Har-Ki-Dun Trek: The Ascent To The Heaven

About Har-Ki-Dun Trek

Perfectly perched at an altitude of 3566 m, Har-Ki-Dun is a cradle-shaped hanging valley in Uttarkashi district of the Western Himalayas. The trek of Har Ki Dun welcomes all types of trekkers as it has much more to offer and you will have a great time exploring the valley.

Affectionately known as “Harphu” by the locals, the place is known for its rich flora and fauna. The trek trail is a safe haven to black bears, wild boars, barasingha, the Himalayan Monal, Himalayan griffins to name a few.

Har-ki-Dun Trek: The Ascent to the Heaven

  • Difficulty : Easy to Moderate
  • Best time to visit : March to last July then October November
  • Temparature : 10℃ to 15℃ during the day and 2℃ to -5℃ during the night
  • Hightest Altitude : 11,675 ft
  • Pickup point : Dehradun

About Har-ki-Dun Trek

Har ki Dun Trek is one of the most scenic treks amongst all the Uttarakhand treks. Especially famous for its massive open lush green valleys, Har Ki Dun Trekking offers a splendid leisure walk through the viridescent valley in the summers. Though the trek is offered all around the year except monsoon, summers are the ideal time to enjoy the more vibrant colors of the landscape.

Har Ki Dun Trek visits the hanging village of Oslo that is famous for its Someshwar Devta temple (Lord Shiva)! The villagers of Oslo are always happy about two other things. One is that their village is in the Himalayas and the second, that they enjoy the facility of satellite phones. More towards the Chilurgad you pass from the famous spot of the confluence of Thamasa and Ruinsara River.

The hike to Har Ki Doon connects to visit many mythological spots from Hindu mythology. It is believed that this valley has a past with the age of the Mahabharata. According to the locals, the eldest brother of the Pandavas, Yudhishthira, scaled the Himalayan peak ‘Swargarohini’ on his way to heaven. Besides, you will also find the only Duyudhan temple at Oslo along the way to har ki doon valley

Day 1: Pick up to you from Dehradun railway station – Drive to Sankri Market – 210 Km (7/8 Hours) (1920 Meters)
Day 2: Trek from Sankri to taluka by taxi – 11 km same day trek to Cheludgad camp (12 km) (4/5 Hours) (2600 Meters)
Day 3: Trek from Cheludgad camp to Bhasla camp Har Ki Dun (13 km) (6/7 Hours) (3500 Meters)
Day 4: Exploration Day (Manida Lake) (Jaundhar Glacier) Har Ki Dun valley back to camp (4/5 Hours)
Day 5: Trek from Har Ki Dun to Cheludgad via OSLA village (13 km) (5/6 Hours) (2600 Meters)
Day 6: Trek from Cheludgad camp to Taluka (12 km) (4/5 Hours) Same day Drive to Sankri Hotel
Day 7: Sankri to Dehradun by taxi (210 km) (8/9 Hours)

Day 1: Pick up to you from Dehradun railway station – Drive to Sankri Market – 210 Km (7/8 Hours)

Description: Om Advanture organizes transport for trekkers from Dehradun Railway Station in the morning which will leave for Sankri around 6:00 am to 7:00 am. Reach Mussoorie after an hour, After half an hour, stop at kempty fall. Have breakfast there and witness people from different parts of the world.

Reach Purola around 1:30 pm and take a break there for lunch. After having lunch proceed to Sankri via Jarmola. Go through the picturesque zig zag road amid pine forest of Jarmola.

Day 2: Trek from Sankri to taluka by taxi – 11 km same day trek to Cheludgad camp (12 km) (4/5 Hours)

Description: : Post breakfast, Ready to all trekkers we will drive towards Taluka on the way beautiful forest many species of tree, Taluka is a small village with concrete houses and you can easily find few shops and hotels there. Trek starts from Taluka and the sight of magnificent snow clad mountains accompany you all along the way.

Go ahead, cross a bridge over a stream and follow the trail. Pass through dense forest and a Supin river on the way is visible flowing through the woods below. Continue trekking and a village named Dhatmir comes into right sight. Ahead lies a lavish green meadow, which further leads to the forest section. The trail changes to the mixture of steep and leveled path and afterwards to muddy.

After some hours of trekking, Supin River can be seen flowing through the woods. Now, again cross the forest section and reach the green fields and a shop on the way. From here, cross a bridge and a little higher you are welcomed by the surpassing views of towering peaks. To reach Cheludgad camp site today, setup your camps here and retire for the night. Enjoying the first camping night here.

Day 3: Trek from Cheludgad camp to Bhasla camp Har Ki Dun (13 km) (6/7 Hours)

Description: Today After breakfast start your trek from Cross the Supin River see the left side beautiful Osla village – Cheludgad to Har Ki Dun. The trail takes you through dense forest where you can easily notice fallen trees en route. This place is highly rich in flora and fauna, so enjoy spotting different variety of trees and animals in this region.

Cross flowing streams and trek along the river side. The meadows with delicious mountain views open up but ahead the path changes to muddy.

Ahead cross bridges, come upwards and a waterfall comes into sight. Come across many streams on the way which you will be crossing with the help of boulders. Then the trail becomes steep and further gets leveled. A river on the left will remain in sight until you reach Har Ki Dun camp site enjoy the moon night here.

Day 4: Exploration Day (Manida Lake) (Jaundhar Glacier) Har Ki Dun valley back to camp (4/5 Hours)

Description: Wake up early and have a glance of Son and Supin River with the gushing water sounds. After breakfast, explore the pristine Har Ki Dun valley, there are endemic alpine flowers covering the meadows with alpine vegetation. Then, a meadow unfolds and majestic views of snow covered mountains will be the feast for the eyes, as we climb higher enjoy the views of lush green valleys and views of jamdar glacier and Swargarohini peak and Hata peak.

Manida Lake

Manida Lake is 3 km away from the valley. Take left from the campsite then trek towards Hata peak and come across undulating meadows with many wildflowers. Reach the Lake, Brahma Kamal’s and fan kamal , laser, are found in abundance there and the glaciers and valley views are exotic.

Jaundhar Glacier

If you want to go to Jaundhar glacier, 7 km away from the Har Ki Dun valley. then you have to cross some ridges, the trail is not an easy one and remains covered in snow but ahead it eases. After reaching the final ridge you will see the Jaundhar Glacier and other towering peaks, then we’ll return back to the campsite and enjoy delicious evening snakes, Soup and Dinner enjoying bonfire and overnight stay there.

Day 5: Trek from Har Ki Dun to Cheludgad via OSLA village (13 km) (5/6 Hours)

Description: After breakfast with packed lunch, trek starts to Har Ki Dun valley to via village OSLA which lies 13 km away. Relish the beautiful sights and variety of landscapes on the way. Black Peak and Bali Pass sights will surprise you ahead.

OSLA, it is a famous village rich in beautiful culture and there is a temple of “Someswar mahadev ” built in ancient architecture. Villagers believe that he lived in this village and worship him. At this village spend time and return to your campsite Cheludgad. Enjoy your food and stay in tents there.

Day 6: Trek from Cheludgad camp to Taluka (12 km) (4/5 Hours) Same day Drive to Sankri Hotel

Description: After breakfast, Cheludgad to Taluka is an easy descent. On the way have glance of peaks standing strong and the green landscapes. Last view of this trek

Follow the same trail through rich forests. Spot birds and Langoors on the way. Reach Taluka, vehicles will be arranged from there and the arrangements will be made in Swargarohini hotel.

Day 7: Sankri to Dehradun by taxi (210 km) (8/9 Hours)

Description: The return passes through ascent and descent over the West Himalayas. It marks a descent till Mori, where you can view the ferious Tons river on the right. The route till Jarmola is of ascent and passes through pine forest and marks a sharp decline in temperature. Purola is a small town which houses a Government Degree College too, the only one in the region. Lunch is provided at Damta and finally the drop back to Dehradun Railway Station marks the end of the trek.


  • Accommodation (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
  • Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)
  • Welcome refreshment
  • Three times meals (Veg+egg): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with Snacks
  • All necessary permits and entry fees
  • First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
  • Mountaineering qualified & professional guide and Support staff.
  • Transport from Dehradun to Sankri and retorn (According to itinerary)
  • Porter or mule charges for carrying camping equipment and rations
  • Morning Tea
  • Evening Tea with snacks
  • Guide Charges
  • Hot drinking water
  • Om Adventure approved trek completion certificate
  • Dry fruits, chocolates, biscuits, toffees provided during the trek


  • Porter/mule for personal bags
  • Any meals or services not mentioned in inclusions
  • Any charges for video cameras or still cameras
  • Charges for soft drinks or any other beverage
  • Personal expenses such as tips, laundry or telephone calls
  • Any costs arising from unforeseen circumstances like landslides, bad weather or road blocks, etc
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Food during the transit.
  • Insurance.
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.
  • Any kind of emergency evacuation charges.

Thing's to carry

You need to get :-

  • Shirts/T-shirts – 2/3
  • Full sleeves T-shirts/ Sweatshirts. 1 for every 2 days of trekking
  • Trekking pants – 2
  • One full-sleeved sweater
  • Good quality windproof jacket – (optional)
  • Woolen socks – 1 pair, for the night only
  • Regular socks for trekking – 2 or 3 pairs
  • Scarf/muffler (optional)
  • Raincoat / Poncho
  • Small lightweight towel
  • Water bottle-2
  • Cap/hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
  • Sun glasses
  • Walking stick/trekking pole
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Torch/flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Day pack for essentials
  • Rain cover for your bags
  • Plastic/waterproof bags for belongs in case of rain
  • Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)

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