Deoriatal, Chopta & Chandrashila Trek-5 Days
In winter this part of the world puts on a different look. A Look which will make you stand awestruck before taking the next step through the snow! Chopta, Deoriatal, Tungnath & Chandrashila Winter Trek is one of a kind experience. The 5000 year old Tunganath temple located at a height of 3,680 m (12,073 ft) just below the peak of Chandrashila,is the highest Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the panch-kedars and is believed to be built by Arjuna himself.
Chandrashila is famous for its breathtaking 360-degree view of the Himalayan ranges. Deorital and Chopta are the places which are blessed with some unmatchable beauty of nature. Explore the Sari Village. This is an exclusive chance for you to witness the peculiar culture of a village which wakes up every morning before the mighty Himalayas. Wake up with them and experience how they go about with their daily lives. Even for a day be a part of their life. The 5 days of this trek will give you the opportunity to breath in the love of Mother Nature. You will be walking through the thick woods and green meadows and spending your night under the starry sky.
Total Distance: 24 km
Maximum Elevation: 3925m Chandrashila Peak
Weather: The nights would be cold and day temperatures are pleasant with cold wind
Visit the 1000 year old highest Shiva temple at Tungnath at an altitude of 3680 m
Sari Mountain Village
Scenic views of Deoria Tal
Day Wise Plan
Day-1: Report at Sari (6-7 hours drive from Dehradun/Haridwar)
Reach Sari and meet with the group, rest for the day and explore the village. We'll organise a briefing session with the trek team. Spend your night in tents near the village.
Day-2: Sari to Deoria Tal | 2400 m - 8 kms - 4 hrs
Visit the famous temple at Ukhimath before embarking on the trail through the town, heading east, up the hill to Deoria Tal. The pretty walk through Rhododendrons, takes you to the ridge above the town. Deoria Tal is a small lake with two tea shops around it. The view of the mountain range from here is nothing but gorgeous.
Day-3: Deoria Tal - Chopta (2600 m - 5-6 hrs Trek)
This day you will only have a moderate trek forest and meadows. If you are trekking in the winter months, expect some snow in the shadow areas. There are two camping options, either camp short of Chopta near a stream, or at the meadows below the shops at Chopta.
Day-4: Chopta to Tungnath Temple (3400m) to Chandrashila Peak (3925 m) & return to Chopta (2347 m) -15 kms | 8 hrs
From the picturesque environs of Chopta; take the path through the arch leading up to the temple. Tungnath is a 3 km trek from Chopta. The temple is only visible in the last few hundred metres. Head up past the temple to the peak. Enjoy the beautiful 360-degree views, before heading down Chopta again and finally to Duggalbitta. In winters, when it snows, the small town of Chopta will be entirely covered with a blanket of snow.
Day-5: Chopta - Trek ends
After breakfast, bid farewell to the fellow trekkers & the trek team.
- Accommodation in camps for 4 nights
- Experience mountain guide & cook
- Camping Arrangement (Tents, Sleeping bag, Camping mattresses, Kitchen tent & First Aid)
- Meals: Dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on day 5
- Porter/Mule for Carrying camping equipment & ration
- Forest Entry
- Transportation from and back to Dehradun (Available as Add-on at additional cost)
- Porter mule charges for your personal bag
- Anything not mentioned in the "Inclusions"
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
We keep our groups small for better over all experience. Typically our group size is between 6 to 10 trekkers. On few long weekends and holidays could see a group size of upto 15.
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Our tented accommodation is provided at twin sharing basis. The tents that we provide are best in class and are professional grade. You can read more about it here: http://www.vango.co.uk/gb/blog/15_vango-halo-300-technical-trekking-tent.html
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We serve delicious Indian vegetarian food and eggs during the trek.
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Between summer months of April to October and November, the lowest temperature during the trek can be 10 Degree C at night. In winter months of December to March, the temperature at night drops below zero.
Chandrashila trek is an easy trek and can be easily done by children aged 5+ years. Chopta Chandrashilla Trek involves just 4-5 hours walking on an easy trail which can be done by any physically active kid.
Ideally trekking shoes/boots with ankle support are needed for any trek in the Himalayan region. Quechua shoes available at Decathlon are a value for money option.
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Yes all published dates are final and departures are guaranteed. Even if that its just you, we will proceed with the trek.
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Toilet tents are set-up at the campsites. These are dry-pit temporary toilets and most hygienic as well as convenient way to answer nature’s call in the wild.
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You will receive good network up to the towns of Mussoorie, Rishikesh. Beyond these network is intermittent and quite weak. Please inform anxious family members in advance that you will be out of coverage area during this trek. There will be no electric charging points anywhere on the trek.