The Chopta Chandrashila trek 2017, which can be journeyed all throughout the year, is considered as one of the best moderate treks in the Indian Himalayan region. If you are looking for chopta tungnath chandrashila trek Package then your search ends here. Aahvan Adventure is one of the best Adventure Travel Trips providing company in India located in Ahmedabad.
If you are looking for a short getaway amid the Himalayan range, with no civlization around you, the Chandrashila Peak Trek is the most ideal trek for you. Set in the Garhwal Himalayas, the trek is in a protected area which means there is minimal civilization and lots and lots of flora and fauna to explore. In the first leg of the trek we hike up to Deoriatal. This is a beautiful lake at an altitude of 2438 m and has captivating surroundings with forests all around. The Chaukhamba peak feels like it is an arm’s length away and the reflection of the mighty peak in the crystal clear waters of the lake creates a beautiful effect. The story associated with this scenic place is that when the Pandavas were in exile and were hiding from the Kaurava king, Duryodhan, they stopped nearby for a rest. When their mother Kunti felt thirsty, one by one four of her sons went to fetch water from this lake but died, as they could not answer the question put forth to them by the Yaksha Devta who resided here. When the eldest son’s Yudishtra’s turn came, he answered all questions correctly and with the result the dead brothers also came back to life. Here we will camp by the lakeside and enjoy the star spangled sky in the night.
|COST OF THE TRIP||Rs. 8,450/- Per Person (Sharing Basis) + Rs. 2,100/- Transport (Haridwar to Trek & Return)|
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Haridwar to Haridwar|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at Haridwar on 7 a.m.|
We will meet at Haridwar Railway Station at 7:00 am and then head for a long drive uptill the Kund. We will be driving, for the most part, along the Ganga and Alaknanda rivers, driving through Rishikesh, Devprayag and Rudraprayag, before we take the turn for the Mandakini valley. At dusk we will take a short hike to stretch our muscles and gear up for the trek tomorrow before we settle in for an overnight stay at the lodge.
Our trek will begin with a walk through a few villages and a small temple town, Ukhimath, after which we will make our way through an enchanting mixed forest, abundant in bird life. After a hike, which is mostly uphill, we will reach Deoriatal lak by afternoon, spend the rest of day exploring the calm surroundings, bird watching and clicking a good many photographs. Overnight stay in tents.
A series of ascents and descents will follow after we walk on a ridge and although it will be gradual, it will be a lot of fun as we encounter mixed forests with oaks, pines, rhododendrons, etc. Today, we also get a view of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks. On reaching our destination for the day, Chopta, we will relax. The sunset at Chopta is a photographer’s paradise so keep your camera handy! Overnight stay in tents.
A short and scenic, but difficult climb, up the slopes of the meadow will take us to Tungnath temple. The most striking views at Tungnath temples are the golden meadows and a panoramic view of the lofty mountains and valleys. We will do a quick stop for refreshment and rest and then resume our trek to reach the summit of the Chandrashilla peak which rests at an altitude of 4000 m. Our efforts to reach the summit will be rewarded with a glorious sight of the most majestic of the Himalayan peaks – namely, Nanda Devi, Trishul, Chaukhamba, etc.Your mind will work as quick as your photograph as it will store all these unforgettable memories. After a while, we will head back to Chopta, get into our vehicles and ride for an hour to reach Kund where we will refresh ourselves with a shower and hot dinner. Overnight stay at the lodge.
|Shirts / T-shirts – 2/3, Jeans / Trekking Pants – 2|
|Windproof jacket of decent quality (preferably with a hood)|
|Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater|
|Thermal inner wear (upper & lower), Scarf/muffler (optional)|
|Woolen cap, Woollen gloves, Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)|
|Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)|
|Raincoat / Poncho, Small light weight towel|
|Water bottle (sturdy ones, no empty Bisleri bottles!!)|
|Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face|
|Sun glasses, Walking stick / Trekking pole|
|Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)|
|Medicines, if requiring any specific medication|
|Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm|
|Books, if you like reading|
|Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day|
|Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)|