Har-Ki-Doon Trek: Heaven for trekkers
In morning at 6 o’clock, we leave Dehradun by car for Sankri. At first, we get a sight of the Queen of Hills, Mussoorie on our way. As the name Queen of Hills suggests the meaning, matchless beauty. Situated in between the other mountains, this hill station is famous worldwide for its beauty and the beautifully falling Kempty Fall gives peace to our mind. After that we reach Damta around 10 o’clock where we have our breakfast. There is a small market over here. After the breakfast in Damta, we passing through Purola Market which is also a small market, we reach Sankri via Netwar. On the way, we get the sight of Tones River, Rupin River, Supin River. It takes 7-8 hours to reach Sankri from Dehradun. This village is inside the Govind Wild Life Sanctuary and it is the checkpost of the Forest.
After breakfast, we reach Taluka from Sankri by Jeep. This road, on both the sides is full of forests of Deodar, Banj and Pine trees. The whole road of 12 km is very beautiful. Taluka is a small village that has 5-6 shops. This is a beautiful place and Taluka is tha last road head for vehicles. Here, we move forward by the Shore of Supin River and in the shade of Deodar forests. We reach Sima passing through Ditmir village. The whole way is very beautiful. On way, we find many small rivers, streams, etc. that makes our journey more entertaining. Sima is situated on the right hand side of Supin river while going but village Osla is situated on the left hand side of the river while going and it is situated at a height of 100-200 m. Population of this beautiful village is about 250 families. The way towards the right hand side of Sima goes to the Ruinsara Lake. Sima is about 14 km from Taluka that takes about 5-6 hours.
Today after having breakfast, we leave for Har Ki Doon around 8:30 AM. On way, we get a sight of the beautiful temple of Goddess Kaindari Maitri. It is about 2 km away from the village. 4 km from the village starts the farming fields of Osla village which is known as Halse Jhani. From here, we see Kala Nag Mount, Swargarohini Mount, Bandarpoonch Mount. After Halse Jhani comes Kalkatte Dhar which takes a 50 m ascent and from here we see Chaukhamba peak. Then only, Bali pass and Dhundar Kathi pass is also visible. Moving forward we see a beautiful fall and some small rivers, streams etc. Covered with forests of Deodar, this trekking route is very beautiful and it’s a memorable trek. It takes 7-8 hours to reach Har Ki Doon from Sima. Har Ki Doon is an open and very beautiful valley.
Today after breakfast, we leave Har Ki Doon for Jaundhar Glacier around 7 in the morning. It is situated at a distance of about 12 km from Har Ki Doon. Moving downwards from Har Ki Doon and by the sides of Jaundhar Gad, moving upwards, we walk towards the glacier. After about 6 km we get the View Point of the glacier. Those who do not wish to move further, come back to the base camp after the sight of the glacier and the others come back after reaching the 0 Point. It takes 8 hours to reach the 0 Point of Glacier and packed lunch has to be taken along. Jaundhar glacier is very beautiful and Swargarohini peak is attached to it. While going to Jaundhar glacier from the Base camp, we see about a 2 km long forest of Bhojpatra. As we get back from there, we take evening tea, snacks and rest over there.
After the breakfast, we leave Har Ki Doon for Makinda Lake around 7:30 AM. It is situated at a distance of about 4 km from Har Ki Doon. There is route for Badaun Pass also via Makinda Lake. While going to Makinda Lake, we find trees of Buransh flower in huge number. It takes about 4 hours in coming and going. For lunch we reach Har Ki Doon Base Camp and although Makinda Lake is small but it’s beautiful.
After breakfast we leave for Taluka in Sima. It takes about 5-6 hours by Jeep. After doing lunch in Taluka, we reach Sankri by Jeep. And spend night in a hotel in Sankri.
We leave Sankri for Dehradun at 6 in the morning.