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Har Ki Doon Trek

9,950 Per Head
  • + 5% Goods & Service Tax
  • Transport Included | Dehradun To Dehradun
  • ₹ 8,150 Is Trek Fee | ₹  1,800 For Transport (All Included In Trek Fee)
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Har Ki Dun Trek

Located at an altitude of 12,000 ft., Har Ki Dun is one of the most mesmerizing valleys in the Garhwal Himalayas. It is also known by another name i.e., “The Valley of Gods”. The valley is beautifully surrounded by alpine vegetation and is extremely rich in Flora and Fauna.

This valley is connected to Baspa Valley through Borasu Pass and is the main source of the Yamuna River. People from around the globe go for this trek in order to experience spectacular views, attractive beauty, a calm environment as well as tempting greenery.

In India, this trek is considered the finest river valley trail that has never fail to entice trekkers around the world. The exquisiteness of valley is the primary attraction. Changes of colors in every season often make this route a perfect choice for nature and trek lovers.

During your trek, you just cannot miss the wide lush valley, culture & hospitality of the people as well as remote communities en route. An appealing view of the Laundhar glacier, as well as the surrounding Swargarohini group of peaks, definitely makes your trek exciting and thrilling.

The state bird of Uttarakhand named Himalayan Monal and several other animals can be spotted in the forest region during the trek. Not only this, but valley also offers stunning views of Jaundhar Glacier, Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini Peaks I & II as well as the Black peak that are definitely a treat to your eyes.

Although, you can trek in both the season winter and summer but if you want to experience nature at its best then pre-monsoon and post monsoon is the best time for the trek because during winters you can find soothing greenery all around along with snow-covered mountains.

Trekkers from around the world come to this place because of the revitalizing climate that soothes your mind and soul at the same time. The trek is tremendously a beautiful place with striking picturesque views.

It is believed that there is a river that has yet not emerged and surprisingly people don’t know about it. While trekking, you will come across a popular temple dedicated to Lord Someshwar. People from around the globe come to this temple in order to worship because it is the heavenly Valley of Gods.

In order to reach HKD, you will go through different villages that offer an outstanding glimpse of the local life of villages along with their traditional values. Valley is definitely a delight for trekkers because it is one of the most charming and attractive valleys in the Western Himalayas.

If you are fond of trekking and exploring adventurous places then this trek; the God Shiva valley should be on your list.

Even if you are a beginner, you can think of trek because the trail is easy to moderate. But if it is your first trek then you need to be careful. It is also important for you to get prepared mentally and physically for the trek.

Before 3 to 5 months of the trek, you need to start the regular fitness routine and prepare your body accordingly for trek. It is necessary to understand that it is a traversed trek and with a little bit of hard work as well as dedication, you can complete this trek in a hassle-free manner.

During the trek, you will get the chance to camp under the bright night sky along with a bonfire. You are also going to pass through small streams and witness the grazing grounds of the cows & horses.

While trekking, stop for a while in order to meet the friendly locals of villages and know about their daily life that is quite different from yours. After reaching Sankri, don’t forget to witness the regal sunrise that will surely leave you speechless.

For all the adventure seekers and nature lovers, the trek is a paradise. Don’t forget to carry your camera during the trek in order to capture some beautiful shots that you will cherish throughout your life. Every morning before leaving for the trek, energize yourself with a hot cup of tea or coffee.

Something that you just cannot miss during your trek is mesmerizing sunrise and sunset. Early snow in the month of November and an abundant amount of residual snow during the spring season make this valley a captivating choice for trekking.

Also known as the hanging valley because trek takes you through some of the most gorgeous scenes that are beyond your expectations. It is also a beginner’s trek where you will come across the lush greenery as well as the eye-catchy beauty of the mountains.

If you are planning your trek then get ready to immerse in the attractiveness of the region with the dense alpine forests as well as the picturesque sight of the mountains.

If you are a nature lover and adventure hunter then the trek is definitely heaven for you. During the trekking, get ready to capture some beautiful pictures. Before you head for the trekking, make sure to revive yourself first with a cup of hot tea.

One of the best things about this trek is that it is accessible in the summer season as well as winter season. Trek is also called ‘The Valley of Gods’ because it is believed that Pandavas took this route only in the Mahabharata on their ascent to ecstasy.

The path takes you through ancient villages that are almost 2,000 years old, giving you an insight into the lives of residents located in the valley.

However, the biggest challenge of the trek apart from 6 long hours of trekking is fighting with recurrent rain.

Due to this reason, it is important for you to carry all the rain trekking essentials such as waterproof covers, water-resistant trekking boots, poncho, and most importantly, anti-diarrhea medicines before beginning the trek.

Therefore, this trek keeps on giving you vibes of visiting heaven, irrespective of the conditions of this trek.

Reason Why Har Ki Dun Trek Is Must

Although there are several reasons to go for the this trek, but some of the top reasons are mentioned below:

Har Ki Dun is considered one of the most fascinating valleys in the Garhwal Himalayan that is completely bounded by alpine vegetation and is rich in Flora and Fauna, which is quite hard to experience in any other trekking.

Uttarakhand’s hidden beauty, Trek is silently waiting for you to blow your mind with its enchanting views, snow-capped valleys, beautiful meadows, dense woods as well as stunning green patches. If you are a mountain lover then this trek is surely a delight for you.

The trek offers a panoramic view of Himalayan peaks that are just amazing. While trekking, you will come across beautiful lush green meadows & pastures, serene lakes, a rich variety of flora & fauna as well as gushing waterfalls. Not only this, but you can also get outstanding sights of Ruinsara Peak from the valley.

The valley is also called the Valley of Gods because several beliefs, legends, and myths are connected. People of valley worship Yudhistara and even a local temple is devoted to him. During your trek, you will also know about several other old-era stories & myths linked to this valley.

During the trek, you will pass by small villages and hamlets like Sankri that will offer you appealing views of the Himalayan skyline as well as mountains. Taluka which is considered the charming hamlet gives views of a varied range of flora & fauna as well as spouting river crossing.

Sankri is considered as an ideal basecamp among the ridges because right from the camp you can experience the gorgeous sun setting behind the Himalayas which is coupled with the sparkle of the Swargarohini peak.

If you are a birdwatcher then this trek valley is definitely a heaven for you. Nestled in the laps of Govind Pashu National Park, you can spot different Himalayan birds such as monal and animals like snow leopard, black bear, etc. while trekking for the valley.

If you are planning your trek during the spring season then it is the best time. Get ready to experience some eye-catchy sights of the flower-blooming meadows as well as valleys coupled with sprinkled snow, making your trip more exciting.

Not only this, but trek is also home to the fascinating Jaundhar glacier that definitely captivates every traveler with nature’s loveliness.

Trek offers you mesmerizing views of dense forests, appealing sights of the valley as well as snow-capped mountains at the same time during your stay at campsites.

When the odor of pine trees is combined with the sight of deodar trees will definitely entice your senses and at the same time, you will also track through terraced mountain fields, lush green plains as well as conifer woodlands.

Best Time to Visit Trek

Although, you can go trekking to Har Ki Doon round the year but except monsoon season. However, the best time to visit this valley starts right from March and continues till summer till late June.

It is important for you to know that monsoons are not good for trekking as the trail becomes slippery and muddy due to heavy rainfall. From the month of September, the trekking starts and continues till mid-January.

Day Wise Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Day - Dehradun to Base Camp Sankri (210km drive)

  • It will be a long drive of almost 10 hours for 210kms.
  • Last ATM at Purola
  • You can find several small shops on the way for trekking gears and collections.
  • At night, you will be staying in a guest house.
  • We will arrange a taxi for our trekkers to reach Sankri from Dehradun.
  • By evening, you will reach Sankri.

Photos by Nilmani Parth

Through the Yamuna and Tons valley, we will leave from Dehradun to base camp Sankri which is almost a 210km drive. On the way, you will come across the Yamuna bridge along with an attractive view of dense pine forests.

The drive to Sankri is definitely scenic because you will pass through the most attractive places in the Himalayas including Mussoorie, Nainbag, Damta, Newman, Mori, Purola as well as Netwar.

You need to know that Sankri lies in the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary of the Uttarkashi district. It is a beautiful village with a mini market which is popular for wooden huts that serve lip-smacking food.

In the Sankri, you will also see apple orchards along with greenery all around. After reaching the base, you can enjoy a pollution-free environment along with spectacular views of snow-covered mountains.

By the evening, you will be reaching Sankri and witness the breathtaking sunset behind the mountain ranges. From the base camp, you can have an amazing view of all four peaks in the Swargarohini range.

Sankri is the base camp for this trek which is basically a small and pretty village with almost 250 houses. You can find a few dhabas as well as shops in Sankari. From this base camp, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the sun setting right behind the greater Himalayas. Not only this but the peaks of Swargarohini glitter in the evening sun standing high over the ridges beyond Sankri.

The night stay will be scheduled in camps at Sankri right under the clear sky covered with millions of stars. In the night, you will be served with a healthy and delicious dinner. We, at TrekUp India, will also arrange a taxi from the Sankri base camp to Dehradun.

Day 2: Sankri to Taluka (10km drive) Taluka to Seema (14km trek)

  • You will reach Taluka from Sankri within one hour as it is a 12km drive.
  • The altitude of Taluka is almost 7,000 ft/2,100m.
  • The trek distance is 14km that will take 7-hour time.
  • While trekking you will find several spring-water points.
  • Served with packed lunch.
  • The trek level is an easy level walk and then gradual ascent is a few parts.
  • Night stay in camp along with delicious dinner.

Photos by Nilmani Parth

After having breakfast, we will leave for Taluka. Drive from Sankri to Taluka, early in the morning. On the way to Taluka, you will pass across dense forests as well as beautiful water streams pouring down the roads.

You can hear the chirping of birds and rare species of birds that are found only in mountains. The state bird of Uttarakhand, “Himalayan Monal” is also found in the area of Taluka.

Get ready to enjoy the stunning views of sprawling wild orchids and if you are lucky enough, you will also encounter the wilderness of the Himalayas such as Leopards, barking deer, bores, and many others.

You need to know that Taluka is a small yet beautiful village with traditional house structures and a few dhaba that serve simple and lip-smacking food. After reaching Taluka, all the trekkers will rest for some time and then finally start trekking for Seema which is 14km away from Taluka.

On the way, you will also encounter snow at patches where the sun does not get the chance to enter for a long time. It is important for you to know that Seema is not a village but only a shelter point for tourists.

During trekking, you will experience great adventure because at the time of trekking you will not only come across rocky surfaces but also traditional wooden bridges as well as green trails with the Supin river flowing on your left side.

You will also witness different animals and birds too while trekking that is often found only in mountains. During the trek, you will find several spots of water streams that offer fresh drinking water. By the evening, you will reach Seema via Gangar village.

Just before Seema, all the trekkers will camp on a small green field from where you can enjoy breathtaking views of nature.

Day 3: Seema - Kalkati Dhar (8 km trek)

  • A long day of trekking as you will trek for 8km.
  • Steeper ascent
  • Witness beautiful meadows, waterfall & a variety of flora and fauna.
  • You will be reaching kalkatidhar by evening.
  • Packed lunch.
  • Several spring water points.
  • Camp stay with mesmerizing views of nature

Photos by Vamsi Padmakar

Seema to Kalkatidhar covers 8 km, which takes us about 6 hours to complete and begins early in the morning, around 6 a.m., post breakfast. After 45 min you will be in Oslo village. Osla village is situated on the opposite shore of the river. There is a bridge called the Seema Bridge, a hanging bridge crossing the Supin River with the background of massive snow-covered mountains; this is the perfect place for taking beautiful photos. The path crosses three “great” or hydroelectricity run chaffing units used by the villager to separate the husks of maize and millet and then grind them into flour. With the tranquillity preserved within the landscape, the trail winds through harvest fields, cattle grazing and the slant-roofed houses used as granaries and storage. It is also possible to spot Amaranth trees. In the monsoon season, they take on an orange-red hue, which creates an edgy contrast to the scene. Within half an hour of the hike, you’ll be treated to a fantastic panorama of Mt. Bandarpoonch and the Swargarohini mountain ranges. Between the cashew nuts forests and walnuts is the tranquil village of Osla. Osla village is a fascinating place with rich mythology associated with the village. There is a belief that during ancient times, there was an era when the Osla village was home to one clan loyal and dedicated to Duryodhan of the Kauravas. And were so faithful that they constructed a temple to him. And today, they teach Duryodhan in the village. In addition to the tales, the village is home to a 2000-year-old Someshwar Temple and a few houses. The temple is distinctive in its design. Villagers are very welcoming here and dress according to a particular fashion that reflects their culture and customs. The village is home to one king who visits every month. This is the time when the main pooja ritual is conducted. After a brief chat with the villager, they continue up the hill.
From Osla, the trail gets rather steep. At the incline, you’ll have stunning views to get views at The Dhauladhar Range out front. The paths that lead to Borasu Pass and Baspa Valley can be seen from this point. The high trail winds further down, reaching a tabletop green stretch of Kalkatidhar. Kalkatidhar is a gorgeous open meadow with stunning views of famous peaks such as Bugyal Devsu and Mt. Black Peak. On the left side, you’ll be able to look out over the Ruinsara Range and the Kedarkantha Summit. Enjoy the view, rest, and get ready for the summit the next day.

Day 4: Kalkatidhar to Har Ki Dun to Maninda Lake and back to Kalkatidhar (12 kms both side)

  • Altitude: Har Ki Dun – 12,000ft And Moninda Lake – 13,025 ft 
  • Trekking: 12km, 5 – 6 Hours
  • Easy ascent till Har Ki Doon summit then little moderate ascent to maninda lake.
  • Ruinsara lake is surrounded with meadows, rhododendron bushes.
  • Mixed trail of boulders, meadows.
  • You can see the waterfall along the way.
  • Water source sufficient.
  • Lunch en route and light lunch on site

Photos by Rahul Chauhan

This morning you’ll start earlier than other days since it’s also the longest day for the trek. The trek begins after breakfast. While the views are stunning, they have been until now, be prepared for more. The trail will lead you into the glacier basin with mountain meadows and moraines. Large pine trees will greet you on every step.
The trail begins by climbing up to the intersection between the Supin River and the River from the Ruinsara Valley. From here on, you’ll be able to enjoy stunning views of the mountains. The trail is a mix of moderate and steep climbs to reach the Har Ki Dun valley. As you ascend, you will see icy snow patches and snow-covered waterfalls. In winter, these areas are covered in dense snow. Har Ki Dun Valley Har Ki Dun Valley is a fantastic place that displays incredible beauty all in one glance. The massive mountains that comprise Swargarohini, Hata Peak, Black Peak, etc., show breathtaking views. It is an excellent mixture of meadows and coniferous forest, frozen streams, glacier moraines, and the backdrop of gigantic mountains. The trail eventually ends at an elevation of 45 degrees and isn’t as steep as it appears; in the presence of snow, it becomes ever more complex. The final part of the hike ascends an eddy and through dense forests until it reaches The Har Ki Doon summit. From the summit, you can see stunning perspectives from Swargarohini I peak, Hata Peak and Black Peak.

Marinda Tal (also known as Morinda Tal) is a stunning high-altitude lake accessible after reaching Har Ki Dun valley. Maninda Tal, located at an altitude of 3,970 meters, appears stunning with Hatta and Swargarohini mountain as a backdrop. Once we have explored the valley, and creating memories that will last a lifetime, we return to our final campsite at Kalkattiyadhar.

Day 05: Kalkatidhar To Seema (8 km trek)

  • Trekking back to Seema early in the morning
  • Breathtaking views of the landscape
  • Packed lunch

Photos by Shlok Dave

The valley is such an incredible place that it becomes very difficult for the trekkers to come back from this valley. Right after having breakfast, you will start trekking back to Seema early in the morning.

Night stay will be scheduled in the camp at Seema and all trekkers will be served with dinner in the camp itself only. Make sure to witness the sunset of mountains because this is something you cannot miss.

Day 6: Seema to Taluka (14km trek) Taluka to Sankri base camp (10km drive)

  • You will be trekking back to Taluka from Seema which is 14km
  • Served with hot delicious food
  • After reaching Taluka, we will drive to the Sankri base camp
  • Taluka to Sankri is a 10km drive.
  • Stay in guest house.

Photos by Rahul Chauhan

Get ready to trek for the last time from Seema to Taluka via dense forests. By afternoon, you will be reaching Taluka and then drive back to Sankri base camp. The 14km trek from Seema to Taluka is going to give you an amazing experience with lots of memories so make sure to capture every moment.

Therefore, day 6 is going to be the last day of your camping and the stay will be scheduled at Sankri base camp.

Day 7: Departure from Sankri to Dehradun

  • Driving back to Dehradun from Sankri which is 210km
  • It is going to be a log drive of almost 10 hours, be prepared
  • You will be reaching Dehradun by evening
  • Get your bookings done accordingly in trains from Dehradun

Photos by our Trek Leader Subhash Rawat

You will be reaching Dehradun by early morning from Sankri by taxi. So, get your tickets done accordingly beforehand.

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Day - Dehradun to Base Camp Sankri (210km drive)

Day 2: Sankri to Taluka (10km drive) Taluka to Seema (14km trek)

Day 3: Seema - Kalkati Dhar (8 km trek)

Day 4: Kalkatidhar to Har Ki Dun to Maninda Lake and back to Kalkatidhar (12 kms both side)

Day 05: Kalkatidhar To Seema (8 km trek)

Day 6: Seema to Taluka (14km trek) Taluka to Sankri base camp (10km drive)

Day 7: Departure from Sankri to Dehradun

Trek Cost Inclusion

Stay is included on all days of the trek ( from Sankari to Sankri ).

Guesthouse stay will be at sankari and on other days you will be staying in tents (2 per tent).

All meals from dinner at Sankari on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 7 are included. Meals are simple, nutritious and vegetarian.

All the trek equipment will be included like a sleeping bag, kitchen & dining tent, utensils, mattress, tent, toilet tent, and crampon (if needed).

Note:- Tents and sleeping bags are custom made of Trekup India which are tested on high altitudes by our mountain expert trek team.

First aid medical kits, oxygen cylinder as well as stretcher.

Check our on trek safety protocol here.

All the needed forest entry fees along with permits.

Your trek will be led by a trainedexperienced professional guides and trek leaders with a solid guiding backgroundtimes of particular nature and trekking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking terrains.

Transport charges from Dehradun to Sankri and Return from Sankri To Dehradun.

Trek Cost Exclusion

  • All kinds of personal expenditures are excluded.
  • Anything that we have not mentioned avobe.

The trek cost is not inclusive of meals bought during the journey on 1st day and last day. ( Food starts from dinner at base camp on day first till last day breakfast ).

Mules or porter charges to carry private baggage (Offload Charges for bag 500 per day, per bag. Note: bag weight should not be more than 11 kg.

Any kind of emergency evacuation charges

Trek Logistics

Pickup Point Will be nearby Dehradun Railway Statin and pickup time will be 6.30 AM.

Note: We will share exact pickup location and driver details on whatsapp group, apart from it our transport manager will be also present at the pickup point to assist you.

We will drop you off at Dehardun Railway Station max by 8 P.M on the final day. We advice you to make your departure bookings after 10 P.M.

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Route Map

How To Reach Sankri?

  • By Air
  • By Train
  • By Bus
  • Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to reach Dehradun by flight that is located almost 25km away from the city. You can find regular flights from Delhi to Dehradun.
  • However, if you are planning to reach Dehradun by flight then it is better to come one day in advance.
In case, you want to reach Dehradun from Delhi by train then two express trains are quite convenient. With the train, it is an overnight journey. The two trains are mentioned below:
  • Nandadevi Express - Train no: 12205 (Departure 11:50pm; Arrival - 5:40am)
  • Dehradun Express - Train no: 12687 (Departure - 9:10pm; Arrival - 5:00am)
From Delhi, you can find a regular bus service for Dehradun. ISBT Kashmere Gate is the main bus station in Delhi from where you will find both ac and non-ac buses for Dehradun. However, it is always better to take government buses from Kashmere Gate ISBT. The bus will drop you at Dehradun ISBT and then we will send our staff who will pick you up from Dehradun Railway Station, so you need to reach there.
  • At 06:00 am, Tata Sumo or any other vehicle like this will only pick you up from Dehradun Railway Station.
  • By 04:00 pm, you will be reaching Sankri.

Things To Carry for the Har Ki Dun Trek?

Har Ki Dun Trek is an high altitude trek. The trekking gear you have to have for this particular trek differs from normal treks. Thus read this whole segment.

Trek Essentials: You can’t do the trek without these.

1. Trekking Shoes

Har Ki Doon needs sturdy trekking shoes and have good grip.

Rental: We have the decathlons proper Quechua trekking shoes for rent Rent trekking shoes Here.

2. Backpack

A backpack 50-60 litres is required for a trek such as Har Ki Dun. Your backpack should have good hip support, shoulder support, and pockets should be accessiable quickly .

Rental: Rent your backpack from TrekupIndia Store, If you do not have a Backpack , Rent it right here.

3. Clothing

Layering is the best way to protect yourself in the mountains. Layers provide maximum protection against all the elements. Layers are also great for protecting against the elements, especially when it changes rapidly in the mountains.

Base Layer: 3 – T-shirts

Carry 2 T-shirt, and wear 1. Wear full-sleeve, dry-fit T-shirts, preferably with collars. These will protect your neck and arms from sunburn. UV radiations can quickly burn you, especially in the high altitudes of the trek.

Dry-fit T-shirts dry quickly, dry quickly, and are quick drying in the event of rain. Collared T-shirts work better than those with rounded necks.

Cotton or Synthetic?We Indians love cotton. It makes sense to wear cotton down in the plains, where the heat can reach 40 degrees Celsius. It takes a while to dry once it is wet. Synthetic is the best choice for mountains where temperatures are cooler. They are quick to wick sweat and dry quickly. They can smell fast so make sure to have a roll-on deodorant.

Expert Tip: If you’re more prone to colds, you can carry a pair of thermal inners. From the past experiences of ours, using 2 T shirts over other helps to prevent from cold.

From Where To Buy:Buy from Decathlon.

5. Insulation Layers in Winter.

The Har Ki Doon Trek can be done in winter. You will need at minimum 5 layers of warm clothing if you are going between December and March.

You will require1 – inner thermals, 2 – light fleece, 1 – light sweater, and 1 padded jacket. Don’t buy your grandma’s sweaters. They can be very heavy. You want fleece jackets and sweaters that fold easily.

A padded jacket is the best choice for your outer layer. Water resistant materials are not necessary. You do need an outer jacket with a padded lining that keeps out the cold and wind. Make sure your padded jacket includes a hood.

Rental: we have a 3 in 1 trekking jacket which have all these protection, check out at TrekupIndia shop.Rent 3-IN-1 trekking jacket here.

6. Two – Trek Pants

This trek requires at least one pair of trekking pants and a maximum of two. One pair of pants should be worn and one additional for when it rains/snows. Trek pants with zip-off thighs at the thighs make them ideal for trekking. You should also choose quick-drying pants over cotton. Even in colder climates, they dry quickly.

TRack pants or trekking pants?Track pants can be used as a backup or double as thermal bottoms. Track pants aren’t trek pants so they shouldn’t be your main outerwear. They should be used as an emergency backup.

Compalsoury Accessories, without these you will not be equipped to perform the trek or not able to do Trek

These accessories are necessary to carry. These accessories are mandatory for anyone who travels to Har Ki Doon. Trekkers tend to delay borrowing or purchasing accessories. We recommend the opposite. These accessories should be gathered first.

1. Sunglasses.

Sunglasses are required to prevent snowblindness. Expect to be walking on snowy stretches during a winter trek such as Har Ki Dun. Snow blindness can be caused by a small amount of direct sunlight (around a half-hour’s exposure). Because fallen snow acts like thousands upon thousands of mirrors, reflecting direct UV rays. You will need sunglasses that provide UV protection.

If the trekking day is sunny and bright (on meadows, open sections), you should wear sunglasses. You must not remove your sunglasses from a snowy section until it is fully crossed.

In case you use spectacles: You can buy oversized sunglasses for your glasses, which you can wear over your regular glasses (buy at Decathlon). Photochromic lenses are also available if you find this cumbersome.

Contact lens users: Contact lenses can be worn on the trek if you have them. The lens solution won’t freeze. It will not be a problem to change your lens inside your tent. You will only need enough cleaning solution to clean your fingers. Your contact lenses can be covered with sunglasses.

2. Suncap.

Suncaps are mandatory. A sun cap is mandatory for trekking. It can cause headaches, sunstrokes, rapid dehydration, and a drop in performance.

Important Information: The Golden rule of the mountains is to always cover your head. A sun cap is a protective layer that protects you from the sun’s harsh rays during the day. It also works well with naked UV rays. Sun caps keep your body’s temperature in check. The reverse is true in the morning/evening. Your head quickly loses body heat. The woolen cap stops heat from escaping your head.

3.Hand Gloves.

You will be handling snow quite a lot on a trek like Har Ki Doon. To grip things or hold onto snow, gloves are essential. The gloves should also keep you warm. You should get synthetic gloves with waterproofing on the exterior and a padded interior. Wear a tight-fitting fleece glove in your synthetic hand glove if you have difficulty obtaining the combination (not likely). This trek requires hand gloves.

Rent Hand Gloves right here.

4. Woollen Cap or Balaclava.

These should cover your head. You lose the most heat in the cold mountains from your head and not your hands, feet, or other parts of your body. Protecting your head is important, especially in the evenings when the sun sets. Your woollen cap should be worn at all times, including early mornings and late evenings.

A woollen cap that covers your ears can protect your sensitive ears. Balaclavas are a modernized version of the woolen cap. The balaclava covers your ears, neck, and other parts of your face. A woolen cap that covers only your head will not be sufficient, such as a woolen cap, will require a neck warmer or scarf.

Buy Wollen Cap right here….

5. Socks (3 sets).

You should also have three to four pairs each of socks for sports. You get warmth and cushioning from sports socks. The mantra here is to wear synthetic socks, or at the very least a synthetic blend. Cotton socks absorb sweat and water. These socks are difficult to dry.

Woollen socks are warm and cozy in the winter. Two sports socks are sufficient if you can’t get woolen socks.

Buy Wollen Socks here

6. Head Torch / Head Lamp

Many trekkers don’t know if they should get a torch or a headlamp. A headlamp is essential because it allows you to use your hands for other activities. You’ll need to use your hands for the Har Ki Dun Trek, including washing dishes, setting up tents, and holding your trekking poles.

Rental: Headlamps are offered on the TrekupIndia shop. Rent it here.

7. Trekking Pole / Trekking Stick

You can balance and stability with trekking poles. You can reduce your energy use by up to 40%. There are steep ascents, and descents on the Har Ki Doon Trek. A pair of trekking sticks can make the difference between a pleasant and strenuous trek. India uses a single trekking stick. Two trekking poles will give you more stability and balance. You can also walk faster with them.

Rent trekking pole TrekupIndia shop….Rent it right here.

8. Rainwear.

Weather can quickly change on a trek. In a matter of seconds, a bright sunny day can quickly turn into a torrential downpour. To combat this, you will need a poncho and a rain jacket. A poncho, a large rain cover that covers your arms and heads, is what you need. Because it covers you and part of your backpack, it is very effective. It is very light and weighs almost nothing.

Rental: High-quality pancho rent on the TrekupIndia shop…Rent it right here.

9. Rain cover for your Backpack .

Backpacks can save your life. Your backpack will hold all of your dry clothes and warm gear. Your backpack should be kept dry at all times. Most backpacks have rain-covers built in. If your backpack does not come with a rain-cover, you can either buy one or make a large sheet of plastic to fit the dimensions of your backpack. The plastic sheet can be wrapped around the backpack and held in place by a string or elastic.

10. Daypack (20-30 ltrs, optional).

Some trekkers choose to load their bags onto a mule or potores while on the Har Ki Dun Trek. Although we don’t encourage it, if you do choose to offload, then a daypack is required. You will need to carry water bottles, rainwear and emergency medicines. The campsites are the only place you can find your main backpack, which contains most of your equipment.

One day backpack is a small version of backpack which is generally of 20 – 30 ltr capability.

Additional necessary Trek Essentials

1. A toilet kit.

Try keeping the toilet kit light. Have only the basic things– toothbrush, a roll on deodorant, lip balm, a little moisturiser, toilet roll, tiny detergent along with toothpaste. You will not able to bath on the trek, therefore do not overload on shampoos and soaps.

Quick Information: Carry miniature sized products. You won’t have greater than that. When you are travelling in a team, share 1 toothpaste for all.

Stay away from getting big toilet rolls. Probably The smallest size roll is much more than sufficient for a trek as Har Ki Doon Trek.

For females: If you’re more likely to have the Periodes of yours on the trek day of yours, do not care about it. You are able to utilize the pads of yours, tampons or maybe menstrual cups on the trek. There’ll be toilet tents in which you are able to change. Be sure you have ziplock bags to take back the menstrual waste of yours. Do not leave behind any misuse in the mountains

2. Cutlery:

Will be provided by us like your plates and mugs etc.

3. Two one litre plastic bottles or even a two litre hydration pack:

Har Ki Dun Trek has many hiking days. You have to take two 1 litre water plastic bottles to help keep yourself hydrated. Carry light-weight thermos, it will help to assists you to save water that is warm on an extremely cool morning or even for late nights.

4. Presonal medi kit

Carry the medications with you, readily available at most occasions. Do not take any kind of medication unless you have consulted your trek leader.

1. Dolo 650 (5 tablet computers): This is paracetamol. It assists to take on high temperature, slight discomfort.

2. Avomine (4 tablet computers): Carry this specifically if you are prone to nausea. Pop one fifty per cent hr before the beginning of your roadway trek.

3.Combiflam (5 tablets): if you have pain in your legs, it will help you to get instant relief from pain. It also contains paracetamol.

4.Digene:If you think your food is undigested then you can take this med. Aslo tell your trek leader about it.

5.ORS (6 packs): Consume a pack of ORS water at least once a day, usually mid-day when you are in the middle of your trek.

6. Knee Brace (optional): Carry this if you are prone to knee injury or have recognized problems of knee discomfort.

Our trek leaders bring a high Altitude medical set with them which likewise contain Life-Saving Drugs, in emergency situations TrekupIndia Trek Leaders will handel the situation as our trek leaders are well trained for mountains. Before taking these medicines by yourself first tell your trek leaders about it.

Compulsory Documents to Carry.

These are files needed to be submitted at Forest Department before ypur trek. With no of these, you will not be permitted to trek .

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card. Carry Id’s like adhaar, voter id, etc.

Food Provided by Us During the Har Ki Doon Trek

We provide only Indian vegetarian food and mainly your meal is going to contain Indian bread, vegetable, lentils and Rice along with delicious dessert. During your trek, we will serve three meals a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner .

In the evening, you will also be served tea & snacks and lip-smacking soup before dinner. If it will be a long day of trekking, you will be given a packed snack.

After doing a lot of research on the nutritional requirements for the trekkers, we prepare the menu. Before putting all the meals together, we also consider altitude gained and weather.

The meal served by us while trek is perfectly balanced with the right amounts of calories, carbohydrates, vitamins, protein, fiber, and minerals. You need to know that all our cooks have great expertise in cooking and have undergone thorough training. So, get ready to enjoy delectable and lip-smacking dishes during your trek.

You will be served with lemon tea in the tent in order to start your day with a refreshed feeling. Before leaving the campsite for trekking, you will be given a hot finger-licking breakfast like upma, Aallu Prantha, Besan Chilla, Poha, Daliya,  Corn flakes, Maggie, along with tea or coffee.

In case, your trek will be longer one then we also offer some fresh local fruits such as apples and even healthy drinks like Frootie or Maaza. In the afternoon, you will be served simple & healthy lunch, while at around 04:00 pm, you will be given tea and a light evening breakfast.

After you reach your campsite at night, you will be served a hot and delightful dinner. After reading this, you must have got the idea about the food provided by us on trek, you don’t need to worry about food. Many trekkers trek with us again and again because of the food we provide. Thus, we will definitely give you unforgettable experiences.

Safety During Har Ki Doon Trek

Trekking with us for Har Ki Dun is completely safe because we have a team of trek leaders who are qualified in Wilderness first-aid and also have complete information about the high-altitude glitches.

During Trek, we carry a complete first-aid kit that contains all the important medicines. Before trekking with us, you need to ensure that you are medically fit for the trek and if you are able to judge yourself then it is better to take advice from a professional.

For us, your medical fitness is very important than anything else.

Know About Us:- You need to know that our company TrekUp India has been in the field of Adventure Tourism for the last 23 years. Right from our inception, we have been involved in providing treks, voyage & hiking programs as well as high altitude expedition rafting.

We keep on organizing treks in Uttarakhand and Himachal, while being a part of the trekking community, we feature more than 75 Himalayan documented treks. Apart from other outdoor activities, our company also organizes trips for schools, colleges, and family.

We ensure complete technical safety in the mountain

Our company has a vast team of more than 100 guides, as well as trainers in order, serve in the mountain treks.

One of the best things about our team is that all the members are trained professionally from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Indian mountaineering foundation Delhi as well as Hanifle Center Outdoor Education Mussoorie.

Therefore, we never believe in compromising on the quality as well as services offered to our valuable customers.

For Us, Your Safety Is the Top Urgency

At Trekup India, you will find a team with local knowledge and fluency in English as well as Hindi. This helps in ensuring that you have an amazing trek and not only this, we also pay attention to your health as well as safety because this is something we cannot ignore.

All the team leaders involved in trekking have already undergone several professional courses in First Aid, Portable Altitude Chamber Training, CPR, Environmental Awareness Training as well as Advanced Wilderness Emergency Medicine.

We also carry a complete first aid medical kit not only on the trek but on each and every trip which is organized by us. Apart from the medical kit, we carry a portable altitude chamber and medical oxygen for all kinds of high-altitude treks .

Our company has great expertise in organizing all sorts of group adventure holidays for family groups, school & college groups as well as friend groups. When it comes to travel options, we have a wide range that suits different fitness levels as well as traveling styles.

Therefore, no matter who big the group size, we pay personal attention to each and every member present in the group.

How We Ensure That Your Trek Is Safe with Us

Right from our establishment, we at TrekUp India, are continuously involved in introducing new safety practices into Indian trekking in order to ensure the safety of voyagers.

For walking on snow, TrekUp India introduced Microspikes and also made emergency bottled oxygen mandatory for all kinds of treks.

In order to test pulse as well as oxygen saturation levels, pulse oxymeters are used. As a safety communication device, we at TrekupIndia introduced radio.

Though we have noticed that most of the organizations organizing treks do not follow these systems but with time several competing companies are adopting these practices and organizing great and safe treks.

Explore our New Safety Protocols

In order to ensure a perfect Trek, we have introduced some new safety checks that will assure more safety for our trekkers. Our On-trek safety checks include:

  • Daily oxygen saturation along with pulse readings
  • Stretchers team appointed on every trek
  • Radios
  • Trained mountain staff and full safety
  • Additional oxygen cylinders
  • Special medical kit for high altitude treks
  • Microspikes on all types of snow treks
  • Experienced Trek leaders as well as safety
  • Technical team on all snowy slopes

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