Highest Point
20 Km
Trail Length

Deoriatal Chopta Chandrashila Trek: Explore the Himalayan Wonderland

Embark on a customized adventure with our private treks, tailor-made for your group, family, or friends, sans fixed tour dates. The Deoriatal Chopta Chandrashila trek offers a perfect blend of beginner-friendly trails and Himalayan enchantments, making it an ideal initiation into the world of trekking.

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About the Trek

This classic trek is a gateway to the Himalayas, providing an immersive experience that goes beyond being a mere tourist. The journey encompasses breathtaking mountain views, a serene lake reflecting massive peaks, dense forest trails within the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, and alpine meadows. The trail culminates with a summit of Chandrashila peak, offering a panoramic view of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.

The Trail Unveiled:

To reach our trek base in Sari village, your journey begins following the Alaknanda till Rudraprayag. Passing through Rishikesh, Devprayag, and Srinagar, you’ll then follow the Mandakini river to reach Ukhimath town. The scenic drive from Ukhimath to Sari promises breathtaking views of valleys and occasional glimpses of mountains.

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The trek encompasses diverse landscapes, from Deoriatal, a mesmerizing lake at 2380 m/7800 ft, to the pristine forests and blooming Rhododendrons around Chopta. Wildlife enthusiasts can rejoice in the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, possibly spotting Himalayan Thar or the Himalayan Monal, the state bird of Uttarakhand.

Tunganath and Chandrashila Peak:

A visit to Tunganath, the highest Shiva temple among Panch Kedar, and the ascent to Chandrashila Peak above the temple add spiritual and adventure dimensions to the trek. The return trip from Chopta tests your stamina and endurance, offering an opportunity to witness captivating sunsets and Himalayan views.

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Brief Itinerary:

  • Day 1: Drive from Rishikesh to Sari via Ukhimath (190 Km by car – 7 to 8 hours). Lodge accommodation.
  • Day 2: Trek to Deoriatal (3.5 Km – 2 to 3 hours). Explore the lake and surroundings. Tent or basic lodge accommodation.
  • Day 3: Trek down to Sari (3.5 Km and 2 hours). Drive to Baniyakund or Chopta (Approx 20 Km and 1 hour). Hike around Chopta in the afternoon (2/3 hours). Tent accommodation.
  • Day 4: Trek to Tunganath (3.5 Km). Climb Chandrashila peak (1.5 Km). Descent to Chopta (Total 10 Km – 6/7 hours). Camp at Baniyakund.
  • Day 5: Drive from Chopta/Baniyakund to Rishikesh (Approx 200 Km – 7 to 8 hours).

Important Notes:

  • Trekkers need to reach Rishikesh on their own on Day 1 morning (by 7 am) or the previous night. Return to Rishikesh on Day 5 evening (by 5 pm). Arrange tickets for the inward journey and return from Haridwar accordingly.
  • Transportation costs to reach trek base Sari and return from Chopta are not included in the TREK FEE.

Insights and Updates: Due to camping restrictions at Chopta, Tunganath, and inside Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, the trek offers unique challenges. Camping is now limited around Deoriatal and Baniyakund, with no camping at Chopta or Tunganath, and not inside core forest areas like Rohini Bugyal.

Best Time to Trek: Choose this trek almost year-round, except during the monsoon. Each season presents a unique spectacle, from blooming Rhododendrons in spring to the clear mountain views in autumn and winter.

How to Reach Sari Village: Sari village in Rudraprayag district is 220 Km from Haridwar. Transportation options include a pre-arranged pickup or independent travel via a direct bus to Ukhimath from Haridwar. From Ukhimath, a private vehicle can take you to Sari.

Experience the charm of the Deoriatal Chopta Chandrashila trek, a “Tea House mode” Himalayan adventure offering a perfect blend of comfort and natural beauty.

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Duration: 3 days of trek; Haridwar to Haridwar in 5 days.

Grade: Easy

Physicality: 4.5/10

Trail Length: 20 Km

Highest Point: Chandrashila ~ 3800 m/12500 ft.

Seasons: April to June and September to January.

Further Option: From Tunganath one can trek towards Rudranath.

Access: Trek’s starting point is Sari and the endpoint is Chopta.

Railway station: Haridwar (STN Code: HW)

 Airport: Dehradun (DED) or Delhi

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Exciting Opportunities Await! Join Us for the Deoriatal Chandrashila Trek!

Explore the breathtaking beauty of the Deoriatal Chandrashila trek with our upcoming scheduled dates. Here’s how you can join us:

Check the Dates: Simply visit our website and navigate to the booking form or REGISTER NOW section to view the scheduled fixed departure dates. These dates are highlighted according to our 5-day itinerary.

Stay Updated: While the BOOK NOW feature is currently disabled, you can still stay informed by submitting the REGISTER NOW form. All the details will be sent directly to your email.

Customize Your Experience: If the available dates don’t align with your group’s schedule, don’t worry! You can opt for the Custom date mode and fill out the displayed form to select a date that works for you.

Plan Ahead: Take a glance at our TREK CALENDAR to see all the available dates at once.

Travel Logistics:

Departure: Plan to arrive in Haridwar by Day 1 morning, preferably no later than 7 am, or consider reaching the previous night to ensure a smooth start to your adventure.

Return: On Day 5 evening, around 6 pm, we’ll head back to Haridwar. Make sure to arrange your tickets for both the inward journey and the return accordingly.

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Getting to Sari Village (The Trek Base)

By Train: Haridwar (Station Code: HW) is the nearest rail station. It is well-connected by trains from Delhi. From Haridwar, travelers can arrange their own transport to reach Sari village.

By Air: The nearest airports are in Delhi (DEL) and Dehradun (DED). From Delhi or Dehradun, travelers can reach Haridwar by train or taxi, and then proceed to Sari village.

From Haridwar to Sari Village:

  • We offer pickup services from Haridwar to Sari village and back. The cost is approximately Rs. 6000 for a Tata Sumo/Mahindra Maxx type vehicle and Rs. 9000 for a Tempo Traveller. Alternatively, travelers can reach independently by taking a direct bus to Ukhimath from Haridwar early in the morning. From Ukhimath, private vehicles can be booked to Sari, which is 15 km away.

Return from Chopta: From Chopta, travelers can hire a cab to Ukhimath (20 km away) in the morning. From Ukhimath, they can change for Rudraprayag and then take a bus to Haridwar.

How to Reach Haridwar: For treks in Garhwal, reaching Haridwar is typically the starting point. Rishikesh, another gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas, is just 25 km away. Travelers can reach Haridwar by train or bus from New Delhi.

By Train: Several trains run daily from New Delhi to Haridwar, including DDN JANSHTBDI (Train No. 12055), NANDA DEVI EXP (Train No. 12205), UTKAL EXPRESS (Train No. 18477), and MUSSOORIE EXP (Train No. 14041). Sleeper class (SL)/Second Sitting class (2S) tickets are recommended to avoid waitlisted tickets.

By Bus: Govt. Road Transport buses are available from Kashmiri Gate ISBT in Delhi. Privately operated buses can be booked online. Overnight Volvo/A.C/Push back bus services are available.

From Jolly Grant Airport: Jolly Grant Airport near Dehradun (Airport code: DED) is 35 km away from Haridwar. Flights are mostly via Delhi.

Accommodation in Haridwar: For trekkers arriving the day before the trek, accommodation options in Haridwar vary from premium to budget. State-run GMVN operates Hotel Rahi, a reliable choice for standard accommodation. Online booking is available through the GMVN website.

Departure from Haridwar: Travelers typically reach Haridwar from any trek base by 7/8 pm. They can then catch a train after 9 pm or use the regular bus service mentioned above to reach Delhi or continue their journey homeward on the same night.

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Day 1

Drive to sari and Trek to Deoriatal

Depart from Haridwar in the morning for a scenic drive to Sari, covering a distance of 220 km in approximately 9/10 hours.
Arrive at Sari, situated at an elevation of ~2300m (7500ft), and prepare for an exhilarating trek.
Embark on a 4 km trek to Deoriatal, enveloped in the tranquility of the Himalayan landscape, taking around 2/2 and a half hours.
Settle into the enchanting surroundings of Deoriatal for an overnight stay amidst nature’s embrace.
Day 2

Day Trek to sari and Drive to Chopta

After a leisurely morning, trek back to Sari from Deoriatal, covering a distance of 4 km in approximately 2 hours.
Depart for Chopta, a picturesque destination, with a scenic drive spanning 20 km in about 1 hour.
Arrive at Chopta and immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of this enchanting Himalayan hamlet.
Day 3

Explore Chopta and its Surroundings

Spend the day hiking around Chopta, exploring its pristine trails and verdant landscapes.
Embark on a 6/8 km hike, spanning 5/6 hours, to discover the natural beauty and panoramic vistas that Chopta has to offer.
Revel in the tranquility of the surroundings and soak in the breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks.
Day 4

Trek to Tungnath and Chandrashila Peak

Begin the day with an exhilarating trek to Tunganath, a sacred pilgrimage site nestled amidst the Himalayas.
Continue the trek further to Chandrashila Peak, reaching heights of spiritual and scenic grandeur.
Trek back to Chopta, covering a distance of 10 km in approximately 7/8 hours, and bask in the glory of the Himalayan panorama.
Spend the evening in Chopta, reminiscing about the day’s adventures amidst the tranquil ambiance of the mountains.
Day 5

Return Journey to Haridwar

Bid farewell to the picturesque landscapes of Chopta and embark on the journey back to Haridwar.
Enjoy a scenic drive spanning 240 km, with the memories of the trek etched in your heart.
Arrive at Haridwar after a fulfilling adventure, concluding the journey with a sense of fulfillment and rejuvenation.

Note: The distances and altitudes provided are approximate, offering an overview of the trekking itinerary.

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Trek Fee: ₹ 11,950 (Sari to Chopta) + 5% GST.

Note: This trek is usually organized as a customized private tour for smaller groups, allowing you to choose your preferred start date.

One-night lodge accommodation at Sari (Day 1) on a sharing basis, including dinner.

One-night tent or basic lodge/Dhaba accommodation at Deoriatal on a sharing basis.

One-night Chopta accommodation in a small lodge/Dhaba on a triple/quad sharing basis (very basic rooms without attached toilets).

One-night Tunganath accommodation (during the season from May to Oct) in a small lodge/Dhaba on a triple/quad sharing basis (basic rooms without attached toilets). Otherwise, a two-night stay at Chopta.

All meals during the trek from Day 1 dinner to Day 4 dinner (breakfast, lunch, dinner, along with tea/soup).

Experienced Trekking Guide with profound knowledge of the trails.

All permit fees, camping charges, and forest levies.

Basic Medical & First Aid kit.

Travel Insurance Policy covering illness and AMS (For Indian nationals up to 60 years of age, covering trek and return journey to Haridwar for a maximum of 7 days).


Transportation from Rishikesh to Sari and return from Chopta or Baniyakund to Rishikesh (₹ 7,500 for a Tata Sumo and ₹ 11,000 for a Tempo Traveller, one way).

Personal Rucksack/Backpack carrying personal belongings (optional horse carriage service available at Sari or Chopta at an additional cost).

Tips or gratuities to the support staff.

Anything not mentioned in the “Inclusions” or personal.

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  • We assume that you have read and understood our “Terms & Conditions” (https://greenvalleyhimalayas.com/terms-and-conditions) before Booking a trek/tour.
  • To reserve your place in a scheduled Fixed Departure trek or a Customised/Private trek pay 25% of the TREK/TOUR FEE as the initial “Booking Deposit”. You can pay by Net banking/Draft/Cheque/Credit/Debit/AMEX cards. This will ensure your participation in the desired trek and we will reserve your place on the scheduled date. You need to pay the remaining amount at least 15 days before the Trek Starting Date.
  • If you book a Trek/Tour before 14 days or less from the Trek/Tour Starting Date, you need to pay the full TREK/TOUR FEE.


  • “Booking Amount” i.e.25% of the TREK/TOUR FEE is Non-Refundable at any stage.
  • If in case you are not able to make it due to unavoidable reasons (s), we provide you avery flexible choice of Shifting to another trek within the next one year. One year is counted from the starting date of the trek/tour you booked initially with us.
  • In case you postpone your trip you need to inform a minimum of 15 days before the trek/tour starting date. (Though we suggest to inform us earlier if know)
  • In case you postpone a trek/tour 15 days before the scheduled Trek/Tour Starting date or prior, you may shift to another group of the same trek/tour scheduled in the same season or within the next one year. You may shift to another suitable route also. For changing any, you need our approval first. Your request must be in written communication through your registered email with us.
  • If you cancel/postpone a trek/tour from 14 days to 8 days before the tour starting date, your Booking Amount is Non-Refundable. We will not take any requests for shifting dates. We will charge 50% of the amount as Cancellation Charges and process a refund of the remaining 50%. You may also shift to another group within next year but 25% Booking Amount will be deemed as Cancellation Charge and the rest amount will be transferred to the shifted group.
  • If you cancel a trek/tour 7 days (i.e. a week) before the Trek/Tour Starting Date or later, there will be NO REFUND.
  • In case of any unforeseen incident including but not limited to natural calamities like flood, earthquake, landslide, forest fire, or any political unrest, if we are compelled to cancel the trek/trip, you will be entitled to redeem the full amount for the same/similar kind of trek/trip within next one year.

If you need more clarifications write to info@greenvalleyhimalayas.com

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