Deori Tal is a lake situated on an altitude of 2438 metres above the sea level. The lake is located on the Chopta-Ukhimath road and is at a distance of 3 kilometres uphill from the Sari and Mastura villages.
Deori Tal is known for its 300 degree panoramic view of the mountains like Nilkantha, Kedar Range, Chaukhamba, Bandapunch and Kalang. The heavily wooded, lush green surroundings with the snow covered mountains make the place more beautiful as a camping destination. Trekking and camping are the major adventures carried out in Deori Tal. There are also some small tea stalls at the place which closes after the sunset. The trek to Deori Tal can be combined with trek to Tungnath and Chandrashila.
According to Hindu mythology the Gods bathed in this lake and that is from where it got its name as Deori Tal. The lake is also believed to be the “Indra Sarovar” referred to in the Puranas by wandering Hindu Saints. It is also belived that this was the place where Yaksha tested the pandavas.
Deori Tal Trek Iternary:
Trek to Deori Tal is an easy trek for summers. In winters, the routes are blocked by snowfall and hence it becomes difficult but many trekkers take it as a challenge and trek to Deori Tal in winters. One has to reach Chopta to start the trek.
The trek to Deori Tal starts from Chopta and is an easy 2 kilometres trek with rocky path from Sari village located in Ukhimath- Gopeshwar road near Chopta which falls on the way to the trek. The trek is easy for beginners and the route is full of majestic natural beauty.
One can do camping in Deori Tal and stay overnight to enjoy the spectacular night under the stars and return back to Chopta via Sari village the next day. You can also trek further to Tungnath and then Chandrashila which are the next trekking destinations from Deori Tal.
Deori Tal can be reached by a shared taxi followed by trekking from matsura village. One can also trek a distance of 7 kilometres from Ukhimath to reach Deori Tal.