Chopta - Chandrashila Trek

The Chopta - Chandrashila trek is one of the most popular treks among adventure enthusiasts, not only due to the scenic trekking route but also for the camping experience by the Deoria Tal Lake. As you trek uphill to an altitude of 13,000 feet, you will witness stunning views of mountain peaks like Bandarpoonch, Kedar, Chaukhamba and many more. You will set up camp and spend your nights inside tents at picturesque campsites near evergreen meadows at Deoria Tal and Chopta. Another highlight of the trek, you will also scale the Chandrashila Peak and catch breathtaking views of the Indian Himalayas from the top. During this 3-day trek, you will also hike to Tungnath, site of the world’s highest temple of Lord Shiva.

Destination

Chopta is a small area of lush grasslands and forests located inside the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary. Your trekking route to Chopta will take you through the thick jungles of pine, deodhar and rhododendron trees. During this journey, you will also scale the Chandrashila mountain peak to catch panoramic views of snow-covered Himalayan mountains. Your trekking route to Chandrashila will lead you through narrow nature trails on high-altitude rocky terrain. Spend a night camping at Deoria Tal Lake as well, where sights of distant Himalayan peaks reflect on the still waters.

Destination highlights

Trek uphill to 13,000 ft on this Chopta - Chandrashila Trek. | Spend a night camping under the star near the Deoria Tal Lake. | Scale the Chandrashila mountain peak. | Experience the wilderness of Uttarakhand's Himalayas.

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12 kms

11 hrs

6 kms

Rishikesh campsite

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Rishikesh campsite

SUV or Tempo Traveller

Sari Village

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08:00

20:00

Arrive at the start point in Rishikesh by 08:00 hrs. Here, you will board vehicles that will take you to the Sari Village. Once you reach Sari Village, you will begin trekking through thick jungles towards the Deoria Tal Lake. A gradual ascent later, you will find yourself hiking through gorgeous landscapes of forests and snow-capped mountain peaks. At Deoria Tal, stunning views of the Chaukhamba, Nilkantha and Kalanag peaks are visible on a clear day. Spend some time on the banks of the lake gazing at the reflections the Himalayan skies on still waters of the lake. Overnight in tents at Deoria Tal.

Overnight at Deoria Tal in tents.

You will be accommodated in alpine tents at Deoria Tal on a twin/triple-sharing basis. Sleeping bags and mattresses will be provided for a restful night's sleep. Your campsite will be equipped with common kitchen/dining and toilet tents. Today's meal package includes lunch and dinner. Lunch may be served en route to Sari Village.

Food

Lunch | Dinner

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Day 1 Milestone

Rishikesh

Deoria Tal

08:00 AM

Wake up early in the morning and take a morning walk in the misty fresh air of Deoria Tal. After breakfast, begin trekking back to Sari Village. At Sari Village, you will board vehicles and be driven to Chopta. Upon reaching Chopta, you will begin a thrilling trek towards Tungnath, site of the world's highest temple of Lord Shiva. Visit the temple and resume trekking towards the Chandrashila Peak. Spend some time at Chandrashila Peak admiring gorgeous views of the Trishul, Nandadevi and Kedar peaks. Finally, retrace your steps and return back to your campsite in Chopta. Overnight at Chopta in tents.

Overnight at Chopta in tents.

You will be accommodated in alpine tents at Deoria Tal on a twin/triple-sharing basis. Sleeping bags and mattresses will be provided for a restful night's sleep. Your campsite will be equipped with common kitchen/dining and toilet tents. Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner. You will need to spend extra to have lunch at any of the eateries en route to Chopta.

Food

Breakfast | Dinner

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Day 2 Milestone

Deoria Tal

Chopta

07:00 AM

Wake up early and begin your journey back to Rishikesh. You will travel via Rudraprayag with a stop over for lunch at Srinagar. You will reach Rishikesh by late evening. Your trip ends here.

Your trip ends before nightfall.

Today's meal package includes breakfast and lunch. Lunch may be served en route to Rishikesh.

Food

Breakfast | Lunch

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Day 3 Milestone

Chopta

Rishikesh

07:00 AM

Includes / Excludes

Includes

  • Travel arrangements from and to Rishikesh in shared, private vehicles
  • Accommodation in alpine tents on a twin/triple-sharing basis
  • All camping equipment required for the trek
  • Alpine tents, sleeping bags and mattresses
  • Common kitchen/dining and toilet tents
  • All meals from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 3
  • Services of an experienced trekking guide and camping crew
  • Permit charges, entry fees and camping charges at all locations
  • First Aid kit
  • All applicable taxes

Excludes

  • Travel costs between base city and Rishikesh
  • Any accommodation or meals in Rishikesh
  • Lunch on Day 2
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
  • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, alcohol or beverages etc.
  • Travel or medical insurance
  • Any item not mentioned in inclusions

What to Wear

What to Wear

  • Comfortable, quick-dry apparel
  • Trekking footwear
  • Woollen socks and gloves
  • Windcheater and jacket
  • Sweater and thermal wear
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
  • Sandals or slippers (while trekking)
  • Denim jeans or restrictive apparel (while trekking)
  • Hard luggage like suitcases

What not to Wear

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

Equipment / Gear

We Provide

  • Shared, private vehicles for all transport from and to Rishikesh
  • All camping equipment required for the trek
  • Alpine tents, sleeping bags and mattresses
  • Common kitchen/dining and toilet tents
  • First Aid kit

You need to get

  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • ID proof
  • Water bottle
  • Toilet paper
  • Trekking poles and knee cap (optional)
  • Sunglasses (polarised, anti-glare)
  • Torch (extra batteries)
  • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
  • Insect Repellent
  • Personal toiletries

Medical Kit

  • Specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.

Cancellation policy

For cancellations made more than 24 days prior to departure date of the Chopta - Chandrashila trek: 95% refund.

For cancellations made between 14 to 24 days prior to departure date of the Chopta - Chandrashila trek: 70% refund.

For cancellations made between 8 to 14 days prior to departure date of the Chopta - Chandrashila trek: 50% refund.

For cancellations made less than 8 days prior to departure date of the Chopta - Chandrashila trek: No refund.

No show: No refund.

All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction fees.

Rules on trip

Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/tour guide during the Chopta - Chandrashila trek.

Consumption of alcohol and narcotics is strictly prohibited during or before trekking.

Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the Chopta - Chandrashila trek to maximize the safety of travellers as well as staff.

Travellers will be required bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.