Garhwal Region (Uttar Pradesh)
Altitude: 3566 m Above Sea Level
Timings: Mid-April to Mid-November
Har-ki-Dun, situated at an elevation of 3566
metres is surrounded by glittering peaks and dense forests. The
forests are rich in wild life and are a veritable paradise for
bird-watchers and nature lovers.
Tour Highlights - HARIDWAR :
The holy city of the Hindu's on the banks of river Ganges. An
important pilgrim centre with many important temples and 'Ashrams'.
YAMNOTRI : The source of the river Yamuna. One of the 4
'Dhams' (place of pilgrimage) of Garhwal. MUSSOORIE : Popularly
known as the 'Queen of the Hills', this is an important hill station
in the Himalayas.
Day01: Delhi Dehradun (294 Mt.) 270 Kms 07 hrs drive.
Arrive Delhi early in the morning, our representative will meet you at the airport and drive direct to the Dehradun, upon arrival at Dehradun check in at the hotel. Afternoon free to explore the surrounding and colorful market of Dehradun, Overnight stay at hotel.
Day02: Dehradun Taluka (1900 m/6232 ft) (215 kms/ 7-8 hrs) -
After breakfast drive to Taluka by Toyota Qualis, a small hamlet nestled in the laps of nature via Mussoorie, Kempty falls, Purola and Mori. This is starting point of our trek. Overnight in tents/ tourist rest house.
Day03: Taluka Osla (2560 m / 8400 ft) (13 kms/6-7 hrs)
The day starts with the gentle trail towards Osla. Todays trek is through beautiful forests of Chestnut, Walnut and Willows. A gradual ascent brings us to the picturesque Osla village along the swift rivulet. On arrival set campsite for overnight stay
Day04: Osla Har Ki Dun (3566 m / 11700 ft) (12 kms/6-7 hrs)
Morning after breakfast trek to Har Ki Dun. Initially the trek goes past some fields of beans & rice and also some isolated villages, where the life style is same as old, and the untouched one. The dress worn by the people is traditional. Their cheerful ness and innocence combined with their simple way of life make them very appealing. A common scene in the evenings is that of ruddy cheeked village belles returning home, carrying on their backs huge loads of pine needles & cones to be used as fuel. The trail steadily ascends the side of the ridge across the river and then veers left to the Har Ki Dun valley. Dense forests at this part give way to the meadows that are scattered with flowers and flowering herbs. Dinner and o Overnight stay in tents.
Day05: Har Ki Dun
The day is for rest/ acclimatization /exploration. On this day everyone does his own thing. One can go on an exploratory trek in the valley, capture some magnificent views on the camera, or just chill at the campsite. Overnight in tents.
Day06: Har Ki Dun Osla
Morning after breakfast trek back to Osla with pack lunch. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day07: Osla Taluka (13 kms/3-4 hrs) Dehradun (215 Kms, 7-8 hrs) - Delhi
After early breakfast trek for about 3-4 hours to reach Taluka and from here drive back to Dehradun. Upon arrival at Dehradun transfer to Delhi.
When To Trek
A trek into Har Ki Dun can be undertaken fom mid-April
to mid-November. The post - monsoon season is ideal for trekking.
However, the local trekkers continue to to trek up the valley
as far as Osla, in the heart of winter too.
HOW TO GET THERE
There are regular bus services from Mussoorie and Dehra
Dun to Sankri. There are buses to Sankri from Shimla
and Uttar Kashi too. Beyond Sankri, there is a jeep road to Taluka.