On your trek to Deoban, you will get to witness 55 mighty mountain peaks including India's highest mountain, Nanda Devi. The entire trail has an overwhelming presence of Deodar trees and which aptly justifies the name Deoban, as Deo refers to “Deodar” trees and Ban means “forests”. On this trek, you will savor the experience of seeing magnificent summit views and have long and serene forest walks. Deoban weekend trek is the best thing that you can indulge yourself in your upcoming weekends. Walk through the woody scent of the sap, among the incredibly tall trees. The trees of the forest are more than 600 years old. The trees were named Devdaru which in Sanskrit means “divine woods' ' and the tree does justice to its name.
The Deoban trek itinerary is very short, which you can complete in 2 days and this makes it an ideal weeknd plan. You have to reach Dehradun from where you will be taken to Lokhandi, from where the trek route will commence. After reaching Saraswati, the next day you summit and return to Kanasar from where you will be dropped at Dehradun.
Drive to Lokhandi and trek till Saraswati
On this day you will drive from Dehradun to Lokandi from where you will trek to Saraswati, and this is the first phase of your Deoban weekend trek.
You will be picked up from Dehradun Railway station from where it is a 90 km drive till Lokandi, which will take 4 hours to reach.
From Lokandi to Saraswati it is a 3.5 km trek, which will take you about 2.5 hours to reach Overnight stay in Saraswati.
Trekking shoes: Carry sturdy trekking shoes and not sports shoes. Since the slope will be slippery, a pair of shoes with good grip is necessary.
Backpack (40-60 liters): A strong backpack with durable straps and a good supporting frame is necessary. Do not forget to carry rain covers for your backpack.
Clothes : It is recommended that you wear layers as it gives you the maximum protection in the weather. The temperature fluctuates in the mountain and you can take on and off layers according to your comfort and ease. Carry 3 tshirts, 3 insulation layers, one outer layer which could very well be a padded jacket and two trek pants.
Accessories : Sunglasses, suncap, balaclava, trekking pole, headlamp.
A toiletry Kit - Carry the basics in your kit, lile toothbrush, paste, a small soap, moisturizer, lip balm, a roll-on and a tissue roll. There is no possibility of bathing during your trek so there is no need to overload the kit with soaps and shampoos.
Cutlery - Carry a leakproof lunch box along with a mug and a spoon. It is recommended that you wash your own cutlery in the trek as it ensures absolute hygiene and you can avoid the risk of inviting germs and bacteria to settle on your cutlery.
Two 1 liter bottles or a 2 liter hydration pack - Keep yourself hydrated over distance by carrying 2 1 liter water bottles or a hydration pack of 2 liters.
Plastic Covers- Carry plastic covers to store your used or wet clothes. It is recommended that you reuse plastic bags for this and do not buy new ones.
Fly directly to Dehradun if you are traveling from any other cities. This is recommended because it gives you an added rest day at Dehradun. If the flight tickets are too costly then you can arrive in Delhi from where you will get a connecting bus or train to Delhi. If you are traveling via Delhi, make sure it is Day 0 and not Day 1.