A tribute film to Deoriatal-Chandrashila trek

A tribute film to Deoriatal-Chandrashila trek

Category Thursday Trek Talk

By Swathi Chatrapathy

It's been nearly 8 years since we stitched together the Deoriatal-Chandrashila trek. 

Yet, till date, it baffles us how incredible this trek is. 

With its unrivaled summit views, it's a Mecca for mountain lovers.

For forest lovers, it has thriving forests as you walk through the heart of the Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary. 

For birders, it is a haven, with hundreds of endemic species. 

As a bonus, when you trek here in the spring months of March and April, the mountain flanks are ablaze with crimson, scarlet, and pink rhododendrons (see the video at the 4.30 mark). 

Rarely do beginner-friendly treks offer such variety. 

Yet there's another side to this trek—a more personal side. It's a trek that we hold very close to our hearts. 

And today, I'm showing you a film about this personal side. It's a tribute to Deoriatal-Chandrashila by Indiahikes team members.

Click on the image to view the Video

I must tell you, we've released several films at Indiahikes, yet, this might have the best visuals so far, especially from the summit. I was left with goosebumps by the end of the film. 

I must tell you, we've released several films at Indiahikes, yet, this might have the best visuals so far. Our Trek Leader Shrirang Pujari has captured some terrific shots and our in-house filmmaker, Dhaval Jajal, has stitched the film to perfection. I was left with goosebumps by the end of the film.

It has made me want to visit Deoriatal-Chandrashila a third time! 

I would love to hear your thoughts after watching the video. Drop in a comment below.

Swathi Chatrapathy

Chief Editor

About the author

Swathi Chatrapathy heads the digital content team at Indiahikes. She is also the face behind India's popular trekking video channel, Trek With Swathi. Unknown to many, Swathi also writes a weekly column at Indiahikes which has more than 100,000 followers.

A TEDx speaker and a frequent guest at other events, Swathi is a much sought after resource for her expertise in digital content.

Before joining Indiahikes, Swathi worked as a reporter and sub-editor at a daily newspaper. She holds a Masters's in Digital Journalism and continues to contribute to publications. Trekking, to her, is a sport that liberates the mind more than anything else. Through trekking, Swathi hopes to bring about a profound impact on a person's mind, body and spirit.