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Known as the window to the Himalayas Chandrashila Trek takes you to an adventure of some of the most beautiful views. This trek takes you through the journey hundreds of rhododendrons red and pink as you continue your trek. Catch the glimpse of the distant mountains as you continue your trek. Chandrashila Trek in Uttarakhand via Chopta and Tungnath is one of the most sought-after adventure activity by trek admirers from all over the world.
The trek trail awesomely beautified with blossoms of rhododendron trees in summer and thick white snow during winter. As you slowly continue you come across the snow peaks mountains and let the warmth of the sun kiss you at the top of the mountains. For the nature lovers and the shutterbugs, this trek is a must do. Click some of the best pictures high up in the mountains. The deep forest and the beckoning valleys will lure you away completely.
Keep continuing and you will come across the enchanting lake gripped with forest with forest all around. This trek is also believed to hold some of the legends of the past. This trek is accessible all throughout the year. The deep gorges, the silvery sheen of the Himalayas makes the trekkers want to explore it more and more.
About the Trek
While you are heading out for the amazing Chandrashila trek you will come across the untouched parts of the region. The whole trek covers Chandrashila Peak, passing by the reverberating Deorital Lake and opening up to the kaleidoscopic gallery of snow peaks in the Himalayan Ranges all the way. The place is highly apt for those who are in deep love with nature, mountains, birds, dreamlike highlands. This trek will show you the beautiful Chopta as well as the holy Tungnath Temple en route.
You will be provided with accommodation in tents, meals and an experienced guide throughout the tour. You will start this amazing trek from Haridwar and then from there, you will trek to Deoriatal. There get a chance to witness the holy Rishikesh, Devprayag and Rudraprayag. The magnificent sight of the mighty Chaukhamba Peak will make you stare at it for long. On your second day, you will trek from Deorital to Chopta. The Himalayan ranges right in front of you will definitely make your heart skip a beat.
The whole region is blessed with vast green forest filled with rhododendron trees. On your third day, you will trek to Tungnath Temple and then to Chandrashila Summit. Soak in the beauty of the region as you continue your trek. Admire the enchanting summit at a height of 3600m. Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you enjoy the sight of Kedar, Chaukhamba peaks just in front of you. Also, get a chance to witness the endangered golden breasted eagles. You will complete you trek on day fourth after driving back from Chopta to Haridwar.
Chandrashila Trek with Chopta Tungnath Highlights:- The whole region is blessed with the beauty of the dense forest and enchanting views of the mountains. Get a chance to witness such views while you are on this trek
Temperature: Day: 8°C-15°C and Night: -5°C-3°C
Maximum Altitude: 12,083 ft
Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate
Railway Station: Haridwar is the nearest railway station
Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
Base Camp: Sari Village (6 hrs drive from Haridwar)
ATM: Last ATM is in Ukhimath, around 13 km before Sari.
Arrive in Haridwar and get a drive to Sari along the holy Ganges and Alaknanda rivers.
On the way to Sari, witness the holy Rishikesh, Devprayag and Rudraprayag.
Arriving in Sari, indulge in a steady yet enthralling trek to Deorital Lake.
Enjoy the magnificent views of sunset from the mighty Chaukhamba Peak during this tour.
Watch the exotic hues sinking in to the wide lake and stay overnight there in the camps.
Start the trek early morning to Chopta through the lush and scenic patches of pine, oaks and rhododendron forests.
Capture the breathtaking visuals of the Himalayan Range and evergreen forests will keep you soaked with excitement all throughout the trek.
Feel proud to experience as the forests in this vicinity changes their colour according to the variations in temperature.
The day's trek will wind up as you arrive in Chopta (3,000m).
You will be taking a short easy trek to reach the beautiful Tungnath Temple.
The environment promises mental peace and the temple is popular among the locals and trekkers as well.
Moving further from the temple; after a short break, you will start seeing the admirable Chandrashila Summit at a height of 3,600m.
Enjoy some of the most stunning and panoramic views of the Kedar, Chaukhamba and other nearby peaks before trekking back to Chopta.
While in this region, you can also witness the rare and endangered golden breasted eagles.
Stay at Chopta today after returning from Chandrashila.
Today morning, an exciting drive through the scenic passes and terrains of Chopta will take you back to Haridwar. On arrival in Haridwar, this amazing Chandrashila trekking tour will come to an end.
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What is the best time to go for Chandrashilla trek?
Chandrashilla trek is one of the all-season treks in Himalayan belt. Ideal time to go for the trek is between September and November, when the views are extremely clear and no traces of snow. On the other hand, if you want to experience snow, you can plan the trek between January and March.
Will there be snow during Chandrashilla Chopta trek?
During winters, one can expect snowfall in this region. If you planning your trek between January and March, the trails will be full of snow and you can experience the snow fall too.
Will there be mobile connectivity?
Mobile network is present but inconsistent in this region. Mobile network of Airtel, Vodafone and BSNL numbers is available at Sari. However, post Sari, there may not be connectivity, so it is advised to finish your calls at this point and inform your family about limited phone connectivity.
Which type of shoes should I bring?
One needs proper trekking shoes during the trek and should strictly avoid sports shoes or sneakers. Since you have to walk in dense forests along with steep ascent and descent, it is advisable to have all-terrain water proof shoes. These are easily available. It is also advisable to walk in these shoes and get your feet used to it before the trek. You can opt for Forclaz or Columbia.
What are the clothing and equipments that need to be carried from our end?
Here is the basic checklist which should help you with your packing. As a general rule, it is advised that you should try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. It is ideal to carry a backpack [40-60 L] and include the following – Water-proof Trekking shoes, Thermals, Synthetic Trek pants, T-shirts, Top and bottom thick Fleece, wind-proof jackets, sunglasses, LED Torch, Head Torch, Trekking pole, Socks[2-3 pairs], synthetic hand gloves. You need to also carry a day pack of around 20 L which will hold all the toiletries – Light towel, Sunscreen [with high SPF formulation], moisturiser, lip balm, toothbrush, toothpaste, sanitizer, water bottle, Garbage bags, dryflo tube/buff, Poncho, Power bank, warmees [in case you feel cold] and medicines – Diamox 10-15 tablets, Crocin 5-6 tablets, Band-aid pack of 10, Cotton roll, soframycin, O2 [Diarrhoea], Moov/Relispray, ORS/Electral 8-10 packets, Avomine [Motion Sickness]. It is advisable to consult a doctor for medicine before packing
What kind of food will be provided during this trek? What about safe drinking water?
Freshly cooked food will be served during the trek. Vegetarian food will be served during the trek. Safe water will be provided to all the trekkers’ part of the group.
How much weight will I have to carry?
It is always advisable to carry light during treks. We would advise to carry a 6L backpack, weight to be carried will depend on your requirements and capacity.
When it gets really cold can I consume alcohol?
Consumption of any type of liquor or narcotic substance should be avoided and it can lead to dangerous implications. Alcohol also leads to dehydration, which you cannot afford during the trek.
How is the Chandrashilla trek weather?
Chandrashilla trek is one of the all-season treks in Himalayas. Weather is pretty unpredictable in monsoon, and rest of the seasons are good for trekking. You would find the climate to be sunny and also a bit hot and the temperature at night would be in the range of 5 to 10 degree Celsius from April to June. From September to November, the days will be clear and warm with a temperature of 18 degree Celsius on an average. With the onset of October, the cold climate starts embracing the valley and till mid-March, there will be thick snow cover and extreme cold weather.
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