Chandrashila Trek is undoubtedly one of the most attempted treks in the Uttarakhand region. The trek is between easy to moderate and is the best trek for beginners and mountain lovers. Chandrashila Trek offers a beautiful view of some mighty himalayan peaks like Chaukhamba, Mt. Trishul, Mt. Nanda Ghunti, Mt. Kamet, Kedarnath, Kedar Dome, Mt. Thalaysagar, Bandarpoonch, the Gangotri ranges and many more.
Chandrashila Trek is a great choice for beginners. Along with Chandrashila Trek, there are other trek options like Kedarkantha Trek, Valley of Flowers, Brhamatal Trek, in Uttarakhand, Brighu Lake Trek, Kareri Lake Trek, Prashar Lake Trek, _in Himachal Pradesh or Sham Valley Trek in Ladakh.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
We will meet at Haridwar railway station and start the drive to Sari. Throughout the drive, we will be driving next to several rivers like Ganges, Alaknanda, Bhagirathi and their confluences and reach Ukhimath. It will take about 30-40 minutes from Ukhimath to reach Sari. It is a beautiful small village with a few Homestay options. After a quick bite in Sari, we will start our trek to Deoriya Tal. It is a continuous ascend through a paved trail. After reaching the top, we will pitch our camps by the lake and relax.
We will start our trek to Chopta today. After having a nice nutritional meal, we will start for Chopta campsite. Through dense forests with alpine trees and meadows, we will make our way to Chopta. It will be a gradual ascend and descend today.
We reach Chopta and camp for the night. The view from the campsite here is maigcal as we camp at a mountain top.
Overnight in Tents
We will start early today towards the Chandrashila summit. Making our way through Tungnath temple which is also the highest Shiva temple and one of the the kedars (holy place for Hindus). We will be surrounded by huge peaks around us which will be snow claded. It will be a continuous ascend but it is fairly easy.
We will spend 30 minutes at the Chandrashila summit. It will take about 1-2 hours from Tungnath temple to reach the summit. We will have a complete 360 degree view of some of the most famous peaks of higher Himalayas like Bandarpoonch, Meru, Chaukhamba and Kedar peaks. We will retrace our steps and reach the Chopta campsite.
Overnight in camps.
Drive back from Chopta to Haridwar. The drive back is equally fun. Both head and heart are full of those picturesque memories.