Haridwar is well-connected by road or rail. You can also fly in to Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is 30 kms away. Transport cost from Haridwar to Kund is not included in this package, but can be arranged for INR 2625 per person.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.