Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila is an extremely picturesque trek in the Garhwal Himalayas and it can be undertaken throughout the year. If a snow trekking experience is what you are looking for then you can go on this trek in the months of December and January when heavy snowfall takes place. Tungnath a Shiva Temple is the highest in all of Himalayas and Chandrashila summit is a rock face just above it.
This trek boasts stunning views of various Himalayan peaks namely Nanda Devi, Trishul, Chaukhamba and Kedar. This trek would start and end in Rishikesh, and over a period of 4 days would take you to Sari, Deoria Tal, Chopta and finally Chandrashila. Deoria is a scenic lake in the Himalayas where you would be spending some time during this trek.
Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila Trek is easy and short and ideal for a long weekend. If you are new to trekking then this would be the perfect initiation for you. You would be introduced to the beauty of the Himalayas and get to know about the flora and fauna of this region. This trek would also start your lifelong tryst with trekking in the Himalayas.
Day 1: Haridwar - Kund (1350m) (Drive / 200 Kms) (6 - 7 Hrs)
Reach Haridwar railway station at 7 am to be driven to Kund. It's a long but a fascinating drive and you will pass through the holy towns of Rishikesh, Dev Prayag and Rudra Prayag. Go on a short hike in the evening and overnight stay in lodge.
Day 2: Kund – Ukhimath ( 1300m) – Sari ( 2000m)- Deoriatal (2438 m)– Sari - Kund ( Drive / 1. 5 hrs ) ( Trek / 4 hrs )
Morning after a delicious breakfast we drive to Sari Village, the point from where we start our trek hike to Deorital, a high altitude lake. The reflection of Chaukhamba peak in its serene still waters is a view one can’t afford to miss. We retrace the same route and descend to Sari Village after spending couple of hours by the Deorital. Drive back to Kund from Sari and overnight in tents.
Day 3: Kund - Chopta (2800m) - Tungnath (3680 m) - Chandrashila Peak (4000 m) – Kund (Trek / 4 - 5 hrs ) (Drive / 1.5 hrs )
Start the day on a beautiful note as you climb up the slopes of Chopta. It wil take you a couple of hours to reach Tungnath temple. Make a stop for refreshments and head further to the summit of Chandrashila peak. Once you reach the summit, you can behold the magnificent sight of big Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi, Trishul and Chaukhamba. From the summit, descend to Chopta and you will be driven back to Kund. Overnight in tents.
Day 4: Kund - Srinagar/Jayalgarh – Haridwar ( Drive / 7 – 8 hrs)
After an early breakfast we drive back to Haridwar. On the way to Haridwar, the people who have signed up for Rafting in Alaknanda River (12KMS) will be dropped in Srinagar and do a rafting session till Jayalgarh. The people not interested in rafting will reach the river side camp in Jayalgarh where they can enjoy and relax at the campsite. After having lunch at the camp we will start our drive to Haridwar and reach by evening. Your memorable trek to Chopta ends here.
Maximum Altitude: 13123 feet
Total Trekking Distance: 12 kms
Grade: Easy to Moderate
Best Time to go: April, May June
Good support staff and well organised trek...Thanks!
I feel proud to visit the Highest Shiva temple in Garhwal Himalayas. Thank you adventure nation for the support throughout the trek.
I was speechless the Day 01 when we visited Deoriatal, the night sky was so peaceful and full of stars. Second day went as good as the first with the visit to the colorful Shiva temple. Must visit for everyone.
I went in the month of May with my friends and we all had so much fun. Camping on the meadows of Deoriatal was the best part.
On the Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila Trek via Deoria Tal trek, you will be required to show up at Haridwar Railway Station but that's not where the trek begins. You will be driven to Kund from the railway station and that drive is fantastic! Basically, the beauty begins even before trek starts. It's pretty great how scenic the whole trek will be from there on. The Chalkot campsite, I loved it!! I loved all moments spent on this trek. Thanks, Adventure Nation for having us on board. I will share some pictures with you on your Facebook, soon!
First day on the Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila trek was spent in the natural pools of water at Kakragad and from there we went straight to Makkumath. After spending a while here, we were driven to Chalkot and we stayed there overnight. Overnight stay was in tents and sleeping bags were provided. Food arrangement was satisfactory. The next day, once we arrived in Sari, we had to trek to Deorital Lake and it was the most beautiful sighting of Chaukhamba reflecting in the waters of Deorital. After that, we trekked to Rohini Bugyal and then to Tali. Again, we were driven from here back to Chalkot campsite. The next day we visited Tungnath temple and Chandrashila peak. Once you reach the summit, you will get to look at all the famed peaks--Trishul, Nanda and Chaukhambha. This will mark the end of your trek. I felt like the itinerary was great and the guides available were helpful and did well. All my fellow trek mates and I had a good time. Thanks for this.
Chopta Chandrashila Trek via Deorital is a fairytale. The panoramic views of Chaukhambha, Nanda Devi, Trishul is definitely something to inspire the wildest in you. Booked this through Adventure Nation in May 2017. Had the time of my life! And made some great friends on this trek. If you like to go on treks because you like to connect with nature and have some fun and get away with the busy lifestyle in city buildings, this one is a perfect refreshment and will leave you feeling so energized and at peace with yourself. The lake is spectacular-looking and the whole trek is very convenient for people of all ages. So you can bring your family as well and have a gala time. Thanks for letting me have so much fun! Look forward to coming back here.
Tungnath is another level of experience. It is divine and holy, and the trek is beautiful. Loaded with picturesque scenery all the way! And as if that's not enough the view of all the important peaks- Panchkuli, Nanda Devi, Kedarnath is spellbinding! It is absolutely amazing. The views at Chopta will literally give you a unique sense of happiness! Thanks a lot or this experience! Loved it!
Everything you have heard about the Tungnath temple is true. It is so beautiful. Thanks to Adventure Nation, I had the opportunity to go visit it myself in the summers with my husband. The views are mesmerizing from Chandrashila. It was the last stop of out trek, so to say. And I absolutely did not want to come back from that heaven. It was amazing! The views of all the peaks in the smoky skies is so so awesome! Thanks a lot!
This trek starts in Haridwar so be sure of how you are going to reach there. Had fun on this. Very short and simple trek. Loved it. Great places to be if you are looking for just a long weekend thing. Beautiful and quieter than any other place nearby. Definitely liked this little trip. Thanks for arranging it nicely, Adventure Nation.
Tungnath is a beautiful Shiva temple. Just in love with the whole vibe! Had the most amazing 4-5 days! How wonderful the whole place looks. You get to trek alongside Deorital which is amazing. You will get to see some really famous peaks here including Nanda Devi and Chaukhambha and many more. All the best! Thanks for this