Chopta trek is known for its scenic beauty. It passes through some beautiful forests and affords excellent views of the snow peaks. The trek gives you the opportunity to visit the 1000-year-old Tungnath temple, which is the highest shrine of Lord Shiva. It is one of the panch-kedars and is believed to have been built by Arjuna himself. Chandrashila is famous for its breathtaking 360-degree view of the Himalayan ranges. It is one of the few peaks that can also be climbed in the winter months.
Total Duration : 4Nights/5Days
Region : Garhwal
Maximum Altitude : 3925 m/ 12850 ft
Grade: Easy tp ModerateBest Season : Throughout the Year(Except Monsoons)
Accommodation : Organised Camp Sites
Food : Nutritious Vegetarian Food on Trek
Total Distance : 34 km
Day 01 : DEHRADOON TO DEORIA TAL (240kms) â€“ Approx 8 hrs drive
We start early from Dehradun and reach deoria taal by evening. Deoria Tal is a small lake with two tea shops around it. The views of the mountain ranges from here are fabulous. The beauty of the view generally intensifies in the morning, when the clouds have cleared to offer unreal views of the hills. Overnight in tents.
Day 02 : DEORIA TAL TO CHOPTA - 12km (5hrs)
Post breakfast we start to Chopta. Today is a fairly level walk through some beautiful forest and meadows. If you are trekking in the winter months, expect some snow in the shadow areas. There are two camping options, either camp short of Chopta near a steam, or at the meadows below the shops at Chopta. . Overnight in tents.
Day 03 : CHOPTA TO TUNGNATH TEMPLE (3400m) TO CHANDRASHILA (3925m) AND RETURN TO CHOPTA (2347m) 15KM ( 8 hrs)
Form the picturesque environs of Chopta; take the path through the arch leading up to the temple. Tungnath is a short 3 km trek from Chopta. The temple is only visible in the last few hundred metres. Head up past the temple to the peak. Enjoy the beautiful 360-degree views, before heading down Chopta again and finally to Duggalbitta. In winters, when it snows, the small town of Chopta is deserted and even the tea shops will be shut. Overnight in tents.
Your White Peaks Adventures ends here.
Transport can be arranged by White Peaks Adventures for you with an additional amount of Rs 2200 , Dehradun to Dehradun.
The itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. What we offer here is a combination of tea house and camping trekking which can be modified as well. E-mail us for any customisation or special services required.
Though we call every trekker post booking for packing guidelines as per the current weather,here are some mandates to remember:
Backpack (40-60 litres)
1 Down Jacket
2 Trek pants
2 cotton t-shirts
1 pair of Thermals
Balaclava / Monkey Cap
Socks (4-6 pairs)
Optional Trekking pole
Two Water Bottles
Medical Certificate issued not more than 25 days from the start of trek
Original and photocopy of government photo identity card
Certified mountaineering guide from White Peaks Adventures.
Skilled local staff who has ample knowledge of the route.
Vegetarian meals on the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Cooks/Helper and other requisite staff.
Porters/mules for carrying common equipments (like rations/tents/utensils/)
Equipments – Tents on sharing basis / Sleeping bags / Sleeping Mats
Basic First aid Kit with portable oxygen cyclinder.
Forest Permits and camping charges.
Personal Porters for carrying trekker’s backpacks
Personal trekking equipments – like trekking poles or sleeping bag liners
Personal insurance or cost of emergency evacuation
Purchases of personal natures (like mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages/chocolates/dry fruits etc)
Food to/from the trailhead.
Planning is done well in advance. To make your trip hassle-free & smooth arrangements are made in prior. Cancellation policy is as follows:
For Fix Departures , check out the policies in Fix Departure Section
Cancellations prior to 30 days from date of departure: 100% Refund
Cancellations between 20 days to 29 days prior to date of departure: 75% Refund
Cancellations between 10 days to 19 days prior to date of departure : 50% Refund
Cancellations 9 days prior to date of departure : No Refund