Har Ki Dun
Nestled away from the hustle bustle of the city, Har Ki dun is a beautiful cradle shaped valley with untouched panoramic beauty. Perched at an elevation of 3,566 mts above the sea level, this place is one of the remotest areas of Uttarakhand offering a plethora of trekking excursions.
Also referred to as “Valley of Gods”, in Har Ki Dun you will find yourself surrounded by thick Pine forests and scintillating mountain peaks. This beautiful trail will take you to some of the most unexplored areas of Garhwal Himalayan region where the simplicity and rustic lifestyle of the residents of hills is still untouched by the time. The beautifully carved houses along the way add to the charm of this trek. Visit this splendid place if peaceful nature and adventure is what you are looking for.
Food facility :
You will get simple dhaba food at Sankri, Gangad, Taluka and Seema. You won’t get any food at the higher altitudes of trek, so the best option is the stock up the consumable items at the dhaba at Sonamarg.
For the rest of the trek, pack essential food. Carry enough packed food to get you through the trip.
Although guest houses are available at Seema, trekkers like to camp along the way amid the natural beauty of the place.
The place is best known for its trekking and thus most of the visitors like to camp. You won’t find any guesthouses during your seven-day trek in the region.
How you can reach there:
- Rail: One can reach Dehradun by an overnight train from Delhi, which runs regularly. The best option is the special A/C train between the two stations. You will reach Dehradun at 5.40 am. From there onwards take a taxi or a bus to cover a distance of 185 kms till Sankri which will take about 5 hours.
- Road: The total distance from Delhi to Sankri is almost 440 Km which can be covered in approximately 9 hours. You can either directly drive to Sankri or take a bus to Dehradun and drive further till Sankri by local vehicle.
Best time to visit this place :
Treks to Har Ki Dun are seasonal and are organised between March – June and September – November. No treks are organised at other times of the year.
Come December, the region is covered in snow that can be as deep as 5 feet. This snow melts only after April. While March and April still see snow, the weather is pleasant. It is the best time to visit for those adventure seekers who are enchanted by snow. There are no treks during the monsoons either. Treks reopen in September and last till November, taking advantage of the dry, pleasant weather.