Easy To Moderate
|Suitable for:||10+ years|
|Experience:||First timer can apply; previous trekking experience is more appreciated.|
|Fitness:||Cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.|
Isnt it great if the riveting Himalayas are accounted in merely 2 days? Isnt it wonderful to witness Indias highest peak without going higher? Of course, it is a lucky opportunity for all the mountain lovers to witness yet another, a fascinating trek of 2 days Deoban trek. The essence of a weekend trek is that in less time and less effort one gets to encounter the entire splendidness of the Himalayas. The Deoban trek is a winner in that aspect. From 3000 meters Deoban shows 55 big peaks including Nanda Devi, Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch and the list is really big. The trek begins from Chakarta, an epic tourist place of British time. This less popular star still holds some of the architecture of Britishers.
The name Deoban means dense forests of Deodhar, therefore, no doubt the trail is flourished with Deodhar trees. Not only that, being the beauty of Uttarakhand mountains, a mix of Pine, Oak trees can also be seen. The camping sites are flawlessly blessed with amazing meadows. Surprisingly, in winters the trail is covered with snow. Therefore, making it a thrilling winter trek. Due to thick forest cover, it nurtures various species of birds including, babblers, thrushers etc.
The green cover magically rises into Deoban which is magnificent Coliseum showing the grandeur of huge peaks of Nanda Devi(7816 meters), Hardeol(7151 meters), Trishul(7120 meters), Chaukhamba(7138 meters), Kedarnath(6940 meters), Dunagiri(7066 meters), Kedardome(6831 meters), Kalanag(6373 meters), Bandarpunch(6102 meters), Srikantha(6133 meters), Swargarohini Massif( 6252 meters), Kirti Stambh(6270 meters), Nanda Ghunti(6309 meters), Sumeru Parvat(6351 meters) and you should visit and spot the rest!
e pickup point is Dehradun railway station. Get on your vehicles that will take you on an elaborate mountain ride. The road passes through Chakarta, a famous hill station. It was a cantonment area of Britishers. It is not as popular as Nainital, though it is as beautiful. You can spot the heavily gushing waterfalls on the route.
You will arrive at your base village, Lokhandi in 4 hours. It is a scenic, peaceful village. The hiking begins with a small warm-up walk on road then goes into dense forests. The forests are filled with Deodhar, pine, oak and all types of coniferous trees. As you walk more, you go deeper into the forest. In winters this section gets covered under the blanket of snow, far away from sunlight.
As you reach towards the end of the trail, it gets steeper. The route rises and suddenly ends up at a clearing of Saraswati campsite. The serene resting place shows some glimpses of peaks you would see tomorrow. After satisfying your stomach, rest in your tents.
Since today will be the summit day and also the day to return, it will be long. Wake up early, have breakfast and get ready to leave at 5 am. There is no water source, therefore, make sure you carry enough water. The initial section of the trail is steep which reduces gradient slowly.
From dense forests, you will step into light forests to clear opening of grounds. Watch out for majestic peaks of Greater Himalayan range will start coming into visibility. By this time the morning sunlight blossoms and shines perfectly on these mountains. Be all ready to capture the glittering mountains.
After around 5-6 km you will find yourself on the highest point called Vyas Shikhar. This is an amphitheatre of grand peaks. At this site, you can find a stone 'Views of the Himalayas from Vyas Shikhar' engraved with the directions to the major summits spotted from here. Get engrossed in the tallest peaks, Nanda Devi(7816 meters), Hardeol(7151 meters), Trishul(7120 meters), Chaukhamba(7138 meters), Kedarnath(6940 meters), Dunagiri(7066 meters), Kedardome(6831 meters), Kalanag(6373 meters), Bandarpunch(6102 meters), Srikantha(6133 meters), Swargarohini Massif( 6252 meters), Kirti Stambh(6270 meters), Nanda Ghunti(6309 meters), Sumeru Parvat(6351 meters) and many more!
Have your lunch and retrace steps to Koti Kanasar. From here board onto the vehicles that take you back to Dehradun.
First of all everyone has to reach Dehradun, after that TTH will take care of your further travel plan.
Our pick-up location is Dehradun Railway Station at 06:00 AM
The distance from Dehradun Bus Stand (ISBT) to Railway Station is 6 km, without traffic it will take 15 minutes.
Options to reach Dehradun
1. Take an overnight train/bust to Dehradun, and then take a cab to the pickup point.
We always recommend to go for the govt. Buses over the private ones outside the bus station as based on the experience we have found that there are very high chances of delay involved with private buses. Also, govt. Buses are always more reliable. Whichever bus you choose, just make sure to reach Rishikesh at least by 05:30 am positively.
2. Take flight to Dehradun airport (Jolly Grant Airport) (25 km, 50 min), if coming by flight then come one day early.
Trekkers will be dropped at Dehradun Railway station by 06:00 PM, for onward journey from Dehradun it is advised to make arrangements after 08:00 PM.
The distance from Railway Station to Dehradun Bus Stand (ISBT) is 6 km, it will take approx 25 minutes.
1. Accommodation: (as per the itinerary).
• Camping on Day 1 (twin sharing basis).
2. Meals (Veg + Egg):
• All meals Koti Kanasar to Koti Kanasar
• Day 1 Lunch to Day 2 Lunch.
3. Trek equipments:
• Sleeping bag, Mattress, Utensils.
• Trekkers tent (twin sharing), Kitchen & Dinning tent, Toilet tent.
4. First aid:
• Medical kits.
• Oxygen cylinder.
• 1 Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader.
• Guide (Number of guides depend on the group size).
• 1 High Altitude chef.
• Support staff.
6. Transportation: (as per the itinerary)
• Dehradun Railway station to Lokhandi (Day 1).
• Koti Kanasar to Dehradun Railway station (Day 2).
7. All necessary permits and entry fees.
8. Mules to carry the central luggage.
9. Services from Dehradun Railway station to Dehradun Railway station.
1. Any kind of personal expenses.
3. Food during the transit.
4. Any kind of emergency evacuation charge, hospitalization fee or etc.
5. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.
Normally TTH expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.
Charges of offloading backpack:-
INR 600/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance,
INR 800/- if you inform us after reaching Dehradun,
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.
Make a single payment and trek the number of times you want.
If you book a trek with Trek The Himalayas and are unable to complete the same or you have successfully completed that trek and want to do it again, you can repeat it multiple times without paying the cost of the trek.
Terms and conditions
The fee can be paid by online transfer/check deposit/ demand draft. Instruction for payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email. When your transfer is done, please e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.
For the cancellation of services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, Trek The Himalayas must be notified of the same in writing at [email protected] At the time we receive your written cancellation, refunds based on the total fare are as follows.
Cancellations prior to 25 days from the start of the Trip
Cancellation between 24 days and 15 days to the start of the Trip
Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the Trip
Cancellation less than 9 days to the start of the trek
If by a rare consequence TTH calls off/cancels a trek:
At TTH, we almost never call off or cancel our treks. But in the rare event that we do call off or cancel a trek due to any unforeseen circumstances or natural catastrophes like continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity that prevents us from carrying out a trek in a safe manner, unforeseeable circumstances like local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any such situations that prevents a safe trekking experience, TTH will issue a voucher summing up to the same amount as your trek fee. The voucher can be redeemed on any of the treks over a period of the next year.
In the rare event that TTH shifts a trek:
As we mention always, weather conditions at high altitudes are extremely unpredictable and can change at any time of any day. Also, situations like natural calamities or political unrest, pandemics and lockdowns, etc are out of our control and if an event cannot run under any such circumstances that we do not directly have control over then we will try to give you an alternative trek, which means your trek will be shifted from one trek to another, which will be safer and more favourable.
In these cases, a voucher is issued to mitigate the difference in cost between the two treks. You can redeem the voucher at any time over a period of one year from the date of issue. A refund fee or refund of the difference is not applicable.
Cash Voucher Terms:
Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Trek The Himalayas" reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which TTH or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. TTH reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.
|Back pack & rain cover||(50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps|
|Day pack + rain cover||20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)|
|Walking stick||Advisable (At least one)|
|Water bottle/Hydration pack||2 bottles of one liter each, People who use hydration pack 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter, Carry at least one thermos flask.|
|Personal Medical Kit||Consult your doctor|
|Snacks||Energy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors|
|T-shirts||4 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)|
|Fleece T-shirts||1 Nos.|
|Fleece jacket||1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)|
|Down feather / Hollofil jacket||1 Nos.|
|Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant)||1 Pair|
|Thermal inners (upper and lower)||1 Pair|
|Trek pants||3 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)|
|Waterproof gloves||1 Pair|
|Fleece/woolen gloves||1 Pair|
|Hand sanitizer||Antibacterial powder|
|Toothbrush and toothpaste||Lip balm / Chapstick|
|Toilet Paper & wipes||Quick dry towel|
|Head torch||1 Nos. (Avoid Hand torch)|
|Sun cap||1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)|
|Woolen cap||1 Nos.|
|Balaclava||1 Nos. (Optional)|
|Sunglasses||Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected, People who wear spectacles- (A)- Use contact lenses. (B)- Photo chromatic glasses.|
|Trekking shoes||1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)|
|Climbing Boots||1 Pair (Available on rent)|
|Cotton socks||6 pairs|
|Woollen socks||2 pairs|
|Gaiters||1 Pair (TTH will Provide)|
Fitness regime for:
|Easy To Moderate|
Calculate Your BMI :
Congratulations, your body is in good conditions!
|Less than 16.5||Serverely Underweight|
|16.5 - 18.5||Underweight|
|18.5 - 25||Normal|
|25 - 30||Overweight|
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