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An all time ATI favourite, this trip makes for a short Himalayan excursion. Compared with the Swiss alps for its rolling 'bugyals' it is an ideal summer destionation.

An all time ATI favourite, this trip makes for a short Himalayan excursion. Compared with the Swiss alps for its rolling 'bugyals' it is an ideal summer destionation.

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    • Contents1. Chopta Valley …32. Itinerary …43. Add on: Camp Ganga Riviera …64. Routemap …75. Contact …8 -2-
    • ABOUT: CHOPTA VALLEY The trip in the Chopta Valley, located in the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarakhand, is set towalk one through picturesque villages, forests and ‘Bugyals’ (meadows) to highlight serene locales like‘Deoriyatal’, ‘Tungnath’& ‘Chandrashila’. The valley is home to the rare and the beautiful ‘Monal’(pheasant), ‘Kastoori Hiran’ (musk deer) and the elusive leopards along with a variety of other wildlife.The locale offers amazing views of the imposing Himalayan range. On this trip one can see manyfamous peaks including the Gangotri and Bhagirathi group of peaks, KedarDome, Chaukhamba, HathiParbat, Dhunagiri and the Nanda Devi group of peaks. It is situated amidst thick forest of pine, deodarand rhododendrons with an altitude ranging from approx 2400 mts – 4060 mts. -3-
    • ABOUT: CHOPTA VALLEYA lake, Deoriyatal faces a snow clad range with some prominentpeaks like the ‘KedarDome’ (6970m), ‘Mahalaya’ (5970m),‘Mandani’ (6190m) and the mighty ‘Chaukhambha’ (7140m).Chandrashila, at the summit of Tungnath, is a trekking peak at aheight of about 4060mts above sea level, with a spectacular viewof the Himalayas. As per one of the popular legends, this is theplace where Lord Rama meditated after defeating the demon-kingRavana. Another legend says that moon-god Chandra spent timehere in penance. -4-
    • ITINERARY: CHOPTA VALLEYDay 1: Haridwar / Rishikesh– Chopta(Distance: 250km/220km, Travel Time: 6- 7 hrsElevation: Chopta: approx. 2,800m/9,000ft)Depart from Haridwar/Rishikesh early morning andcommence our drive to the Chopta Valley viaDevprayag – Srinagar – Rudraprayag –Agastyamuni. From Chopta we hike 20 mins to“Bujghali Bugyal’ where we set up base camp. Overnight at Camp Meals: Breakfast and Lunch en route, Dinner at campDay 2: Chopta – Sari - Deoriyatal(Distance: 45km/3km-hike, Travel Time: 2-3 hrsElevation: Deoriyatal: 2,438m/8,000ft)After an early breakfast, we drive to Sari Villagefrom where we start the short hike to Deoriyatal.Spend the afternoon at the lake with splendingviews of high himalayan peaks amidst pristine forestof the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary. Head back tobase camp by the evening for overnight stay. Overnight at Camp Meals: Breakfast and Dinner at camp, Packed Lunch at Deoriyatal. -5-
    • ITINERARY: CHOPTA VALLEYDay 3: Chopta – Tungnath - Chandrashila(Distance: 3.5km/1.5km – 5km, Travel Time: 6- 7 hrsElevation: Tungnath: 3,680m/12,073ft, Chandrashila:4,060m/13,320ft)Start the hike from base camp post breakfast toTungnath, amongst the highest Shiva shrines in theworld and from there we hike up to Chandrashila,the highest point of the trek with panoramic viewof the surrounding Himalayan peaks. Hike back tobase camp for overnight stay.Note: We also have the second option of a 3:30 amdeparture to catch the sunrise at Chandrashilabefore visiting the Tungnath temple. Overnight at Camp Meals: Breakfast and Dinner at camp, Packed LunchDay 4: Chopta – Rishikesh / Haridwar(Distance: 250km/220km, Travel Time: 6- 7 hrsAfter an early breakfast, we start the drive back toreach Rishikesh or Haridwar by the afternoon/earlyevening. Proceed for onward journey by bus/train orovernight stay as per plan. Overnight on own Meals: Breakfast at camp, Packed Lunch en route. -6-
    • +ADD ON: CAMP GANGA RIVIERASituated on the banks of the mighty Ganga, Camp GangaRiviera is our isolated beach & jungle camp, located at adistance of 2 km from the nearest road head at MahedevChatti, 40 km from Rishikeshon the Badrinath highway.The camp offers a great opportunity to relax and beingamong the largest camps on the river, offer a whole range ofadventure activities for one to indulge in and unwind.For those opting for the camp add on, the revised itinerary:Day 4: Chopta – Devprayag – Camp Ganga Riviera(Distance: 190km/30km, Travel Time: 7-8 hrsAfter an early breakfast, we start the drive back to reachDevprayag by noon. From Devprayag we get into raftsand enjoy a calm and relaxing stretch of white waterrafting to Camp Ganga Riviera Overnight at Camp Meals: Breakfast and Dinnerat camp, Packed LunchDay 5: Camp Ganga Riviera - Rishikesh(Distance: 40km, Travel Time: 4-5 hrs – Rafting Stretch)Today we indulge in 2 sections of rafting, some of thebest white water rapids that the Ganga has to offer.Packed lunch post rafting and departure as per plan. Overnight on own Meals: Breakfast and Packed Lunch -7-
    • ROUTEMAP -8-
    • CONTACT: For details, clarifications and bookings, please contact any one on the team Anil Bisht Puja Bisht +91 9412988771 +91 9411170669 +91 8171622571 or mail your details and queries to: holiday@adventuretrailsindia.com, atiholidays@gmail.com, pabisht@rediffmail.com log on : www.raft-trekhimalayas.com Adventure Trails India Mahadev Chatti Rishikesh Uttarakhand, INDIA - 249192 Tel: +91 9756216090, +91 9756816069 Our planet has never been as vulnerable as it is today, We have taken a pledge to carry with us, at all times, a commitment to conservation -9-