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Chandrashila Trek with Chopta Tungnath: Embark on a Journey to Himalayan Heights

3 Days

Overview

The Chandrashila Trek, nestled amidst the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand, is a captivating blend of religious pilgrimage, scenic beauty, and moderate physical challenge. This iconic trek takes you through verdant meadows, past ancient temples, and culminates at the sacred peak of Chandrashila, offering panoramic vistas of the majestic Himalayan giants. Whether you’re a seasoned trekker or an adventure enthusiast seeking your first foray, the Chandrashila Trek promises an unforgettable experience.

Quick Facts

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Duration: 2-3 days
  • Distance: 5-7 km (total)
  • Altitude: 3,680 m (Chandrashila Peak)
  • Best Season: April to June & September to November
  • Highlights: Tungnath Temple, Chandrashila Peak, Deoriatal Lake, panoramic Himalayan views

Brief Description

The Chandrashila Trek starts in the quaint village of Sari, followed by a scenic ascent to Chopta, known as “Mini Switzerland” for its breathtaking meadows. Day 2 involves conquering the moderate climb to Tungnath, the highest Shiva temple in the world. From here, a final push leads you to Chandrashila Peak, where you’ll be rewarded with unparalleled views of Nanda Devi, Trishul, Kedarnath Peak, and other Himalayan giants.

Overview

The Chandrashila Trek, nestled amidst the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand, is a captivating blend of religious pilgrimage, scenic beauty, and moderate physical challenge. This iconic trek takes you through verdant meadows, past ancient temples, and culminates at the sacred peak of Chandrashila, offering panoramic vistas of the majestic Himalayan giants. Whether you’re a seasoned trekker or an adventure enthusiast seeking your first foray, the Chandrashila Trek promises an unforgettable experience.

Quick Facts

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Duration: 2-3 days
  • Distance: 5-7 km (total)
  • Altitude: 3,680 m (Chandrashila Peak)
  • Best Season: April to June & September to November
  • Highlights: Tungnath Temple, Chandrashila Peak, Deoriatal Lake, panoramic Himalayan views

Complete Trek Information

Season: The ideal time to embark on the Chandrashila Trek is between April and June before the monsoon arrives. Alternatively, September to November offers clear skies and comfortable temperatures.

Getting There: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun (240 km). From there, take a taxi or shared jeep to Sari village.

Permits: No permits are required for this trek.

Accommodation: Guesthouses and campsites are available in Sari village and Chopta. You can also stay at the Tungnath temple premises.

Guides: Hiring a local guide is recommended, especially for first-time trekkers.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Transportation from specified pick-up point to Sari village and back
  • Accommodation in guesthouses or campsites
  • All meals during the trek
  • Guide fees
  • Camping equipment (if opted for)

Exclusions:

  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance fees (if applicable)
  • Horse riding charges
  • Tips and gratuities
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