Chandrashila Trek

Chandrashilla Peak - Summit Snow Trek

Chandrashila that literally suggests the ‘Moon Rock’ is the summit of the Chandranath Parvat on which the Tungnath temple of Panch Kedar is situated. The majestic Chandrashila summit serves as a vantage point that offers a heavenly panorama of the Great Himalayas. 

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Chandrashila Trek Tour Packages

Chopta 2 Nights Trekking Tour with Tungnath Chandrashila
3 Days / 2 Nights
₹. 4,500.00    ₹ 3,500.00
Chopta 2 Nights Budget Package with Devariyatal
3 Days / 2 Nights
₹. 4,500.00    ₹ 3,500.00
Chopta - Chandrashila Trekking Expedition
4 Days / 3 Nights
₹. 5,900.00
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Why Trek to Chandrashila?

Chandrashila is proudly seated at an elevation of 4,000 meters about 13,000 feet above sea level. Many travelers like to commence the exhilarating Chandrashila trek that can be completed by a short gradient of 1.5 km from Tungnath. However, the base camp for the Chandrashila trek is Chopta. Chandrashila is one of the popular treks of Uttarakhand that can be undertaken throughout the year. But sometimes during winters, the trek route remains hidden under the sheath of snow.

Owing to its relative easiness and accessibility, the Chandrashilla summit trek is one of the most frequented treks of Uttarakhand. It offers a mesmerizing 360-degree view of the majestic Himalayan peaks like Kedarnath Dome, Chaukhamba, Trishul, and Nanda Devi. This trek opens up to the verdant meadows, one can absorb the scent of the deodar trees and pay obeisance at the holy Tungnath shrine

The Chandrashila trek route is a blessing for the weary souls who are in search of peace and tranquillity. This beautiful trek takes one through verdant meadows, deodar forests and the majestic Tungnath shrine. You can also enrapture in spirituality here by visiting the Chandrashila temple, where Lakshman, the younger brother of Lord Rama meditated.

Peaks visible from Chandrashila Summit (by Peak Finder)

Chandrashila Trek Travel Tips

  • If you are planning a trek to Chandrashila, please keep in mind it is at an elevation close to 4,000 meters. Make sure you are physically fit although, the route is relatively easy.
  • As Chandrashila is the summit itself, it is inhabitable. Facilities like ATMs, petrol pumps are not available, even at Chopta. One has to go all the way to Gopeshwar to find these facilities. 
  • Hire a Guide during Winters, when the trek to Chandrashilla is completely covered with snow.

Staying in Chandrashila Trek

Chandrashila is the summit of Chandranath Parbat at a staggering height of 4,000 meters. There is no accommodation available at the peak here, also camping is not allowed as well. One has to descent 1.5 km down to Tungnath Temple to find any sort of accommodation but that too is limited to a few rooms in an ashram and cannot be booked in advance. Best is to find a place to stay at Chopta and trek to Chandrashila via Tungnath.

Chandrashila Trek Food Guide

Again, one has to descent to Tungnath for local food and that too is available when Tungnath temple is open (May to October only), after that the food is available only in Chopta or respective hotels or camps in Chopta.

Mythology about Chandrashila Trek

It is believed that Lord Lakshman meditated at Chandrashila peak after defeating the demon-king Ravana. Another legend says that moon-god Chandra spent time here in penance.

How to reach Chandrashila

To know about how to reach Chandrashila from Delhi, refer to Chopta driving directions. Chandrashila summit is a 5 km mild trek which begins from Chopta through Tungnath

Best Suggested Trekking Itinerary for Chandrashila Summit  

Day 01: Rishikesh to Chopta
Take the bus to Ukhimath from Rishikesh that will follow the route via Devprayag-Srinagar-Rudraprayag-Ukhimath or via Rudraprayag-Karnprayag- Chamoli-Gopeshwar. It will take roughly 8-10 hours to reach Ukhimath or Gopeshwar, from where you can hire a taxi to Chopta. You will find resorts, hotels and camps in Chopta for having an overnight stay. 

Day 02: Chopta-Tungnath-Chandrashila-Chopta
Wake up early, post breakfast get ready to trek to Chandrashila. On the way, you will see the pristine meadows, shepherds, wild animals, Himalayan birds and rare species of flora-fauna. After trekking for 3.5 kms, you will reach Tungnath temple perched at an elevation of 3,680 meters. It is the highest Shiva temple in the world. On reaching Tungnath, pay obeisance at the temple and admire its old stone architecture. Relax and commence the short 1.5 km trek to Chandrashila Peak. 

On reaching Chandrashila, enjoy the stunning 360-degree view of the snow-capped Himalayas. Trek back to Chopta and treat your jaded palates with a scrumptious lunch. Enjoy the beauty of Chopta and overnight stay in chopta.

Day 3: Departure from Chopta 
If you going to Delhi NCR have to catch train or flight, try to leave early in the morning after breakfast.

Chandrashila Trek Photo Gallery

Cairns on Chandrashila Peak
Temple at Chandrashila Summit (4000 mts)
Chandrasila temple in Chopta, Uttarakhand.
Mountain view from Chandrashila
Chandrashila Summit and Temple during winters
Chandrashila Summit
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Chandrashila Trek Weather

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Chandrashila Trek Weather in May

The minimun and maximum temperature in May in Chandrashila Trek is 4°C and 10°C respectively. The weather is generally pleasant and clear in May and you would feel cold throughout the day. Light Woolen clothes are recommended for Chandrashila Trek in May.

What is Chandrashila Trek famous for?

Chandrashila Trek is famous among tourist as Temple, Easy Trek, Snow Trek, Summit, 360 Himalayan Views, winter trek, Trekking, Mountain Peak.

Chandrashila Trek is recommended destination for Corporates, Couples, Family and Kids, Foreigners, Groups, Solo.

Chandrashila Trek is popular destination for following activities/ interests - Adventure, Peaks and Mountains, Temples, Trekking, View Points, Winter Treks.

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