07 nights / 08 days
Delhi - Rishikesh - Joshimath - Auli - Rishikesh - Delhi
You being an adventurous traveller, often seek to woo the Himalaya during the frigid winter season. The climate and thick bed of snow stands not as an obstacle but a challenge to undertake and assay a journey to capture the enrapturing horizon of blue sky melting over the snow clad peaks. Talking about the snow winter trek in the Garhwal Himalayan region, the Chandrashila Summit Trek during the winters is your right pick. It is one of the easy to moderate treks in the Indian Himalayan region that is located in Uttarakhand and stretches from an elevation of 2,680 meters to 4,000 meters, winding up at Chandrashila peak that is approximately one kilometer up from the highest Shiva Temple in the world, the Tungnath Temple. From the summit one can feast his eyes on the spectacular view of the Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi at 7,817 meters, Trisul at 7,120 meters, Kedar at 6,831 meters, Bandarpunch at 6,316 meters and Chaukhamba at 7,138 meters.
The journey commences from Chopta valley and turns to Tungnath Temple, which is one of the holy sites of Panch Kedar. The entire trail has to be done over a thick bed of snow and it passes through the snow ridden forest, colourless and barren YET serene and tranquil. From the vicinity of Tungnath temple a further ascent of an hour terminates atop the Chandrashila summit wherefrom one can capture the silvery sheen of the Himalayan range dotted with several peaks and also of the entire valley blanketed by snow and deep gorges. Keeping aside you madness, the Chandrashila peak holds several Hindu myths and legends with one of the rumors being that Lord Rama meditated at Chandrashila peak after defeating the demon-king Ravana. Thus the Chandrashila Summit Trek during the winter season is a journey of madness, spirituality and adventure.
Arrive in Delhi, meet with our representative and transfer to your pre-booked hotel for an overnight stay.
In the morning after breakfast, drive to Rishikesh, a holy town located on the banks of River Ganga. Check into your hotel. After refreshment, visit Rishikesh for sightseeing and temples. In the evening, visit Parmarth Niketan for Ganga Aarti. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After the breakfast, drive to Joshimath enroute visit Devprayag, Rudraprayag and Karnprayag. Arrival at Joshimath and check into your hotel. In the evening, visit Shankaracharya Math and Narsingh Temple. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
After the breakfast, transfer to Auli by Ropeway (on your own). The snow capped slopes of Auli are covered with evergreen conifers and oak forests. Check into your hotel.
After breakfast trek to Gorson Bugyal. During trekking, get a wonderful opportunity to see the beautiful ranges of Himalayan peaks. Enjoy exciting skiing activities. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
After an early breakfast, back to Joshimath (By Ropeway). Arrive at Joshimath and drive to Rishikesh. Check into your hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Take an early breakfast and drive back to Delhi. Upon your arrival at Delhi, transfer to Railway Station / Airport for your onward journey.