Trek through deep snow, through snow laden thick oak forests and across snow fields. The route is an easy trek in summer time, but in winter it can be a challenge. The temperatures might be sub-zero. You should have basic fitness, willingness to walk and a strong will power to fight all odds of nature.Once we make the top in time it will provide a magnificent view of the Great Garhwal Himalayas range. In winters this area is isolated so it makes a big chance to spot the wildlife of the Himalayas.
Chandrashila Trek is one of the popular trek that can be undertaken round the year, in Garhwal Himalayas except during heavy snowing months of December and January. Chandrashila summit is a rock face above the temple of Tungnath, the highest of all the temples in the Himalayas. It is a short but rigorous hike beyond the temple. The Chandrashila summit affords the most beautiful view of the Nanda Devi, Trishul, Kedar Peak and Chaukhamba peaks.
Area :- Garhwal Himalayas
Trip Duration :- 5 Night / 6 Days
Trip Grade :- Moderate to Strenuous
Highest Point :- 4000 mts.
Highest Camping Point :- 2400 mts.
Best Time :- May to June and Sept to Oct
Day 01: Drive Rishikesh – Ukhimath (1400 mts, 185 kms/6-7 hrs)
After breakfast we start drive to Ukhimath via, Devprayag (Confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi, from Devprayag the Holy River Ganges start), and Rudraprayag (Confluence of Alaknanda andMandakini River). We stop for lunch enroute. We continue our drive and arrive at Ukhimath by evening. Check into the Guest House. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 02: Trek Ukhimath – Deoriatal (2438 mts, 8-9kms.)
In the morning we can see the Snow Clapped Himalayan Ranges. After breakfast we start trek to The Lake Deoria Tal through dense forest of Rhododendron and lots of wild flowers and ferns. The trek will take 5- 6 hrs to reach Deoria Tal Lake. Upon arrival at Deoria Tal set out the tents for overnight stay.
Day 03: Trek Deoria Tal – Sari – Chopta (2900 mts, 13kms.)
Wake up early morning to capture the Beautiful Views of the Peak Kedarnath and Chaukhamba group of peaks with their reflection in the Lake. After breakfast we trek down to Sari village (3 kms) and from here we trek to Chopta through dense forest and meadows, with packed lunch. Upon arrival at Chopta set out your tents for overnight stay. In the evening explore the magnificent views of the Himalayas.
Day 04:- Layover Day
Day to relax and get ready for the next day summit to the Top. Overnight in camp.
Day 05: Trek Chopta –Tungnath (3680 mts) – Chandrashila (4000mts.)- Chopta
Wake up call very early morning and start hiking up to Chandrasilla Top via Tungnath Temple. Tungnath is situated at the height of 3680 mts from the sea level, the highest Lord Shiva Shrine in India. Once we reach to the temple the way would appear like a near climb. Negotiating a steep gulley right in the beginning, and thereafter a continuous climb to reach the peak of Chandrashila which offers a 360 degree of view of Garhwal Himalayan Peaks. Later trek back to Chopta for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 06: Drive Chopta – Rishikesh (185 kms/7-8 hrs)
After an early breakfast we drive back to Rishikesh. Lunch enroute. Upon arrival at Rishikesh trip concludes.
1 – 2 pax : Rs. 40000/- per person
3 – 4 pax : Rs. 37000/- per person
5 – 8 pax : Rs. 34000/- per person
9 – 12 pax : Rs. 30500/- per person
Transportation during the trip ( Rishikesh to Rishikesh)
Meals ( 1st day dinner till last day lunch)
Accommodation ( On road trip Guest house and on trek in dome tents on twin share basis)
National park trekking permits and camping fees
Professional trekking guide and staff
Porters and ponies
Any kind of Insurances
Any kind of medical, hospitals and emergency, rescue evacuation expenses.
Any kind of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
Any kind of personal expenses
Any kind of stay in Rishikesh
Any meals on road trip
Any kind of those expenses which are not of trip nature.
Any personal porters and ponies