Chopta Chandrashila Trek - Women Only Tours - All Women Adventures | GIO Adventures

Chopta Summer Trek for Women


Rs.9,500
Product Code: AWA04
Availability: In Stock
Duration: 5 Days
Season: Mar - Jun, Sep - Dec
Grade: Moderate +
Region: Garhwal (Uttarakhand)
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DAY 01 : Haridwar - Kund (1350m) (Drive / 200 kms / 6 -7 hrs)

  • We meet at Haridwar railway station at 7:00 a.m & be driven up to Kund.
  • This is an engaging drive all along the Ganga & Alaknanda river.
  • Enroute you will be crossing the holy towns of Rishikesh, Devprayag and Rudraprayag.
  • Evening we will go for a short hike by the riverside.
  • Overnight in the lodge.

DAY 02 : Kund Camp (1350m) – Kakragad (Stream) - Makkumat – Chalkot Camp (Drive / 25 mins) (Trek / 5 hrs)

  • Post breakfast we drive to the streams at Kakragad.
  • At Kakragad, one may choose to enjoy in the natural pools.
  • The hike past the forests & Himalayan villages will lead you to Makkumat(Winter seat of Tungnath Temple)
  • From Makkumat, the vehicle will pick us up to be driven to Chalkot.
  • Overnight in the Tents.

DAY 03 : Chalkot – Sari – Deoriatal – Rohini Bugyal- Tali - Chalkot (Trek / 6 -7 hrs) ( Drive / 1 hr)

  • From the campsite, we drive to Sari, the starting point for our trek.
  • From Sari we begin the hike to Deoriatal, a high altitude lake.
  • Spending a couple of hours by this majestic lake, reflecting the Chaukhamba peak in its still waters.
  • Trek further to reach Rohini Bugyal, a beautiful forest trail in complete isolation.
  • From Rohini Bugyal the trail descends through a beautiful forest to reach the road head at Tali.
  • From where be driven to Chalkot campsite.
  • For those not keen on a longer Trek, can go for a shorter trek from Sari to Deoriatal & back to Sari (Trek / 3 hrs)
  • Overnight in the Tents.

DAY 04 : Chalkot - Chopta (2800m) - Tungnath (3680m) - Chandrashila peak (4000m) – Chalkot / Kund (Trek / 4 - 5 hrs & Drive / 50 mins)

  • We start the day by climbing up the slopes of the meadows in Chopta.
  • This extremely scenic hike will take a couple of hours to reach Tungnath temple.
  • After a brief stop for refreshments we trek further to the summit of Chandrashilla peak .
  • The summit offers views of big Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi, Trishul, Chaukhamba.
  • From the summit we descend to Chopta & be driven to the lodge in Kund.
  • Overnight in the camp / lodge.

DAY 05 : Kund / Chalkot - Haridwar (Drive / 200 kms) (6 - 7 hrs )

  • Post breakfast depart for Haridwar.
  • Trip ends here

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Accommodation
    • Day 1 : Overnight stay in the Lodge (Kund)
    • Day 2 : Overnight stay in Tents (Chalkot)
    • Day 3 : Overnight stay in Tents (Chalkot)
    • Day 4 : Overnight stay in Tents/ Lodge (Chalkot/ Kund)
  • Transport

    1 . Haridwar - Kund 2 . Kund - Chalkot 3 . Chalkot - Haridwar
    Vehicle Used : Tempo Traveller /Bolero / Tata Sumo / Local Jeeps

  • Professional lady guide(s) to ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek. All our guides are professionally trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.
  • Meals :
    • Day 1 :Dinner
    • Day 2 : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Day 3 : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Day 4 : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Day 5 : Breakfast
  • Porter / Mule charges for carrying camping equipment & rations
  • Forest entry charges, permits & Camping fee (if Any)
  • First Aid Kit

TRIP PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Porter/mule charges to carry your personal bag
  • Any meals/services not mentioned above
  • Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Insurance
  • Service Tax

PLEASE NOTE

  • If due to bad weather, sickness, natural calamity or any other personal reasons, the itinerary is changed on ground the extra charges arising due to it will be borne by the guests. same will be applicable if a guest decide to change the itinerary due to personal reason. Also if days are cut short on the trek/trips for any of the above reasons GIO Adventures will not be liable to make hotel arrangements at the base or any other location for the guests
  • Guest will be required to fill up an indemnity form before embarking on the trek/trip
  • We request you to kindly disclose/share information if suffering from any major ailment. We request you to submit your health Certificate.
  • On our fixed group departures please note that we will follow a fixed schedule & standardised services. In case of individual requirements other than what is offered as part of the package, we might not be able to entertain them so please be aware of this fact
  • In case of trips/treks with a backup day, where this backup day is not utilised for whatever reasons GIO will not be liable to make hotel or any other arrangements
  • In case a departure cancelled due to bad weather conditions guest will receive full refund. GIO Adventures

OTHER OPTIONAL CHARGES

  • Charges for a porter/mule to carry personal bag throughout the trek (not more than 10 kgs) per person for the complete trek. If you want us to arrange for portage of your personal luggage you can book the same by selecting the option of Personal Luggage Charges
  • Personal trekking gear
    You can save on buying expensive trekking equipment for the trek by hiring the same from our gear store. High quality equipment is provided at reasonable rental/sale and you are assured of clean equipment that has been checked for its efficacy.

EQUIPMENT RENTAL/PURCHASE

EQUIPMENT RENT*
Windproof, Water resistant Warm jacket (with hood) 250

Down jacket (for additional warmth)

300
Lightweight & Warm Fleece pullover 75
Warm Gloves 50
Waterproof Trekking boots 300
Balaclava 50
Rucksack (60 ltrs) 150
Waterproof gaiters 50
Warm high-length woollen socks 50
Poncho/Raincoat 50
Trekking poles 60

*Cost in INR per day

*Taxes extra

PAYMENT TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • All payments for the trips, transfers, gears, porterage, etc. should be made in full before the trip starts.
  • Cancellation Policy
  • In the event that you need to cancel your booking due to any avoidable or unavoidable circumstances:
    • We must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive the request in writing.
    • Payment for this trip will not be adjusted towards any future trip(s)
  • Cancellation charges will be as follows
    • >45 Days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • 30-45 Days: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • 15-30 Days: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • <15 Days: No refund
  • Please Note
    • Written cancellation will be accepted on working days (only). Any cancellation sent on a Sunday or any National Holiday(s), will be considered on the next official working day.
    • In the event of any cancellation(s) after trip commencement, there will be no refunds and any costs incurred due to this cancellation will be borne by you.

* Irrespective of when a trip is booked, the above condition will hold true

Transport Options (Delhi – Haridwar – Delhi)

For travel to Haridwar and back one can choose between air, rail & road. For air travel, the closest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport (30 kms) in Dehradun and is well connected to Delhi and other parts of the country by Air India, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines & Spice Jet. Train travel is highly recommended with enough options being there. For train details, you could log on to www.indianrail.gov.in and for online railway ticket bookings you could log on to www.irctc.co.in.

There are frequent Public Transport buses including Volvos available from Delhi to Haridwar that cost about Rs. 500 – 700 per person. These buses depart from Delhi ISBT every 30 mins. or so and take about 4/5 hrs to cover the distance. The same is also applicable on the return journey. A private vehicle could also be arranged for if you require the same.

Weather Details

This snow trek is organized between Jan & Mar when the region has had good snowfall. Contrary to popular belief, winters is a good time to be in the mountains if one is equipped properly. Most locals inhabiting higher reaches of the mountains don’t mind the problems associated with snowfall and seem to have a good time during these months. Also there are lots of local festivals in these months. In these months weather is generally clear most of the days. Day time is pleasantly warm with one getting to enjoy sitting out in the sun and temperatures would be around 12-17 °C. Evenings are quite cold and one would need to be inside a tent/room or sitting outside next to fire with proper winter clothes. The evening temperatures will be around -3 to 5 °C. Nights can be very cold with temperatures in the range of -8 to 0 °C. Snow Treks India is more adventurous and challenging, so it is very important to keep warm clothes in your journey

Please keep in mind that the above information is not exact and does not account for sudden changes. Whatever the temperatures and conditions rest assured we will be prepared to handle it with ease as we use equipment of very high specifications

List of Essentials

Mountain/adventure travel requires one to be adequately equipped with the right kind of personal gear. Since one is travelling in the wilderness there will be hardly any opportunity to buy anything once you hit the trail so we urge you to carefully pack everything into your bags. Also please keep in mind you can rent out or purchase equipment from our Gear Store, if required.

  • Shirts / T-shirts - 2 / 3
  • Warm shirt / light micro fleece pullover / full sleeve T- Shirt
  • Trekking Pants (water resistant / repellent & having inside lining for extra warmth) - 2
  • Windproof/water resistant outer shell (jacket) of good quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) with a proper hood
  • Good quality jacket
  • Thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
  • Thermal inner wear (upper & lower)
  • Woollen cap
  • Woollen gloves
  • Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)
  • Scarf/muffler (optional)
  • Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
  • Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
  • Raincoat / Poncho
  • Small light weight towel
  • Water bottle (sturdy ones, no empty Bisleri bottles!!)
  • Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
  • Sun glasses
  • Walking stick / Trekking pole
  • Sunscreen Lotion
  • Lip Balm
  • Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
  • Personal toiletries
  • Books, if you like reading
  • Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in it
  • Carry rain cover for your bags
  • Keep a few poly bags or waterproof bags in your bag in which if required you can put your belongings in case of heavy rain
  • Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)

…LOADS OF ENTHUSIASM!! AND A PLEDGE TO LEAVE NO TRACE

Carry your stuff in a duffel bag, soft shoulder bag or a rucksack. Avoid suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage. As you will be walking long distances carrying a rucksack, avoid bringing unnecessary items on the trek. Please avoid carrying expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items on the trek

Our Trekking Code

We are mountain lovers and have pledged to bring no harm to them in our pursuit of running organised wilderness travel in the Himalayas and seek your assistance too in this regard. We are more than convinced that one can have more fun on a trip if we go about it in a way that no harm is caused to the ecology. In this regard we have a set of guidelines that we adhere to based on the tenets of ‘Leave No Trace’ & ‘Tread Light’ policies. These guidelines are very simple and emphasise on travelling in small groups, better planning, understanding impact of camping, proper waste disposal, respecting local cultures, sensitivity towards wildlife and so on. We have a complete section on our trekking code in the ‘GIO trekking Manual’. This manual will be couriered to you once you confirm a trip with us.

Acclimatisation & high altitude sickness

This is one of the most important aspects of travelling in the high Himalayas and cannot be ignored or set aside. Acclimatisation basically means our body adjusting to lower levels of oxygen (rarefied air) & reduced air pressure as me move up. In case one does not acclimatise properly there are chances of the person facing extreme discomfort and this can be fatal in extreme cases. While there is no set route to getting properly acclimatised there are a general precautions and steps that one can take to initiate good acclimatisation. Our trekking guides will assist you with these steps and also once you book a trip with us the ‘GIO Trekking Manual’ which will cover this aspect extensively will be couriered to you. This is sure to help you enjoy the trek in very good shape.

Selecting the right trek & training for it

Most important thing is to select the right trek keeping in mind your experience or inexperience, health, objectives & ability. Our senior team people can assist you with this, so when contacting us do mention if you need guidance on this front also refer to our trek grading system mentioned below. Once the right trek is selected comes your preparation. Once you have booked a trip with us we will courier the ‘GIO Trekking Manual’ to you which will have a complete practice drill explained in details..

Disclaimer

Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life. All disputes rising due to the above are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts in New Delhi/Delhi only. All participants would be required to sign an Indemnity Form before the start of the program, without which they would not be allowed to take part in the trip/program/activities.

5 Days | Mar - Jun & Sep - Dec | Moderate + | Max Alt : 4000 mts (Chandrashila peak )


Highlights

High Adventure Quotient : Trek the best of Himalayan Landscape.
The Best of Outdoors : Catch glimpses of the majestic Chaukhamba, Bandarpoonch, Kedarnathpeak.
High Point : Discover the rare culture & local way of life.
Things to Do : Discover rare flora & fauna | Be a photographer | Mingle with the locals
Enjoy being with like-minded people in the best of outdoors.

Sketch Itinerary

Day 01 : Haridwar - Kund (1350m) (Drive / 200 kms / 6 -7 hrs)
Day 02 : Kund Camp (1350m) Kakragad (Stream) - Makkumat Chalkot Camp (Drive / 25 mins) (Trek / 5 hrs)
Day 03 : Chalkot Sari Deoriatal Rohini Bugyal- Tali - Chalkot (Trek / 6 -7 hrs) ( Drive / 1 hr)
Day 04 : Chalkot - Chopta (2800m) - Tungnath (3680m) - Chandrashila peak (4000m) Chalkot / Kund (Trek / 4 - 5 hrs & Drive / 50 mins)
Day 05 : Kund / Chalkot - Haridwar (Drive / 200 kms) (6 - 7 hrs )

Description

Chopta Chandrashila Peak Trek is an ideal 5 day trek in the Himalayas. The first leg of the trek is a hike to Deoriatal, a breath taking high altitude lake.Next on our trail is Chopta, ahead of which lies legendary Tungnath temple at an altitude of 3680 m.Another stretch of trek awaits at Tungnath with the Chandrashila peak, offering a panoramic 180 view of the snow- capped peaks. The Chopta trek will turn out to be most refreshing as the summer takes a toll, because here you get to witness the snow- capped peaks and the Himalayan giants.

DETAILS
Duration 5 Days
Region Uttarakhand - Garhwal, Uttarakhand

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