Tungnath is a popular village in Uttarakhand, which is a base camp for the Chopta Chandrashila trek. From the top of Chandrashila Peak, one can behold striking views of Nanda Devi, Trishul Peak, Kedar Peak, Chaukhamba Peak, and Bandarpunch. Though the exotic location is not much explored but attracts a lot of trekkers and nature lovers to this place. The lush velvet meadows of the place make it an ideal location for camping too.
Chandrashila Trek boasts of enthralling scenic beauty. You would come across attractive flora, fauna, and avifauna throughout the trek. You also will get to see beautiful rhododendrons, deodar, and pine trees. A trek to Chopta is quite refreshing and relaxing. Not to forget, the popular tourist site that comes on the way to the Chandrashila trek is Tungnath Temple. The holy spot is associated with Lord Shiva. It is one of the highest temples of Lord Shiva in the Garhwal region, perched at an altitude up to 3,470 meters.
Chandrashila Trek Info
- Duration - 5 days / 4 nights
- Altitude - 3,674 m
- Level - Easy
- Season April - June
- Region - Garhwal Himalayas
- Total Distance - 15 km
- Rail Head - Rishikesh is the nearest railhead to the base camp
Chandrashila Trekking Tour Highlights
- Tungnath Temple
- Scenic view of Kedar, Chaukhamba, Nanda Devi, Bandarpunch, and the Deoria Tal Lake.
- Enjoy an exclusive guided bird watching experience - nothing better than reconnecting with nature
Best Time to Visit for Chandrashila Glacier Trek
The best time for Chandrashila Trek is in the summers, from April to June. In summers, the weather remains comfortable for trekking. It is a perfect time to spot exotic species of birds, flora, and fauna in the region. Rhododendron is in its full bloom, which adds charm to the surroundings.
Where is Chandrashila located?
Situated in Garhwal Himalayas, Chandrashila is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. Tungnath Temple is situated in the proximity of Chandrashila. With the most scenic backgrounds, Chandrashila offers breathtaking views of Gauri Parbat, Hathi Parbat, and Dunagiri. The trek also offers spectacular views of Chaukhambha Peaks.
Chandrashila Trek Itinerary
Day 1: Delhi – Haridwar
Embark on a memorable journey to Haridwar from Delhi. Overnight stay in Haridwar.
Day 2: Arrival at Chopta
Leave Haridwar in the morning for Rishikesh. Later, proceed towards Chopta. Overnight stay at a campsite in Chopta.
Day 3: Chopta to Chandrashila
Start trekking towards Chandrashila. Also, visit Tungnath Temple. Enjoy the scenic beauty of Chandrashila Peak.
Chandrashila. Admire a 180-degree view of higher Himalayan peaks such as Nanda Devi, Bandarpunch, Chaukhamba, and Kedar Peak. Later, you will return to Chopta for an overnight stay.
Day 4: Chopta - Deoriatal
Start trekking towards Deoriatal Lake and enjoy the scenic beauty. Later, return to Haridwar and then proceed for an overnight journey to Delhi.
Day 5: End of Journey
You will reach Delhi in the early morning. Proceed towards your onward destination by train/ flight/ taxi.