Chopta Tungnath Trek in Uttarakhand, India

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About Chopta, Chandrashila

Chopta is a quaint hill station in the Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary located in Uttarakhand state, India. It is popularly known as the 'Mini Switzerland’ of India and the beautiful Chopta Chandrashila Tungnath region is a famous destination for trekkers and thrill seekers alike. The Chandrashila mountain peak is a summit of 13,123 feet and is home to Tungnath, the highest Shiva temple in the world. The challenge of climbing to Chandrashila on the Chopta trek is an exciting one for any adventurer, and the 360-degree panorama of the mighty Himalayas is ample reward.

About Chopta Chandrashila trek

Chopta is usually the starting point for the Chopta Chandrashila trek or the Chopta Tungnath trek. The Chopta trek is a short, easy trek that takes you up to a spectacular height of over 13,000 feet. It runs along the high Himalayas, offering you great views all the way. Although the Chopta trek takes you fairly high up into the mountains, it is considered to be a good trek for beginners looking for a mix of mountain fun and beautiful scenery, as well as the added thrill of some peak climbing.

When to go on the Chopta trek

The best time to visit is from April to November however the trek is also popular during the winter months due to the snowfall. The Chopta trek takes you through forests of pine, oak and rhododendron. You will be camping beside crystal clear mountain lakes such as the Deoriatal lake and eating under the stars. You can expect spectacular sunsets, but then again, every day on the trek brings new and beautiful views. From Chopta, you'll trek through golden meadows towards the lofty Tungnath temple, where you'll spend some time soaking in the peace and tranquility. And finally, the last day of the trip is an exciting one, starting at dawn, and ending at the top of the mountain with views of early morning sunlight falling on the Himalayan giants like Nanda Devi, Trishul, Chaukhamba and more. The region is popular among wildlife photographers and bird watchers and you will have plenty of opportunity to see rare himalayan species of monal bird and musk deer.

The route for the Chopta Chandrashila trek

You’ll start from Haridwar, and enjoy a long drive to Sari, the start point of the Chopta trek. The next day, you’ll begin trekking to Deoriatal. This is a short, scenic trek, and you’ll end at a lakeside campsite. From Deoriatal, your Chopta trek continues. You’ll stay in Chopta for the night, and have an early start the next day. This is your Chopta Tungnath trek stretch. You’ll visit Tungnath before climbing on to the summit of Chandrashila Peak. After that, most itineraries take you back to Chopta for the night. Your trek ends after that.

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Chopta Chandrashila Deoriatal Trek
Haridwar, Uttarakhand
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This adventure combines a series of fun adventures: trekking through the alpine environs of Chopta, a visit to the lakeside paradise of Deoriatal, all the fun of climbing a smaller peak in the Garhwal Himalayas, and a visit to Tungnath. On this Chopta trek, you'll camp beside Deoriatal lake, where the clear water reflects the mountains and forests around. You'll climb Chandrashila Peak which is 13,123 feet high and is home to Tungnath, the highest Shiva temple in the world, where you'll stop to take in the serene atmosphere.

This trek to Chopta Chandrashila is not difficult and can be done by first-timers, but the climb to Chandrashila can be challenging for children or for those without any experience. It's a good option for fit beginners who want a mix of mountain fun and beautiful scenery, as well as the added thrill of some peak climbing.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation in alpine tents on twin-sharing basis for 4 nights
  • Clean sleeping bags and sleeping mattresses
  • Separate toilet tents for men and women
  • Kitchen/dining tent
  • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 5
  • Porter/mules for camping equipment
  • Forest entry fees, camping permits
  • 2 guides for 15 trekkers
  • First Aid kit
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Transport from Haridwar-Kund-Haridwar (can be arranged for INR 2625 per person)
  • Upgrade to Swiss tent with attached washroom in Kund for INR 1500 per person, on triple sharing basis
  • Porter/mule for personal bags
  • Any meals or services not mentioned in inclusions
  • Any charges for video cameras or still cameras
  • Charges for alcohol or soft drinks or beverages
  • Personal expenses like tips or laundry or telephone calls
  • Any costs arising from unforeseen circumstances like landslides, bad weather or road blocks, etc
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4
Chopta-Chandrashila-Deoriatal Trek
Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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For amateur trekkers who want to get a taste of the Himalayas, there is no better start than this. On this trek, you'll travel to the dramatically pleasant meadows of Chopta, get views of snow-capped mountains in the icy waters of Deoriatal, trek to Tungnath, which is one of the highest Shiva temples in the world, and climb to Chandrashila, which is even higher than the Tungnath temple. All this, but on an easy trek that gives beginners a chance to experience mountain life at its best.

NOTE: A minimum of 4 travellers are required to book this trek to Chopta, Chandrashila and Deoriatal.
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  • Travel arrangements from Dehradun-Dehradun, as per itinerary, in private, shared SUV/Tempo Traveller or similar vehicle
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in guesthouses with attached washrooms on twin/triple-sharing basis
  • All vegetarian meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 4
  • Services of experienced trek leader
  • Permit charges and entry fees
  • All applicable taxe
    Exclusions
  • Travel arrangements between base city to Dehradun
  • Any meals during transit in vehicles
  • Porters/mules to carry personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 300 per day, per bag not exceeding a weight 12 kgs)
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
  • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
  • Adventure travel or health insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions
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Chopta, Chandrashila and Deoriatal
Haridwar, Uttarakhand
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This trip is a combination of utter beauty, adrenaline-inducing peak climbing, and gorgeous lakeside camping. You'll start in the lush hills of Chopta, also known as the Switzerland of India. Here, you'll walk through wide open meadows and pine forests. As you trek through, you'll also stop at Tungnath Temple, which is the highest Shiva temple in the world. You'll visit Deoriatal lake, where you'll camp for the night. From here, you'll go on to Chandrashila Peak, a smaller peak of the Garhwal range. This climb, while not long, is steep, and gives you great views from the top.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation in tents, guesthouses on triple sharing basis
  • Meals on trek
  • Any trekking or safety gear, if needed
  • Sleeping bags, mattresses
  • Toilet tents
  • Kitchen and dining tents
  • All permits if needed
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced staff
  • Porters/mules to carry common equipment
  • Transport from Haridwar to Haridwar
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Food during transit
  • Insurance
  • Mules/porter for personal backpack (can be arranged for an additional cost of 300/- per day)
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Trek to Chopta - Deoriatal - Chandrashila
Haridwar, Uttarakhand
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Join us on a trek to Deori Tal and Chandrashila in the Himalayas. This is an easy- to moderate-intensity trek which follows a trail that provides spectacular views enroute.

We trek through dense and varied forests and meadows, spot varied species of plant and animal life, meander through natural tunnels and rest at lakes. The region is truly a haven for bird-lovers and nature enthusiasts.
    Inclusions
  • Transport (Ex. Haridwar) by non A/C vehicle
  • Accommodation in multiple sharing (guest house and camping)
  • All veg. meals (from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 5)
  • Qualified and experienced guide
  • Camping equipment
  • Cooking staff
  • Porters/Ponies
  • Forest entry fee
  • Required permits, if any
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  • Mineral water
  • Any kind of personal expenses
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Chopta Tungnath Trek
Haridwar, Uttarakhand
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This trek is a short, easy trek that takes you up to a spectacular 13550 feet. It runs along the high Himalayas, offering you great views all the way. The trek allows you to visit Tungnath, which is said to be the highest Shiva temple in the world.

The challenge of climbing to Chandrashila is an exciting one for any adventurer, and the 360-degree panorama of the mighty Himalayas is ample reward.
    Inclusions
  • All travel from Delhi and back to Delhi by road/ rail as applicable (by non ac car/2 or 3 tier AC coach)
  • All arrangements for staying and camping while on the trip – accommodation on twin share basis in tents/rest houses/hotels
  • All meals as specified
  • Safe (bottled or boiled) drinking water for the entire trek
  • Professional guide fee
  • Sanctuary fee/royalty/permits where applicable
  • All trekking arrangements with India’s most experienced guiding team, camp staff, cook etc.
    Exclusions
  • Railway station/airport transfers in Delhi
  • Any stay and meals in Delhi
  • Sleeping bag
  • Items of personal clothing
  • Expenses of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, alcohol, cigarettes, insurance
  • Camera fee
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control
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Trek to Chopta, Deoriatal and Chandrashila
Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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This 5 day adventure takes you from 7800 feet right up to 12,800 feet, to give you the best of adventure and nature, and mountain peaks and valleys. On your Chopta trek, you'll visit Tungnath temple, the highest Shiva temple in the world, walk through the conifer forests and meadows of Chopta, along trails lush with blooming rhododendron trees. You'll visit Deoriatal lake at 8,000 feet, then trek up to Chandrashila Peak for 360-degree views of the Himalayas. This is a moderate trek, and is great for first timers, families looking for a Himalayan trek experience, as well as experienced trekkers seeking the mountains.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation in tents on triple-sharing basis
  • All meals on trek
  • Tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mattresses
  • Toilet tents
  • All technical and safety equipment required
  • Experienced instructors and guides
  • Porters and mules (for camping equipment only)
  • All permits and entrance fees for itinerary
  • Service taxes
    Exclusions
  • Transport from Dehradun to Dehradun
  • Meals during road journey
  • Charges for still/video cameras
  • Personal expenses including telephone calls, laundry, tips, porterage charges, etc.
  • Additional costs incurred due to weather or other unforeseen situations
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
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Snow trek to Chopta, Deoriatal, Chandrashila Peak
Haridwar, Uttarakhand
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For the mountain lover, the winters are a great time to be travelling in the Himalayas because of the clear views and sunny days. This winter Chopta trek gives you the opportunity to scale a small trekking peak in the Garhwal Himalayas, Chandrashila peak (13,123 feet).On this snow trek to Chopta Chandrashila, you'll pass through undulating meadows of snow, meet local shepherds and trek through gorgeous pine forests. You'll also stop at Deoriatal lake, and attempt to climb Chandrashila peak. With the close proximity of this trek to the roadhead, the trek is ideal for beginners wanting to experience the joys of snow trekking in a safe and relatively comfortable manner.
    Inclusions
  • 1 guide per 6 trekkers, or 2 guides for groups of 12
  • Accommodation in a deluxe mountain lodge in Kund on single/double occupancy basis for two nights
  • Camping in high quality tents for two nights
  • Camping equipment like sleeping bags, camping mattresses, camping stools and tables, mess tent, toilet tents with portable toilet seats while camping.
  • All meals starting from dinner on Day 1 till breakfast on Day 5 as well as snacks, tea and coffee
  • Porter or mule charges for carrying camping equipment and rations
  • Forest entry charges, permits and camping fees
  • First aid kit
  • Service tax
    Exclusions
  • Transport cost from Haridwar-Kund-Haridwar (Can be arranged for INR 2500 per person)
  • Porter/mule for personal bags
  • Any meals or services not mentioned in inclusions
  • Any charges for video cameras or still cameras
  • Charges for alcohol or soft drinks or beverages
  • Personal expenses like tips or laundry or telephone calls
  • Any costs arising from unforeseen circumstances like landslides, bad weather or road blocks, etc
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Snow Trek to Chopta, Chandrashila and Deoriatal
Haridwar, Uttarakhand
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This trip is a combination of sheer beauty, adrenaline-inducing peak climbing, and gorgeous lakeside camping. You’ll start in the snow-laden hills of Chopta which is regarded as the Switzerland in India. The wide open meadows are as though freshly painted white and the pine forests are sprinkled with snow. You'll trek through, stopping to visit the highest Shiva temple in the world, Tungnath, camping at Deoriatal, and then the highlight: the summit climb to Chandrashila Peak. This climb takes you 13,000 feet above sea level. This climb, while not long, is steep, and gives you magnificent views from the top.
    Inclusions
  • Transport from Haridwar to Haridwar
  • Accommodation in tents, guesthouses on triple sharing basis
  • All vegetarian meals from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 6
  • Any trekking or safety gear, if needed
  • Sleeping bags
  • Camping mattresses
  • Toilet tents
  • Kitchen and dining tents
  • Cooking utensils
  • All permits, as needed
  • First aid medical kits
  • Oxygen cylinders
  • Qualified and experienced trek leader and support staff
  • Porters/mules to carry common equipment
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Food during transit
  • Insurance
  • Mules/porter for personal backpack (can be arranged for an additional cost of INR 300 per day, per bag)
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
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Student trek - Snow trek to Chopta with rafting
Haridwar, Uttarakhand
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This adventure combines the best of a trek to Chopta, the Switzerland of India, with a thrilling rafting trip on the Alaknanda river. You'll spend your days trekking along gorgeous routes with the towering Himalayas all around. You'll camp beside the blue Deoriatal lake, climb to Chandrashila peak, and trek to Tungnath, the highest Shiva temple in the world. After this, you'll head to a beautiful riverside camp along the Alaknanda, where you'll take on the fierce whitewater rapids.

ABOUT YOUTH TREKS: These treks are curated to offer young trekkers a wild adventure experience. They are meant only for students, so the team can meet and interact with likeminded adventure buffs and make friends from around the country. The group will be accompanied by young, encouraging instructors and trek leaders who are trained to work with youngsters. And finally, these trips are arranged to be pocket-friendly and fit in a number of activities to keep youngsters busy and inculcate individuality and confidence.
    Inclusions
  • 3 nights accommodation in a lodge and Swiss tents on triple sharing basis
  • All meals from dinner on day 1 to lunch on day 4
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • 1 rafting session from Srikot to Jayalgarh
  • Experienced instructors, safety kayakers and equipment
  • 2 guides for 20 trekkers
  • Forests entry charges, permits, camping fee, if any
  • First aid kit
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Transport from Haridwar to Haridwar
  • Cost for any extra activities not included in the package
  • Meals during transit
  • Personal expenses
  • Packaged water, beverages, snacks etc.
  • Any cost arising due to delays, roadblocks, landslides etc.
  • Insurance