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Har Ki Doon  ( means Valley of Hari/Krishna) Situated at the base of Fatheh Parvat at the altitude of 3400 to 3600 mts in Uttarakashi  district , Uttarakhahnd. This valley surrounded by glittering peaks and dense forests.  Its falls within the Govind Pashu Vihar wildlife santuary, have chances of seeing wildlife are very bright indeed and are a veritable paradise for bird-watchers and nature lovers.  It’s a moderate trek and best trek for the first time trekkers too. Har ki Doon is getting popular among nature lover and Himalayan trekkers.

For those interested in glaciers – the Jaundhar Glacier at 4300 mt. is a mere five kilometers trek from Har-Ki- Doon

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TREK TYPE Strenuous/ Hard Trek
HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT  4700 mts above sea level.
TOTAL TREK LENGTH 54 kms ascending & descending.
TOTAL TIME DURATION  8 to 10 days. From Delhi to Delhi.
BEST TIME TO VISIT  May, June and Mid August to Mid October.
LOCATION Deep inside Badrinath valley of Chamoli district, Uttarakhand.

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Day 1:-Dehradun To Sankari (210km Drive ) (7/8 Hrs) from Dehradun to Mori/Sankri (1920mt)

Through the Yamuna and Tons valleys across the Yamuna bridge, Nainbagh, Nowgaon, Purola, Jarmola (Jarmola is one of the biggest and most beautiful pine forests in Asia), Mori , Netwar  and Sankari.

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Day 2 :-Sankari To Taluka ,(3/4 Hrs) Taluka (1900m) &Taluka To Seema (Cheludgad 12km, (5/6 hrs)

On an even surface through thick forests, with a few waterfalls on the way. We reach here (Taluka by Taxi) and after Short break.
We will move to Seema (Osla 2559mt). You could either opt for the steep climb of Dhaatmeer village, which is a path with beautiful views, or just trek along the Karmanasha stream. Both the routes meet at Gangaar village. Dinner and overnight stay at the  rest house or in tent.

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Day 3 :-Seema (Cheludgad) To Harkidun 12km (5/6hrs)

On Har-Ki-Dun(3566mt) mountains, with packed lunch, to Har-ki-Dun on a gradual ascent that offers excellent views of the snow-covered mountains and vast valleys with huge waterfalls. The area is home to a number of rare species of Himalayan birds and flowers, and is full of birch and spruce. After the last steep climb of approximately 200m, you have the grassy field of Har-ki-Dun divided by the clear and calm Karmanasha stream. The beautiful Swargarohini stands tall overlooking this Valley of God. Dinner and overnight stay at the  rest house or in tent.

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Day 4:-Harkidun To Seema (Cheludgad) by Trek (5/6hrs)

Eads to the Jaundhar glacier (4000mt). Trek back to Har-ki-Dun and further down to Seema, with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight stay at Seema]. (Cheludgad).

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Day 5:-Seema (Cheludgad To Taluka By Trek) (5/6hrs)

With packed lunch. Dinner and overnight stay at Taluka.

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Day 6:-Taluka To Sankari, (3/4hrs)

With packed lunch. Dinner and overnight stay at (Sankri. Hotel ).

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Day 7:-Sankari To Dehradun by Taxi Travel (210km) (7/8hrs)

Description: Seema and Osla are prominent villages on the trail to Harkidun in the Western Garhwal region. The village folk have a prominent temple in their village but more importantly what they consider sacred is the Maldaru Lake. Maldaru is located about 1500 M above their village towards east. But this route steep. If you wish to enjoy the views, it is the route from Taluka that captures the imagination of all trekkers. It has a gentle gradient but takes you through places that are pristine and views that are picturesque. On day two you camp at Vishkhopri,

which is a massive meadow as big as a golf course. On day four, after walking on long meadow stretches, one can reach the base of the valley where Maldaru Lake is situated. A short walk from this point takes you to Maldaru Lake. Maldaru is glacial lake and about 300m long. You have an option of descending down the Ruinsara valley from where you get spectacular views of Swaragrohini. Also in view are Kalanag and Banderpunch. From the Ruinsara valley one can join the popular trail from Ruinsara Tal going back to Taluka and complete the trek.

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