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Ranjit Kakkar

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Perhaps one of the hardest but yet most rewarding treks that I had to do. Had a great time and the organisers were also super helpful and kind.

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Tapan Arora

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Chopta offers a terrific view of the Kedar and Chaukambha peaks. We had to go around 4 kilometers uphill to reach the Tungnath shrine. Truly an abode o...

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About the Chopta Tungnath Trek:
Tungnath trek is short and easy in the Chopta Tungnath trek which runs parallel to the sky-scraping Himalayan Treks. Tunganath is the highest temple of Garwal. During this hiking, one can enjoy a clear view of majestic peaks of Panchchuli, Nanda Devi, Nilkanth and Kedarnath. Chopta gives a picturesque view of the Himalayas. In the early spring, the Rhododendron forest glows red as the flowers bloom.

Your journey for the Chopta Tungnath trekking will start from Haridwar, in Haridwar will visit the famous Mandakini Valley, the river and lake. Then we will visit Chopta, which is surrounded by dense forests. From Chopta, we will start for Tungnath and Chandrashilla Top (Our last destination).

Tungnath is always the starting point of the Chanadrashila summit trek which possesses a captivating beauty with the help of many deodar and rhododendron forests. Chopta has a myriad collection of pictorial sights to bewitch the visitors which is marvelously engulfed by huge vegetation in spring and summer. During winter it would be appealing to all eyes since the thick cover of snow will be an amusing part of the region.

The summit of the Chandrashilla peak provides a breathtaking 360-degree view. Views, which go far beyond the simple view of mountains.

Quick Facts:
Temperature: Day: 8°C to 15°C and Night: -5°C to 3°C
Maximum Altitude: 11,154 ft
Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 
Railway Station: Haridwar is the nearest railway station 
Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
Base Camp: Sari Village (6 hrs drive from Haridwar)
ATM: Last ATM is in Ukhimath, around 13 km before Sari.

Chopta Tungnath Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Drive to Haridwar-Sari and trek Sari - Deorital

    Pick Up Point- Haridwar Railway Station

    Pick Up Time- 6:00 am

    From Haridwar to Sari village is a journey of 7-8 hours. The Alaknanda & Bhagirathi river will keep you company throughout, reaching you at Sari by 6:00 in the evening.

    If you are missing any minor requisite for the journey ahead, visit the market area in Sari, just might find something useful!

    The trek on the first day is easy with mixed ascent and descent. A well-defined rocky trail will show you to the end, from where the Chandrashila summit is clearly visible and the Tungnath temple is a speck of colour. After this point, it’s a steep uphill bend on the ridgeback of the mountain. Get ready for an acutely laborious climb, giving you the first taste of challenge. Soon, you will reach the Forest Department built a resting stop. Clocked timely by your Trek Leader, you can afford a 20 minutes break here. An excellent view of the way of the mountain fall waits here.

    A grand vista of Chaukhamba massifs is unveiled in the background of the lake. It will be evening by the time you reach the spot. Hot dinner on this day will be served on reaching our lakeside camp in Deoriatal.

  • Day 2 - Deoriatal to Chopta through Rohini Bugyal

    Distance- 16 km

    Trekking Time- 7-8 hours

    Altitude at Chopta-8,700 ft

    Today’s trail will familiarize you more with the Chaukhamba massif and Mount Kedar summit, rising closely as you process.

    The trail is sprinkled with little shrines that stand out in the greenness by the red and yellow flags tied on them.

    After crossing a clearing in the forest-lined with scarlet blossoms, we are directly ushered up an ascending path towards Rohini Bugyal and Chopta.

    The ascending trail gives way to level land and some leeway in the rigorous uphill hike. A resplendent view of the Chandrashila awaits on the other side of the forest margin.

    After the level-land, you will have to re-enter the forest now characterized by old oaks and maple beside the rhododendrons. This forms part of the Kedarnath Sanctuary, and with some luck, trekkers can spot red fox and other small wild things.

  • Day 3 - Chopta to Tungnath, Chandrashilla Top and back to Chopta

    Trekking Time- 7-8 hour

    Altitude- 13,100 ft.

    We commence the hike today early morning. Starting in the wee hours of dark will let us have a beautiful sunrise experience from Tungnath top. The trek runs on a well-defined concrete-bound trail from Chopta to the temple.

    Today, the hike will be fraught with steep climbing challenges with sharp turns to cross by. There will be other shrines on the way, of which a particular temple with a flagpole is notable.

    This one comes after the 10th bend of the road and marks the opening of a splendid view of Chandrashila up ahead. From here, you will also get a clear vision of a connecting peak to Chandrashila. This one is named Ravanshila.

    In the winter, you will find snow from here. The 11th bend marks the entryway to Tungnath above which the splendid Chandrashila peak towers at 12, 083 ft. The route to the peak bends from behind the temple complex.

    At the end of a steep and arduous climb, the summit will be reached with a 360-degree view of the Garhwal and Kumaon mountains welcomingly lying ahead. Notable peaks in this panorama of grandeur are—Nanda Devi, Trishul, Nandaghunti, Dronagiri, Chaukhamba, and Kedar. Glimpses of the Thalaysagar and Gangotri ranges too could be made out at the edges.

  • Day 4 - Chopta to Haridwar

    Drop Off Point- Haridwar Railway station(At around 6:30 PM)

    Distance- 210 km

    A ride back from the Chopta road head to Haridwar is scheduled for day 5. After this 7-hour journey full of mellow reminisces of the hills, you will be reaching Haridwar in the evening.

    An overnight journey to Delhi will hopefully work out best.

Stay

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  • All accommodation during the trek
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  • Guest House, Homestay or Camps

Meal

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  • Veg Nutritious Meals during trek

Activity

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  • Trekking
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  • Camping

Other Inclusions

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  • Trained and professional trek guides
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  • Trek equipment's and charges
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  • First aid medical kit
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  • All permits during the trek
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  • Porter charges during the trek

Transport

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  • Transportation to and from Haridwar at an additional cost

Things To Carry

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  • Track Pants – 2 Nos. (Avoid Jeans, Shorts, Capris, Fitting Denims)
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  • T-shirts – 4 Nos. (2 Full Sleeves, 2 Half Sleeves)
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  • Sweater – 2 Nos. (1 Fleece, 1 Woollen)
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  • Jacket – 2 Nos. (1 Fleece, 1 Down feather)
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  • Thermal Wear – 1 Nos.
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  • Gloves – 2 Nos. (1 Woollen, 1 Waterproof)
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  • Socks – 5 Nos. (3 Cotton, 2 Woollen)
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  • Warm Inner wears
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  • Rain Coat / Poncho – 1 Nos.
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  • Handkerchief/towels – 1 Nos.
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  • Slippers – 1 Nos.
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  • Back Pack & Rain Cover (50-60 liter)
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  • Day Pack & Rain Cover (20-30 liter, If you hire mule or porter)
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  • A couple of water bottles (Avoid Bisleri Bottles)
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  • Hiking Shoes (Should be water proof and ankle support)
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  • Torch (With extra batteries)
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  • Glucose, Chocolates, biscuits, and nuts
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  • Personal Medical kit (If you required)
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  • Original ID Card
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  • UV sunglasses – 1 Nos.
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  • Caps – 2 Nos. (1 Sun Cap, 1 Woollen Cap)

Advisory

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  • Pay heed to the trek guides and instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound trek.
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  • Avoid consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek.
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  • Do not disturb the local life while trekking.
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  • Do not encourage trekking during the nights; this might lead to unforeseen mishaps.
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  • Avoid using earphones during the trek; this might hinder your audibility.
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  • Avoid using plastic bags and maintain the ecological balance of the destinations.
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  • In case, the trek needs to be canceled, the authorities should be informed beforehand.
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  • This Price does not include transport.

Tour Type

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  • This is a group tour

Chopta Tungnath Trek: Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Chopta Tungnath Trek: Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 15 business days
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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Chopta Tungnath Trek: Booking Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.
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    Story by Ranjit Kakkar

     Rated : 5.0

    Perhaps one of the hardest but yet most rewarding treks that I had to do. Had a great time and the organisers were also super helpful and kind.

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    Story by Tapan Arora

     Rated : 4.0

    Chopta offers a terrific view of the Kedar and Chaukambha peaks. We had to go around 4 kilometers uphill to reach the Tungnath shrine. Truly an abode of god. It was nothing like I have seen before. Experiencing snow for the first time was also completely amazing. Loved the entire trip.

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    Story by Dwaipayana Pilla

     Rated : 5.0

    Tunganath is the highest temple of Garwal. While I was on this trekking, I witnessed the pristine clear view of majestic peaks like the Panchchuli, Nanda Devi, Nilkanth and even Kedarnath. Chopta is too underrated. It even gives a beautiful and picturesque view of the whole Himalayas. I guess the early spring season is the right season to trek. The Rhododendron forest actually glows red as the flowers bloom during the spring. It was a very nice trek. It starts and ends in Haridwar. I had a great time. WOW, is an understatement to explain how awesome this trek was.

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    Story by Aasha Reddy

     Rated : 4.0

    Beautiful trek, there is something mysterious about the entire region - it was like I was transported to some movie location. Loved the experience. The climate is not dat suitable for especially people from warm regions. Descent experience.

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    Story by Jyoti Chaturvedi

     Rated : 5.0

    It's just Awesome Experience ???????? One of the best trekking experience with 360 degree view of Himalayan range ? we group of 6 friends started from chopta. Stayed there enjoyed evening rain with chai pakoda. Next day we moved to trekking point to tungnath temple. After 4 hours of trek we reached to tungnath temple where we took rest for 1 hour. Then moved to chandrashila trek. Ohhh god it was really thrilling trek till chandrashila you can't look down during trek. After reaching at the top view was breathtaking ????????? It's a must trek one should do in lifetime

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    Story by Arjun Talwar

     Rated : 5.0

    The 360 degree view from the Chandrashila Peak is a dream come true and we had an amazing time. The view is simply amazing and we saw several other beautiful peaks from Chopta.

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    Story by Bankimchandra Mukhopadhyay

     Rated : 4.0

    This is called nature therapy. The breathtaking greenery cured my migraine attack and next day I was out trekking with a local guide! Serene Tungnath was an ideal place for meditation. It is very peaceful and serene in the laps of the mountain. It removed all my stress.

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    Story by Aagneya Bhattacharya

     Rated : 4.0

    It was a hell of fun reaching at the chandrashila summit. The view was so beautiful, captured some really great snaps there. It was a memorable trip and thanks to the organizers for making it happen. Had loads of fun with friends.

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    Story by Chaten Kaur

     Rated : 4.0

    We started from Haridwar and it was a short itinerary in the beginning. Enjoyed the entire trip especially the chandrashila trekking experience. It was a little difficult but once we reached the top, it was worth while. The view from above was splendid. Loved every part of it.

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    Story by Chandani Mishra

     Rated : 4.0

    After the Chandratal lake experience, this one simply blew me away. The exquisite view of the Himalayan and the lush green hills were breath taking. The trip was also very well-organized and safe. The guide was very experienced which made the trip fun.

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    People Also Ask About Chopta Tungnath Trek

    1. What will be the highest elevation we will trek?

      The highest elevation we will trek to will be 4090 mts.

    2. What sort of weather will be there on Chopta Tungnath Trek?

      In Summers:The weather of Chopta remains salubrious during summers. The Himalayas are distinctly visible and the cool breeze can felt early in the morning and in the late evening. In Monsoon, Chopta turns greener during the monsoon season. Although trekking becomes challenging and there are chances of getting roads blocked for a couple of hours due to landslides, the scenic beauty of Chopta during monsoons is worth taking the risk for. In Winters, the region gets blanketed in snow during the winter season and the accommodation options are also restricted to few. But Chopta looks the best during winters and indeed the trek becomes more difficult.

    3. How difficult is Tungnath Trek?

      Tungnath trek’s difficulty level ranges between easy to moderate. Although, a decent fitness level would be good for an easy and convenient hike.

    4. How much do we have to trek each day?

      We will cover anywhere between 8-15kms a day barring the days left out for sightseeing, travelling and other tourist activities.

    5. Is Chopta Tungnath Trek a safe trek for girls?

      For girls, Chopta Tungnath trek is extremely safe. Vedors have highest regards for women safety and will ensure that they're safe during the entire trek. If there is only one girl in the trip, then she will be provided with single tent to sleep alone. If there are more girls, then they can sleep under one tent. Always make sure that you are never left on your own. Understand your pace and be with the group.

    6. Will there be snow?

      Yes, Sudden weather changes are expected, always carry a light raincoat or waterproof windcheater/poncho.

    7. What is the best time to visit Chopta Tungnath?

      The best time to visit Chopta Tungnath is between April and June. During this time, trekking would be easy and the presence of snow would be minimal too. The air would be fresh and the issues of altitude sickness would be less compared to other months. If you want to visit Tungnath temple then trek from April to November. Apart from these months, the temple remains closed.

    8. What level of fitness is expected from me?

      This trek is fairly easy. But it makes a lot of sense to spend some time before coming on a trekking holiday getting some additional exercise. The fitter you are, after all, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. For this trip you need to be aerobically fit and also comfortable with walking up to 7 hours on some days.

    9. What are all things I should carry for the trek?

      - Clothes – Track pants, t-shirts, sweaters, jackets, thermal wear, gloves, socks, cap, and raincoat or ponchos.
      - Footwear – A pair of slippers and hiking shoes with proper ankle support.
      - Eateries – Glucose, chocolates, biscuits, and nuts along with a couple of water bottles. Avoid taking plastic bottles.
      - Personal kit – Original ID card, medical kit, towel or handkerchief.
      - Other – Backpack with rain cover, torch with extra batteries, and UV sunglasses.

    10. What kind of shoes I should have?

      You should carry high-ankle trekking shoes. Different shoes are suitable for different kinds of treks, depending on the weather, trail condition as well as duration of the trek. For this particular trek, shoes with thick souls are recommended.

    11. What will be the facility of food and water during the trek?

      There are proper meals with subsequent nutritional values planned for the people coming in for the trek. From dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 13, all meals will be provided. This would include nutritional vegetarian meals, a total of 6 in a day, with the addition of tea and coffee during breaks.

    12. What all medicines I should carry? Can I take diamox?

      Carrying medicines is important while trekking anywhere in the world. Your first-aid should have anti-diarrhea medicine such as loperamide but make sure that you don't take it unless getting to a toilet isn't an option. During the trekking you may not have access to pharmacies. So it’s better to have medications ready. Yes, you can carry diamox and can be taken too if having sickness/nausea.

    13. Will there be mobile connectivity?

      Indian mobile networks do not work for most part of this trek. Vodafone and BSNL are the only mobile networks that work in patches along the way (but are inconsistent).

    14. What all attractions we can see during this trek?

      Keeping away the clamour of the city life, Chopta valley is perched at an elevation of 2,680 meters and is surrounded by an imposing forest of Oak, deodar and rhododendron that shadow a rich bed of flowering plants. The spell bound Chopta Tungnath Summit Trek is characterized by grandeur of its Himalayan Peak. One of the most beautiful treks in the Garhwal Himalayan region, the Chandrashila Summit Trek, maneuvers through beautiful meadows and the unpaved trails. At reaching the summit, feast your eyes on the spectacular view of the Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi at 7,817 meters, Trishul at 7,120 meters, Kedarnath at 6,831 meters, Bandarpunch at 6,316 meters and Chaukhamba at 7,138 meters.

    15. How do I get to Tungnath Trek?

      To get to Tungnath trek, the journey will start by reaching the nearest railway station, i.e., Haridwar Railway Station. After reaching the station, the next stop will be Sari village. From there, you will head on to a steep hike to Deoriatal. Start your next day by heading to Chopta through Rohini Bugyal. On the third day, you will commence the hike early in the morning for 7-8 hours to reach Tungnath trek.

    16. Is Chopta safe?

      The trek to Chopta is absolutely safe. Although, it is highly advisable not to stroll around the jungle after dusk. The presence of wild animals is a little prominent and basic precautions should be taken.

    17. What is the height of Tungnath?

      The height of Tungnath is 13,100 ft. This arduous climb begins from Deoria Tal and heads to Chopta through Rohini Bugyal to reach Tungnath.

    18. Who built Tungnath Temple?

      To worship Lord Shiva, the Pandavas constructed the Tungnath temple. The name of the temple refers to Tung meaning arms and Nath meaning Lord Shiva. It is famously believed that the arms of Shiva appeared at Tungnath.

    19. How much distance is from Delhi to Chandrashila?

      The distance from Delhi to Chandrashila is about 451.3 kms if one goes via NH 7. NH534 route is a bit longer at 483 kms and it would take you about 13.5 hours to reach the destination.

      Another route is the NH334 that goes via NH7, which takes about the same time as the previous route and the distance is about 481 kms. Those who want to enjoy the Chopta Tungnath trek usually take the shorter route.

    20. Can one go to Chandrashila Peak alone in March?

      One of the main attractions of the Chopta Tungnath trek is the Chandrashila Peak. Yes, it is possible to go to the Chandrashila Peak alone in March — because you are actually not alone. There are a bunch of people taking this trek now and then because of the scenic beauty.

      Plenty of shacks and rest places are lined up along the route and you will meet many trekkers on this route. However, even in March, it can snow suddenly so it is advised to check the weather and ensure that you have required gear and clothing to battle the snow.

    21. How long is Chandrashila Trek?

      The average time to cover the trek is about 4-5 day. This includes the entire duration or time required to go and come back. There are many tourists who also cover the Chopta trek along with the Chandrashila Trek.

      Usually Haridwar is the basecamp for this trek. There are campsites at Chopta also so you can relax and post a nice day of walking.

    22. Is Tungnath trek Open in January?

      Yes, it is possible to cover the Tungnath trek in the month of January too but you should remember that the weather would play a huge role in the duration of completing the same. There are many tourists who cover the Chopta trek in January — but check the weather.

      There is a possibility that there would be no snow. This will make it easier to cover the trek in a shorter span of time. Heavy snow may lead to difficulty in completion.

    23. How far is Tungnath from Chopta?

      The Chopta Tungnath trekking distance is 4 kms. The time span required to cover this path ranges from 2-2.5 hours. There are plenty of buildings, shacks and dhabas available here so you can be assured of getting rest and hot food.

      One can easily reach Tungnath by train to Haridwar, which is about 225 km from Chopta. From the main city take a bus or cab to Chopta. Here you can begin the track and walk/ trek to Tunganath.

    24. When should I visit Chopta?

      Chopta Tungnath trekking is one of the most scenic paths and a lot of trekkers visit this area every year. The hill station called Chopta is visited all through the year. However, many trekkers do plan their trip around visiting the sacred Tungnath Temple which is open from April to November.

      During the rest of the year, the temple is closed because the priests and temple workers head down to the warmer regions. However, if you are just thinking of trekking then Chopta can be visited in the winter months also. From April – June and Oct – Dec are popular months. Jan-Feb, the area does get heavy snow.

    25. Is the Chandrashila trek open?

      Yes, the Chandrashila trek is open almost through the year until and unless there is a chance of heavy snow or if there has already been heavy snow.

      At such times, there is a threat to the life of trekkers and temporary restrictions are imposed. But in general the trek remains open through the year.

    26. Is there a mobile network in Chopta?

      You will get mobile signal on and off in Chopta. Being located at a very good height, there is a chance that you might have to get a network at some places and none in others.

      So make sure that whenever you are able to get a signal, you contact your friends and loved ones.

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