Deoriatal Chandrashila Trek

5 Days - 4 Nights
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Description

Deoriatal Chandrashila Trek a Divine Lake in Chopta surrounded by several Mountains 

Deoriatal Chandrashila Trek is the region of Uttarakhand named Chopta, this Tal is surrounded by snow covered mountains and is in the lush green woods, this place is highly rich in Flora and Fauna.

You can get panorama views from here which are extremely beautiful, it is hard to find panorama views from places. You can see these groups of mountains from Deoria Tal – Chaukhamba, Bandarpoonch,Kedar range Kala Nag and Neel Kantha.

It is believed that Bheema built this lake and many Devas have bathed in this lake which makes this lake placid.

The trail further goes to Tungnath and Chandrashila

From Deoriatal further you can go to Tungnath and Chandrashila, it is the summit of Tunganath. Meaning of Chandrashila is “Moon Rock”. It is one of the popular treks in Uttarakhand.

You will go through thick dense forest covered with Rhododendron trees, the trail is beautiful you can see flowers blooming all around and in winters it gets covered by snow, there are number of species of birds in the woods, you can spot a variety of birds there.

Summit offers panoramic views in Deoriatal Chandrashila Trek

Deoriatal Chandrashila Trek Give the best views from summit, the close and clear view of peaks and different ranges are visible from there. Chaukhamba Peaks, Mandaniparvat and Janhukut are clearly visible from there.

Deoriatal Chandrashila Trek are the treks with beautiful scenic views, they are alluring God’s creation which a person desires. This trek is an easy one and beginners can go for it.

Key Points of Deoriatal Chandrashila Trek

Level – Easy

Proper conditioning & training of body required

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?

Shoes are the single most important equipment.

High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.

Winter & Post monsoon or pre-monsoon is the best time. During rains the region is prone to landslides.

Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.

Travel light

The backpack should not exceed 10kgs.

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Duration – 5 Days from Rishikesh to Rishikesh)

Best Season– All year

Level – Easy

Highest Points: Chandrashila peak (12, 083 feet)

Weather – Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.

Winter temperatures– Chopta   (-2°C to -5°C) Chandrashila (-5°C to -10°C) winter December to Jan.

Summer temperature –Chopta (5°C to 15°C)

Location Chart:It is located in the north-eastern part of Uttarakhand starting close to China border, heading east and then south.

Short itinerary of Deoriatal Chandrashila Trek

Day 1: Pickup to you from Dehradun/Rishikesh to Sari village (238 km) (8/9 Hours) (6,600 feet)

Day 2: Trek from Sari village to Deoria Tal (03km) (1/2 Hours) (7,800 feet)

Day 3: Trek from Deoria Tal to Chota (16 km) (7/8 Hours) (8,790 feet)

Day 4: Trek from Chopta to Tungnath and Chandrashila (12,083 feet) then back to Chopta

Day 5: Drive from Chopta to Dehradun / Rishikesh

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Day 1 – Dehradun/ Rishikesh to Sari village

Our vehicle picks you up from Dehradun/Rishikesh and en routes to Sari village. You will have your breakfast in Rishikesh/ Shivpuri at 8:30 am and lunch around 1:30 pm on the way.

Drive is about 8 hours’. The drive is along the rivers like Ganga, Alaknanda and Mandakini. You pass through Devprayag and the drive is a beautiful one as you are driving along the rivers and beautiful places.

Reach Sari village, Sari has only 100 houses and it is a beautiful small village, if you reach there on time you can go to the village and have a glimpse of local life of villagers and their traditional values, you can talk to them and know about how they work for their livelihood as life of people living in mountains is very different. There are paddy fields in this village, explore this area if you want or you can rest in your tents. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

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Day 2 : Trek from Sari village to Deoria Tal

Start your trek after having breakfast, the trail from Sari is well defined, it is maintained and is made up by rocks when you go further you can see some houses and a temple on the way.

After sometime the trail will get steep and when you go higher you can have a glance of Chandrashila Peak and tungnath temple as the forest is cleared. As you go higher on the mountain you will see a Hawa Ghar made up by forest department, so that people going higher can relax there and can enjoy the views from there so you can rest there for some-time and relish the beauty of that place.

Now, the trail is covered by Rhododendrons and Maple trees, walk under the shade of trees, continue walking, you will get some valley views as you come nearer to your destination. Walk downhill and you will reach Deoria Tal, you can see the flowers blooming, birds chirping as there are a variety of Himalayan birds there. Alluring greenery will relax your mind.

Explore Deoria Tal, this place offers majestic panorama view of mountains, you can see Mt. Chaukhamba in the background. Setup your tents beside Deoria Tal have hot lunch and enjoy Dinner and night stay in tents.

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Day 3 : Detrital to Chopta (8,790 feet) visit Rohini Bugyal

Chopta is surrounded meadows and there are lush green woods and this place offers enthralling views of Himalayan ranges, it attracts people and it is base of treks like Chopta and Chandrashila.

Start your trek, you will be walking through a forest of Rhododendrons and Maple, the forest is beautiful, there are fallen leaves on the trail which makes sound when you walk over them, Chaukhamba peaks and Kedar Dome can be seen through the trees. When you come to an end of the forest from there you can see Chandrashila Peak in front of you.

Ascent ahead and you will get the both side valley views, further is Jhandi Dhar at the top of the ridge and from there you can get the panorama views. Then descent to forest ridge you can easily come downhill, the Chopta forest is dense and animals thrive in this region. You will spot many birds on the way. One way goes to Chopta and Rohini Bugyal, go on that trail, and climb higher when forest ends you will see Chandrashila peak welcoming you in front. Now, you have to cross second forest ridge.

Continue your trek re- enter a forest and after ascending Rohini Bugyal is few minutes away, it is a meadow with blooming flowers and some enchanting views, this place is picturesque. Kedardome and Kala Parvat peaks are visible from here. Now, cross Rohini Bugyal ridge and get on the trail of Chopta. Keep going on that trail when you go higher the valley view’s gets better then you come to a meadow where you can see huts from there Chopta campsite isn’t far. Reach there it is a beautiful place for camping, place your camps there and enjoy dinner and overnight stay in tents.

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Day 4 : Trek from Chopta to Tungnath and Chandrashila (12,083 feet) then back to Chopta camp

Chopta to Tungnath the trail is cemented but the climb is steep, Tungnath is 2km away from Chopta and you will get 2 km cemented trail to reach there. On the way you will see an open temple, from here Chandrashila Peak and Tungnath temple will be visible.

Tungnath is half kilometres away from here and Chandrashila Peak is 1.5metres away from the temple and the climb is very steep. Continue walking on the cemented trail there are bends complete the last bend and you will reach Tungnath temple. It is the only temple which is located at this much height, it is one of the Panch Kadar’s and this place is steeped in mythology, this makes this trek more interesting.

Now, climb to Chandrashila it is a gradual ascent, it will take 1 hour to reach there, but when you reach there you will get panorama view of mountains of Kumaon and Garhwal. Some extremely beautiful mountains are visible from the top they are- Gangotri ranges, Jahankut, Chaukhamba, Kedardome, Dunagiri and many more ranges, they look so beautiful all together that it becomes tough to get eyes off from them.
There is one more Lord Shiva’s temple which was built by Rama. Now, trek back to Chopta from the same route. It will take less time to descend.

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Day 5 : Drive Chopta to Dehradun/Rishikesh

Drive from Chopta to Dehradun/Rishikesh, you will reach Dehradun between 6:30 pm – 7:30pm.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava

Sunglasses

Slippers

Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)

Sunscreen

Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)

ORS

Band aid

Cotton

Stretchable/Elastic bandage

Gauze

Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility Rishikesh To Rishikesh

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags

Mattress

Liner

Pillow

Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table

Porters

Helper

Mules

Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

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