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DEORIATAL CHANDRASHILA TREK

Deoriatal Chandrashila is one of the most popular treks in the Garhwal Himalayas. A trek that offers majestic views of Himalayas and valleys, alluring views of rare Himalayan birds, blossoms and serene environment.

A trek which is well loved for trekking enthusiasts and nature lovers. It remains accessible almost throughout the year and offers a variety of views and experiences. The duration of the trek is 3 days and is perfect for weekends and extended long weekends.

The trek amazes you all the 3 days from its beauty and experiences. The highlights of this trek include magnificent views of Mt. Chaukhamba, Tungnath temple (World's highest Lord Shiva temple) and scenic Deoriatal Lake. One can be a nature lover or a pro trekker or a photographer or a bird watching amateur, the trek disappoints none.

The trek begins from a small village named, Sari located in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand at a height of 6,601 Feet and it terminates at Chopta, which is a tiny settlement and is the gateway to Tungnath temple and Chandrashila peak (3998 meters). The difficulty level of this trek is easy and is recommended for novice trekkers as well as experienced ones.

Day 0 : Drive from Delhi to Sari via Rishikesh (450 KM drive) Day 1 : Reach Chopta and Check in to Camps Day 2 : Trek from Chopta to Tungnath Chandrashila Day 3 : Chopta to Sari to Deoriatal and Back to Delhi
  • Day 1

    We assemble at Akshardham Metro Station at 9 PM. Sari is 450 km away from Delhi and it takes around 14 hours to reach the village. We have our dinner near Modinagar and take the next halt at Rishikesh. We do an overnight journey to Rishikesh and then from there get ready for an 8 hours mountain drive. We drive through Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Roorkee, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Devprayag, Srinagar and Rudraprayag.
  • Day 2

    We cross Rishikesh early in the morning and amidst the way to Chopta, don't forget to take pictures at the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers at Devprayag. From Rudraprayag, we take the route to Kedarnath and drive towards Chopta village via Agastyamuni and Ukhimath. We reach Chopta around Lunch. Relax at the campsite for a while and get ready for the next day of trek to Tungnath Chandrashila. Dinner and overnight stay in Camps in Chopta
  • Day 3

    Wake up and gear up for the most important day of the trek. If weather permits, we try to start our trek by 5 in the morning to see the sunrise from the summit. Firstly, we drive to Chopta and then we start the trek to Tungnath Temple and Chandrashila. The trek from Chopta to Tungnath is 3.5 km in distance and a further 1.5 km steep trek leads to the summit of Chandrashila. The trail till Tungnath is rocky and well paved and further from Tungnath, there is no rocky trail. You can also notice a change in the landscape due to an increase in the altitude. The tree line ends at Tungnath and after that, you may find only bushes. It normally takes around 3 hours to reach the Tunganth temple and another 1 hour to reach the Chandrashila summit from the temple. The Tungnath Temple is one of the Panch Kedar temples and is considered the highest temple of Lord Shiva in the world. The summit of Chandrashila is standing at an altitude of 4000 meters above sea level. It offers perfect panoramic views of remarkable peaks of Uttarakhand such as Kedarnath, Mandani, Chaukhamba, Nanda Devi, Nanda Ghunti, Hathi, Ghodi, etc. After clicking photos at the summit, we start descending back to Chopta through the same route that we took while ascending. It takes 2-3 hours to come down and we stay at Camps near Chopta. Dinner and overnight stay in Camps
  • Day 4

    Sari is a small and quaint village situated at a height of 6,601 feet. We reach the village post breakfast, we start our trek to Deoriatal. Trek to Deoriatal is a short trek of about 2.3 km. The trail is mildly steep and completely paved with stones. The trek is not tiring as the distance is less and it usually takes 2 hours to reach the lake. We start our trek from the gateway on which it is written: "Welcome to Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary". We start our walk through the trail and reach a temple and a few houses. We continue our trek and after about 1 km, turn around and enjoy the bird’s eye view of Sari village. There are few shelters available on the trek where one can relax. Though the trek is easy, it can be a bit tiring for first-timers. The trail passes through the scenic forest of Rhododendron and Oak. After reaching the lake, you see a forest check post and green pastures of land. Enjoy the views and the starry night if the weather is clear. The lake is girded by forest and meadows. Trek down to Sari and start your return journey to Delhi. Reach Delhi early next morning.
  • 2 Night accommodation in Swiss Camps in Chopta

  • Meals ( All Veg): from Lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 3 ( 6 Meals in total, 2 Lunch + 2 Dinner + 2 Breakfast)

  • Bonfire (optional)

  • Trekking guide for trekking.

  • Any meals during travel from New Delhi to Chopta and vice versa.

  • Any expenses for optional activities or tickets, unless quoted in Inclusions.

  • As per the Hindu Mythology, the five Pandavas (from Mahabharata) had to come to the Deoriatal to quench their thirst and then they had to face the wisdom test. Since then, the lake is considered sacred.

  • Tungnath (the World's highest Lord Shiva temple) is one of the Panch Kedar temples built by Pandavas. Other Panch Kedar temples include Kedarnath, Rudranath, Madhyamaheshwar and Kalpeshwar.

  • Down Jacket (Main jacket)

  • Raincoat/ Poncho

  • Trekking/ Hiking Shoes (Forclaz 100 and above or Arpenaz 100. Checkout in Decathlon stores)

  • No cancellations will be taken over call or whatsapp msg. Please reply to the email of payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking.

  • Free Cancellation upto 45 days before the departure date

  • What will be the group size?

    Usually, we take maximum 12-15 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups. We need at least 6 people to operate our fixed departure tours/treks.

  • Who all will go along with us on the trip/trek?

    All our treks are led by professional trek leaders who are certified mountaineers. Apart from them, there will be one local guide, cook, helper, porters and other staff. All our trips are led by professional trip coordinators who have a good experience in leading groups.

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