Renowned as the ‘Land of Gods’, Uttarakhand in the north of India is a Himalayan paradise that attracts tourists from all over the globe. It has a stretch of attractions that seem never ending. From pilgrimage sites to nature sightseeing to thrilling adventure sports, the state has a bundle of it all. Prominent places that you would be getting to explore as part of the tour packages include Haridwar, Rishikesh, Nainital, Corbett, Ranikhet, Almora, Uttarkashi, Kedarnath, Dehradun, Gangotri, Auli, Mussorie, Varanasi and the list goes on and on.
The trek gives one the opportunity to visit the 1000-year-old Tungnath temple, which is the highest shrine of Lord Shiva. Chandrashila is famous for its breathtaking panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges. It is one of the few peaks that can also be climbed in the winter months. It’s a surreal location with unmatchable view of all the peaks. While moving towards the summit, especially between Deoriatal and Bhrujgali, you will witness rare flora such as rhododendrons, pines, maples and oaks, to name a few.
Region – Uttrakhand
Duration – 4 Night /5 Days
Dates – 15th Dec (Can customize )
Grade – Easy
Season – All year round
Max Altitude – around 3950 m
Day 1 – Drive from Dehradun to Sari (2,000 m) 8 hrs
Day 2 – Trek from Sari to Deoria tal (2450 m- 3hrs )
Day 3 – Trek from Deoriatal to Chopta (2680 m- 3hrs )
Day 4 – Trek from Chopta to Tungnath temple to Chandrashila (3,950 m) and back to Chopta (2,680 m 8 Hrs)
Day 5 – Drive from Chopta to dehradun (8 hrs)
We start early and drive through the towns of Devprayag and Rudraprayag to reach Sari village. The route follows the river Ganges till Devprayag, the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi. From here, we follow Alaknanda till Rudraprayag, where Alaknanda and Mandakini merge into one.
We reach Sari by early evening. Overnight in tents near the village.
Overnight camp (D)
On this day, we embark on the trail, up the hill to Deoria Tal. The pretty walk through rhododendrons takes one to the ridge above the village. Deoria Tal is a small lake with a meadow beside it. The view of the mountain ranges from here are fabulous. The Chaukhamba massif gets reflected on the clear water at times. Since, the trek is short, one can spend the day soaking in the peaceful forest environment and can also go for short walks around the lake
Overnight Camp( B,L ,D)
The walk on this day is fairly level and through some beautiful forest and meadows. The trail starts from the forest department cottages near Deoriatal. It enters the forest and soon reaches close to a ridge from where the village of Sari is visible far below on our right. We enter the forest again from here.
If we are trekking in the winter months, some snow can be present in the shadowy areas. There are two camping options, either camp short of Chopta near a stream, or at the meadows below the shops at Chopta
Overnight camp (B, LD )
We start early today. Form the picturesque environs of Chopta, we take the path through the arch leading up to the temple. The path is a paved one having handrails at places. At times, one can catch a glimpse of the monal bird in the forest on the left side of the path. Monal is type of pheasant and the state bird of Uttarakhand. Tungnath is a short 2 km trek from Chopta. The temple is only visible in the last few hundred metres. After a visit to the age old temple, we head up to the peak. Soaking in the stunning panoramic view of the Himalayas from Chandrashila, we begin heading down to Chopta and reach by late afternoon.
Overnight Camp (B,LD )
On this day, we can visit Omkareshwar temple in Ukhimath. It is the winter abode of the idol of Kedarnath temple. We drive back to Dehradun and reach by early evening. Depart for onward Journey
Price per Person (Indian National)
|Deoriatal chopta,Chandrashila trek