Difficulty

Easy-Moderate

Duration

2 Days

Highest Altitude

9,279 ft

Age

8 to 55 years

Duration

2 Days

Age

8 to 55 years

Difficulty

Easy-Moderate

Highest Altitude

9,279 ft

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Deoban Weekend Trek

A Rare Weekend Forest Trail Near Chakrata

The name Deoban comes from “Deo”, which refers to Deodar trees and “ban”, which means forests. True to it’s name,  the trek has one of the few Uttarakhand trails that is dominated by Deodar trees.

Usually, in Uttarakhand trails, you find clumps of these trees growing together in a mixed forest, but not an entire trail filled them. An entire trail of Deodar trees is something that is mostly found in Kashmir or Himachal.
Picture the woodsy scent of the sap surrounding you as you walk among these incredibly tall trees. They are so tall, you might be giving yourself a neck ache trying to look at their tops. These trees are over 600 years old and their age seems to lend a certain sentience to them. getIt is no wonder that trees were named “devdaru” – which comes from Sanskrit word that means “divine wood”/ “timber of Gods”.

To experience this alone, you must do the Deoban trek.

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Deoban Trek Videos

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Quick Itinerary

Day 1

Reach Lokhandi and trek to Saraswati Camp

Drive from Dehradun to Lokhandi.
Trek from Lokhandi to Saraswati Campsite (8,193 ft)
Trek distance:4 km

Drive for about 3 hours. Easy-Moderate climb for the day. Gradual ascent throughout the route of the stone trail made by the forest department. The trail has long patches of loose stones.

Day 2

Trek from Sarswati (8,193 feet) to Vyas Point (9,279 feet) and back to Chakrata

Trek distance:11 km
Drive back to Dehradun.

Reach Dehradun Railway Station by 8 pm.

IMPORTANT POINTS

1. The breakfast during transit from Dehradun to Lokhandi is not included in the trek fee.

2. You will be staying in tents overnight (3 per tent).

3. Keep your original govt. approved ID card with you.

4. Reach Dehradun, avoid the Mussoorie Express. It’s always late. Take the Nanda Devi Express or Jan Shatabdi Express.

5. Plan your return travel post 9 pm from Dehradun.

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Onward Travel

Transport will be arranged from Hotel Grand Legacy, Dehradun at 6.00 AM. The transport fee is inclusive of the trek fee

Return Travel

You are expected to reach Dehradun by 9 pm. Book trains or buses from Dehradun after 10.00 pm.

Day 1

Reach Lokhandi and trek to Saraswati Camp

Drive from Dehradun to Lokhandi.
Trek from Lokhandi to Saraswati Campsite (8,193 ft)
Trek distance:4 km

Drive for about 3 hours. Easy-Moderate climb for the day. Gradual ascent throughout the route of the stone trail made by the forest department. The trail has long patches of loose stones.

Day 2

Trek from Sarswati (8,193 feet) to Vyas Point (9,279 feet) and back to Chakrata

Trek distance:11 km
Drive back to Dehradun.

Reach Dehradun Railway Station by 8 pm.

IMPORTANT POINTS

1. The breakfast during transit from Dehradun to Lokhandi is not included in the trek fee.

2. You will be staying in tents overnight (3 per tent).

3. Keep your original govt. approved ID card with you.

4. Reach Dehradun, avoid the Mussoorie Express. It’s always late. Take the Nanda Devi Express or Jan Shatabdi Express.

5. Plan your return travel post 9 pm from Dehradun.

PRO-TIPS

Onward Travel

Transport will be arranged from Hotel Grand Legacy, Dehradun at 6.00 AM. The transport fee is inclusive of the trek fee

Return Travel

You are expected to reach Dehradun by 9 pm. Book trains or buses from Dehradun after 10.00 pm.

Campsites at a Glance

Why I Believe Everyone Must Trek: A Note from the Founder

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Trekking transforms lives. It has changed my life totally. 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, 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 absolutely trek. It transforms lives far more than you imagine. 

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Highlights from Deoban Weekend Trek

What are the highlights from Deoban Weekend Trek

1. 55 Mountains To Watch Out For

In just two days, Deoban weekend trek offers you a view that is exclusive. On a clear day, you can spot close to 55 mountains from the highest point of this trek — includingNanda Devi, the tallest mountain entirely in India. This is a rare feast for the eyes. It is difficult to find these views on a seven day trek, much less a two day one!

2. Easy Accessibility

This weekend trek ends at the popular hill station of Chakrata. It’s easily accessible from New Delhi and Dehradun. You can make it to the top and back just over a weekend. Wonderous forests, clearings and great mountain views –  frankly, this trek is far too rewarding!

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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 surficial experience.

Use this section to learn about the Deoban 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. Don’t miss the 'Frequently Asked Questions' section at the end. Trekkers find that extremely useful.

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