Har ki Dun Trek is a lovely destination in the himalayan region. It is located in Uttarakhand.
How to reach :
Har ki Dun Trek in Dehradun can be accessible from many Northern regions and other regions in India;
By road – You have to reach Dehradun from any Northern region of India but it is preferable to travel from Delhi.
By train – You have to get down at the Dehradun Railway station and hire a cab towards Sankri village in Dehradun. You can commence your journey from there.
By air – You have to book flights from Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport to Jolly Grant Airport at Dehradun, then only from Jolly Grant Airport, you will get to Sankri village by car or taxi or bus.
Things to carry :
You should carry these things with you on your trekking journey –
- Carry warm clothes and trousers and a waterproof raincoat.
- Wear trekking shoes to walk through the snow and extra two pairs of socks.
- Carry with you a torch, flexible walking stick, portable charger and your sunglasses.
- Carry two 1-litre water bottles and a thermos flask and some dry snacks.
- Take your medications as told to by the doctor before your journey.
Best time to visit :
It is an all year trekking spot but monsoons must be avoided to not get into any commotion. You will be receiving snow till April. In the summers the trekking spot is filled with lush greenery all around. The month of June is the most desired month to trek at Har ki Dun.
Level of difficulty :
It is not a strenuous trekking journey at Har ki Dun Trek but as you reach the higher altitudes you might face some health issues taking place within you. The weather and the atmosphere might keep changing.
Reasons to do :
You will wonder why there is a temple dedicated to Duryodhana from Mahabharata and why he is treated as God. The flora and fauna of the area is majestic bliss. The Govind Wildlife Sanctuary looks after rare species of animals and plants. The huge peaks of various mountain ranges are visible at the Har ki Dun trek.
Places to visit :
Do remember to visit these places on your trek –
- Osla Village
- Sankri Range and Sankri Zipline Ride
- Marinda Tal Trek
- Taluka Village
- Swargarohini Peak and Jaundhar Glacier
- Ruinsara Tal Trek
About the locals :
The locals are still under the shade away from the modern development in the metropolitans. They pay respect to the temple of Duryodhana from Mahabharata. Though these people are very warm and fun-loving people. Most of them work as tourist guides and they will be the ones providing you with necessary information about your trekking route.
Some facts :
Most of the areas especially the villages are still underprivileged and it makes it a hard site to experience for many trekkers. The secret valleys and routes seem to be just a structure created by man. If you are visiting during the winters the white fluffy snow is going to enthral you.