|Har Ki Doon Valley is a cradle-shaped hanging valley in the Garhwal Himalayas. As the name states, Hari means God and Dun mean Valley, Har Ki Dun is also known as the Valley of God is a holy place. As per mentioned in Hindu scriptures (Granth), Pandavas went to heaven through this mountain. Duryodhana is worshipped as a God here by a few communities. One can find the temple of Duryodhan located in this valley. This place works as a base to reach to Swargarohini peak and Jaundar Glacier as they are situated in the southeast of Har-ki-dun. Bandar Punch Mountain is located in the west of Har-ki-dun. Farming of Rajma, Potatoes, and Rice is the major source of survival of the locals in this area. This valley is also connected to Baspa Valley. To start the trek you need to come to Dehradun or Sankri,
BY BUS: –
You can reach Dehradun from Delhi by a bus, board it from (Delhi) ISBT, it is good if you pre-book the seats.
(Reach Dehradun Railway Station between 5:00 am to 6:00 am and the vehicle will be arranged from there.)
Reach Sankri by yourself
– Take a bus from Railway station of Dehradun, the first one leaves at 5:30 am, the other one at 6:30 am and the last bus leaves at 7:00 am. To reach there on time.
The complete guide to the trek
Day01: Delhi – Dehradun (294 Mt.) (270 Kms 07 Hrs Drive.)
Arrive in Delhi early in the morning, our representative will meet you at the airport and drive direct to the Dehradun, Upon arrival at Dehradun check in at the hotel. Afternoon free to explore the surrounding and colorful market of Dehradun, Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day02: Dehradun – Taluka(1900 M/6232 Ft) (215 Km/ 7-8 Hrs.)
After breakfast drive to Taluka by Toyota Qualis, a small hamlet nestled in the laps of nature via Mussoorie, Kempty falls, Purola and Mori. This is the starting point of our trek. Overnight in tents/ tourist rest house.
Day03: Taluka – Osla (2560 M / 8400 Ft) (13 Kms/6-7 Hrs)
The day starts with the gentle trail towards Osla. Today’s trek is through beautiful forests of Chestnut, Walnut and Willows. A gradual ascent brings us to the picturesque Osla village along the swift rivulet. On arrival set campsite for overnight stay.
Day04: Osla – Har-Ki-Dun (3566 M / 11700 Ft) (12 Kms/6-7 Hrs)
The morning after breakfast trek to Har Ki Dun. Initially, the trek goes past some fields of beans & rice and also some isolated villages, where the lifestyle is the same as old, and the untouched one. The dress worn by people is traditional. Their cheerfulness and innocence combined with their simple way of life make them very appealing. A common scene in the evenings is that of ruddy-cheeked village belles returning home, carrying on their backs huge loads of pine needles & cones to be used as fuel. The trail steadily ascends the side of the ridge across the river and then veers left to the Har Ki Dun valley. Dense forests at this part give way to the meadows that are scattered with flowers and flowering herbs. Dinner and Overnight stay in tents.
The day is for rest/ acclimatization /exploration. On this day everyone does his own thing. One can go on an exploratory trek in the valley, capture some magnificent views on the camera, or just chill at the campsite. Overnight in tents.
Day06: Har-Ki-Dun – Debshu Bugyal (14 Kms/4-5 Hrs)
Today we will trek 14 km to reach Debshu Bughyal. It will take 4-5 hrs at leisure pace as the trail is generally downhill. Overnight in tents.
Day07: Debshu Bugyal – Ruinsara Tal (3500 M/ 11480 Ft) (16 Kms/5-6 Hrs)
Today we start trekking early towards Ruinsara Tal. The Trek from Debsu Bughyal to Ruinsara Tal is through, terraced mountain fields, lush green grassy lands, and conifer forests through the extremely scenic landscape. The gradient of the trek is moderate and one will be able to complete the trek in 5 – 6 hrs on arrival at the lake set campsite. Overnight in tents.
Day08: Ruinsara Tal
The day is for rest / acclimatisation / exploration. One can explore the surroundings around the lake. The place is full of photographers delight. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day09: Ruinsara Tal – Osla (18 Kms/4-5 Hrs)
After breakfast start trekking back towards Osla (18 km). This trek will take about 4-5 hours. Set up a camp by the Supin River. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day10: Osla – Taluka – Dehradun
After early breakfast trek for about 3-4 hours to reach Taluka and from here drive back to Dehradun. Upon arrival at Dehradun transfer to Delhi.
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