The valley of the Gods or Har ki Dun is a valley below the Fateh Parvat. It is one of the most scenic valleys in the Himalayan mountain ranges of Gharwal. We take a well –known route via Govind National Park. A colorful variety of birds and animals, including some rare insects, will greet you here. You will see the musk deer, wild goat and many more if you are lucky. Amidst the glaciers, streams and forests, the rolling meadows are a sight to see. A relatively easy trek on the scale of difficulty, it can be done by a person fit physically, though if you do have some trekking experience, it will surely help.
DAY 1: Arrival to Sankri
We arrive at Sankri (2000m altitude) from Dehradun or Rishikesh. We reach Sankri in the evening for some rest. And then we spend the day lazing and strolling around, enjoying the local sights. From Rishikesh, it takes almost 5 hours to reach Sankri and from Dehradun, it takes about 7 hours. Now you are in the midst of the snow covered peaks of the range of the Himalayan Mountains. Night stay is usually in camping, but we can opt for a guest house.
DAY 2 : Sankri – Seema via Taluka
We start our day early morning with some breakfast and then we trek to another small village at about a distance of 12 km, called Taluka. After 4 hour trek and reaching Taluka, we have lunch there. Rest is required for our tired legs. After which we continue walking at reach Seema, a village at an altitude of 2700m, it is 14 km away. The beauty of this trek lies in the natural surroundings you will witness. The scent of the wild flowers is mesmerizing. You will see the varieties of rose, deodar and chestnut. Covering 26 kms, all at once may be tough, and se we also have the option of breaking this journey up, by spending a night in Sankri and another in Taluka. On the way to Taluka, we will encounter a lovely waterfall.
DAY 3: Taluka to Osla trek
Then to Osla, another village sitting in the middle of the Himalayas. Depending on your luck, you might also see wild animals such as the deer, leopard, and some species of birds and small animals. The next stop is at Dhatmir village. Here we take some much needed rest and lunch. The walk is wondrous, as we pass the sights and scents of wild orchids and other flowers, and see a lot of butterflies. Putting up our tents for the night, we take a hearty dinner and rest.
DAY 4: Osla To Har Ki Dun trek
Packing up at Osla, we reach Har ki dun after 11 kms of trekking, which approximately takes around 5 hours. Majestic glaciers meet us on the way. The Swargarohini and Juandar glaciers are visible. (Altitude 6200m) On reaching the camp site, we set up our camps and rest for the day, taking in the scenic beauty of the Himalayan Mountains and forests. At Har Ki Dun, we are free for the whole day to spend our time walking around and enjoying the lovely views. Rest is recommended. We will also witness the exceptional sunrise and sunsets here.
DAY 5: Har Ki Dun to Osla trek
Osla will be our first stop on our journey back. We can also walk further till Taluka if weather permits and the travelers are fit enough. By this time, the route is familiar and there is more appreciation of the sights and wonders we are leaving behind. If desired, we may also take some shortcuts, which are a bit difficult to cover, but reduce the travel time by a hour or more. But it’s not advisable for everyone.
DAY 6: Osla to Sankri trek
Today we take up the trek from Osla to Sankri which is 26 kms long and an 8 to 9 hour trek. We leave early morning as it is advisable to reach Sankri by evening. Our last night in the camp, we enjoy it to the fullest by a bonfire.
DAY 7: Drive back to home
We drive back homeward.
Travel package Services
TRANSPORT: In private or shared car with driver, and foot.
ACCOMMODATION: Camps, guesthouse.
ENDURANCE LEVEL: Anyone to medium.
ACTIVITIES: Trekking, Bird watching, Meditation, Hiking, sightseeing, bird watching, wildlife spotting, camping
DURATION: 7 to 9 Days
MEALS: Breakfast, lunch,
COST: From INR 1200 onwards ( US $ 200)