Chandrashila is one of the most liked destinations for trekking enthusiasts in India. Trekkers outside of India too come to Chandrashila for trekking especially during the summer season, the temple opens for six months, however, the route is open across the year. Only 1.5 Km from Tungnath. Chandrashila peak, 4000 meters above sea level, offers the wide range of sight-seeing opportunity to the trekkers. Chandrashila peak is believed to be the meditation spot of Lord Rama, the hero of Hindu holy epic Ramayana after he killed the demon Ravana. Rama came to Chandrashila to meditate and pray Lord Shiva to cleanse the sins of killing Ravana. Local legend also states that Chandradev, the Moon God, had performed penance at Chandrashila for years. The name Chandrashila, Chandra meaning moon and Shila meaning stone stands for the peak in which the Moon God performed penance, the hill denoted by stone.
Deoria Tal is a lake located about 2-3 hours trek from the villages Sari, on the Ukhimath-Chopta road in Uttarakhand ( 2,438 m). The high Altitude lake gives you the view of Mt. Chaukhamba. The place is famous for bird watching. A photographer can do wonder about this place.
Day 1: Dehradun – Kund (1350m) (Drive / 6 – 7 hrs)
Upon arrival at Dehradun early in the morning board our vehicle to Kund via Devprayag (confluence of Alaknanda & Bhagirathi, the river is named “Ganges” after the Devprayag confluence) and Rudraprayag (Confluence of Alaknanda & Mandakini river). Kund is a beautiful village on the side river Mandakini surrounded with eye-pleasing views. Overnight stay at Kund in camps/cottages/ hotels.
Day 2: Kund(1350m) – Ukhimath (1300m) – Sari ( 2000m)- Deoriatal ( 2438m) – Sari – Kund ( Drive / 1. 5 hrs ) ( Trek / 4 hrs )
Today is the day when your beautiful affair with mountains is going to start. After breakfast board, the vehicle and move towards Sari village via Ukhimath. After reaching Sari a trek of 2-3 Hours with a well-paved path to Devariyatal through the forest of Rhododendron will take you to the mesmerizing high altitude lake. The views around the lake and the reflection of Mt. Chaukhamba in the lake will leave you spellbound. All four massif of Mt Chaukhamba is visible from here in its all glory. After spending some time will descent from the same route to Sari village followed by the drive to Kund. Overnight stay in Kund.
Day 3: Kund (1350m) – Chopta (2800m) – Tungnath (3680 m) – Chandrashila Peak (4000 m) – Kund (Trek / 4 – 5 hrs ) (Drive / 1.5 hrs )
After an early breakfast, board the vehicle for a new destination called Chopta. The beautiful meadows of this place will inform you of the arrival of the destination. After reaching the Chopta, start the trek to Tungnath temple with packed lunch. Tungnath temple is situated at a height of 3680 mts from the sea level and is the highest Shiva temple in India. The trek is in excess of 3 km. En route to the temple, one passes amidst lush green meadows and can see the entire range of snow-capped Himalayas. Upon arrival at Tungnath temple, visit the temple. After relaxation and lunch, a further ascent of 1.5 km terminates at the Chandrashila peak. The view of not only the snow-clad mountains of Nanda Devi, Trishul, Chaukhamba, but also of all the green valleys and deep gorges visible from the mountaintop are sights that one will remember for a lifetime; some say there is no other place quite like this location in the entire region. Retrace your footsteps back to Chopta followed by a drive to Kund for dinner and overnight stay with beautiful memories.
Day 4: Kund(1350m) – Dehradun ( Drive / 7 – 8 hrs)
After breakfast in the morning board the vehicle to Dehradun. Bid adieu with beautiful memories to this beautiful hilly affair.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
- We have the right to cancel the departure if minimum group strength is not met.
- If you wish to customize the trip as per your preferred date, separate charges will apply.
- If a trek gets canceled 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 received 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.
- The 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 canceled 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: –
- Cancellations prior to 10 days from the commencement of the trek — full refund.
- Cancellations less than 10 days from the commencement of the trek — no refund.
Bookings made between 10 days from the trek commencement date will not be liable for any refund. Eg: If a trek’s date is 11-9-15, anyone making the booking between 1-9-15 and 10-9-15 will not be liable for any refund.
- Prior 10 Days- 30% of Trek/adventure program cost will be charged.
- less than 10 Days- No rescheduling allowed
Terms & Conditions:
Read carefully the following Terms & Conditions before registering for a trek:
- The trek fee includes all costs of the trek from the start at Dehradun to the end of the trek at Dehradun.
- 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 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 educated 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 equipments, 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, we might 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 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.
- 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’s 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 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.
- Accommodation (Guesthouse, Homestay, Camping).
- Veg 3-time meal of Nutritious food.
- Local & Professional guide to ensure the safety
- Forest Fee/ Permits.
- Basic First Aid
- GST 5%
- Accommodation other than the mentioned in the itinerary.
- Any meals or services not in the itinerary above.
- Evacuation charges and damage of any nature.
- 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. Insurance.
- The tariff does not include barbeque, personal expenses like telephone, laundry etc.
- Any kind of personal expenses.
- Porter to carry personal luggage.