Har ki Dun Trek
Duration : 11 Days.
Altitude : 3566 mts/11697 ft
Grade : Easy - Moderate
Season : March - June & Sept - Mid Nov
Har-ki-Dun, situated at an elevation of 3566 meters is surrounded by glittering peaks and dense forests. The forests are rich in wild life and are a veritable paradise for bird-watchers and nature lovers.
This is good trek for all age groups and the valley is ful of flora and fauna. One can spend time with herbs & shrubs for medicinal purpose. Also photography too has great area to snaps for variety of birds & nature. This is a holly place. Also it is a base of Swargarohini ht. 21000 ft. In our old granth (books) it is mentioned that Pandav went to Swarga (Heaven) through this mountain. This is a place where you can find Trees of Bhojpatra flower Bramhakamal. Swargarohini and Jaundar Glacier is at south-east of Har-ki-dun. Towards west you can see Bandar Punch. Duryodhan is a God of few community here, you can find temple of Duryodhan. People survive on farming Rice, Rajma, and Charas. They use wood of Deodar tree for their house. You can find many people using Hukka for smoking. One can smell of pine while having Hukka. Also because of popularity of this area for trekking Portrays is another way to earn for locals here. They generally work under the Kedar.
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi airport met our representative and then transfer to pre booked hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi - Dehradun - Mussoorie
In the morning take an AC Train for Dehradun at 06:55 hrs. Arrival at Dehradun by noon. Upon arrival at Dehradun met our representative and then transfer to Mussoorie and check in to hotel for overnight stay.
Mussoorie, with its green hills and varied flora & fauna, is a fascinating hill station. Commanding snow ranges to the north-east, and glittering views of the Doon Valley & Shivalik ranges in the south, the town presents a fairyland atmosphere to the tourists.
Its history dates back to 1827 when Captain Young, an adventurous military officer, explored the present site and laid the foundation of this holiday resort which now has few rivals. Mussoorie is famous for its scenic beauty and hectic social life. It provides all kinds of amusement and every facility for domestic and foreign tourists.
Mussoorie is conveniently connected to road by Delhi and major cities and is the 'Gateway' to Yamunotri and Gangotri Shrines of Northern India.
Day 03 : Mussoorie - Sankri (166 kms/ 5-6 hrs)
This day hit the road and drives to Sankri. Sankri, via Mussoorie, Kempty falls, Purola and Mori. This is starting point of our trek. Overnight in tourist rest house/tent.
Day 04 : Sankri - Taluka (1900 m/6232 ft) 14 kms/4-5 hrs
From Sankri the road is well made and passes through dense forest with gorgeous views down the valley, of local settlements and river Rupin. Taluka, a small hamlet nestled in the laps of nature is located at the 1900 Mts. Taluka has guest houses and a few shack shops providing daily provisions to the local inhabitants. Overnight in tourist rest house/tent.
Day 05 : Taluka - Osla (2560 m / 8400 ft) (13 kms/6-7 hrs)
The trail from Taluka village initially descends and then continues gradually on the true left of the valley adjoining the river Rupin. Later the trail winds up the beautiful forest of Chestnut, Walnut and Willows and continues to the village of Gangar. Here cross the side stream and continue to climb to see settlement of picturesque Osla village at a distant on the true right of the valley. Continue to trek to Seema the campsite just opposite to the village of Osla separated by the swift river. Seema is a small tourist hub with shops of limited supplies, a forest rest house and tourist Bunglow. Overnight in tourist rest house/tent.
Day 06 : Osla - Har - Ki Dun (3566 m / 11700 ft) (12 kms/6-7 hrs)
The trail from Seema initially continues on the true left of the valley, goes past fields followed by crossing a hanging bridge over river Rupin, to the true right of the valley. The trail now ascends, go past through fields and pastures with huts. The coniferous flora on the opposite side of the valley is awesome and much adorable. The trail climbs to the ridge locally named as Kalkatti Dhar, from where the trail traverses to give you awesome view of Har Ki Dun. From here initially the trail climbs gradually and later gets steep in times go past through beautiful meadows to the campsite at Har KI Dun. The campsite is by the small stream, with peaks of Har Ki Dun and Swargarohini towering above. Overnight in the tents.
Day 07 : Har Ki Dun
The day is for relaxation and exploration. Having a morning at ease you can explore Morinda lake in the first half of the day. After lunch exploration towards Jaundhar Glacier is adorable. Overnight in the tents.
Day 08 : Har Ki Dun - Osla
The reverse trek to the village of Osla is an easy walk which gives a lot of opportunity to admire the beauty of the valley. The trek to Osla will take around 3-4 hrs. Overnight in tourist rest house/ tent.
Day 09 : Osla - Taluka (13 kms/3-4 hrs)
The walk towards Taluka village is equally easy as the previous day. The beauty down the valley is really immaculate and worth it. Overnight in rest house/ hotel.
Day 10: Taluka (13 kms/3-4 hrs) - Sankri - Dehradun (215 Kms, 7-8 hrs)
The trek for the day is relaxing and fun walk through the forest and on well made road. On arriving Sankri we bid farewell to ponies/ porters. Board the vehicle and start driving towards Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand and have places of tourism aspect. On check into the hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 11: Dehradun - Delhi
In the morning catch an AC train for Delhi at 05:10 hrs. Arrival at Delhi by 11:15 hrs. On arrival met our representative and then transfer to airport and from here catch your onwards destination flight.
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