The Valley of Shiva : Har ki dhoon


Nobody knows whether God exists or not, but if he does exist, So Har Ki Doon Valley should be one of their addresses. The trek is known for its grand vistas. An easy trek, on a large stretch along the river, the azure blue sky above, the snow-capped mountains in the background, and the lush greenery in the foreground. It would be better to tell you the location of Har Ki Doon Valley at the beginning of this travelogue. 

Located in the Tamasha Valley of Western Garhwal, Har Ki Doon can only be reached by trekking from a small village taluka inside the Govinda Ballav Pant Wildlife Sanctuary. Which can be reached by bus or car from Mussoorie/Dehradun. Har Ki Doon is the last refuge before crossing the Borasu Pass to reach the Kinnaur Himalayas. Although there are many ways to reach Dehradun or Mussoorie, the best way is to take a direct train to Haridwar/Dehradun from anywhere in India. Initially, you might face a lot of difficulties. In such a situation, the demand for train tickets skyrockets. We are from Kolkata Where most of the people plan to visit Uttarakhand to enjoy summer vacations. 

You can also Anthargange Night Trek with Cave Exploration, which is the best thing to do with friends.

After a lot of research on the IRCTC site, we planned to go to Delhi by train and then take a bus to Dehradun. Har Ki Doon Valley is a cradle-shaped hanging valley in the Garhwal Himalayas.This valley is at an altitude of about 3500 meters above mean sea level. Ghati is about 25 km away from Taluka and passes through Ganga, Osala and Seema. The first stage. The way back is the same.


The trek begins with a ride from Sankri to Taluka where you will spend your night. The jeep is the only mode of mechanized transport between these two points. There are no roads for the better half of the journey, but that doesn’t stop drivers from zipping along the treacherous path. It’s crazy how they zoom around the hairpin curve without a second thought. In thatch-roofed small shops, they sell all kinds of consumer products like Maggi, Soap sticks, and toffees—but there was no bottle of mineral water. After our cup of tea, we packed our spares and started the real journey. The beginning of Har Ki Doon trekking led to the expansion of the paved track. 

I remember this quite clearly. I remember this quite clearly. Because it gave me the(absolutely wrong)impression that the rest of the trek would be the same as the first kilometer. But doesn’t that mean what it means? Had it been a trek on a cemented track all the way? It was as if the rocks that hurt my soles at night left an impression on my mind as I found my way over them.

Day 2 (part one)-At the top!From Seema to Har Ki Dun

Top most! Seema Se Har Ki Doon Tak: A sound sleep is therapeutic.No pain feet.No back pain.No hoarse etc. When I woke up I felt so charged that I was the first to feel refreshed. I came out of the guest house and saw Seema for the first time. It was just a collection of buildings, In which our double-story yellow guest house was probably the biggest. The cook told me that there is a Shiva temple nearby. I could go to the stream too, he told me.

As we sipped the hot morning tea, Standing on the porch, the six men and the guide took upon themselves the task of brainwashing me, according to Amandeep. And as he saw later, It didn’t take long. In about an hour, I was battling an uphill climb on the way to Har Ki Doon! The first few hours of Har Ki Doon were particularly pleasant. Walking slowly along the well-trodden track, I imbibed the sight admiring me. 


Since it was a dry month, they did not have forests. The nakedness added to their magnificence and made the mountains look like dead, mummified valleys. The river flowing through it was just the opposite. You could hear it rumble, especially if the currents were strong as it made its way between rapids and small waterfalls. In contrast to the desolate mountains, it seemed lively, young, and energetic. (This is quite ironic. Because the Himalayan rivers are geologically older than the mountains).

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