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Uttarakhand is known for its breathtaking flora and fauna. It offers a variety of larking treks with sights to behold. It’s a common misconception that most Himalayan treks here are of difficult intensities and the Deoriatal and Chandrashila Trek proves our point. With a difficulty level of easy to moderate, this trek gives you more than what you actually work for. It definitely has something to offer for everyone- this trail will enthrall the soul of any birdwatcher for it as some of the most exquisite breeds of birds to watch. The snow makes the trek picturesque as ever alongside being an easy trek. The view gives you a peek at the most breathtaking peaks of Western and Eastern Uttarakhand
This trek is considered to be one of the most fulfilling ones in Uttarakhand. If you are a new trekker, this must be your first Himalayan trek. Read on to find out more about the trek.
Day 0: Drive from Delhi to Chopta via Rishikesh (450 KM drive)
Day 1: Reach Chopta and Check in to Camps
Day 2: Trek from Chopta to Tungnath Chandrashila (Trek Distance 14 km )
Day 3: Chopta to Sari to Deoriatal and Back to Delhi (Trek Distance 4 km )
Meals Not Included
Chopta is a small town located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is situated at an altitude of 2,680 metres (8,790 ft) above sea level in the Garhwal Himalayan range. Chopta is known for its natural beauty and is a popular tourist destination. The town is surrounded by pine forests and includes the Chopta Wildlife Sanctuary. It is also home to the Tungnath Temple, which is one of the highest temples in the world. Chopta is accessible by road from Rishikesh and Dehradun. The group will assemble at the pickup point at 09:00 PM and we’ll start for Chopta via Rishikesh around 09:00 PM.
We’ll be reaching Chopta by the Afternoon. Chopta is a beautiful town, with plenty of things to see and do. Upon reaching Chopta, we’ll check into our campsite and freshen up. After that, lunch will be served. The rest of the day is at leisure and you’ll be free to explore local markets and more. Dinner will be served in the evening followed by an overnight stay at Chopta Campsite. Chopta is a great place to relax and enjoy the scenic views.
We begin a rather early day this time in order to catch the sunrise by the summit. After driving to Chopta, we shall begin trekking toward Tunganath Temple and Chandrashila. The trek to Tunganath is approximately 3.5km in distance and 1.5km of trekking will bring us to the Chandrashila peak, the whole journey taking us about 4 hours. Interestingly, Tunganath Temple, one of the Panch (five) Kedar, is considered to be the highest temple of Lord Shiva. One the other hand, the Chandrashila peak is 4000m above the sea level gives us a panoramic view of the magnificent Uttarakhand peaks – Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Nanda Gunti, Hathi, Ghodi, Nanda Devi amongst many others.
Initially, the trail to Tunganath is rocky but eventually changes to traditional high altitude trek terrain. Reaching the Chandrashila peak will mark the end of exploring beautiful destinations during this trek. Nonetheless, a beautiful journey doesn’t end here. We further descend to Chopta through the same route.
Enjoy a hot dinner, indulge in some talk and pose against a starry night sky. Take adequate rest and relax your muscles.
Stay Not Applicable
We’ll start our day with an early breakfast, followed by checking out of the campsite. Afterwards, we’ll drive to Sari Village, which is the starting point for the Deoriatal Trek. Upon reaching Sari Village, we’ll begin our trek to Deoriatal Lake. The trek will take us through some beautiful scenery, including the Chopta meadows. Once we reach Deoriatal Lake, we’ll have some time to enjoy the views and take some photos. After spending some time at the lake, we’ll begin our trek back to Sari Village. Upon completing the trek, we’ll be back at Sari Village late in the afternoon.
We will start our return journey back to Delhi and reach early morning
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Last-minute cancellations due to work, health issues, etc., any kind of emergencies will not be entertained and no refund or transfer shall be allowed for the same.
You can transfer your bookings to anyone who is willing to join the event to avoid loss of money!
The tickets once booked cannot be moved to any other dates.
In the pandemic everything is unpredictable, and we are doing our best to give you the finest services. We are also abiding by guidelines laid by government for everyone’s safety. In this, if the government issues a lockdown notice 48 hours before the departure date, we will issue full refund. The money will be directly credited to your account.
In another scenario, if lockdown notice is imposed on the departure date, we will secure your amount in the form of credits that you can use for further bookings. Consider it your bank for future bookings. Your money is safe with us.
During/After the Trek: In case of extreme weather conditions, considering trekkers’ safety, a day can be cut or the trek can be called off altogether. There will be no refund in any case whatsoever.
Before the trek: In case we cancel a trek because of natural calamities (thunderstorms, floods, landslides, earthquakes) or unexpected political unrest, curfews, local riots, government orders, forest department orders, Plan The Unplanned shall issue a VOUCHER for the full amount of your ticket.
Note: The Voucher has a validity of 1 year and it can be redeemed at any point in time.
A prior intimation as regards which trek you wish to join can be communicated to us over mail or phone
How is the Trip /Trek Organised?
For the proper organization of Backpacking Trips and Himalayan treks, Plan the Unplanned team is associated with a local experienced team that’s registered with ATOAI (Adventure Tour Operators Association of India)
Moreover, we have been working with them for 10 years. Their highly skilled staff with 20+ years of experience, professional local guides and BMC certified trek leaders are the reasons for our continuing partnership with them. The team shall manage all operations, medical and mechanical backup starting from the base location.
Only when we have over 8 bookings from Bangalore, do we send our leaders from Bangalore.
Note: To properly utilize resources, a batch from PTU is clubbed with trekkers who originally book with the local team. This is how all trekking organizations manage their treks. An exclusive PTU batch is only formed when we have a majority of bookings ( over 8 and above ) from PTU