Chopta Chandrashila
Chopta Chandrashila
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Chopta Chandrashila

Chopta Chandrashila


The crest of Chandrashila Peak appears like the moon itself, and that’s where it got its name. Chandrashila peak is conveniently accessible with a gradual five km hike from Chopta. The most important aspect of this short little tour is the visit to Tungnath temple. This temple is considered to be one of the highest temple in the world at 3700 meters and is almost 1000 year old.On top of Chandrashila, there is small Ganga temple from where you can take some blessings. The best thing about Chopta Chandrashila peak trek is its easy gradient. Anyone can do this trek, including children and somewhat older people. It is a perfect trek for the family to enjoy outdoor and nature.

The view from Chandrashila top is simply amazing. You’ll find a panoramic view of high Himalayan peaks from here in including Kedarnath, Chaukhamba and the magnificent Nanda Devi peak. The sense of fresh air and the great landscape is a very refreshing feeling. The altitude of Chandrashila peak is 4000 meter approximately.

While you pursue Chopta Chandrashila trek you can take a quick detour to Deoria tal lake, mere 2.5 km from the road head.This little trip will definitely make your trek a memorable one.


  • Difficulty: EASY
  • Trek Distance: 10 km
  • Trek Duration: 3-4 Days
  • Location: Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India
  • Best Time: April-June and mid-September till mid-December.
  • Nearest international airport: New Delhi, India
  • Nearest domestic airport: Dehradun, India

Things to carry for Chopta Chandrashila Trek

  • Footwear: Trekking Boots (snow and water proof), normal walking boots, and floaters. Few pairs of warm/woolen socks.
  • Luggage: Backpack (40 liters), Daypack (20-30 ltr), Duffel bag.
  • Clothes: Waterproof breathable jacket & pants, Jacket (synthetic or fleece of down feather), insulated pants (Synthetic), Poncho, Sweatshirt, inner thermal (upper & lower), fleece, t-shirts, cotton trekking pants, shorts.
    * as per the season
  • Gear for Hand & Head: Liner glove, Bandanna, Sun hat, Woolen caps, Face mask etc.
  • Accessories: Sunglasses/Goggles, anti-glare glasses, water bottle, hydra pack, Headlamp with spare bulb and extra batteries.
  • Trekking Gears: Emergency tool kit.
  • Protection and First-Aid: Sunscreen, toiletry kit, water purification tablets, Zip-lock bags, ear plugs, first-aid and all essential medicines.
  • Camping Equipment: Tents, sleeping bags (extreme -5 to +5 Celsius) with liner, trekking poles, Sleeping mat, etc. Kitchen Tent, Ration, cooking utensils, etc.

Chopta Chandrashila Trek Planning

This is one trek which you can plan for yourself without needing a travel operator. From Rishikesh, one has to drive to Ukhimath (170 km) town and further to Chopta from there (30 km). Spend a night at a guest around Chopta and next day go for this 10-km hike. Pack some lunch as well as there are limited options on the trail. If you reach early you should spend few hours Chandrashila peak and admire the nature. Hike back to Chopta, which shouldn’t take long. Deoria tal plan can be added if you have an extra day to explore the place. There is lodges and forest guest house at Deoria Tal as well.


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