Chopta Chandrashila trek passes through forests and broad meadows, and offers outstanding views of snow clad Himalayas. Chopta Chandrashila trek start from Okhimath, and pass through Deoria tal, Chopta and Tungnath to reach the summit of Chandrashila for an amazing sight of the Himalayas. Maximum altitude reached would be around 3950 at the summit of Chandrashila. The area is a sheltered sanctuary for musk deer, and is rich in flora and fauna. Our first camp at Deoria tal is near a pristine lake ringed with forest. The sight of Chaukhamba peaks is one of the most famous in the whole trip. We would be further camping near lakes, in forest clearings and in vast meadows . Each camp site would offer excellent views to the Himalayan peaks.
The beauty of this place is so natural and undefiled that one starts to feel if they are truly in India. The offerings from the nature and the appeal of the landscape have earned this place the title, it so proudly boasts of - Mini Switzerland of India. It is one of the most beautiful experiences of trekking in Uttarakhand. For those who are new to trekking would love the fact that it is one of the easy treks.
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Welcome to India- a country where hospitality is a way of life to a culture steeped in tradition, a land where history lives in music and dance. You will be received at the airport in a traditional manner with garlands and proceed to your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02: Delhi - Rishikesh
Morning after breakfast drive to Rishikesh via Haridwar. Rishikesh is known as 'Gateway to Himalayas' and center of Yoga & Meditation.Upon arrival check in at hotel. In the afternoon visit various Ashrams and Temples. Enjoy the 'Ganga Aarti' in the evening. Overnight stay in hotel. RISHIKESH: Situated at the foothills of Garhwal himalayas, Rishikesh is a gateway to the important religious places of Badrinath, Gangotri, Kedernath and Yamunotri. Also it is home to many Ashrams. Ashrams are centres for spritual studies, meditition, Yoga, sacred prayers besides being residential centres for the resident gurus.
Day 03: Rishikesh - Chopta
Morning after breakfast drive to Chopta which is one of the most beautiful spot in this part of the Himalaya passing through lush green landscapes strecheing almost 40 kms.Apart of humans it is also inhabitate by rare Himalayan species like the Snow Leapord,Musk Deer,Snow Fox,Monal etc.Put up camp on arrival and relax in the evening. Overnight stay in camp.
Day 04: Chopta -Devaria Tal -Chopta
Morning after breakfast drive to Sari Village and then trek to Devaria Tal. Devria Tal is one of the finest Himalayan lakes. On arrival enjoy the panoramic view of greater Himalayan range view of Mt Chaukhamba,Kedarnath,Bhrigupanth etc.Explore the surrounding area and later trek down to Sari and drive back to Chopta for over night stay.
Day 05: Chopta - Tungnath - Chandrashila - Chopta
Morning after breakfast start early trek to the temple of Tungnath and Chandrashila. Tungnath is one of the highest Shiva temples in Garhwal. Further proceed to Chandrashilla peak.The summit of the Chandrashilla peak provides a breathtaking 360 degree view of Himalayan Peaks. Return trek to Chopta for overnight stay.
Day 06: Chopta - Rishikesh
Morning after breakfast drive down to Rishikesh,En route visit to confluence of River Alaknanda and Mandakini at Rudraprayag. Up on arrival check in to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 07: Rishikesh - Delhi
Morning after breakfast drive down to Delhi en-route visit Hari Ki Pauri at Haridwar. The holy city of Haridwar is home to some of the Most sacred Hindu rituals. Round the year, devotees from all over the country flock here in their thousands to perform "Poojas" or prayers. Renowned for the "Maha Kumbh Mela" which appears Every 12 years. Visit to Mansa Devi Temple through the Rope Way. The temple atop the Bilwa Parvat is dedicated to Goddess Mansa Devi. One can have a panoramic view of Haridwar alon with River Ganges.Later on drive down to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 08: Depart Delhi
Early morning departure transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.