Difficulty

Easy

Duration

3 Days

Highest Altitude

8,402 ft

Age

8 to 58 years

Duration

3 Days

Age

8 to 58 years

Difficulty

Easy

Highest Altitude

8,402 ft

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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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Chirbatiya Videos

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Quick Itinerary

Day 1

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.

Day 2

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

Day 3

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.

IMPORTANT POINTS

- 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.

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Onward Travel

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

Return Travel

You are expected to reach Dehradun by 7-8 pm. Book trains or buses from Dehradun after 10.00 pm.

Day 1

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.

Day 2

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

Day 3

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.

IMPORTANT POINTS

- 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.

PRO-TIPS

Onward Travel

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

Return Travel

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

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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. 

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Highlights

Here are the highlights from Chirbatiya Weekend Trek

1. 270-degree Mountain Views

Right from the basecamp, Chirbatiya, you start seeing arresting mountain views. It’s rare to have such a clear view of so many mountains right from the basecamp. And Chirbatiya Weekend trek is one of the few treks that offers this.

As the trek proceeds, and you reach the high point at Patangniya meadows you see great Himalayan Peaks starting from Mrigthuni, Trishul, Nanda Devi, Chang-Bang, Dronagiri, Neelkanth, Chaukhamba, Kedarnath to many more in between. 

Picture by Dushyant Sharma

2. Picturesque sunsets and sunrises

The Chirbatiya Weekend trek faces east. This orients it in a direction for some memorable sunrises and sunsets.

The trek also has ridges. Basecamp Chirbatiya is situated on a pass. From here, you can see memorable sunrises as well as sunsets. Even on the trek, a short walk from the Patangniya meadows takes you to a ridge section from where you can witness some beautiful sunrises and sunsets. 

Picture by Jothiranjan

3. Charming forest of pines and rhododendrons

The starting point of this trek is Chirbatiya. Here, ‘Chir’ refers to pines and ‘batiya’ means a path. Translated, it means a path through the pine trees. And this trail is crowded with many trees. You notice it due to the sharp scent of pine even as you are driving down from Ghansali valley to Chirbatiya.

But pines are not the only trees you find here. You also have rhododendrons. Together, this combination of pines and rhododendrons makes a charming forest to trek in.

Picture by Jothiranjan

4. Paradise for birders

Chirbatiya Weekend trek is a quaint one. Not many have been here. It’s secluded, tucked in a quiet setting in the Tehri district of Uttarakhand, away from the hustle-bustle.

As mentioned earlier, the trail also has great forest cover. This makes it an ideal place for birds. If you’re in this region during spring, watch out for the incessant chirping of birds. 

It is an absolute paradise for birders in spring.

Picture by Jothiranjan

5. Perfect for spending a quiet weekend in nature

Chirbatiya Weekend Trek is a great option to trek in the quiet nature. Starting from the base camp, Chirbatiya does not receive many travellers. It is quiet and peaceful here. So, if you’re looking for a time-out from the fast-paced city life, this is an ideal basecamp to spend time in before you start your trek.

Go for a walk, sip a cup of tea, enjoy the sunset and breath the fresh air of the Himalayas. Perfect place to get away from the hustle of the city.

While you can start the trek from either Chirbatiya or Uroli village, we recommend you do it from Chirbatiya for the following reasons.

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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Leaving Mountains Better

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