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Chopta Tungnath Trek 2024 | Cost, Itinerary, Full Details

Region: Uttarakhand

Base Camp: Sari

Days: 4 days

Altitude: 12,000 ft

Grade: Easy

Distance: 15 km

Min Age: 8+ Years

Meals: Included

Best Season: Spring, Summer, & Winter

Trek Description

Snow white panoramic view of mountains surrounded by forest, a soothing sunset, more human connection, less digital distraction, a trail to moon rock, and chilly mornings that can leave a lasting impression on one’s soul. That’s the beauty of Chopta and Chandrashila Peak is. 

Chopta is majorly famous for Tungnath temple which is known as the world’s highest Shiva temple located at an altitude of 3,475 m (11,400 ft) and Chandrashila Peak 3,658 m (12,000 ft). The meaning of Chandrashila is Moon Rock and from here we can see Nanda Devi Peak, Chaukhamba, Neelkantha, and other Himalayan ranges.

This trek gets even more beautiful in spring around March- April as it is a peak time for Rhododendrons to bloom fully in pink and red colors. If you are visiting in spring, locals will even give you the experience of fresh rhododendron juice which they prepare organically on their own.

Chopta Chandrashila trek has different beauty in different seasons be it winter, summer, and spring.

We will kick start our journey from Rishikesh which is known as the yoga capital of the world. From Rishikesh, we will go to Sari village (192 km driving distance) via Devprayag which is a sangam of the Bhagirathi & Alaknanda rivers. 

Sari village is the base camp for a beautiful Deoria Tal trek and it is away from the hustle and bustle of people.

Deoria Tal is a 3 km trek from Sari and the trail is surrounded by peach orchards and gives a view of terraced fields. Additionally, according to the Mahabharat tale, Yaksha is said to have questioned the powerful Pandavas from Deoria Tal. Locals claim that Bheem of the Pandavaas built this lake to quench his thirst. Yudhister, the smartest of the Pandavas, urged that Bheem build the lake. An amusing fact about this lake is that it doesn’t get frozen in winter, no matter what the temperature is.

Altogether Deoria Tal & Chandrashila trek gives a peaceful and highly spiritual & positive vibes and it is one of the soul soothing treks for all trek lovers. A highly scenic place for all sunset and sunrise lovers, families, couples, and solo travelers. 


Drive Distance: 192 km

Drive Time: 6-7 hours

Altitude: 6,570 ft

  • Meet us at Yog Nagri Railway Station, Rishikesh and from there we will start our journey to Sari. Our pick up time is usually between 6 am to 8 am.
  • In between you will see Sangam of Alaknanda & Bhagirathi at Devprayag, Srinagar, Dhari Devi Temple, Rudraprayag and Ukhimath.
  • Reach Sari Village in the evening and take a rest.

Trek: 5 km

Time: 5-6 hours

Altitude: 7,840 ft

Altitude Gain and Loss: 1,270 ft

  • Wake up early in the morning if you don’t wanna miss the beautiful sunrise view and get ready for the trek.
  • Have your breakfast, pack your water bottle and essentials then start your trek to Deoria Tal. We will leave for Deoria Tal by 7:30 am with packed lunch.
  • In between you will find Omkar Ratneshwar Mahadev temple don’t forget to fold your hands and pray. There also are local shops where you can get lunch/snacks in case you don’t want to pack your food.
  • After trekking for 2.5 km you will reach Deoria Tal, a small beautiful lake surrounded by green meadows and mountains.
  • From here, mountain peaks like Janhukut, Chaukhamba, and Kedar Dome are perfectly visible.
  • Relax there, enjoy the view, capture moments, and then in the evening reach back to your stay at Sari.

Trek: 10 km

Trek Time: 6-8 hours

Altitude: 12,000 ft

Altitude Gain and Loss: 2,600 ft

  • From Sari drive about 20 km to Chopta village early morning.
  • On this route there are not any local shops in between so pack your lunch, some energy rich snacks, a water bottle, and trek essentials carefully as the trek is steep and will take more energy.
  • Reach Tungnath temple which is at 11,400 ft of altitude.
  • From Tungnath, Chandrashila Peak is about 1.5 km distance and the slope is a bit steep.
  • Finally, reach Chandrashila peak and see the picturesque views of the Himalayan range comprising snow peaks of Nanda Devi, Banderpunch, Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, and Neelkanth on one side, and the Garhwal valley on the opposite side and feel like you are at the top.
  • Feel the moment, Capture memories, laugh out loud, feel a sense of accomplishment, and descend back to Chopta.
  • Reach back to Chopta then drive 20 km back to Sari and rest for the day. By evening 6 PM we will be back in Chopta.

Drive Distance: 192 km

Time: 6-7 hours

  • Wake up early in the morning and get fresh up.
  • Have your breakfast, click a group photo, and drive back to Rishikesh.
  • Reach Rishikesh, say bye to your fellow travelers and collect a lifetime of memories.

What’s Included?

Price Inclusion

  • Transportation from Rishikesh to Sari and back to Rishikesh
  • 3 Nights Stay in Sari village
  • Meals from day 1 dinner to day 4 breakfast
  • All the required forest and camping permits
  • First Aid Kit
  • Guide
  • Trek Completion Certificate

Price Exclusion

  • Meals during the transportation
  • 5% GST is not included
  • Any expenses or items not mentioned in the inclusion section are not covered
  • Any expenses arising from emergencies during the trek
  • Any personal expenses

Things to Carry

  • 30-40 Ltr Bag Pack With Rain Cover & Comfortable Straps
  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks Like Energy Bar, Dry Fruits & ORS
  • Personal Medical Kit
  • At Least 2/3 Full Sleeves (Non-Cotton)
  • 1 Full Fleece T-Shirt
  • 1 Fleece Jacket (Woollen Or Sweater)
  • 1 Down Feather/Hollofil Jacket
  • 1 Waterproof Jacket/Poncho
  • Thermal Inners (Upper And Lower) – 1 Pair
  • 2 Trek Pants (Avoid Shorts & Denim Pants)
  • 1 Pair of Waterproof Gloves
  • 1 Pair of Woollen Gloves
  • Sun Cap
  • Woollen Cap
  • 4 Pairs Of Cotton Socks
  • 1 Pair Of Woollen Socks
  • 1 Pairs Of Sunglasses (U/V Protected)
  • 1 Neck Gaiters (Buff)
  • Tiffin box
  • Power Bank
  • 1 Waterproof & High Ankle Trekking Shoes
  • 1 Pair Of Floaters
  • Hand Sanitizer & Sunscreen Lotion
  • Toothbrush And Toothpaste
  • Quick Dry Towel
  • Lip Balm & Antibacterial Powder
  • Moisturizer

How To Reach Sari

The nearest airport to Sari Village is Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport which is located approximately 25 kilometers from Rishikesh. Several flight operators like Air India, Akasa Air, Vistara, and others operate flights to Dehradun.

It is recommended to book a flight at least a month before traveling since the last moment flight booking is comparatively higher than the standard price. Considering the cost, we recommend you to take flights to Delhi, capital of India first. From there, you can take UTC, HRTC, buses, railway or hire a taxi to reach Dehradun.

You can reach either Haridwar Railway Station, Rishikesh Railway Station or Dehradun Railway Station from your respective places and in Haridwar, Dehradun you will find various buses, tempos, or shared taxis for Rishikesh.

There are direct buses from Delhi to Rishikesh hence if you are coming via Delhi you can opt for a direct bus. Otherwise you can take a bus to Haridwar or Dehradun then local taxis & buses to Rishikesh.

Sari Village is the base camp for Deoria Tal. From Rishikesh, Sari is approximately 192 km. Take bus from ISBT Rishikesh to Rudraprayag which leaves early in the morning. Once you reach Rudraprayag take a taxi to Sari village.

If you plan your journey during the Char Dhaam Yatra season, you may find a direct bus from Rishikesh to Ukhimath.

Note: Upon arriving in Rishikesh, you will join the Himalayan Dream Treks for the Chopta Tungnath trek. Our team will be there to assist you with transportation arrangements. You will receive the contact information of the Transport Coordinator or our office team one week before your departure. We’ll organize transportation for you, which will be available from either the Rishikesh railway station or the ISBT Rishikesh.

Difficulty Level Chopta Chandrashila

Chopta Chandrashila trek is a beginner level trek with easy to moderate difficulty level. It is not a very long trek and one can cover in a day hence difficulty level is average.

Because of the high altitude (12000 ft), it will require good stamina and healthy energy levels to reach its peak. Overall, it is an easy trek; however, during winters one needs to have proper snow boots, spikes and gaiters as trails are a bit slippery, so having good grip snow boots will provide a smooth experience and much needed safety.

Best Time for this Trek

December – March: During this time Chopta is fully covered with snow and a bit difficult due to low temperature. Heence we will advise you to prepare well if you are planning to visit in winter. Night temperature drops up to -12 degrees sometimes and daytime it is between 7-11 degrees.

March – April is the time when you will witness everything at once, sun, rain, snow, and greenery. It is the peak time for rhododendron flowers to bloom and you will find Chandrashila trek trails fully covered with pink and red rhododendron flowers.

However, as you reach Tungnath from there up to Chandrashila Peak you will find heavy snow in a 1 km area up to the peak. Keep snowproof trekking shoes, a waterproof jacket, and nutritious food along with you.

May – June: Greenery all around and snowy peaks will give a bright and vibrant surroundings in summer.

Summer is a good time to visit the trek as trails are all dried and no risk of slipping. Keep sunscreen, goggles, water bottles, and energy-rich food/snacks with you.

September – December: It is post-monsoon time and a pleasant time for trekkers. There will not be any snow at this time and trees are mainly shading their leaves and it is one of the good time to visit this trek as road conditions will be good.

July – September It is not advisable to visit Chandrashila at this time because of heavy rain, landslides, and bad road conditions. The trail will be slippery and risk of getting injured and natural disaster damage might occur. Other than that, due to mist and clouds, nothing is perfectly visible from Deoria Tal and Chandrashila.

More Info of Chopta Tungnath

Beyond the mountains and scenic beauty, Chopta Chandrashila holds cultural and historical significance as well. According to Hindu Mythology, The Chandrashila Peak is believed to be the spot where Lord Rama meditated after defeating Ravana.

Peaks like Meru, Sumeru, Ganesh Parvat, Chaukhamba, Bandarpunch, Nilkantha, Trisuli, and Nanda Devi are some of the peaks that are visible from Chopta.

There are five Kedar temples dedicated to Lord Shiva in Uttarakhand which is known as Panch Kedar. The third of them is the Kedar Tungnath temple. This temple was built thousands of years ago by the Pandavas during the time of Mahabharata.

Deoriatal is known to be the bathing spot of Devta. Additionally, according to a well-known Mahabharat tale, Yaksha is said to have questioned the powerful Pandavas from Deoria Tal. Locals claim that Bheem of the Pandavaas built this lake to quench his thirst. Yudhister, the smartest of the Pandavas, urged that Bheem build the lake.

If you are a religious and adventure lover then the Tungnath temple is a blissful and beautiful place to visit which is full of nature and peace.

The height of the temple is more than 11,400 feet above sea level, and it’s said to be the highest Shiva temple in the world.


Rhododendron Bloom: During April and May, Chopta and Tungnath Trek are dotted with red, pink, and white Rhododendron flower which is locally known as Buransh.

You can drink fresh organic juice made by locals during your trip and even locals can show you how to make rhododendron juice organically which is great for healing inflammation, and liver ailments, reduces arthritis pain, bronchitis, and grout.

Oak, Maple, and Pine forests: Trees like, oak, pine, rhododendrons and other Himalayan species occupy major land parts of Chopta. You will see these along the trail as you begin your trek.

Meadows: Along the trek, you will see the lush green meadows which will give your eyes a mesmerizing view and will make you feel closer to nature and natural beauty.


Musk Deer: Uttarakhand and its forests are home to Musk Deer. 7 km distance from Chopta there is a Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary which is home to musk deer.

Himalayan Monal Bird: You will see colorful and charming monal birds along the trail just pay attention carefully to them. It is a lovely multicolored bird that has a pleasant voice.

  1. Omkar Ratneshwar Mahadev temple in the route of Deoria Tal trek
  2. Omkareshwar Temple, Ukhimath
  3. Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary is home to various species of flowers and vegetation. It is located 7 km from Chopta, which can be reached through the Chopta-Gopeshwar road
  4. Sari Village and its Village Tour
  5. Kedarnath Temple




It is situated in Uttarakhand state of India and 206 km from Rishikesh.

Chopta Village and Chopta Hill Station are two different places in Uttarakhand. Chopta hill station is where the Chandrashilla trek starts and Chopta village is 77 km distance from Chopta hill station.

In summer day the temperature is between 17 to 25 degrees and at night will drop around 3-9 degrees. In winter day time it is around 8-14 degrees and at night around -6 to -10 degrees. In Spring it is around 10-15 degrees at daytime and 1-3 degrees at night.

It is a beginner-level trek hence difficulty level is easy to moderate.

From December to March, you will find heavy snow in Chopta and this is a good time for snow adventures.

It is a perfect starter trek for beginners and has low difficulty levels

Chandrashilla is situated at an altitude of approximately 12,000 feet (3,658 meters) above sea level. While it is not considered high enough for severe altitude sickness, we prioritize safety. We carry a medical kit that includes necessary medicines to ensure everyone’s well-being.

In the Deoria Tal trek, there are few local shops and toilet facilities along the trek but in Chandrashilla there are no toilets between.

In Deoriatal there are shops till the top hence you can charge your devices there but in Chandrashilla there are no charging points in between so it is advisable to carry your own power bank for charging purposes

There are no ATMs in Chopta and the last ATM is in Ukhimath 13km before Sari village so it is advisable to keep the cash amount with yourself.


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