Chopta Valley

  • Departure Date:
    2nd April 2023
  • Trip Type:
    Overland Roadtrip & Hike
  • Difficulty Level:
    Beginner - Easy
  • Trip Duration:
    7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Distance by Road / by Hiking:
    540kms / 18kms (approx.)
  • Maximum Altitude:
    4060mts / 13320ft
  • Accommodation:
    Hotels / Camps
  • Start point / End point:
  • Featured Destinations:
    Rishikesh - Chopta - Sari - Deoriyatal - Tungnath - Chandrashila

Chopta Valley

The hike in the Chopta Valley, located in the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarakhand, is set to walk 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 mesmerizing views of the imposing Himalayan range. On this trip one can see many famous peaks including the Gangotri and Bhagirathi group of peaks, Kedar Dome, Chaukhamba, Hathi Parbat, Dunagiri and the Nanda Devi group of peaks. It is situated amidst thick forest of pine, deodar and rhododendrons with an altitude ranging from approximately 2400 mts – 4060 mts.

Chandrashila, at the summit of Tungnath, is a trekking peak at a height of about 4060mts above sea level, with a spectacular view of the Himalayas. As per popular legend, this is the place where Lord Rama meditated after defeating the demon-king Ravana. Another legend says that moon-god Chandra spent time here in penance.

A lake, Deoriyatal faces a snow clad range with some prominent peaks like the ‘Kedar Dome’ (6970m), ‘Mahalaya’ (5970m), ‘Mandani’ (6190m) and the mighty ‘Chaukhambha’ (7140m). Morning and evening golden hour views of the mountain range with their reflections in the lake are a highlight here.

  Trip Highlights

  • Chandrashila, with its fantastic views and mythologically said to be a meditation spot of Lord Rama.
  • Visit Tungnath, among the revered 'Panch Kedars', also among the world's highest Shiva Temples.
  • Option to ride into the Himalayas on Royal Enfields, an unforgettable experience.
  • Hike to Deoriyatal, pristine lake in the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Option to extend the trip with a stay at Camp Ganga Riviera and white water rafting in Rishikesh.
  • In April, the valley blooms with red and pink rhododendron flowers. A great time to plan this trip.

  Daywise Itinerary

  • Day 1:
    Trip starts in Rishikesh
  • Day 2:
    Rishikesh - Devprayag - Rudraprayag - Chopta
  • Day 3:
    Chopta - Deoriyatal - Chopta
  • Day 4:
    Around Chopta Valley
  • Day 5:
    Chopta - Tungnath - Chandrashila - Chopta
  • Day 6:
    In Chopta
  • Day 7:
    Chopta - Rishikesh Departure

Days on Trip
Total Distance Traveled
Maximum Altitude
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(Elevation: 372m/1,220ft)

The trip starts in Rishikesh, with all the participants expected to arrive by the afternoon.
We spend a leisurely day, preparing for the trip ahead and exploring the Ram and Laxman Jhula areas, with ashrams, yoga and massage centres, temples and small cafe's along the banks of the Ganga.
Overnight at Hotel.

(Distance: 70km / 65km / 85km - 220km, Travel Time: 7-8 hrs
Elevation: Chopta – 2,800m/9,200ft)

Early breakfast and departure from Rishikesh towards Chopta Valley. Crossing the small settlements of Shivpuri-Byasi-Kaudiyala, we reach Devprayag, where the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers meet to form the starting point of the river Ganga. Then we proceed to Srinagar and Rudraprayag, where the Mandakini river flowing from the glaciers around Kedarnath meets with the Alaknanda river.
After Rudraprayag, we take the road to Ukhimath and enter the Chopta Valley. This last stretch of the drive will be the most beautiful, through winding roads and thick lush forests to Chopta, a pristine high altitude location with its mesmerising views of the range of peaks around Kedarnath.
Overnight at Camp. Meal Inclusions: Breakfast and Dinner

(Distance: by road - 20km / trek – 6km, Travel Time: 7 -8 hrs
Elevation: Deoriyatal – 2,438m/8,000ft)

Leave from our camp post breakfast to Sari village for the first of our hikes - to Deoriyatal with a majestic view of the range of peaks around Kedarnath. We spend the day up at the lake coming back down in the evening watching the sunset colors on the mountains around. Alternatively, if all the trip participants are up for it, we can also organize a night of camping near the lake, in tents with sleeping bags, under the stars in the outdoors. This would give us a chance to catch the first rays of light on the peaks at sunrise.
Overnight at Camp. Meal Inclusions: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4: Around CHOPTA

A relaxed day of short hikes around our camp in Chopta Valley. We explore a few of the trails around, hike through lush green forests with streams and waterfalls, head to a nearby view point of the Nanda Devi and Trishul range of peaks to catch the sunset and evening light across the valleys.
Overnight at Camp. Meal Inclusions: Breakfast and Dinner

(Distance: 12km, Travel Time: 6-7 hrs
Tungnath: 3,680m/12,073ft, Chandrashila: 4,060m/13,320ft)

Start the hike from Chopta early morning to Tungnath, and then to Chandrashila, the pinnacle of the trip with panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. On a clear day, one can see a whole view from the Nanda Devi to the east, to the Kedarnath and Gangotri range of peaks on the west. We spend the rest of the day at the top, a treat for photographers and nature lovers, then hike back to Chopta by the evening for our overnight stay.
Overnight at Camp. Meal Inclusions: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 6: In CHOPTA

We keep the last of our days in the high mountains to completely unwind and relax after having hiked extensively around the valleys. Participants are free to just be on their own and take in the beauty and tranquility of the valley. If the group is up for it, there is also a beautiful drive to Mandal village nearby along with a short hike to the Atri Muni cave and waterfall that can be organized for everyone.
Overnight at Camp. Meal Inclusions: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7: CHOPTA - RISHIKESH (Departure)

Start the drive early morning from Chopta, downhill back towards Rishikesh. We expect to arrive in Rishikesh in time for lunch and then proceed on to the airport to catch an evening flight out of Dehradun. Open option to extend the trip with an overnight stay and white water rafting at Rishikesh
Meal Inclusions: Breakfast and Dinner. Trip ends at Rishikesh/Dehradun Airport

  Pricing and Inclusions

  with 4 participants with 8 participants with 12 participants
Solo Rider Plan INR 48,600 INR 40,100 INR 36,500
SUV Plan INR 39,700 INR 33,100 INR 29,800
** All pricing mentioned is subject to change as per the total number of participants in the group.

  • All accommodation in comfortable hotels at Rishikesh.
  • Camp accommodation at Chopta for 5 nights.
  • Meal inclusions as specified in the plan.
  • A dedicated vehicle for all SUV participants.
  • Trip leader traveling with the group for the entire duration of the trip.
  • One Royal Enfield bike per rider.
  • Fuel for bikes.
  • For riders - A pickup jeep as backup vehicle for entire duration of the trip.
  • Mechanic included for the trip along with spare parts backup.
  • Wireless communication support and backup oxygen with the crew.
  • All permits and fees and taxes as applicable.
  •    T-Shirts (preferably dry fits)
  •    Tracks / Riding Lowers / Cargos
  •    Thermal Inners (Upper and Lower)
  •    Rain Suit (Upper and Lower)
  •    Sweat Shirt
  •    Shorts
  •    Sun Cap and Balaclava
  •    Toiletries
  •    Towel
  •    Flashlights (preferably a head torch)
  •    Extra Batteries
  •    Sunscreen (minimum 50spf)
  •    Sunglasses
  •    Down Jacket / Riding Jacket
  •    Personal Medication - if any
  •    Backpack - Large and a Daypack
  •    Pen Knife
  •    Socks - Cotton and Woollen
  •    Gloves
  •    Some Identification

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