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Har-ki-Dun and Hata Valley - 7 Days

Har-ki-Dun and Hata Valley
Trek to the cradle-shaped valley enveloped with the most magnificent peaks in the Garhwal Himalayas. You’ll find yourself walking through green mountain meadows scented with wildflowers and trek to Hata Valley for scenic views of the Hata and Jeju peaks. These six days will be memorable, not just for the breathtaking landscape, but for the wholesome outdoorsy experience as well. The crisp mountain air sharpens your appetite for our delicious hot meals, and you’ll sleep like a baby in your tent every night.

This trail runs through the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park in the Garhwal Himalayas, making it a nature lover’s delight, thanks to mixed forests, green meadows, and views of craggy Himalayan peaks dusted with snow. At a height of 12,600 feet, you’re pretty close to the base of the Swargarohini peak towering above and you will get close views of the Jaundhar glacier.

Destination highlights

  • Hike through lush, green meadows
  • Enjoy spectacular views of snow-capped Himalayan peaks
  • Interact with the locals and learn more about the local culture
  • Trek to Hata Valley for spectacular views of the Hata and Jeju peaks

Day 1
Rishikesh to Sankri

From Rishikesh, you will board vehicles to drive to Sankri via Mussorrie, stopping for lunch en route. The drive takes you along the Yamuna and the Tons river, and through fragrant pine forests. At Sankri, you'll check in to hotel/ guest house. Sankri is very beautiful, and is a fitting start point for a trek through spectacular landscape. In the evening you can take a stroll to get your muscles working. Go to sleep on time because tomorrow your trek begins.

Accommodation Type - Hotel

Sleep in clean and comfortable rooms on triple sharing basis.

Meals Included: Dinner (Veg)

Day 2

Today your trek begins! You'll have a short drivet to Taluka, the start point of the trek. You'll be glad to start your trek on a gradual slope upwards, through small hamlets and mixed forest sections. There are a couple of steep patches along the trek, but nothing that you can't manage. Another highlight of this trek will be the chance to meet locals and see their lifestyles. This region has a very old and unique culture, and it is still preserved today. Your end point for the day is Seema, a small market place, but the group will trek just ahead of the crowsds, in beautiful fields by the riverside.

Accommodation Type - Tent

Camp under starry skies surrounded by nature on twin sharing tents.

Meals Included: Breakfast/ Lunch & Dinner (Veg)

Day 3
Seema to Har ki Dun

After breakfast, you cross the Supin river to negotiate a steep climb. At the top, you'll find fabulous views of the Bandarpoonch and Swargarohini peaks and also of meadows and jungles towards the Ruinsara valley. Your trek takes you through forests filled with birds, meadows carpeted with wildflowers, and past a waterfall and multiple rivulets. You'll arrive at Har-ki-Dun in about 5-7 hrs, which is absolute paradise. This open valley is criss-crossed with streams, blossoming flowers, and a fascinating landscape. You'll never want to leave, so it's a good thing you're camping here for a couple of nights.

Accommodation Type - Tent

Camp under starry skies surrounded by nature on twin sharing tents.

Meals Included: Breakfast/ Lunch & Dinner (Veg)

Day 4
Har Ki Dun to Hata Valley

Wake up to a gorgeous sunrise over the snow-capped Himalayas. After breakfast, you will start your trek to the scenic Hata Valley. These boundless meadows of sweet-smelling grass are peppered with colourful wildflowers. You will get close views of the Hata and Jeju peak as they soar in the crisp blue sky. You will return to your campsite in the afternoon and have the rest of the day to yourself.

Accommodation Type - Tent

Camp under starry skies surrounded by nature on twin sharing tents.

Meals Included: Breakfast/ Lunch & Dinner (Veg)

Day 5
Har ki Dun to Seema

Today you have a tough choice after breakfast - will you spend the day in the beautiful environs of Har ki Dun, or will you trek for 2-3 hours (round trip) to the equally beautiful Haata meadows? However you choose to spend your morning, after lunch, you will have to depart to Seema. If you reach in time, you can visit the ancient temple in the nearby Osla village.

Accommodation Type - Tent

Camp under starry skies surrounded by nature on twin sharing tents.

Meals Included: Breakfast/ Lunch & Dinner (Veg)

Day 6
Seema to Sankri

Today is your last day of trekking. You'll depart early to make the trek down to Taluka, where vehicles are waiting for you. Along your route, you'll have time to take a dip in the cool waters of the streams we pass, or just dip your tired feet in.

Accommodation Type - Tent

Camp under starry skies surrounded by nature on twin sharing tents.

Meals Included: Breakfast/ Lunch & Dinner (Veg)

Day 7
Sankri to Rishikesh

Post breakfast, you'll depart for Rishikesh. You can also have a brief stopover at Mussoorie, one of India's most popular hill stations. The drive from Mussoorie to Rishikesh would take an hour, from where you could continue ahead towards your onward destination. Trip ends in Rishikesh.

Accommodation Type - Trip ends before nightfall.

Meals Included: Breakfast (Veg)

The Trip Cost Includes

  • 2 guides for 15 trekkers
  • Accommodation on day 1 and day 6 in a hotel/lodge on twin sharing basis
  • Accommodation in alpine tents on twin sharing basis during the trek
  • Clean and fresh sleeping bags
  • Camping mattresses
  • Camping stools
  • Mess tents
  • 2 toilet tents separate for men and women travelers with portable seats
  • Meals from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 7
  • Forest entry charges, permits and camping fees
  • First-aid kit
  • Porter/mule charges for carrying camping equipment and rations
  • All applicable taxes

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag (can be arranged for INR 1800 per person, for a 10 kg bag)
  • Transport from Dehradun to Dehradun (can be arranged for INR 2700 per person)
  • Any airport/railway transfers
  • Upgrade to single occupancy for an additional cost of INR 3950
  • Any charges for video cameras or still cameras
  • Charges for alcohol or soft drinks or beverages
  • Personal expenses like tips or laundry or telephone calls
  • Any costs arising from unforeseen circumstances like landslides, bad weather or roadblocks, etc.
  • Insurance
  • Any costs/services not mentioned in the inclusions

Frequently asked Questions

What to Wear ?

Shirts/t-shirts – 2/3, Jeans/trekking pants – 2, Windproof jacket preferably with a hood, Warm and thick fleece/full-sleeve woollen sweater, Thermal inner wear (upper and lower), Woollen cap, Woollen gloves, Woollen socks and regular socks (3-4 pairs), Scarf/muffler (optional), Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended), Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers, Raincoat/poncho

What not to Wear ?

Expensive jewellery or electronic gadgets.

What Equipment & Gear We Provide ?

Accommodation in 3/4 season alpine tents, Fresh & clean sleeping bags, Camping mattresses, Toilet tent for women, First-aid or medical kit.

What You Need to Get ?

Small lightweight towel, Water bottle, Cap/hat to keep the strong sun away from your face, Sun glasses, Walking stick/trekking pole, Sunscreen lotion, Lip balm, Torch/flashlight (with extra batteries), Personal toiletries, Books, if you like reading, Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in it, Carry rain cover for your bags, Keep a few poly bags or waterproof bags in your bag in which if required you can put your belongings in case of heavy rain, Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)

Medical Kit ?

Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication only.

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Price From INR12,300 INR11,300/person
Total 11,300 INR

Trip Facts

  • Moderate
  • 1-15 Pax

Contact Us

Address: WildHawk Adventures (p) Ltd – On Neelkanth Road, Next to Phoolchatti Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttrakhand (India).

Contact Number: 09718200365/ 09990666420

eMail: sales@wildhawk.in