Chopta Chandrashila Trek

duration Duration 3 days / 2 nights
altitude Maximum Altitude 13,100 ft
Pickup Pickup Point Rishikesh
visit Best time to visit Sep - Jun
age Minimum Age 7+
Camp Base Camp Chopta
About the Chopta Chandrashila Trek

Chopta Chandrashila Price Variants -


Chopta to Chopta: INR 3,499

Rishikesh to Rishikesh: INR 6,499

Delhi to Delhi: INR 6,499


Chopta Chandrashila Trek is one of the best family treks in Uttarakhand, Chopta, Uttarakhand will stand out from all of them. Even if you are a sobbing 10-year-old child or a cranky 70-year-old grandma, Chopta trek will ease you out with a perfect tinch of adventures. It gives you a not so difficult terrain but a splendid view of the entire Himalayan region. A trek with an apt amount of adventure to savor, utmost comfort to snug, and breathtaking views to seep in.  This Trek is one of the best family treks in Uttarakhand, India that'll ease out a sobbing 10-year-old child as well as a cranky 70-year-old grandma. A not so difficult terrain hike, packed with adventures and splendid views of the entire Himalayan region. And with Moustache, you can savor all the action with utmost comfort.  


Chandrashila peak has a famous legend attached to it. Stories say, when moon-god Chadra was kicked out of the Devlok, he came to this peak to undertake his penance, giving the peak its name and fame. Mythology also says, Lord Ram too meditated at this famous peak after defeating the demon king - Ravana. This trek is more than just an expedition, it's a journey through vibrant mythological stories and legends. 


A beginner’s delight, chandrashila trek (Also sometimes known as Chopta Tungnath Trek, Chopta Chandrashila trek and Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila trek ) is an ideal trek for those who want to start with the adventures of this spectacular world of the trek. Offering not much sturdiness and difficulty, one who wishes to enjoy panoramic views of India’s highest peak Mt. Nanda Devi and other peaks such as Mt. Trishul and Mt. Chaukhamba, this trek gives you all. Right from the start, it will be a rollercoaster of incredible experiences and marvellous thrills. 


Also See: Brahmatal Trek


One of the highlights of this trek is the 'Tungnath Temple'. According to the legends, this temple is one of the Panch Kedar temples and literally means Lord of the peaks. Indian mythology says that when Vyas Rishi informed the Pandavas that they are guilty of slaying their own brother - Kauravas, only Lord Shiva can liberate them from this guilt. Hence Pandavas embarked on the journey to find Lord Shiva who had already taken the form of a bull to avoid the Pandavas. Later, five different body parts of Lord Shiva were found at five different locations where then temples were erected. Hence Tugnath is the most revered temple in Panch Kedar, making this trek extremely holy. 

 

Tugnath is the highest Shiva temples at an astounding altitude of 12,000 ft. Sitting quietly on a large clearing with a blanket of snow covering the above part, it resonates with an environment of peace and self-fulfilment. The Tungnath trek distance of 4 km from Chopta to Tugnath is absolutely easy and accessible by all. After only a few hours of a stroll through the narrow trails and open valleys, you will reach the famous site of Tungnath temple. 


The very opening of this entire journey is camping in the middle of pure lush green meadows. Unlike other treks, you don't have to take on a difficult expedition to find such an amazing place to camp, right on the first day you will drive down from Rishikesh to the campsite in Chopta. Other than driving being extremely pleasing, one of the unique things to witness is the Rudraprayag and Devprayag. Both being confluence points of multiple rivers gifts you a chance to spot an astonishing sight. 


Also See: Kedarkantha Trek


Unlike other treks, the trek begins with camping in Chopta on Day 1, right in the middle of the meadow. Not to forget, after crossing 2 of the 5 major confluences of India- Rudraprayag, and Devprayag. The campsite looks like a perfect place for a quirky little picnic with your friends and enjoy a peal of good old laughter. Even if you choose for Chopta Chandrashila winter trek. Isn’t it too thrilling to miss? 


Doesn’t it look like a perfect place to plan a quirky little picnic here with your friends and enjoy a peal of good old laughter? Indeed, even Chopta in December remains verdant and gives you an experience of camping in the middle of a large garden. How about taking a morning stroll with chirping birds and splendid views of mighty mountains? Isn’t it too thrilling to miss? 


The next exciting thing on the Chopta Chandrashila trek map is the summit hike to the Chandrashila peak. Standing at an altitude of 13,100 ft, it takes quite a good level of effort to conquer the peak. Though the trail is majorly steep and snowy, it is absolutely fine for all kinds of people. Ultimately rewards you with the magnificent views of Mt. Nanda Devi- truly an eye-catcher. The best thing about Chopta to Chandrashila trek distance is that it's only about 9 km, packed with leisure and adventure.


Also See: Kuari Pass Trek 


The Chadrashila summit is too difficult, to sum up in a few sets of words. As it is a perfect family trek, chandrashila places astonishing views of the Himalayas and the valley without even taking so much pain. It's like experiencing a real adventurous high altitude trek on a lesser altitude. A Moustache secret tip - The magnificent views of Mt. Nanda Devi is an eye-catcher. When you are standing on the top of Chandrashila, Mt. Nanda Devi seems to be hugging the entire range. It looks like you are standing almost in front of it and you can trace the entire length from the foothills to the very top of the mountain. 


From Chandrashila, you will then get transferred to another thrilling experience of trekking through the forests of Deoria Tal. The route from Sari to Deoria Tal is quite unique on the entire Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila trekking route. It'll take you through beautifully colored meadows and oak forests, offering you a remarkable experience to trudge through rhododendrons and bright-colored plants. 


But the highlight of this entire trek from Sari to Deoria Tal is, of course, the glittering Deoria Tal lake. The trek takes you to a place resting in the middle of mountains with a large sparkling lake surrounded by lush green plants and meadows.   


Finally, reaching the mythological lake aka Deoria Tal, which is believed to be the bathing spot of Gods.  


Also See: Popular Treks in Uttarakhand



What's the best time for chopta chandrashila trek?


The trek to Chopta-Chandrashila-Tungnath is a perfect blend of comfortability and high altitude thrills. Besides, the Chandrashila weather and Tungnath weather remain very pleasant throughout the summers but a little colder during the winters. Both the Chandrashila temperature and Tungnath temperature depend much on the season you are visiting. In summers the temperature will dangle between 10 to 15 degrees and 1 - 7 degrees in winters. 

 

The best time to visit Chopta or Tungnath depends on the level of adventure and the kind of weather you like. But despite all this nitty-gritty, this trek is a must for someone who is a die-hard mountain lover.


Please note: Chopta and Chandrashila treks are not two different treks, but are two different components of a single trek. Book yourself a seat with us for Chopta Chandrashila trek package today!

Day 1: Drive from Delhi to Chopta

Altitude: 8,556 ft.

Meal Included: Dinner

Stay Type: Stay in swiss tents on a double/triple sharing basis.

  • The journey from Delhi starts at 10:30 pm, enjoy the overnight journey from day 0.

  • The journey from Rishikesh to Chopta is going to be approx 6 hours covering about 166 hm. So buckle up and enjoy the ride.

  • One of the few astonishing sights to behold will be of the 2 Prayags - Rudraprayag and Devprayag. Spot the famous confluence point and maybe get some good photos of it.

  • The moment you enter Chopta, you will be greeted by vast lush green meadows looking somewhat like a large garden.

  • Our campsite is a perfect place to enjoy the real beauty of nature. You will be camping in the middle of the verdant clearing and chirping birds. Enjoy the grand views of Chopta today and sleep a good night with a delicious dinner.

 

Day 2: Trek to Chandrashila peak via Tungnath and back to Chopta

Altitude: 8,556 ft to 13,120 ft and back to 8,556 ft

Meals Included: Breakfast - Lunch - Evening Snacks - Dinner

Stay Type: Stay in swiss tents on a double/triple sharing basis.

Trek: 9 km (4-5 hrs) 

  • Start your day with a steaming hot breakfast and then trek to Tungnath. The first part of the trek will stretch about 4 km and will be as easy as taking a stroll in a grand garden.

  • The first stop will be the famous Tungnath temple. You will have ample time to visit the temple and explore the history of it. Don't forget to observe the astounding views it offers.

  • Chandrashilla in the local language means the “Moonrock”. The reason it is named the moon rock is that the summit almost looks like it if you see it from a little far.

  • The Chandrashila peak presents you with a magnificent view of Nandadevi, Trishul, Kedar peak, Bandarpoonch, and Chaukhamba peaks. Enjoy the breathtaking views of Himalayan ranges.

  • We will trek back to our Chopta campsite. Evenings in particular are very charming. Bustling bonfire with light music in the background will mark a desert to your long day.

 

Day 3: Trek to Deoriatal and head back to Delhi

Altitude: 8,556 ft to 6,600 ft and to 8,000 ft

Meals included: Breakfast 

Trek: 3 km (90 min) 

  • Today’s first part of the day is going to be a small one hour drive from Chopta to Sari. 

  • Trek to Deoria Tal is another amazing Himalayan experience. The route will be a 3 km rocky trail with an amazing jungle trail in between too.

  • Post the Deoriatal hike, head back to Rishikesh stop for little munching. Reach Delhi in the night and end this journey.

Air: You can book your flights for Dehradun (Jolly Grant airport) and from there take a shared or private cab to chopta.

 

Road: You can take a bus to reach the Rishikesh bus stand and from take a private / shared cab to reach Chopta. 

 

Rail: Book a train to Rishikesh railway station and from take a private / shared cab to reach Chopta. 

 

1.    Shirts / T-shirts –2/3, Jeans / Trekking Pants -1

2.   Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) preferably with a hood

3.   Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater

4.  Thermal inner wear (upper & lower), Scarf/muffler (optional)

5.  Woollen cap, Woollen gloves, Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)

6.   Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)

7.   Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers

8.   Raincoat / Poncho, Small light weight towel

9.   Water bottle (sturdy ones, no empty Bisleri bottles!!) 

10. Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face

11.  Sun glasses, Walking stick / Trekking pole

12. Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm, Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)

13.  Medicines, if requiring any specific medication

14.  Personal toiletries 

15.  Backpack 60L

 

Inclusions:

1. You will be greeted by our trek team on your arrival to Chopta.

2. All stays at Chopta are included in swiss tents on sharing basis.

3. All meals included from Day 1 dinner to Day 3 breakfast. Vegetarian meals will be served throughout the trek.

4. Skilled local staff who have ample knowledge of the route

5. Transportation from Delhi to Delhi as per itinerary.

 

Exclusions:

1. The above trek charges do not include the GST charges (5%).

2. In case if your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure", medical emergency or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by you.

3. Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to travel/trek/COVID-19 will be borne by the Guest.

4. Anything which is not included in Inclusion.


1. If cancellations are made 26 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity, no cancellation fee will be charged.

2. If cancellations are made between 8-25 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity, 25% of the total package amount will be charged as cancellation fee.

3. If cancellations and rescheduling are made within 7 days from the start date of your trek/tour/activity, 100% of the total booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.

4. Guest can reschedule the tour/trek/activity between 8-25 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity (Depending on the availability), after this period no rescheduling can be done and no amount can be refunded.   

5. Rescheduling of the tour/trek/activity is applicable only once, after that if you want to cancel or reschedule the trek/tour/activity again, it will not be possible and no refund will be processed. 

6. If you book the tour/trek/activity by making a partial payment of the total booking amount and fail to make the 100% payment before 26 days from the date of travel. In this case, your booking will get canceled automatically and can only be reconfirmed once you make the full payment, depending on the availability of slots.

7. In case if your tour/trek/activity remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure", medical emergency, government policy changes, local strikes, or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get a refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain underutilized by you.

8. In case if your tour/trek/activity gets cancelled because of "force majeure", medical emergency, government policy changes, local strikes between 0-7 days from your date of travel, you will be eligible to reschedule the date of your trek/tour/activity or you can get a credit note of the amount paid, however no cash refund will be possible in this case.

9. Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

10. The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

Q1. What kind of fitness is required for Chandrashila trek?

Answer: A Person must have a decent fitness level.

 

Q2. Is camping allowed in Chandrashila trek?

Answer: The drive from Ukimath to Chopta offers ample opportunity to camp.

 

Q3. What is the total distance of Chopta Chandrashila trek?

Answer: 30 K.M

 

Q4. Will there be snow during Chopta Tungnath trek?

Answer: There is occasional snowfall during winters.

 

Q5. Will there be mobile connectivity at Chopta Tungnath trek?

Answer: For now Only Jio mobile networks is working.

 

Q6. Which type of shoes should I bring?

Answer: Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes 

 

Q7. What are the clothing and equipments that needs to be carried from our end on Chandrashila trek?

Answer: We will recommend to carry woolen clothes, thermal inner wear, windproof jacket, etc. along with a raincoat.

 

Q8. What kind of food will be provided during this trek?

Answer: Vegetarian

 

Q9. What about safe drinking water?

Answer: Safe drinking water will be provided throughout the trek.

 

Q10. How much weight will I have to carry?

Answer: Depends upon  your requirements and capacity.

 

Q11. Is Tungnath temple open in December?

Answer: No.

 

Q12. When it gets really cold can I consume alcohol?

Answer: Better to avoid drinking alcohol during the trek.

 

Q13. How is the Chandrashila trek weather?

Answer: Weather is unpredictable except monsoon, all the other seasons are extremely good for trekking

 

Q14. How difficult is Chandrashila trek?

Answer: An easy trek perfect for the first-timers and beginners.

 

Q15. How can I reach Chandrashila?

Answer: The Chandrashila trekking trail begins from Chopta and ends at Sari in the Uttarakhand region. One can reach Chopta from Haridwar via road which is a total distance of 189 KM.

 

Q16. Are washroom/toilet facilities available on the Chandrashila trek?

Answer: Yes.

 

Q17. Is Chandrashila trek safe?

Answer: Yes.

 

Q18. Can we do Chandrashila trek in winters?

Answer: Yes.

 

Q19. How should I select my trekking shoe?

Answer: You need to look at these things while choosing your trekking shoes:

1. Check grip within the trekking shoe.

2. Search for softness and adaptability of shoe sole.

4. Choose Snug-fit shoe.

5. Water Resistance is crucial

 

Q20. What are the nearby attractions that I can explore?

Answer: You can explore Auli, Joshimath.

 

Q21. What will be the accommodation type in this trek?

Answer: Tents

 

Q22. What kind of tents and sleeping bags will be provided to us?

Answer: Light weight and waterproof.

 

Q23. If we trek in snow, what equipment will you provide?

Answer: Safety Gears, crampons, torch, sleeping bags, waterproof tents, etc.

 

Q24. What kind of food will be provided for the trek?

Answer: Vegetarian meals.

 

Q25. What will the temperatures be like during this trek?

Answer: Temperature range will be between 10-20 degrees Celcius.

 

Q26. When will there be snow on this trek?

Answer: Dec - March

 

Q27. Are there any local stores/shops from where I can shop trekking necessities?

Answer: Yes.

 

Q28. What are the mandatory documents required for the trek?

Answer: Govt. photo identity Card., Medical certificate, Passport/Visa.

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