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Chopta Chandrashila Trek with Deoriatal Advenchar

Chopta Chandrashila Trek

  • 4 Days
  • Group : 8-15 People
  • Guided Trek
  • Difficulty : Easy
  • Start: Dehradun
  • Altitude
    Altitude : 3,690 m

Chopta Chandrashila with Deoriatal is a trek that offers a perfect blend of adventure, spirituality, and natural beauty. Located in the Garhwal Himalayas region of Uttarakhand, this trek is one of the most popular among Indian trekkers. The trek starts from Sari village and takes you through dense forests, beautiful meadows, and serene lakes.

The first stop on this trek is Deoriatal, a pristine lake surrounded by lush green forests. The calm waters of the lake reflect the snow-capped peaks of Chaukhamba and Kedarnath, creating a mesmerizing view. This place is considered sacred by locals and is believed to be the spot where Yaksha (a demi-god) asked Yudhishthira (a Pandava king) some questions about Dharma in Mahabharata.

From Deoriatal, the trek takes you to Chopta, which is also known as “Mini Switzerland” due to its picturesque landscapes. The trail passes through dense forests of rhododendron and oak trees that are home to various species of birds and animals. As you reach Chopta, you will be greeted by stunning views of snow-capped peaks like Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Chaukhamba.

The final destination on this trek is Chandrashila summit, which stands at an altitude of 3,690 meters above sea level. It offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The summit also has a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva that attracts many pilgrims throughout the year.

Overall, Chopta Chandrashila with Deoriatal is an ideal trek for nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts, and spiritual seekers alike. It offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas along with opportunities for meditation and self-reflection in serene surroundings.

Departure & Return Location

ISBT Dehradun

Meeting Time

6 A.M

Price Includes

  • Tranportation
  • Activity: Trekking, Camping, etc
  • Accommodation during Trek (Camping)
  • Meals during Trek (Veg): Morning bed tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks, Dinner, Hot Bournvita at night, and Yummy Desserts
  • All season Camping tents on twin sharing basis, Sleeping bags with adequate sub-zero temperature rating, comfortable mattress
  • Safety Equipment includes static rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys, ice-axe, micro-spikes, slings
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges/Permits, Trek Permit Fee/IMF Permission – up to the amount charged for Indian Nationals.
  • Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with First Aid knowledge
  • Experienced Local guide, cook, helpers
  • Porters or mules for carrying common luggage
  • Exhaustive First Aid kit including portable oxygen cylinder, oximeter

Price Excludes

  • Meals during the road journey
  • Any expenses of personal nature
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage. (extra luggage, if any can be left at the base camp with the authorities)
  • Cost Escalation due to natural reasons
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list
  • Insurance

Highlights of Chopta Chandrashila Trek

  • Tungnath TempleThe highest Shiva temple in the world, Tungnath is a major highlight of the Chopta Chandrashila trek. The temple is believed to be more than 1000 years old and offers stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.
  • Chandrashila PeakStanding at an altitude of 3690 meters, Chandrashila Peak is the highest point of this trek. From here, you can enjoy panoramic views of snow-capped mountains like Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Kedarnath.
  • Deoriatal LakeLocated at an altitude of 2438 meters, Deoriatal Lake is a serene and picturesque spot that's perfect for camping. Surrounded by dense forests and snow-capped peaks, this lake offers breathtaking views of its surroundings.
  • Rhododendron ForestsThe Chopta region is known for its beautiful rhododendron forests that bloom in shades of pink and red during springtime. Walking through these forests is a treat for nature lovers.
  • Wildlife SightingsThe Chopta region is home to a variety of wildlife species like musk deer, bharal (blue sheep), and monal pheasant. Keep your eyes peeled for these animals during your trek.
  • Camping under the StarsSpending a night under the stars in the Himalayas is an experience like no other. We'll set up camp at Chopta along the way and enjoy the peace and quiet of nature.
  • Local CultureThe Chopta region is inhabited by people from different communities like Garhwalis, Kumaonis, and Bhotiyas. Interacting with locals during your trek can give you insights into their unique culture and way of life.

Best Time to Visit Chopta Chandrashila Trek

Read About Chopta Chandrashila Weather & Temperature

Chopta Chandrashila with Deoriatal is a trek that has been gaining popularity among adventure enthusiasts. The trek offers stunning views of the Himalayas and takes you through lush green forests, meadows, and beautiful lakes. However, choosing the right time to visit this place is crucial to ensure a memorable experience.

The best time to visit Chopta Chandrashila with Deoriatal is from April to June and September to November. During these months, the weather is pleasant, and the skies are clear, making it perfect for trekking. The temperature during these months ranges from 10°C to 25°C during the day and drops down to 5°C at night.

April to June is considered the ideal time for this trek as the snow starts melting, and the flowers start blooming in full swing. The meadows are covered with vibrant colors of rhododendrons, blue poppies, and primrose. This makes it an excellent time for nature lovers who want to witness the beauty of nature in its full glory.

September to November is another great time for this trek as it marks the beginning of autumn in this region. The weather during these months is dry and cool, making it ideal for trekking. The skies are clear, offering breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains.

However, it’s important to note that Chopta Chandrashila with Deoriatal remains closed during winter due to heavy snowfall. It’s not advisable to visit this place during monsoons as well due to landslides and slippery trails.

In conclusion, if you’re planning a trip to Chopta Chandrashila with Deoriatal, make sure you choose the right time of year based on your preferences and interests.

Chopta Chandrashila Trek Photos

Chopta Chandrashila Trek Itinerary

Day 1Drive From Dehradun to Sari

Distance: 230 Km (Drive)
Time Taken: 9 Hours (Drive)
Max Altitude: 2,000 m (6,560 ft.)

On day 1 of the trek itinerary, we start our journey from Dehradun to Sari. We begin our journey at 6 am in the morning to make sure we reach Sari by evening. The drive from Dehradun to Sari takes around 7-8 hours, covering a distance of approximately 200 km.

We will have lunch on the way at a local restaurant where we can enjoy some delicious local cuisine. The drive is scenic and passes through some beautiful towns and villages that offer a glimpse into the local culture and lifestyle.

Once we reach Sari in the evening, we will check into our accommodation for the night. After freshening up, we will have dinner followed by a briefing session about the trek ahead. Our guide will give us all the necessary information about the trek including safety measures, dos and don’ts, and other important details.

After the briefing session, we can rest for the night as it’s going to be an early start tomorrow. We need to be well-rested for our first day of trekking which will take us to Deoria Tal.

Overall, day 1 of the Chopta Chandrashila Trek itinerary is all about traveling from Dehradun to Sari while enjoying some stunning views along the way. It’s a great opportunity to get acquainted with your fellow trekkers and prepare yourself mentally for what lies ahead.

Day 2Sari to Deoriatal & Back. Drive to Chopta

Distance: 3.2 km (Trek) & 20 Km (Drive)
Time Taken: 5 Hours (Trek) & 1 Hour (Drive)
Max Altitude: 2,700 m (8,888 ft)

On day 2 of the Chopta Chandrashila Trek, you will embark on a journey that will take you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the Indian Himalayas. You start your day by trekking from Sari to Deoriatal Lake, which is nestled amidst lush green forests and towering mountains.

As you make your way through the dense forests, you will be surrounded by the sweet chirping of birds and the rustling of leaves underfoot. The trail is well-defined and easy to navigate, making it perfect for both experienced trekkers and beginners alike.

As you reach Deoriatal Lake, you will be greeted by a stunning sight that will take your breath away. The crystal-clear waters of the lake reflect the snow-capped peaks of the surrounding mountains, creating a dreamy atmosphere that is hard to describe in words.

You can spend some time exploring the area around the lake, taking in its natural beauty and soaking up its peaceful vibes. You can also indulge in some bird-watching or simply sit back and relax as you marvel at the sheer magnificence of nature.

After spending some time at Deoriatal Lake, you will make your way back to Sari before heading towards Chopta. The drive to Chopta is a scenic one that takes you through winding roads and picturesque villages.

Once you reach Chopta, you will be amazed by its serene beauty and tranquil surroundings. The village is surrounded by towering mountains on all sides, making it feel like a hidden paradise tucked away from the rest of the world.

You will spend your night at Chopta, enjoying its peaceful ambiance and soaking up its natural beauty. As you drift off to sleep under a starry sky, with nothing but silence all around you, you will realize why this trek is considered one of the best in India.

Day 3Chopta to Chandrashila via Tungnath & Back

Distance: 10 Km
Time Taken:
7 Hours 
Altitude: 3,690 m (12,100 ft.)

On Day 3 of the Chopta Chandrashila Trek, you will embark on a journey that will take you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in Uttarakhand. The day starts with an early morning breakfast at your base camp in Chopta, where you will fuel up for the trek ahead.

As you set out on the trail toward Tungnath, you will be surrounded by lush green forests and meadows that seem to stretch out endlessly before you. The path is well-defined and easy to navigate, so you can focus on taking in the stunning views around you.

After about 3 km of trekking, you will reach Tungnath – one of the highest Shiva temples in the world. The temple is nestled amidst towering peaks and offers a serene and peaceful atmosphere that is sure to leave you feeling rejuvenated.

From Tungnath, the trail continues upwards towards Chandrashila – the summit of your trek. As you climb higher, the landscape around you transforms into a winter wonderland, with snow-capped peaks and frozen streams dotting the landscape.

The climb to Chandrashila summit is an adventure in itself – one that requires both physical endurance and mental fortitude. But as you reach the top and take in the panoramic views from the summit, all your efforts will be rewarded tenfold.

From here, you can see some of the highest peaks in Uttarakhand – including Nanda Devi, Trishul, Kedar Dome, and Chaukhamba – standing tall against a clear blue sky. The view is simply awe-inspiring and will leave an indelible mark on your memory for years to come.

After spending some time at Chandrashila summit, it’s time to make your way back down to Chopta for a well-deserved rest. As you descend back into civilization, take a moment to reflect on all that you have experienced over these past few days – from stunning vistas to challenging climbs.

Day 4Chopta to Dehradun (Drive)

Distance: 200 km
Time Taken: 8 hours
Altitude: 640 m (2,100 ft.)

On Day 4 of the Chopta Chandrashila Trek Itinerary, you wake up feeling a mix of emotions. You’re sad that the trek is coming to an end, but also grateful for the unforgettable experiences you’ve had over the past few days. Today, you’ll be driving back to Dehradun and saying goodbye to your fellow trekkers and guides.

As you pack your bags and take one last look at the stunning views from your campsite, you can’t help but feel a sense of nostalgia. The memories of trekking through lush forests, crossing gushing streams, and camping under starry skies will stay with you forever.

On this trek, Day 3 was particularly memorable as you climbed from Chopta to the Chandrashila summit. The climb was challenging but exhilarating, and the panoramic views from the top were simply breathtaking. You felt like you were on top of the world as you gazed out at snow-capped peaks in every direction.

As you drive back to Dehradun today, you reflect on how this trek has been more than just a physical challenge – it’s been a spiritual journey too. The serene beauty of Uttarakhand has left an indelible mark on your soul, and you feel renewed and invigorated by your time in nature.

You know that this won’t be your last trek in Uttarakhand – there’s still so much more to explore. But for now, as you bid farewell to your fellow trekkers and guides, you feel grateful for this incredible experience that has brought strangers together in pursuit of adventure and discovery.

Chopta Chandrashila Trek Route Map

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What are the requirements for participation?

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You can claim a 100% refund if you cancel your booking before 15 days. The refund will primarily be in the form of a voucher valid for 12 months.  You can also opt for a cash refund provided the booking is not part of a promotional offer or a coupon code provided by Advenchar

Refund

  • Before 15 days from departure date – 100% refund.
  • Between 15 days and 7 days from departure date  – 70% refund.
  • Less than 7 days from departure date – You can modify your trek free of cost, and transfer it to a friend/family member.
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