Har ki Dun Trek

Posted by Moustache Escapes on February 3rd, 2021

The Har Ki Dun trek makes this onerous journey even more unique. This region is a haven for bird watchers and lovers of nature due to its isolation. Traveling through the "Valley of Gods" would be a divine experience and following the trail once beaten by Pandavas on their way to the heavens through Swargarohini, the mountain that dominates the valley of Har-Ki-Dun. So it's very difficult to tell how closer you get to the heavens, but the panorama of the gorgeous settings among the snow-clad peaks will be no less than a divine experience.

This is the only valley from which you can see, all together, Godly Peaks such as Swargarohini-I, II, III, Bandarpoonch and Black Mountain. From here, you can also see the lovely Ruinsara Peaks. There is an opportunity to see the numerous bird and mammal species growing in this area. A number of langoors can be seen near Puani Garaat as well. For nature lovers, thrill seekers and even shutterbugs, the Har-Ki-Dun trek is paradise.

Best Time to Visit: Har Ki Dun Trekking is the best time to visit for a whole year. Summers (April-June) and winters are the best times to visit Har-Ki-Dun (October-December). From January to March, the perfect time to trek from Snow to Har-Ki-Dun.

Trek Itinerary for 3 days:

Day 1: Reach at Sankri from Dehradun:

Dehradun's Drive to Sankri is an enchanting 9-10 hour hill drive stretching over 188 Km through Mussoorie, Damta, Naugaon, Purola, Mori and Naitwar. Our base camp is Sankri. In the Uttarkashi district of Uttrakhand, it is a small but pretty and quiet village and the last road heads to Govind Wildlife Sanctuary.

Throughout the journey, you can go through lovely valleys and forest cover. The stay will be on a joint basis in the Guest House/Camp/Home Stay. The trail will begin with a healthy breakfast and a brief Har-Ki-Dun trek the next morning at 07:00 AM. At 06:30 AM, transport from Dehradun Railway Station to Sankri will be arranged at an additional cost.

Day 2: Drive from Sankri to Taluka:

The trek starts from Taluka, followed by a 10 km trek to Puani Garaat, which takes approximately six hours to reach it. You take a road that will be interspersed with forests and bridges after an initial trek to a valley along the River Supin. No music will ever come close to what is being played in this room. Another hour of the trek and you hit a bridge over the Supin River tributary. When you cross this bridge, you'll find a camping ground. You will enter Gangaad, a hamlet with few residents, after some more climbing, walking and crossing a few more bridges. Green foliage, wild orchids and magnificent views of the spectacular peaks will highlight this arduous trek and, at the same time, soothe it.

Day 3: Puani Garaat to Kalkatiyadhaar:

The day starts with a short trek along the river to Osla, a small village about 8,500 ft. above sea level, with a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in this village. This temple's architecture is a marvel in itself. Before moving on, you might spend some time here and explore the village. Osla also has one STD, but telephone connectivity depends entirely on the weather.

You will discover steep terrain as well as level grounds as you begin your trek from Osla. You would have crossed two waterways, with the second having a wooden bridge across which trekkers could pass. Subsequently, a sequence of grasslands will follow as you continue ahead of a mountain bend. Any of these have been used at some point in time for agriculture. You'd find some large boulders and tracts of grass with the incline rising steadily.

Like it? Share it!

Moustache Escapes

About the Author

Moustache Escapes
Joined: January 25th, 2021
Articles Posted: 9

More by this author