Har Ki Doon Valley Trek
Har Ki Doon Valley Trek

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Har Ki Doon Valley is a cradle-shaped hanging valley in the Garhwal Himalayas also known as the "Valley Of Gods" 
as per local stories, it is believed that Pandavas used this trail to reach heaven.

Har Ki Doon is a beautiful trek that takes you through the Govind National Park with the most charismatic alpine meadows
and pine forests which is a treat to the eyes.

It is a moderate trek with fascinating views of Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, and Black peak. 
Har Ki Doon is the largest water source for River Yamuna.

You will be trekking through some of the ancient villages and gives you an insight into the lives of the locals who are residing here in the valley. 
Osla temple enroute is a marvelous point. This temple is carved on wood 2000 years ago by inhabitants of Saur worshipping Duryodhan.


Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri
Day 2: Sankri to Pauni Garaat via Taluka
Day 3: Pauni Garaat to Kalkattiyadhaar
Day 4: Kalkattiyadhar to Har Ki Doon & back to Kalkattiyadhar
Day 5: Kalkattiyadhar to Pauni Garaat via Osla
Day 6: Pauni Garaat to Sankri via Taluka
Day 7: Sankri to Dehradun

Note: On Day 7, you’ll reach Dehradun by 6 pm. You can book your travel any time after 8 pm.

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri

  • Report at Dehradun airport by 8AM, Dehradun Railway station by 9APM
  • Start your Journey towards Sankri.
  • The journey is very scenic, where the drive curves through a dense pine forest. 
    Throughout the journey, you will be traversing the mountains and Yamuna, 
    and the river of Tons which makes the journey a very beautiful experience. .
  • After reaching Sankri Our trek leaders will brief you about the next 5day trek in the Himalayas and distribute the rentals (If you have opted any)
  • Enjoy lip-smacking dinner and sleep.
  • Distance: 200 KM || 8 to 9 hrs
  • Altitude: Dehradun (2,087 ft) to Sankri (6,455 ft)
  • Stay: Sankri (Hotel - 3 or 4 sharing)

Day 2: Sankri to Pauni Garaat via Taluka

  • After having a delicious breakfast drive from Sankri to Taluka in the morning.
  • We will start our trek from Taluka village to Pauni Garaat along with the Rupin River on your right.
  • The hike is scenic with an easy level walk and gradual ascent in most parts.
    A series of wild roses, irises, and bamboo, chestnut, and cedar (deodar) trees can be seen today.
  • Reach Pauni Garaat and rest.
  • Distance
    Drive Distance : 12 KM || 1 hr
    Trek Distance: 10 KM || 6 to 7 hrs
    Altitude: Sankri (6,455 ft) to Pauni Garaat (8,200ft) Via Taluka (7,000ft)
    Stay: Taluka (Camping - 3 or 4 sharing)

Day 3: Pauni Garaat to Kalkattiyadhaar via Osla

  • We start early in the morning. the trail passes few Garat Huts and enters the farm fields and cattle grazing ground.
  • On crossing this section, the trail takes you to Osla village, set up in between the dense forest of cashew nuts and walnuts.
  • The view of wild orchids & Himalayan flora will keep you occupied throughout the trek.
  • Osla Village is famous for its wooden architectural excellence. We will be visiting a 2000-Year-old temple dedicated to Duryodhana.
  • After spending some time at Osla village we will ascent towards Kalkattiyadhaar,
  • on the way, you can see glimpses of the Dhauladhar range in the backdrop of the valley.
  • After some time you will reach a green stretch, this is the campsite for the day.
  • Trek Distance: 8 KM || 7 to 8 hrs
  • Altitude: Pauni Garaat (8,200ft) to Kalkattiyadhar (9,800ft)
  • Stay: Kalkattiyadhar (Camping - 3 or 4 sharing)

Day 4 - Kalkattiyadhar to Har Ki Doon & back to Kalkattiyadhar

  • Start early in the morning. Today will be the most scenic day of the trek.
  • After crossing a hanging bridge over the Rupin River we will enter into the valley.
    As you move ahead on this trail, you will have a jaw-dropping view of the valley with towering snow-clad peaks in the backdrop.
  • The valley is a blend of lush-green meadows, freshwater streams. Tall pine trees will be greeting you at every step in the dense forest.
  • The huge peaks of Swargarohini, Hata Peak, Black Peak, etc can be seen today.
  • After exploring the picturesque valley creating memories for a lifetime we return back to our last campsite at Kalkattiyadhar.
  • Trek Distance: 10 KM || 8 to 9 hrs
  • Altitude: Pauni Kalkattiyadhar (9,800ft) to Har Ki Doon (11,800ft)
  • Stay: Kalkattiyadhar (Camping - 3 or 4 sharing)

Day 5 - Kalkattiyadhar to Pauni Garaat via Osla

  • Today marks our return journey.
  • We will be taking the same route which we used to reach Kalkattiyadhar from Pauni Garaat Via Osla.
  • Enjoy the stunning views and the untouched beauty of nature on your course and relive the memories one more time.
  • Reach Pauni Garaat and rest.
  • Trek Distance: 8 KM || 7 to 8 hrs
  • Altitude: Kalkattiyadhar (9,800ft) to Pauni Garaat (8,200ft)
  • Stay: Pauni Garaat (Camping - 3 or 4 sharing)

Day 6 - Pauni Garaat to Sankri via Taluka

  • Reach Taluka by afternoon following the same route we took on Day - 2
  • A 12km Drive from Taluka takes us to Sankri.
  • Distance
    Trek Distance: 10 KM || 6 to 7 hrs
    Drive Distance : 12 KM || 1 hr
  • Altitude: Pauni Garaat (8,200ft) to Sankri (6,455 ft) Via Taluka (7,000ft)
  • Stay: Sankri (Hotel - 3 or 4 sharing)

Day 7: Drive back to Dehradun

  • We will leave the Homestay after taking a few good photos and we will head back to Dehradun via the same route we came.
  • We will reach Dehradun airport by 6 PM.
  • Distance: 200 KM || 7 to 8 hrs
  • Note: Stay will be provided by GoAdventure for the people who opted for rafting.
  • Stay: Rishikesh (Homestay - 3 or 4 sharing)
  • Note: If you're not opting for rafting, we will drop you at Dehradun airport/railway station by 6 PM. You can plan the return journey accordingly.
  • Add on: Rishikesh rafting - 16 KM - Extra 2500/-

Day 8:

  • Our Rafting instructor will be present at the hotel by 9 AM
  • Head towards the Rafting area which is beside the Hotel
  • After briefing about the River Rafting our instructors will start the activity.
  • We will complete the rafting activity before 1 PM.
  • Get back to the hotel and check out by 2 PM.
  • We will be dropping you at the airport by 4 PM.

Rafting add-on Includes:

Rafting of 16 KM 
Cliff jumping
GoPro shoot
Pick up & Drop from Hotel to Airport
Day 7 stay in Hotel

Basic Essentials

  • Day Bag(20-30 liter) with Rain Cover (If you hire mule or porter)
  • BackPack(50-60 liter) with Rain Cover
  • 2- water bottles
  • Personal Medical kit (If you required)
  • Hiking Shoes-water proof and ankle support
  • Torch With extra batteries
  • Original ID Card
  • Glucose, Chocolates, biscuits, and nuts

Clothing Essentials

  • Thermal Wear
  • 2-jacket (1 Fleece, 1 Down feather)
  • Warm Inner-wears
  • 2-Gloves (1 Woollen, 1 Waterproof)
  • 2-Trek Pants (which is a comfortable full day)
  • 4-T-shirts (2 Full Sleeves, 2 Half Sleeves)
  • 2-Sweater (1 Fleece, 1 Woollen)
  • 5-Socks (3 Cotton, 2 Woollen)
  • Rain Coat / Poncho
  • Handkerchief/towels

Protect Your Head

  • 2- Caps (1 Sun Cap, 1 Woollen Cap)
  • UV sunglass
  • Balaclava

Personal Utilities

  • Cameras
  • Sunscreen Cream
  • Tooth Brush & Paste
  • Lip Balm
  • Quick Dry Towel
  • Body Lotion
  • Sanitizers

  • Transportation (Dehradun to Dehradun)
  • Food: Day-1 Dinner to Day-7 Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Six Nights Camping during the trek on Sharing Basis
  • Tents, Mattresses, and Sleeping Bags
  • Toilet Tents – Dry Pit Style
  • Kitchen Tent, Equipment & All Rations
  • Trek Leader & Assistant Trek Leader / Local Guide
  • Support team
  • Cook
  • Helpers
  • Porters / Mules (for Equipment)
  • Mountaineering Course Qualified Trek Leader
  • Local Support Team for Geographical Intelligence
  • Crampons / Micro-spikes to the Trekkers (if Required)
  • First-Aid Medical Kit with the Team
For people who've opted for River Rafting:
  • Rafting of 16 KM in Ganga river
  • Cliff jumping
  • GoPro shoot
  • Pick up & Drop from Hotel
  • Day 5 stay in Homestay
  • River Rafting:
  • First-Aid Medical Kit with the Team

  • Personal Gears
  • Meals During Transportation
  • Any additional permit cost if charged over Rs. 500/-
  • Tips, Gratitude to the Team
  • GST (5%)

Rental Gear: We also offer trekking gear on rental. 
PDF: Click here (These are the prices for the entire trek)
Booking form: Rental products (Click here)

  • Winter Jacket (-5 degrees) - Rs.  500
  • Trekking pole  - Rs. 200
  • Poncho   - Rs. 200
  • Gloves - Rs. 200
  • Gaiters - Rs. 200
  • Crampons  - Rs. 400
  • Head torch - Rs. 150
  • Trekking Shoe - Rs. 500
  • Gopro - Rs. 2500
  • Trek pant - Rs. 400

By Air:
Nearest airport: Dehradun. 
Dehradun airport is connected to most of the metro cities in India. GoAdventure vehicle will pick you up from the airport itself. If you come at different timings, there are few hotels availbale nearby

By Rail:
The nearest railway stations are Dehradun or Haridwar. GoAdvneture regular pick up is from Dehradun railway station. You can also take a connecting train from Haridwar to Dehradun

By road:
Delhi to Dehradun/Rishikesh: there are many bus services available. (AC, Non AC, Sleeper & Semi sleeper)

Cost-effective: You can take a flight to Delhi. Delhi to Dehradun a connecting train.

From Dehradun to Sankri: We will be providing a Tempo traveler, Bolero / Similar.

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