Chopta Tungnath

Departure Date

01th of every month

Duration

6 days

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Maximum Seats

10

Why This Trek?

The Chopta Chandrashila Trek  takes us to one of the most breathtakingly beautiful part of the Garhwal Himalayas. We start from Okhimath, and pass through Deoria tal, Chopta and Tungnath to reach the summit of Chandrashila for a great view of the Indian Himalayas.

  • DIFFICULTY : Easy.

  • MAX AlLTITUDE : 4000 Meters.

  •  BASE CAMP : Dayara Bugyal.

  • DURATION : 6 Days 5 nights.

  • BEST SEASON : November – March.

TREK FEE PER PERSON

Rs. 9000

Chandrashila Trek Cost: INR 9000 + 9% service tax (ex Haridwar).

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Maximum altitude reached on the Chopta Tungnath trek would be around 4000m at the summit of Chandrashila.  This region is a protected sanctuary for musk deer, and is rich in flora and fauna. Tungnath is famous for being the highest temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. On top of Chandrashila we will be able to see Chaukhamba, Kedarnath, Nandadevi and Trishul peaks.

Destinations Covered in Chopta Tungnath Trek : Chopta, Deoria Tal, Tungnath, Chandrashila Trek.

What’s Included :

  • Accommodation (Hotel, Camping)
  • Meals(during trek)
  • Trekking equipment
  • First aid medical kit
  • Qualified and experienced trek guide and support staff
  • Transport from Haridwar to Okhimat and return from Chopta to Haridwar as per itinerary

Brief Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila Trek Itinerary:

Day 1: Rishikesh to Rudraprayag/Devprayag
Day 2: Drive to Ukhimat. .Lunch. Trek starts at Sari village. Ends at Deoria Tal
Day 3: Trek continues from Deoria Tal to Banagher ( 5hrs approx)
Day 4: Banagher to Chopta.
Day 5: Chopta to Chandrashila and back to Chopta.
Day 6: Drive from Chopta to Rishikesh(8-9 hours).

Detailed Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila Trek itinerary

Day 1: Rishikesh to Rudraprayag/Devprayag

We depart from Rishikesh in the morning. Reach Rudraprayag/Devprayag in the evening. Overnight stay at Rudraprayag/Devprayag.

Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila Trek
Deoria Tal Trek

Day 2: Drive to Ukhimat. .Lunch. Trek starts at Sari village. Ends at Deoria Tal

We depart early for Ukhimath by road.At Ukhimat we have lunch. After lunch we take a short drive to Sari village. At Sari village we get our first experience of trekking in Uttarakhand.We pass through forests as we trek uphill to reach our destination- Deoria Tal (2400 metres). Overnight camp at Deoria Tal. Deoria Tal is a beautiful lake which gives a 300 degree panoramic view of great peaks like Chaukhamba, Nilkantha, Bandarpunch, Yellow Tooth, Kedar Range, Kalanag, etc.

Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila Trek

Day 3: Trek continues from Deoria Tal to Banagher ( 5hrs approx)

Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila Trek takes us through thickly forested areas of the Garhwal Himalayas. It takes around 5 hours to reach Banagher. Overnight camp at Banagher

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Day 4: Banagher to Chopta

Trek from Banagher to the high meadows of Chopta. Overnight camp. Chopta(2900m) known as ‘Mini Switzerland’ of the Garhwal Himalayas, is situated amidst thick forest of Pine, Deodar and Rhododendrons.

Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila Trek

Day 5: Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila Trek and back to Chopta.

 We trek to Tungnath(3680m). Tungnath is the world’s highest Shiv temple. From Tungnath we climb to the Summit of Chandrashila(3950m) and back to Chopta. At Chandrashila Trek we get a spectacular view of Nandadevi, Trishul, Kedar Peak, Chaukhamba, Bandarpunch, etc. After spending some quality time at Chandrashila Trek we descend to our camp at Chopta

Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila Trek

Day 6: Drive from Chopta to Rishikesh(8-9 hours).

We drive back from Chopta to Rishikesh(8-9 hours). At Rishikesh our Chopta Tungnath trek ends. Trekking in the Himalayas has never been so much fun!!!

Fitness Required for Chopta Tungnath Trek

At high altitude as the air gets thinner oxygen becomes less abundant.The percentage saturation of hemoglobin with oxygen determines the content of oxygen in our blood. After the human body reaches around 2,100 m (7,000 feet) above sea level, the level of oxygen in our hemoglobin begins to plummet. However, the human body has both short-term and long-term adaptations to altitude that allow it to partially compensate for the lack of oxygen.

The Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila Trek is an easy trek suitable for first time trekker with basic fitness

Trekking Experience: Ideal trek for a beginner.

Fitness Required: The Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila Trek falls in the category of easy treks. The trail is fairly laid out path and has very few steep ascends or descends. Water is available through out the trail. But still if you are thinking of your first big Himalayan trekking experience its better to be prepared. Here is the training schedule to prepare for the trek.

Our treks are generally planned in a way that on an average you have to cover around 9 Kms in 6 hours although there may be slight variation depending on the terrain. This works out to roughly 1.5km per hour which is equivalent to walking in the plains at 6km per hour.

You can train yourself to run 3 kms in 30 minutes as per the schedule given below. Remember always start your training program with stretching and warm up exercises.

Follow this training schedule for trekking fitness required.
Week 1: Start with 10 minute of brisk walk and then jog for 10 minutes and finally 10minutes of easy walk.
Week 2: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 3: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 4: 5 minutes of brisk walk and jog for 25 min and cool down your body

Things to get for Chopta Tungnath Trek

Poncho, Rain Coat or Umbrella any one is must
Backpack (Min 55 Ltrs)
Floaters or Sandals
Trekking Shoes
2 Pairs of Quick Dry Tees and Track Pants
3 Pair of Socks
Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket
One Heavy Jacket
Sun Cap
One Scarf
Light towel
Lip Balm
Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+)
Water Bottle 1 Lt
Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
Personal Toilet Kit and toilet paper
Personal Medicine Kit
Dark Sunglasses
Gloves
Trekking Pole
CAMERA with huge memory card and fully charged with extra batteries !

What is the Chopta Tungnath Trek?
Chopta Tungnath Trek is an easy high altitude trek done throughout the trek and is particularly enjoyable during winters. The trek is situated in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand.

When is the best time to go to for the Chopta Tungnath Trek?
The best time for Chopta Tungnath Trek is during the  during the months of December,January,March, April and May,September and October. But this trek can be done and is enjoyable throughout the year

How difficult is the Chopta Tungnath Trek?
Chopta Tungnath Trek is considered by comparison an easy high altitude trek. But you need to have good physical fitness to complete this trek. Doing cardio vascular exercises is very helpful for preparing for this trek.

What are the temperatures during the Chopta Tungnath Trek?
During the Chopta Tungnath Trek temperatures vary between -15 to 10 degree celcius during winters and 0 to 20 degree celcius during summers.There will be considerable variation between night and day and in the direct sun and shade, so it is important to plan accordingly.

 How much we have to trek each day?
Normally our trek are designed in such a way that we reach our camp by lunch time and on an average trekking distance is roughly 6-8 Kms each day and it takes around 6 hours by an average trekker to cover that distance.

What medicines should I carry during the trek.
Below is a list of basic medicines you should carry for a high altitude trek.
Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
Band aid – 10 stripsGauze cloth – 1 small role
Leukoplast – 1 small roll
Cotton – 1 small roll
ORS – 5 packets
Betadine cream
Moov spray

Tablets:
Crocin – 5 tablets
Avomine – 4 tablets
Avil 25mg – 4 tablets
Diamox – 15 tablets
Combiflam – 5 tablets
Disprin – 10 tablets
Norflox – 10 tablets
Digene – 10 tablets
Diamox – 10 tablets

Is Diamox advisable ?
Diamox help in acclimatization but we do not advise it please consult your Doctor before taking it.

Who will lead and who all will go along with us ?
All our treks are led by certified & Experienced Trek Leaders/Guides. We believe in sustainable adventure eco-tourism which in effect means that our teams are locally sourced. Other than a Trek lead we in our team we will have local Guides, Cook, Helpers and Porters.

How big are the groups ?
We make it a point not to have more than 15 people in a trekking group as we believe that the best way to enjoy adventure is in small sustainable groups.

What is the minimum number of Trekkers required for Fixed Departures ?
Our Fixed departures are guaranteed and a promise to our customer that even if there is a Single trekker we will proceed with the trek at a loss.

I am the only girl in a trek, is it safe ?
We generally have a ratio of Male:Female of about 2:1. Mountains on the whole are much safer than the plains. Lots of solo female trekkers join us and we make it a point that only female trekkers share the tent with other female trekkers.

What thing we need to Carry for the trek?
You can follow the list at things to carry

Can I offload my backpack on a mule/porter. What are the charges for the same.
When you are in the mountains you should be self-sufficient and  you should carry your own backpack. The charges to offload a backpack of roughly 9 kg or less is about 300 per day.

 Which type of shoes should I buy ?
Good trekking shoes  are a must for the valley of flowers Trek. Read more at “How to Buy Trekking Shoes”

How many trekkers will be in one tent ?
We generally have 3-man tents  were we accommodate anywhere between 2-3 people.

What level of fitness is expected from the trekkers
Good physical fitness as well as mental fitness is required for the Chopta Tungnath Trek. This is an ideal trek for a beginner who wants to familiarize him/herself with high altitude treks.To get into  optimum level of fitness you can go through our article How to prepare for a high altitude trek.

What is there in Food menu during a trek ?
We server wholesome and nutritious Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Evening Snacks. The food is vegetarian. Vegetarian food is preferable at high altitudes as it is easy to digest.

Is the water on the trek safe?
The advantage of trekking the Himalayas is that your trekking route is filled with fresh Himalayan streams. Your trek leader/guide will direct you to places where you can fill clean water from. We recommend this water but in case you are unsure you can carry water purifying tablets with you.

 What type of vehicles are used for transportation ?
We use Sumo/Xylo/Tempo for transportation.

What do you do if we encounter a medical emergency during the trek?
Our team at Renok is trained in handling high altitude emergencies. Apart from being trained mountaineers they bring a wealth of experience with dealing with high altitude illnesses. We carry First aid kits and oxygen cylinders with us and in case of other medical emergencies we rescue the trekker till the road head. If any additional cost of evacuation is incurred it is borne by the trekker. Also before the trek it’s your responsibility to get a medical fitness checkup by a doctor which certifies you are fit enough for this trek.

Can we change the itinerary?
Renok Adventures LLP reserves the right to change the itinerary depending upon the weather conditions and other factors. If extra cost is incurred due to rescheduling the trekker is informed beforehand and extra cost if any is borne by the trekker. Please note that we operate treks in some of the most remote regions and harshest conditions where unforeseen events may force us to change the itinerary. In such cases, we or your trek leader will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.

Can you customize the Chopta Tungnath Trek?
Yes Chopta Tungnath Trek can be customised, if you would like to travel independently, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time for any number of people. The Cost for private customized  trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style.

What if a trek is cancelled at the last moment due to ‘force majeure’?
All the arrangements for the tour are pre-planned and prepaid.
We will offer you alternate trek options of similar value depending upon the weather conditions if a trek is cancelled due to ‘force majeure’. In case of non-completion of the tour due to any reason whatsoever there will not be any refund for any unutilized services.

What is your Cancellation Policy
Up to 24 Days :- 95% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-24 Day :- 70% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-08 Days :- 50% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Less than 7 Days :- No refund

What is your Rescheduling  Policy ?
We will reschedule your trek without any extra charge if this is conveyed to us in writing ateast 1 month before the trek starting date.
Between 07-24 Days before start of the trek :- 30% of Trek/Tour cost  will be charged for rescheduling.
Less than 7 days:- 100% of Trek/Tour cost  will be charged for rescheduling.

Getting There Chopta Tungnath Trek

Haridwar
Haridwar is the base location for our Chopta Tungnath Trek. Our meeting point in Haridwar is railway station. We will pick you up at 6:00 AM in the morning and start the drive to Uttarkashi. The entire drive from Haridwar to Uttarkashi takes around 8 Hours.

Reaching Haridwar by Flights
Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Haridwar and is situated 36 Kms from Haridwar. Taxis are easily available from Jolly Grant Airport to Haridwar.

Reaching by train
Haridwar is well connected by railway network with major destinations of India because it’s a major pilgrim centre.

Following is the list of useful trains to reach Haridwar from Delhi:
12017  DEHRADUN SHTBDI
19565  UTTARANCHAL EXPRESS
22659  DEHRADUN EXPRESS
14309  UJJAINI EXPRESS
14317  IND DDN EXPRESS
12055  DDN JANSHTBDI
12687  DEHRADUN EXPRESS
14041  MUSSOORIE EXPRESS
12205  NANDA DEVI EXPRESS

For exact timings & Schedule of trains please check the Indian Railway official site.

Reaching Haridwar by Road (Bus)
Haridwar is well connected with comfortable Volvo buses run by government and private operators. You can catch luxury and normal buses to Haridwar which are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate.

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AVAILABLE DATES

  • 07 Oct to 19 Oct 2016 (Open)

  • 17 Oct to 24 Oct 2016 (Open)

  • 07 Oct to 19 Oct 2016 (Open)

  • 17 Oct to 24 Oct 2016 (Open)

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Here’s a short itinerary of Chopta Tungnath Trek:

Day 1: Rishikesh to Rudraprayag/Devprayag
Day 2: Drive to Ukhimat. .Lunch. Trek starts at Sari village. Ends at Deoria Tal
Day 3: Trek continues from Deoria Tal to Banagher ( 5hrs approx)
Day 4: Banagher to Chopta.
Day 5: Chopta to Chandrashila and back to Chopta.
Day 6: Drive from Chopta to Rishikesh(8-9 hours).

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18 Reviews
  • KOUSIK PAUL
    July 23, 2016

    Sir,

    This is to inform you that I am interested at chandrashila trekking in the month of October. So that request you to send the details of the dates cost of packages. And also confirm that whether you allow a single person or not, actually as a solo-trekker I would like to join your group.

    Thanking you,
    KOUSIK PAUL,
    West Bengal
    PH. No.-9874402868

  • Shruti
    March 28, 2016

    Hi Rohan

    I trekked with you last summer to Hampta in June. Im looking to do Tungnath in APril/May. ANy leads?

    • Rohan Jain
      March 30, 2016

      Hey Shruti,

      Have sent you the details on mail.

    • Shubhi
      May 20, 2016

      Hey! I’m interested in this Trek and planning in June. Please let me know the details.

      Thanks!

  • Ajith
    December 7, 2015

    I need details completely, i am planing with friends i am based in Bangalore how do i get there ?

    • Rohan Jain
      December 8, 2015

      Hey Ajith,

      Have sent you the details via mail.

  • Sudarsan Bose
    March 27, 2015

    Hi,

    I am interested about Chopta – chanrashila trek in April 2015. If there is any departure in this month , please let me know the cost. I am a solo traveler., will be traveling from Kolkata.

    Thanks.

    Sudarsan.

    • March 27, 2015

      Hi Sudarsan,
      We don’t have fixed departure in April.
      You can join Dodital Trek starting from 13th April.

  • October 9, 2014

    Please also share the batch details of Tugnath trek for the month of November

    • Rohan1188
      October 11, 2014

      Mail Sent to your mail Id

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