Kedarkantha Trek – Himalaya Shelter

The Har Ki Dun Trek is a mesmerizing journey organized by Himalaya Shelter that takes you to the “Valley of Gods” in the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, located in the Uttarkashi district of north-west Uttarakhand. This trek is nestled at an altitude of 12,447 feet and covers a total distance of 57 KM. The trek starts from the quaint village of Sankri and passes through Taluka, Dhatmir, and Pawani, stretching all the way to Osla village. The trek route offers an enchanting journey through the pristine valleys and ancient villages of the Garhwal Himalayas. The Har Ki Dun valley is a cradle-shaped valley that can only be reached by trekking. The distance to the Har Ki Dun valley is 25 km from the road head, making the total trek distance 50 km. It takes 2 to 3 days to reach the valley and another 2 days to return. The name “Har Ki Dun” has two interpretations. The first is the literal translation, i.e., Valley of Gods – Har is the name for Shiva, one of the trinity gods as per Hinduism, and Dun means valley. The second translation is “The sound of Shiva or the Sound of God.” Every year, the valley hosts a festival to welcome Lord Someshwara, a form of Shiva, with a drummer playing the drum. The trek will take you up to 12,000 feet above sea level while giving you the most probable chance of admiring the stunning views of the Swargarohini series of peaks. This trek will allow you to experience and explore the Himalayas’ oldest walk path and go through the breathtaking mountain scenery, ancient culture, and woods. The best time to undertake the Har Ki Dun Trek is from July to September. This trek is an ideal choice for avid trekkers and nature enthusiasts alike, revealing its unique cultural significance and awe-inspiring landscapes.