CHANDRASHILA DEORIATAL TREK



Chandrashila Peak Deoriatal Trek has a mix of everything that a beginner would be looking for in the first Himalayan Trek. Chandrashila is also known as ‘Moon Rock’ and the summit leads to Tungnath which is the highest Shiva temple in world. The trek offers few steep climbs with breathtaking views, a beautiful lake to camp next to, limitless meadows, Tungnath and multiple peaks which can be seen from Chandrashila Peak at 12,000 feet. Where in world can one imagine to see Trisul, Kedar Peak, Bandarpunch, Chaukhamba peaks, Nanda Devi, Nanda Ghunti and Gangotri range of Uttaranchal of Indian Himalaya all from one spot.

HOW TO REACH

The basecamp of the trek is the village of Sari, Rudraprayag District, Uttarakhand, India. One can start DAY 1 and reach Sari Village by any of the 2 ways:

  • VIA HARIDWAR: Haridwar is well connect by rail from different parts of the country. If in New Delhi, one can reach Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM Railway Station and take following train to reach Sari Village: Or take the following train from New Delhi/NDLS Railway Station to reach Sari Village: Alternatively, there are several public/private buses which ply from Delhi (Inter State Bus Terminus ISBT) to Haridwar.

    Once at Haridwar Railway station, Get Beyond Limits has arranged shared cabs for your convenience on per seat basis which will take you on a 08 - 10 hours journey via the snow capped Garhwal mountains which will drop directly at Sari Village. This entire shared cab will cost Rs 5,550/- which can be divided equally among the participants (usually 5-6 people each cab). The pick up starts at 0630 hrs till 0900 hrs.

    Please Note: The amount of the cab needs to be payed directly to the drivers as Get Beyond Limits only connects the drivers and the trekkers for a convenient travel.

    Alternatively, you can also reach Sari Village via your own transportation.

  • VIA DEHRADUN AIRPORT: The closest airport to Sari Village is at Dehradun. Once in Dehradun, one can take public/private transport from Dehradun to reach Haridwar. This usually takes 1 and half hours. From Haridwar one can follow the route mentioned above to reach Sari Village.
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SHORT ITINERARY WITH ALTITUDE & DISTANCE


DAY 1 Haridwar Railway Station (1,020 feet) Sari Village (6,554 feet) 215 Kms (Via Vehicle)
DAY 2 Sari Village (6,554 feet) Deoriatal Base Camp (8,000 feet) 4 Kms
DAY 3 Deoriatal Base Camp (8,000 feet) Chopta Base Camp (9,100 feet) 16 Kms
DAY 4 Chopta Base Camp (9,100 feet) - Summit Chandrashila Peak (12,000 feet) Chopta Base Camp (9,100 feet) 10 Kms
IN VEHICLE Chopta Base Camp (9,100 feet) Sari Village (6,554 feet)
DAY 5 Sari Village (6,554 feet) Haridwar (1,020 feet) 215 Kms (Via Vehicle)
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SNOW TREK

Chandrashila Peak Deoriatal Trek is also known as a winter trek in the Indian Himalayas. The charm of snow everywhere will always be there with the temperatures at the night going subzero during the winter months of the year. Sari Village gets covered with snow during winters to some extent too. At times we also get fresh snowfall during the trek itself. Trekking in snow is good when all the preparation to handle the cold is done in the right way. The campsites are just too pristine during the snow time. The lakes are frozen, surrounded by pine trees, covered with snow.

ROUTE MAP




DETAILED ITINERARY


DAY 01: SARI BASECAMP


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“Difficult road often leads to beautiful destinations.”

Water Sources: The water of the mountain is waiting for you. Drink clean water throughout the journey to Sari from Haridwar to be on safer side.

We start early morning from Haridwar Railway Station to reach Sari, the basecamp of Chandrashila Peak Deoriatal Trek. During the course of journey we will be passing through the Ganges which passes through Rishikesh, from Devprayag and Rudraprayag. The journey involves a lot of turns. Hence we suggest to be prepared and have light meals to avoid discomfort during the journey. If we get lucky we may get a chance to witness the dawn by the time we reach Sari Basecamp of Get Beyond Limits. The total journey time is around 8-10 hours from Haridwar to Sari. We advise you to stay warm wearing warm clothing including gloves, caps and mufflers if required. We will have one briefing session and few formalities before the lights are turned off for sleep. The challenge of doing Chandrashila Peak Deoriatal Trek that you have taken will make it interesting and worth remembering throughout life.

DAY 02: DEORIATAL CAMPSITE


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“Egos and alcohol don’t go well with mountains.”

Water Sources: Only campsite. Follow the standard process of carrying at least 2 litres of water.

Sari Village is one of the most pristine villages with over 400 families living together under the shade of Himalaya. The village offers some great views of the mountains in the vicinity. From the end of the village the trekking distance to reach Deoriatal Campsite is around 4 kms with a steep inclined trail. A small meadow on the trail has some great views of step farming in Sari Village. Soon the trail will lead us to the beautiful campsite of Deoriatal. ‘Tal’- a Sanskrit word which means ‘a lake’. Deorital campsite is also an ideal place for those who just want to camp in the open sky next to a lake with beautiful mountains around. The major peaks seen from the Deoriatal Campsite are Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba and Nanda Ghunti.

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You can explore the Deorital Campsite further ahead by climbing the ‘watch-post’ for better horizons. The locals say that the exact depth of Deoriatal is not known. It is assumed to be more than 5 kms hence getting into the water is strictly not advised.

DAY 03: CHOPTA CAMPSITE


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“Every new day on a trek is a chance to live the thrill”

Water Sources: There are 2 main streams to refill water before reaching Chopta Campsite.

We will start the day early morning and proceed towards our next campsite at Chopta which is located at a distance of around 16 kms from Deoriatal. We will follow the trail in the woods which will lead us to Jhandi Dhar. The last stretch of the trail which lead to Jhandi Dhar has is inclined. This is the time where you push yourself against gravity to witness the amazing views and the priceless feeling of achievement. From the top of Jhandi Dhar, the beautiful Sari Village is visible. On one of the sides of Jhandi Dhar one can spot the mighty Chaukhamba and on the other 3 peaks one of which is Chandrashila Peak standing tall at 12,000 feet.

The trail further leads us onto the ridge which goes downhill towards the wilderness. Many meadows can be witnessed during the journey. The trail then is a combination of downhills and uphills eventually leading us to Chopta. On the way one can find flags surrounding a small temple. The locals believe that this temple protects the jungles and mountains of this region.

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Going further one will encounter a major resting point called Rohini Bugyal, which used to be a campsite earlier. This region also has a beautiful meadow from where ‘Kala Parvat’ is clearly visible standing tall and charismatic. This is one of the major water refilling point. One now successfully covers a distance of around 7 kms.

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Right after crossing Rohini Bugyal, one will encounter a distance board of 4 Kms to Chopta. The other route leads to Besudi Tal which is another Alpine Lake Trek. From this point one can notice that the trail is downhill till we reach Akash Gamini River. We will cross the bridge on the river, refill our bottles and spend sometime to connect with the beauty of the place.

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After crossing Akash Gamini River this will be the last incline stretch for today. Will will hit the main road as soon we complete this stretch. Encountering a main road on a trek is not a very common site. Taking a left and will lead us to our campsite. This road connects Sari Village and the famous Badrinath as well. Looking down, one can find Sari Village and all the mountains till Chopta. This is the trail to took to reach this point. You deserve to feel proud about yourself for accomplishing this.

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DAY 04: SUMMIT CHANDRASHILA PEAK AND RETURN TO CHOPTA BY TAXI


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“We will always be tiny in front of mountains.”

Water Sources: Towards Tungnath which is 1km before the peak there are few tea stalls where you can refill water.

We leave before sunrise on summit day to reach Chandrashila Peak. From our campsite the peak is around 5.5 kms in distance. Although the route is inclined but has a man made path because of Tungnath which is also the highest Shiva temple in the world.

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On the trail, one can always spot Kala Parvat and it will keep getting closer with every step we take. On reaching Tungnath, we will take a side route going to Chandrashila Peak which is at a distance of 1 km. On top of the peak one can feel the fresh air as it is usually is very windy at the peak.

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The appealing 360 degree view of Trisul, Kedar Peak, Bandarpunch, Chaukhamba peaks, Nanda Devi, Nanda Ghunti and Gangotri range of Uttaranchal of India Himalaya are visible on a clear summit day.

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We start going back on the same route towards Chopta Campsite for lunch and further explore the area. We will head towards Sari Village in vehicles and conclude an eventful day.

DAY 05: SARI BASECAMP - HARIDWAR


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“Wake up, smile and tell yourself that you have done it as you Know No Limits!”

Water Sources: Take some water from the mountain. This will keep you charged in the concrete jungle of the city.

'Don't bring the city to the mountain but take the mountain to the city'. The idea is to learn from the locals, they are calm in all situations, they are grounded, work is worship no matter what it is, mountains are next to god and nothing is more important than a positive mind which makes you trespass your limits. The connections that you make on the mountains will always be special. We wish that your tempo remains high always. Check out the photo album once you reach home.

Chandrashila Deoriatal ka tempo high hai and so shall be yours!

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THINGS TO CARRY


ITEM DESCRIPTION QUANTITY
RUCKSACK/DAY PACK The broader the straps are the better you will feel. A frame oriented distributes the weight supporting the back. Suggested Capacity: 40L 1
JACKET/SWEATER The weather changes drastically, carrying a light jacket or a sweater is required at night and morning as it is cold. 1
CARGOS/ TRACK PANTS A light synthetic track pant that can easily dry when wet in case of rainfall. Cargos are rugged and are good on jungle terrains which gives it a less chance to be torn down by thorns 2
T-SHIRT/SHIRT T-shirt/Shirt Carry light cotton t-shirts preferably full sleeves to avoid sun burn. Avoid carry black as it is a heat absorber. 2-3
CAP/HAT A cap or a hat that can cover the head and face against the direct sunlight during peak hours. 1
SHOES A pair of shoe with good traction and water proof body is an ideal match. Ensure that the shoes are not old or new, get used to the shoe if it is new, as a rule you should be comfortable to walk in difficult terrain for 6 hours at least. 1 Pair
SLIPPERS/FLIP FLOPS Comfortable slippers or flip flops for the homestay and the return journey. 1
SOCKS Sports or cotton socks that don’t make your feet sweat on long walks. Carrying few extra pair is always a good idea in case they get wet 3 Pairs
RAIN COAT/PONCHO A compact raincoat or a poncho that can quickly dry when wet is very important considering the amount of rain-shower that happens especially in Monsoon. 1
WATER BOTTLE A 2 litre good leak proof water bottle. Don’t miss the chance to drink spring water, if any. 1
TORCH A small sized torch is mandatory. You would not like be in limits after the sunset. 1
PERSONAL MEDICATION KIT Crocin, Combiflam, Dettol, ORS, Betadine Cream, Volini Spray, Digene, Cotton, Crape Bandage and Band Aid or any other medicine which you take frequently. 1 Set
REPAIR KIT Even if you don’t know how to use thread and needle still carry them, sometimes they can be the last resort. 1 Each
TOWEL It should be light and easily dry after use. 1
TOILETRIES Soap, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Toilet paper, Sunscreen, etc. for your convenience. 1 Each
SUN GLASSES Sturdy, convenient to carry sun glasses for eye protection. 1

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20 to 24 Jan 2018

(Reach Haridwar Railway Station between 6 AM - 9 AM on Jan 20, 2018)

Duration: 5 Days

Trek Fee: Rs 8,899/- Rs 6,699/- (5% GST applicable)

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The above amount includes:

  • - 3 People Sharing Tented Accommodation (Separate for Men and Women)
  • - All vegetarian food from Sari to Summit to Sari during the trek
  • - Powerpacks (Energy Snacks)
  • - Campfire (if permitted by situation)
  • - Himalayan Outdoor Leaders
  • - Expert campsite team
  • - Permits and other camping charges
  • - Local Guide(s)
  • - Required Trekking equipments (sleeping bags, tents, ropes, ice axe, etc)
  • - Safety Kit (Oxygen cylinder, stretcher, medical kit, etc)
  • - Full fledged Camping Experience including high altitude sleeping bags and other high altitude equipment
  • - Brief campsite set up and management training sessions
  • - Mountain Manners
  • - Stargazing (if permitted by situation)
  • - Certificate of Completition
  • - Get Beyond Limits Merchandise

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KEY FACTS

DURATION 5 Days
ALTITUDE 12,000 feet
TRAIL TYPE Mild accents and descents throughout the trail in the midst of forest till halfway and complete accent under the arms of sky till the summit
DIFFICULTY Moderate
BEST SEASON All seasons have their own charm. The change in the colors of meadows, woods and rains always makes it appealing to the eyes of a trekker
TOILETS Tibetan style running toilets
MOBILE NETWORK You will find the major phone networks at Sari Base Camp. Although they are unreliable and with lot of disturbance. It is better to update your family and friends before that you won’t be reachable till the trek ends to avoid their anxiety.
POWER SOURCES Sari has very unreliable power facilities. Don’t panic when you find out how the world lives with electricity. You can get extra battery for you photo devices so that you don’t miss on anything.
ADVISORY Make sure you are well prepared for the unpredictable conditions one might face in the Himalayas. Make sure you read the list of preparation documents specially hand crafted by team Get Beyond Limits for your preparation:
REGION Sari Gaon or Sair Village of District Rudraprayag, Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India
COORDINATES 30°29'10.6"N 79°13'16.7"E