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Ranjit Kakkar

5.0

Perhaps one of the hardest but yet most rewarding treks that I had to do. Had a great time and the organisers were also super helpful and kind.

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Tapan Arora

4.0

Chopta offers a terrific view of the Kedar and Chaukambha peaks. We had to go around 4 kilometers uphill to reach the Tungnath shrine. Truly an abode of god. It was nothing like I have seen before. Experiencing snow for the first time was also completely amazing. Loved the entire trip.

Overview

About the Destination

Tungnath trek is short and easy in the Chopta Tungnath trek which runs parallel to the sky-scraping Himalayan Treks. Tunganath is the highest temple of Garwal. During this hiking, one can enjoy clear view of majestic peaks of Panchchuli, Nanda Devi, Nilkanth and Kedarnath. Chopta gives a picturesque view of the Himalayas. In the early spring the Rhododendron forest glow red as the flowers bloom.

Our journey for the Chopta Tungnath trekking will start from Haridwar, in Haridwar will visit the famous Mandakini Valley, the river and lake. Then we will visit Chopta, which is surrounded by dense forests. From Chopta, we will start for Tungnath and Chandrashilla Top (Our last destination).

The summit of the Chandrashilla peak provides a breathtaking 360-degree view. Views, which go far beyond the simple "view of mountains".

Quick Facts:

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.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Drive Haridwar-Sari (7 hours)

    Once you reach haridwar, our coordinators are waiting for you to take next step. On the way to sari from Haridwar you can cherish Rishikesh and Devpryag enroute, if you have the time. Your drive to the trek destination will take around seven to eight hours including a comfortably timed break for breakfast and lunch. Overnight stay in sari Guest House/Camping.

  • Day 2 - Trek to Deoriatal (3kms)

    After having breakfast, the amazing trek will begin and will be around 3kms long. You can have a small sightseeing tour around the campsite if you wish. Once you start your trek, you can see the reflection of amazing surroundings in the crystal clear lake. Therefore it is often called as ‘two worlds at one place’. Your trek to Deoriatal will be lined by the holy rivers Ganga and Alaknanda.

  • Day 3 - Deoriatal to Chopta through Rohini Bugyal (14 km, 7-8 hours trek)

    Third day will start with a breakfast and start the trek to Chopta. While walking along the ascending trails you can feel the fragrance of mixed forests which include oak trees and pine as well. The snowy surrounding will let the clock go round easily. The snow filled hills will make you forget every worry and you experience serenity in the snowy white surroundings. You will be lucky if you spot the beautiful bird of this place named as “Monal”. A number of trekkers also spot deer’s in the vicinity. Once you reach Chopta you can take rest for some time and get re-energised after a refreshing cup of tea and snacks.

  • Day 4 - Chopta Circuit

    Visit Chopta Circuit

  • Day 5 - Trek Chopta-Tungnath (3680m),Chandrashilla Top (4130m) and back to Chopta (7-8 hours)

    After having morning breakfast you can proceed with your trek towards Tungnath. After enjoying the beautiful scenery at Chopta and spending cozy time in the lapse of landscapes, Tungnath will offer you some spirituality and peace. This hike will lead you to the holy temple named as Tungnath temple. Enjoy one of the most breathtaking and beautiful vistas in the Kedar, Chaukhamba and other peaks in the vicinity. Though in this area, you may also get to see a few rare species of eagles. You can also see the amazing forests around the temple and also the peak of Bandarpoonch as well. On both the sides of Chopta you can see green slopes and feel the cool breeze. You can have a tea break while trekking and rest on the bulky stone shaped dining tables in between the path while returning to Chopta. Back at Chopta basecamp, you can relax completely as trekking comes to an end.

  • Day 6 - Chopta to Haridwar (Drive 7 hours)

    On day six, after breakfast all you’ve to do is drive to Haridwar. You will reach Haridwar by evening.

Other Inclusions

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  • Pick up from the Airport / Railway Station
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  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners
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  • Airport transfers
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  • Group medical kit
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  • Good quality accommodation
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  • Trek pack including sleeping bag, down or fiber filled jacket and insulated mat
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  • Private transportation
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  • All park entrance fees and trekking permits
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  • Porters to carry all personal and group equipment.

Things To Carry

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  • Trek Pants – 2 Nos. (Avoid Jeans, Shorts, Capris, Fitting Denims)
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  • T-shirts – 4 Nos. (2 Full Sleeves, 2 Half Sleeves)
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  • Sweater – 2 Nos. (1 Fleece, 1 Woollen)
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  • Jacket – 2 Nos. (1 Fleece, 1 Down feather)
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  • Thermal Wear – 1 Nos.
  • 7
  • Gloves – 2 Nos. (1 Woollen, 1 Waterproof)
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  • Socks – 5 Nos. (3 Cotton, 2 Woollen)
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  • Warm Inner wears
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  • Rain Coat / Poncho – 1 Nos.
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  • Handkerchief/towels – 1 Nos.
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  • Slippers – 1 Nos.
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  • Back Pack & Rain Cover (50-60 liter)
  • 7
  • Day Pack & Rain Cover (20-30 liter, If you hire mule or porter)
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  • Couple of water bottles (Avoid Bisleri Bottles)
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  • Hiking Shoes (Should be water proof and ankle support)
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  • Torch (With extra batteries)
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  • Glucose, Chocolates, biscuits and nuts
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  • Personal Medical kit (If you required)
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  • Original ID Card
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  • UV sunglasses – 1 Nos.
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  • Caps – 2 Nos. (1 Sun Cap, 1 Woollen Cap)
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  • Balaclava – 1 Nos.

Advisory

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  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
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  • Pay heed to the trek leader or instructor in order to enjoy a safe and sound trekking experience.
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  • Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek.
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  • Avoid trekking during the nights.
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  • Before undertaking the trek, consult a physician.
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  • Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the trek.
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  • The trek takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.
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    Story by Ranjit Kakkar

     Rated : 5.0

    Perhaps one of the hardest but yet most rewarding treks that I had to do. Had a great time and the organisers were also super helpful and kind.

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    Story by Tapan Arora

     Rated : 4.0

    Chopta offers a terrific view of the Kedar and Chaukambha peaks. We had to go around 4 kilometers uphill to reach the Tungnath shrine. Truly an abode of god. It was nothing like I have seen before. Experiencing snow for the first time was also completely amazing. Loved the entire trip.

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    Story by Dwaipayana Pilla

     Rated : 5.0

    Tunganath is the highest temple of Garwal. While I was on this trekking, I witnessed the pristine clear view of majestic peaks like the Panchchuli, Nanda Devi, Nilkanth and even Kedarnath. Chopta is too underrated. It even gives a beautiful and picturesque view of the whole Himalayas. I guess the early spring season is the right season to trek. The Rhododendron forest actually glows red as the flowers bloom during the spring. It was a very nice trek. It starts and ends in Haridwar. I had a great time. WOW, is an understatement to explain how awesome this trek was.

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    Story by Aasha Reddy

     Rated : 4.0

    Beautiful trek, there is something mysterious about the entire region - it was like I was transported to some movie location. Loved the experience. The climate is not dat suitable for especially people from warm regions. Descent experience.

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    Story by Tanushri Shah

     Rated : 5.0

    Chopta Tungnath Trek was one memorable experience, I was just awe-struck throughout the trekking expedition. The best part about the trek is that you get to see Himalayas from so close - no doubt the trek is challenging at times but the entire views that you get to experience is something that will make the effort worth the effort.

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    Story by Siddharth Jaisawal

     Rated : 5.0

    I could not expect more than what I got in this trek. The panoramic views of the Himalayan range was the best reward for me as well as the entire group. Nanda Devi peak was also an amazing experience. Talking about the trekking route, they are pretty easy and can be accessed by almost everyone. Pure fun, delight and excitement are guaranteed in this trek.

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    Story by Bhupati Khan

     Rated : 5.0

    Those snow capped mountains looks perfect, especially i loved the morning sunshine. Camping at chandrashila was a lovely experience really! We had visited the place in summers and that became one of the most memorable trip of my life.

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    Story by Mani Tagore

     Rated : 5.0

    Tungnath Temple is a very peaceful place, away from the noisy life. I had a very nice time there with my wife. We both love going for hiking and treks. And this one was everything we could ask for. We are planning for another trip now. Hope it will be as good and fulfilling as this one.

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    Story by Jehan Hussain

     Rated : 5.0

    Joining this trek, I realised why the Himalayas are the most sought after ranges in the world. The view was just way too beautiful. There are so many secrets and mysteries to reveal in this trek. And with the expert and his experience, it was really an exciting experience over all!

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    Story by Dhanpati Bhat

     Rated : 5.0

    uttarakhand seems to be king of trekking places for me. Chopta Chandrashila Trek was an adventurous experience for me. enjoyed camping and sightseeing .

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. What will be the highest elevation we will trek?

      The highest elevation we will trek to will be 4090 mts.

    2. What sort of weather will be there on Chopta Tungnath Trek?

      In Summers:The weather of Chopta remains salubrious during summers. The Himalayas are distinctly visible and the cool breeze can felt early in the morning and in the late evening. In Monsoon, Chopta turns greener during the monsoon season. Although trekking becomes challenging and there are chances of getting roads blocked for a couple of hours due to landslides, the scenic beauty of Chopta during monsoons is worth taking the risk for. In Winters, the region gets blanketed in snow during the winter season and the accommodation options are also restricted to few. But Chopta looks the best during winters and indeed the trek becomes more difficult.

    3. What is the difficulty level of Chopta Tungnath Trek?

      This is an easy to moderate level trek, good for beginners as well.

    4. How much do we have to trek each day?

      We will cover anywhere between 8-15kms a day barring the days left out for sightseeing, travelling and other tourist activities.

    5. Is Chopta Tungnath Trek a safe trek for girls?

      For girls, Chopta Tungnath trek is extremely safe. Vedors have highest regards for women safety and will ensure that they're safe during the entire trek. If there is only one girl in the trip, then she will be provided with single tent to sleep alone. If there are more girls, then they can sleep under one tent. Always make sure that you are never left on your own. Understand your pace and be with the group.

    6. Will there be snow?

      Yes, Sudden weather changes are expected, always carry a light raincoat or waterproof windcheater/poncho.

    7. When is the best time for Chopta Tungnath Trek?

      Best time to travel to Chopta is in summers (April – June) and winters (Oct – Dec). Winter treks are also conducted in Chopta and the best months to trek are between Jan and March.

    8. What level of fitness is expected from me?

      This trek is fairly easy. But it makes a lot of sense to spend some time before coming on a trekking holiday getting some additional exercise. The fitter you are, after all, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. For this trip you need to be aerobically fit and also comfortable with walking up to 7 hours on some days.

    9. What all things I should carry for the trek?

      The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. Hiking boots Trainers or sandals for river crossings and camp use Walking socks (3 pairs) Spare laces Trekking trousers Waterproof overtrousers Underwear Thermal baselayer - leggings Baselayer shirts (short sleeve and 1 long sleeve) Shirts or T-shirts Fleece jacket or warm jumper Waterproof jacket Sunhat Warm hat Sunglasses Gloves or mittens Daypack 30 litres Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.) Headtorch and spare batteries Water bottles 1 litre (x2) Sleeping bag (comfort rated -10ºC) (minus 15ºC for late November and December trips)* Washbag and toiletries Antibacterial handwash Small towel Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Small padlock (to lock your KE

    10. What kind of shoes I should have?

      You should carry high-ankle trekking shoes. Different shoes are suitable for different kinds of treks, depending on the weather, trail condition as well as duration of the trek. For this particular trek, shoes with thick souls are recommended.

    11. What will be the facility of food and water during the trek?

      There are proper meals with subsequent nutritional values planned for the people coming in for the trek. From dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 13, all meals will be provided. This would include nutritional vegetarian meals, a total of 6 in a day, with the addition of tea and coffee during breaks.

    12. What all medicines I should carry? Can I take diamox?

      Carrying medicines is important while trekking anywhere in the world. Your first-aid should have anti-diarrhea medicine such as loperamide but make sure that you don't take it unless getting to a toilet isn't an option. During the trekking you may not have access to pharmacies. So it’s better to have medications ready. Yes, you can carry diamox and can be taken too if having sickness/nausea.

    13. Will there be mobile connectivity?

      Indian mobile networks do not work for most part of this trek. Vodafone and BSNL are the only mobile networks that work in patches along the way (but are inconsistent).

    14. What all attractions we can see during this trek?

      Keeping away the clamour of the city life, Chopta valley is perched at an elevation of 2,680 meters and is surrounded by an imposing forest of Oak, deodar and rhododendron that shadow a rich bed of flowering plants. The spell bound Chandrashila Summit Trek is characterized by grandeur of its Himalayan Peak. One of the most beautiful treks in the Garhwal Himalayan region, the Chandrashila Summit Trek, maneuvers through beautiful meadows and the unpaved trails. At reaching the summit, feast your eyes on the spectacular view of the Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi at 7,817 meters, Trishul at 7,120 meters, Kedarnath at 6,831 meters, Bandarpunch at 6,316 meters and Chaukhamba at 7,138 meters.

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