Very humbly we dedicate this page to an Austrian lady Monica Bez who later climbed Mount Kedar Dome with us and skied down from the peak. Har Ki Doon is memorable to us because of another Austrian Airlines female crew which started their trekking from Sangla Village of Baspa Valley in Kinnaur and crossed Borasu Pass and reached Har Ki Doon Valley in extremely bad weather. Recently one of our volunteer Aaditya has trekked in this valley.
Har Ki Doon
Har Ki Doon (where fairies congregate) valley is a cradle shaped hanging valley in the Garwhal Himalaya which is surrounded by snow covered peaks and alpine vegetation. It is connected to Baspa Valley by Borasu Pass.
This valley is situated at the altitude of 3566 Meters and surrounded by beautiful mountains and forests with ample wildlife. The valley offers very special trees of Bhojpatra, the rare Bramha Kamal, and many varieties of fauna. Har Ki Doon is the base for Peak Swargarohini (6400 meters). Swargarohini and Jaundar Glacier are located towards the south-east of Har Kid Doon and one can see the Bandar Punch Mountain towards its west.
The local people in the valley live in nicely carved wooden houses with the images of local deities majorly taken from the great Indian epic Mahabharata on their main doors.
Today after Osla we continue trek to Har Ki Dun. The trail and surroundings is extremely picturesque. Little steams cross our path and the trail climbs gradually through lush green terraced mountain fields and spotted with varied wild flowers. The meadows of Har Ki dun have a back drop of snowy mountain peaks where we get wonderful views towards East of Ruinsara Gad: Kalanag peak (6387 m.), Bandar Punch (6316 Mt.) and Swargarohini (6252 m.). The views of Juandar glacier towards North are extremely fantastic and the path witnesses dense forests too. It is one of the most picturesque spot in the Garwhal Hills. Our campsite is located by a small stream with peaks of Swargarohini towering above.
Full day to walk around and enjoy the spectacular mountains.
• Administrative coordination with local authorities wherever necessary
• Airport transfers on arrival & departure
• All transportation as per the itinerary
• Hotels from Delhi to Delhi with breakfast
• Trekking camps with all camping and kitchen equipment
• All meals during trekking/ camping
• Experienced guide
• 01 cook and kitchen helper
• Porters and ponies as per the requirement of trail.
• Campsite fees as applicable
• Supporting vehicles wherever necessary
• Any kind of government fees, visa fee
• Air travel
• Personal gears, clothing & tips
• Monument entrances
• Sleeping bags
Insurance – click here to get yourself insured
What can you book on additional cost/ rent?
• Insurance for your expedition.
• Oxygen cylinders and masks
• Small and medium size generators
• Solar battery chargers
• Satellite phones & walkie talkies
• Sightseeing of Agra and Rajasthan or any other place after completion of your expedition.
Payment can be made through cards/ online and wire transfer to our bank.We charge 25% of the total tour cost at the time of booking and rest 45 days prior to your arrival in India.
If cancellation is made before 60 days, full amount will be returned after deduction of applicable taxes and 5% processing charges. If cancellation is made before 45 days, we refund you 50% of your deposit and if the cancellation is made before/during 30 day prior to arrival, the whole payment deposit will forfeit.
No refund, cancellation or compensation will be paid back to the client in case of any reason caused by natural disaster, war, terrorism, weather etc.
Change in the itinerary
If you make any changes in the itinerary after booking of the tour, additional cost will be charged wherever and however necessary. This will imply even the itinerary is changed because of bad weather, cancellation of connecting flights, road blocks or any other natural / man- made situation.
Medical, rescue and evacuation
You must get your insurance done well in advance. In case of any land/ air rescue/ evacuation services provided by us will be charged from you. It may include hotels, transportation, food, doctors, helicopters, porters, hospital service etc. We don’t take any responsibility of your baggage and other belongings.
Your fitness and health
It is your responsibility to undertake our adventure services after examining your fitness at required level.
Your details are highly secure with us
We don’t share your contact details with anyone so whenever you communicate with us through query forms or while making online payments, rest assured about your data security.
Before leaving for the adventure, we require your consent and signature on duly filled liability and responsibility form which declares that you book the adventure for your own leisure and experience and take all responsibility of your health and your belongings.
Our services and travel tips
We provide 4/5 star hotels in Delhi and 3 star hotels in Bagdogra, Darjeeling, Ziro, Rishikesh, Nainital, Manali and Leh. The hotels in Uttarkashi, Almora, Gangotri, Zanskar, Kargil and other places will be mixture of best available hotels/ guest houses/ home stays. These are the cities and towns on the way to 90% of our journeys.
The hotels in Delhi will be offered on room+ breakfast basis and hotels in Himalayan cities will be offered on room + breakfast + dinner basis and in remote areas it will include all meals. The camping days will offer all meals. (We provide base camp food for 5- 7 days to the groups on climbing expeditions and all meals at BC to LO and cook + kitchen helper during such expeditions). Our cost includes food for the porters and horse/ mule handling persons too during trekking. Our cooks are trekking for more than 20 years with our groups and they are expert in serving you delicious and nutritious food during trekking. We have made certain experiences with Himalayan Herbs which keep the body warm at high altitude and the cooks offer you variety of cuisine, cakes and breads. If you have any special choice of food, you are welcome to send the list before the tour. If you need gluten free diet or any special requirement, kindly convey well in time.
We use different kind of transportation in different cities/ terrain starting from large and small AC coaches to Tempo Travelers, Toyota Innova cars and other 4WD cars. We offer powerful support vehicles for your luggage and our camping gears wherever necessary.
We have good experience of handling Cargo in India if you are planning to send equipment and food in case of big groups and expeditions from your country.
Porters / ponies/ horses
Our porters are trained in carrying trekking/ expedition material. Our High Altitude porters are experienced in climbing up with the teams and fix ropes. Low Altitude Porters carry your equipment and food till Base Camp. Every Low Altitude Porter group is led by a captain to avoid any kind of inconvenience during the trekking period. Horse- men are also experienced in the mountains and when there were no emails and phones in our region, they never forgot to reach to the loading points conveyed to them one year ago by the departing group tour leader.
Kindly click here to get whole list, you can consult your climbing instructors in your country and email us to finalize the list of equipment according to your expedition.
Guides and escorts
Our escorts and guides are passionate and trained. Trekking guides and exploratory trip escorts understand your requirements and at same time climbing guides and mountain Sherpas add all possible scope of success in your expeditions. Our climbing guides remain occupy in Indian peaks and Nepalese peaks equally so if you are not planning an alpine style expedition, it is always advisable to book you guide well in time.
We enjoy a great community back up and support in entire Himalayan region because we belong to these mountains and have best references everywhere. This community support works a lot in any last minute requirement, natural hazards or passing communication.
Why with 15 Peaks
We are organizing these adventure trips and expeditions since 1995 so we have learnt to plan according to your stamina, training and requirements. Our Mountain Guides, Climbing Sherpas, HAPs (high altitude porters) and cooks hold several years experience in the mountains. Our tour escorts and guides for trekking, biking and exploratory field trips study and research the geography, anthropology and history of destinations pertaining to the trips assigned to them.
We are the authorized partner of Global Rescue which has provided thousands of rescue services in India since 2004. You can book your insurance cover through us. In the mountaineering (Climbing) expeditions, insurance is necessary but you can get your membership of Global Rescue for any of our adventure journeys to make it completely safe and secure.
Our fix departure dates are flexible if you make a group of minimum 4 persons for any trip. For Climbing Expeditions your preferred customized date will be confirmed on the availability of peak with IMF. Similarly our prices are also flexible enough to customize on the basis of your requirements.
Standard list of gears
Normally we insure our clients on compulsory basis for climbing expeditions, but we always suggest the clients to check benefits of insurance even for any other adventure in mountains. You can click on this link and get information about our partner company.
In 2006 we have trekked in Himachal starting from Sangla Valley and crossed Barasu Pass to get into Garwhal Himalaya. Our trek was best organized and different problems in border areas were smoothly handled by this company.