- Banana Ride
- Bungee Jumping
- Fishing Tours
- Flying Fox
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Jeep Safari
- Mountain Biking
One of the most gorgeous trek in Garhwal Himalayas, Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila trek is a delight to all types of travellers, be it bird watchers or mountain seekers or nature seekers. You name it and some or the other part of Chopta trek would have it. The summit climb and forest trails are unmatched. The colourful rhododendrons and the various species of birds would make you want to stay a little longer than you planned.
Even though Tungnath trek can be done all year long with each season adding a uniqueness to this trek, the best time to visit are March and April as the forest is in its full bloom at this time. Starting from Deoriatal, it has one of the beautiful forest trails amongst all the treks there are. The section between Deoriatal lake and Bhrujgali has numerous variety of jungles that you will be stunned that so many varieties of forests actually exist.
While climbing up to Chandrashila, all the summits of Eastern and Western Uttarakhand would pop up one by one. And when we say all, it literally means all. There is no other trek where all of these peaks are approachable so closely from a single peak.
A special mention to the bird lovers, you do not need to travel all the way to Sikkim or to Goechala, as Deoriatal has more birds to witness in a single day that you probably see in the entire Goechala trek. So what are you waiting for, keep calm and take up this trek.
Day 1 Rishikesh to Rudraprayag/Devprayag
We depart from Rishikesh in the morning. Reach Rudraprayag/Devprayag in the evening. Overnight stay at Rudraprayag/Devprayag.
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.
Day 3 Trek continues from Deoria Tal to Banagher ( 5hrs approx)
This trek takes us through thickly forested areas of the Garhwal Himalayas. It takes around 5 hours to reach Banagher. Overnight camp at Banagher.
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.
Day 5 Chopta to Chandrashila 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 we get a spectacular view of Nandadevi, Trishul, Kedar Peak, Chaukhamba, Bandarpunch, etc.
Day6 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!!!