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  • Trip introduction

    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.

    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, rhodendron trees in full blossom, and beautiful snow-capped peaks in the distance.

    Destination highlights

    Enjoy trekking in the mini-Switzerland of India. | Climb the 13,000 foot Chandrashila Peak for a real Himalayan experience. | Camp by 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 07:00 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'll check in to a guesthouse or if available, a campsite.

    Overnight stay at a guesthouse 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: Trek to Deoriatal
    Day 3 of the Chopta trek: Trek to Chopta
    Day 4 of the Chopta trek: Chopta Day
    Day 5 of the Chopta trek: Chandrashila Peak Climb
    Day 6 of the Choptatrek: Return to Haridwar
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  • Cancellation policy

    The cancellation policy is as follows:

    For any cancellations made 24 days or more prior to the departure of the Chopta snow trek: 95% of the total trip cost will be refunded minus any transaction charges, or you can use this amount to book any other trek with the same operator within a year.

    For cancellations made between 14-24 days before the departure of the Chopta snow trek: 70% of the total trip cost will be refunded minus any transaction charges, or you can use this amount to book the same trek with any other batch of the same operator within a year.

    For any cancellations made between 10-14 days before the departure of the Chopta snow trek: 50% of the total trip cost will be refunded minus any transaction charges, or you can use this amount for the same trek in the same season.

    For cancellations made less than 10 days before the departure of the Chopta snow trek: No refund but you can transfer the same trek to a friend.

    Rules on trip

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times during the snow trek to Chopta.

    Consumption of alcoholic beverages/drugs during the snow trek to Chopta is not permitted.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    In case of transferring the snow trek to Chopta to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by the operator.

    The operator holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.

    The operator reserves the right to change/cancel the plans for the snow trek to Chopta without prior notice if deemed necessary. No arguments or refunds will be entertained.

    Any event cost for the snow trek to Chopta is exclusive of any kind of insurances or medical coverage/benefits.
    • Chopta Trek Chandrashila Peak Deoriatal Lake Uttarakhand Chamoli Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Chopta Trek Chandrashila Peak Deoriatal Lake Uttarakhand Chamoli Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Chopta Trek Chandrashila Peak Deoriatal Lake Uttarakhand Chamoli Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Chopta Trek Chandrashila Peak Deoriatal Lake Uttarakhand Chamoli Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Chopta Trek Chandrashila Peak Deoriatal Lake Uttarakhand Chamoli Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Chopta Trek Chandrashila Peak Deoriatal Lake Uttarakhand Chamoli Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Chopta Trek Chandrashila Peak Deoriatal Lake Uttarakhand Chamoli Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Chopta Trek Chandrashila Peak Deoriatal Lake Uttarakhand Chamoli Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Chopta Trek Chandrashila Peak Deoriatal Lake Uttarakhand Chamoli Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Chopta Trek Chandrashila Peak Deoriatal Lake Uttarakhand Chamoli Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Chopta Trek Chandrashila Peak Deoriatal Lake Uttarakhand Chamoli Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Chopta Trek Chandrashila Peak Deoriatal Lake Uttarakhand Chamoli Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Chopta Trek Chandrashila Peak Deoriatal Lake Uttarakhand Chamoli Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Chopta Trek Chandrashila Peak Deoriatal Lake Uttarakhand Chamoli Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Chopta Trek Chandrashila Peak Deoriatal Lake Uttarakhand Chamoli Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Chopta Trek Chandrashila Peak Deoriatal Lake Uttarakhand Chamoli Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
    • Chopta Trek Chandrashila Peak Deoriatal Lake Uttarakhand Chamoli Adventure Trekking India The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • 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

    Excludes

    • 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

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • 2 synthetic trekking pants
    • 2 full-sleeved t-shirts
    • 1 warm fleece pullover
    • 1 fleece jacket
    • 1 down feather/ hollofil jacket
    • 1 wind or waterproof jacket and pants
    • 2 pairs of thermal inners
    • 1 poncho
    • 1 woolen cap
    • 1 balaclava
    • 1 neck-gaiter
    • 1 pair of comfortable waterproof trekking shoes
    • 4 pairs of cotton socks
    • 2 pairs of woolen socks (only for the night, in the tent)
    • 1 pair of waterproof gloves
    • 1 pair of fleece/woollen gloves
    • Not to wear - Sandals and floaters
    • Expensive jewelry and gadgets
    • Hard luggage like trolley bags, suitcases, etc.

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Tent
    • Sleeping bags
    • Camping mattress
    • Kitchen and dining tent
    • Toilet tent
    • Camping equipment
    • Cooking utensils
    • First aid medical kit
    • Oxygen cylinder

    You need to get

    • Backpack (50-60 ltrs) with rain cover
    • Day pack (20 ltrs) 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
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Antibacterial powder
    • Toothpaste and toothbrush
    • Quick-dry towel
    • UV protected sunglasses
    • Sun cap
    • Slippers for after trekking hours

    Medical Kit

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