Har ki Dun Trek, Youth Adventures - GIO Adventures

Trek to Har ki Dun - Youth Adventure


Rs.7,500
Product Code: YA05
Availability: In Stock
Duration: 5 Days
Season: Mar-Jun, Sep-Dec
Grade: Moderate +
Region: Uttarakhand - Garhwal,Uttarakhand
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DAY 1: Dehradun – Sankri (Drive / 5 - 6 hrs)

Assemble at Dehradun, the ever bustling hub of activity. Hop in for a fun filled drive to Sankri via Mussoorie. Are you a crazy shutterbug? If yes, keep your camera handy as this short drive will offer you with amazing views. Peep out of the window and enjoy the drive along the Yamuna and towards the latter part along the beautiful Tons River. Capture the beauty of the beautiful pine forest sections along the drive today. On reaching Sankri, we will set up a camp in a beautiful apple orchard with great views all around. This charming spot is a whimsical one. Take an evening stroll in this beautiful hamlet and get your muscles charged for the next day trek. Overnight stay in Tents.

DAY 2: Sankri –Taluka – Osla (Trek / 5 - 6 hrs)

Wake up to an adventure filled day. Today in the morning we will drive till Taluka which is a small hamlet from where you will hike till Osla. Be ready to explore the trail and discover rare flora & fauna. A treat for avid photographers and lovers of nature, this trail will open up to the natural wonders. Trek past amazing views of mixed forests & sprawling wild orchids. During this trial, you might just get lucky in spotting out the Himalayan wilderness like Barking Deer, Bores and other rare species you haven’t seen before. This lush green trail to Osla will keep you thrilled. After trekking amidst natural beauty for 6-7 hours, we will reach the village of Osla. You can wander around this spot to explore its culture and can also mingle with its locals. Overnight in tents.

Day 3: Osla - Har Ki Dun (Trek / 5 - 6 hrs)

Today embark on a trek to Har ki dun. Warm up for the day, hike the gradual terrain and witness the engaging views of the towering mountains & pleasing valleys. As you hike further, you get to catch glimpses of the magnificent peaks of Swargarohini, Bandar Poonch, Kala Nag or Black peak. Click pictures or just watch the majestic mountains standing tall with the clear blue skies in the background. Soak in the beauty of wildflowers, inviting rivulets and gurgling streams that come in your way. Trekking to Har ki dun will be no less than discovering a paradise. Overnight in the tents.

DAY 4: Har Ki Dun – Osla (Trek / 3 - 4 hrs)

Hold your breath, as today is the day of exploration. Eager explorers can wander around this place blessed with nature’s delight. Nestled in the dense alpine forests, Har ki dun will be no less than a window to the panoramic views of the surrounding mountain peaks. Crazy shutterbugs can go on a clicking spree. Mountain lovers can sit still to watch the unwavering beauty of the mountains. If you are fond of poetry, this place will offer you with all the inspiration you need. Be an explorer, a photographer, a poet, Har ki dun will surely bring out the artist in you. Carrying with you unforgettable experiences, hike back to Osla in the afternoon. Overnight in tents.

DAY 5: Osla – Sankri - Dehradun (Trek / 5 - 6 hrs) (Drive / 6 - 7 hrs)

Be ready to trek down the entire leg. Today we will hike back to Sankri, the trail head. Follow the steeper terrains and capture the stunning environs in your camera. With sights of migratory birds disappearing behind the snow-peaked mountains, the Har ki dun trek will lend you with an experience of a lifetime. After trekking for 6-7 hours reach Sankri. Board a vehicle from here and drive back to Dehradun. Trek ends here!

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Accommodation: Your stay in tents will be on triple sharing basis.
    • Day 1: Overnight stay in Tents. (Sankri)
    • Day 2: Overnight stay in Tents. (Osla)
    • Day 3: Overnight stay in Tents. (Har Ki Dun)
    • Day 4: Overnight stay in Tents.(Osla)
  • 2 guides for the group of maximum 15 trekkers so 1 guide for 8 group members. This will ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek. All our guides are professionally trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.
  • Transport

    Vehicle Used – Tempo Travellers / Local Jeeps : In case transport will be provided in local jeeps these jeeps have a few side facing seats which some people find less comfortable compared to front facing seats. Trekking group members will be required to take turns to sit on these seats.

  • Camping Arrangements

    The following equipment is provided on the trek :

    • 3/4 season good quality alpine tents
    • Fresh and clean sleeping bags of very good quality
    • Camping Mattresses
    • Mess Tent
    • There will be 2 toilet tents having portable toilet seats
  • Meals :
    • Day 1: Dinner
    • Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Day 4: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Day 5: Breakfast
  • Porter / mule charges for carrying camping equipment & rations
  • Forest entry charges, permits & camping fee (if any)
  • First Aid Kit (our guides are certified in handling first aid situation)

TRIP PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Accommodation in any other location not mention above
  • Porter / mule charges to carry your personal bag
  • Any meals/services not mentioned above
  • Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Insurance
  • Service Tax

PLEASE NOTE

  • If due to bad weather, sickness, natural calamity or any other personal reasons, the itinerary is changed on ground the extra charges arising due to it will be borne by the guests. same will be applicable if a guest decide to change the itinerary due to personal reason. Also if days are cut short on the trek/trips for any of the above reasons GIO Adventures will not be liable to make hotel arrangements at the base or any other location for the guests
  • Guest will be required to fill up an indemnity form before embarking on the trek/trip
  • We request you to kindly disclose/share information if suffering from any major ailment. We request you to submit your health Certificate.
  • On our fixed group departures please note that we will follow a fixed schedule & standardised services. In case of individual requirements other than what is offered as part of the package, we might not be able to entertain them so please be aware of this fact
  • In case of trips/treks with a backup day, where this backup day is not utilised for whatever reasons GIO will not be liable to make hotel or any other arrangements
  • In case a departure cancelled due to bad weather conditions guest will receive full refund. GIO Adventures

PAYMENT TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • All payments for the trips, transfers, gears, porterage, etc. should be made in full before the trip starts.
  • Cancellation Policy
  • In the event that you need to cancel your booking due to any avoidable or unavoidable circumstances:
    • We must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive the request in writing.
    • Payment for this trip will not be adjusted towards any future trip(s)
  • Cancellation charges will be as follows
    • >45 Days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • 30-45 Days: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • 15-30 Days: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • <15 Days: No refund
  • Please Note
    • Written cancellation will be accepted on working days (only). Any cancellation sent on a Sunday or any National Holiday(s), will be considered on the next official working day.
    • In the event of any cancellation(s) after trip commencement, there will be no refunds and any costs incurred due to this cancellation will be borne by you.

* Irrespective of when a trip is booked, the above condition will hold true

Transport Options (Delhi – Dehradun – Delhi)

For travel to Dehradun and back one can choose between air, rail & road. For air travel, the closest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport (at Dehradun) and is well connected to Delhi and other parts of the country by Air India, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines & Spice Jet. Train travel is highly recommended with enough options being there. For train details, you could log on to www.indianrail.gov.in and for online railway ticket bookings you could log on to www.irctc.co.in
There are frequent Public Transport buses including Volvos available from Delhi to Dehradun that cost about Rs. 200-500 per person. These buses depart from Delhi ISBT every 30 mins. or so and take about 7 hrs to cover the distance. The same is also applicable on the return journey. A private vehicle could also be arranged for if you require the same.

Weather Details

In the initial days of the pre monsoon season (Apr-Jun) there will be snow along the trail which generally melts by end April. Days are going to be sunny and warm (14-22 °C) while the night temperature at the highest campsite would be in the range of 0-8 °C. In the post monsoon season (Sep-Nov) there is possibility of snow towards the end of the season, which also melts very fast. The days are sunny with temperatures hovering around (12-20 °C) and the evenings start getting cold with the onset of October and nights are comparatively colder (-2 to 8 °C).

Please keep in mind that the above information is not exact and does not account for sudden changes. Whatever the temperatures and conditions rest assured we will be prepared to handle it with ease as we use equipment of very high specifications

List of Essentials

It is very important for this adventure trip that you need to be equipped properly and with a bit of back up. Mountain/adventure travel requires one to be adequately equipped with the right kind of personal gear. Since one is travelling in the wilderness there will be hardly any opportunity to buy anything once you hit the trail so we urge you to carefully pack everything into your bags.

  • Shirts / T-shirts – 2/3
  • Warm shirt/light micro fleece pullover/full sleeve T shirt
  • Shorts
  • Trekking Pants (water resistant/repellent & having inside lining for extra warmth) - 2
  • Windproof/water resistant outer shell (jacket) of good quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) with a proper hood
  • Socks
  • Comfortable waterproof (Goretex) Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole and high ankles are recommended)
  • Camp shoes (these can be easy to slip in sneakers/sport shoes), Floaters
  • Raincoat / Poncho
  • Small light weight towel
  • Insulated water bottle & hydration pack (optional)
  • Cap / floppy hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
  • Sun glasses with UV protection and ability to cut the glare (imp when traversing through snow)
  • Sturdy walking stick / Trekking pole
  • Sunscreen Lotion
  • Lip Balm
  • Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Personal toiletries
  • Book, 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)

Disclaimer

Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life. All disputes rising due to the above are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts in New Delhi/Delhi only. All participants are required to sign an Indemnity Form before the start of the program, without which they would not be allowed to take part in the trip/program/activities.

5 Days | Mar - Jun & Sep - Dec | Moderate | Max Alt : Har ki Dun (3566m)


WHY TAKE THIS TRIP

To challenge oneself every day for continuous 5 days and to put oneself in completely wild environment, a world full of beautiful mountains, rivers, meadows and much more.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS ADVENTURE

  • High Adventure Quotient of the trip and opportunity to witness the drastically changing landscapes.
  • Spectacular trekking routes covering remote Himalayan villages, mixed forests & & towering Himalayan peaks.
  • The campsite is full of wildflowers, inviting rivulets and gurgling streams.
  • Mouth - watering all inclusive price. No need to spend a penny on anything
  • Only for students trek so a great opportunity to be with likeminded people

SKETCH ITINERARY

  • Day 1: Dehradun – Sankri (Drive / 5 - 6 hrs)
  • Day 2: Sankri –Taluka – Osla (Trek / 5 - 6 hrs)
  • Day 3: Osla - Har Ki Dun (Trek / 5 - 6 hrs)
  • Day 4: Har Ki Dun – Osla (Trek / 3 - 4 hrs)
  • Day 5: Osla – Sankri - Dehradun (Trek / 5 - 6 hrs) (Drive / 6 - 7 hrs)
DETAILS
Duration 5 Days
Region Uttarakhand - Garhwal,Uttarakhand

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