Changsheel Chainsheel


Rs. 9,000/-


Easy +

Highest Point

3575 m 

Base Village



7 days

Trek Distance

50 km

Start/End Point



Winter: 15°C / 0°C
Summer: 20°C / 5°C


Apr - Nov

Brief Overview

  • Located in Uttarkashi district, in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India; nearest towns are Mori and Purola from Dhaula base

  • Awarded as “Trek of the Year 2017” by Uttarakhand Tourism, this adventure is hidden away in a remote location of the western segment of Uttarakhand. This trek is still unmapped and unknown to be a trekking quest to most

  • This mystical trek of Uttarakhand has plenty to flabbergast and amaze you in every hour of the trek. The never-ending, fresh looking, lush, green stretches of meadows will propel you to roll down the ground and relax

  • The Chaainsheel Bugyal is over and above the tree zone and has 360° heavenly views of encircling valleys with snow capped peaks in the backdrop. The diversity of flora is such that you can encounter colorful flowers and shades nearby

  • Witness the sensational sight to the Great Himalayas as you trek along the ridge. One can see the mountain massif Bandarpooch and Thola Sheer from the top

  • Best time to visit is between May-June and Sept-Nov

  • Last ATM points are available in Mori, Purola and Dehradun


  • Day 1 - Pick-up from Dehradun Railway Station (6:30 AM), drive to Dhaula camp by taxi – 210 km drive (8/9 hrs)

  • Day 2 - Trek to Akhoti Thach from Dhaula camp – 12 km (6/7 hrs)

  • Day 3 - Trek to Chaainsheel/ Changsheel Bugyal from Akhoti Thach – 13 km (6/7 hrs)

  • Day 4 - Rest day and explore the top views of Chaainsheel/ Changsheel meadows

  • Day 5 - Trek to Akhoti Thach from Chaainsheel/ Changsheel Bugyal – 13 km (6/7 hrs)

  • Day 6 - Trek back to Dhaula camps from Akhoti Thach – 10 km (6/7 hrs)

  • Day 7 - After breakfast, drive back to Dehradun from Dhaula camp – 210 km (8/9 hrs)

How to Reach

By Train
Overnight train to Dehradun from Delhi

  • Recommended – Nanda Devi Express – 12205 - runs daily
    Dep. Time – 23:50
    Arr. Time – 5:40

  • Dehradun Express – 12687 - runs on Tuesday & Friday
    Dep. Time – 21:10
    Arr. Time – 4:45

By Road
Overnight bus to ISBT, Dehradun from ISBT, Kashmere Gate, Delhi (see bus chart)
Suggestion: To take Uttarakhand Govt. buses from Delhi ISBT as they are punctual and quicker to reach than Pvt. Buses. They will drop you at Dehradun ISBT which is 6 km from Railway Station

By Air

Direct flights are available from-

  • DEL - DED

  • BLR - DED

  • BOM - DED

Airport is around 35 km from Dehradun railway station (meeting point). Daily schedule of flights from Delhi to Dehradun


  • Accommodation in tents during trek (twin share)

  • Forest permit and entrance fee

  • All meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, tea, coffee and soup

  • Camping gear like – spacious tents, sleeping bag, liner, mattress and pillow

  • Micro crampon, gaiters & oxygen cylinder, if required

  • Separate toilet tents – gents and ladies

  • Kitchen team, dining tent and table

  • Porters, helpers and mules for common camping materials

  • High altitude trek expert

  • Tour leader from CYT


  • Government tax – GST 5%

  • Any kind of personal expenses

  • Transportation between Dehradun and Dhaula

  • Meals during transit - Dehradun to Dhaula

  • Personal insurance

  • Personal toiletries and personal medication kit

  • Porter or mules to carry personal luggage

  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Inclusions


  • Smoking cigarettes makes you lethargic & can potentially shortened your breath during the trek, we recommend not to smoke for your own good

  • Drinking alcohol is not allowed since it results in dehydration and can cause AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), it eventually reduces the oxygen level from the body

  • Buying drugs or any illegal material is strictly prohibited

  • Instructions from guide should be paid attention to and followed

Do's & Don'ts

  • Don't carry denim - they are uncomfortable for treks and add weight (unless you want to do modeling :p)

  • Don't carry cola, alcohol and personal food

  • Do not litter - leave the surroundings clean and beautiful for next generation

Trek Essentials

  • Rain wear/poncho (must) [available at Decathlon]
  • Trekking shoes (with good grip) [recommended : Forclaz Trek 100/500 - available at Decathlon]
  • Backpack + raincover (50 - 60 litres) [available at Decathlon]
  • Day pack + raincover (20 litres) [available at Decathlon]
  • Head torch or LED torch (with pair of extra batteries) [available at Decathlon]
  • Sunglasses (category 3 or 4) [available at Decathlon]
  • Sun cap (UV protected or SPF 40+) [available at Decathlon]
  • Buffs/bandanas [available at Decathlon]
  • Woolen cap/balaclava [available at Decathlon]
  • Neck warmer/scarf [available at Decathlon]
  • Light towel [available at Decathlon]
  • Thermals (upper + lower) [available at Decathlon]
  • Undergarments
  • Quick dry shirt or T-shirt (full sleeves) [available at Decathlon]
  • Trekking pants (light weight) [available at Decathlon]
  • Fleece jacket [available at Decathlon]
  • Down jacket (light weight feather jacket) [available at Decathlon]
  • Hand gloves (warm + waterproof) [available at Decathlon]
  • Trekking pole/walking stick [available at Decathlon]
  • Quick dry socks (preferably thick to prevent blisters) [available at Decathlon]
  • Woolen socks [available at Decathlon]
  • Toiletries
  • Energy bars, dry fruit pouches
  • Water bladder or water bottle [available at Decathlon]
  • Slippers or sandals [available at Decathlon]
  • Sunscreen, cold cream and lip balm
  • Dry bag/extra poly bags for wet & dirty clothes
  • Whistle [available at Decathlon]

Mandatory Personal Medical Kit

  • Diamox – 10 tablets (to prevent AMS - Acute Mountain Sickness)

  • Dexamethasone – one strip (breathing disorders)

  • Nifedipine – 5 tablets (high blood pressure & chest pain)

  • Crocin – 6 tablets (fever)

  • Avomine – 4 tablets (motion sickness)

  • Avil 25mg – 4 tablets (allergies)

  • Combiflam – 4 tablets (pain killer)

  • Norflox TZ & Lomofen– 6 tablets each (diarrhea)

  • Digene – 10 tablets (acidity)

  • Domperidone – 6 tablets (vomiting)

  • Omez/ Rantadine – 10 tablets (antacids)

  • Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters

  • Gauze – 1 small roll

  • Band aid – 10 strips

  • Cotton – 1 small roll

  • ORS – 10 packets

  • Betadine or any antiseptic cream

  • Moov spray (aches & sprains)

  • Knee cap, if you are prone to knee injury

  • Anti fungal powder

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • Cancellations made 10 days before the commencement of the trip, 100% of total cost will be refunded
  • Cancellations made 5-9 days before the commencement of the trip, 50% of total cost will be refunded
  • Cancellations made 0-4 days before the commencement of the trip, a bit too late for any return
Refund will be processed within 7-10 working days