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Har Ki Dun Winter Trek | 6 Nights & 7 Days

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVAL AT SANKARI

 
 

Drive: 200 kms
Stay: Hotel or Homestay
Arrive at Sankri Village, meet the trek guide and way to hotel/homestay in Sankri. If time permits you can explore the village or just walk around Sankri.

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Day 2

SANKRI – TALUKA – SEEMA/OSLA

 
 

Drive: 12 kms
Trek: 14 kms
Altitude: 2400mts
Stay: Camps
There is a 12 kms jeepable road connecting Sankri with Taluka. The trail goes through dense forest of chestnut, walnut and chinars. Taluka village is situated at an altitude of 2,410mts above sea level. The trekking route from Taluka to Seema stays on the right side of Supin River. You’ll need to cross wooden bridges over streams and do occasional climbs which doesn’t last for long.

While trekking you will encounter couple of alternative routes that leads to different Jaunsari villages of that region, avoid them and stick to the route. After 8 kms of trekking, you will see a beautiful village with unique wooden houses on the left side of the river, Gangad Village. It takes another 2 hours from this point to reach Seema. Night stay in Seema/Osla.

 

Day 3

SEEMA – HAR KI DOON

 
 

Trek: 12 kms
Altitude: 3000 mts
Stay: Camps
After crossing Seema a giant bridge over Supin River will greet you, cross it and climb a steep route until you reach a small bridge over a stream. This is a steep climb and it will take half an hour to one hour of your time. The trekking trail is visible for the next 4kms gradually ascending towards the left top over a vast expanse of lush green meadow. After trekking for a couple of kilometers Debsu Thatch and Ruinsara Valley on the right side will open up. Kala Nag (Black Peak) and Banderpunch Range reveals itself.

After reaching Kalkati Dhar there will be a change in scenery and the trail will become less demanding. You will see the shepherds grazing their flock and several trekkers passing through. Since Har ki Doon region comes in Govind Ballabh Pant Wildlife Reserve, you will witness a wide variety of flora and fauna with passing this trail.

Soon the route opens up and Hata Peak becomes visible. Har ki Doon is situated at the foot of Hata Peak. There is a beautiful camping ground at Har ki Doon with a calm stream flowing in between. It is the best camping site you'll come across while trekking to Har ki Doon.

 

Day 4

HKD – JAUNDHAR GLACIER/MANINDA TAL – HKD

 
 

Trek: 15km/ 6km
Altitude: 3700 mts
Stay: Camp
Wake up to see the sun rising from behind the Swargarohini Peak. You can either relax and chill at Har ki Doon or opt for two nearby treks (if weather permits).

Jaundhar Glacier (15 kms): The route to Jaundhar Glacier goes from descending down into the valley and walking towards the peak on left. If the weather is good then you can approach for Jaundhar Glacier which is situated at an altitude of 3,700 mts above sea level. Jaundhar Glacier is one of the least visited glaciers of India.

Maninda Tal (6 kms): In order to reach Maninda Tal you need to walk back towards the bridge before the FRH and climb on the left side of the valley. For a stretch, the trail is thin and can occupy only one person at a time, so make sure you walk in line and don't try to overtake. After traversing for a kilometer the route opens up to a wide valley. This valley leads to Borasu Pass (a difficult trek) which acts as an entry gate to Himachal. After crossing couple of glaciers and gradually ascending on altitude you'll reach Maninda Tal where a huge rock is blocking a glacial stream to form a lake with crystal clear water. Spend some time in this mystical valley and start trekking back towards Har ki Doon before the weather gets bad.

 

Day 5

HKD – OSLA – SEEMA

 
 

Trek: 13 kms
Stay: Camp or Home Stay
Trek back on the same trail and pay a visit to the isolated yet culturally rich village of Osla. A unique temple is dedicated to Duryodhana of Mahabharata in the village of Osla. Osla Village is located on the opposite side of Seema. Chat with local villagers and trek back to Seema around lunch time. Night stay either in Seema or Osla.

 

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