The name of Lord Shiva is supposed to bring ‘Shanti’ (peace) everywhere, and this is truly felt in the valley by His name- Har Ki Doon, situated at an elevation of 3566 m. The hanging valley is also known for serving as the base to Swargrohini peak and for the views of Jaundhar Glacier, Bandar Poonch peak as well as a temple of Duryodhan (a villainous character with its own symbolic significance in the Indian epic of Mahabharata). This is why it is a centre of attraction to those interested in the versatility of Indian geography in addition to the Nature lovers in general. To explore Har Ki Dun family trek is graded easy to moderate with many views and opportunities to enjoy with the kids and elders of the group.
The journey to the trek gets started from Delhi, even though the actual trekking is from base camp Sankari. This small village is reached via Dehradun and Mussourie. The journey from Sankari to Taluka is full of whirling experience, especially to those who get fewer chances in their life to break out of the routine. This vision of adventure tour continues till Osla and then to Har Ki Doon Valley. Family trekking to this spot is so much fun for the degree of flexibility and relaxation included in it considering all the age groups.
The memories of such a holiday trip will continue to linger because there is a motivation for physical fitness and inspiration to reach out to the embrace of Nature.
Are you ready to take a plunge in this around 7 days trekking adventure to Har Ki Doon 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.
Day 1 Mussoorie - Sankri
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 2 Sankri - Taluka
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 3 Taluka - Osla
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 Bunglow. Overnight in tourist rest house/tent.
Day 4 Osla - Har Ki Dun
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 5 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 6 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 7 Osla - Taluka
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 8 Taluka - Sankri - Dehradun - 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.
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