The optimum time to visit and a detailed schedule for the Chopta trek

Concerning the Chopta Chandrashila Trek

Chopta Valley, which is located at an elevation of 2,680 meters and is surrounded by an impressive forest of oak, deodar, and rhododendron that casts a shadow over a rich bed of flowering plants, is located away from the clamour of city life. The magnificence of its Himalayan Peak is what gives the Chandrashila Summit Trek its charm. 

The Chandrashila Summit Trek travels through lovely meadows and unpaved trails, making it one of the Garhwal Himalayan region’s most stunning treks. Enjoy the breathtaking vista of Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi at 7,817 meters, Trishul at 7,120 meters, Kedarnath at 6,831 meters, Bandarpunch at 6,316 meters, and Chaukhamba at 7,138 meters when you reach the summit. The optimum time to leave Chopta for Tungnath, the highest Shiva Temple on the entire globe and situated at a height of 3,680 meters, is early in the morning. One of the Panch Cedars, the temple lies nestled away in the Chandrashila peak’s crook. 

The folklore surrounding Tungnath, which is thought to be more than 1000 years old, supports some of the events mentioned in the Mahabharata epic. From the Tungnath temple, an hour-long trek ends at the Chandrashila summit, from which one can see the silvery sheen of the Himalayan range, which is speckled with numerous peaks, as well as all of the lush valleys and deep canyons.

The Chandrashila peak climb, which is accessible year-round, is regarded as one of the easy treks in Uttarakhand’s Indian Himalayan area. The trial lasts three to six days on average. Along with the natural colours, the excursion offers rare glimpses into an ancient Garhwal Himalayan civilization.

Highlights of the Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila Trip

  • Famous Haridwar temples include Mansa Devi, Chandi Devi, Maya Devi, Bilkeshwar Mahadev, Bhimgoda, and Bharat Mata Temples.
  • Nilkanth Mahadev, Kunjapuri Temple, Parmarth Niketan Temple, Bharat Mandir, Tera Manzil Temple, and Raghunath Temple are well-known temples in Rishikesh.
  • Temple of Tungnath
  • Devprayag and Rudraprayag’s confluences Crystal Clear Lake: Snow-capped Himalayan Peaks in Deoriatal: Nanda Devi (7,817 meters), Trishul (7,120 meters), and Kedarnath (6,831 meters).Low-altitude hike through vast canyons.
  • Mountain goats, luscious green meadows, and murmuring waterfalls.
  • a glimpse of the locals’ ancient culture.
  • Possibility of seeing some wildlife
  • Hotel, guest house, and tent nights

When to Go on the Chopta Chandrashila Trek?

The best seasons to visit Chopta are the winters (October to December) and the summers (April to June). Chopra also offers winter hikes, and the optimum time to hike is from January through March.

Summer: Chopra’s weather is still pleasant during the summer. Early in the morning and late in the evening, the chilly breeze may be felt and the Himalayas are seen. Light wool clothing should be carried.

During the monsoon, Chopta becomes more verdant. 

The picturesque grandeur of Chopta during the monsoons is worth the risk, despite the difficulty of trekking and the possibility of landslides blocking roads for a few hours. Raincoats should always be carried.

Winter: The area is covered with snow throughout the winter, and there aren’t many lodging alternatives available. However, Chopta looks its finest during the winter, and the trek does get harder. It is advisable to carry thick wool clothing.

Trek Chopta Chandrashila (Detailed Itinerary)

Day 1: 

225 kilometres (7 hours) from Delhi to Haridwar to Ukhimath

Other Advantages (On Arrival)



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Take the 06:50 a.m. train to Haridwar from the Delhi railway station.

After a very short uphill trek from Guptkashi, Ukhimath (1370 mts / 4500 ft) is located on the other side of the Mandakini River Valley. Both Kedarnath’s winter residence and the residence of the priest designated to conduct the worship are Ukhimath. A moving image of Kedarnath is transported in procession to Ukhimath after the Kedarnath temple closes for the winter. There, it stays until the Kedarnath temple reopens in late April or early May.

Day 2: Ukhimath to Deoria Tal (2438 meters/7998 feet)

The Himalayan ranges are visible in the morning. Start your hike to Deoria Tal after breakfast, passing through a lush rhododendron forest filled with wildflowers and ferns. It will take three to four hours to complete the hike. Set up the tents for the night as you get to Deoria Tal.

Deoria Tal – Chopta on Day 3

Morning journey through deep woodland and meadows to Chopta. It is a 12-kilometre hike. Set up your tents in Chopta once you arrive for the night. Investigate the breathtaking Himalayan scenery in the twilight.

Day 04

Tungnath – Chopta (3680 ft / 12070 ft) – Chandrashila (13415 feet/4090 metres) The Chopta

Trek with a packed lunch to Tungnath after an early breakfast. The elevation of Tungnath is 3680 meters above sea level. Three kilometres of the hike are upward, and you’ll pass through verdant meadows. You may see many different snow-capped Himalayas. Arrive and pay a visit.

Day 05: Delhi – Chopta – Haridwar

Drive to Haridwar after an early breakfast and take the 18:05 train from there to Delhi. Delhi arrival by 22:45 hours.

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