Har Ki Dun Trek
Har-ki-Dun, situated at an elevation of 3566 meters 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. This is good trek for all age groups and the valley is full of flora and fauna. One can spend time with herbs & shrubs for medicinal purpose.Also photography too has great area to snaps for variety of birds & nature.
This is a holly place. Also it is a base of Swargarohini ht. 21000 ft. In our old granth (books) it is mentioned that Pandav went to Swarga (Heaven) through this mountain. This is a place where you can find Trees of Bhojpatra flower Bramhakamal. Swargarohini and Jaundar Glacier is at south-east of Har-ki-dun. Towards west you can see Bandar PunchDuryodhan is a God of few community here, you can find temple of Duryodhan. People survive on farming Rice, Rajma, and Charas. They use wood of Deodar tree for their house. You can find many people using Hukka for smoking. One can smell of pine while having Hukka. Also because of popularity of this area for trekking Portrays is another way to earn for locals here. They generally work under the Kedar.
Day 01 : Rishikesh – 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
Day 02 : Taluka – Osla (2560 m / 8400 ft) (13 kms/6-7 hrs)
The day starts with the gentle trail towards Osla. Today’s 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
Day 03 : 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.
Day 04 : 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.
Day 05 : Har Ki Dun – Osla
Morning after breakfast trek back to Osla with pack lunch. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 06 : Osla – Taluka (13 kms/3-4 hrs) – Rishikesh
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.