Har ki dun Trek | Trekking with Himalaya Shelter

The Har ki Dun trek is a mesmerizing journey to one of the most beautiful valleys in the Western Himalayas, known as the “Valley of Gods.” Offered by Himalaya Shelter, this trek takes you through the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarakhand, showcasing the region’s rich flora and fauna, and the cultural heritage of the Garhwali people. Starting from the village of Sankri, the trek spans a distance of 57 KM and reaches an altitude of 12,447 feet. The trek to Har ki Dun valley is approximately 25 km from the road head, taking about 2 to 3 days to reach. The valley is steeped in mythology and is believed to be the same route taken by the Pandavas on their ascent to heaven in the epic Mahabharata. The trek route offers enchanting views of snow-capped peaks, lush meadows, and ancient villages like Osla, where traditional wooden houses and ancient temples add to the charm of the journey. The valley also hosts a festival to welcome Lord Someshwara, a form of Shiva, with the distant sound of drums played by the Dhaki, adding a mystical dimension to the trek. The best time to embark on the Har ki Dun trek is from July to September, when the weather is pleasant, and the valley is in full bloom, making it an ideal choice for trekkers and nature enthusiasts looking to explore the untouched beauty of the Himalayas.