Deoriatal Chandrashila Trek gives you a chance to go through scenic Himalayan valleys, ancients forests, pristine waterbodies and snow capped peaks. The view from Chandrashila is one of the best view of the entire Himalayan range which actually provides the bird's eye panoramic view of the distant peaks. And as an easy trek, it does not require much physical effort as required by other hard trek
This all-season trek is known for its scenic beauty. It passes through some beautiful forests and affords excellent views of the snow peaks. The trek gives you the opportunity to visit the 1000-year-old Tungnath temple, which is the highest shrine of Lord Shiva. It is one of the panch-kedars and is believed to have been built by Arjuna himself. Chandrashila is famous for its breathtaking 360-degree view of the Himalayan ranges. It is one of the few peaks that can also be climbed in the winter months.
Length: 5 Nights/ 6 Days; from Haridwar to Kaudiyala
Access: Haridwar is connected by road & rail from Delhi
Maximum altitude: 3925 Chandrashila Peak
Total Distance: 34 km trekking
Weather: The nights can be cold. Day temperatures are pleasant during the season
Season: Round the year (Except Monsoon)
Chopta trek Route Map
Haridwar - Kund- Ukhimath- Deoria Tal- Chopta- Tungnath Temple- Chandrashila- Duggalbitta- Kaudiyala- Rishikesh
Day 01 : Haridwar - Kund (1350m, Drive 200 kms /5-6 hrs)
Today we reach Haridwar and after having quick breakfast we start for Kund. Kund is 200 km away from Haridwar and it will take approx. 6-7 hours to reach. The scenic beauty of Kund is mind refreshing. The lush Connifer forest, green meadows and the view of Himalayan range is breathtaking. We stay here for the night.
Day 02 : Ukhimath (1310m) to Deoria Tal (2134m) - 8KM (4hrs)
isit 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 rhodendrons, takes you to the ridge above the town. Deoria Tal is a small lake with two tea shops around it. The views of the mountain ranges from here are fabulous.
Day 03 : Deoriatal - Chopta (2600m, trek /5-6 hrs)
Today is a fairly level walk through some beautiful 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 steam, or at the meadows below the shops at Chopta.
Day 04 : Chopta to Tungnath Temple (3400m) to Chandrashila (3925m) and Return to Duggalbitta (2347m) 15KM ( 8 hrs)
Form the picturesque environs of Chopta; take the path through the arch leading up to the temple. Tungnath is a short 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 is deserted and even the tea shops will be shut.
Day 05 : Duggalbitta -Kaudiyala (Rishikesh)
Today we will move to Kaaudiyala from Dugga Tibba and stay at Kautiyala. The trek actually ends here. Night stay at Kaudiyala
Day 06 : Kaudiyala -Rishikesh-Delhi
After breakfast and a rafting session on the river Ganga, from Kaudiyal to Rishikesh, then you have to continue for Delhi
Trek fees : Rs 8400 per head
Transportation charges: Haridwar to Haridwar - Rs 2400 per head