Scenic camping destination that we are covering in this trip is Deoriatal. Deoriatal is a pristine lake situated at a height of 2400 meters. The site is best known for the breathtaking views of Chaukhamba peaks and its reflections in the lake.
Chopta is also the starting point of treks to Tungnath, which is the world's highest Shiva temple and Chandrashila peak.
Drive from Delhi to Sari via Rishikesh
Assemble at either Akshardham Metro Station or ISBT Kashmere Gate at 9 PM. Sari is 450 km away from Delhi and it takes around 14 hours to reach the village. We have our dinner near Modinagar and take the next halt at Rishikesh. From Rishikesh, get ready for an 8 hours mountain drive.
Arrive in Sari and Trek to Deoriatal
We drive through Meerut, Muzzafaragar, Roorkee, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Devprayag, Srinagar and Rudraprayag. Amidst the way, don't forget to take the picture at confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers at Devprayag. From Rudraprayag, we take the route to Kedarnath and drive towards Sari village via Agastyamuni and Chandrapuri. We reach Sari by afternoon and after having lunch there, we start our trek to Deoriatal.
Trek to Deoriatal is a short trek of about 2.5 km. The trail is mild steep and it usually takes 2 hours to reach the lake. After a trek of about 1 km, turn around and enjoy the bird’s eye view of Sari village. The trail passes through the scenic forest of Rhododendron and Oak. After reaching the lake, relax and explore the surroundings. The lake is girded by forest and meadows. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Trek from Deoriatal to Chopta
Wake up early and enjoy the sunrise at Deoriatal. The Chaukhamba massif looks magnificent during sunrise. After breakfast, we start our trek to Chopta. The trek from Deoriatal to Chopta is 14 km long. The trail passes through dense forest of Oak and Rhododendron. The complete trail is a mixed of uphill, downhill and flat land. It takes around 7-8 hours to reach Chopta. Dinner and overnight stay in camps.
Trek from Chopta to Chandrashila via Tunganath and back
Wake up and get ready for the most important day of your trek. We start our trek to Chandrashila at around 8 AM. The trek from Chopta to Chandrashila is 5 km in distance. Amidst the way, explore the world's highest lord shiva temple, which is Tungnath situated at 3680 meters above the sea level. The trail till Tungnath is well paved and mild uphill. Further from Tungnath, it gets little steeper. It takes around 3 hours to reach Tunganth temple from Chopta and another 1 hour to reach Chandrashila summit from Tunganth temple.
The summit of Chandrashila is standing at an altitude of 4000 meters above the sea level. It offers perfect panoramic views of all the remarkable peaks of Uttarakhand such as Kedarnath, Gangotri, Chaukhamba, Nanda Devi, Trishul, etc. After spending around 1 hour above, we start our downhill trek towards Chopta. It takes around 3 hours to get down.
We leave Chopta and start our drive towards Rishikesh. We retrace the same route and reach Rishikesh by late evening.
Reach Delhi by early morning next day.
Accommodation at Camps
Meals during the trek
Trekking guide for trekking.
Exclusive Non-AC Vehicle dedicated for the Group during entire Tour (depending on group size)
Vehicle type: Tempo Traveler / Taxi / Volvo
Driver Allowances, toll taxes, parking, state taxes.
All Applicable Taxes
Any meals during travel from New Delhi to Chopta and vice versa.
Any expenses for optional activities or tickets, unless quoted in Inclusions.
Insurance, Items of personal nature like porterage, tips, laundry etc
Any Entry Fees
Any additional expenses caused by disturbance in trip program due to circumstances like weather conditions, sickness, natural disasters, riots etc.
Any additional expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like cancellation / roadblocks / landslides / strike or any other natural causes out of human control or any emergency evacuation expenses.
Anything not mentioned in Inclusions
Any kind of Expense for Loss / Misplaced / Theft of personal belongings.