- Duration 4 Days
- Altitute 4000m
- Stay Rooms/Tents
- Difficulty Easy
Chopta Chandrashila Peak Trek - If one is looking at a short 4-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 Chopta Chandrashila Trek.
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 Chopta Chandrashila Peak feels like an arms - 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. 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 km to the summit of Chandrashilla peak at about 4000 m and accomplish the Chandrashila Trek. The 180 degree view of the snow-capped peaks and the underlying valleys all around make ChoptaChandrashila trek well worth it. Chandrashila peak is one of the most liked destinations for trekking in India. Chopta valley is located at an elevation of 2,680 meters (1.66 miles) and is surrounded by a forest of Oak, Rhododendron and Deodar. Chopta Chandrashila Trek takes you to the highest Shiva temple in the world, situated in Tungnath at a height of 12074 ft. Chopta is also known as Mini Switzerland of Uttarakhand. You will surely be fascinated by the beauty around while accomplishing the Chopta Trek. Alike other treks,even for the Chandrashila Trek and Deoria Tal Trek - GIO assists you with professionally qualified expert guides. Our guides will run a small course on climbing techniques to get you to know more about the sport and get comfortable with it.
Day 1: Haridwar - Kund (1350m) (Drive/200 kms/7-8 hrs)
Day 2: Kund - Ukhimath (1300m) - Sari (2000m) - Deoriatal (2438m) - Sari - Kund (Drive/1.5 hrs & Trek/4-5 hrs both ways)
Day 3: Kund - Chopta (2800m) - Tungnath (3680m) - Chandrashila Peak (4000m) - Kund (Drive/2 hrs & Trek/4-5 hrs both ways)
Day 4: Kund - Haridwar (Drive/7-8 hrs)
We meet at Haridwar railway station at 7:00 a.m & be driven up to Kund. This is an engaging drive all along the Ganga & Alaknanda River. Enroute you will be crossing the holy towns of Rishikesh, Devprayag and Rudraprayag. Evening we will go for a short hike by the riverside. overnight stay in tents/rooms.
Today we drive from Kund 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. Spend a couple of hours by this majestic lake, reflecting the Chaukhamba peak in its still waters. Retracing the same route we descend to Sari Village and further drive to Kund. overnight stay in tents/rooms.
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 summit offers views of big Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi, Trishul, Chaukhamba. From the summit we descend to Chopta & be driven to the lodge in Kund. overnight stay in tents/rooms.
After an early breakfast we will start our return journey to Haridwar. En route we will stop at Srinagar and people who are interested in River Rafting will get to do a stretch of rafting (12 kms) from close to Srinagar till Camp High 5 at Jayalgarh. People not interested in Rafting will be driven straight to the camp where they can enjoy the beautiful environs of the campsite or just relax by the riverside. After lunch the whole group will drive down to Rishikesh/Haridwar. Trip ends here
- Transport from Haridwar to Kund & back as per the itinerary.
- Day 01: Deluxe Rooms in Kund (Deluxe package) / Standard tents in Kund (Standard package) on double/triple occupancy
- Day 02: Deluxe Rooms in Kund (Deluxe package) / Standard tents in Kund (Standard package) on double/triple occupancy
- Day 03: Deluxe Rooms in Kund (Deluxe package) / Standard tents in Kund (Standard package) on double/triple occupancy
- Day 1: Dinner
- Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Day 4: Breakfast (At Jayalgarh Campsite)
- 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.
- Forest entry charges and permits for Indian guests only
- Basic first aid for the group
- 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.
- GST 5%
Rs. 7,600Departure Dates
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