Deoriatal Chandrashila Trek & Tour
Height of the peak
|: 2 Nights / 3 Days
: 13,123 feet
: Easy to Moderate
: 12-45 years
: 25 Km (one way)
Chopta Chandrashila Deoriatal is a window into Himalaya’s spring color vibrancy. A well-loved trek for mountain goers of all kinds, this trek flourishes with blossoms, especially rhododendrons red and pink, in summer time while winters are a hazy shade with enough scopes to have a ball in spilling snow.
The whole tour covers a swoop to the Chandrashila Peak, passing by the enchanting Deoriatal lake side, and opens up a gallery of stunning snow peaks all the way. These stellar features of Garhwal Himalayas promise to get more elucidated from the zenith of Chandrashila, so the motivation is never lost and one goes on until the end of the summit stretch at the Tunganath temple.
- Waterproof Shoes – INR 400
- 3 in1 jacket – INR 400
- Walking sticks – INR 150
- Head torch – INR 100
- Poncho – INR 200
- Rucksack: INR 400
Dehradun/Rishikesh to Sari (6601 feet) to Deoria Tal (2,430 m)
We need to be at Starting point by 6.00am. As our base camp, Deorital Chandrashila is an 8-hour drive from Haridwar. We pass through Devaprayag, the confluence of two mighty rivers Alakananda and Bhagirathi to form stream Ganga. The entire journey is Picturesque as we transverse the mountainside with a river flowing below till we reach Sari.It is a steep uphill bend on the ridge back of the mountain. Get ready for an excellent view challenged by the acutely tricky climb. As we climb up and up, the village localities vanish from sight. Twenty minutes further from 7,434 feet, we are standing on the water of Deoria Tal. It will be mid noon by the time we reach, and a grand vista of Chaukhamba massifs unveiled in the lake background.
Deoria Tal to Chopta (8790 feet)
Today we will witness the little shrines in the greenery with the bit of red and yellow flags tied on them. The post we cross the forest line, we will be ushered up on an ascending path towards Rohgini Bugyal and Chopta. Uphill will take you to the meadow with a cluster of huts of the Shepherds from local villages. Nearby the town, you will find a road heading into the jungle. Here we are at the Chopta village our today’s night stay campsite.
Chopta to Chandrashila via Tungnath and back to Chopta and than Rishikesh (13123 feet)
The day starts early morning in the dark to experience the beautiful sunrise from Tunganath top. We walk on the trail from Chopta to the village. There will be other shrines on the way, of which a particular temple with a flagpole is notable. This one comes after the 10th bend of the road and marks the opening of a splendid view of Chandrashila up ahead. From here, you will also get a clear vision of a connecting peak to Chandrashila. This one is named Ravanshila. The 1st bend marks the entryway to Tunganath and few more minutes of a walk ahead we have reached the 360-degree view of the Garhwal and Kumaon mountains. Notable peaks in this panorama of grandeur are-Nanda Devi, Trishul, Nandaghunti, Dronagiri, Chaukhamba, and Kedar. Glimpses of the Thalaysagar and Gangotri ranges too could be made out at the edges. The downhill journey is relatively less time consuming and smoother. It will take you about 3 hours to climb down to the Chopta campsite. Board your jeeps from here for a drive back to Rishikesh. You will reach Rishikesh between 5.00pm and 6.00 pm.
- Meals: 2 lunches, 02 dinners, 02 breakfasts, Snacks.
- All Veg meals including eggs.
- All camping equipment & gear
- 2 Men tent system (Dome/Swiss tents).
- Trek Guides & Support staff.
- Basic Medical facility.
- All trek permissions & fees.
- Games, music and activities at chopta campsite.
- Transport Rishikesh - Rishikesh (upto 06 pax Innova/Ertiga/Bolero, Above 06 pax Tempo Traveller).
- Meal cost while traveling Rishikesh - Rishikesh.
- Meal (Lunch) while travelling from Rishikesh to Sari Village.
- Any unforeseen medical issue.
The FAQ on Chandrashila Trek:
1. When is the best time recommended for the trek?
Best time to go for Chandrashila Trek is from June to October.
2. How difficult is the Chandrashila Trek?
Chandrashila Trek in comparison is easy to moderate difficulty with another high altitude trek.
3. How much distance do we have to trek each day?
On an average, we cover roughly 6-7kms between our camping stations.
4. What will happen if a trek is extended?
Beyond our controllable reasons when the trek is extended, then additional charges tend to be applied.
5. Who will be our lead guide person?
Lead guide person is certified & experienced personnel. These guides are locally sourced and have other team members including local guides, cook, helpers and porters.
6. Is this trek safe for girls?
Our treks are planned with a male: female ratio. As an organizer, we make sure that their tents are shared only with other female trekkers.
7. Many people in a tent?
Our tents are all two-three person tents./ Cost will be calculated and submitted as per group size
8. What is the level of fitness expected from the trekkers?
Good physical and mental fitness is expected to complete the Trek. Chandrashila Trek is ideal for beginners to familiarize themselves with similar high altitude treks.
9. Typical Food menu during a trek?
We make sure that wholesome and nutritious breakfast, lunch and evening snacks are served. We believe and serve only vegetarian food as it is easy to digest and preferable in high altitudes.
10. What if we encounter a medical emergency?
We are trained to manage emergencies in high altitudes. Our lead guide is professional and experienced. Our team does carry emergency first aid kits and oxygen cylinder.