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Duration: 5 Days
Max Altitude: 13,100 Ft.
Trekking Km: 30 Kms.
Trail Type:A cross over trail through forest
Railway Station: Haridwar is the nearest railway station to the base camp
Air Port: Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun
Base Camp: Sari Village (7 hrs drive from Haridwar)
Best Season: Round the year except monsoon. More snow in the winter months until April.
Snow: Round the year except monsoon and post monsoon.
Services from: Haridwar to Haridwar
Food: Meals while on trek (Veg + Egg)
Stay: Guest house, Camping
Please note the trek price excludes 5% GST
Chopta Chandrashila Deoria Tal Trek is the gateway to picturesque Himalayan view. This trek with a moderate level of difficulty is well-loved by trekkers all over India. In winters, the place is covered with hazy snow, dense pine trees and rich fauna makes up the entire trek enchanting.
The whispering sounds of the chirping birds and streams are a feast for nature lovers. The first major destination of this trek is Deoria Tal lake, situated at an elevation of 7, 800 feet. It is often said that once the Pandavas from the Mahabharata had come to the waters of Deoriatal when they thirsty and stood a test of wisdom.
In this trek, you will experience the pleasure of camping under the azure twilight. As we move upwards the trail, great peaks jump to view—Bandarppoonch, Kedar, and Chaukhamba to name a few.
The taxi will depart from the Haridwar Railway Station at 7 am. Requesting the trekkers to arrive half an hour prior.
Bolero/Sumo – INR 6500 (7 seats)
Innova- 9000 (7 seats)
INR 9000 (11 seats)
INR 5500 (4 seats)
*The contact details of the driver along with the registration number of the vehilcle will be shared one day prior to all the trekkers via mail and text message by the Devadars Team.
Please note that the transportation cost will be shared among the trekkers equally. The transportation sumtotal amount has to be given to the vehicle driver only.
Day 1 is the kickstart of the Trek, where Devadars expect all the participants undertaking the trek to meet at Haridwar Railway station at 7 am. It is highly advisable to all the participants to reach on time to not to miss the transportation facility.
From Haridwar onwards, we will kickstart our trek. Our first focus point of this trek is to reach Village Sari, which is alone a journey of 7-8 hours itself via transport.
The journey from Haridwar to Sari Village lets you meet with the lower foothill regions of Garhwal Himalayas. As time approaches near, the journey will become more uphill with steep & narrow ways.
The fascinating view of Devprayag will also join you mid-way popularly known as the meeting point of the river Alaknanda and Bhagirathi.
Once the river arrived it will accompany you till you reach the village Sari, which is approximately by between 6-7 pm. The mini mudhouses and vitality is will be your constant companion throughout.
Since you will be having plenty of time, upon reaching Sari, you can explore the local market and interact with the humble neighbourhood.
As the night awakens, we all will have a lovely dinner with our trek guide and mesmerize in the sleep for the next day.
What is better than waking up in the lap of divine nature? Yeah, your 2nd Day will be like this only.
The participants will start their first trek on this day. The trek is fairly moderate; also depends on your level of fitness. Our Trek guides will be there to guide and lead you, even if someone is unable to walk a bit slower due to health reasons, there will be a trek guide concerning as well.
The path of today’s trek will be rocky with mixed ascent and descent. You can see the vivid Tungnath temple (often called as the highest Lord Shiva temple in the world) clearly along with Chandrashilla Summit from here.
After the Tungnath Temple, the trek will go more uphill and a bit strenuous but it’s worth giving your energy. After completing this challenging trail, you will reach your resting spot i.e. Forest Department. You will be here on 30-minute clokkar break. Take the serenity inside – click pictures or just sit here or wander, as the wonderous Himalayan view is right upfront you.
Post-rest, the trail will enroute to a forest of rhododendrons. As our trail distance rises, we begin to lost the sight of our starting point Village. Nearly 20 minutes from this point and at 7, 434 ft. we saw the glistening Deoria Tal view.
A gradneur vision of Chaukhamba is exposed in the background of the lake. It will be mid-noon by the time you reach the spot. Having the entire day to yourself, explore the vitality of the surroundings admist dense forests. Lunch on this day will be served on reaching our lakeside camp in Deorital.
The 3rd-day trial will be built closer proximity with the Chaukhamba massif and Mount Kedar summit, rising closely as you proceed.
Rhododendron and maples shade the forest route. You will feel a cool & gentle breeze throughout. In these shrubberies, you will find two striking varieties of rhododendrons—red and pink!
The trail is spattered with miniature shrines that rise in the greenness by the red and yellow flags united on them. Once the forest path is cleared, our trek will ascend towards Rohgini Bugyal and Chopta.
A splendid view of the Chandrashila awaits on the other side of the forest perimeter. The level-land trek continues for a while and then again you will re-enter the voracious forest standing proud with old oaks and maple along with rhododendrons.
Here the trekkers can also spot the red fox, if lucky among other wild animals. This area is a part of the Kedarnath Sanctuary. After trekking for nearly 30 minutes, you will reach the Bhagdwal temple. This point branches three trek routes. One connects to Sari village, another towards Ukhimath, and the central one sliding to the meadows of Rohini Bugyal. The way to Bisuri Tal lake goes from here. As you progress, a resonating rivulet from Chandrashila peak meets your way. Water supplies can be filled from here.
Later in the trek, the meadows re-join us and we can see the tiny mudhouses of the locals. A pavemented road of a jungle trail also adjoins from here. Here in the proximity of Chopta village, we have our campsite at a clearing in the forests.
The hike will commence early morning today. The surmountable advantage of starting the hike in the wee hours is that you can experience the exotic sunrise from the Tunganath top. The trek today will have a well-defined concrete-bound trail from Chopta to the temple. There would be steep pathways and challenging climbing no doubt during the trek. You will also witness some flagged shrines mid-way. As we proceed towards the 10th turn a clear vision of a connecting peak namely Ravanshila to Chandrashila frames our eyeballs.
In winters it is mostly covered with snow. The 11th turn marks the gateway to Tunganath above which the splendid Chandrashila peak mounts at 12, 083 ft. All the trekkers have to be very careful while trekking in winters since the thick patches of snow is layered from December to April.
Crampons and gaiters are highly recommended for the snow climb and your trek lead is expected to make the path through the cover of snow sludge with the help of an ice axe.
The 360-degree view of Garhwal and Kumaon region awaits as you complete the trail.
Renowned peaks in this spectacle of grandeur include—Nanda Devi, Trishul, Nandaghunti, Dronagiri, Chaukhamba, and Kedar. Glimpses of the Thalaysagar and Gangotri ranges too could be made out at the edges.
The downhill journey is relatively less time consuming and smoother. It will take you about 3 hours to climb down to the Baniyakund campsite.
This is the day where the Trek ends. A ride back from the Chopta road head to Haridwar is scheduled for day 5. After this 7 hour journey full of exotic and enchanting memories, you will be heading back to Haridwar in the evening.
Hope the treks retreat your soul!
*The network will only be limited to Chopta.
The best time to travel to Chopta Chandrashila Deoria Tal Trek in summers is between the months of April – June and in winters it is between October – December.
Chopta Chandrashila Deoria Tal Trek has a moderate to easy level of difficulty. Despite being of moderate level, it is essential to have a good physical fitness, due to weather conditions.
On an average – 4 to 6 Km; in 5-6 hours. The trekking is fairly easy.
The average temperature in Chopta is 10º C to 25ºC for Day and 10º C to -0ºC in the night. However, the temperature falls to lower grade, if there is snow. It is advisable to have all your woollens handy.
All Devadars treks are leaded by professional Trek leaders who has completed Basic and Advance mountaineering courses and are certified in first-aid course, along with one local guide, cook, helper, porter and other staff.
Normally, we take 10 to 15 people in a batch including males and females. We need minimum 5 to 6 people to run a fixed departure but for the customised trip group size doesn’t matter.
Securing our trekkers is of prime importance for us. We ensure your protection all the while during the trek. There would be our persons as well, joining the trek – such as Trek Guide, Cooks, and Helpers. So there you need not to worry.
All that you need to carry is well documented in the “Essentials” section. Also, once the payment is done, we will send you the list of all the required essentials on your registered email id.
Yes. However, the luggage carrying cost is not included in the package. For porter service, you have to pay extra. Also, if you think that you will be needing a porter, then it is highly advisable to inform 5 days prior before your trek commence.
There is no such hard & fast rule. For trekking – the footwear has to be good trekking shoes only. Floaters or sandals won’t be an option for trekking. Also, keep 5 pairs of warm socks with you.
There would be tasty and hygienic 3-times Veg. meal that all the trekkers will be availing. Apart from this there would be morning & evening tea – coffee provided. An energy bar will also be given to all the trekkers.
Yes non-veg. food is also available, but it would be charged extra. i.e., 500/head.
Bonfire is not a part of the package. However, it can be accustomed as an extra demand (Chargeable*).
Well, if you’re sensitive toward cold weather and felt nausea or any sort of allergy. It is advisable to carry some medicines along with you.
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Minimum age is 9+ and there is no bar on maximum age. The person has to physically fit from all aspects to join this trek.
Once, you have completed the payment process. Our team connects with you, 2 days prior your scheduled date. All the necessary information will be surpassed to you via email and text message. Apart from that our team has 24×7 connect, you may reach us anytime for any clarification.
No. Female trekkers will be accompanied in the tent with female trekkers only. The same is the case with male trekkers.
If cancellations are made 15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of the total tour cost will be refunded to the original mode of payment.
If cancellations are made in the last 15 days in respect with the tour start date, 50% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases, Devadars will provide you with a full amount Voucher, which can be avail on any Devadars Trek. However, no refund will be provided for the same.