sachinayak Posted November 5, 2022 Share Posted November 5, 2022 I just got back from the Har-Ki-Dun trek with Indiahikes. Due to some circumstances our route/itinerary had to be modified to skip Ruinsara Lake and instead do the Maninda/Morinda Tal instead. I have been researching on this trek for a while, and wanted to share some feedback regarding this. While Ruinsara adds some variety to this trek (without which the to and from routes are almost idetifical), it adds a lot of distance to the trek. The last 3 successively days are quite long. Further, you do not get to spend a lot of time at the main destination - Har Ki Dun valley view points. Given this, I would recommend that IH offers a plain vanilla Har-Ki-Dun trek for folks who want a simple, not too long, not too tough a trek. Also, if IH can offer a Har-Ki-Dun + Maninda Tal option, it would be even better. This route can acutually help reduce the distances on each day, and also offers trekkers a view of the Har Ki Dun valley twice (morning on the way to Maninda tal and afternoon on the way back to Boslo campsite) and only while carrying a day-pack. Believe me, it would be completely worth it. Day 1: Sankri/Kotgaon to Taluka to Gangaad Day 2: Gangaad to Kalkatiyadhar Day 3: Kalkatiyadhar to Boslo Day 4: Day trek from Boslo to Har-Ki-Dun to Maninda Tal and back Day 5: Descent from Boslo to Gangaad (via Osla) Day 6: Descent from Gangaad to Taluka and drive to Sankri/Kotgaon This itinerary would be a lot more well-spaced, not-too-long and much easier than the existing Har-Ki-Dun + Ruinsara Tal route, which could also be offerred to trekkers who are willing to trek longer distances. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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