The Deoriatal-Chandrashila Trek takes you via Deoriatal Lake, Chopta, Tungnath, and Chandrashila Peak in Uttarakhand. You might begin on this short trip to rejuvenate yourself with nature's graceful offers of relaxing climate, various bird species, rich woods with maple, rhododendron, and oak trees, and stunning vistas of all the major mountains of Western and Eastern Uttarakhand. Standing on the pinnacle of Chandrashila is a gift. This five-day itinerary is unparalleled in terms of natural beauty, adrenaline challenges, time efficiency, and convenience.
The Deoriatal Lake would enchant you with its beauty, and you'd be able to witness animals and birds sipping and slurping its glistening water. While the trek to Chopta is all about lush meadows and highland residences amid the Himalayan ranges, the additional track leads to the Tungnath peak, which stands at around 12,073 feet. Tungnath also has the world's tallest Lord Shiva shrine. The Deoriatal-Chandrashila walk is best done after the monsoon season, when the snow-capped mountains allow you to appreciate and enjoy the bliss of eternity.
The journey is very straightforward in terms of difficulty, while some abrupt climbs and harsh terrain may occasionally put your hiking abilities to the test. The hike to the peak of Chandrashila, at around 13000 feet, is the final stage of your upward trip, after which you will return to Chopta, the base camp. This five-day journey would need over 30 kilometres of walking, and with the pleasant weather in this location, one can always anticipate to have a good time.
Best Time to Visit: The Deoriatal-Chandrashila Trek is open all year. Summers (April-May) and winters are the best times to visit Chandrashila (October-December). The best time to walk to Chandrashila Peak on snow is from January to March.
Reach Sari, the Deoriatal-Chandrashila trek's base camp. Transport will be provided at an extra cost from the Dehradun Railway Station at 06:30 AM. The taxi costs Rs. 5,500/- each car. During the journey, you will travel through Rishikesh, the Yoga Capital of the World and a spiritual town, as well as Devprayag, where the rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi meet to make the Ganga. The river will keep you company throughout, and you will arrive in Sari by 6:00 p.m. for an overnight stay at a Guest House/Camp/Home Stay. Explore the hamlet and learn a few words of the local language; this is welcomed and frequently results in getting more out of the trip. To respect the locals, ask for permission before taking photographs. Enjoy the places you visit, but try to leave them in better condition than you found them.
The first day is the easiest and shortest day of the climb, with mixed ascends and descents with a 3 kilometre hike that should take around 2-3 hours to reach Deoriatal. Continue going uphill after passing through lush thickets teeming with many bird species. As soon as you view the lake, you will notice a wonderful reflection of the entire surrounds in the pristine water of this lake. In the lake's background, a magnificent view of the Chaukhamba massifs is shown. Deoriatal Lake is also known as "two worlds in one," with the one being the real world and the second being the lake's reflection of the gorgeous surrounds. Set up camp in the comfort of your own home and enjoy a good night's sleep.
This is the longest day of the walk, with rolling terrain beginning with gentle ascents and then quick descents; it takes roughly 7-8 hours to reach Chopta village. The trek today will acquaint you with Mount Kedar and the Chaukhamba massif Summit, which will rise near to you as you go. It will be through deep forests of the Kedarnath Sanctuary's oldest oak, maple, and rhododendron trees and route travels to Chopta through Rohini Bugyal's meadow may be quite an experience amid the wonderful weather. At the same time, the surrounding gorgeous snow-clad mountains will give a lovely backdrop to this enthralling journey. You could be lucky and glimpse a beautiful indigenous bird called Monal. After a hard day, spend the night here to recharge your batteries for the next day's walk.
This spectacular walk will come to an end on the final day of hiking. Get up early in the morning, ideally before sunrise, to enjoy a sunrise vista from Tungnath and the Chandrashila summit. Beginning at Chopta, you will arrive to Tungnath, a sacred site with a temple devoted to Lord Shiva and one of the Panch Kedar. It also has the world's tallest Lord Shiva shrine. When you get at Tungnath Temple, take some time to enjoy the grandeur of the building and the hard effort put in by the Artisans who created it millennia ago when there were no modern tools or facilities accessible in the most remote corner of the planet. Climb to Chandrashilla, which forms the background of Tungnath Temple on the eastern side, for a 360° vista of the snow-clad peaks of Chaukhamba, Bandarpoonch, and Kedar. The distance is around 1 km and it takes about an hour to get to the summit from here. The ascent is not particularly steep, but the altitude makes speedy progress to the peak challenging. The entire journey is breathtakingly lovely, as are the vistas. This very easy journey will allow you to experience the natural grandeur of the Himalayas while having a fantastic time in nature's home. This dangerous day concludes as you return to your base camp in Chopta for the night.
Early in the morning, depart from Chopta for the Haridwar Railway Station. By late evening, you should be at Haridwar. Transport from Chopta will be supplied at an extra expense at 06:30 AM. The taxi costs Rs. 5,500/- each car.
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