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Chandrashila is the summit of the Tungnath. It means “Moon Rock”. It is located at a height of about 4,000 metres above sea level. This peak provides views of the Himalayas, including Nanda Devi, Trishul, Kedar Peak, Bandarpunch and Chaukhamba peaks. Chopta Tungnath trek is considered one of the best family treks in Uttarakhand. It is an ideal trek to start if you are a beginner, offering not much difficulty, and it gives spectacular views of the mountain ranges.
One of the highlights of the trek is ‘Tungnath Temple’. It is the highest Shiva temple standing at an altitude of 12000 ft. After the climb to the top, you can enjoy the views, and stroll around and the best part about this trek is camping in the open meadows of the valleys. You can enjoy the views of the snow-capped mountains while sipping your hot tea.
Difficulty level: Moderate
Duration: 4 Days
Best Time: Round the year except for monsoon
Accommodation Type: Camps/Home Stay
Max Altitude: 13,100 ft
Trekking distance: 30 km approx.
Chopta is an easy trek and good for first-timers. Sometimes the steep gradients and amount of snow on the trek during peak winters make trekking a little challenging for beginners. Read more – Fitness preparation for the Himalayan trek.
By Train: The nearest best railway station is Dehradun. You can board Dehradun Nzm Ac Express(2205), Nanda Devi Express or Dehradun Express from Delhi. People usually prefer trains over flights because it is more economical. Take a bus or cab to reach Rishikesh.
By Bus: There are regular buses from Delhi to Haridwar/Rishikesh, Delhi (ISBT Kashmiri Gate ). You can easily rely on government buses as they are also safe.
By Flight: Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant Airport – Dehradun. You can take a bus or local cab to reach Dehradun/Rishikesh. It just takes 30-40 min to reach Rishikesh from Dehradun Airport.
Note: Always book your return flight/train tickets after including the buffer day in your itinerary. Buffer days are kept for unforeseen conditions in the mountains, if not used; you can use them for sightseeing in Haridwar/Dehradun.
March – 28th
April – 15
The key to staying comfortable while on an active trip is layering on the Chopta Tungnath trek. To get maximum comfort with minimum weight, you need versatile layers that mix and match to create the right amount of insulation, ventilation, and weather protection. This gear list has been created to help you choose the proper equipment. Try to bring only what is necessary; this will help you and the field staff.
Altitude: 6,601 ft.
Distance: 210 km (8-9 hrs drive).
Trekking distance: 4 km.
Altitude: 7,841 ft.
Pick up time 06:30 am at the parking of Haridwar railway station.
Trekking distance: 14 km.
Altitude: 8,800 ft.
Trekking distance: 9 km.
Altitude: 12,083 ft.
Accommodation: Tents/Guest house.
Distance: 210 km (9-10 hrs drive).
Will reach Kathgodam by 6:00 pm.
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