Chandrashila Summit Trek-Trekking in Garhwal Uttarakhand India
Chopta - Chandrashilla SummitTrekking
Trek through Indian Switzerland to Highest Hindu Shrine
We have a very interesting itinerary for people keen on mountains and adventure. This region of the Garhwal Himalaya has some of the highest mountains of the world, viz. Nandadevi, Shivling, Bhagirathi etc. It also has some very inviting valleys and meadows interspersed with many sparkling rivers and lakes at altitudes between 5000 - 12000 ft which are easily accessible by the ordinary but energetic person of any age, who loves to trek/ride a pony. At most spots of scenic beauty tented camps may be set up easily, and our experienced staff shall provide hot and tasty meals. This trek combines scaling and trekking along a route rich in flora and fauna, lakes and meadows full of fresh snow in the winter. The scenic beauty on the trails is unbelievably beautiful. The grassy slopes when covered with snow make an ideal ski course and provide a lot of fun.
Region: Garhwal Himalayas
Base: Chopta Village, Distt. Rudraprayag (Uttarakhand, India)
Altitude: 3,860 meters (12,738 ft) Above Sea Level
Coordinates: 30.4863° N, 79.2212° E
Best Season: September and November for clear views. December to March for hard core snow lovers.
Tour Duration: 5 days
Grade: Easy (suitable for almost all age groups who can climb medium hights on their own)
Total Trekking: 16 km
Group Size: Min. 12 to Max. 70 persons in each batch
Wild Life: Wild animals like Snow leopards, bears, foxes, monkeys and deer make up the animal kingdom of the region. Apart from these, domestic animals like horses, mules and sheep are also found here.
Vegetation: Flora and fauna with high diversity comprising mainly theGrass land patches (Bugyal/ Meadows), Dense forest of Kedarnath Wild Life Sanctuary where temperate and alpine trees are found in abundance. Trees like, oak, pine, burans (Rhododendrone) and many other Himalayan species are found in abundance.
Summer: Luke warm during day and an affordable single blanket cold during night at Base camp (Chopta).
Monsoon: Despite attaining the maximum beauty during monsoon due to water Springs flowing through the lush green meadows and dense oak and deodar forested mountains. we do not advice a trek in this region due to less or no snow and heavy rains.
Winters: The region gets blanketed in snow during the winter season and the accommodation options are also restricted to very few.
Sketch Itinerary: Haridwar, Chopta, Deoria Tal, Tugnath Temple, Mt. Chandrashila Peak, Musk Deer Park, Rishikesh, Haridwar.
DAY 1: Arrival Haridwar. Be greeted our representative. Transfer to hotel. Post check in and brief rest the day is free for local sightseeing. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Haridwar.
DAY 2: HARIDWAR - CHOPTA (DRIVE 240 KM / 8 Hrs): Checkout hotel post breakfast and drive to Chopta.
AFTERNOON: Arrival Chopta. Set up your camp after having a hot and energizing lunch. Evening free to enjoy the vicinity with FOREST FAMILIARIZATION and CAMP FIRE. Evening Tea/Snacks, Dinner. Overnight in tents.
DAY 3 : CHOPTA– DEORIA TAL (DRIVE 20 KM / TREK 6 KM)- CHOPTA
Activity: Post breakfast drive to sari village. Start trekking 3 km uphill to Deoriatal from Sari. Trace back your footsteps to Sari where a packed lunch shall be waiting to be consumed by hungry takers. Drive back to camp in afternoon. CAMP FIRE. Evening Tea/Snacks, Dinner. Overnight in tents.
DAY 4 : CHOPTA - TUNGNATH- CHANDRASHILA SUMMIT (TREK 10 KM)
ACTIVITY: Post breakfast start a steep climb of 3 km to Tunganath from Chopta. Further up 1.5 km for the most breathtaking view of the high Himalayas from Chandrashila Peak. Trek and drive down to camp in evening. CAMP FIRE. Evening Tea/Snacks, Dinner. Overnight in tents.
DAY 5 : CHOPTA – HARIDWAR (240 KM): Drive back to Haridwar post early breakfast. Tour ends upon reaching at Haridwar with sweet memories to take home.
OPTION 1: Stay one extra night at Camp in Dugalbitta/Chopta. Visit MUSK DEAR PARK OBSERVATORY (DRIVE 8 KM from Dugalbitta/CLIMB 1.5 KM- 1 way)
ACTIVITY: Post breakfast drive/trek to the famous Musk Dear Park Forest Observatory which is only 2 km from Chopta on Chopta-Mandal road.
OPTION 2 :Enjoy a memorable White Water River Rafting Trip from Marine Drive/Shivpuri to Rishikesh. The option is available for extra cost applicable at the time of traveling. Board your waiting coach at Rishikesh and drive 25 km to Haridwar. Our services end after reaching Haridwar.
PACKAGE COST : Please write to us for best quote of the season
- Nutritious and suitable food on 3 meals a day basis while on trek.
- Morning tea and Evening Tea with snacks.
- Tent (Dom and Alpine) accommodation with Sleeping Bag and Carry Mattress.
- NAC Transport for entire tour as per above itinerary.
- Trekking permits and Entry Tickets (if any).
- Trek equipment (kitchen & dining tent, toilet tent and utensils)
- First aid kit
- Mountaineering qualified trek leader and support staff
- Mules to carry central equipment.
- Any increase in the Govt. taxes leading to an increase in the surface transportation and land arrangements which may come into effect prior to departure and or escalation of taxes as are applicable.
- Expenses and services of a personal nature – telephone calls, mineral water, meals, refreshments and snacks not inclusive in the trek menu service, non alcoholic beverages, insurance, laundry and porterage.
- Food during land/rail/air transfers to and from the pick/drop points.
- Any other expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, land slides etc.
- Any service not mentioned under heading “Tour Cost Includes” and the itinerary.
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