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Harkidun Trek



7 Days 6 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

30 people




Why Choose Har Ki Dun Trek?

A winter wonderland and a trekkers delight, the Har Ki Doon Trek is a stairway to heaven that will make you fall for its beauty. The thing that makes it an alluring trek is its accessibility both in summer as well as the winter season. Har Ki Dun valley is situated at the western flank of Garhwal in the Uttarkashi district is very popular to the trekkers as well as that to the climbers. It is a lovely walk to the Har Ki Dun valley with fascinating views of Swargarohini group of peaks. Har Ki Dun catchment area is a major source of Yamuna River System and the main source of the largest tributary of Yamuna.


Best Time to do Har Ki Dun Trek ?

It takes you through some of the most charismatic alpine meadows and pine forests which is a treat to the eyes. During winters the snow-covered trails look mesmerizing as and when the sun tries to peep behind the clouds. One of the oldest Treks in the Himalayas, known as the ‘Valley of Gods’, some believe it’s the same route taken by the Pandavas in the Mahabharata on their ascent to heaven. Swargarohini—the snow peak, the vision of which dominates this trek bears a legacy of the mythical stairway to heaven.

It’s a delightful experience when you’re camping near the flowing river, the forest here is rich in flora and fauna which has an engaging vibe of its own. You are able to see Swargarohini – I, II, III, Bandarpoonch, and Blackpeak from here. The Har Ki Dun trail takes you through some of the ancient villages that are 2,000 years old. It gives you an insight into the lives of the locals who are residing here in the valley. This trek is heaven for nature lovers, adventure seekers and also shutterbugs. You can even spot various species of birds that thrive in this region. Capture some thrilling pictures on the trail which will last a lifetime.

Other attractions include, the temple at Osla which is dedicated to Duryodhana, was built by the inhabitants of Saur. It is about 13km from Sankri which lies on the steep mountain trail to Har Ki Doon. It is a 5,000-year formation of wooden chambers that are carved elegantly.


Har Ki Dun trek safe for me ?

The challenge of Har Ki Doon, besides the long hours of trekking for 6 long hours is fighting with frequent rain. The peak time of the year for this trek is not winter after a snowfall but in summer frequented by rain. Proceeding through green foliages dripping with pearls of rain is a beautiful experience but trekkers must be well equipped for it. Rain trekking essential like a poncho, waterproof covers, anti-diarrhoea medicines, and water-resistant trekking boots is a must before for this trek. Whatever the conditions are, this trek surely gives you vibes of visiting a wonderland.


Short Itinerary of Har Ki Dun Trek

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri – 8 h drive
Day 2: Sankri to Puani Garat (2,500 m) – 1 h drive + 5-6 h trek
Day 3: Puani Garat to Kalkatidhar (3,300 m) – 3 h
Day 4: Kalkatidhar to Har ki Dun (3,510 m) & Marinda Tal (3,794 m)- back to Kalkatidhar
Day 5: Kalkatidhar to Puani Garat – 3 h
Day 6: Puani Garat to Sankri – 4-5 h trek + 1 h drive
Day 7: Sankri to Dehradun – 8 h drive



Duration: – 6 Nights 7 Days

 Base camp: – Sankri

 Summer Temperature: – Day (5°C to 15°C) Night (2° C to 8° C)

 Winter Temperature: – Day (-2°C to -5° C) Night (-5°C to -12°C)

 Har Ki Dun Altitude: – 3500 Meters

 Best Time: – All year

 Trek Level: – Moderate

 Trek distance: – On foot 64 Km – By taxi 442 km

 Group Size: – 30 people

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Day 1 - Dehradun to Sankri

220 km drive by NH 507 - approx 10 hours.
Altitude : 1,950m/6,400ft.
Last ATM- Purola.
Small shops available for trekking gears and miscellany.
BSNL network erratic.
Guest House Stay.
Breakfast and lunch excluded, dinner included.
Trekkers will be picked from Dehradun at 6:30am in a Tata Sumo or a similar vehicle.
Expected arrival time at Sankri – 5:00 pm.

Day 2 - Sankri to Pauni Garaat via Taluka

Sankri to Taluka (Drive 12 km) (1 hour).
Altitude of Taluka - 2,100m/7,000ft.
Taluka to Pauni Garaat.
Altitude - 2,500m/8,200ft.
Trek Distance - 10km.
Trek Time - 6 hours approx.
Trek Level - Easy level walk and gradual ascent in most parts.
Packed lunch.
Spring water points.
Riverside camping in Govind National Park forests.

Day 3 - Pauni Garaat to Kalkattiyadhaar

Altitude - 2,950m/9,800ft.
Trek Distance - 8 km.
Trek Time - 6 hour.
Packed lunch.
Spring water points.
Trek Level - Steeper ascent than last day, but well distributed in level walks and inclines.
Camp stay in forest overlooking mountains near a food stall.

Day 4 - Kalkattiyadhar to Har Ki Doon & back to Kalkattiyadhar

Altitude - 3,400m/11,800ft.
Trek Distance - 10 km.
Trek Time - 9 hour.
Packed lunch.
Spring water points.
Trek Level : Relaxed forest walk combined with boulder walk. Mixed gradient with gradual incline.
Camp stay in forest overlooking mountains near a food stall.
Snow Peaks in View : Swargarohini, Hata Peak, Black Peak etc.

Day 5 - Kalkattiyadhar to Pauni Garaat via Osla

Altitude - 2,500m/8,200ft.
Trek Distance - 8 km.
Total Trek Time - 5 hour.
Packed lunch.
Spring water points.
Riverside camping in Govind National Park forests.

Day 6 - Pauni Garaat to Sankri via Taluka

Altitude - 1,950m/6,400ft.
Trek Time - 5 hour.
Trek Distance - 10 km.
Packed Lunch.
Spring water points.
Drive from Taluka to Sankri - 12 km.
Driving Time - 1 hour.
Guest house stay.

Day 7 - Sankri to Dehradun

Distance - 220 km drive, approx 10 hours.
Driving Time - 10 hour.
Driving Time - 7 am-6 pm.
Breakfast and lunch excluded.
You will be dropped at Dehradun station in a Tata Sumo or a similar vehicle.


  • Transport: Dehradun to Sankri and Return.
  • Meals while on trek (Veg. + Egg).
  • All necessary entry fees and permits.
  • Accommodation:- Guest house, Home stay, camping during Trek.
  • Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook and Support staff.
  • First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
  • Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required).
  • TTH Staff Insurance.
  • Porters/mules to carry central equipment.
  • Any kind of personal expenses.


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