Chopta Chandrashila, a popular hike in the Garhwal Himalayas, is a great way to discover happiness in the Indian Himalayas. Surely paradise is alive for climbers. A spectacular view that offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the mighty Himalayas. This is a beautiful walk, with difficulty levels from easy to moderate.

Chopta Chandrashila Mountaineering offers spectacular views of some of the most prominent Himalayan peaks in India including Chaukhamba, Kedarnath, Nandadevi, Trishul, Massif, Neelkanth, Bandarpuch, Yellow Tooth, Kalanag.

This walk in the Himalayas at Garoval is often combined with Chopta, Tungnath, Chandrashila and Deoria Tal. Places on the way to this walking tour include Rishikesh, Rudrapayag, Augustomoni, Okhimat, Sari village, Chupta.


Deoriatal: A beautiful lake at an altitude of 2,387 meters and only 3 kilometers from the village of Sari. The trail is heavily covered with lush green trees such as rhododendrons, with all-red flowers like Chinese roses in May-June. It is believed that this was the place where Yaksha asked for powerful pandas. There is a hiking trail around the lake that is paved with several boulders to make it convenient for those who want to do parikrama (walking around) the lake.

چوپتا:12 km walk from Deoria Tal to Chopta, 2900 meters. Chopta was accessible by road and 34 km from Okimat, 36 km from Gopshwar, 254 km from Rishikesh, 450 km from Delhi. Chopta is generally for hikers who like to hike in the Tungnath and Chandrasilla Summit. It is a small town and the starting point of the third Panch Kedar Tungnath and offers amazing views of the Himalayas including Trishol, Nanda Dewey (the holiest mountain) and Chaukhamba. Chopta is rich in a variety of plants and animals and is located among the thick forests of Deodar and Rhododendron.

The slopes of the Chopta area are great for snow skiing, where the government is planning to start snow games. Some of the activities that can be done in Chupta include camping and hiking, yoga, survival activities – snow walking, snow skiing – rock crafts, rock climbing, rapping – outdoor games – cricket, volleyball, badminton , Foot ball and so on.

Tungnate: Shiva is the tallest temple in the world and one of the five tallest temples in Panch Kedar in the Tunganath Mountains in the Rudraprayag region. The Tongnat Temple, located at an altitude of 3,680 meters (12,073 feet) just below the summit of Chandrasila, is 1,000 years old and is the second largest building on the floor of the Five Sugars. This story has a rich legend related to Pandavas, the heroes of the Mahabharata saga.

Chandrashila: Chandrashila is 2 km ahead of Tungnath Peak. The word means “moonstone”. It is located at an altitude of about 4000 meters (13000 feet) above sea level. This peak offers a spectacular view of the Himalayas, especially the peaks of Nandadu, Trishol, Qedar Peak, Bandar Puch and Chavokhamba Massif. There are several legends associated with this place. According to one of the common legends, this is the place where God meditated with Rama after defeating the demon king Ravana. Another legend says that Chandra, the god of the moon, is here in repentance.

Best time to visit: Chandrashila travel can be done throughout the year.

Source by Roshni Anand