I packed all the necessary things with me and booked a train with an idea to sleep restless and get up fresh the next day.
Tungnath is located at an altitude of 3,460 m (11,352 ft). It is believed that the temple is 5000 Yrs old and established by the Pandavas.
It is around 8 am in the morning as I reached Haridwar Railway Station. And quickly I boarded on a bus moving the direction of Ukhimath. In the next 8 hours, I am standing in a village which is nearly 30 minutes distance from Deoriatal Trek.
Deoriatal is trek near to the place from where the Tungnath trek starts named Chopta. It's a lake around 3 KM from the village Sari at an altitude of 2,438 meters.
|On the way to Deorital, Sari Village is below|
|Landscape view while trekking towards Deoriatal|
At 7 AM, When I move out of my tent I just amazed to see the view and realised why added this lake with Tungnath's itinerary.
|Chaukhamba 1,2,,3 covered in snow|
|Morning first light on Janhukut Peak 22326Ft|
The campsite of Deorital is as magical as we can imagine. It's a big landscape with a lake one side and few Dhabas at the other end. Someone told me that a 14 KM jungle trail leads to chopta. The place is serene and calm.
Deoriatal is a place to try your hands in Photography. It's a place to relaxed and be in yourself. There is no crowd at all. I trekked with my 13KG rucksack filled with tent and sleeping bag but the place surprised me as the dhabas renting the complete sleeping gears at the nominal cost of 300-400.
Stayed there for a few more hours now its time for me to leave and to move further for the second and most beautiful part of this trek.