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Chopta Chandrashila Trek, Uttarakhand Overview

  • Chopta, Uttarakhand, Rishikesh

Not all the mountains call you, rather, some are hiding kilometres away, expecting you to come along the roads and enjoy the adventure with them. One such amazing peak is held back within the Himalayas and is famously known as Chandrashila peak. The meaning of the name Chandrashila is 'moon rock'. Some believe that this is the same spot where Lord Rama meditated here. Chandrashila is situated at a height of about 12,000 feet above sea level with a breathtaking view that you have never seen before. The Himalayas, including Nandadevi, Trisul, Kedar Dome, Bandarpunch, and Chaukhamba peaks, are seen from Chandrashila peak.  it's a must-do hike for all types of trekkers, from beginners to professionals.  the full trek is covered with enticing attractions like uncommon Himalayan birds, blooms, and a tranquil location.

 

The trail will allow you to experience the spring colour vibe of the mountains. During the summer, the journey is ablaze with blossoms, particularly red and pink rhododendrons, while the winters are a hazy shade with many opportunities to play in the snow. Tungnath temple, the highest Lord Shiva shrine can be visited during summer. Every generation is drawn to this location because of its historical significance.

 

Note: Tungnath temple can be visited only from April/May till Diwali.

 

A Beautiful Trail to Deoriatal

Deoriatal is a famous lake surrounded by lush green forest and mountain peaks reflecting on its water, at the height of 8,000 ft. It is believed that goddesses came and take a dip in this lake that’s how the name was coined Devariyatal (Deoriatal). The trek for Deoriatal starts from a small and beautiful village called Sari. The trail from Sari to Deoriatal is just a 3 km beautiful walk. As you climb up on the trail, the views get better and better.

 

A winter vacation that you can even prepone for the springs

No doubt, In winters you will get to experience the best trek of your life in Chandrashila Deoriatal trek. So if you are a snow lover, you should put your steps on its trail in winter. The snow is perfect for your snowball fight that won't form any bruise on your body.

 

But if you desire to experience the real beauty of nature, you shall never miss a chance to walk under the blossoming red Rhododendrons in the springs. Chandarshila trek trails shower a different kind of beauty on everyone during this time of the year. The canopy of flowers, chirping of different varieties of birds and the golden hour of the sun takes you on a trip to heaven.

 

Not just spring and winters but even the autumns show you the clearest view of mountains from the Chandrashila peak.

Overall, the lovely Chandrashila walk may be enjoyed at any time of year. And the vista it will provide you with will never disappoint you.

 

The starry heavens and visual ecstasies will fill your heart with such much love and joy that you won't believe it.

Included

  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Trekking permits
  • Trekking equipment
  • Safety equipment
  • Services of an expert Trek Leader
Excluded

  • Food during transit
  • Porter or mule for carrying personal luggage
  • Stay on the last day
  • Personal expenses & goods of any kind
  • Anything apart from inclusions
  • Unscheduled stay due to unfavourable conditions
  • Cost Escalation due to ‘Force Majeure’ and evacuation charges
Tour Plan

Day 1
Drive from Rishikesh to Chopta

Drive: 192 km | Base Camp Altitude: 6000 ft. On your first day, you have to reach Tala (Chopta) basecamp which is about 7 hours drive from Rishikesh. Midway you will cross local towns like Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudraprayag and Ukhimath. To reach basecamp you have to walk 400 meters from the main Chopta-Ukhimath road.

Day 2
Trek from Chopta to Chandrashila via Tungnath

Altitude: 6000 ft to 12000 ft | Trek: 8 km each way | Trek gradient: Easy-moderate. Gradual followed by a steep ascent. You will leave the basecamp in the morning by 7 AM and start your trek from main Chopta towards Tungnath temple. After 1.5 hrs hike, you will reach Tungnath; the third of Panch Kedar’s and the world’s highest shiva abode. You further trek for about 1 km and reach the Chandrashila peak. After witnessing the majestic Himalayan views from the summit you will head down to the basecamp. Carry at least two litres of water.

Day 3
Trek from Sari to Chopa and back to Rishikesh

Altitude: 6000 ft to 8000 ft | Trek: 6 km each way | Trek gradient: Easy-moderate. Gradual ascent. This is the last day of your trek. You will check out in the morning and start your trek towards Deoriatal from Sari. After a 3 km trek, you reach the reflecting lake of chopta. After a break, you will trek down to Sari. Then you will drive down to Rishikesh.

Basecamp

Tala is located in the Chopta valley surrounded by a beautiful forest. As you get off your vehicle, you experience a village walk towards the basecamp and enjoy jaw-dropping views of the valley. The splendid views of lush green fields, waterfalls and pahadi houses made of stones and straw let you forget all your stress during the journey. To reach basecamp you have to walk 400 meters from the main Chopta-Ukhimath road.

 

How to Reach Tala (Chopta)

Tala (Chopta) does not have direct rail or air connectivity and can only be reached via roadway. Below you can find the important details of the nearest airport and railhead for the convenience of your journey.

 

Reach Tala (Chopta) by Air

The nearest airport to Chopta is Jolly Grant Airport at 205 km away between Rishikesh & Dehradun. The airport is well connected with direct flights from Mumbai, Delhi and some other major cities of the country. From outside of Jolly Grant, you can get cabs and taxi services to hire for a trip to Chopta. The journey takes about 7-8 hours from the airport to Chopta.

 

Reach Tala (Chopta) by Train

The nearest railhead to Chopta is Haridwar at 212 km away. Being an extremely popular site and tourist destination, this station is well-connected with the rest of India. Cabs are available to cover the distance to Chopta.

 

Reach Tala (Chopta) by Road

If you travel by road, you have to first reach Rishikesh. There are direct buses to Ukhimath. Otherwise, you have to break your journey to Srinagar and Rudraprayag. Taxis and buses are available from these stations. Tala (Chopta) is 13 km further from Ukhimath.

Things To Pack

The following things are required for a winter trek.

 

Trekking Shoes 

You need a sturdy trekking shoe with ankle support & having a good grip is required for this trek. This is a winter trek and wearing trekking shoes are very important to handle slippery sections and cold weather.

 

Backpack

You need a 50-60 litre backpack for this trek. Make sure your backpack has good support for the hip and the shoulder. It must have quick access pockets.

 

Clothes

Carry at least 3 T-shirts. Full sleeve dry-fit T-shirts are good. You can take a hooded T-shirt which covers your neck.

 

You will need 1 pair of inner thermal, 1 light sweater and 2 light fleece layers. Try not to get any woollen sweaters, which can be very heavy. You have to keep sweaters and fleece jackets that can fold into compact rolls.

 

A padded jacket is necessary for this trek. You don’t need a water-resistant material but you need an outer padded jacket that keeps the wind and cold out. Ensure the padded jacket has a hood as well.

 

Three pairs of trek/track pants should be enough for this trek. Wear one pair and carry the others. Zippered cut-offs trek pants at the thighs are very suitable for treks. Always choose quick-dry pants over cotton.

 

  • Keep a Water bottle, Sunglasses, Suncap, Woolen cap, 3-4 pairs of socks, Trekking Pole, Rainwear, Rain cover for the backpack, A 10 ltr. daypack, 2 plastic covers, Toilet kit, Sunscreen (SPF 50+).

 

Personal Medical Kit: Diamox-mountain sickness, Crocin-fever, Avomine-motion sickness, Avil 25mg-allergies, Combiflam, Disprin-headache, Norflox TZ and Lomofen-diarrhoea, Digene-acidity, omez/rantadine antacid, crepe bandages, bandaids, ORS, betadiene or antiseptic cream, Moov spray/volini, cotton, gauze.

 

Mandatory Documents

These documents are required for legal purposes by Tripotude and the Forest department. Without any of these documents, you will not be allowed to trek.

 

  • Original and a photocopy of government-issued photo identity card. Anything such as aadhaar card, driver’s license, passport will work. This is mandatory for your identification.
  • A COVID vaccination certificate (double doses) is required or a COVID negative certificate is required. Make sure your RT-PCR/RAT test should not be older than 72 hrs.
Fitness and Safety

This trek needs some preparation. So you must be focused on your cardiovascular activity. Start the cardiovascular exercises 30 to 40 days before your trek date. You can begin with jogging every day. Start jogging at a slow pace and then keep increasing your pace day by day or you can start with running. Make sure each day you are increasing the distance of running. In order to be prepared for high altitude trek, you should have a combination of speed and distance targets. Also do some breathing exercises such as Pranayama, Nadi Suddhi etc.

 

Fitness Routine 

  • Target completing the running 5 km in 45 minutes when you begin.
  • Gradually increase your pace bring down the time of running.
  • If you are 45 years or above, try to cover 5 km in less than 50 minutes. 
  • If running is not possible daily 2 times Jogging or stair climbing is required. Keep your pace increasing day by day.
  • Do the muscle exercise for Quadriceps, Hamstrings & Calf Muscles.
  • Do 3 sets (10 repetitions) of Squats, Lunges & Calf raises.
  • Do breathing exercise - Pranayama.

 

Safety

Tripotude promotes safety protocols during a trek and also follow the basic minimum standards for adventure tourism. Microspikes for walking on snow, Emergency bottled oxygen, pulse oxymeters to test pulse and oxygen saturation levels are available at all our campsites. At Tripotude, our trek leaders are trained and equipped to take care of any emergencies related to AMS.

FAQ

The Chopta Chandrashila Trek is renowned for its breathtaking Himalayan mountain views. With views of Mount Everest, K2, and other impressive peaks, the walk takes you through some of the most stunning terrain on earth. As you can observe numerous creatures along the route, including snow leopards, blue sheep, and red pandas, the journey is also well-known for its wildlife.

The Chopta Chandrashela Trek is a moderate to challenging trekking route that passes through some of the most breathtaking Himalayan scenery. It is crucial to wear appropriate footwear and apparel because the track may be fairly slick and is covered in beautifull snow for the majority of the year. The sense of accomplishment you experience after finishing the climb is unrivalled, and the views from the summit of Chandrarashila are just breathtaking. The walk, meanwhile, will be unforgettable.

The minimum age requirement for the Chotta Chandrashila Trek is 18. The walk is challenging and calls for a lot of endurance. It is not advised for kids under the age of 18.

Popular trekking routes in the Indian Himalayas include the Chopta Chandrashila trek. It can be reached from the city of Delhi and is situated in the state of Uttarakhand. The best method to get to the beginning of the Chopta Chandrashila trek from Delhi is to take the train to Rishikesh, where you can then hire a cab or jeep to transport you there. The trip from Delhi to Dehradu by train takes around eight hours.

The months of March through October are ideal for undertaking the Chopta Chandrashila Trek. This is so that the walk would be more enjoyable because the weather is typically cooler during these months. Additionally, by March, the snow has typically melted, making the track simpler to follow. Additionally, October is a fantastic month for hiking because the trees' leaves are changing colour and creating an attractive landscape.

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  • Duration:
    3 Days
  • Min. Price: ₹ 3800
  • Difficulty:
    Easy
  • Location Chopta
  • Altitude 12,000 Ft.
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