Chopta - Chandrashila - Deoria Tal Trek

Region

: Rudraprayag district -Uttarakhand

Duration

: 4 Days

Level

: Easy

Trekking distance

: 24 Kms

Max Altitude

: 4090 Meters

Pickup Point

: Rishikesh

Drop Point

: Rishikesh

Best Season

: Round of the Year

Deoria Tal is a lake located about 2 km on an uphill from the village of Sari, on the Ukhimath-Chopta road. Valley is perched at an elevation 2438 meters rich flora & fauna  like  oak, deodar, rhododendron  musk dear and monal with snow-covered mountains Chaukhamba, Mandani valley and Kedarnath   in the backdrop.

According to legendary folk tales, in the Mahabharata period, five Pandavas brother once visited this lake and got tested for their wisdom by a natural spirit called Yaksa.

Chopta is very popular among trekkers & tourists, mainly because of the number of options it provides for exploring. Chopta is also called "Mini Switzerland" and is getting prominent  visitors year after year.

The Tungnath temple is located at an altitude of about 3680 meters  above sea level, the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is the highest Shiva Shrine among the Panch Kedar, 4 km s uphill from Chopta.  The temple is believed to be 1000 years old and is the second in the order of the Panch Kedars. It has a rich legend linked to the Pandavas, heroes of the Mahabharata epic. And it is also believed that the present temple is built by the Pandavas to please the Lord Shiva.

Situated at altitude of over 4090 meters above sea level, Chandrashila offers a panoramic 360 degree view of the some of the very majestic Himalayan peaks including Nanda Devi, Bandarpunch, Chaukhamba and Kedar Peak. Chandrashila is a steep 1 km trek from Tungnath temple. Chandrashila and Tungnath are covered with snow during the winters. According to one of the popular legend, Chandrashila is the place where Lord Rama meditated after defeating Ravana. Another legend says that moon-god “Chandra” spent time here in penance. Chandrashila literally means “Moon Rock”.


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  • Day 01: Drive Haridwar-Sari 7-8 h (216 km) - Deoriatal 3 km Trek
    our representative will expect you at Rishikesh railway station at 6:30 in the morning today. Pick up can also be done alternatively from Rishikesh as well. We will drive uphills from Rishikesh along the mighty Ganga River flowing downwards. We will have our lunch on the way. We will reach Sari in afternoon and soon we will start trekking to Deoriatal. The trek ascends on a well defined path of stones and goes into the beautiful forest of Rhododendron and Cedar. As we climb higher the Himalayan mountain starts appearing. We keep going steadily up and then a level walk in the dense forest takes us to the Deoriatal. We will be welcomed by a grand vista of Chaukhamba massifs unveiled in the lake water. The rest of the day is spending in exploration and capturing pictures of the lake side. We will camp near the lake side for the night.
  • Day 02: Deoriatal to Chopta through Rohini Bugyal
    In the morning, the cloud cover removes from the Himalayan peaks and diamond-crusted sunlights elucidate the outlines of Chaukhamba in the lake water. This is the marvellous view of this trek which you can not miss. Make sure to take pictures of this beautiful scenery. Post breakfast we will start trekking. This trail is sprinkled with the variety of vegetation most notably the two type of Rhododendron red and pink. As we ascend towards Rohini Bugyal, Chaukhamba massif and Mount Kedar summit, rises closely. On the further walk, we will come across some shrine and a three-way root. We will take the centre one towards Chopta village.
  • Day 03: Chopta to Tungnath, Chandrashilla Top and back to Chopta
    we will start trekking in the wee hours of the dark, which will let us have a beautiful sunrise from Tungnath Top. The trek is a well defined from Chopta, runs on a well-defined concrete-bound trail. There are 11 scissors bend on this trail and the 10th bend of the trail marks the opening of a splendid view of Chandrashila and a connecting peak called “Ravanshila”. In the winter these trails are covered with white snow thus making the trek a little bit difficult. From Tungnath temple, the route to Chandrashila peak bends from behind the temple complex. The 500 meters steep climb can be covered in 45-60 minute. The top of Chandrashila welcome you with a 360 degree panaromic view of the notable peaks such as Nanda Devi, Trishul, Nandaghunti, Dronagiri, Chaukhamba, and Kedar. We will spend some time here and descend down to Chopta. It will take you about 3 hours to climb down to the campsite.
  • Day 04: Chopta to Rishikesh/Haridwar 7 Hrs (183.6 km)
    on last day of the journey we will ride back from the Chopta to Haridwar.The 7 hour’s journey will pass through the forests, small mountain villages and towns. You will be reaching Haridwar in the evening; fro Advisory :keep Himalayan Regions clean and green, free from all kind of plastic garbage
  • Accommodation (Camping /Guest house/Home stay/Hotel).
  • All Meals during trek (Veg.)
  • Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
  • Transportation during the trek program.
  • Trek equipments (tent, sleeping bag, matters etc).
  • Permits & entry fees.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Insurance.
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Inclusion”.

Things to Carry
  • id-proof-icon
    Photo ID Proof
  • backpack-with-cover
    Rucksack/Backpack (40 to 50 Litre) & Rucksack cover (Waterproof)
  • daypack
    Daypack- one small day pack (15-20 L) with you during the walk.
  • trekking-shoe
    Trekking Shoe- A good quality rubber sole shoe.
  • t-shirt
    T-shirt Dry fit/Quick dry type
  • warm-jacket
    Warm Jacket-Warm Fleece Jacket/Synthetic fill
  • windproof-jacket
    Windproof Jacket/Wind Cheater
  • thermal-wear
    Thermal wear
  • trek-pants
    Trek pants
  • raincoat
    Raincoat/Poncho
  • woolen-cap
    Woolen cap
  • hat-bandana
    Hat/Bandanna
  • inner-wear
    Under garments/Inner wear
  • warm-socks
    Warm Socks
  • woolen-gloves
    Woolen gloves
  • woolen-gloves
    Waterproof gloves
  • trekking-sticks
    Walking Sticks/Trekking Poles
  • water-bottle
    Water bottle/Hydration pack
  • sunglasses
    Sunglasses -UV protected
  • torch
    Torch/Head Lamp with extra batteries
  • lotion
    Sunscreen lotion
  • sanitizer
    Sanitizer
  • tissue-paper
    Wet tissue paper
  • towel
    Small Towel
  • anti-fungal-powder
    Anti-Fungal Powder
  • camera
    Camera with extra cells
  • first-aid-kit
    Medications and a first-aid kit

Trekking, Tour and adventure actives in Himalayan region carry an inherent risk to life and goods. The natural calamities may cause injury and loss of life, which is beyond any control. Himalayas Adventure does its best to minimize all types of risks, discomfort and hazard to the best of their ability, yet there are chances of accidents, mishaps and deficiency in service.


Advisory:

  • Any delay from the customer’s side will lead to cancellation of trek/ tour/ adventure activities.
  • Trekking maybe cancelled due to some unavoidable circumstances i.e- weather condition, govt. notification, land sliding or any other natural calamity.
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  • Anybody found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs medically or physically unfit (any serious ailment, weak heart conditions, epilepsy, asthma, expecting mothers etc.) unfit for any reasons in the wisdom of the trek leader/guide/instructor will not be allowed for trekking /tour/ adventure activities. Request for a refund or a discount in such situation will not be entertained. Decision of the trek lead/guide/management in this regard would be final.
  • Total decided package cost will not be affected if there is any reduction in the number of persons
  • Minimum required 50% of amount to get confirmed the trek/tour/adventure activities.

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made 10-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-10 days before the start date of the trip, 75% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases, we will try our best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days or can be adjusted in other trek or adventure activities.