek is the most underrated part of the trek. You’ll find yourself trailing aside the Thames river.
You’ll see wooden bridges appearing at places which give a lovely feeling. The forest becomes denser as you approach further into the trail.
- The Kalkatiyadhar meadows
Kalkatiyadhar is an enormous green meadow. It gives a mesmerizing viewpoint. There are a lot of pine trees lining the meadow-like ornaments. It gives you one of those rare opportunities to see mountains, trees, meadows, and rivers all in one frame.
- The history of villages
The villages of Har ki Dun have a lot of untold stories and the village elders are more than glad to share them with you.
- Devsu Thatch
Devsu Thatch is a lovely and enormous meadow with flowering bushes everywhere. It is the talk of the trek and definitely a huge reason to attract trekkers. The open grounds and the flowers everywhere feel like heaven on Earth.
- The valleys of Har ki Dun and Ruinsara tal
Har Ki Dun valley and Ruinsara Tal are the valley sections of the trek.
Har ki Dun trek has big snow-clad mountains with a picturesque river flowing in the middle. The breathtaking view here is worth the trek.
Ruinsara Tal gives the feel of isolation in a good way. You’ll find yourself getting lost in the beauty of the mountains and the lake. The utmost elegance of this place will pull you in every time you think of trekking. This is certainly a trek you’ll remember all your life.
Precautions and Essentials
- Good trekking shoes are recommended if you want a comfortable experience.
- Wear light and comfortable clothes.
- Alcohol consumption and smoking are not advisable.
- Carry scarf, bandanas, handkerchief, etc.
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- Complete trekking gear
- ID proof is a required
- Take some water and some food along with yourself.
- Carry a double strap backpack (no sling bag).
- Carry mosquito repellent and sunscreen.
- Carry minimum weight.
- Don’t litter.
- Stick with the group.
- Take care of your luggage.
- Carry your medicines if any.
- Keep the camera and phone carefully at your own risk.
Har ki Dun trek is a must on your bucket list as it leaves you fresh and mesmerized and ready to conquer the world after trekking. You’ll fall in love with life and nature in this trek.
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