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Har Ki Dun Trek

Time : May-June ,Sept/ October

Trek Duration : 11 days (includes days of travelling)

Region : Gharwal Himalayas

Max. Altitude : 3566 m.


This includes:

1. Non A/C Chartered bus/car/jeep from Delhi to Dehradun and back, and further Dehradun to Takula and back to Dehradun.

3. Hotel accommodations at Dehradun before and after the trek.

4. All food expenses, other lodging charges, porter charges for carrying your loads, mules/ponies charges, cooks, guide and equipment charges.

This trekking trip for adventurous nature lovers, keen to explore a remote Himalayan valley, has all the classic attractions: ascending gentle trails through luxuriant oak and conifer forest and past traditional Hindu mountain villages to the alpine meadows where mountain peaks soar above Hari-ki-dun (the Valley of Gods). Har - Ki - Dun nestles in the NW corner of Garhwal near the Satluj - Yamuna watershed and remote western hills of Uttarkashi district. The valley is dominated by Swargarohini (6252 m). Though less known than the famed Valley of Flowers in the Indian Himalaya, the Valley of Gods boasts richness in the variety of flora. Situated in the upper catchment basin of the Tons River, Hari-ki-dun is one of the most fascinating and least visited areas of the Garhwal Himalaya. This area harbours almost all the major groups of the high altitude flowers, birds and animals in the Himalayan zone.

Day 1. Delhi - Dehradun (294 m) 270 km 7 hrs. drive.


Meet outside Old Delhi Railway station, at “COMESUM RESTAURANT”.at 11 a.m We take chartered non air-conditioned bus/car jeep to Dehradun. Lunch tea and snacks en route will be provided. Upon arrival at Dehradun check in at the hotel, Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.


Day 2. Dehradun- Taluka(1900 m /6232 ft.) (215 km / 7-8 hrs.)


After breakfast drive to Taluka by Toyota Qualis, a small hamlet nestled in the laps of nature via Mussoorie, Kempty falls, Purola and Mori. This is the starting point of our trek. Overnight in tents/ tourist rest house.


Day 3. Taluka - Osla (2560 m / 8400 ft.) (13 km /6-7 hrs.)


The day starts with the gentle trail towards Osla after breakfast. Today's trek is through beautiful forests of Chestnut, Walnut and Willows. A gradual ascent brings us to the picturesque Osla village along the swift rivulet. Lunch on arrival and we set campsite. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.


Day 4. Osla - Har - Ki Dun (3566 m / 11700 fts.) (12 km /6-7 hrs.)


Morning after breakfast trek to Har Ki Dun with packed lunch. Initially the trek goes past some fields of beans & rice and also some isolated villages, where time seem to stand still. The dress worn by the people is traditional. Their cheerful ness and innocence combined with their simple way of life make them very appealing. A common scene in the evenings is that of ruddy cheeked village belles returning home, carrying on their backs huge loads of pine needles & cones to be used as fuel. The trail steadily ascends the side of the ridge across the river and then veers left to the Har Ki Dun valley. Dense forests at this part give way to the meadows that are scattered with flowers and flowering herbs. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.


Day 5. Har-Ki Dun


The day is for rest/ acclimatization /exploration. On this day everyone does his own thing. One can go on an exploratory trek in the valley, capture some magnificent views on the camera, or just chill at the campsite. Overnight in tents.


Day 6. Har Ki Dun - Debshu Bugyal (14 km /4-5 hrs.)


After an early morning breakfast we will trek 14 kms to reach Debshu Bughyal. It will take 4-5 hrs at leisure pace as the trail is generally downhill. Lunch and dinner at campsite Overnight in tents


Day 7. Debshu Bugyal - Ruinsara Tal (3500 m / 11480 ft.) (16 km /5-6 hrs.)


Today after morning breakfast we start trekking early towards Ruinsara Tal. The Trek from Debsu Bughyal to Ruinsara Tal is through, terraced mountain fields, lush green grassy lands and conifer forests through extremely scenic landscape. The gradient of the trek is moderate and one will be able to complete the trek in 5 - 6 hrs on arrival at the lake set campsite. Lunch and Dinner at the camp. Overnight in tents


Day 8. Ruinsara Tal


The day is for rest / acclimatization / exploration. One can explore the surroundings around the lake. The place is full of photographers delight. Breakfast lunch and Dinner at the camp. Overnight stay in tents.


Day 9. Ruinsara Tal - Osla (18 kms./4-5 hrs.)


After breakfast start trekking back towards Osla (18 kms). This trek will take about 4-5 hours. Set up a camp by the Supin River. Lunch and Dinner at camp. overnight stay in tents.


Day 10. Osla - Taluka - Dehradun


After early breakfast trek for about 3-4 hours to reach Taluka and from here a non airconditoned bus/car/jeep will drive back us to Dehradun. Upon arrival at Dehradun transfer to hotel.


Day 11. Dehradun -Delhi Drive


Very early drive to Delhi by non air conditioned bus/car/jeep to reach Delhi by 1.00 p.m (breakfast en route). Group disperses.

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