Har Ki Dun Trek, Uttarakhand

Apr 21-27, 2024

Trip fees: ₹14400

Available Seats: 5

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Overview
Har Ki Doon or Har Ki Dun is a cradle-shaped hanging valley situated at the western flank of Garhwal in the Uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand. It is surrounded by snow-covered peaks and alpine vegetation. It is connected to Baspa Valley by the Borasu Pass. This valley is about 3566m (11700 ft) above mean sea level and is snow-covered from December to March. It is one of the oldest Treks in the Himalayas, known as the 'Valley of Gods’. It's a delightful experience when we're camping near the flowing river, the forest is rich in flora and fauna which has an engaging vibe of its own. We are able to see Swargarohini – I, II, III, Bandarpoonch, and Blackpeak from here. Swargarohini Peak can be seen very clearly from this valley. Local legend has it that Yudhishthira (one of the Pandavas from the Hindu epic Mahabharata) climbed this peak on his way to Heaven. We trek through the dense Pine & Oak forests, blooming meadows; camping at gorgeous locations. The Har Ki Dun trail takes us through some of the ancient villages named Osla and Ghanghad. It gives us an insight into the lives of the locals who are residing here in the valley. This trek is heaven for nature lovers, adventure seekers and also shutterbugs. You can even spot various species of birds that thrive in this region.

Short Itinerary

Day Date Itinerary
Day 1 Apr 21, 2024 Drive from Dehradun to Sankri (6,300 ft) (8 hrs)
Day 2 Apr 22, 2024 Drive from Sankri to Taluka (7,100 ft) (1 hrs) and Trek to Pauni Garaat (8,100 ft) (5/6 hrs)
Day 3 Apr 23, 2024 Trek from Pauni Garaat to Kalkattiyadhaar/Bashla (9,900 ft/11,100 ft) via Seema (4/6 hrs)
Day 4 Apr 24, 2024 Trek from Kalkattiyadhaar/Bashla to Har Ki Dun (11,800 ft) and return back to, Kalkattiyadhaar/Bashla (9,900 ft/11,100 ft) (6/7 hrs)
Day 5 Apr 25, 2024 Trek from Kalkattiyadhaar/Bashla to Pauni Garaat via Osla (8,450 ft) ((4/5 hrs)
Day 6 Apr 26, 2024 Trek from Pauni Garaat to Taluka (4/5 hrs) and drive back to Sankri (1 hr)
Day 7 Apr 27, 2024 Drive from Sankri to Dehradun (7/8 hrs), Drop at Dehradun
Detailed Itinerary
Day Date Itinerary Stay
1 Apr 21, 2024 Sankri
Drive from Dehradun to Sankri (6,300 ft) (8 hrs)
On the first day, we gather at Dehradun railway station and head towards Sankri, a beautiful small village in the Uttarkashi district. Sankri is the base camp for many other treks. It offers a delightful view of the Swargarohini peak. We are going to cross Nainbagh, Naugaon, Purola, Jarmola, Mori, Naitwari, and then finally reach Sankri. It is a total of 8 hours drive.
2 Apr 22, 2024 Pauni Garaat
Drive from Sankri to Taluka (7,100 ft) (1 hrs) and Trek to Pauni Garaat (8,100 ft) (5/6 hrs)
Morning tea will be served at 7 am. Breakfast will be served at 8 am. Post breakfast, the trek leader will brief about the trek. He/She will lay out the agenda for the upcoming days and detailed activities of the present day. Other than a detailed introduction session between the team and the trekkers, it will cover important topics like itinerary, aspects of safety, first-aid & contingency plans, camping etiquette, dos &don’ts, leave no trace principles, Etc. At around 9 am, we start on our drive from Sankri to Taluka. Its an hour long beautiful off-road drive through gradually thickening forests and streams.After reaching Taluka, we take out our bags and start the trek towards our first camp. The first lapse is a descent to the banks of the beautiful Tons and keeping the river on the left, the trail enters a level walkthrough forests of conifers until reaching the first cemented bridge.We gain altitude gradually. There are many small dhabas which serve tea and snacks. Progressing ahead, we come across farms of potato, millet, and maize which belong to people of Ghanghad. Pauni Garaat, a green clearing on the banks of Supin at its sprightly best is arrived at late in the afternoon as the Sun begins to dip
3 Apr 23, 2024 Kalkattiyadhaar/Bashla
Trek from Pauni Garaat to Kalkattiyadhaar/Bashla (9,900 ft/11,100 ft) via Seema (4/6 hrs)
Morning tea is served at 7 am, followed by breakfast. We start the trek post breakfast. It's a gradual climb. We take the route via Seema, bypassing the Osla village, which we will visit on our return. We will come across GMVN at Seema. Then we cross the river using a big cemented bridge and after a sharp climb for 20 minutes, we reach the trail which connects Osla to Har ki Dun. We continue on this trail and come cross farms of Osla Village. We may camp at Kalkattiyadhaar or Bashla which is another hour walk from Kalkattiyadhaar towards Har Ki Dun. It totally depends on weather and snow conditions.
4 Apr 24, 2024 Kalkattiyadhaar/Bashla
Trek from Kalkattiyadhaar/Bashla to Har Ki Dun (11,700 ft) and return back to Kalkattiyadhaar/Bashla (9,900 ft/11,100 ft) (6/7 hrs)
Today we start early as compared to other days because we have to visit Har ki Dun and then trek back to the same camp. The trail will go into the glacier basin having moraines and alpine meadows. Tall pine trees will be greeting you at every step. The trail is mixed of steep and moderate ascend until the Har Ki Dun valley. In Winter these sections are covered with thick snow. The valley is a heavenly place displaying immense beauty in one sight. We get marveling glimpses the huge peaks of Swargarohini, Hata Peak, Black Peak etc. The valley is an amazing amalgamation of meadows, streams, coniferous forests, glacier moraines. Try to engulf everything. After exploring the valley creating memories for a lifetime we return back to our last campsite.
5 Apr 25, 2024 Pauni Garaat
Trek from Kalkattiyadhaar/Bashla to Pauni Garaat via Osla (8,450 ft) ((4/5 hrs)
From today the trek is actually the return journey with one exception of visiting Osla. This village is said to be a preacher of Duryodhana of Mahabharata. Apart from the stories, the village has the 2000 years old Temple. The villagers are welcoming here. After a small chit-chat proceed further on the descent to Pauni Garaat.
6 Apr 26, 2024 Sankri
Trek from Pauni Garaat to Taluka (4/5 hrs) and drive back to Sankri (1 hr)
A 5-hour trek to Taluka sets off this morning, climbing down by the familiar trail, stopping at familiar rest points. The car waits at the end of the dirt road to drive back base camp-wards. Pay special attention to descending tactic. Though climbing down accounts for lesser exhaustion, stressing out your soles with big steps is inadvisable. We arrive Sankri at the time for tea.
7 Apr 27, 2024
Drive from Sankri to Dehradun (7/8 hrs)
We have our breakfast and leave early in the morning so we can reach Dehradun on time. We will stop on the way for lunch. Drop you at Dehradun
Note: 1. Reach Dehradun one day before 2. Pick-up time from Dehradun will be 6;00 AM in the morning 3. Return train/Bus book from Dehradun late at night after 11:00 PM. If return by flight plan next day
Package Inclusions
  • Accommodation on double/triple sharing basis in Guest House/Homestay (1st and 6th night) and double sharing basis in tents (2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th night) as per the itinerary.
  • Meals (from Day 1st Dinner to Day 7th morning tea) (veg & egg).
  • Full Camp setup which includes Kitchen Tent, Dry pit Toilet Tents, Utensils, Trekker Tents, Sleeping Bags, Mattresses, Camping Stools etc.
  • All necessary permits and entry fees for Indian citizens.
  • Basic first aid kit, Oximeter, stretcher and Oxygen Cylinder.
  • Well Qualified & Experienced Trek Leader with Friendly & Cheerful support staff.
  • Transport on sharing basis from Dehradun to Sankri and Sankri to Taluka, Taluka to Sankri and back to Dehradun as per the itinerary (non-ac Dzire/Bolero/Maxx/Tempo-Traveller, depends upon the number of PAX).
  • Cloakroom facility at Sankri, in case you want to leave some stuff (Clothes, shoes, etc) back at Sankri, which you believe you don’t need while on the trek.
Package Exclusions
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Accomodation in Dehradun
  • Food during transit
  • Bottled water
  • Insurance
  • Mules/Porters to carry personal luggage
  • Accommodation not listed in the itinerary
  • Incurred expenses due to any kind of mishap, medical issues, landslide, weather conditions, strikes, political unrest, etc.
  • Emergency evacuation charges
  • Necessary permits and entry fees for Non-Indian citizens
Bag Offload per bag: 2,000/
Fees

14,400.00

Available Seats: 5



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Instalment Plan
Instalment Dates Amount
At the time of registration 3600/-
Before  Feb 05, 2024 3600/-
Before  Mar 05, 2024 3600/-
Before Apr 05, 2024 3600/-
Total Amount 14,400/-

Cancellation Fees

Cancellation dates Cancellation fee
90 days  Before Trip date ₹ 2,880
60 days  Before Trip date ₹ 5,760
30 days  Before Trip date ₹ 8,640
15 days  Before Trip date ₹ 11,520
With 15 days from trip date ₹ ₹14400

 

  • Alternatively, a registered participant may transfer his/her registration to a friend without any cancellation fee 2 weeks before the trek only.
  • In case of cancellation of the program due to any gov restrictions due to COVID/ Weather, an alternate date will be provided for the same trip and no refund for that.
  • In case you are not able to join the trek on the new dates, either you can send a replacement ( Without any additional cost) / You can opt for Wallet transfer,
    • What is Wallet Transfer?:  The amount will move to LGFC Wallet and you can use that for any other trip.  ( 3% fee will be deducted as movement charges) . Strictly there won’t be any refund to a bank account.
    • Wallet transfer is applicable only for the case when a participant won’t be able to join the new date on a postponed trip due to Pandemic / Weather situations
    • The wallet transfer offer will only be one time when the new date is announced. Further changes will be counted as normal cancellations and will be as per cancellation policy.
  • Installments are to be paid before the due dates.
  • In case when installments are pending after the due date, the order will be auto-canceled.
  • There will be no refund in case of auto cancellation due to nonpayment of installments.

 

 

Things to carry

Item Name Quantity (Without Snow/Summers)
Trekking Shoes 1 Pair
Backpack (50-60 L) + Rain cover 1
Daypack (20-25 L) + Rain cover 1 (Optional, in case opting for bag offload)
Sun Cap 1
Woollen Cap 1
Dark Sunglasses (UV Protected) 1
Scarf/Muffler 1
Thermal Wear 1 Pair
Dri fit/Cotton T-shirt (Full sleeve) 3
Fleece/Woollen Sweater 2 (1 Thick + 1 Normal)
Windproof Jacket (Optional) 1
Down feather/padded Jacket 1 (Thick)
Trekking Pant 2 (1 Thick + 1 Normal)
Track/Sports Lower 1
Socks 3 (Cotton) + 1 (Woollen)
Poncho/Rain Suit 1
Sandals/Slippers 1
Hand Gloves 1 (Waterproof or Woollen)
Water Bottle 1L (Prefer Thermos)
Basic lunch box with spoon 1
Head Torch (with extra battery) 1
Personal Utility Kit 1
Personal Medical Kit 1
Towel 1
Trekking Pole 1 (Optional)

Personal Utility Kit

Sunscreen, Moisturizer, Hand Sanitizer, Paper Soap, Toilet Roll, Face wash, Lip balm, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Wet wipes, Deodorant, 3 to 4 Plastic Covers.

Personal Medical Kit

Consult the doctor

WHY WITH US?
  1. Budget-Friendly. (You can compare the same package with any other available itineraries)
  2. Incomparable Itinerary: You can compare the Itinerary with any other itinerary available on social media/ Google. Our itinerary is special with all COVID safety ensured.
  3. Packed food prepared in safe conditions: We believe that for a traveler, food is one of the most important things during their journey. We provide the best nutritious food as mentioned in the itinerary.
  4. Not just sightseeing, but many more things to learn and experience: We are not just providing sightseeing. Our Camp navigator/local guide will share the details of the place, flora, fauna with you.
  5. Well Experienced Local Guide and Support Staff
  6. Why these dates?  Aug 12-13 (2nd sat-Sun), Aug 15 (Independence day) & Aug 18-19 (Sat-sunday)
  7. Plan beyond the Itinerary- In case if you want to extend the trip, we are there to help you by finding Stays contact and transportation, Talk to the coordinator of LetsGoForACamp
VALUES WE FOLLOW
  1. Eco-friendly products.
  2. Minimizing plastic waste.
  3. Hiring local guides.
  4. Contributing to the local economy.
  5. Proper disposal of waste generated.
  6. Concept of Responsible traveler.
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  • LetsGoForACamp has all the authority to change the itinerary without prior notice in case of any unavoidable circumstances.
  • LetsGoForACamp team gives full help and support to our travelers who need medical treatment for any injury or accident before, during, or after the trek. The additional expense has to be borne by the trekker
  • LetsGoForACamp has the right to cancel all the services of the trekker without any further clarification and without any refund in case of misconduct during the trek.

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