Chopta Chandrashila

5 Days

Treknical Details

  • Rishikesh
  • 12,100 ft
  • Winter Trek (Mid Nov - Mid Feb); Spring Trek (Mid Feb - Mid Apr); Summer Trek (Mid Apr - June); Autumn Trek (Sep - Mid Nov)
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 30 km
  • All Meals Included
  • 7
  • 65


Chopta Chandrashila, the celestial world where nature’s wonders beckon at every turn, invites you on an unforgettable journey. Commencing in the charming hill town of Chopta, nestled amidst the verdant expanse of Uttarakhand’s Garhwal region, this trek unveils captivating landscapes as you ascend – from lush meadows to dense forests and snow-draped peaks.

The trek’s highlight lies in the revered Chandrashila Peak, offering awe-inspiring panoramic vistas of the majestic Himalayas, including the towering Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Chaukhamba peaks. From the summit, witness the enchantment of a sunrise that bathes the sky in shades of gold and orange.

With a moderate level of challenge and a total duration spanning 5 days, this trek suits both newcomers and experienced trekkers alike. Revel in the thrill of camping beneath a star-studded canopy and lose yourself in the serenity of the Himalayan wilderness. The Chopta Chandrashila trek guarantees an invigorating fusion of adventure, spirituality, and natural beauty that will leave you entranced.

Trek Highlights

  • Embrace the serene atmosphere as you drive from Rishikesh to Sari Village, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of Uttarakhand
  • Witness the pristine Deoriatal Lake nestled amidst snow-capped mountains, a sight that will leave you enchanted
  • Traverse the stunning meadows of Rohini Bugyal, offering panoramic views of the Garhwal Himalayas
  • Experience a sense of accomplishment as you reach the revered Tungnath Temple and conquer the Chandrashila Peak, standing at 13,000 feet above sea level
  • Engage with the warm and hospitable locals, enriching your trek with cultural experiences and heartwarming interactions


Altitude: Sari – 6,550 ft
Rishikesh to Sari Village: 7 hours (190 km) by taxi

Begin your adventure with a scenic drive from Rishikesh to Sari Village, a picturesque hamlet nestled in the Garhwal Himalayas.

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of Uttarakhand as you travel through winding roads and charming villages.

Experience the warmth of the local culture as you interact with the friendly residents of Sari Village.

Prepare for the trek ahead and take in the serene ambiance of the mountainous region, surrounded by lush greenery.Rest and rejuvenate in Sari Village, anticipating the magical experiences that await you in the days ahead.

Get ready to explore the wonders of Deoriatal, an alpine lake known for its crystal-clear waters and captivating reflections of the surrounding peaks.

With your spirit elevated, embark on the Chopta Chandrashila trek, setting the stage for an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the Himalayas.

Altitude: Deoriatal – 7,850 ft
Sari Village to Deoriatal: 1 hour (3 km) by trek

Start off an exhilarating trek from Sari Village to the mesmerizing Deoriatal, an alpine lake nestled amidst lush forests and towering peaks.

Traverse through dense oak, rhododendron, and maple forests, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the region.

Catch glimpses of the mighty Chaukhamba peaks reflecting in the tranquil waters of Deoriatal, offering a breathtaking sight

.Enjoy moments of serenity by the lake, surrounded by the pristine wilderness, and let the peaceful ambiance rejuvenate your soul.

Capture unforgettable memories with your camera as the majestic Himalayan panorama unfolds before your eyes.

Camp by the lake under a starlit sky, and experience the magic of nature at its best.

Prepare yourself for the next part of the journey, as you anticipate the wonders that await you on the Chopta Chandrashila trail.

Altitude: Banuyakund – 8,550 ft
Deoriatal to Baniyakund: 8 hour (16 km) by trek
Drive distance: 10 min (3 km)

Venture on an enthralling trek from Deoriatal, leaving the picturesque lake behind, to reach the enchanting meadows of Rohini Bugyal.

Experience the thrill of walking through vast green meadows adorned with colorful alpine flowers, surrounded by the towering Himalayan peaks.

Capture stunning panoramic views of the Chopta valley below and the majestic peaks of Chaukhamba and Neelkanth in the distance.

Descend through the forested trail to reach the quaint village of Baniyakund, where warm hospitality and serene surroundings await.Interact with the friendly locals, gaining insights into their traditional way of life and cultural heritage

.Prepare for the upcoming adventure to the revered Tungnath Temple and the breathtaking summit of Chandrashila.

Spend a cozy night in Baniyakund, replenishing your energy for the exhilarating trek ahead.

Altitude: Chandrashilla top – 12,100 ft
Altitude: Tungnath – 11,380 ft
Altitude: Chopta – 9,400 ft
Buniyakund to Chopta: 10 minutes (3 km) by taxi
Chopta to Tungnath: 3 hours (3.5 km) by trek
Tungnath to Chandrashilla Summit: 1 hour (1 km) by trek
Total trek: 7 hours (7 km) (Both side)

Begin the day with an invigorating drive from Baniyakund to Chopta, a charming hill station surrounded by lush forests and picturesque landscapes.Embark on a thrilling trek to Tungnath, the highest Shiva temple in the world, nestled amidst the Garhwal Himalayas.

Witness breathtaking vistas of the snow-capped peaks, including Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Chaukhamba, as you ascend to Tungnath.

Immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of the sacred temple and revel in the tranquility of the surroundings.

Continue the expedition to the summit of Chandrashila, offering panoramic views that leave you awe-inspired.

Gaze at the golden sunrise casting its glow on the majestic mountains, creating a surreal and unforgettable experience.

Descend back to Baniyakund, cherishing the memories of the exhilarating day and celebrating the triumph of conquering Tungnath and Chandrashila.

Baniyakund to Rishikesh: 7 hours (210 km) by taxi

Bid farewell to the enchanting landscapes of Baniyakund and embark on a memorable journey back to Rishikesh.

Traverse through winding roads and picturesque valleys, with views of glistening rivers and lush forests accompanying you throughout the way.

Relive the cherished moments of the Chopta Chandrashila trek, reminiscing about the breathtaking vistas and exhilarating experiences.

Arrive in Rishikesh, the yoga capital of the world, and take a moment to absorb the serene atmosphere that surrounds the holy town.

Explore the bustling markets, relax by the Ganges, and unwind in the spiritual ambiance of Rishikesh.

Take back the memories of the Chopta Chandrashila trek, the camaraderie of fellow trekkers, and the beauty of the Himalayas, leaving you with a longing to return.

Depart from Rishikesh with a heart full of gratitude and a soul rejuvenated by the mountains, cherishing the adventure of a lifetime.


Trek Inclusions

  • Accommodation during the trek includes stay in base camp and tent stay
  • Accommodation on Triple/Quad sharing basis
  • Supporting Team - cooking staff, local guides, porters etc.
  • Supporting Gears for trek- tent, mattress, sleeping bag, toilet tent, crampons/micro spikes, and gaiters (as required)
  • Entry Permit Fee, Forest Fee, Camp Fee, and Guide Fee
  • Best Quality vegetarian food for breakfast, lunch, evening snacks, and dinner
  • Trekking with an experienced, english-speaking, and government-licensed trek guide and assistant trek guide
  • Mountaineering qualified & professional trek leaders
  • Certified First Aid assistance
  • Oxygen Cylinder (All Campsite and Trek leader)All government, local taxes, and service charges
  • INR 300 Travaura Cash
  • 24*7 Chat Assistance
  • Dedicated Customer Care Representative
  • 5% GST
  • Travaura Goodies
  • Your contribution toward nature (We promote sustainable tourism and thus dedicate a part of your trek charge towards amelioration of nature and its resources)v

Trek Exclusions

  • Tips for guide, chef, porter, etc (calculated per person)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Offloading Charges
  • Local sightseeing and entrance fee, camera fee, etc
  • Extra meals apart from inclusions
  • Any other expenses incurred apart from inclusions
  • All personal, medical, evacuation, and emergency expenses like extra day stay or vehicle charges due to delays, landslides, and evacuation.
  • Any early return travel costs or accommodation except for the days as per the itinerary.
  • Any expenses for medical treatment of injury or accident before, during, or after the trek
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

Packing List

Before heading off on any trek, it is essential to make sure you have all the necessary gear and equipment. This packing list will help make sure you have everything you need for a successful and enjoyable trip.

Hiking pants or trousers
Shorts (for warmer days)
T-shirts (preferably moisture-wicking)
Fleece jacket or pullover
Waterproof and windproof jacket
Warm hat and gloves
Hiking boots (with good ankle support)
Socks (preferably wool or moisture-wicking)
Sandals or comfortable shoes (for when you’re not trekking)

Backpack (with rain cover)​
Trekking poles
Headlamp or flashlight (with extra batteries)
Sunglasses (with UV protection)
Sunscreen (with high SPF)
Water bottle or hydration system
Personal first aid kit (with basic medications, bandages, and blister pads)
Trekking map or guidebook
Whistle (for emergency situations)
Multi-tool or knife
Plastic bags (for trash and dirty clothes)

Optional Gear:
Camera and spare batteries
Portable charger for electronic devices
Insect repellent
Quick-drying towel
Earplugs (for sleeping)
Buff or scarf (for protection against dust and wind)
Portable water filter or purifier (in case of emergency)

Note: Keep in mind that you will have to carry all of your gear yourself during the trek, so it’s important to pack light and only bring what is necessary. It’s also a good idea to check the weather forecast and trail conditions before you leave to ensure that you have the appropriate gear and clothing for the conditions you will encounter.

Treknical Details

  • Rishikesh
  • 12,100 ft
  • Winter Trek (Mid Nov - Mid Feb); Spring Trek (Mid Feb - Mid Apr); Summer Trek (Mid Apr - June); Autumn Trek (Sep - Mid Nov)
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 30 km
  • All Meals Included
  • 7
  • 65