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Moni Shankar


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...


Siddhartha Goel


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...

Chandrashila Trek Overview

Chandrashila Trek Start/End point of the trek: Haridwar
Chandrashila Trek Start Time of the trek: 6:30 AM (Day 1)
End Time of the trek: 6:00 AM (Day 6)

Chandrashila Trek with Chopta Tungnath Highlights:

- The summit views including the high mountain peaks in the Himalayas with snow-caps on them are the major highlight of the trek.
- Bird watching is a favourite activity that keeps inviting nature lovers in plenty to the region.
- Peaceful lakeside picnic can be the best activity to do with your family watching the blossoms in the forest ranges around.
- Watch the valleys with small houses and experience the stay at Himalayan eco-lodges and huts.

Here is a 4 day 3 nights Chopta Chandrashila trek starting from Haridwar. With Sari as the base camp you will be easily connected to Deorital located at a height of about 2438 m. This Chandrashila Trek is one of the most loved and offers enthralling sights of mind-blowing sunset views from Chaukhamba Peak on the way. Furthermore, Chopta as a destination is reverberating because of the largely vivacious patches of pine, oaks and rhododendron that are quite alluring to watch.

About the Destination:

The holy Tungnath temple is situated at 3400 m above sea level and is the right space to experience peace of mind and even indulge in meditation to rejuvenate yourself by absorbing the pure radiance from the sun coming in between the swaying trees. Chandrashila Summit trek gives you the opportunity to view Kedar, Chaukhamba and some of the other major peaks as they come closer to you while you are on the top portion of Chandrashila. Golden-breasted eagles too are a normal sight from the summit.

This Chandrashila Trek is comparatively easy making it suitable for beginners and also for children. Normal fitness is necessary for the Chandrashila trek and those who love nature deeply would get a feast for their eyes with this one. While you take this trekking expedition, you will be walking for 6-7 hours on an average every day but it will be really soothing for your body and mind, truly.

Quick Facts About Chopta Chandrashila trek:

- Day Temperature: 8°C to 15°C 
- Night Temperature: -5°C to 3°C
- Maximum Altitude: 12,083 ft
- Chopta Chandrashila Trek 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
- Transportation can be availed at an extra cost from Haridwar

Meals during Chandrashila Trek with Chopta Tungnath:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner (vegetarian) are included in the package

Stay during Chandrashila Trek with Chopta Tungnath:
Double or triple occupancy in guesthouse and alpine tents

How to reach?
Haridwar has a railway station which is well-connected from all metropolitian cities and nearest airport is Dehradun - Jolly Grant.

Chandrashila Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Haridwar to Chopta (189 km)

    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.

  • Day 2 - Chopta - Tungnath - Chandrashila - Chopta

    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.

  • Day 3 - Chopta - Sari - Deoriataal - Sari

    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.

  • Day 4 - Sari to Haridwar (235 km)

    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!

Things To Carry

  • Thrillophilia voucher (can present mobile voucher)
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  • Valid ID proof for each member
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  • Personal toiletries and medication (if any)
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  • Warm clothes like windproof jackets, fleece/full sleeve sweater, thermals, woollen cap and socks, mittens and scarf
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  • Comfortable clothes like tee-shirts, trousers or tracks
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  • Raincoat or poncho to avoid rains
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  • Walking stick or trekking pole
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  • Comfortable trekking or hiking shoes
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  • Water bottles, backpack, energy bars/snacks, etc.
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  • Mosquito & insect repellent
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  • Sunscreen lotion
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  • Sunglasses
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  • Binoculars
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  • Camera
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  • Cap or hat
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  • Flashlight (with spare batteries)


  • Persons travelling from the states namely; Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab. Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Rajasthan by road, air and train to Uttarakhand are advised to carry negative RT-PCR test reports (test is done 72 hours prior to the time of arrival to Uttarakhand state).
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  • Pay heed to the trek guides and instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound trek.
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  • Avoid consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek.
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  • Do not disturb the local life while trekking.
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  • Do not encourage trekking during the night; this might lead to unforeseen mishaps.
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  • Avoid using earphones during the trek; this might hinder your audibility.
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  • Avoid using plastic bags and maintain the ecological balance of the destinations.
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  • In case, the trek needs to be cancelled, the authorities should be informed beforehand.
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  • Guidelines issued by the State-Government is to be followed.
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  • Social distancing to be maintained.
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  • Frequent hand sanitisation and use of mask recommended.
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  • Please provide a valid ID at the time of check-in.
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  • The exact location will be shared with you post-booking.
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  • Professional and experienced staff to cater your needs for the whole trip
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  • Neat and clean vehicle for the journey with experienced driver especially for hilly terrains

Chandrashila Trek: Cancellation Policy

  • 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 trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Chandrashila Trek: Refund Policy

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Chandrashila Trek: Booking Confirmation Policy

  • 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 before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.
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    Story by Moni Shankar

     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.

    Story by Siddhartha Goel

     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 .

    Story by Nikhil Saini

     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.

    Story by Komal Thakkar

     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.

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    Story by Ekaksh Kakkar

     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.

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    Story by Bhavani Varman

     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.

    Story by Vaijayanti Nair

     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.

    Story by Vyas Verma

     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.

    Story by Gauranga Abbott

     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.

    Story by Abani Mahajan

     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.


    People Also Ask About Chandrashila Trek

    1. What is the best time to go for Chandrashila trek?

      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

    2. What kind of fitness is required for Chandrashila trek?

      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.

    3. Is camping allowed in Chandrashila trek?

      Yes, camping is going to be a part of the Chandrashila trek. Swiss tent accommodation will be provided at Chopta during your trek.

    4. What kind of accommodations will be provided in Chandrashila 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.

    5. What is the total distance of Chopta Chandrashila trek?

      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.

    6. Will there be snow during Chopta Tungnath trek?

      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.

    7. What is the cost of Chopta Chandrashila Trek?

      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.

    8. Will there be mobile connectivity at Chopta Tungnath trek?

      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.

    9. How do you travel to Chopta for your Chopta Tungnath trek?

      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.

    10. Which type of shoes should I bring?

      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.

    11. What are the clothing and equipments that need to be carried from our end on Chandrashila trek?

      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.

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

      Veg meals along with the egg dishes and safe drinking water is provided throughout the trek.

    13. How much weight will I have to carry?

      It is advisable to carry a 6L backpack, weight to be carried will depend on your requirements and capacity.

    14. Is Tungnath temple open in December?

      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.

    15. When it gets really cold can I consume alcohol?

      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.

    16. How to go for Chopta Chandrashila trek from Delhi?

      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.

    17. How is the Chandrashila trek weather?

      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.

    18. Can we go for Chopta Chandrashila trek in April?

      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.

    19. How difficult is Chandrashila trek?

      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.

    20. How can I reach Chandrashila?

      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.

    21. Are washroom/toilet facilities available on the Chandrashila trek?

      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.

    22. Is Chandrashila trek safe?

      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. 

    23. Can we do Chandrashila trek in winters?

      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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