Deoriatal Chopta Tunganath Chandrashila Trek is also known Chopta Tunganath Chandrashila Trek and is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Uttarakhand Himalayas. The marvellous view from the chandrashila peak and the beauty of the rhododendrons forest in Deoriatal Chopta Tunganath Chandrashila Trek. Trekking trails of Uttarakhand Himalayas, draw the thousands of trekkers every year.
The distance from Delhi to chopta is approximately 430 km. The beauty of the Deoriatal Chopta Tunganath Chandrashila Trek makes this an ideal trek throughout the year. This trek is also considered as an best winter treks.
From the chandrashila peak, you can see the giant Indian Himalayan mountains like Nanda Devi, Panchuli, Bandarpunch, chaukhamba, Neelkanth on one side and the Garhwal valley on the opposite side. Tunganath-Chandrashila is an easy winter trek and best trekking routes for beginners. The special charm of towns along with the natural beauty all around. It will give you the feeling of the adventure trekking in Himalaya especially during the winter months.
Day 1: Drive from Haridwar to Sari then trek to deoria tal.
Distance: 220 kms + 3 kms trek.
Altitude: 6,554 ft. and 8,000 ft.
Time Taken: 7 hrs to drive 2 hrs to trek
The journey starts from Haridwar and is 220 km long and shall be covered in 7 hours. The way is full of zig zag ascends so it is advisable to carry motion sickness solutions along. The astounding confluence of the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda in Devaprayag. Driving along the river passes through the lush greenery and the scenic view of the Uttarakhand Himalayas that you would love to stare at. Follow the road as it takes you underneath the huge Himalayas and over their vast valleys.
On reaching the humble town of Sari, you can find a local market from where you can shop for the daily needs that you could have missed out while packing. You will reach Sari, base camp of Deoriatal Chopta Tunganath Chandrashila Trek. The total trekking distance from sari village to deoria tal is 3km. The trek starts from Sari to the Lake of the deoria tal which is famous for its crystal clear reflection of the surrounding Himalayan mountains.
Trekking in Uttarakhand Himalayas, takes you closer to the snowy peaks mountains. The forest of maple and oak trees surround the entire trail from sari to Deoria tal. Your lenses will be hectic to capture the reflection of Mt. chaukhamba from the lake. Situated at an altitude of 2,438 meters above sea level Deoria Tal is a small yet beautiful lake. Hot dinner will be served after a lengthy day’s work. The night stays in tents.
Day 2: Deoria tal to Chopta
Distance: 13 km
Altitude: 9,850 ft
Time Taken: 7 hrs
Deoriatal Chopta Tunganath Chandrashila Trek route takes you through the green meadows of Rohini Bugyal to the lofty village of Chopta. Rohini Bugyal is one of the most beautiful spots where one can catch the sight of the spectacular view of the sunset like no other. The beauty of astounding vegetation will surround you all throughout the way. See if you can spot our State Bird of Uttarakhand, The Monal.
The trek is relatively easy with well-defined trails and pathways; however, the length and the time may drain you out. Make sure you carry enough water and keep re-hydrating yourself all throughout. During winters Chopta weather is freezing as the temperature tend to go below -1 degree as well.
Chopta is surrounded by the meadows and forest of oak trees with the splendid views of the Himalayan range including Nanda Devi, Trishul and Chaukhamba. Deoriatal Chopta Tunganath Chandrashila Trek is a popular destination during the winter months due to the snowfall. We stay the night in tents or guesthouses.
Day 3: Chopta to Tunganath to Chandrashila peak to Chopta
Altitude: Tungnath: 12,070 ft, Chandrashila: 13, 550 ft.
Distance: 8 km
Time Taken: 6 hrs.
Brace for the final ascent. Feast on some wholesome breakfast and make sure you have hydrated yourself and have carried enough water for the journey. We are to begin the arduous ascend to Tunganath followed by a steep climb to Chandrashila where the magical sunrise welcomes you with the open arms.
On the trail of Deoriatal Chopta Tunganath Chandrashila Trek trekkers enjoy the epic views of the snowy peaks and aura of this place keeps you spellbound. One gets to see snow clad peaks in full glory. All around you the Sentinel Himalayan mountains and peaks of Himalayas, with the likes of Nanda Devi and Chaukambha project their deep meditation. It is the perfect ambience to lose you and reflect upon the questions of life.
Trekking distance between Chopta to Tungnath is 4km. Tungnath temperature is between a minimum of -10 degrees and a maximum of 10 degrees. We stop for a quick visit at the Tungnath temple, the highest of the ‘Naths’ or Nath temples Tungnath is the highest Shiva temple at an elevation of 3,680 meters above sea level and just below the peak of chandrashila. The word ‘Tunganath’ means Lord of the peaks.
Tunganath to chandrashila
The path to chandrashila peak starts from Tungnath temple and the trekking distance between Tungnath temple to chandrashila peak is approximately 1.5km. You may see a few rare species of eagles. Chandrashila temperature during winters is 1 degree to 4 degrees and the place is blessed with snowfall. Chopta Chandrashila Trek is one of the easy winter treks in India.
Some of the prominent peaks trekkers see from the chandrashila peak like Nanda Devi, Panchuli, Bandarpunch, Neelkanth, chaukhamba on one side and the Garhwal valley on the opposite side. Apart from the mesmerizing views of the Himalayas, peaceful feeling and the natural beauty is an opportunity to enjoy the winter treks in the mountains of Uttarakhand. This is followed by a summit to the chandrashila Peak and back. Stay the night at Chopta in tents or in guesthouses.
Day 4: Chopta to Haridwar
Distance: 200 km
Time: 6-7 hrs
Congratulations! You have made it. We bid you farewell and all the best for your
future endeavours as we take you back to Haridwar in vehicles, from where you
can depart on further journeys or stay the night.
- Meals while on trek (Veg., Egg).
- All entry fees and permits.
- Accommodation:- Guest house, camping during Trek.
- Qualified & mountaineering certified Trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
- First aid medical kits
- Trek equipments (Sleeping Bag, Inner, Mattress, Tents, Kitchen tent, dinning tent, toilet tent).
- Transport to and from the base camp is to be paid directly to the driver.
- Any kind of personal expenses.
- Food during the transit.
- Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
- Anything not specifically mentioned under the cost.
* Down Jacket
* Comfortable Trek Pants 3-4
* Trekking Shoes
* Sun Block for Lips
Day 1: Drive from Haridwar to Sari (6,554 ft) then trek to Deoria Tal (8,000 ft); 7 hours drive + 2 hours
trek, 220 km drive, 3km trek
Day 2: Deoriatal (8,000 ft) to Chopta (9,850 ft); 7 hours, 13-14 km
Day 3: Chopta (9,850 ft) to Tungnath (12,070 ft) and Chandrashila Peak (13,550 ft) and back to Chopta; 6
hours, 8 km
Day 4: Chopta to Haridwar
A trekking requires a lot of preparations to make sure that are physically and mentally ready for adventure. Here you can learn some basic life and survival skills, planning and organizing in this phase. We are giving some suggestions to make sure you are safe and enjoy your trekking adventure, Because of the changing environment, altitude, and terrains you’ll be facing Climbing & trekking is no small undertaking, so it is necessary that you give some time to prepare before you going to trekking & expedition in Himalayan Mountain.
WHAT DO YOU ACTUALLY NEED TO DO BEFORE GOING TO TREK?
Prepare your body-
- Running, Walk, Running
Running & Walking is the easiest and best for good health and trekking. Since the daunting of trekking & climbing requires long hours of public walk, ride, or drive, you must practice running or walking ablest one hour daily. Long walks during trekking make you tired those times and walk increase your fitness levels.
The benefits of running-
- Loosing of extra pounds weight
- Lower risk of heart problem
- Improve and balance blood circulation
- Increase stamina
- Walking with solder-load or weighted bag
Since trekking requires long time walks with a bag 5 kilos on your solder, a sudden weight on your shoulders. Put 5-6 kilos bag and try to walk 2-3 minutes and repeat this 10 times in 24 hours. If you have weight vest the try to run if you have not weighted vest the fill your bag with some books and wasted newspaper to weight.
- Climb stairs Up & Down
A mandatory aspect of trekking is ascending and descending trek. Ascend and descend walking is the most difficult tasks one faces during such trekking. For fitness practice, you regularly climb stairs. Regular climbing stair provides stronger muscles and better mental reflexes. Every day 5-10 minutes of stair climbing or 45 min walk or 20 min running reduces the risk of heart problem and increasing your stamina.
- Leg Exercises
Sports like football and hockey which involve running can be the best exercise. Cycling is also best exercise to boost up your muscles. You also follow leg exercises.
- Leg Curls
- Dumbbell lifting
- Swiss Ball Wall Squat
- Stairs walk
- Leg Curls
Repeat those exercises 2-3 time in a day to prepared for trekking in Himalayas.
- Mental and physiological fitness
Mentally and physiological fitness is more important for fitness. If you find some time for yourself then meditate. Meditation is best exercise for the Mental and physiological fitness.
One of the most impotent things for trekking and maintaining is support and encouragement of your family and friends.
Some other type to exercise your body that would give advantages and more benefit during ascent and descent trek way-
- Yoga, stretching which helps maintain flexibility of your body
- Stretching helps maintain flexibility
- Aerobic exercise
- Stair up and down