Chopta Tungnath Trek

Chopta Tungnath Trek

About the Destinations:

A quaint and rustic village in Uttarakhand, Tungnath is better known as the starting point of the much acclaimed Chopta Chandrashila Trek. Reaching a height of 2,680m, this picturesque hamlet is adorned with the enchanting beauty of the evergreen pine, deodar and rhododendron forests.

Be it the untouched beauty or the natural marvels around this Chopta, its myriad list of offerings and pictorial appeal has earned it the fame of being called the 'Mini Switzerland of India'. While during the summers or springs, the entire vicinity gets embraced with the charm and appeal of the exotic vegitation, during the winters, Chopta wears a thick blanket of snow that makes it even more appealing.

Duration of the Tour:

9 Nights/10 Days

Meal Types:
Vegetarian Dishes
Activities:
Trekking, Camping
Total Trekking Duration:
18-20 Hours
Maximum Altitude:
3,600m
Best time to Visit:
March-May, November-March
Difficulty Level:
Easy

Day 1 : Transfer from Delhi to Rishikesh Campsite by Bus (250 kms / 6 Hrs). Overnight stay at Camp.

Day 2 : Camp Activites & River Rafting

Day Highlights: Rock Climbing, Waterfall Trek & River Rafting (16 Kms)

Today starts with morning yoga session. After breakfast, we will go for Rock Climbing activity& waterfall trek. After lunch, we will start River rafting from Shivpuri to NIM Beach (16 Kms). Body surfing and cliff jump during rafting. In evening , we will participate in Ganga Aarti. Day ends with Camp fire. Rafting With High Class Equipment (Wetsuits, PFD, Helmets).

Day 3 : Drive from Rishikesh to Sari (6 Hours), Trek from Sari to Deoriatal (2,438m)

Day Highlights: 2 Hours Trek, Deorital Lake, Chaukhamba Peak, Sunset Views

Day Details: Your arrival in Rishikesh will be followed by a drive to Sari along the holy Ganges and Alaknanda rivers. On the way to Sari, you can also have the glimpses of the sacred towns like Rishikesh, Devprayag and Rudraprayag. Arriving in Sari, get prepared for a steady yet enthralling trek to Deorital Lake.

A picture-perfect destination for nature photography, you can also witness the magical views of the sunset from the Chaukhamba Peak during this tour. Also, during this time, the lake offers the most stunning views when the golden rays of the sun strikes its surface.

Day 4 : Trek from Deorital Lake to Chopta (3,000m)

Day Highlights: 6-7 Hours Trek, Mysterious Forests, Himalayan Range

Day Details: Waking up today morning, you will be trekking through the lush and scenic patches of pine, oaks and rhododendron forests. Stunning views of the mighty Himalayan Range and evergreen forests will keep you soaked with excitement all throughout the trek. Trekking in this region is a unique experience as the forests in this vicinity changes their colour according to the variations in temperature. The day's trek will wind up as you arrive in Chopta (3,000m).

Day 5 : Trek from Chopta - Tungnath (3400m) - Chandrashila Peak (3600m) - Chopta

Day Highlights: 6 Hours Trek, Chandrashila, Kedar and Chaukhamba Peak, Golden Breast Eagles

Day Details: A short, yet scenic trek, today's hike will take you to the holy Tungnath Temple. An ideal place to seek mental peace, this temple is popular among the locals and trekkers as well. Moving further from the temple; after a short break, you will be experiencing Chandrashila Summit trek that attains a towering height of 3,600m.

Enjoy some of the most stunning and panoramic views of the Kedar, Chaukhamba and other nearby peaks before trekking back to Chopta. While in this region, you can also witness the rare and endangered golden breasted eagles.

Day 6 : Drive from Chopta to Pahadi House, Kanatal (200km/7 Hours)

Day Highlights: Transfer from Chopta to Kanatal

Day Details: Today morning, an exciting drive through the scenic passes and terrains of Chopta will take you to Pahadi House, Kanatal. In the evening, nearby places sight seen of famous points.

Day 7 : Massoorie City Tour

Day Highlights: Massoorie, George Everest Point, Mall Road and Kempty Falls

Day Details: Today morning, we roam around Massoorie and Kanatal. In evening, we return back to Rishikesh.

Day 8 : Rishikesh City Tour

Day Highlights: The Beatles Ashram, Parmarth Niketan, Geeta Bhavan, Ram & Laxman Jhula

Day Details: Today morning, we roam around Rishikesh. We visit places like The Beatles Ashram, Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula, Parmarth Niketan, Geeta Bhavan, Chotiwala Rastaurant and many other places.

Day 9 : Neelkanth Mahadev & Back to Delhi

Day Highlights: Neelkanth Mahadev

Day Details: Today morning, we visit Neelkanth Mahadev temple. Its approx 30 kms from Rishikesh. In evening, we board a bus for Delhi.

Day 10 : Tour Ends.

Day Details: After arrival in Delhi, our memorable tour ends today.

Chandrashila Trek Route: Rishikesh - Sari - Deoriatal - Chopta - Tungnath - Chandrashila Peak - Chopta - Rishikesh

Nearest Railway Station: Rishikesh Railway Station

Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

Attractions Around: Snow Clad Peaks, Temples, High Altitude Passes

Best Season/Time: Throughout the Year

Accommodation Details: Guest House, Homestay or Camps

Meal Details: All meals during the trek (Veg)

Package Includes:
  • All accommodation during the trip.
  • Veg meals during the trip.
  • Traind and professional trek guides.
  • All rafting and safety equipments.
  • Trek equipments and charges.
  • Transportation to and fro Bhuj.
  • All permits during the trek.
  • Porter charges during the trek. (One Bag per person)
  • Package Excludes:
  • Personal expenses of any kind.
  • Personal transportation of any kind.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusion.
  • Things to Carry:
  • Warm clothes like windproof jackets, fleece/full sleeve sweater, thermals, woolen cap and socks, mittens and scarf.
  • Comfortable clothes like t-shirt, trousers or tracks.
  • Raincoat or poncho to avoid rains.
  • Walking stick or trekking pole.
  • Comfortable trekking or hiking shoes.
  • Water bottles.
  • Sunscreen lotion, lip balms, skin ointment and basic medications (or prescribed if any)
  • Torchlight or flashlights with extra number of cells and bulbs, Battery backpack for mobile and camera charging.
  • Personal toiletries and towels.
  • Advisory :
  • Pay heed to the trek guides and instructions in order to enjoy a safe and sound trek.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trip.
  • Do not disturb the local life while trekking.
  • Do not encourage trekking during the nights; this might lead to unforeseen mishaps.
  • Avoid using earphones during the trek; this might hinder your audibility.
  • Avoid using plastic bags and maintain the ecological balance of the destinations.
  • In case, the trek needs to be cancelled, the authorities should be informed beforehand.
  • Essential Info (Cancellation Policies) :
  • Cancelling the tour within 25 days results in 75% refund.
  • Cancelling the tour after 25 days and before 10 days results in 50% refund.
  • Cancelling the tour after 10 days results in 100% cancellation fees/zero refund.