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  • Trip introduction

    This trip is a combination of utter beauty, adrenaline-inducing peak climbing, and gorgeous lakeside camping. You'll visit the lush hills of Chopta, also known as the Switzerland of India. Here, you'll walk through wide open meadows and pine forests. As your adventure continues, you'll also stop at Tungnath Temple, which is the highest Shiva temple in the world. You'll also visit the Deoriatal lake, where you'll camp for the night, and 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.

    Destination

    This trek takes you high up into the Garhwal Himalayas, making it one of the best treks for fit beginners looking for a bit of a challenge. During the winter, you can expect snowy vistas all around, and some amount of trekking in the snow, especially at Chandrashila. In the summer and spring months, there are wildflowers blooming along the trails, rhododendron trees in full blossom, and beautiful snow-capped peaks in the distance.

    Destination highlights

    Enjoy the trek to Chopta, the mini-Switzerland of India. | Climb the 13,000 feet tall Chandrashila Peak for a real Himalayan experience. | Camp by the Deoriatal lake and wake up to the sounds of nature. | Visit Tungnath, the world's highest Shiva temple.

    Activity Details

    12000

    13549

    1030

    30 kms

    15 hrs

    10 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Chopta trek: Haridwar to Sari

    You'll be picked up at Haridwar Railway Station at 6:00 hrs, and will begin your drive to Sari. It's a beautiful drive, taking you past Rudraprayag and Devprayag, so you can expect views of the river all along. At Sari, you can take a leisurely stroll around the village to end the evening. Overnight in a guesthouse or tents at Sari.

    Overnight in Sari

    You'll arrive at Sari by late afternoon or early evening. Depending on availability, you might be sleeping at a guesthouse, or camping in tents on triple sharing basis. You'll be provided with sleeping bags, mattresses, kitchen and toilet tents, and all camping gear if you're camping tonight. Today's package includes only dinner.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Haridwar

    Sari

    07:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Chopta trek: Sari to Deoriatal
    Day 3 of the Chopta trek: Deoriatal to Baniyakund
    Day 4 of the Chopta trek: Day trek to Tungnath and Chandrashila
    Day 5 of the Chopta trek: Baniyakund to Haridwar
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 24 days before departure of the Chopta trek: 95% refund.

    For cancellations made 14-24 days before departure of the Chopta trek: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made 10-13 days before departure of the Chopta trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 10 days before departure of the Chopta trek: no refund.

    In case of show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to follow all instructions of the trek leader during the Chopta trek.

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during the trip.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of this Chopta trek due to any unforeseen circumstances to ensure maximum safety of travellers and staff. Costs arising due to such a change in itinerary will be borne by the traveller.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements from Haridwar-Haridwar in a Tata Sumo or similar vehicle

    • Accommodation in tents and guesthouses for 4 nights on a triple-sharing basis
    • All equipment required for camping: tent, sleeping bag, mattress
    • All vegetarian meals from dinner on day 1 to dinner on day 4
    • Services of experienced trek leader and support staff
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Haridwar

    • Services of porters/mules to carry personal luggage (arranged at INR 700 per person, per backpack of maximum 11 kgs; if booked in advance)
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as apparel or gear, any extra meals or beverages etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • 2 synthetic trekking pants
    • 2 full-sleeve t-shirts
    • 1 fleece T-shirt
    • 1 fleece jacket
    • 1 down feather jacket
    • 1 wind or waterproof jacket and pants
    • 2 pairs of thermal inners
    • 1 poncho
    • 1 sun cap
    • 1 woolen cap
    • 1 balaclava
    • 1 neck-gaiter
    • A pair of sunglasses
    • 1 pair of trekking shoes
    • 1 pair of slippers (optional)
    • 4 pairs of cotton socks
    • 2 pairs of woolen socks (only for the night, in the tent)
    • Not to wear - Sandals and floaters
    • Expensive jewelry and gadgets

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Tent
    • Sleeping bags
    • Sleeping mattress
    • Kitchen and dining tent
    • Toilet tent
    • Camping and cooking gear
    • Technical and safety gear, as required

    You need to get

    • Backpack with rain cover
    • Walking stick
    • Head torch
    • Water bottle (2 bottles of 1 ltr each)
    • Snacks like energy bars, dried fruit
    • Sunscreen
    • Moisturizer
    • Lip balm
    • Toilet paper and wipes

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.