Trekking at Chopta, Uttarakhand

Ravers Expeditions
  • 4 days
    (Duration)
  • Easy
    (Difficulty)
  • 4.9
    (Rating)
  • Hilly
    (Terrain)

Trekking at Chopta is a popular trek that can be undertaken round the year, except during the heavy snowing month of December and January.



Description

Region:Garhwal Himalayas

Altitude:4000 mts/13415 ft

Season:Round the year

Trekking Routes:Haridwar - Ukhimath - Deoriatal - Chopta

Chandrashilla Summit is a rock face above the temple of Tungnath, the highest of all the temples in the Himalayas.


Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Drive Rishikesh- Sari Our trek begins from Rishikesh. after breakfast we drive for a good 7-8 hours to reach Sari. The drive, though long is beautiful as we drive along the Ganga, Alaknanda and Mandakani rivers. Enroute we stop at Deoprayag which is another important Hindu site, known for the confluence of two distinct colored Bhagiati and Alaknanada Rivers, which then flows down as the Ganga. Once in Sari, we trek for a short while to the beautiful Himalyan Lake, Deorital. This trek does not take long but is steep, often giving a good view of sorrunding village . You can take the day off to explore the area around and then retire to your cozy tents after a good, wholesome dinner.

  • Day 2

    Trek Devariyatal - Chopta (3000m) 6-7 hrs. The trail goes through the dense forest and stays on the ridge all the way to Tali. From here we descend for a while to cross a stream and then climb up gradually to reach Chopta, located in an idyllic setting having beautiful meadows and is surrounded by dense forests.

  • Day 3

    Trek Chopta - Tungnath (3680m) - Chandrashilla Top (4130m) - Chopta. Start early in the morning and climb up to the temple of Tungnath and beyond. Tungnath, one of the Shiva temples is the highest temple in Garhwal and has definitely a certain mystical/religious aspect which is quite based on the spectacular surrounding and views from there. iews which go far beyond the simple "view of mountains". The summit of the Chandrashilla peak provides a breathtaking 360 degree view.

  • Day 4

    Drive Chopta - Rishikesh (6-7 hrs) Morning after breakfast board our waiting vehicle and drive back to Rishikesh. Tour terminates upon arrival in Rishikesh.


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