Chopta Tungnath trek in Garhwal Himalayas is one of the best trek route surpasses the 1000-year-old Shiva temple. A steep trek and moderate climb lead you to top of the Tungnath names as Chandrashila Peak located 8 km from Chopta almost time taken is close to 4/5 hours. This route passes the iconic Tungnath Temple at 12000 feet one of the Shrine place of Panch Kedar.
Altitude: 1675m (Rishikesh)
to 3962.4m (Chandrashila peak)
Total no. of days: 5days / 4nights
Type of Trek: Easy to Moderate
Total no. of trek days: 3 days
Fixed Departure dates: Minimum 4 member group
Starting point of trek: Sari Village
End point of trek: Rishikesh
Location Chart: Delhi - Rishikesh - Chopta - Deoriatal - Tungnath - Rudraprayag - Haridwar - Delhi Situated in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh (Trekking in Tirthan Valley of GHNP)
Best time to Visit: October
A short easy trek running parallel to the high Himalayas. Good views all the way, beautiful camping by the lake at Devariyatal and some great forests. In the early spring the rhododendron forest glow red as the flowers bloom. The views from the Chandrashilla top will stay in oneís memory for really long.
rek is known for its scenic beauty. It passes through some beautiful forests and offers an excellent view of the snow peaks. The Trek gives you the opportunity to visit the 1000 year old Tungnath Temple. It is one of the Panch-Kedars and is believed to have been built by Arjuna himself. Chandrashila is famous for its breathtaking 360 degree view of the Himalayan ranges.
Itinerary 5 Days 4 Nights
Day 1: Journey to Rishikesh
Take the train or flight to Dehradun and after 40min drive reach Rishikesh. Overnight stay and leisure in the hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Sari and trek to Devriyatal (2440m)
The road goes along the river alaknanda before entering the Mandakini valley. Itís gradual uphill all the way up to the beautiful lake of Devariyatal
Day 3: Trek Devriyatal to Chopta (3000m)
The trail goes through the dense forest and stays on the ridge all the way to Tali. From here we descend for a while to cross a stream and then climb up gradually to reach Chopta, located in an idyllic setting having beautiful meadows and is surrounded by dense forests.
Day 4: Trek Chopta - Tungnath (3680m) - Chandrashila top (4130m)
Start early in the morning and climb up to the temple of Tungnath and beyond. Tungnath, one of the Shiva temples is the highest temple in Garhwal and has definitely a certain mystical/religious aspect which is quite based on the spectacular surrounding and views from there. Views which go far beyond the simple "view of mountains". The summit of the Chandrashilla peak provides a breathtaking 360 degree view.
Day 5: Drive back to Rishikesh
Drive back to Rishikesh and join evening Ganga arti at Parmarth Niketan.
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