Deoriatal Chandrashila Peak Trek

Temperature

Winter : (-2°C to -5°C)
Summer : (5°C to 15°C)

Duration

5 Days | 4 Nights
Dehradun to Dehradun

Level

Easy

Deoriatal Chandrashila is a Great Trek

The meaning of Chandrashila is “Moon Rock”. The trails of Deoriatal Chandrashila trek are just amazing through dense forests with a rich variety of Flora as well as Fauna in the Garhwal region.

Colorful rhododendrons can be seen blooming here in abundance and because of its captivating beauty, this place can be called small heaven on Earth.

Deoriatal

Trail Type

Go through the forested trail and on this trek you are going to witness the best forests in Uttarakhand. There is a lot of jungle variety en route from Deoriatal to Bhrujgali, get surprised by the small clearings amid thick woods.

Rhododendrons are present there in abundance which makes it totally different from other treks and they are at full bloom in the spring season.

beautiful meadows

Imposing Views

As you go higher from Deoriatal to Chandrashila the views get clearer. The panorama views of Garhwal and Kumaon mountains are just ravishing.

The great peaks visible from there are Trishul, Nandaghunti, Nanda Devi, Kamet, Chaumkhamba, Kedar Dome, Gangotri group, Jahanukut, Thalaysagar, Dunagiri, Jahanukut, etc.

At the top is a temple of Lord Shiva, it is believed that this temple was built by Lord Ram to atone for the sin of killing Ravan.

green forest

About Deoriatal Chandrashila Peak

The trails of Deoriatal Chandrashila trek are just amazing through dense forests with a rich variety of Flora as well as Fauna in the Garhwal region.

Colorful rhododendrons can be seen blooming here in abundance.
At the top is a temple of Lord Shiva, it is believed that this temple was built by Lord Ram to atone for the sin of killing Ravan. En-route visit Tungnath, one of Panch Kedar

deoriatal chandrashilla

ATM Point and Mobile Connectivity

ATM POINT – Ukhimath is the last ATM point.

Mobile Connectivity – Networks are available at Sari (BSNL, Voda, and Airtel). Ahead the signal strength is intermittent so finish all your important work and calls before starting the trek.

Highlights of this Trek

Witness the best forests in Uttarakhand. There is a lot of jungle variety en route from Deoriatal to Bhrujgali and get the imposing views of Garhwal and Kumaon region.

Duration –  5 days (Dehradun to Dehradun)

Best Season – Throughout the year

Level –  Easy

Highest Points – (12083 feet)

Winter Temperature – (-2°C to -5°C)

Summer Temperature – (5°C to 15°C)

Starting Point – Dehradun

Altitude Covered Per Day

1. Sari 6601 feet

2. Deoriatal 7841 feet

3. Syalmi 8790 feet

4. Chandrashila (12083 feet)

These points should not be avoided

1. Proper conditioning and training of body required

2. Proper gear and clothing for sub-zero temperatures

3. Sturdy hiking shoes are important

4. High altitude requires proper acclimatization

5. Intermittent or no signals

6. Carry travel light

7. Weather is unpredicted so the itinerary is flexible

Short Details for Deoriatal Chandrashila Trek

Day 1: Dehradun to Sari (6601 feet) (7/8 hours)

Day 2: Sari to Deoriatal (3 km) (2 hour) (7841 feet)

Day 3: Deoriatal to Syalmi (8790 feet) via Rohini Bugyal (7 km) (5/6 hours)

Day 4: Syalmi to Baniya Kund (3 km) (2 hours)

Day 5: Baniya Kund to Chandrashila (12083 feet) via Tungnath and back to Baniya Kund (4/5 hours)

Day 6: Drive from Baniya Kund to Dehradun

Deorital Chandrashila Trek Details Itinerary

Day 01:- Dehradun to Sari (6601 feet) (8/9 hours)

The journey starts from Dehradun to base camp Sari through gorgeous places like Devprayag, peep out of your window and you will love the beautiful mountain views. Reach there in the evening; it is a small village with many fields and a school.

Day 02:-Sari to Deoriatal (3 km) (2 hour) (7841 feet)

The trek starts from Sari to Deoriatal, it is believed that Goddesses took bath in this Lake so it is considered pure. Climb gradually and come across some houses and a temple.

Now, the trail gets steep and further you can see Chandrashila and Tungnath, the temple is not very clear. Ascent and reach a Hawa Mahal made by the Forest Department here you will get grand view of valleys and mountains. Cross a forest and the Ukimath side is visible

After 20 minutes of hike and a short descent reach Deoriatal, Chaukhamba peaks standing stall can be easily spotted in the background. Explore the surroundings then setup you camps near this Lake and comfortably sleep in tents.

Day 03:- Deoriatal to Syalmi (8790 feet) via Rohini Bugyal (7 km) (5/6 hours)

From Deoriatal to Syalmi the trail beautiful with amazing views of Chaukhamba peaks and Kedar Dome. Go through a forest section of Maple and Rhododendron trees. After you exit this section with views of Sari village Chandrashila peak come into sight.

Ascent and you will be mesmerized by the views of valleys both sides. Climb and reach the ridge top which offers sight of Jhandi Dhar. From here the forest starts to get thick, descent and start climbing the forest ridge, this place has rich variety of Flora. On the way you will come across small shrines with flags.

Walkthrough the forest of Chopta under the shade of trees, spot Himalayan birds in this region. After half an hour, take the ascending trail which leads to Rohini Buyal and walk on the flat ground for 15 minutes and Chandrashila peak is visible in front. Now, go towards the second ridge through a grassland, when you ascent enter the section of forest which has Oak, Maple and Rhododendron trees, this is a part of Kedarnath Sanctuary.

Ahead reach Bhagdwal which is next to a temple, there are three trails take the middle one and you will reach a small meadow. Reach Rohini Bugyal in 30 minutes, it is a beautiful small meadow amid Rhododendron forest with views of Black Peak and Kedar Dome. The campsite is in front of Rohini Bugyal and you can reach there in another 30 minutes.

Day 04:- Syalmi to Baniya Kund (3 km) (2 hours)

Today cross the forest ridge on right of Rohini Bugyal and enter the Bhrujgali meadows. You will reach the upper Rohini Bugyal, ascent gradually and reach the ridge top it is called Tikidi Khal by the locals.

Two trails bifurcates from here, one leads to Black Peak and another leads to Bisuri Tal and Nandikund. Another trail descends to Akash Kamini River which comes from Chandrashila. Descent and cross a bridge over a stream, ascend gradually and after half an hour reach a meadow, there are shepherd huts which are made of stones these remain occupied during summers.

Enter the meadow and a descent through a forest will lead you to road head, trek for a kilometer and reach your campsite Baniya Kund. Setup you camps and comfortably sleep in tents.

Day 05:- Baniya Kund to Chandrashila (12083 feet) via Tungnath and back to Baniya Kund (4/5 hours)

Today start the trek before sunrise to reach Tungnath and Chandrashila on time. From Chopta to Tungnath the trail is cemented. Ascent and cross scissor bends, the trail is steep for about 2 km. At Tungnath is a small temple and a flag towards right.

The views get exotic when Chandrashila and Tungnath can be seen; it is the highest temple in the world. Ravanshila is a peak that connects to Chandrashila; it is also visible to the right. Reach Tungnath in 30 minutes after crossing the 11th scissor bend. It is believed that this temple was made by Pandavas and is third of Panch Kedar. It was made to atone for sins of killing their brothers and Brahmins. Pandavas were searching for lord Shiva for apology and forgiveness but he transformed himself into a bull to hide from them and at Tungnath his chest and hands appeared.

Now, Chandrashila is 1.5 km ahead, pass behind the temple through dormitories and follow the trail from right side of the base of this peak. Cross scissor bends and ascent is steep. Reach the peak’s upper base and from here Chandrashila is visible from here you can reach there in 30-40 minutes.

Come to the top and you will love the panorama views of Garhwal and Kumaon mountains. The great mountains visible from there are Trishul, Nandaghunti, Nanda Devi, Kamet, Chaumkhamba, Kedar Dome, Gangotri group, Jahanukut, Thalaysagar, Dunagiri, Jahanukut etc. At the top is a temple of Lord Shiva, it is believed that this temple was built by Lord Ram to atone for the sin of killing Ravan.

Descent to Chopta by following the same route, you can reach there in half an hour and in one hour reach Chopta.

Day 06:- Drive from Baniya Kund to Dehradun

Post breakfast leaves early for Dehradun to reach there on time.

What to carry on a Trek?

The most common question of all Trekkers is what we carry on a trek or what to carry on a trek so if you plan to go for trekking, so here is about what you should carry on a trek ..!

First of all trekkers must bring the documents mentioned below

1. Government ID proof, carry original and a photocopy of any of these (Driving License, Adhar Card, Pan Card, Voter Id, etc.)

2. Medical certificate by a doctor

3. Risk certificates

Foremost Requirements

1. Strongly built Trekking Shoes

2. Backpack (50 to 60 liters)

Clothes to Carry On A Trek

Carry clothes according to the season. In winters there is chilly cold and in summers the temperature remains cold. (Day and Night temperature varies)

Jacket

Take at least 2 jackets with you, it should be warm enough to protect you against the chilly cold.

Trekking Pants

You should have 2 3 trek pants on a week-long trek and take more for longer treks.

Thermals

At night the temperature lowers and to keep yourself warm and sleep comfortably wear thermals.

Warm clothes

Keep enough woolen layers and fleece according to the season.

T-Shirts

To avoid sunburns always carry full-sleeved t-shirts which dry easily and covers neck and arms properly.

Poncho/Raincoat

They are useful during rain and snowfall.

Necessary Items

1. Water Bottle

2. Gloves (Waterproof and woolen), Cap

3. Socks (Regular and woolen

4. Sunglasses

5. Hiking Pole

6. Torch

7. Toiletry Items

Toilet paper, Sunscreen, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Moisturizer, Lip balm, Face Wash, Sanitizer, etc.

(Avoid using wet wipes and sanitary napkins during your trek because they are not biodegradable and cause harm to the environment. If you use them in the mountains make sure you bring them back with you.)

Medical Kit is Mandatory

(Use medicines only after prescribed by the doctor) (In case of any problem arises during the trek follow the instructions given by your trek leader because they are certified in First Aid Mountaineering courses.)

Carry These Medicines in Your Medical Kit

01. Avomine for treating motion sickness

02. Diamox for treating altitude sickness

03. Avil to treat allergies

04. Saradon to cure headache

05. Combiflam to relieve pain

06. Crocin for treating fever and headache

07. Digene to cure acidity

08. Norflox TZ and Lomofen to prevent Diarrhoea

09. Betadine (Antiseptic cream)

10. ORS

11. Moov/Volini spray for treating sprains

12. Band-aid

13. Elastic bandage

14. Gauze

WE CARE FOR YOURSAFETY AND IT IS OUR PRIORITY

Har Ki Dun Protection and Mountaineering Association is Making Your Trek Safe. We have a team of more than 80+ guides to serve in the mountains and they are professionally trained from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) Uttarkashi, Hanifle Centre; Mussoorie and Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) Delhi. We also have Kitchen staff to serve in the mountains and supporting staff goes along to manage the activities.

Oxygen Cylinder for trekkers safety

The trek leaders are certified in courses of Mountaineering. On every high altitude trek, we carry oxygen cylinders and First Aid kits. We take proper care of everything and make sure you feel safe and comfortable with us.

Getting to high altitude can be a problem for some people, the risks are enormous but we minimize them by providing the best quality equipment which is changed on a regular basis.

We do every possible thing to make your treks safe because if you trust and choose us then it becomes our responsibility to make your safety our topmost priority. The risk factor can never be abolished but it can be reduced and if you have a heart of mountaineer then this “risk factor” is the real pleasure and we can help you overcome every risk successfully without fear by taking proper care of your safety.

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Include & Exclude In This Trek

Transport from Dehradun to Dehradun

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in Hotel

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis during trekking.

All meals, Breakfast, Day Pack, Lunch, Pack Lunch, Tea,Coffee, Snacks, Soup, Dinner

All camping gear including

Separate Tent, High quality

Liner, Pillow, Separate Toilet tents, Dining Tent, Chair, Dining table

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Guide, Porters, cook, Helper

Mules, Kitchen team

Good Experience local Trek Leader guide

Walkie Talkie, for contact each other’s

Gaiters

Micro crampons

Hiking Pole

Personal Toiletry Items

Personal Medical Kit

Medical Certificate

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