One of the exotic and beautiful places in Uttarakhand is the Deoria tal –Chopta – Tungath – Chandrashila circuit. To reach Deoria tal, you have to trek 2.5 km from Sare village which is last road head 220 km from Rishikesh. The trek is steep and very exciting, which shall give you breathtaking scenery of Chandrashila peak. After reaching at the top of the mountain, you sudden explore this lake and the Himalayan range behind it. The famous Chaukhmba peak is the prominent one. The reflection of the Chaukhamba peak can be seen on the surface of the Deoria tal lake. The moment you reach here and see the aura of this place, you forget your tiring journey and the trek. The fresh air and the lake in the midst of the Himalaya would take you to a totally different world. One can stay overnight here. Dream Mountain provides overnight stay here by the lake side.
It takes 6 – 7 hours from Rishikesh to reach here at Sare village by motor road (200 km) and 2.5 km trek further (2-3 hours). After staying one night and another day till noon here, one can move further to Chopta which is only 25 km by road from Sare village. The tourists get a totally different view at Chopta which is famous for its big lush green meadows. In Chopta, there are few short treks, which can be enjoyed by going from one meadow to another. One can spend whole day here and crave to stay here for more period. The next day is kept for Tungnath and Chandrashila trek, since the trek starts from Chopta.
|Tunganth - Chandrashila trek|
Tungnath-Chandrashila is one of the most sought after treks in Uttarakhand. Visitors from India and abroad can be seen here in these places. Chandrashila summit is the end of this trek. If you are lucky and the weather is clear, the majestic view of Himalayan range will take your breath away. This trek is normally completed in a single day, which is around 10 km. After the completion of the trek at Chopta, one can move further down to Ukhimath which is 30 km from here. This should be done in order to reduce the journey time next day.
The above circuit is very interesting as the people don’t know that these places are so nearby and missing anyone of these places would mean missing one whole tourist destination. There have many instances when people visit Chopta and miss other places or vice-versa. Dream Mountain offers this circuit to enjoy three types of destinations on a single itinerary. You would get a lifetime experience after this journey.
The travel itinerary is shown below :
Delhi to Rishikesh - 220 km
Rishikesh to Sare - 200 km
Sare to Chopta - 25 km
Chopta to Ukhimath - 30 km
Ukhimath to Risshikesh - 190 km
For a better look at the distances and altitudes please visit : http://www.dreammountain.net/chandrashila-trek/.
To know about other treks please visit : http://www.dreammountain.net/trekking-in-uttarakhand/