The Har Ki Doon trek, nestled in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand, India, is a captivating journey into nature’s grandeur. This trail, spanning around 34-36 kilometers one way, unfolds over 6-7 days, leading adventurers through a breathtaking landscape of verdant meadows, dense forests, and towering peaks like Swargarohini and Bandarpoonch. As you navigate this moderate trek, you’ll encounter charming villages where warm-hearted locals share their culture and hospitality. The legend of Swargarohini, believed to be the path to heaven, adds a mystical allure to the journey. With its diverse flora and fauna, opportunities for birdwatching and wildlife photography, and the rustic beauty of places like Osla, the Har Ki Doon trek is a paradise for both nature enthusiasts and adventurers seeking a memorable Himalayan experience.
DEHRADUN is the closest Railhead and Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport for this trek. From Dehradoon/Airport drive to Sankri,230kms, 7/8 hrs.
Sankri is the base village for this trek located at the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. You will be recieved by our Guide/ Trek Leader. Overnight stay in Cosy Homestay.
Altitude : 1950 meters/ 6450 ft.
Meals: Evening - Tea & Pakodi, soup - Tomato, Dinner - Malka Dal Rice Roti Paneer achar papad, sweet - Gajar ka halwa
After breakfast 11kms drive by car via a offroad jungle route, 1 hrs. Then start trek for Chillurgad, 10Kms, 5/6 hrs. Expected to reach Chillurgad campsite by
afternoon. Overnight stay at Chillurgad campsite. Altitude : 2500 meters/ 8250 ft.
Meals: Breakfast - Coffee/Tea milk cornflakes bread butter jam, Lunch - Pulao achar salad frooti, Evening - tea & pop corn, Soup - Manchao ,Dinner - Lauki+chana dal rice roti
bengan varta papad, sweet - Sewai
Timings will be same, we will start trek after breakfast to Boslo, 10kms, 6/7 hrs. Expected to reach Boslo by afternoon. Overnight stay at Boslo campsite. Altitude : 3200 meters/ 13220 ft.
Meals: Breakfast - Coffee/Tea Poha Suji halwa, Lunch - Sandwitch salad boiled egg fruit tang juice, Evening - tea & kachri, Soup - Hot & Sour , Dinner - Moong dal rice roti gobi papad, sweet - jalebi
Same as yesterday, after breakfast start head towars the main and last point of the valley i.e. Har ki doon excursion. 8kms, then take the ruinsara route and reach Rainbasera, 4kms, 7/8 hrs.
We will visit the valley, spend some memorable time at the last valley point, click some pictures and trek forward to Rain-Basera campsite.
Overnight stay at Rain-Basera campsite.
Altitude : 3500 meters/ 11550 ft.
Meals: Breakfast - Coffee/Tea Chole Bhature egg bhurji, Lunch - Muli Paratha achar salad fruit bar, Evening - tea & samosa, Soup - veg soup, Dinner - Kali Dal rice roti nuti+aloo, sweet - gulab jamun
Same as yesterday, after breakfast start head towars the main and last point of the valley. 8kms, then take the ruinsara route and reach Rainbasera, 4kms, 7/8 hrs.
We will visit the valley, spend some memorable time at the last valley point, click some pictures and trek forward to Rainbasera campsite.
Overnight stay at Ruinsara Lake campsite.
Altitude : 3500 meters/ 11550 ft.
Meals: Breakfast(parantha aludum & tea) Lunch-(Veg pulao salad biscuit frooti),
Evening tea & Sancks, Dinner(Arhar dal rice seasonal veg roti sweet-local dish)
The return way is same, trek BACK to Devsu Thach via same rote, 12kms, 5/6 hrs. Over night stay at Devsu thach campsite.
Altitude : 3000 meters / 9900 ft
Meals: Breakfast - Coffee/Tea Pan cake besan chilla ketchup honey, Lunch - Jeera rice nuti+aloo fry salad appy biscuit, Evening - Tea & matri, Dinner - Rajma dal rice roti gobi+aloo papad, sweet - kheer
DEVSU THACH to Taluka, 18kms, 8/9 hrs. You will expected to reach Sankri by Evening. Stay overnight at Homestay at Sankri.
Meals: Breakfast - Tea/Coffee aloo paratha achar ketchup, Lunch - Methi Paratha aloo dum salad, Evening - Tea & maggie, Dinner - Fried rice chilly chicken/veg manchurian egg chowmin ketchup,
sweet - fruit custard
Next and last day have some breakfast in the morning, say good bye to the mountains and drive back to Dehradun.
Meals: Breakfast - Coffee/Tea Puri aloo jhol.
menu is subject to market availability, may change slightly
The Har Ki Dun Trek is considered a moderate trek, suitable for beginners with reasonable fitness levels. The trail is well-defined, but it does involve ascending and descending, so basic physical conditioning is advised
Yes, there are basic guesthouses and camping options available in villages along the Har Ki Dun Trek route, such as Sankri, Taluka, and Osla. However, it's a good idea to confirm availability in advance during peak trekking seasons.
Mobile network connectivity is limited along the trekking route. You may get sporadic network signals in some villages, but it's best to assume that you won't have reliable cell phone coverage during most of the trek.
Yes, you can trek to the Ruinsara Valley independently without doing the Har Ki Dun Trek. However, accessing Ruinsara Valley typically involves traveling through parts of the Har Ki Dun Trek route.
Ruinsara Valley is known for its pristine beauty, including the serene Ruinsara Lake and lush meadows. It offers a quieter and less crowded trekking experience compared to more popular routes in the region. It's an excellent choice for those seeking solitude and unspoiled natural beauty.