Deoria Tal does not have much accommodation option available except the tented accommodation and one FRH for which officially the permission is required from either Rudraprayag or Gopeshwar. However, the caretaker may arrange the stay for you if you land there directly.
We stayed in the tents arranged by Mr. Hira Singh Negi (more details below) and Bharat Puspwan: 09719875326, 09456108780, who can also make arrangements in the FRH for you.
Let’s take a look at our experience on the stay in those tents and the rest of the complete review of our stay at this place in Uttarakhand.
Let's quickly dive into the details:
Camps or Tents at Deoria Tal
Well, below you can check some pictures of the camps at Deoriatal and views on offer from the Deoria Tal complex.
Bookings can be made by calling Bharat Puspwan: 09719875326, 09456108780, or Mr. Hira Singh Negi – 09410241543 or Mr. Surendra (09410367921, 08958329376). He is a one-stop solution for accommodation (tented or FRH), food, etc. at Deoriatal. He will make all the necessary arrangements for you to stay at Deoria Tal.
If required, they can also arrange the rooms at FRH, which has the toilets as well. If FRH is required, then contact him well in advance and tell him clearly that you will not stay in the tents/camps and need the FRH rooms anyhow.
Being less visited by tourists owing to fewer stay options and hike involved, no wonder Deoriatal comes in the list of offbeat places in Uttarakhand.
Although you can pay him whatever you feel worth for his efforts and your overall experience at Deoria Tal. But anyhow, now he charges about Rs 900-1200 per person per night, which includes dinner as well as breakfast and any round of tea or little snacks like boiled eggs or maggie. Since our experience was good, we gave him some extra for the same as it meant a lot to this nice old fellow.
The camps are located just at the Deoriatal and FRH is also present in the Deoriatal complex but on the other side of the lake and the dhabhas.
The road is not motorable to Deoriatal. You will need to park your vehicle at Sari Village at any empty, safe place you find first. The guides above will help you park the car at Sari Village if you ask him to come down to pick you near the BSNL tower. The parking is usually safe, at least it was safe for us.
Travel Tip: You can check out my list of places to play in snow or snowfall in Uttarakhand which are near Delhi.
Phone facility and electricity is not available at Deoria Tal. Mobile signals for Airtel and Vodafone were not much at Deoria Tal, but BSNL and IDEA were working fine. You may find a bit poor connectivity in between at Deoria Tal.
Although there is a number of ATMs on the route as well and we used Chandrapuri ATM which comes after Agustmuni and before Syal Saur. Chandrapuri ATM is the closest ATM because I guess there is no ATM present at Ukhimath.
Nearest Petrol Pump is at Kund about 7-8 KMs before Ukhimath. I will suggest that you top-up the fuel either at Srinagar or Rudra Prayag.
You can also check the itinerary which I prepared for myself and followed to some extent only, at the below link: Itinerary | Chopta – Tunganath – Chandrashilla – Deoria Tal
You can get the medical assistance at Ukhimath town about 12-13 KMs away from Sari Village. There are medical shops present in the Ukhimath town as well.
We stayed in tents with proper beds (2 in number) easily accommodating three persons. But, to beat the severe cold, we all decided to squeeze ourselves into one tent only on those two beds. I guess, in the night, it became uncomfortable with 4 of us on two beds, but none dared to go into the other tent in such extreme cold.
There were quilts as well, which were good in number to provide enough warmth. Overall it was a good choice, but due to our mistake of accommodating 4 in one tent with another tent remaining empty, it got uncomfortable in the night. I suggest if you visit then do not take more than three in on tent, two would be much much better.
Hira Singh Ji runs as dhabha over at Deoriatal, where you will have your meals prepared by him. I must say that at such a location, you cannot ask for better food and he prepared some decent meals for us. Dal and the local vegetable were tasty as well as spicy; however, the rice was partially cooked.
You should carry your cold drinks if you want to have some drinks up there as it could be possible that dhabha is out of stock with cold drinks. Mineral water was available with him, but again I will suggest carrying your own if it is out of stock.
Travel Tip: Did you know that you can also club a visit to Auli when visiting the Chopta region?
Attractions In-Around Deoriatal
Well, apart from Deoria Tal there is Tunganath Temple as well. There are locale temples of Usha and Anirudh, Shiva and Parvati at Ukhimath.
To get more details on the places you can check the links of travel guides for Tunganath and Deoria Tal below: Delhi to Deoria Tal, Uttarakhand | Travel Guide and Delhi to Tunganath Temple and Chandrashilla, Uttarakhand | Travel Guide
You should always carry your own water bottle and refill it as many times as you need water. It will not only keep you hydrated always, but you will also help in saving the Himalayas from plastic garbage. Remember, every tiny step counts and your step in this direction can help save the Himalayas too !! 🙂 🙂
If you are looking for a stay at Deoriatal either in camps or FRH then you must call Bharat Puspwan or Mr. Hira Singh Negi, I am sure you will not be disappointed by their arrangements at such a desolate place.
A few other people at Sari village arrange the camping accommodation at Deoria Tal, but I guess those guys run a show and kind of charge too much too. The arrangements by Bharat Puspwan or Mr. Hira Singh Negi or Surendra are genuine and authentic, though. You can also contact another guide to this region named, Satish Singh: 09410096645.
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