Har ki Dun trek goes through some of the most beautiful villages in India. The climate, the views, the greenery, and the people are to look forward to. If you want to witness snow you should visit from December to March.

It is a cradle shaped valley at a height of 3566 mts. The lands of Garhwal Himalayas can be viewed easily from here. You can spot the Swargarohini Group of Peak, Bandarpoonch, and Kala Nag. 


Trail information

It’s an easy trail without much hassle. The trail from Rain Basera to Ruinsara takes you to the Ruinsara lake. It is a beautiful Alpine lake covered with snow patches. The Devsu thatch is to look forward to.  The large clearing is mesmerizing and takes a while to complete. 


Best time to trek.

It can be done throughout eight months in a year.


From March, you can trek till summer ends then it closes for Monsoon.

It reopens in September and continues till mid-January and closes due to heavy snowing after that.


Facts about Har ki Dun

– The Har Ki Dun –  The Ruinsara Tal which is a 70 km trek can be hiked over a period of 7 days in the Himalayas. 


– The trail in Uttarakhand can take you to some of the purest parts of Govind Pashu Vihar National Park and Sanctuary.


– Sankri acts as  the base camp of the whole trek. It takes 10 hours to travel . Sankri is also acting as a base camp for many treks like Kedarkantha, Phulara Ridge, and Bali Pass


– If you’re a beginner , Har Ki Dun is a good choice. It is good for people who want to trek solo too.


Reasons to love Har ki Dun- Ruinsara


  1. The Taluka to Gangad trek is the most underrated part of the trek. You’ll find yourself trailing aside the Thames river.

You’ll see wooden bridges appearing at places which give a lovely feeling. The forest becomes denser as you approach further into the trail. 


  1. The Kalkatiyadhar meadows


Kalkatiyadhar is an enormous green meadow. It gives a mesmerizing viewpoint. There are a lot of pine trees lining the meadow-like ornaments. It gives you one of those rare opportunities to see mountains, trees, meadows, and rivers all in one frame.


  1. The history of villages

The villages of Har ki Dun have a lot of untold stories and the village elders are more than glad to share them with you.


  1. Devsu Thatch

Devsu Thatch is a lovely and enormous meadow with flowering bushes everywhere. It is the talk of the trek and definitely a huge reason to attract trekkers. The open grounds and the flowers everywhere feel like heaven on Earth.


  1. The valleys of Har ki Dun and Ruinsara tal

Har Ki Dun valley and Ruinsara Tal are the valley sections of the trek.


Har ki Dun has big snow-clad mountains with a picturesque river flowing in the middle. The breathtaking view here is worth the trek.


Ruinsara Tal gives the feel of isolation in a good way. You’ll find yourself getting lost in the beauty of the mountains and the lake. The utmost elegance of this place will pull you in every time you think of trekking. This is certainly a trek you’ll remember all your life.


Precautions and Essentials

  • Good trekking shoes are recommended if you want a comfortable experience.
  • Wear light and comfortable clothes. 
  • Alcohol consumption and smoking are not advisable.
  • Carry scarf, bandanas, handkerchief, etc. 
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Complete trekking gear
  • ID proof is a required
  • Take some water and some food along with yourself.
  • Carry a double strap backpack (no sling bag).
  • Carry mosquito repellent and sunscreen. 
  • Carry raincoats, jackets, first aid, and some extra clothes for emergencies.
  • Carry minimum weight. 
  • Don’t litter. 
  • Stick with the group.
  • Take care of your luggage. 
  • Carry your medicines if any. 
  • Keep the camera and phone carefully at your own risk.


Har ki Dun trek is a must on your bucket list as it leaves you fresh and mesmerized and ready to conquer the world after trekking. You’ll fall in love with life and nature in this trek.