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Harkidun Trek

Uttarakhand,Uttarakhand
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Overview

Har ki Dun, often referred to as the "Valley of Gods," is indeed a breathtaking and enchanting trekking destination in the Uttarakhand region of India. Nestled at an altitude of 3566 meters within the Govind Ballabh Pant National Park, this cradle-shaped valley boasts awe-inspiring natural beauty that leaves trekkers in awe. Here's a brief summary of what makes Har ki Dun trekking so special:

Natural Splendor: Har ki Dun trek Uttrakhand is surrounded by majestic snow-covered peaks and adorned with lush alpine vegetation. The valley's untouched beauty showcases the pristine grandeur of the Garhwal Himalayas.

Spectacular Views: This trek offers travelers stunning panoramic views of remote valleys in the Garhwal Himalayas, offering a glimpse of the untouched and unspoiled landscapes of this region.

Trekking Paradise: Har ki Dun Valley is a paradise for trekking enthusiasts. Its diverse terrain and serene landscapes offer numerous trekking excursions, making it one of the most sought-after trekking destinations in India.

Whether you're an avid trekker or simply seeking to connect with nature's splendor, Har ki Dun is an exceptional place to explore and rejuvenate amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Uttarakhand.

Trek Info

Trail Type : Round trail. The starts and ends in Sankri

Rail Head : Dehradoon is the nearest rail head

Airport :Jolly Grant Airport- Dehradoon

Base Camp :Sankri

Best Season :March till June / September till November

Service From :Sankri to Sankri

Meals :Veg

Stay :Hotel/Homestay/Camping

Region :Utarrakhand

Duration :7 Days

Grade :Moderate

Maximum Altitude :12000 Ft

Approx Trekking KM :44 Km

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Itinerary

(Uttarakhand To Uttarakhand)
1
Day :1 Dehradun to Sankri (6397 Ft) By road 200 Km approx. 6-7 Hrs
    Leave Dehradun in the morning and drive to Sankri, the starting point of your trek. Sankri is a beautiful village located at an elevation of 1,950 meters and serves as the gateway to the Harkidun trek. Check-in at a guesthouse or campsite in Sankri and rest for the night.
2
Day :2 Sankri to Puani Garaat via Taluka
    Begin your journey from Sankri, which is accessible by road. Drive from Sankri to Taluka, which is a scenic 12 km drive through the beautiful countryside. Once you reach Taluka, start your trek towards Puani Garaat. The trek from Taluka to Puani Garaat is approximately 6-7 km and takes around 4-5 hours, depending on your pace. The trail offers picturesque views of forests, rivers, and the surrounding mountains. Camp or stay in a guesthouse at Puani Garaat for the night.
3
Day :3 Pauni Garaat to Simatra by trek
    Begin your trek towards Osla, a charming village known for its unique wooden architecture and the Duryodhana Temple. The trail takes you through dense forests and offers glimpses of the Supin River.
4
Day :4 Simatara to Harkidun and back to Simatra
    Spend a day exploring the beautiful Har Ki Dun valley. You can go on short hikes, visit the nearby Jaundhar Glacier, or simply relax and enjoy the scenery. Camp at Simatra for another night.
5
Day :5 Simatra to Puani Garaat
    Start your trek from Simatra and make your way to Puani Garaat. The trail may take you through forests, across streams, and along narrow paths. Enjoy the natural beauty of the area as you hike. Arrive at Puani Garaat and set up camp for the night
6
Day :6 Puani Garaat to Taluka to Sankri
    Start your trek from Puani garaat and begin your descent towards Sankri. The trail may involve descending through forests and passing through charming villages. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the region as you make your way back. Arrive at Sankri, where you can check-in at a guesthouse or campsite. Rest for the night in Sankri.
7
Day :7 Sankri to Dehradun (200 km, 8-10 hours drive)
    After breakfast in Sankri, embark on a long drive back to Dehradun, where your trek concludes.

Inclusions

1. Meals while on trek (Veg. + Egg).

2. All necessary entry fees and permits.

3. Accommodation: - Guest house, Home stay, camping during Trek.

4. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook and Support staff.

5. First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.

6. Trek equipment: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent, kitchen & dining tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)

7. Staff Insurance.

8. Porters/mules to carry central equipment.

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Exclusions

1. Any kind of personal expenses.

2. Food during the transit.

3. Mules or porters to carry personal luggage.

4. Insurance.

5. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges

6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

7. Transport

Things can be provided on demand and availability (participant has to pay extra for these things)

1- Satellite phone/satphone - a type of mobile phone that connects via radio links via satellites orbiting the Earth instead of terrestrial cell sites like cell phones. Therefore, they can operate in most geographic locations on the Earth’s surface

2- Gamow/PAC HAPO Bag (Portable Hyperbaric Bag) - is a unique, portable hyperbaric chamber for the treatment of acute mountain sickness (AMS), also known as altitude sickness.

3- AtUS (Automated Externa Detiorilators - are portable life-saving devices designed to treat people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest a medical condition in which the heart stops beating suddenly and unexpected

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What to carry

1.Trekking shoes: A good pair of trekking shoes is essential for a comfortable and safe trek. Look for shoes that are sturdy, provide good ankle support, and have a good grip on different types of terrain.

2. Backpack with rain cover (50-60): A backpack is necessary to carry all your gear. Make sure it's the right size for your trek, and comes with a rain cover to keep your belongings dry in case of rain.

3. Thermals (upper and lower): Thermals are lightweight and comfortable base layers that help regulate your body temperature in cold weather. Bring both upper and lower thermals to keep warm.

4. 3 T-shirts (advisable quick dry): Choose quick-drying T-shirts made from breathable and moisture-wicking materials. This will help keep you cool and dry during your trek.

5. 2 trek pants: Choose lightweight and comfortable trek pants that are easy to move in and can dry quickly if wet.

6. Jacket (-10 degree): A warm jacket is essential for cold weather. Choose a jacket that is waterproof and windproof, and provides good insulation.

7. Fleece or hood (2): Fleece jackets or hoodies are great mid-layer options to keep warm. Bring at least two, as they can also be used as an extra layer at night.

8. Sunglasses (UV protected): Protect your eyes from the sun's harmful UV rays with sunglasses that are designed for outdoor activities.

9. Sun cap: A sun cap or hat with a brim will protect your face and neck from the sun.

10. Hand gloves: Bring a pair of lightweight gloves to keep your hands warm and protected from wind and sunburn.

11. Woolen cap: A woolen cap will keep your head and ears warm at night or in cold weather.

12. Socks (3 pairs min): Bring at least three pairs of good quality socks that are moisture-wicking and provide good cushioning and support for your feet.

13. Headlamp: A headlamp will come in handy if you're hiking in low-light conditions or need to find your way in the dark.

14. Trekking pole (if needed): Trekking poles can help reduce strain on your legs and provide additional support on steep terrain.

15. Rain cover / poncho: A rain cover or poncho will keep you and your gear dry during unexpected rain showers.

16. Day pack (if you plan to offload your bag): If you plan to offload your backpack during the trek, bring a smaller day pack to carry essentials like water, snacks, and a first aid kit.

17. A toiletry kit: Bring a small kit with personal hygiene items, such as a toothbrush and toothpaste, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper.

18. Lunchbox, cup, spoon: If you plan to bring your own food, bring a lunchbox, cup, and spoon to carry and eat your meals.

19. 2 one liter bottles: Staying hydrated is crucial, so bring at least two one-liter bottles to carry water.

20. 2-3 plastic covers to keep your wet or used clothes: Plastic bags are useful for keeping wet or dirty clothes separate from the rest of your belongings. They can also be used to pack out any trash or waste you generate during the trek.

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How to reach

Dehradun is well-connected by road, rail, and air. Depending on your location, you can choose one of these options to reach Dehradun:

By Air: You can take a flight to Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is the nearest airport. From there, you can continue your journey to Sankri by road.

By Train: Dehradun has a railway station, and you can take a train to Dehradun Railway Station. Many trains connect major cities to Dehradun.

By Road: You can also reach Dehradun by road. Several buses operate from nearby cities like Delhi, Haridwar, and Rishikesh to Dehradun.

Step 2: Dehradun to Sankri

Once you reach Dehradun, you can proceed to Sankri by road. The journey from Dehradun to Sankri takes approximately 8-10 hours by car. You have a few options:

Private Taxi: You can hire a private taxi or a cab from Dehradun to Sankri. This is the most convenient but relatively expensive option.

Shared Jeep/Bus: Shared jeeps and buses also operate from Dehradun to Sankri. You can inquire at the Dehradun Bus Stand or arrange a shared jeep from a local travel agency. These options are cost-effective but might be less comfortable.

Self-Drive: If you have your vehicle, you can drive from Dehradun to Sankri. The road conditions may vary, so it's essential to be prepared and check the route before your journey.

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FAQs

Ques: 1 What is the best time to do the Harkidun Trek?

Ans: 1 The best time for the Harkidun Trek is usually from May to June and from September to November. During these months, the weather is generally pleasant, and the trails are accessible.

Ques: 2 What is the level of difficulty for the Harkidun Trek?

Ans: 2 The Harkidun Trek is considered to be of moderate difficulty. While it doesn't involve technical climbing, it includes steep ascents and descents and requires a reasonable level of fitness.

Ques: 3 What are some of the highlights of the Harkidun Trek?

Ans: 3 Highlights include the Har Ki Dun Valley, Swargarohini Peak, lush alpine meadows, traditional Himalayan villages, and the opportunity to spot a variety of flora and fauna in the region.

Ques: 4 What is the age limit for this trek?

Ans: 4 Although this trek is fairly easy but is at high altitude so if you have breathing issues or knee pain then it is not advised to go there. If you are fit then age is no limit for you.

Ques: 5 Can first time trekkers go for Har Ki Dun trek?

Ans: 5 Yes, first time trekkers can also do this trek. The trek although is easy but is long so you need to be physically fit.

Ques: 6 Is it safe for a woman to go on this trek?

Ans: 6 Yes, it is completely safe for a woman to go on this trek. Har Ki Dun is an easy trek and people there are simple villagers.

Ques: 7 What is the starting point of the Har Ki Dun Trek?

Ans: 7 The starting point of the Har Ki Dun Trek is usually Sankri, a small village in Uttarakhand.

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Cancellation policy

Life is unpredictable and we understand sometimes you have to cancel or change your trip dates and it is our endeavour to make it as easy possible for you. However, please understand we plan everything including guide fees, permits, accommodation and ration in advance. Therefore any cancellation means inconvenience and certain losses to the people involved in various stages of programme. Keeping that in mind, our cancellation charges are as below-

Cancellation prior to 30 days from start of the event: Get monetary refund with 15% of cancellation charges on trek fee.

Cancellation between 30 days and 15 days to the start of event: 50% on trek fee is non refundable and the remaining 50 % will be given as cash voucher which is valid for 1 year.

Cancellation less than 15 days to the start of event: No refund.

Please note cancellation will be only accepted by email.

Note: The Himalayan Daredevils reserves the right to cancel a programme before departure in the event of logistical problems arriving due to natural calamities, strikes, wars on any other circumstances that makes the event inadvisable. In this case, we will refund 50% of the event fees.

Itinerary changes & trip delays:

We plan itineraries based on the information at the time of planning and in rare circumstances, there are subject to change. In the event that the itinerary is changes or delayed due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, landslides etc. We will always aim to give you the best experience possible. However The Himalayan Daredevils are not be held responsible for the cost of delay or changes.

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