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Duration
03 Days 02 Nights
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Chandrashila and Tungnath Trek, Chopta

Chopta Chandrashila Tungnath Trek with Deorital

Chopta, Chandrashila and Tungnath Trek: A Sacred Summit and Breathtaking Views

The Chandrashila and Tungnath Trek is a spiritual and scenic journey through the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India. This trek combines the spiritual significance of the Tungnath Temple, one of the Panch Kedar temples, with the awe-inspiring views from the Chandrashila Peak. Let’s explore the details of this trekking adventure.

Trek Overview:

  • Location: Garhwal region, Uttarakhand, India
  • Maximum Altitude: Chandrashila Peak – Approximately 13,120 feet (4,000 meters); Tungnath Temple – Approximately 12,073 feet (3,680 meters)
  • Trek Duration: Typically 3-4 days
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate

Trek Highlights:

  1. Tungnath Temple: The trek starts from Chopta and leads to the Tungnath Temple, the highest Shiva temple in the world. The temple holds immense spiritual significance and offers a peaceful and serene atmosphere for trekkers.
  2. Chandrashila Summit: From Tungnath, the trail continues to the Chandrashila Peak. The summit provides breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges, including Nanda Devi, Trishul, Chaukhamba, and more.
  3. Snow-Capped Landscapes: Depending on the season, you might encounter snow along the trail, adding to the beauty of the trek.
  4. Flora and Fauna: The trail passes through dense forests of rhododendron and oak trees, offering opportunities to spot various bird species and, if you’re lucky, Himalayan wildlife.

Trek Itinerary:

  1. Haridwar/Rishikesh to Chopta: Drive from Haridwar or Rishikesh to the base camp at Chopta.
  2. Chopta to Tungnath: Trek from Chopta to Tungnath Temple, passing through beautiful forests and meadows.
  3. Tungnath to Chandrashila Peak: Continue the trek to Chandrashila Peak for panoramic views, then descend back to Chopta.

Best Time to Trek:

  • Spring (April to June): The trail is adorned with blooming flowers and clear skies, making it a pleasant time to trek.
  • Autumn (September to November): The post-monsoon season offers clear views and comfortable weather.

Essential Tips:

  1. Warm Clothing: Pack warm clothing, especially during colder months, as temperatures can drop significantly.
  2. Physical Fitness: While the trek is moderate, basic physical fitness will ensure an enjoyable experience.
  3. Altitude Precautions: Be mindful of altitude-related challenges. Stay hydrated and ascend gradually.
  4. Local Customs: Show respect to the sacred sites and local customs, particularly around the Tungnath Temple.

In Conclusion:

The Chandrashila and Tungnath Trek offers a blend of spirituality and natural beauty. It’s a trek that takes you from the sacred grounds of Tungnath Temple to the breathtaking views from the Chandrashila Peak. Whether you seek spiritual solace or wish to soak in the panoramic Himalayan vistas, this trek provides a perfect balance of both, making it an unforgettable journey for trekkers of all backgrounds.

Details

  • Depart from Dehradun, Rishikesh at 7:00 AM
  • Stop at Devprayag to witness the confluence of the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers.
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch(self) in Srinagar, a popular place in the Garhwal region.
  • Reach the campsite Chopta.
  • Relax and enjoy near the campsite of chopta with beautiful views of nature.
  • Dinner and stay overnight in Chopta
  • After an early morning delicious breakfast at Chopta, get ready for the next destination
  • Start the 6 KM long trek, where you will get to know some interesting facts about the place from the locals
  • Reach Tungnath, which is 3680 m above the sea level. You can mediate when you reach the highest Shiva Temple in the world
  • Trek a few more and reach the highest destination of this trek - Chandrashila Peak
  • Enjoy and admire a 180-degree view of higher Himalayan peaks such as Nanda Devi, Bandarpunch, Chaukhamba, and Kedar Peak
  • Start the descent back to Uttarakhand's mini Switzerland, Chopta
  • Relax over a bonfire session in a beautiful Himalayan setting
  • Overnight stay at Chopta. Breakfast, Lunch, snacks and Dinner included
  • After an early morning delicious breakfast at Chopta, get ready for the next destination, i.e. Sari village
  • From Sari, the journey becomes more exciting as you ascend towards Deoria Tal, which is situated at an altitude of 2438 m
  • Immerse yourself in the thrilling experience as you continue a 2 KM uphill trek
  • During the trek, get ready to admire an air-plane view of the villages around, the fragrance of nature, which is a real treat away from the busy city life
  • Enjoy the scenic views of the majestic Chaukhamba peak and the pristine Deoria Tal Lake on reaching the destination
  • Today we end the journey with bag full of memories and head towards Dehradun