Chandrashilla - Summit Trek from Chopta & Tungnath Temple (4000 mts)

Chandrashila is the summit of the Chandranath Parbat on which Tungnath temple of Panch Kedar is located. Chandrashila can be reached by a further 1.5 km trek from Tungnath, is situated at an elevation of 4,000 mts above sea level, and offers mesmerizing views of the grandeur of Himalayan ranges.

Chopta-Chandrashila-Tungnath trek is one of the popular treks that can be undertaken round the year, it may be quite strenuous if you go during winters.

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Trek to Chandrashila

Trek to Chandrashila summit is one of the popular treks in Uttarakhand due to its relative easiness and accessibility. The summit offers mesmerizing 360 degree view of the Himalayas including peaks like Chaukhamba, Trishul, and Nanda Devi etc. This beautiful trek takes one through verdant meadows, deodar forests and the majestic Tungnath shrine. 

Adventurers trekking to Chandrashila tend to camp in open grounds under the clear night sky. Camping is an amazing experience to have with family and friends when you are surrounded in the lap of nature.

Chandrashila is more of a trek route for the adventurous souls than the tourist folks. Apart from the mesmerizing views of snow capped peaks and abundant natural beauty, there is Tungnath temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is considered highest Shiva shrine in the world. Pilgrims visiting the Char Dham pilgrimage tend to visit Tungnath to offer prayers and seek blessings from Lord Shiva.

Staying in Chandrashila

Chandrashila is the summit of Chandranath Parbat at a staggering height of 4,000 metres. There is no accommodation available at the peak here. One has to descent 1.5 km down to Tungnath Temple to find any sort of accommodation. Tungnath is at an elevation of 3,800 metres so the accommodations available here are budget guest houses with limited facilities. Another option is to find a place to stay at Chopta and trek to Chandrashila via Tungnath.

Chandrashila Food Guide

Again, one has to descent to Tungnath for local food joints eateries specialize in popular North Indian and Chinese dishes. Food options are limited at Tungnath. Restaurants at Chopta may offer a little more in terms of variety.

Mythology of Chandrashila

It is believed that Lord Rama 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 4.5 km mild trek which begins from Chopta through Tungnath

  • 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. 
  • Avoid travelling to the hills in monsoons as the weather is unpredictable during this time. Check with your tour operator, local guide or hotel owner to find the latest update about the roads condition.

What is Chandrashila famous for?

Chandrashila is famous among tourist as Temple, Easy Trek, Snow Trek, Summit, 360 Himalayan Views.

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

Chandrashila is popular destination for following activities/ interests - Adventure, Temples, Trekking.

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