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Lap up a thrill filled Har Ki Dun trekking to winsome. Crowned as 'Valley of Gods', it is a cradle shaped hanging valley nestled in Garhwal Himalayas. It is situated at the base of Fateh Parvat and towers at 3556m. Pine forests along with surroundings of snow clads mountains and alpine vegetation lend a district character to the region. Due to its remoteness and topography, the valley forms the ideal setting for bird and nature enthusiasts.
The trek to this place spills delight every step along the way. Witness a massive glacier up close, trudge along gravel paths, amble through beautiful villages and meadows, take in the stunning sights of cascades and Swargarohini peaks. Also, get a chance to soak in the ancient culture and traditions of the locale and interact with the locals.
This refreshing day, commence your journey with a drive from Dehradun to Sankri via Mussorrie. Lunch will be consumed en route. The drive is a riveting one along the Yamuna, exquisite Tons River and a woody pine forest.
As soon as you arrive at Sankri, check in a hotel that resonates with the beauty of the region. Steeped in natural charms, Sankri is the ideal place to unwind. Come evening and amble through the quaint hamlet and warm up for the Har ki Dun trekking ahead. Overnight will be spent at the hotel.
Today, begin with a short pictorial and rip-roaring drive to Taluka, the starting point of the trek. Expect a moderate trail throughout, with an occasional seep patch in between.
Upping the entire experience is a hike through lovely mixed forest stretches along the Supin River. Also, get a whiff of the well preserved ancient culture that prevails in the region. Get to meet the locals, interact with them and witness there houses that is made in a distinct style.
Pass some villages to reach the small market of Seema. Pitch tents a bit ahead for an overnight stay in the charming fields by the riverside.
Post a hearty breakfast, cross over yonder to the other side of Supin River and warm up with a steep climb.
The sights you come across the way make for a memorable experience. This includes Bandarpoonch & Swargarohini peaks, Ruinsara Valley, meadows, forests, waterfalls and little streams.
Enjoy the trek at a leisurely pace as you soak in the beauty that abounds. After 5-7 hours, reach Har-ki-Dun, an open valley. Feast your eyes on nature's many glories such as network of streams, green meadows dotted with flowers and backdrop of big and small mountains.
Overnight will be spent in tents.
Today, you trek to the enticing Jaundhar Glacier, a contrast to the verdant Har Ki Dun. Ringed by moraine, scree, glaciers, the lofty Swargarohini peaks overlook it.
Enjoy the trail of uneven scree and moraine terrain. Take in the stunning views all around and head back to Har Ki Dun. Overnight will be spent in tents.
Get charged with a leisurely breakfast. There are two options for you. You can either trek 2-3 hours back and forth up to the winsome meadows at Haata or you can just unwind at Har Ki Dun.
Post lunch, descend to Seema. If you reach at an appropriate hour, explore an ancient temple located in the close-by Osla hamlet. Discover the fascinating traditions and cultures of the locals and get to interact with them.
Overnight will be spent in tents.
This day, you wake up early to engage in a descent trek from Seema to Taluka. From here, drive to Sankri. Along the way, lap up a revitalising path in the icy water of many streams that come across.
Overnight stay in hotel.
Indulge in breakfast and depart for Dehradun. If you wish, there can be a stopover at Mussoorie, a winsome and popular hill station. The drive from Mussoorie to Dehradun would be an hour. From here, you can continue with your onward destination your Har Ki Dun trekking trip comes to an end.
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Rated : 5.0
The things I have seen , the things I have done are pretty amazing . I can tell you tales about it , show you volume of pictures , speak on lengths about it but you wont understand . And its not your fault . Beautiful things are hard to understand and even more hard to earn. Unless you are there breathing in all what I had , you wont get it. And such an everlasting impression of the journey is only created by the wonderful people around you ; to name my Trek Guide Nanu , Cook Jeeta and Trek coordinator Raj Mohan . Rightly called as the Valley of Gods through alpine meadows, ridges, glacier basins, pine forests and ancient villages will give you a week of peace and tranquility and lifetime of memories.
Rated : 3.0
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