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  • Trip introduction

    This adventure combines a series of fun adventures: trekking through the alpine environs of Chopta, a visit to the lakeside paradise of Deoriatal, all the fun of climbing a smaller peak in the Garhwal Himalayas, and a visit to Tungnath. On this Chopta trek, you'll camp beside Deoriatal lake, where the clear water reflects the mountains and forests around. You'll climb Chandrashila Peak which is 13,123 feet high and is home to Tungnath, the highest Shiva temple in the world, where you'll stop to take in the serene atmosphere.

    This trek to Chopta Chandrashila is not difficult and can be done by first-timers, but the climb to Chandrashila can be challenging for children or for those without any experience. It's a good option for fit beginners who want a mix of mountain fun and beautiful scenery, as well as the added thrill of some peak climbing.

    Destination

    This trek to Chopta Chandrashila takes you through forests of pine, oak and rhodendron, besides a lake and thorugh meadows that are dotted with wildflowers. In Chopta, you can expect a spectacular sunset, and rolling views of the slopes around. From Chopta, you'll trek through golden meadows towards Tungnath temple, where you'll spend some time soaking in the peace. And finally, your peak day is an exciting one, starting at dawn, and ending at the top with views of the morning sunlight falling on Himalayan giants like Nanda Devi, Trishul, Chaukhamba and more.

    Destination highlights

    Experience the iconic and beloved Chopta trek. | Camp on the banks of Deoriatal lake and at the base of Chandrashila mountain. | Climb Chandrashila Peak at over 13,000 feet. | Enjoy spectacular views of high Himalayan peaks.

    Activity Details

    9800

    13123

    4420

    24 kms

    17 hrs

    8 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Chopta trek: Haridwar - Kund

    You'll meet at Haridwar railway station at 07:00 and enjoy a scenic 6 hour drive to Kund. Your drive takes you along the Ganga and Alaknanda river before turning into the Mandakini valley. Enroute you will cross the holy towns of Rishikesh, Devprayag and Rudraprayag. At Kund, your campsite is set up, and you can spend the evening relaxing, or you can warm up those muscles with a short hike by the river. Overnight in tents.

    You will be staying in alpine tents on twin-sharing basis tonight. Each traveller is equipped with clean, warm sleeping bags and sleeping mattresses. For your convenience, the campsite will have separate toilet tents for men and women, as well as a kitchen/dining tent.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Haridwar

    Kund

    07:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg | Non-veg | Jain
    Day 2 of the Chopta trek: Kund - Chalkot
    Day 3 of the Chopta trek: Deoriatal day!
    Day 4 of the Chopta trek: Chandrashila summit day!
    Day 5 of the Chopta trek: Return to Haridwar
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 45 days or more before the departure of the trek to Chopta Chandrashila: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.) minus any transaction charges.

    For cancellations made 30-45 days before the departure of the trek to Chopta Chandrashila: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.) minus any transaction charges.

    For cancellations made 15-30 days before the departure of the trek to Chopta Chandrashila: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.) minus any transaction charges.

    For cancellations made 0-15 days before the departure of the trek to Chopta Chandrashila: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    Payment for this trek to Chopta Chandrashila will not be adjusted towards any future trips.

    Rules on trip

    The operator has a set of guidelines for the trek to Chopta Chandrashila that must be adhered to based on the tenets of ‘Leave No Trace’ & ‘Tread Light’ policies. These guidelines are very simple and emphasise on travelling in small groups, better planning, understanding impact of camping, proper waste disposal, respecting local cultures, sensitivity towards wildlife and so on.

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the team leader on this Chopta trek.

    Smoking, consumption of alcohol, narcotic drugs etc. is strictly prohibited during the trek to Chopta Chandrashila.

    During the Chopta trek, participants must follow a proper waste disposal system.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, the operator will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life on the Chopta trek.

    If due to bad weather, sickness, natural calamity or any other personal reasons, the itinerary of this trip is changed, the extra charges for accommodation, transport, etc, will be borne by the guests. The same will be applicable if a guest decides to change the itinerary due to personal reasons, injury, or bad health.

    Participants will be required to fill up an indemnity form before embarking on the trek to Chopta Chandrashila. You are requested to inform the operator if you're suffering from any major ailment and submit your health certificate.

    All fixed departure trips will be run according to a fixed schedule and standard services. In case of individual requirements, the operator may not be able to entertain the request or may have to charge additional amounts. Please be aware of this fact.
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    • Trekking Camping Chopta Trekking Mountains Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Camping Chopta Trekking Mountains Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Camping Chopta Trekking Mountains Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Camping Chopta Trekking Mountains Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Camping Chopta Trekking Mountains Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Camping Chopta Trekking Mountains Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Camping Chopta Trekking Mountains Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Camping Chopta Trekking Mountains Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Camping Chopta Trekking Mountains Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Camping Chopta Trekking Mountains Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Camping Chopta Trekking Mountains Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Camping Chopta Trekking Mountains Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Camping Chopta Trekking Mountains Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Camping Chopta Trekking Mountains Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Camping Chopta Trekking Mountains Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Camping Chopta Trekking Mountains Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Camping Chopta Trekking Mountains Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Camping Chopta Trekking Mountains Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Camping Chopta Trekking Mountains Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Camping Chopta Trekking Mountains Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Camping Chopta Trekking Mountains Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Camping Chopta Trekking Mountains Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Camping Chopta Trekking Mountains Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Camping Chopta Trekking Mountains Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Camping Chopta Trekking Mountains Adventure Activity Sports
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accommodation in alpine tents on twin-sharing basis for 4 nights

    • Clean sleeping bags and sleeping mattresses
    • Separate toilet tents for men and women
    • Kitchen/dining tent
    • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 5
    • Porter/mules for camping equipment
    • Forest entry fees, camping permits
    • 2 guides for 15 trekkers
    • First Aid kit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Transport from Haridwar-Kund-Haridwar (can be arranged for INR 2625 per person)

    • Upgrade to Swiss tent with attached washroom in Kund for INR 1500 per person, on triple sharing basis
    • Porter/mule for personal bags
    • Any meals or services not mentioned in inclusions
    • Any charges for video cameras or still cameras
    • Charges for alcohol or soft drinks or beverages
    • Personal expenses like tips or laundry or telephone calls
    • Any costs arising from unforeseen circumstances like landslides, bad weather or road blocks, etc
    • Insurance

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes
    • Camp shoes (slippers or sandals)
    • Layers of clothing to stay warm
    • Not to wear - Expensive watches or jewellery
    • Unnecessary electronic devices
    • Carry your luggage in a duffle bag or backpack
    • Avoid 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

    • 3/4 season alpine tents
    • Fresh, clean sleeping bags
    • Camping mattresses
    • Stools and tables
    • Mess tent
    • Toilet tent with portable toilet seats
    • First aid or medical kit

    You need to get

    • Shirts/T-shirts – 2/3
    • Full sleeved T-shirts – 2
    • Trekking pants – 2
    • One full-sleeved sweater
    • Good quality windproof jacket
    • Woollen socks – 1 pair, for the night only
    • Regular socks for trekking – 2 or 3 pairs
    • Scarf/muffler (optional)
    • Raincoat / Poncho
    • Small lightweight towel
    • Water bottle
    • Cap/hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
    • Sun glasses
    • Walking stick/trekking pole
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Lip balm
    • Torch/flashlight (with extra batteries)
    • Day pack for essentials
    • Rain cover for your bags
    • Plastic/waterproof bags for belongs in case of rain
    • Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)

    Medical Kit

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