8 to 58 years
8 to 58 years
Chirbatiya Weekend Trek
A Short Trek with Grand Mountain Views
Chirbatiya Weekend Trek starts either from Chirbatiya or Uroli village. The highlight of this trek is the campsites. They offer a grand panoramic view of the Greater Himalayas, of peaks like Mrigthuni, Trishul, Nanda Devi, Chang-Bang, Dronagiri, Neelkanth, Chaukhamba and Kedarnath.
Interestingly, this trek also faces the east. This means the trek receives toasty sunlight for the major part of the day, making it pleasant for hiking even during Himalayan winters.
Even though this is a short trek, it has the charm of certain longer Himalayan treks. For example, at a break-point, you cross en route the Patangnia meadows will remind you of Bekaltal from the Brahmatal trek.
This makes the Chirbatiya Weekend trek special.
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Reach Chirbatiya from Dehradun
Drive distance: 162 km | Drive Duration: 6-7 hours | Pick up point for Indiahikes trekkers: Grand Legacy Hotel, Dehradun
You will reach around late afternoon, 4 pm.
Trek from Chirbatiya to Rai
Trek Distance: 5.5 km | Trek Duration: 4 hours | Altitude gain: 7,188 ft to 8,402 ft
Gradual trail through the forest section
Trek from Rai to Kund via Patangnia meadows. Drive from Kund to Dehradun via Chirbatiya
Trek Distance: 7.5 km | Trek Duration: 5-6 hours | Altitude loss: 8,402 ft to 7,188 ft
Please note: The distance between campsites may vary by 100 meters depending the weather conditions and the route you take. The altitude may also vary by 100 feet for similar reasons.
- The lunch during transit from Dehradun to Chirbatiya is not included in the trek fee
- You will be staying in tents overnight (3 per tent)
- When you plan your travel, avoid the Mussoorie Express.
Take the Nanda Devi Express (Kota DDN Express) or Jan Shatabdi Express instead.
Please note: Twin sharing tents may not be available in May, June, July and August. This is because raw materials for making tents are sourced from different countries. But their export has been affected due to international unrest. This has led to a global shortage of tents. Having said that, you'll still have comfortable space as these tents have been designed to accommodate three trekkers.
Transport will be arranged from Hotel Grand Legacy, Dehradun at 9.00 AM. The transport fee will cost Rs 12,000 per 5-6 seater vehicle and Rs 16,000 per Tempo Traveller. You will have to share this cost with the other trekkers
You are expected to reach Dehradun by 7-8 pm. Book trains or buses from Dehradun after 10.00 pm.
Campsites at a Glance
Picture by Jothiranjan
Why I Believe Everyone Must Trek: A Note from the Founder
Trekking transforms lives. It has changed my life. When I see my colleagues at Indiahikes, all of them have been impacted greatly. The transformations have been profound and irreversible.
I see it in our trekkers too. I have seen them change professions, careers or start a new life. I have seen them get in and out of relationships, and start new projects. These are life-changing experiences.
I have seen children building resilience. I have seen families come together. When I see those above 55, I see them rediscover passion and a sense of purpose. These are not small gains.
In the mountains new professions, new economies and new businesses have opened up. Our staff no longer go to cities to earn their living. Their income has increased. Above all, they are happiest working in this world. Trekking has been truly transformative.
Everyone must trek. It transforms lives far more than you imagine.
Here are the highlights from Chirbatiya Weekend Trek
Picture by: Jothiranjan
Trekking through dense forest
Know Your Trek
We have always wanted trekkers to be well-informed before they go on a Himalayan trek. Knowledge is the difference between a safe trek and a dangerous one. It’s also the difference between a wholesome experience and a superficial experience.
Use this section to learn about the Chirbatiya Weekend trek. It has in-depth information about each day of the trek, what to expect, and how you need to prepare for it. Many years of expertise have gone into this content. Trekkers find that extremely useful.
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