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Chopta, Deoriatal & Chandrashila Peak Climb

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Chopta is famosly known as the Mini-Switzerland on India, and rightly so. Chopta Trek is a delight for the eyes. With its picturesque landscapes, lush meadows and views of enchanting Himalayas – the unsurpassed magic of Chopta keeps travellers spellbound. And this is best covered in the Chopta, Deoriatal and Chandrashila Peak Trek by GIO Adventures. 

This is a short 5-day trek in the Himalayas that attracts people from not only India, but trek enthusiasts from around the world. This is one of the most enchanting short treks and lies in the Garhwal region of Himalayas. This hike is in a protected area and hence there are minimal signs of civilization and abundance of flora & fauna, which makes the Chopta Trek even more beautiful.

Another highlight of our Chopta, Deoriatal and Chandrashila Peak Trek is the extremely beautiful Himalayan Lake, Deoriatal. Infact, we hike up to Deoriatal in the first leg of the trek. Deoriatal is a beautiful lake at an altitude of 2438m and has captivating surroundings with forests all around. The Chaukhamba peak feels like it is an arm’s length away and the reflection of the mighty peak in the crystal clear waters of the lake creates a beautiful effect.

A This lake also has a strong mythological connect that intrigues many. It is said that when the Pandavas were in exile and were hiding from the Kaurava king, Duryodhan, they stopped nearby for a rest. When their mother Kunti felt thirsty, one by one four of her sons went to fetch water from this lake but died, as they could not answer the question put forth to them by the Yaksha Devta who resided here. When the eldest son's Yudishtra's turn came, he answered all questions correctly and with the result the dead brothers also came back to life. Interesting, isn’t it? We camp by the lakeside for the night and enjoy the star spangled sky.

Next on our trail is Chopta, the Mini-Switzerland of India. Chopta is famous for it’s undulating green meadows (carpets of snow in winter!!) and a breath taking view of the majestic Himalayan peaks. Camping here is a totally enjoyable experience, and we at GIO Adventures, make sure that you get the best quality camping experience with enhanced safety measures.

From Chopta we trek up to the Tungnath temple, which at an altitude of 3680m is the highest Shiva shrine in the world. All along the route, in addition to the abundant flora and fauna, one gets wonderful views of the Himalayan giants including Bandarpoonch, Kedar, Chaukhamba peak and may more. From Tungnath you can trek up a further 1 kms to the summit of Chandrashilla peak at about 4000m. The 180 degree view of the snow-capped peaks and the underlying valleys all around make this trek well worth it.

What makes our Chopta, Deoriatal and Chandrashila Peak Trek even more amazing, is the opportunity to stay at our exotic Himalayan Eco Lodges & Camps at Kund. This beautiful lodge overlooks the Mandakini river and is in the shadow of the Kedar peak and is a beautiful base to begin and end the trip

Duration: 5 Days
Season: Apr-Jun, Sep-Nov
Grade: Moderate
Region: Garhwal (Uttarakhand)

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