Trek to Chopta, Deoriatal and Chandrashila

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.

Destination

This trek takes you through the Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary located in Rudraprayag. The area has some of the most beautiful evergreen forests and meadows that are home to wildflowers and rare birds. Chandrashila peak is surrounded by other beautiful peaks of Kedardoom, Kallandi, Kedarnath and Nandadevi. Chopta has the feel of a serene hill station whose beauty remains unmatched.

Destination highlights

Get 360-degree views of the Himalayas, as well as iconic peaks, from the top of Chandrashila | Take a trek that is open in both summer and winter and is equally beautiful and unique in both seasons | Trek along trails covered in snow in the winter and streams in the summer | Discover forests of oak, maple and rhododendron | Visit the world's highest Shiva temple, Tungnath, a 1000 year old temple of Lord Shiva

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Dehradun

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Dehradun

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Sari village

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If you have booked the transport, you will be picked up at Dehradun Railway Station at 07:00 hrs, and will be driven to Kund. This is a 6-7 hour drive, passing the Ganga, Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers. If you have not booked transport, you have to get to Kund. Kund is a scenic little hamlet lush with conifer forests and verdant meadows. The camp at Kund has breathtaking views of the Himalayas and you can enjoy a relaxed evening in nature. Overnight in Kund.

Overnight in campsite in Kund

For your first night of camping on this Chopta trek, you'll be camping at Kund. The campsite here has breathtaking views of the Himalayas, so the feeling of being on a Himalayan trek begins right from here. You'll be provided with tents on triple-sharing basis, sleeping bags, and sleeping mattresses. Today's package includes only dinner.

Food

Dinner

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Day 1 Milestone

Dehradun

Kund

07:00 AM

Today is the day you begin your actual trek. You will first visit the temple at Ukhimath before walking through the town, up the hill towards Deoriatal. You'll walk through rhododendron forests, and over the ridge to Deoriatal lake. It's a small lake and has only two tea shops surrounding it. But what it lacks for in size, it makes up for in sheer beauty. It is surrounded by mountain peaks that reflect in the still waters, adding to the splendor. You will set up camp near the lake and have the rest of the evening free to explore the area around the lake. Overnight in tents.

Overnight in campsite in Deoriatal

Camping by the lake will be one of the most memorable nights of the trek. Deoriatal is set in the midst of forests and is surrounded by towering peaks. You'll have the convenience of a kichen/dining tent as well as toilet tents. Today's package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Food

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

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Day 2 Milestone

Kund

Deoriatal

07:00 AM

After a hearty breakfast, you'll set off on your trek to Chopta. It's a fairly level trail, and winds through forests of oak, maple and rhododendron. The sounds of the chirping birds will accompany you through the trek and make for a nice soundtrack! When you reach Chopta, you'll set up camp in a meadow or near a stream. Either way, you'll be falling asleep to the sounds of nature outside. Overnight in tents.

Overnight in campsite in Chopta

Camping at Chopta is an ideal way to take in the beauty of this 'mini-Switzerland' of India. You'll be camping beside a stream, or in a meadow, and watching the skies turn pink as the sun sets. Today's package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Food

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

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Day 3 Milestone

Deoriatal

Chopta

07:00 AM

A long day of trekking, almost 8 hours, lies ahead today so make sure you are well rested and have eaten a good breakfast. You'll trek to Tungnath temple, which is about 3 kms away, and spend a little time there. From there, you'll trek onwards to Chandrashila Peak. As you climb, you'll get spectacular views of Chaukhamba, Bandarpoonch, Chandrashila, Nanda Devi and other peaks. You'll spend some time here, then trek back to Chopta, and further on to Duggalbitta. Overnight in tents here.

Overnight in campsite in Dugalbitta

It's your last night of camping for this Chopta trek. Your team will set up tents amidst the beautiful meadows and forests of Duggalbitta for the night. Today's package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Food

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

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Day 4 Milestone

Chopta

Duggalbitta

07:00 AM

You're done with the walking for this trip. Today you'll be driving back to Dehradun, giving you some time to rest your legs and enjoy the views. You'll be dropped off at Dehradun by afternoon or early evening. Trip ends here.

Trip ends before nightfall

You'll be driven back to Dehradun today. Trip ends before nightfall.

Food

Breakfast

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Day 5 Milestone

Chopta

Dehradun

08:00 AM

Includes / Excludes

Includes

  • 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

Excludes

  • 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

What to Wear

What to Wear

  • Shirts/T-shirts – 3/4
  • Jeans/trekking pants – 2/3
  • Windproof jacket of decent quality
  • Warm and thick fleece/full-sleeve woollen sweater
  • Thermal inner wear (upper and lower)
  • Woollen cap
  • Woollen gloves
  • Woollen and regular socks (2-3 pairs)
  • Scarf/muffler (optional)
  • Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes
  • Raincoat
  • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery, wrist watches and electronic items
  • Suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage

What not to Wear

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

Equipment / Gear

We Provide

  • All camping gear including tents, sleeping bag, sleeping mattress
  • Toilet tents
  • Technical equipment required like ropes, carabiners, etc.
  • Basic first aid kit

You need to get

  • Backpack of about 60 litres
  • Day pack to carry your essentials on the trek (if using a personal porter)
  • Sturdy water bottle
  • Trekking pole/walking stick
  • Cap/hat to protect from the sun
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Torch/flashlight
  • Personal toiletries
  • Personal first-aid kit
  • Camera (if you like; with batteries fully charged)
  • Sunglasses
  • Keep a few poly bags or waterproof bags handy for your belongings in case of heavy rain
  • Rain cover for your bags
  • Lightweight floaters/sandals

Medical Kit

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

Cancellation policy

If a cancellation is made 30 days prior to the Chopta trek, 25% of the trip cost will be refunded.

If a cancellation is made 30 to 20 days prior to the Chopta trek, 15% of the trip cost will be refunded.

If a cancellation is made 20 to 0 days prior to the Chopta trek, no refund will be made.

Rules on trip

Please heed the instructions of the instructor at all times.

You will not be allowed to trek under the influence of any kind of intoxicant.

Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

Himalaya Destination reserves the right to change/cancel the Chopta trek without prior notice. No arguments or refunds will be entertained.

Any event cost is exclusive of any kind of insurances or medical coverage/benefits.