Camping at Har Ki Dun

Camping in Har Ki Dun Valley

Har Ki Dun Camping Tour

Har-ki-Dun, at an altitude of 3566 meters is eternally flourished by glittering high-level peaks and dense forests. Those forests which are rich in wild life and are a veritable paradise for bird-watchers and nature lovers bring a perfect environ to enjoy camping in Har ki Dun valley.

While camping, one can enjoy the trekking bliss at Garhwals most charmed valley- the Har ki Dun. This trek supports enjoyment for all age groups as the trek is not too tough, and valley is full of flora and fauna. A leisure trekker or camper can spend lucrative time identifying herbs & shrubs used for Ayurveda. Photography is an activity that will leave an indelible mark on the visitor’s memory, as there are a large variety of birds & mountains to be clicked.

Subsequently, this is a holy place (as the name suggests) Hari – meaning God and Dun meaning Valley and according to the local folklore, where fairies congregate. The religious and legendary tales describe that Pandavs choose this mountain as a way towards heaven after winning over the Kauravas. Interestingly, Duryodhan is worshipped in some of its areas as God by few communities and one can also get to see a Duryodhan Temple. Within the valley one can find Trees of Bhojpatra, the rare Bramhakamal, and many varieties of fauna.  The area also acts as a base for approaching Swargarohini at the altitude of 6400.8 metrs.  Swargarohini and Jaundar are the famous glaciers of the area located towards the south-east of Har-ki-Dun. Towards west, one can find the Bandar Punch Mountain while camping around.

Har ki Dun camping tour is a perfect amalgamation of cultural, religious and adventurous tour in the Garhwal Himalayas. The trekkers can find the locals farming around the cultivated lands of this sacred valley.


Day 1   Delhi - Dehradun - Mussoorie
In the morning take an AC Train for Dehradun at 06:55 hrs. Arrival at Dehradun by noon. Upon arrival at Dehradun met our representative and then transfer to Mussoorie and check in to hotel for overnight stay. Mussoorie, with its green hills and varied flora & fauna, is a fascinating hill station. Commanding snow ranges to the north-east, and glittering views of the Doon Valley & Shivalik ranges in the south, the town presents a fairyland atmosphere to the tourists. Its history dates back to 1827 when Captain Young, an adventurous military officer, explored the present site and laid the foundation of this holiday resort which now has few rivals. Mussoorie is famous for its scenic beauty and hectic social life. It provides all kinds of amusement and every facility for domestic and foreign tourists. Mussoorie is conveniently connected to road by Delhi and major cities and is the 'Gateway' to Yamunotri and Gangotri Shrines of Northern India.

Day 2  Mussoorie - Sankri (166 kms/ 5-6 hrs)
This day hit the road and drives to Sankri. Sankri, via Mussoorie, Kempty falls, Purola and Mori. This is starting point of our trek. Overnight in tourist rest house/tent.

Day 3   Sankri - Taluka (1900 m/6232 ft) 14 kms/4-5 hrs
From Sankri the road is well made and passes through dense forest with gorgeous views down the valley, of local settlements and river Rupin. Taluka, a small hamlet nestled in the laps of nature is located at the 1900 Mts. Taluka has guest houses and a few shack shops providing daily provisions to the local inhabitants. Overnight in tourist rest house/tent.

Day 4  Taluka - Osla (2560 m / 8400 ft) (13 kms/6-7 hrs)
The trail from Taluka village initially descends and then continues gradually on the true left of the valley adjoining the river Rupin. Later the trail winds up the beautiful forest of Chestnut, Walnut and Willows and continues to the village of Gangar. Here cross the side stream and continue to climb to see settlement of picturesque Osla village at a distant on the true right of the valley. Continue to trek to Seema the campsite just opposite to the village of Osla separated by the swift river. Seema is a small tourist hub with shops of limited supplies, a forest rest house and tourist Bounglow. Overnight in tourist rest house/tent.

Day 5   Osla - Har - Ki Dun (3566 m / 11700 ft) (12 kms/6-7 hrs)
The trail from Seema initially continues on the true left of the valley, goes past fields followed by crossing a hanging bridge over river Rupin, to the true right of the valley. The trail now ascends, go past through fields and pastures with huts. The coniferous flora on the opposite side of the valley is awesome and much adorable. The trail climbs to the ridge locally named as Kalkatti Dhar, from where the trail traverses to give you awesome view of Har Ki Dun. From here initially the trail climbs gradually and later gets steep in times go past through beautiful meadows to the campsite at Har KI Dun. The campsite is by the small stream, with peaks of Har Ki Dun and Swargarohini towering above. Overnight in the tents.

Day 6  Har Ki Dun
The day is for relaxation and exploration. Having a morning at ease you can explore Morinda lake in the first half of the day. After lunch exploration towards Jaundhar Glacier is adorable. Overnight in the tents.

Day 7   Har Ki Dun - Osla
The reverse trek to the village of Osla is an easy walk which gives a lot of opportunity to admire the beauty of the valley. The trek to Osla will take around 3-4 hrs. Overnight in tourist rest house/ tent.

Day 8  Osla - Taluka (13 kms/3-4 hrs)
The walk towards Taluka village is equally easy as the previous day. The beauty down the valley is really immaculate and worth it. Overnight in rest house/ hotel.

Day 9   Taluka (13 kms/3-4 hrs) - Sankri - Dehradun (215 Kms, 6 hrs) - Delhi
The trek for the day is relaxing and fun walk through the forest and on well made road. On arriving Sankri we bid farewell to ponies/ porters. Board the vehicle and start driving towards Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand and have places of tourism aspect. On arrival transfer to railway station & from here catch AC train/AC Coach for Delhi at 05:pm. Arrival at Delhi by 10:45 pm. Trip and Services Ends Here

Cost includes
• Accommodation: Hotel in Mussoorie with breakfast basis. While on trek we will use Dome/Alpine tents to make the accommodation comfortable.
• Train: AC Train/AC Coach ticket from Delhi to Dehradun & back
• Transport: Mahindra Max car from Dehradun to Sankri & back to Dehradun.
• Meals: In Mussoorie only breakfast will be serving. While on trek all meals will be provided. The food would be mix of Indian, Chinese & Continental.
• Camping equipment like tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, mess tent, camping stools, table, toilet tent etc.
• Mules/Porters: For carrying rations, vegetables and some amount of personal gear of the clients (one bag not weighing more than 12 kgs).
• Professional local trekking guide and kitchen staff would accompany the group
• Entry & permit fee for the park

Cost does not include
• Enroute meal
• Any charges for carrying still/video cameras etc.
• Alcohol, soft drinks, bottled water, beverages, etc.
• Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
• Any meals/services not mentioned above
• Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
• Travel insurance

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Camping in Har Ki Dun Valley
  • Duration:8 Night/9Days