Enjoy The Rewarding Summit Climb And Witness All Major Greater Himalayan Peaks.
Summit the Chandrashila (3690 meters) and catch the captivating views of all the peaks across Eastern and Western Uttarakhand
Witness the glory of all peaks above 7000 meters- Mount Chaukhamba I, II, III, IV, Sumeru Parbat, Kedarnath and Kedar Dome, Bhagirathi I, Jaunli, Mandani Parbat, Mount Thalaysagar, Mount Jogin, Mount Nanda Devi, Mount Trishul, Mount Nanda Ghunti, Gauri Parbat, Dunagiri, Hathi Parbat and more
Embark on the moss-covered forestry trails of the Deoriatal Chandrashila Trek
Enjoy the multi-colored pastures enveloping the beautiful local settlements en route to the Deoria Tal Trek
Camp in the middle of the thickets and forest-clearings
Enter the shutterbug mode while encountering countless species of rare and colorful birds on the Chopta Chandrashila Deoria Tal Trek
Step on the Deoria Tal lake edges and gaze at the beauty of the Chaukhamba Massif that towers from the shores of the lake
The nearest airport from the hub is Jolly Grant, located in Dehradun. This airport enjoys good connectivity with the Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi NCR. It also has direct flights to Mumbai and connecting flights to various other cities in India. From Jolly Grant, you need to rent a cab …
The nearest airport from the hub is Jolly Grant, located in Dehradun. This airport enjoys good connectivity with the Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi NCR. It also has direct flights to Mumbai and connecting flights to various other cities in India. From Jolly Grant, you need to rent a cab or take a bus to reach Rishikesh, which is just 35 kilometers away. If you are traveling via train, you can get down at the Rishikesh railway station. You need to reach the Rishikesh railway station via train from the Haridwar railway station. There is excellent railway connectivity from major Indian cities to Haridwar. Alternatively, you can get down at Haridwar railway station and drive to Rishikesh. Rishikesh has a massive network of motorable roads, connected to major North-Indian cities like New Delhi, Dehradun and Haridwar. While you get the Uttarakhand state transport buses from Dehradun and Haridwar, there are also options of daily inter-state night-bus service from Kashmiri Gate ISBT, New Delhi.
Rishikesh acts as the hub for numerous adventure activities that spread across Uttarakhand and other parts of Northern India. Hence, finding accommodation in Rishikesh is a cakewalk. There is a wide range of accommodation options for Rishikesh. These include luxury and boutique hotels that usually have a high star-rating, guesthouses, …
Rishikesh acts as the hub for numerous adventure activities that spread across Uttarakhand and other parts of Northern India. Hence, finding accommodation in Rishikesh is a cakewalk. There is a wide range of accommodation options for Rishikesh. These include luxury and boutique hotels that usually have a high star-rating, guesthouses, backpackers’ hostels, standard hotels, homestays, etc. According to your choice of accommodation, the price per night will vary. It ranges from USD 7 to 10 (INR 500 – 800) for hostels having dormitories and decent homestays. Standard hotels and guesthouses charge a little more, approximately USD 15 to 30 (INR 1000 – 2400) per night. The luxury hotels, boutique hotels and other high star-rated options have a per night price tag of USD 100 (INR 7500) and more. Of course, all these prices will vary according to your choice of add-ons and amenities. The prices will soar in the peak tourist season and it will also be hard to get an accommodation without prior booking. But traveling with a renowned tour operator or travel agency keeps you covered against those uncertainties. Apart from these pricey options, there are several GMVN resorts, guesthouses and tourist complexes that are relatively inexpensive but deliver quality amenities.
If climbing the summit of a mountain, enjoying the beauty of a high-altitude lake, and witnessing most of the highest Himalayan peaks are on your bucket list, then you should definitely start preparing and packing for the Chopta Chandrashila Deoria Tal Lake. This trek will enable you to behold the captivating beauty of the spectacular Deoria Tal, situated at the height of 2438 meters and nestled within lush, green pastures, rhododendron forests and snow-clad mountain systems. The Chaukhamba Massif starts from the edges of the Deoria Tal, and Mount Chaukhamba, at 7138 meters, is a sight to behold! From the Chandrashila summit, you will get a bewildering view of all the highest peaks of the Greater Himalayas- Jaunli, Mt. Thalay Sagar, Mt. Jogin, Mt. Nanda Devi, Mt. Trishul, Mt. Nanda Ghunti, Chaukhamba I, II, III, IV, Kedarnath and Kedar Dome, Sumeru Parbat, Mandani Parbat, etc. Apart from all these obvious offerings, you have the chance to encounter several bird species and record their enchanting beauty with your cameras.
Though the Chopta Chandrashila Deoria Tal Trek is a high-altitude one, it remains open for hikers for almost six months and more. The pre-monsoon/spring season-spanning mid-March to April is preferred by hikers since the snow starts receding and the pastures, thickets, and rhododendron woods start bearing bright colors of spring! The next exciting season to trek the Chandrashila Deoria Tal region is post-monsoon/autumn that spans from late September to early December. The skies are cleared of the monsoon haze and the rain-bearing clouds, and you can get the most amazing views of nature. It is the best time for photographers and photography enthusiasts because the clear blue skies and the pleasant weather conditions make it favorable for you to capture the best photographs of the Himalayan peaks and the wildlife.
But one of the best parts about the Deoriatal Chandrashila Trek is that you can embark on this adventure during the winter season as well! You can plan your experience during the onset of December when it just starts snowing, and the snow cover is not too thick to block the trail. On the other hand, you should not try to embark on this journey during the peak winter months of January because the area receives massive snowfall and is often cut out from the rest of the state. Driving becomes challenging as the roads are highly susceptible to verglas.
The trek is ideal for small groups. Follow your guide's instructions, be respectful towards the local culture, and embrace the beauty of nature and wildlife. This crossover trail through the forest is relatively easy and suited for beginners and amateur hikers without prior high-altitude adventure experience. If you plan your travel with a tour operator or an agency, you need not worry about campsites and accommodations. But if you are traveling in a small group, you can rent the camping and trekking equipment with some additional expenses. Besides, if you consider offloading, you can hire a porter at just USD 8 (INR 600) or less per day to carry personal belongings on the trek, not weighing more than 10 kgs. People with heart diseases and breathing issues are not advised to take part in this trek.
Since this trek is graded easy to moderate, you can just maintain adequate physical and mental fitness and embark on the journey. The terrain is not so challenging, but the elevation is quite high, starting from the Deoria Tal lake at 2438 meters to the Chandrashila Peak at 3690 meters. The trek distance is 30 kilometers and can be covered in approximately five days.
Your gear guide and checklist should contain warm clothes like thermal inners, extra pairs of socks and underwear, quick-dry hiking pants, fleece jacket, woollen sweaters, a heavy down jacket, poncho, balaclava, suncap, sunglasses, synthetic and woollen gloves, etc. Apart from these, your trekking essentials should contain a backpack and daypack with rain cover, sturdy hiking boots, well-made walking sticks, toiletries like biodegradable soaps, excess toilet paper, and wet wipes sunscreen, lip balm, moisturizer, quick-dry towels, etc. Carry your own water bottles to avoid littering the Himalayas with disposable plastic.