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 / 6 – 7 HRS)
After breakfast depart from Haridwar 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(1350M) – UKHIMATH (1300M) – SARI ( 2000M)- DEORIATAL ( 2438M) – 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 (1350M) – 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 (1350M) – SRINAGAR / – 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.