Chopta is one of the most favorite trekking destinations in Uttarakhand. From Chopta trek to Tunganath, Deoriatal and Chandrashila to experience the beauty of Himalaya. The trekking route is picturesque, which offers clear view of the snow-capped mountains. The towering peaks like Chaukhamba, Neelkantha, Banderpunch , Kedar range and Kalanag are evidently visible . Chopta Deoriatal Tunganath Chandrashila trek is an easy yet beautiful and enchanting trek in Uttarakhand Himalayas
Accommodation in Tent/trekker's hut | 14 km of trekking | Experienced Local guide and support staff
Small Group| Nutritious Vegetarian Food | Bonfire | Visit to Tunganath Temple and holy Deoriatal lake
Fixed Departure| Customizable as per the requirement | Haridwar to Chopta transportation on request
Famous Temples at Haridwar, Rishikesh & Tungnath, Confluences, Crystal Clear Lake, Snow clapped Himalayan Peaks and many more.
Low altitude trek with cavernous gorges, spacious views, vibrant colors. Dazzling variation in scenery
Snow clapped peaks, murmuring Waterfalls, lush green meadows & Mountain Goats.
Rare glimpses of an ancient culture of local people
Wide angle views to Chaukhamba & Kedarnath Peak. Possible sightings of local wildlife.
Start from haridwar and reach Sari. The distance to be traversed is 220 km by Car. On the way pass through Rishikesh, Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, Chamoli, Gopeshwar and finally reach Sari. In last leg of today's journey yo wind up inside the Kedarnath Musk deer Sanctuary. The entire drive can take around 10 - 11 hours with a break or two. Night stay in Tourist Rest House / Lodge at Sari.
Today you explore the beautiful Deoriatal . The place is definitely a worth to spend a full day and helps in acclimatization also. This is your 2nd day of Chopta trek and you wake up early in the morning to see the sunrise. After having breakfast go for a trek to the lake and spend nice quiet time by this high altitude beautiful lake. The area is full of Rhododendron and Oak trees. Overnight stay at Deoriatal in Trekker's hut style Dhaba
Hike back to Sari from Deoriatal and then drive to Chopta. 3 Km trek from Devriatal to Sari will take around 2 hours and then 1 hour of driving. Trekking around beautiful Chopta Valley in afternoon. Night stay in small Dhaba/lodge at Chopta.Tunganath. Tunganath is above treeline so gives a great view of surrounding. Overnight stay at Tunganath at Lodge / Trekker's hut style Dhaba.
Hike to Chandrashiia, approx. 1.5 Km above Tunganath temple. Watch the spectacular sunrise and return to Tunganath. In afternoon start your descend to Chopta. Its a gentle descent of 4 Km and may take 2 -3 hours. Night stay at Dhaba / Small lodge in Chopta.
Watch spectacular sunrise from Chopta. Board the car that awaits at the roadhead at Chopta for your return journey to Haridwar and drive through Ukhimath while following the Mandakini river which is coming from Kedarnath. Take a halt to see Guptakashi town which is visible entirely in length and breadth in front of magnificent Kedarnath peak. You reach Rudraprayag, then cross Rishikesh and reach Haridwar by evening (7 pm).
What to carry
Chopta TunganathTrek Requirements
How to Reach Chopta
Transportation to Sari / Chopta can be arranged on request basis. However, for the return journey from chopta, if the group requests for prearranged transportation, we will arrange for private jeeps till Haridwar. Participants will bear the cost of transportation for bothway journey
Terms and Condition
This is a weather based activity. So depending upon weather the activity may be cancelled without any prior notification
Your journey will start from Haridwar/Dehradun for Chopta Deorital Tunganath trek. All the points to point distances are mentioned below
Chopta Tunganath trek is an all season trek. In summer though it is generally hot and may not be conducive for trekkers who are looking for chilly temperature. Temperature at Chopta during summer generally revolves around 20-25 degree centigrade in daytime. In winter you can expect 5 - 10 degree centigrade in daytime and subzero temperature at night. Tungnath temple and Chandrashila remain covered with snow from December to March
In monsoon Chopta receives a good amount of rainfall. If you are trekking to Chopta during monsoon the go prepared with raincoat / Poncho, Rucksack cover, extra pairs of clothes etc.
Chopta Deoriatal Tunganath Chandrshila trek is a very beautiful trek through different Bugyals. Tunganath rests above the treeline and is a serene place to introspect. In such a scenario, you won't find any urbanly washroom facility while trekking. At all the accommodation points very basic toilet facilities are available for trekkers. Those facilities are common and not personal. Also, no question of running water in washroom.
We do not provide any assurance for safety at any point of time. Chopta Deoriatal Tunganath trek is an easy Himalayan trek which mostly involves hiking throughout the trail. You will be guided by local guide and support staffs who have ample knowledge of local routes. We advice all the trekkers not to carry any valuables while trekking and take care of their belongings.
Food will be nutritious vegetarian north Indian style food and will be served as per the frequency stated in the inclusion.
You can fill your water bottle at the start of the day from the lodge/trekker's hut. If you want packaged drinking water then you can buy the bottles wherever available and carry along
Trekkers who are minor must trek with their parents or carry a letter of consent to trek alone or without any guardian. However it is not the organizer's responsibility to check the age.
Trekkers are required to reach Haridwar by 7 AM in the morning as the journey to Chopta from Haridwar takes approx. 10-11 hours. On last day trekkers are requested to arrange their return journey from haridwar after 7 PM in evening. They will be back at Haridwar by 7 o'clock evening on last day
Tunganath Temple at Chandrashila peak is the highest point of Chopta Trek. Tungnath temple is situated above normal treeline and receives heavy snowfall in winter. December to March is perfect timing for Snow Chopta Deoriatal Tunganath trek.
This is an easy Himalayan trek perfectly fit for beginners and Himalaya lovers. The last day hike to Tunganath is a bit steep than usual.
THE CHOPTA DEORIATAL TREK:
Want to hike in the lap of nature, this Chopta Deoriatal trek is one the best places to take a breath of fresh, mountain air in Uttarakhand. Deorital is a lake situated 3kms on an uphill trek from the villages Mastura and Sari. It is a 30 kms trekking experience. Looking for a break from your monotonous schedule, this trek trip is the perfect to rejuvenate our souls. Tranquil and serene as the trek is known for, it suits as the best trail to satisfy your short cravings for a perfect voyage. One can have access to the trek by jeeps available from Ukhimath to reach Sari, a nearby village, via Matsura village. Mountain ranges like Chaukhamba, Nilkantha, Bandarpunch, Kedar Range, Kalanag, etc. can be viewed from here. The lake is known for its wide 300 degrees panoramic view. Winter months, November to feburary show extreme cold weather conditions.
THE CHOPTA DEORIATAL TREK VILLAGES:
1. Mastura village:
The 5kms path from Mastura village to deoriatal trek is one of the most with captivating sourroundings with rich and lush flora and fauna around. The reflection of the Chaukhamba peak in the lake is spell bound. Drive at the first light from Mastura to Pothibasa is 8kms and then the trek starts to the Chopta hill station.
2. Sari Village:
Positioned in Rudraprayag district near Ukhimath is heighted at 6555 feet. Known as a base camp for the beautiful Deoriatal trek, it also a small and remote village. This village is also used as the base camp for trek to Tunghnath temple and Chopta as well. Chopta trek is accessible from Sari village by road. This villages experiences snow fall, giving tranquil view to the tourists. The village is located amid dense oak forest and Rhododendron trees. It provides a serene beautiful view to the tourists.
3. Kalimath Village: Regarded as the divinest place and as the Shakti peeth, it is located close to Ukhimath and Guptakashi. This village experiences tourists all round the year especially during navratras because of the Kali temple. This place is known as the holy shrine and people love to visit this place.
This is the highest point of mountain placed at an elevation of 4000 meters above the sea level. This is another trekking point of Chopta and can reach there after 1 km. It is a paradise in itself. It gives a calm composed view of the mountain peaks,. Chandrashila is beau trek surrounded by forests and meadows.
CHOPTA DEORIATAL TREK DIFFICULTY:
This a moderate trek Acute mountain sickness, like mild headache, nausea and general discomfort are common symptoms of this trek. Before commencing the trek it is important to understand the implications of high altitude on your body. While trekking over difficult terrains, you might have minor injuries like leg sprain, bruises etc. Serious injuries like fractures or major cuts are very rare.
Lack of communication devices in the remote areas of the Himalayas, mobile networks do not reach. On a trek, one is cut off from the world of calls, SMSs or watsapps.
We rely on walkie-talkies and runners to communicate between the campsites and the base camps.
CHOPTA DEORIATAL TREK ROUTE:
This trek is perfect for the first timers who want an introduction to trekking in the Himalayas. It is a visual and mental delight for the nature lovers. The thick, dark forest and meadows provide a soothing, placid field of vision. By road, Haridwar is well connected with major destinations of the country. NH72 connects Haridwar to Nahan (125 km) to the north-west, and thereon to Panchkula, Chandi¬garh and Shimla. NH 72 terminates at Dehardun, which is at 54km from Haridwar. Haridwar is located at a distance of 235 km from Delhi. NH72A links Haridwar to NH58 at Roorkee (35 km) and thereon south to Meerut (170 km) and Delhi (235 km). There is regular bus service from Delhi for Haridwar from Delhi's ISBT Kashmere Gate.
Another alternatives are through the local villages of Mastura and Sari.
There are different trekking options available from the villages and also jeeps are also available. This is a beautiful trek with innumerable species of birds. It gives a stunning mountain view the no other trek could offer.
CHOPTA DEORIATAL TREK WEATHER: