Tungnath - Chandrashila trek

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Dificulty - Easy to Moderate Duration - 3D/2N Max Altitude - 13,000 feet Best time to visit - Mar-May,Oct-Feb.

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December - 20, 26, 27, 30

About Tungnath - Chandrashila trek

Chandrashila – Moon Rock!   

Sunrise from Chandrashilla Summit
Sunrise from Chandrashilla Summit
  • Trek Difficulty: Easy
  • Highest Elevation: 13,000 feet
  • Trek Duration: 03 Days
  • Trek Distance: 10 km
  • Region: Chopta
  • Base Camp: Chopta
  • Nearest Bus/Railway Station/Airport: Dehradun
  • Best time to do: December to June.

This trek is one of the few treks with the most scenic views which you can enjoy almost any month of the year. This trek is an easy trek and one of the best for beginners but tests your endurance because you can’t camp near Tungnath or Chandrasheela. You have to ascent and descent on the same day from the Chopta campsite. It takes around 7-8 hours to complete this trek.

Scenic 360° view of  Himalayan peaks and Nanda Devi-the second highest peak of India

Nanda Devi Nanda Devi

When the dawn breaks and the valley in front of you still wear a thick blanket of clouds. Behind the valley are some majestic Himalayan peaks which are waiting to get drenched in the first rays of the sun. Then the magical moment comes when the sun finally appears from the back of Dunagiri & Nanda Devi Peaks and the sky changes its colour from yellow to orange to red. Open 360⁰ view of the Himalayan range From Chaukhamba to Dunagiri to Nanda Devi and many more peaks. Stacked Rocks all around you will fill your soul with new positive hopes, you can try some creative shots with them too. To experience something like this all you have to do is trek 1 km from the famous Tungnath temple. To relish this sunrise view if you are camping at Chopta, you will need to start the trek at around 3 AM. If you are lucky you might find a group of Himalayan Tahr keeping an eye on you while you are on your way up to the summit of Chandrashila. Chandra means Moon and Shila means Rock, according to one legend Moon god Chandra spent time here in remorse while another legend says Lord Rama meditated at this place after defeating Ravan. 

Chandrashila Summit
Chandrashila Summit
Chandrashila Summit
Chandrashila Summit-First Rays

Tungnath – Highest Lord Shiva Temple in the world

Tungnath Temple
Tungnath Temple

Tungnath is the Highest Lord Shiva Temple in the world & one of the Five Panch-Kedar. 

Panch Kedar is the group of five temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. After the Mahabharata war when Pandavas were searching for Lord Shiva, as the sin committed by them can only be pardoned by him. Shiva took the form of a bull and later the body parts rematerialized at these five different locations which are known as Panch Kedar. Tungnath is the place where the bahu(hands) were seen. The other four Panch Kedar are Kedarnath, Rudranath, Madhyamaheshwar and Kalpeshwar.

A Paved trek through Flora & Fauna Rich Forest of Garhwal Region

Tungnath
Tungnath

The whole trek is picturesque right from the beginning, as you start your trek through the dense Rhododendron forest. In spring season it’s one of the most beautiful places around the world when Rhododendrons are in full bloom. Walking through the open meadows on a well-paved path with some dazzling views around what else can anyone ask for, it’s a perfect trek for beginners. The whole region is rich in Flora and Fauna as it is a part of the Kedarnath Wildlife sanctuary. You can easily spot Pika- a small mountain-dwelling mammal which is like a rat and has no tail. If you are lucky you might find Monal the state bird of Uttarakhand and the national bird of Nepal in the bushes around you. It is somehow similar to a peacock. A perfect place to click some pics for your Instagram account await’s for you before you reach the temple.

Himalayan Tahr
Himalayan Tahr
Himalayan Monal
Himalayan Monal

The most Picturesque & Scenic snow trek to do within 3 days

Tungnath Trek
Tungnath Trek

The Chandrashila trek is one of the best short treks you can do this winters. Dazzling views of the valley and the panoramic view from the summit of Chandrashila are unmatched. Walking in between the meadows when they wear a thick white blanket and if you are lucky you might spot the Monal bird which is the national bird of Nepal and the state bird of Uttarakhand.

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Package Types (Per Person Pricing)

Chopta to Chopta
 4499
Rishikesh to Rishikesh
 6499
Delhi to Delhi
 7499

Package Details

Chandrashila Trek- Short Itinerary:

Day 00: Delhi - Rishikesh(254 km l 5-6 hours drive)

Day 01: Rishikesh-Chopta (210 km l 7-8 hours drive), Reach by late evening & sleep early

Day 02: Chopta-Tungnath-Chandrashila-Chopta (6-7 hours of Trek to a serene 360 view of Garhwal Himalayan Range

Day 03: Chopta-Sari Village (40-50 min of drive) - Trek to Deoria Tal - Back to Sari Village - Drive back to Rishikesh. 

Day 04: Reach Delhi.

Chandrashila Trek- Detailed Itinerary:

Day 00: Depart from Delhi around 10:00 pm. Pickup Point - Majnu Ka Tila. 

Day 01: Rishikesh to Chopta 

  •  Distance: 210 km 
  •  Travel time: 7-8 hours 
  • Altitude: 7999 feet

The distance between Chopta and Rishikesh is about 210 km and will take around 7-8 hours. The drive is beautiful as the Ganges and its tributaries will accompany you throughout the day. You will be crossing Dev Prich is the most scenic one, make sure you sit on the left side of the bus. A beautiful evening awaits for you at Chopta, which you will cherish your whole life. Overnight stay at the campsite, take proper rest as tomorrow.

Day 02: Chopta – Tungnath – Chandrashila – Chopta 

  • Trek distance: 10 km
  • Time Taken:  6-7 hours
  •  Max Altitude: 13,000 feet

The trek starts from Chopta and is a well-paved path till the Tungnath temple. If you like bird photography, it’s time to take your camera out and look in the branches of the nearby trees. Fire-tailed Sunbown Dipper, Kingfisher, Several Species of Woodpeckers, Snow Patridge, Mrs. Gould's Sunbird, Russett Sparrow, Tickell's Leaf Warbler and many more are sighted commonly.  After a 3.5 km trek, you will reach the Tungnath, the highest Shiva temple. If you hear a whistling sound, there is a high chance of a Monal around you which is the state bird of the Uttarakhand and is also called the Himalayan Peacock.

After a short break, you continue towards the summit of Chandrashila. It’s a further 1-1.5 km trek and is steeper than Tungnath. You might see blue sheep and Himalayan Tahr on your way up to the summit. Chana offers a 360⁰ view from the summit of the Himalayas. After spending good quality time at the summit of Chandrashila, its time to trek down to Chopta.

Day 03: Chopta - Sari Village - Deoria Tal - Sari - Rishikesh 

  • Distance: 20 km
  • Travel Time: 40 - 50 minutes Drive

Enjoy your beautiful morning at Chopta. The drive to Sari is beautiful as you pass by the narrow hilly roads and dense forest around. The trek to Deoria Tal is a short trek (3 km) and the dazzling reflection of Mt. Chaukhambha is worth the effort. If you like bird photography, this place might turn into a paradise for you. After spending some quality and soul-soothing time, trek sown to Sari Village. Depart for Rishikesh. 

Day 04: Reach Delhi.

How To reach Chopta:

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport from Chopta, situated 224 km away from the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand state. You can book a taxi or a cab from the airport to reach Chopta.

By Rail: The nearest railhead to Chopta is Rishikesh situated 210 km away. You can book a cab from the railway station to reach Chopta.

By Road: Rishikesh is well connected to all major cities of north India. Chopta which is about 210 km away from Rishikesh will take around 7-8 hours. You can book a cab or take public transport to reach Chopta.

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Inclusions:

  • Guide and cook fees.
  • Rent for camping equipment.
  • Forest entry charges.
  • All veg meals starting from day 1 dinner to day 3 breakfast. We provide a hot breakfast and hot dinner. On trekking days, packed lunch will be provided.
  • Tented accommodation throughout the trek.

Exclusions:

  • Personal expenses like tips, personal medicines, phone calls etc.
  • Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above.

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the our service partner will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity.
  • For all the above choices, you can transfer your tickets to your friends. We would be more than happy to have them on board and you could save your hard earned money.

Refund Policy

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

FAQ

Although Chandrashila trek is open throughout the entire year but the most favorable time for this trek is in the moths from April to November. The beautiful flora and fauna is something you will be cherishing after going to this trek.

It is the perfect trek for beginners. You can easily go if you are a beginner. The trek contains some gradual walks and very smooth ascents and descents. You can enjoy the scenic beauty with the trek. If at time you feel exhausted you should better take some rest in between.

You need not to be as fit as comapared to some other treks. You should be just well prepared to cover the entire journey and enjoy the whole trek that’s it. You will also be visiting the Chopta tugnath on your way, this is also mesmerizing.

You should thoroughly know about the paths and the weather of the trek. And also should know about the best place for the camping. Also take all the necessary things for the entire trek. You should not feel as If you are missing something after going back to the trek.

You should take rucksacks which are very large so that they can accommodate all your stuff. The rucksack should also be very strong and water proof. You should also not carry unnecessary things which are not required for the trek.

There will be no porters to you’re your stuff in the trek. You should be responsible enough to carry your own stuff.

You should always carry shoes which are water proof and which have a good grip. You should not slip at times. So wear comfortable shoes always and also carry an extra pair in case f emergency.

Guides are necessary to help you and guide you with the best trails of the trek. They will also motivate you at times.

The chandrashila trek is an easy trek and you will be very much satisfied with the trek. You can easily walk around and see that you have reached the destination in no time.

The Chandrashila trek is very good for solo plan. You can easily go and plan this trip and enjoy a lot and make new friends in the entire trek.

The Chandrashila trek is very good for solo plan. You can easily go and plan this trip and enjoy a lot and make new friends in the entire trek.

Reviews(5)

4.6
Kalyani photo
Kalyani
26 Feb, 2018
Himalayas have got a lot of things to offer to you. The beautiful flora and fauna , the peace , the silence is something you will never get in the city. I have been really busy with my work and my hectic boring life , and needed a break. So I decided to go to the Chandrashali trek to get back my mental peace and the silence that I needed from a long time. The jaw dropping view and the mighty mountains covered with snow were just perfect. The trails went through the beautiful pine and deodar mountains. I just had my own time away from the crowd and the noise.
Himalayas have got a lot of things to offer to you. The beautiful flora and fauna , the peace , the silence is something you will never get in the city. I have been really busy with my work and my hectic boring life , and needed a break. So I decided to go to the Chandrashali trek to get back my mental peace and the silence that I needed from a long time. The jaw dropping view and the mighty mountains covered with snow were just perfect. The trails went through the beautiful pine and deodar mountains. I just had my own time away from the crowd and the noise.
Yash photo
Yash
02 Aug, 2017
I had gone to many treks before. Trekking in Himalayas was not a first time for me. I had gone to even more difficult treks. What I liked about the chandrashila trek is that the paths and trails are very smooth, easy to climb and perfect for people who are trekking for the first time. Also to cover the whole distance it doesn't take much time. It hardly took 2 and a half days for the entire trek. People were very friendly as well.
I had gone to many treks before. Trekking in Himalayas was not a first time for me. I had gone to even more difficult treks. What I liked about the chandrashila trek is that the paths and trails are very smooth, easy to climb and perfect for people who are trekking for the first time. Also to cover the whole distance it doesn't take much time. It hardly took 2 and a half days for the entire trek. People were very friendly as well.
Pallavi photo
Pallavi
22 Jun, 2017
we had consulted with an organisation for the whole 3 day trek. They did a really good job in planning our whole trip and that too in a very affordable price. It didn’t cost us much and we enjoyed a lot. The fun in the campsite and the spectacular view of the Himalayas is something I am going to remember throughout my life.
we had consulted with an organisation for the whole 3 day trek. They did a really good job in planning our whole trip and that too in a very affordable price. It didn’t cost us much and we enjoyed a lot. The fun in the campsite and the spectacular view of the Himalayas is something I am going to remember throughout my life.
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Ankita
10 Apr, 2017
My office collegues had planned to go the Himalayas for trekking. We went in one of the weekends and it was perfect. It was a short trip though an exciting one. The trek is best for weekend getaways.
My office collegues had planned to go the Himalayas for trekking. We went in one of the weekends and it was perfect. It was a short trip though an exciting one. The trek is best for weekend getaways.
Shivam photo
Shivam
09 Feb, 2017
I am very much relaxed after coming back from this trek. The trek offered me the peace and silence I have been seeking for a long time
I am very much relaxed after coming back from this trek. The trek offered me the peace and silence I have been seeking for a long time

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