About the Destination:
Although a short trek Deoria Tal and Chandrashila Trek with Chopta offers you the sight of the spellbinding peaks in Garhwal district. On your first bit of the trek, you will reach Deoria Tal where one can relish the charming beauty of its lake standing at 2438m. Marvel at the sight of the mirror like waters of the Deoria Tal Lake from the Chaukhamba Peak. Enveloped with lush green meadows nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, the trail leading to Chopta offers some of the best sights.
Your trek will lead you to the Tungnath temple, which stands tall at 3680m and is regarded the highest Shiva shrine in the world. Get a chance to encounter with the exotic flora and fauna of this region as also marvel at the sights of the majestic peaks namely the Bandarpoonch, Kedar and Chaukhamba. You will arrive at the summit of the Chandrashila peak at about 4000m, after a kilometre long walk from Tungnath.
One can also find some additional experience of lodging at the Himalayan Eco Lodges and Camps at Kund which forms the base for the Deoria Tal and Chandrashila trek and overlooks the Mandakini River gushing below the Kedar peak. This thrilling trek takes you through the journey of some of the enchanting view of the major summits like the Western and Eastern Uttarakhand. Another best thing about the trek is that you get to witness the enchanting valleys and villages of this region.
About the trek:
Blessed with the verdant beauty of nature, Deoria Tal Chandrashila trek, this one of a kind trek is known for its amazing beauty. This exotic trek starts from Haridwar and from there you will be passing by the views of the Ganga and Alakananda Rivers. You will also come across the pilgrim centres of Rishikesh, Devprayag and Rudraprayag. Another highlight is that you will pass through the Mandakini valley before reaching the Kund. Another best part of the trek is that you will be camping in some of the most amazing sites in the region.
Marvel at the sight of the dense forest covered by snow here and there. This moderate trek of Deoria Tal will take you through the quaint hamlets and the temple of Ukhimath. Pass through the thickets which are filled with the abundant bird species and gradual ascents. Each day of the trek will give you some of the best experience you could ever wish for. You will reach Chopta and pass through the rhododendron forests and the steep trails.
At a height of 4000 meters, Tungnath Temple and Chandrashila Peak will lure you away to explore it more and more. Behold the mesmerizing views of hued meadows and pastures as you reach the top. Catch the glimpse of the peaks of Nanda Devi, Trishul, Chaukhamba. After that, you will continue your trek back to Haridwar.
Deoria Tal and Chandrashila Trek Highlights:
-During this trek, get a chance of camping by the shimmering water and under the billions of starts just above you.
-Enjoy the sight of the dense forests, moss-covered trails and pastures enveloping the beautiful villages on this trek.
-Start trekking through the most alpine and forests of fir, Rhododendron and Oak as you keep continuing your trek.
-Catch the glimpse of the peaks of Nanda Devi, Trishul, Chaukhamba.
-The mountain views are razor sharp; the sunrises and sunsets jaw-dropping will lure you away completely.
Temperature: Day: 8°C-15°C and Night: -5°C-3°C
Trekking Distance: 30km
Maximum Altitude: 12,083 ft
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Railway Station: Haridwar is the nearest railway station
Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
Base Camp: Sari Village (7-8 hrs drive from Haridwar)
ATM: Ukhimath has the last ATM point 13 km before Sari