Saturday, June 14, 2008

Forgot about the trek... The Amazing Devaria / Deoria Tal (Lake)

Just forgot to add... the uphill climb/trek was to a beautiful Lake named Devaria Tal (Village Sari, Near Ukhimath, Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand)... BTW, some people spell it as Deoria Tal, but I like Devaria Tal better...

I must say, a wonderful experience... Lush (really lush) green surroundings, huge Snow laden Mountain Ranges as the backdrop, Night Camping, Jungle Trek, Crystal clear Skies in the night for Star Gazing... what more do you want? Oh yes, the Beautiful Lake itself ;)

A must visit place, highly recommended...!!
Don't miss it while it's still not very famous...


Here is the official link but with very little details. Let me know if you need more details about the place...
http://gov.ua.nic.in/uttaranchaltourism/Devaria tal.htm

Also, my pictures below are much better than what you'll probably find on the Internet ;)

Finally, here are the (great, LoL) pictures...

The Beautiful Lake: Devaria Tal


The Lushy/Mushy Greens all around our Camp...



The Mesmerizing Sunset (and Sun rays)...



The towering Chaukhamba (4 Peaks) mountain...
About 7000+ mts, almost as big as mountains get, and as close
as you can get to one of the big ones... Icing on the Lake ;)



Happy Trekking,
Saurabh

9 comments:

arindam said...

Hi,

It was really a nice travelogue; I am planning to go Chopta next week. I would like to know where I can get tents over there. any communication details would be great.my email is arindam.hazra@gmail.com

Saurabh Makkar said...

Hope you got my mail... Enjoy the trip..!!

rahul said...

Hi..could u pls help me figure out the travel arrangements for devaria tal..also can u suggest places to see in a 4 day trip in august around delhi (preferably uttranchal)...would be great if u could e mail the details to rahultatiya@gmail.com...thanks

Saurabh Makkar said...

Hope you got the mail... Let me know if you have any other questions...

dedestined said...

Hi Saurabh!
Awesome snaps! The greenery is seriously tempting!
We are planning a 4 day trip out of Delhi around Republic day, & I want to see the snow - never seen any!
Please tell me how U had arranged ur trip to Devaria Tal, & any further sugesstions!
shreelasen@gmail.com

Thanks!
Shreela.

Saurabh Makkar said...

Hi Shreela,

Thanks for your comments... This is actually a very easily accessible area... About a 13-14 hour drive from Delhi to Ukhimath. Then one has to drive on to Sari village about 10km away...

From Sari, a 2 hr trek takes you to Deoria Tal... and in Jan, the chances of finding snow will be very high. Camping in snow would be tough, so you can stay in either Ukhimath or Dugallbhita area which are a few kms away.

Let me know if you need any specific information about anything else.

Regards,
Saurabh

Rishi said...

Hi Saurabh

We are also planning a 3-4 days trip near Delhi .. It would be great if you could please mail me the details of rishi.ind1@gmail.com

lucky said...

hi saurabh,

saw ur pics...place looks Amazing. i have no knowledge of that area...can u please guide me to plan my 4 days trip from Delhi...

I am planning to go on new year eve. is it the suitable time there...can i fine snow...

or if something better is there in ur knowledge, please share it at luckyagarwal2001@gmail.com

Saurabh Makkar said...

Yes, chances of snow would be very high in end of December, best of luck :)

I am assuming you will be starting from Delhi and will then have 4 days for the trip.

Day 1 Delhi - Haridwar - Ukhimath (12-14 hrs)
Day 2 Ukhimath - Sari - Deorital (camp at Deoria tal)
Day 3 Deorital - Sari - Chopta - Tungnath (camp at Tungnath) & if possible trek to Chandrasihla
Day 4 Tungnath - Chandrashila (also worth doing it again at early morn) - Chopta - Haridwar - Delhi (14-15 hrs)

Hope this helps...