Deoriatal Chandrashila Trek

Deoriatal, Chandrashila Deoriatal Chandrashila Trek

Deoriatal Chandrashila Trek

DeoriaTal Chandrashila trek is our favorite trek during spring. Why? you will find later in this blog.  The trek starts from Sari village which is 4 km from the Chamoli-Ukhimath highway. It is around 3km of trekking to Deoriatal. When we have first sight of the lake, it was just wow! The Beautiful small lake comes with a magnetic view of the western Himalayas. Then it comes to the Chaukhamba Peak(7138m) reflection in the lake, which was something special and divinely beautiful.

The trekking distance to Chandrashila from DeoriaTal is around 13km via Rauni Bugyal/ Rohini Bugyal ( 6.5 km From Deoria Tal). The trail goes through the dense forest of Rhododendron and oak trees, and Bugyals, with the majestic view of the upper and lower Himalayas.

The altitude of the Chandrashla Peak is around 3650m. Tungnath temple, which is a 3rd Kedar, is 1.5km below the Chandrashila Peak. The temple is closed during the winter and spring season. According to one such legend, it is the place where Lord Rama meditated after defeating the demon-king Ravana. Another legend says that the Moon-God Chandra spent time here in penance(Source: Wikipedia).

Flowers in DeoriaTal Chandrashila Trek

Seven Reasons Why We Love DeoriaTal Chandrashila trek?

Let’s talk about the reasons for we love this trek.

1 - The best trek for Rhododendron Flowers

DeoriaTal Chandrashila Trek is one of the best trek for Rhododendron flowers. You will find Rhododendron flowers on the whole trek. The tree Rhododendron, also known as Burans in Uttarakhand. It is also a state tree of Uttarakhand and state flower of Himachal. It is an evergreen shrub or small tree with a showy display of flowers with a variety of colours. In this trek, you will see red, purple, light purple, pink, and many other colors.

2 - Meditation and Nature Walk around the lake

It is an ideal place for meditation and Yoga. And yes of course! don’t forget to take a Nature walk around the lake, you will feel meditated when you sit beside the lake, close your eyes and listen to the music created by birds in such a calm place.

3 - Ridge Walking with a splendid view of Himalayan peaks

While going to Rohini Bugyal you will have a chance of ridge walking via Jhandi Top. Walk on the edges of the hills and you will have views of both sides of the hill. In DeoriaTal Chandrashila Trek you will see many famous Himalayan peaks like: Kedarnath, Kedardom, Sumeru Parvat, Kharchakund, Bhagirathi-I, Mandani Parvat, Janhukut, Chaukhmba, etc

4 - Paradise for Photographers

The view of massive Chaukhamba Peak (7138m) from the Chandrashila Peak (3650m), will leave you speechless. It’s a really amazing and photographic view of the upper Himalayas and lower Himalayas from Chandrashila. A real paradise for nature photographers, landscape photographers, and bird photographers. Also, it is the best site for chances to see the beautiful Himalayan Monal (Lophophorus Impejanus).

5 - Himalayan wild Flowers and Herbs

We already talked about Rhododendron flowers, apart from them, there are many other wild Himalayan flowers in the Chopta Valley. Some of them are- Himalayan Fleece Flower, The Lesser Celandine, Himalayan Blue Poppy, Morina Longifolia, etc. These are very common flowers in the valley so everyone can find them easily.

6 - Himalayan Bugyals/Grass-Fields

Obviously, a Himalayan treks can’t be perfect without Bugyals. Green meadows/grass-lands spread over mountains. Rauni bugyal and Chopta bugyal are the two grass-fields, which you will encounter during this trek. Especially, laying down in these cosy grass-field, watching the sky and the mountains, is surely the best feelings you get.

7 - Easiest-summit-climb

The Chandrashila Peak is the easiest summit climbing peaks, over the altitude of 12000ft. This summit can be accessed throughout the year. This trek probably is the best short trek in the winter season too.

Birds Sighted in DeoriaTal Chandrashila Trek

Final Thoughts DeoriaTal Chandrashila trek!

Overall, DeoriaTal Chandrashila trek is one of the best choices for every trekker who falls in the range from absolute beginner to experienced trekker. Also, it suits every age group and learning trips for school/college. In this blog, we mentioned some of the best highlights of the DeoriaTal Chandrashila Trek. We hope this will help you to decide whether you pick this trek or not.

Tips for the DeoriaTal Chandrashila trek

  1. Get up early in the morning and start trekking before 5 am from the Chopta base camp. Try to reach the top before sunrise. Sunrise from Chandrashila is magical.
  2. If you like sunset, then this place can give you the best shot for you.
  3. If you like landscape pics over the clouds, then rainy weather is the best time to come.

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