Chopta, Deoriatal and Chandrashila Trek
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 a one-of-a-kind experience. The 5000-year-old Tungnath 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.
Through this trek, get to know about the culture of Sari Village up close! Chandrashila is famous for its breathtaking 360-degree view of the Himalayan ranges. Deorital and Chopta are places which are blessed with some unmatchable beauty.
Total Distance: 24 km
Maximum Elevation: 3925 m 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 1: Report at Sari by 2:30 pm (7-8 hrs & 240 km drive from Dehradun)
Reach Sari village by afternoon. From there, it’s only a one and a half hour trek to Deoria Tal. We start trekking from the village of Sari with cosy hamlets and the temple township of Ukhimath ushering you. Cut through the dense thickets with an abundant bird species ruling the skies. Arrive at Deoria Tal Lake by early evening. Deoria Tal is a small lake with two tea shops around it. The view of the mountain ranges from here is fabulous! During the evening clouds keep off from the premises and offer a great unhindered view. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 2: Deoria Tal to Chopta | 12 km - 5 hrs Trek
After breakfast, we will set off to Chopta. It will be a moderate trek today, just a walk through some beautiful forest and meadows. If we 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. Overnight in tents.
Day 3: Chopta To Tungnath Temple (3400 m) to Chandrashila (3925 m) & Return to Chopta (2347 m) | 15 km Trek - 8 hrs
From the picturesque environs of Chopta, we 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 view before heading down Chopta again and finally to Duggalbitta. In winters, when it snows, the small town of Chopta is deserted and even the tea shops will be shut. Overnight in tents.
Day 4: Chopta-Trek ends
After breakfast, we bid farewell to the fellow trekkers and the team.
- Accommodation (In camps during the trek)
- Veg meals while on trek
- Camping equipments (Tents, Sleeping bags)
- Necessary permits
- First aid medical kits
- Qualified and experienced trek leader, guide, and support staff.
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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.
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