Uttarakhand | 7D/6N | 13,452 Ft.
March – July and September – December
(Above mentioned cost is for a fixed departure)
- Reviews 3934.9/5
- Vacation Style High Altitude Trek
- Activity Level Moderate
- Group Size Medium Group
All about the Devkyara Trek.
One of the least explored trails, the Devkyara trek climbs up to an altitude of 4,100 meters, straddling the Himachal and Uttarakhand border. It is ideal for beginner, owing to the slightly gradual gradient. The enchanting meadows of Devkyara, shadowed by the majestic Devkyara peak, are something right out of a fantasy movie. The trail begins from Sankri, and leads you through beautiful dense forests and meadows of the valleys Supin and Obra, along with moraines, glaciers, and narrow cliffs. Furthermore, the trek winds through some of the most rustic villages of Uttarakhand, offering you a sneak peek into the fascinating daily lives of the natives. As steeped in mythology as it is, the campsite of Babra is arguably the most interesting campsites of your trek, brimming with countless mythological tales. It is also one of the few treks that can be attempted in winters.
Max Altitude – 4,100 meters
Duration – 10 days
Level – Moderate
1. The Devkyara trek is ideal for those wishing to wander off the trodden trails.
2. The Devkyara peak chaperones beautifully over the trek, but the looming beauty is unleashed
3. Cradled by the valleys Supin and Obra, the trek meanders through beautiful, shaded villages of Uttarakhand, with natives who are warm and equally welcoming.
Devkyara Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Drive form Dehradun to Sankri
Time Taken: 7 – 8 hrs drive
Day 2 : Sankri to Boincha (3 hrs Drive). Boincha (6762 ft) to Obra (7641 ft) - 3.4 km, 3 hrs Trek
Day 3 : Obra (7644 ft) to Bhawa Waterfall (11,234 ft) - 8.13 km, 7 hrs
Day 4 : Bhawa Waterfall (11,234 ft) to Dev Kyara (13,451 ft) - 5 km, 5 hrs
Day 5 : Explore Dev Kyara and back to Bhawa Waterfall Campsite (11,234 ft) - 5 km, 5 hrs Trek
Day 6 : Bhawa Waterfall (11,234 ft) to Boincha (6762 ft) - 12 km, 6 hrs Trek. Boincha to Sankri - 3 hrs drive
Day 7 : Depart from Sankri. Drive to Dehradun.
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
- Accommodation: All accommodation on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel (if mentioned in the itinerary and not mentioned in exclusions) will be in a 2-3 star accommodation unless mentioned otherwise.
- Trek Leader and Guides: A team of an experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek.
- Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
- Meals: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five meal plan including Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner. You will be provided with clean mountain water from the streams to drink. You can carry water purification tablets if you deem necessary but we advise otherwise.
- Trekking and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
- Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee, etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
- A Life Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one.
- GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They will be charged once you add the trek in your cart. They are subjected to change according to government rules of India.
- Accommodation and Food in Dehradun: Food and stay in Dehradun are not included in the package. You can book your hotels or homestays in Dehradun, we can recommend a few good options.
- Flights and Transportation: Flights or other means of transport is not included in the package. Transportation from Dehradun to Sankri and vice vera is not included in the package. We can arrange a cab for you according to your requirements but you will be liable to pay for the same. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
- Personal Trekking Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to that weather and difficulty of the trek.
- Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
- Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures.
- Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, snacks, orders tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides etc) are not included in the package.
- Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
- Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.
FAQs and Reviews
Whom is the trek for?
The moderate level of the trek makes it ideal for very fit beginners, as well as those with previous high altitude trekking experience. It is mandatory, however, that you follow a strict fitness regime to be able to adjust to the high altitude (i.e. lower oxygen levels).
Which is the best season for this trek?
The trek can be done throughout the year (except monsoons), but the months of May, June, July, September and October are ideal, as you can see the place in blooming greenery, with beautiful floral patches popping up everywhere. Although, if you’re someone more inclined towards snowy landscapes, winter season is your best bet.
What are the weather conditions during the trek?
During summers and post monsoons, the weather is pleasant, with a lush carpet of greenery gracing your trails. During winters, the place turns into a snowy wonderland, though temperatures plummet considerably.
What things are needed to be carried?
Rucksack, high ankle trekking shoes, one fleece jacket, one down feather / post-monsoon well-experienced, 3 pairs of quick dry T-shirts and trek pants, 5-6 pairs of socks, balaclava, a daypack, sunscreen SPF 50+, scarf, towel, lip balm, headlamp / torch, 2 water bottles of 1 litre, and personal medicines.