1 . Haridwar - Kund 2 . Kund - Chalkot 3 . Chalkot - Haridwar
Vehicle Used : Tempo Traveller /Bolero / Tata Sumo / Local Jeeps
|Windproof, Water resistant Warm jacket (with hood)||250|
Down jacket (for additional warmth)
|Lightweight & Warm Fleece pullover||75|
|Waterproof Trekking boots||300|
|Rucksack (60 ltrs)||150|
|Warm high-length woollen socks||50|
*Cost in INR per day
* Irrespective of when a trip is booked, the above condition will hold true
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.
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
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.
…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
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.
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.
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..
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 )
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.
Day 1 : Haridwar - Kund (1350m) (Drive / 200 Kms) (6 - 7 Hrs)
Day 2 : Kund Camp (1350m) - Kakragad (Stream) - Makkumath - Chalkot Camp (Drive / 25 mins) (Trek / 5 hrs)
Day 3 : Chalkot - Sari Deoriatal - Jhandi Dhar - Deoriatal - Sari - Chalkot (Trek / 5 - 6 hrs) ( Drive / 1 hr)
Day 4 : Chalkot - Chopta (2800m) - Tungnath (3680m) - Chandrashila peak (4000m) Chalkot / Kund (Trek / 4 - 5 hrs) (Drive / 50 mins)
Day 5 : Kund / Chalkot - Haridwar (Drive / 200 kms / 6 - 7 hrs )
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.
|Region||Uttarakhand - Garhwal, Uttarakhand|