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The stay at kund was a very pleasant one. It had wonderfull golden views of Kedardome. Sound of mountain river just below the campsite was like a sooth...
To start with this Review has nothing to do with the grandeur and Majestic Experience offered by nature as a service provider but Thrillophilia. Mos...
Start early after breakfast.
Listen to music, play antakshari, chit-chat with your fellow passengers or find some other alternative to spend 7 to 8 hrs in the vehicle.
It is a long drive to reach Duggalbitta, which are small beautiful meadows where we will check in to the beautiful campsite.
The day is kept at your leisure, with options of spending the day resting, clicking photographs, going for short walks around the meadows or interacting with the locals and fellow travellers.
Rise-up to the mountain morning, this is going to be a tough day since you will have a lot to look forward to!
Begin the trek full of tales and extended walk to a steep gradient.
During this 6 km long trek, you shall get to experience the land of legends.
At 3680 m reach Tungnath, one of the Panch Kedars. Tungnath is the highest Shiva Temple in the world.
Just trek for a few more km and reach the highest destination of this trek - Chandrashila Peak.
From here, get a 180-degree view of higher Himalayan peaks such as Nanda Devi, Bandarpunch, Chaukhamba, and Kedar Peak.
Later, start the descent back to Chopta.
Dinner and overnight stay at Chopta.
Early morning after breakfast, get ready for the next destination, i.e. Sari village.
From Sari, start the ascend to Deoriatal.
Climb an elevation of 440 m approx, which is a total uphill trek of 2 km approx.
This trek offers an air-plane view of the villages around, the fragrance of nature and real treat from the busy city life that you took a break from!
The hike consists of two relaxation points from where you can take pictures and loosen up your muscles.
On arrival enjoy the scenic views of the majestic Chaukhamba peak and the pristine Deoriatal Lake.
Start the descent back to Sari.
Dinner and overnight stay at Sari.
Post breakfast early morning get driven back to Haridwar which is an 8 to 9 hour ride (235 km)
End of the trip with happy memories!
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Rated : 5.0
The stay at kund was a very pleasant one. It had wonderfull golden views of Kedardome. Sound of mountain river just below the campsite was like a soothing lullaby. The fully blooming rhododendron gave the perfect reddish look of the season FALL. Now as we come to the part of the trek to deorital, the day started with a double puncture of one of our car which was to take us to SARI. But to our joy it provided us the perfect excuse to start our trek right from kund. The opportunity gave us time to photograph the kedar dome from a height and on the way we also came by a hilly waterfall which gave us plenty to take home some mesmerizing photographs. By the time our car was ready to take us to Sari. On reaching Sari we started our climb to Deorital Lake . On the way we filled up our water bottles from a mountain spring and wow the most refreshing drink i had in my life off cousre accompanied by chewing of rhododendron petals. On reaching deorital we were greeted with patches of snow and a mesmerizing view of snow clad-en peaks of Chaukhamba. We could even capture the reflection of the cliffs in the clear water of the lake. After having a packed lunch we descended down to sari by taking a visit to hilly temple. On the way back we went to Ukhimath, the winter home of BABA Kedarnath. The secondays climb was from Chopta. There was snow right from Chopta. We claded our shoes with the mandatory spikes and started our climb throw the snow laden valley and mountain sides of chopta taking occassional breaks. The temple of Tungnath was almost under snow. After taking a break at tungnath we further ascended to Chandrasila peak making new path through the fresh snows. And like we were on the top of the world with 360 degree view of Nanda Devi, Trishul and Chaukhamba. The weather had by then started getting little naughty with patches of black clouds hovering around. After taking a quick packed lunch we started our descend, which was packed with thrills and surprises courtesy our guide Monu Rana. We went back to our childhood days by sliding and rolling through the snows like 3 year old toddlers and just yelling in excitement. On reaching chopta we boarded our cars to be back to kund. A heavy downpour welcomed us to Kund and let us have a unique experience of heavy mountain lashes. Next day we were back to Haridwar after having a tastefull lunch at Jayalgarh. A wow experience of lifetime in my sixth trek.
Rated : 4.0
To start with this Review has nothing to do with the grandeur and Majestic Experience offered by nature as a service provider but Thrillophilia. Most of my experience was ultra smooth since it was pre discussed and well planned. Kudos to team Thrillophilia .
Rated : 5.0
This is one of the finest treks I have ever been to. The food was too good. Love the team and how they talk is a treat to watch. Overall, it was a relaxing and mind-blowing.
Rated : 5.0
Reading lots of thrillophilia reviews I decided to go through them for my trek. Amazing trek & experience ! Have been to few other treks but this one will be right at top. So beautiful 360 degree views, along with perfect snowfall! Deoriatal, Chopta, Tungnath & Chandrashila makes it a complete package. One can also combine Haridwar/Rishikesh, either way of the trip. It all starts from beautiful Sari Village. Then we reach Deoriatal camping. Its surreal site and great views around. One can easily get lost with the 360 degree views all around. Next is Chopta. Again a swanky place to stay in Swiss tents , with snow surroundings. Next day, one starts for Tungnath & Summit. That greed to chase, reaching the top & feeling so liberated, is totally worth it. All-in-all, a must go trek.
Rated : 5.0
The trek was awesome and I am out of words to explain the beauty of the trek. I so love this trek, and I am pretty sure that you all will love it too. It is absolutely breath taking. It feels like it is out of the world. The snow capped mountains are truly something to watch. I recommend this trek to all nature lovers.
Rated : 5.0
The whole trip was worth it by the experience and the views of the place, accommodation was clean, good transportation, great foods, the leader and the whole-team were nice with a positive attitude. The entire tour was well-organized and well-arranged.
Rated : 4.0
Won't forget this!!! the experience I had can't be described but only can be experienced... Grab this opportunity from Thrillophilia.
Rated : 5.0
We had booked this for our group of 15 people and had a lifetime experience. The Chandrashilla peaks offer a 240-degree view of all the major mountains of Uttarakhand. The Deoriatal lake looks amazing and the Tungnath temple was just beautiful. We visited in the month of November and the campsite was covered with fresh snow as well. It was a great experience visiting there.
Rated : 5.0
It was one of the best treks we had been to. We had done short hikes and Kasol Kheerganga Trek but the Chopta Chandrashila Trek was completely different and a must-visit trek to go for. The views are beautiful and everything was amazing.
Rated : 5.0
Seeing one of the highest Shiva temples was an amazing thing. We trekked for just 5kms and reached the Tungnath Temple and the structure was unique and built by Bheem. The temple had a great positive vibe and we loved the experience of our trekking.
This is an ‘All Season Trek,’ however, the best time to go for the trek is between September and November, when the views are extremely clear and no snow. On the other hand, if you go for the trek between January and March, the trek trails will be full of snow
Chandrashila Trek is an easy to moderate trek, however with the altitude you need to have a good fitness level as well as good stamina. With a decreasing level of oxygen, carrying a rucksack all day, and walking on uneven terrain for long hours, a good fitness level is required.
Yes, camping is going to be a part of the Chandrashila trek. Swiss tent accommodation will be provided at Chopta during your trek.
Throughout your Chandrashila trek you will be provided with accommodation ranging from tents to guest houses. The guest houses are available on a triple and quad sharing basis.
The distance from Chopta, which is the starting point of the trek, to the Tungnath Temple is around 3 kilometres. Tungnath, the 1000-year-old temple, is the highest Lord Shiva temple in the world. From here, the summit of Chandrashila Peak is located at a distance of around 1 kilometre.
If you going for the trek between January and March, the trails will be full of snow and you can experience the snow fall too.
The cost of 4-day and 3-nights Chopta Chandrashila trek is Rs. 8230 and is being offered at a discount of 29%. This cost includes trek guides, trek equipment, first aid medical kit, all permits, vegetarian meals, and porter charges.
Mobile network is available for Airtel, Vodafone and BSNL numbers at Sari. However, at some places, there may not be connectivity so finish your calls at Sari and inform your family about limited phone connectivity.
Chopta is located around 408 kilometers from Delhi and is reachable by direct private and state-run buses from Delhi. You can also opt for a self-driven car. Alternatively, you can take a flight from Delhi to Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport. All the major carriers like Air India, Spice Jet, and Indigo, etc. connect all the major cities to Dehradun through regular flights. From here, Chopta, located around 225 kilometers from here, is well connected by buses and cabs.
Please do not carry the normal sports shoes. As you need the good traction during the trek, shoes from Woodland or Forclaz 500 is a recommended choice.
As the temperature is cold throughout the trek with the possibilities of rain, we recommend that you carry woolen clothes, which can be full sleeves woolen sweater, thermal inner wear, windproof jacket, etc. along with a raincoat.
Veg meals along with the egg dishes and safe drinking water is provided throughout the trek.
It is advisable to carry a 6L backpack, weight to be carried will depend on your requirements and capacity.
No, the Tungnath temple is not open in December. Every year the Tungnath Temple closes for six months during winters. It closes around the end of October and reopens in May. During this time, the seat of the deity shifts to the nearby Makkumath Temple, which is around 19 kilometers from Tungnath.
Consuming alcohol while you trek to the high altitudes and in cold climatic conditions will be dangerous to your body. Also, consuming alcohol will make you dehydrate fast since it makes your pores in the body open and get the cold inside. It is always better to avoid drinking alcohol while trekking and most of the travel agencies prohibit the consumption of alcohol.
There are 3 ways to reach Chopta Chandrashila trek from Delhi:
Air: Take a flight to Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport. From here, Chopta is around 225 kilometres, which is reachable by cabs and private & state-run buses.
Road: Chopta is well connected from neighbouring cities like Rishikesh, Haridwar, and Delhi. From Delhi, Chopta is at a distance of around 408 kilometres and can be reached by a self-driven vehicle, bus, and taxi.
Train: The nearest train station to Chopta is at Haridwar, at a distance of around 225 kilometres from Delhi. From here, you can take a bus or taxi and reach via Kund-Gopeshwar Road.
Weather is unpredictable in Chandrashila but except monsoon, all the other seasons are good for trekking. From April to June, the climate would be sunny and also a bit hot and the temperature at night would be in the range of 5 to 10 degree Celsius. From September to November, the days will be clear and warm with a temperature of 18 degree Celsius on an average. With the onset of October, the cold climate starts embracing the valley and till mid-March, there will be thick snow cover and extreme cold weather.
Yes, Chopta Chandrashila trek can be done in April and it is considered to be one of the best months for this trek. The temperatures are pleasant during the month of April ranging between 5-10°C and the place offers a great escape from the heat of the plains. The skies are clear and the forests are abundant with the blazing red rhododendrons.
Chandrashila trek is an easy trek perfect for the first-timers and beginners who wish to start their trekking journeys. The 4 days 3 nights Chandrashila trek includes enthralling views throughout the trail with dense forests and snow-covered peaks. The Chandrashila trail is comparatively easy even for the non-experienced trekkers.
The Chandrashila trekking trail begins from Chopta and ends at Sari in the Uttarakhand region. One can reach Chopta from Haridwar via road which is a total distance of 189 km covered in 7-8 hours of time. The trekking trail of Chandrashila covers Chopta-Tungnath- Chandrashila- Chopta-Sari-Deoriatal-Sari-Haridwar.
The swiss camps along with attached washrooms are arranged for the stay at Chopta for the first two days and the guest house facilities available at Sari come with the attached washroom too. It is advisable to carry toilet paper rolls as essentials for all the trekkers during the journey.
Yes, Chandrashila trek is a very easy and safe one for the trekkers as the entire trail has been well-paved. The guided tour can also be done during the winter season as one can witness the white wonderland.
Yes, snow-covered Chandrashila looks even more beautiful during the winter season. If you wish to see the vegetation flourishing in the mountains with colors of nature, visit Chandrashila during spring and summer seasons. However, if you wish to see the snow-clad mountains, winter is the perfect season for Chandrashila trek.
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