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Tungnath – Chandrashila trek

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3 Nights 4 Days

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Up to 5 days

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Overview

The most Picturesque & Scenic snow trek to do within 3 days

This trek is one of the few treks with the most scenic views which you can enjoy almost any month of the year. This trek is an easy trek and one of the best for beginners but tests your endurance because you can’t camp near Tungnath or Chandrasheela. You have to ascent and descent on the same day from the Chopta campsite. It takes around 7-8 hours to complete this trek.

  • Region: Chopta
  • Base Camp: Chopta
  • Nearest Bus/Railway Station/Airport: Dehradun

How To reach Chopta:

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport from Chopta, situated 224 km away from the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand state. You can book a taxi or a cab from the airport to reach Chopta.

By Rail: The nearest railhead to Chopta is Rishikesh situated 210 km away. You can book a cab from the railway station to reach Chopta.

By Road: Rishikesh is well connected to all major cities of north India. Chopta which is about 210 km away from Rishikesh will take around 7-8 hours. You can book a cab or take public transport to reach Chopta.

Chandrashila Trek- Detailed Itinerary:

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Chandrashila trek is one of the best short treks you can do.
  • Dazzling views of the valley and the panoramic view from the summit of Chandrashila are unmatched.
  • Walking in between the meadows when they wear a thick white blanket and if you are lucky you might spot the Monal bird which is the national bird of Nepal and the state bird of Uttarakhand.

What you will do

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Day 0
Day 0
Depart from Delhi around 10:00 pm. Pickup Point - Majnu Ka Tila.
Day 1
Day 1
Rishikesh to Chopta
• Distance: 210 km
• Travel time: 7-8 hours
• Altitude: 7999 feet
The distance between Chopta and Rishikesh is about 210 km and will take around 7-8 hours. The drive is beautiful as the Ganges and its tributaries will accompany you throughout the day. You will be crossing Dev Prich is the most scenic one, make sure you sit on the left side of the bus. A beautiful evening awaits for you at Chopta, which you will cherish your whole life. Overnight stay at the campsite, take proper rest as tomorrow.
Day 2
Day 2
Chopta – Tungnath – Chandrashila – Chopta
• Trek distance: 10 km
• Time Taken: 6-7 hours
• Max Altitude: 13,000 feet
The trek starts from Chopta and is a well-paved path till the Tungnath temple. If you like bird photography, it’s time to take your camera out and look in the branches of the nearby trees. Fire-tailed Sunbown Dipper, Kingfisher, Several Species of Woodpeckers, Snow Patridge, Mrs. Gould's Sunbird, Russett Sparrow, Tickell's Leaf Warbler and many more are sighted commonly. After a 3.5 km trek, you will reach the Tungnath, the highest Shiva temple. If you hear a whistling sound, there is a high chance of a Monal around you which is the state bird of the Uttarakhand and is also called the Himalayan Peacock.
After a short break, you continue towards the summit of Chandrashila. It’s a further 1-1.5 km trek and is steeper than Tungnath. You might see blue sheep and Himalayan Tahr on your way up to the summit. Chana offers a 360⁰ view from the summit of the Himalayas. After spending good quality time at the summit of Chandrashila, its time to trek down to Chopta.
Day 3
Day 3
Chopta - Sari Village - Deoria Tal - Sari - Rishikesh
• Distance: 20 km
• Travel Time: 40 - 50 minutes Drive
Enjoy your beautiful morning at Chopta. The drive to Sari is beautiful as you pass by the narrow hilly roads and dense forest around. The trek to Deoria Tal is a short trek (3 km) and the dazzling reflection of Mt. Chaukhambha is worth the effort. If you like bird photography, this place might turn into a paradise for you. After spending some quality and soul-soothing time, trek sown to Sari Village. Depart for Rishikesh.
Day 4
Day 4
Reach Delhi.

Included/Excluded

  • Guide and cook fees.
  • Rent for camping equipment.
  • Forest entry charges.
  • All veg meals starting from day 1 dinner to day 3 breakfast. We provide a hot breakfast and hot dinner. On trekking days, packed lunch will be provided.
  • Tented accommodation throughout the trek.
  • Delhi to & From Transport
  • Personal expenses like tips, personal medicines, phone calls etc.
  • Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above

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