Chandrashila Trek is one of the popular treks that can be undertaken round the year, in Garhwal Himalayas apart from during heavy snowing months of December & January. Chandrashila peak is a rock face above the temple of Tungnath, the uppermost of all the temples in the Himalayas. It is a short but thorough hike beyond the temple. The Chandrashila peak affords the most gorgeous view of the Nanda Devi, Trishul, Kedar Peak and Chaukhamba peaks. Chopta is one of the most beautiful and charming spots in the whole Garhwal. Chopta is commonly known as the 'Mini Switzerland' in Uttarakhand and Northern India and is located amidst thick forest of brood deodar and rhododendrons. The trek method takes one to Tungnath (literal meaning: ‘Lord of the Peaks’) – the uppermost Hindu temple in the world dedicated to Lord Shiva. A weekend ramble like the one to Chopta Chandrashila can help you revitalize in the lap of scenery and take a breath of fresh, stack air. Trekking in Chandrshila. Planning a weekend trek is a great method to visit the Himalayas and to make happy your voyage longing in a diminutive time. In reality, even a few days of runaway are enough to do miracles while you get missing from mundane life.
Day - 1: Haridwar to Chopta (190 KM Drive)
Reporting at Haridwar (Railway Station) at 07:00 Am & start towards Chopta (8 Hours Drive)
Morning Drive to Ukhimath via Haridwar, Devprayag (Confluence of Alaknanda & Bhagirathi, from Devprayag the Holy river Ganges started), Rudraprayag (Confluence of Alaknanda & Mandakini River). Breakfast and lunch enrooted. Arrival at Ukhimath by evening. Check into Hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in chopta hotel.
Day - 2: Chopta - Chandrashila - Chopta (12 Kms Total)
We will start near the beginning in the morning after mealtime and climb up the cemented pilgrim path up to the Shiva temple of Tungnath which is at the altitude of 12,000 Feet. From Tungnath, the trek continues till Chandrashila Peak. After a kilometre long trek you can reach the peak of Chandrashila which is at about 4000 meter. You can have a view of various religious temples the length of the way with many animals and birds addition on to the beauty of that devout place. The view from the top is most confident and truly breathtaking – amazing one will surely remember for a lifetime. After resting and exploring at the summit, we will come back to Chopta to stay all night in the tents.
Day - 3: Chopta - Haridwar (180 Kms Drive)
After an early breakfast drive to Rishikesh. Lunch enroute. Upon arrival at Haridwar tour end.