Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila Trek:- Solo Trek Turn into Amazing Group Trip
Chopta Tunganath Chandrashila Trek:- Solo Trek Turn into Amazing Group Trip
Travelling :- It Leaves you Speechless, And Turns You Into A Storyteller – IBN BATTUTA
But in reality it was Mumbai to Delhi, Delhi to Rishikesh, Rishikesh to Shrinagar, Shrinagar to Rudraprayag, Rudraprayag to Kund, Kund to Ukhimath, Ukhimath to Chopta. I stayed in Shirnagar for a night then started remaining journey at next morning. Traveling after Rishikesh is kind of hectic but seneries is the best I have ever seen, mountains and road running along river. At the night of full moon it get best of it like sky is so bright full moon & stars, you can see mountains and small lake in between mountains reflecting light moon it was amazing.
I travel till Rudraprayag Solo. Then I meet 3 friends group (Sanjay, Rakesh P. Rakesh J.) and Laksya from Delhi. After that we travel in group has blast of enjoyment. So from where I should start ?
Area :- Garhwal Himalayas
Duration :- 4 days – 5 days
Best Season :- March – June and September –December
Altitude:- 4090 Meters
Total Trekking :- 30 K.M
How to Reach:-
Reach Chopta By Air
The Jolly Grant Airport, which lies in the city of Dehradun, is the closest air link from Chopta. You'll find regular flights flying from Delhi (India's capital) to the domestic airport of Dehradun. After arrival at airport, you can hire a cab to cover a distance of around 226 km and reach the hill station of Chopta.
Rishikesh lies at a distance of around 200 km from Chopta. It's, therefore, the nearest rail way station. There are regular express trains running to the town from different tourist destinations of the country. You can first catch a train to Rishikesh and then cover the remaining distance by road.
Reach Chopta By Road (By Bus)
Things to do and places to see in Chopta Region:-
Trek to Devariyatal (2.5 kms from Sari Village )
Trek to Tunganath and Chandrashila ( From Chopta)
Visit Tunganath Temple ( one of the Panch Kedar Shrines)
Ukhimath ( Winter Home of Lord Kedaernath)
Mukkumath ( Winter home of LoRD Tunganath)
Kartikswami Temple ( 108 kms via Rudraprayag, 3 kms trek from Kanakchauri)
Snow capped Himalayan Peaks : Nanda Devi at 7817 Meters, Trishul at 7120 Meters, Kedarnath at 6831 Meters, Bandarpunch at 6316 Meters and Chaukhamba at 7138 Meters.
Chopta –Tunganath – Chandrashil Trek
Chopta is located Garhwal region of Uttarakhand and lies on the Ukhimath – Chamoli – Gopeshwar Road. There is 2 Chopta in uttarakhand so people who are relining on Google map should go for Chopta near Ukhimath. Distance of Chopta from Haridwar is 225km. People who are traveling by public transport should be aware that there is no transport during night from Rishikesh to Chopta plan your trip according.
In Winter all this area is get covered in Snow. I was visited in April still there was snow in area Freezing Rain was pouring after every 30-40 minutes. It was very cold yet we didn’t wanted to stop so many people was returning due to heavy Freezing Rain, Fog and wind. But me and my Trek buddy from Delhi Rakesh Didn’t Stop, We wanted to reach Tunganath, wanted to see temple.
We reached at base camp chopta around 9 -9:30 pm. Till then others threes have booked room for all of us it was around 500-700 Rs per head. We had dinner then food is normal you can eat it not much fancy not much bad. You will have veg - non Veg option, price is little high but acceptable as we are getting food there and there is no other alternative for it.
Now those three who didn’t make it till temple on 1st day started saying they want to go in morning again because we were literally told them story about how things were there how we found temple. Although it was there all time and we couldn’t see. So finally we decided to go back again in morning. I also wanted to go back because yesterday we couldn’t complete trek till Chandrashilla. So we had fun till midnight we rolling and laughing it was amazing because most of us was stranger we didn’t know each other but we had fun like any thing.
Next morning we left around 6AM it was very chilly morning temperature was around 0℃.
I had so much fun also made so much fun. Life is always like this its not that you will have to complete in Frist try what is important is never giving up. Well after this trek I have completed Kedarkanth Trek that story for next time.
Bham Bham Bhole…!!!