Har Ki Dun Trek

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calendar7 Daysmountains11,700 ft.distance44 Km


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Trek Highlights
  • Har Ki Dun is famously known for it's valley of Gods thus for its mythological existence.
  • Pampered with the vibrant fauna, the place is full of orchid, rhododedrons and much more.
  • Post the summers, the place becomes a green heaven when the pearls decorate the green foilage and makes it second to none.

Standard
Inclusion in cost during the trek:
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Permit & Camping Charges
  • Trekking Gears
  • Safety Equipment
  • Specialist Trek Leader/Team
Amenities:
  • Table
  • Camp lights
  • Campfire(if permitted)
  • Light music
  • Trekking Stick- 350/-
Exclusion in cost during the trek:
  • Transport to and from the base camp
  • Anything separated from considerations

Standard

Number of Person
Luxury
Inclusion in cost during the luxury trek:
  • Customizable tent
  • Customizable menu
  • Permit & Camping Charges
  • Trekking Gears
  • Safety Equipment
  • Our best Crew
Amenities:
  • Camping chair & Table
  • Extra service
  • Comfortable mettress
  • Hot water bottle
  • Juices,Shakes & snakes
  • Light Music
  • Campfire(if permitted)
  • Comfortable mettress
  • Open Barbeque
  • local living(First/Last Day)(if needed)
  • Mobile charging point on camp
  • Night star watching via Telescope
  • Camp Lights
  • Trekking stick
  • Trekking shoes(if needed)
  • Trekking Jacket(If needed)
  • English/Hindi Guide.
Exclusion in cost during the trek:
  • Transport to and from the base camp
  • Anything separated from considerations

Luxury

Number of Person
Short Itinerary

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri

Day 2: Sankri to Puani Garaat via Taluka

Day 3: Puani Garaat to Kalkatiyadhar

Day 4: Kalkatiyadhaar to Har-ki-dun to Kalkatiyadhaar

Day 5: Kalkatiyadhaar to Puani Garaat

Day 6: Puani Garaat to Taluka and then drive to Sankri

Day 7: Drive from Sankri back to Dehradun

See Detailed Itinerary

Har Ki Dun Trek

The Beautiful valley of Har Ki Dun is situated in the western range of Garhwal Himalayas. It is lies under Uttarkashi district of Uttrakhand in India. A winter paradise and trekker delight, Har Ki dun Valley is a Stairway to wonderland. One thing differ this trek from other is that you can trek here on summer and winter both and its beauty will amaze you in each winter. It will take you through most charismatic alpine meadows, Pine forest and Glaciers which is a treat to the eyes.

Some believe that it is the same route taken by the Pandavas in Mahabharata to ascent heaven. The Har Ki Dun trek will take you through some of the most ancient villages that are approx. 2000 years old. This trek is perfect for adventure seeker and nature lover. You can even spot various species of bird and capture pics for lifetime memories. Motivate an opportunity to observe the different types of flying creatures and warm blooded animals that flourish in this locale.

You can likewise detect various langoors close Puani Garaat. This support molded valley is loaded up with old towns that are around 3000 years of age. Likewise, not simply observe the excellence of the district, inspire an opportunity to meet the nearby individuals and find out about their everyday life. While on the trek you will likewise observe numerous ponies and cows nibbling at the knolls and waterway banks. This trek is paradise for nature sweethearts, experience searchers and furthermore shutterbugs. Catch a portion of your most ideal chances while you take off for this trek. Invigorate yourself with some tea each morning before you take off for the trek.

Difficulty Level

One who has an experience of trekking can do it quite easy and it isn’t even hard for the first timers but can get little tiring while trekking, Har ki dun trek difficulty level can be overcome by anybody with a decent fitness. Har ki dun with beautiful master creation could be the most magnificent and incredible journey for the trekkers on Har ki dun trek route.

Is it suitable for children’s? Yes, the trek is favorable for children’s up to 5 years of age but there are certain additional logistical support that we recommend for children’s.

Is it a good option for the first time trekkers /or families? Yes, we recommend for those who have a less or no prior experience in trekking , this trek does not have tricky patches, and a well planned itinerary will not making it tiring and uncomfortable for you to trek.

Highest altitude

Maximum altitude of Har ki Dun trek is 11,768 Ft. One can attain it with subject to his endurance and other conditions such as a climate, temperature which use to be a bit unrecognizable while trekking in Uttarakhand.

Duration

The trek lasts for 8 days including pickup and return, if it is booked with us.


What makes this trek different?

This is a valley trek where you trek along the Supin River to Har Ki Dun valley. Since the trekking trail isn’t treaded upon too often, 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 spot if you’re lucky. Golden eagles and massive Himalayan griffins also live here. The colorful Himalayan Monal, the state bird of Uttarakhand, thrives in the forests here. The Har ki Dun trail takes you back in time. The cradle shaped valley is populated with ancient villages that are over 3,000 years old. This is also one of the few treks where one can come across the local lifestyle in close proximity. Most of the residents here grow rajma, potato, and rice for a living. They also weave their own wool and make jackets and coats. You can get an intimate look into the lives of villagers as they pass you by. The Har Ki Dun trail assumes a different complexion during the months of October and November. Here is a gallery of its lush, green landscape. You will spot horses and cows grazing in the meadows and on the sprawling river banks makes Har ki dun one of the best treks in India.

The valley does not just have the essence of an amazing trek but the valley according to Hindu mythology is another way that Pandavas took while walking towards the heaven via Swargarohini, a mountain massif in the Saraswati range of the Garhwal Himalaya. It lies in the Uttarkashi District of the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand.

Har ki dun valley gives you the panoramic view of the Mother Nature; the cradle shaped valley signifies peace and serene beauty and describes Nature in an ultimate way, each step you take while trekking in the magnificent valley allows you to get the feeling of paradise in the lap of Himalayas specially in summers cause Har ki dun trek best time is April to Nov. Har ki dun valley is the only valley from where one can witness the Swargrohini 1, 2, 3, Bandar Poonch, black peak and Ruinsara peak from here Nature never skip the chance to amaze the humanity.

The indigenous native of the Har ki dun trek in Himalayas is an example of how beautifully they are taking care of nature and ironically how city life is destroying nature at the same time.

Har ki dun valley is populated with the ancient villages that are over 3,000 years old; locals of Har ki dun valley mainly worship Duryodhana as it is believed that the valley was the home of the worrier Bhog Dat who was a Kaurava supporter and that is why it is among few places where people worship Duryodhana.

Read our more Har ki dun trek Blog in ‘Blog’ section where you’ll get different aspects of beauty at there.


Trek Itinerary : Har Ki Dun Trek

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri

Altitude: 6,397 Ft.

Time taken: 8 to 10 hrs

Sankri base camp can be reached in 8 to 10 hours from Dehradun. You can take a cab from Dehradun railway station at 6:30 in the morning.

Sankri is a small village with almost 250 houses, but the beauty of the town is so much more, the town consists of some small shops and dhabas.

The village is also a trekking route for many trails like Kedarkantha, Barsu pass etc.

Morning in Sankari is not less than a fantastic experience one can have; the Swargrohini peak which is visible with the sun shines bright looks like a fairy tale.

The whole Himalayan range will entertain you throughout the journey, and you won’t feel bored in this long journey to Sankri base camp.

The drive to Sankri will take you through the Nainbagh, Naugaon, Purola, Jarmola and Mori Naitwar, and it would be a mesmerizing feeling to travel to Har ki dun trek, as trekking in Uttarakhand is magic.

Day 2: Sankri to Puani Garaat via Tauka

Altitude: 6,397 ft. to 8,280 Ft. via 8,694 Ft.

Time Taken: 6 hrs, 10 Km.

Trek Gradient: Easy to moderate

Water sources: Carry your own water bottles

On your 2nd day, the cab will take you from Sankri to Taluka which is 12 Km in the distance and will take around 1 Hour to reach. Here you have to trek to reach Puani Garaat.

A small village Taluka has fewer houses, but the town is beautiful and give the glance of how mountains of Uttarakhand are so stunning along with that the whole Himalayan range, therefore, treks in India are so famous.

From Taluka there we will trek to Punani Garaat where in between you will cross the river and wooden bridge that is going to remind you about the ancient time.

As the essence of past is still alive in the mountains, walking ahead, you will witness harvest fields of potato, millet, and maize will fall on the way giving the whole stretch a ranch house feel.

Pauni Garaat, a green clearing on the banks of Supin at its energetic best arrived at late in the afternoon as the Sun begins to dip.

You will reach your destination that is Punani Garaat have rest and take a proper sleep under the sky, that will feel so wonderful.

The whole Himalayan range will introduce you to the best trekking in Uttarakhand.

Day 3: Puani Garaat to Kalkatiyadhar

Altitude: 8,280 Ft. to 8,956 Ft.

Time taken: 6 hrs, 7 Km.

Trek Gradient: Easy to moderate

Water sources: Carry your own

Start your day by trek heading to Osla town; Osla is a tiny town after hiking for an hour you will enter in a series of cleared land.

The Climb is massive after it however beautiful landscape makes up for the efforts; you will soon reach flat land, which is your next Campsite, Kalkatiyadhaar.

The trail passes through 3 Garaat or hydroelectricity run teasing units which are utilized by the villagers for isolating husks of millet and maize pursued by establishing to flour.

The perfect vibe held in the encompassing, the trek continues through gather lands, dairy cattle eating, and inclination roofed cabins utilized as silo and stockpiles.

In the wake of intersection a log connect, the trail turns for a rising. On this slope, you will motivate remarkable perspectives to take looks of the Dhauladhar Range out front.

Twisted trails to Borasu Pass and Baspa Valley can likewise be made out from here. The high trail twists further down achieving a tabletop green stretch-Kalkattiyadhar.

Day 4: Kalkatiyadhaar to Har-ki-dun to Kalkatiyadhaar

Altitude: 8,956 Ft. to 11,768 Ft.

Time taken: 5 hrs, 4 Km

Water sources: You can refill your drinking water bottles from the lake along the trail.

Trek Gradient: Moderate.

Today you will begin ahead of schedule when contrasted with different days. Nonetheless, hypnotizing the perspectives were until today, prepare to experience something more.

The trail will go into the icy mass bowl having moraines and elevated glades. Tall pine trees will welcome you at each progression.

The trail is blended of steep and moderate rise until the Har Ki Dun valley. Similarly, as you rise high, you can see snow fixes and solidified cascades. In winter these areas are secured with thick snow.

A valley is a superb spot showing gigantic magnificence in one sight. The enormous pinnacles of Swargarohini, Hata Peak, Black Peak and so forth demonstrate their wondering impressions.

The valley is an astonishing amalgamation of glades, solidified streams, coniferous timberlands, ice sheet moraines, the setting of tremendous pinnacles.

Endeavour to immerse everything. After investigating the valley making recollections for a lifetime, we return to our last campground at Kalkattiyadhar.

Day 5: Kalkatiyadhaar to Puani Garaat

Altitude: 11,800ft

Time taken: 8-9 hrs, 11 Km

Water sources: You can refill your water bottles from the waterway along the trail.

Trek Gradient: Easy. Trek back on the same route that you came by.

Begin trek early as you have to cover long distance today, take a Rest at Osla and proceed onwards to Puani Garaat.

You will come back to Punani Garaat from Har Ki Dun; you will chase the same path you have taken to reach Har Ki Dun.

The trek could be tiring so prepare you in advance for the day, and as you go back, you will be able to witness the same beauty.

Admire the beauty along with the experience of trekking in Uttarakhand at the Har Ki Dun valley.

Later when you reach Punani Garaat, rest has your dinner and cherishes the moments you have collected in Har Ki Dun trek.

Day 6: Puani Garaat to Taluka and then drive to Sankri

Altitude: 8,280 Ft. 8,690 Ft. to 6,397 Ft.

Time taken: 8 hrs, 13 Km. trek + 12 Km. drive

Water sources: You can refill your water bottles from the waterway along the trail.

Trek Gradient: Easy. Trek back on the same route that you came by.

On your 7th day of the trek, you will trek 13 Km to Taluka from Puani Garaat, and it would be better to start the trek early as possible so that it will not get too late.

While trekking back to Taluka from Puani Garaat, collect the memories of Har Ki Dun trek with you.

Treks in India are so popular, and one amongst them is Har Ki Dun in Uttarakhand and as every trekker may know that trekking in Uttarakhand is a beautiful experience.

So keeping every moment of Har Ki Dun Valley you will drive back to Sankri from Taluka, and the path is simple yet beautiful.

Day 7: Drive from Sankri back to Dehradun

On your 8th day, you will drive from Sankri to Dehradun that will take around 10 to 11 hrs to reach so that the drive will start early in the morning.

As it will be the End of your Har Ki Dun trek so admire the beauty of Trekking in Uttarakhand in Har ki Dun Valley.

Why Har Ki Dun Trek

This is a valley trek where you trek along the Supin River to Har Ki Dun valley. Since the trekking trail isn’t treaded upon too often, 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 spot if you’re lucky. Golden eagles and massive Himalayan griffins also live here. The colorful Himalayan Monal, the state bird of Uttarakhand, thrives in the forests here. The Har ki Dun trail takes you back in time. The cradle shaped valley is populated with ancient villages that are over 3,000 years old. This is also one of the few treks where one can come across the local lifestyle in close proximity. Most of the residents here grow rajma, potato, and rice for a living. They also weave their own wool and make jackets and coats. You can get an intimate look into the lives of villagers as they pass you by. The Har Ki Dun trail assumes a different complexion during the months of October and November. Here is a gallery of its lush, green landscape. You will spot horses and cows grazing in the meadows and on the sprawling river banks.

The valley does not just have the essence of an amazing trek but the valley according to Hindu mythology is another way that Pandavas took while walking towards the heaven via Swargarohini, a mountain massif in the Saraswati range of the Garhwal Himalaya. It lies in the Uttarkashi District of the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand.

Har ki dun valley gives you the panoramic view of the Mother Nature; the cradle shaped valley signifies peace and serene beauty and describes Nature in an ultimate way, each step you take while trekking in the magnificent valley allows you to get the feeling of paradise in the lap of Himalayas. Har ki dun valley is the only valley from where one can witness the Swargrohini 1, 2, 3, Bandar Poonch, black peak and Ruinsara peak from here Nature never skip the chance to amaze the humanity.

The indigenous native of the Har ki dun valley is an example of how beautifully they are taking care of nature and ironically how city life is destroying nature at the same time.

Har ki dun valley is populated with the ancient villages that are over 3,000 years old; locals of Har ki dun valley mainly worship Duryodhana as it is believed that the valley was the home of the worrier Bhog Dat who was a Kaurava supporter and that is why it is among few places where people worship Duryodhana.

Har Ki Dun Trek: Essentials

Trekking is one of the most thrilling adventure one could ever have in their life. With an elegance of nature and unmatchable experience of the pristine mountain ranges, trekking stands out among all the adventures across the world, but nothing comes free; there are certain aspects of the trekking which one needs to consider while they are making up their mind for trekking. Here’s a list of some basic requirements which one would need during their camp trekking. Let’s pay some heed to these prerequisites for trekking.

Pretrip Checklist

Trek Essentials to Carry with Yourself.

Things You Can’t Afford Missing On Trek

1. A Sturdy Backpack/Rug Sack

A high-quality backpack with an ease of carrying facility with durable and stern straps is one of the pivotal thing that you’d need during the entire trekking. The easier it’s to carry, the more fun you can have during your trek.

2. A Pair of Trekking Shoes

Your regular sports shoes can be a mess during the trek and one of the most regretting thing that might take away the joy of trekking. To prevent yourself from slippery patches through the streams, a pair of trekking shoes with good grip would do a great work for you and reciprocate your experience of trekking to the manifolds.


Clothing

Clothing is one of the most important aspect of trekking but that doesn’t imply the “what if situation”, hence carry the clothes that you’d need normally. Carrying more and more clothes will only add the weight, thus problem. Once you are on the way to trek then you don’t need to change your cloths every now and then so make you’re your cloths will remain clean.

Three warm layers: On high altitude treks, temperature after the sunset drops to the considerable degrees. So during these campsites, you might need an additional layer along with the padded jacket coupled up with a fleece and a warmer.

Three trek pants: Please don’t go for jeans/ denims for the substitute for the trek pants since they’d not add comfort to your stay at the campsites. Wear one pair and carry the remaining two.

Three collared Shirts: It’s advised to wear full sleeved shirts instead of the t-shirts in order to prevent you from the sun-burn. Carrying a dry-fit t-shirt or two can be a wise idea if you’re trekking during the rainy season. Regardless of the cold weather, trekkers’ bodies tend to sweat and to prevent yourself from falling ill, you’re advised to change your clothes at campsites.

Warmers: Warmers or thermals can be added on one’s own concern related to their health and their exposure to the cold climate.


Accessories

Shades: Sunglasses are to counteract snow visual deficiency. While at the same time you're probably not going to discover snow in October, convey a couple in any case.

Sun cap: The sun feels more grounded while at the same time strolling on the mountain slants. Convey a sun cap to shield your head and neck from the warmth, particularly in case you're trekking later in the day.

Engineered hand gloves: One sets of downy or woolen hand gloves. One sets of water evidence/safe, wind verification gloves.

Balaclava: You may utilize woolen scarves rather too.

Socks (2 sets): Apart from two sports socks, you can take a couple of woolen socks for the night as they’d spare you from the dripping temperature.

Headlamp/LED burn: Mandatory

Trekking pole: Having a trekking pole in your hand during the trek is boon, although at times it may bother you as an unnecessary article but it proves out most handy during the summit as it curbs your effort of straight inclinations of the high altitudes which often turns out tiring.


Other Essentials to Carry

An Additional Pack: This is one of the best practice you can do on one-day submits or treks where you need to get back to your campsite by the end of the day. Here you can pack your essentials like, water bottle, medical aids and snacks. This keeps you away from carrying the unnecessary weight.

Toiletries: Be wise while choosing your cosmetic needs and daily use products. Refrain from using the non-biodegradable products, if you do so then make sure that you leave residue on the mountains. Always carry a zip bag to put such piece of stuff after use. Sanitary napkins also needs to be treated in the same manner.

Indispensable Water Bottles: To keep your body hydrated during the trek, you are advised to carry your own water bottles during the treks since leaving plastic and its product is not advised on the mountains since they are not suitable for the environment of the altitudes.

Plastic Bags: To keep everything organized, you should compartmentalize the stuffs into plastic zip bags and also carry a few in spare for wet clothes and other by-products.


Mandatory Documentation

There are certain rules and laws that you need to abide by, while going for the treks, however Trekveda takes care of all such kind paper works which is inclusive in the package. Certain registration fees and document verification along with some permission are required in order to protect the nature and its evergreen heritage for future. In addition to this, if you need to avail a guide, you can also hire a guide with some bucks and a nominal paper work.

Please carry the documents mentioned below. Documents two and three need to be downloaded (PDF), filled in, signed and handed over to the trek leader at the base camp.

  • 1 passport size photos and an original + copy of government photo ID document – required for Sanctuary registration and TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System)
  • Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
  • Disclaimer form (to be filled by the trekker)

Measures Taken by Trekveda to Ensure the Security of Trekkers

Trekking is altogether a different kind of adventure where you required to be physically and mentally prepared for the best and adverse, all at once. With high altitudes making it tough to breath, the scenic beauty of those pristine mountains leave you spell-bounded so that you forget to breath for a moment or two. In addition to the physical and mental preparation, there are certain aspect of the health that are needed to be considered at the first hand when you make up your mind for the trekking.

Trekveda, by dint of its team of trained professionals, leave no stone unturned to provide you with the best trekking experience while ensuring your safety as its priority. Here are some vital aspects that Trekveda includes in its checklist to ensure the safety of its trekkers.

Criteria for Fitness Analysis

Trekking at high altitudes demands endurance and fitness and those who are prone to any kind of physical or physiological ailments are advised to not to go for high altitude treks in the beginning. To get assurance about the trekker’s fitness, we comply with certain aspects of the being fit such as BMI (Body Mass Index) along with the fitness proof since we can’t put the trekkers into the risk.

Acclimatization is another important aspect when it comes to getting an adaptation to the climate at the high range treks. A day at rest is not just the rest but a chance to get used to of the place and its habitat.

Monitoring the health is one thing that is conducted regularly during the trek by the trek leaders which includes the monitoring of your blood pressure, oxygen level and pulse rate. Details of your health during the trek are maintained in the health card on the regular basis. Health card can be collected from the trek leader at the end of the trek.

Medical Kit for High Range Trekking

An ideal medical kit that’s developed for the trekking has Blood Pressure Monitor/checker, Stature, Oxygen checker and Oxygen Cylinder coupled up with certain must have medicines, in case of medical emergency:

  • Diamox
  • Dexamethasone
  • Dexamethasone
  • Nifidipine
  • Asthalin Inhaler
  • Syringes

Trekking Equipment for High Altitudes

Trekveda provide you all the necessary equipment for trekking from tents to ropes. In addition to that, our trek leaders also ensure the safety by various safeguards they take time to time for your safety. Micro spikes are provided to attach to your shoes which help you to keep the traction on the snow and make it easier to climb. An additional gaiters are provided to cover the shows which prevent the entering of snow into the shoes. Customized tents are provided to the trekkers which ensure the warmth and temperature 10 degrees higher than the outside coupled up with high quality sleeping bags which can endure the temperature up to 15 degree Celsius below the freezing point.

Nutrition and Hydration

Trekveda, keep all your nutritional and hydration requirements on its checklist, our trek leaders will guide you to keep your body hydrated on the high altitudes as de-hydration can attract to the severe medical emergencies on high altitude treks.

We provide the highly nutritious meal to energize your body for the trek, however before certain long trails we ensure your nutritional requirements to be fulfilled with some high energy snacks or packaged lunch.

Make sure you keep up with your hydration and nutritional part as this can lead to some fatal consequences for your health.

In case of any symptoms you feel during the trek, don’t ignore or avoid them, immediately tell the trek leader.

Keeping up with the pre-defined processes and the guidelines will help you to have a memorable trekking experience.


What Trekveda offers in case of medical emergency?

In case of medical emergencies, Trekveda and its trek leaders bear the sole responsibility to get you back to your wellbeing with their training and techniques. If you Suspect any physiological disturbance in your body, immediately report to your trek leader as they are trained to counter such problems.

Problems like Acute Mountain Sickness can be prove fatal if not taken into consideration seriously on time. If you encounter/experience any of the symptoms such as persistent headache, fatigue or weakness, nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite, difficulty in sleeping, you shouldn’t let it go or treat it by your own either.

Acute mountain sickness is one of the most common yet the fatal problem trekkers face due to number of reasons, if the problem continues to persist, then you’re advised to descend down to the basecamp and then to visit the doctor immediately.

People with AMS are treated with number of medicines such Diamox, Nifidipine etc. coupled up with methods like Triple One Test- where one disprin is given with a liter of water along with the rest for an hour.

While AMS is most common at the high altitudes yet it can’t be risked taken casually as it leads to severe fatal conditions like HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema) or HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema) which, if not treated on time can lead to number of serious chronic disorders. These conditions need to not to comply with AMS, they can occur without AMS preceding.

It’s suggested to take every single disturbance into the consideration while you’re on the trek.

However, Trekveda is capable of tackling all the medical emergencies with its trained professionals yet there are several things that you need to consider, specially the intake of medicines and the knowledge about their advantages and side-effects. Don’t administer the medicine if you’re trekking through an organization, always seek help from the trek leaders, they are trained for such purposes, while in case of being a solo trekker, you should know about the medicines.

Keeping yourself hydrated and nutritionally fulfilled curbs the chances of AMS.


Risk and Response

A high altitude trek requires an audacious state of mind, however leaving on a bold excursion without computing the dangers is absolute idiocy. That is the reason we have recorded a couple of Risk and the Response arranged by Trekveda to limit or address the dangers in the most ideal way.

Risk: Altitude

Before you begin the trek, it is critical to comprehend the ramifications of high altitude on your body. Know about side effects of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) like mellow cerebral pain, queasiness and general distress.

Response: If you feel any of these indications, illuminate the trek pioneer on need and take after his directions. Each campground has as stretcher, completely prepared medical aid pack, oxygen chambers to address the circumstance.

Risk: Weather

Weather is unusual in the Himalayas. Despite the fact that we are constantly attentive about the evolving climate, nobody can ensure a snowfall, rain or Sun. Do comprehend that your security is of most extreme significance to us and we won't continue any further from the campground if the climate isn't ideal.

Response: The choice of the Trek Leaders and Guides to continue or sit tight for the climate to show signs of improvement will be last.

Risk: Injuries

Often, while trekking over troublesome territories, you may have minor wounds like leg sprain, wounds and so forth. Genuine wounds like breaks or real cuts are exceptionally uncommon.

Response: All our Trek Leaders are Certified Wilderness First Aid responders. They are prepared to deal with crises and can handle minor wounds with an all-around prepared medical aid unit. If there should arise an occurrence of genuine wounds, the patient is carried on a stretcher to the closest street head and is directed to closest therapeutic focus.

Risk: Lack of Communication

In the remote zones of the Himalayas, portable systems don't reach. On a trek, one is cut off from the universe of calls, SMS or WhatsApp Messages.

Response: We’d depend on walkie-talkies and sprinters to communicate between the campgrounds and the base camps.

Har Ki Dun Trek Route

The Dehradun station is one of the principle stations in the area and it is an old station. It has great availability to numerous spots and these incorporate Lucknow, Delhi, and Howrah. Tickets from Delhi to Dehradun via train cost around Rs. 150 for an inferior sleeper ticket and Rs. 400 for a third A/C sleeper ticket.

Via Train

There are 19 different trains available between Delhi to Dehradun.

Nanda Devi, Jan Shatabdi, mussoorie express and Dehradun express are the best options among them.

By Bus

Normal transports employ from Kashmiri gate Delhi to Dehradun.

Via Flight

You can get a flight between new Delhi to Jolly Grant.

Distance between the Jolly Grant to Dehradun is 28 Km.

It will take half hour drive to reach Dehradun.

Other transportation

Would recommend you to take just government transports from Kashmiri gate Delhi. Private transports handle from outside ISBT and they are not confiding in value.

Shared Taxis or comparable vehicles will get you from Dehradun Railway Station at 6:00am.

Pre-Trek Preparations

Trekking, for its ever-lasting memories and experience, demands just a few things which involve physical endurance with physiological wellness. Not just the one who’s physically fit would do the magic in trekking but one also needs to be mentally fit as well in order to cope up with the adversities one might have to face during the treks such natural calamities, rains or other unforeseen conditions. To keep up with such requirements of trekking here are a few things you can do to get yourself physically fit.


Prerequisites of the Trek

Cardiovascular Endurance and Stamina

Cardiovascular endurance is the primordial thing that this trek asks for along with the stamina to withstand the stringent conditions during the trek. There are number of ways you can increase your endurance level but Jogging regularly with gradual increase in the pace would do the magic in just 2 or 2 and a half months. You can also increase your endurance and stamina through swimming, cycling and much more.

Combining the speed and distance target is the most effective way to get your body and mind prepared for the Hampta Pass Trek. If you’re planning to build your stamina in a phased manner then here you should pay heed to:

  • Target completing the distance of 5 Km in 35 min or less at the beginning
  • Pace up your legs to complete the 5 Km in 30 min or less
  • Before you begin the trek, you should be able to complete 10 Km in 60 min or less

Strength

To build the strength is another most important thing and a major requirement for this trek. The whole journey of the trek is like an eternal staircase, the more you climb the better you can have the view. It goes with a climb followed by a flat then again, a climb followed by a flat. All the scenic beauty of the trek demands no less than the power of your legs.

The strength of your legs is something you need to work upon. Here is what you can do to strengthen your leg muscles to bear the pain of the trek.

The strength of your legs is something you need to work upon. Here is what you can do to strengthen your leg muscles to bear the pain of the trek.

Flexibility

The more flexible you are the more you have the chances to get the glimpse with lesser hustle. Stretching is another major aspect of the trekking which provides you the much-needed flexibility to climb the altitudes with ease while carrying the backpack altogether is not an easier errand.

Stretching your body at large can bring you the utmost comfort during the trek. Here are some stretching you can do to get the flexibility-Stretch your hamstring, quadriceps, hip flexors, lower back muscles and shoulders. They’ll give strength and help you arrive on the slopes with the relaxed muscles. All these exercises would help you to get through the trek with ease and comfort provided you give an ample time to these.

Cardiovascular Exercise

Cardiovascular exercise is one of the most sought-after method which provide not just the physical endurance but also the strength to withstand any unavoidable circumstances sternly. Trekking demands the high endurance which you can develop in a month or two where you need to begin with the jogging or running (only if you could do). This practice needs to be combined with the speed and distance targets. You need to keep on increasing both with the time.

Begin with the small chunks of the targets and gradually increase for the bigger one. For instance,

Begin with a target of completing a distance of 5 Km. in 45 min and then gradually increase it to 7 Km. in the same time and remain stick to this practice until you are able to cover 10 Km. in 80-90 min without fail, at a stretch.


Strength Building Exercise

Another vital area of improvement, you need to work upon. Before you head to the trek, you need to have the physical strength in order to carry backpacks on the uneven terrains. Considering everything under the sun, you ought to prepare yourself for the core strength. Strength would be make you suffer less than others who’d not pay the heed.

Flexibility

Flexibility in the body is what the trekking demands the most. Carrying the backpacks without flexibility in your hamstrings, quadriceps, shoulder, lateral sides etc. can prove out to be fatal. More the muscles relaxed, easier would be your trekking experience. Carrying a heavy backpack can bring you the unnecessary pain which may spoil your entire trek.

Concentration

To pacify you or any other companion, yoga and meditation is the key. These practices not only give you the mental peace but also provide you with a placid inner conscience which is extremely important in order to withstand the cons during the trek.

This also improves your decision-making ability in the direst stressful situations, during the trek.

What you need to know about the trek expense

The trek expense of Rs. 8,900 + 5% GST takes care of all expenses of the trek from Sankri to Sankri.

Here is what the trek fee includes:

  • Accommodation – Stay is included from Day 1 to the last day of the trek. You will be staying in the guest houses of the respective locations & camping on remaining days of the trek.
  • Meals – All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast till last day of the trek are included. We provide simple, nutritious vegetarian food on all days of the trek.
  • Camping Charges – All trekking permits and forest camping charges are included.
  • Trekking Equipment – You will stay in high-quality tents and sleeping bags in all the camps. Our high-altitude sleeping bags can withstand temperatures as low as -10 ºC. We provide ice axes, roped, microspikes, gaiters etc. as required.
  • Safety Equipment – First aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretchers etc. will be available at all campsites to deal with emergencies.
  • Services of an expert Trek Leader – All our trek leaders are qualified in basic / advanced mountaineering courses.
  • Services of an expert Trek Team – The mountain staff on this trek consists of well-trained guides, cooks, helpers and porters.

Here is what the trek fee excludes:

  • Transport to and from the base camp – Trekveda will offer the taxi services from and to the base camp.
  • Food during transit to and from the base camp – The trek fee does not include meals purchased during the journey to and from the basecamp.
  • Backpack offloading charges - If you wish to offload your backpack, there will be an additional charge of Rs. 1800 + 5% GST. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kgs. Suitcases/strollers/duffel bags will not be allowed. Please note that charges will vary for last minute offloading in case you decide to offload your bag after reaching the basecamp (Rs. 2100 + 5% GST). Online offloading in advance is possible up to two days prior to the trek start date.
  • Stay at hill station on the last day.
  • Personal expenses of any kind.
  • Anything apart from inclusions.
  • Buffer day – It is mandatory to have this extra day as any bad weather or rain will delay your pass crossing. If buffer day is utilized, you will need to pay Rs. 1,450 + 5% GST. This amount is to be handed over to your trek leader.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Cancellation: In case of trek cancellation due to any natural hazard or any other reason (like rain, strike etc.) Trekveda will undertake the whole responsibility of the amount as per its refund policy. Trekveda will provide its clients with a voucher which can be redeemed for any trek in the next one year.

    Or if you wish to call off the trek voluntarily at the last moment, in this case the mail requests at cancel@trekveda.comor contact at +91 7078701964 will be entertained.

    While making a cancellation request, kindly brief the reason in the mail. Cancellation charges will vary as per the request period, which is as follows

    • Prior cancellation 40 days from the start of the trek is 90% refundable.
    • Cancellation between 40 to 20 days from the start of the trek is 45% refundable.
    • Cancellation between 20 to 10 days from the start of the trek is 10% refundable.
    • Cancellation within 10 days from the start of the trek is non-refundable.

    Please Note: In case of refund, there will be a deduction of 4% (bank charges) from the total fee you have paid. Also, if you have opted for a trek insurance, the amount will not be refunded. In the process of refunding the amount, it may take 15 working days to credit on your bank account.

    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 Trekveda.
    3. Trekveda holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.
    4. The cancellation policy will be same whether you are cancelling your trek just after booking the trek.
  2. The trek fee includes all costs of the trek from the start at the base camp to the end.
  3. Emergency during trek: In case of medical emergency, the trekker will be taken care at the primary stage since we don’t accompany the doctors during the trek, however our trek leaders are trained for the first-aid treatment. Post the first-aid Trekveda will take the liability to send down the trekker to the nearest basecamp or road head.
  4. Fitness: Before you head to plan a Chadar trek, your body fitness needs to be maintained for the high-altitude Himalayan treks since level of oxygen is considerably low at high ranges, thus proper cardiovascular training is a vital component of pre-trek preparation.
  5. Non-liability: Trekveda is not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/equipment or other belongings on the trek.
  6. Payment: Payment for the trek can be done online through credit/debit card or net banking. Cheque/draft or cash is not accepted.
  7. Drinking and Smoking during the trek is strictly prohibited. If found flouting the rules, your participation on the trek will be cancelled with immediate effect.

The temperature of Har ki Dun trek in winter’s remains 4°C to freezing cold in the night.

While on summer the temperature remains from 18 °C to 7 °C.

So it’s usually cold there throughout the year. Hence in order to get yourself not bothered with the temperature all you need is to keep yourself tuned up with the changing temperate. However our trek leaders are the trained professionals who would let you know about the precautions, but packing woolen cloth accordingly is your responsibility.

When you visit this place you will realize why it is called Har ki Dun just by looking at its view. The whole valley is covered with snow.

Har Ki Dun Trek: A doorway to ancient Himalayan villages. Har Ki Dun is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Western Himalayas.

The Har ki Dun height varies with every phase you pass as your approach the Har ki Dun trek, you will acclaim a height of around 3500 m.

Yes, we will provide you the tents and Sleeping bags.

Bring Poncho (Rain cover) for your backpack and your own. We will continue on the trail as planned. In the camp sites you will stay under the camps and play games. All the camps are water proof so you will remain dry.

No, these are not available for the rent. You need to carry or purchase them before you head for the trekking. Raincoats and backpacks are a few of the most important things you’d need during the trek provided you are trekking in the rainy seasons.

Trekveda makes it's basecamp at Sankri.

Our basecamp would be at Sankri.

Post your arrival at Dehradun and you will be travel in a cab from here to Sankri with fellow Trekkers, planning a trip as per the comfort would make your trek easier and you’d not be exhausted before the real thrill.

Your accommodation at Sankri in the beginning and the end at the guest houses where you’d be sharing the rooms with the fellow Trekkers. Food and stay cost is include in your trekking package in Guest house. The stay on the other days will be in the tents which will be provided by the Trekveda. Each tent will be shared by three fellow trekkers however special arrangements can be made on request. A separate tent will be assigned as the toilet room at each campsite. Any additional baggage (without valuables) can be left behind at the Sankri.

Yes, you can take your child on Har ki Dun trek, but the age limit is above 12 year.

Certified and experience trek leader, assistant trek leader, Certified guides, High altitude porter, co-guide, cook, assistant cook, mules, mule’s men.

We provide highly nutritious food during the trek. No, it’s generally not advised to carry your own food during the trek but you can carry nuts and dry fruits if required.

The best season to see the snow on Har ki Dun trek is the January and February where you can see a lot of snow-clad you can also witness the fresh snowfall at heights if the climate is favorable but if you’re planning to see the snow at large then the Last week of January and first week of February is best.

There would be a separate tent for the toilet at each campsite. However, there would be no facility to bath during the treks and you need to change the clothes at definite intervals in order to keep up with the hygiene. Maintaining hygiene is extremely necessary during the trek as this may lead to the several fatal problems such as AMS, HAPE and HACE.

Trekking pole is one of the key components as well as companion during the trek. It helps you in balancing through the sloppy treks and slippery streams. Carrying a trekking pole may sound irritating but it’s of major use at the high altitudes.

No, Alcohol and smoking is strictly prohibited during the trek under any circumstances. Dizziness and other issues may arise due to alcohol, which may attract number of fatal outcomes that would not be good for your health and would affect the trek experience as well.

Mobile network on this trek will be until Basecamp which is Sankri. After that, there is no network coverage.

You need to do at least 3 layers. Wearing a warmer along with the jacket would protect you from the cold.

Yes, we ensure safety of trekker by providing require medicine and regular health checkup. In addition to this, our trek leaders are the trained professionals which are made to defy all the odds during the trek.

The distance of each day would vary as per the campsite location, however, there’s a rough figure of 4-9 Km you need to cover each day during the trek.

Har ki Dun trek is considered as easy to Moderate trek which can be done by anyone, who is fit to trek.

We provide 6 meals a day. Breakfast, Lunch, dinner, Brunch, evening snacks and supper. The meals will be nutritious in nature and would give you energy for the trek.

Your basecamp Sankri will be your starting point and ending point will be same. You will get this details while booking of every treks respectively.

Trekking Shoes, trekking poles, water bottle, sun glasses, poncho, poncho for back packs, Tiffin (Don’t use silver foil).

The sloppy ice treks on Har ki Dun trek make it difficult to walk. You can’t risk taking the preparation for physical strength prior to trek for granted as it may cost you losing your best trek experience.

You can book this trek via either ways i.e., directly through our websites or you can mail us your queries and dates for the trek. However booking directly through the website will grant you an added advantage of getting all the information about the trek in detail while on mail your knowledge about the trek will be confined to your level of query about the trek. In addition to this, you can also explore other treks of your choice where you’d love to trek later.

Yes, Trekking shoes is must for this trek. The trekking shoes give you the needful grip while climbing or crossing the water streams. However on the snow, we would provide you with detachable spikes which will help you to stiffen your grip on the icy slopes during the trek. You need to return these micro spikes attached to your shoes to the trek leaders at the end of the trek at the basecamp or prior to that.

We provide you with the vegetarian food that’s full of nutrition that would fulfil all your energy requirements during the trek. We avoid serving junk during the trek as it may lead to gastro-intestinal issues in the trekkers.

Yes, please bring these documents.

Parental disclaimer, Medical disclaimer and identity proof (Aadhaar card, Voter ID card, driving license etc.)

No, But certified trek leader will look after your health. Our trek leaders are professionally trained to fight against any medical complications at the primary level.

Yes, you can but we shall not liable be for any of your costly equipment. However, carrying your belongings along with you sounds wiser as you don’t know what demand may arise during the trek and if you don’t want to drag the additional weight while trekking you may opt either of the one. You can opt for offloading which will be charged accordingly.

A batch or group generally consists of 15-18 people. However, there might be the change in numbers as per the availability and due to other reasons.

If you want to offload your backpack, you will have to make a request for offloading a few days before the trek through an email so that arrangement can be made in advance. You will be charged per day for offloading of your backpack. In case you decide to offload on the spot, you may have to pay a higher price than usual.

No, there is no acclimatization day on this trek.

The minimum age limit for this trek is 8 years old.

However certain implications are considered by our professionals before accepting the trekkers of age above 50 such as their physical strength and stamina coupled up with any medical condition that may become fatal during the course of trek.

Yes, But you need to be physically fit to trek and have stamina to trek 4-9 Km a day.

Yes, a separate tent will work as toilet. However you’re advised to maintain the hygiene by using the biodegradable disposable toiletries and keeping the sanitary napkins and other stuffs in separate zipped bags.

No, due to number of unavoidable circumstances we do not arrange any facilities for bathing.

It depends on the trek location and your network providers. However, at some treks, it possible to connect to the people while others are left abandoned by the telecom companies.

No, we don’t entertain such facilities. Only the essential gears are provided to the trekkers during the trek by Trekveda, rest they have to purchase all the needful equipment on their own.

But you can get trekking Shoes and other equipment on rent directly from the marking in Sankri.

Returning to the home with the mystical memories would probably be the best feeling after the trek. Your Trek will end at Sankri in our guest house, to return you will take a cab from Sankri to Dehradun.

Water source is natural streams, rivers and water springs in the mountains and it is safe to drink.

Yes, trekking pole is necessary for high altitude treks. Trekking poles provide an additional edge while climbing and support you as an aided limb.

A tent will be shared among the maximum of three people, however a number may vary as per demand or the availability of the treks.

Yes, keeping the privacy as the priority we keep the accommodation for both genders separated. Special cases may be taken into the consideration.

Sudden showers are normal, bring a light rain coat or poncho. This will help you to keep you and your belongings dry which is most important at the higher altitudes.

The total expenses of the trek will be INR 8,499/- per person. In addition to that, an addition of 5% of the GST will be levied on the total cost.


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