Har Ki Dun Trek from Sankri

Har Ki Dun Trek from Sankri

Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
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Har Ki Dun Trek from Sankri Highlights

  • Scenic Village of Sankri: Begin your journey in the charming village of Sankri, nestled in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand.
  • Spectacular Landscapes: Trek through dense forests, alpine meadows, and remote villages, enjoying the picturesque beauty of the Himalayas.
  • Har Ki Dun Valley: Reach the breathtaking Har Ki Dun Valley, surrounded by towering peaks, and soak in the serene atmosphere.
  • Cultural Immersion: Interact with local villagers and experience their warm hospitality, gaining insight into their way of life.
  • Adventure and Serenity: Har Ki Dun Trek offers a perfect blend of adventure and tranquility, making it a must-do for nature enthusiasts and trekkers.
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Har Ki Dun Trek from Sankri Overview

Har Ki Dun Trek is a mesmerizing journey into the heart of the Indian Himalayas, starting from the quaint village of Sankri. This trek is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers. As you begin your adventure from Sankri, you'll traverse through dense forests, alpine meadows, and charming villages. Har Ki Dun is a lush valley surrounded by majestic peaks, offering breathtaking vistas and a serene environment. It's not just a trek; it's a cultural experience as you encounter the warm hospitality of local villagers. Har Ki Dun Trek from Sankri promises a remarkable and soul-soothing adventure for anyone seeking the beauty of the mountains.


Quick Facts 

➔ Start Point: Gangaad

➔ End Point: Dhatmer

➔ Duration: 7 days 6 nights

➔ Trek Level: Moderate 

➔ Trek Altitude: 11600 feet

➔ Trek Distance: 52 km



  • Accommodation: Accommodation in Sankri at the start and end of the trek in a guesthouse or campsite, as well as accommodation in tents or basic lodges during the trek.
  • Meals: Nutritious meals throughout the trek, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Special dietary requirements are often accommodated with prior notice.
  • Professional Guides: Experienced and trained trekking guides who are familiar with the terrain, local culture, and safety procedures.
  • Camping Equipment: High-quality camping equipment, including tents, sleeping bags, and sleeping mats.
  • Permits and Entry Fees: Necessary permits and entry fees for the trek, which may include forest permits and national park entry fees.
  • Transportation: Transport from the base location (often Dehradun or Sankri) to the trek's starting point and back.


How to reach 

By Air 

➔ To reach the Har Ki Dun Trek starting from Sankri by air, fly to Dehradun's Jolly Grant Airport.

➔ From the airport, hire a taxi or take a pre-arranged transfer to Sankri, which is approximately a 200-kilometer journey through scenic mountain roads.

By Road

➔ To reach the Har Ki Dun Trek starting from Sankri by road, travel to Dehradun, a major city in Uttarakhand. 

➔ From Dehradun, hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Sankri, which is about 200 kilometers away. The journey involves traversing picturesque mountain roads and may take around 8-10 hours.

By Train

➔ To reach the Har Ki Dun Trek starting from Sankri by train, take a train to Dehradun, which is the nearest major railway station. 

➔ From Dehradun, hire a taxi or take a bus to Sankri, covering a distance of about 200 kilometers. The train journey offers picturesque views of the region.

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Itinerary For Har Ki Dun Trek from Sankri


Day 1 - Dehradun to Kotgaon


  • Start your journey by driving from Dehradun to Kotgaon.
  • Transportation will be arranged from Hotel Grand Legacy near Laal Pull, Dehradun at 6:30 AM.
  • Cost of the cab is Rs 6,500 per vehicle for an SUV (shared among 5-6 trekkers) and Rs 10,000 for a Tempo Traveller (shared among 11-12 trekkers).

Day 2 - Kotgaon to Gangaad via Taluka


  • Drive Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours
  • Trek Distance: 8.50 km
  • Trek Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Altitude Gain: From 6,455 ft to 7,667 ft

Day 3 - Gangaad to Kalkatiyadhar via Osla


  • Trek Distance: 8 km
  • Trek Duration: 6 hours
  • Altitude Gain: From 7,667 ft to 10,032 ft

Day 4 - Kalkatiyadhar to Boslo via Har Ki Dun


  • Trek Distance: 9 km
  • Trek Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Altitude Gain and Loss: From 10,032 ft to 10,760 ft via 11,600 ft

Day 5 - Boslo to Devsu Thatch

Devsu Thatch

  • Trek Distance: 5.5 km
  • Trek Duration: 5 hours
  • Altitude Gain: From 10,760 ft to 9,930 ft

Day 6 - Devsu Thatch to Dhatmer


  • Trek Distance: 14 km
  • Trek Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Altitude Gain and Loss: From 9,930 ft to 7,825 ft

Day 7 - Dhatmer to Dehradun via Kotgaon


  • Drive Distance: 196 km
  • Drive Duration: 9-10 hours
  • Altitude Loss: From 7,825 ft to 6,455 ft
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Har Ki Dun Trek from Sankri Reviews



"BanBanjara's Expertise Shone Through!"

Booking the Har Ki Dun Trek with BanBanjara was an excellent choice. Their experienced guides and well-organized itinerary made the journey seamless.



"Sankri to Taluka: A Scenic Drive!"

The drive from Sankri to Taluka was breathtaking, offering a glimpse of the natural beauty that awaited us. Thanks to BanBanjara for arranging smooth transportation.



"Osla and Kalkatiyadhar - The Heart of the Trek!"

The trek from Gangaad to Kalkatiyadhar via Osla was a highlight. BanBanjara's guides added depth to the experience with their knowledge.



"Har Ki Dun: A Dream Come True!"

The trek from Kalkatiyadhar to Boslo via Har Ki Dun was surreal. BanBanjara took us to this remarkable destination, and the views were worth every step.



"Devsu Thatch - A Serene Paradise!"

The trek to Devsu Thatch was like entering a serene paradise. Thanks to BanBanjara, this hidden gem became a part of our adventure.



"Dhatmer - A Long but Rewarding Day!"

The trek from Devsu Thatch to Dhatmer was long but rewarding. BanBanjara's support made it an unforgettable journey.



"Safe and Sound with BanBanjara!"

Safety was paramount on our trek with BanBanjara. They were well-equipped for emergencies, ensuring we felt secure throughout.



"BanBanjara's Thoughtful Packing List!"

BanBanjara provided a detailed packing list, helping us pack efficiently for the trek. Their attention to detail was commendable.



"Local Encounters Enriched the Experience!"

Interactions with locals arranged by BanBanjara added depth to our journey, allowing us to understand and appreciate their way of life.



"A Journey to Remember!"

Thanks to BanBanjara, the Har Ki Dun Trek was a journey to remember. From start to finish, it was an adventure of a lifetime, and I highly recommend it to all nature and adventure enthusiasts.

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Har Ki Dun Trek from Sankri FAQs

What is the best time to undertake the Har Ki Dun Trek?

The best time for the Har Ki Dun Trek is during the summer months of May to June and the post-monsoon season from September to October. During these periods, the weather is pleasant, and the trails are accessible.

Is prior trekking experience necessary for Har Ki Dun Trek?

No, prior trekking experience is not mandatory. However, being physically fit and prepared for moderate terrain is recommended.

Are there any altitude-related concerns on this trek?

Yes, there is a risk of altitude sickness as you ascend to higher altitudes. Proper acclimatization, hydration, and awareness of symptoms are essential.

How do I obtain permits for the trek?

Necessary permits are usually arranged by trek organizers. Ensure you have the required documents and permissions before starting the trek.

Is it possible to hire a guide for the Har Ki Dun Trek?

Yes, it is advisable to have a local guide familiar with the terrain and safety measures. Guides can often be arranged through our trekking companies 

Are there any emergency evacuation facilities in case of accidents or health issues?

In case of emergencies, there are options for evacuations. These arrangements should be confirmed with the trek organizers before starting the trek. Having travel insurance that covers such situations is crucial.

Confirmation Policy

  • Upon booking, the traveller will receive a confirmation voucher via email, within 24 hours.
  • In the special cases of slots not being available, feasible alternatives will be provided to the customer, in regards to the customer’s preference. In such cases, a new voucher would be sent via email, consisting of the new travel details.
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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellation made 20 days prior to the date of departure, would levy a 30% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 7-20 days prior to the date of departure, would levy a 60% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 0-7 days prior to the date of departure, would levy a 100% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Due to any restrictions such as sudden government policies or regulations, health hazards, medical emergencies, or unprecedented weather conditions, activities and tours may be nonoperational and be cancelled. In cases such as these, operators will attempt to cater to the traveller an alternate, which is feasible in nature. However, any refund would not be catered.
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Refund Policy

  • Any refund applicable will be processed within 7 business days.
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