Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Deoria Tal


 Contants - Deoria Tal / Tungnath 



                         On the way to Deoria tal
                         Deoria  Tal
                         Tungnath




We started our trekking from Village Sari around 3.30 PM .Deoria Tal is at an altitude of 2,438 Mtrs and famous for its mesmerizing reflections of Chaukhamba Range in the crystal clear water of Tal.


The distance between Village Sari and Deoria Tal is around 2.30 Kms but the entire trek is steep and trekking  would be actually too tough for the non-regular trekker. 





We were moving slowly and enjoying scenic beauty around us.


On the way we passed through Nagraj Temple. 




Finally we reached at entry point of Deoria Tal at 5.30 PM where we came across a couple of small restaurants / Dhabas. The lake was still little  far away. 



All the visitors are supposed to pay Rs. 150/- per person to visit Deoria Tal as maintenance fee.


As soon as we reached close to Deoria Tal we were stunned by the mesmerising beauty around.  
  



We took a round of lake and reached at watch tower from where Chaukhamba Range can be seen clearly.But it was our hard luck that due to the cloudy weather we could not be see any of the peaks. 





During the time of 12 years of exile, one day Pandava  were all tired and exhausted and extremely thirsty. 
Yudhishtira asked Nakula to climb up a tree to locate any source of water. Nakula did accordingly and located the evidence for some water source. Yudhistira asked Nakula to go to the source and get immediately some water. He went there and saw a lake with crystal clear water and was about to drink it when he heard a voice: 'Don't venture to drink the water before answering my questions. Otherwise you will come to die. Nakula did not heed his words and tried to drink the water. Immediately he fell down dead. One by one all the brother died. Finally Yudhishtira went and answered all the 18 question asked by Yaksha.Finally one by one Yudhishtira got all his brothers back.


We stayed  overnight at Deoria tal in tents which we got them booked in advance through a local tourist guide Hira Singh Negi. There is a facility of  forest guest house too but people prefer to stay in tents.There is no electricity in Deoria Tal , tent guys will provide you with  solar lanterns and it is advisable not  to roam around in night because of the fear of wild animals.





We had our dinner at a dhaba which is run by same guy who arranged tents  for us. We relished the tasty Food and  chappati cooked in chullahas which we can find in such remote places only. 




Next morning we got up at 5.30 AM but it was again cloudy.We could manage to see only  orange  tip of the peaks of Chaukhamba Range. We waited there till 7.00 AM in this hope that weather would be clearer and atleast we will be able to watch the reflection of the range but I think we were not destined to see it this time. 






·         For stay options at Deoria Tal,  contact :-

·         Mr. Hira Singh Negi (09410241543)
·         Mr. Lakhpat singh Negi 09456264575
·         Mr. Surendra (09410367921, 08958329376)
·         Mr. Rakesh Negi (9411534715)



After tea, we started back for Sari village to continue our journey to Chopta / Tungnath.




Tungnath post will be coming soon ....................

26 comments :

  1. wow... this is amazing... honestly I'd never heard of this place :-) Thanks for sharing...

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  2. The place looks amazing. Love the trek path. Location of the camp looks awesome.

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    1. thanks Arun for going through the post and liking it.

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  3. Beautiful Pictures Mahesh, and the place appears beautiful as well :-)

    Good to see that you also have started your own blog; its so rich :-)
    It is though expected from a Ghumakkar like you.

    Keep up the good work.

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    1. Thanks Manish for your motivational comment.

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  4. Again a beautiful and informative post! And I am proud being one of the co trekker of you from another team! But I really didn't know the story about the lake! And also I was completely unaware about the Chaukhamba Peaks! Reading your posts I am realising that before visiting any place I should do a lil research about it!
    Seeing ur camp pictures I am realising we should have also stayed there only in camps, instead of hotel.
    But really Deoriatal was really a beautiful place and my first proper trekking experience!

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    1. Thanks for going through the post and liking it. It is always better to gather some info regarding the place you would like to visit. Staying in camp was wonderful experience but the purpose of staying over there was not fulfilled as we were not able to see the reflection of chukhamba range in lake due to cloudy climate.

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  5. thanks for writing experience of camp. very nicely written post accompained by equally beautiful pictures

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  6. Wow. That's an inspiring post. I feel like getting few tents and warm cloths & head towards hills. It's anyway long time being in hills.

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  7. Nice trip Mahesh ji, but bad luck for you,bcoz u have no seen reflection of mountain's in lake.

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    1. Thanks for going through the post. No issue may be next time.

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  8. Nice travelogue....I really enjoyed it.

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  9. Thanks Pradeep for your kind words !

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  10. very nicely written pandvas story about deoria taal .. beautiful pics sir ji

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  11. Really informative and nicely written post with beautiful pics....
    कहानी मैंने भी पढ़ी है लेकिन ये नही पता था के ये घटना यहाँ घटी ।

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    1. Thanks Dr. Pradeep for liking the post !

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  12. It's a best trek for beginners and as you described it will give a memorable experience and will energize. I want to ask you about the cost of tent and sleeping bag provided by that guy ?

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    1. Tent, dinner and breakfast cost will be around 500/- per person

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  13. बहुत अच्छा यात्रा विवरण...जो चाहिए सब जानकारी कहा है...नकुल वाली बात से नयी जानकारी मिली...धन्यवाद सेमवाल साहब

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    1. Glad to know that post was helpful to you.

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  14. Beautiful write up.
    Will be travelling to Deoria Tal and adjoining Chopta and Tungnath in own Car and small tents with family.
    Few Questions
    1. Is their some parking place for car in Sari village and is it safe for it?
    2. can we pitch our own tents.
    3. Any local guide who can take us from Deoria Tal to Chopta and Tungnath via Rohini Bugyal.
    Any info will be highly appreciated.
    Thanks

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  15. 1. Is their some parking place for car in Sari village and is it safe for it?

    There is plenty of space for car parking.
    2. can we pitch our own tents.

    Yes you can.
    3. Any local guide who can take us from Deoria Tal to Chopta and Tungnath via Rohini Bugyal.

    Contact the Nos shared in post.

    Any info will be highly appreciated.

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