Chopta Chandrashila Trek

5 Days
  • 13,418 ft
  • 30 km
  • Easy
  • Spring - April to June, Autumn - September to November
  • Able to run 5 km in under 38 mins before your trek.
  • Haridwar Railway Station
  • Tata Sumo/Mahindra Bolero
  • Comfortable Camping tents with sleeping bags and mats/Guest house/Home stay
  • All meals during the trek
  • 10
  • 60

About Chopta Chandrashila Trek

The Chopta Chandrashila Trek is a captivating trekking expedition that takes you through the mesmerizing landscapes of Uttarakhand, India. Situated in the Garhwal region, this trek offers a combination of natural beauty, historical significance, and religious importance.

The trek starts from Chopta, a picturesque hill station known for its lush meadows and stunning views of the Himalayan peaks. As you ascend, you pass through dense forests of rhododendron and oak, witnessing the diverse flora and fauna of the region.

The highlight of the trek is reaching the Chandrashila Summit, which stands at an altitude of approximately 4,000 meters (13,000 feet). From the summit, you are rewarded with panoramic views of the majestic Himalayan ranges, including Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Chaukhamba.

Chandrashila holds religious significance as it is believed to be the spot where Lord Rama meditated after defeating the demon king Ravana. There is a small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva on the summit, attracting devotees and trekkers alike.

The Chopta Chandrashila Trek offers a blend of natural splendor, historical tales, and spiritual essence, making it a memorable experience for trekkers of all levels.

Chopta Chandrashila Trek Trip Highlights

  • reathtaking views of snow-capped Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi and Trishul.
  • Trekking through picturesque meadows of Chopta, also known as the "Mini Switzerland."
  • Reaching the Chandrashila Summit at 4,000 meters for stunning panoramic vistas.
  • Exploring dense forests of rhododendron and oak, home to diverse wildlife.
  • Witnessing the enchanting sunrise and sunset from the Chandrashila Summit.
  • Visiting the Tungnath Temple, the highest Shiva temple in the world.
  • Immersing in the peaceful ambiance of the Himalayas and reconnecting with nature.
  • Camping under starry skies and enjoying bonfires amidst the mountains.
  • Experiencing the thrill of crossing picturesque alpine meadows and streams.
  • Capturing unforgettable memories and enjoying the serenity of the mountainscapes.

Chopta Chandrashila Trek (Detailed Itinerary)

In the morning from Delhi railway station take a train for Haridwar at 06:50 hrs. After arriving in Haridwar meet our guide and transfer to Ukhimath via Devprayag (Confluence of Alaknanda & Bhagirathi and Rudraprayag (Confluence of Alaknanda & Mandakini River). Arrival at Ukhimath by evening. Check into hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

Ukhimath (1370 mts / 4500 ft) is on the other side of the Mandakini River Valley from Guptkashi a relatively short steep walk. Ukhimath is the winter seat of Kedarnath, as well as the winter home of the priest who is appointed for the worship. After the Kedarnath temple closes for the winter, a movable image of Kedarnath is brought in procession to Ukhimath, where it resides until the Kedarnath temple reopens in late April or early May.

In the morning trek to Chopta through dense forest and meadows. It’s a 12km trek. Upon arrival at Chopta set out your tents for overnight stay. In the evening explore the magnificent view of the Himalayas.

The Palace of Fifty five Windows: This magnificent palace was built during the reign of King Yakshya Malla in A.D. 1427 and was subsequently remodeled by King Bhupatindra Malla in the seventeenth century. Among the brick walls with their gracious setting and sculptural design, is a balcony with Fifty five Windows, considered to be a unique masterpiece of woodcarving.

After an early breakfast trek to Tungnath with packed lunch. Tungnath is situated at the height of 3680mts above the sea level. The trek is 3kms upward and en route you will find lush green meadows. You can witness a wide range of snow capped Himalayas. Upon arriving, pay a visit to Tungnath Temple. After resting for a while, you can head out for Chandrashila peak, which is a kilometer away from Tungnath. Later trek back to Chopta for dinner and overnight stay.

After an early breakfast, drive to Haridwar and from here catch train for Delhi at 18:05 hrs. Arrival Delhi by 22:45 hrs.

Physical Fitness

Who can participate

1. Age; 10 years.
2. First timer can apply; previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
3. The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without stress.
4.  The climber should be able to carry a 10-15 kg backpack.

Health Awareness

1 Pulse rate at rest must be between (60 to 90 beats per minute)
2. Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 75 – 85, SYSTOLIC 100 – 130 mm Hg)
3. The respiratory rate at rest must be between (12 to 20 breaths per minute)
4. Should not have Liver and kidney issues
5. Should not have Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Epilepsy, Heart problems, Very High blood pressure, etc
6.No pacemaker implant
7. People with Sinus issues please contact to trek coordinator before booking the trek
8. If your BMI is not normal, Please contact our Trek coordinator before Trek booking.


1. Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have the company of a parent/guardian.
2. Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by a parent/guardian.

What's Covered and What's Not

The Cost Includes

  • 1. Pick-up or Drop-off service from Rishikesh to Joshimath (in our own vehicle)
  • 2. Food all along the trip (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and a cup of coffee or tea)
  • 3. Trek equipment (Sleeping bag, mattress, Kitchen & dining tent, crampon, utensils, tent)
  • 4. Accommodations during the trip in the lodge with a family environment
  • 5. First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise you to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • 6. All the required permits and paperwork and entry fees
  • 7. Dedicated customer support team is available 24/7 to assist clients with any issues or concerns that they may have during the Tour.

The Cost Excludes

  • 1. Porter/Mule charges for carrying personal luggage.
  • 2. Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • 3. Food during transit.
  • 4. Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, roadblocks, bad weather, etc.
  • 5. Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • 6. Your travel and medical insurance
  • 7. Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • 8. Airfare or train tickets to reach the starting point of the tour

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is prior trekking experience necessary for this trek?

Prior trekking experience is not necessary. It is suitable for beginners as well.

What is the best time to do the Chopta Chandrashila Trek?

The best time to do the trek is during spring (April to June) and autumn (September to November).

What is the difficulty level of the Chopta Chandrashila Trek?

The trek is considered to be of moderate difficulty.

Are permits required for the trek?

No permits are required for the Chopta Chandrashila Trek.

Is camping allowed during the trek?

Yes, camping is allowed along the trek route.

Are there any age restrictions for the trek?

There are no specific age restrictions, but participants should have a reasonable level of fitness.

What is the maximum altitude reached during the trek?

The maximum altitude reached during the trek is approximately 4,000 meters (13,000 feet) at Chandrashila Summit.

Are there any medical facilities available along the trek route?

Basic medical facilities are limited along the trek route. It’s important to carry a first aid kit and any necessary personal medications.

Is it safe to drink water from natural sources during the trek?

It is recommended to carry water purification tablets or a water filter to ensure safe drinking water during the trek.

Are there restroom facilities along the trek route?

Restroom facilities are limited along the trail. Trekkers usually use natural surroundings while practicing Leave No Trace principles.

What should be included in the packing list for the Chopta Chandrashila Trek?

Essential items include trekking boots, warm clothing, a sleeping bag, a backpack, a water bottle, sunscreen, and a first aid kit.

Is there mobile network connectivity available during the trek?

Mobile network connectivity is limited along most of the trek, with intermittent or no signal in remote areas.

Are there any wildlife sightings during the Chopta Chandrashila Trek?

The region is known for its diverse wildlife, and trekkers may have the chance to spot various species of birds and occasionally even Himalayan wildlife.

Is there electricity available during the trek?

Electricity is limited along the trek route. It is advisable to carry portable chargers for electronic devices.

Can the Chopta Chandrashila Trek be done solo?

The trek can be done solo, but it is recommended to trek with a guide or a group for safety reasons.

Is altitude sickness a concern during the trek?

Altitude sickness can be a concern, especially when ascending to the Chandrashila Summit. It is important to acclimatize properly and take necessary precautions.


Trek Policies and Guidelines

Why trekkers should take Trek  Insurance?

If someone falls or gets hurt during a trek, the appropriate course of action would depend on the severity of the injury and the location of the trek.

Note: – dbtrekker will not pay for any trekker’s rescue or medical expenses on trekking

All this cost will have to be paid by Trekkers or by whom you have got insurance done.

But we will do every measure to give safety or comfort to our trekkers, Himalayan Hikers team will help by calling the rescue team for trekkers and taking them to the main road head hospital

Guideline for Trekkers 

If the injury is minor, such as a cut or scrape, the trek can usually continue with basic first aid treatment. The injured person should clean and bandage the wound and take any necessary pain relief medication. If the injury is more serious, such as a sprain or broken bone, the trek may need to be paused, and the injured person may need to be evacuated to receive medical attention.
The responsibility for paying for any costs associated with a trekker’s injury or accident will depend on a number of factors, such as the terms of the trekking company’s insurance policy and the specific circumstances surrounding the incident. In some cases, the trekker may be responsible for their own medical expenses, while in others, the trekking company or insurance policy may cover some or all of the costs.
It’s important to carefully read and understand the terms and conditions of any trekking company or insurance policy you’re considering and to ask questions if anything is unclear. Additionally, taking steps to minimize the risk of injury, such as following safety guidelines and being prepared with appropriate gear and supplies, can help reduce the likelihood of needing to pay for medical expenses.

However, in general, it is important to have travel insurance that includes coverage for medical expenses and emergency evacuation in case of injury or illness during the trek. This is especially important when trekking in remote areas like the Himalayas. It is the responsibility of the trekker to ensure that they have adequate insurance coverage and to be aware of the risks involved in trekking at high altitudes

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Here is the Cancellation Policy of dbtrekker

Make your booking one or two months prior in advance. If you cancel the trek due to any reason, it is mandatory to notify us. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we get your request to cancel the trek.

If the trek gets canceled from our side due to any reason (heavy snowfall, rainfall, natural disaster, etc.) then the refund will not be initiated but we will arrange another trek.

The cancellation charges are as follows –(Bank charges deducted are not Refundable)

Up to 30 Days – 90% cost is Refundable

Between 21 to 30 Days – 50% cost is Refundable

Less than 20 Days – No Refund

(Refund is initiated within 7-8 business days)

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  • 13,418 ft
  • 30 km
  • Easy
  • Spring - April to June, Autumn - September to November
  • Able to run 5 km in under 38 mins before your trek.
  • Haridwar Railway Station
  • Tata Sumo/Mahindra Bolero
  • Comfortable Camping tents with sleeping bags and mats/Guest house/Home stay
  • All meals during the trek
  • 10
  • 60