Chopta to tungnath trek with Chandrashila
Chopta trek is known for its scenic beauty all-season. It passes through some beautiful forests and affords excellent views of snow clad peaks. The trek gives one an opportunity to visit the 1000-year-old Tungnath temple, that's the highest shrine of Lord Shiva in the world. It is believed to have been assembled by Arjuna himself. In accord with the legend, the arms of the bull form of Lord Shiva appeared in Tungnath. The 5 temples (panch-kedars) designated in the usual pecking order to be followed for pilgrimage for worship are the Kedarnath (3,583 m), the Tungnath(3,680 m ), Rudranath (2,286 m), Madmaheshwar (3,490 m) and Kalpeshwar (2,200 m)
Chopta tungnath chandrashila trek is famous for its spectacular 360-degree perspective of the Himalayan ranges. It is among the few peaks which may also be climbed in the winter months months.
Dehradun to Chopta
7 hours' drive: 203 kilometers
We drive across the towns of Devprayag, Rudraprayag and Ukhimath to achieve Chopta. That's a reserved forest and the nip in the air is easily felt due to the omnipresent pine trees. We throw tents in Chopta and spent the night in the forest with dinner.
Chopta to Tungnath temple (3680 m) to Chandrashila (3950 m) and back to Chopta (2680 m)
Chopta to tungnath trek distance : 8 kilometers
Chopta to tungnath trek time will be dependent on the time of leaving.We start early today. Form the scenic environs of Chopta, we take the trail through the arch leading to the temple. Tungnath is a brief 2 km trek from Chopta. The temple is only observable in the last couple hundred metres. We head up past the temple to the summit. Based on a legend, Chandrashila is the place where Lord Rama meditated after defeating the demon-king Ravana. Another legend claims moon-god Chandra spent time here. Soaking in the beautiful 360-degree perspectives of the Himalayas we begin heading down to Chopta and hit with.
Chopta to Dehradun
7 hours' drive: 203 kilometers
We drive back to Dehradun and achieve early evening.
Guide and cook fees.
For camping out equipment Rent.
Forest entrance charges.
Mule and Porter support to carry camping out equipment. Note that personal luggage can be carried by mules or porters on chargeable basis.
All vegetables meals starting from day 1 dinner to day 3 lunch.
Tented accommodation during the trek.
Transport support from and to Dehradun: starting from pickup on day 1 to fall on day 3.(Rs 2400 extra per head)
Transportation to achieve Dehradun from hometown.
Personal expenses like tips, personal medicines, telephone calls etc..
Any transport support throughout the trek apart from what's contained above.
Rent for trekking shoes is Rs 200 per trekking day. The charges are applicable no matter whether the shoes are worn or not throughout the trek. Availability of shoes need to be confirmed with us.
Rent for walking stick is Rs 50 per trekking day. The charges are applicable no matter whether the rod is used or not.
Accommodation in Dehradun.
Personal luggage with mass not exceeding 12 kg per bag per person can be carried by porters/mules @ Rs 250 per day per bag