In Deoria Tal - Trek & Travelogue & 2, I am sharing my travel experience to offbeat destinations of Deoria Tal and Chandrashila Peak in North India. The blog recounts our trip to Deoria Tal and Chandrashila from Delhi.
Why Deoria Tal Chandrashila trek?
My Friend Manish demanded "Mujhe hare nahi safed pahaad dekhne hai! (I don’t want to see lush but snowclad mountains)" and my younger brother asked "Central Himalaya ke Pahaad dikhenge na? (Will the Central Himalayan peaks be visible?)".
I knew that both of them are not very keen on trekking for long hours. We had only four days to complete the trip. Also, we all wanted to watch the Snowclad Central Himalayan Peaks (a bit of Geeky language!! I know).
A trek to Deoria Tal and Chandrashila for the weekend trip was an ideal choice. The treks are small with unparallel views of Garhwal Himalayan range. The treks are open in all season. Also, the treks are easy to access and well connected. One can reach easily on public transport. So, I described them about the Chandrashila and Deoria Tal trek.
How difficult is Chandrashila and Deoria Tal trek?
Deoria Tal is an untouched emerald lake at an altitude of 2438 meters (7999 ft) with lush green and woody surroundings. It has a gorgeous backdrop of peaks like Chaukhamba, Kedar range, and Thalay Sagar.
The trek route is about 2.5 kilometers and starts from Sari Village. It involves easy to moderate grade trekking. The trek from Sari to Deoria Tal usually takes 1 to 1.5 hours since it includes some steep ascent. The trail is rocky but well defined.
Chandrashila is the summit of Chandranath Mountain at an altitude of 3682 meters (12077 ft). Chandrashila literally means “Moon Rock” which offers a 360° view of Heavenly giants like Nanda Devi, Trishul, Chaukhamba, Kedar range, Neelkanth and many more.
The trek is famous for Tungnath, one of the Panch Kedar temples. The others are Rudranath, Madhyamaheshar, Kedarnath and Kalpeshwar. Tungnath, the Highest Shiva temple is situated on this very mountain.