Har ki Doon Valley


Tour Itinerary

Tour Highlights

  • River Rafting
  • Trek
  • Breathtaking views
  • Black Peak
  • Swargarohini peak
  • Hata peak
  • Rupin river

Frequently Asked Questions

Things to Carry
20-30 liter day bag with a rain cover
50-60 liter backpack with a rain cover
Water bottles - 2
Medicine kit
Waterproof hiking shoes with ankle-support
Torch with spare batteries
Govt. issued ID card
Glucose and dry snacks
Thermal inners
Thermal outer wears
Fleece jacket
Down feather jacket
Woolen gloves
Waterproof gloves
2 pairs of trekking pants
2 full-sleeved tees
2 half-sleeved tees
Fleece sweater
Woolen sweater
2 woolen socks
3 cotton socks
Rain jacket or poncho
Small towel
Sun cap
Woolen cap
UV Sunglasses
Personal items:
Toothpaste and brush
Hand sanitizer
Lip balm
Quick-dry towel
Answering few questions that are asked often
1.What is the Har Ki Doon trek?
This is a trek which is done on a moderately high altitude during the whole tenure of the trek. You will be enjoying the most if you do this trek during the winter season. This trek is done on the Himachal-Uttarakhand border, specifically in Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi district.

2.When is the ideal time to go on this trek?
As mentioned above, the winter months are the best time to go on the Har Ki Doon trek. Undoubtedly, the best months for this trek are December, January, March, April and May. But it is no less enjoyable during the rest of the months and can be done the whole year. It will be advisable to check whether the forest department has closed the Har ki Dun trek before leaving your home for it. Doing the trek in December will give you blessed opportunities to have clear views of some of Himalayan peaks, experience snowfall and chance to play with loads of snow!

3.How is the difficulty level really?
When compared with other high altitude treks, this one is done on moderate high altitude. To complete this trek successfully, one needs to have a good level of physical fitness. You can do cardio-vascular workouts to prepare yourself for the trek. The Sankri trek or Har ki Doon trek starts from Sankri base camp. It is one of the most well-known and oldest treks done in Himalayas’ Garhwal region.

4.How is it to do the trek in December?
This is the best trek that one could do in December. In fact, December is the best time to go for the Har Ki Dun trek, simply because December is the month for snowfalls. Experiencing snow falls is one of the key highlights of the trek when done in December. But the forest department had been known to keep the trek closed for two consecutive December for the sake of the wildlife.

5. How about doing this trek in May?
The month of May is one of the best months to go for the Har ki Doon trek. The weather remains moderate and the temperature stays pleasant. You will get a clear view of the whole valley and also of some snow-covered peaks. Let us tell you that it is the same in the month of June.

6.Which is the best season, though, for the Har ki Doon trek?
The trek can be done throughout the year. The temperatures will vary based on the seasons and the landscape of the valley will be affected too. Which season suits you the best is going to be the best season for this trek.
In summer months, from May to June, the temperature will be moderate. You will be rewarded with clear views and pleasant weather conditions.
In the monsoon season, during the months of July to September, there will be rainfall but the temperature will still be moderate. The weather will remain pleasant and the mountains will be veiled in mist but you will have gorgeous views of waterfalls.
In the winter season, that is from October to February, the temperature will be at extreme low because of the abundant snowfall. The scenic beauty will be unparalleled though.

7.How much is the Har Ki Dun trek distance?
The distance that will be covered while going to Kalkattiyadhaar from Taluka and back is a total of 47 kilometers. You can go to Taluka from Sankri base camp by vehicle, covering a distance of about 12 kilometers.

8.What is the height that is climbed for this trek?
The height to which we will trek is 3400 meters above the sea level. Har ki Doon will be the highest point of the trek actually. It is at a ten kilometers distance from Kalkattiyadhar. Har Ki Doon lies at an altitude which makes it perfect for not only first time trekkers but also children.

9.Can this trek be done solo?
It is not recommended for anyone to go on this trek solo. The buddy system should be followed on this trek by experienced trekkers too. One should always trek with at least one buddy.

10.Do you arrange the Har ki Dun trek from Delhi or Mumbai?
We will start the journey from Dehradun. All the major cities of India are well-connected to Hyderabad through trains and flights. Anyone booking our package will have to reach Dehradun by themselves. Our representatives will be present both at the Dehradun airport and railway station. We do not customize the trips from either Delhi or Mumbai.

11.How to reach Har ki Doon?
We will take the trekkers to Sankri from Dehradun by vehicle. The drive will cover 180 kilometers. Then we will start our trek towards our destination through the villages of Taluka, Osla.

12.What temperatures can one expect during the trek?
The temperature you will get will depend on the season when you are visiting. It can be anything from minus fifteen to ten degrees. The temperature will differ greatly during the day and night and also in places where there is sunlight or shade. You must plan everything while keeping this information in mind.

13.When on the Har ki Dun trek, how much will we have to trek on one day?
The trekking distance that should be covered daily on this trek should be 6 kilometers on an average. Expect to trek at least six kilometers every day.

14.What are the medicines that one should carry while going on this trek?
We provide first aid assistance but if you are not travelling with us, there are some medicines which you should carry. We have listed them below.

The tablets that should ideally be there in your medicine pouch are:
Diamox (10 tabs)
Crocin (5 tabs)
Digene (10 tabs)
Avomine (4 tabs)
Norflox (10 tabs)
Avail 25mg (4 tabs)
Disprin (10 - 15 tabs)
Combiflam (5 tabs)

The must-have items of your first aid kit are:
Moov spray
Three to five meters of crepe bandage
One small roll of gauze cloth
Five packets of ORS
Ten strips of band-aid
One small roll of cotton
One small roll of Leukoplast

15. Do you suggest taking Diamox before the trek?
We do not have the right to recommend taking Diamox though it helps in acclimatization quickly. We advise you to consult your doctor for advice.

16. Who will be accompanying us? Who will be guiding us?
There will be experienced trek guides or leaders who will be certified. We will have a team made up of locals who will be accompanying us. This is our contribution to sustainable eco-tourism. Not only will there be a trek leader in our team, but there will also be local guides, porters, cook and helpers.

17. How big should trekking groups be?
Most travel organizers keep the group size to a maximum of fifteen trekkers. Small groups make it easier to enjoy the adventure more.

18. How safe is this trek for solo female travelers?
Trek organizers generally have a certain male to female ratio. Comparatively, the mountains are always a lot safer than any plain area. Female travellers do go on this trek. We have separate tents for males and females and a woman will be sharing a tent with other women trekkers.

19. What should we bring for the trek?
We have a section on things to carry or pack. Please check it out.
For trekkers opting for rafting
16 km river rafting on Ganga
Stay at Homestay on Day 7
Cliff jumping
Go-Pro shoot
Pick up and drop

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