Har Ki Dun Trek – Trekking with Himalaya Shelter

The Har Ki Dun Trek offered by Himalaya Shelter is a captivating journey into the heart of the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand. This trek is a perfect blend of adventure and serenity, taking you through pristine valleys and ancient villages lost in time. The trek spans over seven days, starting from the quaint village of Sankri and passing through Taluka, Dhatmir, and Pawani, stretching all the way to Osla village. The Har Ki Dun valley, situated in the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary in the Uttarkashi district, is a cradle-shaped valley that can only be reached by trekking. The total trek distance is 50 km, with the Har Ki Dun valley being 25 km from the road head. The Har Ki Dun Trek is not just about the physical journey, but also a cultural exploration. The name “Har Ki Dun” has two interpretations. The first is the literal translation, i.e., Valley of Gods – Har is the name for Shiva, one of the trinity gods as per Hinduism, and Dun means valley. The second interpretation is “The sound of Shiva or the Sound of God,” which is more closely related to local culture and traditions. The trek offers breathtaking vistas of snow-capped peaks and lush meadows. The flora, fauna, and Garhwali culture of the Har Ki Doon Valley became known to the outside world through expeditions. The trek is also renowned for the historic importance of the local area and the mythology. The best time to undertake the Har Ki Dun Trek is from July to September. This trek is an ideal choice for avid trekkers and nature enthusiasts alike, revealing its unique cultural significance and awe-inspiring landscapes. So, if you’re looking for an unforgettable trekking experience, the Har Ki Dun Trek by Himalaya Shelter is definitely worth considering.