|Chopta Chandrashila Trek
Deoriatal is the most vibrant and delightful place in the district of Rudraprayag. It is a lake which is known for his panoramic view of the beautiful Chaukhamba peak. This peak is so close and clear from this place that it seems like you can touch it. The devariyatal lake gives the spectacular reflection of the mighty Chaukhamba Peak in clear lake water. This beautiful lake at an altitude of 2438m. It is ideal for spot angling and bird watching but before goes for fishing you just had to take permission from DFO Gopeshwar.
Our Journey started from Haridwar, our bags were packed and we were excited to move but it seems that nature was also in a good mood because the rain started outside. In spite of this, we moved to our destination without thinking that how dangerous it would be to travel in the mountains on a rainy day. Several milestones came in our journey like Rishikesh, Srinagar, Devprayag, Rudraprayag… And at last, we finally reach Ukhimath. After that, we moved towards the sari village which would be our base camp. The road was motorable up to Sari. The Distance between Ukhimath & Sari is 14 km and then 2km easy trek to Deoriyatal from Sari and there is another trekking route from Ukhimath to Deoriyatal which was 8km of the steep climb. We select the easy one and after half an hour we were in the Sari village.
Next day, we wake up early and move towards the Deoriyatal and approx 1 hr we reached Deoriyatal. The scene was so beautiful that it can’t be defined in words. The lake was at top of the hill. It has heavily lush green surrounding, with snow-covered mountains in the backdrop. The Chaukhambha peak was clearly visible but Nilkanth, Bandarpoonch, Kedar Range and Kalang also visible from that place.
We just stand quite and watching this Unique and beautiful artwork of nature for the upcoming several minutes. We just only want to capture the whole scene into our eyes because we don’t know when we get another chance to see this beauty again. We had 2–3 best cameras to capture the beauty of this place but these cameras can’t capture the aroma that mixed in the air, they can’t capture the silence, the peace, the chirpings of birds, that breeze that flowing.
Deoriatal is such a majestic place which hypnotized us by its beauty. By seeing the beauty of this place, I’m completely sure and I can say that: “This is the place which God created with his own hands.”