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Chopta Tungnath Trek Overview

About the Chopta Tungnath Trek:

Embark on one of the best weekend treks of the serene Chopta and Tungnath in the Garhwali Himalayas. Soaring up at 13000 feet, adorned with mists, coniferous, and snow, this is one heck of a trek you must take. The best time for the Tungnath trek is from April to November where one shall find mesmerizing views of the Himalayas. Soaring up at 13000 feet, adorned with mists, coniferous, and snow, this is one heck of a trek you must take.

Chanadrashila summit trek possesses a captivating beauty with the help of many deodar and rhododendron forests. Chopta has a myriad collection of pictorial sights to bewitch the visitors which is marvelously engulfed by huge vegetation in spring and summer. During winter it would be appealing to all eyes since the thick cover of snow will be an amusing part of the region.


  • From Haridwar to Sari village, the journey will be of 7-8 hours.
  • The Alaknanda & Bhagirathi river will give you company throughout, you will reach Sari by 6:00 pm in the evening
  • The Chopta trekking on the first day is easy with mixed ascent and descent
  • A well-defined rocky trail will show you to the end, from where the Chandrashila summit is clearly visible and the Tungnath temple is a speck of color
  • After this point, it’s a steep uphill bend on the ridgeback of the mountain
  • Get ready for a thrilling climb, giving you the first taste of challenge, followed by reaching a resting stop built by the Forest Department.
  • Clocked timely by your Trek Leader, you can afford a 20 minutes break here. An excellent view of the way of the mountain fall waits here.
  • A grand vista of Chaukhamba massifs is unveiled in the background of the lake. It will be evening by the time you reach the spot.
  • Hot dinner will be served on reaching the lakeside camp in Deoria Tal

  • Today’s trail will familiarize you more with the Chaukhamba massif and Mount Kedar summit, rising closely as you process
  • The trail is sprinkled with little shrines that stand out in the greenness by the red and yellow flags tied on them
  • After crossing a clearing in the forest-lined with scarlet blossoms, we are directly ushered up an ascending path towards Rohini Bugyal and Chopta
  • The ascending trail gives way to level land and some leeway in the rigorous uphill hike. A resplendent view of the Chandrashila awaits on the other side of the forest margin
  • After the level-land, you will have to re-enter the forest now characterized by old oaks and maple beside the rhododendrons
  • In Kedarnath Sanctuary, trekkers can spot red fox and other wildlife
  • Reach Chopta and have a a delicious dinner by the bonfire, while you camp under the stars

  • We commence the hike today early morning. Starting in the early hours of dark will let us have a beautiful sunrise experience from Tungnath top.
  • The trek runs on a well-defined concrete-bound trail from Chopta to the temple
  • Today, the hike will be fraught with steep climbing challenges with sharp turns to cross by. There will be other shrines on the way, of which a particular temple with a flagpole is notable.
  • This one comes after the 10th bend of the road and marks the opening of a splendid view of Chandrashila up ahead
  • From here, you will also get a clear vision of a connecting peak to Chandrashila. This one is named Ravanshila.
  • The 11th bend marks the entryway to Tungnath above which the splendid Chandrashila peak towers at 12,083 ft.
  • At the end of a steep and arduous climb, the summit will be reached with a 360-degree view of the Garhwal and Kumaon mountains welcomingly lying ahead.
  • Notable peaks in this panorama of grandeur are Nanda Devi, Trishul, Nandaghunti, Dronagiri, Chaukhamba, and Kedar. Glimpses of the Thalaysagar and Gangotri ranges too could be made out at the edges.
  • Start descending towards Chopta, and have a delicious dinner as you retire for the night