About the Har ki Dun Trek:
Unarguably, Har Ki Dun or Har Ki doon is one of the most beautiful destinations for trekking in Uttarakhand. The untouched natural beauty of this place makes it every trekker’s favourite. If you are always looking out for exciting trekking trails, then Har Ki dun trek is for you. The trek offers unmatched scenic views of Garhwals throughout the seven-day-long journey. On your trek route, you’ll also witness the majestic Himalayan Peaks, such as the Swargarohini, Kala nag, Bandarpoonch, and Ruinsara valley.
Read more about the trek below. You can also scroll through the various packages available below and choose whichever fits your needs.
- Starting point: Dehradun
- Ending point: Dehradun
- Distance: 44 km
- Duration: 7-8 days
- Best time: March to June and September to December
The Har Ki Dun trek will take you through some of the most isolated villages of India. It is a week-long trek, which includes around 44 km of trekking distance. The maximum altitude you will be touching in this trek is 12000 ft. The trek starts and ends at Dehradun, and the base camp of the trek is situated at a distance of 10 hrs drive from Dehradun at Sankri. With Har ki Doon trek you can also go for Ruinsara Tal trek, which offers magnificent views of Garhwal. One can enjoy this beautiful trek during the summer and autumn for the best experience.
Har Ki Dun Trek: Distance
The Har Ki Dun is a 44km trek, which takes about 7-8 days to complete. This trek requires you to trek for about 6-8 km per day for an easy and hassle-free trekking experience.
Best Time to Trek Har Ki Dun
The best time to do the Har ki Dun trek is from March to June and September to December. Ruinsara Valley is open to trek for tourists for around 8 months throughout the year. July and August are the months not suitable for this trek. During this season, the Govind Pashu Vihar Sanctuary remains closed due to heavy rainfall. You also cannot go for this trek from January to April, as the heavy snowfall makes it impossible for trekkers to trek on the snow-capped trails.
Har Ki Dun Trek Cost:
Cost (per person)
Har ki dun Trek from Sankri
Har ki dun Trek from Dehradun
- All permits and entry fees
- Trekking equipment
- First aid kits
- Oxygen cylinder
- Anything not mentioned under "inclusions."
Har Ki Dun Trek Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival at Dehradun - Dehradun to Sankri
Day 1 of the Har Ki Dun Trek would mark your arrival in Dehradun. After reaching Dehradun, meet our agent there and complete a hassle-free check-in into your hotel. Freshen up, rest for an hour or two, and then get ready to begin your drive towards Village Sankri. This would be a 200km drive which would take you to Sankri in 9-10hr. Reach the village by evening, check into your hotel there, and enjoy an overnight stay.
Day 2: Reach Seema/Osla through Taluka from Sankri
Start your day at Sankri Village early in the morning. You will be driving to Taluka from Sankri, which is a 0.5 to 2 hr ride (12km). The trekking starts from Taluka. You will trek 14 km on day 2 from Taluka to Seema/Osla. On this trail, Supin river is on the right side, where we will be trekking. Once we reach Seema, have a delicious dinner, followed by an overnight stay.
Day 3: Trek to Har Ki Dun Valley - Seema/Osla to Har Ki Dun
Start your day 3 of the Har ki Dun Trek in Seema/Osla, and today you will be trekking towards the Har Ki Dun Valley. This would be a 12 km journey. The beginning of the trek would be quite challenging, but after 4 km, the trails will become a bit easier. Reaching Kalkati Dhar after 4 km would be a relief for you.
Kalkati Dhar will mark a change in the scenery, making your trekking easy from here. The trekking trail is not so challenging from here onwards. After a few kilometres, Hata Peak will be visible to you. Also, enjoy camping at the Har Ki Dun Valley alongside a calm river. This would undoubtedly be a serene and calm experience.
Day 4: Trek From Har ki Dun to Jaundhar Glacier or Maninda Tal / Ruinsar Tal Trek
Wake up to the beautiful morning in Har Ki Dun valley and watch the beautiful sun rise alongside Swargarohini Peak. On this day, we'll go to any of these to trek further: Jaundhar Glacier and Maninda Tal. Also, you can trek to Ruinsara valley on this day. Or, if you do not want to go trekking further, relax and enjoy Har Ki Dun for another night.
Day 5: Har Ki Dun to Osla/Seema
Day 5 would be trekking back to Osla/Seema from Har ki Dun. This would be a 12 km trek. Start your trek early and reach the gorgeous village of Osla. Explore the village and get to know about its culture. It is located opposite Seema village. You can trek back to Seema if your night stay is planned there or enjoy an overnight stay in this serene village of Osla.
Day 6: Seema to Sankri via Taluka
Day 6 would be going back to Sankri via Taluka. You need to trek till Taluka (14km), from there onwards you can reach the village Sankri via a drive. Reach Sankri by evening, check into your hotel, and rest in an overnight stay here.
Day 7: Departure Day
Day 7 would be your departure day. You will leave your hotel at Sankri and be dropped off at Dehradun. After reaching Dehradun you can take any of your preferred travel options and reach home.
Important Things to Know before planning a trek to the Har ki Dun Valley:
- Know about the minute details of the trek before you start planning for it.
- The difficulty level of the trek varies from an easy to moderate range.
- Go through various medical and health check-ups to check if you are eligible for the trek or not.
- Get to know the best time to visit Har Ki Dun for a hassle-free and great experience.
- This is a week-long trek, so plan accordingly.
- Always check about the season you are planning your trek in.
- Ten years is the minimum age to join this trek.
- Do not plan your trek during the monsoon or winter season.
- Avoid the trek if you are not physically fit.
Things to Carry
- Carry all the under-mentioned documents for legal purposes:
- Original and Photocopy of your photo ID Proof: Essential for the permits and identification by the forest department.
- Disclaimer Certificate.
- Medical Certificate.
- Pack your best trekking shoes.
- A 50-60 litre backpack is a must for the trekker.
- Do not wear a single layer of clothes as it will not provide you maximum protection from the unpredictable weather of the mountains.
- Carry extra trek pants with you.
- Do not forget the essential accessories such as sunglasses, suncap, synthetic hand gloves, woollen cap, extra pair of socks, headlamp, trekking poles, rainwear, rain cover, a toilet kit, first aid kit, cutlery, and a personal medical kit.
FAQs about Har ki Dun Trek:
The Har Ki Dun is an easy trek suitable for both beginners and intermediate trekkers. If it is your first-time trek, Start doing regular exercise, especially breathing exercises, 15 days before your trek.
The Har Ki Doon trek is around 44 km long. It is a 7-day long trek. The duration can refer from package to package, but a week is believed to be the best for this trek.
No, you can not go for the Har Ki Dun Valley in January. The trekking trails are heavily covered with snow, which creates difficulties for the trekkers to trek. Due to this reason, the Govind Pashu Vihar Sanctuary also remains closed during the winter season.
You will be trekking at an altitude ranging between 1900 to 3500 mts in Har Ki Dun. The altitude range change can be difficult for you, so plan your trek accordingly.
Opting for a guide on your Har Ki Dun Trek is not necessary. But if you are a beginner and don’t know much about trekking, you should opt for one. This would make your whole trekking experience manageable and easy.
Yes, the Har ki Doon Trek is perfect for solo trekkers. You can go for it by yourself if you are somebody who loves their own company the best. It is an excellent trek for solo trekkers with exciting and challenging trekking trails.
To reach the Har Ki Dun Valley, one needs to reach Dehradun first. From there, you’ll be travelling to the Sankri village, located 200 km from Dehradun. Trek or drive to Taluka from Sankri and reach the Har ki Dun Valley.
The distance from Dehradun to Har Ki Doon Valley is around 99 km. Reach Sankri from Dehradun, where you can start your trek towards Har Ki Doon Valley.
To go for Har Ki Doon Trek from Delhi, you will first have to travel to Dehradun, which is around 280 km from Delhi. One can reach Dehradun by air, road, or train. From there onwards, your trekking journey will begin.
Suppose you are travelling from Mumbai for the Har ki Doon Trek, then first, you need to reach Dehradun as Mumbai is at a distance of 1640 km from Dehradun. You can reach Dehradun by air and train and then begin your trek to Har ki doon Valley.