Located at an altitude of 3566 m, this almost-untouched land is situated in the westernmost part of the Himalayas. A challenge to the adventurers, Har-ki-Dun is supposed to have shared part of its history with the Pandavas.
Har-ki-Dun (“Har” stands for Hari, or Lord Krishna, the blue-god, and “Dun” means valley) lies in the westernmost Himalayas of Garhwal, sharing its boundary with eastern Himachal Pradesh, and is dominated by the Swargarohini peak (6096 m).
You will be crossing through many dense forests of walnut, chestnut, chinar and willow trees. The trail from Osla to Har-ki-dun will take you through terraced mountain meadows, thick forests and lush grassy patches. This place is known for intricately-built houses made of stones and wooden beams. These houses are earthquake resistant. If you are interested in learning more about the area’s history, then a visit to the wonderfully engraved temple dedicated to Duryodhana - the Kaurava Prince – is a must.