About Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila

Chopta Tungnath & Chandrashila is the entire area comes under Kedarnath musk deer sanctuary, District Rudraprayag Uttarakhand, Chopta at an approximate altitude of 2,608 m) so chances are that you can spot wildlife including wild goat and Himalayan monal in the morning.

Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila

  • Difficulty : Easy to Moderate
  • Best time to visit : April, May, and June
  • Temparature : Summer Temperature: – Day (5°C to 17°C) Night (2° C to 10° C)
    Winter Temperature: – Day (-1°C to -5° C) Night (-5°C to -12°C)
  • Chopta – Altitude : 2,608 meters
  • Tungnath – Altitude : 3,680 meters
  • Chandrashila Peak – Altitude : 3,690 meters

What are some special things about Chopta?

Lord Tungnath also visits the five holiest Shiva temples in the state of Uttarakhand. On the left are the Lord shree Kedarnath and Madmaheshwar temples and on the right are the Sri Rudranath and Sri Kalpeshwar temples and just above it are the Sri Tungnath temples.

Although Chopta is also a bird’s paradise, many types of animals, birds are found here and you can see more than 200 above species of birds, including native and migratory species like Himalayan Monal, Himalayan Swiftlet, Himalayan Griffon, Scarlet Finch , Hill Partridge etc. Nearby places like Dugal bitta, Mandal village, Tungnath trek route are mostly sighted and Chopta has been declared as an important wild animal bird-watching site by National and International Conservation and Biodiversity Organizations.

About Tungnath Temple and Chandrashila Peak

Bhagwan Tungnath Temple is magnificent in its style and architecture, according to the wishes of the priest, the Tungnath temple is believed to be more than 1000 years old. This main temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and other smaller rocks temples in the vicinity are said to be dedicated to Goddess Parvati. In which Chandrashila Peak is also considered.

Chandrashila Peak is another 1.5 km from Tungnath Temple, from Tungnath Temple, the path narrows and uphill trek route, as one climbs to the meadows of Chandrashila Peak. Chandrashila Peak is the last peak of the mountain on which the Tungnath temple is also situated. A beautiful small temple is situated on the summit. Chandrashila Peak is situated at an altitude of 3,690 m above sea level, these peaks are at 360 degrees. From there you get spectacular views of Nanda Devi, Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, Kedar Dome, Chaukhamba, Kamet, Gangotri ranges, Shivling Peak and Himalayan peaks.

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By Air :-

  • The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Bhaniawala, Dehradun, 41 km from Haridwar. After reaching Haridwar, you need to carry the rest of the journey by road only. Haridwar to Chopta is about 225 km by road.

By Rail :-

  • The nearest railway station is at Haridwar. After reaching Haridwar you need to carry the rest of the journey by road only. Haridwar to Chopta is about 225 km by road.

By Road :-

  • Tungnath can be approached from Kund-Gopeshwar road up to Chopta about 212 km from Rishikesh via the Chamoli-Gopeshwar-Chopta route. Buses and taxi service are easily available along the route. From Chopta, you have to take the short 3 km trek route to reach the Tungnath temple.

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