Area Garhwal Himalayas
Trip Duration:- 6 nights / 7 days
Trip Grade: – Moderate
Highest Point: – 4000m ( Chander shilla top )
Best Time to Go: – Mid April to June & September to Last October
Chopta tungnath and Rivr raftng from Devpryag
Chandrashila situated 215 kms north from Rishikesh at height of 4000 AMSL. The Trek promises non-stop fun and adventure one of the popular treks, that can be undertaken round the year. in Garhwal Himalayas except during snowbound months of December & January. Chandrasila summit is a rock face above and beyond the temple of Tungnath, the highest Shiva temple in India. It is a short but rigorous hike beyond the temple. The Chandrasila summit affords the most beautiful view of the Nanda Devi, Trishul, Kedar Peak and Chaukhamba peaks, and also a 360 degree view of some of the most astounding views from anywhere in the Garhwal Himalayas. This area is one of the most beautiful and picturesque spots in the whole Garhwal region, and owing to its isolated location- one of the yet unspoiled spots in the region. The breathtaking view of the Himalayas is treat for the eyes as well as soul. This spot is ideal for painters , and artists to draw inspiration from, and a perfect spot for meditation! Chopta is situated on the Gopeshwar – Ukhimath road at a distance of about 40 Kms. from Gopeshwar, located at an altitude of 2900
Day 01:Rishikesh –for Ukhimath, 215 kms drive approx 7-8 hour. 356-
Guest will depart after break fast and lunch will serve enroot.
Relieges and Historical Places to see on the way to Destination.
First: Devpryag- known for Raghunath Temple built in13- 14 century and (Confluence of Bhagirathi & Alaknanda) both river become Ganga from Devpryag till the bay of Bengal.
Second- Shri Nagar situated.105 km north from Rishikesh. Shri Nagar original name was (Shripur) it was the oldest state of Maharaja Garhwal. It was stabiles by Panwar ‘
Septal King Ajaypal in 1358 century. People believed that there was a great Architecture here which washed in 1894 in destructive floods. It has some old temples, and Garhwal university which established in 1973, National Institute of Technology opened in 2010.
Third: Rudrapryag:- (Confluence of Alaknanda & Mandakini) both river become Alakanda from here till Devpryag.
Forth: Ukhimath:- is known for the winter seat of the Kedarnath shrine, as well as the winter home of the priest who presides over the Kedarnath Temple. After the Kedarnath temple closes for the winters, a movable image of Lord Kedarnath is brought in a special procession to Ukhimath, where it resides until the Kedarnath temple reopens in late April or May
Day 02 :- Ukhimath – Deoriatal (2438 mts/7998 ft) In the morning one can see snow clapped Himalayan ranges. After breakfast start a trek to Devriatal , a steep but short climb through dense forest of Rhodendron and lots of wild flowers and ferns. The trek will take 3- 4 hrs to reach Deoriatal. Upon arrival at Deoriatal set out the tents for overnight stay near the lake. This little mountain lake is positioned in such a way that one can see the reflection of the majestic Chaukhamba peak reflected in the tranquil waters. The changing colours of this mountain assume different shades throughout the morning and at sunset- presenting a photographer with a dazzling array of fine shots! The flat grassy surface and the the tranquility makes this spot ideal for meditation and relaxation! Overnight in tents.
Day 03 :- Deoriatal – Sari –Trek down to Sari village 3 km approx 1 hour, thereafter, drive to Chopta through dense forest and meadows. The 30 kms drive from Sari Village to Chopta takes no more than 45 minutes. Upon arrival at Chopta set out your tents for overnight stay. In the evening explore the magnificent view of the Himalayas. The surroundings of the Chopta grasslands are untouched and the nearby forests are ideal for little excursions, and relaxation! Overnight in tents.
Day 04 :- Chopta – Tungnath (3680 ft/12070 ft) – Chandrasila (4090 mts/13415 ft) –
Chopta After an early breakfast trek to Tungnath with packed lunch. Tungnath is situated at the height of 3680 mts from the sea level and is the highest Shiva temple in India. The trek is in excess of three kms. Enroute one passes amidst lush green meadows and one can see the entire range of snow capped Himalayas. Upon arrival at Tungnath Temple and visit the temple. After relaxation and lunch, a further ascent of one kms terminates at the Chandrasila peak. The view of not only the snow clad mountains, but also of all the green valleys and deep gorges visible from the mountain top are sights that one will remember for a lifetime; for some say – there is no other place quite like this location in the entire region. Retrace your foot steps back to Chopta for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 05 : Chopta- Devpryag- Vyas Ghat
After early morning Breakfast depart for Devpryag the starting point of Rafting, it takes approx 4-5 hrs drive. After reaching Devpryag see the oldest temple of Lord Rama and confluence of Bhagirathi and Alakanda, Meet the Rafting team. After safety briefing raft down to Byas ghat approx 2- 2:30 minutes.
Set the camp and dinner will serve at right bank of the Ganga River in tent.
Day 06: Byas Ghat – Kaudiyala
Wake up in morning one can do Yoga and stretch as the surrounding has beautiful view of majestic and the deep silence of the Ganga valley. After breakfast time to pack up and raft down to Koudiyala. As River is very mild we can have few rapids which are class 1-2
In evening set up the camp, dinner and over night stay in tent.
Day 07: kaudiyala -Rishikesh
After breakfast get ready to have real fun as today have to hit grad III + Rapids, like 3 Blind mice, Roller costar, Golf course and many other small rapids.
The day is full of action with the mighty white water of Ganges. finish the trip near Laxman Jhula Bridge. Drive to base.