Har Ki Doon Trek


HAR KI DUN TREK UTTARAKHAND


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The next destination for India adventure tour is the Har ki Dun Trek, which is situated on the western side of the Ganges in the Garhwal region. The Fateh Parvat lies at the base of the summit which is elevated at a height of 3556 meters.
Har ki Dun – the Hanging Valley of Gods is an ultimate treat for trekkers and is the most preferred of all trekking tours Har Ki Dun , the cradle formed valley is a heaven for trekkers, bird watchers and natural lovers. Dense and broad forests of pines and glittering mountain peaks enclose the valley.
This modest trek takes you to one of the least explored regions of Garhwal Himalayas. The valley is scattered with wild Himalayan Flowers and the whole valley looks colorful in the period of flowering season in monsoon. The most excellent time for trekking in Har ki dun valley is June to October. During the rest of the years the area remains either very cold or wet. The valley is complete of wildlife, which makes it a paradise for nature lovers.


Day Itinerary:-

Har ki Dun Trek set up from Netwar to Osla through dense and broad forests of chestnuts, walnuts, willows and chinars. The trek from Osla to Har-ki-doon is through terraced mountain fields, flourishing green grassy land and conifer forests. Har ki Doon is one of the most fascinating and least visited areas of the Garhwal Himalaya.

  • Day 1

    Rishikesh / Taluka (1900 m/6232 ft)

  • Drive 7-8 hours overnight camp

  • After breakfast drive to Taluka by Toyota Qualis, a small hamlet nestled in the laps of nature via Mussoorie, Kempty falls, Purola and Mori. This is starting point of our trek. Overnight in tents/ tourist rest house. Meals and overnight camp.

  • Day 2

    Taluka / Osla (2560 m / 8400 ft)

  • Trek 6-7 hours overnight camp

  • The day starts with the gentle trail towards Osla. Today's trek is through beautiful forests of Chestnut, Walnut and Willows. A gradual ascent brings us to the picturesque Osla village along the swift rivulet. On arrival set campsite for overnight stay. Meals and overnight camp.

  • Day 3

    Osla/ Har Ki Dun

  • (3566 m / 11700 ft) Trek 5-7 hours overnight camp

  • Morning after breakfast trek to Har Ki Dun. Initially the trek goes past some fields of beans & rice and also some isolated villages, where the life style is same as old, and the untouched one. The dress worn by the people is traditional. Their cheerful ness and innocence combined with their simple way of life make them very appealing. A common scene in the evenings is that of ruddy cheeked village belles returning home, carrying on their backs huge loads of pine needles & cones to be used as fuel. The trail steadily ascends the side of the ridge across the river and then veers left to the Har Ki Dun valley. Dense forests at this part give way to the meadows that are scattered with flowers and flowering herbs. Meals and Overnight stay in tents.

  • Day 4

    Har Ki Dun

  • The day is for rest/ acclimatization /exploration. On this day everyone does his own thing. One can go on an exploratory trek in the valley, capture some magnificent views on the camera, or just chill at the campsite. Meals and overnight camp.

  • Day 5

    Har Ki Dun / Debshu Bugyal Trek

  • 4-5 hours overnight camp

  • Today we will trek 14 kms to reach Debshu Bughyal. It will take 4-5 hrs at leisure pace as the trail is generally downhill. Meals and overnight in tents.

  • Day 6

    Debshu Bugyal / Ruinsara Tal

  • (3500 m/ 11480 ft) Trek 5-6 hours overnight camp

  • Today we start trekking early towards Ruinsara Tal. The Trek from Debsu Bughyal to Ruinsara Tal is through, terraced mountain fields, lush green grassy lands and conifer forests through extremely scenic landscape. The gradient of the trek is moderate and one will be able to complete the trek in 5 - 6 hrs on arrival at the lake set campsite. Meals and overnight in tents.

  • Day 7

    Ruinsara Tal

  • The day is for rest / acclamatisation / exploration. One can explore the surroundings around the lake. The place is full of photographers delight. Meals and overnight stay in tents.

  • Day 8

    Ruinsara Tal / Osla Trek

  • 5 hours overnight camp

  • After breakfast start trekking back towards Osla (18 kms). This trek will take about 4-5 hours. Set up a camp by the Supin River. Meals and overnight stay in tents.

  • Day 9

    Osla / Taluka

  • (13 kms/3-4 hrs) – Rishikesh (215 Kms, 7-8 hrs)

  • After early breakfast trek for about 3-4 hours to reach Taluka and from here drive back to Rishikesh. Tour terminates Upon arrival at Rishikesh.