Distance & Time Taken : Approx. 160 KM / 9 -10 hours drive
Overnight : Chopta
A private vehicle booked exclusively for our group will start from Rishikesh. With amazing icebreaking activities and fun games we will depart for Rishikesh at around 6:00 AM. We suggest you to reach Rishikesh a day before to avoid any delay since our depature time from Rishikesh will be strictly 6:00 AM in the morning.
We will be witnessing the nature’s beauty as its peak while driving from Rishikesh to Chopta and will drive through the DEVPRAYAG, SRINAGAR, RUDRAPRAYAG AND UKHIMATH.
Chopta, situated at altitude of 2680M, is the basecamp for Chandrashila summit and is a beautiful village popularly known as “MINI SWITZERLAND” among travelers. It is situated in the lap of Uttarakhand Himalayas and offers views of the breathtakingly beautiful Himalayan range including TRISHUL, NANDA DEVI and CHAUKHAMBA.
We will check in to our campsite and will rush for watching the birds since Chopta is one of the most sought after locations for birdwatching in Uttarakhand and just be there to witness and soak in the beauty of the sunset from Chopta.
Distance & Time Taken : Approx. 8 KMs / 5 hours trek ; 22 KMs / 1 hour drive
Overnight : Sari
We will start our day early in the morning with the mind blowing views of sunrise from Tunganath temple and Chandrashila Peak and the total trek distance we need to cover is approximately 8 KMs to and fro Chopta.
On the way to Tunganath, we will encounter many bird watching sites and species of birds, some of which are peculiar to this region of Uttarakhand. We will have a stopover at Tunganath Temple which happens to be the highest of the Five Panch Kedars and highest Shiva temple in the world.
Thereafter, we will head towards Chandrashila peak which is around 2 KMs from Tunganath Temple. We will enjoy the scenic beauty after reaching the Chandrashila top, and treat our eyes with 360 degrees view of the KUMAON and GARHWAL peaks including NANDA DEVI, TRSHUL, NANDAGHUNTI, CHAUKHAMBA, THALAYSAGAR, GANGOTRI ranges. This is one of the most majestic and picturesque view you can see in Uttarakhand.
Upon descending, we will drive towards the village Sari and check in to our accommodation here for the night.
Distance & Time Taken : Approx. 3 KMs / 1 hour trek ; Approx. 150 KMs / 8-9 hours drive
We will get up early in the morning to get the wholesome view of our 2nd Sunrise of the expedition and will start our short hike towards Deoriatal.
The path is well defined which will give you glimpse of Chandrashila peak again. We expect to reach Deoriatal in a couple of hours. Prepare yourself to be stunned by the beauty this majestic lake along with the view of the mountain peaks like Chaukhamba, Trishul with their reflection in the beautiful Deoriatal.
We will spend some quality time here with nature and exploring the jungles and meadows the place has to offer.
We will be heading back to our basecamp for the day, Sari, and will board to the bus to drive back to Rishikesh and reach there later tonight so you can book you journeys back accordingly.