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.

Top Chopta Chandrashila treks

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Chopta Chandrashila Deoriatal Trek
Haridwar, Uttarakhand
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Haridwar, Uttarakhand
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This adventure combines a trek through the alpine environs of Chopta, as well as 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 your Chopta trek, you'll camp beside the 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 is a good option for those who want a mix of mountain fun and beautiful scenery, as well as the added thrill of some peak climbing.
    Inclusions
  • 1 guide per 6 trekkers, or 2 guides for groups of 12
  • Accommodation in a deluxe mountain lodge in Kund on triple sharing basis
  • Camping in high quality tents on twin sharing basis for two/three 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
  • All transport as per itinerary (Can be arranged for INR 2625 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
  • Insurance
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Chopta, Chandrashila and Deoriatal
Haridwar, Uttarakhand
Price from:₹9,750
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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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Chopta-Chandrashila-Deoriatal Trek
Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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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 trek through the extremely pleasant meadows of Chopta, get views of snow-capped mountains in the icy waters of Deoriatal, visitTungnath, which is one of the highest Shiva temples in the world, and climb to Chandrashila, which is even higher than this temple. All this, but on an easy trek that gives beginners a chance to experience mountain life at its best.

IMPORTANT: A minimum group size of 4 pax is required to make a booking.
    Inclusions
  • Transport support throughout the trek starting from Dehradun Experienced mountain guide and cook
  • Camping arrangements (tents, sleeping bag, camping mattresses, camping stool/chair, mess tents, first aid)
  • Forest entry charges payable at the forest check post
  • Veg. meals as specified (Note: that breakfast and dinner will be hot while lunch will be packed)
  • Porter/mule for carrying camping equipment and ration (Note: that personal luggage will not be carried by the porters)
    Exclusions
  • Transport from hometown to Dehradun and back
  • Accommodation in Dehradun
  • Any meals while travelling from Dehradun and back
  • Guesthouse accommodation anywhere
  • Any tips, laundry, phone calls, medicines, personal expenses or any other meal or drinks
  • Personal porter support will be chargeable at Rs. 200 per bag per day.
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Chopta Tungnath Trek
Haridwar, Uttarakhand
Price from:₹18,600
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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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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