Deoria Chopta Chandrashila trek begins at Ukhimath, which at a height of 1,311 m. is famous for its Omkareshwar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. When heavy snowfall occurs in the region, cutting routes to high-altitude temples, idols from the famous shrines of Kedarnath and Madhyamaheshwar are brought here for worship. Ukhimath is well-connected by road with the nearest railheads of Rishikesh (181 km.) and Haridwar (204 km.) and the closest airport of Dehradun (196 km.). On arrival, check in at the campsite near the town and stay overnight.
Have to breakfast and begin to drive to Saari Village, the starting point of the trek to Devariyatal. At a height of about 2,377 m., Saari (or Sari) is blessed with picturesque orchards of peach and apples. Begin the trek from the village after a short rest. Trek to Devariyatal (or Deoria Tal, height 2,438 m.). Soon, the mighty Himalayan peaks dressed in white and dwarfing everything around comes into view and your excitement escalates. You may stop at a small Shiva Temple on the way. After spending some quality moments near the lake, descend back to Sari and drive to Chopta for overnight stay.
Set amidst meadows and evergreen forests, Chopta boasts of unspoiled and explored charm at an elevation of 2,680 m. Popular as the ‘Mini Switzerland’ of India, it provides incredible views of pine, rhododendron and deodar forests with the backdrop of sky-reaching peaks. You would be lucky if you spot the state bird monal or high-altitude species musk deer over here. Post breakfast, we begin the trek to Tungnath, one of the five Panch Kedars that are homes to shrines of Lord Shiva. Mythology states that when Shiva disguised as a bull to hide into the ground from Pandavas, his body appeared in parts at these five locations. It was at Tungnath that his arms appeared and Pandavas built a temple here. Enjoy the panorama all around and start the trek back to Chopta. Stay overnight in camp.
Check out from the camp in the morning and begin your journey back to home.