Har Ki Doon Trekking FAQs

Generally asked questions are -

Har Ki Doon is a valley in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand state.
The complete trek would of around 62 km. Sankri to Taluka is a drive of 12 km.
The distance between Har Ki Doon and Delhi is 438 Km.
If you are trekking with your friends then sleeping bags, tents, utensils, food, water bottles, medical kit and a map and all that depends on the things you buy. If you go with guides and with travel agencies then it may cost from Rs 8500 to Rs 10000 per person depending upon the agency you choose.
Although this trek is fairly easy but is at high altitude so if you have breathing issues or knee pain then it is not advised to go there. If you are fit then age is no limit for you.
Yes, it is completely safe for a woman to go on this trek. This is an easy trek and people there are simple villagers.
The trek is in the area of Govind Pashu Vihar wildlife sanctuary so the chances are that you will see some wild animals. But they do not harm you and forest officers are there to help.
This trek usually takes six to eight days. But situation can change depending upon the weather. You can also complete it early if you are fit enough.
No, there are no toilets available. You have to carry toilet tents or dig cat holes.
No, there are no hospitals or clinics in that area. Nearest will be in Uttarkashi. It is advised to keep your own medical kit.
Yes, you can rent a mule to carry your bag. But you have to make that arrangement prior either by call or through some agent.
Any kind of trekking group can go there as it is an easy trek. The group can be all girls or all boys or for families. People of higher age can also go there as the incline is gentle. It all depends on your fitness and medical condition.
Accommodation can be found in Sankri and also in Seema village as there are guest house available there of GMVN. But after that you need to have your own tent as you won’t find any other accommodation in upper region. It is advised to make prior booking in guest houses as the trek is very popular and guest houses can be full. Trekkers can also try home stay in some villages.
Yes, porters and guides are available but as it is a popular trekking area they can be pre-booked.
Yes, first time trekkers can also do this trek. The trek although is easy but is long so you need to be physically fit.
Accommodation is only available at few of the villages. Guesthouse is available only at Sankri and Seema. You should be carrying tent and plenty of food with you as you won’t find shops or restaurants on your way.