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  • Trip introduction

    An easy and enchanting trek in the Garwahl region of the Himalayas, the trail takes us to the picturesque Deoriatal lake and to the mini-Switzerland of India - Chopta. This is a moderate intensity, short-duration trek, and is perfect for trekking newbies looking for their first taste of the outdoors.

    Destination

    This trek takes us to the beautiful waters of the Deoriatal lake, the grassy meadows of Chopta, and to the mighty Chandrashila peak, standing tall at 13000 feet. The crystal waters of the Deorital reflect the massive Chaukhamba peak, and with its undulating green meadows, and views of snow-capped mountains in the distance, it's no wonder that Chopta is referred to as the mini-Switzerland of India.

    Destination highlights

    Photograph some stunning species of birds | Relax by the shore of Deorital lake and enjoy the serene atmosphere | Capture the beauty of the mighty Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Chaukhamba peaks | Enjoy rafting at the Alaknanda river

    Activity Details

    8200

    13100

    4430

    44 kms

    22 hrs

    10 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 01: Haridwar – Kund (4420 feet)

    Drive from Haridwar railway station to Kund. The ride is through a scenic stretch along the banks of the Ganga and Alaknanda river and the beautiful Mandakini valley. You also pass the holy towns of Rishikesh, Devprayag and Rudraprayag.

    In the evening we go out for a short hike to warm-up our muscles and spend some time by the river.

    Overnight in the lodge.

    Lodge

    Stay in neat and clean rooms with basic amenities.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Haridwar

    Kund

    07:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg | Non veg
    Day 02: Kund (4420 feet) – Deoriatal(8000 feet)
    Day 03: Deoriatal (8000 feet) – Chopta (9100 feet)
    Day 04: Chopta (9100 feet) – Tungnath (12070 feet) – Chandrashila Peak (13120 feet)
    Day 05: Kund – Haridwar
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  • Cancellation policy

    Please note that the following charges will apply on cancellation:

    If cancellation takes place more than 45 days prior to departure then full refund will be given (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

    If cancellation takes place between 30 to 45 days prior to departure then 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

    If cancellation takes place between 15 to 30 days prior to departure then 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)

    If cancellation takes place in less than 15 days prior to departure then no refund will given.

    Rules on trip

    We as adventure travellers try to bring no harm to the environment around us in our pursuit of wilderness travel in the Himalayas and seek assistance from each participant too in this regard. We have a set of guidelines that we adhere to based on the tenets of Leave No Trace and Tread Light policies. These guidelines are very simple and emphasise travelling in small groups, understanding the impact of camping, proper waste disposal, respecting local cultures, sensitivity towards wildlife and so on. Kindly cooperate to achieve the best experience.

    Participants need to adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life. All disputes rising due to the above are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts in New Delhi/Delhi only. All participants would be required to sign an Indemnity Form before the start of the program, without which they would not be allowed to take part in the trip/program/activities.

    Acclimatisation and High Altitude Sickness: This is one of the most important aspects of travelling in the high Himalayas and cannot be ignored or set aside. Acclimatisation basically means our body adjusting to lower levels of oxygen (rarefied air) and reduced air pressure as me move up. In case one does not acclimatise properly there are chances of the person facing extreme discomfort and this can be fatal in extreme cases. While there is no set route to getting properly acclimatised there are a general precautions and steps that one can take to initiate good acclimatisation. Our trekking guides will assist you with these steps. 

    The most important thing is to select the right trek keeping in mind your experience or inexperience, health, objectives and ability.
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    • Backpacking Trek Chopta Deoriatal Uttarakhand
    • Backpacking Trek Chopta Deoriatal Uttarakhand
    • Backpacking Trek Chopta Deoriatal Uttarakhand
    • Backpacking Trek Chopta Deoriatal Uttarakhand
    • Backpacking Trek Chopta Deoriatal Uttarakhand
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • 2 guides for each group

    • Accommodation in a basic hotel/ campsite/guest house on a triple sharing basis
    • 3/4 season imported alpine tents
    • Fresh and clean sleeping bags of very good quality
    • Good quality camping mattresses
    • Toilet tent for women
    • First-aid/ medical kit

    Excludes

    • Transfer from Haridwar to Kund

    • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
    • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
    • Transport costs (airports and railway transfers)
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
    • Insurance
    • Any costs or services not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Shirts / T-shirts – 2/3
    • Jeans/Trekking Pants – 2
    • Windproof jacket of decent quality preferably with a hood
    • Warm and thick Fleece/full-sleeve woollen sweater
    • Thermal inner wear (upper and lower)
    • Woollen cap
    • Woollen gloves
    • Woollen socks and regular socks (3-4 pairs)
    • Scarf/muffler (optional)
    • Comfortable Trekking/hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
    • Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
    • Raincoat / Poncho
    • Not to wear - Please avoid carrying expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items on the trek.

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Accommodation in 3/4 season alpine tents
    • Fresh, clean sleeping bags
    • Camping mattresses
    • Toilet tent for women
    • First-aid or medical kit

    You need to get

    • Walking stick / Trekking pole
    • Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Lip balm
    • Personal toiletries
    • Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day
    • Small lightweight towel
    • Sturdy water bottle
    • Cap/hat
    • Sun glasses
    • Carry rain cover for your bags
    • Keep a few poly bags or waterproof bags in your bag in which if required you can put your belongings in case of heavy rain
    • Camera (with fully charged batteries)
    • You can save on buying expensive trekking equipment for the trek by hiring the same from our gear store. High quality equipment is provided at reasonable rental/sale and you are assured of clean equipment that has been checked for its efficacy.

    Medical Kit

    • Patients with high blood pressure, asthma or other ailments are advised to check with their physician before attempting this trek.