Har Ki Doon, a beautiful valley, nestles in northwest Garhwal region near the Satluj-Yamuna watershed. Situated in the remote hills of Uttarkashi, this place is blessed with all bounties of nature. Our enjoyable trek explores not only this little-known part of the Himalayas, but Dehradun and Mussoorie as well.
Heading north from Delhi, we visit the lively town of Dehradun for overnight stay. Somewhat away from the tourist trail, Dehradun is home to an excellent market and some interesting old temples. The route continues northeast into the foothills to reach Sankri, where the road ends and the trail begins. Covering one of the least explored parts of Garhwal, the first phase of the trek to Osla passes through beautiful forests of chestnut, walnut, willows and chinars, to reach the village at an altitude of 2,500 metres. From here up to Har Ki Doon the trail is marked by remote villages, terraced fields, lush green meadows and conifer forests surrounded by glittering snow-covered peaks.
The cradle-shaped valley itself, reached on the third day of trekking, is dominated by the towering Swargarohini peak (6,252 metres). The huge valley is flanked by massive mountains on three sides - an amazingly spectacular location, rich in wildlife, and a veritable paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers.
We then retrace our steps back down to Sankri before travelling to Mussoorie, one of India’s most beautiful hill stations. There are numerous old buildings dating from the days of the Raj. A pleasant holiday atmosphere always pervades the resort.
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Upon arrival in Delhi we are transferred to the hotel for check-in. Rest of the day is free for rest or local exploration. Overnight Hotel
Morning drive to Dehradun, a small town 260 kms from Delhi. Check into hotel and enjoy free afternoon and evening. Overnight Hotel
Drive to Sankri, the trailhead for routes into the Har Ki Doon valley (3566 metres) to begin trekking next day morning. Overnight Camp
Trek from Sankri to Taluka, through the dense forest with breath-taking views of the valley (1,900 metres; 4-5hrs trekking) Overnight Camp
Trek to Osla by descending first and walking alongside the Rupin River, then ascend through forest to Osla village (2,560 metres; 6-7hrs trekking). Overnight Camp
Trek into the Har Ki Doon valley; the trail leaves the fields and pastures and gradually ascends to Har Ki Doon, with views of snowy mountains (3,560 metres; 6-7hrs trekking). Overnight Camp
A full day for relaxation and exploration in the valley (3,560 metres). Optional trip to Morinda Lake in the morning. Overnight Camp
Trek back from Har Ki Doon to Seema, an easy downhill walk (2,560 metres; 4-5hrs trekking). Overnight Camp
Another easy descent to reach Osla. This time we get plenty of time to appreciate and photograph nature. (1,900 metres; 3-4hrs trekking). Overnight Camp
Trek from Osla back to Sankri, then transfer to Mussoorie (1,876 metres) (trek ends). Overnight Hotel
After breakfast we drive south to Delhi via Dehradun. Check into our hotel for a free afternoon and evening. Overnight Hotel
We take our departure transfer to the international airport for our flights back to our respective countries.
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Suitable for families with young children
Highest Point (Max altitude)
Har Ki Doon (3560m)
5-7 hours activity per day with steep uphill and downhill sections or high passes. Some days at high altitudes, good level of physical fitness recommended.
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