Har Ki Dun, a small cradled shaped hanging valley in the Garhwal Himalayas at the base of Fateh Parvat. The valley is perched at a height of 3,566m above sea level.
Har Ki Dun, a small cradled shaped hanging valley in the Garhwal Himalayas at the base of Fateh Parvat. The valley is perched at a height of 3,566m above sea level. The valley offers rich jungles rich in animal and bird species, alpine variety of flowers and plants and breathtaking views of the mountains. Har ki Dun Trek is a famous trek which comes under the list of every trekker.
Har ki Dun Valley is also called “ the valley of Gods” as Har means Shiva and Dun means Valley. The valley is a treat for trekkers. The local people survive here by selling rice, rajma, other grocery items, and Charas. You will wooden houses all around the village. The forest in the valley is rich in wildlife and also a paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers.
Trekking in the Himalayas always comes with a lot of adventure and thrill. Mountains are the best classrooms for trekkers and explorers. You will learn a lot of things while traveling in the hills.
The trail will take you to the alpine meadows, moraine ridges, glacier basins, pine forests, and ancient villages, that will give you spectacular views of the valley and give a chance to experience the life of locals. Har Ki Dun trek will start from Taluka village- a small hamlet which lies at a distance of 12km from Sankri through drive or trek from Sankri. You can either start your Har ki Dun trek from Taluka or Sankri. Overall, it is a 47 km trek which can be covered in 5-6 days.
The village is very scenic and you will see a cluster of wooden houses and a diverse range of Flora and Fauna. The next stop during the trek will be Osla, a small hamlet that is perched at a height of around 2,590m. The wooden houses in the village will instantly grab your attention and the place is all surrounded by apple trees. Osla is untouched by civilization. A trek from Osla village will take you to Har ki Dun Pass which is an 11 km trail. Har ki dun offers the entire north face of the Swargarohini Parvat. As the valley nestled in the Govind National Park, you will see a lot of Himalayan bird and animal species. While on the trek you will see many horses and cows grazing at the meadows and river banks.