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Chandrashila Summit Trek (6 Days)
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Chopta and Chandrashila is one of the most popular treks among trekking enthusiasts. Chopta popularly known as 'Mini Switzerland of Uttarakhand' is situated amidst thick forest of pine, deodar and rhododendrons. The trek route takes one to Tungnath (literal meaning: ‘Lord of the Peaks’), is the highest Hindu temple in the world dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Beyond Tungnath is the summit to the Chandrashila peak (literal meaning: ‘Moon Rock’) offers 360 degrees panoramic views of the mighty Himalayas.

TREKKING ROUTE:
Haridwar - Ukhimath - Deoriyatal - Sari - Chopta - Tungnath - Chandrashila - Chopta - Haridwar

HARIDWAR: Haridwar is city in Haridwar district of Uttarakhand state in India. It is a place where the river Ganges enters in plain areas North India after flowing 250 kms from its origin Gaumukh (Gangotri Glacier). Haridwar contains two words Hari & Dwar. Hari means god & Dwar means gate. Haridwar means Gateway to the God.Haridwar is the place where people from across the India visit for pilgrimage and to take a holy dip into the holy river Ganges.It is an ancient city & one of the most sacred cities in India. here one can closely experience India's complex culture, various Hindu rituals and the ancient civilization.

UKHIMATH: On the far side of the Mandakini River Valley and is the winter seat of the Kedarnath shrine, as well as the winter home of the priest who presides over the Kedarnath Temple. After the Kedarnath temple closes for the winters, a movable image of Lord Kedarnath is brought in a special procession to Ukhimath, where it resides until the Kedarnath temple reopens in late April or early May, and is visited by tens of thousands every season. The temples of Usha and Anirudh, & Shiva and Parvati are worth a visit.

DEORITAL: This little mountain lake is positioned in such a way that one can see the reflection of the majestic Chaukhamba peak reflected in the tranquil waters. The changing colours of this mountain assume different shades throughout the morning and at sunset- presenting a photographer with a dazzling array of fine shots! The flat grassy surface and the tranquillity makes this spot ideal for meditation and relaxation.

CHOPTA: Chopta is known as "Mini Switzerland". Chopta hill statopm is situated in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand state at an located at an altitude of 2600 Mts. above sea level amidst dense forest. Enchanting views of the Himalayas is visible from Chopta. Chopta is the initiation point of the trek to famous Tungnath Mandir (one of the Panch-Kedars) and summit Chandrashila.

  • Haridwar - Ukhimath (200 Kms./7-8 Hrs.)

    After arriving at Haridwar transfer to Ukhimath, Devprayag (Confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi). Arrival at Ukhimath by evening. Dinner and overnight stay.
  • Ukhimath - Deoriatal (2438 Mtrs./7998 ft)

    After breakfast start a trek to Deoriatal The trek will take 3- 4 Hrs. to reach Deoriatal. Upon arrival set out the tents for overnight stay near the lake. Overnight in tents.
  • Deoriatal - Sari - Chopta

    After breakfast descend down to Sari village (3 Kms.) on foot, thereafter, drive to Chopta through dense forest and meadows. The 30 Kms. drive from Sari Village to Chopta takes no more than 45 minutes. Upon arrival at Chopta set out tents for overnight stay.
  • Chopta - Tungnath (12070 ft) - Chandrasila (13415 ft) - Chopta

    After an early breakfast trek to Tungnath with packed lunch. Tungnath is situated at the height of 3680 Mts. from the sea level and is the highest Shiva temple in India. The trek is in excess of 3 Kms. Enroute visualise the entire range of snow capped Himalayas. Upon arrival at Tungnath Temple and visit the temple. Post lunch session, a further ascent of 1 Km. terminates at the Chandrasila peak. Take some rest and then return trek to Chopta for dinner and overnight stay.
  • Chopta

    The day is spent exploring the beautiful surroundings of this oft referred "Switzerland of Garhwal Himalayas" area. If luck favours then catch a rare glimpse of the brown fox, the Kakar and musk deer. Overnight stay at tent.
  • Chopta - Haridwar

    After an early breakfast drive back to Haridwar.

Note:

  • Minimum Age: 14 years
  • Past experience in trekking: Useful but not essential.
  • Fitness required: You need to be in good physical condition before the start of the trek.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Country India
State Uttarakhand
Range Garhwal Himalaya
Altitude 3925 meters (13100 ft approx.)
Grade Easy to Moderate
Coordinates 30°29′17″N 79°13′17″E
Duration 6 Days
Rail head Haridwar
Road head Haridwar
Best Season All season trek. September- November: Best time for great views and no snow. The Tungnath temple remains open from June to late October.

TARIFF: Call Us

Payment option:
By Cheque / Demand Draft / Wire Trasnfer:
Bank Details

BanK:Union Bank Of INDIA, Kailash Colony, NEW DELHI -110075
Name: TRIPS N EVENTS
Account No.:335705010132926
IFSC Code: UBIN0535575
SWIFT Code: UBININBBNDL


INCLUDES

  • The package includes all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), snacks and refreshments while on the trek. However, meals while travelling are not part of the package.
  • Accommodation in hotel/tent on multiple-sharing basis. Please be advised that this property is in the middle of nowhere and has very simple, basic facilities to offer.
  • Transfers from Rishikesh to the starting point of the trek. All internal travels and back.
  • Entry fees, permit to trek and forest camping charges in the region for the entire duration of the trek, wherever applicable.
  • sleeping bags, mattresses, tents and other safety equipments required.
  • English-speaking guides and a team of porters, wherever required, to carry your rucksack (strictly not more than 10 kg). You just need to carry a day backpack for water, light food/refreshments, your camera, sunglasses and other personal items.
  • Transport from Kathgudam to Loharjung and return.

EXCLUDES

  • Expenses that are personal in nature, e.g. shopping, phone calls, tips for support staff, insurance, etc.
  • Expenses arising out of emergency/evacuation/rain/landslides/unforeseen circumstances beyond one’s control.
  • Though we’ll have a well-equipped first-aid kit, we suggest that you bring your own personal medicines.
  • Anything not expressly stated.

Note:

  • It's expected to carry your personal luggage on your own,if you don’t want to carry your backpack so you can give it to porter, but you have to inform us in advance and have to pay for it.

Dressing for any outdoor activity in the cold is all about layering. Preparing for your trek is exciting. At Himalayan Hikes, we provide you with the best possible experience while trekking. So it’s worth taking the time to bring the right gear so you make the most of it. Packing for a trek is almost as exciting as trekking because you know you’re heading off on an adventure!

   SOCKSS & JOCKS:  Have at least 4 - 5 Pairs of each to keep yourself healthy while on Hikes. (Depending on whether you have the chance to wash and dry clothes) Always wear TWO layers of socks – thin ‘inner’ and some thicker wool socks (it's worth spending the money on good socks). Thin socks move slightly inside the thicker socks, so there is much less chance of getting blisters on your feet as the friction between your feet and the boot is reducedThin liners are easy to wash and your thicker socks stay clean and smell-free for longer It’s warmer and a lot more comfortable!
   THERMAL WEARS:  Travel with two pairs of long thermal pants, a couple of short thermal tops and one or two long tops. Also, add a couple of t-shirts or specific trekking shirts you get from a gear shop (these are expensive and t-shirts are fine ).
Tip: Make sure you wash your new thermals a couple of times with fabric softener before you go so they're not itchy.
   FLEECE LAYER:  A pair of cheap fleece pants are great for wearing in the lodge. If it gets cold during the day, a pair of thermal pants under trekking pants is usually plenty to keep you warm so it’s very unlikely you’ll wear the fleece pants while walking. You need at least one fleece top as well. Lightweight fleece top and one thicker one – one for during the day and one for night. Outer layer: This is for extreme cold and bad weather. These things are very warm and make life far more pleasant once you start getting above 3000m or so. It is essential if you’re going much higher or trekking in the colder months.
   WATERPROOF JACKET & TREKKING PANTS:  Don’t trek in jeans!
By all means pack some waterproof shorts for trekking in the lower altitudes (also good when you’re washing). Trekking pants should be lightweight, comfortable, breathable and quick-drying. One lightweight pair and one mid-weight are fine. If it’s really cold, wear thermals under your pants. Waterproof pants are handy.
Tip:  A webbing belt might also be handy – you WILL lose weight when you’re trekking and your pants can fall down.
   FOOTWEAR:
Crocs / Floaters / Slippers: Ideal for wearing in the lodge or dining tent.
Trekking boots : Water proof hiking shoes are recommended.
Gaiters are something to consider if you’ll encounter deep snow or mud – they keep the stuff out of your boots and keep the bottom of your pants dry.
   HEAD GEAR
   SUNGLASSES with UV protection & wraparound to prevent light coming in from the side.
 SUNCREAM: Good quality sun cream (SPF 50+) is a must. Pop it next to the head of your figure. At night or on a cold day a comfortable beanie (warm hat) is important.
   BANDANA or SCARVES
   WATER BOTTLE:  At least 2 ltrs.
   BAGS WATERPROOF:  Carry a few – one for clean clothes, one for dirty and one for electronic gear or whatever.
    GARBAGE BAGS:  KEEP TREKS AND REGION CLEAN. PICK UP RUBBISH.
   ZIPLOC BAGS:  Snacks, spare batteries and other loose items.
   TOILETRIES:  Personal hygiene kit with a few medicines like pain killers (avoid codeine at altitude), ear plugs, bandaids or blister skins, lip balm (a must), Imodium (or similar) for diarrhea (best not to take these but you may need to!), hand sanitising gel, eye/ear drops plus the usual stuff you’d take on holidas.

   First Aid Kit: All our guides carry a first aid kit on every trek. It will include such items as bandages, plasters/band aids, tubigrip/support bandages, iodine, dressings, electrolyte solution for dehydration, ointment for insect bites. However if you know that you might need some additional kind of medication along the trip, ie a particular support for a weak joint or medication for a particular allergy etc; then please bring this with you.
If you have any medical history relevant to trekking please let us know. If you have extreme reactions to bee stings you should bring your own medical kit.

ACCESSORIES:

  • Spare laces
  • Multipurpose knife
  • Match Box / Lighters (2)
  • Torch with extra batteries and spare bulb or LED Torch.
  • Sleeping bag ( Personal)
  • Rucksack (65 ltrs)
  • Daypack, Haversack
  • Poncho – Rain gear
  • Ski Poles / Sticks
  • Ice Axe / Crampons – For trekking expeditions or snow bound treks.
  • Personal Mess tin.
  • Money Pouch or Belt

BOOKINGS & CANCELLATION:
Your booking is made with TORNA EXPEDITIONS TOURS N TRAVELS – NEW DELHI- 110075, INDIA.
BOOKING:
To book a tour: send the completed booking form together with a non-refundable deposit. (10 % of Invoice value on per person basis). The balance is due eight weeks prior to departure. No reminder will be sent, so if the balance is not paid by the due date we will regard the booking as cancelled.
CANCELLATION CHARGES:
  • 30 days before departure : NIL
  • 15 days before departure : 10%
  • 07-14 days before departure : 25%
  • 02- 07 days departure : 50%
  • Less than 2 day : 100%


PRICE:
Though the price is FIXED however, we reserve the right to increase the price of a holiday due to fuel costs, taxes or exchange rate changes.

GROUP SIZE:
A minimum number of bookings is set for scheduled group tours and if there are insufficient members or if we have to cancel your trip for any other reason a full refund will be given. If we cancel your tour we will advise you at least four weeks prior to the departure date.

SAFETY & SECURITY:
Our tours involve travel in remote, mountainous regions, at high altitudes, where amenities and medical facilities are few and far between. Every effort is made to ensure your safety and well being, but bookings are accepted on the understanding that you appreciate the risks and hazards associated with this sort of travel. TORNA EXPEDITIONS TOURS N TRAVELS, NEW DELHI, INDIA will not accept responsibility for accidents, injury, lack of fitness, carelessness, illness, negligence or lack of punctuality attributable to the customer. If you have any disability or illness, you must inform us at the time of booking the holiday so advice can be given on the suitability of the trip.

INSURANCE:
All trekkers or participants are responsible for arranging their own insurance which must cover medical expenses, injury, death, rescue, helicopter rescue (if appropriate), repatriation, cancellation and curtailment. Customers must provide TORNA EXPEDITIONS TOURS N TRAVELS with evidence of their insurance. We recommend you take out insurance at the time of booking and double check the small print to ensure it covers all activities you are involved in.

AIR FARE:
With regard to international & domestic flights: TORNA EXPEDITIONS TOURS N TRAVELS can book flights for customers but cannot however take responsibility for changes or alterations to any flights.

PERSONAL ITEMS:
Personal items and baggage remain at all times the responsibility of the customer. In addition responsibility must be accepted for any equipment loaned to you, and you must agree to pay for any loss or damage caused to this equipment while in your care.

IMMIGRATION & VISA:
You are responsible for arranging your passport, and any necessary visas and vaccination certificates. Please check with the relevant embassy for the latest requirements with regard to visas and vaccinations.

LIABILITY:
TORNA EXPEDITIONS TOURS N TRAVELS cannot be held responsible for; the consequences of any delays, expenses incurred or alterations caused by illness, weather, war, terrorism, political events, civil strife, strikes, natural disaster, technical difficulties or any event beyond our control.

ALTERATION OR AMENDMENTS:
The tour itinerary may have to be changed due to altered circumstances and conditions. We will make alternative arrangements as required but no refunds will be given for services which are not utilised as a result.

COMPLIANCE:
Due to the adventurous nature of the tours, all customers must at all times agree to comply with the decisions taken by the guide or the management.

COMPLAINTS:
If you should have a complaint about the tour, it must be made in writing by letter or email and received by TORNA EXPEDITIONS TOURS N TRAVELS within 14 days of the end of the tour.

LEGAL:
In the unlikely event of any sort of dispute arising, the jurisdiction of Delhi shall apply. If the dispute cannot be resolved directly between us within 6 weeks of written intimation of the dispute, both TORNA and our customer shall attempt to settle the dispute by an arbitrator. An arbitrator will be selected on mutually agreeable basis.

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