19,500.00

Harki Dun is one of the most fascinating and least visited areas of Garhwal Himalaya. This area harbours almost all the major groups of high altitude flowers, birds and animals in this zone.

This trekking trip is for adventurous nature lovers, keen to explore the remote Himalayan valleys, have all the classic attractions ascending gentle trails through luxuriant oak and conifer forests, past Hindu mountain villages to the alpine meadows, where mountain peaks soar above Harkidun (the of Gods) Harki dun nestles in the n w corner of Garhawal near the Yamuna water shed and remote western hills of Uttrakashi district. The valley is dominated by Swargarohini (6252 m) though lesser known than Valley Of Flowers in the Alkananda Valley in the N E Himalaya district of Chamoli. The Harki Dun Valley boasts of richness in the variety of flora and fauna, situated in the upper catchment basin of Tons river.

 

Region – western Uttrakahnd Himalaya

Level – Easy – moderate

Season – March – June & Sep – Nov ( it can done in winter as well)

Duration – 7 night / 8 day

 

Ahmedabad to Ahmedabad

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Day 1:  Ahmedabad – New Delhi – Dehradun – Sankri (4.30 hr and drive 8) hotel.

Early morning Transfer to New Delhi Railway and board Dehradun Shatabdi Express to Dehradun and later drive for Sankri village. This entire journey is going to be long but full of scenic beauty, lively sprawling plains of the Ganges that continues to move on a serpent mountain road with cascading waterfalls, meandering Himalayan glistering rivers, tall pine and cedar forests with a red carpet of rhododendron.

Breakfast in the train and Lunch will on the way and dinner in hotel.

 

DAY 2: Sankri – Taluka (12 Kms by Road), Taluka- Seema (2260m), 12 km, 5 hr trek tent.

Early morning drive from Sankri to Taluka, where our trek starts off. After Breakfast in Taluka, we will Start trekking with packed lunch to Seema, the trek moves on an easy well made path ,through thick forests of chestnuts, walnuts, willows, chinars and a variety of conifer trees, with a few waterfalls on the way.You could either opt for the steep climb of Dhaatmeer village, or just trek along the Karmanasha stream. Both the routes meet at Gangaar village.Reach Seema Camp and stay in tents.

Breakfast in camp, lunch packed and dinner in camp.

DAY 3: Seema- Kalkattiyadhaar, 7 km trek tent.

Today’s trek moves on the left of the valley, followed by colorfully laden terrace field,  crossing over an iron bridge the river Rupin, to the right of the valley. Now the trail goes on a mild ascend through a varied patch of mixed fores to   Kalkattiyadhar. After a short descent from the Kalkattiyadhar, we arrive at our campsite.

 Breakfast in camp, lunch packed and dinner in camp.

DAY 4: Kalkattiyadhaar – Har ki Dun (3500 M)  7 kms trek tent.

From the Kalkattiyadhaar camp the trail traverses to give you an awesome view of Har Ki Dun valley. Initially the trail climbs gradually and later gets steeper & goes past through beautiful meadows to the campsite at Har Ki Dun. The campsite is by the small stream, with peaks of Har Ki Dun and Swargarohini towering above.

DAYD 5: Day reserve to Explore Harki Dun Valley tent.

Exploring Jaundhar Glacier will be worthy.

Breakfast in camp, lunch packed and dinner in camp.

Day 6: Har ki Dun – Seema (14 kms trek) tent.

In the morning spend some quality time appreciating the view of Swargarohini Peaks from Har ki Dun. After an early breakfast we start trek back to Seema. Start with crossing the Har ki Dun Bridge and a small walk along the river. Initially there is gradual climb upto Kalkati dhar. From Kalkati dhar its all the way downhill upto Seema. If time permits we will take a short halt at Osla village, wheere you can see typical Gharhwali Houses tucked at high point. Like most mountain village the location of Osla is such that it gets Sunlight all the day. So you can just sit and relax for some time. After a short while, descend to Seema where we stay for the night.

Breakfast in camp, lunch packed and dinner in camp.

Day 7: Seema- Taluka (12 kms trek), Taluka- Sankri (15 kms by road) hotel.

From Osla there are two ways to get down. First is via Seema for which we have to descend to the river and cross it from the bridge at Seema. The second route which is shorter (but steeper) goes via Puani. It meets the main trail at a point where there is a watermill. Spend some time here to understand how these watermills work. From this point we enter the forest. The trail is all the way along the river. The last few minutes of trek is over cemented trail. We arrive in Taluka by afternoon. Rest in Taluka for while till your trek mates catch up. We board our vehicle and reach Sankri in about an hour or so. Check into the  hotel.

Breakfast in camp, lunch packed and dinner in hotel.

 

Day 8: Sankri – Dehradun (196 Kms by Road) hotel.

After breakfast we start our journey back to where we started from “Dehradun”. It will take about 7-8 hours to reach Dehradun. Arriving Dehradun, transfer to Rail Station or Jolly Grant Dehradun to proceed for home ward destination.

Trip end.

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