Deoban Trek is a rare weekend trek that will allow you to witness the sheer beauty of the Himalayas without going on long and high altitude trails. The highest point of the Deoban trek is at 3000m. From there you will be able to view around 50 high altitude mountain peaks which includes both six and seven thousanders.
Deoban trek offers a great opportunity to working people who would love to get away and experience the beauty and calmness of nature during the weekends. This trek is quickly emerging as the most preferred weekend trek in Uttarakhand after the Nag Tibba Trek.
The word Deoban means dense Deodar forests and hence you will find many Deodar trees on the trail. Located in Chakrata, the trail is covered with snow during the winter season and the camping ground provides a beautiful location to relax and unwind in nature.
You will be able to view some of the peaks like Nanda Devi, Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, Trishul, Kedarnath & many more.
So, if you are short on time but still want to experience the beauty of the Himalayas, Deoban trek offers a perfect opportunity.
You will be picked up in the morning from Dehradun railway station by the Crazy Mountaineers Team. The drive will take you through Chakrata, a famous hill station which used to be a cantonment area for the Britishers. On your way you will be able to view the beauty of nature and waterfalls.
Drive from Dehradun to Lokhandi will take around 4 to 5 hours. Lokhandi is the base camp for Deoban trek. It is a beautiful village with picturesque views everywhere you look. The hike begins with walking on a paved road which enters the dense forest full of dodhar, pine and oak trees. If you are hiking during the winters, you will find this part of the forest completely covered with snow.
The trail will slowly start getting steeper and we will reach the clearings of the Saraswati Campsite and stop for the night.Brief Overview of The Day
Today is going to be a long day as we push for the summit and return back. We will start walking after having an early breakfast. The trail is steep but it gradually loses gradient. Walking through the dense forest we will reach a clearing once again.
From here you will be able to view the magnificent greater Himalayan peaks. The shining sun on these peaks leaves its viewers spell bound. After walking for 6 more km, we will reach the highest point of the trek called Vyas Shikhar at 3000m. From here you will be able to see the clear views of many majestic Himalayan peaks as mentioned before.
After having lunch, we will start walking down to reach Koti Kansar. From there, The Crazy Mountaineers vehicle will pick you up to drop off at Dehradun.Brief Overview of the Day
|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)|
|Head torch||1 Nos.|
|Water bottle/Hydration pack||2 bottles of one litre each|
|People who use hydration pack|
|1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter|
|Carry at least one thermos flask|
|Snacks||Energy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors|
|Personal Medical Kit||Consult your doctor|
|Be comfy at the Deoban Trek|
|T-shirts||2 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||2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)|
|Think about your head|
|Sun cap||1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)|
|Woolen cap||1 Nos.|
|Sunglasses||Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected.|
|People who wear spectacles-|
|(A)- Use contact lenses. (Not for Chadar trek)|
|(B)- Photo chromatic glasses.|
|Mind your step|
|Trekking shoes||1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)|
|Floaters/flip-flops||1 Pair (Optional)|
|Cotton socks||5 pairs|
|Woollen socks||3 pairs|
|Gaiters||1 Pair (The Crazy Mountaineers team will notify you if required)|
|Keep these handy|
|Waterproof gloves||1 Pair|
|Fleece/woollen gloves||1 Pair|
|Sunscreen cream||Hand sanitizer|
|Toilet Paper & wipes||Toothbrush and toothpaste|
|Lip balm||Quick dry towe|
Cancellations prior to 24 days from the start of the trek
Book any other trek till one year or get 95% refund (Note: If the trek charges are more, the balance needs to be paid by the trekker)
Cancellation between 24 days and 14 days to the start of the trek
Choose to go for the same trek, with any other batch, till year or get 70% refund
Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the trek
Choose to go on the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch or get 50% refund.
Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek
Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend. No cash refund.
Q1. How can I reach Chakrata from Dehradun for Deoban?
A1. The distance from Dehradun to Chakrata is about 90 Km. You can easily get a bus/taxi from Dehradun to reach Chakrata.
Q2. How long is Deoban trek?
A2. The trekking distance for Deoban trek is about 20 km and takes 2 days of time.
Q3. What is the maximum altitude of Deoban trek?
A3. The maximum altitude at deoban trek is 9,200 ft. above sea level
Q4. is Deoban trek easy?
A4. It’s an easy weekend trek very popular among beginners in New Delhi & Uttarakhand who have their Saturdays and Sundays off.
Q5. What month is best for Deoban trek?
A5. You can visit this trek anytime of the year but generally the best time to visit is from May to October
Absolutely stunning experience.!!! Difficult to describe in words, the beautiful mountain peaks, the dark forests, the camping site, food everything was just perfect.
This trek is one of the best weekend trek. Beautiful location takes all your worries away. Thanks to the crazy mountaineers for such a memorable experience!!!!