Har ki Dun in Winters

Ask any seasoned trekker what are few breathtaking winter trekking destinations in Uttarakhand and more often than not, you’d heard about Har ki Dun. The winter trek to the hanging valley of Har ki Dun is a memorable experience mainly due to the uninterrupted panoramic view of the snow-clad Himalayan peaks from close quarters. 

While the trek to Har-ki-Dun can be done at any time of the year (barring monsoons), the winter trek to the hanging valley is otherworldly when the whole valley is covered under the sheath of snow. Camping is one of the most amazing experiences one could have in the lap of nature. Adventures souls can even spend their New Year’s Eve amidst the lofty peaks at Har ki Dun valley during winters. 

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Nicknamed ‘Valley of Gods’ and rightly so, Har-ki-Dun trek in winter is an ideal option to opt for. Firstly, the trekking route to Har-ki-Dun valley is moderate and not difficult as compared to other destinations. Secondly, the memory of the snowy landscape with Himalayan peaks such as Bandarpoonch, Kala Nag and Swargarohini in the background stays with you forever.

During winter the whole village is covered under the sheath of snow as the whole village receives its fair share of snowfall. Before the start of the trek, trekkers can explore the vicinity and experience the rustic and laid back village lifestyle.

Har ki Dun in December

The trek of Har ki Dun is famous as the best winter trek of Uttarakhand. Snowfall in Har ki doon valley in December & January is something which attracts lots of trekkers from around the world to this place. The snowy treks make the trail a fairy tail. The frozen lakes & riverside are the best beauty to behold in eyes from this valley. Although, it is obvious to witness a good snowfall in Har ki doon but don't forget to check weather forecast cause searching a path in cold snowy rain is hard and dangerous. 

December is the arrival of winters in Har ki Dun valley. The weather of Har ki Dun in December could go to freezing cold. You can witness the snowfall in the early showers of winter in Har ki Doon valley. Most of trekkers plan har ki doon trek during Christmas cause of long weekend.

Har ki Dun in January

In January, the valley of Har ki Dun receives frequent snowfall. It is highly recommended that you should wear good quality shoes which can provide you a good grip on heavy snow. Carry an extra pair of shoes. Trekking to Har ki Doon valley in the month is worth cause of snow which makes it a perfect winter trek of north India.

Har ki Dun in February

February is Har ki Dun is almost the same as January. The valley remains covered with snow throughout February. The day time can be pleasant but the nights in the month of February in Har ki Doon valley could be freezing.  The views mesmerizing like a white land of snow. Try to carry sunglasses to avoid sharp rays of the sun.

Har ki Dun in March

The snow in Har ki Dun valley remains till April so don't worry you will surely enjoy the snowy trek in the month of March too. March in Har ki Doon valley is quite pleasant than Jan & Feb cause of good sunlight in the day time. But nights remain cold and freezy. The slowly melting glacier & the snowy riversides and lakes are something you can fall in love with.

Pictures of Har ki Dun trek during Winter Season

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Har ki Dun in Winters Travel Tips

  • Plan your trip with the most experienced guide and trekkers team and who have ground knowledge. With more than 15 years of experience in the travel industry of Uttarakhand, eUttaranchal provides the best trekking, stay & food facility in the valley. Check best Har ki Dun Trek packages
  • Check with your guide/tour operator or local Forest officials if Har ki Dun Valley is open for trekkers during winters or not. As in past, sometimes it was closed due to excessive snowfall.
  • While the trek to Har-ki-Dun valley is not treacherous as compared to others, the distance covered using the trek is quite long (60 kms in total). Hence, trekkers need to be physically fit for this trek.
  • During the winter, the temperature can easily fall subzero especially during the night. Hence, it is advisable to keep enough woolens to keep yourself warm.
  • Always listen to your trek guide. They have been in the wilderness longer than you have and carry immense trekking experience with them. They are equipped to handle any possible circumstances provided trekkers cooperate with them.

Har ki Dun Trek Tour Packages

Har ki Dun - 5 Nights Trekking Package
6 Days / 5 Nights
₹. 10,900.00
Har Ki Dun Trek Fixed Departure Tour Package
7 Days / 6 Nights
₹. 12,500.00
Har ki Dun with Ruinsara Tal Trekking Package
9 Days / 8 Nights
₹. 17,500.00

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