Deoban Trek

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Description

Deoban Trek – “God’s Forest” in the peaceful hills of Chakrata

The Deoban Trek  – Meaning of Deoban is “God’s forest”. Deoban is a peaceful forest amongst the hills of Chakrata at an altitude of 2900 m, a part of this forest lies in the Kansar forest range.  This peaceful place is undisturbed by the trekkers and not much people have explored it yet.

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Vasudev wrote “Mahabarata” in Deoban Trek

A scenic and captivating place in Chakrata, it is a dense forest of oaks, pines, deodar, fir and shrubsas not many people have explored this place the aura is peaceful and the environment is serene.

A Forest Rest house is there from there you can get a lovely view of an alluring meadow, it is the only building present in that area.

The highest point of this place is Vyas Shikhar from where you get the panoramic views of Himalayan mountain ranges and the good thing is the place is not at all crowded there is a myth about this place that Vasudev wrote Mahabharata here.

In winters the trail gets covered by snow and makes it extremely enthralling.

An easy trek with a combination of scenic views and adventure

An easy short trek with mesmerizing scenic views, this place is the best for nature lovers. The beginners should choose this trek as it is filled with a combination of adventure and beauty.

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Key Points for Deoban Trek

Level: Easy

Proper conditioning & training of body required

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?

Shoes are the single most important equipment.

High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.

Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.

Travel light

The backpack should not exceed 10kgs.

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Duration: 3 Days (Dehradun to Dehradun)

Best Season: Throughout the year

Level: Easy

Highest Point:(9647 feet)

(Trekking distance) (Total) (10 Km)

Weather: Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.

Winter temperature:(-3°C to -5°C)

Summer temperature:(8°C to 25°C)

Starting point: Dehradun

Short Itinerary  Of Deoban Trek

Day 1-Pickup to you from Dehradun drive to Lokhandi via Chakrata and trek to Moila Top (2810 m) (2 km) (1.5 hour)

Day 2Drive from Moira Top to Deoban (2900 m) (22 km) (1/2 hours) trek to Vyas Shikhar (3000 m) (0.5 km) and back

Day 3 – Deoban to Dehradun (110 km) (4/5 hours)

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Day 1: Dehradun to Lokhandi via Chakrata and trek to Moila Top

Our pick up point is Dehradun Railway Station and the drive is through the route of Vikasnagar. Reach Chakrata which is a beautiful hill station and a famous tourist spotby passing through beautiful mountain roads. Have your breakfast and lunch en route.

Lokhandi is a village and starting point of this trek, after a short break head towards Moila Top, a temple is located there and it offers 360 degree views of snow clad mountains. In winters the trail remains covered in snow which makes the trek from Lokhandi to Moila Top (Budher Gufa) adventurous one.

Reach the campsite with mind boggling views and peaceful surroundings. Spend your night here stargazing and relishing the beauty. Have sumptuous dinner and retire for the night.

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Day 2 : Moila Top to Lokhandi (2 km) (1.5 hour) and drive to Deoban (2900 m) (22 km) (1/2 hours) trek to Vyas Shikhar (3000 m) (0.5 km) and back to Deoban

Leave the Moila Top’s campsite, decent and reach Lokhandi. From there vehicle will be arranged till Deoban. Go through the dense forest, cross a ridge and start trekking through a rock path.

Ahead is a Forest rest house, and the meadows widespread in front looks picture perfect. Come across abundant Deodar trees and a great variety of rare Himalayan birds.Have your lunch in middle of the trek and head towards Vyas Shikhar the highest peak of this trek.

On the way you will get great views of Shivalik and Himalayan ranges. Reach the highest point and get macrocosmic views from there.

Here is a list of peaks visible from Vyas Shikhar:

Swargarohini (6252 m)

Nanda Ghunti (6309 m)

Bandarpunch (6316 m)

Black Peak (6387 m)

Kedarnath peak (6940 m)

Nanda Devi (7816 m)

Rishikot (6193 m)

Trishul(7120 m)

Hardeol(7151 m)

Dunagiri(7066 m)

KirtiStambh (6133 m)

Srikantha(6133 m)

SumeruParvat (6193 m)

Rangrik range (6553 m)

Gangotri massif (6672 m)

Jaonli (6632 m)

Kedardome (6831 m)

Chaukhamba massif (7138 m)

Jorkanden(6473 m)

Bhripanth (6772 m)

MandaniParvat (6193 m)

Kharchakund(6612 m)

Bhartekunta(6578 m)

Bethartoli Massif (6352 m)

You will be amazed by the macrocosmic views from this point in such a short trek. After spending some time bid adieu to this exotic placeand trek back to Deoban. Reach there and spend your night comfortably.

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Day 3 :Drive from Deoban to Dehradun (110 km) (4/5 hours)

Post breakfast leave for Dehradun via Chakrata. Have lunch en route.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava

Sunglasses

Slippers

Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)

Sunscreen

Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)

ORS

Band aid

Cotton

Stretchable/Elastic bandage

Gauze

Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags

Mattress

Liner

Pillow

Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table

Porters

Helper

Mules

Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

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