What’s Included :-
- Accommodation during trek (Camping / Guest House) on sharing basis.
- All veg meals while on trek from day 1st dinner to day 4th breakfast.
- All fees and permits.
- First aid medical kit
- Qualified and experienced trek guide and support staff
- Surface transfer from Haridwar – Haridwar as per itinerary.
What’s not Included :-
- Any meal during transit.
- Any expenses incurred due to natural reasons.
- Insurance of any kind.
- Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag.
- Anything not mentioned explicitly in the above program.
Here’s a short itinerary of Deoriatal Trek:
Day 1: Haridwar – Chopta ( 210 kms / drive)
Day 2: Chopta – Tungnath – Chopta ( 7 kms)
Day 3: Chopta – Sari – Deoriatal ( 1 hr drive / 3 kms trek)
Day 4: Deoriatal – Sari – Haridwar
Detailed trek itinerary
Day 1: Haridwar to Deoria Tal Trek (210 kms drive)
Early morning, our team meets you at Haridwar Railway Station. Today’s journey starts from a drive to Chopta which is around 210 kms and takes around 8 – 9 hours. After reaching Chopta, we set our camps for an overnight stay and prepare for hi-tea. Chopta (2900 m) is known as ‘Mini Switzerland’ of the Garhwal Himalayas, it is situated amidst thick forest of Pine, Deodar and Rhododendrons.
Day 2: Chopta – Tungnath – Chopta (6-7 kms)
Today is the trek day, after a good hefty breakfast, we leave for Tugnath (3680 m). Tungnath is the world’s highest Shiv temple. From Tungnath we climb to the Summit of Chandrashila*(3950m). At Chandrashila we get a spectacular view of Nandadevi, Trishul, Kedar Peak, Chaukhamba, Bandarpunch. Packed/ Hot lunch will be provided. We descend back to Chopta, our camping site. Overnight stay in camps.
Day 3: Chopta – Sari Village – Deoriatal (1 hr drive / 3 kms trek)
After a good session of morning exercise followed by breakfast at Chopta, we drive to Sari Village, which takes around 2 hours. After reaching Sari village, we begin our trek to Deoriatal . Deoriatal is at an elevation of 2400 m, which takes around 2-3 hours. The name of the lake originates from its crescent shape. We pass through forests as we trek uphill to reach our destination. Deoria Tal is a beautiful lake which gives a 300 degree panoramic view of great peaks like Chaukhamba, Nilkantha, Bandarpunch, Yellow Tooth, Kedar Range, Kalanag, etc. Overnight camp at Deoria Tal.
Day 4: Deoriatal – Sari Village – Haridwar (3 kms trek / 215 kms drive)
Starting early today, we drive to Haridwar via Sari Village. Our trip ends at Haridwar Railway station. Our trek ends here #HappyTrekking
Fitness Required for Deoriatal Trek – Weekend Trek
At high altitude as the air gets thinner oxygen becomes less abundant.The percentage saturation of hemoglobin with oxygen determines the content of oxygen in our blood. After the human body reaches around 2,100 m (7,000 feet) above sea level, the level of oxygen in our hemoglobin begins to plummet. However, the human body has both short-term and long-term adaptations to altitude that allow it to partially compensate for the lack of oxygen.
The Deoriatal Trek – Weekend Trek is an easy trek suitable for first time trekker with basic fitness
Trekking Experience: Ideal trek for a beginner.
Fitness Required: The Deoriatal Trek – Weekend Trek falls in the category of easy treks. The trail is fairly laid out path and has very few steep ascends or descends. Water is available through out the trail. But still if you are thinking of your first big Himalayan trekking experience its better to be prepared. Here is the training schedule to prepare for the trek.
Our treks are generally planned in a way that on an average you have to cover around 9 Kms in 6 hours although there may be slight variation depending on the terrain. This works out to roughly 1.5km per hour which is equivalent to walking in the plains at 6km per hour.
You can train yourself to run 3 kms in 30 minutes as per the schedule given below. Remember always start your training program with stretching and warm up exercises.
Follow this training schedule for trekking fitness required.
Week 1: Start with 10 minute of brisk walk and then jog for 10 minutes and finally 10minutes of easy walk.
Week 2: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 3: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 4: 5 minutes of brisk walk and jog for 25 min and cool down your body
Things to carry for Deoriatal Trek – Weekend Trek
Poncho, Rain Coat or Umbrella any one is must
Backpack (Min 45 Ltrs)
Floaters or Sandals
2 Pairs of Quick Dry Tees and Track Pants
3 Pair of Socks
Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket
One Heavy Jacket
Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+)
Water Bottle 1 Lt
Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
Personal Toilet Kit and toilet paper
Personal Medicine Kit
CAMERA with huge memory card and fully charged with extra batteries !
What is the Deoriatal Trek – Weekend Trek?
Deoriatal Trek – Weekend Trek is an easy high altitude trek done throughout the trek and is particularly enjoyable during winters. The trek is situated in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand.
When is the best time to go to for the Deoriatal Trek – Weekend Trek?
The best time for Deoriatal Trek – Weekend Trek is during the during the months of December,January,March, April and May,September and October. But this trek can be done and is enjoyable throughout the year
How difficult is the Deoriatal Trek – Weekend Trek?
Deoriatal Trek – Weekend Trek is considered by comparison an easy high altitude trek. But you need to have good physical fitness to complete this trek. Doing cardio vascular exercises is very helpful for preparing for this trek.
What are the temperatures during the Deoriatal Trek – Weekend Trek?
During the Deoriatal Trek – Weekend Trek temperatures vary between -15 to 10 degree celcius during winters and 0 to 20 degree celcius during summers.There will be considerable variation between night and day and in the direct sun and shade, so it is important to plan accordingly.
How much we have to trek each day?
Normally our trek are designed in such a way that we reach our camp by lunch time and on an average trekking distance is roughly 6-8 Kms each day and it takes around 6 hours by an average trekker to cover that distance.
What medicines should I carry during the trek.
Below is a list of basic medicines you should carry for a high altitude trek.
Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
Band aid – 10 strips
Gauze cloth – 1 small role
Leukoplast – 1 small roll
Cotton – 1 small roll
ORS – 5 packets
Crocin – 5 tablets
Avomine – 4 tablets
Avil 25mg – 4 tablets
Diamox – 15 tablets
Combiflam – 5 tablets
Disprin – 10 tablets
Norflox – 10 tablets
Digene – 10 tablets
Diamox – 10 tablets
Is Diamox advisable ?
Diamox help in acclimatization but we do not advise it please consult your Doctor before taking it.
Who will lead and who all will go along with us ?
All our treks are led by certified & Experienced Trek Leaders/Guides. We believe in sustainable adventure eco-tourism which in effect means that our teams are locally sourced. Other than a Trek lead we in our team we will have local Guides, Cook, Helpers and Porters.
How big are the groups ?
We make it a point not to have more than 15 people in a trekking group as we believe that the best way to enjoy adventure is in small sustainable groups.
What is the minimum number of Trekkers required for Fixed Departures ?
Our Fixed departures are guaranteed and a promise to our customer that even if there is a Single trekker we will proceed with the trek at a loss.
I am the only girl in a trek, is it safe ?
We generally have a ratio of Male:Female of about 2:1. Mountains on the whole are much safer than the plains. Lots of solo female trekkers join us and we make it a point that only female trekkers share the tent with other female trekkers.
What thing we need to Carry for the trek?
You can follow the list at things to carry
Can I offload my backpack on a mule/porter. What are the charges for the same.
When you are in the mountains you should be self-sufficient and you should carry your own backpack. The charges to offload a backpack of roughly 9 kg or less is about 300 per day.
Which type of shoes should I buy ?
Good trekking shoes are a must for the valley of flowers Trek. Read more at “How to Buy Trekking Shoes”
How many trekkers will be in one tent ?
We generally have 3-man tents were we accommodate anywhere between 2-3 people.
What level of fitness is expected from the trekkers
Good physical fitness as well as mental fitness is required for the Deoriatal Trek – Weekend Trek. This is an ideal trek for a beginner who wants to familiarize him/herself with high altitude treks.To get into optimum level of fitness you can go through our article How to prepare for a high altitude trek.
What is there in Food menu during a trek ?
We server wholesome and nutritious Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Evening Snacks. The food is vegetarian. Vegetarian food is preferable at high altitudes as it is easy to digest.
Is the water on the trek safe?
The advantage of trekking the Himalayas is that your trekking route is filled with fresh Himalayan streams. Your trek leader/guide will direct you to places where you can fill clean water from. We recommend this water but in case you are unsure you can carry water purifying tablets with you.
What type of vehicles are used for transportation ?
We use Sumo/Xylo/Tempo for transportation.
What do you do if we encounter a medical emergency during the trek?
Our team at Renok is trained in handling high altitude emergencies. Apart from being trained mountaineers they bring a wealth of experience with dealing with high altitude illnesses. We carry First aid kits and oxygen cylinders with us and in case of other medical emergencies we rescue the trekker till the road head. If any additional cost of evacuation is incurred it is borne by the trekker. Also before the trek it’s your responsibility to get a medical fitness checkup by a doctor which certifies you are fit enough for this trek.
Can we change the itinerary?
Renok Adventures LLP reserves the right to change the itinerary depending upon the weather conditions and other factors. If extra cost is incurred due to rescheduling the trekker is informed beforehand and extra cost if any is borne by the trekker. Please note that we operate treks in some of the most remote regions and harshest conditions where unforeseen events may force us to change the itinerary. In such cases, we or your trek leader will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.
Can you customize the Deoriatal Trek – Weekend Trek?
Yes Deoriatal Trek – Weekend Trek can be customised, if you would like to travel independently, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time for any number of people. The Cost for private customized trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style.
What if a trek is cancelled at the last moment due to ‘force majeure’?
All the arrangements for the tour are pre-planned and prepaid.
We will offer you alternate trek options of similar value depending upon the weather conditions if a trek is cancelled due to ‘force majeure’. In case of non-completion of the tour due to any reason whatsoever there will not be any refund for any unutilized services.
What is your Cancellation Policy
Up to 24 Days :- 95% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-24 Day :- 70% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-08 Days :- 50% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Less than 7 Days :- No refund
What is your Rescheduling Policy ?
We will reschedule your trek without any extra charge if this is conveyed to us in writing ateast 1 month before the trek starting date.
Between 07-24 Days before start of the trek :- 30% of Trek/Tour cost will be charged for rescheduling.
Less than 7 days:- 100% of Trek/Tour cost will be charged for rescheduling.
is the base location for our Deoriatal Trek – Weekend Trek. Our meeting point in Haridwar is railway station. We will pick you up at 6:00 AM in the morning and start the drive to our basecamp.
Reaching Haridwar by Flights
Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Haridwar and is situated 36 Kms from Haridwar. Taxis are easily available from Jolly Grant Airport to Haridwar.
Reaching by train
Haridwar is well connected by railway network with major destinations of India because it’s a major pilgrim centre.
Following is the list of useful trains to reach Haridwar from Delhi:
12017 DEHRADUN SHTBDI
19565 UTTARANCHAL EXPRESS
22659 DEHRADUN EXPRESS
14309 UJJAINI EXPRESS
14317 IND DDN EXPRESS
12055 DDN JANSHTBDI
12687 DEHRADUN EXPRESS
14041 MUSSOORIE EXPRESS
12205 NANDA DEVI EXPRESS
For exact timings & Schedule of trains please check the Indian Railway official site.
Reaching Haridwar by Road (Bus)
Haridwar is well connected with comfortable Volvo buses run by government and private operators. You can catch luxury and normal buses to Haridwar which are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate.
Here’s a short itinerary of Chopta – Deoriatal Trek:
Day 1: Drive from Haridwar – Chopta (210 kms)
Day 2: Chopta – Tungnath – Chopta (7 kms)
Day 3: Chopta – Sari Village – Deoriatal (3 kms)
Day 4: Deoriatal – Sari Village – Haridwar (3 kms trek / 215 kms drive).