Har Ki Dun Trek



Base Camp



7 Days

Trek Difficulty


Trek Length





At an altitude of 11,700ft, the Har ki Dun trek is in all senses, a gateway to heaven. A snow-specked paradise for winter fanatics on one hand and adorned by alpine meadows, and pine forests for all those who seek solace in the embrace of nature on the other, it is a paradise for trekkers, be it beginners or experienced ones.

Nestled on the western edge of Garhwal in Uttarkashi district, the Har ki Dun trek isn’t just a trek consisting of picturesque views but also has rich cultural and mythological significance. Many locals believe that the land belongs to none other than Duryodhana from the epic Mahabharata. The legend goes that a clan devoted to the Kauravas lived close to the village of Osla and built a temple to pay their respects to him. That temple exists even today.

On the other hand, this trek is one of the oldest Himalayan trekking trails. The name Har ki Dun translates to “Valley of Gods” signifying its other spiritual significance regarding the myth. It is believed that this was the route that was taken by the Pandavas on their ascend to heaven, which is why it earns its name as the stairway to heaven trek. It also provides a major source for the Yamuna River System. 

The diverse flora and fauna that you get to spend time listening to is a magical experience in itself and camping by the flowing riverside, listening to the relentless streams of water gives you the kind of peace that makes you forget all about the hustling and bustling noises of metropolitan cities. The people, places, and the whole trail capture an insight into a different world as compared to what we’ve seen in our daily lives.

The trek provides a spectacular view of Swargrohini peaks, Bandarpoonch, as well as Black peak. The trail leads you to villages that have been here since 2000 years ago and meeting the locals gives you a glimpse into their lives. A perfect spot for nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts as well as people who love to indulge in photography from time to time, the Har ki Dun trek is truly a blessing. Some of the best attractions of the Har ki Dun trek are the above-mentioned temple in the village of Osla, a 5000-year-old structure carved out from wood.

Har ki Dun trek is suitable for any beginner and proves to be exciting for even an experienced trekker. The Har ki Dun trek difficulty is rated from easy to moderate and provides a good overall experience. The best time to visit Har ki Dun is during the summer and post-monsoon season.

The Har ki Dun valley is famous for its orchids and especially rhododendrons, which are specially grown in this region. The flora and fauna mixed with rich culture and immense historical importance secure its position among top contenders in the list of best treks in Uttarakhand.

Trek to Har ki Dun takes a total of 7 days and starts from a small village named Sankri situated in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.


  • Accommodation: 1 Night in a Hotel / Homestay on a triple/quad sharing basis. 3 Nights accommodation in a tent on a triple sharing basis.
  • Transportation: Surface transfer from Dehradun - Sankri - Dehradun by Sumo / Bolero / Tempo Traveler ( Depends on the number of travelers).
  • Meals: All Meals from (Day 1 Dinner to Day 5 Lunch) are included. We provide simple nutritious vegetarian food on all days of the trek.
  • Snacks: Morning / Evening Tea / Coffee with light snacks and soup while on the trek.
  • Camping logistics: Tent, Sleeping bags, Mattresses, Dining tent, Toilet tent.
  • Trek Leader Qualified and Experienced Trek leader and support staff.
  • Permits: All necessary fees and permits.
  • Trekking Equipment: Gaiters, Micro Spikes, and Rope if required.
  • Safety Equipment: Basic First Aid kit with Oximeter and Oxygen Cylinder.
  • Free Travel Insurance up to 4.5 Lakhs.
  • Guide ratio: 1:10
  • Any expenses of personal nature.
  • Meals during transit.
  • Any insurance of any kind.
  • Any fees and permits (for non-Indians).
  • Unscheduled delay due to landslide.
  • Cost Escalation due to “ Force Majeure and Evacuation charges”.
  • Anything not mentioned explicitly in the above program.
  • Note: You can apply for travel insurance prior to the trek.

Tour Plan

Day 1 Drive From Dehradun To Sankri Base Village (198 Kms, 8 Hrs Drive)
      • The group will assemble at the pickup point at 06:30 AM.
      • We’ll drive towards Sankri village which is the base camp for the Har Ki Dun Trek.
      • Upon reaching Sankri, we’ll check in to our designated homestay. The rest of the day is at leisure and travelers are advised to rest.
      • In the evening, Dinner will be served followed by an overnight stay in Sankri Village.

      Note: The pickup point will be Dehradun Railway Station. (tentative)

Day 2 Drive from Sankri to Taluka (12 Kms, 1 Hr Drive) Trek to Pauni Garaat (10 Kms, 4 Hrs Trek)
  • After early morning breakfast, we will head towards Taluka which is the starting point for the trek. 
  • After a long drive to Taluka, we will start our trek to Pauni Garaat. The trail is a blend of slanting slopes and thick forests of chestnuts, chinars, walnuts, and willows. You will also see some of the most beautiful cascading waterfalls.
  • We will reach the base camp just in time to see the sun setting and spreading its golden pool of light all over the vast expanse of land.
  • Dinner followed by an overnight stay at Pauni Garaat basecamp.
Day 3 Trek from Puani Garaat to Kalkatiyadhaar (8 Kms, 4 Hrs)
  • After morning tea and breakfast, we will start our trek towards Har ki Dun Valley.
  • We will be traversing through Osla village. After crossing the bridge over the Supin river,  the trekking trail reaches a ridge named Kalkatiyadhar, from where you will get the first view of Har Ki Dun Valley.
  • Further, the trail passes through lush green meadows before finally giving way to our campsite.
  • Dinner followed by an overnight stay in camps at Kalkatiyadhar.
Day 4 Trek from Kalkatiyadhar to Har-Ki-Dun | Back to Kalkatiyadhar (14 Kms, 7 Hrs)
  • After waking up to the majestic view of Swargarohini peaks, we will have breakfast with stunning landscapes in the backdrop.
  • The trekking trails start from lush green meadows and soon you get to see sparkling waterfalls flowing relentlessly before reaching the Har ki Dun valley.
  • After spending a few peaceful moments here, witnessing the magical landscapes, we will head back to the campsite.
  • Dinner followed by an overnight stay in tents.
Day 5 Trek from Kalkatiyadhaar to Puani Garaat Via Seema (8 Kms, 4 Hrs)
  • After early morning tea, we will start our descending trek to the Puani Garant campsite.
  • Upon reaching the campsite, the rest of the day is spent at leisure.
  • Dinner followed by an overnight stay on base camp.
Day 6 : Trek from Puani Garaat to Taluka | Drive to Sankri from Taluka (12 Kms, 1 Hr Drive)
  • The day starts with breakfast and early morning tea. After which, we will proceed on the same trails that captivated us during our ascend.
  • Once reaching Taluka, we will drive towards Sankri where we will spend the last few hours of our trekking excursion.
  • Check in to our designated homestays. Dinner followed by an overnight stay in Sankri.
Day 7 : Drive from Sankri to Dehradun (198 Kms, 8 Hrs Drive)
  • After breakfast, we will start our return journey from Sankri to Dehradun.
  • We will reach Dehradun in the evening. The group dissembles with fond memories of the trek.
  • End of Tour.


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