When it feels like your life has lost all its charm due to the hectic schedule, just set out for the Chopta Chandrashila trek, via the sparkling Deoriatal lake and rejuvenate yourself in the lush rhododendron forest and enthralling scenic views. The entire trail encompasses spectacular views from the great Chandrashila summit, plenty of forests, uncountable varieties of plants and birds. It is the perfect escape for both nature and bird lovers.
Why choose this trek?
Trekking to the Chandrashila, which is located at a height of 4000 metres above the sea level, is a location from where you can get a wide view of the major summits of Eastern and Western Uttarakhand. It’s a surreal location with unmatchable view of all the peaks. While moving towards the summit, especially between Deoriatal and Bhrujgali, you will witness rare flora such as rhododendrons, pines, maples and oaks, to name a few. Here you can also find some of the most endangered and unknown species of birds. In case, you are someone who takes interest in bird photography, then this can be the best hide-out for you. Your reels with go out of count but you will never get tired of capturing.
Who should go for this trek?
First timers who need a beginners guide to Himalayan hiking and seasoned adventurers who wish a glimpse of paradise, both are welcome to embark on the Deoriatal – Chandrashila trail.
The moderate trek with a climb of 2000 ft requires preparation, physical fitness, and cardiovascular checks – prior to the journey – especially in snow-laden winter months. Mobile connectivity is active in Sari but weak in the mountains. ATMs can be last spotted in Ukhimath.
So yes, just a few pointers, before you are all set! Mark our words though; you just cannot afford to miss a single thing in the entire trek. It’s an absolute thrilling experience!
Haridwar to Sari (7 hrs)
Sari - Deoriatal. (2.5 Kms hike/ 1 hr)
Deoria Taal – Rohini Bugyal (8 Kms trek/ 4-5 hours)
Rohini Bugyal – Chopta (6 Kms trek/ 3-4 hours)
Chopta – Tungnath – Chandrashila – Chopta (9 Kms Trek/ 4 hrs)
Road Journey from Chopta to Haridwar (186 Km)
The woods are lovely, dark, deep – the words of Robert Frost comes alive in the woody forests, pretty birds, and spectacular mountains of Chopta Chandrashila trek. Here, let us give a brief overview of this wonderful hike that can make memories of a lifetime!
Day 1 – Haridwar to Sari (7 hrs)
On your arrival to Haridwar, you will start a new journey, usually a drive, to the small, quaint village of Sari. On your way, you will come across the holy rivers Alakananda and Ganges. It is a long journey from Haridwar, where you can also get a glance of revered towns like Rudraprayag, Rishikesh and Devprayag. Well, it will roughly take 6-7 hours to reach Sari where you require regaining all your energy in order to start the next day enthralling trek to the famous Deoriatal Lake.
Day 2 - Sari – Deoriatal. (2.5 Kms hike/ 1 hr)
Your second day of the tour is trekking to Deoriatal. Once you have your breakfast, it is time to start your hike along a well-defined trail. It is an approximately 3 kms long trek, where you get to see some of the jaw-dropping beauty of the place. The entire trek will be guided by holy rivers Alaknanda and Ganga. After passing two viewpoints – constructed by the Forest Department and a dhaba – you shall reach your destination.
Deoriatal lake is a picture-perfect location with striking views of nature, Himalayan birds, mountain peaks such as Mt. Chaukhamba. During sunset, you can witness the stunning views of the golden sunrays striking the clear water. Camp beside the lake for the night. In the morning, it is simply magnificent to watch such the surreal beauty of the hills, as the clouds clear, to offer a mesmerising view.
Day 3: Deoria Taal – Rohini Bugyal (8 Kms trek/ 4-5 hours)
Your third day trail starts after having a healthy breakfast and gathering your energy to keep the adrenalin rush high till you reach Rohini Bugyal. During the trek, you will come across the scenic and lush patches of oaks, Rhododendron and Pine forests. Well, Monal is a rare bird species, which you can find if you are lucky enough. After passing the landmarks of Bhagdwal and Kala Parvat, you will reach a small rivulet. Fill your bottles here; your destination is a 40m climb on your right side. Trekking to this region is not only memorable because of its scenic beauty but a unique experience.
Day 4: Rohini Bugyal – Chopta (6 Kms trek/ 3-4 hours)
Fourth day, the journey starts by trekking to Chopta from Rohini Bugyal. There will be numerous difficulties throughout the trek and you will come across forests with trees like Maple, Oak and Rhododendrons. This is a steep climb that eventually ends to a beautiful location with idle setting of mesmerizing alpine meadows, covered with dense forests. A path that diverts towards your right marks the entrance to this meadow. After about 20 minutes of descent through a forest trail, you would come across a road head. Walk for about 1 km, when you shall finally reach the Chopta campsite. You can explore Chopta landscapes on your overnight stay in camps with dinner and bonfire.
Day 5: Chopta – Tungnath – Chandrashila – Chopta (9 Kms Trek/ 4 hrs)
Your fifth day starts after having your breakfast, preferably very early morning, with the only aim to reach Tungnath. It is a famous temple of the deity Shiva. The cemented pilgrim trail has 11 scissor bends and it takes a walk of around 2 km to reach your destination. Undoubtedly, the entire place that you come across is serene but this temple is blessed with ultimate peace. Further, the trek will lead to the panoramic view of the Kedar range.
Chandrashila peak is 45 minutes from Tungnath temple and is another treasure of nature. It’s a wonderful canvas of spectacular landscape where you can have a glimpse of the endangered golden breasted eagles and Garhwal and Kumaon peaks. Finally, before getting back to Chopta, don’t forget to fill your reels with the scenic beauty. The route back is the same as that you had taken when arriving here. You can stay overnight at the camps in Chopta.
Day 6: Road Journey from Chopta to Haridwar (186 Km)
On your return journey, you require going back to Haridwar next day morning, by preferably booking a jeep. You shall reach Haridwar in the evening. The entire tour might end after you eventually step to Haridwar but nature is something that you can treasure in your heart forever.
How to Reach
Daily flights from Delhi to Dehradun (Jolly Grand Airport) which is around 50kms from Haridwar.
An excellent rail network connects Haridwar to other important cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, Chennai, and Kolkata.
FROM DELHI -DDN NZM AC EXPRESS (12205) ARRIVAL AT 4 AM HARIDWAR JN
FROM DELHI- MUSSOORIE EXPRESS (14041) ARRIVAL AT6AM HARIDWAR JN
FROM MUMBAI- DEHRADUN EXPRESS (19019) ARRIVAL AT 3.20 PM HARIDWAR JN
FROM CHENNAI- DEHRADUN EXPRESS (12687) ARRIVAL AT 3.15 AM HARIDWAR JN
Advisory for the Trek
- It is advisable to keep a buffer day for unpredictable weather /road conditions in the mountains.
- All transport will be arranged from Haridwar to Barsu and back with addition charges of 1200 each which will be paid to the transporter directly.
- Please do not litter and avoid bringing plastic bags for the trek.
- Please inform us in advance if you want porter for your personal baggage. Additional charges will be levied.
- Trekkers must exhibit kindness and sensitivity towards all animals that they stumble upon during the trek.
- During trek travel through the local villages and hamlets, respect towards the local cultural ethos must be adhered to.
Tariff and Details
COST/PERSON : INR 8200 + 5% GST (SARI TO CHOPTA)
1. Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
2. Meals while on trek (Veg.)
3. Trek equipments: Sleeping Bag,Tent,Mattress,Kitchen & Dining Tent,Toilet Tent and cooking utensils
4. Trekking Permits
5. First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder
6. Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide, Cook and Support staff
7. Porters/mules to carry central equipment
1. Any kind of personal expenses
2. Food during the transit
4. Mules or porter to carry personal backpack
5. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head
- Day Sack for a water bottle, camera, personal clothing.
- Windcheater/waterproof jacket.
- Fleece innerwear.
- Sports/ hiking Shoes. Comfort is prerequisite (waterproof)
- Small torch
- Sunglasses, cap
- Light Jacket (woolen).
- Personal medicines if required.
- Rain Poncho or umbrella.
- Backpack with Rain Cover.
- Floaters or Sandals.
- Pairs of Quick Dry Tees and Track Pants.
- Two pairs of socks.
- One Heavy Jacket
- Light towel.
- Lip Balm.
- Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+) recommended
- Water Bottle 1 Lt.
Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek
You can either transfer the same trek to any of your friends/family or get a voucher for the same amount and register for any of our treks in future (validity 1 year) Or Get a refund of 90 %
(If the trek amount varies, the balance needs to be paid by the trekker)
Cancellation between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the trek
You can either choose to go for any other trek or other batches for the same trek depending on availability Or Get a refund of 75%
Cancellation between 15 days and 10 days to the start of the trek
You can choose to go on the same trek with other batches in the same season Or Get a refund of 50%
Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek
You can transfer your trek to your friend/family (same trek) No cash refund.
- In the case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements by Adventurescape.
- Change of batches depends on the availability in the trek.
- Adventurescape holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.
- You can cancel your trek by emailing us at email@example.com and subsequently calling at +919650520030 to confirm.
Why Book with us?
Our staff includes Mountaineering qualified trek leaders, local guides with in depth knowledge of routes and the ability to act appropriately in case of emergencies.
We provide all the services with quality at a very competitive price
Small groups mean more focus on individuals and better arrangements so that you can have a great trekking experience.
The food provided will be wholesome and of good quality during the trek.
With smaller groups we can focus on individuals and make your trek more memorable.
Our team is trained to keep you safe during the trek and evacuate in times of natural calamities.