Har Ki Dun Yamunotri Pass Trek
HAR KI DOON situated in the upper catchments of river tons , is one of the most Fascinating and lesser exploited of area of Garhwal Himalayas. The meadow areas fall Under the Govind Pashu vihar sanctuary.
HAAR KI DOON , though a less known name , stand well with the world famous valley of Flowers. With regard to the variety and richness of the flowering herbs ,it greatly Surpasses the valley of flowers in the area . Faunistically, Har Ki Doon is one of the richest parts In Garhwal Himalayan . Broadly speaking the area harbors almost all the major group of the High altitude animals known to reside in the Himalayas.
The temple in the every village is centrally located. Locally called ring ghar these temples are largely resemble pagodas . Surprisingly, Kaurvas are worshipped in the entire area . and not the Vishnu ,Brahma ,or Shiva . Obviously, most of the temples are related to Duryaodhna and karma. With all its cultural and natural resources this area is paradise for trekkers, mountaineers, wild lifers ,ecologist ,anthropologists, and social workers.
This trek links a visit to this valley with a trek over the yamunotri pass ,(5172 Meter )to Yamunotri , Which is the sources of river Yamuna . From the pass one gets a superb view of the Bandarpunch ,(6387 mt.), and Swargarohini ,(6252 mts.) peak . The Trek upto Har Ki Doon Acclimatizes one for crossing the high pass. The final stage is on Hindu pilgrim trail and is therefore of cultural interest .
Sample Tour Plan
DAY 01 RISHIKESH
DAY 02 RISHIKESH / NETWAR. DRIVE 7-8 HRS
DAY 03 NETWAR Village
DAY 04 NETWAR /SAUR/GHIAGAD.DRIVE. TREK 4 - 5 HRS
DAY 05 GHIAGHHAD /TALUKA /SEEMA TREKK 6-7 HRS.
DAY 06 SEEMA /HAR KI DOON TREK 6-7 HRS
DAY O7 HAR-KI-DOON
DAY 08 HAR-KI-DOON/SEEMA. TREK 5-6 HRS
DAY 09 SEEMA/RUSHAR TAL. TREK 4-6 HRS
DAY 10 RUSHAR TAL/THANGE. TREK 4-6 HRS
DAY11 THANGE/YAMNOTRI PASS/DAMNI. TREK 6-8 HRS
DAY12 DAMNI/YAMUNOTRI/HANUMANCHATTI/SYANACHATTI. TREK 6-8 HRS DRIVE 30 MIN.
DAY13 SYANACHATI/RISHIKESH DRIVE 8-10 HRS
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