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Har ki Dun Women Only Tour - (7D/6N)

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Description

Trip Highlights :

Duration: 7 Days | 6 Nights

Best Season: Apr-Jun; Sep-Nov; (Possible throughout the year, subject to weather conditions)

Level: Medium

Total Distance: 50 km

Maximum Elevation: 3500 m Har ki Dun, 3700 m – Marinda Tal

Weather: The nights can be cold. During winter night temperatures at the camping ground of Har ki Dun can dip as low as -10 degrees Celsius. Day temperatures are usually pleasant. Lower camps are warmer.

Restrictions: None

Getting from/To: Sankri is connected by road from Dehradun and is about 7 hours’ drive.

Equipment: None for walking

Har ki Dun, which means Valley of Gods, is situated deep inside Govind Pashu National park. Rich in flora and fauna, the trails are quite often covered in different shades of orchids and other wild flowers. The area was made popular by the Doon school master Jack Gibson after his Banderpunch expeditions.
 
The path winds up alongside the Tons river from Netwar village through the scenic villages of Gangad and Osla. Har-ki-dun has numerous camping places and one Forest Guest House. An extra rest day is ideal to proceed to get a clearer view of the Jaundhar glacier.

Itineary

Day 01: Flight Ahmedabad - Dehradun to Sankri - 8h drive
 
We start early from Dehradun and reach the village Sankri by evening.
 
The final stretch is through the Govind Pashu National Park after we cross a check post at Netwar.
 
We rest at night in a guest house or in camps.
 
Day 02: Sankri to Osla (2200m) - 1h drive + 5-6h trek
 
Post breakfast we are transported from Sankri to Taluka.
 
The drive is a bit bumpy. The trek commences from Taluka on a stony path. With the river Tons gushing through rapids beside us, under the shade of walnut, pine and other trees, the walk is quite pleasant. Often the passing villagers greet us on the way.
 
The path crosses over a few streams which merge with Tons. After a few hours of walk the village of Gangad can be seen towards the left, across the river.
 
We continue our hike and after about an hour’s walk, the quaint village of Osla unfolds itself. Seema is a tiny settlement opposite to the river from Osla.
 
We set camp here or stay in a hut with a local family in the village.
 
Day 03: Osla to Har-ki-Dun (3510m) – 4-5 h
 
From Osla the trail gradually rises higher and passes through bushes of flowers like orchids, fleece flowers and sunflowers.
 
The ascending path climbs high above the confluence of Tons river and the river from Ruinsara valley.
 
After traversing higher up along the left side of the river, we camp at a very panoramic spot in Har ki Dun,located at the junction of two valleys – one originating from Jaundhar glacier and the other from beyond Hata glacier.
 
Day 04: Explore Har ki Dun
 
Usually we spend a layover day here at Har ki Dun.
 
We can choose to relax and soak in the environment or we have several trails as options:
 
1. The vast open meadows following the course of the Tons river can be explored. Further ahead of themeadows one can walk among the forests of Bhojpatra trees (Himalayan birch) or get a closer glimpseof the Jaundhar glacier and Swargarohini peak.
2. One can visit the Marinda Tal just 2km away from Har ki Dun. It is small glacial lake formed by a huge rock obstructing the river which flows down from Borasu pass.
3. The little-known valley of Hata can be explored which lies in between the above two valleys. It also has some large meadows and a close view of the Hata glacier.
 
Day 05: Back to Osla – 3-4h
 
The journey back to Osla is an easy walk. After reaching, one can roam about in the village, talk to locals and soak in the Garhwali culture.
 
Again we can either set camp or stay with a local family.
 
Day 06: Osla to Sankri – 4-5h trek + 1h drive
 
Early in the morning, we bid farewell to the villagers of Osla and hike till Taluka. A vehicle from Taluka takes us back to Sankri, where we retire for the day in camps or guest house.
 
Day 07: Sankri to Dehradun – 8h drive
 
We leave Sankri and reach Dehradun by late afternoon on this day.
 
Note: For a nominal charge of Rs 200 per person per night, we can arrange for Homestay in the village of Osla. The amount goes directly to the local family hosting us.

 

Package Includes

  • Transport support from  and  to Dehradun: starting from pickup on day 1 to drop on day 7. 
  • Flight Ticket Included Ex Ahmedabad  - Dehradun - Ahmedabad
  • Guide and cook fees.
  • Rent for camping equipment.
  • Camping equipment includes 4 season tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mattresses etc. 
  • Forest entry charges.
  • Porter and mule support to carry camping equipment. Please note that personal luggage can be carried by mules and/or porters on chargeable basis.
  • All veg meals starting from day 1 dinner to day 7 breakfast. We provide hot breakfast and hot dinner. On trekking days, packed lunch will be provided.
  • Tented accommodation throughout the trek.

Package Excludes

  • Personal expenses like tips, personal medicines, phone calls etc.
  • Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above.
  • Accommodation in Dehradun.
  • Personal luggage with mass not exceeding 12 kg per bag per person can be carried by porters/mules @ Rs 250 per day per bag. 
  • 5 % GST additional on this

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