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 so special:
Natural Splendor: Har ki Dun 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.
Trail Type :
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Approx Trekking KM :
Day :1 Dehradun to Sankri (6397 Ft) By road 200 Km approx. 6-7 Hrs
Day :2 Sankri to Puani Garaat via Taluka
Day :3 Pauni Garaat to Simatra by trek
Day :4 Simatara to Harkidun and back to Simatra
Day :5 Simatra to Puani Garaat
Day :6 Puani Garaat to Taluka to Sankri
Day :7 Sankri to Dehradun (200 km, 8-10 hours drive)
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 & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)
7. Staff Insurance.
8. Porters/mules to carry central equipment.
1. Any kind of personal expenses.
2. Food during the transit.
3. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
5. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges
6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.
Things can be provided on demand and availability (participant has to pay extra for these things)
1- Satellite phone/setphone - is a type of mobile phone that connects via radio links via satellites orbiting the Earth instead of terrestrial cell sites like cellphones. 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
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.
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.
Q: 1 What is the best time to do the Harkidun Trek?
A: 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.
Q: 2 What is the level of difficulty for the Harkidun Trek?
A: 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.
Q: 3 What are some of the highlights of the Harkidun Trek?
A: 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.
For the cancellation of services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, Himalayan Daredevils must be notified of the same in writing at email@example.com At the time we receive your written cancellation, refunds based on the total fare are as follows.
Cancellations prior to 25 days from the start of the Trip
5% deduction of trek fee
100% cash voucher for any trip till one year
Cancellation between 24 days and 15 days to the start of the Trip
30% deduction of trek fee
100% cash voucher for same trip till one year
85% cash voucher for any trip till one year
Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the Trip
Book the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch 50% deduction of trek fee
80% cash voucher for same trip till one year
70% cash voucher for any trip till one year
Cancellation less than 9 days to the start of the trek
Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend
No cash refund
20% cash voucher for the same trip till one year
10% cash voucher for any trip till one year
If by a rare consequence Himalayan Daredevils calls off/cancels a trek:
At Himalayan Daredevils, we almost never call off or cancel our treks. But in the rare event that we do call off or cancel a trek due to any unforeseen circumstances or natural catastrophes like continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity that prevents us from carrying out a trek in a safe manner, unforeseeable circumstances like local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any such situations that prevents a safe trekking experience, Himalayan Daredevils will issue a voucher summing up to the same amount as your trek fee.
The voucher can be redeemed on any of the treks over a period of the next year.
If the entirety of your group fails to reach or cross the pickup point, or abandons the trek, due to any unforeseen circumstances like snowfall or heavy rainfall, landslide, and such, in such a case the voucher will not be issued. You can, however, choose to repeat the trek with us
The voucher is also not issued if for any reason you have to come down from the trek. The trek leader may send you down from the trek, owing to reasons like lack of fitness, AMS, blood pressure, turn-around-time, health issues, or if you are found smoking/ drinking, or breaking the rules of the trek. Vouchers are issued only when the whole trek is cancelled or called off on behalf of Himalayan Daredevils.
In the rare event that Himalayan Daredevils shifts a trek:
As we mention always, weather conditions at high altitudes are extremely unpredictable and can change at any time of any day. Also, situations like natural calamities or political unrest, pandemics and lockdowns, etc are out of our control and if an event cannot run under any such circumstances that we do not directly have control over then we will try to give you an alternative trek, which means your trek will be shifted from one trek to another, which will be safer and more favorable.
In these cases, a voucher is issued to mitigate the difference in cost between the two treks. You can redeem the voucher at any time over a period of one year from the date of issue. A refund fee or refund of the difference is not applicable.
Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch
In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by Himalayan Daredevils. We holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice
Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers
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This is a non-transferable voucher
The voucher cannot be merged with any other offer of Himalayan Daredevils
The voucher is valid for Trek booked directly with Himalayan Daredevils in India
To avail the voucher please use your register phone number or e-mail id
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