Chopta Chandrashila Trek is a rare weekend trek where you have a blend of two treks. On the first day, you trek to the picturesque Deoria Tal. And on the second day, you climb to the Chandrsahila top, know for the best summit views among all trek.
Located at an altitude of 7998.6 ft in Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand Deoria Tal is an alluring destination for adventurers. It is surrounded by the luxuriant green forest with a panoramic view of the majestic Himalayan peaks. Some of them are Chaukhamba, Neelkantha, Banderpunch, Kedar range and the Kalanag. Deoria Tal has a stunning view of the reflection of Chaukhamba peak on a clear morning. Short and easy trek of 3 km from Sari Village leads to the lake.
Located at an altitude of 8790 ft and surrounded by forests, Chopta is a destination with so much to witness and relish. It is a part of Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary. And is also base for trekking to Tungnath and Chandrashila. Chopta is like a paradise with lush green pastureland, tiny hamlets and majestic views of the Himalayas. Being located at just 165 Km from Rishikesh and easily accessible, it is one of the best weekend getaways.
It is the summit of the Chandranath Parvat on which the Tungnath temple of Panch Kedar is located. The majestic Chandrashila summit serves as a vantage point that offers a heavenly panorama of the Great Himalayas. This beautiful trek takes you through picturesque meadows, deodar forest and the holy shrine of Tungnath temple.With such stunning views and being in close proximity to Delhi, Chopta Chandrashila Trek is among the best weekend trek near Delhi.
The journey will start on day 0 at 11 pm. We will pick you up from Akshardham metro station and drive towards Rishikesh. We will reach Rishikesh by 5-6 am.
From Rishikesh, we will continue our journey towards Sari Village.
The road to Sari village passes through Devprayag, Rudraprayag, Ukhimath reaching Sari Village at around 2 pm. The most notable stop on the way will be at Devaprayag- a town marking the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi river. The river will be in company with you throughout the journey.
On reaching Sari Village we will have a filling lunch. After lunch, you will be briefed about the trek and various do’s and don’ts while trekking. The trek from Sari village to Deoria Tal is easy with trek distance of just 3 km approx.
At the beginning of the trek, the trail climbs up and continues for almost 1 hour. Throughout this patch whole trail is rocky with the view of Sari village on your left side. You will also find a small temple beside the trail after 30 min.
After 1 hour of the trek, the trail enters the dense forest with lush green trees. This trails directly opens at Deoria Tal after 1 hr trek. We will reach Deoriatal campsite at around 5 Pm.
At the campsite, you will have evening snacks and then Dinner at 8 Pm.
After early breakfast at 5 am, we will descend to Sari Village. At Sari village, you will be briefed about today’s trek and then we will drive for 45 min to reach Chopta. We will reach Chopta by 10 am.
By 10:15 am we will start trek to Tungnath shrine, the third temple of Panch Kedar. Initially, the trek is a little steep, but towards the last part of the trek, it is relatively flat.
Throughout the trek, you will have a picturesque view of green expanses of alpine meadows, a flock of sheep grazing, Himalayan birds and rare species of flora and fauna. Arriving at the holy shrine of Tungnath temple, one can witness age-old architecture and pay obeisance to it.
Here onwards, the ascend will be a steeper and will take around 1 hour to reach the Chandrashilla top. The peak offers a 360-degree view of the mighty Himalayan peaks of Trishul, Chaukhamba and Kedar. After spending some time, return to Chopta by 4 pm.
At Chopta you will be transferred to the camp for overnight stay.
After early breakfast at 7 am we will drive back to Delhi via Rishikesh. You will reach Delhi in between 6 pm – 10 Pm.
I did chopta Chandrashila Trek in November end with Hike brothers. I was accompained by my wife. The reason I chosen hike brothers was that the pickup and drop point was in Delhi which I found safe as I was reluctant to use public transport in covid times. However, little did I know that the services provided by them will be beyond my expectations. I am mentioning them below: A. The tempo traveller was in best possible condition with well behaved driver. The interiors were very almost new and luxurious. B. The stay was very comfortable. We did not have to stay in tents. Proper rooms with quilts and pillows with attached washrooms were provided. (Please note it was not luxury rooms but basic amenities, which is still not so easily accessible at high altitudes. So hatsoff to the team) C. The meals were freshly cooked, and served hot at all times. Salad was also provided. Food was very basic (daal roti sabzi salad) but very tasty. We were surprised with yummy pakodas and tea in late evening when we’re enjoying bonfire. D. Availability of hot water was always there. E. Our trek guide (Omi bhaiya as we used to called him) was very nice and provided us with various equipments that made it easy to walk on ice and snow. We saw people slipping all the time as they were not wearing micro-spikes. He was well trained to handle such high altitude treks. F. The trek guide even helped me to reach the summit when I fall short of oxygen a few 100 meters before it. Inshort, it was a wonderful first time experience with Hike Brothers. I am definitely going to approach them for my next trek. Kudos to the team for their efforts and special thanks to Omi bhaiya and the cook for making the trip truly memorable in all aspects. Thanks Ashwani Arora
Trek arrangements were top notch – even the first time trekkers like me were able to climb the summit with a breeze, thanks to our trek leader and constant companion throughout the journey (Also, liked the fact trek leader was capturing memories from his DSLR) Everything was very well planned and executed – Food and snacks served were from naturally cultivated crops- very fresh! Hope to come back for another summit in another location! Cheers Hike brothers Thank YOU For the wonderful experience 🙂
Loved Hike brother arrangements and trekking experience. From the travel arrangements, all inclusive package, the trek leader and the fun we had, it was a complete experience. Would like to travel with them soon. Add more treks so we can continue our association further. Three cheers for you
Thank you very much hike brothers for a wonderful trek. As to sum-up our trek arranged by you can be considered as a full success. Everything was arranged professionally and worked out well for us. Our trek leader, our driver were professional and helpful,they helped us a lot and The meals were more than we expected. Special thanks to team for organizing everything so well.i hope will join u guys again for other track. Best regards.????????
Amazing experience at Chopta Chandrashila trek. Start from the cab, stay and the trekking schedule, these guys managed it superbly. Trek lead was damn confident and kept encouraging us time to time. We had achieved all milestone right on time with the perfect view of nature. Cab drivers and other management staff were also friendly. A big thumbs up to Hike Brothers.