• Pick Up Point- Rishikesh Bus Station
• Pick Up Time- 6:00 am
• Distance- 190 km
• Driving Time- 7 hour
• Altitude- 6,600 ft
• Network Availability- Available till Sari
• Distance- 3 km
• Trekking Time- 1 hour
• Altitude- 7,800 ft.
• Water source-None.
• Distance- 16 km
• Trekking Time- 7-8 hours
• Altitude at Chopta-8,700 ft
• Water source- A ground water source before entering Rohini Bugyal. Waterfalls on the second half of the trail.
• Buniyakund to Chopta (Drive 3km)
• Chopta to Tungnath, Chandrashilla Summit and back (Trek 8km)
• Trekking Time- 7-8 hour
• Altitude- 13,100 ft.
• Water Source- None
• View: Mountains of Garhwal and Kumaon- Nanda Devi, Trishul, Nandaghunti, Kamet, Dronagiri, Chaukhamba, Kedar dome, Thalaysagar, Gangotri ranges, Jahanukut etc.
• Drop Off Point-Rishikesh Bus station
• Distance- 210 km
• Time- 7 hour; destination to be reached around 6:30 pm
Trek The Himalayas is a leading adventure company in India with a team of experienced and well equipped personnel. We have been organizing treks and mountaineering expeditions for decades spanning multiple regions in the Indian Himalayas. Our deep local knowledge and experience in the Himalayas ensure that our itineraries factor in the local sensibilities and ground realities. We are very grounded, and have grown over the years while learning from our mistakes and incorporating comments and suggestions of our valuable clients. Our experienced team of local guides and sherpas work overtime to ensure that we provide high quality experiences of exceptional value with no hidden costs. Whether you are the greenest of beginners or one of the sharpest professional adventure travellers, we can cater to your needs.
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Cancellations prior to 07 days from the start of the Trek: Get a full refund (minus 5% trek cost). The money will be transferred to the same bank account from where the transaction was made.
Cancellations prior to 06 days from the start of the Trek: 100% full refund of trek cost in form of Trek The Himalayas trek voucher valid for 1 year from date of issue. This voucher is applicable for Indian treks only.
Cancellation on Start of Trek date: Get 20% refund of trek cost in form of Trek The Himalayas trek voucher valid for 1 year from date of issue. This voucher is applicable for Indian treks only.
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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.
If you face any emergency during any adventures in Uttarakhand and the northern parts of the country, you should contact the following-
- Uttarakhand Glacier burst helpline- 1070/9557444486
- Police: 112
- Ambulance: 108/102
- Fire: 101
- Child helpline: 1098
- Women helpline: 1090
- NDMA (Disaster management): 1070/1078/9711077372
- Anti poison helpline- 011-1066 (Delhi)