It is an impressive vantage point that offers 360 panoramic views of the great and beautiful Himalayas. This is a wonderful trekking place with difficulty level rated from easy to moderate. Chandrashilla trek takes the trekkers to the world’s highest Shiva temple situated in tungnath, which is at the height of 12574ft above the sea level. It is one of the five Panch Kedar temples.
According to one of the popular legend, this is the place where Lord Rama meditated after defeating the demon-king Ravana .Another legend says that moon-godchandra spent time here in penance
Chandrashilla trek is also known as “Moon rock of India”. Trekking from chopta ( Switzerland of India) to chandrashilla via tungnath temple and returning to chopta is around 10 Km. This is an all season trek known for its breath taking landscapes and dense forests surrounded with excellent views of the peaks. Chandrashilla trek is surrounded by the other famous peaks like chaukhamba, kedar, gangotri, satopanth, neelkanth and .many other peaks just standing side by side which makes the memorable moment.
Location- Tungnath, Chopta, Uttarakhand, North India.
Range- Chandrashilla trek is wholly covered by the beautiful Garhwal Himalaya.
Activities to do- trekking and camping.
Altitude- 13500ft (approx).
How to reach?-
1) By Road- follow the NH58. bus can be directly taken up to Okhimath or Gopeshwar from Hardiwar or Dehradun which takes approximately 10hours to reach from there to chopta.
2) By Rail- The nearest railhead to Chopta is Rishikesh situated 209 km away. Rishikesh is well connected by railway networks with major cities of India.
3) By Air- Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport of Chopta, situated 226 km away in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand state.
By ROAD- Follow NH-58. By RAIL- Nearest railway station is Rishikesh. BY AIR- Jolly Grant airport of Dehradun.