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Har Ki Dun Trek, Uttaranchal
Maximum - 12 Days
About This Trek:
Treks in around Tons
Valley and Har Ki Dun - Tons Valley is most westerly inlet of Garhwal
Himalaya. The Dhauladhar Range separates it from the Baspa Valley of
Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh. Passes over this range are comparatively
new trekking experiences for visitors because the whole of kinnaur has
been a restricted area until the 1990s. Har Ki Dun has long been a
popular destination, at the upper NE end of the Tons, near the
junction of three small glaciated valleys. Below this point other
side valleys offer attractive hiking. Access is by bus from Mussorie
or Dehradun to Netwar (1380m) and Sankri. You will also find here
representatives of the Himalaya Trekking Association, which is
supposed to be an authorized government agency.
I t i n e r a r y
the treks of Garhwal (Uttaranchal India) is connected by 'our coach'
Early morning arrival at Delhi. 0700 hrs departure by train to Haridwar. Day at
leisure to explore this holy town. Visit the 'Aarti' (holy ceremony) performance
at the river 'Ghat' at sunset. Overnight in Hotel.
Drive to this little lake nestled in the 'Shivalik' foot hills. En-route visit
the Sikh temple at Paunta Sahib on the banks of river Yamuna. Evening at leisure
to explore the surroundings. Overnight in Hotel / Guest House.
Drive to the road-head at Taluka. It is a long journey through the picturesque
Garhwal mountains. Taluka is located at 1900m next to the Har ki dun river
amidst beautiful forests. Overnight in Forest Bungalow.
Begin the trek; a gradual ascent
brings you to the picturesque Osla village along the swift rivulet. Overnight in
Forest Bungalow. ( 12 Kms, 5-7 hrs walking)
Osla-Har Ki Dun
Climb to the higher reaches of the mountains to reach Har Ki Dun (3566m), the
beautiful 'Valley of Gods' ! Overnight in Forest Bungalow. ( 11 Kms, 5-7 hrs
Har Ki Dun
Day for rest.
Har Ki Dun
Day at leisure to explore the surroundings.
Har Ki Dun-Osla
Trace the route back to Osla. Overnight in Forest Bungalow. (4-5 hrs walking)
Osla-mid way Camp
Cross the river and take the trail to Saptrishi Kund. Halt mid way at a suitable
site on the banks of Ruinsara stream. Overnight in Tents. (Aprox.8 Kms, 6-8 hrs
Continue the uphill trek to this small lake in the high reaches of the
Himalayas. Overnight in Tents. ( Aprox. 8 Kms, 6-8 hrs of walking)
Day for rest.
From here the trail is generally downhill; reach Yamnotri- the source of the
river Yamuna, and an important Hindu pilgrim centre. Overnight in Guest House /
Forest Bungalow. ( Aprox. 8-10 hrs of walking )
Trek down to the road-head and proceed by Jeep to the hill station Mussoorie-
overlooking the Doon valley. En-route visit Lakhamandal- a site associated with
the heroes of the epic 'Mahabharata'. There is an ancient temple and cave
formations which are of interest. Overnight in Hotel at Mussoorie.( 10 Kms trek
from Yamnotri to road-head; 3-4 hrs walking )
Day at leisure to explore the town. After lunch, proceed to Dehra Dun to board
the 1700 hrs Train to Delhi. 2230 hrs arrival at Delhi; proceed to the Airport
for onward flight back home.
When To Trek :
A trek into Har Ki Dun can be undertaken fom mid-April to mid-November. The post
- monsoon season is ideal for trekking. However, the local trekkers continue to
to trek up the valley as far as Osla, in the heart of winter too.
How To Get There :
There are regular bus services from Mussoorie and Dehra Dun to Sankri. There are
buses to Sankri from Shimla and Uttar Kashi too. Beyond Sankri, there is a jeep
road to Taluka.
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