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 due to the traditional temples and villages. These isolated villages located during this peaceful valley of Har ki dun are still untouched by modern civilization.
Located within the Garhwal Himalayas of the Uttarakhand state in India, the har ki dun trek captivates the eyes of its visitors due to the tall snow-clad peaks and alpine vegetation. Once you reach the destination, you'll be ready to catch the glimpse of the gorgeous Swargarohini peak.
The legend says that Yudhistir - one among the 5 brothers of the Pandavas from the Mahabharata climbed this peak on his thanks to heaven. Har ki Dun Trek is one among the oldest treks within the valley of gods and starts from Taluka and may be a week-long trek.
During the trek, the soothing gurgling sound of the flowing river, the chirping of birds, the green trees & the gorgeous mountains will cause you to fall crazy with nature everywhere again. The frequent accents & descents keep the har ki dun adventurous and on a transparent night, the celebs within the sky will cause you to desire you're roaming around within the galaxy and it is a fabulous experience to be there that you simply don’t want to miss.
Har ki Dun Trek is great for beginners also as intermediate level trekkers, the valley remains covered with snow from December to March, generally, people choose this trek during summers but it’s a multi-seasonal trek & are often wiped out the winters also.
Your first day of the Har ki Dun trek will start with a 10-hour drive from Dehradun to Sankri Village. you would like to succeed in the Dehradun railroad station or ISBT by 8:00 am. to succeed in Dehradun on time, you'll book an overnight bus or cab from Delhi to Dehradun.Passing through Mussoorie- the Queen of the Hills on to Uttarkashi district, you'll cross Naugaon, Purola, Mori, and Netwar before finally reaching village Sankri- the primary stop on the trek. The route is picturesque with pine trees and therefore the road runs parallel to the mighty Tons river. we might stop on the thanks to have lunch somewhere.
After reaching Purola, you ought to make all of your important phone calls as then the signal becomes weak and only BSNL network is out there with limited connectivity. Upon reaching Sankri, you'll shower at the Crazy Mountaineer’s homestay & you'll get ample of your time to explore nearby places and markets.
In-case you would like last-minute buying your trek, trekking essentials, garments & equipment are available at the Sankri market,
On the second day, we'll drive from Sankri to Taluka within the morning. it'll be a brief drive of 12 km and takes about one hour. On reaching Taluka village, the trekkers are going to be given refreshments for the hike. you'll start your descent to the banks of river Tons and therefore the trail will enter A level walkthrough conifers forest until you reach the primary cemented bridge. After crossing the river by the bridge, the trail then leads up to a wooden bridge where you'll fill your water bottles & move further. The trail provides a gorgeous setting for clicking photographs. By lunchtime, we'll approach the remainder point
Moving ahead, the fields of potato, maize, and millets will fall on the way and shortly we'll be nearing our first campsite because the sun begins to dip at Chillurgad which may be a green clearing at the banks of super.
From Chillurgad to Simantra is a few distance of 9 Km and takes around 8 hours. On the trail, you'll cross hydroelectricity run chafing units. These are employed by the local villagers for processing millets and maize by removing the husk from them and grinding them to get flour. As you progress forward you'll 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'll get breathtaking views of the Dhauladhar Range right ahead of you.
Soon we'll be reaching a green stretch of Simantra which can be our campsite for day 2.
On Day 4 we'll push for Har ki Dun Village, on reaching the Har ki Dun, you'll view the famous Swargarohini peak (The stairway to heaven). After spending a while at the village, we might head back to Simantra.
On day 5 we might return from Simantra To Chillurgad Via Osla walking on an equivalent trail we came from.
A 5 hour trek to Taluka will start within the morning, climbing down by the familiar trail, stopping at familiar rest points. The car waits at the top of the dirt road to repel base camp-wards. Climbing down is usually easier but, stressing out with quick steps isn't advised. On reaching Sankri, we'll have tea and dinner at the Crazy Mountaineer Homestay.
The journey will end with a 10-hour drive from Sankri to Dehradun. Breakfast are going to be provided within the morning.
Note : : Normally SWAYOURWAY expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.
Reaching Kasol Base Camp
Trek to Grahan village
Grahan to Min Thach
Min Thach to Nagaru
Nagaru to Biskeri Thach via Sar Pass
Biskeri Thach to Barshaini and drive back to Kasol base camp and Departure