2N/3D

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25 km

12000ft

6,500/P + 5% GST

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Explore the captivating wonders of the Chopta Chandrashila Deoria Tal Trek, nestled in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand’s Himalayas. This sanctuary of untamed wilderness beckons fervent trekkers seeking an exhilarating escapade amidst nature’s grandeur. With its sparse infrastructure and minimal human footprint, the trek offers an authentic wilderness experience that resonates with adventurous souls. Embark on the Chopta Chandrashila Deoria Tal Trek, renowned as one of Uttarakhand’s premier trekking routes.  Read More

 
 

TREK ITINERARY

Day 01:Delhi/Rishikesh to Chopta

• Stay: Overnight stay at Swiss Camps in Chopta

• Meal: Dinner

• Altitude: Chopta (8888 ft).

• Distance: By Road 250 km

• Time Taken: By Road 7-8 hr Pickup from Delhi will be late night and Drive to Rishikesh. Early Morning we reached Rishikesh and stopped for a while and then we left for Chopta. Experience the tranquil allure of the mountains as you journey towards Chopta. While the Himalayan drive may be a tad exhausting, the mesmerizing vistas will continuously rejuvenate your spirit. Upon arrival, settle into your cozy camps, and enjoy a leisurely evening surrounded by the majestic Himalayan scenery. Note: Pickup from Delhi will be one night before.

 
Day 2: Hiking from Chopta base to Tungnath and Chandrashila Summit

• Stay: Overnight stay at Swiss Camp in Chopta
• Meal: breakfast and dinner.
• Altitude: Tungnath Temple (12106 ft), Chandrashila summit (12,110 ft)
• Distance: 8 kms ( both sides).
• Time Taken: 4 – 5 hrs approx.
• Trek Grade: Easy

On the second day of your exhilarating trek, we embark on the journey towards Tungnath and Chandrashila, starting from either Chopta base. This leg of the trek offers a perfect blend of ascent and descent, with a well-defined rocky trail that unveils the majestic Chandrashila summit and the vibrant hues of Tungnath temple. As we progress further, you’ll encounter the first challenge: navigating a steep uphill bend along the mountain’s ridgeback. Throughout the trek, you’ll be surrounded by the vibrant blossoms of Rhododendron, adding a splash of color to your adventure. Upon reaching the revered Tungnath temple, take a moment to pay homage to Lord Shiva, as Tungnath stands as one of the highest Shiva temples globally. After visiting the temple, we trek towards Chandrashila Summit, another captivating highlight of our journey. Finally, we’ll trek back to Chopta, concluding a day filled with awe-inspiring vistas and memorable experiences.

 

 

Note:Tungnath temple opens only in summer and closes by Diwali.

 

 

 
Day 3: Drive from Chopta to Sari village and Departure

Meal: Breakfast

Altitude: Sari Village (6601 ft)

Distance: 250 km

Time Taken: 7–8 hrs approx.

Trek Grade: By Road On the third day after breakfast, we will proceed on our trek to Deoria Tal lake. It is a 2.5 km long trek. After a very short downhill trek, your surroundings open up to a grand view of Deoriatal, with Mt. Chaukhambha massif looming in the background. After exploration, we will trek back to Sari Village. After resting for a while and taking in the final moments on the mountain, we will start our journey towards Delhi where we will reach on next day’s early morning around 3 to 4 AM. Drop off in Delhi.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ'S)

1. When is the best time to do the Chopta Chandrashila trek?

“The Chopta Chandrashila trek offers a captivating experience throughout the year, but the prime months are undeniably March and April. During this period, trekkers can relish the enchanting sight of snow adorning the trail alongside the vibrant blossoms of Himalayan rhododendrons.

Following closely are the post-monsoon months of September, October, and November, presenting another opportune time for the trek. After the monsoon showers, the skies clear up, offering unobstructed vistas of the majestic Garhwal Himalayas. The clarity of the views during this time is unparalleled, making it an ideal season for trekking enthusiasts.

For those seeking a snowy escapade, December emerges as an exceptional choice. With the onset of winter, delicate snowflakes start to blanket the trail, creating a picturesque setting without obstructing the path. It’s an idyllic time for camping amidst the snow-laden landscape, indulging in exhilarating snowball fights, and, if fortunate, experiencing the magical descent of snowflakes from the sky.”

2. What is the duration and how long is Chopta Chandrashila trek?

The duration of the Chopta Chandrashila trek typically ranges from 3 to 4 days, depending on various factors such as your starting point, pace, and chosen itinerary. In terms of distance, the total length of the Chopta Chandrashila Trek is approximately 5 kms.The altitude ranges from 6,560 ft in Sari all the way to Chandrashila top at 12,083 ft.

3. How difficult is the trek?

 The Chopta Chandrashila trek is graded as an easy-moderate expedition, offering a gentle introduction to Himalayan trekking. With minimal steep ascents, except for the final push to the Chandrashila summit, and relatively short trekking days, it stands out as one of our most accessible Himalayan treks.

Ideal for beginners, families, and even children, this trek provides a manageable challenge amidst stunning mountain vistas. However, it’s crucial to recognize that despite its accessibility, it remains a Himalayan trek, presenting varying terrains, fluctuating temperatures, and unpredictable weather conditions.

4. Will we get snow on Chopta Chandrashila trek?

Yes, you can encounter snow on the Chopta Chandrashila trek, but there’s a specific window for it, such as snow covers the Chandrashila trek route from mid-December through the end of April. The initial snowfall typically arrives by mid-December, and the trail remains passable until the conclusion of December. During early March, as the snow begins to thaw slightly, it marks one of the prime periods for undertaking the trek. The optimal time for embarking on the Deoriatal-Chandrashila trek falls within the months of March and April, characterized by abundant snow, verdant landscapes, and blooming rhododendron forests.

5. Where will be the pickup point and drop point for Chopta trek and what will be the timing?

There are two pickup and drop points for Chopta Chandrashila trek. One pickup is from Delhi and the other is from Rishikesh. Pickup from Delhi is from Mohit Vihar Metro Station on Friday night. And pickup from Rishikesh is from Natraj Chowk on Saturday morning. 

Pickup and Drop timing from Delhi : 9-10 PM( pickup)/ 11-12 AM (drop) 

Pickup and Drop timing from Rishikesh : 6-7 AM ( pickup) / 7- 8 PM (drop)


6. Can a small child do this trek?

Yes, a child of 5 years or above can do this trek very easily. But they can do it with their parents and not alone. The Chopta Chandrashila trek is considered relatively moderate and suitable for beginners but evaluates the physical fitness and endurance level of the child. The trek involves walking on uneven terrain and ascending to higher altitudes, which may be challenging for young children.Take necessary safety

precautions, such as carrying appropriate gear, including warm clothing, first aid kit, and extra snacks and water. Children will require constant supervision and support throughout the trek. Parents should be prepared to carry the child or assist them as needed, especially during challenging sections of the trail. 

Basic Gears

Footwear and Backpack
Trekking shoes with ankle support
Backpack with rain cover
Daypack with rain cover 

Warm Layers and Clothing
Warm layers (Padded jackets )
3 layers for spring, summer, and monsoon treks (1 woolen sweater, 1 fleece, 1 padded jacket)
4 layers for autumn treks (1 woolen sweater, 2 fleece, 1 padded jacket)
5 layers for winter treks (1 pair of thermals, 1 woolen sweater, 2 fleece, 1 padded jacket)
3 Collared T-shirts (Wear one, carry two)
2 quick-dry trek pants (Wear one, carry one)

Accessories
Sunglasses
Sun cap, preferably with flaps
Waterproof gloves
Balaclava
Woolen socks (2-3 pairs of Dry fit + 1 pair of Woollen)
Headlamp
Trekking pole
Rain jacket + pants / poncho 

Toiletries:
Sunscreen
Moisturiser
Light towel
Lip balm or vaseline
Toilet paper (Wet wipes are strictly not allowed on our treks)
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Reusable plastic covers (for used clothes)
Trash bags ( Carry out all your waste and leave no trace behind)

Personal First Aid Kit

Here are some common medicines typically required or used during adventure trips. However, it’s important to consult your doctor before taking any medication:
– Antiseptic wipes or water syringe for wound cleaning
– Butterfly bandages for small cuts
– Cotton, elastic bandages, and sterile gauze pads for larger wounds
-Latex gloves for handling bleeding wounds
-Medication for diarrhea (upset stomach)
-Medication for cold, flu, fever, and headaches
-Painkillers
-Oral rehydration solution (ORS) pouches
-Quick pain relief spray for external use
-Any personal medication prescribed by your doctor
-Diamox or similar medication for high altitude sickness
-Bug repellent
-Nutritious energy bars and non-alcoholic drinks

Inclusion

Inclusion

✅ Accommodation will be at Swiss Camps on Triple/Quad Sharing basis as per the itinerary.

✅ Meals served will be pure vegetarian Breakfast and Dinner at all booked Places (Starting with Dinner on day 01 and ending with Breakfast on Day 03) all meals will be on a fixed menu basis (MAPI Basis)

✅ Transportation: Using Tempo Traveller or any other vehicle, depending on the group size.

Exclusion

❌ GST 5% (it is Mandatory)

❌ Any Meals/accommodation beside the itinerary or not mentioned in the program.

❌ Any Bus / Airfare to/from trek start/end point 

❌ Personal Medical expenses do carry your medication. 

❌ Any services of pony/horses, Doli, Palki, and potter it will be an additional cost

❌ Any Entrance fee Monuments, Monasteries, Museums, Temples – Pay directly on the spot.

❌ Any emergency evacuation charges

❌ Any services that are not mentioned in the cost inclusion section. 

How To Reach?

By Bus:

From Delhi, a regular bus service operates to Rishikesh. The main bus station in Delhi is ISBT Kashmere Gate, offering both AC and non-AC buses for the journey to Rishikesh.

By Train:

To reach Rishikesh from Delhi by train, you’ll first need to travel to Haridwar. From there, you can take a bus to Rishikesh, which is 35 km away. Haridwar serves as a major railway junction connecting Delhi to Rishikesh.

By Air:

The closest airport to reach Rishikesh by flight is Jolly Grant Airport, located approximately 25 km from the city. Regular flights from Delhi to Rishikesh are available. If you plan to arrive by flight, it’s advisable to schedule your arrival one day in advance.

Best Time To Do?

Spring (March to May):

Spring is an excellent time for the trek as the weather is mild and pleasant.

March to May sees the transition from winter to summer, offering comfortable temperatures for trekking.

The forests are lush green, and the meadows come alive with blooming flowers, including the vibrant rhododendrons.

Clear skies provide excellent visibility of the surrounding peaks, enhancing the overall trekking experience.

 

Summer (June to August):

Summer trekking is possible, but it’s advisable to avoid the peak monsoon months of July and August due to heavy rainfall and slippery trails.

June still offers relatively good weather, but occasional showers may occur towards the end of the month.

The landscape is lush and verdant, but trekking conditions may be challenging due to muddy trails and leeches.

 

Autumn (September to November):

Autumn is another ideal time for the trek, offering clear skies and crisp weather.

September marks the post-monsoon season, with lush vegetation and rejuvenated landscapes.

October and November showcase stunning foliage as the leaves change color, adding to the scenic beauty of the trek.

The weather is stable, making it comfortable for trekking, and the views of the Himalayan peaks are spectacular.

Winter (December to February):

Winter trekking is possible but only recommended for experienced trekkers due to cold temperatures and snowfall.

December and January experience heavy snowfall, transforming the landscape into a winter wonderland.

The trekking trails may be covered in snow, requiring appropriate gear and precautions.

February marks the transition towards spring, offering clearer weather but still with remnants of snow in higher elevations.

Overall, the best time for the Chopta Chandrashila and Deoriatal trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is pleasant, and the landscapes are at their most vibrant.

SAFETY PROTOCOL AT RH

Roopkund Heaven ensures the safety and well-being of its trekkers through a comprehensive approach:

Experienced Guides: Our treks are led by experienced and certified guides who are familiar with the terrain, weather conditions, and emergency procedures. They provide guidance and support throughout the trek to ensure the safety of all participants. Read More

Departure Dates

May-2024

4 May – OPEN

11 May – OPEN

18 May – OPEN

25 May -OPEN

June- 2024

1 June – OPEN

8 JUNE – OPEN

15 June – OPEN

22 June – OPEN

29 June – OPEN

July- 2024

6 July – OPEN

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