The Weekend Thrill’s Deoriatal Chopta trek takes us to one of the most breathtakingly beautiful part of the Garhwal Himalayas. We start from Haridwar, and pass through Deoria tal, Chopta and Tungnath to reach the summit of Chandrashila for a great view of the Indian Himalayas. Maximum altitude reached on the Chopta Tungnath trek would be around 4000m at the summit of Chandrashila. This region is a protected sanctuary for musk deer, and is rich in flora and fauna. Tungnath is famous for being the highest temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. On top of Chandrashila we will be able to see Chaukhamba, Kedarnath, Nandadevi and Trishul peaks.
Deoriatal is in itself a gorgeous trek. The forest trails and the summit climb are unmatched! If you add to this the wintry snowy setting, you will never want to leave this piece of heaven! There are three things that are really stunning about the Deoriatal to Chandrashila peak trek.
As you climb up to Chandrashila, one by one, all the major summits of Western and Eastern Uttarakhand pop into view. When we say all, we mean all. And as everyone knows, the summits seen from Uttarakhand are the tallest summits of India. Nowhere on a trek that is so easily approachable do you get to see all these summits so close. Standing on top of Chandrashila summit is a blessing and not an achievement.
To begin with, Deoriatal has the best forest trek amongst all our treks. If you take the section between Deoriatal lake and Bhrujgali camp, it is sometimes stunning to imagine how much variety jungles can be in. There are sections with thick wooded trees, there are moss-covered trails through enveloping tunnels and there are trails that weave through clearings in the jungles. And we camp bang in the middle of the forest in a wide open clearing at Rohini Bugyal.