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Chandrashila Trek is one of the best Treks one can go for in winters. The trek is between easy to moderate and is the best trek for beginners and mountain lovers. Chandrashila Trek gives a clear view of some great Himalyan Peaks including Bandarpoonch, Kedar, Chaukhamba peaks and many more. In winters, one passes through a series of beautiful meadows covered in Snow. The view throughout the trek is breath taking until you reach the Summit of Chandrashila.
The first night of the Chandrashila Winter Trek is at Deoriya Tal (2438 Meters). Sari which serves as the base location for Deoriya Tal, is a beautiful small village with humble people.
It is in Sari one can also take a pony to go up to Deoriya Tal Trek. It is a quick 1-2 hours trek up to the Tal. Deoriya Tal is a camping location with beautiful meadows surrounding the lake (Tal) with Forests all around.
Deoriya Tal has a mythological relevance as well. It is here when Kunti (the mother of the pandavas) felt thirsty and while the four younger brothers lost their lives as they could not answer the questions asked by Yaksha Devta (The keeper of the lake) And then when Yudhishtra succeeded he got all his brother back.
We will camp here for the night and enjoy the clear sky and a starry night. The early morning view of Chaukhamba peaks will be beyond imagination.
The next on the trip will be camping in the meadows in chopta chandrashila trek region. This will be the most beautiful night of your life if you are a nature/mountain lover. Depending on the weather we will plan our ascent. It will be a moderate 2-4 hours trek up and back to our camp location.
While going up, you will be surrounding by thick layer of snow. It will be a majestic view. On the way up to Chandrashila Trek, you will first go through the Tungnath Temple. Tugnath temple is the highest Shiva temple in the world. It is also one of the Kedars. Goes without saying, it also has a mythological relevance.
As we pass the Tungnath temple, we are just about 1 km before the Chandrashila summit trek. The trek is quite steep but the Peak is in sight and invites the Trekker.
As soon as one reached the top, it is magical all around. On a clear day Bandarpoonch, Kedar, Chaukhamba peaks are visible. In fact there are five more peaks that are visible on a clear day.
After spending some time at the top, we start our descent and quickly reach back the camping location. Here we explore the meadows around and have an easy time.
Itinerary: Day 1:
Meet and greet at Rishikesh and start the drive to Sari. The drive today will be about 7-8 hours but it is beautiful all throughout. We drive along different Rivers (Ganga, Bhagirathi, Alaknanada) and confluences to reach Unkhimath. Sari is not far away from Unkhimath. After reaching sari we take a quick trek uphill and reach Deoriya Tal. It is here we camp for the day. Unwind in the beautiful meadows by the lake. Overnight in tents.
Wake up to a mesmerizing Sunrise and start our trek to Chopta. It is a gradual trek and passes through fine alpine meadows and forests. It is great for photographers as well.
We reach Chopta and camp for the night. The view from here is majestic.
Overnight in Tents
We start our trek to Chandrashila summit. We see the snow clad mountains and everything around us is white. The trek is moderate and the beauty around it makes it an experience of a lifetime.
We reach Tungnath temple and after paying a visit to Lord Shiva move ahead to Chandrashila Summit. It will not take long from Tungnath temple to reach the summit. We reach the top of summit and spend some time here just to look around and see the nighty Bandarpoonch, Kedar, Chaukhamba peaks. It is a thing of a lifetime. We start our descent after summiting and reach back camps at Chopta.
Overnight in camps.
Drive back from Chopta to Rishikesh. The drive back is equally fun. Both head and heart are full of those picturesque memories.
2 guide for the group of maximum 12-14 trekkers. Generally it is 1 guide to about 6 members.
This ensures high safety standard which is the priority for us.
All our guides are professionally trained with many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.
Accommodation in (dome tents) camps throughout. On twin/triple sharing basis.
Clean sleeping bags
Toilet Tents (2) with portable toilet arrangements
All Meals -starting from the beginning till the end. Highly nutritious vegetarian meals.
Forest, camping, trekking charges and licenses
Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag
Any meals/services not mentioned above
Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
We believe in absolute comfort wherever possible. Our transport fleet includes good quality Innovas, Boleros, Xylos and Scorpios.
Payment to be made by Bank Transfer/Cheque/DD in favour of M/S Wanderers. payable at New Delhi/Gurgaon or online through our payment gateway Payment for this trip will not be adjusted against any future trips
(45 Days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
30-45 Days: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
15-30 Days: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
15 Days: No refund
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