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Har-ki-Dun

Starting from INR 12500

Located in the middle of the cradle shaped valley below Fateh Parvat, Har-ki-dun Valley is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Western Himalayas. This valley can be reached by trekking through Govind National Park. The park is known for its rich variety of flora and fauna.

  • Duration
    6 days
  • Group Size
    1 to 12
  • Difficulty
    Easy
  • Season
    March - June
Har-ki-Dun

Located in the middle of the cradle shaped valley below Fateh Parvat, Har-ki-dun Valley is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Western Himalayas. This valley can be reached by trekking through Govind National Park. The park is known for its rich variety of flora and fauna. Har-ki-dun or “Valley of the Gods” is a U shaped valley with a terrific contrast of alpine meadows along ridges and glacier basins, surrounded by towering peaks. Trekkers also have the opportunity to explore the Himalayan wildlife as well. No Prior experience of Himalayan trekking is required. The trails are quite manageable and not high on gradient. The trek promises a good view of the towering 5000 to 6000 meter Himalayan peaks, namely Swaragrohini massif, Fateh Parvat, Kalanag and Bandarpoonch ranges. The village life as seen at Osla, Sankri and Taluka is an experience in itself, it feels as if the native village tribes of the region have frozen in time. The local villagers of the valley are known as Parwati and claim their descent from the “Kauravas” clan of Mahabharata. From temples, to caves, to scenic villages, to rocky mountain peaks, to glaciers, to the wonderful local architecture, this trek promises a mixture of natural beauty and history!

PAYMENTS:

50% of the payment should be made as advanced at the time of booking.

Remaining 50% to be paid at least 30 days before the date of commencement of travel.

Weather:

In the initial days of the pre monsoon season (Apr-Jun) there will be snow along the trail, which generally melts by end April. Days are going to be sunny and warm (14-22 °C) while the night temperature at the highest campsite would be in the range of 0-8 °C. In the post monsoon season (Sep-Nov) there is possibility of snow towards the end of the season, which also melts very fast. The days are sunny with temperatures hovering around (12-20 °C) and the evenings start getting cold with the onset of October and nights are comparatively colder (-2 to 8 °C).

Meals:

Breakfast: Toast butter, jam, Corn flakes, Aaloo& Gobi Paratha, Oats, fresh fruits, Tea & Coffee.

Lunch & Dinner: Roti/Paratha, 02 vegetables, dal, rice, noodles, pasta, eggs, 01 sweet dish.

We ensure there is variety provided in the food.

Equipment Details:

Alps Tasmanian  (Four season) Tents:

Freestanding design features hubbed 7000 series aluminum poles with weatherproof shock cord.75-denier polyester taffeta floor with 5,000 mm coating.Easy entry and great ventilation with 2 doors and 2 zippered mesh windows.Factory-sealed fly and floor seams deliver reliable weather protection.Floor Area 34.5 sq feet, 04 Season Tent

Mountain Hardwear (Four season) Tent:

Designed with a trim floor that fits on ledges; its clip setup aids pitching in high wind.4 welded adjustable vents with mesh and zippers provide versatile ventilation options and frost management.Vestibule area is built into the tent, creating room for boots and other gear near the door.Watertight snow port in its floor that provides an exit point for accumulated frost/snow.Floor Area 33sq feet, 04 Season Tent

Cliffclimber Sleeping Bags:

Cliff climber sleeping bags are used by the Indian army in the Siachen region.With a temperature rating of -10°F, this bag is suitable for 4-season use.Differentiated hood and neck drawcords simplify adjustments; antisnag zippers work smoothly.Double-protection design combines a polymer-coated down fill with waterproof/breathable ripstop nylon all around; shell also has a durable water repellent finish.

Marmot Sleeping bags:

SpiraFil 120 high loft insulation and Wave Construction fight the cold to keep you comfortable all night.Unique blend of 3-denier conjugated spiral hollow fibers and 1-denier polyester fibers provides loft, warmth and compressibility.Wave construction, consisting of overlapping shingles of insulation throughout the bag, prevents cold spots.With a temperature rating of 0°F, this bag is suitable for 4-season use.

Sleeping Pads/Mattresses:

Horizontally cored foam reduces weight and bulk; 3.5-inch thickness provides ample cushioning.On top is a soft, stretch polyester; 150-denier polyester bottom resists wear; all seams are welded.Pad has 2 quick-closing, high-flow valves.Pad thickness 3.5inches, Width 30 inches, Length 78 inches.

T4.1 Dining Tent:

PU-coated polyester flysheet breathable polyester inner tent polyethylene groundsheet solid 12.7mm fibre poles.All tents are laboratory tested (an ENTIRE TENT is put through 200 litres/hr/sq m for 4 hours!) and field tested. (PU-coated polyester flysheet 120 g/sq m Polyethylene groundsheet fully thermo-bonded taped seams). There is a breathable polyester inner tent under the flysheet that prevents naturally-occurring droplets of condensation from touching the inside of the flysheet.Easily accommodates 12 people for dining at a given time.

Toilet Utility Tent:

3 shelf organiser.Capped roof fly for extra protection and ventilation.Large rear zippered window with privacy covers.Removable PE floor with mesh drainage panels.Free standing with extra guy line peg down points for windy conditions.225cm (H) x 120cm (w) x 120cm (D)

Camping Chairs:

Rugged aluminum legs maximize load capacity and minimize weight and bulkiness.Made of Ripstop polyster, sturdy stool & easy to carry.Seat height 15 inches.Weight capacity 250 pounds.

Camping Table:

Top is half 24" x 24" high-density pearl polyethylene and half 24" x 24" steel rack.Foldable powder-coated bronze steel frame.Built-in paper towel and trash bag holder.3 adjustable height settings.8"L x 24"W x 29"H.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.

1. Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)

2. Meals while on trek (Veg.) (Egg)

3. Trek equipment

4. Permits

5. First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.

6. Qualified & experienced Professional trek Leader, Guide and Support staff

7. Transport from Dehradun to Dehradun

8. Porter charges

Whats not included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  1. Any camera fees
  2. All food & beverages costs apart from the ones mentioned above
  3. Any personal expenditure (Toiletries, medicines, etc.)
  4. Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
  5. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head "Cost Includes".
  1. Day 1

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    DEHRADUN-SANKRI (200 Kms) 6hrs drive

    From Dehradun we will drive to Sankri via Mussorrie. We will stop for lunch enroute. This is an enjoyable drive initially along the Yamuna and towards the latter part, along the beautiful Tons River. There are very beautiful pine forest sections along the drive today. Upon reaching Sankri we will check into a scenically located hotel. Sankri is paradise on earth and we will take an evening stroll in this beautiful hamlet to get our muscles charged for the trek to come.  Over here one can enjoy a glimpse of the setting sun, disappearing behind the greater Himalayan mountain ranges. The peaks of Swargarohini stand tall over the ridges beyond Sankri. The Swargarohini is also of great historic significance, but more on that later.

  2. Day 2

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    SANKRI (2000 M) – TALUKA – SEEMA (2560m, Drive 40 mins & Trek 5 hrs)

    We start the day with a short, scenic & adventurous drive to Taluka, the starting point of our trek. The hike today is through beautiful mixed forest sections and along the Supin River.  The forests are rich in wild life and is a veritable paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers.  The gradient is moderate throughout with an odd steep patch in between. There are a few sections where there will be steep ascents, but every now and then the trail relaxes, giving certain section of level walks. This region is blessed with a very old & unique culture, which thankfully is still preserved. You will get a very up close & personal experience of it today. On the trail you will meet locals from the nearby villages and get to see the special construction style of the local dwellings. We will cross a few villages enroute to reach Seema, a small market place. We will camp ahead of Seema in beautiful fields by the riverside, overnight in tents.

  3. Day 3

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    SEEMA (2560 m) – HAR-KI-DUN (3566 m, Trek /5 hrs)

    After breakfast we cross over to the other side of the Supin River and negotiate a steep climb to get warmed up for the day’s hike to come. It’s a delightful day where you catch some fabulous views of the Bandarpoonch&Swargarohini peaks. The folklore of Swargarohini is that the Pandava brothers of the “Mahabharata” took the route to enter heaven by climbing this peak. The trail towards Har Ki Dun will gradually gain altitude with few steep sections, but generally leisure level walks.  This journey will include a beautiful waterfall, along with many rivulet and streams. You will be able to see a wooden bridge below the valley over Supin River, and if you choose, you may cross the bridge into the meadows of Dev Thach, RuinsaraTaal and Bali Pass. The landscape is beautiful, eventually leading you to the snowcapped mountain of Dhauladhar! As you reach this destination, look for the Kalanag (Black Peak) and Bandarpooch ranges (White peak) looming in the distance. The meadow of Dev Thach are also clearly visible towards your right side across the confluence of the two rivers. We reach Har-ki-Dun in about 5hrs moving at a leisurely pace and soaking in the beauty of the valley. Upon reaching our destination, Har ki Dun, it becomes evident as to why this place is considered to be an absolute paradise. This open valley has been blessed with so many natural elements that one is pleasantly surprised by its beauty. There is a network of streams, many a meadows carpeted with flowers and big/small mountains spread all over.

  4. Day 4

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    HAR-KI-DUN (3566 m) – SEEMA (2560 m, Trek 3 hrs)

    We have a leisurely breakfast today, after which people are free to explore on their own. After lunch we will hike down to Seema. Depending on the time we reach Seema we can decide to visit the ancient temple at the nearby village of Oslaand also get a chance to interact with the locals and get to know more about their tradition & culture. You can find temples and caves dedicated to Duryodhana, the Kaurava prince, in Osla village. For people who love to see flowers, we can visit a place called Haata (optional). The meadows here are almost fully carpeted with alpine flowers and make a very pleasing sight. The path follows the tons river from Netwar village up through the scenic villages of Gangad, Seema and Osla. Within the valley one can find Trees of Bhojpatra, the rare Bramhakamal, and many varieties of fauna. Towards west one can see the Bandar Punch Mountain. People here depend on farming Rice, Rajma, and Potatoes for their survival. Their way of living is quite fascinating due to its simplicity, yet intricacy as well. A series of beautiful double storied houses are constructed using Cider wood rafters, stones and mud, often decorating the doorways with beautiful woodcarvings. The carvings depict tales from the Mahabharata. The inhabitants here are an ingenuous lot, and the construction of the houses not only looks aesthetic, but are also energy efficient as well as earth quake resistant.

  5. Day 5

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    SEEMA (2560 m) – TALUKA - SANKRI (2000 m, Trek 3 hrs& Drive 40 mins)

    Early morning, trek down from Seema to Taluka and from here drive down to Sankri. There will be plenty of opportunities today for a refreshing bath in the super cool waters of the many streams we cross/pass by. Overnight in the hotel..

  6. Day 6

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    SANKRI – DEHRADUN Drive/200 kms/6 hrs

    Post breakfast, depart for Dehradun. You can also have a brief stopover at Mussoorie, one of India’s most popular hill stations. The drive from Mussoorie to Dehradun would take an hour, from where you could continue ahead towards your onward destination

     

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Accomodation

Essential

1. Shirts / T-shirts

2. Trousers / Track Pants

3. Windproof jacket

4. Fleece / Full-sleeve Woolen sweater

5. Thermal inner wear (upper & lower)

6. Woolen cap

7. Mittens (Woolen gloves)

8. Scarf

9. Woolen socks (extra pairs to be carried)

10. Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)

11. Raincoat / Poncho

12. Towel

13. Water bottle

14. Cap / Hat

15. Walking stick / Trekking pole

16. Sunscreen Lotion

17. Lip Balm

18. Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)

19. Medicines, if requiring any specific medication

20. Camera

21. Sunglasses

22. Personal toiletries

23. Books, if you like reading

Refund

  • 75% of the total amount paid will be refunded if the travel plan is cancelled by the customer 60 days or more prior to the date of commencement of travel.
  • 50% of the total amount paid will be refunded if the travel plan is cancelled by the customer 30 days or more prior to the date of commencement of travel.
  • 25% of the total amount paid will be refunded if the travel plan is cancelled by the customer 15 days or more prior to the date of commencement of travel.
  • No money shall be refunded in case of cancellation of travel plan less than 15 days prior to the date of commencement of travel.

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