About Tunganath Chandrashila Deoriatal Trek
The Chopta Chandrashila Tunganath trek is a popular trekking route located in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India. It's renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, spiritual significance, and panoramic views of the Himalayas. Here are the details of this trek:
Location: The trek begins from Chopta, a picturesque hill station known as the "Mini Switzerland of Uttarakhand." Chopta is the base camp for the journey to Tungnath Temple and further to Chandrashila Peak.
Duration: The Chopta Chandrashila Tunganath trek usually takes around 3-4 days to complete, depending on the pace and the time spent at various points along the way.
Trek Difficulty: The trek is considered moderate in difficulty, making it suitable for beginners as well as experienced trekkers. The trail involves gradual ascents and descents through forests, meadows, and rocky paths.
Tungnath Temple: It is the highest Shiva temple in the world and a significant pilgrimage site. The trek to Tungnath involves a climb to an altitude of around 3,680 meters (12,073 feet).
Chandrashila Peak: After Tungnath, the trail ascends further to Chandrashila Peak at an elevation of about 4,000 meters (13,000 feet). The summit offers mesmerizing 360-degree panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges, including Nanda Devi, Trishul, Chaukhamba, and more.
Scenic Beauty: Enchanting views of lush meadows, dense forests of rhododendron, oak, and deodar trees, snow-clad peaks, and serene surroundings characterize the trek.
Photography Opportunities: The trek offers incredible opportunities for photography, especially during sunrise and sunset from Chandrashila, where the play of light on the surrounding peaks is awe-inspiring.
Best Time to Visit: The ideal time to undertake this trek is from March to May and from September to November when the weather is pleasant and the trails are accessible. The winter months offer a chance to experience snow, but the trek may be more challenging due to cold temperatures and snow-covered paths.
Precautions and Tips: Proper acclimatization, carrying sufficient water, trekking gear, warm clothing, and essentials are crucial. It's advisable to have a local guide for navigation, especially if trekking during the off-season.
The Chopta Chandrashila Tunganath trek is a soul-stirring journey that combines spirituality, adventure, and natural beauty, making it a must-visit destination for trekkers and nature enthusiasts.
Reporting at Haridwar(Railway station). Drive to Chopta, the drive from Haridwar to Chopta is an enchanting hill drive of 7-8 hours stretching over 190Km ride via Rishikesh, Srinagar, Rudraprayag. You will see the beautiful valleys and forest cover throughout the journey. Chopta is a beautiful town within the Rudraprayag district of Uttrakhand. Reaching Chopta by evening, briefing and registration to be completed by every trekkers and participants. Spend the evening time in Chopta. Overnight stay at Homestay/Hotel.
Chopta to Tunganath trek, then ascend to Chandrashila Summit.(8 Kms. 7-8 hours both side)
Get up early morning in the laps of the Himalayas, after breakfast we will start our trek to Tunganath, the highest Temple Of Lord Shiva. The well paved gradual ascending trail gives stunning views of the beautiful peaks of Garhwal namely, Mt. Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba Thalaysagar, Gangotri Ranges, Kedardome. Take Darshan of Tunganath Mahadev, then trek to Chandrashila Top, enjoy the heavenly panoramic vista of Himalayas. Then after spending some time on Chandrashila Top, descend to Chopta. Overnight stay at Chopta.
Chopta to Sari drive then trek to Deoriatal (3KM, 2Hr, Altitude 8000 ft, .)
Today we will start early morning from Chopta then drive to Sari Village, then start our Trek to Deoriatal. This is about 2-3 hours of the trek through the dense forest trees and the thick carpet of maple and pine leaves all brown in color and witness the captivating beauty of nature. Trek from Chopta to Deoriatal, a beautiful lake surrounded by lush forests. The trail passes through dense woods, offering glimpses of wildlife and colorful flora. Reach Deoriatal and enjoy the serene ambience of the lake. Camping near Deoriatal with an overnight stay.
Camp here for an overnight stay, enjoy the serenity scattered around this place with evening sunset and glittering sunrise in the morning.
Deoriatal to Chopta trek then drive to Haridwar (4 KM, 3 Hr, 11,250 ft.)
Today’s trail is short and again begins through dense forests of pine and oak trees with rhododendron forests. After arriving Chopta we will drive back to Haridwar, which will take around 6-7 hours, we will drop you to Haridwar Railway Station, our service ends here. Take only sweet memories of Uttarakhand, and leave only footprints.
Cost of accommodation in Huts/Hotels/Homestays in Chopta
Cost of Fooding while on trek (Morning and evening Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner- meals will be provided. Breakfast-Roti, Sabji/Maggi, etc., Lunch/Dinner-Rice/Roti, Sabji, Dal, Achar, etc.).(Day 1:- Evening Tea to Day 4:- Breakfast)
Technical Camping equipments:- Tents(sharing basis), Sleeping Bag, Mattress, Utensils, Microspikes, Technical climbing equipments, Gaiters etc.
Guide,Support staff,cook, Supporting crew.
Cost of Permit fees.
Cost of transportation from Haridwar to Haridwar
"What not included"
Cost of Personal expenses.
Cost of emergency due to bad weather conditions.
Cost of personal porter for offloading
Meals during transit i.e. meals while on road or travelling will not be provided. No meals will be provided in Last day (Day 4)
Anything which is not mentioned in the inclusion.
To book your trek, you need to pay 30% of the trek fees as advance. Rest 70% to be paid in cash when you reach the basecamp, to be collected by the team leader.
One can pay the amount online(Net Banking, GPay, UPI ID).
Details to be shared on request.
30 days before the trek date, full refund of the paid amount
15 days before the trek date, 50% refund of the paid amount.
Cancellation less than 15days to the start date of the trek, no refund possible
In case Himalayan Passion cancels the trek or trip, full refund will be paid.
One has option to send another person on their behalf.
One has option to adjust the paid amount on any other trek, if a person cannot join the trek he/she paid for(within 365 days)