Haridwar-Tungnath-Deoriatal-Badri Narayan in October

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#91 Sep 13th, 2017, 19:28
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Originally Posted by arupratan ghosh View Post That's why it's quite risky to walk inside the forest just beside the taal Forest on the opposite direction , towards Sari is a safer option
why? Do you get better quality bushes there???

I would prefer a clean and 'covered' toilet there...if tents are unable to provide that, will have to look for the other two accommodations.

@Sindabad, just read your travelogue, fantastic writeup and photographs. You did mention the concrete building near the tal. May be we can try that too!
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Originally Posted by arupratan ghosh View Post That's why it's quite risky to walk inside the forest just beside the taal Forest on the opposite direction , towards Sari is a safer option
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Originally Posted by Joydtraveller View Post why? Do you get better quality bushes there???

I would prefer a clean and 'covered' toilet there...
No, no, not for better bushes My above reply to Himadri was made on a lighter note. I just tried to say that the area behind the room of the forest guard is comparatively cleaner than areas of the forest next to the lake

I don't know your perception about toilet tents. This is what we saw - it is basically an empty tent which they pitch near your tent after you reach there. It certainly provides a covered area, but has no toilet accessories (& no water too) . So once you use the toilet , it would not remain a clean one for the rest of your stay.
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Don't bother to pre-book FRH etc. The forest guard can provide you the keys against requisite fees. Otherwise there is a dhaba and dhabawala provides tent+sleeping bags on rent. And he will install the tent. Another option is permanent tent. And the dhabawala can accommodate few people inside the dhaba itself. You can also get tents and sleeping bags on rental from sari gaon.
And you have to manage the night...for the nature calls. One should not go into forest side at night. During daytime, no problem for family or groups. Solo is a bit risky. Hence don't go alone.
Arup-da explained it rightly about the toilet tents. There will be a digged up portion, and once it's done, put some soil on it, may not be a comfortable solution who are not familiar.
This dhabawala can provide water can/mug. But keep a stock of tissue rolls. You require these in tungnath also. (The kali kamli guesthouse have wc, but tissue paper will be required.) And don't forget to carry a bed sheet there.
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Yes, I agree with rajatchakraborty. You need not to book anything for Deoria tal. Just go & check the options available. We also didn't pre-book anything there. Just a call from Tungnath a day before & everything was arranged. I traveled there with Mrs & Junior & during peak tourist season
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ok...thanks for making me understand the nature of the toilet tent. Will try to keep the options open.

And regarding tissue papers, we are stocking up!
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I have been looking into this thread for quite some time and I am also going to the same location but in December. I hate to re-post same content twice but to catch everyone's eye from this thread: Dodital or Tunganath - December 23 -31 (Winter Trek)

Could you please suggest on the latest itinerary?

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Hi aneek,

Checked your thread . I'm definitely not the right person to answer your queries as I've not done winter-trek on these routes. Still I'm my posting my views based on my perception & whatever I've read in other threads on IM (& on some other online sources ) -

1. Haridwar to Sari - Possible for one day? We should start very early in the morning.

Yes it's possible if you hire an exclusive car. But trek to Deoria Taal on the same day would be hectic & is not recommended as it would get dark by the time you reach Sari even if you strat early from Haridwar. You may stay at Sari Village on that day & trek to Deoral Taal next day.

2. Where should we get Guides for Tungnath trail (Rohini bugyal, Tungnath & Chandrashilla)?

Guides are available in Sari Village. You may contact them in advance . But I've no idea about Rohini Bugiyal trail & not sure if that trail is doable during Mid December.

3. Since we are availing trains both ways, should we carry tents and sleeping bags ourselves?

You need not to carry tents, everything can be arranged by the guides in Sari Village.

4. In december, is it possible to visit Chandrashilla peak before sunrise? We have to do it.

Chandrashila might be inaccessible. Also Tungnath will be deserted by then & would be under 3/4 ft of snow. Usually trekkers visit Tungnath from Chopta & come back to Chopta on the same day during winter months. I'm not sure if you can have night stay at Tungnath during Mid -December due to extreme weather conditions. Anyways, expert members & your guide can provide you more specific info on this.

P.S : Here is a trip report with breathtaking photos on the same route , same time. They could not make it to Tungnath tough ( via Sari- Baniakund - Chopta ) due to fresh snowfall & extreme fatigue.
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