Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila Trek

About Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila Trek

Chopta Tungnath & Chandrashila Trek is the entire area comes under Kedarnath musk deer sanctuary, District Rudraprayag Uttarakhand, Chopta at an approximate altitude of 2,608 m) so chances are that you can spot wildlife including wild goat and Himalayan monal in the morning.

Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila Trek

  • Difficulty : Easy to Moderate
  • Best time to visit : October to June
  • Temparature : Summer Temperature: – Day (5°C to 17°C) Night (2° C to 10° C)
    Winter Temperature: – Day (-1°C to -5° C) Night (-5°C to -12°C)
  • Chopta – Altitude : 2,608 meters
  • Tungnath – Altitude : 3,680 meters
  • Chandrashila Peak – Altitude : 3,690 meters
  • Pickup point : Dehradun

What are some special things about Chopta?

Lord Tungnath also visits the five holiest Shiva temples in the state of Uttarakhand. On the left are the Lord shree Kedarnath and Madmaheshwar temples and on the right are the Sri Rudranath and Sri Kalpeshwar temples and just above it are the Sri Tungnath temples.

Although Chopta is also a bird’s paradise, many types of animals, birds are found here and you can see more than 200 above species of birds, including native and migratory species like Himalayan Monal, Himalayan Swiftlet, Himalayan Griffon, Scarlet Finch , Hill Partridge etc. Nearby places like Dugal bitta, Mandal village, Tungnath trek route are mostly sighted and Chopta has been declared as an important wild animal bird-watching site by National and International Conservation and Biodiversity Organizations.

About Tungnath Temple and Chandrashila Peak

Bhagwan Tungnath Temple is magnificent in its style and architecture, according to the wishes of the priest, the Tungnath temple is believed to be more than 1000 years old. This main temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and other smaller rocks temples in the vicinity are said to be dedicated to Goddess Parvati. In which Chandrashila Peak is also considered.

Chandrashila Peak is another 1.5 km from Tungnath Temple, from Tungnath Temple, the path narrows and uphill trek route, as one climbs to the meadows of Chandrashila Peak. Chandrashila Peak is the last peak of the mountain on which the Tungnath temple is also situated. A beautiful small temple is situated on the summit. Chandrashila Peak is situated at an altitude of 3,690 m above sea level, these peaks are at 360 degrees. From there you get spectacular views of Nanda Devi, Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, Kedar Dome, Chaukhamba, Kamet, Gangotri ranges, Shivling Peak and Himalayan peaks.

  • Day 1
  • Dehradun to Chopta

  • Day 2
  • Rest Day and Acclimatization exploration Chopta

  • Day 3
  • Chopta to Tungnath, Chandrashila Peak and back to Chopta Campsite

  • Day 4
    • Chopta to Dehradun

Day 1: Dehradun to Chopta

On the first day, you will be meeting the hosts in Dehradun Railway Sation and after a small introductory session, you will be driven through the towns of Devprayag, Rudraprayag, and Ukhimath to reach Chopta.

You will pitch tents in Chopta and spent the night beside a bonfire with hot dinner.

Day 2: Rest Day and Acclimatization exploration Chopta

On the second day you can take rest or can explore Chopta.

Chopta is blessed with rich flora and fauna as it is located in the midst of dense forests, with a beautiful floor of rhododendrons, interspersed by deodar and pine trees. During the first one and half kilometers, you will pass through a sea of brightly coloured rhododendrons and silver oak forests. Following this the vista opens to green alpine meadows.

Day 3: Chopta to Tungnath, Chandrashila Peak and back to Chopta Campsite

Start early in the morning for Chopta Tungnath and Chandrashila trek after breakfast.

This entire region comes under Kedarnath Musk Deer Sanctuary so there are chances that you might spot wildlife in the morning including Wild Goat and Himalayan Monal. The trail from Chopta to Tungnath temple is broad and well maintained. During today’s trek, you will be gaining altitude in the very short distance and thus the climb is all uphill.

Tungnath: During the final stretch to reach Tungnath you will reach a rocky cliff on the right which is known as Raavan Shila. Continue walking towards Tungnath Temple. Magnificent in its style and architecture Tungnath is considered more than 1000 years old. The main temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and other small rock temples in the vicinity are dedicated to Goddess Parvati. The temple remains closed during winter.

Chandrashila: Another 1.5 km steep hike from Tungnath temple will lead you to Chandrashila Summit. The trail becomes narrow as we climb up the meadows of Chandrashila Peak. Chandrashila is the summit of the mountain on which Tungnath temple is situated. A beautiful small temple is situated on the summit along with several unique cairn structures. Chandrashila is perched at an elevation of 4,000 mts above sea level offering splendid views of the majestic Himalayan peaks including Kedar Dome, Chaukhamba, Nanda Devi, Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, Kamet, Gangotri Ranges & more.

Night stay in chopta.

Day 4: Chopta to Dehradun

Enjoy the morning in Chopta with breakfast. Our trek services ends at Chopta. Tour ends with memories of this majestic trekking expedition at Chopta.


  • Accommodation (Guest house, Home stay, Camping)
  • Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)
  • Welcome refreshment
  • Three times meals (Veg+egg): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with Snacks
  • All necessary permits and entry fees
  • First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder.
  • Mountaineering qualified & professional guide and Support staff.
  • Transport from Dehradun to Sankri and retorn (According to itinerary)
  • Porter or mule charges for carrying camping equipment and rations
  • Morning Tea
  • Evening Tea with snacks
  • Guide Charges
  • Hot drinking water
  • Outside Explorers approved trek completion certificate
  • Dry fruits, chocolates, biscuits, toffees provided during the trek


  • Porter/mule for personal bags
  • Any meals or services not mentioned in inclusions
  • Any charges for video cameras or still cameras
  • Charges for soft drinks or any other beverage
  • Personal expenses such as tips, laundry or telephone calls
  • Any costs arising from unforeseen circumstances like landslides, bad weather or road blocks, etc
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Food during the transit.
  • Insurance.
  • Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.
  • Any kind of emergency evacuation charges.

Note : Normally Outside Explorer expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.

Charges of offloading backpack:-

  • INR 1400/- if you make an online payment, 6 days in advance
  • INR 1500/- if you inform us after reaching Sankri
  • The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed.

Thing's to carry

You need to get :-

  • Shirts/T-shirts – 2/3
  • Full sleeves T-shirts/ Sweatshirts. 1 for every 2 days of trekking
  • Trekking pants – 2
  • One full-sleeved sweater
  • Good quality windproof jacket – (optional)
  • Woolen socks – 1 pair, for the night only
  • Regular socks for trekking – 2 or 3 pairs
  • Scarf/muffler (optional)
  • Raincoat / Poncho
  • Small lightweight towel
  • Water bottle-2
  • Cap/hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
  • Sun glasses
  • Walking stick/trekking pole
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Torch/flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Day pack for essentials
  • Rain cover for your bags
  • Plastic/waterproof bags for belongs in case of rain
  • Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)

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