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Programs > Treks > Deoria Tal-Chopta-Tungnath-Chandrashila


The trek takes you to the Chopta, popularly referred to as the Mini-Switzerland of India because of its undulating green meadows (carpets of snow in winter!!) and a breathtaking view of the majestic Himalayan peaks against the backdrop of clear blue skies. This is a protected area and hence there are minimal signs of civilization around which only adds to the beauty of the place. From here one can trek up to the Tungnath temple which is at a distance of 2.5 kms from Chopta. As per mythology, it is believed that when Shiva went into the earth while escaping from the Pandavas, his arms reappeared at Tungnath. He is worshipped here as one of the Panch Kedars. At an altitude of 3680 m, this is the highest Shiva shrine in the world. All along the route, in addition to the abundant flora and fauna, one gets wonderful views of the Himalayan giants including Bandarpoonch, Kedar and Chaukhamba peaks. From Tungnath you can trek up a further 1 kms to the Chandrashilla peak. The 180 degrees view of the peaks and the valleys all around make this trek well worth it. Another interesting and beautiful trek is the one to the high altitude lake, Deoriatal.
This is a beautiful lake at an altitude of 2438 m. and has captivating surroundings with forests all around. The Chaukhamba peak feels like it is an arm’s length away and the reflection of the mighty peak in the crystal clear waters of the lake creates a beautiful effect. The story associated with this scenic place is that when the Pandavas were in exile and were hiding from the Kaurava king Duryodhan, they stopped nearby for a rest. When their mother Kunti felt thirsty, one by one four of her sons went to fetch water from this lake but died, as they could not answer the question put forth to them by the Yaksha Devta who resided here. When the eldest son's Yudishtra's turn came, he answered all questions correctly and with the result the dead brothers also came back to life.

Duration: 5 Days | 4 Nights
Best Season: All year round (except monsoons)
Level:Medium
Total Distance: 34 km
Maximum Elevation: 3925m Chandrashila Peak
Weather: The nights can be cold, day temperatures are pleasant during the season
Equipment: None for walking

Fixed departure dates would be announced as and when we declare the same.
Customized programmes for groups can be arranged as per requirement.

LIST OF ESSENTIALS

  • Shirts / T-shirts
  • Trousers / Track Pants
  • Windproof jacket
  • Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
  • Thermal inner wear (upper & lower)
  • Woollen cap
  • Mittens (Woollen gloves)
  • Scarf
  • Woollen socks (extra pairs to be carried)
  • Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
  • Raincoat / Poncho
  • Towel
  • Water bottle
  • Cap / Hat
  • Walking stick / Trekking pole
  • Sunscreen Lotion
  • Lip Balm
  • Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Carry your stuff in a duffel bag, soft shoulder bag or a rucksack. Avoid suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage. As you will be walking long distances carrying a rucksack, avoid bringing unnecessary items on the trek.
Batch Dates
B.NO. FROM   To  
1 25-Nov-2017 Saturday 29-Nov-2017 Wednesday
2 03-Dec-2017 Sunday 07-Dec-2017 Thursday
3 24-Dec-2017 Sunday 28-Dec-2017 Thursday
4 30-Dec-2017 Saturday 03-Jan-2018 Wednesday
5 06-Jan-2018 Saturday 10-Jan-2018 Wednesday
6 26-Jan-2018 Friday 30-Jan-2018 Tuesday
7 10-Feb-2018 Saturday 14-Feb-2018 Wednesday
8 24-Feb-2018 Saturday 28-Feb-2018 Wednesday

Tentative Itinerary:

Day 01 : DEHRADUN TO SARI (240kms) Approx 8 hrs drive
We start early from Dehradun and reach Sari by evening. Sari is a small village at the base of Deoria Tal. The trek for Deoria Tal starts from Sari.

Day 02 : SARI TO DEORIA TAL (4 kms)
Deoria Tal is a small lake with two tea shops around it. The views of the mountain ranges from here are fabulous. The beauty of the view generally intensifies in the morning, when the clouds have cleared to offer unreal views of the hills. Overnight in tents.

Day 03 : DEORIA TAL TO CHOPTA - 12km (5hrs)
Post breakfast we start to Chopta. Today is a fairly level walk through some beautiful forest and meadows. If you are trekking in the winter months, expect some snow in the shadow areas. There are two camping options, either camp short of Chopta near a steam, or at the meadows below the shops at Chopta. . Overnight in tents.

Day 04 : CHOPTA TO TUNGNATH TEMPLE (3400m) TO CHANDRASHILA (3925m) AND RETURN TO CHOPTA (2347m) 15KM ( 8 hrs)
Form the picturesque environs of Chopta; take the path through the arch leading up to the temple. Tungnath is a short 3 km trek from Chopta. The temple is only visible in the last few hundred metres. Head up past the temple to the peak. Enjoy the beautiful 360-degree views, before heading down Chopta again and finally to Duggalbitta. In winters, when it snows, the small town of Chopta is deserted and even the tea shops will be shut. Overnight in tents.

Day 05 : CHOPTA TO DEHRADUN
After breakfast start drive to Dehradun and trip end here.

Fixed Departure Cost:
Rs. 14,000/- From Dehradun to Dehradun

Registration:
Please fill up the registration form and pay an advance of Rs.8500/- to confirm your booking. The balance payment should reach our office at least 20 days before the commencement of the journey. Reservation is done on first come first served basis.

What’s included
*All road transfers from and back to Dehradun.

*Accommodation
Accommodation in 3/4 season tents / Homestays / Guest House during the trek on twin / three sharing basis.
Day 1 :Overnight in Guesthouse / Camp (Sari/Okhimath)
Day 2 : Overnight in Tents (Deoriatal)
Day 3&4 :Overnight in Tents (Chopta)

Transport: Vehicle Used : Tempo Traveller / Innova / Bolero / Tata Sumo / Local Jeeps
1. : Dehradun - Okhimath - Sari
2. : Chopta - Okhimath- Dehradun

*All vegetarian meals starting from day 1 dinner to day 5 breakfast. We provide hot breakfast and hot dinner. On trekking days packed lunch will be provided.

*Professional guide (trained from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi) and kitchen staff would accompany the group

*Porter/mules for client baggage (not personal bags)

*Camping equipment (3/4 season Mountain Hardwear or Lafuma alpine tents, Sleeping bags, Camping Mattresses, Camping stools, Mess tent, Toilet tent & Basic Medical kit)

What’s not included
*Any meals/services not mentioned above
*Journey from Vadodara to Dehradun and back to Vadodara
*Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc
*Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
*Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry etc.
*Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather etc.
*Insurance
*5% GST extra

Cheques or DD should be in favour of OUTDOORS UNLIMITED, payable at VADODARA only.

Cancellation Charges:
30 days and more : 90 % refund of payment
15 to 30 days : 40% refund of payment
Less than 14 days : No refund

* Cancellation charges will be applicable on total Program cost.
* Please note that the booking is not transferable.
* Please bring original receipt for claiming the refund.

  • Jain food will be provided on demand as per availability .
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  • Participants will have to walk to visit the places that are near to the hotel or where our vehicle cannot reach.
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