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Chandrashila Summit Trek

 

Trekking Routes for Chandrashila Summit Trek:-


Haridwar - Ukhimath - Deorital - Sari - Chopta - Tungnath - Chandrashila - Chopta - Rishikesh


Chandrashila is summit of the Tungnath . It literally means "Moon Rock". It is located at a height of about 4,000 metres (13,000 ft) above sea level. This peak provides a spectacular view of Himalayas, especially Nandadevi, Trisul, Kedar Peak, Bandarpunch and Chaukhamba peaks. There are various legends associated with this place. According to one of the popular legend, this is the place where Lord Rama meditated after defeating the demon-king Ravana. Deoriatal Lake has captivating surroundings with forest all around. 

Chandrashila summit is a rock face above the temple of Tungnath. Chandrashila treks are one of the most popular treks among Indian trekking enthusiasts. The trek route that starts from Chopta takes one toTungnath (highest Shiva temple in the World), from here it is a kilometer long, and a steep trek.

Itinerary


Day 1: Rishikesh to Ukhimath 180 km Drive. (1370 mts/4500 ft) 

On arrival at Rishikesh transfer to Ukhimath via, Devprayag (Confluence of Alaknanda & Bhagirathi, the river is named "Ganges" after the Devprayag confluence). Arrival at Ukhimath by evening. Dinner and overnight stay.


Ukhimath (1370 mts/4500 ft) is on the far side of the Mandakini River Valley.Overnight stay hotel.

Day 2: Ukhimath to Deoriatal 8km trek. (2438 mts/7998 ft)

In the morning one can see snow clapped Himalayan ranges. After breakfast start a trek to Deoriatal, a steep but short climb through dense forest and lots of wild flowers and ferns. The trek will take 3- 4 hrs to reach Deoriatal. Upon arrival at Deoriatal set out the tents for overnight stay near the lake. This little mountain lake is positioned in such a way that one can see the reflection of the majestic Chaukhamba peak reflected in the tranquil waters. The changing colors of this mountain assume different shades throughout the morning and at sunset- presenting a photographer with a dazzling array of fine shots. The flat grassy surface and the tranquility makes this spot ideal for meditation and relaxation. Overnight in tents.

Day 3: Deoriatal -sari village - Chopta 3km trek/16km drive 

In the morning descend down to Sari village (3 kms) on foot, thereafter, drive to Chopta through dense forest and meadows. The 16 kms drive from Sari Village to Chopta takes no more than 45 minutes. Upon arrival at Chopta set out your tents for overnight stay. In the evening explore the magnificent view of the Himalayas. The surroundings of the Chopta grasslands are untouched and the nearby forests are ideal for little excursions, and relaxation. Overnight in tents.

Day 4: Chopta - Tungnath (3680 ft/12070 ft) - Chandrashila (4090 mts/13415 ft) – Chopta.Trek (7Km/6hrs) 

After an early breakfast trek to Tungnath with packed lunch. Tungnath is situated at the height of 3680 mts from the sea level and is the highest Shiva temple in India. The trek is in excess of three kms. Enroute one passes amidst lush green meadows and one can see the entire range of snow capped Himalayas. Upon arrival at Tungnath Temple and visit the temple. After relaxation and lunch, a further ascent of one kms terminates at the Chandrasila peak. The view of not only the snow clad mountains, but also of all the green valleys and deep gorges visible from the mountain top are sights that one will remember for a lifetime; for some say - there is no other place quite like this location in the entire region. Retrace your foot steps back to Chopta for dinner and overnight stay in Tent.

Day 5: Chopta to Rishikesh.

 

After an early breakfast drive to Rishikesh.Overnight stay at tent.

Day 6:- Rishikesh

 

After Breakfast go for Rafting from Shivpuri to Ram Jhula 18km, Rishikesh Side Seen Ram Jhula & Laxman Jhula and Ganga Arti. 



Highlights of the trip


Famous Temples at Haridwar, Rishikesh & Tungnath, Confluences, Crystal Clear Lake, Snow clapped Himalayan Peaks and many more.


Low altitude trek with cavernous gorges, spacious views, vibrant colors. Dazzling variation in scenery


Snow clapped peaks, murmuring Waterfalls, lush green meadows & Mountain Goats.


Rare glimpses of an ancient culture of local people.


Wide angle views to Chaukhamba & Kedarnath Peak. Possible sightings of local wildlife
 

Tent accommodation in pristine high altitude grasslands.

 

Cost per person (INR)
Rs.12000
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Where Uttarakhand
Duration 6 Days / 5 Nights
Difficulty Moderate
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