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Har Ki Dun, also known as the valley of gods, is one of the most alluring valleys of Western Himalayas. Har Ki Dun is undoubtedly the paradise for beginners in trekking who want to quench their thrust of adventurous outdoor activity and hence serves a perfect destination for beginners in trekking. People looking for long weekend getaways can easily plan a trekking trip to Har ki dun.
Har Ki Dun is a cradle shaped valley situated deep inside Govind Pashu National park. Trekking in Har Ki dun serves as a utopia for adventure junkies and nature lovers. The pine forest of Govind Peshu national park, Meadows of Debshu Bugyal embraces the beauty of trails in Har ki Dun valley. While trekking in Har Ki Dun, the alpine lake of Ruinsara displays an unescapable picturesque view of this beautiful valley. The breeze winds filled with chirping songs of birds make the trials exciting.
Har Ki Dun valley also offers beautiful meadows outlined by different shades of native alpine vegetation making it a perfect campsite destination. Maintaining its natural attire, wildlife species are easily spotted while trekking in Har Ki dun valley. Trekking in Har Ki dun is not confined to wildlife instead it showcases the picturesque view of Swargarohini peak 1 and 2, Bandarpoonch and Kala nag/ Black peak.
Trekking in the Himalayas is not always for experienced trekkers but places like Har Ki dun valley serve a perfect location for beginners in trekking. So don't be a bore on weekends and plan a trek to Har Ki Dun for a lifetime experience.
Day 00: Depart from Delhi at 10:00 pm.
Day 01: Dehradun - Sankri.
Day 02: Sankri - Chilurgad via Taluka.
Day 03: Chilurgad to Kalkatiyadhar.
Day 04: Kalkatiyadhar - Har Ki Dun – Kalkatiyadhar.
Day 05: Kalkatiyadhar to Chilurgad.
Day 06: Chilurgad to Sankri.
Day 07: Sankri – Dehradun
Day 08: Reach Delhi early morning at 5:00- 6:00 am.
Day 01: Dehradun to Sankri (200 km | 8 hours drive | Altitude 6,400 feet)
Day 02: Sankri to chilurgad via Taluka (12km drive and 11km trek | Altitude 6,500 feet)
Day 03: Chilurgad to Kalkatiyadhar (9 km | 6 hours | Altitude 9200 feet)
Day 04: Kalkatiyadhar - Har Ki Dun - Kalkatiyadhar (12 km | 8 hours | Altitude 11,700 feet)
Day 05: Kalkatiyadhar to Chilurgad (9 kms | 4 hours | Altitude 6,500 feet)
Day 06: Chilurgad to Sankri.
Day 07: Sankri - Dehradun by 6 pm (200kms l 8 hours drive l 1470ft)
By Air: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport to Sankri. From Airport one can book a cab for Sankri.
By Rail: The Dehradun railway station is the nearest railway station to Sankri and is well connected with Delhi, there are plenty of options to pick your train. You can book a taxi from Dehradun Railway station to Sankri.
By Road: Dehradun is well connected to all major cities. Sankri which is about 180kms away from Dehradun will take around 7-8 hours. You can book a cab or take public transport to reach Sankri, it is well connected with Dehradun.
While traveling from Dehradun to Sankri ATM come on the way and people can use the facility. But to be in a safer side people should always carry cash with them.
The best times to do the Har ki Dun trek are either the months between April and June or September and December. These months have moderate temperatures. Post December, the temperatures here drop and it becomes impossible to do the trek then.
Beginners who don't have any prior trekking experience can easily do this trek. The trekking trail does not have difficult terrains and passes through beautiful forests and meadows.
This is a trek that will be easy but will test your endurance. If you are a person who is not physically fit and mostly leads a sedentary life, then it is advisable to indulge in some form of physical activity like exercises or sports to make yourself fit for the trek. Legs and calf muscles need to be worked upon especially. People who are not very comfortable with treks at such high altitudes can do some form of yoga as it helps in building mental and physical confidence.
You should be fit enough physically to do this trek.Carrying basic first aid kit with yourself during the trip is also compulsory. Consult your doctor before coming to this trek and ensure that you are medically fit to go for this trek as the trek does have some difficult terrains and climatic conditions. It is also a must to buy raincoats and umbrellas prior to the trip as the trek happens in the monsoons season. Also make sure you have sufficient warm garments for the trip.
A rucksack is which is sturdy and can accommodate a sufficient amount of things is required. It should also be waterproof as this will protect your belongings from getting wet from rains.
Porters and mules will be present to carry the camping equipment and this is included in the package. However if you want porters to carry your personal luggage, then you can easily hire them at your personal cost. The charges for baggages not exceeding 12 kgs per bag per person would be around Rs. 250 per luggage per day.
A good pair of trekking shoes is essential for this trek. There might be portions where you might have to walk through small streams or rocky portions, so a sturdy pair of shoes is a must.
A guide is necessary for this trek as a guide is well versed with the route. It will more convenient to hire a guide as you do not have to worry about directions or anything like that. A guide also might know some shortcuts to the destination and can help you save time.
Har ki dun trek is a trek of easy to moderate trek level of difficulty. Beginners and enthusiastic trekkers both can easily do this trek. It has a well defined and wide walking trail and is not a risky one. However it does test your endurance and patience at times but at same time is equally adventurous.
The Har ki dun trek can be very easily done as a solo trek as the path is well defined and the trail is not too steep or risky. There are a lot of trekkers who you will find in large numbers on the way. Travelling solo will give you the flexibility to plan your own schedule.
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