Trek Overview

Region: Rudraprayag District
State: Uttarakhand
Trek duration: 3 Night / 4 Days
Trek Level: Easy to Moderate
Max. Altitude: 4000 metres.
Trek Length: 13 kilometres.
Trek Route: Saari Village Deoriatal Saari Village Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila.
Trek Package: 6000/- person

Bring yourself in the realm of raw nature.
Chandrashila Trek has all the charisma that a trekker would dream of!
Awarding with a striking glimpse of the Garhwal Himalayas, this trek is the window to the exhilarating Himalayan beauty.
Chandrashila is proudly seated at an elevation of 4,000 meters about 13,000 feet above sea level.
In winters, Chandrashila covers up with snow, opening-up a gallery of snow peaks.
This mesmerizing trail buys you some of the most precious moments ever!

What could be better than a thrilling trail, accumulating all the exquisiteness of nature? Lofty terrains leading to challenging summits, Garhwal Himalayas stir up a sense of incredible thrill, leaving you enchanted with its jaw-dropping beauty. Chandrashila Trek with Chopta & Tungnath is one of the exciting & mesmerizing treads you can have in Uttarakhand.

Chandrashila is a calm abode amidst the Himalayas, ever-ready to welcome trekkers all around the year, gateway to the vibrant colors of the Himalayas. Chandrashila which means “Moon Rock” is the summit of the Tungnath, located at a height of approx 4000 meters (13000ft). This summit is famous for providing a 360° view of the Garhwal Himalayas region, one can relish the might view of Nanda Devi ( highest peak in Garhwal Himalayas), Trisul, Kedar Dome, Bandarpunch & Chaukhamba peaks. Mythological legends associated with it make it a must-visit destination. One such legend says this was the place where Lord Rama came after defeating Ravana & meditated in this beautiful abode of nature. Another legend tells the story of moon-god Chandra spending his time here in atonement, and hence moon rock (Chandrashila).

What makes Chandrashila Trek via Chopta & Tungnath such a captivating trek?

Soothing trail of Chandrashila via Chopta & Tungnath is the gateway to some of the major peaks of Garhwal Himalayas, like Nanda Devi, which is the 2nd highest peak in India. The sanctified view of these peaks has always fascinated trekkers & tourists from a time. Chandrashila trek takes us through the stunning valleys proceeding to vast forest greenery with mesmerizing scenic beauties.

Chopta the last point before Chandrashila peak, situated within the Kedarnath Reserve National Park is easily connected with roads. Chopta has a countless assortment of vivid sights to charm the visitors, it is splendidly immersed with lush greenery in the spring & summer season. In winters, it engulfs inside a thick blanket of snow adding a dimension into its captivating gorgeousness.

One can witness one of the highest Shiva temple in the world, at Tungnath. With the literal meaning “Lord of the peaks” Tungnath, is at top of the ridge dividing waters of the Mandakini & Alaknanda River, forming quaint river valleys. River valleys are rich with rhododendrons, alpine meadows & agricultural fields, presenting a never seen before the scene to the visitors.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1:- 08 hrs drive from Rishikesh to Saari Village via Rudraprayag by road 242 kms

Rishikesh the beautiful place near the river Ganges will be the starting point of this memorable journey. We will pick you up from Rishikesh, and from there it will be about a 8-hour journey to Sari village. Sari acts as the delightful base camp for the astounding trek to Chandrashila. Campsite, Homestays & guest houses at Sari village will be used for an overnight halt before triggering on for Deoriatal the next day.

Sitting at an elevation of 6600 feet striking landmasses of the village & grand aura of mountains around create a majestic display. If one is short with some necessary items, visit the market area here, just might find something helpful. One can spend the whole night in the serenity of nature, rejuvenating his inner self, and can enjoy the plethora of natural splendor, wondering what’s next in store!

Day 2:- Saari Village To Deoriatal and back to Sari Village then drive to Chopta

Activities @ Saari Village Base camp in the morning

  • Acclimatization
  • Introduction to Deoriatal, Chandrashila Trek
  • Introduction to your Trek- Leader
  • Trek Gadget check
  • Primary Health Parameter monitoring

The second day of our journey will embark from Sari and will continue to Chopta via Deoriatal. Deoriatal is located at a minor distance of approx 2 Km from Sari, at an elevation of approx 7850 feet, and our journey from Sari village will traverse through the splendid maple forests, greeted with beautiful farmlands, ancient temples & few pristine village houses. If one is doing this journey in spring, crimson & pink aura of rhododendron blossoms makes it an unforgettable stopover. Falling inside Kedarnath Musk deer Sanctuary, Deoriatal is a treat for wildlife lovers, bird watchers &, or a shutterbug with a dream of capturing the drama in the highlands. The backdrop of unspoiled Deoriatal sports a grand panorama of Chaukhamba peaks.

Chopta is a booming but very serene spot, largely because of the lively patches of pine, oaks & a rhododendrons, which is quite tempting place for excursion. Standing high at 3000 meters, one can realize the charisma of Himalayan ranges.

Day 3:- Chopta to Chandrashila via Tungnath and back to Chopta

Rising amidst the tranquillity of mountains, charges up for the tough day, a lot of adventure is awaiting us ahead! Our trek will start here, with a steep gradient from Chopta to Tungnath, which will be full of scenic magnificence. Chopta to Tungnath is a very thrilling trek since it has the fiddly trails to make you joyful as well as restless. During this trek, we will first visit Tungnath at the height of 3680 meters, which is the highest Shiva temple in the world. This is the right place to discover the reconciliation with inner self; a lot of tourists prefer to meditate here in riveting sunshine to rejuvenate themselves.

More adventure awaits us, as we trek ahead to Chandrashila Summit, charged up with a mystical aura of Tungnath, Summit is 1 Km from Tungnath, but, has a sharp ascent & steep climb, carry adequate water and keep yourself hydrated. 360-degree views of Garhwal and Kumaon range await at the top. Nanda Devi, Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, Kamet, Dunagiri, Chaukhamba, Kedar dome, Thalaysagar, Gangotri ranges, and Jahanukut are some of the prominent peaks visible from here. Golden-breasted eagles are a normal sight from the summit.

Getting back to Chopta via the same route will take you lesser time than the ascent. Overnight stay in Chopta; staying arrangements made here by us make your stay in the mountains comfortable.

Day 4:- 08 hrs drive from Chopta to Rishikesh via Rudraprayag by road 242 kms

The day comes when we head back to Rishikesh with a huge bouquet of memories for a lifetime. With recollections of one of the most thrilling treks in the Garhwal Himalayas, we return home, setting up our wits for the next excursion to the intoxicating Himalayas!


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Itinerary Briefing

Rishikesh is 250 kilometres North-east from Delhi; travel time by road is 6 hours, by air 30 minutes from Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi to Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun.

Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun is 16 kilometres from Rishikesh, travel time 30 minutes.

Dehradun is the capital city of Uttarakhand, situated at 266 kilometres; travel time by road is 7 hours.

Saari Village Deoriatal Saari Village Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila

  • Day 1: Rishikesh To Saari Village Via Rudraprayag
  • Meeting Point: Nataraj Chowk, Rishikesh
  • Departure: 6.30am
  • Altitude: 1900 mtrs.
  • Distance: 274 kms.
  • Travel time: 08-10 hrs.
  • Dinner: Saari Village Home Stay
  • Night Halt: Saari Village Home Stay
  • Day 2: Saari Village To Deoriatal And Back To Sari Village Then Drive To Chopta
  • Altitude: 3000 mtrs.
  • Trek distance: 4 kms.
  • Breakfast: Saari Village Home Stay
  • Lunch: Travel Pack
  • Dinner: Chopta Campsite
  • Night Halt: Chopta Campsite
  • Day 3: Chopta To Chandrashila Via Tungnath And Back To Chopta
  • Altitude: 4000 mtrs.
  • Trek distance: 9 kms.
  • Breakfast: Chopta Campsite
  • Lunch: Travel Pack
  • Dinner: Chopta Campsite
  • Night Halt: Chopta Campsite
  • Day 4: Chopta Campsite To Rishikesh (Nataraj Chowk)  via Rudraprayag
  • Altitude: 3000 mtrs.
  • Breakfast: Chopta Campsite
  • Distance: 242 kms.
  • Travel time: 08-10 hrs
  • Reaching Point: Nataraj Chowk, Rishikesh

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