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Chandrashila Chopta Trek With Tungnath, Uttarakhand

Chandrashila Trek with Chopta and Tungnath is the most popular trek among adventure and mountain lovers. It's one of the best winter treks with the greatest mountain views.

Chandrashila Chopta Trek With Tungnath, Uttarakhand

Duration

3D/2N

Pickup Point

Laxman chowk

Accomodation

Tent, Home Stay

Overview

Situated at a height of 12,100 ft, Chandrashila trek is the most suitable option for beginners and is also famous for Tungnath temple which is one of the highest temples in the world. Chopta Tungnath trek is one of the few treks in the Himalayas that offers the greatest mountain views. You’ll be able to gaze at Gauri Parbat, Hathi Parbat, Dunagiri, Mt. Nanda Devi, Mt.Nanda Ghunti, and Mt. Trishul from the top.

Apart from the views, Chandrashila Chopta trek gives you many other reasons to love this trek. The trail passing through oak and rhododendron trees is nothing short of spectacular. Deoriatal Lake is surrounded by forests with Mt Chaukhamba looming over it making it a breathtaking sight. There are a handful of winter treks in the country and Chopta to Tungnath trek tops the list with multiple reasons mentioned above.

Quick info:
Chandrashila trek distance: 21 km
Chandrashila trek temperature:
Winter- Dec to Feb: 8 to 12 degree in day, 0 to -7 degree at night
Spring- Mar to May: 15 to 20 degree in day, 0 to 5 degree at night 
Autumn- Sept to Nov: 8 to 13 degree in day, 1 to 3 degree at night
Tungnath Chandrashila trek best time: November to April
Chandrashila trek height: 12,100 ft
Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila trek difficulty: Easy to moderate

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Rishikesh to Chopta

  • Distance- 162 km, Time- 5 to 6 hours drive
  • Altitude- 1115 ft to 8556 ft
  • Meals- Dinner

Day 2: Chopta to Tungnath and Chandrashila, and back to Chopta

  • Distance- 6 km, Time- 6 to 7 hours
  • Altitude- 8556 ft to 12,100 ft
  • Meals- Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3: Chopta to Sari Village and Deoria Tal Lake; departure

  • Drive to Sari village
  • Trek to Deoriatal Lake- 2 km, Time- 2 hours
  • Altitude- 8556 ft to 7998 ft
  • Meals- Breakfast

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Chopta

  • Start in a shared vehicle from Rishikesh at 4 AM.
  • Take pictures of the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers at Devprayag.
  • Reach Chopta by evening.
  • Have dinner and retire for the night in camps.

Day 2: Chopta to Tungnath and Chandrashila, and back to Chopta

  • Have breakfast and start your 6 km long trek to Tungnath.
  • Reach Tungnath and witness one of the highest Shiva temples in the world.
  • Trek a little more to reach Chandrashila peak and get 360 degree views of multiple peaks of Himalayas. 
  • Return to the campsite and relax.
  • Have dinner and retire for the night.

Day 3: Chopta to Sari Village and Deoria Tal Lake; departure

  • Have breakfast and start your 2-hours journey in a car to Sari village.
  • Trek for 2 km to reach Deoriatal Lake, with a view of Chaukhamba peak.
  • Get down and start your journey back to Rishikesh.

How to reach?

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun serves as the nearest airport to Rishikesh. Visitors can take a direct flight to Dehradun from Mumbai or Delhi or connecting flights from anywhere in India. Local vehicles can be availed from outside the airport to reach Rishikesh by road from Dehradun.

By Train: Rishikesh Junction Railway Station is well-connected to all the surrounding major cities. Visitors can easily find frequent trains to Rishikesh from Delhi and Dehradun.

By Road: Rishikesh is well connected by roads to all major cities and towns, so visitors as per their choice and comfort can take the bus to reach Rishikesh smoothly. Rishikesh is connected to Chandigarh, Delhi, Dehradun, and Nainital through a good network of roads.

Things to Carry

  • Backpack (Min 55 Ltrs with rain cover)
  • Floaters or Sandals: When you are at the camp, they help you to move freely
  • Trekking Shoes: Invest in good quality high ankle trekking shoes. They are lightweight, have a good grip, are sturdy, and are easily available throughout India
  • Quick Dry Tees
  • Track Pants
  • At Least 3 pairs of cotton socks
  • Pair of woolen socks
  • Poncho
  • 1 Full Sleeves Sweater or Fleece Jacket
  • 1 Heavy Jacket
  • 1 Pair of Thermal
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Windproof Jacket
  • Woolen Cap
  • Gloves
  • Sun Cap
  • Scarf
  • Light Towel
  • Lip Balm
  • Cold Cream & SunScreen (SPF 40+)
  • Packed food
  • Water Bottle 
  • Powerbank
  • Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
  • Personal Toiletries 
  • Personal Basic Medical Kit
  • Sunglasses
  • People who use spectacles (Use Photochromic glasses instead of contact lenses)
  • Trekking Pole
  • Extra Polythene

Inclusion

  • Accommodation (Guest house, Home stay, Camps)
  • Veg meals(dinner on day 1, breakfast and dinner on day 2, breakfast on day 3)
  • All necessary permits and entry fees
  • First aid medical kits
  • Mountaineering qualified & professional trek leader, guide and support staff
  • Transportation from Rishikesh to Chopta and back

Exclusion

  • Personal essentials
  • Equipment - Gumboots, trekking poles, etc.
  • Insurance - Personal and travel insurances.
  • Beverage - Mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages
  • Snacks - Chocolate, dry fruits, protein or nutrition bar.
  • Entertainment - Camera or drone fees.
  • Transportation - The charges of transportation on day 1 and 6 are to be borne and shared between the trekkers.
  • In case if your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure" or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get a refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by you.
  • Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to travel/trek/COVID-19 will be borne by the trekkers.
  • Loading and unloading of personnel luggage.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in inclusions.
  • Any king of emergency evacuation charges.

Advisory

  1. Pickup and Drop from base to base: We can arrange pickup for you at additional cost from Gostops Rishikesh at 5 AM. Minimum number of people to avail this service is 2. (Pricing will be updated soon) 

  2. Rent gear: You can reduce your hassle of buying gear like trek pants, jackets, shoes and rent them for the trek at additional cost. (Pricing will be updated soon)

  3. RT PCR negative certification: Mandatory for Gostops treks. Without it you will not be allowed to trek. You are exempted only if you’ve had two doses of vaccine or were infected with COVID-19 in the last three months. We can arrange the test two days prior to the trek at Gostops Rishikesh at additional cost on request

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellation are made 30 days before the date of travel then 25.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees

  • If cancellation are made 15 days to 30 days before the date of travel then 50.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees

  • If cancellation are made 0 days to 15 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
Good physical and mental fitness is expected to complete the Trek. Chandrashila Trek is an ideal option for beginners to get familiarized with similar high altitude treks.
We make sure that wholesome and nutritious meals are provided during the Chandrashila Chopta trek. We serve only vegetarian food as it is easy to digest and preferable in high altitudes.
Chandrashila Trek is easy to moderate when we compare it to another high altitude trek. We advise our trekkers to maintain a basic fitness level before opting for this experience.
On your Chopta to Tungnath trek, accommodation will be provided in camps or guest houses on a sharing basis.
Snow is available on this trek during the months of January to March. You may also witness snowfall in the month of January.
Limited Airtel and Vodafone networks are available in Sari village. We advise our trekkers to be prepared for the network problem during the trek.
The maximum Chandrashila trek height is 12,100 ft. The total Chandrashila trek distance covered by you in these 3 days is approx 21 km.
The best suited shoes for the Dayara Bugyal trek route are the ones that are breathable and light in weight. Also, ankle support is a very important thing to take care of while buying the perfect pair of shoes. You can go for brands like- Decathlon, Wildcraft, Quechua, etc. In the winters, you’ll require gators or gumboots which you can rent from the base village.
We advise our trekkers to bring proper woolen clothes and windcheaters during the months of Dec, Jan, and Feb. In other months, a few jackets along with a raincoat are sufficient.

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