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Balagovind Mehra

5.0

A big up for this trek. Had awesome and amazing moments especially on the second, third and fourth day as we were trekking to Deorital, Chopta and fina...

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Bishnu Bhattathiri

5.0

For me, Chandrashila Peak trek was a memorable trek. There is a lot to explore and discover on this trek. From Haridwar, we completed a total circuit a...

Overview

Departure Dates: 

April: 22, 29
May: 13, 20, 19,24,26,27
June: 3, 16

About The Deoriatal Chandrashila Snow Trek:

To be spellbound by the natural splendour of the Garhwal Himalayas, take a snow trek to Deoriatal Chandrashila Snow Trek along with Chopta trek, that offers you the best of trekking in Uttarakhand. Not only will you get a chance to surpass breathtaking pastures laden with snow, anyone can take this trek due to the easy terrains and comfortable trails. The first bit of the trek comprises a walk up to Deoria Tal Lake at 7999 ft surrounded by dense thickets all around. This trail does not comprise of much snow which explains the easy start to the trek. The sight of the lake reflecting the mighty Chaukhamba Peak, located nearby, is a vision worth marveling at.

The next bit of the trail is the hike up to Chopta peak laden with beautiful blankets of snow in winter. Upon arriving at Chopta peak, marvel at the expanse of snow surrounding the environs. Due to the snow conditions, either camps will be set up or arrangements will be made in some homestays dotting the area. There is also the trek to Tungnath temple at 12074 ft, known to be the highest Shiva shrine in the world. This trail offers magnificent views of Bandarpoonch, Kedar and Chaukhamba peaks. After a 1km long trek from Tungnath is the top of Chandrashila peak at 13123 ft that gives a panoramic visual on the gorgeous valleys and snow-peaked mountains around.

Adding to the serenity of this expedition is the experience of residing in the charming lodges in Kund that overlooks the Mandakini river under the Kedar peak. 


Quick Facts: 

Maximum Altitude: 13,123 ft

Temperature: Day time: 8°C to 15°C; Night time: -5°C to 3°C

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Starting and Ending Point: The trek starts and ends at Haridwar

Railway Station: Haridwar is the nearest railway station 

Base Camp: Kund

Reviews:  Deoria Tal Chandrashila Trek Customer Reviews


Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Drive from Haridwar – Kund (1350m, 6-7 hour drive of 200km)

    Arrive at Haridwar railway station by 7:00 AM from where you can board a vehicle to be driven to Kund the journey of which will traverse along Ganga and Alaknanda rivers towards the Mandakini valley. On the way pass the holy townships of Devprayag and Rudraprayag. When arriving at Kund by evening, take a walk nearby for practice.

    Check into a lodge for the night and tuck in for a good sleep for tomorrow your winter trek to Chopta, Deoria Tal and Chandrashila Peak commences.

  • Day 2 - Hike from Kund – Deoria Tal (2438m, 4-5 hour trek)

    After breakfast, set off on a trekking journey from the lodge through cosy hamlets and the temple township of Ukhimath. Cut through the dense thickets thriving with abundant bird species and continue climbing upwards. Upon arriving at Deoria Tal Lake by afternoon, take some time to uncover the gorgeous environs. Settle down here in the comfort of your camps and get a good night’s sleep.

  • Day 3 - Trek from Deoria Tal – Sari (1900m) – Dugalbitta (2550m)– Chopta (2800m, 2 hour trek)

    Begin the day with breakfast and a walk around the gorgeous environs of the place before setting off on a descending trek to Sari.

    From here, take a road journey to Dugalbitta where you will start the chopta trek. On this trail, you will even come across mixed forests of oaks and Rhododendrons along with precious looking meadows.

    Arrive at the campsite in Chopta by afternoon and spend the rest of the day unearthing the natural treasures of the place as well as the jaw-dropping sunset.

    By nightfall, put up your camps here and retire for the night after a hearty dinner.

  • Day 4 - Trek from Chopta – Tungnath (3680m) – Chandrashila Peak (4000m, 4-5 hour trek), Drive from Chopta – Kund (1 hour drive)

    Start off the day by ascending up the slopes of the snow-clad pasturelands. There will be two start timings for the day’s trek with those who are willing to climb up till the top of the Chandrashila peak starting by 5:00 AM and others who only want to hike towards the summit and visit Tungnath temple commencing at 8:00 AM. This day’s trek will be challenging but equally rewarding with wonderful views of the landscapes.

    After a couple hours of trekking, reach Tungnath temple where you can seek blessings for the rest of the trip.

    Post stacking up on refreshments, resume your trek uphill towards the Chandrashila Peak at 4000m. From the peak, get enchanted by the peaks of Nanda Devi, Trishul, Chaukhamba. Trek down to the base camp at Chopta and the drive up to the lodge where you will greeted with a hot dinner.

    Retire here for the night.

  • Day 5 - Drive from Kund – Haridwar (6-7 hour drive of 200km)

    Rise early for a hearty breakfast after which you can depart from Kund and drive about 200 km towards Haridwar. Upon reaching Haridwar, one can continue onwards on their journey back home, your snow trek to Chopta, Deoria Tal and Chandrashila Peak comes to an end.

Stay

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  • Accommodation will be provided in deluxe rooms on a single or double occupancy basis in a lodge at Kund on days 1 and 4. For the rest of the days, tents will be arranged for.

Meal

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  • Veg
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  • From dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 5, all meals will be arranged on this magical Deoriatal Chandrashila Snow Trek.
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  • 6 small meals in the form of snacks and refreshments during coffee or tea breaks will also be provided

Activity

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  • Trekking

Other Inclusions

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  • Mountain hardware or similar imported alpine tents
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  • High Quality Camping equipment (Tents, Dining Tent, Imported Inflatable Mattress, Sleeping bags, Camping stools, mess tent, toilet tent for portable toilet seats)
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  • First Aid/Medicine kit
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  • Forest Entry, permits and camping fee
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  • Staff (cook, guides, helpers, porters)Porter or mule charges for carrying camping equipment and rations
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  • Service Tax

Transport

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  • Transportation from Haridwar (start) to Haridwar (end) can be availed at an extra cost (choose 'Adult with Transportation' while booking the package)
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  • Vehicles like Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Mahindra Scorpio, Tempo Traveller are used.
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  • Transportation is also provided by local jeeps and other similar vehicles for short trips between the lodge and the several trekking points.

Things To Carry

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  • A sturdy backpack (60-70ltr) with a plastic or water-proof lining
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  • High-ankle waterproof trekking shoes with good grip
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  • Trekking pole or stick
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  • Wardrobe essentials like woollen and fleece clothes, Warm high-length woollen socks, rain-proof jackets, sunglasses, waterproof gloves, wind-proof jackets, balaclava or ski helmet or ski mask, poncho or raincoat, thermal innerwear and Down jacket for additional warmth
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  • Moisturizer, Sun Screen Lotion, Lip Balm
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  • Personal Medicine Kit
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  • Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)

Advisory

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  • Travel in small groups
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  • Proper waste disposal
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  • Respect local cultures and be sensitive towards wildlife
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  • Those suffering from an ailment or heart disease, Diabetes, breathing problems or is pregnant cannot participate in this trek
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  • Camping and trekking equipment can be available for rent or purchase at an additional cost
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  • Personal belongings must be carried in a duffel bag, soft shoulder bag or a rucksack. Avoid suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggageAvoid carrying unnecessary or expensive items such as luxury watches, jewellery and electronic items on the trek
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  • If you prefer your own sleeping bag you can buy new sleeping bags at good rates from the store

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made 15-30 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 0-15 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.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.
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    Story by Balagovind Mehra

     Rated : 5.0

    A big up for this trek. Had awesome and amazing moments especially on the second, third and fourth day as we were trekking to Deorital, Chopta and finally to Chandrashila peak. The hike part was not so hard except the second and fourth day. In fact these two days had the longest trek duration. But as already mentioned, you will definitely enjoy the whole trek.

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    Story by Bishnu Bhattathiri

     Rated : 5.0

    For me, Chandrashila Peak trek was a memorable trek. There is a lot to explore and discover on this trek. From Haridwar, we completed a total circuit and every bit of it was enjoyable. At our every step, there was something new and our trek guides did his best to keep us up-to-date about everything. Though I did not had an amazing camera, here are some of the pics I would like to share...hope, everyone enjoys this Deoria Tal trek!!

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    Story by Vimala Bharadwaj

     Rated : 5.0

    It was indeed a feat for me to complete the Chandrashila trek. From the arrangements to the trek, everything were so passionately arranged by the team. After starting with the trek, there were only and only the Garhwal Himalayas and their magical beauty. The views and atmosphere I got to enjoy the trek can't be experience anywhere else in the world and I'm sure about that.

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    Story by Chatur Tandon

     Rated : 5.0

    As trekking enthusiasts, we completely loved this trek and experienced a sense of accomplishment as we got to trek upon mountains that had temperatures below 12 degrees Celsius. The climatic conditions may seem to be harsh but the beauty associated with this place cannot be explained. loved the way in which the trek tour is designed.

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    Story by Rajinder Butt

     Rated : 5.0

    Amazing experience! This was indeed one of the best trekking expedition that I've had so far. Love the entire trip. Our trek guide was just damn amazing guy. Great place! planning a quick trip to this place again!!

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    Story by Darshan Bharadwaj

     Rated : 5.0

    Snow trekking to Chandrashila Peak was an amazing experience! Does' nt really matter if this is your first time or you have had any previous trekking experience- as once you embark on this trip there is no scope of you giving up. The place is beautiful,however, it might get damn cold but then just tuck yourself and keep going. The entire region is damn beautiful and worth clicking a thousand pictures.

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    Story by Pranay Gupta

     Rated : 5.0

    It was a great trip. The journey was amazing, the location was enchanting and extremely beautiful the people over there were very good and helpful the trek was beautiful and adventurous. Overall it was a great trip.

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    Story by Chandraayan Shukla

     Rated : 5.0

    Among all the days, the fourth day was a bit challenging as we were advancing towards Chandrashila Peak early in the morning. Our trek guides told us, once the sun rises the snow begins to melt and makes it more challenging to trek through them. Other than this, every day we trekked for around 3-4 hours (average) and made our way all through Deori tal and Chandrachila trek. Spend great time amidst the Himalayas, got to enjoy great views and lot more.

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    Story by Hiranmaya Shah

     Rated : 5.0

    It was a medium level trek to Deorital and Chandrashila peak. I believe almost all the trekkers can take up this trek if they want to enjoy the true beauty of the Garhwal Himalayas. Also as it is a short one an extremely easy to book, I would personally recommend this for all.

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    Story by Shashi Patel

     Rated : 5.0

    Before you join this amazing Deori Tal and Chandrashila trek, please ensure that you have the required fitness level. The fall in the temperature and greater height got me agitated on the 3rd day. However, our extremely friendly and helpful organisers did their best to get me back on the trek and I successfully completed the rest of it. Also, do a bit of research on the packing stuff.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. What is the best time to go?

      The best time to go to Deoriatal Chandrashila Snow Trek is from April to June. The trekking route through Chopta get closed during winter season due to heavy snowfall and thus the trekking enthusiasts take another route through Deoriatal. During monsoon, the road to Chandrashila gets muddy, yet you can find fun and enjoy the rain with raincoat.

    2. Will there be snow?

      There is heavy snowfall during winter, but the Deoriatal Chandrashila Snow Trek is closed during winter.

    3. Will there be mobile connectivity?

      Due to high altitudes it is highly unlikely to find strong mobile connectivity

    4. Which type of shoes should I carry?

      Trekking shoes with good grip and ankle support. Not sport shoes. Carrying a walking stick will help.

    5. What clothing or equipment do we need to carry from our side?

      Be well prepared and carry the following: A Backpack (min 60 Ltrs) with rain cover, appropriate clothing, Comfortable shoes, and wollen jackets to keep warm.

    6. What kind of food will be provided during this trek? What about safe drinking water?

      You will be provided with all meals throughout the trek. Only Vegetarian food will be provided and good safe drinking water will be available.

    7. How many people will be in a group?

      The size of the group can vary depending on the bookings we receive.

    8. Can I go on this trek solo?

      Yes, this trek is available for solo travelers but you will join a group.

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