CHOPTA – TUNGNATH TREKKING TOURS
Chopta – Tungnath trekking : The Highest of the Panch Kedar, Tungnath is estimated to be, 3,660m above sea level. Ironically, it is also the easiest to reach. Opportunity to enjoy aerial views of the alpine meadows around Chopta, to admire the stone sculpture around the medieval temple, or to extend your medieval temple, or to extend the walk up to Chandrashilla Peak, which at 4,130m, is a vantage point any eagle would vie for.
Equally pertinent, unless you have already been walking in the region, these are respectable altitudes, and It will be better if one can invest a couple day in acclimatising instead of rushing on and off them. You could do worse than taking long rambles in the wild meadows and forest near Chopta and observing the wonderful bird like (76 piesces have been recorded in this area).
Delhi – Rishikesh – Chopta – Deoriatal – Tungnath – Auli – Gorson Bughyal – Rudraprayag – Rishikesh – Delhi
Day 01 : Delhi-Rishikesh ( 230km, Drive 6hrs )
Drive to Rishikesh and check in to hotel on arrival. Relax or take a wildlife safari in the evening to Rajaji National park which boasts of wildlife including big Cats, Elephants, Antelope, Wild boar and a variety of birds. Overnight at hotel / Raft camp.
Day 02 : Rishikesh-Chopta (180kms, 6-7hrs )
Drive to Chopta, which is one of the most beautiful spots in this part of the Himalayas passing through lush green landscapes, often remarked as Mini Switzerland, stretching almost 40 kms. It is an ideal example of environmental conservation, where all construction is banned for the cause. Apart from humans it is also inhabited by rare Himalayan species like the Snow Leopard, Musk deer, snow fox, Monal etc. Altitude varies from 6000 ft to 13,000 ft, Put up camp on arrival and relax in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Camp.
Day 03 : Chopta-Deoriatal ( 20kms drive, 6km trek)
Drive to sari village in 1hr and then trek to Deoriatal which is a lake at a high altitude of 5000ft with a lovely view of the 23,000ft high Chaukhamba peaks. Return to Chopta in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Camp.
Day 04 : Chopta-Tungnath (7kms, 4-5hrs)
Start the trek in the morning on a steep climb of 3.5kms to reach 1,000 yr. old Tunganath temple. Go further up half a kilometer to almost 13,000ft for the most breathtaking view of the high Himalayas from Chandrashila Peak. Come down to Chopta in the afternoon. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Camp. All this while, when you are in and around Chopta, keep looking for the elusive snow-leopard, a rear sight for the lucky ones
one can proceed the trek back to Rishikesh or further continue the tour to Auli – Gorson as below mention trip.
Day 05 + 6 + 7: Chopta- Auli – Gorson bughyal – Joshimath (95kms, 6 – 7hrs)
Drive 110kms to Auli ( a famous Ski tourist resort). Early Morning enjoy the sunrise on the Nanda Devi Peak at Auli a Ski resort center further trek to Gorson Bughyal ( Meadow), the trails heads up the hillside beyond the ski lift before reaching a small oak and holly forest. A small temple is passed before the trail emerges at the base of the extensive series of meadow Gorson Bughyal.Once U r through the forest , there r many views of the classic route up the Rishi Ganga into the Nandadevi Sanctauary O/ N hotel Joshimath.
Day 8 reserve for sight seeing .
Day 09 + 10 : Rishikesh – Delhi tour concluded.
COSTS include: Road transportation from Rishikesh to Rishikesh by car, Accommodation in Medium Class Hotels (where applicable) on a twin sharing basis, all Meals, tents on twin share basis, cooking tent and utensils, table and chairs, permits and entrance fees,English speaking guide, cooks and porters/mules. We serve variety of food on our trips which includes Indian, western and Chinese.