The Danteshwari Temple Trek in Chhattisgarh is a unique and challenging trek that takes you through the rugged terrains of the state to one of the most revered temples in the region. The trek is designed for adventure enthusiasts and spiritual seekers, and offers a chance to witness the beauty and diversity of the region’s flora and fauna.
Day 1: Arrival at Raipur and drive to Dantewada. Overnight stay at a hotel in Dantewada.
Day 2: Trek from Dantewada to Barsur, a distance of around 16 km. The trek takes around 6-7 hours to complete. Overnight stay at a campsite in Barsur.
Day 3: Trek from Barsur to Danteshwari Temple, a distance of around 14 km. The trek takes around 5-6 hours to complete. Overnight stay at a guesthouse near the temple.
Day 4: Visit the Danteshwari Temple and explore the surrounding areas. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.
Day 5: Trek back from Danteshwari Temple to Barsur, a distance of around 14 km. The trek takes around 5-6 hours to complete. Overnight stay at the campsite in Barsur.
Day 6: Trek back from Barsur to Dantewada, a distance of around 16 km. The trek takes around 6-7 hours to complete. Overnight stay at the hotel in Dantewada.
Day 7: Departure from Raipur.
- Trek Duration: 6 days and 5 nights
- Trek Difficulty: Challenging
- Trek Distance: 60 km
- Best time to visit: October to February
- Accommodation: Tents at the campsite and guesthouses near the temple
- Food: Vegetarian meals will be provided during the trek
Fitness and Training Tips:
- Start preparing for the trek at least two months in advance.
- Engage in regular physical activities like running, cycling, and swimming to improve your stamina.
- Do some basic exercises to strengthen your core and leg muscles.
- Try to carry a backpack while training to get used to carrying the load during the trek.
- Follow the instructions of the trek leader at all times.
- Do not wander off the designated path or try to explore the area on your own.
- Carry a first-aid kit and any necessary medication.
- Be aware of the wildlife in the area and maintain a safe distance from them.
Things to Carry:
- Backpack with rain cover
- Water bottles
- Trekking shoes
- Warm clothes
- Sleeping bag
- Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
- Sunscreen and sunglasses
- Hat or cap
- Insect repellent
The cost of the Danteshwari Temple Trek in Chhattisgarh varies depending on the tour operator and the services provided. It typically includes accommodation, meals, transportation, and a trekking guide. The cost can range from INR 15,000 to INR 25,000 per person.
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