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Trek to Tungnath & Chandrashila Peak (Chopta), Uttrakhand

Wednesday, December 21, 2016Atishay Jain

Travel Chopta, Tungnath & Chandrashila With Atishay & Astha

Chopta,Tungnath,Ukhimath are all amazing places in Uttrakhand. The journey begins from Delhi at around 2 PM (As it's an odd time to start but we took a night halt in Muzaffarnagar(which is my hometown) & started 6 AM next day for Chopta. Before I start sharing the pics and our memorable story of losing all our wallets credit cards, cash (entire bag) in Rudrpyayag, please look at the summary of our trip.

Total Journey - 1100 KM Approx

Duration- First Week Of December 2016

Our Stays
  1. Chauhan Guest House, Baniyakund, Chopta
  2. Hotel Jwala Palace, Rudrpyayag
  3. Muzaffarnagar (Home)
Delhi-Meerut-Muzaffarnagar-Rishikesh-Rudraprayag-Augustmuni-Ukhimath-Baniyakund -Chopta (Back to Delhi via same route)

  • Chopta - 8,790 ft
  • Chandrashila -13,500 ft
Road Conditions:
Awesome mountain roads (No Broken Roads Till Chopta), Some patches from Muzaffarnagar to Roorkee are under construction.
Mountain Peaks:
Nandadevi, Trisul, Kedar Peak, Bandarpunch & Chaukhamba Range of Himalayas.

Places of interest:
  • Tungnath (considered as the highest Shiva temple in the World & highest situated temple in Asia)
  • Chandrashila Peak at 13,500 ft which provides the amazing 360 degrees panoramic views of the almighty Himalayas.
  • Mountain Roads & Grass land patches (Bugyal/ Meadows)
  •  Those who are passionate for trekking will love this amazing trek.
Tungnath & Chandrashila Trek - Time & Distance
Started 7 AM Reached Highest Peak (Chandrashila) at 12:20 PM & reached back to Chopta at 2 PM. Total distance 5K but remember its Steep Trek and you are gaining altitude from 8 to 13 K feet approx. Tip - Start as early as you can.

Imp Tip: There are 2 Choptas in Uttrakhand, There is another small village with same name which is only 20 km from Rudraprayag. Google Map will show you the wrong chopta and will land you to a wrong place which has nothing to see. Please rememember to take Augustmuni-Ukhimath after you reach to Rudraprayag.
travel quote
my favourite travel quote (Yes, its me on the edge & the location is Tungnath Trek, on the way to Chandrashilla)
Checkout few photos & our story from our trip here:

The story begins with..We lost our bag somewhere in Rudraprayag (which has our wallets, id, money (7-10 K cash) everything)..We didn't notice and keep going.. Got a call from unknown number who told us about our bag and wallets.. So fortunate to meet such a peopled from Mountains. Thanks to Navin & Anoop For returning our bags & to come 20 Km for us.
Our missing bag & we got it back,  Thanks to Naveen & Anoop from Rudrprayag

This is how we were about to Reach Chopta

Met some local people in Chopta

Met some local people in Chopta

Grass land patches - Bullet with those Amaing Meadows


Trek from Chopta to Tungnath
Monal Bird Spooted during the trek (Photo Credits - Alok Negi from Anoop negi memorial public school, Rudraprayag)
Tungnath Temple

Tungnath to Chandrashilla

view from Chandrashilla

Chandrashilla Peak (highest point)

on the way to Chandrashilla


Amazing moment when we met with these cute school going mountain kids

My Machine in Rudraprayag

When we were capturing and meeting these amazing people on the highway

local shops in Rishikesh

juice time

Fruit time

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