AP-RR-Treks-Adventures-2011-10-05_v1


Eco-Adventure Code:  AP-RR-Treks-Adventures-2011-10-05_v1

CHOPTA-DEORIATAL TREK

30°29′22″N 79°12′55″E







TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

This adventure trip offers a unique introduction to India. A combination of trains, temples, Himalayas and rivers the trip is considered to be one of the classics.

The trip starts with a train journey from Delhi to Rishikesh (one of the holiest towns in India, made famous by the Beetles in late 60s). We then drive up to the road head at Sari village enroute passing Rudraprayag where Jim Corbett shot his first leopard. From Sari we take a short beautiful trek of 3 km to get to Deoriatal Lake. On clear weather days, one can see the beautiful reflection of Chaukhamba Peak in the Lake.  From the lake we then trek till Chopta, famous for its alpine meadows and onwards to Tungnath.

The Tungnath temple is dedicated to lord Shiva and this is the place where the arm of lord Shiva appeared. This is one of the five Kedars built by the Pandavas as a mark of their gratitude to Lord Shiva.

The grand finale is a stay at the scenic MHE rafting camp at Shivpuri where you will get a chance to face the white waters of the mighty Ganga.

CATEGORY                             Trek / Rafting
DURATION                            07 Days
GRADE                                    Easy/Moderate
SEASON                                 All
LOCATION                             Uttarakhand
AREA                                      Uttarkashi
DAY’S ON TREK                     04 Days DRIVING 02 Days
ITINERARY


DAY 01: ARRIVE HARIDWAR RAILWAY STATION - DRIVE SHIVPURI (40 km /1.5 hrs)

Meeting and assistance upon arrival at Haridwar railway station thereafter continue drive to Beach Camp Shivpuri (40 km /1.5 hrs).  Arrive early afternoon at the Jungle camp. Shivpuri is 14 km from Rishikesh. Rishikesh is at the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayas. It is here that the holy Ganges changes from a fierce mountain river to a calm meandering one. Rishikesh is dotted with shrines and ashrams.
Lunch at camp. After lunch indulge in camp activities like rope-course, kayaking, dune jumping, swimming, trekking and beach volleyball etc. 
Campfire followed by buffet spread dinner.
 Overnight in deluxe tents on twin share basis. (L, D)


DAY 02: SHIVPURI - SARI VILLAGE (189 KM / 6-7 HRS) – TREK TO DEORIATAL (2438 M/ 5 KM/ 2 HRS)

After breakfast drive to Sari village via Ukhimath. Sari village is the road-head for the trek to Deoriatal. Walk up a steep 5 kms track to reach Deoriatal (2438m) in about 2 hours. Packed lunch enroute.

Nestled in the heart of the Garhwal Himalayas surrounded by mighty snow-capped mountains, Deoriatal is still a virgin territory for those who wish to explore places off the beaten track. The reflection of the Chaukhamba peak in the crystal clear water of the lake is a sight to behold.

Camp by the lake for dinner and overnight stay in expedition tents. (B, L, D)

DAY 03: TREK DEORIATAL - SARI CHOPTA (2895 M/ 14 KM / 6 HRS)


After breakfast trek to Chopta (Lower Chopta: Baniya Kund) via Sari Village (14km / 6hrs). At an altitude of 2895 m, Chopta is one of the most picturesque spots in the entire Garhwal region. Packed lunch en-route.

Dinner and overnight in expedition tents. (B, L, D)

 

DAY 04: CHOPTA - TUNGNATH (3580 m) - CHOPTA (12 km / 5 - 6 hrs)

Breakfast in camp. Full day trek to Tungnath (12 km / 5 - 6hrs). At Tungnath is the Bahu or hand of the Buffalo-Shiva. The arms of Lord Shiva came out as per the Kedarnath myth of Tunganath. He is worshipped here as one of the Panch Kedars. The Tungnath Temple at an altitude of 3580 m is the highest Shiva shrine among the Panch Kedars but the easiest to reach from Chopta, the nearest road head. Packed lunch en-route.

 Dinner and overnight in expedition tents. (B, L, D)

DAY 05 : DRIVE CHOPTA – DEVPRAYAG (160 KM/ 6 HRS)/ RAFT DEVPRAYAG - BEASGHAT  (5 HRS)


After breakfast drive to Devprayag with packed lunch. From Devprayag we will raft down to Beasghat (5 hrs) on the river.
Dinner and overnight stay in expedition tents. (B, L, D)

DAY 06: RAFT BEASGHAT - SHIVPURI (6 HRS)

Breakfast in camp. After breakfast we will raft to Shivpuri (6 hrs) on the river.
Packed lunch enroute. Arrive at Shivpuri Beach camp in late afternoon. Camp briefing followed by allotment of tents.

Evening tea & snacks. Free time to play beach volleyball at the camp.

Campfire and sing song.
Dinner and overnight stay in deluxe tents on twin share basis. (B, L, D)

DAY 07: RAFT SHIVPURI – NIM BEACH (14 KMS/ 2.5 HRS)/ DEPARTURE


An early morning wake up call with hot water is in order if you want to enjoy the clean mountain air and the misty Ganga valley.

Post breakfast get into your rafting gear and start rafting from camp down negotiating grade 3 and grade 4 rapids like the Roller Coaster and Golf Course which provide for an unequalled and unforgettable experience. Today you will have plenty of time to indulge in body surfing, cliff jumping and sunbathing on the rafts while you gently float down towards the pull out point at N.I.M. beach. Drive back to the camp for your hot buffet lunch spread with tea and coffee. Late afternoon departure for onward journey. (B, L)


***End of Services***

COST INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS


COST: Rs.24,500/- per head. 


For Group Booking Discounts call for Camp Fee (9821081566 / asif@natureknights.net / info@natureknights.net )

Eco-Adventure Code: AP-RR-Treks-Adventures-2011-10-05_v1

THE TRIP COST INCLUDES

  • 02 nights stay in Rafting Beach camp at Shivpuri or similar on twin sharing basis with all meals.
  • Four nights in trekking tents while rafting and trek.
  • All meals while rafting and trek.
  • All transportation as per itinerary in 27 seater buses (non ac) and Innova for FIT’s.
  • Services of a professional trekking and rafting guide.
  • All camp staff like cooks waiters, helpers etc.
  • Horses/porters to carry your personal luggage (max 15 Kgs per person)
  • All trekking and rafting equipment like wet suit, life jacket, helmet, paddles, tents, dining, toilet tents, carry mats, sleeping bags etc.
  • Currently applicable Govt. taxes
COST DOES NOT INCLUDE
  • Any airfare, airport tax, visas fee, 
  • Any expenses of purely personal nature like laundry, phone/Fax calls, tips to drivers, guides, any beverages.
  • Insurance personal/Baggage/Medical.
  • Any increase in govt. service tax.
  • Any expenses that arise due to change in itinerary because of natural forces like land slides, weather, roadblocks, flight cancellations, sickness etc.
  • Any medical, travel or evacuation insurance.
  • Any other service or item not specified above.

Checklist for things to carry:

·          Woolen cap
·          Peak cap
·          Thermal underwear
·          Warm sweater/ Woolen trousers / Thick track pants for Trekking
·          Woolen socks
·          Rain gear (Jacket, trousers/ Parkha)
·          Warm jacket
·          Woolen gloves
·          Torch
·          T – shirts/ shorts for rafting
·          Sun block lotion
·          Chap-stic (lip salve)
·          Good hiking shoes with ankle support
·          Floaters for rafting
·          Camera & films
·          One pair sport shoes for camp
·          One duffel bag for personal item ( To be carried by horse / pony)
·         One knapsack for item of daily use ( To be carried by you.
·         Personal sleeping bag (Recommended) 


More about Dodital Trek


Dodital, the lake with a lot of mythological history is a very happening trekking destination at the present age. Dodital is the birth place of Lord Ganesha and is said to have witnessed the beheading of the deity by Lord Shiva. Surrounded by lush greenery with crystal clear water makes this place as an ultimate destination for the travelers and sightseers. At an elevation of 3307 meters above mean sea level, in the north of Uttarakashi is a precise trekking destination and also holds potential for other adventure sports.
The lake is famous for its Himalayan trout, the exoticness rendered by surrounding forest and tranquility provided by the calm waters of the lake. This is an imposing destination with impeccable beauty and many a facts that are a lot adorable.
Dodital provides a lot of opportunity to travelers to hang around in the Asi Ganga valley. There are subsidiary treks transporting one from Asi Ganga valley to Bhagirathi Ganga valley and to the Yamuna valley and vice versa.
Apart from a display of natural beauty there is an array of diversity in culture and heritage for which India is known for ages. The array of culture can be seen by travelers during their voyage through remote Himalayan settelements.

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