Dev Roopa Trek

Dev Roopa Trek

Himachal Pradesh 5 Days

Moderate

56 KM

MAX 15

MAX ALTITUDE

4280 mts.


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Kasol to Kasol

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Description

Certain treks take you to some of the most pristine locations untouched by human presence. One such trek is the beautiful Dev Roopa Trek near the infamous Malana village in Himachal Pradesh's Parvati Valley. Running close to the Malana river the trail takes you to the vast fields of Dev Roopa perched at the edge amidst mighty Himalayan peaks like Ali Ratna, Tiger Teeth and others. Dev Roopa meaning "Descent of God" lives to the name with the incomprehensible beauty of grasslands as wide as several football fields with multiple streams meandering through them that makes it look like celestial. The trail takes you through unique flora and fauna, highland meadows, steep climbs all of which bolster your trekking experience to Dev Roopa. The high altitude gain in the only significant challenge in this trek wich thus demands prior trekking experience or at least good physical fitness. Tread on the less frequented path towards one of the most fantastic locations in this world. The best time for Dev Roopa trek is in the months of June to October. Stay on this page more information on the Dev Roopa Trek.



Itinerary

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Day 1

Drive from Kasol to Malana Dam. Trek to Behali.

Today we will drive from Kasol to Malana Dam and go for a small trek to the Malana village famous for its world-renowned unique tradition. With its own social culture and tradition having strict beliefs and customs. We will then proceed to trek towards Behali campsite alongside the Malana river and camp for the night. Overnight in tents.


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Day 2

Behali to Mota Grahan - 6 hours

Today we trek from Behali campsite to Mota Grahan through dense forests and cross "thatch" which are grazing fields used by shepherds as grazing grounds which are huge and plain. We will reach Mota Grahan campsite and camp at riverside overnight in tents.


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Day 3

Mota Grahan to Bogdi - 6 hours

Today will be a long trek to Bogdi campsite from Mota Grahan. Bogdi can also be considered as the base camp of Dev Roopa. Reach the Bogdi campsite and relax for the day. Overnight in tents.


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Day 4

Bogdi to Dev Roopa and back - 7 hours

Today we will start our trek to the majestic grasslands of Dev Roopa with 3 steep climbs lasting for an hour each alongside a stream coming from Dev Roopa which is a sacred place for locals and is known as the "Descent of God". Dev Roopa is absolutely huge as big as multiple football fields in size. The grassland is perfectly plain with streams running in loops and curves through the place. We will then descend to Bogdi campsite and spend the night.


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Day 5

Bogdi to Behali - 5 hours trek. Drive to Kasol.

We will retrace our steps and descend to Behali campsite and further down till the road where our vehicles will pick you up and drive to Kasol. We bid you goodbye at Kasol.



Frequently Asked Questions

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Eligibility: Is this trek good for me?

Dev Roopa Trek is a moderate trek i.e. it requires more strength and endurance than easy level treks. It is a high altitude trek climbing to a height of 4280 meters. Therefore, it is recommended that you first gain experience of trekking to altitudes of 3500 meters and learn about campsite basics, ascending descending on mountain trails, basics of high altitude acclimatization process and then move up a notch with Dev Roopa Trek. On the Bikat scale Dev Roopa trek difficulty level is 4. For details on trek difficulty level, please read on Bikat Rating Scale

Eligibility: Experience required

One should have at least 6-8 trek days in the Himalayas in his/her kitty. Dev Roopa trek is more than 4000 meters, a person must have prior experience of trekking at altitudes of or more than 3000 meters.

Eligibility: Fitness benchmark

  1. Jog/Run for 5 Kms in 25-30 mins or Walk continuously for 10 kms (with 3-4 small breaks) on plain terrain (slight incline is better) - You would be required to produce a screenshot from a fitness app testifying the same
  2. Hold your breath for 30-35 seconds

If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.

Eligibility: Requisite Skills

One should be familiar with the following:

  • Know campsite basics like how to use a sleeping bag, sleeping tent, toilet tent
  • Ascending & Descending technique for mountain trails
  • Basic mountain mannerisms
  • Ascending & Descending on snow
  • Basics of Mountain Sickness
  • Basics of Mountain Hazards
  • How to cross small water streams

About the activity: Why should I go for this trek?

Dev Roopa Trek

Dev Roopa trek is one of the most beautiful and offbeat treks near Malana village of Himachal's Parvati Valley. The trail offers some of the most unique flora and fauna, beautiful grasslands, splendid mountain views from the campsites, and ultimately the rush of reaching a humongous grassland perched at the edge with rivers meandering through it. The best option for beginners and experienced trekkers alike who wish to explore a celestial beauty hidden in this part of the Himalayas.

Best Season: What are the best months to visit this trek?

June to October is the best time for the Dev Roopa Trek.

Packing List: What to pack



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Packing List: How should I pack my rucksack?

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Connectivity: How to Reach the base of the trek & how to go back from the end point?

The starting point of Dev Roopa trek is from Malana Dam which is about 25km from Kasol. Kasol is a hamlet in the Parvati valley of Himachal Pradesh. It is 520 km from Delhi. There are public buses running between Delhi and Kasol. Kasol is easily accessible through road, rail and air transport.
By Road: The distance between Delhi and Kasol is 520 km. There are frequent buses from Delhi to Kasol. Most of them are not direct buses so you will have to take an HRTC bus from ISBT Kashmere Gate, Delhi towards Manali and change the bus at Bhuntar (30 km from Kasol) and reach Kasol either by a local bus or a private taxi. There are very few direct buses from Delhi to Kasol but they are run by private companies. You can also hire a taxi or outstation cab from Delhi to Kasol.
By Rail: To reach Kasol by railways you have to get off at the nearest railway station to Kasol which is Joginder Nagar railway station, about 144 km from the village of Kasol. You can take a cab from the station to reach Kasol or a bus from the Joginder Nagar Bus Stand towards Manikaran which should take about 4.5 to 5 hours.
By Air: The nearest airport to Kasol is almost 31 Kms away, Bhuntar Airport located near Kullu. It is connected to three cities Delhi, Pathankot and Shimla. You can hire local cabs or private vehicles from there to reach Kasol.

Connectivity: What is the cellular network connectivity for this trek?

There is no mobile reception after Kasol.

Nearby attraction: What are the nearby attractions that I can explore?

There are a number of places to visit around Kasol in the Parvati Valley. Manikaran, a pilgrim site with its hot springs is a famous attraction near Kasol. The waters of the hot springs are believed to have medicinal properties. There are plenty of hiking trails from Kasol to its surrounding villages like Choj, Chalal, and Rashol. One can also visit the quaint village of Tosh by a private or a shared taxi. A day hike to the famous Kheerganga, a spiritual destination with hot springs, can also be done from Barshaini.

Age limit: What is the minimum & maximum age limit?

The minimum age limit is 13 years. However, minors aged between 13 to 17 should be accompanied by their parents or guardians. If you are above the age of 60, kindly carry a medical certificate from your doctor that deem you fit for adventure activities like trekking.

Accommodation type: What will be the accommodation type in this trek?

On trekking days, all the trekkers will be accommodated in twin sharing tents. Along with this, there will also be a toilet tent and a dining tent installed at every campsite as we roll.

Equipment and facilities: What kind of tents and sleeping bags will be provided to us?

We provide 4 seasons tents by Gipfel for higher altitudes which can easily withstand heavy snowfall and storms. They are spacious enough to accomodate 3 people at once with a vestibule to place the backpacks. Our sleeping bags are made up of Heatseeker Pro synthetic insulation that can provide you comfort in -10 degrees celsius. We also use additional fleece liners to have thermal efficiency even in the extreme temperatures of -17 degrees Celsius. If you carry your own sleeping bag, you will get a cashback reward provided that you inform us as soon as you have booked your trek.

Equipment and facilities: Are there any washroom/toilet facilities on the trek?

Toilet tents will be provided to you on the trek.These are portable toilets tents where a deep pit will be dug. A shovel will be provided inside the tent to cover the waste after you have made your business. You can take a toilet roll inside. Make sure you dig used toilet paper along with the waste. Though water is recommended in place of toilet paper. Please refrain from using wet wipes as they are non-biodegradable. There will be no facility for bathing on the trek. Go through our blog section for tips on how to maintain personal hygiene on treks.

Equipment and facilities: If we trek in snow, what equipment will you provide?

You will be provided with good quality of gaiters and microspikes from us depending upon the situation of the snow. Our trek leaders will also be carrying ropes and ice axe.

Equipment and facilities: What kind of food will be provided for the trek?

Vegetarian food will be served throughout the trek. The only non-vegetarian item served on our treks are eggs. Our kitchen staff follows a proper menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner which has been designed in order to fulfil the nutritional requirements of the participants. There will be milk, poha, eggs, muesli/corn flakes, bread and butter served for breakfast. Rice or simple roti sabzi will be packed for lunch. In dinner, you will have dal, egg curry or any other vegetarian dish along with rice, roti, and a dessert item. Packed lunch will be provided to you on the days you are trekking. You are requested to carry your own tiffin box and a mug to consume food. The meals consumed on journey and arrival day are not included in our cost.

Equipment and facilities: What equipment can I rent from you?

You can rent the following items from us- Trekking Pole, Trekking Shoes, Fleece Jacket, Rucksack.

Weather conditions: What will the temperatures be like during this trek?

The day temperatures will range from 10-20 degrees Celsius and around 0-7 degrees Celsius at night. Temperatures would be on the higher side at lower altitudes and colder at higher altitudes. Weather is unpredictable at the top with chances of rain or thunderstorm.

Weather conditions: When will there be snow on this trek?

There will be snow on the higher reaches of the trail in the months of June and July.

Miscellaneous : Is there an option to offload my backpack?

If you want to offload your rucksack, you will have to make a request for offloading a few days prior to the trek through an email so that arrangements can be made in advance. You will be charged per day for offloading your rucksack. In case you decide to offload on the spot, you may have to pay a higher price than usual. However, offloading your rucksack is not recommended since it is not a safe practice.

Miscellaneous : Who will lead us on the trek?

A team of participant will be led by a course certified trek leader and a local guide. All participants are requested to abide by what their leader says. There will also be a team of kitchen staff and porters on the trek. We maintain 1:8 ratio of trek leader and participants. All our trek leaders and staff have certified training in first-aid and rescue operations.

Miscellaneous : Is the trekking pole necessary?

Yes, trekking pole is necessary. If you don’t want to buy one, you can rent it from us on minimal daily basis charges. You can request the renting link from us.

Miscellaneous : Are there any local stores/shops from where I can shop trekking necessities?

Kasol has a reasonable size market. However, we will have to head to Malana and there will be no time for shopping. Please do not leave anything for last-minute buying.

Miscellaneous : Is it safe for a solo woman traveller to trek in Fixed departures?

Yes, it is absolutely safe for a solo woman to travel in fix departures. Women on the trek will be sharing a tent with each other. In case you are the only woman on the trek, you will be given a separate tent.

Miscellaneous : Will you give certificates on completion of trek?

Yes, e-certificates will be given at the end of each trek provided that you completed it. It will bear your name, the trek, and the maximum altitude you achieved on the trek.

Transport: In case we opt for the transport with you, where will you pick us from and where will you drop?

You will have to reach Kasol on your own. Since the trek starts and ends near Malana, our vehicles will pick you up from Kasol and drop you at the same location at the end of the trek.

Transport: What time will you drop us at the end point on last day of the trek?

Expect to reach Kasol by evening.

Mandatory documents: What are the mandatory documents required for the trek?

ID Proof (Soft Copy to be sent to us in Advance & original to be carried) and Medical Certificate (Soft Copy to be sent to us & original to be carried) are the mandatory documents required for this trek.


Why Bikat

Learning Experience
  • We are an Adventure Learning Organisation first.
  • We want you to not just complete a trek safely but also pick up some basic trekking knowledge and skills along the way.
  • To achieve this we have integrated learning modules into our itineraries.
  • These modules will help you build the necessary skills to progress from trekking to mountaineering over time.
Loyality Programs

Our community is an integral part of us and we take pride in our trekkers and climbers. When you complete at least three days on any trek or expedition with us, you become eligible for our membership and referral programs.

  • Currently we have three levels:
  • Basic Membership
  • Summiteer Membership
  • Leader Membership
Personalized Attention
  • Our group sizes on treks don’t exceed 15 members in order to maintain a healthy Participants : Leader Ratio of 8:1.
  • Over time we have found this number to be optimum when it comes to ensuring personalised attention to every member of our group.
  • On mountaineering expeditions this number is even smaller. Our group sizes are capped at 12 members ensuring a Participants : HAP Ratio of 2:1.
Best Expedition Leaders
  • Our Expedition leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders.
  • Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
Eco-friendly Practices
  • Group sizes are capped at 15 people.
  • Batch sizes are capped at 250 people per trail per season.
  • We follow a rolling campsite model.
  • We are constantly exploring and introducing new trails to reduce the burden on existing ones.
Safety

For us, a successful summit is not about reaching the highest point of a mountain but about making it safely back to base.

  • To ensure this:
  • Every region of ours is mapped with an emergency evacuation plan.
  • The equipment we use is UIAA certified.
  • Our trek leaders are AMC certified with specialisation in rescue procedures.
  • Our support staffs are trained in first aid as well.

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What's Included

Whats Included

  • Veg Food as per menu on all trekking days.
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges/Permits, Trek Permit Fee/IMF Permission (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals).
  • Camping tents, Temp rated sleeping bags, mattress
  • Accommodation during trekking days in tents on a twin sharing basis.
  • Safety Equipment includes static rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys
  • Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with Wilderness Emergency Responder & Rescue course from NIM Uttarkashi
  • First Aid Certified Local guide, cook, helpers
  • Porters or mules for carrying common luggage

Whats Not Included?

  • Meals during road journeys
  • Any kind of Insurance
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Carriage of personal rucksack
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list

Cancellation Policy

Cash Refund

Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date
5% Deduction

Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure
50% deduction

Less than 15 days of departure
No Cash Refund

Voucher Refund

Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date
No Deduction

Cancellations less than 5 days prior to departure
No Refund

Please note
  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers.
  • This is only a brief of cancellation terms. For finer details please refer Detailed Cancellation Policy.

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