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Chopta Tungnath Trek Uttarakhand

The Chopta Tungnath Trek is a fairly easy trek, going through one of the most beautiful places of Garhwal, Chopta, a small hamlet rich in Himalayan flora and fauna. Chopta is also the base camp for the trek to Tungnath, the highest temple of the Panch Kedar.

Chopta

Chopta is a small hamlet situated in the Garhwal Himalayas. Some of the most beautiful forests of Pine and Deodar circle the place and the trek through them is exhilarating. In spring time, the whole place is laden with red coloured Rhododendron flowers, creating a magical sight.

Chopta is also the base camp for further trek to Tungnath, the second Kedar site to be visited in the Panch Kedar circuit.

Devariya Tal, a lake in Chopta is one of the favourite sites for camping. The beauty of the lake, in the equally enchanting atmosphere, is a thing not to be missed while you’re here.

Access: Chopta is easily accessible by road from Guptkashi.

Tungnath

The Tungnath trek from Chopta covers around 4 kilometres of distance, which is fairly easy; considering its one of the highest temples in the world you’re visiting.

The Tungnath trek leads you to the second temple of the Panch Kedar ciruit. The arms of Lord Shiva, according to a legend, appeared in this place, and are the object of worship here.

The temple is a small one adjoining the mountains, brightly coloured and inviting. There are many shrines scattered around the main temple, dedicated to many other deities.

Chandrashila Peak Trek
The Chandrashila Trek is the last stop in the Chopta Tungnath Trek. Chandrashila is a mountain peak which offers a complete view of the hills. The majestic mountains at this breathtaking height are attractive enough for any nature lover.

Getting There
Chopta Tungnath trek starts at Chopta, which is connected by road and can be easily reached from Guptkashi.

Distance from Chopta
Air: The nearest Airport is Jolly Grant at a distance of 254 kilometres.
Rail: The nearest Railway station is Rishikesh, approximately 237 kilometres away.

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