Trek past snow-laden mountain trails, catch breathtaking views from vantage points, stay in alpine tents at a beautiful campsite and explore the mountains of Uttarakhand. This winter trek to Devban gives you the classic winter trekking experience of the Himalayas over a relatively easy route on a short two-day itinerary. You'll be navigating remote pathways with inches of snow, climbing uphill to over 9,000 feet to get stunning Himalayan views and sleep in tents pitched under a starry night sky. All throughout, you'll explore some of the most secluded mountains of Uttarakhand.
NOTE: A minimum of 4 travellers are required to book this trek to Devban. Non-Indian citizens cannot book this trek as per government regulations.
Devban, a little-known village tucked away in a secluded corner of Uttarakhand, is not the most popular choice for trekkers. This allows you to explore the real beauty of the lower Himalayan mountains, the Kanasar range, at a slower pace and an authentic experience. Far away from the crowds at Dehradun, the oak and pine forests and thorny shrubs of the Undawa forests near Devban are the highlight of this trek. These forests, painted pure white with snow as far as the eye can see, attract chirping alpine birds and harmless mountain wildlife.
Embark on an easy, two-day trek to Devban. | Climb up to an altitude of more than 9,000 feet. | Catch beautiful views of snow-capped peaks in the Himalayas. | Stay in tents pitched at a photogenic campsite.
Arrive at Dehradun by early morning. Here, you'll board a private vehicle and travel to the village of Chakrate. The 3-hr drive takes you past small villages, eucalyptus plantations and vast farmlands. The trek begins from the outskirts of Chakrata, as you move from tar roads to wide trails inside dense, snow-layered forests. After a 3-hr trek, you'll arrive at the gushing Tiger Falls. Spend some time in the water, enjoy the scenery and board a private vehicle to Devban, travelling past vantage points of beautiful Himalayan views. You should arrive at your campsite by late afternoon. Overnight in tents at Devban.
Overnight in tents at Devban.
Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. All meals will be vegetarian. You'll be accommodation in tents at a campsite near Devban. The tents will come with a mattress and sleeping bag.
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Day 2 of the Devban trek: Devban to Dehradun
An early morning trek will take you uphill on a well-marked route until the village of Devban, a small community of shepherds and farmers. Soon, you'll enter a denser forest with increasingly thicker snow on the trail. A brief stop at the Devban Forest Rest House later, you'll reach the Vyas Point, the highest location in the Undawa forests around Devban. Spend some time with breathtaking views of the faraway peaks and retrace your steps back to Chakrata. Here, you'll board a private vehicle back to Dehradun. Your trip ends here.
Your trip ends by evening.
Today's meal package includes breakfast and lunch. You'll return back to Dehradun by evening.
Travel arrangements between Dehradun-Chakrata in private vehicle
Accommodation in tents for 1 night at Devban on twin/triple-sharing basis
All equipment required for camping: tents, sleeping bags, mattress
Common kitchen/dining and washroom tent while camping
All vegetarian meals from breakfast on day 1 to lunch on day 2
Services of an experienced trek leader and support crew
Porters/mules to carry common camping equipment
All government permits and entry fees
All applicable taxes
Travel arrangements between home city-Dehradun
Costs due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
Personal expenses such as extra meals or beverages etc.
Anything not mentioned in inclusions
What to Wear
What to Wear
Shirts/t-shirts and track pants/shorts
Sweater and thermal wear
Woollen socks and gloves
Raincoat or poncho
Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
Hard luggage like suitcases, trolley bags etc.
Restrictive or uncomfortable apparel
What not to Wear
Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
Equipment / Gear
Private vehicle for transport between Dehradun-Chakrata
You need to get
Dry snacks (protein/granola bar, biscuits etc.)
Towel or napkins
Specific personal or prescribed medication
Personal first-aid kit
Directions towards the Pick up Point
Dehradun railway station is well-connected to most cities via frequent trains from neighbouring towns. You can also board a flight to the Dehradun Airport and hire a private cab or taxi for travel to the railway station. Google Maps pin: https://goo.gl/maps/b1G71z1orZA2
Directions towards the Start Point
The tour operator will arrange your transport to the start point of the Devban trek.