LET'S MEASURE THE WORLD
Chopta is a tiny hill station and a part of Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, which houses green meadows and dense forest. Situated at a height of 2680 meters above the sea level, the place is considered one of the best locations for camping in the state of Uttarakhand. Chopta is also the starting point of treks to Tungnath, which is the world's highest Shiva temple and Chandrashila peak.
Chopta is known for its serene beauty of its evergreen meadows and majestic views of valleys and snowcapped peaks. The place is girded by dense forest of pine, deodar and rhododendron and is famous for musk deer and rare species of birds such as Monal.
DAY 0 Drive from Delhi to Chopta
Assemble at Delhi Gate Metro Station. We start our journey towards Chopta at 8 PM. We have our dinner at a restaurant near Gaziabad and then continue our drive to Rishikesh.
DAY 1 Arrive at Chopta and Trek to Tungnath
We reach Rishikesh by 4 AM and then take a halt there. We start our mountain drive to Chopta by 5 AM. We drive through Kedarnath-Badrinath highway and cross Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudraprayag and Kund. It takes around 8 hours to reach Chopta.
Chopta is a tiny hill station situated on the Gopeshwar-Badrinath road. The place is surrounded by scenic meadows and is considered one of the best places for camping in Uttarakhand. The place is also prominent for the treks to Tungnath and Chandrashila.
After arriving at Chopta, we have our lunch and then start our trek to the world’s highest lord Shiva temple, which is Tungnath. The trek from Chopta to Tungnath is 3.5 km long and the trail is made up of cemented path. It takes around 3 hours to reach the temple. After reaching there, explore the temple and enjoy the sunset. Dinner and overnight stay in Camps at Tungnath.
DAY 2 Early morning trek to Chandrashila, back to Chopta and drive to Delhi
Wakeup early and we start our trek to Chandrashila at 5 AM. The trek from Tungnath to Chandrashila is 1.5 km long and the trail is steeper than the previous day’s trail. It takes an hour to reach the Chandrashila summit. After reaching, enjoy the panoramic views of almost all the peaks of Uttarakhand such as Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, Kedarnath, Trisul, Gangotri, Shivling, etc.
We start descending down at around 8 AM and reach Chopta probably by 12 PM. After having lunch at Chopta, we begin our drive back to Delhi.
Reach Delhi by 7 in the morning next day.
-->> Accommodation at Campus
-->> Meals during the stay
-->> Guide for trekking.
-->> Vehicle type: Tempo ------>> Traveler / Taxi
-->> Any Entry Fees
-->> Driver Allowances, toll taxes, parking, state taxes.
-->> All Applicable Taxes
-->> Any meals during travel from New Delhi to Chopta and vice versa.
-->> Any expenses for optional activities or tickets, unless quoted in Inclusions.
-->> Insurance, Items of personal nature like porterage, tips, laundry etc
-->> Any additional expenses caused by disturbance in trip program due to circumstances like weather conditions, sickness, natural disasters, riots etc.
-->> Any additional expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like cancellation / roadblocks / landslides / strike or any other natural causes out of human control or any emergency evacuation expenses.
-->> Anything not mentioned in Inclusions
-->> Any kind of Expense for Loss / Misplaced / Theft of personal belongings.
-->> Warm clothes, Raincoats, thermals, jackets
-->> Gloves, Trekking shoes, socks
-->> Water bottles, glucose, energy bars
-->> Caps, towels, Umbrella, sunglasses
-->> Medications and personal toiletries
-->> Waterproof Sleeping and backpack