CHANDRA SHILA SUMMIT
Since most of the peaks of the Garhwal Himalaya are quite difficult to scale in winter, a climb to a mini-peak, Chandra Shila, in Chamoli District is arranged by GMVN. This climb combines scaling, skiing and trekking along a router rich in flora and fauna, lakes and meadows full of fresh snow in the winter. The scenic beauty on the trails is unbelievably beautiful. The grassy slopes when covered with snow make an ideal ski course and provide a lot of fun.
For this summit, the itinerary as planned by GMVN is as follows:
1st Day Drive do Guptkashi (1319 m), 185 kms from Rishikesh. Chaukhamba peak is a remarkable view from here. Night halt at Tourist Bungalow.
2nd Day Drive 14 kms to Okhimath, where prayers are offered to Lord Kedarnath in the winter months. Drive 8 kms to Deoria Tal. Trek 16 kms to Dogal- bitta through thick forests all the way, ascending from 1500 m to 2000 m. Night halt in Alpine style.
3rd Day Trek 9 kms to Chopta at 3000 m, on winter-snow slopes, where base camp is established.
4th Day Attempt Chandrashila peak (3679 m) via Tungnath, trekking 7 kms and return to' base camp or acclimatise for the next day's attempt.