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Trip Overview for Chopta Tungnath Chandershilla Trek ::-->>

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 one’s memory for really long.


Location Chart:  Rishikesh - Chopta - Deoriatal - Tungnath - Rudraprayag - Haridwar.

Chopta Tunganath Trekking Tours
General Info
Trek length: 4.5 km ascending one side total 9km.
Best visit: March to December.

Attraction: Coniferous forest of K.W.S, Bugyal (meadow), gentle slopes of alpine forest and Sri Tungnath temple. Tungnath Located on the Chandranath Parbat in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand, Tungnath is one of the sacred Panch Kedar. It is the highest temple of Lord Shiva perched at an astounding elevation of 3,680mts above sea level.

Magnificent in its architecture and artistic structure, Tungnath Temple is considered to be more than 1000 years old. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and few other idols of Goddess Parvati and other gods can be seen in the vicinity. This sacred temple was discovered by Adi Shankaracharya and now the priest of this temple is a local Brahmins of Maku village.

The mythological background of Tungnath Temple is associated with the epic Mahabharata. Vyas Rishi told the Pandavas that they were guilty of killing their own brothers in the war and their sins would be expiated only if Lord Shiva pardoned them. Pandavas began to search Lord Shiva in the Himalayas and Lord Shiva kept avoiding them because they were guilty. In order to escape from the Pandavas, Lord Shiva disguised himself as a bull and took refuge underground. The places where the parts of the bull were found are now renowned Shiva temples.


Tungnath Temple is the place where his hands (bahu) were supposedly seen. This highest temple of Lord Shiva is ironically easiest one to achieve. Tungnath Temple can be reached by an easy but steep trek of 4km commencing from Chopta (2700mts). The region receives heavy snowfall during winters making Tungnath temple tough to access. The symbolic image of Lord Shiva is moved to Mukunath during winters, situated 19kms away. The trek goes through rocky terrains, green meadows and rhododendron bushes showering us with visual vistas of nature. The invigorating views of the imposing Himalayas boosts with confidence in the heart of the trekkers. Several named and unnamed peaks of the Himalayan range are distinctly visible from Tungnath


Trekking Details for Chopta Tungnaht Chanderhilla Trek ::--->>


Day 1 :: Drive from Haridwar to Sari Village.

Day 2 :: Sari and trek to Devariyatal (2440m) 5-6 hours drive and 2 hours walk. The road goes along the river Alaknanda before entering the Mandakini valley. It's gradual uphill all the way up to the beautiful lake of Devariyatal.

Day 3 :: Chopta Trek Devariyatal - Chopta (3000m) 6-7 hours. 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 surrounded by dense forests.

Day 4 :: Tungnath / Chandrashilla
Trek Chopta - Tungnath (3680m) - Chandrashilla Top (4130m) - Chopta. 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. The summit of the Chandrashilla peak provides a breath taking 360 degree view.

Day 5 :: Delhi Drive Chopta - Hardwar 6-7 hours and take a train to Delhi. Drive to Haridwar and take the evening Shatabdi Express to reach Delhi by 10:45 pm.




Altitude: 1675m (Rishikesh) to 3962.4m (Chandrashila peak)
Total no. of days: 7days / 6nights
Type of Trek: 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 

During this hike, one can enjoy clear views of majestic peaks of Panchchuli, Nanda Devi, Nilkanth, Kedarnath. The trek takes you through dense forests with occasional open spaces for beautiful views of the high Himalayas. Alpine meadows, called Bugyals - unsurpassable in their beauty and offering a spectacular view of the mountains - are crossed before reaching the temple which is set at an altitude of 3886m, a fine example of ancient architecture.

Itinerary for Chopta Tungnath Trek ::-->>:

Day 1 ::  Delhi - Rishikesh ( 230km; drive 6 hrs )
Drive to Rishikesh and check in at a hotel on arrival. Relax or take a wildlife safari in the evening in the Rajaji National Park which boasts of wildlife including big cats, elephants, antelope, wild boar and a variety of birds. Overnight stay and dinner at a hotel in Rishikesh.

Day 2 :; Rishikesh - Chopta (180km; 6 - 7hrs )
Drive to Chopta, which is one of the most beautiful spots in this part of the Himalayas with lush green landscapes, often called a mini Switzerland, stretching almost 40km. It is an ideal example of environmental conservation, where all construction is banned for the cause. Apart from humans it is also inhabited by rare Himalayan species like the Snow Leopard, Musk deer, Snow fox, Monal. Altitude varies from 1830m to 3964m. Set up camp on arrival and relax in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.

Day 3 :: Chopta - Deoriatal ( 20km drive; 6km trek )
Drive to Sari village (1 hr) and then trek to Deoriatal which is a lake at an altitude of 1524m with a lovely view of the 7012m high Chaukhamba peaks. Return to Chopta in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.

Day 4 :; Chopta -Tungnath ( 7km; 4 - 5hrs )
Begin the trek in the morning on a steep climb of 3.5km to reach 1000-year old Tunganath temple. A further climb of half a kilometer takes one to almost 3964m for the most breathtaking view of the high Himalayas from Chandrashila Peak. Climb down to Chopta in the afternoon. Evening - we spend at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp. All this while you are in and around Chopta, keep looking for the elusive snow leopard, a rare sight and only for the lucky ones!

Day 5 :; Chopta - Rishikesh (188km; 7 - 8hrs )
Drive back to Rishikesh, which is one of the holiest towns according to Hindu religion. En route visit Devprayag, the confluence of Rivers Bhagirathi and Alaknanda, which get together to form the holy Ganga. Check in at a hotel on arrival. Overnight stay at Rishikesh.


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