• TREK TO CHOPTA, TUNGNATH, CHANDRASHILLA PEAK & DEORITAL

  • Region - Uttarakhand
  • Base Camp - Kund
  • Duration 5 Days
  • Altitute 4000M
  • Stay Rooms/Tents
  • Difficulty Moderate+
Detail itinenary

You will start your drive from Dehradun airport/Haridwar/Rishikesh to reach Jayalgarh by late afternoon. You will, for most part of the journey drive along the Ganga river. En route you will be crossing the holy towns of Rishikesh & Dev Prayag . Jayalgarh is a beautiful situated camp with cottage tents, each having attached toilets/showers. The camp is set on the banks of river Alaknanda and has open views of a few villages set scenically in the nearby mountains. One can go for a small walk by the river, if wish too. Overnight at Jayalgarh.

Today after a leisurely breakfast, we will drive to Kund which will take 3 hrs of drive. Check in to the lodge & relax for some time. Later post lunch, we will drive to Kakragad, from where we will start our trek. This is an acclimatization day for other coming days. The trail goes through beautiful stream & forest. This place is also famous for birds and one can experience birding with their binoculars. After exploring, we will trek back to the point from where we have started the trek & board the vehicle. Reach Kund where hot cup of tea awaits for you. Overnight at Kund.

Today we drive to Sari village via Ukhimath which is the commencement point of the trek.  From Sari we begin the hike to Deoriatal, a high altitude lake. This beautiful lake has meadows and forest all around it and some big mountains in the backdrop. Spend a couple of hours by this majestic lake, reflecting the Chaukhamba peak in its still waters. You can take pictures and enjoy the wonderful scenery. After having packed lunch by the lake side, we will walk back the same route and we descend to Sari Village and further drive to Kund. Overnight stay at Kund.

We start the day by climbing up the slopes of the meadows in Chopta. This extremely scenic hike will take a couple of hours to reach Tungnath temple. After a brief stop for refreshments we trek further to the summit of Chandrashilla peak. The view from the summit is outstanding with one getting almost a 360 view of Himalayan ranges. Many of the famous summits like the Chaukhamba, Nanda Devi, Neelkanth, Kedarnath & Bandarpoonch are visible from here. From the summit we descend to Chopta & be driven to the lodge in Kund. Overnight stay at Kund

After an early breakfast you will start our return journey to Haridwar/Rishikesh. Trip ends here

ABOUT THE TREK

If one is looking at a short 5-day trek in the Himalayas then look no further. This is one of the most enchanting short treks and lies in the Garhwal region of Himalayas. This hike is in a protected area and hence there are minimal signs of civilization and abundance of flora & fauna, which adds to the beauty of the place.

In the first leg of the trek we hike up to Deoriatal. This is a beautiful lake at an altitude of 2438 m and has captivating surroundings with forests all around. The Chaukhamba peak feels like it is an arm’s length away and the reflection of the mighty peak in the crystal clear waters of the lake creates a beautiful effect. The story associated with this scenic place is that when the Pandavas were in exile and were hiding from the Kaurava king, Duryodhan, they stopped nearby for a rest. When their mother Kunti felt thirsty, one by one four of her sons went to fetch water from this lake but died, as they could not answer the question put forth to them by the Yaksha Devta who resided here. When the eldest son's Yudishtra's turn came, he answered all questions correctly and with the result the dead brothers also came back to life. Here we will camp by the lakeside and enjoy the star spangled sky in the night.

Next on our trail is Chopta, popularly referred to as the Mini-Switzerland of India because of its undulating green meadows (carpets of snow in winter!!) and a breath taking view of the majestic Himalayan peaks. Camping here is a totally enjoyable experience. From here we will trek up to the Tungnath temple, which at an altitude of 3680m is the highest Shiva shrine in the world. All along the route, in addition to the abundant flora and fauna, one gets wonderful views of the Himalayan giants including Bandarpoonch, Kedar, Chaukhamba peak and may more. From Tungnath you can trek up a further 1 kms to the summit of Chandrashilla peak at about 4000 m. The 180 degree view of the snow-capped peaks and the underlying valleys all around make this trek well worth it.

Another interesting and beautiful part of this trip is the opportunity to spend time at Himalayan Eco Lodges & Camps at Kund. This lodge overlooks the Mandakini river and is in the shadow of the Kedar peak and is a beautiful base to begin and end the trip.

SKETCH ITINERARY

Day 1: Dehradun Airport/Haridwar/Rishikesh – Jayalgarh (550m) (Drive/90 kms/ 3.5hrs)
Day 2: Jayalgarh – Kund (1350m) & Acclimatization Walk to Kakragad Fall (Trek/2-2.5 Hrs)
Day 3: Kund (1350m)– Sari (2000m) – Trek to Deoriatal (2438m) - Sari - Kund (Drive/1.5 Hrs & Trek/4-5 Hrs Both Ways)
Day 4: Kund - Chopta (2800m) - Tungnath (3680m) - Chandrashila Peak (4000m) - Kund (Drive/2 Hrs & Trek/4-5 Hrs Both Ways)
Day 5: Kund – Dehradun Airport/Haridwar/Rishikesh (Drive/200 Kms/6-7 Hrs)

Detail itinenary

You will start your drive from Dehradun airport/Haridwar/Rishikesh to reach Jayalgarh by late afternoon. You will, for most part of the journey drive along the Ganga river. En route you will be crossing the holy towns of Rishikesh & Dev Prayag . Jayalgarh is a beautiful situated camp with cottage tents, each having attached toilets/showers. The camp is set on the banks of river Alaknanda and has open views of a few villages set scenically in the nearby mountains. One can go for a small walk by the river, if wish too. Overnight at Jayalgarh.

Today after a leisurely breakfast, we will drive to Kund which will take 3 hrs of drive. Check in to the lodge & relax for some time. Later post lunch, we will drive to Kakragad, from where we will start our trek. This is an acclimatization day for other coming days. The trail goes through beautiful stream & forest. This place is also famous for birds and one can experience birding with their binoculars. After exploring, we will trek back to the point from where we have started the trek & board the vehicle. Reach Kund where hot cup of tea awaits for you. Overnight at Kund.

Today we drive to Sari village via Ukhimath which is the commencement point of the trek.  From Sari we begin the hike to Deoriatal, a high altitude lake. This beautiful lake has meadows and forest all around it and some big mountains in the backdrop. Spend a couple of hours by this majestic lake, reflecting the Chaukhamba peak in its still waters. You can take pictures and enjoy the wonderful scenery. After having packed lunch by the lake side, we will walk back the same route and we descend to Sari Village and further drive to Kund. Overnight stay at Kund.

We start the day by climbing up the slopes of the meadows in Chopta. This extremely scenic hike will take a couple of hours to reach Tungnath temple. After a brief stop for refreshments we trek further to the summit of Chandrashilla peak. The view from the summit is outstanding with one getting almost a 360 view of Himalayan ranges. Many of the famous summits like the Chaukhamba, Nanda Devi, Neelkanth, Kedarnath & Bandarpoonch are visible from here. From the summit we descend to Chopta & be driven to the lodge in Kund. Overnight stay at Kund

After an early breakfast you will start our return journey to Haridwar/Rishikesh. Trip ends here

PRICE INCLUSIONS
  • Accommodation: On a double sharing basis. In the case of odd numbers, that person will share the room on triple sharing
  • Standard Package
  • Day 01: Standard tents with attached washroom at Jayalgarh
  • Day 02: Standard tents with attached washroom at Kund
  • Day 03: Standard tents with attached washroom at Kund
  • Day 04: Standard tents with attached washroom at Kund
  • Deluxe Package
  • Day 01: Deluxe tents with attached washroom at Jayalgarh
  • Day 02: Deluxe room with attached washroom at Kund
  • Day 03: Deluxe room with attached washroom at Kund
  • Day 04: Deluxe room with attached washroom at Kund
  • Meals: We provide simple, hygienic veg meals on all days of the trek
  • Day 1: Dinner
  • Day 2: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: Breakfast
  • Professional guide(s) to ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek. All our guides are professionally trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.
  • Basic first aid for the group
PRICE EXCLUSIONS
  • Any meals/services not mentioned above
  • Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, roadblocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Insurance
  • GST 5%
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