Har Ki Dun Trek Uttarakhand 2023


Har Ki Dun Trek Uttarakhand 2023 Overview

Har Ki Dun Trek Overview

The Har Ki Dun Trek is a popular trekking destination in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India. It is known for its breathtaking beauty and stunning views of the Himalayan ranges. The trek starts from the quaint village of Sankri and takes you through dense forests, scenic meadows, and gushing rivers. The highlight of the trek is the Har Ki Dun valley, which is surrounded by snow-capped peaks and offers a serene environment for trekking enthusiasts.

The trek is a moderate level trek and can be completed in 6-7 days, covering a distance of around 70 km. The maximum altitude of the trek is 4,000 meters at Jaundhar Glacier. The trek is open throughout the year, but the best time to visit is from April to November when the weather is pleasant and the views are clear.

During the trek, you will pass through some of the most picturesque villages of the region such as Sankri, Osla, and Puoni. You will also get a chance to witness the local lifestyle and culture of the region. The trek is also known for its diverse flora and fauna, and you may spot some rare species of birds and animals such as Himalayan black bears, musk deer, and monals.

Overall, the Har Ki Dun Trek is a perfect destination for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts who want to explore the beauty of the Garhwal region and witness stunning views of the Himalayas.

Quick Info:

Max Altitude

11,675 ft

Trek Distance

47 KMs


7 Days / 6 Nights

Start Point

Sankri Village

Best Time

April – Oct

End Point

Sankri Village


How To Reach Sankri Village from Dehradun:

By Air: The nearest airport to Sankri village is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is around 215 km away. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to Sankri village. It takes around 7-8 hours to reach Sankri village from the airport.

By Train: The nearest railway station to Sankri village is Dehradun Railway Station, which is around 185 km away. From the railway station, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to Sankri village. It takes around 6-7 hours to reach Sankri village from the railway station.

By Road: Sankri village is well connected by road with major cities in Uttarakhand. You can take a bus or hire a taxi from Dehradun to Sankri village. The distance between Dehradun and Sankri village is around 200 km, and it takes around 6-7 hours to reach Sankri village by road.


Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Dehradun to Sankri (200 km, 7-8 hours)

Start your journey from Dehradun and reach Sankri village, which is the base camp for the Har Ki Dun Trek. The road journey is scenic and takes you through Mussoorie and the beautiful valleys of Uttarakhand. Last ATM at Purola. By evening, you will reach Sankri. We rest at night in a guest house or in camps.


Day 2: Sankri to Taluka (10km drive) Taluka to Seema (14km trek)            

Drive from Sankri to Taluka, a small village located at an altitude of 1,850 meters. From here, start the trek to Seema village, which is at an altitude of 2,560 meters. The trek takes you through dense forests, beautiful meadows, and small streams. While trekking you will find several spring-water points. Served with packed lunch. The trek level is an easy level walk and then gradual ascent is a few parts. Night stay in camp along with delicious dinner.


Day 3: Seema - Kalkati Dhar (8 km trek)

A long day of trekking as you will trek for 8km. Steeper ascent, witness beautiful meadows, waterfall & a variety of flora and fauna. You will be reaching kalkatidhar by evening. Packed lunch. Camp stay with mesmerizing views of nature


Day 4: Kalkatidhar to Har Ki Dun to Maninda Lake and back to Kalkatidhar (12 kms both side)

Easy ascent till Har Ki Dun summit then little moderate ascent to Maninda lake. Ruinsara lake is surrounded with meadows, rhododendron bushes. Mixed trail of boulders, meadows. You can see the waterfall along the way.


Day 05: Kalkatidhar To Seema (8 km trek)

Trek back to Seema village through the same route. You can also explore the village and its surroundings. Packed lunch


Day 6: Seema to Taluka (14km trek) Taluka to Sankri base camp (10km drive)

You will be trekking back to Taluka from Seema which is 14km. Served with hot delicious food. After reaching Taluka, we will drive to the Sankri base camp. Taluka to Sankri is a 10km drive. Stay in guest house.


Day 7: Departure from Sankri to Dehradun

Driving back to Dehradun from Sankri which is 210km. It is going to be a log drive of almost 10 hours, be prepared. You will be reaching Dehradun by evening. Get your bookings done accordingly in trains/ buses/ flights from Dehradun

Note: The itinerary may be subject to change depending on weather and other external factors. 

Har Ki Dun Trek Package Inclusions:


Dome tents on sharing basis


Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Camping charges

All trekking permits and forest camping charges are included.

Trekking equipment

High-quality tents and sleeping bags in all the camps. Sleeping bags can withstand temperatures as low as -10 ºC.

Safety equipment

First aid kit, oxygen cylinders, oximeter, etc. will be with guide/trek leader and at the campsite as well to deal with emergencies.

Expert trek Leaders

All our trek leaders are at least qualified in basic/advanced mountaineering and first aid course.