Har ki Dun valley nestled in the laps of Himalayas falls under Govind Pashu Vihar sanctuary in the northern state of Uttarakhand in India. A backpack exploration of Har ki Dun (also spelled Har ki Doon) is perfect setup for venturing into remote Himalayan villages and unspoiled nature.
Har Ki Dun trek is a well known destination now that lures nature lovers from across the world. It is medium category trek - not too hard, neither so easy - and with careful planning you will surely be awestruck by nature. Har ki Dun also provides you the an opportunity to encounter rare Himalayan wildlife like Leopard, Himalayan Black Bears, Snow Leopard as the more prominent ones. Snow Leopards are rare but can be witnessed if the touring party has the patience along with expert tracking skills of mountains guides. We are amongst the selected few companies in the world that organize Snow Leopard expeditions in Indian Himalayas. In the vicinity are treks to the pristine Ruinsara tal lake and the isolated Baraadsar lake - that are unlike any in the world.
Campsite at Har ki Dun - after overnight snowfall
Har ki Dun Trek Deails
Region: Garhwal Himalayas - Uttarakhand, India
Highest Altitude: Approx 4500 m above Mean Sea Level
Grade: Medium Trek
Best Time: May to mid-June and mid-September to November start
Trek Route: Taluka > Gangar > Seema or Osla > Seematra > Har-ki-Dun... and back
Total Distance: 70 km
Days -- 11 Days trek (including 2 days drive)
ABOUT GOVIND PASHU VIHAR SANCTUARY
he wildlife park is dominantly mountainous region and therefore offers a grand opportunity to explore the Himalayan wildlife by means of trekking. The park area is little less than 1000 sq km and is designated as a special zone in terms of wildlife habitat. The Snow Leopard Project initiated by the Govt of India is conducted at Govind Pashu Vihar. The park is also home to the last breed of Bearded Vulture a vital ecological catalyst.
Visit to Govind Pashu Vihar sanctuary is possible through backpack trekking only, as the entire park region is mountainous. When you venture into Govind Pashu Vihar sanctuary you are exposed to the magical world of Himalayas. The regions amass with flora and fauna and famous for its diverse range of flowers. During the monsoon season in India – between June-end till mid-August – you can witness the most amazing display of wild flowers of myriad kinds and colors. Potentilla, Snake Lily, Alpine-touch-me-not, the Giant Bellflower and Brahmkamal are some of Himalyan wildflower species that you will witness while trekking through the sanctuary region.
Although unknown to outside world Govind Pashu is a crucial in our biodiversity.
CONTACT US on how we can organize a trek plan for you in Govind Pashu Vihar sanctuary. It is a great place for documentary makers, photographers and wildlife experts to explore the rarity of nature.