Har ki dun/doon Trek Himalaya shelter

Har Ki dun/Doon Trek is a famous trekking destination in the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand, India. Here is a brief summary:

Location: Starting from Sankari village in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, one reaches the Harki Doon valley lying at the foothills of the Swargarohini range

Duration: Typically takes 6 to 8 days to complete, with distances between 48 and 56 km depending on the specific itinerary chosen

Best time to go: The best time to trek to Har Ki Doon is April to June and September to November when the weather is pleasant, and the trails are accessible Tips to avoid rain months (July-August) due to risk landslides and heavy rains .

Difficulty: This is considered a downhill walk, and is suitable for beginners as well as experts. The trail alternates up and down, with some steep sections, but no technical climbing required.

Altitude: The highest point of this trek is the Harki Doon Valley at about 11,700 feet (3,566 meters) above sea level

Permit: Trekkers need a forest department permit to enter the Govinda National Park, where the trek route passes through. This permit can be obtained from the Forest Survey Office at Sankari Village.

Accommodation: Accommodation options along the trek route include camping in designated camps or tents to stay in hotels or basic houses in villages like Osla and Taluka

Highlights: This hike offers breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, lush meadows, alpine forests and glacial rivers. Har Kee Doon Valley is known for its natural beauty and abundant biodiversity, including bird watching and wildlife sightings.