HAR KI DUN

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HAR KI DUN – EVENT DETAILS

Location
Sankri

Region
Uttarakhand, India

Difficulty Level
Moderate

Endurance Level
High

Highest Altitude
~ 11600 ft.

Temperature
Day time: 10°C-15°C
Night time: -5°C-2°C

Start-End
Dehradun – Har Ki Dun – Dehradun

Duration
8 Nights / 9 Days

Dates
06th May to 14th May – 2018

Price
Rs. 13,000 (inclusive)

OVERVIEW

DESCRIPTION

Har Ki Dun is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Western Himalayas. This is a valley trek where you trek along the Supin River to Har Ki Dun valley. The frame shaped valley is settled with ancient communities. This is also one of the few treks where we crossways the local lifestyle nearby. Sankri Village is base camp for this trek.

HIGHLIGHTS

With each passing day, the beauty of the trail just keeps on growing, especially, the trail passing through the Osla village. The brown old buildings pleasantly merge with the forests and mountains and as a spectator.

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrival at Dehradun

You will arrive at Dehradun.

Day 2 - Dehradun to Sankri – 250 Km

The very first day we will meet at the Dehradun railway station at 6:00 in the morning for our journey through shapely roads of The Shivalik Himalayas. Journey towards Sankri Village is around 250 km. & it will take around 8 hrs. Enroute will take halt for breakfast & get ready for the rest of journey. Reach Sankri Village in the evening.

Day 3 - Sankri –Taluka (Drive)

Sankri to Taluka drive.

Day 4 - Taluka to Osla - Trek (14 km)

After having delicious breakfast, Drive to Taluka. Briefing about today’s trek.  During the trek route you will cross bridges over Tons river.  If you are lucky then you may encounter the wildlife of Himalayas like Bharal, Blue Sheep, Bear.  Reach camp Site and enjoy the beauty of Garhwal Himalayas.

Day 5 - Osla to Har Ki Dun Trek (11 kms – 6 hrs)

After early breakfast we start our trek to Har Ki Dun.  The trek is rewarding through open meadows and views of snow capped peaks.  The trail ascends above the union of the Har ki Dun and Ruinsara Rivers to a vintage point of the snow capped ridges of the Dhaula Dhar.

Enjoy the views of pristine trek in the Himalayas.

Day 6 - Har Ki Dun Trek – Exploration Day

Today is our exploration day.   After our healthy breakfast  we will start the today’s trek to  Jaundhar Glacier.  After spending few hours we will return to Har Ki Dun camp.

Day 7 - Trek from Har Ki Dun to Osla (11 kms – 4 hrs)

Today will the easy part of the Har Ki Dun trek but going downhill is always a tricky one. We will be trekking by the same route so you have an idea about the landscape. After a tiring day relax for some time have your sumptuous lunch and then explore the area.

Day 8 - Trek from Osla to Taluka – Drive to Sankri

Be ready to trek down the entire leg of Har Ki Dun Trek from Osla Village to Taluka in one go. Reach Sankri & Relax.

Day 9 - Drive from Sankri to Dehradun (250 kms 8 hrs)

We will start our drive early in the morning so that we reach on time at Dehradun your train or flights for onward journey.

THINGS TO CARRY

Note: This is just a reminder list of what to bring. You can bring any other additional things as per your requirements. When in doubt, you can can always contact us and we would be happy to assist and guide you.

MAP & GETTING THERE

Sankri is base village for this trek. Mountain Hikers will arrange Mountain Hikers organizes travelling facility from Dehradun to Sankri. The pick-up is at 6.30 am from Dehradun Railway station on Day 1.

PRICE POLICY

Price Includes:

✓ Accommodation (Hotel, Guest house, Homestay, Camping)
✓ Meals while on trek (Veg)
✓ Trek equipment (Sleeping bag, mattress, and tent)
✓ All necessary permits and entry fees
✓ First aid medical kits
✓ Experts of Mountain Hikers
✓ Food & Accommodation from Dehradun to Dehradun

Price Excludes

× Air/ Train / Bus Tickets as per the service have taken by participants.
×
Mineral Water / Cold Drinks, etc.
× Camera & Coolie charges.
× Food charges during Train & Bus Journey.
× Personal expenditure of any kind.
× Insurance of any kind.
× Medical expenses other than “First aid”.
× Any other charges not mentioned in “Charges Include”.

Cancellation Policy
§ Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek — full refund. Cancellation between 30 days and 20 days to the start of the trek — 50% refund. Cancellation less than 20 days to the start of the trek — no refund.
§ In case of refund, there will be a deduction of 4% (bank charges) from the total fee you have paid.
§ The refund (if any) will be given within 15 days after the event is over, irrespective of cancellation date on the cancellation request form.

FAQs

Q1. How about accommodation facility in this trek?

Accommodation will be in tents on all the days – each tent will be shared by 3 / 4 Hikers. The tents will be provided by Mountain Hikers. We will also put up Dinner Tent / Kitchen Tent & Toilet tents – The number will vary according to the size of the group.

Mountain Hikers will provide sleeping bag to each Hiker. The sleeping bags we provide can sustain temperatures up to -10° C on high altitude treks.

Q2. When will there be snow on this trek?

You are possible to find snow on this trek in June. Though, this depends on the snowfall that happens in the earlier winter.

Q3. At what time we supposed to reach Dehradun?

Mountain Hikers will arrange for pick up from Dehradun by 07:30 AM. Be sure to reach Dehradun by 06:00 AM.  

Q4. When will we get back to Dehradun?

On Day 7, we will reach back to Dehradun.

Q5. What is the best way to reach Dehradun?

Dehradun is well connected to Delhi. If you take an overnight bus from Delhi, it will take you 6-7 hours to reach Dehradun. Tickets can be booked online. You You can choose government buses as they usually run on schedule.

Q6. Can First timers go for this trek?

Har ki Dun trek is a Moderate level trek. First timers can go for this trek. However, irrespective of your past trekking experience, fitness is mandatory before every high altitude trek.  Everyday exercise, Yoga, jogging 5-6 km in 30 minutes can help with this trek.

Q7. Who will be trek coordinator with us from Mountain Hikers?

An expert qualified & certified Trek Leader from Mountain Hikers, along with technical guides, cooks and other staff members will be with hikers during the whole trek. This team is well trained and is always ready to help hikers.

Q8. Do I need special snowshoes for the trek?

No need to buy special snowshoes for this trek. A good trekking shoes is sufficient for the trek. We advise a pair that is water resistant. Keep sufficient spare socks for a quick change in case the snow wets the insides of the shoes.

Q9. What kind of food is served on the trek? Should we carry any food?

Mountain Hikers provides menu which is suitable for high altitude treks. Breakfast menu includes bread & Jam and butter, Dalia, Poha, sandwiches, corn flakes etc. Lunch mostly includes of Roti or Puri with Veg. sabzi. Dinner is complete with Dal, Rice, Roti and Dessert. You can carry dry snacks & dry fruits if required.

Q10. When it becomes really cold can I consume alcohol?

Alcohol is unsafe in extreme cold, especially on high altitudes. Contrary to what people believe, alcohol does not make you warmer. Instead it opens your pores making your body colder. Moreover, it dehydrates you very speedily. Hence consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited on all Mountain Hikers treks. Similarly smoking is not allowed on Mountain Hikers Treks Anyone found with alcohol is quickly removed from the trek.

Q11. What about the internet & wifi connectivity?

Purola and Sankri have BSNL mobile phone networks that work irregularly.

Q12. What about the ATMs if I need to withdraw cash?

Purola has the last ATM point before your trek starts.

BOOKING – Har Ki Dun Trek

Dates
06th May to 14th May – 2018

Price
Rs. 13,000 (inclusive)

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