Tungnath Chandrashila Trek

Tungnath Chandrashila Trek

Tungnath Chandrashila Trek is one of the most spectacular and adventurous treks nestled in the beautiful valleys of Uttarakhand. In Tungnath you will also find the world’s highest temple of Mahadev which is called in English as one of the highest Shiva temples in the world. Tungnath and Chandrashila trek is one of the most famous trek in Uttarakhand.

The surrounding beauty of this trek mesmerizes you, this trek starts from the beautiful hill station Chopta in Uttarakhand, the special thing about this trek is that you can see two beautiful Himalayan valleys at once.

And Chopta, Tungnath and Chandrashila are these three places that take you closest to nature, and make you feel the beauty and peace of this place. The height of Tungnath is 11,384 feet above sea level and the height of Chandrashila is 13,123 feet above sea level.

The height of Chandrashila is half the height of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain, from this you can guess how spectacular the view will be from such a height, you will be absolutely above the clouds, this view cannot be described in words. Like I told. That this trek will start from Chopta and the path from Chopta to Tungnath is made right, this path is made of concrete stone.

You can go comfortably from Chopta to Tungnath, then from Tungnase you have to trek to Chandrashila, this route is raw and full of adventure. And if you do this trek in winter time then you will also get to see snow-capped peaks here and you will have to do this trek while walking on snow. Which will fill your trek with more adventure.

Trek Duration

It will take you 4 days to do this trek. (If your journey starts from Haridwar.)

Tungnath Trek Distance

The total distance of Tungnath Chandrashila Trek, is 11 kms.

Trek Starting Point

Tungnath Chandrashila Trek starts from Chopta.

Trek difficulty level

You can do the trek from Chopta to Tungnath very easily but the trek from Tungnath to Chandrashila is broken but you will do it. This entire trek is not very easy, and not very difficult either.

Tungnath Chandrashila Trek Entry Ticket

Before starting Tungnath Chandrashila Trek, you will also have to pay an entrance fee of 150.

Journey Begins of Tungnath chondrahila Trek

Day :1 Haridwar to Chopta

First you have to reach Haridwar Haridwar you can reach very easily with the help of train. Chopta is located at a distance of 230 kms from Haridwar and you will rarely find direct bus or jeep options from Haridwar to Chopta.

So you reach Rudraprayag from Haridwar and then reach Ukhimath from Rudraprayag and you can reach Chopta via Ukhimath. And then after reaching Chopta, take a hotel and rest here and visit the local market of Chopta.

Day :2 Chopta To Tungnath

Today will trek from Chopta to Tungnath. It will take you 3 hours to do this trek, after reaching Tungnath, you should visit Tungnath. And let me remind once again that this temple is the highest temple of Mahadev in the world. You stay here and take your time and enjoy camping and borne fire here.

Day :3 Tungnath to Chandrashila

Today your trek will be from Tungnath to Chandrashila and today’s uphill will be steep. After reaching Chandrashila, enjoy the view here.

And you start your trek to Chandrashila early in the morning so that you can stay on Chandrashila for maximum time, after that you will descend from Chandrashila back down to Chopta and it will take you 3 to 4 hours to reach Chopta from Chandrashila .

Day :4 Back to Haridwar

Today you can leave for your home.

Why Tungnath Chandrashila Trek Famous?

  • Tungnath Chandrashila Trek is famous for trekking.
  • Tungnath Chandrashila Trek is famous for the tallest Shiva temple in the world.
  • Famous for its amazing view.
  • Famous for the view of clouds.
  • Famous for snow.
  • Tungnath Chandrashila Trek is famous for 360 degree view.
  • Tungnath is famous for Chandrashila Winter Trek.
Best time to Visit Tungnath Chandrashila Trek?

The right time to do Tungnath Chandrashila Trek, April to November, meanwhile, you can enjoy this trek. And the trekking trail can be a bit slippery during the rains, so it would be better if you do not do this trek at this time.

Special thing: December to March

The weather is a bit harsh during winters and the temperature drops to zero during the night and evening. During the winter season the temple is closed due to snowfall.

Hence it would not be advisable to undertake this trip at this time of the year. Still, if you want to experience snow fall and trekking.

So during these months you can plan a vacation. But remember that you will not be able to visit the temple, keep heavy woolen clothes with you to stay warm in this season.

How to reach Tungnath Chandrashila Trek?
  • By Road: First you have to come from Delhi to Haridwar, you will get a direct bus from Delhi to Haridwar, after that you will have to go from Haridwar to Rudraprayag.

        For that, you will get a bus from Rudraprayag, you will have to go to Ukhimath, you will also get a bus for that, after reaching                          Ukhimath, you will get a bus from Ukhimath to Chopta, the distance from Ukhimath to Chopta is 44 kilometers. It may take you 16 to             17 hours to complete this entire journey.If you do not want to travel such a long journey together then you can come to Haridwar from           Delhi and you can stay in Haridwar for one day and visit Haridwar and then on the next day you can start the journey to Haridwar                 Chopta.

  • By Train: Haridwar is the nearest railway station which is well connected to major Indian cities. From Haridwar you can take a taxi to Chopta and reach Chopta very easily.
  • By Air: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport to Chopta. The distance of Chopta from here is 178 kms, from here you can take a taxi to Chopta and reach Chopta in 5 to 6 hours.


1. Tungnath Chandrashila Trek in One Day?

Tungnath Chandrashila Trek, can be done in a day.

2. Tungnath Chandrashila Trek Temperature?

The average temperature of Chopta Tungnath during the winter season is around 9 °C during the day and -8 °C at night. And the weather here is quite pleasant during summers. The average temperature in this summer season ranges between 8 degrees to 16 degrees. The weather can be very cold in the evening, therefore, carry light woolen clothes to keep yourself warm.

3. What is the budget for Tungnath Chandrashila Trek?

To do Tungnath Chandrashila Trek, you can spend up to 7000. (If your journey starts from Haridwar.)

4. How long is Tungnath Trek?

The total distance from Chopta to Tungnath is 3.5 kms.

5. How far is Chandrashila from Tungnath?

The distance from Tungnath to Chandrashila is 2 kilometers.

6. Which is better Auli or Chopta?

Both of these places are great, if you want to trek then you can come to Chopta, if you want to save Asia’s longest cable car, then you can also go to Auli, although it is close to both the places. You can visit both these places one by one.

7. Can we trek Tungnath in December?

Tungnath Temple remains closed in December. You cannot complete this trek in December due to heavy snowfall.

8. How far is Chopta from Auli?

The distance from Chopta to Auli is 142 kms and you can reach here in 4 to 5 hours.

9. Is there a mobile network in Chopta?

Only BSNL phones work in Chopta. All other networks including Airtel and Vodafone will remain completely out of network. For BSNL, BSNL does not need to be postpaid; Prepaid phones will also work fine.

10. Does Chopta have electricity ?

In Chopta, you get electricity only in the evening. Electricity is stored here through solar power for the whole day, after that you get electricity in the evening. You should reach before taking the hotel about electricity and water so that you will not face any problem later.

Must visit here once after Tungnath Chandrashila Trek
After doing the Tungnath Chandrashila trek, you can do the longest cable car ride in Asia, for this you will have to go to Auli, you will get complete information about Auli here.

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