Why You Should Do Har Ki Dun Trek?
One of the most gorgeous among Uttarakhand trekking destinations, Har Ki Dun trek in the Garhwal Himalayas. The Valley is surrounded by dense Pine forests of and offers views of glittering mountain peaks. The area is a paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers. The trek is a favorite in summers and post-monsoon owing to the vibrant greens patched with orchids, rhododendrons, and other blossoms. No other trek is so steeped in mythology to justify the title of “Valley of Gods”. Follow the trail of Pandavas who took the very same route to ascend to heaven via Swargarohini, the mountain that dominates the Har Ki Dun valley. The mountain views you get on this trek are unique. This is the only valley from where you can see Swargarohini – I, II, III, Bandarpoonch and Blackpeak, all together. You can also see the Ruinsara peaks from here. The peak time of the year for this trek is not winter after snowfall but in summer frequented by rain. Proceeding through green foliages dripping with pearls of rain is a beautiful experience but trekkers must be well equipped for it.
Set your seat belt as you finish your lunch in Dheradhun and hit the road to Sankari via Mussorie witnessing Kampty Fall, Yamuna Valley, Tous Valley across the Yamuna bridge and Jarmola on the way. Rest in your allocated hotel for the night.Next day proceed to a picturesque village inside the Govind wildlife sanctuary. Hope into your jeep to Taluka from where you’ll be walking along the glacial Supin river and reach Osla village. Rest for the night and next day camp trek to the campsite opposite of Osla village. Relax for the night because next day is waiting to open up itself to you. From the campsite trek further crossing the hanging bridge over river supin. The gradual assend towards the Har-Ki-Dun offer a magical view of the snow covered mountains and lush green terraced fields. The last steep will take you to the farmed meadow of Har-Ki-Dun with west face of Swargrohini overlooking the valley. Pitching your tent there and relax for the night while you make unforgettable moment. The next day come back to osla where you’ll again rest for the night. The next day you’ll be back to Sankari from where you’ll back to Dheradhun and have your treks ends.