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Leaving behind the traditional clamour of the Chopta valley, which is perched at an elevation of 2,680 meters and surrounded by an imposing forest of Oak, deodar and rhododendron that shadows a rich bed of flowering plants, the Chandrashila Summit Trek further hold spellbound the snowcapped Himalayan peaks characterized by grandeur. One of the most beautiful treks in the Garhwal Himalayan region, the Chandrashila Summit Trek, maneuvers through beautiful meadows and expunge into a thick bed of snow. Once reaching the summit, feast your eyes on the spectacular view of the Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi at 7,817 meters, Trisul at 7,120 meters, Kedarnath at 6,831 meters, Bandarpunch at 6,316 meters and Chaukhamba at 7,138 meters.
It is best to start early in the morning from Chopta and then the trail leads off to Tungnath, which is the highest Shiva Temple in the world, located at a height of 3,680 meters. The Tungnath Temple is one of the Panch Kedar temples and is tucked in the lap of the Chandrashila peak. It is believed that the Tungnath Temple is more than 1000 years old and holds a rich legend that corroborates some of the incidents depicted in the Mahabharata epic. From the vicinity of Tungnath temple a further ascent of an hour terminates atop the Chandrashila summit wherefrom one can capture the silvery sheen of the Himalayan range dotted with several peaks and also of all the green valleys and deep gorges.
The Chandrashila summit trek, which can be journeyed all throughout the year, is considered as one of the moderate treks in the Indian Himalayan region that is located in Uttarakhand; the duration of the trail is approximately 3-6 days. The journey displays rare glimpses of an ancient culture secluded in the Garhwal Himalaya within the natural hues.
On arrival at Delhi airport meet our representative and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay.
In the morning after breakfast drive to Rishikesh via Haridwar. Upon arrival at Rishikesh met our representative and check in to hotel. Evening free to explore the area. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
In the morning after breakfast transfer to Ukhimath via Devprayag (Confluence of Alaknanda & Bhagirathi, from Devprayag the Holy river Ganges started), Rudraprayag (Confluence of Alaknanda & Mandakini River). Breakfast and lunch enroute. Arrival at Ukhimath by evening. Check into TRH. Dinner and overnight stay. Ukhimath (1370 mts / 4500 ft) is on the other side of the Mandakini River Valley from Guptkashi a relatively short steep walk by foot, or a much longer way by road. Ukhimath is the winter seat of Kedarnath, as well as the winter home of the priest who presides over his worship. After the Kedarnath temple closes for the winter, a movable image of Kedarnath is brought in procession to Ukhimath, where it resides until the Kedarnath temple reopens in late April or early May. This picture shows the outer gateway to the temple complex, which is Book Nownot only brightly painted and decorated, but two full stories tall (the wall also serves as the back wall of buildings inside). The stones piled at lower left were for some sort of construction project, which was in full swing when I visited (since summer is the "slow" season ritually speaking, it made sense for the place to be torn up them. And the nearby buildings are clearly residential, since a young girl is visible at upper right.
In the morning you can see snow capped Himalayan ranges. After breakfast start your trek to Deoria Tal through dense forest of Rhododendron and lots of wild flowers and ferns. The trek will take 3- 4 hrs to reach Deoria Tal. Upon arrival at Deoria Tal set out the tents for overnight stay.
In the morning trek down to Sari village (3 kms) and from here drive to Chopta through dense forest and meadows. Its 30 kms drive from Sari Village. Upon arrival at Chopta set out your tents for overnight stay. In the evening explore the magnificent view of the Himalayas.
After an early breakfast trek to Tungnath with packed lunch. Tungnath is situated at the height of 3680 mts from the sea level the highest in India. The trek is three kms upward. Enroute you will find lush green meadows and you can see the entire range of snow capped Himalayas. Upon arrival at Tungnath Temple and visit the temple. After relax one further one kms trek to Chandrashila peak. Later trek back to Chopta for dinner and overnight stay.
The day is exploration. Overnight stay at tent.
After an early breakfast drive to Haridwar. On arrival at Haridwar check into hotel. Overnight stay.
In the morning after breakfast drive to Delhi. Lunch enroute. On arrival at Delhi transfer to hotel. Overnight stay.
Transfer to airport according to your flight schedule.