Trek to the valley of shiva : Har Ki Doon

Trek to the valley of shiva : Har Ki Doon


Har Ki Doon Valley is a cradle shaped hanging valley in the Garhwal Himalayas.It is surrounded by snow-capped peaks and alpine vegetation. It is connected to the Baspa Valley by the taluka. Actual trek to The valley starts from Taluka village and passes through Gangad, Osala and Seema.It is a two day trek which is usually done in two phases.The first phase is from Taluka to Seema/Osla,and the second phase is from Seema/Osla to Har Ki Doon.The way back is the same.

Day 1:dehradun to sankri (via mussoorie) (220 km,8-9 hours by road):-

220 km drive to Sankri via Mussoorie.Visit Kempty Falls,15 km from Mussoorie.Continue the drive towards Purola,which is situated at an altitude of 1,524 metres.Situated in thickets of rich forest cover and wildlife,especially the endangered snow leopard,it is also known as the ‘Get to Her Ki Doon’.Overnight stay in rest house/tent.

Visit ladakh as this the most exciting place in India, as the destination is beautiful but the route is also breathtaking.

Day 2:trek from sankri to pauni garaat via taluka (7,000 ft):-

Sankari has wonderful and spectacular views of forest land and valley Begin the trek along the Rupin River to Pauni Garat.Arrive at Pouni Garat,a small village situated at an altitude of 7,000 feet,with intoxicating roses,lush deodars and rich flora.Night stay will be in rest house/tent,there is also provision of sacks

Day 3:trek from pauni garaat to kalkattiyadhaar (2,560 mtr):-

The road from Pauni Garat to Calcutta is great,with interesting ups and downs and climbs, eventually straightening to the left of the valley,merging into some beautiful forested area.Enjoy the poetic chestnut,willow and walnut trees till Gangar village.Proceed to Kalkatiyadhar Campsite Overnight stay in rest house/tent.

Day 4:trek from kalkattiyadhaar to har ki dun and back to kalkattiyadhaar (11.768 ft):-

From Kalkatiyadhar,proceed towards the valley,crossing a hanging bridge over the Rupin River.Afterwards,climb through illustrated areas,lush coniferous plants and beautiful meadows until you reach Har Ki Doon A ridge that will give a vantage point to view Har Ki Doon,you will have to cross picturesque streams,meadows and serene 

Day 5:trek from kalkattiyadhaar to pauni garaat via osla village:-

The 4 to 5 hour journey back through Osla village to reach Kalkatiyadhar,the village where Duryodhana of Mahabharata was worshiped and worshiped.Camping and overnight stay at Kalkatiyadhar.

Day 6:trek from pauni garaat to sankri via taluka:-

Start trekking back to Sankri Basti.Enjoy the stunning views and untouched beauty of nature on your course and reach Sankri Overnight will be at a local hotel.

Day 7:drive from sankri to dehradun (215 km, 7-8 hours by road):-

The amazing trekking at Har Ki Doon comes and ends on Day 7.After breakfast drive back to Dehradun Explore Dehradun on your own.

How difficult is the har ki doon valley trek?

Har Ki Doon Valley Trek has easy to moderate difficulty as compared to another high altitude trek.

How much distance do we have to cover daily?

On an average, we cover a distance of around 4-8 km between our camping stations.

What if the track is extended?

When the trek is extended beyond our controllable reasons,additional charges apply.

Who will be our main guiding person?

Lead guide person is certified and experienced staff.These guides are sourced locally and there are other team members including local guides,cooks,helpers and porters.

Is this trek safe for girls?

Our treks are planned with a male:female ratio.As an organiser,we ensure that their tents are shared only with other women trekkers.

Many people in a tent?

Our tents are three-person tents.

What level of fitness is expected of trekkers?

Good physical and mental fitness is expected to complete the trek.Har Ki Doon Valley Trek is ideal for beginners to get acquainted with similar altitude treks.

Typical food menu during the trek?

We ensure that wholesome and wholesome breakfast, lunch and evening snacks are served.We believe and serve only vegetarian food as it is easy to digest and tastes better at higher altitudes.

What if we face a medical emergency?

We are trained to manage emergencies in high altitude areas.Our lead guide is professional and experienced.Our team carries emergency first aid kits and oxygen cylinders.

Things to carry

Pair of Thermal

Pair of Socks + 1 Pair of woolen socks

Pair of Hand Gloves (Water Proof & Fleece material)

Sun Cap

Woolen Cap

Neck Warmer (Scarf/Buff)

Quick Dry Full Sleeves (T-Shirt)

Full sleeves Fleece

Wind Proof Jacket (windcheater/Heavy Jacket)

Track Pants (No Cotton or Jeans)

UV sunglasses

Sun scream,Lip balm,Moisturizer


Trek Pole

Trekking Shoes (No Sports shoes or Woodland shoes)

Poncho (The Gear used to protect from Rain)

Day pack (Small one)

Back Pack 60 liter (+ Rain cover)

2 Water Bottles

Toilet Paper & Wet Wipes

Hand Sanitizer

Antibacterial Powder

Tooth Brush

Quick Dry Towel

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