Total Duration – 4 Nights / 5 Days
Access – Dehradun is connected by road & rail from Delhi
Grade – Easy
Maximum Altitude – 3925 m/ 12800 ft. Chandrashila Peak
Best Season - All year except Monsoon
Weather – The nights can be cold. Day temperatures are pleasant during the season
Distance – 34 km trekking.
Deoriatal Chandrashila trek
This all-season trek is known for its scenic beauty and perfect locations. It passes through some of the 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. The campsites on the trek are at such places which will take your breath away. The jungle trail from Deoria is outstanding with huge trees and variety of vegetation. The lake is surrounded by the tremendous Himalayan ranges and towering peaks on the edge of it. On the top of the Chandrashila peak one can see whole lot of peaks like Mt. Chaukhamba, Mt. Neelkanth, Mt. Bhagirathi at one side and on the other side the Mt. Nanda Devi, Mt. Trishul and Mt. Maikkoli. The trek is meant for those who want to enjoy the immaculate delight of being in the Himalayas. So one should come and take a break from daily hustle and bustle to live a moment of joy in mysterious mountain places.
Things to Pack:
Rucksack, cotton clothes, good trekking shoes, a warm jacket, Gloves, warmer, woolen or monkey cap covering head and ears, UV rays protected sunglasses, raincoat, extra socks, water bottle, torch, cold cream, sunscreen, toilet soap, towel, Walking Stick and medicines that you usually use.
How to Reach Dehradun:
Take a flight to Jolly Grant Airport to reach Dehradun city as the airport is 31 km away. From there, you can easily find a cab for yourself.
The Dehradun railway station is located 1-2 km away from the city which is well connected to all the major cities of the country like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Allahabad, Lucknow and many more.
Dehradun is easily accessible from major cities of the country as it has an excellent road connectivity with other major cities and towns of North India. There are state-run and private buses that offer a regular service. Cab facility is also available from major towns and cities of Uttarakhand and from Delhi as well.
Fix Departure tariff 5,500/- excluding GST of 5% (Max 2PPL)
Transportation charges: Dehradun/Rishikesh to Dehradun/Rishikesh – Rs 2800 per head (For a group of 10 people)
Trek line up:
Day 01: Dehradun/Rishikesh – Sari (1400m.)(Drive 200kms / 5-6hrs)
Day 02: Sari To Deoria Tal (2400m) – 8KM (4hrs)
Day 03: Deoriatal – Chopta (2600m, trek /5-6 hrs)
Day 04: Chopta - Tunganath temple (3600m) - Chandrashila (3925m) and return to Chopta 15KM ( 8 hrs)
Day 05: Chopta to Dehradun (650m.)/Rishikesh (372m.)
Day 01: Dehradun/Rishikesh – Sari (1400m./4590 ft.)(Drive 200kms / 5-6hrs)
Today we reach Dehradun/Rishikesh 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 Conifer forest, green meadows and the view of Himalayan range is breathtaking. We will stay here for the night.
Day 02: Sari to Deoria Tal (2400m/7870ft.) – 8KM (4hrs)
Visit the famous temple at Ukhimath before embarking on the trail through the town, heading east, up on the hill to Deoria Tal. The pretty walk through rhododendrons, 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/8530ft., 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 stream, or at the meadows below the shops at Chopta.
Day 04: Chopta - Tunganath temple (3600m/11800ft.) - Chandrashila (3925m) and return to Chopta 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 meters. 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: Chopta to Dehradun (650m/2100ft.)/Rishikesh (372m.)
After breakfast start drive to Dehradun / Rishikesh and your trip ends here.
What is included in the tour
- Basic Mountaineering Course qualified Local Guide, who has extensive knowledge of the route.
- Vegetarian meals on the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
- Cooks/Helper and other requisite staff.
- Transportation (Optional)
- Porters/mules for carrying common equipment (like rations/tents/utensils/)
- Equipment– Tents on sharing basis / Sleeping bags / Sleeping Mats
- Sleeping mattress and sleeping bag (We would prefer that one should carry his/her own sleeping bag due to hygiene issues, if one has)
- Any equipment required (Ropes, Carabiners etc.)
- All permit fee.
- Basic First aid Kit and Oxygen Cylinder (If required for this trek)
- Forest Permits and camping charges
What is NOT included in the tour
- Personal Porters for carrying backpacks of trekkers.
- Personal trekking equipment – like trekking poles or sleeping bag liners.
- Personal insurance or cost of emergency evacuation.
- Food which are not mentioned in inclusion.
- Purchases of personal natures (like mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages/chocolates/dry fruits etc)
- Travel cost before reaching Dehradun and return from Dehradun.