Chenab Lake Trek
One of the lesser known and undisturbed trekking trail in Garhwal Himalaya of Uttarakhand state, Chenab Lake Trek calls those adventure enthusiasts who always love to make the records of walking in fresh and untouched nature trails. Passing through the unsurpassed views of scenic Chenab Lake and the surrounding Oak-Deodar forests and vast meadows this trek let you experience undisturbed camping experienced amidst unbound greenery. Accessible from Joshimath, Uttarakhand, this trek constitutes a part of Garhwal Range of Himalaya and stretches from an elevation of 2050 to 4000 m height. For its easy to gradual climb, the trek is considered to be suitable for even the beginners and a guided trip of 8 nights and 9 days is enough to introduce you with the best alluring elements of this trekking expedition.
The itinerary crafted by Peak Adventure Tour let you walk past the solitary and secluded village of Chai and further bring you close to the panoramic views of mighty mountain peaks of Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot and Dronagiri. Click as much as shots you want to when the peaks change their colours at different times of the day. Further your walk will be bestowed by the beauty of another scenic village, Thaing which exudes painstaking designed surrounding of lush greenery and gentle slopes. A few kilometres ahead you get to witness the play of varied species of flowers such as primulas, orchids, poppies to Brahma kamal, marigold, anemones and daisies in Dhar Kharak.
Best time to visit Chandrashila TrekMay Jun Sep Oct
Day 1 Delhi - Rishikesh (230km/6hrs approx)
In the morning drive to Rishikesh via Haridwar. Once you reach, check in to hotel. If you are interested, you can go witnessing the Aarti ceremony at Ganga Ghat. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 Rishikesh - Joshimath (240km/ 8-9hrs)
Post breakfast drive to Joshimath via Devprayag. En-route visit the confluence of holy river Bhagirathi and Alaknanda at Dev Prayag. It is from here the sacred river Ganga starts its journey. By the evening arrive at Joshimath. Check in to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
Day 3 Joshimath - Vishnu Prayag (10 kms by road) - Thaing Village (8 kms trek)
Drive to Vishnu Prayag and start trekking for Thaing Village. To enter the valley you will have to cross the bridge at Vishnuprayag. Overnight in the camp.
Day 4 Thaing Village - Dhar Kharak (6 kms trek)
Wake up early to start trekking to Dhar Kharak or Baidwa Kharak. Packed lunch will be taken to serve you on the way. You will walk through dense forests and couple of streams flowing down the enclosing mountains. Halt at Dhar Kharak. Overnight stay in the camp.
Day 5 Dhar Kharak - Chenab Meadow (4 kms)
Todays trekking starts from Dhar Kharak and ends at Chenab Meadow. There are around 500 species of flowers and several medicinal plants in this valley. From here you can head to Badrinath via Neelkanth Base Camp. Overnight stay in Camp.
Day 6 Chenab Valley
The day is free of any activities. So explore the region. Overnight in tent.
Day 7 Chenab Valley – Thaing Village
Once you are done with breakfast, trek down to Thaing Village. Overnight stay in tent.
Day 8 Thaing Village - Vishnu Prayag - Joshimath - Srinagar (160km/5-6 hours)
Wake up early and have your breakfast. Trek down to Vishnu Prayag and from there drive to Srinagar via Joshimath, Chamoli and Rudraprayag. Once you reach check in to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 9 Srinagar - Rishikesh - Haridwar - Delhi
Post breakfast drive to Delhi via Haridwar. By the evening you will reach Delhi. Tour and Service end.
How To Reach
There is no motorable road to Chenab lake and can only be reached via trekking. Vishnu Prayag, located 10 kms from Joshimath, is the last point which is well connected via motorable road. Joshimath is well connected via other cities such as Rishikesh, Dehradun, and Srinagar etc. as buses and taxis ply daily from these destinations. Nearest railway station is located in Rishikesh (254 kms) while Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport (268 kms).
Accommodation: Hotel in Rishikesh, Joshimath and Srinagar, Alpine tent at trek on twin sharing basis.
Transport: AC Car from Delhi - Trek point and back (AC will not run after Rishikesh).
Meals: In Rishikesh, Joshimath and Srinagar only breakfast will be served. While on trek all meal will be provided. Meal will be mix of Indian, Chinese and continental.
Mules/Porters: For carrying camping equipment, ration and some amount of personal gear of the clients (one bag not weighing more than 13 kgs).
Professional trekking guide would accompany the group from Haridwar
Entry fee for the park
Any charges for carrying still/video cameras etc.
Alcohol, soft drinks, bottled water, beverages, etc.
Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
Any meals/services not mentioned above
Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
Terms & Conditions
Cancellation: If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc), Indiahikes will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. The voucher can be redeemed for the same trek or another trek in the next one year.
In case, you wish to cancel your trek, please e-mail us at email@example.com. Cancellation requests are not taken over phone.
The cancellation charges are as under.
Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek — full refund.
Cancellation between 30 days and 20 days to the start of the trek — 50% refund.
Cancellation less than 20 days to the start of the trek — no refund.
Please note: In case of refund, there will be a deduction of 4% (bank charges) from the total fee you have paid.