DEORIA TAL TUNGNATH TREK
This is a beautiful lake at an altitude of 2438 m. This lake has captivating surroundings with forests all around. The reflection of the mighty Chaukhamba peak in the lake creates a beautiful effect. The road is motor able up to Sari, 10 kms from Ukhimath and from there one has to trek about 3 kms. The story associated with this scenic place is that when the Pandavas were in exile and were hiding from the Kaurava king Duryodhan, they stopped nearby for a rest. When the mother Kunti felt thirsty, one by one four sons out of five went to fetch water from this lake but died, as they could not answer the question of the Yaksha Devta who resided here. When the eldest son's Yudishtra's turn came, he answered all questions correctly and with the result the dead brothers also came back to life. chopta: known as the “Switzerland of India”,
AREA COVERED : HARIDWAR - SARI - DEORIA TAL - CHOPTA - HARIDWAR
DURATION: 03 NIGHTS/ 04 DAYS
DAY 1 : HARIDWAR – SARI (Drive/8-9 hrs) – DEORIA TAL (Trek/1-2 hrs):
Departure from Haridwar Railway station at 0530 hrs. Today, we will drive from Haridwar to the road head for the trek, Sari. This drive would take 8-9 hrs, with a break for freshening up and breakfast enroute. From Sari we would begin the trek to Deoria tal that would take 1-2 hrs depending on your pace. On arrival here, we setup camp for the night and celebrate Christmas under the stars. Overnight in tents.
DAY 2 : DEORIA TAL – CHOPTA (Trek/12 kms/5-6 hrs):
After breakfast trek to Chopta. Enjoy the sunset from Chopta….something to behold for a lifetime. At Chopta we will set up a camp for the night.
DAY 3 : CHOPTA – TUNGNATH – CHOPTA (Trek/6 kms/5-6 hrs):
After an early breakfast we trek up to Tungnath temple (3.5 kms). The trail is steep and will take 3-4 hrs. The views enroute are truly outstanding. Relax at the temple and depending on the snow conditions we would try and trek up to the summit of Chandrashilla Peak (I km). Enjoy the breathtaking 180 degree view of the Himalayas from here and trek back to Chopta (2-3 hrs).
DAY 4 : CHOPTA – HARIDWAR (Drive/8-9 hrs):
Post breakfast, trek to the road head and board your vehicles for Haridwar.