Nestled at the splendid peak of Fateh Parvat and conquered a height of 3,566, Har Ki Doon is one of the fascinating valleys in the Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. It is also known as “The Valley of Gods” which is highly rich in natural beauty provides peace to your mind as well as eyes. Its loneliness, alpine vegetation, and snow-capped peaks make the cradle-shaped valley a perfect spot for trekking. It provides various delightful views that leave the trekkers awe-struck with its raw beauty of nature and ice-covered peaks of Swarga Rohini and Jaundha. The valley of Har Ki Doon is also famous for its captivating charm, alluring greenery, peaceful surroundings, and breathtaking landscapes. The valley has many hidden gems that add an extra charm to the trekking expedition.
The altitude of the trek, as compared to other peaks, is not very much and it is the main reason for first timers to join the trek without any fear. Below are a few of the pointers that you should consider before visiting the place for trekking:
As Har Ki Doon is a seasonal trek but still, it is the most visited trails followed by adventure freaks. During the cold winter months, it gets immersed with 5 feet deep snow that authorities must helplessly close its gates. The beautiful meadows alter the complexion and transform into snowy blankets. In March, the gates reopen for trekkers as the weather is pleasant and perfect for camping and trekking.
The situation in Autumn is diverse as the left sleepy villages attain hustling life. Har Ki Dun is one of the treks where you can enjoy with enough snow during March and April.
The Rawness of Nature:
Almost at the end of April, the valley is summoned in white snow. But the liveliness comes back to nature. The landscape stripped off its fluffy blanket, whereas the Supin river twists its way through the valley, but the water was clearer and bluer.
The traces of the trek take you through valleys, forests, meadows, which allows you to visit the local villages and explore the ultimate culture of the valley.
At certain checkpoints, you are required to pay the entry fees, permits for the trek and obligatory forest camping charges. During the entire length of the trek, all the amount will be included as part of the trekking expedition. The trekkers need to carry the identification cards or documents including driving license or voter ID along with a passport size photo. Also, a medical certificate ensuring your fitness is essential for the trek along with a disclaimer certificate ensuring your submission to voluntarily participate in this trek. For visiting the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, there is a need to receive permits and pay the required fees.
The place is a heaven for the lovers of nature and bird watchers. The visitors can ramble around the wonders of nature and blend with the folks as the people are always welcoming. Choosing Har Ki Dun trekking package in winter is one of the most enchanting things to do.