Chopta Tungnath & Chandrashila Trek

Chopta Tungnath




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Chopta Tungnath and Chandrashila Trek

Chopta, Tungnath, and Chandrashila Trek offer an exhilarating journey through the breathtaking landscapes of the Uttarakhand Himalayas. This trek, known for its natural beauty and spiritual significance, attracts adventurers and pilgrims alike.

The trek begins at Chopta, a picturesque hill station nestled amidst dense forests and rolling meadows. From here, trekkers embark on a scenic trail towards Tungnath, the highest Shiva temple in the world. The path meanders through lush greenery, offering glimpses of stunning vistas at every turn.

As trekkers ascend towards Tungnath, they are greeted by the serene ambiance of the temple, where they can offer prayers and seek blessings. Continuing their journey, adventurers push further to reach Chandrashila, the summit offering panoramic views of snow-capped peaks including Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Chaukhamba.

The trek to Chandrashila is known for its challenging yet rewarding terrain, with steep ascents and rocky paths. However, the unparalleled beauty of the Himalayan landscape and the sense of achievement upon reaching the summit make it a memorable experience.

The best time to undertake the Chopta Tungnath and Chandrashila Trek is during the summer and autumn months, from April to November, when the weather is favorable and the trails are accessible. During this time, trekkers can witness the vibrant colors of blooming rhododendrons and enjoy clear views of the surrounding peaks.

Overall, the Chopta Tungnath and Chandrashila Trek offer a perfect blend of adventure, spirituality, and natural beauty, making it a must-visit destination for trekking enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

History of Chopta Tungnath and Chandrashila

The history of Chopta, Tungnath, and Chandrashila is deeply intertwined with Hindu mythology and the rich cultural heritage of Uttarakhand, India.

Chopta, situated in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand, has long been revered as a sacred site and a picturesque hill station. It is believed that Chopta was once home to the ancient sage, Maharishi Parashuram, who meditated in these serene surroundings.

Tungnath, located near Chopta, is renowned for housing the highest Shiva temple in the world. According to legend, Tungnath is one of the five Panch Kedar temples, believed to have been established by the Pandavas of the Mahabharata epic. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is an important pilgrimage site for devotees seeking blessings and spiritual solace.

Chandrashila, meaning "Moon Rock," is the summit adjacent to Tungnath and holds great significance in Hindu mythology. It is believed to be the place where Lord Rama, the protagonist of the Ramayana epic, meditated after defeating the demon king Ravana. Chandrashila offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, making it a popular trekking destination.

Over the years, the Chopta Tungnath and Chandrashila region has gained popularity among trekkers and pilgrims alike, attracting adventurers and devotees from far and wide. The trekking routes connecting these sites offer not only stunning natural beauty but also a profound spiritual experience, steeped in the rich history and mythology of the region.

Chopta Tungnath & Chandrashila  Flora, fauna and Animals 

The Chopta Tungnath & Chandrashila region in Uttarakhand boasts a rich diversity of flora, fauna, and animals, adding to the allure of this scenic destination. The area is characterized by dense forests of rhododendron, oak, pine, and deodar trees, creating a vibrant and colorful landscape, especially during the spring season when the rhododendrons bloom in shades of red, pink, and white.

As for fauna, the region is home to a variety of bird species such as Himalayan Monal, Koklass Pheasant, and Snow Partridge, making it a paradise for birdwatchers. Other wildlife includes musk deer, Himalayan black bear, langur monkeys, and occasionally sightings of leopards and wild boars.

The tranquil forests and meadows of Chopta Tungnath & Chandrashila provide a natural habitat for these diverse flora, fauna, and animals, offering visitors a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the beauty of nature while trekking through this pristine Himalayan landscape.

Some Basic Interactions for Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila Track

  • Forest permission is necessary for Chopta track.
  • If you are doing this trek then you must take a guide with you.
  • You must have winter clothes
  • If Lite is going with you then he will clear everything to you in advance because every day the guide conducts a briefing in which he will give you instructions.
  • To come on this type, your age should be between 7 years to 65 years.
  • You should not have any disease like respiratory disease to come on this track.
  • You must be mentally and physically healthy

How much height do you cover for the track of Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila?

The altitude covered in the Chopta Tungnath & Chandrashila Trek ranges from approximately 2,680 meters at Chopta to around 3,680 meters at Tungnath, the highest Shiva temple in the world. From Tungnath, trekkers ascend further to reach the summit of Chandrashila, which stands at an altitude of approximately 3,940 meters. This trek offers a gradual ascent through the stunning landscapes of the Uttarakhand Himalayas, providing trekkers with breathtaking views and a memorable experience amidst the majestic peaks of the region.

The Main point of chopta tungnath  chandrashila

  • Duration: The trek typically takes 3 to 4 days to complete, depending on the chosen itinerary and trekking pace.
  • Chopta Chandrashila Trek Costs: The approximate cost of the Chopta Chandrashila Trek varies depending on factors such as accommodation, guide fees, transportation, and meals. It is advisable to budget for around  Rs. 6,999/- from Rishikesh to Rishikesh for the entire trek.
  • Base Camp: Chopta serves as the base camp for the Chopta Tungnath & Chandrashila Trek, providing accommodation and facilities for trekkers to prepare for their journey.
  • Summer Temperature: During the summer months (May to June), the temperature in Chopta ranges from 10°C to 25°C, providing pleasant weather for trekking.
  • Winter Temperature: In winter (December to February), the temperature in Chopta drops significantly, ranging from -5°C to 10°C, with occasional snowfall making it challenging but rewarding for experienced trekkers.
  • Best Time: The best time to undertake the Chopta Tungnath & Chandrashila Trek is during the summer and autumn months (April to November) when the weather is favorable, and the trails are accessible.
  • Trek Level: The trek is considered moderately challenging, suitable for trekkers with some prior hiking experience. It involves ascending steep trails, navigating rocky terrain, and enduring variable weather conditions.
  • Trek Distance: The total trek distance from Chopta to Chandrashila and back is approximately 12 to 14 kilometers, covering a gradual ascent and descent over the course of the trek.
  • Group Size: The ideal group size for the Chopta Tungnath & Chandrashila Trek can vary but is generally recommended to be between 6 to 12 members for safety and logistical reasons.

Short Itinerary of Chopta Chandrashila Trek

Day 1- Pickup to you form Rishikesh railway station to Chopta - (162 km) (5/6 Hours) (2709 Meter) (8888 feet) Overnight stay. Camp/ Hotel

Day 2 – Trek from Chopta to Tungnath, chandrashila peck Summit and back to Chopta / Devriya tal (12 km) Trek Up & Doun (6/7 Hours) (3690 Meter) (12110 feet) Overnight stay camp/ Hotel

Day 3 – Drive from Devriya tal / Chopta to Rishikesh Railway station (192 km) (6/7 hours)


  •  Accommodation in tents on twin share basis
  •  All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner
  •  High quality tents
  •  Sleeping bags
  •  Mattress
  •  Liner
  •  Pillow
  •  Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
  •  Dining Tent
  •  Dining Table
  •  Porter
  •  Personal Insurance
  •  Medical Certificate
  •  Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

Tour Amenities

Accepts Credit Cards
Car Parking
Free Coupons
Laundry service
Outdoor Seating
Smoking Allowed
Wireless Internet

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  1. Ankit Kumar July 9, 2023


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    Very nice service

  2. Aman singh July 24, 2023


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    Nice treak Experience

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