Grade 2Har Ki Dun Trek, India

Duration 8 days (Delhi to Delhi)

2 car days, 1 rest days and 5 trek days

Grade 2

Season May June / Sep Oct

Highest Point - ( 3,505m/11,500ft )

Trek distance *****


A beautiful Valley north west of Uttaranchal is known for its remote villages and wonderful mixed forests.
The route from Mussoorie goes via Kempty falls down to river Yamuna and meanders along its banks till Naugaon where one crosses Yamuna and enters a beautiful pine forest, one of the best in Asia. The road reaches river Tons and one follows it to reach a small hamlet of Shankri.
River Tons has another tributary Rupin which comes from Himachal. Both Rupin and Supin meet at a village known as Netwar and from here onwards the river is known as Tons which finally meets river Yamuna at Kalsi and contributes the main volume of water to it.
The trek is along its tributary Supin till Har-Ki-doon (11,500 ft), A wide valley at the base of Swargarohini peak of Mahabharata fame.


Day 1. Drive Mussoorie to Shankri approx. 6-7hrs.
The road from Mussoorie is downhill through the famous Kempty falls to reach the banks of river Yamuna and continues along the banks of the river on Yamunotri route till we cross over to thick pine forests of Jarmola to enter the beautiful valley of River Tons, hidden from the civilization for years. We follow this beautiful river to reach road head Shankri in ‘ Govind Vihar Sanctuary’. Near Shankri is the ancient village of Saur where we can camp in the village among the local tribes or stay overnight at GMVN Shankri guest house.

Day 2.
A gradual trek of 5 hrs to reach campsite below village Dhatmir ahead of Taluka. Dhatmir is another remote and beautiful village of the valley and we can extend our trek for another two hours to stay in this beautiful village. Overnight camp.

Day 3.
A 6 hrs uphill trek to Seema below the last village of this valley, Osla. This is the last and remotest village of the valley. Overnight camp/guest house.

Day 4.
This is the last stretch of the trek and would take 7-8 hrs of gradual and steep uphill to camp at Har-Ki-doon valley.

Day 5.
A relaxed day to explore the valley. A three hours hike takes us to magnificent glacial terrain to the base of Swaragarohini peak.

Day 6.
Trek back to Camp at seema.

Day 7.
Trek back to Taluka. Overnight at forest guest house.

Day 8.
Drive back to Mussoorie.