A valley situated at 3500m above sea level surrounded by snow-capped mountains and alpine vegetation, the 25km trek to this valley stretches across 2 days, from Taluka village to Seema and from Seema to Har ki Doon.
Har ki Doon trek is an extremely popular trek between mountain enthusiasts. Every year a number of school kids go on this enthralling trek, few of whom grow up to conquer the mighty Himalayas in future. A 7 day trek to Har ki Doon passes through snow covered glaciers, lakes and green meadows. It’s truly a delight for everyone passing through this route.
Har ki Dun is a valley dotted with ancient villages that witnessed the ascent of the Pandavas to heaven. Dating back to 3,000 years, the valley has many stories to tell and even more to witness. Situated inside the Govind National Park, the Har ki Dun trek offers stunning views of famous peaks such as Swargarohini – I, II, III, Bandarpunch and Blackpeak.The starting point or the first basecamp of the trek is in Sankri. From there you trek for eight hours to reach Puani Garaat, a picturesque campsite, and then camp again at Kalkatiyadhaar the next night. You will spend more than a day exploring the Har ki Dun valley, and then head back via the same route.
You can take a bus from dehradun railway station to sankri village(a ticket costs 285/- approx) at around 5 am & 8:30 am...yeah..for non pahari's its a challenge to travel in a bus that too in mountains for almost 8hours. it is maddening but fun as you get to see virgin nature as you get deep into the territory...bus stops for lunch and tea in between...reach Sankri..and stay there for a night as you'll reach in the evening/at night...