Chopta Chandrashila Trek

Chopta Chandrashila Trek

Deep, dense forests, vast meadows and panoramic views of the snow clad Himalayas- When you are at the Garhwal Himalayan ranges, the one and only trekking alternative that will captivate you the most, and that impressively is the famous- Chopta Chandrashila Trek.  

The highest peak of the Tungnath ranges and highest among the Panch Kedars, the Chandrashila is actually a “Moon Rock”, located at an altitude of 4000 meters and brings a spectacular view of the Himalayas including the famous peaks of Nandadevi, Trisul, Kedar Peak, Bandarpunch and Chaukhamba Peaks. 

Ideal for the enthusiastic trekkers, the Chandrashila peak also brings the legendary values and this is the reason both the spiritual as well as the sporty trekkers mark their presence at different seasons on different occasions. The Chandrashila peak is the point where according to the legendary tales, Lord Rama meditated after defeating the King of the demons- Ravana and this is the same spot, as per the other legendary belief, where Moon God- Chandra used to spend time in penance and so the name Chandrashila is given to the peak.  

The Chopta Chandrashila Trek is an easy 3.5 km trek from Chopta, lying on the century old Cheh Footiya (6 feet) path on the Tungnath region, lying in the Kedarnath Musk Deer Sanctuary. This is a protected sanctuary for musk deer and is rich in flora and fauna.  

An ideal trek for the nature as well as adventure lovers, the Chopta Chandrashila Trek is the outstanding option at the Garhwal Himalayas.   

ITINERARY

Haridwar Day 1   Delhi-Haridwar
Board Dehradun Nizamuddin AC Special train for Haridwar at 23:30 hrs from Nizamuddin railway station. Overnight journey.

UkhimathDay 2  Haridwar-Ukhimath
Arrival at Haridwar by early in the morning at 04:00 hrs. Upon arrival at Haridwar transfer to Ukhimath via Rishikesh, Devprayag (Confluence of Alaknanda & Bhagirathi, from Devprayag the Holy river Ganges started), Rudraprayag (Confluence of Alaknanda & Mandakini River). Breakfast and lunch enroute. Arrival at Ukhimath by evening. Check into TRH. Dinner and overnight stay.

Deoria Tal Day 3   Ukhimath - Deoriatal
In the morning you can see snow capped Himalayan ranges. After breakfast start your trek to Deoriatal through dense forest of Rhodendron and lots of wild flowers and ferns. The trek will take 3- 4 hrs to reach Deoriatal. Upon arrival at Deoriatal set out the tents for overnight stay.

Trek to Sari VillageDay 4  Deoriatal - Sari - Chopta
In the morning trek down to Sari village (3 kms) and from here drive to Chopta through dense forest and meadows. Its 30 kms drive from Sari Village. Upon arrival at Chopta set out your tents for overnight stay. In the evening explore the magnificent view of the Himalayas.

Trek to Tungnath Day 5   Chopta - Tungnath (3680 ft/12070 ft) - Chandrasila (4090 mts/13415 ft) - Chopta
After an early breakfast trek to Tungnath with packed lunch. Tungnath is situated at the height of 3680 mts from the sea level the highest in India. The trek is three kms upward. Enroute you will find lush green meadows and you can see the entire range of snow capped Himalayas. Upon arrival at Tungnath Temple and visit the temple. After relax one further one kms trek to Chandrasila peak. Later trek back to Chopta for dinner and overnight stay.

Chopta to HaridwarDay 6  Chopta - Haridwar - Delhi
After an early breakfast drive to Haridwar. Breakfast & Lunch enroute. Upon arrival at Haridwar transfer to railway station to catch Dehradun Shatabdi express train for Delhi at 18:05 hrs. Arrival at Delhi by 22:45 hrs.

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Chopta Chandrashila Trek
  • Duration:5 Night/6Days