Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila Trek

Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila Trek

This trek is one of the few treks with the most scenic views which you can enjoy almost any month of the year. This trek is an easy trek and one of the best for beginners but tests your endurance because you can’t camp near Tungnath or Chandrasheela. You have to ascent and descent on the same day from the Chopta campsite. It takes around 7-8 hours to complete this trek.

Tour Overview

This trek is one of the few treks with the most scenic views which you can enjoy almost any month of the year. This trek is an easy trek and one of the best for beginners but tests your endurance because you can’t camp near Tungnath or Chandrasheela. You have to ascent and descent on the same day from the Chopta campsite. It takes around 7-8 hours to complete this trek.

Chandrashila Trek- Short Itinerary:

Day 00: Delhi - Rishikesh(254 km l 5-6 hours drive)

Day 01: Rishikesh-Chopta (210 km l 7-8 hours drive), Reach by late evening & sleep early

Day 02: Chopta-Tungnath-Chandrashila-Chopta (6-7 hours of Trek to a serene 360 view of Garhwal Himalayan Range

Day 03: Chopta-Sari Village (40-50 min of drive) - Trek to Deoria Tal - Back to Sari Village - Drive back to Rishikesh. 

Day 04: Reach Delhi.

Itinerary

Day 00: Depart from Delhi around 10:00 pm. Pickup Point - Majnu Ka Tila. 

Day 01: Rishikesh to Chopta 

  •  Distance: 210 km 
  •  Travel time: 7-8 hours 
  • Altitude: 7999 feet

The distance between Chopta and Rishikesh is about 210 km and will take around 7-8 hours. The drive is beautiful as the Ganges and its tributaries will accompany you throughout the day. You will be crossing Dev Prich is the most scenic one, make sure you sit on the left side of the bus. A beautiful evening awaits for you at Chopta, which you will cherish your whole life. Overnight stay at the campsite, take proper rest as tomorrow.

Day 02: Chopta – Tungnath – Chandrashila – Chopta 

  • Trek distance: 10 km
  • Time Taken:  6-7 hours
  •  Max Altitude: 13,000 feet

The trek starts from Chopta and is a well-paved path till the Tungnath temple. If you like bird photography, it’s time to take your camera out and look in the branches of the nearby trees. Fire-tailed Sunbown Dipper, Kingfisher, Several Species of Woodpeckers, Snow Patridge, Mrs. Gould's Sunbird, Russett Sparrow, Tickell's Leaf Warbler and many more are sighted commonly.  After a 3.5 km trek, you will reach the Tungnath, the highest Shiva temple. If you hear a whistling sound, there is a high chance of a Monal around you which is the state bird of the Uttarakhand and is also called the Himalayan Peacock.

After a short break, you continue towards the summit of Chandrashila. It’s a further 1-1.5 km trek and is steeper than Tungnath. You might see blue sheep and Himalayan Tahr on your way up to the summit. Chana offers a 360⁰ view from the summit of the Himalayas. After spending good quality time at the summit of Chandrashila, its time to trek down to Chopta.

Day 03: Chopta - Sari Village - Deoria Tal - Sari - Rishikesh 

  • Distance: 20 km
  • Travel Time: 40 - 50 minutes Drive

Enjoy your beautiful morning at Chopta. The drive to Sari is beautiful as you pass by the narrow hilly roads and dense forest around. The trek to Deoria Tal is a short trek (3 km) and the dazzling reflection of Mt. Chaukhambha is worth the effort. If you like bird photography, this place might turn into a paradise for you. After spending some quality and soul-soothing time, trek sown to Sari Village. Depart for Rishikesh. 

Day 04: Reach Delhi.

Covid-19 Preparedness

  • Guests will be asked to declare their city of travel and basic health status via a form before the booking. This is for the safety of guests and the hosts.
  • All the accommodations will run on the reduced capacity to maintain social distancing.
  • Ginger tea will be served daily for immunity.
  • Daily morning and evening temperature checks of all guests and staff by thermal meters.
  • All guests are requested to wear masks at all times when they are out of the room.
  • Guests are requested to carry their own hand sanitisers.
  • All rooms will be sanitized before the guest's check-in and after they check-out.
  • Hot water will be available for bathing as soon as the guests arrive at the accommodation.
  • Meals will be served separately to different sets of guests, not in common rooms.
  • All interaction between guests and hosts will be contactless.
  • The taxis provided will be sanitized before receiving the guests

Start Time

7:00 AMIST

Varies according to sunset

Distance

10 kmkms

Approx by walk

Duration

4 dayshours

Approx

Availability

: December to June.

Assemble Place

Delhi

Price starts
4800
Language

Hindi, English

Difficulty

Easy

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