12 Days | Trekking 07 Days
Suitable for families with young children
Har Ki Doon (3560 mts)
Highest point/ Max altitude
5-7 hours activity per day with steep uphill and downhill sections or high passes. Some days at high altitudes, good level of physical fitness recommended.
The beautiful hanging valley of Har Ki Doon, also known as Dev Bhoomi (the Valley of the Gods) nestles in the northwest corner of Garhwal near the Satluj-Yamuna watershed and the remote hills of the Uttarkashi district. Our enjoyable 12-day itinerary explores this little-known part of the Himalayas, visiting the busy town of Dehradun and delightful hill station of Mussoorie en route.
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Heading north from Delhi, we’ll visit the lively town of Dehradun for a one-night stay: somewhat removed from the tourist trail, Dehradun is home to an excellent market and some interesting old temples. The route continues northeast into the foothills to reach Sankri, where the road ends and the trail begins.
Covering one of the least explored parts of Garhwal, the first phase of the trek to Osla passes through beautiful forests of chestnut, walnut, willows and chinars, to reach the village at an altitude of 2,500 metres. From here up to Har Ki Doon the trail is marked by remote villages, terraced fields, lush green meadows and conifer forests surrounded by glittering snow-covered peaks.
The cradle-shaped valley itself, reached on the third day of trekking, is dominated by the towering Swargarohini peak (6,252 metres). The huge valley is flanked by massive mountains on three sides - an utterly spectacular location, rich in wildlife and a veritable paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers.
We then retrace our steps back down to Sankri before travelling to Mussoorie, one of India’s most beautiful hill stations. There are numerous old buildings dating from the days of the Raj, and a pleasant holiday atmosphere pervades the resort.
Please note: You can use this itinerary as a guide to fully customise this tour as per your budget and requirements. Flexible options include travel dates and duration, places, activities and experiences, hotel category (star/rating) and any specific requirements that you may have.
DAY 01 - Delhi
Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel for check-in, afternoon and evening free
Arrive at the international airport of Delhi. After a traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our KVT’s representative would assist you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel for check-in. Rest of the day is free to relax at the hotel or can explore the nearby area.
DAY 02 - Dehradun
Morning drive to Dehradun, reach and check-in to the hotel
Today morning after breakfast we drive to Dehradun. Dehradun is the capital city of Indian state Uttarakhand and located in the Garhwal region. It is situated in the Doon Valley between two of the most important rivers in India, the Ganga and the Yamuna. We reach Dehradun and check-in to the hotel and relax. (Distance: 250km)
DAY 03 - Sankri
Drive to Sankri, the trailhead for routes into the Har Ki Doon valley
In the morning we leave Dehradun and drive towards Sankri village. It is a small village which offers some shops and also the GMVN (Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam) tourist rest house. One can start trekking from here or can take jeep to Taluka by jeep-able road. Sankri is a small scenic village perched in the Tons Valley with breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks. We reach Sankri village and rest in the tents for the night. (1920m | distance: 190km)
DAY 04 - Taluka
Trek from Sankri to Taluka (Trek begins)
After having breakfast we start trekking towards Taluka our next campsite for the night. We trek through the dense forest with magnificent view of the mountains and the valley. Taluka village has a GMVN (Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam) tourist rest house and Forest rest house. It is the starting point for the trek of Har Ki Doon valley. Taluka village is a small hamlet situated on the bank of River Supin and well known for “Pahari cottages” made of intricate wood, stone and mud as these are considered earthquake proof. We reach Taluka village and free time in the evening. (Trek begins | 1900m | 4-5hrs trek)
DAY 05 - Osla
Trek from Taluka to Osla
This morning we have breakfast and leave for Osla village, a beautiful village on the way to Har-ki-doon valley and to reach Osla village one has to trek 13km from Taluka village. The trail goes to the left of the valley adjoining River Rupin and crossing through the forest of Chestnut, Walnut and Willow trees; one has to cross a stream on the way to reach the picturesque Osla village. Osla village has a temple which is dedicated to Duryodhana, Kaurav prince from Mahabharata. There is a GMVN (Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam) tourist rest house also available. Later we reach Osla village and rest in the tents. (2560m | 6-7hrs trek)
DAY 06 - Har ki Doon
Trek into the Har Ki Doon valley from Osla
Today we head towards Har Ki Doon valley which is shaped like hanging valley in the Garhwal Himalayas. The trek leads us to some terraced fields and to some isolated villages of India, where the life style is simple and untouched with civilization. The ascent to Har Ki Doon bestows with amazing views of the snow covered mountains and lush green fields. Once reaching the valley one is blessed with the beautiful meadows of Har Ki Doon with the towering Swargarohini peak (6252m) overlooking the valley. (3560m | 6-7hrs trek)
DAY 07 - Har ki Doon
A full day for relaxation and exploration in the valley
This day we can relax at our campsite and enjoy the beautiful view of the valley or can explore the surroundings of the valley. One can do photography of the beautiful valley or can go to Borasu Pass that leads to Chitkul in Himachal Pradesh. (3560m)
DAY 08 - Seema
Trek back from Har Ki Doon to Seema
Now today we say good bye to Har Ki Doon valley and trek back to Seema village our next campsite for the night. The trek is an easy downhill walk which gives a good opportunity to do more photography of the surrounding view. Later reach Seema village and rest in the tent. (2560m | 4-5hrs trek)
DAY 09 - Datmi
Trek down from Seema to reach Datmi village
In the morning finish breakfast and head towards another village that is called Datmi. This is also an easy descent to reach Datmi village which comes before Taluka Village. (1900m | 3-4hrs trek)
DAY 10 - Mussoorie
Trek from Datmi back to Sankri (Trek ends) and then transfer to Mussoorie
This morning we trek back to Sankri village from Datmi (Trek ends) and reach Sankri. We will board the vehicle at Sankri and will be transferred to Mussoorie (Distance: 165km). We reach Mussoorie and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Evening is free to relax at the hotel or explore the surrounding area by own. (1876m)
DAY 11 - Delhi
Morning drive to Delhi via Dehradun
Today morning after breakfast we leave for Delhi via Dehradun. In the evening we reach Delhi and check-in to the hotel. Rest of the time for us to relax at the hotel or one can go for exploration of the surrounding area by own. (Distance: 280km)
DAY 12 - Delhi
Departure to the International airport of Delhi
Now today you will be assisted by our KVT’s representative while checking out at the hotel then you will be transferred to the International Airport of Delhi to board the flight for back home.
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