Har Ki Doon valley

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In this image is a portion of the valley, a river which flows through it, and in the background, the Himalayan peak called 'Swargarohini'. Local legend has it that Yudhishthira (one of the Pandava's from the Hindu composition called Mahabharata) climbed this peak on his way to Heaven.

Har Ki Doon Valley is a cradle-shaped hanging valley in the Garhwal Himalayas. It is surrounded by snow-covered peaks and alpine vegetation.[1] It is connected to Baspa Valley by the Borasu Pass

This valley is about 3566m (11600ft) above mean sea level and is snow-covered from October to March. The valley is around 26 kilometers from Taluka. The trek to the valley starts from Taluka village and passes through Gangar, Osla and Seema. It is a 5-day trek usually done in two stages. The first stage is from Taluka to Seema/Osla, which is 14 kilometers, and the second stage is from Seema/Osla to Simatra Thach, which is 8 kilometers. The third day is Simatra Thach to Harkidoon and back to Simatra Thach, total of 12km/ The fourth day is Simatra Thach to Osla/Seems/Panwani Garat/Chilurgarh, total 8/9 km. The fifth day is Osla/Seema to Talia, about 14km and trek end, then Taluka to Sankari drive by jeep, totel 12 km

The return journey can be completed in a single day, bu can be physically demanding. There is a shop and a small restaurant at Taluka, where trekkers can buy eatables like biscuits and wafers etc.


  1. ^ "Har-Ki-Doon valley". Retrieved 2008-07-05.

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