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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.
Depart from Delhi around 10:00 pm. Pickup Point - Majnu Ka Tila.
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.
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.
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.