Trek to Tungnath and Chandrashila


General Information About Trek to Tungnath and Chandrashila

Chopta is a tiny hill station and a part of Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, which houses green meadows and dense forest. Situated at a height of 2680 meters above the sea level, the place is considered one of the best locations for camping in the state of Uttarakhand. Chopta is also the starting point of treks to Tungnath, which is the world's highest Shiva temple and Chandrashila peak.

Chopta is known for its serene beauty of its evergreen meadows and majestic views of valleys and snowcapped peaks. The place is girded by dense forest of pine, deodar and rhododendron and is famous for musk deer and rare species of birds such as Monal.


Day 0
Activities and itinerary for Day 0

Drive from Delhi to Chopta

Assemble at either Akshardham Metro Station or ISBT Kashmere gate. We start our journey towards Chopta at 8 PM. We have our dinner at a restaurant near Modinagar and then continue our drive to Rishikesh.

Day 1
Activities and itinerary for Day 1

Arrive at Chopta and Trek to Tungnath

We reach Rishikesh by 4 AM and then take a halt there. We start our mountain drive to Chopta by 5 AM. We drive through Kedarnath-Badrinath highway and cross Devprayag, Srinagar, Rudraprayag and Kund. It takes around 8 hours to reach Chopta.

Chopta is a tiny hill station situated on the Gopeshwar-Badrinath road. The place is surrounded by scenic meadows and is considered one of the best places for camping in Uttarakhand. The place is also prominent for the treks to Tungnath and Chandrashila.

After arriving at Chopta, we have our lunch and then start our trek to the world’s highest lord Shiva temple, which is Tungnath. The trek from Chopta to Tungnath is 3.5 km long and the trail is made up of cemented path. It takes around 3 hours to reach the temple. After reaching there, explore the temple and enjoy the sunset. Dinner and overnight stay at Tungnath.

Day 2
Activities and itinerary for Day 2

Early morning trek to Chandrashila, back to Chopta and drive to Delhi

Wakeup early and we start our trek to Chandrashila at 5 AM. The trek from Tungnath to Chandrashila is 1.5 km long and the trail is steeper than the previous day’s trail. It takes an hour to reach the Chandrashila summit. After reaching, enjoy the panoramic views of almost all the peaks of Uttarakhand  such as Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, Kedarnath, Trisul, Gangotri, Shivling, etc.

We start descending down at around 8 AM and reach Chopta probably by 12 PM. After having lunch at Chopta, we begin our drive back to Delhi. 

Reach Delhi by 7 in the morning next day.