Chopta Tungnath Trek
Chopta Tungnath Trek or Chopta-Tungnath Trek is situated in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. It is best destination for trekker. Chopta is located at an altitude of 2680 m above sea level, base camp for Chandrashilla – Tungnath. Tungnath is a Temple of Lord Shiva, one of the temple in Panchkedar at an altitude of 4000 m above sea level. This trek passes through forest of deodar, grassland, rhododendron and also many veriety of flora and fauna, mountain view of Parwat, Chaukhamba, Bandarpunch, , Nilkantha Tirsuli, Nanda Devi, Meru, Sumeru, etc.
|Days Required||4Days & 3 Nights|
|Season||Anytime of the year|
|Things to Carry||
Day-1: Rishikesh - Ukhimath
Our trek begins from the town of Rishikesh. Morning, after breakfast we drive for a good 7-8 hours to reach Sari. The drive, though long is beautiful as we drive along the Ganga, Alaknanda and Mandakani rivers. Enroute we stop at Devprayag which is another important Hindu site, known for the confluence of two distinct colored Bhagirathi and Alaknanada Rivers, which then flows down as the Ganga. Once in Sari, we trek for a short while to the beautiful Himalayan Lake, Deorital. This trek does not take long but is steep, often giving a good view of the surrounding villages.
While you trek up, we carry your gear ahead of you so that you find your camps ready at the bank of the lake. You can take the day off to explore the area around and then retire to your cozy tents after a good, wholesome dinner.
The mornings in the Himalayas are one to look forward to. Wake up early to catch the first rays of the sun on the snowcovered Himalayas. The orangish hue of the mountains is one to keep as memory in your cameras! Once we have fed you with an energy giving breakfast, we set forth to Chopta. This is a gradual trek and takes 5-6 hours to complete, which however pass relatively quickly as you pass through the dense, cool forests and beautiful alpine meadows dotted with wild flowers. Arrive at Chopta and camp at outskirts. Meals and Overnight stay in Tents.
Day-3 : Ukhimath - Chopta, Chandrashilla via Tungnath - Chopta
Our target today is to reach the summit of Chandrashilla in time so that we can catch the panoramic view of the high Himalayan peaks in good light. The trek is mostly a gradual ascent through the maroonish-reddish dwarf rhododendron bushes. At the summit, take in a good look at the prominent peaks surrounding you from all directions. Almost every prominent peak of the Garhwal Himalayas can be spotted from here. To one side is Nanda Devi (7817Mtrs-the highest peak of Indian Himalayas), the other side is Kedarnath, Trishul, Banderpoonch etc. Each peak offers a spectacular view and finds its mention in the myths and folk tales of the plains below. Explore the area and then trace your steps back to the camp at Chopta. This downward journey is far easier and we finish it in good time to camp again at Chopta.
Day-4 :Chopta - Rishikesh
Morning after breakfast board our waiting vehicle and drive back to Rishikesh. Tour terminates upon arrival in Rishikesh.
- Accommodation. (Guest house, Home stay, Camping).
- All Meals while on trek & transits (Veg.) (Egg).
- Trek equipments.
- First aid medical kit.
- Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
- All transportation during the trek program.
- Any kind of personal expenses.
- Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
- Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Price Includes”.