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.
Your journey will start on day 0 at 11 pm from Akshardham metro station, Delhi. Day 0 is usually Friday night because most of the batches for this trek run on the weekend.
Once all trekkers gather at Akshardham metro station, you board the transport and leave for Sari Village. After travelling for 5 hours, you will reach Rishikesh. From Rishikesh, you will continue your journey towards Sari Village. Please remember there won’t be any halt at Rishikesh, though you pass through Rishikesh.
After passing Rishikesh, your day 1 starts. It’s usually Saturday morning, and you start rolling through hilly roads. The road to Sari village passes through the famous Devprayag. Here the river Alaknanda and Bhagirathi meet to form the mighty Ganga river.
At Devprayag, you halt for some time to witness the magical confluence of holy rivers. From Devprayag, you continue your thrilling drive towards Sari Village. On the way, you again take a halt at some restaurant to have breakfast and rest. After the rest, you again continue your journey.
You reach Sari village around 1 pm, where our Trek Leader welcomes you and take you to the hotel for lunch. Post lunch, the Trek Leader discuss the trek itinerary with you. And then rest for some time to rejuvenate yourself.
You start the trek at 3 pm from Sari Village to Deoria Tal. It’s an easy hike and can be done in just 2 hours. The trail passes through the beautiful oak forest. And offers a scenic view of Sari village below.
The trek ends at 5 pm, as you reach Deorial Tal Campsite (7999 ft). On reaching, you are served hot tea with delicious snacks. Meanwhile, you are allocated your tents or rooms, whatever you prefer. Then you visit the beautiful Deoria Tal and witness the mesmerising sunset with the mighty Himalayas in the backdrop.
After exploration, you return to the campsite and enjoy dinner with a bonfire and light music.
Your day will end with a short briefing by our Trek Leader.
Your day 2 starts early in the morning, around 5 am, with hot tea and a delicious breakfast. The breakfast is full of local organic vegetables and grain. After breakfast, you start descending towards the Sari Village. It will be a short trek of just an hour.
On reaching Sari village, you will board the transport and leave for Chopta. From Sari, it will be an hour drive with scenic views. And you will reach Chopta around 9 am. At Chopta, you will be given a packed lunch, followed by a short briefing by our trek leader.
You will start the trek towards Tungnath temple at sharp 10 am. Initially, you have to put more effort as the trail is steep. But as you continue trekking, your body adapts to the environment. As a result, it makes it easier for you to hike.
Throughout the trek, you have a picturesque view of lush green alpine meadows and snow-capped Himalayan peaks. While trekking, you will also come across beautiful Himalayan birds, rare species of flora and fauna. And sometimes flocks of sheep grazing. But during winters, you will find most part of this trek under snow.
After a thrilling hike for 3 hours, you reach the holy shrine of Tungnath temple at 12,500 ft. It’s the world highest Shiva temple and the third temple of Panch Kedar. Spend some peaceful time at the temple and then again start the hike towards the Chandrashila Peak.
From here, the ascend will be steeper and will take around 1 hour to reach the Chandrashila top at 13,100ft. The moment you reach the top, a 360-degree view of the mighty Himalayan peaks of Trishul, Chaukhamba and Kedar stuns you.
At the top, continue to witness the beautiful evening sun with the scenic view of Chopta valley below. And also, absorb the mesmerising surroundings, clicking pictures with your group. After that start to trek towards Chopta.
You will finish the trek around 5-6 pm. And then you will be transferred to the camp for an overnight stay at Chopta.
After early breakfast at 7 am, you will drive back to Delhi via Rishikesh. You will reach Delhi in between 6 pm – 10 Pm.
Can I keep extra luggage at the base camp?
Yes, you can keep extra luggage in Sari Village base camp.
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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.