Har Ki Dun

God Owns Valley

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7 days 6 nights

Category Adventure Tour,Cultural Tour
Location Sankari

Pick-up point: - Prince Chock,Dehradun

Drop-off point: - Prince Chok, Dehradun

  • Difficulty Level 3 Difficult
  • Treking Trek
  • Location Sankari
  • Rating Stars 5
  • 12 Capacity
Shells 99.99 Shell
Gongs 15
Journals 1 Journals
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Discount: 13 %
MRP: 11500/-

Overview Of Har Ki Dun

Har ki Dun, is a valley that is situated in Govind Wildlife sanctuary, Uttarkashi district in north-west Uttarakhand. It was a cradle shaped valley that can only be reached by trekking to the valley. The distance to the Har ki Dun valley is 25 KM from the road head. Thus the total trek distance is 50 KM. It takes 2 to 3 days to reach the valley and return in another 2 days. In 1937, Doon school master Jack Gibson along with Tenzing Norgay and his colleague John Martyn climbed Bandarpunch peak. Jack Gibson made several expeditions in the region and trained young Indian mountaineers. The flora, fauna and Garhwali culture of Har ki Dun region thus became known to the outside world. The name "Har Ki Dun" is interpreted in two different ways. First is the literal translation, i.e. Valley of Gods - Har is the name for Shiva, one of the trinity gods as per Hinduism. Dun means a valley. The other name has more resemblance with the local culture and traditions. The second translation is "The sound of Shiva or the Sound of God". Every year to welcome Lord Someshwara (a form of Shiva) a festival is held in the valley, where a Dhaki (drummer) plays the drum. It is said that ages ago a Dhaki had disappeared in the Valley above and every year during the festival month one can still occasionally hear the Dhaki playing drums far up in the valley in the early hours of the day. Many village elders mention of several accounts throughout their lives about hearing these drums.


Food Provided During Har Ki Dun


    Transport Provided during Har Ki Dun

    • Standard Land Transport
    • Mini Bus

    Safety & Precautions for Har Ki Dun

    Just Follow Instruction Given by Trek Leader

    Why Choose Har Ki Dun

    East Trek, With valley Charm

    Extra

    • Adventure Tour
    • Cultural Tour
    • Land Based
    • Village
    • Religious Sites
    • Tribal Areas
    • Plains
    • High Altitude Mountains
    • Low Altitude Mountains
    • Hills
    • Tropical Forests
    • Evergreen Rain Forest
    • Subtropical Forest
    • Water Fall
    • High Altitude Lakes
    • Mountain Lake
    • Others
    • Standard
    • Standard Land Transport
    • Mini Bus
    • Pub / High Altitude Tents
    • Guest House
    • SHARED AMONG: 3
    • Trek
    • 4000 Meter
    • 54 Kilo Meters
    • 12 Kilo Meters Per Hour

    Tour Itinerary of Har Ki Dun

    Day 1 -

    Dehradun to Sankri drive: 190 km drive in 8 Hours

    6:00 PM
    Snacks
    8:30 PM
    Dinner
    Day 2 -

    Sankri to Puani Garat (2,500 m): 10 km trek in 5 to 6 Hours

    8:00 AM
    Brekfast
    1:00 PM
    Lunch
    8:00 PM
    Dinner
    Day 3 -

    Puani Garat to Kalkatidhar (3,300 m): 10 km trek in 5 to 6 Hours

    8:00 AM
    Breakfast
    1:00 PM
    Lunch
    8:00 PM
    dinner
    Day 4 -

    Kalkatidhar to Har ki Dun & Marinda Tal, return to Kalkatidhar: 17 km trek in 7 to 8 hours

    9:00 AM
    Brekfast
    1:00 PM
    Lunch
    8:00 PM
    Dinner
    Day 5 -

    Kalkatidhar to Puani Garat(2,500 m): 10 km trek in 4 Hours

    8:00 AM
    Breakfast
    1:00 PM
    Lunch
    8:00 PM
    Dinner
    Day 6 -

    Puani Garat to Sankri: 10 km trek in 4-5 Hours

    8:00 AM
    Breakfast
    1:00 PM
    Lunch
    8:00 PM
    Dinner
    Day 7 -

    Sankri to Dehradun: 190 km drive in 8 Hours

    8:00 AM
    Breakfast
    1:00 PM
    Lunch
    8:00 PM
    Dinner

    Things to Bring for Har Ki Dun

    PACKING LIST FOR TREK - 5 to 7 Day trek in Summers
    Essentials
    ● Trekking shoes: High ankle, sole
    with good grip; waterproof
    ● Gaiters
    ● rucksack with rain-cover - 40 to 60
    L
    ● day pack - 20-25 L (if you plan to
    offload rucksack) Government issued photo identity cards
    Clothes
    Raincoat(Upper + Lower)
    OR waterproof jacket + pant
    A small umbrella can be carried along with the above for more protection
    2 trousers for trekking (avoid shorts,
    denims, capris or any Cotton bottoms)
    3 T-shirts/shirts; quick dry (polyester/nylon)
    Warm fleece, alternative; a woollen
    sweater
    3-4 pair of socks quick dry (avoid cotton
    socks) 1 warm lower + t shirt for Camp
    Down/ Padded Jacket
    Woollen Cap
    Accessories
    ● Aluminium/Tritan Water bottle
    (Kindly do NOT carry Bisleri
    bottles)
    ● Insulated Water bottle (optional) Sunscreen cream/moisturiser/lip balm Head Torch
    Slippers / sandals; non-slippery
    Sunglasses UV protected (all treks),
    preferably polarised for snow treks Power bank to charge mobiles
    Hat or sun protection cap Trekking Pole (1 or 2) garbage bags to store soiled clothes / trash
    Personal toiletries
    Hand sanitizer
    Dry tissues (Wet tissues are not
    encouraged as they NOT biodegradable) Quick Dry Towel
    Toilet paper roll Toothbrush/toothpaste
    1 small box of biodegradable soap/body
    wash/facewash
    Personal medical kit
    Paracetamol/Combiflam ORS, Dusting Powder Personal medications, if any
    Avomine - (motion sickness) Crepe Bandage & Bandaid Digene (Acidity)
    Avil/Allegra (Hay Fever/Allergy) Betadine or any antiseptic cream Norflox TZ & Lomofen - (diarrhoea)
    Kindly carry 2 photocopies of a government issued photo identity card with address proof.

    Documents Required for Har Ki Dun

    • Photo Id Card, Address Proof

    Fitness Required

    Basic

    Inclusions

    All vegetarian meals starting from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on the last day
    Vegetarian meals along with egg preparations will be served
    Professional guide, cook and support staff
    Camping equipment
    Oxygen Cylinder
    Medical Kit Basic
    Clean sleeping bags and mats
    Good quality ‘A’ shaped or dome tents
    Kitchen tents, dining tents, toilet tents with portable toilet seats
    Camping stools
    Gaiters and crampons
    Forest entry charges for Indian nationals
    For non-Indian passport holders; there will be an additional charge of INR 1000
    Porter and mule support to carry camping equipment and NOT personal luggage
    Accommodation throughout the trek on double sharing basis
    Guesthouse accommodation on double sharing basis
    Tented Accommodation during the trek on double sharing basis
    All applicable taxes


    Exclusions

    Any costs apart from those already included in the Inclusions above
    Accommodation in Dehradun
    Porter/mule charges for personal luggage INR 450 per day , per bag (< 12 kg)
    Any cost arising due to unforeseen events like bad weather, roadblocks, etc.

    By Bus or Local Tranport



    By Train or Rail

    Meeting Place : Prince Chowk, Near Railway Station, Dehradun


    By Aeroplane or Air

    JOlly Grand Airpot to Prince Chok (30 km)


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