Deoria Tal- Chopta Chandrashila trek, is a very beautiful trek in India that any trekking lover would like to do. Especially for those who are beginners and would like to embark on the magnificent Himalayan treks. You get everything that you are looking for from the Garhwal Himalaya range out of this Deoria- Chandrashila trek. Therefore, if you see Deoria- Chandrashila as a wintry trek, you will be amazed to see such a pretty campsite view that is surrounded by an alluring lake, snow capped Himalayan towering mountains just lying right before you.
This Chandrashila trek can be a milestone journey of your life, located at a height of about 4000 m. The Tungnath temple is a center of attraction of Chandrashila trek, situated at the top. When you pass through Rohini Bugyal clearing in the middle of the forest stops you from moving to see such a beautiful landscape view. Alongside, when you reach up to the Birugali campsite, you get to see the snow line with the colorful wintry landscape. Reaching an altitude of 2438 meters, you get a chance to relish the charming beauty of Deoria Tal lake. In the forest trail from Deoria to Bhrujgali, you see a different variety of trees across the dense forest, moss-covered trails, and grassland.
If you are a bird lover then definitely this place will attract you a lot because this place is full of chirping of many birds. Sometimes you even do not get the voices of people standing nearby to you due to birds’ sounds. A five-day Deoriatal Chandrashila Trek has great things to offer you whether seeing the real beauty of the Himalayan peaks that protects hamlet and ridge or a mesmerizing sunrise view from the top of the summit.
A combination of Deoria Chandrashila is something that you look out for the adventurous and enthralled trek. Finally climbing through the snow you reach the top of Chandrashila. The Sunrise view from the top is outstanding.
Also, you can enjoy the picturesque sight view from Chandrashila peak of other peaks including Mt. Chaukhamba, Mt. Neelkantha, Mt. Bhagirathi, Mt.Trishul, and Mt. Maiktoli. When you see Mt. Nanda Devi, which is the highest summit with an altitude of 25646 feet (7817 meters), probably you get stunned after seeing the wonderful scenic view.
The best time for doing the Chandrashila trek is winter because you get more things to experience. For snow trek, mid-December to the end of December. Try to ignore starting January to end February due to heavy snowfall. Then you can take a start from mid-March to the end of April still the snow is fully covering the landscape. The fabulous summit view is just breathtaking and you can not stop yourself to capture this great panorama.
You are expected to reach Haridwar Railway Station at 8 am in the morning, from there you will be picked up by our tour guide. It is advised to reach a day before the trek starts in order to avoid any last-minute hassle. In the morning we will leave for Sari village which will take about 8 to 9 hours. The route is full of the beauty of the lower Garhwal Himalayas. We will cross the famous Devprayag where the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers meet.
Driving further from Devprayag we will reach Sari village by late evening. The village has a picturesque view with small houses and patches of green agricultural fields and mountains in the background. You can check out the local market at Sari for any last-minute shopping.
Brief Overview of the Day
The first day we start off the trek on an easy trail with a mix of ascents and descents. The trail is well defined with rocks. At the end of the trail, you will be able to clearly see the Chandrashila peak and Tungnath temple. From here the trail becomes steep and a bit difficult, this will be your first challenge. As we keep walking we will reach the Forest Department resting spot and depending on the time we have in hand we can rest here for a while.
Continuing on the trail we will walk into a beautiful forest of rhododendrons, this is going to be a memorable experience, we will soon reach Deoria Tal. We will reach Deoria Tal by late afternoon and will be spending the night at the camps.
Brief Overview of the Day
As we keep walking further, you will find more rhododendron & maples in the forest, and on the trail, you will find small shrines and a trail of red & yellow flags tied on them. Soon the trail will enter an ascending trail towards Chopta & Rohgini Bugyal. After the ascent the trail levels out & coupon reaching on the other side of the forest, the majestic view of the Chandrashila awaits for you.
This trail is also known as Kedarnath Sanctuary Trail, we will soon reach the Bhadwal temple. Three trek routes leave from here, one goes back to Sari village, the other towards Ukhimath, and the third one goes to the Rohini Bugyal. Walking down you will find a small stream flowing and you can fill your water bottles over here.
A little walk up from here the meadows will start and you will be able to see local shepherds grazing their livestock. We will be arriving at Chopta soon where we will camp for the night.
Brief Overview of the Day
Today we will start early, starting in the dark, we will have a beautiful sunrise ahead of us that we are gonna view from the Tungnath top, again we walk on a well defined trail from Chopta to the temple. Today is going to be a difficult hike with sharp turns & steep ascents. After crossing a few bends, you will be able to see the breathtaking view of Chandrashila ahead of you.
Thick snow covers this area during the winter seasons, so beware and take careful steps. Make sure to take all the necessary winter gear like crampons, gators, microspikes etc. with you. When you reach the summit you will be able to view the magnificent 360 degree view of the Garhwal & Kumaon mountains. As we climb down to Chopta, it will be easier and less time consuming.
Brief Overview of the Day
Today we will be heading back from Chopta to Haridwar, This will be a 7 hour drive and you will be leaving with the beautiful memories of your experience.
Brief Overview of the Day
By Air :-
Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 48 km from the Haridwar. There is a daily flight from Delhi for Dehradun, reach Haridwar one day early if coming by flight.
An excellent rail network connects Haridwar to other important cities like Delhi, Mussoorie, Mumbai, Varanasi, Lucknow, and Kolkata.
From Delhi -DDN NZM AC EXPRESS (2205)
From Kolkata- Doon Express (13009)
From Mumbai- Dehradun Express (19019)
From Chennai- Dehradun express (12687)
There is regular bus service from Delhi to Haridwar, from Delhi ISBT Kashmere Gate.
We would suggest you to take only government buses from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Private buses ply from outside ISBT and they are not trust worthiness.
Usually buses drop you at Haridwar bus station. From there you have to come to Haridwar Railway Station
THE CRAZY MOUNTAINEERS Tata Sumo or similar vehicles will pick-up you from Haridwar Railway Station at 6:00am.
Pick-up is included in the cost of the trek
You will reach Sari village by 3:00 pm
Note : Normally THE CRAZY MOUNTAINEERS expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.
Charges of offloading backpack:-
INR 700/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance
INR 900/- if you inform us after reaching Sari village
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.
|Back pack & rain cover||(50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps|
|Day pack + rain cover||20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)|
|Walking stick||Advisable (At least one)|
|Head torch||1 Nos.|
|Water bottle/Hydration pack||2 bottles of one litre each|
|People who use hydration pack|
|1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter|
|Carry at least one thermos flask|
|Snacks||Energy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors|
|Personal Medical Kit||Consult your doctor|
|Be comfy at the Deoria Tal Chopta Chandrashila Trek|
|T-shirts||2 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)|
|Fleece T-shirts||1 Nos.|
|Fleece jacket||1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)|
|Down feather / Hollofil jacket||1 Nos.|
|Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant)||1 Pair|
|Thermal inners (upper and lower)||1 Pair|
|Trek pants||2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)|
|Think about your head|
|Sun cap||1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)|
|Woolen cap||1 Nos.|
|Sunglasses||Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected.|
|People who wear spectacles-|
|(A)- Use contact lenses. (Not for Chadar trek)|
|(B)- Photo chromatic glasses.|
|Mind your step|
|Trekking shoes||1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)|
|Floaters/flip-flops||1 Pair (Optional)|
|Cotton socks||5 pairs|
|Woollen socks||3 pairs|
|Gaiters||1 Pair (The Crazy Mountaineers team will notify you if required)|
|Keep these handy|
|Waterproof gloves||1 Pair|
|Fleece/woollen gloves||1 Pair|
|Sunscreen cream||Hand sanitizer|
|Toilet Paper & wipes||Toothbrush and toothpaste|
|Lip balm||Quick dry towel|
In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows: -
Cancellations prior to 24 days from the start of the trek
Book any other trek till one year or get 95% refund (Note: If the trek charges are more, the balance needs to be paid by the trekker)
Cancellation between 24 days and 14 days to the start of the trek
Choose to go for the same trek, with any other batch, till year or get 70% refund
Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the trek
Choose to go on the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch or get 50% refund.
Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek
Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend. No cash refund.
Q1. How long is the Deoria Tal Chopta Chandrashila Trek?
A1. The Chandrashila Trek is a short trek and the distance from the base to the peak is 5 km.
Q2. Is Deoria Tal Chopta Chandrashila Trek easy?
A2. Yes, Chandrashila trek is an easy trek and is highly recommended for beginners.
Q3. Which is the best month to experience snow in Chandrashila?
A3. January and February are the best months to experience snow in Chandrashila.
Q4. What is the maximum altitude of Deoria Tal Chopta Chandrashila Trek?
A4. The maximum height of the trek is 4,000 m above the sea level.
Q5. How to reach Deoria Tal Chopta Chandrashila Trek from Dehradun?
A5. Direct buses from Dehradun to Chopta are not available and therefore, if you plan to go by bus, you will have to catch a bus up to Ukhimath & from there you will have to hire a taxi to reach chopta
Extremely adventurous and thrilling trek. Had an absolutely great time!!
This was my second trekking experience with the crazy mountaineers and i am very happy to share another amazing experience with you guys. The Deoria Tal looks breathtaking along with the view of the mountains.
Very well organized by the team . The most memorable moment was being able to view a 360 degrees view of the major peaks in Uttarakhand.
Words are not enough to describe the beauty of this place. This was my first outing since the lock down happened last year and i would than the crazy mountaineers for making it special. Thanks!!!!!
It's about a 3 Km trek but the view takes all the tiredness away. Highly recommended. Me and my friends had an awesome experience. Specially thanks to Mr. Rohit, he is a great trek leader.
Awesome trek & place, must visit. It's a short trek so anyone can visit it. The crazy Mountaineers made the experience even more better with every arrangement up to the mark!
This was my second trek with The Crazy Mountaineers and I am very happy to say that they never fail to surprise me. All the arrangements were perfect and the trek leader had knowledge about everything we saw on the trail. Looking forward to more journies with you guys.
Absolutely loved the trip!!! I had the best experience of my life-time I and all my friends had a great time. Thanks to Mr Rohit Ji for making the trek so memorable
The Crazy mountaineers have very nice trek leader Mr. Rohitash Singh Rawat . He is very humble and a responsible leader . I will recommend to go on trek with The Crazy Mountaineers and you will thanks me later. This trek has tungnath Darshan you will feel spritual journey as well as trek journey.
Deordia Chandrashila trek is very greenry trek and it's view is awsome . This 5 days trek is changed mmy view of life. This is very attractive trek for who are nature lovers.
I am a Nature lover Person. I love travelling and enjoy to visit new places. I love mountains and there sceneries. This is the best trek of my life it gives me so much freshness to start this New Year 2021. I would suggest please visit this trek only with the Crazy mountaineers , if you wanna enjoy this trip.
Deoria Tal Chopta Chandrashila Trek is an awesome trek. It is full of nature sceneries. Full covered hills with snow and green grass meadows . Thanks