Brief Description

The Har-Ki-Dun trek is one of the most sought-after treks in the Garhwal Himalayas. The valley of Har-ki-Dun is located at the base of Fateh Parvat, at an altitude of 3,556 meters. The valley is surrounded by dense Pine forests and offers amphitheater views of mountains such as Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, and Blackpeak. This deserted piece of land is a paradise for flora and fauna lovers. Black bear, Langoors and wild boars are native inhabitants in the region. Golden eagles are also found in this region. The accessibility through Govind National Park makes it rich in flora. You can find trees of Bhojpatra, the flower, Bramhakamal. Swargarohini and Jaundar Glacier are in the south-east of this cradle shaped attraction. Given to its beauty and moderate difficulty level, this is an ideal trek for experienced as well as novice trekkers.

Why Bikat

  • Learning Experience: We do not just focus on completing the trek but also help you develop basic trekking skills like:
    • Packing a rucksack
    • Morning Yoga & Evening stretching
    • How to pitch and dismantle a camping tent and properly use a sleeping bag
    • Ascend and Descend on a mountain trail
    • How to ensure camp safety and hygiene
    • Identify trail signs and signals
  • Loyalty Programs: Join Bikat community and enjoy benefits of our vouchers and referral programs.
  • Personalized attention: We have small batch size (max. 15) and we maintain a healthy ratio of 8:1 (Participants: Leader) on all our batches to enable individual focus and monitoring.
  • Best Expedition Leaders: Our leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders. Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
  • Safety norms: We have mapped every region with an emergency evacuation plan and safety protocols maintaining a zero accident record so far. We carry an extensive first-aid kit including oxygen cylinders and high altitude medicines.
  • Safety equipment: Our trek leaders carry UIAA certified rescue equipment like static rope, ice ax, harness, carabiners, jumar, pulley, short and long slings.

Itinerary

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1 Day 1
DAY 1: Dehradun to Sankri - 198 km Drive
2 Day 2
DAY 2: Sankri- Taluka (12 Kms by Road ), Taluka- Seema (12 kms trek)
3 Day 3
DAY 3: Seema- Kalkattiyadhaar (7 kms trek)
4 Day 4
DAY 4: Kalkattiyadhaar-Har ki Dun (7 kms trek)
5 Day 5
Day 5: Har ki Dun - Seema (14 kms trek)
6 Day 6
Day 6: Seema- Taluka (12 kms trek), Taluka- Sankri (15 kms by road)
7 Day 7
Day 7: Sankri to Dehradun 198 km Drive

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility: Is this trek good for me?

Har ki Dun is an easy level trek ideal for both beginners and experienced trekkers. For a novice, it is a great start to enter the world of trekking. It can get a bit rigorous for the first-timers. Therefore, it is recommended to the first timers to maintain a good physical stamina and read extensively. Any experienced trekker would love to go on this trek for the love of its views and trekking.

Eligibility: Requisite Skills

1. How to choose a right rucksack: It is essential that you choose a right rucksack for the trek since you are going to carry it all the time while trekking. Make sure you don’t make these common mistakes while buying a rucksack.
2. How to pack a rucksack: Trekking in mountains become more fun when your rucksack is well-organized. It also makes it easier for you to carry without being much load on your shoulders. Follow the guidelines on how to pack a rucksack.

Eligibility: Fitness benchmark

1. Jog/Run for 4 Kms in 35-40 mins or Walk continuously for 8 Kms (with 3-4 small breaks) on plain terrain (slight incline is better)
2. Hold your breath for 25-30 seconds
If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.

Eligibility: Experience required

One should have done an easy trek of 2-3 days upto 2500 M altitude. Those coming for the first time should prepare and read extensively about the trek. A basic knowledge of how to use a sleeping bag, toilet tents, sleeping tents, and mountain mannerisms will help.

Packing List: What to pack



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Connectivity: How to Reach the base of the trek & how to go back from the end point?

Start point of Har ki Dun Trek is Taluka which is 12 kms from Sankri. Sankri is a small village in Uttarakhand which is a base camp for many Uttrakhand treks. It is 180 km from Dehradun. There are indirect public buses and shared jeeps running between Dehradun and Sankri.
Dehradun is easily accessible through road, rail, and air transport.
By Road: There are no direct buses to Sankri from Delhi. There You can take overnight UKRTC buses and Volvos available from ISBT Kashmere Gate, Delhi to Dehradun. The distance from Delhi to Dehradun is about 247 km. You can also hire a taxi or outstation cab from Delhi to Dehradun.
By Rail: The nearest railway station to Sankri is 187 km away in Dehradun. There are a number of trains running between Delhi and Dehradun like Dehradun Express, Mussoorie Express, Nanda Devi Express. It is advisable to make your train bookings a month in advance.
By Air: The nearest airport from Sankri is Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun which is 213 km away from Sankri. You can reach Dehradun from New Delhi by flight.

Nearby attraction: What are the nearby attractions that I can explore?

Dehradun is the beautiful capital city of Uttrakhand with a number of attractions to visit. Sahastradhara, a ‘thousand fold water spring’ is a famous tourist spot in Dehradun. The waters of the spring are believed to have medicinal properties. Robber’s Cave or Guchhi Pani is a famous picnic spot for fun-loving enthusiasts. Visit the holy Tapkeshwar Temple on the bank of Asan River which is believed have one of the oldest Shivling. Enjoy the splash at much touted Kempty Falls in Mussoorie. The highest place in Mussoorie, Lal Tibba is where you can enjoy the panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains. Admire the Kumaon and Garhwal Art & Culture at SOHAM Heritage and Art Centre.

Connectivity: What is the cellular network connectivity for this trek?

There is no mobile reception after Sankri. Even in Sankri, you get only BSNL network. There are a few landline booths in Sankri that can be used on paid basis.

Age limit: What is the minimum & maximum age limit?

The minimum age limit is 9 years. However, minors aged between 9 to 17 should be accompanied with their parents or guardians. If you are above the age of 60, kindly carry a medical certificate from your doctor that deem you fit for adventure activities like trekking.

Packing List: How should I pack my rucksack?

Packing List: How should I select my trekking shoe?

Mandatory documents: What are the mandatory documents required for the trek?

It is mandatory to carry ID Proof for the trek. (Soft Copy to be sent to us in Advance & original to be carried along)

About the Trek: Why should I go for this trek?

Har Ki Dun Trek - Trekking In Uttarakhnd

The Har Ki Dun trek is one of the most popular treks in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. This trek is loved by all kinds of trekkers. The pristine trail offers the best flora and fauna that one can come across. On the trail of this trek, the Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, and Blackpeak peaks stand in front of your eyes. The varied trail takes you through patches of dense forests. This trek should be on the bucket list of all trekkers.

Best Season: What are the best months to visit this trek?

The best months to go on this trek are from March to May.

Accommodation type: What will be the accommodation type in this trek?

The stay at Sankri will be at guesthouse/homestay and we will camp during the rest of the trek.

Equipment and facilities: What kind of tents and sleeping bags will be provided to us?

We use four-season tents and the sleeping bags we use are rated from -15 to -20 degree celcius.

Equipment and facilities: Are there any washroom/toilet facilities on the trek?

We dig dry pit toilets and set up one toilet tent per batch of seven participants.

Weather conditions: What will the temperatures be like during this trek?

The temperatures vary from 15 degrees in the day to -1 degree during the nights.

Weather conditions: When will there be snow on this trek?

Yes, there will be snow during the trek.

Miscellaneous : Who will lead us on the trek?

A Trek leader will be assigned to lead you on the trek.

Miscellaneous : Is the trekking pole necessary?

A trekking pole comes handy while trekking in the snow.

Miscellaneous : Are there any local stores/shops from where I can shop trekking necessities?

You can shop at the base village Sankri.

Miscellaneous : Is it safe for a solo woman traveller to trek in Fixed departures?

Yes, it is completely safe for solo women travellers.

Transport: In case we opt for the transport with you, where will you pick us from and where will you drop?

The pickup will be from Dehradunnto Sankri (the base village of the trek) and the drop will be at Dehradun.

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Terms & Conditions

What's Included

  • Food as per menu on the trek
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges (only if availing transportation through Bikat Adventures)
  • Tents, Sleeping bags, mats
  • Safety Equipments
  • Trek guide, cook, helpers, porters and mules for carrying common luggage
  • Services of a Trek Leader
  • Transportation if specified in Itinerary

What's not Included

  • Meals during road journeys
  • Meals during hotel/guest house stay
  • Carriage of Personal Bags during the trek
  • Any kind of Insurance
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list.

Cancellation Policy

Cash Refund
  • Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date - 5% deduction
  • Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure - 50% deduction
  • Less than 15 days of departure - No Cash Refund
Voucher Refund
  • Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date - No deduction
  • Cencellations within 5 days prior to departure - No Refund
*Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers.
*Please note that this is only a brief of cancellation terms. For finer details please refer Detailed Cancellation Policy

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