Chandrashila Trek is one of the popular treks, that can be undertaken round the year, in Garhwal Himalayas except during snowbound months of December & January. Chandrasila summit is a rock face above and beyond the temple of Tungnath, the highest Shiva temple in India. It is a short but rigorous hike beyond the temple. The Chandrasila summit affords the most beautiful view of the Nanda Devi, Trishul, Kedar Peak and Chaukhamba peaks, and also a 360 degree view of some of the most astounding views from anywhere in the Garhwal Himalayas. This area is one of the most beautiful and picturesque spots in the whole Garhwal region, and owing to its isolated location- one of the yet unspoiled spots in the region. The breathtaking view of the Himalayas is treat for the eyes as well as soul. This spot is ideal for painters , and artists to draw inspiration from, and a perfect spot for meditation! Chopta is situated on the Gopeshwar - Ukhimath road at a distance of about 40 Kms. from Gopeshwar , located at an altitude of 2900.
A quaint and rustic village in Uttarakhand, Tungnath is better known as the starting point of the much acclaimed Chopta Chandrashila Trek. Reaching a height of 2,680m, this picturesque hamlet is adorned with the enchanting beauty of the evergreen pine, deodar and rhododendron forests. Be it the untouched beauty or the natural marvels around this Chopta, its myriad list of offerings and pictorial appeal has earned it the fame of being called the 'Mini Switzerland of India'. While during the summers or springs, the entire vicinity gets embraced with the charm and appeal of the exotic vegitation, during the winters, Chopta wears a thick blanket of snow that makes it even more appealing.
Day 01: Rishikesh - Ukhimath (184 kms/7-8 hrs)
Morning Drive to Ukhimath via Rishikesh, Devprayag (Confluence of Alaknanda & Bhagirathi, from Devprayag the Holy river Ganges started), Rudraprayag (Confluence of Alaknanda & Mandakini River). Breakfast and lunch enroute. Arrival at Ukhimath by evening. Check into Hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 02: Ukhimath - Deoriatal (2438 mts/7998 ft)
In the morning you can see snow clapped Himalayan ranges. After breakfast start your trek to Deoriatal through dense forest of Rhodendron and lots of wild flowers and ferns. The trek will take 3- 4 hrs to reach Deoriatal. Upon arrival at Deoriatal set out the tents for overnight stay.
Day 03: Deoriatal - Sari - Chopta
In the morning trek down to Sari village (3 kms) and from here drive to Chopta through dense forest and meadows. Its 30 kms drive from Sari Village. Upon arrival at Chopta set out your tents for overnight stay. In the evening explore the magnificent view of the Himalayas.
Day 04: Chopta -Tungnath (3680 ft/12070 ft) - Chandrasila (4090 mts/13415 ft)
Chopta After an early breakfast trek to Tungnath with packed lunch. Tungnath is situated at the height of 3680 mts from the sea level the highest in India. The trek is three kms upward. Enroute you will find lush green meadows and you can see the entire range of snow clapped Himalayas. Upon arrival at Tungnath Temple and visit the temple. After relax one further one kms trek to Chandrasila peak. Later trek back to Chopta for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 05: Chopta to Rishikesh
Rishikesh After an early breakfast drive to Rishikesh. Lunch enroute. Upon arrival at Rishikesh, arrive in rishikesh tour end.
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Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport of Chopta, situated 226kms away in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand state.
The nearest railhead to Chopta is Rishikesh situated 209kms away. Rishikesh is well connected by railway networks with major cities of India. Buses and Taxis to Chopta and Ukhimath are easily available from Rishikesh.
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One of the tourist places in Chopta around 1 kilo meter from Tungnath. People reach the place by a 1 kilo meter trek. From this point tourist can see the snowy peaks of mighty Himalaya. Chandrashila is the highest point which houses Chopta and Tungnath temple. The mountain is perched a height of 4090 meters above the sea level.
Tungnath Temple located at the highest point in the region. The shrine is perched at an elevation of 3680 meters above the sea level. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This is a very sacred destination as the inhabitants believed. This is one of the parts of Panch Kedar. At this temple the arm of the Lord Shiva is worshipped. A 4 kilo meter steep trek will lead tourists to Tungnath.
Deoria Tal is an emerald lake perched at an elevation of 2438 mts above sea level. During early morning on a clear day, Deoria Tal blesses the tourists with reflections of Chaukhamba peaks on its crystal clear water. At Deoria Tal one can experience the best of two worlds, the first one being the real world and the other one being the reflection of the beautiful surroundings on the lake.
It is situated 7km from Chopta on Chopta – Gopeshwar Road. Kanchula Korak Musk Deer Sanctuary is famous for breeding musk deer’s. This sanctuary is spread over an area of 5 square kilometres. It is an ideal place for tourists who loves animals and are looking for rare Himalayan wildlife.