Uttarakhand state is blessed by the god in terms of nature. This state is well known for its religious shrines and serene places. Here you can experience high snow-capped peaks of Himalayas as well as several rivers in which some are sacred rivers like Ganga, Yamuna.
Here the valleys are the habitat of many Himalayan animal species and there you will find various kinds of flowers and trees. There are several trek routes that exist in Uttarakhand Chopta-Tungnath-Chandrashila is one of them. This trek route is the Gharwal region of Uttarakhand.
Chopta is surrounded by a lush green valley and snow-clad Gharwal Himalayas. It is one of the serene places of this state. It is a small town located in the Rudraprayag district. The Chopta-Tungnath-Chandrashila trek route comes under the Kedarnath wildlife reserve which is the conservative area to save the Himalayan endangered species. The Chopta is said to be the “Mini Switzerland in India” due to its spellbinding views.
Through the trek route, you will get a chance to adore the beauty of Himalayan peaks like Kedarnath, Bandarpunch, Nanda Devi Parbat, Trishul Parbat, and Chaukhamba Peak. During trekking on this route, you will experience one of the highest temple complex dedicated to Lord Shiva that is the Tungnath temple complex.
This temple is seated at the elevation of 3400 meters above the sea level. Chandra Shila is the name of the summit from there you will experience the most amazing & picturesque views of valleys and Himalayas. It is believed by locals that moon-god Chandra meditated here once upon a time in penance here. He worshipped Lord Shiva here to get relief from the curse.
Day 1: Haridwar -Sari Village- Deorital
Day 2: Deorital- Rohini Bugyal- Chopta
Day 3: Chopta- Tungnath- Chandrashila-Chopta
Day 4: Chopta- Haridwar
How to Reach Chopta
The road journey is
The best option to reach Chopta is by road. From Haridwar, there are government/private buses run on a regular basis. Another option available is hiring a private cab/taxi which will drop you at the Chopta. There are 6 hrs required to reach the Chopta. The time duration depends upon weather conditions, route and traffic conditions.
Haridwar is the nearest railway station to Chopta. It is connected with all major railway stations in India. The distance between Chopta and Haridwar is 190 km. From the railway station, the government/ private bus available so you can board or hire some private tourist’s taxis by service providers.
Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to reach Chopta. It is situated in Dehradun, the capital city of the state Uttarakhand. Chopta is 226 km away from Dehradun. This airport is connected to all major airports via Delhi. There are flights on a regular basis from Delhi.
Things to Carry
- Led Flashlights
- Identity Proof
- Trekking Shoes
- Trekking Poles
- Trekking Bag
- Sleeping Bag
- First Aid Kit
- General Medicine Kit
- Personal Toiletries
- Small Garbage Collection Bags
- Water Bottle
- Thermo Flask
- Dry Fruits and Snacks
- Woolen Clothes
- Woolen Socks
- Woolen Gloves
- Solar Charger
- Sunscreen Lotion
- Lip Balm
- Body Lotion
- Extra Batteries for Camera
- Do not litter
- Obtain all the permits before the commencement of the Trekking. It will save you from the last-minute arrangements.
- Do not involve in any activity which is against the Forest Law of India.
- Do not carry any kind of weapon. It is against the law.
- Try to avoid plastic materials as much as possible. In case you have used proper dispose of it.
- Try to avoid hard heated comments on co-travelers. If you face any issues, then report back to your team/group leader.
- If you face any issue regarding health, then tell your team leader immediately. They are experts to handle all kinds of health difficulties at high altitudes.
- Try to avoid activities that harm nature. Be a responsible trekker.
- Do not use any kind of toxic material during the trip it may lead you in difficulty.
- Upon asking you have to show your id-proof the authority.
- Do not make fun of any religious belief.
- Stick with the group and follow the instructions of the group leader.