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Region

Uttarakhand | India

Chopta Chandrashila Tungnath Trek with Deorital Duration

Duration

5 Days

Chopta Chandrashila Tungnath Trek with Deorital altitude

Max Altitude

12100 Ft.

Chopta Chandrashila Tungnath Trek with Deorital distance

Trekking Km

30 KM

Chopta Chandrashila Tungnath Trek with Deorital grade

Grade

Easy to Moderate

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Overview

Trek Name: Chopta Chandrashila Tungnath Trek with Deorital

Days: 5

Adventure Type: Trekking

Base Camp: Sari Village

Season:Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter |

Month:January | February | March | April | May | June | September | October | November | December |

Country: India

Altitude: 12100 Ft.

Grade: Easy to Moderate

Rail Head: Rishikesh

Stay: Guesthouse & Swiss cottage tent

Food: Meals while on trek & guesthouse

Location: Uttarakhand

Distance: 30 Km.

Trail Type: Forest-crossing trekking trail.

AirPort: Jolly Grant Airport, which is 21 km away from Rishikesh

Highlights:

  • +5% GST (goods and services tax).
  • Services Sari village to Baniyakund.
  • Meeting Point( Pickup/ Drop Point ): Trek The Himalayas Office, Rishikesh
  • Reporting Time: 6:00 a.m. Drop Time:6:30 pm to 7:30 pm (Timings are subject to change based on weather and road conditions). Please reach Rishikesh a day before to avoid any delays.

Why Chopta Chandrashila Trek is a Must-Do Trek ?

  • Provides an unforgettable Himalayan adventure, combining spirituality, natural beauty, and adventure for those seeking a magical winter experience in the Garhwal Himalayas.
  • Chandrashila Peak rewards trekkers with panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks, creating a mesmerizing backdrop of Chaukhamba, Nanda Devi, and other majestic mountains.
  • Deoriatal Lake, surrounded by pristine snow, transforms into a winter wonderland with reflections of the Chaukhamba peaks on the frozen lake, offering a perfect setting for winter photography.
  • The hamlet of Chopta, known for its lush meadows, becomes a serene winter landscape with white carpets of snow. Ideal for trekking, birdwatching, and enjoying the tranquil winter atmosphere.
  • Tungnath, even though closed in winter, emanates a spiritual aura, making it a unique experience to feel the divine presence amidst the snow-covered mountains.
Chopta Chandrashila Tungnath Trek with Deorital Informative Video
Who Can Participate
  • Age; 10 years +.
  • First timers can apply; previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
  • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 4 km of distance in 35 minutes without stress.
  • The climber should be able to carry a 10-12 kg backpack.
Itinerary
Rishikesh to Sari Village

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  • Altitude (Sari): 2,000 m/ 6,550 ft.
  • Drive 190 km | 7-8 hr.
  • Trekkers will be picked up at 6:00 am from TTH Head office (Tapovan) in a Tata Sumo/Tempo Traveller or a similar vehicle (cost is not included).
  • Breakfast and Lunch on the way (exclusive of charges).
  • Arrive at Sari Village by approx. 4 pm – (tea, briefing of the trek & dinner).
  • No local market.
  • Telephone Network- Available.
  • Stay in the guest house.

The journey to Chopta commences at Rishikesh, where our representatives will pick you up from the Rishikesh TTH Head office (Tapovan). You will be driven to Sari, which is the base for the Deoriatal trek and is about a 7-hour drive away from Rishikesh. En route Sari, you will pass a holy confluence at Devprayag, one of the five prayags. This is a sacred site for the Hindus as it sees the confluence of two rivers Alakananda and Bhagirathi. As you traverse along the mountain road, the river keeps you company all along the way and you will also enjoy captivating views of the lower Garhwal Himalayas. 

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The Sari village is a small mountain settlement with about 100 houses lined on the mountains and many beautiful paddy fields enhancing its natural beauty. Sari offers stunning meadow views and the people here are warm and friendly. You will also get the first glimpses of the Chandrashila summit from here. 

If you arrive on time, you can venture out to explore the Sari village. There is also a small market in Sari and you might find something of value to purchase from here.

Sari To Alpine Lake Deoriatal

  • Altitude: Deoriatal- 2,400 m / 7,850 ft.
  • Trek Distance: 3km | 1-2hr.
  • Altitude Gain: 400 m/ 1,300ft
  • Steep ascent to the campsite.
  • Well-marked trail through pine and oak forest.
  • No Water source.
  • Hot lunch at campsite.
  • Go to Deoriatal Lake for an evening walk.
  • Deoriatal Lake is 10 minutes walk from the campsite.
  • Stay in Tent - dome tent (Twin sharing) and Swiss tent (triple/quad sharing).

Today is the first day of your adventure and you will trek from Sari to Deoriatal. It is a very short trek of about 3 km that takes you to Deoriatal. The trek to Deoriatal is quite easy with mixed ascents and descents along the way.

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From Sari follow the well-defined rocky trail that gradually climbs up the mountains. Keep walking on the trail and after 30 minutes, you will come across your first major viewpoint. Stop for a while and treat your eyes to alluring views of mountains and valleys. Treading further along the trail, you will come across a forest of maple and Rhododendron. If you visit during the spring, the Rhododendrons will be red and blooming, a beautiful visual treat. Another hour or so and you arrive at Deoriatal. 

Deoriatal provides the perfect dreamy setting for camping. The lovely alpine lake is nestled beautifully in a mountain clearing and is surrounded on all sides by the majestic Garhwal Himalayas. Mt. Chaukhamba is the most prominent here and it casts its reflection on the lake waters, a surreal sight to behold.  Wait until morning when the mist lifts and the sun rays warm up the peaks in a golden glow. The snow-clad mountains in the backdrop with the lake taking center stage, it is the perfect place to capture some Instagram-worthy shots.

From the trail, you can spot the Chandrashila summit and below it, the Tungnath temple, which is just a speck in the mountains and you may need binoculars to spot the temple. Deoriatal is also a Green-Trail hotspot and you are going to find a lot of litter around the campsites, keep your eco bags ready to collect the garbage.

Reaching Deoriatal, we will set out tents for the night and a hot lunch and dinner will be provided at the campsite. You will have almost an entire day in your hand that you can use to explore the area and acclimatize as well. This is also a popular site for birdwatching and you may even spot some rare Himalayan birds. Explore the trails around the campsite and let the tranquillity of the mountains slowly engulf you.

Deoriatal To Baniyakund via Rohini Bugyal

  • Altitude: Banuyakund-2,600 m/ 8,550 ft.
  • Trek Distance: 16km | 8hr.
  • Drive Distance: 3 km | 10 min.
  • Altitude Gain: 200 m/ 700 ft.
  • Water source- A groundwater source before entering Rohini Bugyal. Waterfalls on the second half of the trail.
  • Gradual ascent on a meadow.
  • Packed lunch for the way.
  • Drive Sari village to Baniyakund: 23km | 45min.
  • If unable to do the 16 km trek then can come back to Sari village by trek and drive to Baniyakund campsite, if a TTH vehicle is available then drive from Sari to Baniyakund is free, and if not then trekkers will have to pay around Rs 1200.
  • Stay in Cottages/ Swiss Camp (triple/quad/dormitory).

Today is the most scenic day of your trek and a treat for all nature lovers. Today’s trail is made spectacular with the Rhododendron covers that become denser and denser as you trek uphill. The Kedar dome and the Chaukhamba peaks also peek through the tree covers. You will spot two varieties of Rhododendrons here, red and pink and during the months of March and April, the trail is set ablaze in hues of crimson. The forest cover soon opens into a beautiful clearing, the Rohini Bugyal meadow which is lined with Rhododendrons on all sides. 

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The trek today is moderate starting with a gradual ascent followed by a slight descent, which eases to a gradual ascent until Rohini Bugyal. From Rohini Bugyal there’s a steep descent followed by a mix of ascents and descents to Baniyakund. As the Rhododendron cover clears up, you will get clear views of Chandrashila peak in the distance, and on your right below, you can see the Sari village once again. 

The trail passes through Kedarnath Sanctuary, so you may be able to spot some Himalayan Wildlife like red foxes and other small animal species and birds like Griffon Vultures, which are huge birds of prey as well as Verditer Flycatcher and Himalayan Woodpecker. Every now and then, you may also come across small shrines with prayer flags tied to them. These temples are built by the locals. Walk for 20 more minutes and you will reach a landmark temple, the Bagdwal temple and you will spot three paths branching out.

One route connects back to Sari village, another connects to Ukhimath and there’s a third descending path, which leads us to Rohini Bugyal. The Chandrashila and Kala Parvat become quite prominent from here. Walk for about 30 minutes and you will pass a small rivulet. This is your water source and you can fill your bottles here. Tread across a wooden bridge to cross the river and a small uphill climb will lead you to Rohini Bugyal.

As you climb uphill from Rohini Bugyal, the views get better and better and you will observe a series of shepherd huts lining the hills. During the summer months, the locals occupy these huts along with their livestock. The Rohini Bugyal meadows provide the perfect spot for cattle grazing. From here, crossing a few gradual ascents, you will reach Baniyakund. Further ahead, there is a motorable road that leads to Chopta, and from here take the trail on the right to reach the Baniyakund campsite, a clearing between the forests. You will stay overnight in Cottages/ Camp.

Baniyakund to Chopta (Drive) & trek to Tungnath & Chandrashila & Return

  • Altitude: Tungnath-3500 m/ 11500 ft | Chandrashilla top-3,700 m/ 12,100 ft.
  • Altitude: Chopta 2,850m/ 9,400ft.
  • Trek: 9km | 7hr (Both side).
  • Buniyakund to Chopta (Drive 4km | 10min).
  • Chopta to Tungnath 4-5 km | 3hr.
  • Tungnath to Chandrashilla Summit 1 km | 1hr.
  • Trek: Gradual ascent.
  • Packed lunch for the day.
  • Water Source- None.
  • Tungnath is the highest Shiva temple. 
  • View: Mountains of Garhwal and Kumaon- Nanda Devi, Trishul, Nandaghunti, Dronagiri, Chaukhamba, Kedar dome, Thalaysagar, Gangotri ranges, Jahanukut etc.
  • Stay in Cottages/ Swiss Camp (triple/quad/dormitory).

Today is the summit day and we will have an early start in the wee hours before sunrise so that we can catch the sunrise from Tungnath. The path from Chopta to Tungnath wades along a well-defined, concrete trail. The trek from Chopta to Tungnath is about 3 km and the trail entwines along meadows and forests before making way to the Tungnath temple and 1.5 km from Tungnath lies Chandrashila summit. The trail remains buried deep in snow during the winters adding to the challenge of the climb to Chandrashila from Tungnath, which is already quite steep.

The trail from Chopta to Tungnath is well-defined which makes it quite accessible but at the same time, it is a little steep with numerous scissor bends. As you make your way to the second last scissor bend, you can see the Tungnath temple on the right and the Chandrashila summit. The views start getting increasingly better from here and Tungnath Temple is just half a kilometer away. On the left is a view overlooking a valley of Birch trees, which is again a prime spot to sight bird species like Monal and Griffon Vultures.

Soon you will reach the Tungnath temple, which remains closed in winter and you will find snow until April here. The Tungnath Temple is one of the Panch Kedars and is steeped in mythology and folklore. The legend according to Mahabharata goes that the Panch Kedars was built by the Pandavas, asking for Lord Shiva’s forgiveness and atonement of their sins incurred by killing their kins in the battle of Kurukshetra. Lord Shiva appeared in a bull form and parts of the bull appeared in these five locations, where the shrines were built. Tungnath is where the limbs and chest of the bull appeared.

From Tungnath temple, the trek to the Chandrashila summit is a short but challenging one as it is pretty steep. Crampons and gaiters are a must if you are attempting this trek in the winter. Follow your trek leader's instructions to safely make it to the summit. The trail to Chandrashila starts just behind the temple complex. You ascend 600 ft from Tungnath conquering a very steep climb. Once you reach the Chandrashila Base, the Chandrashila peak becomes visible and another 30 to 45 minutes climb takes you to the summit, where you will get some epic mountain views including Mt. Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, Nanda Devi, Thalaysagar, Gangotri Ranges, Kamet, Chaukhamba, Kedar Dome, Dunagiri, Jahanukut and more.

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The sunrise view from the Chandrashila summit is unlike any you will ever see and this is one of the best photo points in the Himalayas. At Chandrashila summit there is another temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, which is believed to have been built by Lord Rama for the atonement of the sin of killing Ravana. The trek back to Chopta follows the same path. Retrace your steps back to Chopta and from there you will drive back to the Baniyakund Cottages/ Camp.

Drive to Rishikesh

  • Drive Distance- 210 km (7 hrs drive).
  • Reach Rishikesh by 6:00 pm
  • Trekkers will be dropped at TTH Head office (Tapovan) in a Tata Sumo/Tempo Traveller or a similar vehicle (cost is not included) 
  • After morning tea move to Rishikesh (breakfast and lunch on the way, exclusive of charges)

This is the last day of your journey, where we will drop you off at Rishikesh. Board your vehicles at Baniyakund and it's a 7-8 hour drive to Rishikesh, along the same mountain roads you came in, taking back with you warm memories of the mountains. We will drop you off at Rishikesh by 6 PM and you can book your further journey onwards.

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Note:

  • Keep a buffer day in your travel plan.
  • If buffer day is not used in the travel then it can be used to Explore Rishikesh.
  • Read the article Things to do in Rishikesh.
  • Distance, Altitude, and Trekking hours are approximate and rounded off.
  • Keep the original and copy of ID proof handy.
  • Come one day early if planning to come by flight.

 

Day-1: Rishikesh to Sari Village
  • Altitude (Sari): 2,000 m/ 6,550 ft.
  • Drive 190 km | 7-8 hr.
Day-2: Sari To Alpine Lake Deoriatal
  • Altitude: Deoriatal- 2,400 m / 7,850 ft.
  • Trek Distance: 3km | 1-2hr.
Day-3: Deoriatal To Baniyakund via Rohini Bugyal
  • Altitude: Banuyakund-2,600 m/ 8,550 ft.
  • Trek Distance: 16km | 8hr.
Day-4: Baniyakund to Chopta (Drive) & trek to Tungnath & Chandrashila & Return
  • Altitude: Tungnath-11500 ft | Chandrashilla top-3,700 m/ 12,100 ft.
  • Trek: 9km | 7hr (Both side).
Day-5: Drive to Rishikesh
  • Drive Distance- 210 km (7 hrs drive).
  • Reach Rishikesh by 6:00 pm

Note:

  • Keep a buffer day in your travel plan.
  • If buffer day is not used in the travel then it can be used to Explore Rishikesh.
  • Read the article Things to do in Rishikesh.
  • Distance, Altitude, and Trekking hours are approximate and rounded off.
  • Keep the original and copy of ID proof handy.
  • Come one day early if planning to come by plane.
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Chopta Chandrashila Tungnath Trek with Deorital Maps
Chopta Chandrashila Tungnath Trek with Deorital Maps
Chopta Chandrashila Tungnath Trek with Deorital Maps

  • Pulse rate at rest must be in between (60 to 90 beats per minute).

  • Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 70 – 90, SYSTOLIC 100 - 140 mm Hg).

  • Respiratory rate at rest must be in between (12 to 20 breaths per minute).

  • Should not have Liver and kidney issues.

  • Should not have Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Heart problems, Hypertension, etc.

  • No pacemaker implant.

  • People with Sinus issues, Epilepsy please contact to trek coordinator before booking the trek.

  • If your BMI is not normal, Please contact our Trek coordinator before Trek booking.

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  • Government Employees can avail the benefit of Special Casual Leave (SCL) when they join us for a trekking expedition. As per the rules of the Pay Commission, Special Casual Leave can be availed for up to 30 days in a calendar year for trekking/mountaineering expeditions through a registered organization. Trek The Himalayas is a registered adventure tour operator by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) and the Ministry Of Tourism (MOT).
  • Trekkers have to apply for leave at least 20 days before the trek departure date.
  • This service is exclusive to Indian government employees and is applicable only for treks within India.
  • Do mail at info@trekthehimalayas to apply and mention your booked trek date and trek name.

  • Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have a company of parents/guardians.
  • Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by parent/guardian.
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Pick-Up Information

  • It is essential for everyone to arrive at Rishikesh (06:00 am)
  • Pick-up Location - Tapovan, Landmark -Nainital Bank opposite Shiv Vilas Hotel
  • Once you have reached Rishikesh, TTH will manage the rest of your travel arrangements, if you have opted for TTH's pick-up service, you can select this option during the booking process by adding it as an add-on.

Options to Reach Rishikesh 

First, you can arrive at Delhi, Dehradun airport or Chandigarh. The journey from these locations to Rishikesh is explained below.

1. Take overnight train/bus to Rishikesh.

2. Take overnight train/bus to Haridwar and drive to Rishikesh (25km | 35 min drive with normal traffic).

3. Take overnight train/bus to Dehradun and drive to Rishikesh (50km | 1hr 20min drive with normal traffic).

( We always recommend going for the govt. Buses over the private ones outside the bus station as based on the experience we have found that there are very high chances of delay involved with private buses. Also, govt. Buses are always more reliable. Whichever bus you choose, just make sure to reach Rishikesh at least by 05:30 am. )

4.  Board a flight to Dehradun airport (Jolly Grant Airport) (21 km, 30 min). If you're arriving by air, then come one day in advance.

Drop-Off Information

  • The designated drop-off point is Tapovan, Rishikesh.
  • Reach in Rishikesh by 4:00 to 6:00 pm.
  • Please consider planning your subsequent travel arrangements after 10:00 pm.

Note - In July and August month always have a buffer day in your Itinerary due to Monsoon.

  • It's highly advisable to keep a buffer day in your travel plan. If the buffer day is not needed, it can be used to explore Rishikesh.

( If you prefer to travel independently to Base camp and don't want to take TTH's pick-up service, you can either take a government bus or book a private cab from Rishikesh. Your trek coordinator will provide guidance on how to arrange for the bus or cab booking. )

  • TTH offers comfortable transportation through Tempo Traveler, Bolero, or equivalent vehicles. If you wish to upgrade your mode of transportation, please contact your trek coordinator for further assistance.
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Cost Terms

Inclusion

1. Accommodation (as per the itinerary):

  • Guesthouse & Swiss cottage tent.

2. Meals (Veg + Egg):

  • All meals are from Sari village to Baniyakund. .
  • Day 1 dinner to Day 4 dinner.

3. Support:

  • 1 Mountaineering & First aid qualified professional expedition Leader.
  • 1 Experienced high altitude chef.
  • Local experienced guides (Number of guides depending on the group size).
  • Enough support staff.

3. Trek equipment:

  • Ropes, Helmet, Ice axe, Harness, Gaiters & Crampon (if required).

4. First aid:

  • Medical kit, Stretcher, Oxygen cylinder, Blood pressure monitor, Oximeter, Stethoscope.

5. Transportation (as per the itinerary):

  • Rishikesh to Sari village & Baniyakund to Rishikesh (If booked through TTH, available upon booking in add-ons).
  • Baniyakund to chopta trekking point and return on summit day.

6. Mules/porters to carry the central luggage.
7. All necessary permits and entry fees, up to the amount charged for Indians.
8. Services from Sari village to Baniyakund.

Exclusion

1. Food during the transit.
2. Any kind of personal expenses.
3. Mule or porter to carry personal luggage.
4. Emergency evacuation, hospitalization charge or etc.
5. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Inclusion.
6. Transportation (Rishikesh to Sari village & Baniyakund to Rishikesh, if not booked through TTH).

Things can be provided on demand and availability (participant has to pay extra for these things).

1- Satellite phone/set phone - is a type of mobile phone that connects via radio links via satellites orbiting the Earth instead of terrestrial cell sites like cellphones. Therefore, they can operate in most geographic locations on the Earth's surface.

2- Gamow/PAC HAPO Bag (Portable Hyperbaric Bag) - is a unique, portable hyperbaric chamber for the treatment of acute mountain sickness (AMS), also known as altitude sickness.

3- AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) -  are portable life-saving devices designed to treat people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, a medical condition in which the heart stops beating suddenly and unexpectedly.

Special Offer

Make a single payment and trek the number of times you want.

If you book a trek with Trek The Himalayas and cannot complete it, or if you've successfully completed the trek and wish to do it again, you can repeat it multiple times at no additional cost.

Terms and conditions

  • This offer is non-transferable.
  • This offer is valid for Trek The Himalayas limited fixed departures.
  • This offer is valid for 5 years from the date of booking.
  • This offer is not valid if the participant has received a cash refund or voucher at the time of cancellation.
  • Participants don’t have to pay for the trek cost but have to pay for transportation and trek permit costs.

To reserve a spot for a trek or adventure program, you can either utilize our online booking form or call us at the provided number. For your confirmation, a deposit must be wired, including the initial payment.

Cancellation terms:

Cancellations prior to 25 days from the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 5% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for any trip till one year
  • Transfer your trek (any trek, any date) to your friend

Cancellation between 24 days and 15 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 30% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 85% cash voucher for any trip till one year
  • Transfer your trek (same trek, any date) to your friend

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 50% deduction of trek fee
  • 80% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 70% cash voucher for any trip till one year
  • Book the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch
  • Transfer your trek (same trek, any date) to your friend

Cancellation less than 9 days to the start of the trek

Refund options

  • No cash refund
  • 20% cash voucher for the same trip till one year
  • 10% cash voucher for any trip till one year
  • Transfer your trek (same trek, same date) to your friend

Note- If a booking is made using a voucher or discount code, the policies related to vouchers and discounts cannot be modified.

In the unlikely event that TTH cancels a trek prior to the scheduled departure date:

While it is extremely rare for TTH to cancel a trek, we understand that unforeseen circumstances or natural disasters may occasionally require us to do so before the scheduled departure. These circumstances could include continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity that poses a risk to the safety of our trekkers. Additionally, unforeseeable events such as local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any similar situations that compromise the safety of the trekking experience may also necessitate a cancellation.

In the event of such a cancellation, TTH will provide you with a voucher equivalent to the amount you paid for the trek. This voucher can be redeemed for any of our treks within the next year, allowing you to still enjoy an adventure with us at a later date.

Note

  • The issuance of a voucher is not applicable in situations where you are required to descend from the trek for any reason. The trek leader may make the decision to send you down from the trek due to factors such as insufficient fitness level, symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), high blood pressure, exceeding the designated turn-around-time, health concerns, or if you are found smoking, drinking, or violating the rules set for the trek. In such cases, the provision of a voucher does not apply.

In the rare event that TTH shifts a trek:

We would like to emphasize that weather conditions in high-altitude areas are highly unpredictable and can undergo sudden changes at any time, irrespective of the day. Additionally, circumstances beyond our control, such as natural disasters, political unrest, pandemics, and lockdowns, may impact the feasibility of conducting a trek. In cases where we are unable to proceed with an event due to such circumstances that are beyond our direct control, we will make every effort to provide you with an alternative trek that is safer and more suitable.

In such situations, we will issue a voucher to offset the cost difference between the originally scheduled trek and the alternative trek. This voucher can be redeemed at any time within one year from the date of issue. Please note that a refund fee or reimbursement of the cost difference is not applicable in these cases.

Note:

  • Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch
  • In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by TTH
  • TTH holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice
  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers

Cash Voucher Terms:

  1. This is a non-transferable voucher
  2. The voucher cannot be merged with any other offer of Trek The Himalayas
  3. The voucher is valid for Trek booked directly with Trek The Himalayas in India
  4. To avail the voucher please use your register phone number or e-mail id
  5. All the other Terms of booking a trek with Trek The Himalayas are applicable to the voucher
  6. Trek The Himalayas holds rights to add/remove any of the Terms and Conditions without prior notice

Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Trek The Himalayas" reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which TTH or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. TTH reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.

Trek Essentials

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Backpack with rain cover (50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack with rain cover 20 - 30 ltr (If off-load opted)
Walking stick Advisable (At least one)
Water Bottle / Hydration pack 2 thermos flask bottles of one liter each, Avoid hydration pack.
Small size tiffin/lunch box 1 Nos
Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electoral/ors
Personal Medical Kit Consult your doctor
T-Shirt (Synthetic quick dry) 1 Half sleeves
Fleece T-shirt 1 Nos
Wind stopper / Fleece jacket 1 Nos
Windproof Jacket 1 Nos
Down feather / Hollow jacket 1 Nos
Thermal inner (Upper and Lower) 1 Pair
Trek Pant (Synthetic quick dry) 1 Nos
Wind stopper / Fleece Pant 1 Nos
Waterproof gloves 1 Pair
Fleece / woollen gloves 1 Pair
Poncho / waterproof Jacket and pant 1 Nos
Sunscreen 1 Nos
Moisturiser 1 Nos
Chap-stick / Lip balm 1 Nos
Toothbrush and toothpaste 1 Nos
Toilet paper & Wipes 1 Nos
Soap / hand sanitizers 1 Nos
Antibacterial powder 1 Nos
Quick dry towel 1 Nos
Head torch 1 Nos. (Avoid Hand torch)
Sun Cap Not required
Woolen cap 1 Nos.
Balaclava 1 Nos
Buff / Neck-gaiters 1 Nos (Woollen)
Sunglasses UV with dark side cover, People who wear spectacles - (A)- Use contact lenses | (B)- Photo chromatic glasses
Trekking shoes 1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle, good grip)
Floaters / flip-flops Not required
Cotton socks 3 pairs
Woollen socks 1 pairs
Gaiters 1 Pair (TTH provides when required)
Micro spikes 1 Pair (TTH provides when required)
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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

To register with TTH, visit our website - www.trekthehimalayas.com and create your account. To create your account you will need to use your email address and fill in all the details, set your unique password and your account is ready to use.

  • To book a trek with TTH, you first need to register with us and create an account.
  • Choose the trek that you want to do and click on available dates.
  • You will land at the login page, fill in the required details.
  • Add Participants, choose add-on services click on the Pay now button, choose your preferred payment method, and make the payment. TTH accepts multiple payment options, including credit/debit cards, net banking, and UPI.
  • You will receive a confirmation email from TTH with all the necessary details about the trek, including the meeting point, transportation, accommodation, and other important instructions.
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please send an email to us at info@trekthehimalayas.com or reach out to the numbers provided in the Help and Support section of your Trek Page. We will ensure that your issue is promptly resolved.

To book services such as off-load luggage and transportation, you can find them listed as add-ons. These additional services can be booked at the time of your initial booking. If you miss booking add-ons during the initial reservation, you can log in anytime and easily book 4 days before the departure date add-ons through the platform.

In such a situation, please log in to your account and transfer your trek or date to the desired one within 12 hours or drop us an email at info@trekthehimalayas.com 10 days before the departure date of the trek. After the initial 12-hour period, any changes will be processed according to the cancellation policy.

We recommend visiting our "Suggest Me a Trek" page. By filling out the form, our experts will contact you with the best possible trek options based on your preferences and experience level. Alternatively, you can reach out to us via email at info@trekthehimalayas.com or give us a call using the numbers provided on our website for personalized assistance and recommendations.

Family treks differ from regular treks by focusing on ease of difficulty, offering shorter durations for younger participants, Kid-friendly and easily digestible foods, child-friendly activities, maintaining a higher guide ratio for diverse age groups, and implementing additional safety measures for families.

Family Trek with Kids recommendation Only Dayara Bugyal and Chopta Chandrashila Trek.

Minimum age for TTH treks is typically 7 years, though this may vary depending on the specific trek.

Yes, you can take a kids to a high-altitude trek with a parent. Discuss with a trek expert before booking a trek.

Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have a company of parents/guardians.

Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by parent/guardian.

Medical & Disclaimer Form (Mandatory Documents) Click here to download medical and disclaimer form

Physical Fitness: Ensure your child is physically fit. Engage them in regular exercise, outdoor activities, and hikes to build stamina and endurance. Hydration: Emphasize the importance of staying hydrated at high altitudes. Encourage your child to drink water regularly, even if they don't feel thirsty. Proper Nutrition: Provide a well-balanced diet with sufficient carbohydrates for energy and foods rich in iron to prevent altitude sickness. Adequate Sleep: Ensure your child gets enough sleep in the days leading up to the trek. Quality rest is crucial for altitude adaptation. Educate on Altitude Sickness: Teach your child about the symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headache, nausea, and dizziness. Encourage them to communicate any discomfort immediately. Appropriate Clothing and Gear: Dress your child in layers to adjust to changing temperatures. Ensure they have appropriate trekking gear, including sturdy footwear. Positive Mindset: Foster a positive mindset. Encourage your child, and let them know it's okay to take breaks when needed. Medical Check-Up: Schedule a medical check-up before the trek to ensure your child is fit for high-altitude activities. Consult with a healthcare professional about any potential health concerns.

TTH takes special care to provide wholesome and nutritious food for children on treks. Here are some of the foods that are typically served for children:
Breakfast: For breakfast, TTH serves a variety of options like porridge, cornflakes, bread, butter, jam, honey, boiled eggs, omelettes, and pancakes. Children can choose from these options to fuel themselves for the day's trek.
Lunch: For lunch, TTH serves lunch which includes rotis, vegetables, rice, dal, and salad. The rotis are usually made fresh on the trek and are a good source of carbohydrates. The dal and vegetables provide protein and other essential nutrients.
Snacks: TTH provides healthy snacks like fresh fruits, dry fruits, energy bars, cookies, and biscuits to keep the children energized throughout the day.
Dinner: For dinner, TTH serves a hot and wholesome meal which includes soup, rice, dal, vegetables, and a non-vegetarian dish (if requested in advance). Children can also choose from a variety of desserts like custard, jelly, and fruit salad.
Dietary requirements: If a child has any special dietary requirements, TTH can cater to those needs as well. For example, if a child is lactose intolerant or allergic to nuts, the kitchen staff can make arrangements to accommodate those requirements.

Choosing the right trek for a beginner can be a bit overwhelming as there are many factors to consider such as distance, elevation gain, terrain difficulty, weather, and time of year. Here are some tips that can help you choose the right trek for a beginner:

1. Determine fitness level: Assess the fitness level of the beginner to understand their physical capabilities. This will help you select a trek that is challenging but not too difficult.

2. Choose a well-traveled trail: A well-traveled trail will have more amenities such as signposts, water stations, and shelter. It is also safer as there will be other hikers on the trail.

3. Consider the length of the trek: For beginners, it is recommended to start with a shorter trek that can be completed in a day or two. This will help them get acclimatized to trekking and build their confidence.

4. Look for gradual elevation gain: Choose a trek with a gradual elevation gain rather than steep ascents. This will make the trek easier and more enjoyable.

5. Check the weather: Check the weather forecast before selecting a trek. Avoid treks during the monsoon season or winter when the trails can be slippery or dangerous.

6. Research the trail: Read about the trail to get an idea of the terrain, altitude, and difficulty level. This will help you select a trek that is suitable for the beginner.

7. Consult with an expert: If you are unsure about which trek to choose, consult our trek expert Mr. Nitin (+91 70600 59773) between 10 AM to 6 PM (Tuesday - Friday). Mr. Nitin will provide you valuable advice and guidance.

Overall, it is important to choose a trek that is enjoyable, challenging but not too difficult, and suitable for the beginner's fitness level and experience.

It is not recommended for a beginner to choose a difficult Himalayan trek. Trekking in the Himalayas can be physically and mentally challenging, especially if you are not used to the high altitude, steep slopes, and rugged terrain. Choosing a difficult trek without the proper experience, fitness level, and preparation can be dangerous and put you at risk of altitude sickness, injury, and other hazards.

If you are a beginner, it is recommended to start with an easier trek and gradually build up your skills and experience. This will help you understand the challenges of trekking in the Himalayas, and also prepare you physically and mentally for a more difficult trek in the future. It is also important to choose a trek that matches your fitness level, experience, and interest.

There is no specific age limit for a beginner trekker. However, it is important to consider your physical fitness, health condition, and personal interests before embarking on a trek. Trekking in the Himalayas can be physically and mentally demanding, and requires a certain level of physical fitness and endurance.

If you have any pre-existing medical conditions or are above a certain age, it is recommended to consult with a doctor before embarking on a trek. It is also important to listen to your body and take breaks as needed during the trek to prevent exhaustion or injury.

We recommend visiting our "Suggest Me a Trek" page. By filling out the form, our experts will contact you with the best possible trek options based on your preferences and experience level. Alternatively, you can reach out to us via email at info@trekthehimalayas.com or give us a call using the numbers provided on our website for personalized assistance and recommendations.

Yes, you can join the trek. We have fixed departure groups where you can simply book your trek and we will take care of curating a group.

Before you start the trek, it is recommended that you make all the necessary phone calls as during the trek you may or may not receive network coverage, once you come back to the Base Camp, you can reconnect with your family via phone once again. You can share your trek coordinator contact detail with your family members to get the latest updates about your trek batch.

At TTH, we provide wholesome and nutritious meals during the trek. The food is vegetarian and includes a variety of dishes such as rice, dal, vegetables, chapati, paratha, pasta, noodles, and soup. We also offer snacks such as biscuits, and salty, and dry fruits during the trek. Special dietary requirements such as vegan, gluten-free, or Jain food can also be arranged if informed in advance.

If you are allergic to some foods, you need to let us know in advance so that we can make arrangements accordingly.

TTH is a trekking company that prioritizes the safety of all its participants, including women trekkers. They have a comprehensive safety system in place, which includes a dedicated team of experienced and trained trek leaders and support staff who are equipped to handle emergency situations and provide first aid.

TTH also takes specific measures to ensure the safety and comfort of women trekkers. They have a separate tent accommodation for women trekkers, female trek leaders, and support staff. They also provide separate toilet facilities for women and encourage a safe and respectful environment for all trekkers.

Moreover, TTH has a strict policy against any kind of harassment and has a zero-tolerance policy towards such incidents. They have a designated Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) to investigate and address any complaints related to harassment or misconduct. Overall, TTH has a good reputation for safety and responsible trekking practices, and women can feel comfortable and safe while trekking with them.

In case you are the only women in the group, we provide a single sleeping arrangement. Also, during the trek, the trek leader will always remain by your side to provide optimum safety and reassurance.

You can reach out to the trek coordinator to inquire about the number of female trekkers and their respective states who have booked the trek. Please note that the trek coordinator cannot disclose personal details of any trekker. Once you've confirmed your booking, a WhatsApp Group will be created for all the trekkers in your batch. This allows you to connect with fellow trekkers before the trek begins.

While many of our treks are led by female trek leaders, however, it is not possible to know which trek leader is assigned to which group. But nonetheless, whether the trek leader is male or female you can be completely assured of your safety and security with us.

Yes, it is possible to trek with periods. However, it is important to take some extra precautions and preparations to ensure a comfortable and safe trekking experience.

Here are some tips that can help you trek during your period:

1. Use menstrual hygiene products that you are comfortable with, such as tampons, pads, or menstrual cups. It is recommended to carry enough supplies for the entire duration of the trek.

2. Pack wet wipes, hand sanitizer, and plastic bags to dispose of used hygiene products.

3. Wear comfortable and breathable clothing that allows for easy movement and reduces friction. Avoid wearing tight or restrictive clothing that can cause discomfort.

4. Carry pain relief medication, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, in case of menstrual cramps.

5. Stay hydrated and maintain a balanced diet to support your energy levels and overall health.

6. Take breaks as needed and listen to your body. If you feel uncomfortable or experience any unusual symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.

It is also recommended to consult with a doctor before going on a trek during your period, especially if you have a pre-existing medical condition or are taking medication. By taking necessary precautions and being prepared, you can have a safe and comfortable trekking experience even during your period.

We provide proper disposal facilities for sanitary pad disposal during the trek.

We offer three person tents with twin-sharing for optimum comfort. A woman trekker will share a tent with another woman trekker and if you are the only woman in the group, you will be given a single accommodation for your comfort and privacy.

Yes, we do provide gears on rent. You can book it using you TTH account directly.

Mountaineering qualified Experienced and first aid certified Trek Leader, First Aid Certify local guide, Cook, helpers and supporting staff.

People suffering from Bronchitis, Asthma, High blood pressure, Epilepsy (got faints), TB , Heart problem or on higher BMI side are strictly not allowed to go on any Himalayan trek. Apart from this if you had any medical history, please let us know.

No. Alcohol and smoking isn’t allowed while on trek. It is totally misconception that it will keep you warm. Your body need to acclimatize properly and for that eat properly and drink enough water; these things will keep you warm.

Toilet tents provide a convenient solution for answering nature's call in the great outdoors. Dry toilets, in particular, offer a highly sanitary approach. By digging a pit and utilizing mud and a shovel, you can easily cover up your waste. This method ensures cleanliness and hygiene while camping or exploring in the forest. 

Remember to pack essential toiletries to complete your outdoor bathroom kit and maintain proper personal hygiene during your adventures. With these practices in place, you can enjoy nature while also respecting it.

Layer Up From Head To Toe
Eat Full Meals, never sleep empty stomach
You can keep warmee (if you’re more susceptible to cold).
Use sleeping bag in right way and don’t leave free space in sleeping bag.

For upper body
– Thermal layer
– T-shirt (full-sleeves)
– Fleece T-shirt (for extreme colds)
– Fleece layer
– Thick Jacket/Down Jacket
– Waterproof or Windproof layer (outermost layer, when it is snowing or raining)
- For Lower Body
– Thermal layer
– Hiking pants (normal) or Winter hiking pants

Based on how warm you feel you can skip any of the above layers. Your outer later should be windproof since it is windy at high altitude.
The idea behind layering is that the more insulation you have the less cold you feel, and instead of wearing a very thick jacket if you wear multiple layers, your body will be better insulated against the cold.

Yes, we provide micro spikes and gaiters, if required.

Mandatory documents: 2 xerox of ID having address (addhar card/driving license), 2 Passport size photographs, hard copy Medical form signed & sealed by doctor, disclaimer form sign by trekker and high altitude insurance.

No. We don’t but we can suggest you good hotel/Stay nearby pick up location.

Yes, trekker must carry 2 water bottles 1 litre each so they can refill it at campsite for drinking and keep themselves hydrate.

You should buy shoes which has these three features –Good grip, Ankle Support and additional water resistant layers. Generally, we advise Quechua Trek 100, MH 500 and MH 100.

No one is forced to go on. There is always enough staff to split the party according to need and regroup later at the camp. Most people have no trouble reaching the highest campsite. If some members decide not to climb the final distance they can wait for the climbers to come back down the same way or take a lateral path to the descent route.

The Chopta Chandrashila Trek is renowned for its stunning landscapes and breathtaking views of major Himalayan peaks, including Nanda Devi, Bandarpoonch, Chaukhamba, Kedar Peak, and Mt. Trishul. This trek also includes visits to the serene Deoriatal Lake, the sacred Tungnath Temple (the highest Shiva temple in the world), and the Chandrashila summit, offering an all-encompassing experience of natural beauty and spiritual significance.

The Chopta Chandrashila Trek is graded as an Easy to Moderate Trek. This makes it accessible for beginners and families while still providing a rewarding experience for more seasoned trekkers. The trails are well-defined, though some parts, especially the ascent to the Chandrashila summit, can be steep and challenging.

The Chopta Chandrashila Trek covers an approximate trekking distance of 30 km over five days. This includes trekking from Sari to Deoriatal, then to Baniyakund via Rohini Bugyal, and finally to the summit of Chandrashila before returning.

The best time to undertake the Deoriatal Chandrashila trek is during the spring (March to April) and autumn (September to November). These periods offer clear skies and pleasant weather, perfect for trekking and enjoying the panoramic views of the Himalayas.

Yes, the Chopta Chandrashila Trek is considered safe for trekkers, including beginners and families. The trails are well-marked, and professional guides and trek leaders accompany the groups. Trek leaders are also trained in wilderness first aid to ensure maximum safety.

You can find snow on the Chopta Chandrashila Trek primarily during the winter months, from December to February. The trails, especially near Tungnath and Chandrashila, are often covered in snow, adding to the challenge and beauty of the trek.

A moderate level of physical fitness is required for the Chopta Chandrashila Trek. Trekkers should be comfortable walking 6-7 hours a day on varied terrain. Prior experience in trekking or regular physical exercise like jogging, running, or cycling can be beneficial.

Yes, the Chopta Chandrashila Trek is suitable for children, provided they are physically fit and accustomed to outdoor activities. It’s an excellent trek for families due to its relatively moderate difficulty and the wealth of natural beauty and cultural experiences it offers.


Mobile network availability is limited along the Chopta Chandrashila Trek. The last reliable point for network coverage is in Sari village. Trekkers are advised to inform their contacts beforehand about the limited connectivity during the trek.

Yes, there is usually a facility to store extra luggage at the base camp or with the trekking organizers. Trekkers are encouraged to travel light and carry only essential items during the trek.

Accommodation on the Chopta Chandrashila Trek typically involves camping in high-quality tents. The campsites are set in picturesque locations, offering basic amenities and comfortable sleeping arrangements.

Washroom facilities on the Chopta Chandrashila Trek are basic. At campsites, there are usually portable toilets or dry pit toilets available. Trekkers should carry personal hygiene kits and be prepared for limited facilities in remote areas.

Yes, offloading services are usually available for the Chopta Chandrashila Trek. Trekkers can arrange to have their heavy backpacks transported by porters or mules, allowing them to trek with lighter day packs.

Essential items to carry for the Chopta Chandrashila Trek include:


  • Warm clothing (layers, thermal wear, fleece, down jacket)

  • Waterproof jacket and pants

  • Trekking shoes with good grip

  • Backpack (50-60 liters) with rain cover

  • Daypack (20-30 liters)

  • Water bottles or hydration pack

  • Snacks and energy bars

  • Personal medical kit

  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)

  • Trekking poles

  • Headlamp with extra batteries

  • Toiletries and personal hygiene items

Chandrashila Peak stands at an altitude of approximately 12,100 feet (3,700 meters) above sea level, offering trekkers spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan ranges.

While the altitude of Chandrashila Peak is significant, the gradual ascent helps with acclimatization. However, trekkers should be mindful of altitude sickness and take necessary precautions, such as staying hydrated and ascending slowly.

From the Chandrashila summit, trekkers can enjoy unobstructed views of several major Himalayan peaks, including Nanda Devi, Thalaysagar, Chaukhamba, Dronagiri, Trishul, Nandaghunti, the Gangotri ranges, Kedar dome, and Jahanukut. These panoramic vistas are a highlight of the trek.