Deoriatal Chandrashila Trek
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- 3 Days 2 Nights
- Difficulty - Moderate
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Uttarakhand is known for its breathtaking flora and fauna. It offers a variety of larking treks with sights to behold. It’s a common misconception that most Himalayan treks here are of difficult intensities and the Deoriatal and Chandrashila Trek proves our point. With a difficulty level of easy to moderate, this trek gives you more than what you actually work for. It definitely has something to offer for everyone- this trail will enthrall the soul of any birdwatcher for it as some of the most exquisite breeds of birds to watch. The snow makes the trek picturesque as ever alongside being an easy trek. The view gives you a peek at the most breathtaking peaks of Western and Eastern Uttarakhand
This trek is considered to be one of the most fulfilling ones in Uttarakhand. If you are a new trekker, this must be your first Himalayan trek. Read on to find out more about the trek.
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Meals Not Included
Chopta is a small town located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is situated at an altitude of 2,680 metres (8,790 ft) above sea level in the Garhwal Himalayan range. Chopta is known for its natural beauty and is a popular tourist destination. The town is surrounded by pine forests and includes the Chopta Wildlife Sanctuary. It is also home to the Tungnath Temple, which is one of the highest temples in the world. Chopta is accessible by road from Rishikesh and Dehradun. The group will assemble at the pickup point at 09:00 PM and we’ll start for Chopta via Rishikesh around 09:00 PM.
We’ll be reaching Chopta by the Afternoon. Chopta is a beautiful town, with plenty of things to see and do. Upon reaching Chopta, we’ll check into our campsite and freshen up. After that, lunch will be served. The rest of the day is at leisure and you’ll be free to explore local markets and more. Dinner will be served in the evening followed by an overnight stay at Chopta Campsite. Chopta is a great place to relax and enjoy the scenic views.
We begin a rather early day this time in order to catch the sunrise by the summit. After driving to Chopta, we shall begin trekking toward Tunganath Temple and Chandrashila. The trek to Tunganath is approximately 3.5km in distance and 1.5km of trekking will bring us to the Chandrashila peak, the whole journey taking us about 4 hours. Interestingly, Tunganath Temple, one of the Panch (five) Kedar, is considered to be the highest temple of Lord Shiva. One the other hand, the Chandrashila peak is 4000m above the sea level gives us a panoramic view of the magnificent Uttarakhand peaks – Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Nanda Gunti, Hathi, Ghodi, Nanda Devi amongst many others.
Initially, the trail to Tunganath is rocky but eventually changes to traditional high altitude trek terrain. Reaching the Chandrashila peak will mark the end of exploring beautiful destinations during this trek. Nonetheless, a beautiful journey doesn’t end here. We further descend to Chopta through the same route.
Enjoy a hot dinner, indulge in some talk and pose against a starry night sky. Take adequate rest and relax your muscles.
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We’ll start our day with an early breakfast, followed by checking out of the campsite. Afterwards, we’ll drive to Sari Village, which is the starting point for the Deoriatal Trek. Upon reaching Sari Village, we’ll begin our trek to Deoriatal Lake. The trek will take us through some beautiful scenery, including the Chopta meadows. Once we reach Deoriatal Lake, we’ll have some time to enjoy the views and take some photos. After spending some time at the lake, we’ll begin our trek back to Sari Village. Upon completing the trek, we’ll be back at Sari Village late in the afternoon.
We will start our return journey back to Delhi and reach early morning
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What’s life without adventure? Isn’t the real purpose of life to travel, to experience new places, and witness the sunrise from new mountaintops? This thought is what united Jatin and Tarun over a cup of chai, in spite of being from two unrelated backgrounds (CA and IT). They knew each other since the time Jatin was helping Tarun learn the ways of the wilderness through weekend treks and outings with another traveling group. Their love for traveling and trekking together motivated them to start something of their own. Thus was born “Plan The Unplanned”, where travel goals come true. Under the Companies Act, Plan The Unplanned is incorporated as Unplanned Journeys Private Limited They started their journey on unsteady ground, much like any other company, but they shared an infatuation for travel and adventure with their customers, which amplified their determination, and thus, Plan the Unplanned family keeps getting bigger every day! Just about any travel idea can come alive with Plan The Unplanned…treks, adventure activities like rock climbing, kayaking, rafting, backpacking trips across the country, cultural outings, photo walks; everything that fellow travelers need, to explore the great outdoors together. Well now that the wanderlust has kicked in and you can already see a vacation in your nearest future, here’s what we have to offer!
2 Night accommodation in Swiss Camps in Chopta
Meals ( All Veg): from Lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 3 ( 6 Meals in total, 2 Lunch + 2 Dinner + 2 Breakfast)
Trekking guide for trekking.
Exclusive Non-AC Vehicle dedicated for the Group during entire Tour
Vehicle type: Tempo Traveler / Taxi
Driver Allowances, toll taxes, parking, state taxes.
Forest entry fees
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 Entry Fees
Any additional expenses caused by a disturbance in the 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.
THINGS TO CARRY
- Day backpack (20–30 Ltrs): You will leave your larger backpack at your intended stay because you will only need to carry a few essential items when you are on a local sightseeing tour.
- 1 pair of thermals: Thermals are clothing items that keep your body warm in cold weather. You must bring it with you when visiting cold climates.
- Outdoor Shoes: When travelling outside, especially in the mountains, you need to wear comfortable shoes. Instead of being heavy and bulky, they should be light and robust.
- Sandals or Floaters: A good pair of sandals or floaters will allow you to move easily while you are enjoying a leisurely day.
- 1 down jacket / main jacket: It's important to carry the right layers to prevent getting cold, so you should also carry an insulated jacket you can wear on top of your other clothing.
- 3 Quick Dry Tees: To ensure proper hygiene between stops, you must always have three or more pairs of quick dry tees on hand.
- 3 Pairs of Cotton Socks: You can always rely on a good pair of cotton socks while travelling because they are lightweight and incredibly comfortable to move around in. However, if they are wet, remember to change them and don't wear them.
- 1 Pair of Woolen Socks: Good woolen socks, particularly merino, are cozy, keep odors to a minimum, and offer enough insulation from the cold to be worn at night.
- 1 Poncho: A poncho is a more advanced version of a raincoat that completely protects you from the rain by covering both your body and your bag.
- Quicky Dry Towel: A towel that dries quickly will aid in maintaining good hygiene. The fabric needs to dry quickly because staying wet will only increase the likelihood of bacterial growth.
- Gloves: Insulated gloves aid in keeping your hands at the proper body temperature.
- Sanitizer: Make sure you always have hand sanitizer on hand to reduce the risk of infections and to maintain good hand hygiene.
- Sun Cap: On a hot day, a lightweight sun cap with side flaps is ideal for keeping your head cool and preventing sunburns.
- Lip balm: It's important to keep your lips moisturized because the chilly winds can cause them to become chapped.
- Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+): Cold cream and sunscreen are both necessary to prevent sunburns and chafing.
- Water bottle (1 litre): Staying hydrated is crucial when travelling. You must always have a water bottle on you that you can fill up with Himalayan water.
- Bag for all Your Toiletries: You should carry a zip lock bag with all your necessities, such as paper towels, toothpaste, sanitizers, and soap.
- Personal Basic Medical Kit: It is necessary to travel with a medical kit that contains bandages, Dettol, and medications for headaches, nausea, etc.
- People who wear glasses or sunglasses (Use photochromic glasses rather than contact lenses): When exposed to sunlight, photochromatic eyewear is intended to change into anti-glare sunglasses. They are effective for protecting the eyes, but one can also choose clip-on glasses, etc.
- Mobile charger or power bank: Even though most places have electricity, it's always a good idea to have one with you in case of an emergency.
- Documents: Identification documents such as a driver's licence and an Aadhar card.
- Extra Polythene: You can carry your clothing in polythene in case it gets wet or doesn't dry. However, be sure to take all of the plastic that you brought with you into the forest. Avoid leaving behind trash.
- Camera: This ought to be clear. to ensure you get to record all the memorable moments from your journey. Check to see if you have enough storage and extra batteries.
Policy and Terms
Himalayan/ Backpacking Trip Refund/Cancellation Policy
30 days or more
10% of the total invoice value
50% of the total invoice value
Between 0-14 days
90% of the total invoice value
- *Intimation Period means the number of days before the tour is scheduled to start
- **Cancellation Fee is the amount of money that will be deducted from the total billing amount before offering the refund.
- Refund/Cancellation requests are accepted only by email at [email protected] and not via call or Whatsapp.
Last-minute cancellations due to work, health issues, etc., any kind of emergencies will not be entertained and no refund or transfer shall be allowed for the same.
You can transfer your bookings to anyone who is willing to join the event to avoid loss of money!
The tickets once booked cannot be moved to any other dates.
In the pandemic everything is unpredictable, and we are doing our best to give you the finest services. We are also abiding by guidelines laid by government for everyone’s safety. In this, if the government issues a lockdown notice 48 hours before the departure date, we will issue full refund. The money will be directly credited to your account.
In another scenario, if lockdown notice is imposed on the departure date, we will secure your amount in the form of credits that you can use for further bookings. Consider it your bank for future bookings. Your money is safe with us.
In the rare event that we cancel your trek, this is the cancellation policy we follow:
During/After the Trek: In case of extreme weather conditions, considering trekkers’ safety, a day can be cut or the trek can be called off altogether. There will be no refund in any case whatsoever.
Before the trek: In case we cancel a trek because of natural calamities (thunderstorms, floods, landslides, earthquakes) or unexpected political unrest, curfews, local riots, government orders, forest department orders, Plan The Unplanned shall issue a VOUCHER for the full amount of your ticket.
Note: The Voucher has a validity of 1 year and it can be redeemed at any point in time.
A prior intimation as regards which trek you wish to join can be communicated to us over mail or phone
In a case where we cancel your trek, due to a limited number of bookings for a particular batch or we do not have the minimum number of required people:
PLAN THE UNPLANNED shall offer a 100% refund of the trek fee ( No transactional/internet handling charges shall be deducted)