Har Ki Dun: A Gem among Treks


Har Ki Dun

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 Introduction:

Har Ki Dun trek is a famous valley of Dehradun. The beauty of this valley beckons the mountain lovers again and again. During Summer and Spring, the valley becomes filled with flowers. Several rare birds and insects are fare found in this place. Many tourists also come here to see these rare creatures. If you are a mountain lover, you should take a look at the things we have discussed below. These discussions will definitely help you to know more about Har Ki Dun or the Valley Of God.

Har Ki Dun:

Har Ki Dun is one of the most spellbinding valleys in the Garhwal Himalayas. It is also well known by the name “The Valley of Gods”. It is connected to Baspa Valley through Borasu Pass. It is the main source of the Yamuna River. People come from all around the world for this trek in order to experience remarkable views, attractive beauty, the greenery and the tranquillity of the Mother Nature. The elegance of the valley is the primary attraction. The way that the colour of this place changes throughout the season often makes this route a perfect choice for nature and trek lovers. During your trek, you just cannot miss the wide lush valley, culture & hospitality of the locals. A pleasing view of the Laundhar glacier, as well as the Swargarohini group of peaks, definitely makes your trek a memorable one. The valley offers more stunning views of Jaundhar Glacier, Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini Peaks I & II as well as the Black peak.

About the Trek:

During the trek, you will get to see some miracles of nature such as evergreen meadows with full of cattles, snow covered valley, mountain streams, cascades, etc. Before reaching to this so called Valley Of Gods, several remote villages are there, where you should visit. These villages are Taluka, Jhakol, Osla, Sankri. The villagers are very welcoming. They will warmly welcome you in their village and tell you about their tradition, culture, lifestyle, etc. Generally, this trek is started from Sankri. As you progress from this village, you will go through a dense forest where you may see rain deer, Himalayan Monal (the state bird of Uttarakhand) and several rare animals. This route will lead you to Pauni Garaat and Osla village. The entire journey from Sankri to Pauni Garaat will be filled with trails of conifers; like Pine, Juniper, Birch, Rhododendron, etc. The next destination of this route is Kalkattiyadhar, which is the last place before reaching Har Ki Dun. The distance between these two places is approximately 14 Kms. 

Things to expect in Har Ki Dun Trek:    

There are several things which you may see or expect in this trek.

First of all, you may get the clear view of Swargarohini group of peaks which includes Black peak, Bandarpoonch, Hata peak, etc. Some of these peaks remain ice-covered during most of the year.

Secondly, you will come across Supin river in Kalkattiyadhar. From there you will be progressing towards the Valley Of God.

During this long journey, the things you will see are evergreen meadows, mist covered mountains, streams, rare creatures, dense forests. The peaceful environment, the distinct sound of mountain streams and the cottony clouds will give you an unending happiness as well as a heart-warming feeling.

In this valley, there are various kinds of flora and faunas. Some will amaze you with its beauty and unique characteristics. These include several coloring flowers like Brahma Kamal, Tulip, Burans, etc. Near Har Ki Dun, there is the valley of flowers which is also a major attraction of this trek. This place gives you the view of a thick blanket of flowers. Whenever wind blows through this valley, ripples are formed on this sea of flowers. 

Reasons for choosing this trek:

Har Ki Dun is truly a gem of a trek. There are some reasons behind this fact. First of all, this place is accessible during all seasons. Secondly, it is not a hard trek, everyone can do it. The most important thing is its scenic beauty. It is one of the most beautiful mountain valleys in Dehradun. During this trek, you will get to visit a lot of remote villages. 

Best Season to visit:

The Har Ki Dun Trek should be avoided during the rainy season. Spring season is the best time to relish this trip, for its exquisite view of the flowers blooming and drizzled snow, which gives the trekker a mesmerizing view. Usually, most trekkers undertake this trek mostly during the months of May to October. 


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