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Har Ki Doon Valley is a cradle shaped hanging valley in the Garhwal Himalayas. It is surrounded by snow-covered peaks and alpine vegetation. It is connected to Baspa Valley by the Borasu Pass
This valley is at an altitude of approx 3500m above mean sea level and is snow-covered during October to March. The valley is around 25 km from Taluka. The trek to the valley starts from Taluka village and passes through Gangaad, Osala, and Seema. It is a 2-day trek usually done in two stages. First stage is from Taluka to Seema/Osla, and second stage is from Seema/Osla to Har Ki Dun. Return route is the same.
It is also possible to complete return journey in a single day, however it can physically demanding. There is a shop and a small restaurant at Taluka, where trekkers can buy eatables like biscuits and wafers
Not many know why Har-Ki-Dun is such a special trek. The entire trek is through a lovely valley, hopping from one ancient village to another.The open meadows, with a sparkling stream in between and towering mountains on all sides is so stunning that it takes a lot of effort to pull yourself away from it when you have to return…
One of the most famous treks in Garhwal Himalayas, Har Ki Dun trek is often used to introduce beginners to trekking. This trek that takes you to the lush valley of Har Ki Doon valley located at the base of Fateh Parvat at 3556m is the most visited trail for experiencing adventure in the Himalayas.
Blessed with nature’s delights, Har Ki Doon is nestled in between dense alpine forests and offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountain peaks. This moderate trek takes you to one of the least explored regions of Garhwal Himalayas where civilization has not affected the lifestyles of the simple hill folk here. The forests decorating the area are rich in wild life and are a paradise for nature lovers as well as bird watchers.
Har ki Doon trek starts from Sankri at 1950m passing through verdant thickets, terraced fields, glaciers, fragrant orchids and sprawling meadows.
Temperature: 10 to 15 degrees in the morning and 2 to 5 degrees at night
Trekking Distance: 77km
Maximum Altitude: 11,675ft