Chopta-Tungnath-Chandrashila Trek

Chopta –Tungnath-Chandrshila trek is one of the most popular & beautiful treks of Garhwal Himalaya whereas Chopta is known as Mini Switzerland because of Lush Green Meadows (Bugyaal) , Serenity   & Snowfall receives during winters. Tungnath is the highest temple of Lord Shiva among sacred Panch Kedar. Chandrashila Peak, 1.2 km above Tungnath Temple is famous for the Majestic view of Sunrise & Sunset at the elevation of 12600 Ft above sea level & it is also said that Lord Rama after killing Ravana meditated at Chandrashila.

Chopta Medows
Chopta Medows covered in snow

Trek Conditions  – Moderate & rocky trail with a gradual climb up. The path is in the very good condition.

Best time to Trek –  Round the year, Specially Nov to March

Medical Advice –  Our expert trek leader makes sure you don’t face any health issue due to the trek but in case of an emergency the nearest city is Srinagar Garhwal.

Emergency contact details – Uttarakhand Helpline: 0135 – 2710334, 0135 – 2710335, 0135 – 2710233

Itinerary Details

Day 1. Dehradun to Dugalbitta (2500 Meters)(Drive 8 hours)

On early morning arrival, Drive from Dehradun to Dugalbitta along with River Ganga to Devprayag, River  Alaknanda to Rudraprayag and River Mandakini to Kund via Devprayag (confluence of Alaknanda& Bhagirathi, the river is named “Ganges” after the Devprayag confluence) and Rudraprayag (Confluence of Alaknanda&Mandakini river). You will reach base camp Dugalbitta in the evening. Dugalbitta is beautiful place surrounded with dense and Lush Green Meadow. In the evening after witnessing one of the best sunsets in the company of Mt Chaukhamba, you will enjoy bone fire later, nutritious yet tasty food in the lap of nature.

Dugalbitta Camp Site
View around Dugalbitta Camp Site

Day 2.Dugalbitta to Chopta (2880 Meters 20 Min Drive) to Tungnath (3660 Meters 3 KM Trek) to Chandrashila(3850 Meter  1.4 KM Trek) and back to base camp Dugalbitta.

After early morning breakfast of veggies from villages,  A drive of 20 Min, you will reach start point of Chopta Trek where to start Tungnath Trek. The path is paved between meadows and dense forest of Rhododendron which blooms in March & April, Deodar, Cedar, Oak etc and endangered Musk Deer Sanctuary which is part of Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary. After visiting temple Tungnath which open during April and close after Diwali, you will start trek to Chandrashila which steep climb in nature. From Chandrashila,  you can watch 360 Degree majestic view of mountains like Nandadevi, Chaukhamba, Trishul etc. After submission of Chandrashila peak, you will return to base camp Dugalbitta.  Trek is also heaven for Bird Watchers.

Birds of Garwal Himalaya
Birds of Garwal Himalaya

Day 3. After having breakfast you well start a drive from Dugalbitta to Dehradun. You will reach Dehradun approximately 5 P.M with a beautiful memory with us.

Read carefully the following Terms & Conditions before registering for a trek:

  • The trek fee includes all costs of the trek from the start at Wan to the end of the trek at Wan.
  • Offloading: Himlook anticipates members to carry their backpacks during the whole journey. However, due to any circumstances, if you wish to not carry your backpack, you can pay an additional charge and offload your pack.**We don’t allow partial offloading, hence please choose accordingly.
  • Offloading cost for the entire trek is 1,500/-. This charge may vary at the base camp. Offloading is a factor which is totally dependent on the availability of mules or porters; hence Himlook reserves all rights to refuse or accept it. The bags weigh cannot be more than 10 kg. Duffel bags, suitcases, day bags, strollers are not allowed for this service.
  • Emergency condition: Emergency situation may arise during any trek. If the condition doesn’t get stable and you are sent back then Himlook holds the responsibility of making arrangements back to the base or the nearest road head. We will send you with a member of our support team. It is not promised that he’ll be a trained person. Handling emergencies or evacuation is a difficult and time-consuming process in the mountains. Difficulty level increases with the seriousness of an emergency. It takes a lot of time to evacuate a sick person. Doctors don’t travel with a group and neither will you get one at base camp or road head (depends on a trek where the last road head–which is a base camp–is a big town or village). However, Himlook trek leaders are trained in handling emergencies in the mountains and administering first aid. But keep this in mind that they are not doctors. Opting/Booking this trek is an agreement/understanding that you are well aware and understand the risks and difficulties involved in the trekking at high altitudes.
  • You have also taken time to understand the different types of problems one may get on high altitudes and also educate yourself on how to handle these sicknesses, i.e., AMS, HAPE, and HACE.
  • Fitness: Considerable level of fitness is required during a high altitude Himalayan trek. You need to be in a good shape to opt for the same. Cardiovascular training plays an important role during these treks. Most important is that you need to be psychologically/mentally fit, strong and prepared. Your body must be in a shape to work average or above in less oxygen. We provide a fitness chart which helps you train for the trek. If you opt for this trek, we understand that you will undertake the aforesaid fitness program. Himlook reserves all the rights to reject members, at the base camp, not meeting the eligibility criteria.
  • Himlook will not take any responsibility for any kind of damage or loss of your equipment, gears or other personal belongings on the trek.
  • Smoking, drinking and consumption of any kind of drugs is strictly prohibited on a high altitude trek. Himlook reserves the right to cancel the participation right away if a member is found doing aforementioned anything.
  • Payment: We receive debit/credit cards and transfers through net banking. In only those cases where a small payment is received in advance to book the slot, wemight consider taking cash per the situation, however we prefer online transfers for the same. We don’t accept drafts or cheque.
  • Equipment: We will provide you the necessary equipment whenever the conditions require. However, after the issuance and till the return it is your responsibility to take care of the gears. Any wear and tear or loss will be borne by the person to whom gears were issued.

Safety Protocol:

  • We concentrate on the safety of our group members as a priority; hence we focus on the acclimatization. Most treks in the Himalayas gain higher altitudes quickly, there are several reasons as well attached to it, finding a good camp site is one of the main reasons apart from the terrain itself. During these scenarios/treks people may feel the effects of altitude sickness, in these cases trek leader holds the final decision whether to take you ahead or send you back. He will also make arrangements to send you at lower altitude. In this case no refund will be given.
  • Himlook’s staff and trek leader(s) regularly check the health of all the members. We regularly check pulse, blood pressure, oxygen saturation level and we have an AMS scorecard which helps in checking the overall health. If the vital readings are below the norms for that altitude, Himlook reserves the right to cancel the participation of the trekker to go further without any refund. Norms are available with Himlook trek leader.
  • All the treks take you through rough and rocky terrain. Some treks may take you through snowy terrains. Self assessment of your fitness level is as critical as important gears. You must be fit and confident to walk in the mountains. You must complete the journey within the appropriate time, both descents and ascents. Himlook holds the right to turn back any member if our trek leader believes that the member is unable to move ahead without additional assistance. In this scenario no refund will be provided.

Refund Policy

  • We have the right to cancel the departure if minimum group strength is not met.
  • Should you wish to customise the trip as per your preferred date, separate charges will apply.
  • If a trek gets cancelled at the last moment due to natural disaster/calamity or due to any  unforeseen circumstances (i.e., earthquake, heavy snowfall, rains, floods, landslides, strike, bandh etc), Himlook will provide a voucher of the amount recieved which can be used either for the same trek or another trek in the next one year.
  • Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. Himlook reserves the right to change expedition/trekking 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 Himlook or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant.
  • Any additional costs due to weather / unforeseen situations will have to be borne by the traveler.
  • Himlook reserves the right to change the plan in case there is a danger involved for the group or whenever the trek leader deems it necessary.
  • Final word of the trek leaders will have to be followed by all the members failing to which trek leader reserves the right to decline the individual as a trip member. In this scenario no refund will be given.
  • No show will be non-refundable.
  • If a trek gets cancelled after the commencement of trek due to any reason, no refund will be given.
  • Himlook reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason.
  • In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons by you, we must be notified of the same in writing at teamhimlook@himlook.com.

Cancellation Policy:

  1. Cancellation request will not be taken or taken into consideration over the phone. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows: –
  2. Cancellations prior to 10 days from the commencement of the trek — full refund.
  3. Cancellations less than 10 days from the commencement of the trek — no refund.
  4. Bookings made between 10 days from the trek commencement date will not be liable for any refund. Eg: If a trek’s date is 11-9-17, anyone making booking between 1-9-17 and 10-9-17 will not be liable for any refund.

Rescheduling Policy:

  1. Prior 10 Days- 30% of Trek/adventure program cost will be charged.
  2. Less than 10 Days- No rescheduling allowed.

Inclusion:

  • Transportation (After Minimum group size)
  • Accommodation (Guesthouse, Homestay, Camping).
  • Veg 3-time meal of Nutritious food.
  • Local & Professional guide to ensure the safety
  • Forest Fee/ Permits.
  • Basic First Aid
  • Government Taxes ( GST )

Exclusion:

  • Air/Train fare or any kind of conveyance charges till the commencement of the trek.
  • Evacuation charges and damage of any nature.
  • Anything not mentioned under the head inclusions.
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
  • The tariff does not include barbeque, personal expenses like telephone, laundry etc.
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Insurance.
  • Porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Food is not included in case of hotel stay, only Hotel’s room rent.

 

 

 

 

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