7 Days (Dehradun to Dehradun)
East to Moderate
In summer: day time 6°C to 15°C & Night Time 0°C To 7°C.
In winter: day time -2°C To 5°C & Night time -12°C To -5°C
Har ki Dun known as a ‘hanging valley’ and ‘Valley of Gods’ is one of the most spiritual and ancient treks of all time. Being the most beautiful valley in the western Garhwal Himalayas region, this trek attracts a large number of tourists every year. It is agreed to be one of the top listed favourable summer treks for the trekkers that takes you through some of the most beautiful scenic views. You would find meadows covered in green patches with orchids, rhododendrons and dense jungle all around you during the trek. Har ki Dun is nested at a height of 3587 meters (11768 ft) and still is granted as an Easy trek for the trekkers with little or no experience at all.
Har ki Dun trek is also known as beginners trek, this valley is accessible through “Govind National Park” known for its rich variety of flora and fauna. and during your trek you would come across some lush greenery and the vibrant beauty of the mountains. Hark i dun valley is a paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers. It would be a heavenly experience to trek along the “Valley of Gods”, and follow the trail once beaten by Pandavas on their way to the heavens via Swargarohini, the mountain that dominates the Har-Ki-Dun valley. So how closer you come to heavens is quite impossible to say, but the panorama of the gorgeous settings amid the snow-clad peaks would be no less than a divine experience.
This is the only valley from where you can see Godly Peaks like Swargarohini- I, II, III, Bandarpoonch and Black Peak, all together. You can also see the beautiful Ruinsara Peaks from here. There is a chance to see the various species of birds and mammals growing in this region. You can also see a number of langoors near Puani Garaat. Har-Ki-Dun trek is heaven for nature lovers, adventure seekers and also shutterbugs.
Best Time to Visit: Har-Ki-Dun Trek is best for all the year to visit. Best time to visit Har-Ki-Dun is during March-June. .
Pick up point will be Dehradun railway station and after gathering, we will depart from Dehradun to Shankri at 7:00 AM which is 6-7 hours run from dehradun. Shankari from Dehradun is one of the most picturesque drives in the Himalayas through Mussoorie, Kemptyfall, Yamunapul,Nainbag , Damta , Naugaun, Purala,Mori and Naitwar , along the Holy River Yamuna and then along with Tauns river. Shankri is the last driving stop and its also the base camp for many treks including Kedarkantha Trek and ruinsara tal trek.
After breakfast, the trek begins from Taluka followed by a 10 Km trek to Puani Garaat which takes about 6 hours to reach there. After an initial trek to a valley along River Supin, you follow a path that would be interspersed with forests and bridges. No music can ever come close to what is at play here. Another hour of the trek and you reach a bridge on a tributary of Supin river. You’ll find a camping ground as you cross this bridge. After some more climbing, walking and crossing few more bridges, you’d reach Gangaad, a hamlet with few inhabitants. Green vegetation, wild orchids and majestic views of the impressive peaks would highlight, and at the same time, soothe this arduous trek. Overnight stay at Puani Garaat.
On your Route:
The day begins with a short trek along the river that takes you to Osla, a small village about 8,500 ft. above sea level; this village has a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The architecture of this temple is a miracle in itself. You may spend some time here and explore the village before moving on. There is one STD also in Osla but phone connectivity depends entirely on the weather. As you begin your trek from Osla, you would find steep terrain as well as level grounds. You’d have crossed two streams, with the second one having a wooden bridge for trekkers to walk over it. Subsequently, as you proceed ahead of a mountain bend, a series of grasslands would follow. Some of these have been used for cultivation at some point in time. With incline increasing gradually, you would find several huge boulders and tracts of grass. After crossing two more meadows, just below the valley over Supin, you’ll find a wooden bridge that leads you to the grasslands of Dev Thach, Bali Pass, and Ruinsara River. Walking past the wheat fields, you move to the inhabited areas as your trail ascends over the confluence of Ruinsara and Supin. From this vantage point, you will see the majestic views of Black Peak and Bandarpoonch. By the evening, you would reach your campsite Kalkatiyadhaar which takes about 6 hours.
On your Route:
View from Camp side:
Today we will start early as compared to other days. Mesmerize the views which were seen until today and get ready to encounter something more beautiful today. The trail will go into the glacier basin having moraines and alpine meadows. Tall pine trees will be greeting you at every step.
The trek from Kalkatiyadhaar to Har-ki-Dun is 5 Km where you’d gain an elevation of 6,37 meters. On your right, you come across the pastures of Dev Thach, just where the two rivers meet. From this point, the valley bifurcates into two, with Har-Ki-Dun on the left and Ruinsara Taal, Bali Pass on the right. On your way, you could now have a glance at the peak of Har-Ki-Dun and Hata Peak. The grasslands and pine forests would give way to a small waterfall, and from here, a steep climbing for minutes would lead you to level land, with patches of snow becoming more and more prominent all along your path. Some more climbing would take you to a forest stretch with a gradual incline. Once you reach Har-Ki-Dun after crossing a wooden bridge, you’d see the valley dividing into two by a rivulet. The valley towards your left is going to Maninda Taal and Borasu Pass and the other; to Jaundar Glacier. This would include the proximate views of Swargarohini peaks and Jaundar Glacier. After spending some time at Har Ki Dun, we will return to Kalkatiyadhaar camp.
On your Route:
View from Camp side:
From today the trek is actually the return journey. Today we shall retrace the steps through the Oslo village to Pauni Garaat. Here’s another chance to relive the moments with the peaceful villagers. Say goodbye to them and witness the stunning sights around you.
Follow the same trail as of earlier and reach the campsite of Pauni Garaat. Enjoy your last few moments of nightlife in the mountains.
Today you will be heading towards Taluka from where it all started approximately 10 km long trail counting about 5 hours. The trail is all the way along the river. Follow a path that would be interspersed with forests and bridges. The way back to Taluka is easy with consistent descents. After reaching Taluka then drive to Sankri, get settled in for an overnight stay in guest house/camp/homestay. Roam around this quiet village and learn some words of the local language, this is appreciated and often results in getting more out of the experience.
Jolly Grant airport is located 25 kilometers from the city, serving to Dehradun.Daily flight from Delhi to Dehradun.
Take the train from Delhi to Dehradun overnight
Nanda Devi Express(from new delhi):- Departure:- 23:50; Arrival:- 05:40
Dehradun Express(from Nizamuddin):- Departure:- 21:10; Arrival:- 05:00
Regular bus service is available from Delhi (ISBT Kashmere Gate) to Dehradun. We suggest that you take only government buses from the ISBT Kashmere Gate. Private buses run from outside ISBT Kashmere Gate and they are not trust worthy.
Usually, the buses left you in the Dehradun ISBT. From there you have to come to Dehradun railway station via Ola/Uber Cab/Auto Rickshaw/Shared three Wheeler.
Mandatory DocumentsOriginal and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Passport, Aadhaar Card, Driving license or voters ID)
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CANCELLATION OF A TOUR BY MountMemory:
MountMemory reserves the right to cancel any trip you booked with us, unless guaranteed to run beforehand The cancellation of a trip by us might be because of several reasons which are not under our control.
Call Off – Before The Trip Start Date:
Due to natural disasters, flight cancellation, consequences of strikes, industrial action, wars, riots, sickness, quarantine, government intervention, weather conditions, or other similar situations, we may cancel the trip. Such cases are beyond our boundaries and MountMemory do its best to come to your help. On such occasions, MountMemory will refund the trip fee. We will be guided by our Cancellation Policy for the amount to refund and the date of such interventions will be accepted as the cancellation date.
Call Off – After The Trip Start Date:
Due to similar reasons as stated above, an ongoing trip might have to be cancelled midway. On such occasions, we will try our best to co-operate with you. However, no refunds will be made.
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MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
All of our trips demands a certain level of fitness and medical health. For some of our trips, you need to fill our medical certificate with correct information. In any case, the information stated by you or your doctor in the medical certificate will be treated as correct, and we won’t be scrutinizing it. MountMemory has all the right to cancel or abandon a trip for the individual due to medical risks or fitness issues, before or in the middle of an ongoing trip. On such cases, no refund will be made for the remaining part of the trip cost whatsoever.
Some trips may be unsuitable for Clients due to age, mobility, pregnancy or physical or mental conditions. It is the Client’s responsibility to check prior to booking. MountMemory is not required to provide any special facilities unless it has agreed to do so in writing. The Company will do its best to meet Clients special requests, but such requests do not form part of the Contract and therefore the Company is not liable for not serving these special requests.
INDEMNITY AND RISK OF LIFE ADVENTURE UNDERTAKEN:
You understand that venturing in the high altitude and indulging in adventurous activities like trekking and mountaineering expeditions may expose you to inhospitable conditions which may pose serious risks to you in forms of physical or medical injury, and might even result in your death.
You have given a consent that you have undertaken this trip with MountMemory Pvt. Ltd. at your own volition, cost and risk, and will not hold Mountmemory Pvt. Ltd. or any of its representatives and staffs, responsible for any unforeseen consequences that can happen to me on this trek or expedition.
At MountMemory we believe in sustainable tourism through responsible travelling and it is one of our prime pillars of the organization. In all of our trip, we focus on keeping the mountains clean, benefiting the local community through our travels into their place and conservation of the natural flora and fauna of the place. We try to leave the mountains in better conditions than what we got into it. We make sure that in any case, we i.e our clients and staffs cause no harm to the environment at any cost. If possible and feasible, we even put voluntary efforts to clean the mountains and raise awareness amongst the local community. Irresponsible behavior with the environment will not be tolerated and we may also consider excluding the culprit from the group. In such cases, no refunds whatsoever will be made.
TRIP LEADER, SAFETY AND AUTHORITY
All our trips will be headed by a trip leader who will be a Himalayan High representative. In all the cases he will be guiding the clients to safety norms and will put all his efforts to keep the group safe, healthy, comfortable, motivated and take towards successful completion of the trip. In case of any unforeseen conditions like bad weather, medical evacuation, etc, it is the Trip Leader who will take the decision of the further itinerary or course of action based on his experience, judgement of the situation and safety of the entire group. He, and only he, has the sole right to take the decision with regards to the course of action and itinerary on the field for the safety and benefit of all the members in the group.
We DO NOT provide insurance of any kind. Adequate and valid travel insurance is advisable for all travelers. Your travel insurance must cover accidents, injury, illness and death medical expenses, including any related to pre-existing medical conditions, emergency repatriation (including helicopter rescue, air ambulance where applicable) and personal liability. You must carry proof of insurance with you and produce it when required. You need to make sure that your insurance covers ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES like trekking and mountaineering at the required altitude.
CHANGES IN THE ITINERARY:
Please note that mountain adventures are always unpredictable. Bad weather in mountain regions can cause flight delays, road blocks, or getting stranded in one place, etc. In such cases, we will be required to change the itinerary as per the situation. The itinerary will be changed with the best intentions to complete the trip as much as feasible, for everyone in the team. Such changes will always be made to keep the total number of days in the trek to be unchanged, If for any case, where the number of days increases, extra cost for the day needs to be borne by the clients for the extra days. The amount will be calculated by MountMemory office/staffs. In no case any refund will be made if the trip is cancelled in the middle due to situations beyond our control. However, every effort will be made to adjust the remaining days to change to some other itinerary.
Moreover, MountMemory does not accept any responsibility for costs incurred as a result of missed flights, trains or buses, but would assist to make alternative arrangements wherever possible. Please also note that while on the field, we may have to make some changes in the itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances.
DOCUMENTS TO BE CARRIED
You must carry a valid photo identity card like passport, voter’s ID or aadhar card. These documents might be required for issuing various permissions required to travel. MountMemory is not responsible for the safety of these documents; It is advised that proper care be taken to protect your documents from getting damaged due to rain, theft, misplacement, etc. Also, please carry 2 passport sized photos. Many permits require them. It will only be used when required.
Also, very importantly, carry MountMemory Travel Disclaimer and Medical Certificate in original copies which needs top be submitted to the trek leader in the base camp.
INJURIES AND EVACUATION:
MountMemory would not be financially liable for any injury/health conditions/emotional or other conditions suffered by the client during the trip. Similarly, our package cost does not include any personal insurance. We advise the clients to take adequate insurance packages, including medical emergencies and evacuation by Helicopter, wherever available and required.
However, MountMemory will take all the necessary care required to take care of any injuries. The team will be accompanied by a Team Leader who will handle required first aids and work out the evacuations.
What if you get injured in middle of the trek ?
Such situations will be treated as emergency and we will act according to the seriousness of it. While sometimes we may require to give you full attention, without affecting the entire team. While on other occasions, it might be a minor injury and treated accordingly, with importance. If we require to send you back, we will accompany a helper with you, who will take care of you and take you down to safety. The entire team is expected to cooperate fully on such occasions. We will abide by our Terms of Travel for such situation, and you are expected to read it before you join one of our fixed departures.
Can emergency to some individual in the group disrupt your plan and schedule ?
We plan strictly to stick to the planned schedule and keep the group shielded from individual emergencies. However, sometimes a bad case of emergency can disrupt the entire plan as we prioritized to save a life first. We take with us enough extra resources so as to answer the individual emergency without disrupting the plan of other unaffected trekkers in the team. However, if the condition is too serious, others in the group might get affected due to this as well. This might be a little compromise in service promised, change in itinerary, etc. It seldom happens, but there is a chance for that. Cost escalation for unscheduled return from the trek will not be borne by us.
Cost of an emergency situation ?
All the expenses made during an emergency situation or unplanned situation has to be borne by the individual trekker. We will assist with all our knowledge, information and connections to respond to that emergency immediately and get you back to safety.
SERVICES MISSED OR UNUSED OR UNSCHEDULED RETURN:
There will be no discounts or money refunded for missed or unused services, this includes voluntary or involuntary termination/departure from tour, i.e. sickness, death of a family member etc, late arrival on the tour, or premature departure either voluntarily or involuntarily.
Cost escalation for unscheduled and unplanned return from the trek will not be borne by us.
THEFT ON TRIP
MountMemory will not be responsible for any theft or loss of personal belongings on the travel duration. It is upto the client’s top take care of their personal belongings. However, Himalayan High will try their best to act to the situation, but not legally liable to do so, by taking proper actions including reporting to local police administration, talking to locals, etc. A travel insurance taking care of theft on tour is advised for this matter.
UPDATING OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
MountMemory reserves the right to update and amend these terms and conditions at anytime. It is the responsibility of the Client to keep updated with any changes. The current version of terms and conditions will always be found on the website www.themountmemory.com and will be the terms referred to in any dispute.
Any cancellation by a Client must be made in writing and acknowledged by the Company. The date on which the request to cancel is received by MountMemory will be accepted as the Cancellation Date and hence determine the cancellation charges applicable. Mentioned below are our cancellation charges.
In case you wish to cancel your trek please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
1- Cancellations up to 21 days prior to departure date – 70% refund
2- Between 21 days to 14 days prior to departure – 50% refund
3- Between 14 days to 10 days prior to departure- 30% refund
4- Less than 10 days of departure – No refund or you can transfer your trek (same batch date & same trek) to your dear one.
a) Change of trek batch date is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch.
b) In case of transferring a trek to your dear one, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements lay down by MountMemory.
c) MountMemory holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice. Refund Policy
The applicable refund amount will be processed within the 10 working days.