OVERVIEWThis is a beautiful trek, with difficulty level rated as easy to moderate. The trek passes through forests and vast meadows, and offers excellent views of snow clad Himalayas.
We start from Okhimath, and pass through Deoria tal, Chopta and Tungnath to reach the summit of Chandrashila for an amazing view of the Himalayas. Maximum altitude reached would be around 3950 at the summit of Chandrashila.
The region is a protected sanctuary for musk deer, and is rich in flora and fauna. Our first camp at Deoria tal is near a pristine lake ringed with forest. The view of Chaukhamba peaks is one of the most prominent in the entire journey. We would be further camping near lakes, in forest clearings and in vast meadows . Each camp site would offer excellent views to the Himalayan peaks.
Tungnath is famous for the highest temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Beyond Tungnath the trail continues to the summit called Chandrashila which is a very beautiful vantage point to experience Himalayas in a wide spectrum. One would see the entire range in almost a 270 degrees of visibility, with peaks like Chaukhamba, Kedarnath, Nanda devi and Trishul among the most prominent ones.
Day 01: Drive to Chopta, overnight camping.
Day 02: Trek Sari village to Deoriya Tal lake, overnight camping.
Day 03: Trek to Banagher forest camp site, overnight camping.
Day 04: Trek to Chopta meadow camp site, overnight camping.
Day 05: Trek to Tungnath and Chandrashila summit, return to Chopta, overnight camping.
Day 06: Drive Chopta to Rishikesh/Haridwar for onwards journey.
Price IncludesCamping gear, kitchen and mess arrangements, manpower for cooking, all meals during trek, porters/mules for luggage transfer for guests, all en-route stay as described in the schedule and transfers ex Haridwar.
Price ExcludesTrain fares, expenses of personal nature, insurance of any kind, alcoholic drinks, refreshments/meals during the road journey, anything not mentioned explicitly in the above program.
Booking / Cancellation policy- Tour needs to be booked at least 45 days in advance. Full payment is required to confirm a booking.
- 75 % refund if cancellation happens 20 days prior to departure
- 50 % refund if cancellation happens 10 days prior to departure
- No refund for any cancellation/no show in the last 10 days prior to departure
ITINERARYDay 1: Transfer by road from Haridwar/Rishikesh to Chopta ( 9 hours ). Overnight camp.
Day 2: Short drive to Sari village, from where the trek is to Deoria Tal ( 2387 Mtrs ). The short trek is largely uphill, through villages and forest. Deoria tal is a beautiful lake amidst thick forest. The reflection of Chaukhamba peaks in the lake is notable for photography enthusiasts. Overnight Camp near the lake.
Day 3: Trek from Deoria tal to Banagher. The 4-5 hours walk would be through thick forest, and would delight nature lovers. Banagher is a small clearing in the middle of the forest. Overnight Camp.
Day 4 : Trek from Banagher to the higher meadows of Chopta. The trek would take us across Tikar khal to reach the vast meadows of Chopta. Overnight Camp.
Day 5: Trek from Chopta to Tungnath ( 3680 Mtrs ) and further to Chandrashila summit ( 3950 Mtrs ). Tungnath is famous for the highest Shiva Temple in the world. Enjoy 270 degrees of unobstructed view of snow clad Himalayas from the vantage point of Chandrashila. One can sight golden breasted eagles in this area. Return to Chopta camp for overnight.
Day 6: Drive from Chopta to Haridwar/Rishikesh ( 8 hours ), for onwards journey.
TRAVEL ADVISORYPACKING LIST
Personal torch, small daypack/backpack to hold the day walk necessities, all clothing/luggage in rucksack/soft bags suitable to be carried on ponies, warm clothing, inner fleece body warmer lining, comfortable shoes suitable for hikes/treks, windproof jacket, warm headgear/balaclava, gloves, trekking pole, cameras, personal medication ( first aid would be provided ), sun protection and moisturizing cream etc.
- Trekking programs in the Himalayas not necessarily would always run exactly as scheduled. Allow for unplanned long days or early camps due to weather disruptions or similar causes.
- Any additional expenses which might occur due to delays, weather disruptions, medical evacuation etc. would need to be borne by the participants. All participants are recommended to have a travel insurance that covers trekking and wilderness travel.
The tour starts from Haridwar, and ends at Haridwar.
- Participants from Delhi are recommended to travel by the following trains:
+ Delhi to Haridwar: Overnight by 14041 Mussoorie Express or 12205 Nanda Devi Express
+ Haridwar to Delhi: Overnight by 14042 Mussoorie Express or 12206 Nanda Devi Express