Day 1 : Dehradun - Chopta / Baniyakund
[Drive : 7-8hrs]
Day 2 : Chopta - Tungnath - Chandrashila Peak - Chopta / Baniyakund
[Drive : 30mnt | Trek : 6-7hrs]
Day 3 : Chopta - Sari - Deoria Tal
[Drive : 1.5hr | Trek : 2hrs]
Day 4 : Deoria Tal - Sari - Dehradun
[Trek : 1hr | Drive : 7-8hrs]
This trip has all the Elements of a great himalayan trek for the first timers. The highest Mythological temple of lord shiva- Tungnath, the picturesque campsite at Deorital lake, Homestay in old wooden cottages and Chaukhamba peak in the background.
The Moon rock Peak of Chandrashila coupled with great flora and fauna and rear species like Monal the state bird of Uttarakhand, musk dear, snow leopard and himalayan fox in the range. The trek through thick forests of oaks and rhododendron which opens up in wide meadows offering views of the higher Himalayas. The final frontier of the Chandrashila peak offers 360degree views of Higher Himalayas- Nandadevi peak,Trishul, Kedar peak, Bandarpunch and chaukhamba peak.Set yourself for this moderate level trek made of dreamy stuff.
The trip begins from Chopta a small 4 shop town with great views and meadows we start our trek to tungnath and then to Chandrashila summit. One day 3 we move to the final leg of put trip to Deorital lake.
“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so… get on your way!” (Dr. Seuss)
We welcome you at 7:00 am at Dehradun Railway Station, Uttarakhand for our on-ward journey
Listen to music, play antakshari, chit-chat with your fellow passengers or find some other alternative to spend 8 to 9 hours in the bus. As it is a long drive to reach Sari village, we will stop at different locations for refreshment and pee break. (It is suggested not to read a book or play games on your mobile phone while hilly drives, as it can cause giddiness). Sari is a small village where you can buy tuck, toothpaste or any other basic item in case you have forgotten to carry anything
We finally get out of the bus at Sari Village and stretch a bit to begin with our two hour hike to Deoriatal. Beginning with the challenge of day 1, we climb an elevation of 440 mts approx, which is a total uphill trek. This trek shall offer you an airplane view of villages around, the fragrance of nature and real refreshment post the busy city life, that you took a break from! The hike consists of two relaxation points from where you can take pictures and loosen up your muscles
Water Point: 15 mins away from Sari, enroute Deoriatal. This will be the only water point available on this trail. Do remember to fill-in your water bottles, unless your buddy is ready to share his/her with you ;)
Well, the plan is to reach the lake side and set up a campsite here. Your Trip leader will start with a small orientation, and group introduction with the team followed by the basics of being in the wilderness, dos and don’ts of the campsite and will teach you how to fix your own tents; packing, unpacking and getting into a sleeping bag. After this the time will be spent exploring, reading book, and capturing pictures or just relax a take a dip in the nature. The night will be spent under the starry skies.
While waiting for the stars to crowd the sky, engage yourself in conversations with your fellow travelers and enjoy the first meal at our beautiful campsite
Post that, sleep well for you have a lot to look forward to
We wake-up early to welcome the morning sun in the mountains with a hot cup of tea! While the sunrise warms you up, our ventures for day two begins!!! The breakfast will be ready, waiting for you as you freshen-up
Let the birds be your morning music while you take a walk around the Deoriatal Lake, do a bit of bird watching and click pictures for your memories to always stay fresh
Post this we wrap-up things at Deorital, pack our sleeping bags, and leave the place as if no one stepped here the night before. Clean as heaven!
Today we descend to a height of 1998 mts to reach back to Sari
We witness the awesomeness as we drive through the lush green forests to reach our second campsite at Baniyakund. Keep capturing the unending views and shenanigans that will follow here
We drive up to Baniyakund at a higher altitude and cover an elevation of 602 mts
We are now 15mins away from Chopta, which is a part of the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary and a gateway to Tungnath. Also known as ‘The Mini Switzerland’ and we won’t tell you why, as we leave it for you to experience and explore. Witness the wide ranging diversity of flora and fauna, watch the birds as they tease you with their beauty, and find-out the reasons behind why Chopta is called so
Not torturing you much, tonight sleep tight on the beds in our wooden cottages!
Rise-up to today’s mountain morning, this is going to be a tough day, we have a lot to look forward to! Today we begin our trek full of tales and extended walk to a steep gradient. During this 6 kms long trek, you shall get to experience the land of legends. At 3680 mts we will be at Tungnath, one of the Panch Kedars, Tungnath is the highest Shiv Temple in the world. This gives you another reason why you should not miss on to this one!
Just trek for few more kms and we shall reach the highest destination of our trek, Chandrashila Peak. From here we get a 180 degree view of higher Himalayan peaks such as - Nanda Devi, Bandarpunch, Chaukhamba, and Kedar Peak. This is truly a picturesque and hypnotizing sight that one may have ever come across
Lose yourself in this mesmerizing beauty of nature! Capture, as much as you can. As today we are proud to have ascended to an elevation of 1400 meters
Soon, we shall descend Chandrashila and reach Augustmuni, a small village at 1000 meters above sea level. Here we get time to sink in to our journey so far. Enjoy staying at a village stay on day 3.
With a pinch of surprise, tonight is going to be special!
We wake-up to the beauty of organic farm, where you also have options of fruit plucking or getting involved in other farming activities. If only the season allows
Freshen up to have hot breakfast and wrap-up slowly as today we bid adieu to the mountains only to visit them again
Today, we drive from Augustmuni to Dehradun. Thus, bring our journey to a close...
Meals starting from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on day 4
Professional guide to ensure high safety
Morning, evening, inroute & during the trek.
Tents, sleeping bags, toilet tents and mattress
All taxes included (GST)