About the Trek
From Taluka to Har Ki Dun, the trek is easy and graded. This trek takes you through some of India’s most remote villages that have not yet been touched by civilization. This region’s inhabitants are extremely welcoming. Moths graze on the rolling grass, which attracts shepherds to this area.
This hidden valley appears to be a landscape on canvas from a quick glance. From December to March, the valley remains covered in snow. One of Uttarakhand’s most beautiful treks is this one that lasts a week and goes through a valley. The breathtaking views of majestic Himalayan peaks like Bandarpoonch, Kala Nag (Black Peak), and the Swargarohini Group of Peaks are among the most memorable aspects of the Har ki Dun Trek.
Activities to do there
One of the most rewarding treks in the Garhwal Himalayas, Har Ki Dun features picture-perfect natural beauty in the form of cascading waterfalls, snow-capped mountains, pine and oak-covered forests, and rushing rivulets and rivers.
One of the most amazing ways to spend time in the great outdoors is to camp. After a long day, it helps to unwind and refuel by setting up tents with friends under the clear night sky. One of the best views of the Himalayas and an equally captivating night sky can be found at Har ki Dun.
On the way, hamlets inhabited by the region’s indigenous communities are encountered. One can learn about the rustic way of life, customs, and culture of the beautiful, surrounding nature villages like Osla and Sankri.
Bird watching & photography
Har ki Dun is a haven for nature lovers thanks to its wide variety of plants and animals. Take pictures of the stunning sights in front of you while taking pleasure in the tranquillity of watching the beautiful birds.
Best time to visit
Except for the monsoon season of July/August, when trekking is not possible, the Har Ki Dun track is open all year. Every season has something unique to give on its own.
From December through February, the Forest Service does not issue permits for this path. Starting in December 2016, this is enforced due to the winter migratory corridor for wildlife intersecting the route. From December to February, no permits are issued for the winter Har Ki Dun walk.
As previously said, this walk is still quite lovely in all of the authorised seasons. If you want to see snow, the months of March and April are perfect. The amount of leftover snow depends on the amount of snow that falls throughout the winter months.
Delhi – Dehradun – Mussoorie
By midday, an AC train from New Delhi Railway Station will arrive in Dehradun. When you arrive, you will be greeted by your trip guide, who will transport you to a hotel in Mussoorie for the night. You may admire the breathtaking grandeur of Dehradun and Mussoorie while driving.
Mussoorie – Sankri
On the second day, you will drive to Sankri, the starting point of our trek, following breakfast.You’ll visit places like Kempty Falls, Purola, and Mori on your way to Sankri.Make sure you have enough energy bars and bottled water to keep you going on the trek before you start.
Sankri – Taluka
The day will begin with a nutritious breakfast before travelling 14 kilometres, or 4-5 hours, to Taluka.During the drive, one can take in the breathtaking views of the towering mountains and dense forest as well as the magical beauty of the surrounding area.When you arrive at Taluka, you will be taken to a hotel.Taluka has guest houses and a few shack shops that provide the locals with food on a daily basis.
Taluka – Osla
Wake up, have breakfast, and then set out on your trek to Osla Village, a tiny hamlet on one side of the Rupin River.The trail initially descends, but it eventually ascends to the left side of the valley, where it eventually joins the Rupin River.The dense forest of chestnut, walnut, and willow trees can be seen by tourists after a short hike of a few kilometers.In addition, the trail will lead you to the Gangar village. After climbing and crossing streams, you will arrive at a vantage point from which you will have a panoramic view of Oslo Village.Seema Village, a small town on the other side of Osla Village and separated by a swift river, will be the next stopover location.
Osla – Har ki Dun
From Osla, the trekking trail to Har – Ki Dun begins on the left side of the valley and continues through fields before crossing the Rupin River on a bridge.The next stop is Kalkatti Dhar, from which you can see the Har Ki Dun valley.When you are close to Kalkatti Dhar, keep an eye out for the Bandarpoonch and Kalang ranges.Har KI Dun valley can be reached via an uphill climb from Kalkatti Dhar.
The easy grade of the trek from Taluka to Har Ki Dun makes it ideal for novices.The Har ki Dun trek is quite long, but the trekking trail isn’t as hard as one might think. This trek is ideal for someone new to the wilderness because it combines a variety of topography and landscapes and provides an all-around trekking experience. The Har ki Dun trek has beautiful scenery and a wide variety of plants and animals. Photograph the diverse flora and fauna, village wooden houses, the trail’s scenic beauty, and the people’s cultural heritage as you travel.