Chopta Trek is a popular trekking destination located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is known for its scenic beauty, serene atmosphere, and stunning views of the Himalayan range. The trek starts from the picturesque village of Sari and takes you through dense forests, quaint villages, and scenic meadows, with the highlight being a visit to the famous Tungnath temple, which is the highest Shiva temple in the world. The trek is relatively easy and suitable for beginners and experienced trekkers alike. It usually takes around 3-4 days to complete the trek, covering a distance of around 15 km.

Here is an itinerary for a 4-day Chopta Trek:

Day 1: Haridwar to Sari Village (Drive 195 km/ 7-8 hours) You’ll meet your trekking group at Haridwar and then travel by road to Sari Village, which is the starting point of the trek. The journey takes you through scenic valleys, small towns, and mountain passes.

Day 2: Sari Village to Deoriatal (Trek 2.5 km/ 1 hour) After breakfast, you’ll start your trek towards Deoriatal, which is a beautiful lake surrounded by lush green forests. The trail is relatively easy and takes you through scenic meadows and forests.

Day 3: Deoriatal to Chopta (Trek 14 km/ 5-6 hours) You’ll start early in the morning to cross the ridge that separates Deoriatal from Chopta. The trail takes you through dense forests and scenic meadows, and offers stunning views of the Himalayan range.

Day 4: Chopta to Haridwar (Drive 195 km/ 7-8 hours) After breakfast, you’ll depart from Chopta and drive back to Haridwar, where you’ll bid farewell to your fellow trekkers and the trekking team.

Here’s an estimate of the cost for a 4-day Chopta Trek for one person:

  • Trekking Permit Fee: INR 2,500
  • Guide Fee: INR 1,500 per day x 4 days = INR 6,000
  • Porter Fee: INR 1,000 per day x 4 days = INR 4,000
  • Camping Equipment Rental (tent, sleeping bag, mattress, etc.): INR 2,000
  • Food and Accommodation: INR 1,500 per day x 4 days = INR 6,000
  • Transportation (Haridwar to Sari Village and Chopta to Haridwar): INR 8,000
  • Miscellaneous Expenses: INR 1,000

Total Cost: INR 30,000

Note that this is just an estimate and the actual cost may vary depending on the trekking agency and the package you choose. It’s always a good idea to check with the trekking agency for the latest prices and deals.