About the Destination

Deoria Tal is a lake located about 2 km on an uphill from the village of Sari, on the Ukhimath-Chopta road. Valley is perched at an elevation 2438 meters rich flora & fauna like oak, deodar, rhododendron musk dear and monal with snow-covered mountains Chaukhamba, Mandani valley and Kedarnath in the backdrop.

According to legendary folk tales, in the Mahabharata period, five Pandavas brother once visited this lake and got tested for their wisdom by a natural spirit called Yaksa.

Chopta is very popular among trekkers & tourists, mainly because of the number of options it provides for exploring. Chopta is also called "Mini Switzerland" and is getting prominent visitors year after year.

The Tungnath temple is located at an altitude of about 3680 meters above sea level, the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is the highest Shiva Shrine among the Panch Kedar, 4 km s uphill from Chopta. The temple is believed to be 1000 years old and is the second in the order of the Panch Kedars. It has a rich legend linked to the Pandavas, heroes of the Mahabharata epic. And it is also believed that the present temple is built by the Pandavas to please the Lord Shiva.

Situated at altitude of over 4090 meters above sea level, Chandrashila offers a panoramic 360 degree view of the some of the very majestic Himalayan peaks including Nanda Devi, Bandarpunch, Chaukhamba and Kedar Peak. Chandrashila is a steep 1 km trek from Tungnath temple. Chandrashila and Tungnath are covered with snow during the winters. According to one of the popular legend, Chandrashila is the place where Lord Rama meditated after defeating Ravana. Another legend says that moon-god “Chandra” spent time here in penance. Chandrashila literally means “Moon Rock”.

Trip Overview
  • Trip profile
    Trekking & Camping
  • Trip Days
    4
  • Accomodation
    hotels & Lodge
  • Transportation
    Desire/Verito/Innova/Xylo/Tempo Travellor
  • Day 01: Rishikesh-Sari village (190 kms, 8 hrs)
    Today, we will start our adventure journey up hills along the mighty Ganges flowing downward. We explore famous Devprayag, Rudrapryag confluence and many important town of Uttarakhand during our travelling. We reach beautiful Sari village by evening. Stay in guest house overnight.
  • Day 02: Sari Village - Deoriatal (4 km Trek)
    After breakfast we should start our trek to Deoriatal. The trek ascends on a well defined path of stones and goes into the beautiful forest of Rhododendron and Cedar. As we climb higher the Himalayan mountain starts appearing. We keep going steadily up and then a level walk in the dense forest takes us to the Deoriatal. We will be welcomed by a grand vista of Chaukhamba massifs unveiled in the lake water. The rest of the day is spending in exploration and capturing pictures of the lake side. We camp in jungle.
  • Day 03: Deoriatal- Chopta ( 14 kms trek)
    In the morning, the cloud cover removes from the Himalayan peaks and diamond-crusted sunlight elucidate the outlines of Chaukhamba in the lake water. This is the marvelous view of this trek which you can not miss. Make sure to take pictures of this beautiful scenery. Post breakfast we will start trekking. This trail is sprinkled with the variety of vegetation most notably the two type of Rhododendron red and pink. As we ascend towards Rohini Bugyal, Chaukhamba massif and Mount Kedar summit, rises closely. On the further walk, we will come across some shrine and a three-way root. We will take the centre one towards Chopta village. Stay in lodge overnight.
  • Day 04: Chopta- Chandrashila Top- Chopta ( (9 kms trek)
    We will start trekking in the wee hours of the dark, which will let us have a beautiful sunrise from Tungnath Top. The trek trail runs on a well-defined concrete bound trail. There are 11 scissors bend on this trail and the 10th bend of the trail marks the opening of a splendid view of Chandrashila and a connecting peak called “Ravanshila”. In the winter these trails are covered with white snow thus making the trek a little bit difficult. From Tungnath temple, the route to Chandrashila peak bends from behind the temple complex. The top of Chandrashila welcome you with a 360 degree panoramic view of the notable peaks such as Nanda Devi, Trishul, Nandaghunti, Dronagiri, Chaukhamba etc. We will spend some time here and descend to Chopta. Stay in lodge overnight.
    Day 05: Chopta to Rishikesh (210 Kms, 8 hrs)
    On last day of the journey we will come back from the Chopta to Rishikesh. The journey will pass through the forests, small mountain villages and old Uttarakhand famous towns. You will be reaching Rishikesh by evening.

  • Accommodation (Camping /Guest house/Home stay/Hotel).
  • All Meals during trek (Veg.)
  • Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
  • Transportation during the trek program.
  • Trek equipments (tent, sleeping bag, matters etc).
  • Permits & entry fees.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Insurance.
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Inclusion”.